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* ContinuitySnarl: Goran’agar claims his men have eaten the same food as he has, yet is frustrated that they are still addicted to the white while he isn't. A future episode in the same season, ''[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E23ToTheDeath To The Death]]'', will establish that the Jem'Hadar do not eat anything at all, and that the white is all they need to sustain themselves.
** One possible explanation is that, like the Wraith in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', the Jem'Hadar are capable of eating but just don't really get anything out of it normally, with Goran'agar resorting to eating to try and draw out his own supply of white.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Sisko's line to Worf about how his new posting will be very different from the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Enterprise]]'':
-->Let's just say that [=DS9=] has... more shades of gray.


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* TheReveal: It turns out it's the Vorta, not the Founders, who are responsible for the Jem'Hadar's addiction. The Founders have no need for such measures, as the Jem'Hadar revere them as gods.

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* JurisdictionFriction: Worf's investigative instincts (serving for many years as Chief of Security of the Enterprise), cause him to step on the toes (repeatedly) with the station's current Chief of Security, Odo. While reprimanded by Sisko and being ordered to leave Odo alone, he persists and the two maintain an adversarial relationship for the rest of the show.


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Bashir and O'Brien's episode-long debate over whether or not the Jem'Hadar ''should'' be cured of their dependence on ketracel-white; Bashir believes that they could have and deserve a chance to be free from the life of slavery they endure under the yoke of the Founders, while O'Brien fears the possible backfire that could come from ridding the Jem'Hadar of their one exploitable weakness (later episodes would show that even the Vorta and the Founders themselves don't take such an idea lightly). Bashir thinks O'Brien is being cynical and close-minded, while O'Brien thinks Bashir's idealism is dangerously naive. The episode never firmly sides with one point or the other.



** When Sisko tells Worf to stick to his own job and let Odo handle the investigation, Worf promises not to let this matter interfere with his own duties.

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** When Sisko tells Worf to stick to his own job and let Odo handle the investigation, Worf promises not to let this matter interfere with his own duties. Then he investigates on his own time.



* HonorBeforeReason: Worf comes to Sisko and admits that he screwed up Odo's investigation, which wasn't mentioned in the report. Of course, Sisko already knows.

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* HonorBeforeReason: HonorBeforeReason:
** Goran'agar's insistence on sparing the life of an injured Jem'Hadar, when even the injured man himself thinks they should just kill him so the ketracel-white they have will last a bit longer. It's certainly a compassionate act, but he's definitely putting his dream of freedom ahead of pragmatism.
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Worf comes to Sisko and admits that he screwed up Odo's investigation, which wasn't mentioned in the report. Of course, Sisko already knows.knows.
* JerkassGods: The Founders, to the Jem'Hadar; Goran'agar draws an explicit comparison between the Founders and the gods of other races, then admits that the Founders don't care about the Jem'Hadar beyond having them fight and die on their behalf.



* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Goran’agar, who re-evaluates most of his beliefs over the course of the episode, and who wants his men freed from their ketracel-white addiction so that they can be the same as him. O'Brien brings up the possibility that he's lying, but Bashir believes that he's genuine, and he certainly expresses enough un-Jem'Hadar-like behaviours to turn his men against him.

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* {{Mutant}}: Goran'agar's freedom from addiction to ketracel-white is because of a mutation that causes his body to manufacture the drug by itself.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Goran’agar, Goran'agar, who re-evaluates most of his beliefs over the course of the episode, and who wants his men freed from their ketracel-white addiction so that they can be the same as him. O'Brien brings up the possibility that he's lying, but Bashir believes that he's genuine, and he certainly expresses enough un-Jem'Hadar-like behaviours to turn his men against him.



* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: Bashir and O'Brien come into heavy conflict - Bashir wants to help the Jem'Hadar because of his InconvenientHippocraticOath, O'Brien just wants to abandon them because he sees them as an enemy. Eventually, Bashir has to [[ThatsAnOrder pull rank]] on O'Brien to force him to help.

