Initially, he is

a minor antagonist to Odo and Sisko to demonstrate Starfleet questioning of Odo's loyalty

But of course, I'm referring to his

eventual defection to the Maquis and acting as a major antagonist to Sisko (at least for several episodes)

  • Memory Alpha has some well sourced information in the Background Information section for whoever cares to answer. "When he was first cast as Eddington, neither Marshall nor the writer-producers were certain about how the character would develop." Mar 8, 2018 at 16:46
  • He's one of my favorite secondary characters in DS9 as he was a really well developed character.
    – Hans Olo
    Mar 8, 2018 at 17:45

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According to Ronald D. Moore in a 1997 AOL chat:

'I am curious if you decided from the start to make Eddington a "bad" guy, or if was just a good story. The same goes for Kasidy'

"Neither character was developed initially with their Maquis affiliation in mind. The Kasidy connection came first and was pitched to us by a free-lance writer. During the development of that storyline, we came up with the Eddington angle."


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