History Characters / StarTrek

2nd Dec '16 2:22:05 AM LondonKdS
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Kazon are the only species the Borg refuse to assimilate, on the basis that they are so incompetent they will detract from the Collective.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EveryoneHasStandards: The Kazon are the only species the Borg refuse to assimilate, on the basis that they are so incompetent they will detract from the Collective.
30th Nov '16 12:23:59 PM Scorntex
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Xindi Primates are seen as the most honest and trustworthy Xindi species. It was a Primate scientist who designed the planet-destroying weapons intended for Earth.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Insectoids are giant ants.



* HotBlooded: The Reptilians are perpetually grouchy, making even the most bad-tempered Klingon look mellow.
* {{Jerkass}}: The reptilians, to a man... er, lizard. An old arboreal saying claims that arguing with them is like arguing with the sun - you accomplish nothing and come away burned.
* MadeOfIron: Reptillians can shrug off the stun setting of phasers.



* TokenEvilTeammates: The Reptilians are the most outright aggressive of all the Xindi species, and are typically the ones leading the charge when it comes to attacking humanity. Following them are the Insectoids, who are responsible for the destruction of their homeworld, and tend to work with the Reptilians.
* TheUnintelligible: The Insectoids and the Aquatics don't speak the same language as everyone else, the Insectoids in clicks and hisses, the Aquatics in whale-song like noises (though the Aquatics do learn to speak English).




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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Arboreal Xindi don't like water. Reptilians dislike heights.
19th Nov '16 8:58:32 AM trumpetmarietta
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** Only the best of the best can attend Starfleet Academy (even Wesley Crusher failed his first exam), and out of those hand-picked cadets, only a couple dozen join Red Squad. They only show up 3 times in ''Star Trek'', and it always means trouble. Picard and Sisko, both Starfleet Captains, had no knowledge of a secret clique called Red Squad at the Academy; they had to find out about it second-hand, from other Red Squad hopefuls, which suggested that it was a new addition. In "Paradise Lost", Admiral Layton tapped them to carry out his attempted ''coup de tat''. Layton knew that Red Squad were too overzealous to refuse an order, however treasonous.

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** Only the best of the best can attend Starfleet Academy (even Wesley Crusher failed his first exam), and out of those hand-picked cadets, only a couple dozen join Red Squad. They only show up 3 times in ''Star Trek'', and it always means trouble. Picard and Sisko, both Starfleet Captains, had no knowledge of a secret clique called Red Squad at the Academy; they had to find out about it second-hand, from other Red Squad hopefuls, which suggested that it was a new addition. In "Paradise Lost", Admiral Layton tapped them to carry out his attempted ''coup de tat''.d[='=]état''. Layton knew that Red Squad were too overzealous to refuse an order, however treasonous.
14th Nov '16 8:32:50 PM psionycx
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* BadassFingersnap: If a Q snaps their fingers then ''everybody'' else has good reason to be terrified! It not only means that they are using their godlike powers, but they want to be ''dramatic'' about it!
12th Nov '16 4:34:32 PM Harem-author
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** While they may not call it slavery, The Ferengi ''do'' practice indentured servitude. Quark explicitly says, with worry, that his mother will be ''sold into indentured servitude'' when he catches on that she's been earning profit illegally. Since Ferengi females are forbidden from taking any jobs other than child rearing, there can be only one interpretation to what the [[SexSlave servitude]] is.
** According to Odo, the Ferengi abhor collaboratos. He explicitly claims that they won't sell out their world for profit.
8th Nov '16 5:14:34 PM Scorntex
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-->'''Lursa:''' You had ''better'' be initiating a mating ritual.

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-->'''Lursa:''' You had ''better'' be I hope for your sake that you are initiating a mating ritual.


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* MeetTheNewBoss: The ultimate goal of any underpaid Ferengi worker, being exploited and swindled by their boss is to one day get his job and become an exploitive swindler himself.


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* ProfessionalYesMan: Rule of Acquisition 33: It never hurts to suck up to the boss.


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* StayInTheKitchen: Holy freaking '''''yikes'''''. Ferengi women aren't allowed to earn a profit. Or talk to strangers. Or go outside. Or wear clothing at any time. Their job is to prepare and chew their childrens' food for them, and teach them the Rules of Acquisition. That's it. Any woman that does earn profit is put into indentured servitude. As Deep Space 9 goes on, Quark's mother manages to kick-start a revolution allowing them to become independent.
8th Nov '16 1:42:42 AM Scorntex
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* CrapsackWorld: 21st century Earth wasn't good for anyone. After the Eugenics War, society clearly tried recovering, but by the 2020s, unemployment and homelessness in America was so bad that the entire country decided the best solution was to cram all of them into "Sanctuary Districts" (read: Ghettos with none of the charm or comfort) and forget all about them, which [[SarcasmMode somehow]] didn't work out. Thanks to a seismic event, a large chunk of California (L.A. included) was sunk. Meanwhile, Europe was having its own problems, with mention of "Neo-Trotskyites", and terrorism resurgent in Ireland. Then World War III came along, with six hundred million killed just by the war alone.
30th Oct '16 12:23:52 PM Scorntex
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* TheAgeless: Odo lived over two hundred years in a possible timeline, and looked no worse for wear. Laas far outlived his wife. It's possible that Changelings age much slower than humanoids do -- we see a Changeling infant, after all -- but the change is so imperceptible that it may as well be this trope.

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Odo lived over two hundred years in a possible timeline, and looked no worse for wear. Laas far outlived his wife. It's possible that Changelings age much slower than humanoids do -- we see a Changeling infant, after all -- but the change is so imperceptible that it may as well be this trope.trope.
** There's also the Female Changeling's comment that the Founders hadn't been expecting any of the infants they sent out coming back any time soon, along with an implication they'd sent them out a ''long'' time before (Odo was several decades old, but her implication was he'd been away far longer).


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* DisproportionateRetribution: It's practically their bread and butter. Violating their territory, even without knowing it, is grounds for them to send the Jem'hadar to kill you. Attacking them, even in self-defense, is grounds for them to declare war and try to wipe your entire species out.


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* TheDividual: The Founders don't see any real need for names or identities of their own. When asked about the relationship between the Founders as a whole and the Great Link, Odo was only told "the ocean becomes the drop".
28th Oct '16 10:07:06 AM Scorntex
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** And yet Weyoun mentions their homeworld is actually pretty warm.
* GenreSavvy: As Worf and Ezri quickly learn, the Breen do ''not'' screw about with prisoners. Try to bust the door open? Won't work. Fake an illness? Won't work, and even then Breen never just send one guard in at a time. On occasion, they'll even go as far as to hang prisoners from the ceiling by their feet.
22nd Oct '16 11:02:51 AM Scorntex
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* MeanBoss: The First, and by necessity when your underlings are perpetually bad-tempered super-soldiers barely kept under control at the best of times. If they're so out of control they won't do as they told, the First hasn't really got any other choice but to snap their necks.


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* UndyingLoyalty: Zigzagged. The Jem'Hadar are genetically engineered to be utterly loyal to the Founders, but even with the White, the control is not always absolute, something Weyoun begrudgingly lets slip. Occasionally, some Jem'Hadar have gone rogue (in one episode, Weyoun mentions that if the rogue group of Jem'Hadar had gotten access to the Iconian Portal, they'd have been able to convince enough of their compatriots to overthrow the Dominion within a year). That said, the average Jem'Hadar is perfectly willing to do as they told.
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