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* MeaningfulName: Not only does she defy the Federation's ideal of not using pure warships, she's also meant to defy anyone who would try to conquer or destroy the Federation. One gets the impression that they went with calling her ''Defiant'' because they couldn't get away with USS ''Ben Sisko's Motherfucking Pimp Hand''.

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* MeaningfulName: Not only does she defy the Federation's ideal of not using pure warships, she's also meant to defy anyone who would try to conquer or destroy the Federation. One gets the impression that they went with calling her ''Defiant'' because they couldn't get away with ''[[Website/SFDebris USS ''Ben Sisko's Motherfucking Pimp Hand''.]]''[[note]]Presumably, there wasn't enough room on the hull to include the whole name.[[/note]]


* MasterSwordsman: Given that he can beat [[ActionGirl Jadzia]] in a friendly duel, Grilka's bodyguard in a real one(while [[NeuralImplanting piloting Quarks body]] instead of his own too), and actually kill [[spoiler:Gowron]] in a DuelToTheDeath, he must be one of the best fighters to ever handle a ''bat'leth''. Despite his prowess with the weapon, Worf seems to prefer using a ''mek'leth'' in combat, a machete-like weapon half the size (and therefore much easier to carry around).

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* MasterSwordsman: Given that he earned first place in a tournament back in late-season TNG, can beat [[ActionGirl Jadzia]] in a friendly duel, Grilka's bodyguard in a real one(while [[NeuralImplanting piloting Quarks body]] instead of his own too), and actually kill [[spoiler:Gowron]] in a DuelToTheDeath, he must be one of the best fighters to ever handle a ''bat'leth''. Despite his prowess with the weapon, Worf seems to prefer using a ''mek'leth'' in combat, a machete-like weapon half the size (and therefore much easier to carry around).


* DrillSergeantNasty: In "Apocalypse Rising," a mission to Qo'noS gives Worf the chance to have his own marching parade of Klingon officers (a surgically-altered Sisko and company) and to abuse them for acting like nancy boy Starfleet officers. Odo makes a skinny and rather sorry Klingon and O'Brien can barely stifle his laughter.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: In "Apocalypse Rising," a mission to Qo'noS gives Worf the chance to have his own marching parade of Klingon officers (a surgically-altered Sisko and company) and to abuse them for acting like nancy boy Starfleet officers. Odo makes a skinny and rather sorry Klingon and O'Brien can barely stifle his laughter. Sisko at least manages to act believable.


-->'''Emony:''' He had the hands of a surgeon.

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-->'''Emony:''' [[DoubleEntendre He had the hands of a surgeon.]]


[[folder: ''Defiant'']]

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[[folder: U.S.S. ''Defiant'']]


* MoreDakka: One of the few Federation starships armed with [[https://steemitimages.com/p/HuuaCvCTvqFVShcXEnim6J6YL3majzmdhSFKXAe6eUmJpyxWFUREPfVB89bXrMqNQYV?format=match&mode=fit pulse phaser cannons]] instead of the more sedate beam emitters.

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* MoreDakka: One of the few Federation starships armed with [[https://steemitimages.com/p/HuuaCvCTvqFVShcXEnim6J6YL3majzmdhSFKXAe6eUmJpyxWFUREPfVB89bXrMqNQYV?format=match&mode=fit pulse phaser cannons]] instead of the more sedate beam emitters. emitters; instead of a scalpel-like beam, her main phaser quad array are an unrelenting torrent of hammers.


* WhatAPieceOfJunk: The station was very finicky, with its mix of Cardassian and Federation tech proving a chore to keep functioning properly. However, after the Dominion threat manifested, stronger weapons systems and enormous munitions stores were installed, and the station then fended off a Klingon onslaught.

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* WhatAPieceOfJunk: The station was very finicky, with its mix of Cardassian and Federation tech proving a chore to keep functioning properly. However, after the Dominion threat manifested, stronger weapons systems and enormous munitions stores were installed, and the station then fended off [[MacrossMissileMassacre fended]] [[BeamSpam off]] a Klingon onslaught.


* WhatAPieceOfJunk: The station was very finicky, with its mix of Cardassian and Federation tech proving a chore to keep functioning properly.

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* WhatAPieceOfJunk: The station was very finicky, with its mix of Cardassian and Federation tech proving a chore to keep functioning properly. However, after the Dominion threat manifested, stronger weapons systems and enormous munitions stores were installed, and the station then fended off a Klingon onslaught.


* JurisdictionFriction: The station is jointly run by a Starfleet-Bajoran contingent, so sometimes this happened, particularly between the Bajoran deputies under Odo and the Starfleet Security detachment under Commander Eddington. It was something of a minor plot point that, after Bajor signed a non-aggression pact with the Dominion, Starfleet refused to turn the station over to the Bajoran government until the wormhole minefield was completed.

