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* ThemeTuneExtended: The musical bridge known as the "middle eight" is used in several of this story's episodes, making a rare appearance in the Baker era before Peter Howell's arrangement was used.


* AllThereInTheManual: The novelization of the story explains that the De-Mat Gun doesn't just vaporize people, it actually removes them from time completely, as we had previously seen the Time Lords do to the War Chief and his henchmen. And since Stor was the mastermind behind the whole invasion of Gallifrey, when the Doctor uses it on Stor it not only erases him, it also undoes both the Vardan and Sontaran invasions of the planet.
** Additionally, it is revealed that the Doctor first learnt of the Vardans' attempted invasion of Gallifrey via a telepathic warning from the Matrix.
** Stor feels insecurities.
** The "search for the Great Key" is a new responsibility because the Master stole it; the Doctor notes it was a fake that didn't have the power of the true Great Key.

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The one with killer tinfoil.

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* BlingOfWar: As part of his coronation as Lord President, the Doctor adorned himself with the giant gold Sash of Rassilon and its accompanying scepter.


Leela, meanwhile, feels right at home with the barbarians and assembles them into a BadassArmy. As their new LadyOfWar, she organizes a charge of the Citadel and infiltrates the Capitol to help out the Doctor. He uses forbidden technology to destroy the Sontarans, wiping his memory of events -- and of the Matrix -- in the process. Leela suddenly decides she's fallen in love with Chancellery Guard Andred whom [[StrangledByTheRedString she's just met]], and remains on Gallifrey with K-9.

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Leela, meanwhile, feels right at home with the barbarians and assembles them into a BadassArmy. As their new LadyOfWar, she organizes a charge of the Citadel and infiltrates the Capitol to help out the Doctor. He uses forbidden technology to destroy the Sontarans, wiping his memory of events -- and of the Matrix -- in the process. Leela suddenly decides she's fallen in love with Chancellery Guard Andred whom [[StrangledByTheRedString she's just met]], and remains on Gallifrey with K-9.
K-9 to go [[AudioPlay/{{Gallifrey}} star in her own spinoff]].


Leela and a really overqualified Time Lady named Rodan roam about in the wilderness outside, where they meet a group of Shobogans, barbarian Gallifreyans, (not part of the Time Lord houses) who are really quite bad at being barbarians.

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Leela and a really overqualified Time Lady named Rodan roam about in the wilderness outside, where they meet a group of Shobogans, barbarian Gallifreyans, Gallifreyans (not part of the Time Lord houses) who are really quite bad at being barbarians.


* OhCrap: After four episodes, the Vardans have been expelled from Gallifrey through copious amounts of mind-trickery; the Doctor, supremely smug with his success, addresses the cheering crowd with a victory speech. Puzzled at why the cheering abruptly stops, he turns around... [[spoiler:and standing behind him is a Sontaran battle squad, who have been playing the Vardans for patsies, and have taken advantage of the weakened Gallifrey defences to stroll in and claim the place for themselves.]] Creator/TomBaker's boggle-eyes were MADE for moments like this.

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* OhCrap: After four episodes, the Vardans have been expelled from Gallifrey through copious amounts of mind-trickery; the Doctor, supremely smug with his success, addresses the cheering crowd with a victory speech. Puzzled at why the cheering abruptly stops, he turns around... [[spoiler:and and standing behind him is a Sontaran battle squad, who have been playing the Vardans for patsies, and have taken advantage of the weakened Gallifrey defences to stroll in and claim the place for themselves.]] themselves. Creator/TomBaker's boggle-eyes were MADE for moments like this.


* TheChessmaster: The Fourth Doctor, funnily enough. You can see early signs of the Seventh Doctor here.
* TheCityVsTheCountry: Leela being a CountryMouse and Rodan a CityMouse.



* TheCityVsTheCountry: Leela being a CountryMouse and Rodan a CityMouse.



* EvilLaugh: Invoked when the Doctor is pretending to be evil. Of course, developing an evil laugh and using it extensively is an important part of this.



