->"[[TemptingFate I'm sure there's nothing to fear in letting Admiral Thrawn examine our works of art]]."
-->- Captain Picard, ''Worlds Without End'' Part VI

The Unity Saga is an epic Franchise/StarTrek[=/=]StarWars crossover by [[SFDebris Chuck Sonnenberg]] telling the story of Unity, the path to peace between two galaxies. The story is told in two trilogies:

The Road To Unity
* I: Worlds Without End
* II: Shadows of the Night
* III: Against All Odds

The Price Of Unity
* IV: Paradise Lost
* V: Blood of Heroes
* VI: Dawn of Forever

Totaled, the saga is 250 chapters in length. Did we mention it's ''epic''?

Read it [[http://unitysaga.com here]].

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* AffablyEvil: Thrawn, of course.
* AlternateHistory: [[spoiler:Janeway]] among her various time-related abilities can see the past the way it would have been (the way the fans know it) were it not for the two galaxies interacting.
* AnyoneCanDie: At least a few major characters from both franchises bite it in each of the six parts. The original characters don't exactly make it through unscathed either.
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Picard.]]
* AuthorAppeal: At one point, Darth Whind says that the only one who can stop them [her and Luke, as well as the Empire] is the former Borg (with enhanced reflexes and strength) Seven-Of-Nine... and Ben Sisko. If you have ever watched [[SFDebris SF Debris']] opinionated guides to Deep Space Nine, he's a ''massive'' fan of Ben Sisko and Seven of Nine is his favorite character from Voyager aside, perhaps, from the holographic Doctor.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Thrawn can derive an uncanny amount about a civilization from analyzing their works of art and the Federation is so eager to exchange cultural information, they're basically an open book.
* BadassBoast: Admiral Piett.
-->''Piett'': We'll show the Borg who's resistance is futile.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: In [[http://unitysaga.com/sotn/sotn30.asp chapter 30]] of "Shadows of the Night", [[spoiler:Seven of Nine[[note]]the non-drone half of her brain[[/note]] versus 7 of 9[[note]]the drone half[[/note]]]].
** And then [[spoiler:Luke decides to get more involved, as it were]].
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Throughout, but it becomes most prominent in the latter half of the series.
* BigBad: Several, including [[TheEmperor Emperor Palpatine]], but The Oracle really has to take the cake.
* BigDamnHeroes: Several, even the [[spoiler:Borg]] manage to pull this off against [[spoiler:The Vong]]
* BittersweetEnding: Shadows of the Night ends with [[spoiler: the destruction of the Borg collective and Luke Skywalker falling to the dark side...]]
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Luke is able to benefit from learning Vulcan mind techniques to augment his Force powers.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: Troi is killed off screen by Data.]] Followed by an explanation ensuring there is no coming back.
* ButtMonkey: Commander Borui. While she occasionally has some good ideas, she is normally a terrible councillor.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The Oracle]]
* CoolVersusAwesome: Wookie Vs Borg (explicity for this reason as the fight takes place in an arena).
* CosmicPlaything: Sebastian
* CurbStompBattle: Quite a few. Klignon vs Jedi, because lightsabers slice right through Batt'leths. Early battles between the Empire and pretty much anyone they encounter in the Milky Way due to superior speed and firepower.
* CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul: A recurring motif brought together by the various cyborgs of both universes. In this series, its more attitude than reality. In fact, Seven's implants come in ''very'' handily when she uses it to [[spoiler: generate lightsabre-proof armour in her fight with darth Whind]]
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Quark died on [=DS9=], the one on [=DS13=] is a holographic spy planted by Garack.]]
* DoorStopper: The digital version.
* '''DysfunctionJunction''': Ooooooh boy. Such a trope is likely to happen whenever you got a story involving StarWars and the Dark Side but among the dysfunctional cast, Seven of Nine reach [[ExaggeratedTrope the top of the highest mountain while the others merely stay on hills]]. Beyond the horrific backstory given to her by the serie, poor girl is riddled by a ''tremendous'' amount of psychological disorders and emotional issues that go over the span of three books of her acting like a borderline suicidal lunatic to finally be resolved. Not to mention she needs an incredibly good father figure, [[spoiler: a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind]], two Jedi, two telepathic betazoids and regular interventions of not one but -you guessed it- freaking ''two'' PhysicalGods to get something resembling a closure.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Dozens, including some planets that a fan of either series has come to know well.
