When Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ended, Kasidy Yates Sisko was pregnant with Benjamin Sisko’s second child
On the last episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Captain Benjamin Sisko, after defeating Gul Dukat, joined the Prophets, and he didn’t know how long he would be with them. As his mother was originally one of the Prophets, that made Sisko a part of them. Having been chosen as the Emissary to the Prophets at the beginning of the show, Sisko didn’t really understand what that meant until later seasons. He was born of the Prophets and given a destiny to fulfill, but was he only conceived because of that destiny. And what does that say about the unborn child he left behind?
The theory is that with Sisko’s mother being a Prophet and Sisko being the Emissary the new child would have been born of the Prophets as well and would eventually take Siskos’ place as the new Emissary. In essence, there would always be an Emissary for the Bajoran people as even though Sisko’s task had been completed, the wormhole remained open, and new threats could arise to that could bring harm to the Celestial Temple.
A flip side of the theory is that the child would not be able to remain as a human and would eventually return to the Prophets. That would leave Sisko to choose between being with his child or going back to his wife if that was possible. But many fans don’t believe Sisko would ever actually be able to go back to Kasidy as the Prophets didn’t reside among humans. So Sisko would have had to stay with them. His son or daughter would be the Emissary, if one was required but would eventually reside in the celestial world of the Prophets as well. But that brings into question the child’s destiny. Did he or she have a divine purpose given by the Prophets like Sisko did?
It would be interesting to see how Sisko and Kasidy’s child faired in the future and whether that child was as linked to the Prophets as Sisko was. Maybe, possibly, the child would have had a direct connection to Sisko and be able to have conversations like the Prophets did with Sisko.
Whatever the case may be, the child’s parentage does bring into question his or her future. Obviously, the Bajorans would believe Sisko’s son or daughter would be directly connected to the Prophets. And with CBS supposedly considering bringing back Deep Space Nine (see below), it would be an interesting concept for writers to explore.