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Jadzia Dax works with the Romulans in finding ways to stop the Dominion from winning the war.


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Julian BashirJadzia DaxKirayoshi O'BrienMiles O'BrienOdoWilliam RossBenjamin SiskoT'RulWorfGreta Vanderweg
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AnjaredNeema CylCorat DamarAudrid DaxCurzon DaxJoran DaxLela DaxTobin DaxSarina DouglasFargoElim GarakGirani SemnaGrilkaShavnah HakimJackKira NerysMartokKeiko O'BrienMolly O'BrienPatrickQuarkKhan Noonien SinghSirellaTihana ElkhurSetheleyis th'RasdethMerken VreenakWeyoun


Deep Space 9Habitat ringInterrogation roomPromenadeQuark'sWardroom
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CardassiaEarthGolanaRio de JaneiroRomulusTrillVulcan

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Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Romulan warbird
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Jem'Hadar battle cruiserMoon Zephyr

States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaCochrane Institute of Alpha CentauriDaystrom InstituteFederation AllianceProject Blue SkyRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran Health MinistryFoundersKlingon EmpireManhattan ProjectRomulan State SecurityStarfleet AcademyStarfleet IntelligenceTal Shiar

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anemoneariabat'lethbiogenic weaponBlack holecasualty listcloaking devicedartboarddartsdatachipDominion WarDNAEarth-Romulan WarenzymeThe Final Reflectiongenetic engineeringgenocideGerkhandprint sensorhasperathoneymoonJem'Hadar pistolKahless and LukarakanarKetracel-whiteKlingoneselatinumLIngta'Mabgonian plaguemek'leth • "Mr. Froggy" • ovarian resequencingpoisonpulsarPsychotherapyquantum singularityquantum torpedoQuickeningraktajinoretinal scannerself-replicating mineshav-rotstasis chamberSto-vo-korsymbiont poolsyntheholthink tanktongotranyatricorder



  • Heather Jarman's main inspiration for this story was her undecided opinion of the United States of America's War on Terrorism. She commented "Ultimately, I concluded that peace isn't the absence of war, that there are times and places when war is justified and moral. But I did wonder about whether or not there's a "moral" way to conduct a war or whether the ends did justify the means when it came to confronting an enemy. If the enemy was ruthless, were you justified in being equally ruthless? At what point do you become your enemy and lose the moral high ground?" (Voyages of Imagination)
  • Andrew J. Robinson listed "The Devil You Know" as being one of his favorites from the Prophecy and Change anthology. This praise made Jarman come to think of it much more favorably, as she felt it was a difficult project. (Voyages of Imagination)
  • In her review of the anthology, Jacqueline Bundy commented "Just like many of DS9's best episodes, "The Devil You Know" is a thought-provoking tale. Grief, anger and frustration are powerful emotions and this dark tale reminds us that when in the grip of such strong unrelenting feelings, it is very easy for an individual's moral or ethical boundaries to shift". [1]

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