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Maquis Rebellion


Background Information
Maquis Rebellion Storyline



Background Information

The Maquis Rebellion was one of Deep Space Nine's several sub-plots. Once or twice each season, a show was dedicated to this part of the overall storyline. The Maquis Rebellion sub-plot had virtually nothing to do with the main storyline (the Dominion war and the restoration of Bajor) but events happening in the separate plots sometimes affected each other.

Just like separate plots in Deep Space Nine affected each other, each Star Trek series affected each other as well. Though the Maquis began in Deep Space Nine, a ship of Maquis rebels played a main role in the Star Trek: Voyager. In Voyager, a Maquis ship was transported 70,000 light years across the galaxy to the Delta Quadrant, as was a Federation Intrepid Class starship. The two contradicting crews had to work together to find a way home.
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Maquis Rebellion Storyline

Gul Dukat and Commander Sisko strike a deal to end the weapons shipments to the DMZ and stop the Maquis.The Maquis Rebellion sub-plot began in season two. A Cardassian-Federation peace treaty was signed, and Federation colonies were established in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), between Cardassian and Federation space. The Federation citizens living there believed that the Cardassians were smuggling weapons into the area. A majority of those people, calling themselves the Maquis, were found in a space battle with other Cardassian ships--both sides were violating the treaty. Proof of the smuggling was obtained from Quark, who had been the middleman providing the weapons to the Cardassians. Sisko struck a deal with Gul Dukat that he would put an end to the Maquis, if Dukat would stop the weapons shipments. Gul Dukat held up his end of the bargain, but Commander Sisko's task was just beginning. Despite the end of the weapons shipments, the Maquis still felt abandoned by the Federation and would continue to fight both the Cardassians and the Federation.

Sisko suspects that his girlfriend may be shipping supplies to the Maquis.In season three, Starfleet issued Lieutenant-Commander Michael Eddington as Deep Space Nine's new Starfleet Chief of Security, alongside Odo. By season four, suspicions about the Maquis were rising on the station. Odo had found evidence that the freighter captain Kasidy Yates (Sisko's girlfriend) may have been shipping supplies to the Maquis. Eddington convinced the DS9 senior officers to take the Defiant and follow her cargo ship into the Badlands, while Eddington stayed on the station to wait for a shipment of replicators to arrive, bound for Cardassia. Sisko and his crew caught Kasidy in the act and arrested her. Meanwhile, Eddington had taken control of Deep Space Nine, stole the replicators, and took off for the Maquis headquarters--he had been working for the Maquis all along.

Sisko and his nemesis, former Starfleet officer Michael Eddington, now the leader of the Maquis.In season five, at the end of a long mission, Sisko encountered Michael Eddington's Maquis ship. Not wanting to miss the opportunity to catch him, Sisko followed Eddington with the Defiant, but when he tried to open fire, the Defiant experienced a complete computer failure--Eddington had somehow sabotaged the ship. Towed back to Deep Space Nine, the Defiant was undergoing massive repairs when Sisko was told by Starfleet Command that Eddington was destroying Cardassian colonies in the Demilitarized Zone. Despite the Defiant's weakened state, Sisko took her into the DMZ to stop Eddington once and for all. He arrived in time to see him destroy a Starfleet vessel and take off to attack another Cardassian colony. Sisko tried to anticipate Eddington's target, but was too late--a Cardassian colony had been completely annihilated by the Maquis' biogenic weapon. Before chasing Eddington again, the Defiant stopped to save Cardassian civilians from a pulverized transport ship. By that time, Sisko was ready to do anything to stop his nemesis; he decided to use the biogenic weapon on a Maquis colony, unless Eddington would surrender. He wouldn't, and so Sisko destroyed the nearest Maquis base, and threatened to destroy all the others unless Eddington would surrender; he finally did.

Sisko needs Eddington to help him stop the missles deployed for Cardassia.In late season five, after Cardassia joined the Dominion, the Maquis had been almost completely wiped out by Dominion attacks. Captain Sisko received a message that the Maquis were initiating a huge retaliatory strike using long range missiles; an act that could cause a war to break out between the Federation and the Dominion. Looking for answers, Sisko went to the imprisoned Michael Eddington, explaining the situation and asking him to stop the retaliation. Michael agreed he would, but only in return for his freedom. They went into the Badlands where Eddington said there was a weapons base; the only place to stop the missiles. Once there, Eddington admitted that the attack was a phony, and the false message was really a signal to let him know that there were still Maquis rebels trapped at the site. Seeing as how the Maquis were already finished with, Sisko agreed to help Eddington battle the Jem'Hadar troops guarding the site and free the Maquis Rebels trapped there. Killed by a phaser blast from a Jem'Hadar, everyone put Michael Eddington escaped alive.

Destroyed by the Dominion, the Maquis Rebellion had become a lost cause.







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Maquis Rebellion