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* BeastlyBloodsports: Quark suggests that with an increased peaceful Cardassian presence on the station he might lease addition space to put in additional "concessions" for the Cardassians. Odo quickly informs Quark that there would be no live vole fights on the promenade, and both Odo and Sisko make sure Quark understand he'd be responsible for vole fights on the station whether he initiated them or not.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The Obsidian Order (vis-a-vis Dejar) trying to sabotage the Bajoran-Cardassian Peace Treaty and effectively committing treason against their own government. This, along with the previous setup from "Defiant" a few episodes earlier, foreshadow the unilateral, unsanctioned actions the Order will take come "Improbable Cause".

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* ChekhovsGun: The bit of prophecy related in the final minutes of the episode, "The Emissary will face a fiery trial, and he will be forced to choose…" is certainly suggestive as some very long-range {{Foreshadowing}} of the series finale.


A joint Federation/Bajoran/Cardassian science mission to establish a communications relay through the wormhole is about to commence with the arrival of two Cardassian scientists. Odo and Sisko tend to their quarters to make sure they will be comfortable. Sisko is hopeful that Cardassians will become regular visitors as old wounds from the occupation heal. Quark bursts in with some Cardassian victuals, eager to capitalize in a more peaceful and cosmopolitan station. But when Sisko returns to his office, a Vedek Yarka arrives and warns him that a Bajoran prophesy has predicted catastrophe should the mission take place.

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A joint Federation/Bajoran/Cardassian science mission to establish a communications relay through the wormhole is about to commence with the arrival of two Cardassian scientists. Odo and Sisko tend to their quarters to make sure they will be comfortable. Sisko is hopeful that Cardassians will become regular visitors as old wounds from the occupation heal. Quark bursts in with some Cardassian victuals, eager to capitalize in on a more peaceful and cosmopolitan station. But when Sisko returns to his office, a Vedek Yarka arrives and warns him that a Bajoran prophesy has predicted catastrophe should the mission take place.


Back on the station, Gilora tells O'Brien that his wife is a lucky woman and gives him a kiss goodbye. Sisko meets with Yarka and asks if there are any other prophies he should know about. They walk off as Yarka relates another prophecy of the Emissary facing a difficult trial.

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Back on the station, Gilora tells O'Brien that his wife is a lucky woman and gives him a kiss goodbye. Sisko meets with Yarka and asks if there are any other prophies prophecies he should know about. They walk off as Yarka relates another prophecy of the Emissary facing a difficult trial.


* SlapSlapKiss: This is standard fare for Cardassians. Miles, being [[SeductionProofMarriage seduction-proof]], shuts it down.


* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Dejar takes veiled shots at the two scientists when they turn their nose at traditional Cardassian cuisine, stating that "some" scientists are too spoiled.

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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Dejar takes veiled shots at the two scientists when they turn up their nose noses at traditional Cardassian cuisine, stating that "some" scientists are too spoiled.



* SlapSlapKiss: As mentioned, this is SOP for Cardassians. Miles, being [[SeductionProofMarriage Miles]], shuts it down before Stage 3.

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* SlapSlapKiss: As mentioned, this This is SOP standard fare for Cardassians. Miles, being [[SeductionProofMarriage Miles]], seduction-proof]], shuts it down before Stage 3.down.

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* MistakenForFlirting: While collaborating with a group of Cardassian scientists, one of them mistakes O'Brien's belligerence for flirting, as that's how Cardassian customs work. He's a married man and not a fan of Cardassians due to a previous war. But he does later reconcile with her and say that they can be friends and that he respects her as a professional.

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* InterserviceRivalry: The scientists are clearly at odds with Dejar, and it turns out that she's a member of the Obsidian Order who was tasked with sabotaging their mission.


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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Dejar takes veiled shots at the two scientists when they turn their nose at traditional Cardassian cuisine, stating that "some" scientists are too spoiled.


A joint Federation/Bajoran/Cardassian science mission to establish a communications relay through the wormhole is about to commence with the arrival of two Cardassian scientists. Odo and Sisko tend to their quarters to make sure they will be comfortable. Sisko is hopeful that Cardassians will become regular visitors as old wounds from the occupation heal. Quark bursts in with some Cardassian victuals, eager to capitalize in a more peaceful and cosmopolitan station. But when Sisko returns to his quarters, a Vedek Yarka arrives and warns him that Bajoran prophesies has predicted catastrophe should the mission take place.

