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18th Apr '17 12:24:57 PM trumpetmarietta
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* BackupTwin: After [[spoiler:the ''Defiant'' is destroyed]], four episodes later a near-identical replacement is ready[[note]]It helps that this is a class of ship, so them having similar design schemes makes sense[[/note]], and they even receive a "special dispensation" to rename it as such from the ''Sao Paulo''. Somewhat justified in that by this point the class was being mass-produced for the war effort. The only difference between the two seems to be that the second has no cloaking device, presumably because only the first was exempted from the provision of the Treaty of Algeron which forbids the technology for the Federation.

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* BackupTwin: After [[spoiler:the ''Defiant'' is destroyed]], four episodes later a near-identical replacement is ready[[note]]It helps that this is a class of ship, so them having similar design schemes makes sense[[/note]], and they even receive a "special dispensation" to rename it as such from the ''Sao ''São Paulo''. Somewhat justified in that by this point the class was being mass-produced for the war effort. The only difference between the two seems to be that the second has no cloaking device, CloakingDevice, presumably because only the first was exempted from the provision of the Treaty of Algeron which forbids the technology for the Federation.
18th Apr '17 10:03:08 AM Golondrina
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16th Apr '17 8:04:25 AM ShorinBJ
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* BackupTwin: After [[spoiler:the ''Defiant'' is destroyed]], four episodes later a near-identical replacement is ready[[note]]It helps that this is a class of ship, so them having similar design schemes makes sense[[/note]], and they even receive a "special dispensation" to rename it as such from the ''Sao Paulo''. Somewhat justified in that by this point the class was being mass-produced for the war effort.
** Notably, the second ''Defiant'' was seemingly not equipped with a cloaking device (non-canon sources confirm this, though it was not established in the show itself).

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* BackupTwin: After [[spoiler:the ''Defiant'' is destroyed]], four episodes later a near-identical replacement is ready[[note]]It helps that this is a class of ship, so them having similar design schemes makes sense[[/note]], and they even receive a "special dispensation" to rename it as such from the ''Sao Paulo''. Somewhat justified in that by this point the class was being mass-produced for the war effort.
** Notably,
effort. The only difference between the two seems to be that the second ''Defiant'' was seemingly not equipped with a has no cloaking device (non-canon sources confirm this, though it device, presumably because only the first was not established in exempted from the show itself).provision of the Treaty of Algeron which forbids the technology for the Federation.



** Martok's utter loathing of Kor stems his influence convincing the board that Martok didn't deserve an officer's commission because he wasn't of "noble blood", a viewpoint seen as rather antiquated in the modern Empire, but passed because Kor's word carried a great deal of weight. When Worf brings this incident up, Kor admits he served as a token member of so many boards and committees, he can't even remember Martok at all!

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** Martok's utter loathing of Kor stems from his influence convincing the board that Martok didn't deserve an officer's commission because he wasn't of "noble blood", a viewpoint seen as rather antiquated in the modern Empire, but passed because Kor's word carried a great deal of weight. When Worf brings this incident up, Kor admits he served as a token member of so many boards and committees, he can't even remember Martok at all!



* ButtMonkey: O'Brien. He gets framed, kidnapped, and put through a harrowing [[KangarooCourt trial]] in which the verdict and sentence have already been decided (guilty and death, respectively). His wife is possessed by an evil alien entity and tries to kill him. The list goes on.



* CameBackWrong: Weyoun 6, who was considered to be "defective" as he believed the war with the Federation was a mistake and defected. The Vorta are genetically engineered to serve the Founders, however they didn't count on him reinterpreting that directive as also being applicable if he's ''working for Odo''.

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* CameBackWrong: Weyoun 6, who was considered to be "defective" as he believed the war with the Federation was a mistake and defected. The Vorta are genetically engineered to serve the Founders, however but they didn't count on him reinterpreting that directive as also being applicable if he's ''working for Odo''.
22nd Mar '17 12:07:15 PM ShorinBJ
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* AbandonedArea: Empok Nor.