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* JurisdictionFriction: The station is jointly run by a Starfleet-Bajoran contingent, so sometimes this happened, particularly between the Bajoran deputies under Odo and the Starfleet Security detachment under Commander Eddington. It was something of a minor plot point that, after Bajor signed a non-aggression pact with the Dominion, Starfleet refused to turn the station over to the Bajoran government until the wormhole minefield was completed. [[spoiler:It was only officially, however; after Kira lodged the official protest to Sisko (as her duty as the bajoran liason officer), she immediately resumed her station in Ops for the final operations before Starfleet bailed (including activating a scorched-earth sabotage program in all the Ops stations).]]


* DealWithTheDevil: In the episode "In the Pale Moonlight," he basically gives a geneticist a ton of biomemetic material (the Trek equivalent of tactical nukes) that could be used to make biological weapons, all in pursuit of an encrypted data rod which is vital to his plan, but can't be replicated. In the end, the rod was just a lure to [[spoiler:kill the Romulan senator and his aides. Garak didn't tell him that, because he knew Sisko might agree to one or two clandestine killings, but no more.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: In the episode "In the Pale Moonlight," he basically gives a geneticist a ton of biomemetic material (the Trek equivalent of tactical nukes) that could be used to make biological weapons, all in pursuit of an encrypted data rod which is vital to his plan, but can't be replicated. In the end, the rod was just a lure to [[spoiler:kill the Romulan senator and his aides. Garak didn't tell him that, because he knew Sisko might agree to one or two clandestine killings, but no more.]] In the end, though, Sisko [[WhatYouAreInTheDark can live with that too.]]]]


* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Sisko compared to Picard. Picard is the quintessential Officer and a Gentleman, being content to look at the big picture in a given situation, while Sisko is much more of a front-line officer, and is more willing to get his hands dirty and deal with problems directly. Notably, Sisko is also the first Star Trek protagonist with a family (he's a widower and a single father), meaning that he's also far less stoic and objective than Picard, and is more likely to get emotionally involved in situations since he knows that he has a son to protect, and because he had to endure losing his wife in a previous battle. And while Kirk and Picard were idealists who took the high road whenever possible, even when it cost them, Sisko will always Shoot the Dog if it gets the job done.

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* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Sisko compared to Picard. Picard is the quintessential Officer and a Gentleman, being content to look at the big picture in a given situation, while Sisko is much more of a front-line officer, and is more willing to get his hands dirty and deal with problems directly. Notably, Sisko is also the first Star Trek protagonist with a family (he's a widower and a single father), meaning that he's also far less stoic and objective than Picard, and is more likely to get emotionally involved in situations since he knows that he has a son to protect, and because he had to endure losing his wife in a previous battle. And while Kirk and Picard were idealists who took the high road whenever possible, even when it cost them, Sisko will always Shoot the Dog if it gets it's the least costly way to get the job done.

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* DeliberateUnderPerformance: In season one, Doctor Bashir admits that he intentionally missed a question on his final exam at the Academy, which dropped him to second in his class. [[spoiler:A season five episode reveals that he underperformed to avoid drawing attention to his superior brainpower, which is the result of illegal BioAugmentation.]]


* BadassBeard: Though clean-shaven in earlier seasons - to distance Brooks from his iconic role on ''[[Literature/{{Spenser}} Spenser: For Hire]]'' - he eventually grew back the goatee.

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* BadassBeard: Though clean-shaven in earlier seasons - to distance Brooks from his iconic role of Hawk on ''[[Literature/{{Spenser}} Spenser: For Hire]]'' - he eventually grew back the goatee.



* RankUp: Following three years of overseeing [=DS9=], Sisko is finally promoted to captain. Despite this, Sisko oddly remains a captain despite being given responsibilities and commands that would normally be entrusted to at least a commodore, if not an admiral. By the end of the Dominion War, he speaks to Vice Admiral Ross, a superior who outranks him by three full grades, and the other Allied leaders as an equal.

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* RankUp: Following three years of overseeing [=DS9=], Sisko is finally promoted to captain. Despite this, Sisko oddly remains a captain despite being given responsibilities and commands that would normally be entrusted to at least a commodore, if not an admiral.flag officer. By the end of the Dominion War, he speaks to Vice Admiral Ross, a superior who outranks him by three full grades, and the other Allied leaders as an equal.



