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<tr><td class="odd">Occupation:</td><td class="even">Former ruler of Cardassia</td></tr>
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'''Damar''' (played by [[Casey Biggs]]) was a [[Cardassian]] who served under [[Gul]] [[Dukat]] and succeeded him as the leader of the [[Cardassian Union]], under the [[Dominion]]. Eventually, Damar led the [[Cardassian Rebellion]] against the Dominion and was killed during an assault on [[Dominion Headquarters]] in [[2375]].
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| occupation = Ruler of Cardassia<br />Rebel leader
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| status = KIA
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| datestatus = 2375
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| marital_status = Widower
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| children = More than one, all deceased
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| actor = [[Casey Biggs]]
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{{disambiguation|the Nyrian, please see [[Dammar]]. For the alien trader|D'Marr}}
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'''Damar''' was a [[24th century]] [[Cardassian]] government and military leader who served under [[Gul]] [[Dukat]] and succeeded him as the leader of the [[Cardassian Union]], under the [[Dominion]]. Fed up with being the Dominion's puppet and sacrificing the lives of millions of Cardassians for their cause, Damar eventually rose up and led the [[Cardassian Rebellion]] against the Dominion.
   
==Career==
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== Career ==
===Dukat's right hand===
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=== Dukat's right hand ===
In [[2372]], [[Glinn]] Damar was a relatively unremarkable officer serving under Gul Dukat aboard the freighter ''[[Groumall]]'', after Dukat was demoted for rescuing his illegitimate half-[[Bajoran]] daughter [[Tora Ziyal]] from [[Dozaria]]. He and the rest of the ''Groumall'' crew were [[transporter|transported]] aboard a [[Klingon Bird-of-Prey]] commandeered by Dukat and [[Kira Nerys]]. Damar, who saw Dukat as a sort of mentor, joined him as they fought a one-ship war against the [[Klingon]]s for more than a year. However, unlike his mentor, Damar was a by-the-book soldier, who had little talent for intrigue or subtlety. An ardent Cardassian nationalist, Damar harbored a deep dislike for the [[Bajoran]]s. ([[DS9]]: "[[Return to Grace]]", "[[Apocalypse Rising]]")
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In [[2372]], [[Glinn]] Damar was a relatively unremarkable officer serving under Gul Dukat aboard the freighter ''[[Groumall]]'', after Dukat was demoted for rescuing his illegitimate half-[[Bajoran]] daughter [[Tora Ziyal]] from [[Dozaria]]. He and the rest of the ''Groumall'' crew were [[transporter|transported]] aboard a [[Klingon Bird-of-Prey]] commandeered by Dukat and [[Kira Nerys]]. Damar, who saw Dukat as a sort of mentor, joined him as they fought a [[Dukat's Bird-of-Prey|one-ship]] war against the [[Klingon]]s for more than a year. However, unlike his mentor, Damar was a by-the-book soldier, who had little talent for intrigue or subtlety. An ardent Cardassian nationalist, Damar harbored a deep dislike for the [[Bajoran]]s. ({{DS9|Return to Grace|Apocalypse Rising}})
   
Damar continued to serve as Dukat's adjutant as Dukat negotiated the entry of the Cardassian Union into the Dominion in [[2373]], a move Damar supported as he expected it would restore Cardassia to its rightful place as a major power. He participated in the assault force that captured the [[Federation]] [[starbase]] [[Deep Space 9]] (renamed [[Terok Nor]]) at the end of that year, though he was disappointed that the Dominion's nonaggression pact with [[Bajor]] prevented them from going on to reclaim the planet. Always distrustful of the [[Jem'Hadar]], Damar submitted a secret memorandum to Dukat suggesting that they poison the last stocks of [[ketracel-white]] if new supplies could not be secured. ''Somehow'' this memorandum was "lost" and subsequently found by the Jem'Hadar, inciting a fight in [[Quark's Bar]]. ([[DS9]]: "[[Call to Arms]]", "[[Behind the Lines]]")
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Damar continued to serve as Dukat's adjutant as Dukat negotiated the entry of the Cardassian Union into the Dominion in [[2373]], a move Damar supported as he expected it would restore Cardassia to its rightful place as a major power. He participated in the assault force that captured the [[Federation]] [[starbase]] [[Deep Space 9]] (renamed [[Terok Nor]]) at the end of that year, though he was disappointed that the Dominion's non-aggression pact with [[Bajor]] prevented them from going on to reclaim the [[planet]]. Always distrustful of the [[Jem'Hadar]] and the [[Dominion]] in general, Damar submitted a secret memorandum to Dukat suggesting that they poison the last stocks of [[ketracel-white]] if new supplies could not be secured. ''Somehow'' this memorandum was "lost" and subsequently found by the Jem'Hadar, inciting a fight in [[Quark's]]. ({{DS9|Call to Arms|Behind the Lines}})
   
