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* DelayedReaction: A pretty impressive one, fifty thousand years after the rest of the androids went into stasis, Ruk finally figures out the underlying meaning of being told "patience is your best attribute".

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* DelayedReaction: A pretty impressive one, fifty one -- five hundred thousand years after the rest of the androids went into stasis, Ruk finally figures out the underlying meaning of being told "patience is your best attribute".


* AmnesiacResonance: [[spoiler:M-5 doesn't remember its past, evidently a precaution of Vaslovik's, but the programming of "survival at any cost" is still hardwired into it.]]

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* AmnesiacResonance: [[spoiler:M-5 doesn't remember its past, evidently a precaution of Vaslovik's, but the programming of "survival at any cost" is still hardwired into it.]]it.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Sam's]] statement suggests that he was to some degree aware during the half million years that his android body was lying inert in the lab.


** Much, around Vaslovik. For starters, the fact he's an old man in the Soong flashbacks, which were ''decades'' before the main story, and yet is still around and active during the modern parts, something a little suspicious even with the longer ages of people in ''Star Trek'', especially considering that Graves and Soong, who were much younger than Vaslovik appeared to be, have both died as old men in the intervening years. Also, the fact he doesn't like Starfleet captains (especially gung-ho types).

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** Much, around Vaslovik. For starters, the fact he's an old man in the Soong flashbacks, which were ''decades'' before the main story, and yet is still around and active during the modern parts, something a little suspicious even with the longer ages of people in ''Star Trek'', especially and moreso considering that Graves and Soong, who were much younger than Vaslovik appeared to be, have were both died as old men in by the intervening years.time they appeared on the series, while Vaslovik is still in much the same condition he was in those older memories. Also, the fact he doesn't like Starfleet captains (especially gung-ho types).


* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In a variation, Vaslovik is generally not fond of Starfleet and Starfleet captains in particular, but he's willing to give Picard some benefit of the doubt because Picard defended Data in "The Measure of a Man".

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In a variation, Or rather, "because you were nice to someone I care about"; Vaslovik is generally not fond of Starfleet and Starfleet captains in particular, but he's willing to give Picard some benefit of the doubt because Picard defended Data in "The Measure of a Man".

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In a variation, Vaslovik is generally not fond of Starfleet and Starfleet captains in particular, but he's willing to give Picard some benefit of the doubt because Picard defended Data in "The Measure of a Man".


** Much, around Vaslovik. For starters, the fact he's an old man in the Soong flashbacks, which were ''decades'' before the main story, and yet is still around and active during the modern parts, something a little suspicious even with the longer ages of people in ''Star Trek'', especially considering that Graves and Soong, who were much younger than he appeared to be, are both dead. Also, the fact he doesn't like Starfleet captains (especially gung-ho types).

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** Much, around Vaslovik. For starters, the fact he's an old man in the Soong flashbacks, which were ''decades'' before the main story, and yet is still around and active during the modern parts, something a little suspicious even with the longer ages of people in ''Star Trek'', especially considering that Graves and Soong, who were much younger than he Vaslovik appeared to be, are have both dead.died as old men in the intervening years. Also, the fact he doesn't like Starfleet captains (especially gung-ho types).

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* DeusExMachina: M-5 and the nanites are a somewhat literal version.


* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe, while not known to the general public, among roboticists, Daystrom's M-5 has roughly the same reputation as Frankenstein's Creature.
** Also in-universe, the ship gets into a battle while Troi has the bridge. La Forge's first comment after she briefs him? "I was worried you were [[Film/StarTrekGenerations steering us into a planet]] again." Troi's reaction even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s it; she immediately thinks to herself, ''I guess I'm never going to live that one down.''


