History Recap / FarscapeS02E13LookAtThePrincessTheMalteseCrichton

20th Jan '14 12:19:37 PM ironballs16
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* WeaksauceWeakness: We find out that Scorpius [[spoiler: both craves the heat ''and'' can't tolerate it due to his Scarran and Sebacean heritages, respectively]].
20th Jan '14 12:08:55 PM ironballs16
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* MeaningfulName: The name of the man pursuing Aeryn is Dregon [[CasanovaWannabe Karsenova]].
20th Sep '12 11:07:57 AM StClair
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In the final showdown, D'Argo teams up with Scorpius to take down Cargn; however, Scorpius is apparently overwhelmed by the heat, and Cargn is too strong for D'Argo to defeat alone. Instead, Crichton arrives just in time to save the day, shooting the Scarran ambassador a few hundred times with the stun-gun and kicking him into the acid vat. However, when he tries to do the same to Scorpius, he finds that he simply can't bring himself to do so; he can only shove the hybrid against the side of the cat and warn him to leave them alone- or he won't be so lucky the next time. As soon as Crichton's hurried out the room, Scorpius calmly rises without showing any sign of his previous frailty, dips one finger into the acid, and strolls leisurely away.

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In the final showdown, D'Argo teams up with Scorpius to take down Cargn; however, Scorpius is apparently overwhelmed by the heat, and Cargn is too strong for D'Argo to defeat alone. Instead, Crichton arrives just in time to save the day, shooting the Scarran ambassador a few hundred times with the stun-gun and kicking him into the acid vat. However, when he tries to do the same to Scorpius, he finds that he simply can't bring himself to do so; he can only shove the hybrid against the side of the cat vat and warn him to leave them alone- or he won't be so lucky the next time. As soon as Crichton's hurried out the room, Scorpius calmly rises without showing any sign of his previous frailty, dips one finger into the acid, and strolls leisurely away.
25th Oct '11 5:20:48 AM LondonKdS
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* [[GirlOfTheWeek Boy Of The Week/ Girl Of The Week]]: Dregon and Jenavian respectively for Aeryn and John. Seems a bit unfair that he gets laid and she gets to drag Dregon back to civilisation on a broken leg.


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* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: in most space opera shows, Zhaan would win the Secret Test of Character by offering to do a HeroicSacrifice in exchange for Moya's life. In this, however, she proves her worthiness by trying to kill the superbeing who's being an asshole to her.
26th Aug '11 2:13:43 AM DavidLev
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* DumbAssHasAPoint: Dregon's speech to Aeryn about emotional pain is easily the deepest thing he says in all three episodes
4th Aug '11 2:45:30 PM Eccentricity
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* BaddieFlattery: Cargn offers his own version of this to both D'Argo and Scorpius, though it's limited by the fact that he goes out of his way to call Scorpius a "biological mistake."


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* EvilGloating: Clavor decides to do a bit of this to Crichton's severed head before he shoves it into the acid.
--> I know you can hear me, Crichton, and I know you're scared. Our laws state that a couple must rule together. That's why the crown must soon pass to me, because you can't rule with ''one little head!''


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* LiterallyShatteredLives: The statues of previous royal couple have occasionally been shattered in accidents, but as they can be easily put back together, this hasn't been much of a problem. Clavor recalls that his great-grandfather was broken in half when an earthquake collapsed the senate building, but was easily reassembled and survived with only "a severe limp."
2nd Aug '11 9:13:00 PM Eccentricity
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* AcidPool
* AndIMustScream: Though the petrified royal couple can lessen their experience of this trope via the psychic headsets, Crichton experiences the full version after being decapitated- to the point that as soon as Jenavian gives him a headset, he screams in delayed panic.



* BullyingADragon: As the situation worsens, Clavor's treatment of Cargn descends to the borderline abusive; his final and most idiotic mistake is to tell Cargn- to his face- that their alliance is officially over. And of course, he pays for it with his life.