A few days later, Damar regained Dukat's favor and was promoted to the rank of Gul for developing a way to neutralize the [[self-replicating mine]]s blockading the [[Bajoran wormhole]], using the station's [[navigational deflector|deflector]]. However, he inadvertantly disclosed this fact to station resistance elements during a moment of drunken camaraderie with [[Quark]]. Shortly after he substitued for [[Odo]]'s in station security after the arrival of the [[Female Changeling]] on the station, and was responsible for arresting [[Rom]] for attempting to sabotage the station's deflector. Meanwhile, Damar continued to update Quark on the status of their efforts to deactivate the minefield. This information eventually reached [[Starfleet]], where it hastened their launch of [[Operation Return]]. ([[DS9]]: "[[Favor the Bold]]")
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A few days later, Damar regained Dukat's favor and was promoted to the rank of gul for developing a way to neutralize the [[self-replicating mine]]s blockading the [[Bajoran wormhole]], using the station's [[navigational deflector|deflector]]. However, he inadvertently disclosed this fact to station resistance elements during a moment of drunken camaraderie with [[Quark]]. Shortly after, he substituted for [[Odo]] in station security after the arrival of the [[Female Changeling]] on the station, and was responsible for arresting [[Rom]] for attempting to sabotage the station's deflector. Meanwhile, Damar continued to update Quark on the status of their efforts to deactivate the minefield. This information eventually reached [[Starfleet]], where it hastened their launch of [[Operation Return]]. ({{DS9|Favor the Bold}})
   
As a Federation fleet prepared to move against the station, Dukat ordered Damar to convince Ziyal to speak with him after the two had an argument. Damar's effort ended badly, since he already resented Ziyal for Dukat's continued concern for her in spite of her defiant attitude. When the Dominion reinforcements disappeared inside the wormhole and the station was in danger of being retaken by Starfleet and Klingon forces, Damar killed Ziyal after learning she had aided the station resistance in sabotaging Terok Nor's weapons array. However, this had the opposite effect than what he had hoped, since Dukat refused to leave his daughter's body. Damar ended up fleeing the station with the rest of the Dominion forces without him. ([[DS9]]: "[[The Sacrifice of Angels]]")
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As a Federation fleet prepared to move against the station, Dukat ordered Damar to convince Ziyal to speak with him after the two had an argument. Damar's effort ended badly, since he already resented Ziyal for Dukat's continued concern for her in spite of her defiant attitude. When the Dominion reinforcements disappeared inside the [[wormhole]] and the station was in danger of being retaken by Starfleet and Klingon forces, Damar killed Ziyal after learning she had aided the station resistance in sabotaging Terok Nor's weapons array. However, this had the opposite effect than what he had hoped, since Dukat refused to leave his daughter's body. Damar ended up fleeing the station with the rest of the Dominion forces without him. ({{DS9|Sacrifice of Angels}}) It was later revealed that Damar was consumed with guilt over his murder of Ziyal and had trouble sleeping because of it. ({{DS9|Statistical Probabilities}})
   
