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9th Jun '16 6:48:23 PM StarTropes
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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: When a dying Romulan starts begging to Q to save him and saying "Please," Q responds, "I don't think 'Please' is the magic word today; you'll have to try again. How about Swordfish? The Romulan promptly dies.

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: When a dying Romulan starts begging to Q to save him and saying "Please," Q responds, "I don't think 'Please' is the magic word today; you'll have to try again. How about Swordfish? Swordfish?" The Romulan promptly dies.



* TheWallsAreClosingIn: When our heroes are trapped in the house in the despair world.

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* TheWallsAreClosingIn: When our heroes are trapped in the house in the despair world. Q and his son escape; Picard and Data don't.
* WorthLivingFor: Q decides that his son is this, giving him what it takes to defy the End of Everything.
6th Mar '16 4:05:17 AM StarTropes
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* BurningWithAnger: M, when Data's angry rhetoric turns the crowd against her.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Both Q and Picard are shocked when [[TheStoic Data]] starts shouting with genuine rage.
6th Mar '16 3:56:56 AM StarTropes
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* ApocalypseHow: Class Z.


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* KangarooCourt: M puts Q through one, during which she makes him TheScapegoat for the End of the Universe.
6th Mar '16 3:21:26 AM StarTropes
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* DespairEventHorizon: As per the FiveStagesOfGrief metaphor that our heroes are trapped in, the DeathWorld after the merchant bazaar is a representation of this.


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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: At a Mardi Gras party, Q punishes several people who play a "red dot" prank on him by showing them the secrets of the universe. They promptly fall apart.


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* RousingSpeech: Picard gives one on the train, encouraging everyone to rise up and take control. As much as Q admits to it being a good speech, it is unfortunately directed to the most unresponsive audience ever and falls completely flat.


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* TheWallsAreClosingIn: When our heroes are trapped in the house in the despair world.
5th Mar '16 8:46:49 PM StarTropes
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* InevitableWaterfall: {{Lampshaded}} by the ever GenreSavvy Q, who mentions having seen enough B-movies to see it coming.



* LargeHam: Data, of all people, when he and M start trying to outshout each other. See BoldInflation.

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* LargeHam: Data, of all people, when he and M start [[HamToHamCombat trying to outshout each other.other]]. See BoldInflation.



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: When a dying Romulan starts begging to Q to save him and saying "Please," Q responds, "I don't think 'Please' is the magic word today; you'll have to try again. How about Swordfish? The Romulan promptly dies.



* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Picard tries to talk AU!Locutus to death...on top of a train that's going to be incinerated while everyone aboard is in denial about it. It fails.

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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Picard tries to [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talk AU!Locutus to death...death]]...on top of a train that's going to be incinerated while everyone aboard is in denial about it. It fails.fails, leading to a TraintopBattle.
14th Jun '15 9:54:40 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Know you that [[TitleDrop I, Q]], am the [[TricksterGod trickster]]. I, Q, am the lord of chaos. I, Q, [[DefiantToTheEnd defy you to the last]], and if you think you can stop me by [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ending the universe]], then I'm here to tell you that [[BadassBoast you're going to have to do better than that]]!"''

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->''"Know you that [[TitleDrop I, Q]], Q, am the [[TricksterGod trickster]].trickster. I, Q, am the lord of chaos. I, Q, [[DefiantToTheEnd defy you to the last]], last, and if you think you can stop me by [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ending the universe]], universe, then I'm here to tell you that [[BadassBoast you're going to have to do better than that]]!"''that!"''
15th May '15 1:38:29 AM RushLimborg
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* DeadpanSnarker: Q--endlessly. His narration is filled with wit, from the beginning:
--> ''"[[TitleDrop I, Q.]] My instinct is to start with me. It's a natural instinct, I suppose, since I was there at the beginning. [[CaptainObvious I've been around for as long as I can remember.]]"''
30th Apr '15 12:50:38 AM Biagio
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* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerkasses have standards]] Q is Disgusted by the attack on Time Square that ends up taking Melony's life. [[spoiler: She gets better in the end]]
23rd Feb '15 9:13:21 PM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: They take advantage of the fact that Wallace Shawn played Grand Nagus Zek to deliver a nice one to ''ThePrincessBride''.

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* ShoutOut: They take advantage of the fact that Wallace Shawn played Grand Nagus Zek to deliver a nice one to ''ThePrincessBride''.''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
5th May '14 9:05:44 PM Alhazred
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* PaintingTheMedium:
** Data and M, see BoldInflation above.
** When [[spoiler: the universe ends,]] the next several pages of the book are blank. The first indication that [[spoiler: Melony has changed her mind upon reading Q's manuscript]] is her chuckling written in the center of an otherwise blank page.
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