Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread Spoiler: Sisko's choice I think this evaluation is a bit unfair to Sisko. He might try to find a way around the prophecy, but would he want to risk the lives of his wife and child? He believed what he said. There's also the issue of his pervasive depression clouding his judgment. Believe me, from my personal experience the decisions that one makes when one's seriously depressed make sense at the time, but afterwards ... ? There might be an analogy between Sisko's behaviour in Rough Beasts of Empire and Picard's behaviour in The Buried Age after he finds out that Ariel has betrayed him (more complicated than that, I know) and his hope for a family life was ill-founded. Picard's lack of amiability after those events, lasting into the series, matches Sisko's early in his captaincy after he finds himself forced to leave almost everyone who mattered in his prior life (his perception).