The backstory is interesting, too, but the thing that I find most fascinating--and frightening--about him is that somebody that lacking in a moral center keeps getting ahead, keeps being "rewarded" for his behavior by survival and success. Elim Garak is a character from Star Trek: Deep Space … General Overview: Elim Garak was a Cardassian tailor and Promenade shopkeeper of Garak's Clothiers who lived on station Deep Space 9. The elusive Elim Garak has a line in the episode “Cardassians” in which he straight up announces he doesn’t believe there is such a thing. I don’t think he means this the same way that some certain talking heads do. Personality & Traits. He had been an operative of the Cardassian Obsidian Order but was exiled to Terok Nor. Elim Garak Personality Statistics. As an ENTP, Garak always seems to be trying to discern the reality between the lines of the facts, the secrets people keep behind the plain words they speak. He worked with Starfleet during the Dominion War, returning to Cardassia Prime just prior to the Battle of Cardassia. Re: Is Elim Garak the MOST FASCINATING character in Star Trek's histor I disagree about his personality--it's quite chilling.