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?


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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