|Occupation:||commander of space station; Emissary of the Prophets|
|Location:||with the Prophets|
|Status:||time is not linear|
|Relationships:||father of Jake; married to Jennifer (deceased) & later Kasidy Yates; friend of Dax|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: DS9|
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Benjamin Sisko is the commander of Deep Space Nine in Star Trek: DS9.
Some Brief Canon Facts
- moonlights from Starfleet as a Bajoran religious icon
- exploits the
Prophetswormhole aliens to gain unfair advantage in the Dominion War
- his mother isn't who he thinks she is
- has a son named Jake
- lost his first wife to the Borg
- his close friendship with the previous host of the Dax slug makes him call Jadzia, "Old Man"
- a baseball fanatic, he always keeps a baseball on his desk
- a mean cook
- might be dreaming the entire series...
Unusually for the Captain character, Sisko is not particularly popular in fanfiction. Where he appears at all, he often plays a supporting role in ensemble adventures, or acts as a mentor to his son Jake or to those under his command. Some gen fanfiction explores the revelations about his background from season 7 or the life of his alternate, Benny Russell, from 'Far Beyond the Stars'.
In pairing-centric stories, he's sometimes paired with Kasidy, his second wife in canon, or his friend, Jadzia. Slash stories are relatively rare, with no particular pairing dominating.
- The Life That Is Waiting by Lunabee34—post-finale Kasidy story, revolving around Sisko's absence
- The Price of Prophecy by Heretical Vision—story addressing the controversial revelation in season 7 about Sisko's birth
- Strongest Star by Sophiegrace—sequel to 'Far Beyond the Stars'
- What You Know by Beatrice Otter—Sisko/Kasidy ficlet that explores her reaction to Ben's heritage
- Scopaesthesia by Prevailing - Elim Garak/Sisko slash, based on a tie-in novel
- O Captain, My Captain: On the Importance of Ben Sisko
- Deep Space Nine Is TV’s Most Revolutionary Depiction of Black Fatherhood by Angelica Jade Bastién
Additional Art Gallery
Archives and Links
- Benjamin Sisko tag at Archive of Our Own
- Benjamin Sisko at FanFiction.net
- Benjamin Sisko at Trekiverse