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* MagicalSecurityCam: Burnham watches Spock's closing speech as broadcast in [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E8Unification2 Unification II]], where the recording was attributed to Captain Picard's archives. The original episode had no evidence of the scene being explicitly recorded.


* AscendedFanon: The term "Ni'var" was first coined in 1968 by [[https://www.startrek.com/news/with-nivar-discovery-pays-homage-to-an-original-star-trek-fanzine linguist Dorothy Jones]]; it's a Vulcan word that means "Two forms" and is used for works of art which contrast two sides of the same subject. This episode marks the first time the term has been used in canon.


* {{Irony}}: The Vulcans were one of the founders of TheFederation, largely to oppose the Romulans. When the Burn happened, the Romulans had not only joined the Federation but wanted to remain so, and it was the Vulcans who chose to secede.


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* {{Irony}}: The Vulcans were one of the founders of TheFederation, largely to oppose the Romulans. When the Burn happened, the Romulans had not only joined the Federation but wanted to remain so, and it was the Vulcans who chose to secede.


* WhatTheHellHero: Tilly gives Burnham a very subdued one regarding Burnham running off on an unsanctioned mission and leaving Tilly to try and explain it.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Tilly gives Burnham a very subdued one rebuke regarding Burnham running off on an unsanctioned mission and leaving Tilly to try and explain it.



'''Burnham:''' I would've been so much worse if I had told you.\\

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'''Burnham:''' I It would've been so much worse if I had told you.\\


'''Vance:''' It's not just Vulcans who live there now. They share the planet with the Romulans.

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'''Vance:''' It's Well, it's not just the Vulcans who live there now. They share the planet with the Romulans.



-->'''Michael:''' ''Mom?''

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-->'''Michael:''' --->'''Michael:''' ''Mom?''


* WhamLine: Actually the same Wham Line spoken in [[Recap/StarTrekDiscoveryS2E10TheRedAngel an earlier episode]], by the same character:

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* WhamLine: Actually WhamLine:
** Vance hits Burnham and Saru with one Wham Line after another regarding the planet Ni'Var.
--->'''Vance:''' You'd know it by its former name: Vulcan.\\
'''Burnham:''' The Vulcans -- the Vulcans changed their name?\\
'''Vance:''' It's not just Vulcans who live there now. They share the planet with the Romulans.
** And then there's
the same Wham Line spoken in [[Recap/StarTrekDiscoveryS2E10TheRedAngel an earlier episode]], by the same character:

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* WhamLine: Actually the same Wham Line spoken in [[Recap/StarTrekDiscoveryS2E10TheRedAngel an earlier episode]], by the same character:
-->'''Michael:''' ''Mom?''


* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The three quorum members form this dynamic. The Romulan, N'Raj, is open to Burnham's ideas; the Vulcan, V'Kir, doesn't want to entertain the debate at all for fear of the disruption it could cause; and the Vulcan/Romulan hybrid, Shira, is cautious but willing to hear her out.

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* NiceMeanAndInBetween: The three quorum members form this dynamic. The Romulan, N'Raj, is open to Burnham's ideas; the Vulcan, V'Kir, doesn't want to entertain the debate at all for fear of the disruption it could cause; and the Vulcan/Romulan hybrid, Romulo-Vulcan, Shira, is cautious but willing to hear her out.

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* EnsignNewbie: Tilly becomes the latest such character in the franchise with her acceptance of the role of Acting NumberTwo.


* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Burnham invokes the right of ''T'Kal-in-ket'', which is a philosophical debate designed to unearth deep truths. Once invoked, the challenge cannot be refused. The President is thoroughly annoyed that Burnham is using their traditions to open old wounds.

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* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Burnham invokes the right of ''T'Kal-in-ket'', which is a philosophical debate designed to unearth deep truths. Once invoked, the The challenge can only be invoked by graduates of the Vulcan Science Academy (or Ni'Var Science Institute), and once invoked it cannot be refused. The President is thoroughly annoyed that Burnham is using their traditions to open old wounds.



* WhatTheHellHero: Tilly gives Burnham a very subdued one, saying that Burnham running off on an unsanctioned mission put her in a "really awful situation" with both Saru and Admiral Vance. When Burnham replies that she didn't want to put her in the middle of it, a clearly hurt and disappointed Tilly says that it should be "[her] choice" whether to be involved or not.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Tilly gives Burnham a very subdued one, saying that one regarding Burnham running off on an unsanctioned mission put her in a "really awful situation" with both Saru and Admiral Vance. When Burnham replies that she didn't want to put her in the middle of it, a clearly hurt and disappointed leaving Tilly says that it should be "[her] choice" whether to be involved or not.try and explain it.

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* BorrowedCatchphrase: Burnham tells the President of Ni'Var that Spock would find the current state of their society "fascinating."


* InternalReveal: Vance gives Saru and Burnham a brief history lesson on the Romulans and Vulcans between their jump and the present day. In particular, they learn that the two sides are "two tribes of the same species", a fact that came to light [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror a few years after]] their jump to the future, and Spock's efforts at reunification.

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* InternalReveal: InternalReveal:
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Vance gives Saru and Burnham a brief history lesson on the Romulans and Vulcans between their jump and the present day. In particular, they learn that the two sides are "two tribes of the same species", a fact that came to light [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror a few years after]] their jump to the future, and Spock's efforts at reunification.reunification.
** T'Rina then tells Burnham and Saru about the Qowat Milat and their philosophy of "Absolute Candor".

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* IfYouWontIWill:
-->'''N'Raj:''' If the Vulcans won't share the SB-19 data, the Romulans will.

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* AscendedFanon: The term "Ni'var" was first coined in 1968 by [[https://www.startrek.com/news/with-nivar-discovery-pays-homage-to-an-original-star-trek-fanzine linguist Dorothy Jones]]; it's a Vulcan word that means "Two forms" and is used for works of art which contrast two sides of the same subject. This episode marks the first time the term has been used in canon.

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--->'''T'Rina:''' In its desire to serve the needs of the many, the Federation ignored the needs of the few.\\
'''Saru:''' Did your ancestors not coin the phrase "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"?\\
'''T'Rina:''' When the people of Vulcan welcomed the Romulans home, we were forced to confront centuries of mistrust and brutality on both sides. Over time and with much effort, we earned the wisdom to know when to let go of maxims and proverbs.

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