Dax, Ezri (Nicole deBoer). Ninth host of the Dax symbiont. (“Image in the Sand” [DS9]). Ensign Ezri Tigan was an assistant counselor aboard the Starship Destiny in late 2374 when the ship was assigned to transport the Dax symbiont back to Trill. En route, the medical condition of the symbiont took a turn for the worse, and it became necessary to implant it into the only Trill on the ship, Ensign Ezri Tigan. The newly joined Ezri Dax did her best to adjust to symbiotic life, despite the fact that she did not undergo the years of training and counseling normally required before joining. Also, she found that after joining, she tended to get queasy when traveling at warp speeds. (“Shadows and Symbols” [DS9]). Ezri had been right-handed, but became left-handed after her joining. At one point, shefound joined life so difficult that she considered having the symbiont removed, but she soon found the inner strength necessary to adapt. Not only did she find she could still serve as an effective counselor, but she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant junior grade, and appointed as counselor for station Deep Space 9. Even so, she nearly declined the appointment out of respect for Worf's discomfort at working in proximity to the new Dax host, until Worf indicated that he thought Jadzia would have wanted him to accept the new host. (“Afterimage” [DS9]). Ezri soon realized that she shared Jadzia’s fondness for Julian Bashir. Ezri and Julian became romantically involved late in 2375. (“What You Leave Behind” [DS9]). Nicole deBoer previously played Yuna in the Mission: Genesis television series. Ezri was first seen in “Image in the Sand,” the first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's seventh (and final) season.