===Leader of Cardassia===
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=== Leader of Cardassia ===
Following Dukat's nervous breakdown and subsequent capture, Damar became the ''de facto'' head of [[Cardassia]] with the rank of [[Legate]]. However, whereas Dukat was able to assert himself on an equal standing with [[Weyoun]], Damar possessed neither Dukat's force of character nor his military genius. As a result, in the aftermath of their recent defeat Damar became little more than a figurehead for Weyoun. Shortly after Operation Return, Weyoun compelled Damar to call for peace talks with the Federation. The talks were a ploy to gain possession to the [[Kabrel system]], needed for their war effort, and failed when that fact was exposed. ([[DS9]]: “[[Statistical Probabilities]]?)
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Following Dukat's nervous breakdown and subsequent capture, Damar became the ''de facto'' head of [[Cardassia]] under Dominion rule. However, whereas Dukat was able to assert himself on an equal standing with [[Weyoun]], Damar possessed neither Dukat's force of character nor his military genius. As a result, in the aftermath of their recent defeat Damar became little more than a figurehead for Weyoun. Shortly after Operation Return, Weyoun compelled Damar to call for peace talks with the Federation. The talks were a ploy to gain possession to the [[Kabrel system]], needed for their war efforts, but despite realizing this fact the Federation chose to agree to their proposal in order to gain a respite. ({{DS9|Statistical Probabilities}})
   
Damar's authority within the Dominion diminished even further as the war dragged on into stalemate and he found Weyoun increasingly blaming him and the Cardassians for their failure to achieve victory. As Damar found himself powerless while the Cardassians gradually became a subjugated people in their own land, he began turning to [[Kanar]] and dalliances with women as a way of forgetting his troubles. Unexpectedly in late [[2375]], Damar was visited by Dukat, his old mentor and friend. Damar arranged for Dukat to be surgically altered into a Bajoran, though he was unaware of Dukat's plans. Before he left, Dukat reminded Damar that the man who had boldly fought the Klingons by his side was still there, and that Damar could be that man again. ([[DS9]]: "[[Penumbra]]")
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Even though he was promoted to [[legate]], Damar's authority within the Dominion diminished even further as the war dragged on into stalemate and he found Weyoun increasingly blaming him and the Cardassians for their failure to achieve victory. As Damar found himself powerless while the Cardassians gradually became a subjugated people in their own land, he began turning to [[kanar]] and dalliances with women as a way of forgetting his troubles. Unexpectedly in late [[2375]], Damar was visited by Dukat, his old mentor and friend. Damar arranged for Dukat to be surgically altered into a Bajoran, though he was unaware of Dukat's plans. Before he left, Dukat reminded Damar that the man who had boldly fought the Klingons by his side was still there, and that Damar could be that man again. ({{DS9|'Til Death Do Us Part}})
   
A few days later, Damar's situation worsened when he was forced to sign the Dominion's new alliance with the [[Breen Confederacy]] in [[2375]], which promised unspecified Cardassian territorial concessions to the [[Breen]]. As a further humiliation, Weyoun ordered that Damar submit his tactical suggestions to the Breen general [[Thot]] [[Gor]]. His hatred of the Dominion and his disgust with himself reaching boiling point, Damar finally decided to take action. He helped [[Worf]] and [[Ezri Dax]] escape [[Cardassia Prime]], and began planning a rebellion with his long-time friend [[Gul]] [[Rusot]]. ([[DS9]]: "[[Til Death Do Us Part]]", "[[Strange Bedfellows]]")
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== Rebellion against the Dominion==
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A few days later, Damar's situation worsened when he was forced to sign the Dominion's new alliance with the [[Breen Confederacy]] in [[2375]], which promised unspecified Cardassian territorial concessions to the [[Breen]]. He also realized that the Dominion, led by the Female Changeling, took a rather casual approach to the increasing death-toll on the side of the Cardassians which had reached the millions. As a further humiliation, Weyoun ordered that Damar submit his tactical suggestions to the Breen general [[Thot]] [[Gor]]. With his hatred of the Dominion and his disgust with himself reaching a boiling point, Damar finally decided to take action. He helped [[Worf]] and [[Ezri Dax]] escape [[Cardassia Prime]], and began planning a rebellion with his long-time friend Gul [[Rusot]]. ({{DS9|'Til Death Do Us Part|Strange Bedfellows}})
   
