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* ChekhovsGun: The Odium that the Remorath prisoner had ingested is presented as an option to stop Talbot.

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* ChekhovsGun: The ChekhovsGun:
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Odium that the Remorath prisoner had ingested is presented as an option to stop Talbot.Talbot.
**Deke mentions that he knows the Kree word for zero. He later uses it to direct Qovas's missiles into the ship itself (presumably setting the coordinates to (0,0,0)), killing him.





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* {{Hypocrite}}: Qovas goes on a rant about how ballistic weapons are for cowards--before threatening Coulson and May with the ship's missiles, pointed at the Lighthouse. As when he orders his troops to use guns on them later, he seems to think using dishonorable weapons against them is poetic justice, "since you like weapons so much."

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Qovas goes on a rant about how ballistic weapons are for cowards--before cowards -- before threatening Coulson and May with the ship's missiles, pointed at the Lighthouse. As when he orders his troops to use guns on them later, he seems to think using dishonorable weapons against them is poetic justice, "since you like weapons so much."



* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world--so what happens if they actually succeed? This is quickly subverted when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world--so world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? This is quickly subverted when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.



** Daisy calls Coulson [[{{Series/MASH}} "Hot Lips"]] and later sing-songs, [[{{Film/Poltergeist}} "They're here,"]] before the Remorath attack.

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** Daisy calls Coulson [[{{Series/MASH}} "Hot Lips"]] and later sing-songs, [[{{Film/Poltergeist}} [[Film/{{Poltergeist}} "They're here,"]] before the Remorath attack.



** Elena compares Talbot to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', because he thinks he's the hero of the story, when he's actually the villain.

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** Elena compares Talbot to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', Theatre/{{Macbeth}}, because he thinks he's the hero of the story, when he's actually the villain.


* ClosestThingWeGot: May drags Deke along to the bridge because he's the only person on the ship that can read the Remorath language, even though by his own admission he can only count to five, including zero. It turns out zero is a pretty helpful thing to know when you want to retarget a couple of missiles so that they come right back at the ship that fired them.

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* ClosestThingWeGot: May drags Deke along to the bridge because he's the only person on the ship that can read the Remorath language, even though by his own admission all he can only count to five, including zero. knows of the language is numbers zero through five. It turns out zero is a pretty helpful thing to know when you want to retarget re-target a couple of missiles so that they come right back at the ship that fired them.

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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Daisy tells Taryan "I am the Destroyer of Worlds" right before breaking free of his projection device.


* RecycledSet: [[LampshadeHanging Noted]] InUniverse when Coulson gripes that all the corridors on the ship look alike.

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* RecycledSet: [[LampshadeHanging Noted]] InUniverse when Coulson May gripes that all the corridors on the ship look alike.


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** Talbot drugs off and crushes [[MauveShirt Agent Kim]].

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** Talbot drugs drags off and crushes [[MauveShirt Agent Kim]].



* {{Hypocrite}}: Qovas goes on a rant about how ballistic weapons are for cowards...before threatening Coulson and May with the ships missiles, pointed on the Lighthouse.
* IronicEcho: Coulson tells May "I thought that would shut you up" after kissing her, just as she said to him after confessing her feelings for him a few episodes earlier.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Qovas goes on a rant about how ballistic weapons are for cowards...before cowards--before threatening Coulson and May with the ships ship's missiles, pointed on at the Lighthouse.
Lighthouse. As when he orders his troops to use guns on them later, he seems to think using dishonorable weapons against them is poetic justice, "since you like weapons so much."
* IronicEcho: Coulson tells May May, "I thought that would shut you up" up," after kissing her, just as she said to him after confessing her feelings for him a few episodes earlier.



* IWantThemAlive: Qovas orders Daisy captured alive because Taryan wants her, but Coulson and May are fair game.

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* IWantThemAlive: Qovas orders Daisy captured alive because Taryan wants her, but Coulson Coulson, May, and May Deke are fair game.



-->'''Daisy:''' Uhh......
-->'''Coulson:''' Not a word, Agent Johnson. ThatsAnOrder.
-->'''Daisy:''' Copy that, Hotlips.
* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? This is quickly subverted when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.
* NoodleIncident: More teasing is offered about how Agent Davis survived Aida's attack, with the dialogue suggesting it was an OffScreenMomentOfAwesome.
* OhCrap: Qovas can only utter an astounded ''How?'' once he sees the missiles approaching his own ship.