** [[spoiler: Courescant, Cardassia Prime, the SSI Ruuvi Homeworld, about 89 Borg Planets...]]
** Not to mention all of those planets that [[spoiler:Taar allows Tyrine to destroy off-screen when he gives him a superlaser to use at his discretion.]] At the very least, a Kazon planet and the Malon homeworld are destroyed.
* EvilPlan: The [[spoiler: Oracle's]] scheme.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Blood of Heroes
* FakingTheDead: 'The Blessed One' helps [[spoiler:Picard]] to do this after Thrawn orders his execution as part of their plans.
* FantasticRacism: The Empire. The Sith in particular, even Mara Jade. They distrust alien ways of thinking.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Borg assimilation as always. But the fear of it in this story is one of the more prominent themes.
* FieldPromotion: Picard has Seven of Nine made a Starfleet officer without going to the academy, promoting her directly to Chief Science Office.
* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone familiar with the author's ''Opinionated Voyager Episode Guide'' won't be too surprised at the latter half of [[spoiler:Janeway's]] character arc.
** No, he made [[spoiler:Janeway]] ''competent''.
*** In the reviews, his version of that character has become a very competent evil.
* FreudianExcuse: Done most tragically with Ben Skywalker, who was raised by [[spoiler: a Mara Jade corrupted by the Dark Side]].
* FridgeLogic: [[InUniverse As a plot point.]] [[spoiler: Darth Vader corrupted Data by pointing to all the times Starfleet had treated him like crap.]]
* GoodVsGood: The Rebel Alliance and the Federation start out on opposite sides because the Federation is initially duped by the Empire. To their credit both sides eventually figure out who they're really dealing with and team up.
* HeelFaceTurn: Several, most notably [[spoiler: the Borg]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: The Rebel Alliance gets a bad first impression of the Federation by reputation because their first exposure is all the species Janeway pissed off in the Delta Quadrant.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: Never check a free dewback's hide.
* IDieFree: Due to the nature of the Borg, many try, most fail.
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: [[spoiler: Luke gets one in Against All Odds]].
* InSpiteOfANail: In spite of returning to the Alpha Quadrant early, Seven of Nine manages to be abducted for the Tsunkatse tournament.
** The triple nacelle Enterprise and Warp 13 seen in the future scenes of the last episode of the Next Generation show up here. Picard even comments on it.
** Leia and Han get married and have the same children they had in the Expanded Universe.
* KillEmAll: The list of characters who survive is shorter than the list of ones who get killed off at various points in the books.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: ''Star Trek'' and the ''Star Wars'' Expanded Universe already each have Loads and Loads in their own right. Here they're all thrown into the mix, with a few original characters on top of that.
* LoveBeforeFirstSight: Luke and Seven.
* LuddWasRight: This is what [[spoiler: Senator Alixus]] believes which is why she supports the Vong.
* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: Luke's journey to mastery as a Jedi is much more complicated because the final confrontation with his father never happened.
* MamaBear: Janeway. And thats what breaks her.
* TheManBehindTheMan: This trope is ''everywhere'' in ''Shadows of the Night''. The Ssi-Ruuk are tricked into attacking TheRepublic by the Borg, who are under the leadership of Anansi (a.k.a. [[spoiler:Grand Admiral Thrawn]]), who is being manipulated by [[spoiler:Darth Whind]], who is being possessed by [[spoiler:[[BigBad the reborn]] [[TheEmperor Emperor]] [[BigBad Palpatine]]]], all according to the grand plan of [[spoiler:Ben Sisko]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Data in ''Worlds Without End''.]]
* MotherNatureFatherScience: Inverted. Luke is the spiritual one. Seven is the scientific logical one.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Capt. Picard has one of these when he [[spoiler: turns over the Federation's secret weapon to Thrawn to try to spare the Federation]].