==Rebellion==
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With Rusot and a few trusted military commanders, Damar planned a surprise assault on the Dominion [[clone|cloning]] facility on [[Rondac III]], which Weyoun speculated was to prevent any further Weyoun [[clone]]s from being created. He made his move after the allied forces' defeat at the [[Second Battle of Chin'toka]], declaring his objective to free the Cardassian people from the Dominion. After the attack, Damar went into hiding in one of his rebel bases. He was replaced on Cardassia by Legate [[Broca]]. Recognizing that he and his former enemies now had a common cause, Damar requested aid from the Federation and was joined by [[Kira Nerys]], [[Odo]], and [[Elim Garak]]. Despite his and many of his troops' misgivings about working with a former member of the [[Bajoran Resistance]], Damar recognized the value of Kira's knowledge of organizing resistance cells and followed her advice the best he could. Eventually, this caused him to kill Rusot, who could not come to terms with Kira's race and nationality and that she was put in charge. ({{DS9|The Changing Face of Evil|When It Rains...|Tacking Into the Wind}})
With Rusot and a few trusted military commanders, Damar planned a surprise assault on the Dominion [[cloning]] facility on [[Rondac III]]. He made his move after the allied forces' defeat at the [[Second Battle of Chin'toka]], declaring his objective to free the Cardassian people from the Dominion. After the attack, Damar went into hiding in one of his rebel bases. He was replaced on Cardassia by Legate [[Broca]]. Recognizing that he and his former enemies now had a common cause, Damar requested aid from the Federation and was joined by [[Kira Nerys]], [[Odo]], and [[Elim Garak]]. Despite his and many of his troops' misgivings about working with a former member of the [[Bajoran Resistance]], Damar recognized the value of Kira's knowledge and followed her advice the best he could. Eventually, this would cause him to kill Rusot, who could not overcome the fact of Kira's identity. ([[DS9]]: "[[The Changing Face of Evil]]", "[[When It Rains...]]", "[[Tacking Into the Wind]]")
 
   
Unfortunately, despite some early successes Damar's rebellion would quickly receive a nearly fatal blow by the Dominion. He, Kira, and Garak became trapped on Cardassia Prime, while the organized resistance was wiped out. Taking up shelter inside Garak's childhood home, they realized that Damar had risen to legendary status amongst the downtrodden Cardassian population. This allowed them to spark a planetwide popular uprising, by making Damar into the "hero" who the Dominion had failed to kill. The Dominion responded to the insurrection by annihilating [[Lakarian City]], which only served to further the rebellion and to turn the Cardassian military against them. In the last days of the war, Damar was killed while leading an assault on [[Dominion Headquarters]]. Damar's last orders were to keep fighting; he died a martyr for the cause of Cardassian liberation. ([[DS9]]: "[[The Dogs of War]]", "[[What You Leave Behind]]")
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[[File:Damar preaches freedom.jpg|thumb|Damar leading a Cardassian revolt against the Dominion]]
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Unfortunately, despite some early successes, Damar's rebellion quickly received a nearly fatal blow by the Dominion. He, Kira, and Garak became trapped on Cardassia Prime, while the organized resistance was wiped out. Taking up shelter inside Garak's childhood home, they realized that Damar had risen to legendary status amongst the downtrodden Cardassian population. This allowed them to spark a planet-wide popular uprising, by making Damar into the "hero" who the Dominion had failed to kill. The Dominion responded to the insurrection by annihilating [[Lakarian City]], which only served to add even more fuel to the rebellion. The extermination of the citizens of Lakarian City was the last straw: it turned the Cardassian military against the Dominion and caused the Cardassian fleet to defect during the [[Battle of Cardassia]].
   
