In the mid-20th century, Seoul became the capital of South Korea. During the Korean War that soon followed, the city changed hands several times between North and South Korean forces. In 2376, Elias Vaughn had a second orb experience with a Bajoran Orb. In this experience, Vaughn became Eli Underwood, a veteran of the Korean War. Underwood was present when the allied forces retook Seoul. (DS9 novel: Unity)
- Linda Park, who played Hoshi Sato, was born in Seoul.