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-->'''Daisy:''' Uhh......
-->'''Coulson:'''
Uhh...\\
'''Coulson:'''
Not a word, Agent Johnson. ThatsAnOrder.
-->'''Daisy:'''
[[ThatsAnOrder That's an order.]]\\
'''Daisy:'''
Copy that, Hotlips.
* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so world--so what happens if they actually succeed? This is quickly subverted when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.
* NoodleIncident: More teasing is offered about how Agent Davis survived Aida's attack, with the dialogue suggesting it was an OffScreenMomentOfAwesome.
OffscreenMomentOfAwesome.
* OhCrap: Qovas can only utter an astounded ''How?'' astounded, "How?" once he sees the missiles approaching his own ship.ship.
-->'''Deke:''' [[BrickJoke Because I know zero.]]



* RunningGag: Once again, Agent Davis explains offscreen how he survived Aida's attack, with no details for the audience. Deke declares it to be the most incredible story he's ever heard, [[KidFromTheFuture and he's the same age as his grandparents.]]

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* RunningGag: Once again, Agent Davis explains offscreen how he survived Aida's attack, with no details for the audience. Deke declares it to be the most incredible story he's ever heard, [[KidFromTheFuture and he's the same age as his grandparents.]]grandparents]].



* ShipperOnDeck: Daisy is ''ecstatic'' to see Coulson and May finally kiss; she's beaming for the rest of the mission, until Coulson collapses, and is evidently very eager to see the two have a happy ending.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Daisy is ''ecstatic'' to see Coulson and May finally kiss; she's beaming for the rest of the mission, until mission (until Coulson collapses, collapses), and is evidently very eager to see the two have a happy ending.



** Daisy calls Coulson [[{{Series/MASH}} "Hot Lips"]] and later sing-songs [[{{Film/Poltergeist}} "They're here"]] before the Remorath attack.
** Talbolt lifting and dropping the S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicles is similar to Magneto in the [[Film/XMen1 first X-Men movie]]. That it takes place outside a house on cul-de-sac makes it similar to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.

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** Daisy calls Coulson [[{{Series/MASH}} "Hot Lips"]] and later sing-songs sing-songs, [[{{Film/Poltergeist}} "They're here"]] here,"]] before the Remorath attack.
** Talbolt lifting and dropping the S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicles is similar to Magneto in the [[Film/XMen1 first X-Men movie]]. That it takes place outside a house on a cul-de-sac makes it similar to ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''.



* WhamLine: Just as Fitz and Simmons point out how they can use the Centipede Serum to stop Talbot and save Coulson, Daisy drops this bombshell:
-->'''Daisy:''' That's the last of the Centipede Serum.

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* WhamLine: Just as Fitz and Simmons point out how they can use one dose of the Centipede Serum to stop Talbot and another to save Coulson, Daisy drops this bombshell:
-->'''Daisy:''' That's There isn't any more Centipede Serum. The dose I brought back is the last of the Centipede Serum.it.



* YearInsideHourOutside: Taryan says the astral projection device will affect how Daisy perceives time. This is demonstrated by the fact the rather lengthy conversation they have takes place as Daisy is being carried away from where she was knocked out. She breaks free before it can impact her further.

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* YearInsideHourOutside: Taryan says the astral projection device will affect how Daisy perceives time. This is demonstrated by the fact the rather lengthy conversation they have takes place as Daisy is being carried down a hallway, away from where she was knocked out. She breaks free before it can impact her further.

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* JawDrop: Daisy stares in slack-jawed shock at Coulson and May's BigDamnKiss before remembering that there is a Remorath shooting at them.


Talbot drugs off and crushes[[MauveShirt Agent Kim]].

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** Talbot drugs off and crushes[[MauveShirt crushes [[MauveShirt Agent Kim]].


* BigDamnKiss: Between Coulson and May, as they take cover behind the energy shield from his artificial hand.
* BloodFromTheMouth: This happens to Coulson when his condition worsens on the ''Zephyr''.

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* BigDamnKiss: Between Coulson and kisses May, as they take cover from Remorath bullets behind the energy shield from his artificial hand.
hand. [[IronicEcho He figured that would shut her up.]]
* BloodFromTheMouth: This happens to Coulson Blood gurgles from Coulson's lips when his condition worsens on the ''Zephyr''.



** Jemma [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this about their use of the Centipede Serum, which had been from their very first mission.

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** Jemma [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this about their use of going full-circle on the Centipede Serum, which had been from their very first mission.



Talbot drugs off and crushes[[MauveShirt Agent Kim]].



** Prior to that, Talbot also kills [[MauveShirt Agent Kim]].



* CuttingTheKnot: Talbot wants more Gravitonium. But he doesn't know where to find a readily available source. So he goes to Creel, and have him absorb some of Talbot's Gravitonium so Creel can turn into Gravitonium. Which Talbot promptly absorbs.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Guns are deemed a coward's weapon in the Remorath culture.

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* CuttingTheKnot: Talbot wants more Gravitonium. But Gravitonium, but he doesn't know where to find a readily available source. So he goes to Creel, and have him absorb some of Talbot's Gravitonium so Creel can turn into Gravitonium. Which Talbot promptly absorbs.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Guns are deemed a coward's weapon in the Remorath culture. Kill-counts must be earned in melee or they are dishonorable.



