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Old June 11 2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

Is there any explanation for why Seska's complexion isn't green?

DS9 was full of Cardassians, and none of them were white.
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Old June 11 2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

QuarkforNagus wrote: View Post
Is there any explanation for why Seska's complexion isn't green?

DS9 was full of Cardassians, and none of them were white.
Cardassian skin is gray.

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Old June 11 2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

Put her up against any other Cardassian in any other series.

She is white.

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Old June 11 2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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QuarkforNagus wrote: View Post
Is there any explanation for why Seska's complexion isn't green?

DS9 was full of Cardassians, and none of them were white.
Where to begin with this?
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Old June 11 2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

QuarkforNagus wrote: View Post
Put her up against any other Cardassian in any other series.

She is white.
I can see that. That doesn't explain why you asked about her skin not being green. Cardassian skin is gray.

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Old June 11 2013, 07:25 PM   #6
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

My apologies.

I must have caused you two personal offense by perceiving the colour on my monitor as a shade of green instead of grey...
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Old June 11 2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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Where to begin with this?
Maybe we should just leave quietly. No one has to know we were here.

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Old June 11 2013, 08:15 PM   #8
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

Seska was surgically altered to appear Bajoran. The first time we saw her after her defection, she said she was "in the process of restoring [her] Cardassian physiology," and her makeup was sort of an intermediate stage between Bajoran and Cardassian appearances, with subtler ridges and pinker skin than the Cardassian norm. Apparently the "process" never got much further than that, since she retained that in-between look for the rest of her time on the series.
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Old June 11 2013, 11:04 PM   #9
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

I seem to remember a few of the women were very pale in their greyness, like the reporter?
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Old June 11 2013, 11:05 PM   #10
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

Backward Kazon science sucked.

Of course, Seska could have been having to take drugs (Like transsexuals need hormones daily.) to maintain his Bajoran appearance, and this wasn't a reversl but a new medium between the two species becuase she stopped taking the drugs or run out of the drugs.

Although thingys daughter who looked like Kira was supposedly a sleeper even unto herself, but a sleeper unaware of their true identity can still have some illness woven into their backstory that allows for them to think they need medication for something innocent.

But yes, the colour they settled on was disturbingly nonCardassian.

Unless Seska was naturally an albino which made the transpeciesation process easier?
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Old June 11 2013, 11:16 PM   #11
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

The women were given blue highlihts in the "spoon" and on the neckbones to look more feminine since apparently there was concern that all that make up hid female features. I think -that- is what had more to do with the light application of Seska's makeup more than anything else, though Christopher did mention the in universe explanation of being in the process of restoring her anatomy.
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Old June 11 2013, 11:26 PM   #12
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

I always wondered if that was spoonshadow or a naturally occurring blue.
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Old June 11 2013, 11:45 PM   #13
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Re: OMG, Karen. You can't just ask people why they're white!

The blue spoon has appeared on every Cardassian female except Seska, Ziyal, Asha and Jil Orra. I would guess that it is a secondary sex characteristic, rather than just makeup. If it were makeup some would choose not to wear it, or there would be other spoonshadow colors to choose from.

And when Kira was made to look Cardassian, I'm pretty certain she wouldn't take the time to blue herself.

I'm guessing Seska never got all the way back to Cardassian simply because Kazon medicine was primitive compared to that of the Cardassians.
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Old June 11 2013, 11:54 PM   #14
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The blue spoon has appeared on every Cardassian female except Seska, Ziyal, Asha and Jil Orra. I would guess that it is a secondary sex characteristic, rather than just makeup. If it were makeup some would choose not to wear it, or there would be other spoonshadow colors to choose from.
Ziyal was only half-Cardassian, and Jil Orra was a child, so your hypothesis that it's a secondary sex characteristic has merit. It may be something that develops at puberty.

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Old June 11 2013, 11:59 PM   #15
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she wouldn't take the time to blue herself.
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