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Benjamin Sisko's mother was possessed to ensure he would be born and become the emissary but in the Mirror Universe the wormhole had not been discovered, the prophets had not been met and Sisko was not the emissary. How could there be a mirror Sisko given these facts?

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    You might as well ask (and people have) how any of the familiar characters could exist, given the radical differences in the two universes. The answer is: because they already cast the actors. From an in-universe(s) perspective, I don't believe there's even been a canonical answer. – Cadence Aug 23 '18 at 8:11
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Trying to address this from an in-universe perspective, you are missing 1 crucial fact - when Sarah Sisko was possessed by the "prophets," the wormhole had yet to be discovered in the main universe. The prophet that possessed her left the wormhole to ensure Benjamin Sisko would be born so he could eventually become the emissary (and one of the actions of the emissary was to discover the wormhole).

So there is absolutely no reason to believe that the same thing didn't happen in the mirror universe. The only difference is the mirror universe Ben Sisko never fulfilled his destiny and discovered the wormhole.

  • "So there is absolutely no reason to believe that the same thing didn't happen in the mirror universe. The only difference is the mirror universe Ben Sisko never fulfilled his destiny and discovered the wormhole." --- Well there is a reason right there. If the reason the prophets did it is because they transcend time and they are aware of what will happen in the future, then they wouldn't possess Sarah Sisko to ensure Benjamin's birth because the emissary would never fulfil the destiny anyhow... – ThePopMachine Aug 23 '18 at 15:07
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    @ThePopMachine That is assuming the mirror Prophets have the same agenda as the prime ones do, which is unlikely given the general nature of the mirror universe. They might have caused mirror Sisko to be conceived for completely alien and unknowable reasons. – Xantec Aug 23 '18 at 15:51
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    the whole concept of the mirror universe is illogical when you really think about it. – Derek Aug 23 '18 at 18:23
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    @StephenCollings - a mirror prophet is of course a loss. – Jules Aug 23 '18 at 18:47
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    In the mirror universe the Pah Wraiths are the prophets. – Z. Cochrane Aug 23 '18 at 19:37

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