"We are all patriots, Commander."
– Krim, 2370 ("The Circle")

General Krim was a flag officer in the Bajoran Militia.

He refused to use the militia to put down civil unrest on Bajor, believing that it would lead to civil war. In reality, he was a member of the Circle, who wanted the Federation to leave the Bajoran sector. Krim led a siege on Deep Space 9 in 2370, but ultimately surrendered the station back to the Federation after meeting with Li Nalas and discovering that the Circle was backed by the Cardassians. He expected the Bajoran Provisional Government would ask for his resignation.

Although Krim was on the opposing side, he appeared to have a respect for his adversary, Benjamin Sisko, noting during their meeting that Sisko gave him information rather than use it as a bargaining chip. He had first met Sisko at a session of the Bajoran Executive Committee in 2369. In the later takeover of Deep Space 9, he was pleased to discover that Sisko had not abandoned his post, as it increased his esteem for the commander. (DS9: "The Circle", "The Siege")

Krim was played by actor Stephen Macht, who had been previously considered for the role of Jean-Luc Picard.

Background Edit

According to the script for the "The Circle", General Krim was described as a "a solid, handsome 50's male with a demeanor of straightforward intelligence" and "he is not a politician but a soldier and when he chooses his side, it must be the winner." The script for "The Siege" had additionally stated him being "purely a professional military man, a Rommel, not interested in politics".

Apocrypha Edit

In "Bajor: Fragments and Omens", a novella appearing in the volume Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Vol. II, Krim is given the full name of Krim Aldos. He is revealed to be the ex-husband of the new First Minister of Bajor, Asarem Wadeen, and to have spent the time between the "Circle" trilogy and the novella (late 2376) in seclusion, though a legal commission did not find him liable for the attempted coup. First Minister Asarem asks him to serve as Bajor's Federation Councilor after her first choice dies unexpectedly, and he reluctantly assumes the office.

Councilor Krim is still on the job in Articles of the Federation, set slightly over three years later, wherein he assumes an important position on the Federation Council's national security committee.

The Star Trek Customizable Card Game names him the commander of the Bajoran vessel Talnot.

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