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Two books in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse. A collection of five interrelated stories that feature team-ups between each of the series' regular characters and a guest crew from the continuity. The name is taken from the Creator/DCComics series of the same name (which would also give its name to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''). The stories are linked through the device of SealedEvilInACan Malkus the Mighty, and the deadly artifacts created for him.

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Two books in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse.Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse. A collection of five interrelated stories that feature team-ups between each of the series' regular characters and a guest crew from the continuity. The name is taken from the Creator/DCComics series of the same name (which would also give its name to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''). The stories are linked through the device of SealedEvilInACan Malkus the Mighty, and the deadly artifacts created for him.

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* DramaticIrony: If you knew the fate that befell a few of the crews in the respective canon, several instances of this are plainly visible. Probably the biggest of all is ''Voyager'' first officer Cavit's asking for a date with the ''Hood'' first officer after ''Voyager'' "gets done with this Maquis business." [[note]]Cavit dies when ''Voyager'' is flung into the Delta Quadrant.[[/note]]

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* EmergencyAuthority: The ''Enterprise'' and the ''Constellation'' oversee martial law on Alpha Proxima II, with Kirk making damn sure this martial law didn't turn out like the one he survived on Tarsus IV.


* GenreSavvy: Sisko had gotten wise to people trying to hijack the station's runabouts, so he had O'Brien program them to respond to the "old" security codes as normal. But once the thief tries to engage warp drive or activate weapons, the runabout completely powers down and sends a signal to the station for pickup.
** Commander Voyskunsky does this while assisting Tuvok in peppering his "escape shuttle" with phaser damage. When Tuvok points out one of the shots she recommends is not consistent with standard tactics, Voyskunsky replies that the ''Hood'''s tactics aren't always by-the-book and accounting for their quirks will add credence to his story.


* ADayInTheLimelight: The four main stories were told from the guest crew's POV.


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* ADayInTheLimelight: The four main stories were told from the guest crew's POV.


Two books in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse. A collection of five interrelated stories that feature team-ups between each of the series' regular characters and a guest crew from the continuity. The name is taken from the DC comics series of the same name (which would also give its name to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''). The stories are linked through the device of SealedEvilInACan Malkus the Mighty, and the deadly artifacts created for him.

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Two books in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse. A collection of five interrelated stories that feature team-ups between each of the series' regular characters and a guest crew from the continuity. The name is taken from the DC comics Creator/DCComics series of the same name (which would also give its name to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''). The stories are linked through the device of SealedEvilInACan Malkus the Mighty, and the deadly artifacts created for him.

