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* AintTooProudToBeg: Mudd certainly is.
-->'''Harry Mudd:''' Do you want me to beg? Because I'm not above begging...



* BigNo: Krit lets out an epic one when he finds out the Mudd he caught is just a decoy.



* HereWeGoAgain: The Starfleet Lieutenant, when Tevrin beams aboard the ''De Milo'' with "Harry Mudd".

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* HereWeGoAgain: The Starfleet Lieutenant, when Tevrin beams aboard the USS ''De Milo'' with "Harry Mudd".


* AncestralWeapon: The sacred cudgel that has been passed down the Krit family for over a 100 years. Harry stole it after sleeping with Tevrin's sister and is still attempting to sell it by the end of the episode.



* AncestralWeapon: The sacred cudgel that has been passed down the Krit family for over a 100 years. Harry stole it after sleeping with Tevrin's sister and is still attempting to sell it by the end of the episode.


* BoldlyComing: Mudd previously slept with Krit's sister, and attempted to seduce two of his previous captors. Ironically, when he attempted it on an [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion woman]], she [[ShutUpKirk simply]] [[ShockAndAwe tazes him]].

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* BoldlyComing: Mudd previously slept with Krit's sister, and attempted to seduce two of his previous captors.captors, to say nothing of the incident with the space whale. Ironically, when he attempted it on an [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion woman]], she [[ShutUpKirk simply]] [[ShockAndAwe tazes him]].

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* MundaneUtility: Android technology is preciously rare in ''Star Trek''; most of the TOS-era droids are left over from extinct civilizations and in TNG, Soong's creations are the only known sentient androids in the known galaxy. (Even the Gamma and Delta quadrants, once encountered, don't have them.) So what does Harry Mudd do with his ability to create perfect replicas who have the intellectual capacity to lie and con? Sell them off one-by-one and use the spares as servants.

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-->'''Lieutenant:''' Welcome to the ''De Milo'', how can we be of- (sees Mudd) ...oh.


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* MesACrowd: The ''De Milo'' has a cargo bay full of chattering Mudd-droids. Meanwhile the real Harry is flying around in a ship crewed entirely by his own duplicates.


* AnArmAndALeg: When Krit leans the truth about Mudd, he angrily rips off his right arm, revealing circuits and lubricant. We also see that one of the other Mudd-droids is likewise missing a right arm, implying a similar reaction from another bounty hunter.

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* AnArmAndALeg: When Krit leans the truth about Mudd, he angrily rips off his right arm, [[RoboticReveal revealing circuits and lubricant.lubricant]]. We also see that one of the other Mudd-droids is likewise missing a right arm, implying a similar reaction from another bounty hunter.



* BrokenRecord: "If I had any money, I'd be sipping jippers on a beach somewhere!"



* ContinuityNod: One of the Mudd androids is wearing a tunic with epaulets very similar to his "Lord Mudd" outfit from "I, Mudd".



* HereWeGoAgain: The Starfleet Lieutenant, when Tevrin beams aboard the ''De Milo'' with "Harry Mudd".
** And the episode ends with the ''real'' Harry calling up yet another bounty hunter from his ship, to run the scam all over again.



* LaResistance: Harry claims he's part of a Resistance movement fighting "Federation oppression".



* MythologyGag: One of the Mudd androids is wearing a tunic with epaulets very similar to his "Lord Mudd" outfit from "I, Mudd".



* SeenItAll: The ''USS De Milo'' officer is completely nonplussed when a bounty hunter shows up with "Mudd", saying they've picked up a dozen of these duplicates from bounty hunters in the last week.

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* SeenItAll: The ''USS De USS ''De Milo'' officer is completely nonplussed when a bounty hunter shows up with "Mudd", saying they've picked up a dozen of these duplicates from bounty hunters in the last week.

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* AnArmAndALeg: When Krit leans the truth about Mudd, he angrily rips off his right arm, revealing circuits and lubricant. We also see that one of the other Mudd-droids is likewise missing a right arm, implying a similar reaction from another bounty hunter.

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* BadassCape: Mudd promises one of these to an Orion guard.

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* LastSecondWordSwap: Mudd when he realizes he's about to dis his captor's ship.
-->'''Mudd:''' If I had any money, I'd be sipping jippers on a beach somewhere, instead of being chained up in this piece of... lovely cruiser.

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** The Federation has placed a sizable bounty on Mudd's head. So Mudd hatches a plot that involves them getting spammed with annoying [[ActuallyADoomBot Mudd-droids]] brought in by bounty hunters who think they've scored the big one.


* CreativeCredits: The closing credits are set to a... very chill rendition of the theme song, presumably evoking the beach somewhere that Mudd plans to be sipping drinks on once he's rich.

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* CreativeCredits: CreativeClosingCredits: The closing credits are set to a... very chill rendition of the theme song, presumably evoking the beach somewhere that Mudd plans to be sipping drinks on once he's rich.



* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Orion woman in one of Mudd's flashbacks. Mudd even attempts to woo her by complimenting her on the ''shade'' of green.

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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Orion woman in one of Mudd's flashbacks. Mudd even attempts to woo her by complimenting her on the ''shade'' of green. She just tases him.

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* BoldlyComing: Mudd previously slept with Krit's sister, and attempted to seduce two of his previous captors. Ironically, when he attempted it on an [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion woman]], she [[ShutUpKirk simply]] [[ShockAndAwe tazes him]].


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* CreativeCredits: The closing credits are set to a... very chill rendition of the theme song, presumably evoking the beach somewhere that Mudd plans to be sipping drinks on once he's rich.
* CreditsGag: The typical ''Short Treks'' intro goes out in a burst of video distortion before showing the episode title, with the music replaced by a [[GratuitousDiscoSequence disco remix.]]


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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Orion woman in one of Mudd's flashbacks. Mudd even attempts to woo her by complimenting her on the ''shade'' of green.


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* TrailersAlwaysLie: The trailer at the end of "The Brightest Star" implied that this would be a dark, action-packed story. [[BreatherEpisode It's not.]]


* SeenItAll: The ''De Milo'' officer is completely nonplussed when a bounty hunter shows up with "Mudd", saying they've picked up a dozen of these duplicates from bounty hunters in the last week.

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* SeenItAll: The ''De ''USS De Milo'' officer is completely nonplussed when a bounty hunter shows up with "Mudd", saying they've picked up a dozen of these duplicates from bounty hunters in the last week.

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* DisguisedInDrag: As part of his con, the real Mudd dresses as female bounty hunter in heavy armor looking to sell the robotic Mudds at half the bounty price to unsuspecting bounty hunters.


* IKnowYouKnow: Krit calls Mudd out at the end, saying the whole point of Mudd's incessant babble was to distract Krit while Mudd went for the [[HiddenWeapons knife in his boot]]. Mudd gingerly pulls out the knife and tosses it aside.

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* IKnowYouKnow: IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Krit calls Mudd out at the end, saying the whole point of Mudd's incessant babble was to distract Krit while Mudd went for the [[HiddenWeapons knife in his boot]]. Mudd gingerly pulls out the knife and tosses it aside.

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