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Darhe'el was a male Cardassian of the Cardassian military in the 24th century. By 2357, he had attained the rank of gul and was known as an important military leader.

In the 2350s, he served on Bajor during the Occupation of Bajor. In 2357, he was the commander of the Gallitep labor camp. Due to his brutal behavior and mistreatment of Bajoran laborers, he was nicknamed the "Butcher of Gallitep" by the Bajoran people. He was awarded the Proficient Service Medallion for his leadership in the camp. While he was on Cardassia receiving his medal, a mining accident at the camp affected his staff, contracting Kalla-Nohra Syndrome. He would remain unaffected. Later that year, the Shakaar resistance cell liberated the camp.

Darhe'el died in his sleep in 2363 from a coleibric hemorrhage and was buried underneath one of Cardassia's largest monuments. Among those present at his funeral was Gul Dukat.

In 2369, Aamin Marritza, a Cardassian file clerk, impersonated Darhe'el, hoping to be punished for not opposing the crimes committed during the occupation of Bajor. However, an old image retrieved from the Bajoran Archives proves that he was in fact the file clerk. (DS9: "Duet")


Background information

Darhe'el, briefly seen on a computer screen, was portrayed by Harris Yulin, who also portrayed Aamin Marritza after he received cosmetic surgery to resemble Darhe'el.

According to the script, Darhe'el was pronounced as "dar-HEEL".


Darhe'el was given the first name "Trekal" in the Pocket DS9 novel Fearful Symmetry. Darhe'el appears in the novel, as well as in the Star Trek: Terok Nor novel Night of the Wolves.

In Rise Like Lions, his mirror universe counterpart (β) was depicted as the Cardassian ambassador on Qo'noS in 2377.

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