==Family==
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In the last days of the war, Damar was killed while leading an assault on [[Dominion Headquarters]]. Damar's last orders were to keep fighting, but he died in mid-sentence; his death labelled him a martyr for the cause of Cardassian liberation, and both Elim Garak and Kira Nerys honored his final order to "stop for nothing" by storming the Dominion headquarters, killing Weyoun and apprehending the Female Changeling. ({{DS9|The Dogs of War|What You Leave Behind}})
Damar had a wife and a son. Though he frequently entertained other women after becoming the head of the Cardassian government, he nevertheless cared about both of them deeply. Damar sent his family into hiding as he began his rebellion, but still the Dominion found and executed them. This heinous act further fueled Damar's anger towards the Dominion. ([[DS9]]: "[[Tacking Into the Wind]]")
 
   
==See also==
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== Family ==
*[[List of DS9 recurring character appearances#Damar|List of appearances]]
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Damar had a wife and a son. Though he frequently entertained [[mistress]]es after becoming the head of the Cardassian government, he nevertheless cared about both of them deeply. He sent his family into hiding as he began his rebellion, but the Female Changeling ordered them found and [[execution|executed]]. This heinous act further fueled Damar's anger towards the Dominion. ({{DS9|Tacking Into the Wind}})
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==Holograms==
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[[File:Damar hologram.jpg|thumb|The holographic forgery of Damar]]
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Damar had been [[Holographic duplicate|holographically duplicated]] at least twice.
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*A group of genetically-engineered [[Human]]s used a holographic recording of Damar to help uncover a move by the Dominion to acquire a strategic planet that would have allowed them to produce ketracel-white.({{DS9|Statistical Probabilities}})
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*[[Grathon Tolar]]'s hologram of Damar was included in a [[holoprogram]] he made for [[Benjamin Sisko]] and [[Starfleet]]. In the recording, Damar and two legates listened as Weyoun explained that the [[Founder]]s had decided to launch the invasion of the [[Romulan Star Empire]] ahead of schedule. Weyoun later went into more detail, describing an attack on the [[Glintara sector]] by the [[23rd Jem'Hadar Division]] and the Cardassian [[Fourth Order]], that would enable them to begin an attack on [[Romulus]] the next day. With the fall of Romulus, Romulan resistance was expected to crumble, and the empire would be under total Dominion control within three months. ({{DS9|In the Pale Moonlight}})
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== Appendices ==
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=== Appearances ===
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* {{DS9}}
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** {{e|Return to Grace}} (Season Four)
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** {{e|Apocalypse Rising}} (Season Five)
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** {{e|Call to Arms}}
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** {{e|A Time to Stand}} (Season Six)
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** {{e|Sons and Daughters}}
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** {{e|Behind the Lines}}
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** {{e|Favor the Bold}}
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** {{e|Sacrifice of Angels}}
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** {{e|Statistical Probabilities}}
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** {{e|Waltz}} (only as a hallucination)
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** {{e|In the Pale Moonlight}} (only as a hologram)
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** {{e|Tears of the Prophets}}
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** {{e|Image in the Sand}} (Season Seven)
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** {{e|Shadows and Symbols}}
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** {{e|Treachery, Faith and the Great River}}
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** {{e|Penumbra}}
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** {{e|'Til Death Do Us Part}}
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** {{e|Strange Bedfellows}}
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** {{e|The Changing Face of Evil}}
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** {{e|When It Rains...}}
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** {{e|Tacking Into the Wind}}
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** {{e|The Dogs of War}}
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** {{e|What You Leave Behind}}
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===Background===
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Damar was played by [[Casey Biggs]].
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===Apocrypha===
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====Novels====
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In [[Andrew Robinson]]'s novel ''[[A Stitch in Time]]'', Damar's first name is given as "Corat". The same novel mentions that Damar was buried in the [[capital city]] of Cardassia, in the Tarlak sector of the city. The name is also used in the ''[[Star Trek: Terok Nor]]'' novel miniseries.
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It was revealed in the ''Star Trek: Terok Nor'' novel ''[[Night of the Wolves]]'' that Damar was assigned to Terok Nor as a third tier gil, the lowest commissioned rank in the [[Cardassian military]], shortly after the station became operational in [[2346]]. Almost immediately after his arrival, Dukat made him his assistant. At the time, he was engaged to Veja Ketan, a member of the [[Cardassian Information Service]] and a close friend of [[Natima Lang]]. However, Damar left her in [[2348]] after Veja suffered an accident which rendered her unable to conceive children. Shortly afterwards, he was reassigned to the [[Federation-Cardassian border]]. [[Thrax|Thrax Sa'kat]] succeeded him as Dukat's assistant before being appointed [[chief of security]] in [[2353]].
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The ''[[Star Trek: Typhon Pact]]'' novel ''[[Brinkmanship]]'' mentions a starship called the ''Legate Damar''.
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In the alternate future seen in the ''Deep Space Nine'' book trilogy ''[[Millennium]]'', Damar was killed when a Grigari fleet commanded by [[Kai]] [[Weyoun]] bombarded Cardassia Prime.
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His [[mirror universe]] counterpart is depicted as a prominent legate in the Cardassian Guard who was serving as the [[Cardassian Central Command]]'s observer to the [[Klingon High Council]] in [[2372]] in the short story "Family Matters" pointed in the anthology ''[[Shards and Shadows]]''. He eventually ascends to the position of Supreme Legate of the Central Command after killing Dukat in [[2377]], as depicted in ''[[Rise Like Lions]]''.
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In the video game ''[[Star Trek: Armada]]'', a Cardassian starship class is named after Damar, perhaps as a mark of respect for his service to the Cardassian people.
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* {{NCwiki|Corat Damar}}
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* {{wikipedia|Damar (Star Trek)|Damar}}
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Damar in 2375

