History Recap / StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558

19th Feb '16 11:09:11 PM erttheking
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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk.

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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk. Though it's zigzagged as he's on the verge of tears as he does.
13th Feb '16 11:55:52 AM Mikedem2
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* AnArmAndALeg: Nog loses a leg during a Jem'Hadar ambush.



* CallBack: The Starfleet and Dominion forces jam each other's sensors, just like the Klingons did in 'Nor the Battle to the Strong.'
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Reese.



* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: The Starfleeters use the Jem'Hadars' "houdinis" against them.

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** Subverted by Vargas, who describes his dead friend as a loudmouth jerk.
* AFatherToHisMen: Sisko, and he makes damned sure Quark understands that.
-->'''Sisko:''' Listen to me, Quark, because I'm only going to say this once... I care about Nog and every other soldier under my command. Understood? Every damn one of them.
* HarsherInHindsight: For all the sacrifices to defend AR-558. the Dominion will eventually retake the system in 'The Changing Face of Evil'.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: The Starfleeters use the Jem'Hadars' "houdinis" Jem'Hadar's' "houdini" mines against them.


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* ManlyTears: Vargas sheds them when he tells the story of his comrade, who died bandaging his arm.


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* TragicKeepsake: Vargas's bandage, made from the uniform of a dead comrade.
28th Sep '15 9:30:46 PM Ghostninja109
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* TheDeadHaveNames: Sisko and Kira both state this at the end.



* RedShirtArmy: The garrison at the beacon site. Of four named troops, only Reese survives.



* SoundtrackDissonance: During the battle

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* SoundtrackDissonance: During Melancholy music plays during the battlebattle, [[WarIsHell in keeping with the episode's theme]].
** SadBattleMusic



* YouAreInCommandNow: Lt. Larkin was left in command at AR-558 after Captain Loomis and Commander Parker were killed prior to Sisko's arrival. He takes command as the senior officer when the ''Defiant'' is forced to retreat.

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* YouAreInCommandNow: Lt. Larkin was left in command at AR-558 after Captain Loomis and Commander Parker were killed prior to Sisko's arrival. He takes command as the senior officer when the ''Defiant'' is forced to retreat.retreat.
* ZergRush: The Jem'Hadar try to overwhelm the Federation garrison with sheer numbers.
18th Mar '15 3:28:58 PM StarTropes
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* DueToTheDead[=/=]ContinuityNod: Sisko still reads the lists of those killed in the war.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: The Starfleeters use the Jem'Hadars' "houdinis" against them.
14th Mar '15 5:21:02 PM StarTropes
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* HumansAreWarriors : At least when you take away their sonic showers.

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* HumansAreWarriors : At least when Quark explains to Nog what Hew-mons are like beneath the MarySueTopia:
-->"Let me tell
you something about Hew-mons, nephew. They're a wonderful, friendly people - as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts... deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers.showers... put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time... and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people will become as nasty and violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don't believe me? Look at those faces, look at their eyes..."
24th Dec '14 8:30:55 PM Spotts1701
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* HoldTheLine: Sisko's order to the remaining troops.



* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: An engineer, not a magician

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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: An engineer, not a magicianmagician.
* NewMeat: The relief troops at the end.
-->'''Reese:''' Children.
-->'''Sisko:''' Not for long.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Everyone at AR-558.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Everyone at AR-558.AR-558 - they were supposed to be rotated out after 90 days. They've been there five months with no relief and under constant attack to the point they went from 147 troops to just 43 by the time the ''Defiant'' shows up.



** All of the soldiers stationed on AR-558 were named after characters or actors from the WWII movie ''Hell Is For Heroes''.



* WarIsHell: This episode shows no glory, no love of battle. Just the harshness and a piece of rock which no one would care about if not for the technology put there.

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* WarIsHell: This episode shows no glory, no love of battle. Just the harshness and a piece of rock which no one would care about if not for the technology put there.there.
* YouAreInCommandNow: Lt. Larkin was left in command at AR-558 after Captain Loomis and Commander Parker were killed prior to Sisko's arrival. He takes command as the senior officer when the ''Defiant'' is forced to retreat.
30th Nov '14 8:04:46 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* BattleTrophy: Reese keeps a necklace of Ketracel-White tubes hung around his neck.

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* BattleTrophy: Reese keeps a necklace of Ketracel-White tubes hung around his neck. Episode writer Ira Steven Behr called this "about as grisly as we could get on ''Star Trek''".
24th Jul '14 12:34:43 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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* BattleTrophy: Reese keeps a necklace of Ketracel-White tubes hung around his neck.



* ParanoiaFuel: The invisible floating mines.

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* ParanoiaFuel: The invisible floating mines.mines are a disturbing InUniverse example.
1st Jul '14 6:44:46 PM LtFedora
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* SoldiersAtTheRear: Both engineers, Nog and the poor guy assigned to keep AR558 running.

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* ShoutOut: The battle plays out much like the film ''{{Film/Zulu}}''. There's even a scene where Jem'Hadar are expended merely to test the defenses of the camp (of course, these Jem'Hadar were holograms).
* SoldiersAtTheRear: Both engineers, Nog and the poor guy assigned to keep AR558 [=AR558=] running.
1st Jul '14 9:56:52 AM StarTropes
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* ParanoiaFuel: The invisible floating mines.
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