Taya was a young Yaderan girl, granddaughter to Rurigan. She and the rest of her fellow colonists were actually holograms created by Rurigan, as his real family and friends were killed by the Jem'Hadar in 2340. However, the images began disappearing due to a faulty holoprojector.
In 2370, crewmembers from space station Deep Space 9 arrived to investigate the disappearance of the colonists. Odo became fond of Taya, and with Jadzia Dax, he repaired the emitter, allowing the holographic characters to reappear. Before he left, Odo turned into a top to amuse Taya. (DS9: "Shadowplay")
- Yaya was played by actress Noley Thornton.