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This page details Kira Nerys in the primary universe; for the Kira Nerys in the mirror universe see Kira Nerys (mirror); for the Kira Nerys in all other alternate universes see Kira Nerys (alternates).

Kira Nerys was a Bajoran woman in the 24th century. Kira lived on Bajor in the Cardassian occupation and was a member of the Bajoran Resistance. When the Cardassians withdrew she joined the Bajoran Militia.

This character is a member of the Kira family.
For other uses, see Kira.

Biography

Childhood and the Resistance

Kira was born in November 2343 in the Dahkur Province of Cardassian Union-occupied Bajor to Kira Taban and Kira Meru. (DS9 short story: "Urgent Matter"; DS9 episode: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night")

She lived a large part of her life in the Singha refugee camp. In 2346, her mother was taken to Terok Nor to serve as a comfort woman to the Cardassians, ultimately becoming the lover of Gul Dukat. At three years old, Nerys was too young to understand this, and her father told his children that Meru had died. Nerys would not learn the truth until 2374, at which time she travelled back in time to 2346 using the Orb of Time. The three-year-old Nerys briefly met her future self but, as she was using the pseudonym "Luma Rahl", the young Nerys remained ignorant as to her identity. (DS9 episode: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night")

Following her mother's supposed death, Kira and her brothers were often cared for by Tir Remara. The Kira family received extra rations to compensate for Meru being taken to Terok Nor to serve as one of Gul Dukat's comfort women. (DS9 episode: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night"; DS9 novel: A Stitch in Time)

When Tir Remara found out about these extra rations (but not why the family was receiving them) she stole them and gave them to the resistance to be given to those more needy. When Taban caught her, she accused him of being a traitor and ran away. The Kiras were subsequently forced to give up their additional rations to avoid being hounded as collaborators. Nerys held this against Tir for years to come. (DS9 novel: A Stitch in Time)

Growing up, Nerys learned about the Bajoran Prophets from close family friend Prylar Istani Reyla. This was beginning of Kira's life-long faith in the Prophets and their love for the Bajoran people. (DS9 novel: Avatar, Book One)

Kira in the Shakaar Resistance, circa 2357.

Kira joined the Shakaar Resistance Cell when she was only twelve, and spent most of her early time with the cell running errands and cleaning weapons. In 2357, just after her fourteenth birthday, Nerys and the Shakaar cell liberated the labor camp at Gallitep before the now-depleted mine laborers could be slaughtered by Gul Darhe'el, the Cardassian overseer. Nerys and her cell accomplished this infiltrating the Bajoran science ministry and accessing their transporter system, allowing the cell to bypass the camp's formidable security system and later transport the Bajoran laborers out. While at the ministry, Nerys managed to destroy the files on a prototype defense system that would allow the Cardassians to track and destroy any unauthorized Bajoran air-traffic. (TLE - Terok Nor novel: Night of the Wolves)

In 2366, she snuck aboard the quarantined space station Terok Nor to gather information on the Double Helix virus that was infecting the station. She later assisted the Starfleet medical team, which was allowed to travel to the station by the station master, Gul Skrain Dukat, by finding the source of the virus on the surface of the planet Bajor. (TNG - Double Helix novel: Vectors)

In 2367, she infiltrated the Plin Syndicate criminal organization at the Doblana Arctic Base on Bajor in order to kidnap Cardassian Glinn Gundar. The operation cost the life of Kira's brother, Kira Reon, whose sacrifice gained the resistance a chip which enabled them to monitor all Cardassian communications on Bajor. (DS9 short story: "The Officers' Club")

The Emissary and the Federation

After the Cardassian withdrawal in 2369, the Bajoran Provisional Government asked for relief efforts from the United Federation of Planets, who took over command of Terok Nor and re-christened the station Deep Space 9.

Kira was assigned to the space station as first officer under the command of then-Commander Benjamin Sisko with rank of Major.

