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The following is a list of unnamed Cardassians.

See Category: Cardassians for a full list of named individuals.


This author wrote the repetitive epic novel The Never Ending Sacrifice. Julian Bashir didn't care for his work, complaining that "none of his characters ever really come alive" (DS9: "The Wire")

This author was only mentioned in dialogue.

Borg drone

An assimilated Cardassian

This assimilated Cardassian was one of the personalities Seven of Nine experienced. The discovery of a Borg vinculum caused Seven to develop a multiple personality disorder. She experienced the personality of different assimilated individuals. (VOY: "Infinite Regress")

This Cardassian was played by an unknown actor.


Three Cardassian children

Three Cardassian children were present during Chief Miles O'Brien's trial on Cardassia in 2370. (DS9: "Tribunal")

The Cardassian girl on the left was played by featured actress Nancy Long-Usui. [1]
The two boys were played by unknown performers.

Colonist on Volan III


According to Mila, as of 2375, rumors abounded regarding Damar's supposed death. At least one person claimed that their cousin saw Damar on Kelvas Prime. (DS9: "The Dogs of War")

These cousins were only mentioned in dialogue.

Damar's family

Damar's father was referenced in the first draft script of DS9: "When It Rains...". In that teleplay, Damar recalled how his father had been killed by a Bajoran Resistance bomb buried in his own garden. Though Damar referred to his father as having been "a harmless old man tending to his flowers," Kira Nerys countered, "His flowers were planted on land that didn't belong to him."

Damar's son

Damar mentioned his son in a speech in 2374. (DS9: "Statistical Probabilities")

This son went into hiding with his mother after Damar rebelled against the Dominion. He was later executed by the Jem'Hadar. (DS9: "Tacking Into the Wind")

This child was only mentioned in dialogue.
He appears in the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds short story "An Errant Breeze" in which his name is mentioned to be Sakal Damar (β).

Damar's wife

The wife of Damar was also the mother of his son.

Following Damar's insurrection against the Dominion, his wife went into hiding with her son. Both were later executed by the Jem'Hadar. Damar reflected that his wife was "difficult, selfish and stubborn" but had not been a part of his rebellion and not deserving of the Dominion's brutality. (DS9: "Tacking Into the Wind")

This individual was only mentioned in dialogue.
In a line cut from the episode "Penumbra", while speaking to his mistress, Damar expressed to her how, unlike his wife, she was "a good listener", and that "if only my wife were as understanding."
Damar's wife appears in the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds short story "An Errant Breeze" in which her name is mentioned to be Niala Damar (β).

Damar's mistress

Damar's mistress

Damar's mistress spent time with him on Cardassia in 2375. That year, the two were interrupted by Dukat, who promptly asked her to leave the room. (DS9: "Penumbra")

This Cardassian was played by an unknown actress.

Detapa Council members

Director at the Institute of Art

The director of the Cardassian Institute of Art was contacted by Tora Ziyal in 2374, where she spoke to him about her desire to have her drawings displayed there. Ziyal also sent him some of her drawings; he felt her style was similar to Nanpart Malor. The director felt Ziyal had a real gift, and because the Institute was having an exhibition of new artists the following month, he suggested that he might want to include her work in it.

When Ziyal shared this information with her father, Dukat, told her she should have told him, and he could have arranged for her to meet the director in person. Ziyal was aware of this fact, but felt that she wanted to do this on her own. (DS9: "Sons and Daughters")

This director was only mentioned in dialogue.

