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This page contains information regarding Star Trek: Prodigy, and thus may contain spoilers.

For the rebellion(s) against the Terran Empire, please see Terran Empire rebellion.
"There's got to be something better than this."

In the mirror universe, the Terran Rebellion was an uprising by the Terran slaves of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance in the early- to mid-2370s. Against overwhelming odds the rebellion, which came to be called the Terran Resistance Forces, scored several important victories against the Alliance and restored hope to the defeated slaves.

Benjamin Sisko (mirror)

Benjamin Sisko starts the Terran Rebellion

They managed to raise a full-scale rebellion, gathering together a band of troops and ships based in the Badlands. Although Sisko was killed trying to reach Terok Nor to convince his former wife, Jennifer Sisko, to join the Terran cause, the rebellion continued on, led by Miles "Smiley" O'Brien, with a little help from the "prime" universe version of Sisko. (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass")

In 2372, the rebels scored their first major victory: the capture of Terok Nor from the Alliance. In order to maintain their power and defend their new conquest, the rebels built a new warship, a replica of the Starfleet warship USS Defiant, which they also named Defiant. This powerful little ship was successful in defending the newly-captured station at the Battle of Terok Nor. (DS9: "Shattered Mirror")

The rebels, now calling themselves the Terran Resistance Forces, won a great victory in 2375, when the ISS Defiant, thanks to sabotage by the "prime" version of Rom, managed to capture Regent Worf, the leader of the Alliance. When last seen, the rebels' march towards total victory appeared to be well under way. (DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak")

By 2384, following the success of the Rebellion, the Terran Empire was restored. (PRO: "Cracked Mirror")

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Prior to Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Prodigy establishing a new canonical portrayal for the mirror universe, different ancillary works had their own depictions of 24th century mirror universe history.

The Star Trek: Mirror Universe series of novels and novellas from Pocket Books portrayed many of the rebellion's missions in the 2370s. Saturn's Children identified Andorians, Bolians, Tellarites, and Denobulans as part of the rebellion. In the novel Rise Like Lions, the victorious Rebellion succeeded in 2378 in establishing the democratic Galactic Commonwealth (β).

In the computer game Star Trek Online, the success of the Terran Rebellion led to the reinstatement of the Terran Empire (albeit with a degree of multispecies equality), which in the early 25th century engaged in a series of hostile incursions into the prime universe for technological and political gains, though at other times Terran officers collaborated with the Federation against mutual threats.

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