At first, Kira did not care for Sisko or the Federation, believing them to be no different from the Cardassians. It was only after the discovery by Sisko of the Celestial Temple of the Prophets (also known as the Bajoran wormhole), and the revelation from Kai Opaka Sulan that Sisko was the foretold Emissary of the Prophets, that Kira warmed up to the Federation. (DS9 episode & novelization: Emissary; DS9 short story: "Ha'mara")

In 2370 Kira commanded the runabout USS Amazon on a mission to rescue a Horta, Ttan, who had been kidnapped by the Cardassians. Kira used her knowledge of Cardassian tactics to great effect on the mission, but also had to adapt her techniques to Starfleet team functions, working hard to be less impulsive. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

In 2371, Kira helped her old resistance cell leader, Shakaar Edon, ascend to the office of First Minister following a brief civil uprising when kai Winn Adami threatened to plunge Bajor into a civil war in a dispute over soil reclamators. (DS9 episode: "Shakaar")

When the war with the Dominion and their new allies in the Cardassian Union started in late 2373, and the Federation was forced to evacuate the Bajoran sector, Kira stayed aboard the station and started a new resistance movement that helped the Federation retake Bajor and the station. (DS9 novelizations: Call to Arms..., ...Sacrifice of Angels; DS9 short story: "Three Sides to Every Story")

In late 2374, Kira was promoted to colonel and given command of Deep Space 9, when Sisko took an extended leave of absence on Earth. Kira learned about the responsibilities of the captain's chair by standing down a Romulan fleet, intent on placing weapons on a Bajoran moon. Kira resumed her duties as first officer when Sisko returned. (DS9 episodes: "Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols")

In late 2375, Kira was granted a Starfleet field commission to the rank of commander. Along with Constable Odo (with whom she was having a romantic relationship) and the Cardassian exile Elim Garak, she traveled covertly to Dominion-occupied Cardassian space in order to help Cardassian Legate Corat Damar form a Cardassian resistance to Dominion occupation; the field commission was intended to put the Cardassians at ease by working with a Starfleet officer rather than a Bajoran one. The group eventually found itself on Cardassia in the final days of the war. (DS9 novelization: What You Leave Behind; DS9 short story: "Face Value")

After the war, Captain Sisko ascended from linear existence and joined with the Prophets and command of DS9 was again granted to Kira.

25th century

By 2409, Kira had become the Kai of Bajor. (STO mission: "Boldly They Rode")

Alternate realities

Major Kira and her mirror universe counterpart Intendant Kira Nerys of Bajor.

In the mirror universe, Kira Nerys was the Intendant of Bajor and the commanding officer of Terok Nor. (DS9 episode: "Crossover")

In the "Track A" universe, Kira was the cellmate of Lieutenant Commander William T. Riker, at a joint Romulan/Cardassian prison colony from 2362 to 2370. His captors attempted to use Kira as an experiment to determine how broken Riker was, giving him a knife and ordering him to kill Kira in order to be given food, but Riker instead attacked and killed his captors. (TNG novel: Q-Squared)

Major Kira in an alternate reality.

In an alternate reality, Federation and Dominion delegations met on Deep Space 9 to negotiate a treaty in response to the Dominion's peace overtures in 2371. Kira was fearful of the consequences of a Federation-Dominion alliance for Bajor and murdered Constable Odo to prevent it from coming to pass. Although she had killed him in his quarters, she moved his remains to the Habitat ring. As she had planned, the negotiations broke down. The Dominion launched a full scale attack on DS9. Although the Federation forces were eventually able to push the Jem'Hadar back through the Bajoran wormhole, the Dominion was able to capture Kira, Commander Benjamin Sisko and Doctor Julian Bashir. They were taken to a cloaked space station in the Calonan system. Several days later, they were rescued by the DS9 crewmembers of the primary universe. Following an investigation on the alternate DS9, the Odo of the primary universe had solved his counterpart's murder and accused Kira of being the perpetrator. She did not deny that she had killed the alternate Odo but admitted that she regretted that doing so was necessary to ensure Bajor's future. After seizing control of the alternate Defiant, Kira activated the ship's self-destruct while travelling through the wormhole, leading to its collapse and putting an end to the Dominion threat. Immediately before her death, she prayed to her lover Bareil Antos that she would be with the Prophets. (DS9 comic: "The Looking Glass War")

In another alternate reality, accessed by an interdimensional Androssi device, Kira Nerys was the commander of the Bajoran assault vessel Li, who solicited the help of Starfleet Captain David Gold of the USS Gettysburg in finding the prophesied Celestial Temple, in the hope that its discovery would preclude a formal treaty between the Bajoran Assembly and the Cardassian Union. (SCE eBook: Lost Time)

Kira Nerys in an alternate reality

In another alternate reality in which the Cardassian Union did not withdraw from Bajor in 2369, Kira Nerys was the last surviving member of the Shakaar resistance cell by 2373. Kira met Elim Garak, who helped Kira escape from Bajor with a message for the Federation. (TNG - Myriad Universes novel: A Gutted World)

