Zorkal: In truth, everywhere. Even your justice system not only looks for reasons a person is innocent, but pounds in evidence as to why one is guilty. In my experience, if one even has enough evidence to bring them to trial, then they are guilty - unless, of course proven otherwise.
--Lidia and Lukin on the USS Garuda after Rahmen was transported as a prisoner.
1.83 m (6')
Cardassian, Klingon, Romulan, Standard
Tall and physically fit, Lukin sports a square jaw with thin lips and rounded nose. It is his eyes that are particularly striking - clear, crystalline, almost silver grey - they miss little around them. Long fingers are dextrous and he moves with a calm assurance.
Lukin has always been a confident person, even as a child. When he fails at something, he refuses to give in, trying over and over again until he succeeds. Failure is not an option. He can be snarky and cynical, but little known to anyone besides those who are truly close to him, he cares greatly for his people and - strangely enough - others. At least, those whom he considers at least friendly acquaintances. He is a Cardassian who wants to see the good relations with Starfleet continue, seeing it as ultimately beneficial for his people, and will do what he can to protect that relationship.
Born on Cardassia Prime, Lukin was an only child to Jiran and Sorka Zorkal. From early on, he was a stubborn and willful child, hesitant to let others help him, confident in his own abilities. When he was old enough, he joined the Cardassian military, and has served his people faithfully, though he harboured a resentment of Dukat and seethed at the idea of allying with the Dominion. When the tides turn, he was one of the most enthusiastic to fight against the Founders. It wasn’t until after the war that he found out his parents and all of his extended family had been wiped out - leaving him the last of his line.
After The Dominion War
After the war, Lukin continued to serve faithfully, even as a Security Officer on Deep Space 10 as a part of a joint venture with Starfleet. Through the years, he has carefully navigating between the two groups, careful to show his dedication to his people, but unwilling to let go of the idea that Starfleet is good for Cardassia. It was there he met Lidia Ivanova. Immediately taking a liking to her, Lukin might have pursued more than a mere working relationship, but nothing ever came of it, and he was eventually called back to Cardassia Prime.
Back in Cardassia, Lukin continued to serve his people in a variety of assignments, including some intelligence. Most recently, he has been awarded some time to spend for leisure and has elected to visit one of Starfleet's most well known starbases - Starbase 118.
All of Lukin’s family was killed during the Dominion War. He is the last of his line.
Lidia Ivanova, Security Officer Lukin met Lidia after he was posted to Deep Space Ten. He quickly grew to respect - and yes, even like - the woman. He contemplated pursuing a romantic relationship with her, but before he could, he was called back to Cardassia Prime. He still thinks of her fondly.