History Recap / StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E11Waltz

12th Dec '15 7:46:41 PM trumpetmarietta
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Following the destruction of the starship Honshu, Sisko is severely injured and trapped alone on a deserted planet with Dukat, who becomes increasingly unstable.
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Following the destruction of the Federation starship Honshu, ''Honshu'', Sisko is severely injured and trapped alone on a deserted planet with Dukat, who becomes increasingly unstable.

-->'''Dukat:''' [[SarcasmMode Behold... Benjamin Sisko: supreme arbiter of right and wrong in the universe.]]
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-->'''Dukat:''' [[SarcasmMode Behold... Behold… Benjamin Sisko: supreme arbiter of right and wrong in the universe.]]universe!]]
7th Nov '15 1:58:16 AM SpideyTerry
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* BadassBoast: Dukat's final lines to Sisko: -->"I have unfinished business on Bajor! They thought I was their enemy?! They don't know what it is to be my enemy, but they will! From this day forward, Bajor is dead! All of Bajor! And this time, even their Emissary won't be able to save them!"

* {{Foreshadowing}}: Dukat says he and Sisko won't be seeing each other for a while. They won't share a scene again until the GrandFinale.

* HonorBeforeReason: Dukat alerts the ''Defiant'' to Sisko's location. He can't very well exact the ultimate revenge on him if the Captain dies on a barren planet. ** Worf believes it would be dishonorable to brazenly ignore orders in order to try to save Sisko. * HopeSpot: The ''Defiant'' beamed aboard two people. Instead of Sisko and Dukat, it's two women from the ''Honshu''. * PoorCommunicationKills: Kira's message that the ''Defiant'' has to depart soon is garbled by subspace interference. Bashir and O'Brien attempt to invoke this trope in order to continue searching for Sisko, but Worf and Dax shoot it down.

* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Dukat's ultimate conclusion is that he was far too lenient and forgiving toward the Bajorans who resisted his rule, and he should have just exterminated them all; so that (along with restoring that rule) is going to be his new goal from now on.
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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Dukat's ultimate conclusion is that he was far too lenient and forgiving toward the Bajorans who resisted his rule, and he should have just exterminated them all; so that (along with restoring that rule) is going to be his new goal from now on.on. * VillainDecay: Invoked by the hallucination of Weyoun. He doubts Sisko would have any respect for Dukat if he knew about the Gul's repeated breakdowns in the hospital.
8th Oct '15 5:02:29 PM Nakuyabi
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* CluelessAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at putting a stop to the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko telling Jadzia that evened when you live in a world full of shades of grey, true evil (such as Gul Dukat) can still exist. Even so, partially ''because'' of Gul Dukat's persuasive delivery of [[VillainHasAPoint considerable testimony on his own behalf]] in this episode, his fandom was not so easily dissuaded.
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* CluelessAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at putting a stop to the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko telling Jadzia that evened even when you live in a world full of shades of grey, true evil (such as Gul Dukat) can still exist. Even so, partially ''because'' of Gul Dukat's persuasive delivery of [[VillainHasAPoint considerable testimony on his own behalf]] in this episode, his fandom was not so easily dissuaded.

* ExplosiveDecompression: Dukat mentions a NoodleIncident with his having to clean up the mess when this happened to another Cardassian and how he didn't sleep for a week afterward.
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* ExplosiveDecompression: Dukat mentions a NoodleIncident with his having to clean up the mess when this happened to another Cardassian and how he didn't couldn't sleep for a week afterward.

* SanitySlippage: Dukat undergoes a serious case of this during his isolation with Sisko, and this after he'd begun to improve in the care of the Federation's psychiatric facilities.
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* SanitySlippage: Dukat undergoes a serious case of this during his isolation with Sisko, and this after he'd begun to improve in the care of the Federation's psychiatric facilities. He gets into a spirited argument with hallucinations of Kira, Damar, and Weyoun, and even tries to attack them physically a couple of times. It's during one of these attacks that Sisko realizes he's dealing with a madman, as he sees that while one of these assaults came dangerously close to hitting him, he wasn't where Dukat was ''aiming''.
8th Oct '15 4:50:56 PM Nakuyabi
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* ShutUpHannibal: After Dukat's rant about how he's been way too nice to the Bajorans and he really should just have killed them all, Sisko knocks him out, retorting "[[SarcasmMode ...and]] ''[[SarcasmMode that's]]'' [[SarcasmMode why you're not an evil man!]]"
8th Oct '15 4:44:28 PM Nakuyabi
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* BrokenAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at stopping the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko telling Jadzia that evened when you live in a world full of shades of grey, evil can still exist. Except that ''the whole show'' was built upon the premise that [[GreyAndGrayMorality no nation is completely good or evil]], as even the Federation's noble ideals are subject to intense {{deconstruction}}.
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* BrokenAesop: CluelessAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at stopping putting a stop to the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko telling Jadzia that evened when you live in a world full of shades of grey, true evil (such as Gul Dukat) can still exist. Except that ''the whole show'' Even so, partially ''because'' of Gul Dukat's persuasive delivery of [[VillainHasAPoint considerable testimony on his own behalf]] in this episode, his fandom was built upon the premise that [[GreyAndGrayMorality no nation is completely good or evil]], as even the Federation's noble ideals are subject to intense {{deconstruction}}.not so easily dissuaded.

* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Dukat reveals that he couldn't understand why the Bajorans wouldn't give in to the Cardassians. * ExplosiveDecompression: Dukat mentions a NoodleIncident with this happening and how he didn't sleep for a week afterward. * HamToHamCombat: Sisko vs. Dukat. Especially during the mock-trial scene. Illusions of Kira, Damar, and Weyoun join in. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sisko spends much of the episode [[BreakTheHaughty trying to bring down Dukat's will]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He ends up strengthening it instead.]] * SanitySlippage: And just when it looked like Dukat was getting better. * ShutUpKirk: Dukat's rebuttal to Sisko's talks.
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Dukat reveals that he couldn't understand why the Bajorans wouldn't give in submit to the Cardassians. his kinder and gentler implementation of Cardassian rule. * ExplosiveDecompression: Dukat mentions a NoodleIncident with his having to clean up the mess when this happening happened to another Cardassian and how he didn't sleep for a week afterward. * HamToHamCombat: Sisko vs. Dukat. Especially during the mock-trial scene. Illusions Gul Dukat's hallucinations of Kira, Damar, and Weyoun join in. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sisko spends much of the episode [[BreakTheHaughty trying to bring down undermine Dukat's will]]. resolve]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He ends up strengthening it instead.]] instead,]] due to Dukat's giving as good as he gets. * SanitySlippage: And just when it looked like Dukat was getting better. undergoes a serious case of this during his isolation with Sisko, and this after he'd begun to improve in the care of the Federation's psychiatric facilities. * ShutUpKirk: Dukat's rebuttal to Sisko's talks.contentions.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dukat's final line in this episode was supposed to be him telling Sisko, "You too will learn what it's like to lose a child." The writers scrapped this, however, both to avoid locking themselves into a specific course of action and to keep Jake from spending his future episodes living under a death threat.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ThenLetMeBeEvil: Dukat's final line in this episode ultimate conclusion is that he was supposed far too lenient and forgiving toward the Bajorans who resisted his rule, and he should have just exterminated them all; so that (along with restoring that rule) is going to be him telling Sisko, "You too will learn what it's like to lose a child." The writers scrapped this, however, both to avoid locking themselves into a specific course of action and to keep Jake his new goal from spending his future episodes living under a death threat.now on.
18th Dec '14 5:47:37 AM StarTropes
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* AbandonShip: Happens off-screen before the ''Honshu'' is destroyed.

-->'''Dukat:''' [[SarcasmMode Behold... Benjamin Sisko: supreme arbiter of right and wrong in the universe.]]
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-->'''Dukat:''' [[SarcasmMode Behold... Benjamin Sisko: supreme arbiter of right and wrong in the universe.]]]] * WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dukat's final line in this episode was supposed to be him telling Sisko, "You too will learn what it's like to lose a child." The writers scrapped this, however, both to avoid locking themselves into a specific course of action and to keep Jake from spending his future episodes living under a death threat.
10th Dec '14 7:53:37 PM Nakuyabi
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* BrokenAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at stopping the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko telling Jadzia that evened when you live in a world full of shades of grey, evil can stil exist. Except that ''the whole show'' was built upon the premise that [[GreyAndGrayMorality no nation is completely good or evil]], as even the Federation's noble ideals are subject to intense {{deconstruction}}.
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* BrokenAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at stopping the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko telling Jadzia that evened when you live in a world full of shades of grey, evil can stil still exist. Except that ''the whole show'' was built upon the premise that [[GreyAndGrayMorality no nation is completely good or evil]], as even the Federation's noble ideals are subject to intense {{deconstruction}}.
8th Nov '14 10:02:19 AM StarTropes
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Sisko's attempts at breaking Dukat's will instead strengthen it. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sisko spends much of the episode [[BreakTheHaughty trying to bring down Dukat's will]].
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Sisko's attempts at breaking Dukat's will instead strengthen it. HamToHamCombat: Sisko vs. Dukat. Especially during the mock-trial scene. Illusions of Kira, Damar, and Weyoun join in. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sisko spends much of the episode [[BreakTheHaughty trying to bring down Dukat's will]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He ends up strengthening it instead.]]
24th Jul '14 2:32:13 PM EMY3K
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The And Thats Terrible example was removed, so I'm rewording.
* BrokenAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at stopping the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko's lines in AndThatsTerrible. Except that ''the whole show'' was built upon the premise that [[GreyAndGrayMorality no nation is completely good or evil]], as even the Federation's noble ideals are subject to intense {{deconstruction}}.
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* BrokenAesop: "Waltz" was written as an attempt at stopping the MisaimedFandom surrounding Gul Dukat, ending with Captain Sisko's lines Sisko telling Jadzia that evened when you live in AndThatsTerrible. a world full of shades of grey, evil can stil exist. Except that ''the whole show'' was built upon the premise that [[GreyAndGrayMorality no nation is completely good or evil]], as even the Federation's noble ideals are subject to intense {{deconstruction}}.
14th Jul '14 6:25:57 AM StarTropes
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* ExplosiveDecompression: Dukat mentions a NoodleIncident with this happening and how he didn't sleep for a week afterward.

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* SanitySlippage: And just when it looked like Dukat was getting better.
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