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Kestra

Kestra
Gender: Female
Species: Human/Betazoid hybrid
Status: Deceased (2336)
Born: 2330
Died: 2336
Father: Ian Andrew Troi
Mother: Lwaxana Troi
Sibling(s): Deanna Troi
Played by: Andreana Weiner
Kirsten Dunst

Hedril appearing as Kestra in Lwaxana Troi's metaconscious mind

Hedril appearing as Kestra in Lwaxana Troi's metaconscious mind

Kestra Troi was a half-Betazoid, half-Human girl, born in 2330 to Lwaxana and Ian Andrew Troi. Kestra was the older sibling of Deanna Troi. Shortly after Deanna's birth in 2336, Kestra was picnicking at the water's edge with her family and the family dog. When Lwaxana looked away for a second, the dog and Kestra ran off. Kestra fell in the water and drowned.

The memory of Kestra's death was so traumatic to Lwaxana that she buried the memory deep inside instead of dealing with it. In dream sequences Lwaxana was forgiven by Kestra, and in turn herself. Only then did Lwaxana find peace from the tragedy. (TNG: "Dark Page")

When Lwaxana became pregnant in 2372, the thought of losing her child to the Tavnian culture made her depressed, stirring the pain of Kestra's death. She would later confide to Odo that the losses of her parents, sister and husband, did not compare to the loss of Kestra. (DS9: "The Muse")

Kestra was played by Andreana Weiner, although in some dream sequences she was played by Kirsten Dunst, the actress who played Hedril.
Her mirror universe counterpart appeared in the short story "The Sacred Chalice" contained in the anthology Shards and Shadows. Unlike her primary universe counterpart, she grew up with Deanna, with whom she shared a close bond, and survived into adulthood. During her late teens, she departed Betazed and joined the Terran Rebellion. In 2371, she sent her fellow rebel Jean-Luc Picard to her home planet to retrieve Deanna. Shortly thereafter, Kestra's vessel was destroyed by a Klingon Bird-of-Prey under the command of Lursa and B'Etor.

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