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Ace decides to leave the Boys from the Dwarf, because he could not stand to see their Rimmer being as pathetic has he is. Before he leaves, he reveals what the break that Arnold talking about was: ''Ace'' was held back a year. The humiliation was enough to make him learn to fight back and keep on trying. Arnold, meanwhile, managed to squeak through, never learned anything, and kept on making excuses for his failings (his parents, for example), leading him to advance as far as second technician (just one rank above lowest-ranking Lister), and eventually dying in an incident partially caused by him.

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Ace decides to leave the Boys from the Dwarf, because he could not stand to see their Rimmer being as pathetic has as he is. Before he leaves, he reveals what the break that Arnold talking about was: ''Ace'' was held back a year. The humiliation was enough to make him learn to fight back and keep on trying. Arnold, meanwhile, managed to squeak through, never learned anything, and kept on making excuses for his failings (his parents, for example), leading him to advance as far as second technician (just one rank above lowest-ranking Lister), and eventually dying in an incident partially caused by him.


-->'''Cat''': Paisley with stripes... that's nice. Green anoraks with fuzzy collars... they're great!

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-->'''Cat''': Paisley with stripes... that's nice. Green anoraks with fuzzy collars... they're great!great!\\
'''Kryten''': ''(clearly horrified)'' Oh, sir! He's delirious!

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[TheFashionista Cat]] starts going into shock from his injuries, and to make it clear just how bad it's getting...
-->'''Cat''': Paisley with stripes... that's nice. Green anoraks with fuzzy collars... they're great!


* BlatantLies: Rimmer catches Lister and the Cat trying to sneak off in the middle of the night, and instantly figures they're going to ditch him to go fishing on an ocean moon they passed. Lister's insistence they're just going to go see ''Jaws'' isn't helped by Rimmer finding a note saying "we're going fishing. We tried to wake you but didn't succeed." Despite this, Lister is later adamant he could've talked their way out of it.



* {{Fainting}}: Thanks to his injuries, Ace confesses to Lister he's going to black out for a moment. He does so, then immediately recovers.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Rimmer. Again. The others, Holly included, try to ditch him for some fun because they know Rimmer will be dull as all Hell if he comes along. Unfortunately, he comes along, and is both dull ''and'' irritating.
* InsufferableImbecile: Rimmer has always proclaimed he's just narrowly avoided being an officer due to failing his exams by narrow margins. When Ace tries to get him to help, his physics-jargon laden questions confuse and irritate Rimmer, who has no idea what he's talking about.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Though we use "hero" only in the sense he's one of the protagonists, not because there's anything remotely heroic about him. Rimmer starts making a lot of homophobic remarks in Ace's direction once they meet.



* SkewedPriorities: When the Cat's leg is broken, he is despondent because he's getting blood all over his apricot suit. ("I'm bleeding an unfashionable colour! If I had known that I was going to get my leg broken, I'd have worn white! That goes with everything!"). When he learns that he might get gangrene, he is happy, as he believes that green works well with apricot.

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* SkewedPriorities: When the Cat's leg is broken, he is despondent because he's getting blood all over his apricot suit. ("I'm bleeding an unfashionable colour! If I had known that I was going to get my leg broken, I'd have worn white! That goes with everything!"). When he learns that he might get gangrene, he is happy, as he believes that green works well with apricot.apricot.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The episode begins with Mrs. Rimmer talking to a young Rimmer, who's hanging upside down from a snare. She barely acknowledges this, and continues lecturing him without taking any time to cut him down.

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* BackseatDriver: Even though Kryten is now a fully-qualified pilot and knows what he's doing, Rimmer considers it his prerogative to boss him around and micromanage the flight. When it becomes clear that all the orders he is giving are unnecessary, Rimmer -- being Rimmer -- becomes annoyed at Kryten for being a ''front''seat driver.


* {{Expy}}: Bongo bears a striking resemblance to [[Series/QuantumLeap Al Calavicci]], who was nicknamed Bingo ''in his youth which was a shortened form of Bingo, Bango, Bongo.

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* {{Expy}}: Bongo bears a striking resemblance to [[Series/QuantumLeap Al Calavicci]], who was nicknamed Bingo ''in in his youth which was a shortened form of Bingo, Bango, Bongo.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast]]


* {{Irony}}: The 'lucky break' that Ace got that Rimmer didn't turned out to be when Ace was held back a year in school while Rimmer wasn't. So it was one of the few 'breaks' he thinks he ever got in his life that resulted in him growing into the pathetic man he is.

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* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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The 'lucky break' that Ace got that Rimmer didn't turned out to be when Ace was held back a year in school while Rimmer wasn't. So it was one of the few 'breaks' he thinks he ever got in his life that resulted in him growing into the pathetic man he is.


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--->'''Ace:''' Maybe he's right. Maybe I did get the lucky break.


