10 favorite ladies of trek [4/10]: ezri dax
- it’s hard to follow an act like jadzia dax, but ezri does the best she can. unexpectedly thrust into being a joined trill, ezri becomes alienated from both her family and former life after she becomes “a dax.” instead of giving up and breaking down, ezri seeks out the people who can bring her home to herself: benjamin sisko and the rest of the crew of deep space 9. initially uncertain of herself, ezri becomes empowered as a successful ship’s counselor after helping garak overcome his claustrophobia. she continues on to become a critical fighting member of the federation’s war against the dominion, even surviving brutal capture by a merciless enemy. although trill law would prevent her from reuniting with jadzia’s husband, worf, ezri follows her heart to a rekindled romance with worf through to the inevitable conclusion that is right for her: just friendship. instead, her formerly platonic relationship with julian bashir develops into something more. ezri goes from a broken, confused novice to a self-confident, assured new individual. not just a dax—but ezri dax.