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First seen on Stardate 44429.6 in the TNG episode "The Wounded", the Cardassian race has since taken on the role of villain, or at the very least, agressor. Highly intelligent, but equally ruthless, the Cardassian Empire was built on conquest and expansion, occupying planets like Bajor to exploit its resources.

The truce between the Federation and Cardassia did not stop tensions from rising over the Bajor issue, and the Cardassians have tried to extricate Starfleet from Deep Space Nine for a long time.

When Cardassia allied itself with the Dominion, it had expected to become the greatest power in the Quadrant, but in the end it was the one who suffered the greatest defeat.