Damar in 2375
Gender: Male
Species: Cardassian
Affiliation: Cardassian Union
Cardassian Liberation Front
Rank: Legate
Occupation: Ruler of Cardassia
Rebel leader
Status: KIA (2375)
Died: 2375
Marital Status: Widower
Children: More than one, all deceased
Played by: Casey Biggs

Damar in 2372

Damar in 2372
For the Nyrian, please see Dammar. For the alien trader, please see D'Marr.

Damar was a 24th century Cardassian government and military leader who served under Gul Dukat and succeeded him as the leader of the Cardassian Union, under the Dominion. Fed up with being the Dominion's puppet and sacrificing the lives of millions of Cardassians for their cause, Damar eventually rose up and led the Cardassian Rebellion against the Dominion.

Career Edit

Dukat's right hand Edit

In 2372, Glinn Damar was a relatively unremarkable officer serving under Gul Dukat aboard the freighter Groumall, after Dukat was demoted for rescuing his illegitimate half-Bajoran daughter Tora Ziyal from Dozaria. He and the rest of the Groumall crew were transported aboard a Klingon Bird-of-Prey commandeered by Dukat and Kira Nerys. Damar, who saw Dukat as a sort of mentor, joined him as they fought a one-ship war against the Klingons for more than a year. However, unlike his mentor, Damar was a by-the-book soldier, who had little talent for intrigue or subtlety. An ardent Cardassian nationalist, Damar harbored a deep dislike for the Bajorans. (DS9: "Return to Grace", "Apocalypse Rising")

Damar continued to serve as Dukat's adjutant as Dukat negotiated the entry of the Cardassian Union into the Dominion in 2373, a move Damar supported as he expected it would restore Cardassia to its rightful place as a major power. He participated in the assault force that captured the Federation starbase Deep Space 9 (renamed Terok Nor) at the end of that year, though he was disappointed that the Dominion's non-aggression pact with Bajor prevented them from going on to reclaim the planet. Always distrustful of the Jem'Hadar and the Dominion in general, Damar submitted a secret memorandum to Dukat suggesting that they poison the last stocks of ketracel-white if new supplies could not be secured. Somehow this memorandum was "lost" and subsequently found by the Jem'Hadar, inciting a fight in Quark's. (DS9: "Call to Arms", "Behind the Lines")