Kira Nerys in the alternate reality

In the alternate reality created by the Romulan Nero and a future created by Q's bringing the USS Enterprise a hundred years into the future, Kira was fighting as part of the Bajoran Resistance. On Bajor, she met up with with the Enterprise's CMO, Dr. Leonard McCoy, its XO, Commander Spock, Quark, and Doctor Julian Bashir. (TOS - The Q Gambit comics: "Part 2", "Part 3")

Appendices

Background

Visitor commented on how she saw Kira's life unfolding after the series ended. "She definitely gets another promotion, and she`s commanding the Defiant that`s for sure. That`s for sure!" The Defiant goes out - she`s in the chair. Those things are very inappropriately important to me, and that was during the series. Now that she`s commanding the station I imagine her getting more and more politically involved in Bajor and frankly, although I don`t think this would really ever happen, I`d like to see her become Starfleet. I`d like to see what would happen when you take a loose cannon and put them clearly in that universe. That was the whole premise of the show, Starfleet against these people who really didn`t live by those rules and seeing what happens. Now, one step further to me, would be to put her right inside of it and see what kind of struggle, and what the actual struggle is, tilted that way. It seems that no one has a problem living with the prime directive. I`d like to see someone struggle with it like she would, like a real loose cannon would'"". [1]

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Service record

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
Deep Space 9 Bajoran liaison officer / first officer 2369-2370;
2370-2375
major Assignment badge. Collar insignia.
commanding officer 2375 colonel Collar insignia.
Bajoran liaison officer / first officer
Cardassian Liberation Front advisor commander Assignment badge. Collar insignia.
Deep Space 9 commanding officer 2375-2376 colonel Assignment badge. Collar insignia.

