See the canon list for more details on why I'm playing both Odo and Kira. I'm not hogging them; don't worry about that. (See Odo for more details on me).
About the Character
: Kira NerysSpecies
: Bajoran MilitiaRank
: Bajoran Liaison Officer to DS9, Second in Command to Benjamin SiskoFamily
: Kira Taban, father (deceased)
Kira Meru, mother (deceased)
Kira Reon, brother (deceased)
Kira Pohl, brother (deceased)Face Claim
: Nana VisitorAppearance
: Kira is 172.7 cm (5'8”) tall with a slender, wiry build. Her hair is auburn, kept short, and her eyes are so dark as to be almost black, fiercely intense, and quite large. She moves with an aggressive, self assured air and is rarely seen out of uniform.Personality
: The stamp of the Occupation is heavy upon Kira. A deeply angry woman, she has been scarred by her many losses to the Cardassians. She communicates directly and forcefully, is highly suspicious of anyone she doesn't know, and quick to take action in a crisis, though not necessarily always the right action. She will also jump to conclusions, and when she believes that she is right, it is very difficult to persuade her otherwise. She will, however, bow to facts as long as they are presented by people she trusts, such as Odo.
Beneath her gruff exterior lies a woman deeply divided over her role as a member of the Bajoran Resistance. She feels a large degree of guilt and pain over things she has done, to the point that she sometimes wonders if she is beyond redemption. If one can get past her formidable defenses, they find an extremely compassionate soul who is increasingly finding that being in a position of power often means making unpalatable choices. Kira is deeply religious and devoted to the spiritual practices of her peopleHistory
: Kira was most likely born in 2343, but exact dates are difficult to obtain out of the Occupation. She grew up in the Singha Refugee Camp, believing that her mother died when she was just 3. She was a troublemaker who liked to annoy the adults, and she joined the Bajoran Resistance when she was only 12 years old. Like many Bajorans, she had no real childhood to speak of, her life shaped by the strong currents of violence that swept through the Cardassians and Bajorans alike.
She was only 13 when she went on her first deadly raid for the Shakaar Resistance Cell, and she distinguished herself among her fellow terrorists. The earring she wears is made from wreckage of the skimmer she helped take down during that raid. She would go on to plant a bomb that killed 12 Cardassians and crippled 23 others. Despite her many violent exploits, she was never considered much of a threat and was categorized as a minor operative.
Kira is not happy about the Federation presence in the Bajoran system, but she understands the necessity of it. Her relationship with Commander Sisko at this time is antagonistic. He will have to prove himself before she is willing to trust him.