The Full Wiki

Jadzia Dax: Misc



Up to date as of February 02, 2010

Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek content.

For the mirror universe counterpart, see Jadzia Dax (mirror).
Full Name: Jadzia Dax
Species: Trill
Gender: Female
Born: 2341
Died: 2374
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Parents: Mother: Kela Idaris
Sibling(s): Ziranne Idaris
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): Worf, son of Mogh
Previous Assignment: Starfleet Academy
Final Assignment: Chief Science Officer, Deep Space 9
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Insignia: Starfleet insignia.
Image:2370s sci ltcmdr.png

Jadzia Dax, born Jadzia Idaris in the year 2341 on the planet Trill, was a joined female Trill in the 24th century. She had one younger sister, Ziranne. Her mother's name was Kela Idaris. (DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited..."; short story: "Reflections"; novel: "Trill: Unjoined")



Early life

Jadzia knew from a very young age that she wanted to be joined, and worked all of her life towards that goal. To prove her value, she earned distinctions in exobiology, zoology, astrophysics, and exoarchaeology. (DS9 episode: "Dax"; ST video game: Starship Creator)

Around this time , Jadzia briefly became engaged to marry a man called Gwyn, her first lover. (DS9 comic: Hearts of Old)

She was eventually joined with the Dax symbiont in early 2367, after the death of the previous host, Curzon. (DS9 episode: "Emissary")

Later that year, she participated in an archeological dig on the planet Pandora, where she encountered a powerful object called the Codex. (DS9 short story: "Chiaroscuro")

Dax graduated Starfleet Academy in 2368 in the 98th percentile. (ST video game: Starship Creator)

Deep Space 9


In 2369, Lieutenant Jadzia Dax was transferred to Starbase Deep Space 9, as science officer. (DS9 episode and novelization: "Emissary")

Several months after being posted to DS9, the Klaestrons attempted to extradite Jadzia for a murder attributed to Curzon, as they believed that joined Trills were answerable to another host's crimes. (DS9 episode: "Dax")


In early 2370, Jadzia was disguised as a Bajoran Vedek to infiltrate a meeting of the Chamber of Ministers of the Republic of Bajor with Kira Nerys to tell them the Cardassians were supplying the Alliance for Global Unity with weapons. (DS9 episode: "The Siege")


In the summer of 2371, Jadzia helped her friend and fellow Trill Moll Enor when Moll was on trial for endangering her symbiont. (TNG novel: The Best and the Brightest)


In 2372, Jadzia returned to Trill when her sister Ziranne mysteriously turned up in a hospital joined to the Roa symbiont. This led Jadzia to a symbiont black market being run by Verad Kalon, an unjoined Trill who had stolen the Dax symbiont from Jadzia briefly in 2370. With the assistance of the Trill Symbiosis Commission, Jadzia found Verad and ended his operation. (DS9 short story: "Reflections")

At the end of 2372, Jadzia Dax was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. (DS9 episode novelization: "The Way of the Warrior")


At the beginning of the Dominion War, Jadzia commanded the USS Defiant in a dangerous mission to destroy a Dominion sensor array in the Argolis Cluster. (DS9 episode: "Behind the Lines"; novelization: Sacrifice of Angels)

In 2374, she was married to Worf, son of Mogh, and inducted into the House of Martok. (DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited...")

Later that year, Dax was attached to Project Blue Sky, a scientifically orientated war research project conducted in conjunction with the Romulans. Jadzia and Romulan Subcommander T'Rul attempted to create an enzyme that was supposed to alter the genetic profile of the Jem'Hadar, without success. (DS9 short story: "The Devil You Know")

Jadzia was murdered in late 2374 by Skrain Dukat. The Dax symbiont survived and was eventually rejoined with Ezri Tigan. Jadzia Idaris' body was returned to Trill and buried there. (DS9 episode: "Tears of the Prophets"; novel: Trill: Unjoined)