A few days later, Damar regained Dukat's favor and was promoted to the rank of gul for developing a way to neutralize the self-replicating mines blockading the Bajoran wormhole, using the station's deflector. However, he inadvertently disclosed this fact to station resistance elements during a moment of drunken camaraderie with Quark. Shortly after, he substituted for Odo in station security after the arrival of the Female Changeling on the station, and was responsible for arresting Rom for attempting to sabotage the station's deflector. Meanwhile, Damar continued to update Quark on the status of their efforts to deactivate the minefield. This information eventually reached Starfleet, where it hastened their launch of Operation Return. (DS9: "Favor the Bold")

As a Federation fleet prepared to move against the station, Dukat ordered Damar to convince Ziyal to speak with him after the two had an argument. Damar's effort ended badly, since he already resented Ziyal for Dukat's continued concern for her in spite of her defiant attitude. When the Dominion reinforcements disappeared inside the wormhole and the station was in danger of being retaken by Starfleet and Klingon forces, Damar killed Ziyal after learning she had aided the station resistance in sabotaging Terok Nor's weapons array. However, this had the opposite effect than what he had hoped, since Dukat refused to leave his daughter's body. Damar ended up fleeing the station with the rest of the Dominion forces without him. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels") It was later revealed that Damar was consumed with guilt over his murder of Ziyal and had trouble sleeping because of it. (DS9: "Statistical Probabilities")

Leader of Cardassia Edit

Following Dukat's nervous breakdown and subsequent capture, Damar became the de facto head of Cardassia under Dominion rule. However, whereas Dukat was able to assert himself on an equal standing with Weyoun, Damar possessed neither Dukat's force of character nor his military genius. As a result, in the aftermath of their recent defeat Damar became little more than a figurehead for Weyoun. Shortly after Operation Return, Weyoun compelled Damar to call for peace talks with the Federation. The talks were a ploy to gain possession to the Kabrel system, needed for their war efforts, but despite realizing this fact the Federation chose to agree to their proposal in order to gain a respite. (DS9: "Statistical Probabilities")

Even though he was promoted to legate, Damar's authority within the Dominion diminished even further as the war dragged on into stalemate and he found Weyoun increasingly blaming him and the Cardassians for their failure to achieve victory. As Damar found himself powerless while the Cardassians gradually became a subjugated people in their own land, he began turning to kanar and dalliances with women as a way of forgetting his troubles. Unexpectedly in late 2375, Damar was visited by Dukat, his old mentor and friend. Damar arranged for Dukat to be surgically altered into a Bajoran, though he was unaware of Dukat's plans. Before he left, Dukat reminded Damar that the man who had boldly fought the Klingons by his side was still there, and that Damar could be that man again. (DS9: "'Til Death Do Us Part")

Rebellion against the DominionEdit

A few days later, Damar's situation worsened when he was forced to sign the Dominion's new alliance with the Breen Confederacy in 2375, which promised unspecified Cardassian territorial concessions to the Breen. He also realized that the Dominion, led by the Female Changeling, took a rather casual approach to the increasing death-toll on the side of the Cardassians which had reached the millions. As a further humiliation, Weyoun ordered that Damar submit his tactical suggestions to the Breen general Thot Gor. With his hatred of the Dominion and his disgust with himself reaching a boiling point, Damar finally decided to take action. He helped Worf and Ezri Dax escape Cardassia Prime, and began planning a rebellion with his long-time friend Gul Rusot. (DS9: "'Til Death Do Us Part", "Strange Bedfellows")