Yarka speaks of three vipers going to a nest in the sky, and a sword of stars causing a temple to burn. Sisko is dubious and notes that no other major Bajoran concern has agreed with Yarka's interpretation of events. He decides to go forward with the experiment and leaves to welcome the Cardassian scientists. Ulani and Gelora prove to be perfectly unassuming and friendly scientists, and even Kira has a hard time hating them.

There's a big meeting where everyone discusses the mission. Gilora isn't pleased at the amount of unexpected changes that have been made to the station since since the Cardassians abandoned it, and O'Brien gets defensive. Everyone gets down to work, but then Ulani announces that a third Cardassian, Dejar, will be arriving to take part. Kira is thunderstruck, connecting the "three vipers" to the three Cardassians. She's starting to become a believer.

Yarka's followers are still hanging around the station, and Yarka himself continues to campaign both Sisko and Kira to call off the mission. Sisko brushes him off, noting that he was stripped of his vedek station due to his unorthodox beliefs, but Kira can no longer so easily dismiss his concerns. Meanwhile, the Cardassians themselves have met up with Dejar at Quark's. Dejar is clearly more militant and nationalistic than her two comrades, and she makes passive-aggressive digs at them.

When everyone gets back to work, Gelora continues to snipe at O'Brien's work. When he finally confronts her on it, she states that men are poor engineers, which is why women dominate the scientific fields on Cardassia. Meanwhile, Sisko leads a group on the Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant to handle the other side of the communications relay. They note a nearby comet with a long tail of silithium, which Kira immediately dubs the prophesied "sword of stars." She's getting increasingly worried about this whole thing. She tries to convince Sisko in private, but he's still not buying it, and he tells her not to share her concerns with the Cardassians.

When they turn on the communication beacon, however, it triggers an unexpected reaction and opens the wormhole, which changes the directory of the comet. If it crashes into the wormhole, the silithium will cause it to explode. After a meeting to examine their options, O'Brien is tasked with modifying the Defiant's phasers to vaporize the comet. As he and Gilora set to work, she bluntly propositions him. O'Brien is confused, and Gilora explains that his standoffish behavior is exactly the kind of thing that drives Cardassians wild. The flummoxed station chief can only protest that he's happily married.

When the work is done, Sisko fires, but the modifications to vaporize the comet don't kick in. Instead, they blow the comet into three pieces and shut down. O'Brien is mystified by what's happened, but Ulani explains: Dejar is a member of the Obsidian Order and almost certainly sabotaged the mission. Dejar denies everything but gets escorted away. The crew come up with a {{technobabble}} way to fix everything that requires Sisko to pilot into the wormhole. Kira accompanies him to be with the Emissary. They guide the comet fragments safely through the wormhole and out the other side. Kira then realizes that the "three vipers" were actually the comet fragments, and everything else in the prophecy lines up with what actually happened, just not in the way they expected.

Back on the station, Gilora tells O'Brien that his wife is a lucky woman and gives him a kiss goodbye. Sisko meets with Yarka and asks if he has any other prophies he should know about. They walk off as Yarka relates another prophecy of the Emissary facing a difficult trial.

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A joint Federation/Bajoran/Cardassian science mission to establish a communications relay through the wormhole is about to commence with the arrival of two Cardassian scientists. Odo and Sisko tend to their quarters to make sure they will be comfortable. Sisko is hopeful that Cardassians will become regular visitors as old wounds from the occupation heal. Quark bursts in with some Cardassian victuals, eager to capitalize in a more peaceful and cosmopolitan station. But when Sisko returns to his quarters, office, a Vedek Yarka arrives and warns him that a Bajoran prophesies prophesy has predicted catastrophe should the mission take place.

Yarka speaks of three vipers going to a nest in the sky, and a sword of stars causing a temple to burn. Sisko is dubious and notes that no other major Bajoran concern has agreed with Yarka's interpretation of events. He decides to go forward with the experiment mission and leaves to welcome the Cardassian scientists. Ulani and Gelora prove to be perfectly unassuming and friendly scientists, friendly, and even Kira has a hard time hating them.

There's a big meeting where everyone discusses the mission. Gilora isn't pleased at the amount of unexpected changes that have been made to the station since since the Cardassians abandoned it, and O'Brien gets defensive. Everyone gets down to work, but then Ulani announces that a third Cardassian, Dejar, will be arriving to take part. Kira is thunderstruck, connecting the "three vipers" to the three Cardassians. She's starting to become a believer.

