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* LargeHam: All Iconians, but especially [[LargeHamTitle Supreme High Lord Inevitably-Fated-for-Greatness]]. {{Lampshaded}} by multiple characters: in one case Eleya's communications officer just mutes him mid-speech and he keeps going in the background.

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* LargeHam: All Iconians, but especially [[LargeHamTitle Supreme High Lord Inevitably-Fated-for-Greatness]]. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by multiple characters: in one case Eleya's communications officer just mutes him mid-speech and he keeps going in the background.



* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: Actually {{subverted}}. A Preserver refers to Eleya as an "Insh'alhalan" rather than a Bajoran, explained as the name the Bajorans used for themselves in ancient times before the nation of Bajora began to expand across the planet Bajor.

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* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: Actually {{subverted}}.{{subverted|Trope}}. A Preserver refers to Eleya as an "Insh'alhalan" rather than a Bajoran, explained as the name the Bajorans used for themselves in ancient times before the nation of Bajora began to expand across the planet Bajor.



* RedShirt: Admiral Yarlin Dao is introduced as Eleya's former superior (he was the Commandant of Bajoran Militia Space Arm, then transferred to Starfleet when his home service was shut down), only to GoDownWithTheShip a page later.

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* RedShirt: Admiral Yarlin Dao is introduced as Eleya's former superior (he was the Commandant of Bajoran Militia Space Arm, then transferred to Starfleet when his home service was shut down), only to GoDownWithTheShip [[GoingDownWithTheShip Go Down with the Ship]] a page later.

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-->'''t'Tyrava:''' [[spoiler:Today we avenge the Loss, and the Sacrifice. Today we avenge ch'Rihan.]]

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** The Iconian's arrogance, hamminess, and tendency to kill their soldiers seem to have been inspired by [[Literature/{{Animorphs}} Visser Three]].


* MeaningfulName: D'trel's flagship, the ''Vengeance''. This refers to D'trel's personal revenge on the people who cause her life to be a TraumaCongaLine, rather than to the concept as a whole; Romulans do not normally name starships after abstract concepts. [[spoiler:After ''Vengeance'' is damaged beyond repair, she gets a new ship, ''Sword of Hope'', signifying some CharacterDevelopment.]]

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D'trel's flagship, the ''Vengeance''. This refers to D'trel's personal revenge on the people who cause her life to be a TraumaCongaLine, rather than to the concept as a whole; Romulans do not normally name starships after abstract concepts. [[spoiler:After ''Vengeance'' is damaged beyond repair, she gets a new ship, ''Sword of Hope'', signifying some CharacterDevelopment.]]]]
** A Preserver refers to Eleya as an "Insh'alhalan" rather than a Bajoran, explained as the name the Bajorans used for themselves in ancient times before the nation of Bajora began to expand across the planet Bajor. "Insh'alhalan" is close to the Arabic word "''inshallah''", "God willing", which fits the Bajorans' main [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] of being the only major overtly religious species in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.


* WaveMotionGun: Iconian dreadnoughts have these as their main guns. The GenreSavvy Captain Kanril actually [[LampshadeHanging calls it]] a WaveMotionGun in chapter 3.

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* WaveMotionGun: Iconian dreadnoughts have these as their main guns. The GenreSavvy Captain Kanril actually [[LampshadeHanging calls it]] a WaveMotionGun in chapter 3.


* RammingAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler:A series of ramming attempts by the Heralds is what finally disables the ''Vengeance''.]]

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** Supreme High Lord Venerated-Beyond-Measure comments in an InternalMonologue that Romulan ships are surprisingly destructive in ramming attacks, seeing as how their power supply is a confined black hole.
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[[spoiler:A series of ramming attempts by the Heralds is what finally disables the ''Vengeance''.]]


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The Benthan flagship, which is destroyed over New Romulus, is the BGV ''[[Franchise/MassEffect Destiny Ascension]]''.
** SHLIFFG's flagship is the ''[[Literature/HaloFirstStrike Unyielding Hierophant]]''.


* ContinuityNod: Admiral Yarlin Dao comments that the rendezvous point for the evacuees from Starbase 234 is Narendra III because "the local Klingons owe us a favor." This seems to refer back to the loss of the ''Enterprise''-C defending the planet ("Yesterday's Enterprise").



* IncomingHam: PlayedForLaughs. Multiple Iconians give hammy introductory speeches; even some of the Heralds get in on the action. Of special note is Supreme High Lord Inevitably-Fated-for-Greatness's opening rant, which is mostly a description of SHLIFFG's titles and parentage.

