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The Regent of Palamar is a villainous alien who was introduced Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Business as Usual".
He was portrayed by the late Lawrence Tierney, who had earlier played Cyrus Redblock in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The leader of an interstellar empire, the Regent groomed a woman named Nassuc to inherit his army. Nassuc decided to declare her homeworld independent, which the Regent took as a betrayal.
In response the Regent decided he wanted to make an example of the 28 million people on Nassuc's homeworld by deploying a biogenic weapon against them. The Regent sought out the weapons dealer Hagath to acquire such a weapon. However Hagath's associate Quark had a crisis of conscience, and arranged for Nassuc and the Regent to "accidently" meet on Deep Space Nine.
When the Regent and Nassuc met in a DS9 cargo bay, a firefight almost immediately broke out. The Regent barely managed to escape the station with his life, but Nassuc's purification squads caught up with him and killed him a day later.