* InvulnerableKnuckles: Averted when Clavor tries to punch Crichton's statue.



* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Cargn's attempt at getting information out of D'Argo only results in useless information.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: Zhaan's experiences in the past two episodes.
* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Cargn's attempt at getting information out of D'Argo only results in a useless information.lead.
29th Jul '11 8:33:11 PM Eccentricity
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Dregon kicks his credentials in this field into overdrive by almost getting Aeryn killed... then, once they've found help, asking her if they can go on another date sometime.


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* GambitPileup
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Cargn killing Clavor, obviously.


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* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Cargn's attempt at getting information out of D'Argo only results in useless information.
28th Jul '11 9:12:53 PM Eccentricity
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!Tropes present in this episode include:

* AssholeVictim: Clavor.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Cargn reveals that he has one of these concealed in his clothing.
* NewChildLeftBehind: Crichton is forced to do this, though he at least ensures that Katralla has a husband and that his unborn child has a father.
28th Jul '11 6:02:57 AM Eccentricity
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However, after a scene where Empress Novia rages at this desecration of the future rulers, we find that the head is still intact three hours later: after all, the subtance of Crichton's new body was designed to withstand over eighty years of airborne corrosives, making his head more than resilient enough to survive the acids until someone can rescue it. Unfortunately, that somebody is Scorpius; apparently, he's been tracking down Crichton via a DNA sample taken during his time in the Aurora Chair, and though he can't retrieve the rest of Crichton's body, he extract the wormhole knowledge easily enough from the severed head. However, just as he's about to make off with the head, an unseen attacker zaps him with a stun-gun. It turns out to be Jenavian, once again there to save Crichton's life: she reattaches his head to his body, undoes the petrification and hurries him away.

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However, after a scene where Empress Novia rages at this desecration of the future rulers, we find that the head is still intact three hours later: after all, the subtance of Crichton's new body was designed to withstand over eighty years of airborne corrosives, making his head more than resilient enough to survive the acids until someone can rescue it. Unfortunately, that somebody is Scorpius; apparently, he's been tracking down Crichton via a DNA sample taken during his time in the Aurora Chair, and though he can't retrieve the rest of Crichton's body, he can extract the wormhole knowledge easily enough from the severed head. However, just as he's about to make off with the head, an unseen attacker zaps him with a stun-gun. It turns out to be Jenavian, once again there to save Crichton's life: she reattaches his head to his body, undoes the petrification and hurries him away.



Even further away, ''Moya'' and Pilot are dead, and Zhaan is left trying to operate Crichton's module. However, she's not trying to leave with it; instead, when Kahaynu approaches her, she puts its engine in reverse. As the engine begins to vacuum Kahaynu to death, Zhaan demands that he restore ''Moya's'' life, but he refuses, and is apparently killed. However, not too long afterwards, he reappears no worse for wear, and casually restores the life of both ''Moya'' and Pilot: apparently, the decomissioning was just a test for Zhaan. As the only one aboard at the time, she was technically the commander of her vessel, and if Zhaan wished, she could use ''Moya'' as a factory for entire fleets of warships, but now that the Builders have determined that she's more responsible than that, enough to defend the Leviathan from those who would exploit her.

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Even further away, ''Moya'' and Pilot are dead, and Zhaan is left trying to operate Crichton's module. However, she's not trying to leave with it; instead, when Kahaynu approaches her, she puts its engine in reverse. As the engine begins to vacuum Kahaynu to death, Zhaan demands that he restore ''Moya's'' life, but he refuses, and is apparently killed. However, not too long afterwards, he reappears no worse for wear, and casually restores the life of both ''Moya'' and Pilot: apparently, the decomissioning was just a test for Zhaan. As the only one aboard at the time, she was technically the commander of her vessel, and if Zhaan wished, she could use ''Moya'' as a factory for entire fleets of warships, but now that the Builders have determined that she's more responsible than that, enough to defend the Leviathan from those who would exploit her.