* GoodSamaritan: The wild Gallifreyans take in the exiled ones.



* IChooseToStay: Leela decides to stay on Gallifrey to be with Andred. For some reason.



* IWillOnlySlowYouDown
* KarmaHoudini: The Castellan, we never get to see him punished for being such a dick.

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* IWillOnlySlowYouDown
IWillOnlySlowYouDown: One of the savage Gallifreyans to Leela. He then goes for PlayingPossum.
* KarmaHoudini: The Castellan, we Castellan. We never get to see him punished for being such a dick.



* NotHimself: The Doctor is initiated as Lord President of Gallifrey and begins acting very cold and megalomaniacal, contrary to his usual jolly and playful personality.



* OhCrap

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* OhCrapOhCrap: After four episodes, the Vardans have been expelled from Gallifrey through copious amounts of mind-trickery; the Doctor, supremely smug with his success, addresses the cheering crowd with a victory speech. Puzzled at why the cheering abruptly stops, he turns around... [[spoiler:and standing behind him is a Sontaran battle squad, who have been playing the Vardans for patsies, and have taken advantage of the weakened Gallifrey defences to stroll in and claim the place for themselves.]] Creator/TomBaker's boggle-eyes were MADE for moments like this.



* PlayingPossum

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* PlayingPossumPlayingPossum: One of the savage Gallifreyans does this.



* SequelEpisode: To [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]].

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* SequelEpisode: To [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]].Assassin]]".



* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs

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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbsTheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Leela is quite insistent that she is Leela and not "madame."



* UnexpectedCharacter: No-one was expecting ''the Sontarans'', of all races, to be the masterminds behind the plot.



* WholePlotReference: The Doctor is placed in the role of an important politician, from where he starts [[ObfuscatingInsanity pretending to be mad]] so he can get away with saying outrageous things while investigating the guilt of the corrupt. [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Danish-style]].



* XanatosSpeedChess

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* XanatosSpeedChessXanatosSpeedChess: The Doctor succeeds in spite of learning the people he was foiling were only the façcade. It's implied that the Doctor knew they weren't the BigBad the entire time, and only dealt with them in the first place solely so that they would reveal who or what the real threat actually was. The first half of the story actually goes exactly according to the Doctor's original plan.

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** Additionally, it is revealed that the Doctor first learnt of the Vardans' attempted invasion of Gallifrey via a telepathic warning from the Matrix.
** Stor feels insecurities.
** The "search for the Great Key" is a new responsibility because the Master stole it; the Doctor notes it was a fake that didn't have the power of the true Great Key.

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* SequelEpisode: To [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]].


* ScoobyDooDoors: Briefly happens when the Doctor, Leela, Andred and Borusa are eluding the Sontarans, as they split up among doors on either side of a corridor and immediately wind up in the same room. Justified by how screwy the TARDIS's internal geography has already shown itself to be.

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* ScoobyDooDoors: ScoobyDoobyDoors: Briefly happens when the Doctor, Leela, Andred and Borusa are eluding the Sontarans, as they split up among doors on either side of a corridor and immediately wind up in the same room. Justified by how screwy the TARDIS's internal geography has already shown itself to be.

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* ScoobyDooDoors: Briefly happens when the Doctor, Leela, Andred and Borusa are eluding the Sontarans, as they split up among doors on either side of a corridor and immediately wind up in the same room. Justified by how screwy the TARDIS's internal geography has already shown itself to be.


Naturally, there are wheels within wheels, and the Vardan menace is defeated -- with two episodes left in the season. Wait... the cheers have stopped. What the... Uh oh, Sontarans! Cue a wild goose chase inside the TARDIS, which gives us quite an extensive view of the interior, its gardens (giant carnivorous plants and everything) as well as its fabled swimming pool.

