In the mirror universe, Gul Elim Garak was the Cardassian second-in-command of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance outpost Terok Nor at Bajor, serving under Intendant Kira Nerys. Garak chafed under Kira's command, constantly wishing to set violent and brutal examples to quell minor resistance from the Terran slaves who were working in the ore processing facilities on the station. Garak was constantly hatching plots to kill the Intendant and take command of the station himself—plots that were always transparent and unsuccessful. (DS9 episode: "Crossover")
Garak was assigned to Terok Nor in 2367 by his father. Prior to the assignment, Garak had planted false evidence against Dukat's father that led to the elder Dukat's execution. In 2369, Garak reported Annika Hansen's activities to Tain and provided her with occasional help. Garak later tortured Leeta. (ST novel: Dark Passions)
When the Kira Nerys of the primary universe suddenly arrived on the station in 2370, Garak saw the opportunity to have the Intendant killed, and have her replaced by the new Kira. Kira would then resign her post, leaving Garak in charge of the station. However, Garak's plot never came to fruition, because Kira left the station before he could have the Intendant "disappear". (DS9 episode: "Crossover")
The next year, Garak relished the chance to make an "example" of Terran Rebellion leader Benjamin Sisko, but the Intendant was so pleased to have her former lover back at her side that she told Garak to leave him alone. When Rom came to the station offering intelligence on Sisko, Garak had him tortured into revealing the plot to help Jennifer Sisko escape from the station, and then had him killed. (DS9 episode: "Through the Looking Glass")
When the rebels attacked and captured Terok Nor from the Alliance in 2372, Garak was the only officer to escape the destruction unharmed. However, he was quickly captured by Regent Worf, who placed him in a dog collar as humiliation for the defeat. However, Garak managed to deftly deflect blame for the loss of the station onto Intendant Kira, and further convinced the Regent that she was to blame for the defeat at the Battle of Terok Nor. (DS9 episode: "Shattered Mirror")
Worf and Garak finally managed to capture the Intendant in 2375, but she managed to bargain for her life by convincing the Regent to use Zek as a bargaining chip to obtain a cloaking device from our universe -- a technology that the Alliance did not possess. Garak was greatly disappointed that he was not able to execute the Intendant, but he planned to use it to execute Zek, Quark, and Rom instead. However, the Ferengi managed to deflect Garak's attention by pointing out that his plans were amateurish -- the primary universe Elim Garak would have relished the chance to actually interrogate his subjects to learn their secrets. The mirror Garak, however, was more interested in simply killing his prisoners. Garak was distracted long enough for Ezri to sneak up on him and inject him with the same hypospray that he was about to use on Quark. Garak was left for dead -- the contents of the hypospray he had been injected with was concentrated ulcartic virus, a very deadly and painful disease. (DS9 episode: "The Emperor's New Cloak")
- ST novel: Dark Passions, Book One
- ST - Seven Deadly Sins novella: Freedom Angst
- DS9 episode: "Crossover"
- DS9 episode: "Through the Looking Glass"
- DS9 episode: "Shattered Mirror"
- DS9 episode: "The Emperor's New Cloak"
|Terok Nor personnel|
| Cardassian Union|
and Cardassian-allied personnel
|Basso Tromac • Boheeka • Corat Damar • Datar • Skrain Dukat • Dulath • Hadar • Mavek • Narat • Oran • Parek • Sigol Rusot • Gaten Russol • Thrax Sa'kat|
| Bajoran Provisional Government|
and Bajoran-allied personnel
|Jabara • Kellec Ton • Kira Nerys • Odo • Rom|
|Mirror universe Terok Nor personnel|
|Klingon-Cardassian Alliance||Elim Garak • Kira Nerys • Odo • Jennifer Sisko • Telok|
|Terran Rebellion||Julian Bashir • Sam Bowers • Jadzia • Michael Eddington • Keiko Ishikawa • Leeta • Enrique Muñiz • Nog • Miles O'Brien • Jennifer Sisko • Luther Sloan • Lon Suder • Ezri Tigan • Tiron|
|IKS Negh'Var personnel in the mirror universe|
|Duras • Elim Garak • Kira Nerys • Kurn • L'Haan • Martok • Ro Laren • Taran'atar • Worf|