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* SmugSnake: Director Sloan.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: After telling Bashir that his trip to the conference was canceled, Sloan says he should be thankful, as his previous trip ended with him being kidnapped by the Dominion. This is after Section 31 has already kidnapped him using the trip as cover, although neither Bashir nor the audience knows it yet.

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* KidnappedWhileSleeping: Bashir is beamed from his quarters to Sloan's holodeck while he's asleep.

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** Odo refers to the [[StateSec Obsidian Order]] in the past tense, referencing [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS03E21TheDieIsCast its destruction three years ago]].

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: When Sloan takes Bashir to task for keeping his genetic enhancements hidden.
--> '''Sloan:''' What made you confess? Was it because you realized that it was your duty to be honest with your captain?\\
'''Bashir:''' No.\\
'''Sloan:''' Was it because you felt guilty for having lied to him for so long?\\
'''Bashir:''' No.\\
'''Sloan:''' Then why did you come forward?\\
'''Bashir:''' I was found out.\\
'''Sloan:''' And if you hadn't been found out, would you have come forward and told your captain the truth...ever?\\
'''Bashir:''' ''({{beat}})'' I don't know.\\
'''Sloan:''' I see.


* BluffTheImposter: How Bashir figures out that O'Brien isn't really O'Brien, and by extension that the rest of the bridge crew are imposters.

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* BluffTheImposter: BluffTheImpostor: How Bashir figures out that O'Brien isn't really O'Brien, and by extension that the rest of the bridge crew are imposters.

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* ImpairmentShot: When one of Sloan's {{mooks}} gives Bashir the [[InstantSedation off-button hypospray]].

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* VirtualRealityInterrogation: An almost flawless example, save for that one bit about O'Brien's shoulder.


* AllJustADream: The whole "internal affairs tries to find a spy on Deep Space Nine" plot turns out to be a [[VirtualRealityInterogation simulation]] Section 31 created to test the loyalty of Bashir.

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* AllJustADream: The whole "internal affairs tries to find a spy on Deep Space Nine" plot turns out to be a [[VirtualRealityInterogation [[VirtualRealityInterrogation simulation]] Section 31 created to test the loyalty of Bashir.


* AllJustADream: The whole "internal affairs tries to find a spy on Deep Space Nine" plot turns out to be a simulation Section 31 created to test the loyalty of Bashir.

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* AllJustADream: The whole "internal affairs tries to find a spy on Deep Space Nine" plot turns out to be a simulation [[VirtualRealityInterogation simulation]] Section 31 created to test the loyalty of Bashir.

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--> '''Odo:''' Oh, let me guess -- you dislocated your shoulder.\\
'''Bashir:''' Not ''again''.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: As Odo observes, Section 31 is the Federation equivalent to the Romulans' Tal Shiar or the Cardassians' Obsidian Order...except ''everyone knows'' those 'secret' organisations exist, whereas almost no-one knows of the existence of Section 31.


* HumansAreSpecial (or rather The Federation is Special): Part of a [=DS9=] theme of putting a different spin on this to the older TNG style. The Federation is special not because it's the only major power not to have a secretive spy organisation like the Tal Shiar or the Obsidian Order, but because it's the only one whose organisation is ''[[AlwaysSomeoneBetter so good]]'' that 200 years after its founding, its existence is still completely secret.

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* HumansAreSpecial (or rather The Federation is Special): Part of a [=DS9=] theme of putting a different spin on this to the older TNG style. The Federation is special not because it's the only major power not to have a secretive spy organisation organization like the Tal Shiar or the Obsidian Order, but because it's the only one whose organisation organization is ''[[AlwaysSomeoneBetter so good]]'' that 200 two hundred years after its founding, its existence is still completely secret.

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* ImposterForgotOneDetail: Sloan admits his failure on this point, as he didn't know about O'Brien's latest kayaking injury and therefore didn't add that to holo-O'Brien.


* HeKnowsTooMuch: Subverted. Sloan tells Bashir a good deal about Section 31, but returns him to the station when it's all over. Bashir threatens to expose him, but Sloan knows he has little reason to worry.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Subverted. Sloan tells Bashir a good deal about Section 31, but returns him to the station when it's all over. Bashir threatens to expose him, but Sloan knows he has little reason to worry.worry because Bashir can't prove a thing.


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* VillainBall: This is acknowledged in-universe when it's pointed out that Bashir was only able to escape from the asteroid prison because Garak and Worf's runabout was left in transporter range of the facility without even being powered down, much less destroyed.

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