Legate Parn was a flag officer who served the Cardassian Central Command during the latter half of the 24th century.

Parn had once visited Terok Nor when it was under Cardassian control during the occupation of Bajor.

Following the kidnapping of Gul Dukat from Deep Space 9 in 2370, Parn traveled aboard a ship to the station to inform Commander Benjamin Sisko that Dukat had been responsible for the illegal shipments of weapons to Cardassian colonists in the Demilitarized Zone.

Parn told Sisko that the Cardassian Union would not mount an attempt to rescue Dukat and would leave him to be executed by the Maquis, instead of doing it themselves. After Major Kira Nerys expressed concerns the Cardassians would use Dukat's death as an excuse to invade the Demilitarized Zone, Parn gave his word they would not. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part II")

Parn was played by actor John Schuck.
The choice of casting Schuck was to introduce a Cardassian with an atypical physique. "We were afraid the Cardassians were all becoming too alike," says Ira Steven Behr. "We wanted to see a kind of pear-shaped Cardassian, just to show that they're not all alike." With that in mind, the revised Cardassian uniforms, according to Robert Blackman, "are made now so that they can be adjusted to a body like John Schuck's, although that's about as far as they go. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion (p. 137-138))
His mirror universe counterpart (β) appeared in Rise Like Lions.

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