** Capt. Janeway has a couple of these because she introduced the Empire to the Federation.
** Luke Skywalker after he [[spoiler: goes to the dark side and then comes back.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Emperor Cyber-Jedi Sebastian.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever Han did to piss off the Hirogen. Also, whatever Chewbacca took as a trophy.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Counselor Borui. She tends to put her duties above critical missions.
* OhCrap
--->"Sir, Borg cubes coming out of warp!"\\
"What? How many? I said how many,"\\
"One hundred twelve, sir."
* OrganicTechnology: the Vong
* PassedOverPromotion: Picard pulls favors to get Seven of Nine commissioned as a starfleet officer and promoted directly to chief science officer of the Enterprise without having to put in time at the academy or climb ranks. Seven displaces Data which becomes a sore spot for the latter later in the story.
* ThePeterPrinciple: Though Chuck doesn't care for Janeway as a captain, he protrays her as being quite competent in certain other endeavors owing to her background as a science officer. [[spoiler: For example, she figures out how to run transporter beams through hyperspace.]]
* PetTheDog: For the author. Though he beats up on the ''Voyager'' crew a lot in his reviews of that show, he generally shows most of them at their best here and even allows them to grow, and/or, have heroic deaths. The mere fact that he chooses to leave [[InformedAttribute Capt Okona]] out of the story rather than including him to give him a savage humiliating death shows restraint.
** He also simply has Neelix {{Put On A Bus}} early on and never return. Now that's willpower.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Unsurprisingly for StarWars, which lives by this trope, this is the resolution of [[spoiler: Ben Skywalker's]] character arc.
** [[spoiler: Data sacrifices himself to destroy the Death Star after killing Troi and betraying Seven.]]
* ScienceCannotComprehendPhlebotinum: Specifically the Force defies analysis.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers: [[PhysicalGod Q]] can make sound in space, because [[RunningGag he has no respect for the physics of vacuum]].
* SexIsLiberation: [[spoiler: Seven of Nine]] in Shadows of the Night. Even without the internal changes beforehand, it is quite jarring, almost to the point of CharacterDerailment.
* ShoutOut: Many other crossovers, including ''Conquest'' and ''Star Crossed''.
** Picard questions his right to commit genocide against the Borg in a very similar manner to [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] in "Genesis of the Daleks."
*** Much more likely this is a call back to the other times Picard has pondered this subject, regarding both the Borg and the Crystalline Entity.
* ShutUpKirk: Janeway protests the slaughter of thirty million people aboard the Death Star and gets this reaction from Han.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Luke's first act after giving in to the dark side is to destroy a bunch of Borg cubes.
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: Seven of Nine and "Puff the Magic Dragon." NOT in regards to marijuana use.
* TakeThatScrappy: When Death Star Mk II is complete, their first test is blowing up the Ewoks.
* TemporalParadox: The Oracle
* TechnoBabble: used realistically
* TemptingFate: Troi really should have known after ''Descent'' to tread more carefully when encouraging Data to explore powerful negative emotions.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Seven tends to talk like this, though she is rediscovering her emotions throughout much of this story.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Wedge gives one to Corran for defying orders to rescue stragglers. He says Corran wants to be Luke, but isn't willing to accept responsibility for the influence a hero like Luke has in a combat situation.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: TheEmpire sends in a fleet to destroy enough Borg ships to show that attacking them would be a waste of resources. This goes [[YouWillBeAssimilated about as well]] [[ResistanceIsFutile as you'd expect]].
* TheUnintelligible: Chewbacca as always. It seems that even the Federation's universal translators can't handle Wookie.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: A rare heroic example by most of the main characters, but especially Sisko and [[spoiler: Empress Leia]].
* WorthyOpponent: Delric Taar, who despite being an Imperial TIE pilot who gets a good number of kills including [[spoiler:Tom Paris]] is a very likable and engaging character, and one of the most developed throughout the whole story.
* YouCantFightFate: A major theme.
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