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* WhatTheHellHero: 45 years earlier, Jameson gave in to Karnas and supplied him with weapons in exchange for the passengers of a starliner he had captured. Jameson then turned around and armed Karnas's enemies with the same weapons in an attempt to restore the BalanceOfPower, plunging Mordan IV into decades of civil war.
** This element could be seen as a {{Deconstruction}} of Kirk's actions in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E19APrivateLittleWar "A Private Little War"]].

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* WhatTheHellHero: 45 years earlier, Jameson gave in to Karnas and supplied him with weapons in exchange for the passengers of a starliner he had captured. Jameson then turned around and armed Karnas's enemies with the same weapons in an attempt to restore the BalanceOfPower, plunging Mordan IV into decades of civil war.
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war. This element could be seen as a {{Deconstruction}} of Kirk's actions in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E19APrivateLittleWar "A Private Little War"]].


* HollywoodOld: Admiral Jameson is so obviously a young guy in makeup in the early scenes that there's no doubt what's going to happen.



* PlayingGertrude: Clayton Rohner was only 27 when he played the elderly Admiral Jameson (only because said admiral de-aging back to his 20's is a major plot point).

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* EasilyForgiven: Zig-zagged; when Jameson admits how he actually rescued the hostages, Picard is momentarily shocked, but quickly lays the fault for the civil war firmly at Karnas' feet. Karnas himself has absolutely no intention of forgiving Jameson, however, and only holds off on blowing a hole in his torso as an act of CruelMercy so that he can suffer an even more agonizing death from his overdose of the de-ageing drug. Jameson's death in turns renders it academic as to how Starfleet would have dealt with his actions.


* EveryScarHasAStory: Jameson and Karnas cut themselves to seal their bargain. When Karnas is skeptical of the younger Jameson's identity, he demands to see the scar.

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* EveryScarHasAStory: Jameson and Karnas cut themselves to seal their bargain. When Karnas is skeptical of the younger Jameson's identity, he demands to see the scar. Only once he sees that scar does he accept that the man standing before him is Jameson.



* KarmaHoudini: Karnas doesn't appear to face any consequences for helping to cause a civil war, taking the Federation ambassador and his staff hostage and then threatening to torture them to death, luring Jameson to the planet with the express intention of killing him, and only holding off on actually going through with it because it would be a MercyKill next to what the drug was doing to him. The only thing that happens is Picard briefly admonishing him for his role in causing the war, and even then Karnas blows it off.

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* KarmaHoudini: Karnas doesn't appear to face any consequences for helping to cause a civil war, taking the Federation ambassador and his staff hostage and then threatening to torture them to death, luring Jameson to the planet with the express intention of killing him, and only holding off on actually going through with it because it would be a MercyKill next to what the drug was doing to him. (Being a planetary head of state probably protects him from prosecution.) The only thing that happens is Picard briefly admonishing him for his role in causing the war, and even then Karnas blows it off.


* GoneHorriblyRight: The de-aging serum that Jameson takes succeeds in reverting him back to the age he wants...and then continues reverse-aging him until it reverts him back to an adolescent that Karnas doesn't recognize.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: The de-aging serum that Jameson takes succeeds in reverting him back to the age he wants...and then continues reverse-aging him until it reverts him back to an adolescent a much younger man that Karnas doesn't recognize.

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* GoneHorriblyRight: The de-aging serum that Jameson takes succeeds in reverting him back to the age he wants...and then continues reverse-aging him until it reverts him back to an adolescent that Karnas doesn't recognize.


* DeathByDeaging: The strains of the changes Jameson being de-aged end up killing him.

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* DeathByDeaging: The strains of the changes Jameson suffers from being de-aged end up killing him.



* InsaneAdmiral: Jameson is the first (but certainly not last) to appear on TNG. While one could perhaps chalk down his decision to give weapons to both Karnas and his rivals as a poor decision made in a difficult situation, his belief that he needs to turn himself back into a young man for the mission to succeed is definitely some Grade-A insanity.