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* IncomingHam: PlayedForLaughs. Multiple Iconians give hammy introductory speeches; even some of the Heralds get in on the action. Of special note is Supreme High Lord Inevitably-Fated-for-Greatness's opening rant, which is mostly a description of SHLIFFG's titles and parentage. At one point SHLIFFG starts to do this, only to have Eleya's communications officer mute the transmission.



* LampshadeHanging: D'trel wonders why nobody thought to [[spoiler:mine the Preserver Archive for information]] before the Iconians invaded, and later President Okeg says he'll launch a full investigation. (The complaint about that PlotHole in the original mission was originally raised on the STO forums.)

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* LampshadeHanging: D'trel wonders why nobody thought to [[spoiler:mine the Preserver Archive for information]] before the Iconians invaded, and later President Okeg says he'll launch a full investigation. (The complaint about that PlotHole in the original canonical mission was originally raised on the STO forums.)



* LargeHamTitle: All Iconians, but taken UpToEleven with SHLIFFG's father, Eternal Grand Supreme High Emperor Destined-for-Glorious-Deeds. And that's just the ''shortest'' version of his formal name[[note]]The full version is stated to have more titles attached than is practical for even the Iconians to use, and the bit that is shown is a nonstop train of pretentious honorifics[[/note]].
* MeaningfulName: D'trel's flagship, the ''Vengeance''. This refers to D'trel's personal revenge on the people who cause her life to be a TraumaCongaLine, rather than to the concept as a whole; Romulans do not normally name starships after abstract concepts.

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* LargeHamTitle: All Iconians, but taken UpToEleven with SHLIFFG's father, Eternal Grand Supreme High Emperor Destined-for-Glorious-Deeds. And that's just the ''shortest'' version of his formal name[[note]]The name: The full version is stated to have more titles attached than is practical for even the Iconians to use, and the bit that is shown is a nonstop train of pretentious honorifics[[/note]].
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* MeaningfulName: D'trel's flagship, the ''Vengeance''. This refers to D'trel's personal revenge on the people who cause her life to be a TraumaCongaLine, rather than to the concept as a whole; Romulans do not normally name starships after abstract concepts. [[spoiler:After ''Vengeance'' is damaged beyond repair, she gets a new ship, ''Sword of Hope'', signifying some CharacterDevelopment.]]



* PardonMyKlingon: Mostly from Eleya, [[SirSwearsALot as per usual]]. Turns out she can cuss in Nausicaan in addition to Bajoran, English, and Klingon:
-->'''Eleya:''' What was that?\\
'''Jak:''' Sexual themes, sir. Sexual themes. Too delicate for your Federation sensibilities.\\
'''Eleya:''' Try me, ''jok an chak shattuk noj''.



* PyrrhicVictory: The Alliance fights off the Iconians, killing multiple Iconian commanders and overcoming vast numerical and technological disadvantages, but [[spoiler:the Klingon military is crippled, the Tellarite home fleet is obliterated, the Romulan Republic took heavy casualties, the Preserver Archive was destroyed with only four relatively unimportant Preservers surviving (meaning that the Alliance now has to spend a substantial amount of time decoding the Preserver data), and several important Alliance commanders are dead]]. More personally, D'trel [[spoiler:loses her sensor officer, her ship, and almost half of her crew]].

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* PyrrhicVictory: The Alliance fights off the Iconians, killing multiple Iconian commanders and overcoming vast numerical and technological disadvantages, but [[spoiler:the Klingon military is crippled, the Tellarite home fleet is obliterated, the Romulan Republic took heavy casualties, the Preserver Archive was destroyed with only four relatively unimportant Preservers surviving (meaning that the Alliance now has to spend a substantial amount of time decoding the Preserver data), and several important senior Alliance commanders are dead]]. More personally, D'trel [[spoiler:loses her sensor officer, her ship, and almost half of her crew]].


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* ShoutOut: The

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* FantasticShipPrefix: A Benthan Guard ship is given the prefix BGV, likely meaning Benthan Guard Vessel.


* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: {Deconstructed} and {Reconstructed}. The Klingons take massive casualties in the initial Iconian attack on Qo'noS, as their "honor and glory" tactics of flying straight into Herald main guns are...[[EpicFail less than effective]]. It's [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]], who considers honor to be fighting for the right cause rather than fighting in a particularly straightforward fashion, who launches a massive flanking attack against the Heralds' unprotected rear, eventually beating them back from Qo'noS.

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: {Deconstructed} {{Deconstructed}} and {Reconstructed}.{{Reconstructed}}. The Klingons take massive casualties in the initial Iconian attack on Qo'noS, as their "honor and glory" tactics of flying straight into Herald main guns are...[[EpicFail less than effective]]. It's [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]], who considers honor to be fighting for the right cause rather than fighting in a particularly straightforward fashion, who launches a massive flanking attack against the Heralds' unprotected rear, eventually beating them back from Qo'noS.