Connections

Starbase Deep Space 9 personnel and residents (original station)
station personnel K. AdabweM. AhzedT. AimatsuAleco V.R. AlfonzoAlle T.AltmanAmranK. AndrewsT. AneN. AponteJ. AsheAylam E.J. S. BashirBattes A.BileckiJ. BlackmerP. BoudreauxS. BowersJ. BroomeCardokCarltonS. CarsonCenn D.J. ChaoJ. ChavezH. CollinsF. CortezCostelloCryanD. CzirakyG. DavisE. DaxJ. DaxDevroS. DouglasM. EddingtonEddonEtana K.Evik N.Gaysd T.Girani S.GoodmanGordimerGreskrendtregkGueretteHageHava R.T. JastJataq'qatS. JonssonKaboKahrimanisKellyKira N.V. KnezoJ. KurlandKurnT. KwiatkowskiS. ch'LarnC. LingP. MatthiasMcCormickMcEwianK. MerimarkMonyodinT. MooreMoruI. MuckerheideMunsonNalan B.J. Si NaranNedani I.Nev R.NguyenNogM.E. O'BrienOccinoOdoD. ParksPertweeH. PetersenPhongsitG. PrimminRedacch'RellenK. RichterRo L.RomG. RonessSangerSarish M.A. SelznerJ. SenkowskiSetrin Y.R. th'ShantShul T.Shula S.SimakB.L. SiskoZ. SlaineJ. SmithN. SthiliW. StinsonM. StrangStrekC. SwannigTaganaS. TaranS. TarsesA. TaverasDarl TavrosTelnorriP. TenmeiTerekT. ch'ThaneTollandM. TomsonT'PeynTrulliE. Vaughnzh'VeskVu K.Wasa G.Wayeh S.D. WilkensWorfWoros K.YamaguchiD. YarrowYevlin M. Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Bajoran emblem.
Seal of the Federation Starfleet. DS9 insignia.
station residents AluuraA. WyossL. ArlinAriosBarys K.Betenn B.Betenn C.Betenn K.BokatBrocBroikBylaCadaraCaprilChalan A.Chon S.ChramConpapDalba S.DrakV. FontaineA. FontanaFreylaFroolE. GarakGrimpE. GrofHadronHatram N.HetikJas-qalJhakkaKagaKalawLeetaLondar P.MaikiMalor B.Malor T.MardahMartokMirehMo'NekeMornM'PellaKeiko O'BrienKirayoshi O'BrienMolly O'BrienQuarkRasmus S.RhitSardaS'taassN. SardopolousShul AbaJ. SiskoT'AraTaran'atarJ. TharenTigart H.Tir R.Tora Z.TreirVisshKasidy Yates
Starbase Deep Space 9 personnel and residents (second station)
station personnel Aleco V.AllasarE.g. AnsargJ. BashirB. BecerraV. BixxJ. BlackmerP. BoudreauxJ. CandlewoodCardokCenn D.H. CollinsJ. CollinsB. CrusherA. d'ArnaudV. deGromO. DellasantG. DesjardinsEtana K.S. DouglasHava R.B. HerriotE. JuarezV. KnezoS. ch'LarnP. MatthiasK. MerimarkE. MinnarNogM.E. O'BrienD. PhloxS. RavidK. RichterRo L.N. SaygurShul T.Z. SlaineW. StinsonT'LuneP. TenmeiL. ThorneValinarVerlonR.K. VissP. WalenistaZhang S.
station residents Altek D.AluuraBroikDamas H.FroolGrimpKala M.M'PellaOrcamQuarkShmengeUlu L.Zirk
Commanding Officers of the Starships Defiant
Prime reality
Federation Starfleet
USS Defiant (NCC-1764) SerlingBlair USS Defiant (NCC-1764) assignment patch.png
USS Defiant (NX-74205) (I) SiskoDaxWorfKira Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
USS Defiant (NX-74205) (II) RossSiskoJastDaxVaughnKiraRoStinson
Mirror
universe
Terran
Empire
ISS Defiant (NCC-1764) ArcherSatoMayweatherRobinson Seal of the Terran Empire.
Terran
Rebellion
Defiant SiskoO'BrienLeetaDax Terran symbol image.
Defiant personnel
Federation
Starfleet
USS Defiant (NCC-1764) T. BarrowsT. BlairS. GarrovickJ. HamiltonK. MbuguaC. NynR. SabapathySerlingT. ShullStevokE. SutherlandT'LehrM. Willoughby UFP emblem image. Starfleet emblem. Assignment patch image.
USS Defiant (NX-74205) (I) AbdabaT. AmarV. AaastaakArla R.J. BashirH. BlakeBremertonS. CarsonClarkE. DaxJ. DaxM. EddingtonH. IlarioJoson W.KellyKira N.KizilbashKolettaMeyerE. MuñizN'Kduk-ThagNogM. O'BrienOdoReeseP. ReeseK. RichterB. SiskoF. StevensR. TannenbaumT'RulC. L. M. D. C. TelTutuT. WeymouthJ. WheelerWorf
USS Defiant (NCC-75633) (II) Aleco V.J. BashirBoehmS. BowersJ. CandlewoodCassiniCelesteJ. ChaoE. DaxG. ForteD. GervasiGordimerQ. HeinsK. HunterT. JastE. JuarezKira N.J. KurlandLankfordM. LeishmanA. McCallumK. MerimarkMinecciM'NokC. MooreL. NeeleyNogM. O'BrienOdoB. PermenterT. RahimK. RichterG. RonessJ. SenkowskiB. SiskoN. SthiliStovP. TenmeiT. ch'ThaneThronT'rbVanBuskirkE. VaughnWorfA. Zucca
mirror universe ISS Defiant (Constitution-class)
Terran Empire
Imperial Starfleet
J. ArcherKelbyT. MayweatherPhloxM. ReedA.G. RobinsonH. SatoT'PolC. Tucker Terran Empire emblem.
Defiant
Terran Rebellion
Galactic Commonwealth
J. BashirS. BowersE. DaxJ. DaxA. DeCurtisLeetaE. MuñizM. O'BrienPennakB. SiskoStevensP. TenmeiT. ch'Thane Terran emblem.
Terok Nor personnel
Cardassian Union
Cardassian Guard
and Cardassian-allied personnel
Basso TromacBoheekaCorat DamarDatarSkrain DukatDulathHadarMavekNaratOranParekSigol RusotGaten RussolThrax Sa'kat Emblem of the Cardassian Union.
Bajoran Provisional Government
and Bajoran-allied personnel
JabaraKellec TonKira NerysOdoRom Bajoran insignia.
Dominion (2374) Weyoun Emblem of the Dominion.
Mirror universe Terok Nor personnel
Klingon-Cardassian Alliance Elim GarakKira NerysOdoJennifer SiskoTelok Alliance emblem.
Terran Rebellion Julian BashirSam BowersJadziaMichael EddingtonKeiko IshikawaLeetaEnrique MuñizNogMiles O'BrienJennifer SiskoLuther SloanLon SuderEzri TiganTiron Seal of the Terrans.
Kais of the Bajoran faith
BajoranEmblem.jpg Dava NikendeTalunoShesaMeressaArinOpaka SulanWinn AdamiPralon OnalaKira NerysOpaka Sulan BajoranEmblem.jpg
Kais of the Bajoran faith in the mirror universe
Dava NikendeOpaka Sulan

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