Hobbies and interests

Jadzia was a skilled Tongo player and won considerable amounts of money playing the game at Quark's. Unfortunately she was a less skilled wrestler and lost most of that money wrestling with Benjamin Sisko on weekends. (DS9 novel: Avatar)


Preceded by:
Dax's Hosts
Succeeded by:
Commanding Officers of the Starships Defiant
USS Defiant (NCC-1764) Serling • Blair • ArcherSatoMayweather Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
USS Defiant (NX-74205) (I) SiskoDaxWorf
USS Defiant (NX-74205) (II) RossSiskoJastDaxVaughnKira

External links

This article uses material from the "Jadzia Dax" article on the Memory-beta wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See for the canon Star Trek wiki.

For the mirror universe counterpart, see Jadzia Dax (mirror).

Jadzia Dax was a joined Trill Starfleet officer serving as science officer aboard Deep Space 9 from 2369 until her death in 2374. She was the Dax symbiont's eighth host.

Jadzia Idaris was born in 2341 to her mother and father, Kela, on the Trill homeworld. She also had a sister, but she remained the ambitious one in her family. Her father died when she was young, but her mother and sister were still alive as of 2372.

Several non-canon sources have established Jadzia's pre-joined surname as Idaris, and, for purposes of this article, we will use this as her pre-joined surname.
In Star Trek: Arcadia continuity, Jadzia's pre-joining surname was Kuran (kʉr'an). This name came from a "spec script" submitted to (and rejected by) DS9's producers.


Starfleet history

After attending Starfleet Academy for five years, Jadzia graduated in 2363 with four science degrees. Her field docent, Curzon Dax, acting on behalf of the Trill Symbiosis Commission, rejected her initial application for joining after her graduation. (DS9: "Playing God") Her second application was successful a year later and she completed the program, being the only candidate in Trill history to do this.

In 2367, Jadzia Idaris became Jadzia Dax after Curzon Dax became extremely ill and the Dax symbiont was transfered to her. (DS9: "Facets") The joining changed her from introverted to extroverted.

Jadzia Dax accepted an assignment at the rank of lieutenant aboard Deep Space 9 in 2369. She, along with her commanding officer and former host's friend Benjamin Sisko, discovered the Bajoran wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant. (DS9: "Emissary")

Curzon Dax, as a person respected by the Klingons, had made a pact with three Klingon friends which she felt compelled to keep his word. During this time, she and the Klingons gained vengeance against the Albino, who'd slaughtered the Klingons' sons. The Albino, along with two out of three Klingons, were killed. (DS9: "Blood Oath") She also helped Kor and Worf recover the Sword of Kahless in 2372, and later joined Worf on Martok's starship to build pride amongst the crew after constant beatings by the Jem'Hadar. (DS9: "Sword of Kahless", "Blaze of Glory") She became a member of the House of Martok when she and Worf wed. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

Jadzia nearly lost the Dax symbiont twice: once in 2370 and once in 2371. An unjoined Trill attempted to steal the symbiont for his own, and, a year later, a previous (and repressed) host, Joran Belar, resurfaced, nearly causing Jadzia to reject the Dax host. During the second event, she discovered the Trill Symbiosis Commission's lie: nearly 50%, and not 0.01%, of the Trill population could be joined. The Commission restored Joran Dax's memories, saving Jadzia. (DS9: "Equilibrium")

Between 2371 and 2372, she gained her lieutenant commander pips. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")

She and Sisko captured the rebel Starfleet-turned-Maquis-leader Michael Eddington. (DS9: "Blaze of Glory")

During the Dominion War, Jadzia Dax played an important role. She was frequently in command of the USS Defiant and completed important missions like mining the Bajoran wormhole to prevent the Dominion gaining reinforcements and destroying a Dominion sensor array used to monitor Starfleet movements. She was also aboard the Defiant during Operation Return to retake Deep Space 9 from the Dominion. (DS9: "Call to Arms", "A Time to Stand", "Favor the Bold")

