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"Life's too short to deprive yourself of the simple pleasures. I should know."
"You didn't exactly deprive yourself."
"No, but my life was too short."
– Torias Dax (in Julian Bashir's body) and Jadzia Dax, 2371 ("Facets")

Torias Dax was a male Trill pilot in the 23rd century. He was joined and became the fifth host of the Dax symbiont. He was married to another joined Trill, Nilani Kahn. (DS9: "Rejoined")

Torias had something of a carefree attitude about life, indulging in simple pleasures. (DS9: "Facets") He had quite extensive battle experience. (DS9: "The Siege of AR-558") After marrying Nilani, he often remarked to her that she worried too much about him during his piloting. (DS9: "Rejoined")

Torias became joined in the mid-2280s. He considered himself extremely lucky to have been chosen to be joined – and that his memories would live on beyond his death, in Dax. (DS9: "Facets")

However, before he had been joined for a full year, he was killed in a shuttlecraft accident in 2285. He was testing a shuttle's impulse engine prematurely, though he judged the risk was not great enough to wait. Despite Nilani's concerns, he executed the test. Dax would remember Torias' regret of not listening to her. (DS9: "Rejoined", "Equilibrium", "Afterimage")

The Dax symbiont was then transferred to a new host, Joran Belar, however, because of the nature of Belar's experience with the symbiont over the next six months, the Trill Symbiosis Commission changed the records to indicate that Torias remained comatose for that time before he died in 2286. (DS9: "Rejoined", "Equilibrium", "Afterimage")

During Jadzia Dax's zhian'tara in 2371, Julian Bashir embodied Torias's memories and personality. (DS9: "Facets")

In 2375, Ezri Dax reflected on Torias' death, telling Jake Sisko how vividly she recalled the crash. (DS9: "Shadows and Symbols")

In the same year, Joran Dax told Ezri that he was a part of her "as much as Audrid, Torias – any of them". (DS9: "Field of Fire")

Furthermore, during the battle of AR-558, Ezri reflected that Torias had been in combat many times, along with Curzon Dax and Jadzia. (DS9: "The Siege of AR-558")

Torias was played by Alexander Siddig during Jadzia's zhian'tara.
According to the script for "Afterimage", his name was pronounced as "tuh-RYE-us". [1]

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