Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by GulBahana, Aug 31, 2019.
I had some sympathy for him. I thought of him as a young soldier the Dominion preyed upon.
Who was that Cardassian that was Damar's right hand guy from Tacking into the Wind. He was kind of a dick as well, not to mention the cliched character who had trust issues.
It was Rusot, played by John Vickery, who was also Andras Hagan in TNG's "Night Terrors". Rusot was a dick, and he had it coming. But he was a good representation of the things that was wrong with Cardassian society, and Damar killing him was, I think, the one defining moment of his arc at the end... even more than starting the rebellion or the scene with Kira where he learns his family was killed or becoming a symbol for the civilian resistance.
Side note: he also played Neroon in BABYLON 5, a Minbari warrior caste character who does come off as a bit of a dick, but was honorable. My wife happened to see him as another human character and said he looked a lot like Kyle McLachlan, particularly his TWIN PEAKS days... I never really saw that until she pointed it out. I think she's right.
I disagree, because that scene with Kira, when she said 'Yeah Damar, what kind of people give those orders?' was when the penny dropped for him, when he actually realized that the Dominion was doing to Cardassia precisely what his own people had done to the Bajorans. It was the moment he went from villain to hero. He killed Russot precicely because of this new understanding.
I have always thought that myself. And he is recognizable in any role, even under heavy prosthetics, because of his very distinctive voice.
A fair point, and I agree to a point. However, believing in something and actually following through with your belief are two very different things. Sort of like what Kira said to Ziyal once about not judging people by their beliefs but their actions.
Damar killing Rusot was the first true action that backed his belief of a new Cardassia.
Broca. What a treacherous scum
I won't miss him...
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