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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: Bashir and O'Brien come into heavy conflict - Bashir wants to help the Jem'Hadar because of his InconvenientHippocraticOath, O'Brien just wants to abandon them because he sees them as an enemy. Eventually, Bashir has to [[ThatsAnOrder pull rank]] on O'Brien to force him to help. By episode's end, their friendship is still clearly strained, but Bashir's decision to simply hold off on their regular dart game shows that in the long run, they will recover.


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* TheUnReveal: While Goran'agar is living proof that it's possible, however unlikely, for a Jem'Hadar to be born without dependence on ketracel-white, Bashir never manages to get far enough in his research to find out whether or not the inherent addiction to the drug in their DNA can be cured.

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** One possible explanation is that, like the Wraith in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', the Jem'Hadar are capable of eating but just don't really get anything out of it normally, with Goran'agar resorting to eating to try and draw out his own supply of white.

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** Bashir recounts the [=DS9=] crew's [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E06TheAbandoned failed attempt]] to control a Jem'Hadar youth, an image that fills Goran'agar with no small amusement.


* CallBack: Sisko tells Worf that Starfleet officers often have trouble adjusting to the way things are done on [=DS9=]. [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E09ThePassenger George Primmin, for example.]]

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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Sisko tells Worf that Starfleet officers often have trouble adjusting to the way things are done on [=DS9=]. [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS01E09ThePassenger George Primmin, for example.]]]]
** Sisko is shown tinkering with the clock he built in "Dramatis Personae".

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* ExactWords
** When Sisko tells Worf to stick to his own job and let Odo handle the investigation, Worf promises not to let this matter interfere with his own duties.
** Goran'agar's second asks if they should kill the prisoners themselves, or let the others do so. His commander replies, "I will do the killing." Then kills him.


* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: The Jem'Hadar suggest executing Bashir on the spot, and using O'Brien (as an experienced Starfleet non-com) in a [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame tactical exercise]]. Fortunately their commander has urgent need of a medical specialist who can find out why they haven't shaken off their addiction yet.



* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The Jem'Hadar suggest executing Bashir on the spot, and using O'Brien (as an experienced Starfleet non-com) in a 'tactical exercise'. Fortunately their commander has urgent need of a doctor.

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The Jem'Hadar suggest executing Bashir on the spot, and using O'Brien (as an experienced Starfleet non-com) in a 'tactical exercise'. Fortunately their commander has urgent need of a doctor.

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* ReactionShot: Goran'agar when Bashir reveals that he's a doctor.


* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Goran’agar assumed there was some unique element of the planet that prevented him dying when his White ran out. He didn't realise there was something unique about ''him''.

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Goran’agar assumed there was some unique element of the planet that prevented him dying when his White ran out. He didn't realise there was something unique about ''him''.''him'' -- an accidental mutation that meant his body could produce its own supply of White.

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Goran’agar assumed there was some unique element of the planet that prevented him dying when his White ran out. He didn't realise there was something unique about ''him''.


* ContinuitySnarl: Goran’agar claims his men have eaten the same food as he has, yet is frustrated that they are still addicted to the white while he isn't. A future episode in the same season, ''Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E23ToTheDeath'', will establish that the Jem'Hadar do not eat anything at all, and that the white is all they need to sustain themselves.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Goran’agar claims his men have eaten the same food as he has, yet is frustrated that they are still addicted to the white while he isn't. A future episode in the same season, ''Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E23ToTheDeath'', ''[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E23ToTheDeath To The Death]]'', will establish that the Jem'Hadar do not eat anything at all, and that the white is all they need to sustain themselves.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Goran’agar claims his men have eaten the same food as he has, yet is frustrated that they are still addicted to the white while he isn't. A future episode in the same season, ''Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E23ToTheDeath'', will establish that the Jem'Hadar do not eat anything at all, and that the white is all they need to sustain themselves.

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