* IcyBlueEyes



* PromotedFanboy: in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' crossover/tribute episode "Trials and Tribble-ations," where she is totally jonesing about being on the original ''Enterprise''. Doubles as an AuthorAvatar for Ronald D. Moore and Rene Echevarria in this episode per DVD supplementary material.
-->I guess the difference between you and me is I remember this time. I ''lived'' in this time, and it's hard to not want to be part of it again.
* RenaissanceMan: Jadzia is one of the most learned scientists in Starfleet (having the memories of seven lifetimes certainly doesn't hurt), can play Ferengis under the table at their own game of Tongo, and can outdo Klingons at both fighting and drinking bloodwine.
* RubberForeheadAliens: ''Spotted'' forehead aliens, actually, even less extensive than the usual Star Trek variation. A member of the crew had to draw them on her body with a magic marker every day before shooting ([[ShesGotLegs lucky bastard.]])

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* PromotedFanboy: PromotedFangirl: in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' crossover/tribute episode "Trials and Tribble-ations," where she is totally jonesing about being on the original ''Enterprise''. Doubles as an AuthorAvatar for Ronald D. Moore and Rene Echevarria in this episode per DVD supplementary material.
-->I -->"I guess the difference between you and me is I remember this time. I ''lived'' in this time, and it's hard to not want to be part of it again.
again."
* RenaissanceMan: RankUp: from lieutenant to lieutenant commander at the beginning of Season 4.
* [[RenaissanceMan Renaissance Woman]]:
Jadzia is one of the most learned scientists in Starfleet (having the memories of seven lifetimes certainly doesn't hurt), can play Ferengis under the table at their own game of Tongo, and can outdo Klingons at both fighting and drinking bloodwine.
* RubberForeheadAliens: ''Spotted'' Intially due to the original Trill character makeup involving a forehead. Changed to ''spotted'' forehead aliens, aliens specifically for her, actually, even less extensive than the usual Star Trek variation. A member of the crew had to draw them on her body with a magic marker every day before shooting ([[ShesGotLegs lucky bastard.]])


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* RankUp: inverted. He'd been a lieutenant on the ''Enterprise''-D, but somehow became an enlisted man most likely due to having been a transporter chief and therefore addressed as "chief."


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* InnocentBlueEyes


!!Tobin Dax (Colm Meaney in "Facets")

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!!Tobin Dax (Colm Meaney (Creator/ColmMeaney in "Facets")



!!Audrid Dax (Armin Shimerman in "Facets")

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!!Audrid Dax (Armin Shimerman (Creator/ArminShimerman in "Facets")



!!Torias Dax (Alexander Siddig in "Facets")

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!!Torias Dax (Alexander Siddig (Creator/AlexanderSiddig in "Facets")



!!Curzon Dax (Frank Owen Smith, Rene Auberjonois in "Facets")

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!!Curzon Dax (Frank Owen Smith, Rene Auberjonois Creator/ReneAuberjonois in "Facets")



!!Verad Dax (John Glover)

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!!Verad Dax (John Glover)
(Creator/JohnGlover)


* {{Foreshadowing}}: A throwaway moment occurs in the Season 4 episode "Homefront," when Odo chats with O'Brien and Bashir right before a trip to Earth. O'Brien cheerfully asks Odo to say hi to O'Brien's parents in Dublin. Odo turns and asks Bashir if he has any family he'd like Odo to visit; Bashir immediately clams up and changes the subject, a hint at his strained relationship with his parents almost a full season before it's explicitly established. Also, at one point he also mentions defeating a Vulcan scientist at squash at his previous post. It seems like a throwaway line, but then you remember Vulcans are 3 times stronger than humans with much faster reflexes (in another episode, Sisko mentions breaking one arm and a few ribs attempting to challenge a Vulcan in a similar sports contest). There's also Bashir's story about losing out on being top of his class because of his confusion of a preganglionic fiber with a postganglionic nerve, something any medical student should easily be able to tell apart, which hints he deliberately failed the question to throw off suspicion.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A throwaway moment occurs in the Season 4 episode "Homefront," when Odo chats with O'Brien and Bashir right before a trip to Earth. O'Brien cheerfully asks Odo to say hi to O'Brien's parents in Dublin. Odo turns and asks Bashir if he has any family he'd like Odo to visit; Bashir immediately clams up and changes the subject, a hint at his strained relationship with his parents almost a full season before it's explicitly established. Also, at one point he also mentions defeating a Vulcan scientist at squash at his previous post. It seems like a throwaway line, but then you remember Vulcans are 3 times stronger than humans with much faster reflexes (in another episode, Sisko mentions breaking one arm and a few ribs attempting to challenge a Vulcan in a similar sports contest). There's also Bashir's story about losing out on being top of his class because of his confusion of a preganglionic fiber with a postganglionic nerve, something any medical student should easily be able to tell apart, which hints apart. It's hinted a few times that he deliberately failed the this exam question to throw off suspicion.

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