* ItsQuietTooQuiet: Coulson notes this after Deke breaks him and May out of their cell on the Remorath.

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* ItsQuietTooQuiet: Coulson notes this after Deke breaks him and May out of their cell on the Remorath. The silence is creepy.



* JerkassBall: May mocks Deke for not being able to count past 5, asking him how he even survived so far. After he ''rescued'' her and Coulson, no less.

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* JerkassBall: May mocks Deke for not being able to count past 5, asking him how he even survived so far. After This is after he ''rescued'' her and Coulson, no less.less. Thus far, she had been ''the only'' person not to mock Deke, so the writers must have thought she was due.



-->'''Coulson:''' Not a word, Agent Johnson. ThatsAnOrder

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-->'''Coulson:''' Not a word, Agent Johnson. ThatsAnOrderThatsAnOrder.



* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? Subverted, when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? Subverted, This is quickly subverted when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.



** Elena compares Talbot to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.

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** Elena compares Talbot to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', because he thinks he's the hero of the story, when he's actually the villain.



* ShutUpKiss: Coulson gives May one in the middle of a battle.
* SmugSuper: Talbot is utterly confident in the invulnerability provided by his powers.

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* ShutUpKiss: Coulson gives May one a kiss in the middle of a battle.
battle because he figured it would shut her up.
* SmugSuper: Talbot is utterly confident in the invulnerability provided by his powers.powers, and toys with the agents that confront him outside his house.



* WeCanRuleTogether: Taryan wants Daisy to become his apprentice.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: Taryan wants Daisy to become his apprentice."disciple" so she can unleash her powers as his weapon on other parts of the galaxy.


* CuttingTheKnot: Talbot wants more Gravitonium. But he doesn't know where to find a readily available source. So he goes to Creel, and have him absorb some of Talbot's Gravitonium so Creel can turn into Gravitonium. Which Talbot promptly absorbs.



* LoopholeAbuse
** Talbot wants more Gravitonium. Most sources of Gravitonium are below the surface and Talbot does not know where he can find a readily available source. So he goes to Creel, and have him absorb some of Talbot's Gravitonium so Creel can turn into Gravitonium. Which Talbot promptly absorbs.
** Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? Subverted, when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.

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* LoopholeAbuse
** Talbot wants more Gravitonium. Most sources of Gravitonium are below the surface and Talbot does not know where he can find a readily available source. So he goes to Creel, and have him absorb some of Talbot's Gravitonium so Creel can turn into Gravitonium. Which Talbot promptly absorbs.
**
LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? Subverted, when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.


* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? Subverted, when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.

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* LoopholeAbuse: LoopholeAbuse
** Talbot wants more Gravitonium. Most sources of Gravitonium are below the surface and Talbot does not know where he can find a readily available source. So he goes to Creel, and have him absorb some of Talbot's Gravitonium so Creel can turn into Gravitonium. Which Talbot promptly absorbs.
**
Fitz points out that Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? Subverted, when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.

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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Averted. Talbot's powers don't protect him from vacuum conditions, so he commandeers a Quinjet specifically to be able to breathe, not needing it to fly.


* DoesntLikeGuns: Guns are deemed a cowards weapon in the Remorath culture.

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* DoesntLikeGuns: Guns are deemed a cowards coward's weapon in the Remorath culture.


-->'''Coulson:''' Not a word, Agent Johnson. ThatsAnOrder.

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-->'''Coulson:''' Not a word, Agent Johnson. ThatsAnOrder.ThatsAnOrder



* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future!Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? Subverted, when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Fitz points out that Future!Yo-Yo Future Yo-Yo said that ''[[ExactWords trying]]'' to save Coulson is what dooms the world -- so what happens if they actually succeed? Subverted, when it turns out they literally have to choose between saving Coulson or destroying Graviton, because they only have one dose of the necessary Centipede Serum.



* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]: As it turns out, they weren't wrong about how much they needed Daisy previously; the Remorath were shown beforehand to be difficult for any single person to fight one-on-one, and a horde of them nearly wiped out SHIELD entirely. Daisy however, being a PersonOfMassDestruction who can FightLikeANormal and implement her powers into close-quarters combat, pretty easily tears through them.

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* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]: OneManArmy: As it turns out, they weren't wrong about how much they needed Daisy previously; the Remorath were shown beforehand to be difficult for any single person to fight one-on-one, and a horde of them nearly wiped out SHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D. entirely. Daisy Daisy, however, being a PersonOfMassDestruction who can FightLikeANormal and implement her powers into close-quarters combat, pretty easily tears through them.

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-->'''Daisy:''' Copy that, Hotlips.

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