History Recap / StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E19InThePaleMoonlight

5th Feb '18 10:38:36 PM BattleMaster
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Exploited. Garak arranges Vreenak's death to ''look'' like this trope, knowing that the Romulans would find it highly believable, especially after the Dominion denies it.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Exploited. Garak arranges Vreenak's death to ''look'' like this trope, knowing that the Romulans would find it highly believable, especially after the Dominion denies it. Grathon Tolar's death is a straight example of the trope.
5th Feb '18 10:37:22 PM BattleMaster
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Exploited. Garak arranges Vreenak's death to ''look'' like this trope, knowing that the Romulans would find it highly believable, especially after the Dominion denies it.
2nd Feb '18 12:23:21 PM wittylibrarian
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** Making it whammier is that Sikso ''lied and cheated'' to get them to join the war.
1st Jan '18 1:19:31 AM OlfinBedwere
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Vreenak having a replicated Romulan drink, noting how while very good, he was still not fooled in that it's only an approximation and not the real thing. It foreshadows his reaction to the recording.

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Vreenak having a replicated Romulan drink, noting how while very good, he was still not fooled in that it's only an approximation and not the real thing. It foreshadows his reaction to the recording.
1st Jan '18 1:18:59 AM OlfinBedwere
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* AssholeVictim: Grathon Tolar. He was already slated for execution by the Klingons. While on the station, he attacked one of Quark's Dabo girls for refusing to dance with him, and stabbed Quark for trying to defend her. Judging by how he behaved while on parole, the Klingons may have had very good reasons indeed to want him dead. Garak also may well have selected Tolar due to how expendable he was just as much as his considerable, yet "not quite up to the task" forging skills.

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* AssholeVictim: AssholeVictim:
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Grathon Tolar. He was already slated for execution by the Klingons. While on the station, he attacked one of Quark's Dabo girls for refusing to dance with him, and stabbed Quark for trying to defend her. Judging by how he behaved while on parole, the Klingons may have had very good reasons indeed to want him dead. Garak also may well have selected Tolar due to how expendable he was just as much as his considerable, yet "not quite up to the task" forging skills.



* DarkerAndEdgier: With the possible exception of [=DS9=]'s own [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558 "The Siege Of AR-558,"]] this might be the darkest the franchise ever got.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: With the possible exception of [=DS9=]'s own [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558 "The Siege Of AR-558,"]] this might be the darkest the franchise ever got.got, at least prior to the launch of ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: A point Sisko makes in his log, and which momentarily causes him to lose his composure and start ranting.

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: IDidWhatIHadToDo:
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A point Sisko makes in his log, and which momentarily causes him to lose his composure and start ranting.
29th Dec '17 8:46:09 PM BattleMaster
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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Sisko is clearly disgusted when Quark approves of some of his actions. By Quark's demeanor, it's likely he [[InvokedTrope did this on purpose]] to needle Sisko.

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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Sisko is clearly disgusted when Quark approves of some of his actions.actions (specifically, that Sisko is bribing him to not press charges against the man Sisko needs to forge the data rod). By Quark's demeanor, it's likely he [[InvokedTrope did this on purpose]] to needle Sisko.
21st Dec '17 10:39:00 AM TroperBeDoper
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* CurbstompBattle: Not surprisingly, the flighty bohemian planet that is Betazed stood no chance against the Dominion. The entire planet was conquered in 10 hours.
12th Nov '17 1:31:44 AM ashlay
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* FalseFlagOperation: Sisko puts aside his principles to get the Romulans to join the war against the Dominion. First a holographic recording is faked to make it appear that the Dominion were intending to attack the Romulans, and when this falls through, the Romulan ambassador is assassinated, his shuttle bombed, to make it appear that the Dominion didn't want the truth to be discovered. It is learned that Garak had, without Sisko's knowledge, set it up at a XanatosGambit, realizing the fake recording might not pass inspection, with the backup plan being to kill the Senator if he realized that.

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* FalseFlagOperation: Sisko puts aside his principles to get the Romulans to join the war against the Dominion. First a holographic recording is faked to make it appear that the Dominion were intending to attack the Romulans, and when this falls through, the Romulan ambassador is assassinated, his shuttle bombed, to make it appear that the Dominion didn't want the truth to be discovered. It is learned that Garak had, without Sisko's knowledge, set it up at a XanatosGambit, KansasCityShuffle, realizing a "perfect" version of the fake recording might not was unlikely to pass inspection, with but a damaged one found in the backup plan being to kill the Senator if he realized that.possession of a dead Romulan recently returning from Dominion space would be ''highly'' believable.
12th Nov '17 1:28:32 AM ashlay
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* KansasCityShuffle: Elim Garak expected from the start the Romulan senator would realize the recording was a fake, and planted a bomb on the senator's ship as soon as he arrived. And in fact, after the senator departs with the fake recording to expose the perceived con on himself, Garak promptly blows up the ship. The real con was having the senator's superiors discover the recording in the wreckage of a member of their government coming back from a meeting with the Dominon, as now all the imperfections in the forgery will be assumed to be result of the explosion instead. With a seemingly legitimate rod in one hand, and a dead senator coming from a meeting with the Dominion in the other, the Romulans promptly join the war against the Dominion, as Garak and Sisko wanted.

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* KansasCityShuffle: Elim Garak expected from the start the Romulan senator would realize the recording was a fake, and planted a bomb on the senator's ship as soon as he arrived. And in fact, after the senator departs with the fake recording to expose the perceived con on himself, Garak promptly blows up the ship. The real con was having the senator's superiors discover the recording in the wreckage of the ship of a member of their government coming back from a meeting with the Dominon, as now all the imperfections in the forgery will be assumed to be result of the explosion instead. With a seemingly legitimate rod in one hand, and a dead senator coming from a meeting with the Dominion in the other, the Romulans promptly join the war against the Dominion, as Garak and Sisko wanted.
12th Nov '17 1:24:24 AM ashlay
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* BatmanGambit: Garak's ploy to pull the Romulans into the war is dependent on the Romulan goverment's own understanding of foreign affairs: while the Federation might believe the Dominion when they say they had nothing to do with killing a Romulan Senator to prevent a leak due to their own policies, the Romulan's will assume that the Dominion would ''obviously'' kill someone to prevent a leak and then deny it, because that's exactly what the Romulan's would have done in their position.

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* BatmanGambit: Garak's ploy to pull the Romulans into the war is dependent on the Romulan goverment's own understanding of foreign affairs: while the Federation might believe the Dominion when they say they had nothing to do with killing a Romulan Senator to prevent a leak due to their own policies, the Romulan's will assume that the Dominion would ''obviously'' kill someone to prevent a leak and then deny it, because that's exactly what the Romulan's Romulans would have done in their position.
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