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6th Feb '16 6:45:59 AM Wyldchyld
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* CruelMercy: ** ''The Wire''. Garak mysteriously collapses, leading Bashir on a quest to the Cardassion Union to meet the one man capable of saving Garak's life, Enabran Tain. The problem is that Tain is the man who exiled Garak from Cardassia and now hates his former protege with a passion. When he quickly offers Bashir all the information Bashir needs to save Garak's life, Bashir is surprised and thankful. Tain chastises Bashir's gratitude telling him - to Bashir's growing horror - that he's not doing Garak a favour by saving his life. He wants Garak to live a very long life in exile, surrounded by people who hate him for being a Cardassian and knowing he will never, ever be able to return to his beloved homeland again. ** ''Sons of Mogh''. Cultural differences resulted in Cruel Mercy to Worf's brother Kurn. With their family dishonored in the eyes of the Empire, Kurn seeks Worf out to give him his honor back... by killing Kurn in a specific ritual. When Dax puts the pieces together (the identity of the Klingon that recently arrived; Worf's belligerence toward Quark over acquiring a specific type of Klingon incense), she arrives just after Worf has struck with the ritual blade, but is in time to have Kurn transported to the infirmary and save him. Denied the restoration of his honor (especially since Sisko threatened Worf not to try it again), Kurn suffers a Fate Worse Than Death for a Klingon, and slips into a deeper depression, turning suicidal... until Worf decides to provide him with a new identity, and have Kurn's memory wiped, so that he can start his life as a Klingon anew.
16th Jan '16 4:16:37 AM Anddrix
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* DittoAliens: When Odo finally meets other Changelings, and they take a humanoid form, their faces are similar to Odo's. This doesn't make much sense, since Odo's face looks like that because he didn't have the skill to properly imitate humanoid facial structure, and other Changelings are shown to have that skill. It seems the Changelings were made to look like Odo just so the viewer would know they are part of the same race, even though this should be totally obvious anyway, as [[ViewersAreMorons both Odo and the other Changelings explicitly state that Odo is one of them]].
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* DittoAliens: When Odo finally meets other Changelings, and they take a humanoid form, their faces are similar to Odo's. This doesn't make much sense, since Odo's face looks like that because he didn't have the skill to properly imitate humanoid facial structure, and other Changelings are shown to have that skill. It seems the Changelings were made to look like Odo just so the viewer would know they are part of the same race, even though this should be totally obvious anyway, as [[ViewersAreMorons both Odo and the other Changelings explicitly state that Odo is one of them]].them.
9th Jan '16 3:30:52 AM TinMan
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* CommanderContrarian: ** The Romulans served as this once they joined the Federation-Klingon alliance in fighting the Dominion. Every Romulan commander or senator who showed up did nothing but nitpick any plan put forward by Sisko. ** Admiral Ross bounced back and forth between being this and a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, all depending on how much internal conflict was needed in an episode.

* ConsummateProfessional: In "Trials and Tribble-ations," while Dax is fangirling over the thought of meeting Kirk and Spock, Sisko calmly reminds her that this is not a good idea and doesn't seem the least bit excited at the prospect. He's here to accomplish the mission, and that's all he cares about.
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* ConsummateProfessional: In "Trials and Tribble-ations," while Dax is fangirling over the thought of meeting Kirk and Spock, Sisko calmly reminds her that this is not a good idea and doesn't seem the least bit excited at the prospect. He's here to accomplish the mission, and that's all he cares about. Once the mission is over, however, he promptly lets his inner fanboy out by personally meeting with Kirk and telling him what an honor it was to briefly serve with him.
6th Jan '16 2:18:54 PM Durison
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* AlternateUniverse: See also the entry for MirrorUniverse.
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* AlternateUniverse: See also The MirrorUniverse makes its first appearance in official canon since the entry for MirrorUniverse.Original Series.
3rd Jan '16 8:39:12 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* BlackSpeech: The Breen.
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* BlackSpeech: The Breen. They even get an exemption from Star Trek's usual TranslationConvention; their allies can understand them thanks to universal translators [[note]] Except for Damar when they first join up because the language wasn't programmed into his personal translator yet [[/note]] but the audience never hears them speaking anything but their own language.
30th Dec '15 4:40:51 PM Wyldchyld
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Trope misuse. A character is only genre savvy if they're acting on the basis of fiction they've read. These are just examples of characters being savvy.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: [[GenreSavvy Worf tells an engineering officer in "Starship Down" to change a reconfigured control panel back to the standard layout]] [[InvokedTrope so that this trope doesn't end up causing problems at a critical time.]]
