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ST: Deep Space 9


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Eureka! by Henrietta Wotton

Henrietta really gets under Odo's 'skin' here. The Bajoran and Cardassian original characters are also convincingly drawn

[Added 16/04/2003; Character Piece; 2500-6000; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Odo, Mora, OCs]

Incarnations by Mosca

'Time passes differently in the Great Link than it does in the humanoid realm, so I could not say how long I'd spent there. I only knew that it was time I left.' Strays a little off the beaten track, but Mosca's firm grasp of characterisation sweeps the reader along

[Added 08/07/2004; Character Piece; 1000-2500; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Odo, Kira Nerys]

The Long Haul by Yahtzee

"It's not as though the Starfleet people will be here very long. They'll blow in, full of themselves and proud of their wealth, pretending to be the saviors of the Bajoran people." This quiet character piece, set immediately before the series starts, just matures with each rereading

[Added 15/12/2004; Character Piece; 1000-2500; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Odo, Kira Nerys, Quark]

Our Bodies, Our Selves by Ryfkah

'Still, she understood the weight of a corpse. A corpse weighed about the same when you killed it as it was going to weigh for as long as you had to carry it. New life, on the other hand, was an unknown quantity which – it turned out – continued to accumulate unexpected bulk on both the physical and the metaphorical level.' Insightful double character study that draws parallels between Kira's alien pregnancy & Odo's solidity

[Added 15/10/2015; Character Piece; 2500-6000; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Kira Nerys, Odo]

Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth by Cardie-ologist

This realistic look at Resistance and Counter-Resistance measures on Bajor during the Occupation features subtle characterisations and a plausible plot

[Added 16/04/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Odo, Dukat, Quark, OCs]

The War Report by Mosca

'I have grown to hate Fridays.' A quiet, subtle vignette that counts the cost of war through Odo's eyes. Repays rereading

[Added 31/12/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Odo, Jake Sisko]