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6th Feb '18 4:51:39 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: An in-universe example occurs in "The Ugly Truth", where in addition to [[RashomonStyle each character's version of the destruction of the Plokavian ship being slightly different]], various character traits are exaggerated as well, depending on the teller's own bias towards the others. Zhaan for example, is revealed to consider D'Argo as TheBrute and Crichton as an IdiotHero.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: An in-universe example occurs in "The Ugly Truth", where in addition to [[RashomonStyle each character's version of the destruction of the Plokavian ship being slightly different]], various character traits are exaggerated as well, depending on the teller's own bias towards the others. Zhaan for example, is revealed to consider D'Argo as TheBrute and Crichton as an IdiotHero. Meanwhile D'Argo sees Zhaan as so StupidNeutral that she's paralyzed with permanent indecision, and Chrichton as his loyal sidekick.
30th Jan '18 4:39:19 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** The villain responsible insists at some length that those concepts don't really apply to his process. They're both the original and also both the clone; it's more like cell mitosis than cloning.
30th Jan '18 4:31:16 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* AllThereInTheManual: John's favorite pulse pistol Winona was introduced in the videogame. In the show he just suddenly has a pet gun mid-season 2 and it's never explained.
8th Jun '17 1:04:29 PM loudmouthgeek
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* AmazonChaser: Crichton, Crais, and Lorak all seem drawn to Aeryn's butt-kicking ways.

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* AmazonChaser: Crichton, Crais, and Lorak Lorraq all seem drawn to Aeryn's butt-kicking ways.


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*** When they become pregnant, the fertilized egg immediately and involuntarily goes into stasis where it can safely remain for up to seven years. It requires a surgical procedure to release the stasis. Then once it does, the fetus comes to term in only a few weeks.
19th May '17 2:50:40 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In season one, D'Argo was written in full-on Klingon mode, generally being uptight, humorless, and prone to explosive outbursts of rage. In short, nothing like the sarcastic, hot-headed, noble character fans remember fondly. What makes this different from normal character development is that he doesn't ''develop''. He retains his former characterization until the moment he appears onscreen in "Bone to be Wild" quipping "Even my allergies have allergies!", and imediately '''becomes''' the quintessential D'Argo.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In For most of season one, D'Argo was written in full-on Klingon mode, generally being uptight, humorless, and prone to explosive outbursts of rage. In short, nothing like the sarcastic, hot-headed, noble character fans remember fondly. What makes this different from normal character development is that he doesn't ''develop''. He retains However, "Through The Looking Glass" somewhat abruptly introduces more light-hearted tendencies to the character, featuring him telling jokes about his former characterization until past romantic indiscretions and using John's attempt at a toast as an opportunity to take the moment he appears onscreen in "Bone to be Wild" quipping "Even my allergies have allergies!", and imediately '''becomes''' cup out of his hands. By the quintessential D'Argo.time "The Hidden Memory" rolls around, his ProudWarriorRaceGuy approach has mellowed to Self-Aware Warrior Race Guy, gladly joining Aeryn's suicide mission with a quip of "If you can be an idiot, I can be an idiot!"
7th May '17 7:51:46 AM WarriorsGate
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In season one, D'Argo was written in full-on Klingon mode, generally being uptight, humorless, and prone to explosive outbursts of rage. In short, nothing like the sarcastic, hot-headed, noble character fans remember fondly. What makes this different from normal character development is that he doesn't ''develop''. He retains his former characterization until the moment he appears onscreen in "Bone to be Wild" quipping "Even my allergies have allergies!", and imediately '''becomes''' the quintessential D'Argo.
12th Apr '17 11:16:14 PM thegiggleloop
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Rygel is prone to this. To distract a pirate crew that boarded Moya (as well as alleviate his own boredom) in one episode, Rygel played a low-stakes game of Tadek with the crew's captain. When Rygel accidentally revealed Moya had recently hosted a fugitive the pirate's were hunting, the game suddenly turned extremely high-stakes with Rygel forced to wager the location of the man (and their shipmates) in exchange for his life. The pirate captain won, but it turns out that the entire thing was a BatmanGambit and that Rygel intentionally threw the game (which itself was quite a challenge because his opponent was a ''horrible'' player) once he realized that unless the pirates thought they would leave with something of particular value, they would have simply killed everyone aboard when they departed regardless of an earlier promise to leave them in peace. For good measure, [[MagnificentBastard Rygel had pilot change their Comms frequencies the moment the pirates boarded, and the frequency he gave to pay his wager was a fake, leading the pirates on a wild goose chase far from their actual target]].
** Rygel is less than successful on other occasions, however, having been defeated when gambling for food in a later episode. In the novel ''House of Cards'' he also loses Moya to a local despot entirely. To Rygel's credit, however, his opponents cheated in both cases and it is clearly established that Rygel is a highly skilled gambler, even at games he is initially unfamiliar with.
12th Apr '17 11:10:49 PM thegiggleloop
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* AbsoluteXenophobe: Subverted with the Peacekeepers. They are initially presumed to be this: however, though they are extremely xenophobic - particularly around new species - and opposed to hybrids on general principle, they aren't really true examples of this trope in that they are more interested in conquest than genocide. However, even their usual reputation for xenophobia is largely due to regulations that not all Peacekeepers pay attention to: quite a few frontier officers and captains have been seen flirting with alien females, and some aliens and hybrids (like Scorpius) have managed to attain high office in Peacekeeper command.
** The Scarrans however, at least according to Scorpius (who, though biased, has shown a strong understanding of Scarran nature), play this trope straight.
--->'''Scorpius:''' They plan to exterminate the Sebaceans, but they won't stop there! Nor with Luxans, Delvians, Baniks, or a thousand other lower life-forms. They'll stop - when they're the only sentient species left. And if they discover wormhole technology before we do - the galaxy is theirs. And eventually, John, they will find Earth. Your race is defenseless. They'll be raped and slaughtered unless you help us!
12th Apr '17 11:02:40 PM thegiggleloop
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Commandant Mele-on-Grayza. There was a reason Crichton nicknamed her "Commandant Cleavage" after all. When called out on it by Akhna (the female Scarran War Minister), Grayza replied "Would you have a weapon in your armory and leave it unused out of squeamish good taste?"
12th Apr '17 4:11:50 PM thegiggleloop
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: In 'The Flax', the character Staanz is this for D'Argo. Staanz is revealed to be the female of her species towards the end (though she does admit to not being 'cut from the standard mold', ) and is played by male Ryss Muldoon.
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