Lieutenant Commander Michael Eddington is a complex character. Arriving at DS9 in 2371 to be Chief of Starfleet Security, he was a trusted ally until 2372, when he betrayed the crew of Deep Space Nine, engineering the theft of replicators on behalf of the Maquis. Eddington was pursued by Sisko, but evaded him at every turn. He rose in the ranks of the Maquis to become an effective leader, and fell in love with Rebecca Sullivan and married her.’
Finally, in 2373, Sisko came up with a ploy that would result in the capture of the rogue Starfleet officer. Later that same year, Sisko would need Eddington’s help to stop a Maquis plan to launch missiles against the Cardassians. However, it turned out to be a ruse, one that would result in the rescue of Rebecca and what remained of the Maquis, from the Jem’Hadar. Eddington died valiantly holding off Jem’Hadar soldiers in a final firefight so that Sisko, Rebecca, and the others could escape.
Although he died in 2373, Eddington may appear as a PC either before he left Starfleet, or as a Maquis member in a Maquis campaign. His Major NPC version would also make a great antagonist. There may be ways of bringing him back after his death: return via an alternate timeline (such as in Yesterday’s Enterprise), his Mirror Universe counterpart, a Dominion clone experiment, or simply that his death was not all it seemed (he was saved from death and ended up as a prisoner of the Dominion).
I present both a PC version and a Major NPC version below.
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