* AbandonShip: Several times, notably in the series intro, which takes place during the [[CurbStompBattle Battle of Wolf 359]] and features the USS ''Saratoga'' in flames as her passengers and crew get to the shuttles to escape. Commander Sisko is forced to leave his wife's body behind.
** Similarly, the titular ship's crew in the episode ''[[spoiler: Valiant]]'' abandon ship in the episode's climax, with the Dominion forces [[SinkTheLifeboats destroying many of the life pods]] (though it's not clear if this was intentional, or just because they were still pummeling the ship into its constituent subatomic particles; in a later episode the Female Founder told her soldiers specifically to let the life pods escape, so that the survivors would spread terror when they retold the story of their defeat.)
-->'''Chief Collins:''' TheCaptain wanted us to-
-->'''Ensign Nog:''' The Captain is ''dead,'' Chief. They're all Dead. [[KnowWhenToFoldEm The ship is lost.]] There's no need for us to die here too.
** And a variation in the Season 5 finale, with the Starfleet personnel abandoning Deep Space Nine, but not because it's in danger of being destroyed, but rather because they can't hold it against the Dominion. The Bajoran militia [[SaltTheEarth destroy the station's computer systems]] as soon as the Starfleet personnel are clear.
--> '''Kira Nerys:''' Dukat wanted the station back? [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He can have it.]]
** The ''Defiant'' had to be abandoned a couple times as well, notably in "The Search, Part I" (in which Odo and Kira get to a shuttle while Sisko and Bashir get to a separate one off-camera ([[spoiler:though it turns out they actually ''were'' captured and the Alpha Quadrant events of Part II are all taking place in a simulated reality]]); and also in "The Changing Face of Evil", after the ''Defiant'' is hit by the Breen's energy-dampening weapon ([[spoiler:this time, the ship is actually destroyed]]).
--> '''Weyoun''' (''[[FourthWallPsych staring directly into the camera]]''): "[[spoiler:Poor Captain Sisko. I believe he was quite fond of that ship.]]"



* AbandonedArea: Empok Nor.
* AbandonShip: Several times, notably in the series intro, which takes place during the [[CurbStompBattle Battle of Wolf 359]] and features the USS ''Saratoga'' in flames as her passengers and crew get to the shuttles to escape. Commander Sisko is forced to leave his wife's body behind.
** Similarly, the titular ship's crew in the episode ''[[spoiler: Valiant]]'' abandon ship in the episode's climax, with the Dominion forces [[SinkTheLifeboats destroying many of the life pods]] (though it's not clear if this was intentional, or just because they were still pummeling the ship into its constituent subatomic particles; in a later episode the Female Founder told her soldiers specifically to let the life pods escape, so that the survivors would spread terror when they retold the story of their defeat.)
-->'''Chief Collins:''' TheCaptain wanted us to-
-->'''Ensign Nog:''' The Captain is ''dead,'' Chief. They're all Dead. [[KnowWhenToFoldEm The ship is lost.]] There's no need for us to die here too.
** And a variation in the Season 5 finale, with the Starfleet personnel abandoning Deep Space Nine, but not because it's in danger of being destroyed, but rather because they can't hold it against the Dominion. The Bajoran militia [[SaltTheEarth destroy the station's computer systems]] as soon as the Starfleet personnel are clear.
--> '''Kira Nerys:''' Dukat wanted the station back? [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He can have it.]]
** The ''Defiant'' had to be abandoned a couple times as well, notably in "The Search, Part I" (in which Odo and Kira get to a shuttle while Sisko and Bashir get to a separate one off-camera ([[spoiler:though it turns out they actually ''were'' captured and the Alpha Quadrant events of Part II are all taking place in a simulated reality]]); and also in "The Changing Face of Evil", after the ''Defiant'' is hit by the Breen's energy-dampening weapon ([[spoiler:this time, the ship is actually destroyed]]).
--> '''Weyoun''' (''[[FourthWallPsych staring directly into the camera]]''): "[[spoiler:Poor Captain Sisko. I believe he was quite fond of that ship.]]"



** One gets repeated several times in the pilot: "Why do you exist here?" Sisko doesn't understand at first, so only the last repetition pierces his armor.



---> '''Damar:''' To kill her and my son... the casual brutality of it... the waste of life. What kind of state tolerates the murder of innocent women and children? What kind of people give those orders?
---> '''Kira:''' [[NotSoDifferent Yeah Damar, what kind of people give those orders?]]

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---> '''Damar:''' --->'''Damar:''' To kill her and my son... the casual brutality of it... the waste of life. What kind of state tolerates the murder of innocent women and children? What kind of people give those orders?
---> '''Kira:''' --->'''Kira:''' [[NotSoDifferent Yeah Damar, what kind of people give those orders?]]