* {{Irony}}: The 'lucky break' that Ace got that Rimmer didn't turned out to be when Ace was held back a year in school while Rimmer wasn't.

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* {{Irony}}: The 'lucky break' that Ace got that Rimmer didn't turned out to be when Ace was held back a year in school while Rimmer wasn't. So it was one of the few 'breaks' he thinks he ever got in his life that resulted in him growing into the pathetic man he is.
** Or that Ace 'not' getting that one Lucky break, turning out to be the 'real' lucky break all along as that's the moment his life turned around for the better.

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* {{Irony}}: The 'lucky break' that Ace got that Rimmer didn't turned out to be when Ace was held back a year in school while Rimmer wasn't.

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* {{Expy}}: Bongo bears a striking resemblance to [[Series/QuantumLeap Al Calavicci]], who was nicknamed Bingo ''in his youth which was a shortened form of Bingo, Bango, Bongo.


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* ShoutOut: Ace's intro parodies ''Film/TopGun''.

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* OtherMeAnnoysMe:
** Ace leaves for another dimension because he can't stand being around a version of himself who is so pitiful and loathsome. And Rimmer is bitterly resentful to realize that there ''is'' a version of him who's so charismatic, brave, and successful because it means he wasn't destined to become the incompetent smeghead he is.
** Subverted with Lister and Spanners. Although they don't meet, he refutes Rimmer's assertion that ''anyone'' would be upset to learn of a more successful alternate self. Instead, Lister is genuinely pleased to know that in another universe he became a respected engineer, married Kochanski, and had kids with her.
* PhraseCatcher: Ace. ''What a guy!''


* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Bongo asks Ace if he wants to sleep with him. "I've been happily married for 35 years. It's just-- a chap like you can turn a guy's head."

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: EvenTheGuysWantHim[=/=]IfItsYouItsOkay: Bongo asks Ace if he wants to sleep with him. "I've been happily married for 35 years. It's just-- a chap like you can turn a guy's head."


--> ''The impossible search continues...''

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--> ''The ''His impossible search continues...''


Ace's ship leaves the disturbance, and crashes into Starbug. Starbug crashes on a water-esque planet, damaging the engine and injuring the Cat. Ace lands on the planet, and helps repair the Starbug engine. Ace and Arnold instantly take a mutual dislike to each other, and Rimmer and Ace become fast friends. Cat is operated on by Ace, and the ship is back to normal. However, Arnold is complaining that Ace had all of the breaks, giving him an advantage, and calling Ace and Lister a couple due to their friendly interactions. Lister, on the other hand, is happy that he has a successful counterpart, Spanners.

Ace decides to leave the Boys from the Dwarf, because he could not stand to see their Rimmer being as pathetic has he is. Before he leaves, he reveals what the break that Arnold talking about was.

Ace was held back a year. The humiliation was enough to make him learn to fight back and keep on trying. Arnold, meanwhile, managed to squeak through, never learned anything, and kept on making excuses for his failings (his parents, for example), leading him to advance as far as second technician (just one rank above lowest-ranking Lister), and eventually dying in an incident partially caused by him.

Ace sets off to find a more irritating Rimmer then the one he just encountered. According to a ending scroll, he did not find any other incarnation of Rimmer as pathetic as the one he met aboard Red Dwarf.

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Ace's ship leaves the disturbance, disturbance and crashes into Starbug. Starbug crashes on a water-esque watery planet, damaging the engine and injuring the Cat. Ace lands on the planet, and helps repair the Starbug engine. Ace and Arnold instantly take a mutual dislike to each other, and Rimmer while Lister and Ace become fast friends. Cat is operated on by Ace, and the ship is back to normal. However, Arnold is complaining that Ace had all of the breaks, giving him an advantage, and calling Ace and Lister a couple due to their friendly interactions. Lister, on the other hand, is happy that he has a successful counterpart, Spanners.

Ace decides to leave the Boys from the Dwarf, because he could not stand to see their Rimmer being as pathetic has he is. Before he leaves, he reveals what the break that Arnold talking about was.

Ace
was: ''Ace'' was held back a year. The humiliation was enough to make him learn to fight back and keep on trying. Arnold, meanwhile, managed to squeak through, never learned anything, and kept on making excuses for his failings (his parents, for example), leading him to advance as far as second technician (just one rank above lowest-ranking Lister), and eventually dying in an incident partially caused by him.

Ace sets off to find a more irritating Rimmer then the one he just encountered. According to a an ending scroll, he did not find any other incarnation of Rimmer as pathetic as the one he met aboard Red Dwarf.



** AcePilot: Ace is a test pilot in the space corps.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Bongo asks Ace if he wants to sleep with him. "I've been happily married for 35 years. It's just a chap like you can turn a guys head."

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** AcePilot: Ace is a test pilot in the space corps.
Space Corps.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Bongo asks Ace if he wants to sleep with him. "I've been happily married for 35 years. It's just just-- a chap like you can turn a guys guy's head."

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