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For the prime universe counterpart, please see Julian Bashir.

Julian Bashir was a Terran slave who joined the Terran Resistance Forces during the Terran Rebellion against the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance in the 2370s. An angry and impetuous individual, Bashir didn't get along well with anyone.

In 2371, Bashir proposed that the rebels destroy Terok Nor in order to prevent Jennifer Sisko from completing a transpectral sensor array which would reveal the rebels' hiding places in the Badlands. Bashir was quite surprised when Benjamin Sisko apparently returned from the dead; he immediately got into an argument with Sisko, who promptly knocked him to the deck. Bashir didn't realize at the time that it was the captain's counterpart from another universe. (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass")

When Sisko returned to Terok Nor the following year to help the rebels complete construction of the warship ISS Defiant, Bashir immediately hit Sisko as payback for getting punched the previous year.

Bashir and Jadzia were lovers; when the Alliance attack on the rebel-occupied Terok Nor was imminent, he and Jadzia took a raider and managed to delay the Alliance's assault by projecting a series of warp shadows to draw off the enemy fleet. After this successful diversion, Bashir returned just in the nick of time to save the Defiant and strafe the Regent's flagship at the Battle of Terok Nor. Smiley was less than pleased at being grateful for Bashir's timely return. (DS9: "Shattered Mirror")

When his lover Jadzia was killed during a skirmish with the Alliance in early 2375, Bashir became even more irritable and unreasonable. He personally shot and killed Vic Fontaine and wanted to torture Ezri Tigan. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak")


Background information

Bashir was played by Alexander Siddig.

In the first draft script of "Through the Looking Glass", Bashir was initially characterized thus; "This Bashir is a far cry from the one we're used to. He's got a scruffy four days growth of beard and a permanent bad attitude." In the final draft of the same episode's teleplay, this initial description of Bashir was changed to instead state, "Bashir's a hothead with a scruffy four days growth of beard and a permanent bad attitude." [1]

As of early season six at least, the writers had not discussed if this Bashir was also genetically enhanced. (AOL chat, 1997)

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