|Written By:Bradley Thompson & David WeddleDirected By:Jesús Salvador Treviño|
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Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax, played by Terry Farrell, was a joined Trill. Before I continue my homage to Dax, I need to explain the significance of being joined. To be joined means that the humanoid Trill is a host to a wise old symbiont. The symbionts are special and must be protected at all times, to the detriment of the host. Trills that are joined must undergo rigorous training because they absorb the memories of all of the symbiont’s previous hosts. Trills that are eligible for joining look upon the event as an honor, and view the protection of the symbiont as their highest priority. Jadzia was host to the Dax symbiont, a 300-year old creature. She was Dax’s eighth host. Her predecessor was a male Trill named Curzon. Curzon had strong ties to the Klingon Empire.
Now, with that context, I can continue my analysis. Jadzia arrived on Deep Space Nine, and she was an enigmatic, beautiful woman who had a previous relationship with Captain Benjamin Sisko. The prior relationship was actually with Curzon Dax, who was Sisko’s mentor. Sisko always referred to Curzon as “old man,” and when Jadzia joined the crew and Sisko realized that she carried the Dax symbiont, and thus had Curzon’s memories, he started calling her “old man.” Because of her experience, she was typically the voice of reason for Sisko and his crew. She was his confidant and he was hers; they regularly sought advice from one another. Their bond was strong.
Jadzia was strong enough to handle seven lifetimes’ worth of memories, which is no easy feat. Because of her experiences, she was able to have an appreciation for various activities. She played tongo better than most Ferengi, loved to fight, fuck and party. Jadzia was comfortable with herself and confident, had a zest for life and no shortage of suitors, including the young and inexperienced Dr. Julian Bashir. Bashir was waaaay out of his league in his pursuit of Dax. He was no match for her; she was far too much woman for him. But when Lieutenant Commander Worf reported for duty on DS9, Dax took a liking to him. She had an appreciation for Klingons & their culture, due to Curzon’s affiliation. She pursued Worf in a relatively light-hearted way, pointing out that he couldn’t see what was before him. Worf, lovesick over an unattainable female, Grilka, didn’t realize that Jadzia liked him until she challenged him in a Klingon courtship ritual. Klingons are a tempestuous lot, and she and Worf became lovers, or par’mach-kai, after she initiated the ritual. They were known for having rough sex, replete with broken bones, scratches, pulled muscles and dislocated joints.
Fanfiction centering on the character can be found at Archive of Our Own, Bajorarama, fanfiction.net and Trekiverse archives. The The Worf Dax Fanfic Archive accepted fiction for Jadzia and the Jadzia/Worf pairing; it went down with Geocities in 2009.
This is one of the relationships I want that can only come true in fan fiction.
As a member of the JJLL I believe that Julian Bashir and Jadzia Dax should be a couple.
Jadzia Dax is a joined trill. She consists of the beautiful, intelligent woman Jadzia and the long-lived symbiont Dax. She is a woman who enjoys life, love, laughter, and friendship.
Julian Bashir is a Starfleet doctor. As a young child his parents had him genetically enhanced. From the naive young man who first came to the station Julian has matured into a vital part of Deep Space Nine’s staff.
Jadzia’s Fault : A quick parody I wrote one day when I was furiously angry at Jadzia.
Only You : A story right after ‘Starship Down’ where Jadzia thinks about her and Julian’s relationship. A little Odo/Kira romance here too!!
Invisible Man : A sad, sweet filk taking place after Worf and Jadzia get married. Pull out the tissues!!
A Journey to the Heart : A filk containing several J&J quotes. Some are actual quotes, others are ones made on my own account.
Annabel Lee / Jadzia Dax : A new twist on Poe’s poem…
50 Reasons Why Julian is a Hell of a Lot Better for Jadzia than Worf : The title says it all.
Sweet Goodbyes : The senior staff says goodbye to a valued friend.
Slumber : A short scene of J/Js life in the future that should have been.
Kathleen Kalu’s Fan Fiction
Two of Us, by Selena — relationship with Quark
DS9–Sisko/Jadzia Dax, NC-27, 16KB
Set right after The Emissary: the missionary position in vanilla
They were the most sexy/ sensual ‘friends’ on DS9, with ton of adult fic
potential. We even got to see Jadzia in ‘Fascination’ all over Sisko, and Sisko
willingly sleep with her in the Alt. Universe. Their private scenes were always
intimate and touching.