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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Jake Sisko Ben and Jennifer Sisko have a different marriage / separation timeline in the Mirror universe, and Jake does not have a Mirror counterpart. Appearances list: (listed as 71 appearances) ...
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Is the Mirror Universe the same one across all Star Trek shows?

As far as we can tell, it's the same Mirror Universe Though it's possible there are at least two. The first is the one we initially visit in "Mirror, Mirror", which is clearly the same one ...
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Defiant vessel in TOS prequel

The U.S.S. Defiant referred to in season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery is not the one seen in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It's the Constitution Class U.S.S. Defiant first seen in the original series ...
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Did anyone cross over to the mirror universe to find a loved one?

Isn't that exactly what does in Discovery? He was obsessed with and manipulated events so that they would return to the mirror universe together.
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Why didn't Star Trek TNG explore the mirror universe?

This was addressed in an interview with showrunner Brannon Braga. In short, they recognised that the mirror universe episode in TOS was a fan favourite and didn't want to make something that compared ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Jokingly - The ship computer Star Treks' original series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager all have one actor in common: Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (wife of Star Trek creator Gene ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Guinan Not only has Guinan never (afaik) appeared on a holodeck as a hologram, when we see parallel universes (like in Yesterday's Enterprise), she is the only one aware that the universe has changed,...
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What is the U.S.S. Defiant's backstory on Discovery?

The USS Defiant (NCC-1764) has made two prior appearances on two different Star Trek shows. It first appeared in the original series, in the season 3 episode "The Tholian Web". The central ...
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Did anyone cross over to the mirror universe to find a loved one?

There's at least two instances in Deep Space Nine, at least sort of. In Through The Looking Glass, Sisko-prime was brought to the mirror universe in order to speak to his late wife's counterpart. He ...
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What are the Mirror Universe Borg like?

Main Canon Within the main Trek Series and films, there's zero indication of a Mirror Universe Borg society. It probably exists, but we simply don't get to see it. EU Canon. In the weird and wacky EU ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Gowron Gowron was a recurring character in TNG and DS9, appearing in 12 episodes. I cannot find a single instance where the character Gowron appeared as anyone but himself. Robert O'Reilly did ...
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Why didn't Star Trek TNG explore the mirror universe?

While the statement quoted in Valorum's answer certainly serves as a justification, it sounds like a quite idealized line of reasoning. In particular, the quoted text appears to have originally been ...
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Had this Mirror Universe Terrans' trait ever been referred to before Discovery?

Burnham's comment in the previous episode ("The Wolf Inside"), regarding the lower quality of light in the mirror universe, gives support for different evolutionary adaptations between the two human ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Tribbles. They have been in 12 episodes or movies. And they are always tribbles. As a tribble reproduces through parthenogenesis (dividing itself), every tribble is a branch of the ur-tribble. ...
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Why haven't more people crossed over from the mirror universe?

A combination of several factors: First universal travel is not trivial despite how easy main characters make it seem. Second the knowledge of universal travel is most likely classified. Third while ...
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Who created the Multidimensional Transporter Device?

According to the EU novel DS9: Warpath, the multi-dimensional transport was designed by Smiley O'Brien, presumably using a mixture of info gleaned from reports about James Kirk's travel to the mirror ...
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Who is the most recurring Star Trek character who was always themselves?

Assuming it really was Q in Tapestry and not God posing as Q, then Q, played by John Delancie appeared in 8 episodes of TNG, 1 episode of DS9 and 3 episodes of Voyager. There has never been a ...
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How well-known is the Mirror Universe and its nature to Starfleet and the Federation at large?

In the TNG era it's taught at the academy. (Edit: Taught may be too strong a word - but I'd assume read it at the Academy means the Academy wanted it read for education. Riker said something similar ...
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Why does the Regent want a cloaking device?

This discrepancy isn't explained in-universe within the shows. It falls to the EU novels that followed to answer the question, that cloaks that had previously been seen had become obsolete. It's not ...
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Why is this character called "The Prophet"?

I think you might be thinking the definition of the word "Prophet" requires him to see the future, when: "wise" and "teacher" are also in its meaning. His ability to mind-meld doesn't make him "wise" ...
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Why would mirror Jadzia be joined to Dax?

[...] it seems unlikely that the Alliance would permit any Trill to become joined at all if they are all slaves. On the contrary. A joined Trill would become more valuable as a slave, so the ...
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Was Mirror, Mirror inspired by the original Ellison script for City at the Edge of Forever?

Bixby wrote two stories in the early fifties. One titled "Mirror, Mirror", the other called "One Way Street". While I've never read the former, the latter had an individual hit ...
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Are other aliens aware of the mirror universe?

Yes the Ferengi. After Bashir and Kira crossed over it seems more folks know about it. "The Emperor's New Cloak" Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 7 episode 12. Grand Nagus Zek was in the ...
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Are there any "captain's men" in the Mirror Universe?

When Michael Burnham is captain of the ISS Shenzhou, we see Ash Tyler take on a similar role and the crew treating him similarly. Though I think officially he was there as her bodyguard.
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What's the rationale behind the endurance of the Terran Empire in Star Trek's Mirror Universe?

Somebody already said Roman Empire (which rose, lasted, and eventually fell!). The aesthetics and laws of most of the mirror universe depictions throughout the various ST incarnations are heavily ...
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Was Enterprise the only Star Trek show to have different intro credits during mirror universe episodes?

Of the 4 Star Trek series that include episodes in the mirror universe, Enterprise is the only one to include a unique intro related to the mirror universe. As for more general changes, there are no ...
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Had this Mirror Universe Terrans' trait ever been referred to before Discovery?

No. Light Sensitivity was not even known to be a trait of Terrans until Emperor Georgiou stated it.
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Why does the Discovery-era Mirror Universe Emperor go by that title?

Part One of Three. A sort of an answer. Micah in comments says the Terran Empire is ruled by a "faceless Emperor". If the monarch's identity is kept secret (to avoid assassination attempts?...
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Was Mirror, Mirror inspired by the original Ellison script for City at the Edge of Forever?

No, the Other Way Around Gene Roddenberry’s original pitch for Star Trek, “star Trek is”, dated Msrch 11, 1964, has a list of ideas for episodes. One is “The Mirror.” where the starship runs into ...
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Is there any indication if the ships of the Terran Empire are stronger?

There is no evidence that the Terran ships in the mirror universe are any more powerful than those in the Federation. For instance, in "Shattered Mirror" (DS9 S4E20), Sisko is brought over to the ...
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