Drunken killer

Dukat's family

Dukat's children

The seven children of Dukat, including his son Mekor, lived during the late 24th century. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part I", "Defiant", "Indiscretion")

When Benjamin Sisko first learned that Dukat had children after he pressed him, in 2370, on whether or not he knew if the Bok'Nor was carrying weapons. Dukat assured Sisko "[..] on the lives of my children, I swear to you it was not." (DS9: "The Maquis, Part I")

They were taken away by Dukat's wife when he returned to Cardassia Prime in 2372 with his illegitimate half-Bajoran, and their half-sister, Tora Ziyal. (DS9: "Return to Grace")

Following Cardassia's joining of the Dominion the following year, Dukat broadcast a statement declaring such, adding that his "oldest son's birthday is in five days. To him and to Cardassians everywhere, I make the following pledge. By the time his birthday dawns, there will not be a single Klingon alive in Cardassian territory, or a single Maquis colony left inside our borders." (DS9: "By Inferno's Light")

In 2375 he had an affair with Mika resulting in a child. (DS9: "Covenant")

These children were only mentioned in dialogue.
Mika's child is named Cerin (β), while a son is named Mekor Dukat (β).

Dukat's father

The father of Dukat lived during the early 24th century.

At some point, Dukat's father had once trusted Elim Garak, which according to Dukat was his only flaw. Dukat's father was later put on trial, where he claimed he only regretted that his ambition outweighed his patriotism. Years later, Garak described Dukat's father as "short-sighted". (DS9: "Civil Defense")

Dukat told Tora Ziyal about Garak's involvement in the death of her grandfather, that he had him "tortured and killed". (DS9: "For the Cause")

This individual was only mentioned in dialogue. According to a line cut from DS9: "The Die is Cast", Dukat's father was referred to as "the late Justice Procal"; it is unclear whether Procal was his name or part of his Justice title. Several non-canon novels, including A Stitch in Time and Day of the Vipers, assume that Procal (β) is indeed his first name.

Dukat's mother

The mother of Dukat was a widow who lived during the late 24th century.

She disowned her son in 2372 when it was revealed that he had an illegitimate half-Bajoran daughter, named Tora Ziyal. (DS9: "Return to Grace")

This individual was only mentioned in dialogue.

Dukat's wife

The wife of Dukat lived during the late 24th century, and was married to Dukat sometime prior to 2353, with whom she had seven children, including a son Mekor. (DS9: "Indiscretion", "Defiant")

She was unaware that Dukat had kept the mistress, Tora Naprem, while he served as the head of the Bajoran Occupation on Terok Nor. In 2372, when Dukat discovered his illegitimate daughter, Tora Ziyal, was still alive, he intended to kill her to correct his mistake and protect his family and career. (DS9: "Indiscretion")

Rather than kill Ziyal, Dukat rescued her and returned with her to Cardassia Prime. Following his return, Dukat's wife took their children and left him. (DS9: "Return to Grace")

This individual was only mentioned in dialogue.
According to the novel Day of the Vipers, Dukat's wife was named Athra (β).

Enterprise-D helmsman

Evek's sons

These three men were the sons of Gul Evek.

Evek lost two of his three sons in the Federation-Cardassian War. He stated this fact to Captain Jean-Luc Picard, during a particularly tense moment between the two at Dorvan V in 2370, adding "I don't want to lose the last one." (TNG: "Journey's End")

These individuals were only mentioned in dialogue.

Garak's mother

This woman who was Enabran Tain's lover as well as Elim Garak's mother. Tain later stated multiple times, that he wished he killed her before Garak was born, because having a son was "a weakness" he "can't afford". (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow")

This individual was only mentioned in dialogue.

Ghemor's wife

The wife of Tekeny Ghemor, was also the mother of Iliana Ghemor. She was an inquisitor at Cardassia Prime's Central University. She gave birth to her daughter in the same house where Kira Nerys was taken in 2371. Tekeny Ghemor spoke of her to Kira, saying she "could never do anything the easy way". He seemed surprised that his "daughter" didn't remember her either. She never forgave her husband for letting Iliana go undercover as a Bajoran. Later, in a pre-surgical recording of Iliana, she mentioned that her mother looked unhappy all the time.

Tekeny later gave "Iliana" her mother's bracelet to remember her by. When it was determined that Kira was not Iliana, she tried to give the bracelet back, but he told her to keep it, as she was the closest thing he had to family. (DS9: "Second Skin")

In 2373, her name was among her husband's last words shortly before he died of Yarim Fel Syndrome. (DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water")

This individual was only mentioned in dialogue.
The Pocket DS9 novels The Soul Key and Fearful Symmetry give her name as Kaleen Ghemor (β) (née Dakal). She died in 2368 due to complications of depression.


