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Odo refers to the "Magistrate" a handful of a dozen times. But he's never shown, that I remember. So, who is he? Is he someone that is on the station, a character we know?

  • We do see someone in the role of Arbitrator in the episode Cardassians, but - surprise surprise - it's Sisko (performing the role as a one-off). – Paul D. Waite Sep 27 '13 at 9:10
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In Star Trek, several worlds have a position called "magistrate" that is similar to a judge here on Earth, and most of the time is the same as the word's meaning in reality.

While I don't believe we've ever seen specifically who Odo is referring to, Deep Space Nine is technically owned by Bajor, and Starfleet is just administering it while they recover from the Occupation. So any magistrate that Odo is talking about is most like a Bajoran official. And we do know of at least one magistrate by name, Faren Kag. However, he was only magistrate of one village on Bajor - Odo would not have been talking about him for things happening on the station.

Most likely, Odo's usage of the word when talking to Jake and Nog is similar to mentioning a judge or jury to a youth here on Earth, hoping to guilt or worry them into admitting something.

  • Yes, I understand the position. What I'm asking is WHO is it? It's obviously not Odo. Is there any mention of who it is, or if they are shipped to Bajor to see the Magistrate? – PiousVenom Sep 23 '13 at 3:45
  • @MyCodeSucks Like I said in the answer, I don't believe we've ever seen specifically who Odo is referring to, and Odo would not have been talking about him [Faren Kag] for things happening on the station... There may be someone named in the novels, but I haven't read them. – Izkata Sep 23 '13 at 23:42

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