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: [[GenreSavvy Worf tells an engineering officer in "Starship Down" to change a reconfigured control panel back to the standard layout]] [[InvokedTrope layout so that this trope doesn't end up causing problems at a critical time.]]
29th Dec '15 8:50:59 PM hamonrye
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** "Shattered Mirror" is a direct sequel to the lighthearted "Mirror, Mirror". In it, we learn that Kirk's meddling in the mirror universe actually made things worse: when Mirror Spock attempted to preach pacifism, the Terran Empire was swamped by the neighboring Alliance, led by Intendant Kira, Garak, and Regent Worf. Now Earth is nothing but a colony for the Cardassians, Klingons and Bajorans (all of them evil in this reality).
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** "Shattered Mirror" is a direct sequel to the lighthearted "Mirror, Mirror". In it, we learn that Kirk's meddling in the mirror universe actually made things worse: when Mirror Spock attempted to preach pacifism, the Terran Empire was swamped by the neighboring Alliance, led by Intendant Kira, Garak, and Regent Worf. Now Earth is nothing but a colony for the Cardassians, Klingons and Bajorans (all of them evil in this reality). This was [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] in later episodes; whenever the grind of a 26-episode season got to be too much, the writers would break out another Mirror Univrse episode, take the brakes off, and let their actors be as goofy and toothless as possible. It got to be a big joke after awhile; the Mirror Universe in [=DS9=] makes the first season of TNG look like ''Breaking Bad''.
29th Dec '15 8:47:05 PM hamonrye
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** "Shattered Mirror" is a direct sequel to the famous TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror". In it, we learn that Kirk's meddling in the mirror universe actually made things worse: when Mirror Spock attempted to preach pacifism, the Terran Empire was swamped by the neighboring Alliance, led by Intendant Kira, Garak, and Regent Worf. Now Earth is nothing but a colony for the Cardassians, Klingons and Bajorans (all of them evil in this reality).

* CerebusRetcon: "Inter arma enim silent leges" and "When it Rains..." Just how much established Star Trek history has Section 31 been directly involved in? Assassination attempts, biogenic weapons, nudging governments to act... The writers could have had great fun ret-conning all kinds of ''Trek'' tales by adding a Section 31 presence, but Ron Moore shows mercy and leaves it to our imaginations. Sloan is the Cigarrete-Smoking Man of ''Star Trek'', up to his ears in secrets and fully-convinced that what he's doing is right and just.
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* CerebusRetcon: CerebusRetcon: ** "Inter arma enim silent leges" and "When it Rains..." Just how much established Star Trek history has Section 31 been directly involved in? Assassination attempts, biogenic weapons, nudging governments to act... The writers could have had great fun ret-conning all kinds of ''Trek'' tales by adding a Section 31 presence, but Ron Moore shows mercy and leaves it to our imaginations. Sloan is the Cigarrete-Smoking Man of ''Star Trek'', up to his ears in secrets and fully-convinced that what he's doing is right and just.just. ** "Shattered Mirror" is a direct sequel to the lighthearted "Mirror, Mirror". In it, we learn that Kirk's meddling in the mirror universe actually made things worse: when Mirror Spock attempted to preach pacifism, the Terran Empire was swamped by the neighboring Alliance, led by Intendant Kira, Garak, and Regent Worf. Now Earth is nothing but a colony for the Cardassians, Klingons and Bajorans (all of them evil in this reality).
18th Dec '15 10:05:50 PM nombretomado
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* BigFuckingGun: As SFDebris points out, only Sisko could have helped design the ''Defiant''. It's so overpowered that Sisko mentions when he first unveils it in "The Search" that it nearly tore itself apart during shakedowns, and while officially classed as an Escort Vessel, it's really a ''Warship''. --> '''SFDebris''': "It's a set of guns, strapped to an engine." "Mr. Worf, prepare a high yield torpedo and write on it; don't fuck with the Sisko."
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* BigFuckingGun: As SFDebris WebSite/SFDebris points out, only Sisko could have helped design the ''Defiant''. It's so overpowered that Sisko mentions when he first unveils it in "The Search" that it nearly tore itself apart during shakedowns, and while officially classed as an Escort Vessel, it's really a ''Warship''. --> '''SFDebris''': '''[=SFDebris=]''': "It's a set of guns, strapped to an engine." "Mr. Worf, prepare a high yield torpedo and write on it; don't fuck with the Sisko."
8th Dec '15 3:56:35 AM bobfrank
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* BarBrawl: Worf, Odo, O'Brien and Bashir get to take place in the classic one from "The Trouble with Tribbles" when the ''Defiant'' crew revisits this time in "Trials and Tribble-ations."
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