Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #35 Jadzia/Ezri Dax
Jadzia Dax was a Trill symbiont, containing a slug-like creature in her abdomen that was passed on from host to host, spanning over 300 hundred years of lifetimes. She was also the science officer for Deep Space Nine.
Jadzia’s previous host, a male named Curzon, had been close friends with Captain Sisko earlier on in his life. As a result Dax was his closest confidant and would often refer to her as “old man.” When Mr. Worf joined the crew of DS9, an immediate mutual attraction was there that led to marriage.
Jadzia was killed by Gul Dukat during his quest to take down the Prophets, but luckily the Dax symbiont survived.
Ezri Dax was the follow-up host to Jadzia. Much more timid and younger that her predecessor, Ezri filled the role of Counselor on Deep Space Nine.
While Ezri still housed the feelings Jadzia had for Worf in the symbiont, Ezri did not feel the same way about him, and an eventual friendship and respect was attained. As fate would have it, Ezri was attracted to Dr. Bashir, who in turn originally had unrequited feelings for Jadzia during the early years on DS9. Their feelings would be revealed to each other and they would theoretically live happily ever after.