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* OnceDoneNeverForgotten:
** While not known to the general public, among roboticists, Daystrom's M-5 has roughly the same reputation as Frankenstein's Creature.
** The ship gets into a battle while Troi has the bridge. La Forge's first comment after she briefs him? "I was worried you were [[Film/StarTrekGenerations steering us into a planet]] again." Troi's reaction even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s it; she immediately thinks to herself, ''I guess I'm never going to live that one down.''


* SummonBiggerFish: The ''Enterprise'' and a space station owned by the immortal Flint come under attack by rogue androids trying to capture a sophisticated prototype android. Luckily for Picard and company, Flint has spent the last century or so collecting other artificial life-forms and AIs, including Richard Daystrom's M-5 computer. Data plugs the M-5 into the station's weapons array, and turns it loose to engage in its primary objective - survival. It mops the floor with the android fleet.

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* SummonBiggerFish: The ''Enterprise'' and a space station owned by the immortal Flint come under attack by rogue androids trying to capture a sophisticated prototype android. Luckily for Picard and company, Flint has spent the last century or so collecting other artificial life-forms and AIs, including Richard Daystrom's M-5 computer. When the android fleet is at risk of destroying the ''Enterprise'', Data plugs the M-5 into the station's weapons array, and turns it loose to engage in its primary objective - survival. It mops the floor The station -- and presumably M-5 with it -- is ultimately destroyed by the android fleet.fleet, but not before it deals significant damage to said fleet. (It also serves quite well to get the android fleet's attention off the ''Enterprise''.)


* CameBackWrong: It was already implied in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", but ''Immortal Coil'' confirms that the transfer of Korby's consciousness was imperfect, causing the android to exhibit different traits than the human Korby.

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* CameBackWrong: It was already implied in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", but ''Immortal Coil'' confirms that the transfer of Korby's consciousness was imperfect, causing and so the android to exhibit different traits than Korby was ultimately not quite the same person as the human Korby.

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* CameBackWrong: It was already implied in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", but ''Immortal Coil'' confirms that the transfer of Korby's consciousness was imperfect, causing the android to exhibit different traits than the human Korby.


* InnocentlyInsensitive: [=McAdams=] suggests that maybe what allowed Data and Lore to work where other androids haven't was either luck or some desire for them to work. Data asks if that means he didn't want Lal to live.

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: [=McAdams=] suggests that maybe the reason Dr. Soong was able to do what allowed Data and Lore no one else could has something to work where other androids haven't was either luck or some desire for them do with how much he wanted it to work.happen. Data asks if that means he didn't want Lal to live. [[spoiler:In retrospect, it's potentially an intentional {{Invok|ed Trope}}ing of this trope to further conceal her true identity]]

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** Vaslovik's general distaste for Starfleet and for a certain type of officer in particular. One wonders if, when he made his comments about Starfleet destroying the facility on Exo III, he was aware of ''which'' Starfleet officer was responsible.


** Picard thinks, seeing Data's reaction to grief, about the moment in "First Contact" when he told him to turn off his emotion chip, feeling that, though it was justified because he was unnerving everyone else, it probably was not a good thing for Data himself. Shortly after in the conversation, he thinks about their talk in ''Generations'' in the Enterprise-D's stellar cartography section.

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** Picard thinks, seeing Data's reaction to grief, about the moment in "First Contact" ''First Contact'' when he told him to turn off his emotion chip, feeling chip. He muses that, though it was justified because he was unnerving everyone else, it probably was not a good thing for Data himself. Shortly after in the conversation, he thinks about their talk in ''Generations'' in the Enterprise-D's stellar cartography section.


** Also in-universe, the ship gets into a battle while Troi has the bridge. La Forge's first comment after she briefs him? "I was worried you were [[Film/StarTrekGenerations steering us into a planet]] again."

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** Also in-universe, the ship gets into a battle while Troi has the bridge. La Forge's first comment after she briefs him? "I was worried you were [[Film/StarTrekGenerations steering us into a planet]] again."" Troi's reaction even {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s it; she immediately thinks to herself, ''I guess I'm never going to live that one down.''

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