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Two books in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse. A collection of five interrelated stories that feature team-ups between each of the series' regular characters and a guest crew from the continuity. The name is taken from the DC comics series of the same name (which would also give its name to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''). The stories are linked through the device of SealedEvilInACan Malkus the Mighty, and the deadly artifacts created for him.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: The four main stories were told from the guest crew's POV.
* AndIMustScream: Malkusí eventual fate is to be sealed inside his box as a disembodied mind, totally cut off from external stimuli while remaining conscious.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The four Malkus devices. In order of discovery:
** ThePlague Machine
** DeathRay
** WeatherControlMachine
** MindControlDevice (and this is the specific artifact that houses Malkus)
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The mind-controlled Klingons on Narendra III.
* CharmPerson: Aidulac, and the females of the Peladons (a race into which this immortal character spread her genes), can influence most males into doing their bidding. Originally, anyone and everyone was affected, but over time the ability atrophied to affect only males.
* ContinuityNod:
** Many. As an example, when preparing to leave for a conference on Khitomer, Ambassador Worf is looking over the latest reports from around the Klingon Empire. Among the items awaiting his oversight is a progress report from Emperor Vall on taD, a ContinuityNod to the earlier novel ''Literature/DiplomaticImplausibility''. Also, WordOfGod has stated that Commander Joseph Shabalala is the father of Anthony Shabalala, from the ''Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers'' series.
** Similarly, the first time we see Commodore Matt Decker, he's seen talking to his son, then-Lieutenant Willard Decker of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' fame.[[note]]Despite there being no on-screen connection between Matt and Will, WordOfGod seems to suggest the familial connection.[[/note]]
* CrossThrough
* DrJerk: Dr. Rosenhaus of the ''Constellation'' is a mild example - mainly he ruffles everyone's feathers by being a young, overeager, and somewhat sloppy physician who thinks his textbook solution is the right one without thinking things through. [=McCoy=] gets him to come around at the end.
* DisintegratorRay: The second artifact found fires bolts of energy that instantly and soundlessly vaporize whatever they hit. Orta kills the ''Odyssey's'' chief engineer with it, and when he blows up a building the only sound made is when the air rushes into the spot where the building ''was''.
* EvilOverlord: Malkus, or at least he was 90,000 years ago, when he ruled the Zalkat Union for a millennium. Heíd like to be the overlord again.
* FantasticFruitsAndVegetables: Mmmm, ''clamdas''.
* GenreSavvy: Sisko had gotten wise to people trying to hijack the station's runabouts, so he had O'Brien program them to respond to the "old" security codes as normal. But once the thief tries to engage warp drive or activate weapons, the runabout completely powers down and sends a signal to the station for pickup.
** Commander Voyskunsky does this while assisting Tuvok in peppering his "escape shuttle" with phaser damage. When Tuvok points out one of the shots she recommends is not consistent with standard tactics, Voyskunsky replies that the ''Hood'''s tactics aren't always by-the-book and accounting for their quirks will add credence to his story.
* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: The Klingon mind-sifter (which always seemed more advanced than their usual quasi-medical technology) is believed to have been derived from Zalkatian artifacts left behind on worlds later colonized by Klingons.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Averted with the artifact that causes disease, as the disease pumps adrenaline into the infected's system until their heart fails from overwork.
* HeroicSacrifice: Tereth; Commander Voyskunsky (off-screen).
* [[LegacyCharacter Legacy Vessel]]: ''Sun''.
* TheMole: Tuvok among the Maquis, in the Third Artifact story (which takes place just prior to the pilot of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''). Elios Phifer is another example.
* ThePlague: On Alpha Proxima II, thanks to one of the four artifacts.
* {{Precursors}}: The Zalkat Union, which 90,000 years ago controlled a number of worlds in what are now the United Federation of Planets, Klingon Empire and Cardassian Union.
* TheResenter: The person in control of the artifact on Alpha Proxima II was a mid-level government bureaucrat who was passed over for promotion and had just been sacked.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Tharia chíRen ends up trying one of these, using one of the Malkus artifacts. He uses its weather control capabilities to wreck Cardassian and Federation colonies, first to avenge the deaths of his bondmates and then to get revenge on an informant who betrayed the Maquis.
* SealedEvilInACan: Malkus the Mighty, whose consciousness is contained within a box.
* ShamingTheMob: Kirk, as usual, gets a big moment to quell rioters who think Starfleet has a cure but isn't handing it out. Decker and his security chief are impressed, as just minutes earlier they thought they'd have to stun the whole crowd.
* SlippedTheRopes: Kira gets free to fight back against Orta, pointing out that he always "tied a lousy knot".
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: {{Go}} variant. Robert [=DeSoto=] is presented as a champion-level player. He teaches his first officer to play...and regrets it, as she goes from a handicap to whooping his tail inside of a month.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: Malkus liked these.
* WhenThePlanetsAlign: One of the stories involves a Bajoran prophecy suggesting Bajor will be at peace when all the planetís moons fully align. The bitter old terrorist Orta seeks to use the Malkus artifact heís unearthed to artificially move a moon and fulfil the prophecy early. Of course, he doesnít actually want peace - heís just using the prophecy as a ploy to start a conflict with the Federation.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Malkus was fond of this, too, though itís also a practical paranoia; why let those who had intimate knowledge of his capabilities (and helped design his superweapons) live? The only person who had survived his dispatching is Aidulac.
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