The Cast Of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses
We predict which Hogwarts houses the heroes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine would be assigned to in whatever weird alternate universe has them sign up for the school.
A couple of months ago, inspired by a strange night of my girlfriend and I being briefly obsessed with sorting all the Star Trek characters we could think of into Hogwarts houses, with the help of The Wizarding World, I brought you our house choices for the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Now we come to Hogwarts houses of not only my favorite Trek series, but straight up my favorite television series of all time, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Captain Ben Sisko – Gryffindor
Could there ever be any other choice? There are plenty of Star Trek characters with a wealth of courage, the defining quality of the Hogwarts house Gryffindor, and none more than Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks). That’s clear as early as the first episode of DS9, “Emissary.”
This is the guy who not only confronts certain death when he flies to meet an invading Dominion fleet in the Bajoran Wormhole, but who risks everything for the people of Bajor even before he finally decides to stay at DS9 and not resign his commission. He intimidates Worf (Michael Dorn) without knowing or trying, he punches the omnipotent Q (John de Lancie) right in the face, and in the moments before what would become one of the greatest battle scenes in the entire franchise, he essentially told the crazy-eyed leader of the Klingon Empire to go suck an egg.
Sisko is Gryffindor. There’s no point in arguing.
Odo – Hufflepuff
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Security Chief Odo (René Auberjonois) could potentially fit in a few Hogwarts houses. He’s got the Slytherin penchant for dark humor and — considering he was forced to learn to live among humanoids with no other Changelings around for guidance — he clearly is skilled at learning like a Ravenclaw.
Hufflepuff won out in part because one of the tragic ironies about Odo is that, in spite of his tendencies toward isolation, it truly is community that he most yearns for (it’s just that the community he most yearns for is hostile to everyone else). He’s also unyielding in his principles, like a Hufflepuff, and a tireless investigator.
Dr. Julian Bashir – Slytherin
Even without his ties to Star Trek’s clandestine Section 31, the Hogwarts Slytherin house is the logical landing place for Dr. Julian Bashir (Alexander Siddig). The good doctor hid his genetic enhancements for years in order to ascend the ranks of both Starfleet and the medical community. If that isn’t the sign of the ambition of a Slytherin, then what is?
Jadzia Dax – Ravenclaw
Perhaps no one else in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s cast more perfectly embodies the defining qualities of the Hogwarts house Ravenclaw than Jadzia Dax (Terry Farrell). From her introduction in the series premiere to her tragic death at the hands of Gul Dukat (Marc Alaimo), no characters in the show expressed more passion for all kinds of knowledge than Dax.
Jake Sisko – Slytherin
That’s right, I know he’s the Emissary’s son, but I’m not joking — Jake Sisko (Cirroc Lofton) is all about the ambition of Slytherin. Don’t believe me?
In the Season 5 finale, Jake gets in the Federation News Service by writing a story whose chief source is “stuff my dad said at home which I secretly wrote down.” He’s Slytherin. Accept it.
Chief O’Brien – Hufflepuff
Do I need to explain anything? Is there a single reason you can think of that I need to explain why Star Trek’s hardest working engineer, Chief O’Brien (Colm Meaney), belongs in Hogwarts’ Hufflepuff? He’s a union man, come on!
Kira Nerys – Gryffindor
What reason could anyone have to think Star Trek’s first non-Federation First Officer could belong in any Hogwarts house other than Gryffindor? Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor) fought for Bajor’s freedom starting in her childhood, and during the events of the show she never shows any less courage. She stands up to Sisko, to Gul Dukat, and when the station is occupied by the Dominion she spends her days surrounded by Cardassians and Jem’Hadar and they never make her blink.
Quark – Slytherin
Is anyone even going to try to challenge me on Quark (Armin Shimerman) being in Slytherin? Just in Season 1 the dude deals with pirates, works for a mass murderer, and nearly gets the station destroyed while trying to run an auction. He’s not only Slytherin, but if he ever actually went to Hogwarts he’d probably swipe the Sorting Hat and try to fence it.