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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Any number of real life cases where suspects from the fringes of society are convicted on the basis of dubious forensic evidence and witness statements by law enforcement officers more concerned with closing the case than getting to the truth.


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* TheoryTunnelvision: Odo only realised afterwards the holes in the case because he was so focused on maintaining order.


* {{Troll}}: Likely Garak's reason for attending the conference in the first place. He rarely gets to leave the station (which was [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E22TheWire earlier revealed]] to be a living hell for him as it is), so coming up with an excuse to do that ''and'' needle a bunch of overserious Bajorans both at the same time probably delighted him.

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* {{Troll}}: Likely Garak's reason for attending the conference in the first place. He rarely gets to leave the station (which was [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E22TheWire [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E22TheWire earlier revealed]] to be a living hell for him as it is), so coming up with an excuse to do that ''and'' needle a bunch of overserious Bajorans both at the same time probably delighted him.


* {{Troll}}: Likely Garak's reason for attending the conference in the first place. He rarely gets to leave the station (which will later be revealed to be a living hell for him as it is), so coming up with an excuse to do that ''and'' needle a bunch of overserious Bajorans both at the same time probably delighted him.

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* {{Troll}}: Likely Garak's reason for attending the conference in the first place. He rarely gets to leave the station (which will later be revealed was [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E22TheWire earlier revealed]] to be a living hell for him as it is), so coming up with an excuse to do that ''and'' needle a bunch of overserious Bajorans both at the same time probably delighted him.

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** When Quark is talking to "Thrax" about not being able to sell ''maraji'' crystals, he talks about how Cardassians dislike them as if he weren't talking to one.


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* LonelyAtTheTop: Dukat claims this to "Leeta" when establishing a relationship with her.


* YourMindMakesItReal: An injury suffered by one of the four unconscious crew members manifests itself in reality as a burst blood vessel. Bashir speculates that a death in the dream state might result in a death in reality.

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* YourMindMakesItReal: An injury suffered by one of the four unconscious crew members manifests itself in reality as a burst blood vessel. Bashir speculates that a death in the dream state might result in a death in reality. On the other hand, he also discusses realistic limitations of it, citing they probably can't spontaneously break their own bones.

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* {{Troll}}: Likely Garak's reason for attending the conference in the first place. He rarely gets to leave the station (which will later be revealed to be a living hell for him as it is), so coming up with an excuse to do that ''and'' needle a bunch of overserious Bajorans both at the same time probably delighted him.


* BorrowedCatchphrase: Thrax uses Odo's own "it's been my observation" during their argument.

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* BorrowedCatchphrase: Thrax uses Odo's own "it's been my observation" during their argument. Another bit of {{Foreshadowing}} that he's really Odo himself.

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* MaliciousMisnaming: The episode opens with Garak complaining about how the Bajorans gave him a nametag labeled "Elim Garak - Former Cardassian Oppressor".


* BlatantLies: The Cardassian guards claim Sisko, Odo and Garak had attacked Dukat, and that Sisko himself was trying to strangle the man (Sisko was standing over Dax, making sure she was alright). Odo shouts at Thrax that their stories could easily be disproved by talking to actual witnesses.
* BorrowedCatchphrase: Thrax uses Odo's own "it's been my observation" during their argument.
* ContinuityNod: Dukat's fondness for Bajoran woman comes up again. Dax gets chosen as his newest "friend".
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Garak attends a conference on the Occupation hoping to offer an "alternative view" to the Bajorans present, thinking they'd be delighted for the experience. As Dax notes, the idea of a Former Cardassian Oppressor trying to do that to Bajorans was not Garak's smartest idea.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Odo being the cause of everyone's comas is the first hint that being turned into a solid is not as permanent as it seems.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: FantasticSlur: The Resistance recruiter refers to Cardies as "spoonheads". Garak bristles at this.
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** Much, to the reveal, in case Odo's behaviour and foreknowledge of what's happened weren't a giveaway, or the sheer anger he directs at Thrax.
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Odo being the cause of everyone's comas is the first hint that being turned into a solid is not as permanent as it seems.


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* MeanBoss: Quark, for Bajorans during the Occupation. Long hours, miserable work, and two five minute breaks a day.


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* NeverMyFault:
** Garak complains at having been (literally) labelled a "former Cardassian oppressor" at a conference. Did we mention he chose to attend the conference in the first place?
** Gul Dukat, in the way only he can provide. He insists the multiple assassination attempts are his fault... because he ''loves'' the Bajorans too much. Obviously, it's not because he's part of the systemic brutalization of an entire culture.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Odo's twitchy behaviour throughout the episode, once he figures out who everyone supposedly is.


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* WhamShot: Thrax suddenly revealing he's a Changeling.

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* RightUnderTheirNoses: Sisko uses a trick that Kira told him about to signal a meeting with the Bajoran resistance, by picking up a piece of pottery, examining it, and turning it over.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Odo being the cause of everyone's comas is the first hint that being turned into a solid is not as permanent as it seems.


[[caption-width-right:350:[[Series/That70sShow "Computer, how do you say 'dumbass' in Cardassian?"]]]]

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* AsYouKnow: Sisko reminds Odo, Dax, and Garak that [=DS9=] was called "Terok Nor" during the occupation.

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: All of Thrax's dialogue takes on a new light when it's revealed that it's actually Odo.



* TheEndingChangesEverything: All of Thrax's dialogue takes on a new light when it's revealed that it's actually Odo.

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