Sisko sleeping with mirror Dax.

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by GalaxyClass1701, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. GalaxyClass1701

    GalaxyClass1701 Captain Captain

    Dec 21, 2009
    USS Titan
    Sisko always claimed that he was not attracted to Jadzia but he slept with the mirror Dax.

    Do you think this proves he really was attracted to her?

    IMO I think it does and I would have done the same thing. You get to sleep with Dax but have none of the awkward consequences.
  2. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Yes. :)
  3. DevilEyes

    DevilEyes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 9, 2009
    basking in the warmth of the Fire Caves
    Well, what are you actually asking? Was Sisko attracted to Jadzia... or was Sisko attracted to Dax? ;)

    I thought he found Jadzia an attractive woman when he first met her, which made it weird for him at first since she was Dax and talked to him as if she was Curzon... But he quickly started thinking of her as DAX, his old friend/mentor (as seen in the nickname "Old Man"), and this completely erased any sexual feelings he might have had for this woman if she had not been Dax.

    In the MU, since this version of Jadzia Dax was so different, maybe he didn't have such a problem.

    On the other hand, if you think he was in fact attracted to DAX all this time... Well, that's an interesting new perspective on things. :devil:
  4. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Ferguson, MO, USA
    It could very well have been that Mirror Dax found Mirror Sisko irresistable and was the one who wanted to sleep with him. Mirror Sisko wasn't going to turn down an attractive woman, and Sisko Prime couldn't say no either if he wanted to keep his cover in the Mirror Universe, IMO...

    It was stated in the novelization of "Emissary" and later mentioned onscreen in "Fascination" that Jadzia was privately attracted to Sisko. The Dax symbiont, however, probably couldn't have cared less and may even have found the idea of Jadzia and Sisko quietly amusing...
  5. DS9 Gal AZ

    DS9 Gal AZ Captain Captain

    Jul 4, 2010
    I have always been here
    Remember that episode were Lwaxana Troi came and had some disease tha made people around her express their latent desires for each other? We saw Jadzia try to get with Sisko, but he didn't reciprocate, so it would seem to indicate that she was attracted to him, but not the other way around ... then again, I don't know if he was in close enough proximity to be affected by her.
  6. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    Was it really Mirror Dax? I thought Mirror Jadzia did not have the symbiote - so Sisko wouldn't be having sex with Dax either way (which probably would have been weird for him.)
    Which reminds me, we never did get any real confirmation that symbiotes think as independent beings. Are they simply a collection of biological material that transfers memories from one Trill to another, without containing any separate identity or intelligence?
  7. Ensign_Redshirt

    Ensign_Redshirt Commodore Commodore

    Aug 3, 2007
    I think Mirror Jadzia was adressed as "Dax" by our universe's Sisko and referred to as "Dax" by Mirror O'Brien and Mirror Jennifer.
  8. Damask

    Damask Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 26, 2007
    Cant remember O'Brien or Jennifer calling her Dax. Haven't see those episodes in a while. I do recall that when Sisko called her Dax she gave him a weird look.
  9. Ensign_Redshirt

    Ensign_Redshirt Commodore Commodore

    Aug 3, 2007

    From "Through the Looking Glass":

  10. ares93

    ares93 Commodore Commodore

    May 5, 2010
    i've always considered the symbiont's sentient but you're right. it was never confirmed canon.
  11. Luther Sloan

    Luther Sloan Captain Captain

    Mar 7, 2010
    Section 31 Headquarters
    The way I understood it. The symbiotes were content to just swim around in pools of mud for decades with no problems. Not to say that they didn't have some intelligence like a dolphin or anything. But I think they were more primal or animal like than they were a separate sentient being that could think and act intelligently and independently (like a human) without it's current host and or previous hosts.
  12. Ensign Johnson

    Ensign Johnson Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 27, 2010
    Wales, UK
    I think it was a shame they didn't do an awkward moment between Sisko and real Jadzia when he returned from the MU. I guess he probably wouldn't have mentioned it to her but he probably would have acted a little odd around her. He kissed Intendant Kira too, really got around in that episode.
  13. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

    May 12, 2001
    Peach Wookiee
    "Old Man.... there's something I need to tell you..."

    *A few seconds later*

    On a very special Deep Space Nine... :devil:
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  14. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Ferguson, MO, USA
    "Equilibrium" did show that symbionts can communicate with one another and presumably to some degree with unjoined Trills (one of the symbiont caretakers said that symbionts can be rather demanding and cranky if conditions aren't perfect in their holding pools).

    If symbionts can't live outside of their natural environment on Trill, they may have been the ones to first suggest to a humanoid host that they would both benefit from physically joining together, for all we know...
  15. jadzia_dax2369

    jadzia_dax2369 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    hey fellow niners

    well i can say that the symbionats think for themselves they have their own fears etc, They dont have symbionts in the other universe (read it in the other universe book deep passions) Jadzia isnt dax she is IDARIS.( lives of dax book and Worlds of deep space nine TRILL.)
  16. Praxius

    Praxius Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 9, 2009
    Melbourne, AUS
    I just sum it all up as being part of the job.... he had to act like the alternate Sisko or else they would have found out he was a fake and probably would have killed him or at the very least, the mission would have failed.

    He wasn't interested in Dax in his universe because Dax knew way too much about him and he always saw Dax as his mentor..... the alternative Dax was a totally different person.... soooo...... Boung-Chica-Woung-Woung....
  17. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 3, 2001
    On the destruct button until the last minute!
    Knowing Dax, it would have been more like, "Really? How was I?"
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  18. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

    Jan 4, 2011
    In his wonderful mirror books, The Sorrows of Empire and Rise Like Lions, David Mack did not have Jadzia be the host to Dax. Instead Curzon is succeeded by someone else. He put up a pithy reason in the Treklit forum for this dialogue.
  19. Tina Lawton

    Tina Lawton Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 8, 2012
    I always thought he "slept" with her to maintain his cover.

  20. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
    I thought it was terrible and I never really got over it.