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Gender: Female
Species: Bajoran
Occupation: Formerly a member of the Shakaar resistance cell
Status: Deceased (2373)
Died: 2373
Played by: Diane Salinger

Lupaza was a member of the Shakaar resistance cell and as such fought the Cardassians during the Occupation of Bajor.

Based on Dukat's remark in "Return to Grace" that Kira was the only female in the Shakaar resistance cell that Shakaar Edon didn't "charm", we may assume that Lupaza had a sexual relationship with Shakaar.

In 2355, Lupaza met young Kira Nerys, who wanted to join the resistance. Although the rest of the cell found Kira too young she felt that Kira had the heart of an sinoraptor and supported her. After Kira's first mission she made her a Bajoran earring out of the metal of a destroyed skimmer.

In 2371, Shakaar refused to return soil reclamators to Kai Winn, who had become acting first minister of Bajor. Kira, who had been sent by Kai Winn to convince her friend to return the equipment, shared dinner with her old friends that evening and caught up on old times; including gently questioning Furel as to why he had not had his arm replaced and upon learning that Furel had refrained from having his arm replaced because he thought doing so would be disrespectful to the Prophets to whom he had prayed for the strength to save his comrades, Lupaza was moved. Winn sent the militia to arrest him. Lupaza, together with Furel, Kira Nerys and most former members of the Shakaar resistance cell joined Shakaar in resisting the Kai by going on the run hiding in the mountains. During this time, Lupaza seemed to serve as Shakaar's second in command. (DS9: "Shakaar")

Lupaza was an expert in breaking into secured computer systems and was very close to Furel. (DS9: "Shakaar")

Based on their interaction and that Furel said "We sleep out here" and "The couch is a little short but probably better than our bed," "we" and "our" suggest more than just being colleagues.

In 2373 she and Furel visited a pregnant Kira on DS9 because someone was killing their former resistance comrades and they had come to protect her. The two sneaked aboard DS9 unnoticed by beaming into Chief O'Brien's bedroom from a nearby transport ship to spite precautions against unauthorized transports which Lupaza was able to bypass. Unfortunately, their assailant knew where she was and planted an explosive device on the station's window by means of a hunter probe. When it exploded, the room decompressed and she was killed. (DS9: "The Darkness and the Light")

Lupaza was played by Diane Salinger.

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