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Lt. Commander Michael Eddington was a Starfleet security officer and Maquis rebel. Before his defection to the Maquis, he was stationed aboard Deep Space 9; his "betrayal" of Captain Benjamin Sisko would lead to intense animosity between the two men. Eddington was killed by the Jem'Hadar in 2373 while he and Sisko staged a rescue of other Maquis from the Badlands. (DS9: "The Search, Part I", "For the Cause", "For the Uniform", "Blaze of Glory")

Fan continuitiesEdit

Star Trek: PendragonEdit

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Governor Michael Eddington in 2379.

In the Pendragon timeline, Eddington's defection to the Maquis came after the start of the Federation Civil War in 2372. In a message left for Captain Sisko, he said, "The Federation has grown complacent. Leyton's wrong, but that doesn't make you right. If I have to go to war, then I'm going to fight for something I believe in." Afterwards, blame for Leyton's success in destroying Deep Space 9 wrongfully fell on Eddington. (PDN: "Sword of Damocles")

Nonetheless, when Starfleet approached Eddington for help in stopping Leyton, he agreed, and with Cal Hudson led a Maquis fleet into Sector 001 as part of Operation Return. In exchange, Starfleet agreed to help repel the Klingon incursions into the DMZ. However, once the war was won, Admiral Nechayev and the other members of Starfleet Command went back on their word, and left the Maquis to fend for themselves again. Furious, Eddington tried to rally support, but failed. (PDN: "The Good Fight", "The Distant Fire")

In 2374, he was negotiating for aid from other powers when the Klingons attacked Cervalis V and Tevlik's moon, when over sixty-thousand Maquis and civilians were slaughtered. He was was one of few Maquis leaders to survive the massacres, and felt extreme guilt over his absence. For the next five years, he built refugee camps in the Volan system, and forged an uneasy alliance with Akellen Macet. (PDN: "The Distant Fire", "Wounded Soldiers")

Background informationEdit

According to Ronald D. Moore, when the DS9 writers created Eddington, they had no idea he would eventually end up as a Maquis.

AppearancesEdit

Canon:

Fanon:

  • Star Trek: Pendragon
    • "The Distant Fire"
    • "Wounded Soldiers
    • "Sword of Damocles"
    • "The Parliament of Fear"
    • "Still Comes the Dawn"
    • "The Dying of the Light"
    • "Above the Wrecks of Time"
    • "Promised Land"
    • "The Hand of God"
  • Star Trek: Sons of Liberty

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