History Recap / StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E03TheHouseOfQuark

1st May '16 7:35:30 AM wittylibrarian
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Mostly one-sided, as Grilka has no love for this weak Ferengi she has to marry in order to keep her House safe from D'Ghor's treachery. But by the episode's end, Grilka is genuinely grateful for what Quark did and recognizes Quark's bravery in coming back to fight for her (House's) honor.



** His facial expression also suggests even ''he'' knows this whole episode is ''crazy'' and best left hand-waved off.

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** His facial expression also suggests even ''he'' knows this whole episode incident is ''crazy'' and best left hand-waved off.off.
* SlapSlapKiss: There's no kiss at the end and tons of slapping otherwise, but Grilka is affectionately grateful to Quark for his defense of her House.
1st May '16 7:29:49 AM wittylibrarian
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** His facial expression also suggests even ''he'' knows this whole episode is ''crazy'' and best left hand-waved off.
1st May '16 7:28:20 AM wittylibrarian
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: More like "D'Ghor was so busy acting like a Ferengi he forgot about Klingon codes of honor."


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* {{Irony}}: Quark - A Ferengi - outwits and bests D'Ghor - A Klingon who had become as Greedy [[PlanetOfHats as Ferengis are known to be]] - by being ''better'' at having a Klingon sense of Honor.
29th May '15 11:33:15 AM SithkingZero
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** Averted with Quark- despite his reputation as a Ferengi, and thus as people who would rather wheel and deal, or outright ''run''- Quark uses this reputation to stand up to D'Ghor and deliver one of the best "The Reason You Suck Speeches" in Star Trek.


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** Averted with the Klingons- well, most of them (D'Ghor obviously an exception). Watching Quark attempting to explain profits to them is hilarious. At least one turns the Ferengi PADD sideways in an attempt to understand it.
29th May '15 11:25:02 AM SithkingZero
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-->'''Quark''': Go ahead, kill me. That's why I'm here, isn't it, to be killed? Well, here I am, so go ahead and do it. You all want me to pick up that sword and try to fight him, don't you? But I don't have a chance and you know it. You only want me to put up a fight so your precious honour will be satisfied. Well, I'm not going to make it so easy for you. Having me fight D'Ghor is nothing more than an execution, so, if that's what you want, that's what you'll get. An execution. No honour, no glory. And when you tell your children and your grandchildren the glorious story of how you rose to power and took Grilka's House from her, I hope you remember to tell them how you heroically killed an unarmed Ferengi half your size.

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-->'''Quark''': Go ahead, kill me. That's why I'm here, isn't it, to be killed? Well, here I am, so go ahead and do it. You all want me to pick up that sword and try to fight him, don't you? But I don't have a chance and you know it. You only want me to put up a fight so your precious honour will be satisfied. Well, I'm not going to make it so easy for you. Having me fight D'Ghor is nothing more than an execution, so, if that's what you want, that's what you'll get. An execution. No honour, no glory. And when you tell your children and your grandchildren the glorious story of how you rose to power and took Grilka's House from her, I hope you remember to tell them how you heroically killed an unarmed Ferengi Ferengi- (whispers) half your size.
30th Mar '15 7:04:58 PM isoycrazy
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* OutGambitted: D;Ghor plots to use Quark's embellished tale of Kozak's death as justification he died in honorable combat. This would deny Grilka's claim for special dispensation that would allow her to rule the house despite being a woman. Grilka then uses that fact to marry Quark under a ritual that would keep her house from becoming dead.

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* OutGambitted: D;Ghor D'Ghor plots to use Quark's embellished tale of Kozak's death as justification he died in honorable combat. This would deny Grilka's claim for special dispensation that would allow her to rule the house despite being a woman. Grilka then uses that fact to marry Quark under a ritual that would keep her house from becoming dead.
30th Mar '15 7:04:38 PM isoycrazy
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* CurbStompBattle: What is expected to happen between a Ferengi who barely passes the chest of a Klingon warrior. Quark, knowing this, takes a third option.


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* GoodWithNumbers: Quark's business mind is able to piece together how D'Ghor has been attacking Grilka's lands by financial means.
* OutGambitted: D;Ghor plots to use Quark's embellished tale of Kozak's death as justification he died in honorable combat. This would deny Grilka's claim for special dispensation that would allow her to rule the house despite being a woman. Grilka then uses that fact to marry Quark under a ritual that would keep her house from becoming dead.
-->'''Grilka:''' All I have done is follow the brek'tal ritual. If the leader of a House is slain in honourable combat, the victor may be invited to take his place and his wife. You're the one who made this possible, D'Ghor. You certified before the Council that Kozak died an honourable death at the hands of this man. I am simply exercising my rights as an honoured widow.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Gowron shows his good side by listening to Quark's claim, seeing D'Ghor's murder of a defenseless man for the cowardice it is, and will grant Grilka the special dispensation she sought.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Quark gives a grilling one to his would-be executioner.
-->'''Quark''': Go ahead, kill me. That's why I'm here, isn't it, to be killed? Well, here I am, so go ahead and do it. You all want me to pick up that sword and try to fight him, don't you? But I don't have a chance and you know it. You only want me to put up a fight so your precious honour will be satisfied. Well, I'm not going to make it so easy for you. Having me fight D'Ghor is nothing more than an execution, so, if that's what you want, that's what you'll get. An execution. No honour, no glory. And when you tell your children and your grandchildren the glorious story of how you rose to power and took Grilka's House from her, I hope you remember to tell them how you heroically killed an unarmed Ferengi half your size.
3rd Feb '15 12:04:04 PM jastay3
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* AmicablyDivorced: Grilka ritually slaps Quark and spits on him to signal the divorce. But then they part amicably.
1st Feb '15 9:16:37 PM jastay3
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* FridgeBrilliance : Quark on coming to the duel says, "I am Quark, son of Keldar and I am come to answer the challenge of D'Ghor, son of...whatever." Quark in fact probably really didn't remember D'Ghor's father. But to a Klingon noble it would sound like he had deliberately insulted D'Ghor's ancestry.
1st Feb '15 9:14:58 PM jastay3
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* FridgeBriliance : Quark on coming to the duel says, "I am Quark, son of Keldar and I am come to answer the challenge of D'Ghor, son of...whatever." Quark in fact probably really didn't remember D'Ghor's father. But to a Klingon noble it would sound like he had deliberately insulted D'Ghor's ancestry.

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* FridgeBriliance FridgeBrilliance : Quark on coming to the duel says, "I am Quark, son of Keldar and I am come to answer the challenge of D'Ghor, son of...whatever." Quark in fact probably really didn't remember D'Ghor's father. But to a Klingon noble it would sound like he had deliberately insulted D'Ghor's ancestry.
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