Leela, meanwhile, feels right at home with the barbarians and assembles them into a BadassArmy. As their new LadyOfWar, she organises a charge of the Citadel and infiltrates the Capitol to help out the Doctor. He uses forbidden technology to destroy the Sontarans, wiping his memory of events -- and of the Matrix -- in the process. Leela suddenly decides she's fallen in love with Chancellery Guard Andred whom [[StrangledByTheRedString she's just met]], and remains on Gallifrey with K-9.

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Naturally, there are wheels within wheels, and the Vardan menace is defeated -- with two episodes left in the season. Wait... the cheers have stopped. What the... Uh oh, Sontarans! Cue a wild goose chase inside [[strike: an abandoned hospital]] the TARDIS, which gives us quite an extensive view of the interior, its gardens (giant carnivorous plants and everything) as well as its fabled swimming pool.

Leela, meanwhile, feels right at home with the barbarians and assembles them into a BadassArmy. As their new LadyOfWar, she organises organizes a charge of the Citadel and infiltrates the Capitol to help out the Doctor. He uses forbidden technology to destroy the Sontarans, wiping his memory of events -- and of the Matrix -- in the process. Leela suddenly decides she's fallen in love with Chancellery Guard Andred whom [[StrangledByTheRedString she's just met]], and remains on Gallifrey with K-9.


[[caption-width-right:344:"So lemme get this straight, if I help you get rid of the Doctor and his friends and everyone else, then the Sontarans will have their own show?"]]

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[[caption-width-right:344:"So [[caption-width-right:350:"So lemme get this straight, if I help you get rid of the Doctor and his friends and everyone else, then the Sontarans will have their own show?"]]



* DeadlyDecadentCourt: After the CrystalSpiresAndTogas of the first stories, and the [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering pompous but weak]] depiction of "The Deadly Assassin", this story's powerful but deeply corrupt and self-serving portrayal of the Time Lords became the pattern for most later stories featuring them en masse, both in the TV show and other media.
** Lampshaded by the Doctor:
--> "I don't know what they teach you at the Academy these days, but if you can't pull off a simple palace revolution, what can you pull off?"

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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: After the CrystalSpiresAndTogas of the first stories, and the [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering pompous but weak]] depiction of "The Deadly Assassin", this story's powerful but deeply corrupt and self-serving portrayal of the Time Lords became the pattern for most later stories featuring them en masse, both in the TV show and other media.
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media. Lampshaded by the Doctor:
--> "I -->'''Doctor:''' I don't know what they teach you at the Academy these days, but if you can't pull off a simple palace revolution, what can you pull off?"off?



* DontCelebrateJustYet: The Doctor thinks he's won again, only to find there's a BiggerBad.

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* DontCelebrateJustYet: The Doctor thinks he's won again, only to find there's a BiggerBad.GreaterScopeVillain, the Sontarans.



* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About His Ability to Regenerate]]: Just like in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]". Many Time Lords seem to forget they have the ability to regenerate.
** While it won't explain away the guards who were shot by the primitive arrows, it makes sense that a Time Lord weapon would be effective at killing without regeneration. As for the guards, perhaps they were just Gallifreyans and not full on Time Lords?

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* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About His Ability to Regenerate]]: ForgotAboutHisPowers: Just like in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]". Many Assassin]]", many Time Lords seem to forget they have the ability to regenerate.
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regenerate. Other media would eventually come up with the explanation that there's Time Lord weapons that are effective at killing without regeneration. While it won't explain away the guards who were shot by the primitive arrows, it makes sense that a Time Lord weapon would be effective at killing without regeneration. As for the guards, perhaps they were just Gallifreyans and not full on Time Lords?



--> '''Rodan''': Nothing can get pass the Transduction Barriers
--> '''The Doctor''': K-9, destroy the Transduction Barriers.

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--> '''Rodan''': Nothing can get pass the Transduction Barriers
-->
Barriers.\\
'''The Doctor''': K-9, destroy the Transduction Barriers.



* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: When Rodan suggests that the TARDIS interior could do with some sprucing up, the Doctor complains that he's a Time Lord, not a painter & decorator.
* {{Irony}}: ''There's nothing more useless than a lock with a voice print.''