Jadzia Dax remained on Deep Space 9 during the First Battle of Chin'toka as the station's de facto commander. A Pah-wraith-possessed Gul Dukat boarded the station in an attempt to destroy an Orb, and Jadzia was severely injured in defending the Orb. She later died from her injuries, and the Dax symbiont was placed in stasis for transfer to another Trill. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets", "Shadows and Symbols")

Personal interests

Jadzia had a wide range of interests, some of which were influenced by previous hosts. Some of these interests included playing and listening to music, playing Ferengi tongo, appreciation of Klingon culture, enjoying raucous parties, and involvement in physical exercises and Klingon calisthenics, amongst other things. (DS9: "Equilibrium", "Facets", "Playing God", "Rules of Acquisition", "You Are Cordially Invited", "The Circle")

Personal relationships

Benjamin Sisko

Sisko and Jadzia Dax in 2374

Curzon Dax had been Benjamin Sisko's mentor and close friend for nearly twenty years, and the new host was no barrier to this friendship, even with Sisko continuing to call Dax "old man". Sisko remained one of her closest friends throughout their six years together. (DS9: "Emissary", "A Man Alone", "Facets") When Jadzia was considering calling off her wedding to Worf, Sisko convinced her to go ahead with it. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

Her death affected him greatly, and proved to be the "last straw", causing him to take a leave of absence. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")

Kira Nerys

"Nice hat."

Jadzia Dax and Kira Nerys grew to become friends over the years, going from a cool professional relationship to a close friendship. Kira and Dax confided with one another about different things, including relationships and station gossip. (DS9: "Duet", "Crossfire", "A Simple Investigation") Jadzia also convinced Kira of the holosuite's fun merit, taking her to the Hoobishan Baths on Trill and Camelot on ancient Earth. (DS9: "Second Skin", "The Way of the Warrior")

Julian Bashir

Dax and Bashir, still friends in an alternate future

Julian Bashir was romantically interested in Jadzia Dax, but she didn't hold the same interest. The interest evolved into a friendship they felt should not be threatened by Bashir's earlier love interest. (DS9: "Emissary", "A Man Alone", "Starship Down") Bashir became somewhat jealous of Jadzia's marraige to Worf, but he felt as long as she was happy, that was all that mattered. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited") Ironically, Bashir was romantically involved with the symbiont's ninth host, Ezri. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")


A game of tongo with Quark in Dax's quarters

Unlike most other station senior officers, Jadzia Dax became friends with Quark. Games of tongo, her interest in Ferengi society and his appreciation of Jadzia's advice led the two to a strong friendship. (DS9: "Rules of Acquisition") Quark, like Bashir, was somewhat jealous of Jadzia's marriage to Worf as he was attracted to her. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited") Strongly affected by her death, Quark participated in a dangerous mission to ensure Jadzia's entrance into Sto-Vo-Kor, a Klingon heaven. (DS9: "Shadows and Symbols")


Jadzia and Quark would jointly annoy Odo by moving his possessions in his quarters mere centimeters, with Jadzia taking pleasure in Odo's irritation. Odo would make her move the items back to precisely where they were previously; something she would do extremely slow to irritate Odo more. (DS9: "Homefront")


Dax gets married Klingon style

Worf and Jadzia grew a friendship and eventual relationship together in their love for Klingon history and society. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior", "Bar Association", "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "Let He Who Is Without Sin...") After being friends and dating for two years, Jadzia and Worf were married in 2374. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited") Their marriage was a strong one, with Worf disobeying orders to rendezvousing with a Cardassian defector to save his severely injured wife. (DS9: "Change of Heart")

By late 2374, they attempted to have children, despite biological difficulties in Trill-Klingon relationships. Dr. Bashir helped overcome these difficulties, but before they could have children, Dax was killed by Dukat. Worf was devastated by his wife's death, even leading a mission in her honor to help her entrance into Sto-Vo-Kor. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets", "Shadows and Symbols")

The hosts of Dax
Lela | Tobin | Emony | Audrid | Torias | Joran | Curzon | Jadzia | Ezri | Yedrin | Verad

External links

This article uses material from the "Jadzia Dax" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address