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Full Name: Lela Dax
Species: Trill
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): Nareeya
Children: Milayn
Assignment: Councilor

Lela Dax was a joined Trill in the 21st century. Lela was the first host of the Dax symbiont. (DS9 episodes: "Facets", "Rejoined")

Lela Dax was a member of the Trill ruling council, only the fourth woman ever to be part of that governmental body. She campaigned for her position pledging to be an advocate for "the disenfranchised unjoined," which earned her the disdain of some older, more conservative councilors, such as Darzen Odan.

Lela Dax was the first councilor made aware of the arrival of a L'Dira vessel in Trill orbit, which refused to honor Trill's wishes to avoid outside contact. Dax, disregarding the council's resolutions on how to deal with the aliens, attempted to communicate with the L'Dira. For this, she was charged with treason, but acquitted by the council as they realized hers was the correct course of action. (DS9 short story: "First Steps")

Lela once spent a year teaching on Andevian II. During her time there, a virus struck the planet which infected hundreds of thousands, including her daughter Marayn who died from the illness. A new regime took over the planet and blamed her for the outbreak. They ordered Lela to leave the planet and she and her family returned to Trill with her daughter's family. (DS9 novel: Wrath of the Prophets)

When Lela's son Ahjess was young, she would put him to bed only for him to climb into bed with her. Lela did not sleep for several weeks while he did that. (DS9 episode: "To the Death")

Lela died peacefully, saying goodbye to her children who had gathered at her bedside. (DS9 short story: "The Devil You Know")

After Lela's death, Dax briefly returned to the pools in the Caves of Mak'ala. (DS9 novel: Cathedral)

Lela's consciousness was embodied by Kira Nerys during Jadzia's zhian'tara. Jadzia discovered that she got her habit of holding her hands behind her back from Lela. (DS9 episode: "Facets")

In 2376, Ezri Dax drew on Lela's memories as a Councilor when she commanded DS9 during the Gateways Crisis. (DS9 novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)


Preceded by:
First host
Dax's Hosts
Succeeded by:

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Lela Dax was the Dax symbiont's first host and, at one point in her life, a famous legislator in the Trill government, during the 21st century. (DS9: "Playing God", "Facets")

She became a member of the Trill ruling council: only the fourth woman in Trill history up to that point to do so. (DS9: "Playing God", "Facets"; DS9 The Lives of Dax short story "First Steps")

One of Lela's common gestures was to hold her hands behind her back; something Jadzia Dax made a habit of after being joined to the Dax symbiont. (DS9: "Facets")

Lela also had a son named Ahjess, as well at least one other child. They were at her bedside when she died. (DS9: "To the Death"; DS9 Prophecy and Change short story "The Devil You Know")

Kira Nerys took on Lela's personality during Jadzia's zhian'tara in 2371. (DS9: "Facets")

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

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