With Rusot and a few trusted military commanders, Damar planned a surprise assault on the Dominion cloning facility on Rondac III, which Weyoun speculated was to prevent any further Weyoun clones from being created. He made his move after the allied forces' defeat at the Second Battle of Chin'toka, declaring his objective to free the Cardassian people from the Dominion. After the attack, Damar went into hiding in one of his rebel bases. He was replaced on Cardassia by Legate Broca. Recognizing that he and his former enemies now had a common cause, Damar requested aid from the Federation and was joined by Kira Nerys, Odo, and Elim Garak. Despite his and many of his troops' misgivings about working with a former member of the Bajoran Resistance, Damar recognized the value of Kira's knowledge of organizing resistance cells and followed her advice the best he could. Eventually, this caused him to kill Rusot, who could not come to terms with Kira's race and nationality and that she was put in charge. (DS9: "The Changing Face of Evil", "When It Rains...", "Tacking Into the Wind")

Damar preaches freedom

Damar leading a Cardassian revolt against the Dominion

Unfortunately, despite some early successes, Damar's rebellion quickly received a nearly fatal blow by the Dominion. He, Kira, and Garak became trapped on Cardassia Prime, while the organized resistance was wiped out. Taking up shelter inside Garak's childhood home, they realized that Damar had risen to legendary status amongst the downtrodden Cardassian population. This allowed them to spark a planet-wide popular uprising, by making Damar into the "hero" who the Dominion had failed to kill. The Dominion responded to the insurrection by annihilating Lakarian City, which only served to add even more fuel to the rebellion. The extermination of the citizens of Lakarian City was the last straw: it turned the Cardassian military against the Dominion and caused the Cardassian fleet to defect during the Battle of Cardassia.

In the last days of the war, Damar was killed while leading an assault on Dominion Headquarters. Damar's last orders were to keep fighting, but he died in mid-sentence; his death labelled him a martyr for the cause of Cardassian liberation, and both Elim Garak and Kira Nerys honored his final order to "stop for nothing" by storming the Dominion headquarters, killing Weyoun and apprehending the Female Changeling. (DS9: "The Dogs of War", "What You Leave Behind")

Family Edit

Damar had a wife and a son. Though he frequently entertained mistresses after becoming the head of the Cardassian government, he nevertheless cared about both of them deeply. He sent his family into hiding as he began his rebellion, but the Female Changeling ordered them found and executed. This heinous act further fueled Damar's anger towards the Dominion. (DS9: "Tacking Into the Wind")

HologramsEdit

Damar hologram

The holographic forgery of Damar

Damar had been holographically duplicated at least twice.

Appendices Edit

Appearances Edit

BackgroundEdit

Damar was played by Casey Biggs.

ApocryphaEdit

NovelsEdit

In Andrew Robinson's novel A Stitch in Time, Damar's first name is given as "Corat". The same novel mentions that Damar was buried in the capital city of Cardassia, in the Tarlak sector of the city. The name is also used in the Star Trek: Terok Nor novel miniseries.

It was revealed in the Star Trek: Terok Nor novel Night of the Wolves that Damar was assigned to Terok Nor as a third tier gil, the lowest commissioned rank in the Cardassian military, shortly after the station became operational in 2346. Almost immediately after his arrival, Dukat made him his assistant. At the time, he was engaged to Veja Ketan, a member of the Cardassian Information Service and a close friend of Natima Lang. However, Damar left her in 2348 after Veja suffered an accident which rendered her unable to conceive children. Shortly afterwards, he was reassigned to the Federation-Cardassian border. Thrax Sa'kat succeeded him as Dukat's assistant before being appointed chief of security in 2353.

The Star Trek: Typhon Pact novel Brinkmanship mentions a starship called the Legate Damar.

In the alternate future seen in the Deep Space Nine book trilogy Millennium, Damar was killed when a Grigari fleet commanded by Kai Weyoun bombarded Cardassia Prime.

His mirror universe counterpart is depicted as a prominent legate in the Cardassian Guard who was serving as the Cardassian Central Command's observer to the Klingon High Council in 2372 in the short story "Family Matters" pointed in the anthology Shards and Shadows. He eventually ascends to the position of Supreme Legate of the Central Command after killing Dukat in 2377, as depicted in Rise Like Lions.

Video gamesEdit

In the video game Star Trek: Armada, a Cardassian starship class is named after Damar, perhaps as a mark of respect for his service to the Cardassian people.

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