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Gul Dukat: Good or Evil?


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Report this Sep. 03 2012, 6:11 pm


couldnt see why the Bajorans wouldnt just shut up and accept their place as a lowly servant race.


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Report this Sep. 03 2012, 6:50 pm

I think the character was too complex to be defined as 'good' or 'evil'. Dukat, in his own warped mind thought of himself as a moral and upright person. I like to think that he felt guilty for the things he did in the past and that feeling disgusted his Cardassian sensibilities so much that he forced himself to justify his actions. I think he was struggling to maintain his sanity well before Ziyal's death. That incident just pushed him over the edge.


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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 12:43 am

Insane or not, he was pure evil from the start. And worse, he thought of himself as good, making him the worst kind of evil. Occupation and enslavement of Bajor, evil. Murdering thousands, evil. Summoning evil spirits into the world, very, very evil. He is just bad, nuff said.

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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 11:43 am

gul dukat was a sick little monkey.


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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 12:06 pm

An evil genius.


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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 12:08 pm

LOL He was FERTILE. Dude was shooting no blanks! (7 kids with his Cardassian wife, 2 with his known Bajoran lovers, maybe more!)

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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 12:46 pm

Dukat was realy a fraud although for the intention to kill Zyal when he was searching for her.


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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 2:47 pm

Like most evil people, he thought he had good reasons for his actions. He first made Odo a security officer because he couldnt get Cardassians involved for political reasons (Necessary Evil). I submit that ALL his actions be veiwed thru that lens; it was a necessary evil at the time.

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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 4:38 pm

I Think He's Pretty Much Like New BSG's Baltar: Trapped Between Instigator And Victim.


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Report this Sep. 04 2012, 6:12 pm

I agree with mitch95


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Report this Sep. 26 2012, 7:18 pm

Dukat was evil all the way to the bone. All acts of kindness was just a show.


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Report this Sep. 26 2012, 7:36 pm

I think Dukat was good at being evil

Honestly, I think that he was thinking he was doing things for Cardasia and that was good, but if he had to do evil things for his planet then so be it.  Towards the end though, I think he had slipped into the evil totally.


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Report this Sep. 27 2012, 1:24 am

One of the best things about DS9 was that it collapsed the artificial, binary logic of good and evil. In terms of the situation between the cardassians and the bajorans, the perpetrators were not universally villified and the victims were not sanctified, both were portrayed in a fully rounded, ambiguous way and Dukat is no different.

Gul Dukat: douchebag? yes.....evil? no

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Report this Sep. 29 2012, 9:32 am

Although I have wondered if there at the end when Dukat became involved with the Pah-wraiths if he didn't begin to believe that he was above traditional 'good' and 'evil'?  If it didn't become something between the two or perhaps a blending of good and evil


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Report this Oct. 01 2012, 1:22 pm

I think Dukat was evil and got what he deserved.

But, I like the Cardassian people, especially after they became a democracy.  I would like (say, in a DS9 movie) to see them rebuild their society and their planet, in a positive way.

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