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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: When Rodan suggests that the TARDIS interior could do with some sprucing up, the Doctor complains that he's a Time Lord, not a painter & and decorator.
* {{Irony}}: ''There's "There's nothing more useless than a lock with a voice print" turns out to be said voice print.''



* LaResistance: Leela, Rodan, and the outsiders.
** First Andred and his men, against the Doctor.

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* LaResistance: Leela, Rodan, and the outsiders.
**
First Andred and his men, against the Doctor.Doctor; then Leela, Rodan, and the outsiders.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Doctor knowingly collaborates with the Vardan invasion of Gallifrey, confident that he can defeat them. Then it turns out that they were being backed by the Sontarans...

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Doctor knowingly collaborates with the Vardan invasion of Gallifrey, confident that he can defeat them. Then it turns out that they were being backed by the Sontarans...Sontarans.



* PantyShot: During the outside scenes, Leela's skirt is blown up.
** But this was FanDisservice - Leela's knickers turned out to be Film/BridgetJones big-girl issue, in the same khaki-brown as her skirt.

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* PantyShot: During the outside scenes, Leela's skirt is blown up.
** But this was FanDisservice
up. This ended up ''not'' being {{Fanservice}} - Leela's knickers turned out to be Film/BridgetJones Film/BridgetJones' big-girl issue, in the same khaki-brown as her skirt.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Sontarans.
* PutOnABus: Leela
* TheQuisling: The Castellan.

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Sontarans.
Sontarans, as always, are proud warriors.
* PutOnABus: Leela
Leela decides to stay behind on Gallifrey because she has fallen in love with Andred.
* TheQuisling: The Castellan.Castellan does everything possible to curry favor with the Sontarans.



* SpaceAmish: The Outsiders.

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* SpaceAmish: The Outsiders.outsiders don't use technology more advanced then a bow and arrow despite their race having access to time machines.



* UndyingLoyalty: Despite everyone telling her The Doctor's gone bonkers, Leela never loses faith in his inherent goodness.
* [[VichyEarth Vichy Gallifrey]]: Especially the Castellan; who, for one, welcomes his new Sontaran overlords.

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* UndyingLoyalty: Despite everyone telling her The the Doctor's gone bonkers, Leela never loses faith in his inherent goodness.
* [[VichyEarth VichyEarth: More like Vichy Gallifrey]]: Gallifrey. Especially eager is the Castellan; who, for one, welcomes his new Sontaran overlords.



* WithDueRespect

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* WithDueRespectWithDueRespect: Borusa postfixes his comments with "I meant no disrespect". The Doctor sees through it pretty easily.
-->'''Borusa:''' I meant no disrespect.\\
'''Doctor:''' Oh yes you did.



* TheXOfY
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: The Part 4 cliffhanger.
* YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb

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* TheXOfY
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: The Part 4 cliffhanger.
cliffhanger: the Doctor thinks he's won by defeating the Vardans, only to find that the Sontarans were actually the ones behind the invasion.
* YouthIsWastedOnTheDumbYouthIsWastedOnTheDumb: Given that the Doctor is relatively younger than the senior Time Lords of the story, he assures Borusa that his faciliating the invasion of Gallifrey is not this.


->'''Vardan Leader:''' Congratulations, Doctor. You show great promise in the application of power. You could be a first grade dictator.
->'''The Doctor:''' Thank you. You're very kind. That's very kind of you.

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->'''Vardan Leader:''' Congratulations, Doctor. You show great promise in the application of power. You could be a first grade dictator.
->'''The
dictator.\\
'''The
Doctor:''' Thank you. You're very kind. That's very kind of you.



* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: {{Lampshaded}}.

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: {{Lampshaded}}.The '''S'''ontaran '''S'''pecial '''S'''pace '''S'''ervice. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the Doctor.
--> '''Stor:''' I am Commander Stor, of the Sontaran Special Space Service.\\
'''Doctor:''' The SSSS. Isn't that carrying alliteration a little far?

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