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Author Appeal: 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 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.
Awesomeness by Analysis: 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.
Curb-Stomp Battle: 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.
Cybernetics Will Eat Your Soul: 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 generate lightsabre-proof armour in her fight with darth Whind
Dysfunction Junction: Ooooooh boy. Such a trope is likely to happen whenever you got a story involving Star Wars and the Dark Side but among the dysfunctional cast, Seven of Nine reach 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, a Battle in the Center of the Mind, two Jedi, two telepathic betazoids and regular interventions of not one but -you guessed it- freaking twoPhysical Gods to get something resembling a closure.
Courescant, Cardassia Prime, the SSI Ruuvi Homeworld, about 89 Borg Planets...
Not to mention all of those planets that 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.
Good Vs Good: 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.
In Spite of a Nail: 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.
Kill 'em All: The list of characters who survive is shorter than the list of ones who get killed off at various points in the books.
Loads and Loads of Characters: 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.
The Man Behind the Man: This trope is everywhere in Shadows of the Night. The Ssi-Ruuk are tricked into attacking The Republic by the Borg, who are under the leadership of Anansi (a.k.a. Grand Admiral Thrawn), who is being manipulated by Darth Whind, who is being possessed by the rebornEmperorPalpatine, all according to the grand plan of Ben Sisko.
Passed Over Promotion: 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.
The Peter Principle: 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. For example, she figures out how to run transporter beams through hyperspace.
Pet the Dog: 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 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.
Tempting Fate: Troi really should have known after Descent to tread more carefully when encouraging Data to explore powerful negative emotions.
That Makes Me Feel Angry: Seven tends to talk like this, though she is rediscovering her emotions throughout much of this story.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: 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.
Worthy Opponent: Delric Taar, who despite being an Imperial TIE pilot who gets a good number of kills including Tom Paris is a very likable and engaging character, and one of the most developed throughout the whole story.