---> '''Dax:''' Worf, you are the most honorable and decent man I have ever met, and if you're willing to accept men like Gowron, then what hope is there for the Empire?

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---> '''Dax:''' --->'''Dax:''' Worf, you are the most honorable and decent man I have ever met, and if you're willing to accept men like Gowron, then what hope is there for the Empire?



--> '''Q:''' Oh don't get me wrong, a thousand years ago it had character. [[RuleOfThree Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, Watergate...]]

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--> '''Q:''' -->'''Q:''' Oh don't get me wrong, a thousand years ago it had character. [[RuleOfThree Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, Watergate...]]



** The order changed but Jack in 'Statistical Probabilities" [[spoiler: when talking about Bashir and how he was able to not have his genetic enhancements discovered until the year before]] Jack: "There are rules, don't talk with your mouth full, don't open an airlock when somebody is inside it, and don't [[spoiler: lie about your genetic status!]]"

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** The order changed but Jack in 'Statistical Probabilities" [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when talking about Bashir and how he was able to not have his genetic enhancements discovered until the year before]] Jack: "There are rules, don't talk with your mouth full, don't open an airlock when somebody is inside it, and don't [[spoiler: lie [[spoiler:lie about your genetic status!]]"
20th Mar '17 2:48:32 AM Mthrndr01
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** Considering some of the flashbacks are in the pilot....she's a striaght version of PosthumousCharacter.

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** Considering some of the flashbacks are in the pilot....she's a striaght straight version of PosthumousCharacter.
20th Mar '17 2:13:43 AM Mthrndr01
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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''.

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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 Universe 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''.
20th Mar '17 1:37:07 AM Mthrndr01
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** Garak. Toned done after his first appearance because Paramount wasn't a fan of Garak/Bashir shippers.

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** Garak. Toned done down after his first appearance because Paramount wasn't a fan of Garak/Bashir shippers.
19th Mar '17 11:53:46 AM nombretomado
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** The episode "Valiant" is a [[IncrediblyLamePun valiant]] deconstruction of the original ''StarWars'' film (aka ''ANewHope'') and derivative works. One tiny ship manned by young, inexperienced but brave heroes runs down the trench of a giant super weapon ship and uses a super torpedo on its WeaksauceWeakness...[[spoiler:only for it to fail, their ship to be blown up and most of them killed]].

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** The episode "Valiant" is a [[IncrediblyLamePun valiant]] deconstruction of the original ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' film (aka ''ANewHope'') ''Film/ANewHope'') and derivative works. One tiny ship manned by young, inexperienced but brave heroes runs down the trench of a giant super weapon ship and uses a super torpedo on its WeaksauceWeakness...[[spoiler:only for it to fail, their ship to be blown up and most of them killed]].
17th Mar '17 11:34:13 PM TroperBeDoper
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* DramaticPause: Sisko.. develops a.. bad case of.. Shatner.. Speak.. at times! (Interestingly, Avery Brooks's dramatic background was originally as a ShakespearianActor, just like WilliamShatner, and Shakespeare ''is'' known for a distinctive cadence...)

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* DramaticPause: Sisko.. develops a.. bad case of.. Shatner.. Speak.. at times! (Interestingly, Avery Brooks's dramatic background was originally as a ShakespearianActor, Shakespearean actor, just like WilliamShatner, and Shakespeare ''is'' known for a distinctive cadence...)
5th Mar '17 5:37:07 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBookAdaptation: In what was considered a major coup, a small company called Malibu Comics won the rights to publish a ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' over the more established Creator/DCComics (which held the rights to the rest of Trek). That didn't stop Malibu and DC from doing a crossover miniseries with DC's ''Next Generation'' series. Later, MarvelComics obtained the licence, followed by DC (under its Wildstorm imprint), and later still IDW.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: In what was considered a major coup, a small company called Malibu Comics won the rights to publish a ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' over the more established Creator/DCComics (which held the rights to the rest of Trek). That didn't stop Malibu and DC from doing a crossover miniseries with DC's ''Next Generation'' series. Later, MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics obtained the licence, followed by DC (under its Wildstorm imprint), and later still IDW.



** A nod to the classic MarvelComics story, except with Worf taking the Ever-Loving Thing's place as the guy who won't stay down against an opponent he can't beat.

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** A nod to the classic MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics story, except with Worf taking the Ever-Loving Thing's place as the guy who won't stay down against an opponent he can't beat.
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