The revelation that Eddington was a member of the Maquis came as a complete surprise to Ken Marshall. (, Vol. 29, Nos. 6/7, pp. 52 & 53; , Special #28, p. 22) "Boom, Eddington's a Maquis," he exclaimed. "This revelation added a bit of anxiety to the character. After all, he's got to feel some kind of loyalty towards Starfleet and the way they do things. Part of him was experiencing the pang of having betrayed his uniform, so for him there was this natural sense of loss." (, Special #28, p. 22) Marshall's total surprise at learning of the character alteration was because the change wasn't discussed with him prior to Marshall receiving and reading the script of "For the Cause". "Ira Behr [then] called me and told me why they were doing it, why they thought it would be an interesting choice to make for Eddington," Marshall reported. In hindsight, he pondered, "It actually all makes good sense in a way. To get to the level where he's gotten in Starfleet, the sophistication and life in the Federation has developed to such a level that I think it becomes easy to lose touch with what's real and organic in life. You see this happen all the time. People have these little epiphanies. They wake up and they realize this isn't really what life should be all about. Maybe it should be about something else. It should be about more personal, caring things. I think he was ripe to attach himself to this cause because of that [....] It certainly made his character more interesting than if he just continued on the station as security chief when you have Worf, who was also a security chief, and Odo." (, Vol. 29, Nos. 6/7, pp. 53 & 52) Marshall also said, "I always played him just as he was, a 100 per cent top-notch Starfleet security officer, highly trained. He's never doing anything that's self-serving, so I don't think that you can condemn him because of that. He's really [helping the Maquis] with the idea of helping someone else. It's not to serve his own ends. So, it is set up, and not a black and white kind of thing. I like that. There's grey in there, which is realistic. There are, after all, two sides to every story." (, p. 50) However, since viewers had begun to see that Eddington was possibly not so antagonistic as they had first suspected him to be, they were shocked to discover he was actually leader of the Maquis. ("Marshall Decree", Dreamwatch, issue 37, p. 51). (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p. 418) Ken Marshall found it appropriate that Eddington saw himself as Jean Valjean, commenting, "It showed that Eddington's obviously well read. He was a thinker and like Sisko said, a romantic.. This is a list of secondary characters from the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Characters are ordered alphabetically by family name, and only characters who played a significant major role in the series are listed..