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** When Quark is all but ready to lay down and die, Odo starts trying to push the transmitter up the mountain while unable to stand due to a broken leg. This display (and the realisation that if he dies, Rom will inherit the bar and Nog will continue to be "corrupted" by the Federation) is enough to rouse Quark into action.

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** When Quark is all but ready to lay down and die, Odo starts trying to push the transmitter up the mountain while unable to stand due to a broken leg. This display (and the realisation realization that if he dies, Rom will inherit the bar and Nog will continue to be "corrupted" by the Federation) is enough to rouse Quark into action.



'''Odo''': ''FAILURE''!\\

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'''Odo''': ''FAILURE''!\\''FAILURE''!



* VideoWill: Odo dictates his will on his combadge near the end, when it seems like Quark has failed. He requests that his ashes be placed in his bucket and shot through the wormhole.

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* VideoWill: Odo dictates his will on his combadge near the end, end when it seems like Quark has failed. He requests that his ashes be placed in his bucket and shot through the wormhole.


* DistinctionWithoutADifference: Nog suggests that he and Jake take turns cleaning their quarters on odd and even days...
-->'''Jake''': We're going to clean every day?\\
'''Nog''': No, just the odd and even ones.
* TheDreaded: Even Odo is wary of the Orion Syndicate, saying that if Quark had been a member, Odo wouldn't be transporting him to trial on a runabout alone, but rather, would be bringing him on the ''Defiant'' with half of Odo's deputies as guards.



* {{Determinator}}:
** Quark, against all odds (and Odo's expectations), manages to lug the transmitter high enough to contact the ''Defiant''. Even better, he made a fair bit of this progress while dragging Odo along as dead weight.
** When Quark is all but ready to lay down and die, Odo starts trying to push the transmitter up the mountain while unable to stand due to a broken leg. This display (and the realisation that if he dies, Rom will inherit the bar and Nog will continue to be "corrupted" by the Federation) is enough to rouse Quark into action.
* DueToTheDead: Believing that Quark has died and that he is soon to follow, Odo takes the time in his last log entry to suggest that whoever finds them vacuum desiccate and auction off Quark's remains, in accordance with Ferengi tradition (though, true to form, Odo vocally doubts that they'd be worth much), while asking that he himself be cremated and sent back through the wormhole to return from whence he came.
* GrammarNazi: While tidying up, Nog edited one of Jake's stories for grammar and spelling. Jake, like any writer, is aghast that Nog dared to change what he wrote.



* NeatFreak: Starfleet discipline has turned Nog into one; he insists that he and Jake clean their quarters daily, and puts his own father on report for keeping a sloppy tool kit.



* RealMenWearPink: Odo likes to read trashy romance novels. He "claims" they help him gain insight into crimes.

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* OhCrap: Quark and Odo get two major ones: when they find the bomb on the runabout, and when they see ''exactly'' how high they'll have to climb to call for help.
* RageBreakingPoint: Several days of each others' company, with little food and nothing to do but climb the mountain and dwell on their miserable circumstances, gets the better of Quark and Odo about halfway through the episode. They snarl insults at each other before getting into a fight that ends with Odo breaking his leg and making their situation even worse.
-->'''Odo''': What do you hate?\\
'''Quark''': ''You''.\\
'''Odo''': Well, that's fine with me, because I hate you, too. You're nothing but a petty ''thief''.\\
'''Quark''': You're an arrogant prude!\\
'''Odo''': Lecher!\\
'''Quark''': Freak!\\
'''Odo''': FRAUD!\\
'''Quark''': ''FASCIST''!\\
'''Odo''': ''FAILURE''!\\
* RealMenWearPink: Odo likes to read trashy romance novels. He "claims" ''claims'' they help him gain insight into crimes. crimes of passion. Quark doesn't buy it, and semi-seriously offers to loan him an erotic novel.


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Quark has a resigned response to seeing the bomb on the runabout, knowing what he and Odo are in for.
-->'''Quark''': Don't tell me, let me guess...\\
'''Odo''': [[OhCrap It's a bomb]].


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Odo claims the local plants are poisonous. That makes little sense on a planet with no animal life, as poisons are designed to discourage being eaten.
** Averted in a case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poisonous. Generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.
** Also Odo may mean poisonous ''to them''. While Trek often uses NoBiochemicalBarriers it also averts it fairly often... it's possible life on this planet evolved using a biological method that would cause other forms of life (those based on the progenitor race, as virtually all humanoid life in the setting is) to become violently ill.

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* RoommateDrama: Jake and Nog, now a Starfleet Cadet, are forced to room together. [[SlobsVersusSnobs Nog is now an overachiever and a neat freak, Jake is a laid back slob]]. They come to a resolution because there are no other quarters unless they move back in with their fathers.

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** Also Odo may mean poisonous ''to them''. While Trek often uses NoBiochemicalBarriers it also averts it fairly often... it's possible life on this planet evolved using a biological method that would cause other forms of life (those based on the progenitor race, as virtually all humanoid life in the setting is) to become violently ill.

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* ImAHumanitarian: When the injured Odo tells Quark to [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown go on without him]], Quark responds that he's bringing Odo as "emergency rations". Also works as a MythologyGag to the first season of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when the Ferengi were implied to be cannibals.

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* ComingInHot: ''Another'' runabout bites the dust.
* ConvenientlyClosePlanet: The L-class planet that Quark and Odo crash on.
--> '''Quark:''' How close?\\
'''Odo:''' Close enough. I hope.


** Averted in a case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous. Generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.

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** Averted in a case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous.poisonous. Generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.

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* SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb: The Orion Syndicate set up Quark and Odo's runabout the bomb, setting up the A-plot.


** Possibly averted in a case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous. Generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.

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** Possibly averted Averted in a case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous. Generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.


** Averted in a possible case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous. Generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.

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** Averted Possibly averted in a possible case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous. Generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.


** Averted in a possible case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous. It's not too much of a stretch to assume that generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.

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** Averted in a possible case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous. It's not too much of a stretch to assume that generations Generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.

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** Averted in a possible case of FridgeBrilliance... There is no animal life on this planet ''because'' the local plants are so poinsonous. It's not too much of a stretch to assume that generations ago the Plant Kingdom won the evolutionary war and has just been resting on the spoils every since, with no factors forcing them to evolve further. This has happened plenty of times on this very planet as well.

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* NotHimself: Played for laughs with Jake surprised Starfleet has turned Nog into a rule-abiding neat freak which annoys him to no end. Meanwhile, Rom is so worried about his son's new attitude that he actually draws blood to make sure Nog isn't a Changeling.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Odo claims the local plants are poisonous. That makes little sense on a planet with no animal life, as poisons are designed to discourage being eaten.

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