Unfortunately, back at the palace, things are worsening by the minute: the Empress is threatening to have all off-worlders executed if Crichton isn't found, as she can't determine who was responsible for decapitating or reconstituting him- [[WhatAnIdiot and isn't willing to ask Katralla]]. Unable to find Crichton even with the DNA tracker, Scorpius once again seeks out D'Argo's help, only to be cut off by the arrival of Cargn; finally realising that he mihgt have misjudged the situation, the Scarran emissary tortures D'Argo with his heat projection, demanding to know where Crichton is. Unfortunately, D'Argo can only gasp that Chiana might know, and Cargn hurries off to capture and interrogate Chiana. However, it's revealed that Cargn's position is in serious decay: though Prince Clavor is now guaranteed to replace his sister now that Crichton has vanished, the Empress won't let him do so until he renounces Cargn and allows him to be executed. In other words, the PuppetKing will ascend to the throne, but the Sebacean Colonies remain free of the Scarran Imperium. With his mission in tatters and nothing to show for it but one captive Nebari, Cargn takes the time to fry Clavor to death before hurrying back to the foundry with Chiana in tow.

In the final showdown, D'Argo teams up with Scorpius to take down Cargn; however, Scorpius is apparently overwhelmed by the heat, and Cargn is too strong for D'Argo to defeat alone. Instead, Crichton arrives just in time to save the day, shooting Cargn several dozen times with the stun-gun and kicking him into the acid vat. However, though he tries to do the same to Scorpius, he finds that he simply can't bring himself to do so; he can only warn him leave them alone or he won't be so lucky the next time. As soon as Crichton's left the room, Scorpius calmly rises without showing any sign of his previous frailty, dips one finger into the acid, and strolls leisurely away.

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Unfortunately, back at the palace, things are worsening by the minute: the Empress is threatening to have all off-worlders executed if Crichton isn't found, as she can't determine who was responsible for decapitating or reconstituting him- [[WhatAnIdiot and isn't willing to ask Katralla]]. Unable to find Crichton even with the DNA tracker, Scorpius once again seeks out D'Argo's help, only to be and is halfway through the introductory bargaining when he's cut off by the arrival of Cargn; finally realising suspecting that he mihgt have misjudged the situation, Crichton has been spirited away by his shipmates, the Scarran emissary tortures D'Argo with for his heat projection, demanding to know where Crichton is. Unfortunately, D'Argo can only gasp whereabouts- but all he learns is that Chiana might know, and Cargn hurries off to capture and interrogate Chiana. However, it's revealed that know. To Cargn's mounting frustration, Chiana turns out to be just as clueless as everyone else, and on top of that, his political position is in serious decay: on the verge of total collapse: though Prince Clavor is now guaranteed to replace his sister now that Crichton the royal couple has vanished, been divided, the Empress won't let him do so until he renounces Cargn all ties to his Scarran backers and allows him Cargn to be executed. In other words, the PuppetKing will ascend to the throne, but the Sebacean Colonies remain free of the Scarran Imperium. With his mission in tatters and nothing to show for it but one captive Nebari, Cargn takes the time to fry Clavor to death before hurrying back to the foundry with Chiana in tow.

In the final showdown, D'Argo teams up with Scorpius to take down Cargn; however, Scorpius is apparently overwhelmed by the heat, and Cargn is too strong for D'Argo to defeat alone. Instead, Crichton arrives just in time to save the day, shooting Cargn several dozen the Scarran ambassador a few hundred times with the stun-gun and kicking him into the acid vat. However, though when he tries to do the same to Scorpius, he finds that he simply can't bring himself to do so; he can only shove the hybrid against the side of the cat and warn him to leave them alone alone- or he won't be so lucky the next time. As soon as Crichton's left hurried out the room, Scorpius calmly rises without showing any sign of his previous frailty, dips one finger into the acid, and strolls leisurely away.
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