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* AffectionatePickpocket: Graff and Garron both try this on the Doctor - the first to plant a bomb, the second to swap out the jethril with a stone. Both times the Doctor returns the favor.

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* AffectionatePickpocket: Graff and Garron both try this on the Doctor - the first to plant a bomb, the second to swap out the jethril jethrik with a stone. Both times the Doctor returns the favor.


* AttackAnimal: The Shrivenzale, which guards the vault holding Ribos' wealth (and briefly the jethrik).

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* AttackAnimal: The Shrivenzale, which guards AffectionatePickpocket: Graff and Garron both try this on the vault holding Ribos' wealth (and briefly Doctor - the jethrik).first to plant a bomb, the second to swap out the jethril with a stone. Both times the Doctor returns the favor.


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* AlienNonInterferenceClause: When the Graff asks Garron why the mining consortium he claims to represent is selling Ribos instead of trying to exploit its mineral wealth, Garron says that any profitable exploitation would require bringing in equipment that is illegal to ship to a Class 3 world, and Ribos isn't likely to become a Class 2 civilization for centuries. It later gets pointed out that the Graff and Garron being on a Class 3 world like Ribos ''at all'' without the proper clearances is also a crime.
* AttackAnimal: The Shrivenzale, which guards the vault holding Ribos' wealth (and briefly the jethrik).


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* BookDumb: The Doctor apparently only barely passed his examinations - on the second try. This in comparison to Romana, who graduated with a triple first.


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* ContrivedCoincidence: The guard on duty on the vault when Vynda-K finds the jethrik just happens to know the provenance of the stone. Justified because the guard in question is actually Unstoffe, who planted the jethrik and made up the story of its provenance on the spot to further the con.


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* HeroicSacrifice: Since the Seeker's prophecy says that only one member of the Graff's party will survive, the Graff decides that his sole remaining man shall make one so that he can escape and plants a bomb on him. Said guard (the Doctor in disguise) discretely gives the bomb back.

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* StickyBomb: In one of his more coldblooded actions, the Doctor sticks a magnetic grenade to the Graff's back and lets him get blown up.

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* ConsolationPrize: At the end of the story, Garron and Unstoffe's con has failed: the gold is buried in the catacombs and the Doctor's swiped their jethrik. But the Graff's ship, stuffed with loot, is theirs for the taking.

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* InsaneAdmiral: The Graf Vynda-K is the perfect example.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Garron and Unstoffe, another example of the Creator/RobertHolmes double act.


* IncrediblyObviousBug: Averted -- but the Graff finds it anyway.

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* IncrediblyObviousBug: Averted -- but Averted. A discrete listening device about the Graff finds it anyway.size of a thumbnail is hidden on the inside of an architectural folly, out of sight for anyone not thoroughly searching the room or who is phenomenally lucky. It still gets found.



This is another one from the man who was probably Doctor Who's greatest writer, Creator/RobertHolmes, and as such it's well-regarded. Watch it [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/xz2jv_tardismedia_the-ribos-operation/ here]]


* LetsMockTheMonsters: The script originally called called for the Doctor to be in awe of The White Guardian, and in the novelisation (based off the script) he almost grovels. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain.

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* LetsMockTheMonsters: The script originally called called for the Doctor refuses to be in awe of The overawed when he meets the White Guardian, one of the most powerful and potentially dangerous beings in the novelisation (based off the script) he almost grovels. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain.universe.


* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, the tracer is called the Locatormutor Core.
** Romana graduated from the Academy with a Triple Alpha while the Doctor graduated with Double Gamma on the second attempt.
** The Graff is unhinged and needs Sholack to control him.

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* GloveSlap: The Graff gives one to the Doctor, who snatches the glove and returns the slap.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Romana is introduced in a [[MaleGaze slow pan up her legs]] wearing a stunning white feather cape.


* ContinuityNod: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Doctor mentions the Sontarans' attempted invasion of Gallifrey].

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* ContinuityNod: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime The Doctor mentions the Sontarans' attempted invasion of Gallifrey].Gallifrey]].


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* MessianicArchetype: By and large, the White Guardian is pretty much God in all but name.

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The one with '''GOD HIMSELF'''.

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