Yarka's followers are still hanging around the station, and Yarka himself continues to campaign urge both Sisko and Kira to call off the mission. Sisko brushes him off, noting that he was stripped of his vedek station due to his unorthodox beliefs, but Kira can no longer so easily dismiss his concerns. Meanwhile, the Cardassians themselves have met meet up with Dejar at Quark's. Dejar is clearly more militant and nationalistic than her two comrades, and she makes passive-aggressive digs takes veiled jabs at them.

their liberal habits.

When everyone gets back to work, Gelora Gilora continues to snipe at criticize O'Brien's work. When he finally confronts her on it, she states that men are poor engineers, which is why women dominate the scientific fields on Cardassia. Meanwhile, Sisko leads a group on the Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant to handle the other side of the communications relay. They note a nearby comet with a long tail of silithium, which Kira immediately dubs the prophesied "sword of stars." She's getting increasingly worried about this whole thing. She tries to convince tells Sisko about her concerns in private, but he's still not buying it, and he tells her not to share her concerns with the Cardassians.

it.

When they turn on the communication beacon, however, it triggers an unexpected reaction and opens the wormhole, which changes the directory of the comet. If it crashes into the wormhole, the silithium will cause it the wormhole to explode.collapse. After a meeting to examine their options, O'Brien is tasked with modifying the Defiant's phasers to vaporize the comet. As he and Gilora set to work, she bluntly propositions him. O'Brien is confused, and Gilora explains that his standoffish behavior is exactly the kind of thing that drives Cardassians wild. The flummoxed station chief can only protest that he's happily married.

When the work is done, Sisko fires, but the modifications to vaporize the comet don't kick in. Instead, they the phasers blow the comet into three pieces and shut down. O'Brien is mystified by what's happened, but Ulani explains: Dejar is a member of the Obsidian Order and almost certainly sabotaged the mission. Dejar denies everything but gets escorted away. The crew come up with a {{technobabble}} way to fix everything that requires Sisko to pilot into the wormhole. Kira accompanies him to be with the Emissary.Emissary on this fateful trip. They guide the comet fragments safely through the wormhole and out the other side. Kira then realizes that the "three vipers" were actually the comet fragments, and everything else in the prophecy lines up with what actually happened, just not in the way they expected.

Back on the station, Gilora tells O'Brien that his wife is a lucky woman and gives him a kiss goodbye. Sisko meets with Yarka and asks if he has there are any other prophies he should know about. They walk off as Yarka relates another prophecy of the Emissary facing a difficult trial.



* ChickMagnet: ''O'Brien'' thanks to a bit of "[[CrossCulturalKerfluffle Cross-cultural misunderstanding]]."
** {{Tsundere}}: This trope is the way Cardassians flirt.



* TokenHeroicOrc: Ulani and Gilora are pretty non-standard Cardassians. Polite, friendly, nervous, fond of foreign food. When it's obvious to them that Dejar has sabotaged the relay (she had accompanied them on pretenses of security reasons), Gilora quickly informs the crew she's actually a member of the Obsidian Order and suspects the damage to the ''Defiant's'' equipment wasn't an "accident."

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* TokenHeroicOrc: Ulani and Gilora are pretty non-standard Cardassians. Polite, Cardassians: polite, friendly, nervous, fond of foreign food. When it's obvious to them that Dejar has sabotaged the relay (she had accompanied them on pretenses of security reasons), Gilora quickly informs the crew she's actually a member of the Obsidian Order and suspects the damage to the ''Defiant's'' equipment wasn't an "accident.""
* {{Tsundere}}: Gilora reveals that standoffish behavior is how Cardassians flirt.


A joint Federation/Bajoran/Cardassian science mission to establish a communications relay through the wormhole is complicated when a Bajoran vedek believes that success will cause a prophecy of doom to come true.

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A joint Federation/Bajoran/Cardassian science mission to establish a communications relay through the wormhole is complicated about to commence with the arrival of two Cardassian scientists. Odo and Sisko tend to their quarters to make sure they will be comfortable. Sisko is hopeful that Cardassians will become regular visitors as old wounds from the occupation heal. Quark bursts in with some Cardassian victuals, eager to capitalize in a more peaceful and cosmopolitan station. But when Sisko returns to his quarters, a Vedek Yarka arrives and warns him that Bajoran prophesies has predicted catastrophe should the mission take place.

Yarka speaks of three vipers going to a nest in the sky, and a sword of stars causing a temple to burn. Sisko is dubious and notes that no other major Bajoran concern has agreed with Yarka's interpretation of events. He decides to go forward with the experiment and leaves to welcome the Cardassian scientists. Ulani and Gelora prove to be perfectly unassuming and friendly scientists, and even Kira has a hard time hating them.