* AscendedGlitch: More like Ascended Typo. ''Star Trek Online'' has long had a mistake in the title of a doff assignment[[note: A sort of minor mission that trading-card-like "duty officers" can be used to complete for small rewards]], "Investigate Rumors of Klingon Intelligence". This was meant as "Klingon Intelligence has infiltrated your ship" but led to jokes about Klingons being rumored to be intelligent. Including one made by Eleya on Lae'nas III in-story.

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* AscendedGlitch: More like Ascended Typo. ''Star Trek Online'' has long had a mistake in the title of a doff assignment[[note: A assignment[[note]]A sort of minor mission that trading-card-like "duty officers" can be used to complete for small rewards]], rewards[[/note]], "Investigate Rumors of Klingon Intelligence". This was meant as "Klingon Intelligence has infiltrated your ship" but led to jokes about Klingons being rumored to be intelligent. Including one made by Eleya on Lae'nas III in-story.



* LargeHamTitle: All Iconians, but taken UpToEleven with SHLIFFG's father, Eternal Grand Supreme High Emperor Destined-for-Glorious-Deeds. And that's just the ''shortest'' version of his formal name[[note: The full version is stated to have more titles attached than is practical for even the Iconians to use, and the bit that is shown is a nonstop train of pretentious honorifics]].

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* LargeHamTitle: All Iconians, but taken UpToEleven with SHLIFFG's father, Eternal Grand Supreme High Emperor Destined-for-Glorious-Deeds. And that's just the ''shortest'' version of his formal name[[note: The name[[note]]The full version is stated to have more titles attached than is practical for even the Iconians to use, and the bit that is shown is a nonstop train of pretentious honorifics]].honorifics[[/note]].


* AscendedGlitch: More like Ascended Typo. ''Star Trek Online'' has long had a mistake in the title of a doff assignment, "Investigate Rumors of Klingon Intelligence". This was meant as "Klingon Intelligence has infiltrated your ship" but led to jokes about Klingons being rumored to be intelligent. Including one made by Eleya on Lae'nas III in-story.

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* AscendedGlitch: More like Ascended Typo. ''Star Trek Online'' has long had a mistake in the title of a doff assignment, assignment[[note: A sort of minor mission that trading-card-like "duty officers" can be used to complete for small rewards]], "Investigate Rumors of Klingon Intelligence". This was meant as "Klingon Intelligence has infiltrated your ship" but led to jokes about Klingons being rumored to be intelligent. Including one made by Eleya on Lae'nas III in-story.



* GeneralFailure: Due to being racist, lazy, astoundingly arrogant fools, all Iconians fit this trope to a T.

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* GeneralFailure: Due to being racist, lazy, astoundingly arrogant fools, all Iconians fit this trope to a T. [[BadBoss Supreme]] [[LargeHamTitle High Lord]] [[StupidEvil Venerated]]-[[EvilIsPetty Beyond]]-[[EpicFail Measure]] manages the most impressive case of this, due to ''executing one of his minions for interrupting him with warning of a flanking attack by Romulan reinforcements''.



* LargeHamTitle: All Iconians, but taken UpToEleven with SHLIFFG's father, Eternal Grand Supreme High Emperor Destined-for-Glorious-Deeds. And that's just the ''shortest'' version of his formal name.

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* LargeHamTitle: All Iconians, but taken UpToEleven with SHLIFFG's father, Eternal Grand Supreme High Emperor Destined-for-Glorious-Deeds. And that's just the ''shortest'' version of his formal name.name[[note: The full version is stated to have more titles attached than is practical for even the Iconians to use, and the bit that is shown is a nonstop train of pretentious honorifics]].


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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: {Deconstructed} and {Reconstructed}. The Klingons take massive casualties in the initial Iconian attack on Qo'noS, as their "honor and glory" tactics of flying straight into Herald main guns are...[[EpicFail less than effective]]. It's [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf]], who considers honor to be fighting for the right cause rather than fighting in a particularly straightforward fashion, who launches a massive flanking attack against the Heralds' unprotected rear, eventually beating them back from Qo'noS.


** The Iconians land on Bajor and are met by the full force of the Bajoran Militia. [[spoiler:Turns out Herald Harbingers are no match for main battle tanks. Oh, and then Dominion forces led by Odo join in.]]

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** The Iconians land on Bajor and are met by the full force of the Bajoran Militia. [[spoiler:Turns out Herald Harbingers are no match for main battle tanks. [[FromBadToWorse Oh, and then Dominion forces led by Odo join in.]]]]]]

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-->'''Eleya:''' We hold the field, but this isn't a victory.

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