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* InsaneAdmiral: Jameson is the first (but certainly not last) to appear on TNG. While one could perhaps chalk down his decision to give weapons to both Karnas and his rivals as a poor decision made in a difficult situation, his belief that he needs to turn himself back into a young man for the this mission to succeed (and doing so by OD'ing on a dangerous drug) is definitely some Grade-A insanity.



* PlayingGertrude: Clayton Rohner was only 27 when he played the elderly Admiral Jameson.

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* PlayingGertrude: Clayton Rohner was only 27 when he played the elderly Admiral Jameson.Jameson (only because said admiral de-aging back to his 20's is a major plot point).

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* DeathByDeaging: The strains of the changes Jameson being de-aged end up killing him.

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* TwoOfYourEarthMinutes: Karnas claims that the terrorists have given Jameson six Earth days to respond.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: As usual, the assault team (save for Admiral Jameson) consists entirely of main characters, including TheCaptain himself, rather than a team of specialized SpaceMarines.


* DidntThinkThisThrough: Aside from the questionable wisdom of taking a double dose of a de-ageing drug that is established to have a high mortality rate at the best of times, Jameson evidently didn't consider that it might end up making him look so young that Karnas wouldn't even recognise him.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: DidntThinkThisThrough:
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Aside from the questionable wisdom of taking a double dose of a de-ageing drug that is established to have a high mortality rate at the best of times, Jameson evidently didn't consider that it might end up making him look so young that Karnas wouldn't even recognise him.him.
** Jameson also failed to consider that the civil war he helped to set off would last for decades and cost millions of lives, instead of being a quick brush fire as he'd hoped.


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* ItsAllMyFault: Despite his InsaneAdmiral tendencies, Jameson admits that the civil war on Mordan was largely his fault.


The ''Enterprise'' transports a legendary geriatric admiral who must once again negotiate a hostage situation involving a man from decades earlier in his career. While the Admiral is mysteriously growing younger by the day, a dark secret from his past threatens to not only kill him but potentially the hostages as well.

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The ''Enterprise'' transports a legendary geriatric admiral who must once again negotiate a hostage situation HostageSituation involving a man from decades earlier in his career. While the Admiral is mysteriously growing younger by the day, a dark secret from his past threatens to not only kill him but potentially the hostages as well.



* WhatTheHellHero: 45 years earlier, Jameson gave in to Karnas and supplied him with weapons in exchange for the passengers of a starliner he had captured. Jameson then turned around and armed Karnas's enemies with the same weapons, plunging Mordan IV into decades of civil war.

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* WhatTheHellHero: 45 years earlier, Jameson gave in to Karnas and supplied him with weapons in exchange for the passengers of a starliner he had captured. Jameson then turned around and armed Karnas's enemies with the same weapons, weapons in an attempt to restore the BalanceOfPower, plunging Mordan IV into decades of civil war.

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* AsYouKnow:
-->'''Data:''' Their phasers, sir. Set on kill
-->'''Picard:''' [[LampshadeHanging Thank you, Mr. Data. I have heard the sound before.]]


* KarmaHoudini: Karnas doesn't appear to face any consequences for helping to cause a civil war, talking the Federation ambassador and his staff hostage and then threatening to torture them to death, luring Jameson to the planet with the express intention of killing him, and only holding off on actually going through with it because it would be a MercyKill next to what the drug was doing to him. The only thing that happens is Picard briefly admonishing him for his role in causing the war, and even then Karnas blows it off.

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* KarmaHoudini: Karnas doesn't appear to face any consequences for helping to cause a civil war, talking taking the Federation ambassador and his staff hostage and then threatening to torture them to death, luring Jameson to the planet with the express intention of killing him, and only holding off on actually going through with it because it would be a MercyKill next to what the drug was doing to him. The only thing that happens is Picard briefly admonishing him for his role in causing the war, and even then Karnas blows it off.

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** This element could be seen as a {{Deconstruction}} of Kirk's actions in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekS2E19APrivateLittleWar "A Private Little War"]].

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