A henchman

This henchman was on Hima in 3188... (DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 1")

This henchman was played by Jón Viðar Arnþórsson.

Infected crew

In an experiment conducted by the Organians, several crewmembers were infected with a silicon-based virus, sometime prior to 2154.

After time, the infected landing party returned to the ship, where they remained separated from the rest of the crew. Unlike the previously encountered Klingon crew that underwent the same experiment, the younger Organian observer noted that the Cardassians showed concern for each other, however, the elder Organian pointed out that "in the end they killed their infected crew, just as the Klingons did. The only difference is the time it took to reach that decision." (ENT: "Observer Effect")

This character was only mentioned in dialogue.

Internment Camp 371 prisoners

Klingon-Cardassian Alliance officers

Lakat children

These children, including a young Gul Madred, lived together in the streets of Lakat. Undernourished, they slept in doorways huddled together like a pack of wild gettles. One of them, an older boy, stole Madred's two remaining taspar eggs, breaking Madred's arm in the process. Madred relayed this story to Jean-Luc Picard while holding the captain captive in 2369. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part II")

These children were only mentioned in dialogue.

Military personnel

Orphan boy

Orphan boy

This orphan boy was among the Cardassian children abandoned on Bajor after the occupation of Bajor. He and Asha were among a number of Bajoran orphans living at the Tozhat Resettlement Center. (DS9: "Cardassians")

The Cardassian boy, described in the script as "dressed like [a] ragamuffin", was portrayed by unknown actor.

Passersby 1

These Cardassians listened to Chief Miles O'Brien's trial which was broadcast to all of Cardassia in 2370. (DS9: "Tribunal")

Passerby 2

A civilian and two soldiers viewing Dukat

This civilian passersby watched a video of Gul Dukat when he became leader of Cardassia and allied with the Dominion, where he promised to remove and kill all Klingons and Maquis from within Cardassian space and swore all Cardassia lost would be regained. (DS9: "By Inferno's Light")

This passerby was played by an unknown performer.

Passersby 3

These civilians were present when Elim Garak placed an explosive device in a building on Cardassia. Garak was stopped by a Jem'Hadar patrol while these Cardassians passed them. When the device exploded the Cardassians were hit by the blast but were all unharmed. After this event, Damar called all the crowded Cardassians and told them that the rebellion was not over. (DS9: "The Dogs of War")

Beside Lonar, all Cardassians were played by background performers and stunt performers who received no credit for their appearances.
Several costumes were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay including the ones of Elle Alexander, [2] Mark Riccardi, [3] and Henry Kingi, Jr. [4]
Elle Alexander's costume was previously worn by Tricia O'Neil in her role as Korinas in the third season episode "Defiant".


These three attackers raped and murdered Kenneth Dalby's lover by smashing her skull. Their actions prompted Dalby to join the Maquis so he could kill as many Cardassians as possible. (VOY: "Learning Curve")

These Cardassians were only mentioned in dialogue.

Repair station individual

A Cardassian on the repair station

This female Cardassian was among the aliens abducted by the automated repair station. In 2152, Captain Jonathan Archer and Sub-commander T'Pol boarded the station to rescue Ensign Travis Mayweather and found this Cardassian among the other aliens. They were unable to rescue her, because of the long time she already was connected with the station. (ENT: "Dead Stop")

This Cardassian was played by an unknown actress.
In the audio commentary of the episode, writer Mike Sussman mentioned a Cardassian being among the aliens aboard the station. A familiar alien for the viewers but unfamiliar to the crew of Enterprise. This marks the only appearance of a Cardassian in Star Trek: Enterprise.

Kotan’s Wife

The mother of Rugal and wife of Kotan Pa'Dar died in an attack on their house. (DS9: "Cardassians")

This character was only mentioned in dialogue.
According to the novel The Never-Ending Sacrifice, her name is Arys Pa'Dar.

Seska's baby