OOOhhhhhh THAT FACE.
Ahhhh yeah, this is the problem you see. I think Dukat is in Duet maybe, but he’s so far from the point of that episode and serves only as information relay for Sisko (if I remember correctly!) that I didn’t find him notable enough to pay much attention to him. I definitely don’t really remember any of Julian’s reactions (I forgot if he was even there?) to him. All my focus was on Kira that episode though.
BUT YEAH THAT FACE. THE DEER-IN-HEADLIGHTS FACE. IF DEER CAUGHT IN HEADLIGHTS NORMALLY GRIN TOO. DEER-IN-HEADLIGHTS-LOPSIDEDLY-GRINNING FACE.
If my redesigns were how Cardassians looked, I think that face would be his permanent expression. Just his ‘LOOK AT YOU, YOU EXIST, YOU’RE IN PHYSICAL SPACE, OH MY GOSH’ face. Probably followed by the ‘YOU EXIST OH MY GOS- ACTUALLY OH SHIT. YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF SPIKY THINGS, AND I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO DO.’ face.
Which, I might add, was kind of his expression for the entirety of ‘Move Along Home’.
A serious thing happens and he might be trapped somewhere forever and doesn’t even know where the ‘where’ is and everyone else is kind of panicked and angry, and they’re all in deep trouble?
Bashir’s expression/attitude: WIDE-EYED AMUSEMENT, MELODRAMATIC GESTURES, A FEW PUT-ON SCREAMS FOR GOOD MEASURE. WHAT AN ADVENTURE!
summerartist replied to your photo “Someone asked recently to see my post with comprehensive information…”*picturing human Starfleet doctors finding this in their medical texts* Some are terrified. A few are intrigued. Bashir is just too fascinated for his own good.
GARAK PLEASE LET ME LOOK INSIDE YOUR MOUTH.
GARAK PLEASE LET ME SEE YOUR VENOM GLANDS, PLEASE.
GARAK, CAN YOU BITE THIS CLOTH BUNDLE FOR ME, I WANT TO OBSERVE.
GARAK, CAN YOU DRIP SOME VENOM INTO THIS JAR PLEASE.
GARAK ARE YOU ABLE TO SPIT THE VENOM? CAN I MEASURE THE DISTANCE?
GARAK I HAVE BLOOD SAMPLES FROM FIFTY SIX ALIEN RACES, CAN YOU DROOL SOME VENOM INTO THEM?
GARAK I WANT TO TEST THIS ANTI-VENOM, CAN YOU SPIT INTO THIS CONTAINER FOR M-
GARAK CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS
GARAK I DIDN’T MEAN IT
On the other hand, I can totally imagine Garak doing the softbite thing that dogs and alligators do (some species of alligators will carry their young in their mouths from the nest to water sources) and like…gently holding things in his mouth very delicately.
Spoilers: That’s exactly what this design does. XD
When kissing and cuddling his dear doctor, Garak basically affectionately mouths at his neck and shoulders (like dogs in play), and vigorous mouthing is the equivalent of snogging.
They have complete control over their jaws - which they generally have to to have evolved and developed language - so they’re more than capable of being extremely gentle.