YMMV / Terok Nor

  • Author's Saving Throw: The trilogy provides a lot of explanation for plot points that seem incongruous to the characters; such as the revelation in "Battlelines" that Kira, for all her guerilla experience, was merely classed as a 'minor operative' who ran errands for the resistance (Dukat was doctoring her file to give her a far lower priority rating, so that she wouldn't be arrested as soon as she set foot on Terok Nor) or Dukat not spitefully destroying the space station outright when the Cardassian Occupation ended (he planned to return one day and retake the station).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Darrah Mace seems to have become quite popular.
  • Magnificent Bastard: The highlight of Day of the Vipers is a masterful display of magnificent bastardry from Dukat. He manipulates the Bajorans into accepting closer ties with the Cardassians by whipping them into a paranoia about the Tzenkethi. He fakes Tzenkethi attacks and manipulates communications to construct false accounts of Bajoran/Cardassian/Tzenkethi encounters in space. Finally, he hijacks a Tzenkethi marauder, using it to bomb Bajor before the Cardassian fleet "heroically" responds. The Bajorans end up rushing gratefully into the arms of their Cardassian "saviours". During the chaos, the Cardassians also manage to steal one of Bajor's sacred orbs for study. Masterminding the operation and indeed the whole approach to the eventual annexation of Bajor, Dukat even manages to pull a sneering "Reason You Suck" Speech to his arrogant superiors, Kell and Ico.
  • Squick: An example that is quite intentional, as Dukat fantasises about how beautiful 14-year-old Kira Nerys has gotten. This, after he deliberately caused her mother to be infected with the Fostossa virus.
  • Tear Jerker: The death of Hadlo ("Oralius! Prophets! My love is for you both!)", and that of Bennek.
    • As well as that of Daul Mirosha.


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