"Why? He wasn't Darhe'el!"
"He's a Cardassian; that's reason enough."
"No. It's not."
– Kira Nerys and Kainon, after the latter murdered Aamin Marritza, 2369 ("Duet")

Kainon was a Bajoran citizen alive during the late-24th century. By his later life, he had developed a history of committing minor criminal offenses.

In 2369, Kainon was living on Deep Space 9 when he was detained for public drunkenness and placed into a holding area with the Cardassian Aamin Marritza. Kainon became quite vocal in his displeasure at having to share his cell block with a Cardassian.

After Marritza was released, Kainon, in his disdain for Cardassians, fatally stabbed Marritza declaring, "He's a Cardassian. That's reason enough!" Constable Odo then escorted Kainon back to his cell. (DS9: "Duet")

Kainon was played by actor Tony Rizzoli in his only Star Trek appearance. His name comes from the script.
The script for "Duet" states the pronunciation of Kainon's name as "KAY-non" and goes on to describe him as, "an unkempt, even disheveled-appearing, mid-30's Bajoran" and a "thief/drunkard". [1]

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