There's a big meeting where everyone discusses the mission. Gilora isn't pleased at the amount of unexpected changes that have been made to the station since since the Cardassians abandoned it, and O'Brien gets defensive. Everyone gets down to work, but then Ulani announces that a third Cardassian, Dejar, will be arriving to take part. Kira is thunderstruck, connecting the "three vipers" to the three Cardassians. She's starting to become a believer.

Yarka's followers are still hanging around the station, and Yarka himself continues to campaign both Sisko and Kira to call off the mission. Sisko brushes him off, noting that he was stripped of his
vedek believes station due to his unorthodox beliefs, but Kira can no longer so easily dismiss his concerns. Meanwhile, the Cardassians themselves have met up with Dejar at Quark's. Dejar is clearly more militant and nationalistic than her two comrades, and she makes passive-aggressive digs at them.

When everyone gets back to work, Gelora continues to snipe at O'Brien's work. When he finally confronts her on it, she states
that success men are poor engineers, which is why women dominate the scientific fields on Cardassia. Meanwhile, Sisko leads a group on the Defiant into the Gamma Quadrant to handle the other side of the communications relay. They note a nearby comet with a long tail of silithium, which Kira immediately dubs the prophesied "sword of stars." She's getting increasingly worried about this whole thing. She tries to convince Sisko in private, but he's still not buying it, and he tells her not to share her concerns with the Cardassians.

When they turn on the communication beacon, however, it triggers an unexpected reaction and opens the wormhole, which changes the directory of the comet. If it crashes into the wormhole, the silithium
will cause it to explode. After a meeting to examine their options, O'Brien is tasked with modifying the Defiant's phasers to vaporize the comet. As he and Gilora set to work, she bluntly propositions him. O'Brien is confused, and Gilora explains that his standoffish behavior is exactly the kind of thing that drives Cardassians wild. The flummoxed station chief can only protest that he's happily married.

When the work is done, Sisko fires, but the modifications to vaporize the comet don't kick in. Instead, they blow the comet into three pieces and shut down. O'Brien is mystified by what's happened, but Ulani explains: Dejar is a member of the Obsidian Order and almost certainly sabotaged the mission. Dejar denies everything but gets escorted away. The crew come up with a {{technobabble}} way to fix everything that requires Sisko to pilot into the wormhole. Kira accompanies him to be with the Emissary. They guide the comet fragments safely through the wormhole and out the other side. Kira then realizes that the "three vipers" were actually the comet fragments, and everything else in the prophecy lines up with what actually happened, just not in the way they expected.

Back on the station, Gilora tells O'Brien that his wife is a lucky woman and gives him a kiss goodbye. Sisko meets with Yarka and asks if he has any other prophies he should know about. They walk off as Yarka relates another
prophecy of doom to come true.
the Emissary facing a difficult trial.


* TokenHeroicOrc: Ulani and Gilora are pretty non-standard Cardassians. Polite, friendly, nervous, fond of foreign food. When it's obvious to them that Dejar has sabotaged the relay (she had accompanied them on pretenses of security reasons), they quickly inform the crew about it.

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* TokenHeroicOrc: Ulani and Gilora are pretty non-standard Cardassians. Polite, friendly, nervous, fond of foreign food. When it's obvious to them that Dejar has sabotaged the relay (she had accompanied them on pretenses of security reasons), they Gilora quickly inform informs the crew about it.she's actually a member of the Obsidian Order and suspects the damage to the ''Defiant's'' equipment wasn't an "accident."


* TokenHeroicOrc: Ulani and Gilora are pretty non-standard Cardassians. Polite, friendly, nervous, fond of foreign food.

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* TokenHeroicOrc: Ulani and Gilora are pretty non-standard Cardassians. Polite, friendly, nervous, fond of foreign food. When it's obvious to them that Dejar has sabotaged the relay (she had accompanied them on pretenses of security reasons), they quickly inform the crew about it.


* {{Adorkable}}: Ulani and Gilora admit on arrival they'd spent most of the trip to [=DS9=] trying to think of what to say when they go there.


* BelligerantSexualTension: Apparently an acknowledged standard for Cardassians, which would help explain a lot of why Dukat thinks Major Kira has a thing for him.

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* BelligerantSexualTension: BelligerentSexualTension: Apparently an acknowledged standard for Cardassians, which would help explain a lot of why Dukat thinks Major Kira has a thing for him.

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