What an Idiot: Dammit, Mitchell.
Mitchell: (paraphrased) Don't worry, guys, I killed the escaped Replicator, which had been hanging around unsupervised on our spaceship for a while! We're totally safe now! The only possible way we could be in trouble is if Replicators were somehow capable of making more of themselves! But that would be ridiculous!"
- They all knew that the Replicator could make more of themselves, they were just hoping they could kill it before it did.
- It was a reasonable assumption, since he had only seen/heard the one Replicator and only a couple minutes had gone by.
- Nobody thought to bring a P90 or a sidearm when dealing with the original Replicator? Sure, you might not want to pop a hole in the ship but it's a hell of a lot better than the alternative.
- IOA agent James Marrick and by extension, the IOA as a whole. The sheer stupidity that went into the idea that they not only knew how to deal with the situation better than the people who'd been doing this sort of thing for years, and thinking that they could use the Replicators without suffering any ill consequences goes far beyond Too Dumb to Live.