- This character is a member of Quark's family.
Leeta was a Bajoran female who lived during in the 24th century. Leeta worked as a dabo girl in Quark's bar on Deep Space 9 and later married Rom and moved with him to Ferenginar when Rom became Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early life[edit | edit source]
Leeta was orphaned when she was a child, and never knew her parents or her family name. As a young girl during the Occupation of Bajor, she went to work as a servant in the home of a Cardassian named Gallek. Gallek treated her well, and despite a growing attraction to her as she matured, never went beyond verbal compliments. Leeta used her influence with Gallek to make the lives of his servants better. Gallek died a week before the end of the Occupation, and Cardassian forces burned his house during the withdrawal, leaving Leeta homeless. She gathered up the money she had managed to save over the years and eventually made her way to Deep Space 9. (DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)
Deep Space 9[edit | edit source]
Leeta had begun working as a dabo girl at Quark's by late 2371. She was immediately attracted to Julian Bashir and faked a cough to be close to him. The two would later start dating. (DS9 episode: "Explorers")
Leeta later became friends with Jadzia Dax. Dax later asked her to embody Emony Dax during her zhian'tara. Leeta was aware of it as it was one of many items she had studied to be ready to interact with a variety of customers. Emony would tell Jadzia that Leeta had an excellent body. (DS9 episode: "Facets")
In 2372, Leeta supported her future husband Rom after he formed a union to protest Quark's treatment of his staff. The strike was successful and Leeta was given a raise. (DS9 episode: "Bar Association")
In 2373, Leeta joined Bashir, Dax, Worf and Quark on their vacation trip to Risa. While there, she and Bashir ended their relationship with the Rite of Separation ceremony. Leeta admitted her love of Rom to Bashir and Quark during the vacation. (DS9 episode: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")
Several months later, Leeta was briefly courted by Lewis Zimmerman while he was on the station working on the LMH. Leeta was disappointed that Rom did not reveal her feelings for her when Zimmerman offered her a position on Jupiter Station and decided to take the post. While about to leave with Zimmerman, Rom appeared and told Leeta he loved her. (DS9 episode: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume")
The two later decided to marry, although an argument over a Waiver of Property and Profit document made Leeta briefly call it off. Rom would later relent and gave all his latinum to the Bajoran War Orphans Fund. (DS9 episode: "Ferengi Love Songs")
Leeta would marry Rom later that year, in a ceremony officiated at by Benjamin Sisko. After the wedding was over, Rom told Leeta to follow Shakaar Edon's order for all Bajorans to leave DS9 before the Dominion arrived. (DS9 episode: "Call to Arms")
Leeta had returned to the station, now back as Terok Nor, several weeks before Operation Return. She would later be arrested by the Cardassians and taken to a cell with Kira Nerys and Jake. She would later be freed by her brother-in-law Quark. After the Dominion fled the station after the Federation and Klingon victory, Leeta welcomed the Starfleet crew, including her stepson Nog, back to the station. (DS9 episode: "Sacrifice of Angels"; DS9 short story: "Three Sides to Every Story")
Later in the year, Rom convinced Leeta, M'Pella, Broik and other staff to convince Quark to give them a raise. Leeta would later accompany Rom to Ferenginar when Zek named him his successor as Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. (DS9 episode: "The Dogs of War")
Ferenginar and motherhood[edit | edit source]
Leeta became involved with various groups on Ferenginar which aimed to improve the lives of Ferengi women and other groups to look at how to improve the air quality on the planet. (DS9 - Strange New Worlds 9 short story: "The Last Tree on Ferenginar: A Ferengi Fable From the Future")
In late 2376, Leeta became pregnant with her and Rom's first child. They later contacted Quark on DS9 to break the good news and then traveled to Bajor to attend the planet's entry ceremony into the United Federation of Planets in Ashalla. (DS9 novel: Unity)
Leeta and Rom later hired Doctor Orpax to deliver the baby. After a difficult, life-threatening pregnancy, Leeta gave birth to a baby girl, named Bena after Benjamin Sisko, and the Bajoran word for "joy". (The name also meant "underflooring" in Ferengi.) (DS9 novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)
In mid 2385, Leeta accompanied Rom to the dedication ceremony aboard the second Deep Space 9. During the ceremony, Leeta, along with several others, was witness to the assassination of Federation President Nanietta Bacco. (ST - The Fall novel: Revelation and Dust)
- Nog, in the future sections of this novel, references his "younger brother and sisters," but doesn't specify who their mother was.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
In 2409, self-aware holograms of Leeta, possibly based off of Starfleet's Emergency Medical Hologram, were used in Quark's bar on Deep Space 9 and on Drozana Station near the Klingon/Federation border, where they served as dabo girls. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Background information[edit | edit source]
- Leeta was played by Chase Masterson.
- Masterson commented: "As far as actual facts about Leeta that I wish had been revealed, it would have been cool if they had time to delve into her background, as the novels now have. I always half-joked that Leeta was a war orphan who was going to work her way through med school -- hence, my attraction to Julian. In his engaging novel, Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed, my friend Keith R.A. DeCandido uses that explanation about Leeta’s upbringing. Keith also writes that Leeta was "adopted" as a household slave by a Cardassian who developed a sexual attraction to her, but never admitted it, then died. He was kind to Leeta, and she convinced him to reform the way he treated his servants, which is very much in character for Leeta, since that is the type of rights issue she stood up for in "Bar Association” In the mirror universe novels, Leeta does know her parents, but her surname still isn't disclosed. Anyway, yes, if there were unlimited time, it would have been interesting to go down those rabbit trails and have those questions about Leeta’s background answered. The issues they did cover with Leeta were obviously more urgent character and plot issues. Our writers were awesome. They had a huge amount of ground to cover with all of the storylines and characters, and they did an amazing job with it". 
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- DS9 episode: "Let He Who Is Without Sin..."
- DS9 novella: The Badlands, Part IV
- DS9 episode: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume"
- DS9 episode: "Ferengi Love Songs"
- DS9 comic: "Lwaxana Troi and the Wedding of Doom"
- DS9 comic: "Four Funerals and a Wedding"
- DS9 comic: "Day of Honor"
- DS9 episode: "In the Cards"
- DS9 episode: "Call to Arms"
- DS9 episode: "Favor the Bold"
- DS9 episode: "Sacrifice of Angels"
- DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited"
- DS9 episode: "The Magnificent Ferengi"
- DS9 episode: "Profit and Lace"
- DS9 short story: "So a Horse Walks into a Bar..."
- DS9 episode: "Take Me Out to the Holosuite"
- DS9 episode: "It's Only a Paper Moon"
- DS9 episode: "The Dogs of War"
- TNG - Gateways novel: Doors Into Chaos
- SCE eBook: Caveat Emptor
- DS9 novel: Unity
- DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed