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Do the Prophets have a "form," and if so, what is it? I believe they've only been shown as having taking the form of other individuals or possessing their bodies (Kira, Sisko, etc.). Do they have an appearance all their own?

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In the DS9 episode "The Reckoning", we come closest to seeing the Prophets in their actual form: a blue aura / mist / energy.

In the episode, a Prophet (or Prophets) physically possesses Kira, who then battles Jake Sisko. Jake, on the other hand, is possessed by the Pah-wraiths (who are shown to be a red-coloured aura / mist).

Here is possessed Kira (note the surreal blue eyes):

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This cartoon by Bakenius nicely illustrates what went down:

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The blue energy creature above the broken stonework is what I am referring to.

  • I remember that episode. I wonder why, in universe, the attacks from the Prophets and Pah Wraiths didn't destroy Jake and Kira's bodies. Perhaps the entities are able to provide strength/durability to a host body, just as the symbionts in "Conspiracy" greatly increased the strength and durability of their host bodies (ie Admiral Quinn). – Ham Sandwich Mar 29 '16 at 4:20
  • @T-1000'sSon : That very well could be. – Praxis Mar 29 '16 at 4:40
  • @N_Soong : Thanks! The artist has other DS9 cartoons, too --- they're very good. :-) – Praxis Mar 29 '16 at 13:38

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