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* CompleteTheQuoteTitle: "He who dies with the most toys wins," a sentiment shared by Fajo, as he is willing to threaten and risk lives for the purpose of increasing his collection. The ending reinforces it, as he is defeated not by being killed but by living long enough to see his collection confiscated.

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* CompleteTheQuoteTitle: "He who dies with the most toys wins," coined by multibillionaire Malcolm Forbes. It's a sentiment shared by Fajo, as he is willing to threaten and risk lives for the purpose of increasing his collection. The ending reinforces it, as he is defeated not by being killed but by living long enough to see his collection confiscated.

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* CrocodileTears: Fajo is able to cry when telling a sad story from his past, but when Data doubts him, the tears immediately stop and Fajo chuckles yeah, he was lying.


* BreakTheHaughty: Fajo loses everything.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Fajo loses everything. Notable when he smugly says that one day Data will be back in his collection only to be informed all the stolen property is already being returned to their owners and his face falls as it hits him his "collection" no longer exists.


* TeleportationRescue: An unusual instance in that beaming Data back to the ''Enterprise'' doesn't just rescue him from captivity, but also [[SaveTheVillain saves his captor from being painfully executed]].



'''Data:''' ''(steps closer)'' You will surrender yourself to the authorities.\\

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'''Data:''' ''(steps closer)'' [[TranquilFury You will surrender yourself to the authorities.\\]]\\


* PetTheDog: While Fajo destroys a Starfleet shuttle full of hytritium in his plan to fake Data's death, he at least leaves our heroes with ''just'' enough hytritium to carry out their mission. Of course, this may just be to encourage '''Enterprise''' to leave instead of hounding Fajo to see if he has any more.

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* PetTheDog: While Fajo destroys a Starfleet shuttle full of hytritium in his plan to fake Data's death, he at least leaves our heroes with ''just'' enough hytritium to carry out their mission. Of course, this may just be to encourage '''Enterprise''' ''Enterprise'' to leave instead of hounding Fajo to see if he has any more.


* PetTheDog: While Fajo destroys a Starfleet shuttle full of hytritium in his plan to fake Data's death, he at least leaves our heroes with ''just'' enough hytritium to carry out their mission. Of course, this may just be to encourage Enterprise to leave instead of hounding Fajo to see if he has any more.

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* PetTheDog: While Fajo destroys a Starfleet shuttle full of hytritium in his plan to fake Data's death, he at least leaves our heroes with ''just'' enough hytritium to carry out their mission. Of course, this may just be to encourage Enterprise '''Enterprise''' to leave instead of hounding Fajo to see if he has any more.



* ThouShallNotKill: Part of Data's programming. Until Fajo proves how dangerous he truly is. It causes Data to come to the cold, but logical realization that in this case, taking a life is necessary to protect the lives of many others.

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* ThouShallNotKill: Part of Data's programming. Until programming -- until Fajo proves how dangerous he truly is. It causes Data to come to the cold, cold but logical realization that in this case, taking a life is necessary to protect the lives of many others.


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-->''(Data picks up the disrupter and points it at Fajo)''\\
'''Fajo:''' You won't hurt me. "Fundamental respect for all living beings." That is what you said. I'm a living being, therefore you can't harm me.\\
'''Data:''' ''(steps closer)'' You will surrender yourself to the authorities.\\
'''Fajo:''' Or what? You'll fire? Empty threat and we both know it. Why don't you accept your fate? You will return to your chair and you will sit there. You will entertain me and you will entertain my guests! And if you do not, I will simply kill somebody else. ''(points to henchman)'' Him, perhaps. It doesn't matter. Their blood will be on your hands too, just like poor Varria's. Your only alternative, Data, is to fire. Murder me. That's all you have to do. Go ahead. Fire! ''(in an increasingly mocking tone)'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech If only you could feel rage over Varria's death. If only you could feel the need for revenge, then maybe you could fire. But you're just an android. You can't feel anything, can you? It's just another interesting intellectual puzzle for you.]] ''(mocking sneer)'' Another of life's curiosities.\\
'''Data:''' ''(calmly considers this, then, in the same tone you'll hear from him at a poker game)'' I cannot permit this to continue. ''(raises disruptor)''\\
'''Fajo:''' ''(priceless OhCrap face)'' Wait! Your program won't allow you to fire. You cannot fire. No!\\
'''Data:''' ''(pulls trigger with no hesitation, but is beamed out at last instant)''


* ImposterForgotOneDetail: Fajo puts all the right materials in the shuttle to mimic Data's body, but neglects to do anything about the last transmission in Data's sequence. Geordi knows Data wouldn't just skip it, so when he realizes the discrepancy, it's the first hint that something's not quite right.

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* ImposterForgotOneDetail: Fajo puts all the right materials in the shuttle to mimic Data's body, but neglects to do anything about the last doesn't take into account a transmission in Data's sequence.that Data should have made between when he was abducted and the supposed accident. Geordi knows Data wouldn't just skip it, so when he realizes the discrepancy, it's the first hint that something's not quite right.

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* ImposterForgotOneDetail: Fajo puts all the right materials in the shuttle to mimic Data's body, but neglects to do anything about the last transmission in Data's sequence. Geordi knows Data wouldn't just skip it, so when he realizes the discrepancy, it's the first hint that something's not quite right.


** Also when Mr. "By the Book" forgets a procedural step, which is what convinces Geordi that they were played by Fajo.

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** Also when Mr. "By the Book" forgets a procedural step, which is what convinces Geordi that they were played by Fajo. It's noted that any other pilot might have just skipped that step without arousing suspicion, but Data ''never'' takes shortcuts.


* EurekaMoment: Geordi is lying in bed remembering the audio communication of the mission. As he comes to the point where Data's shuttle explodes, he realizes that Data did not say he was leaving Fajo's ship as required by procedure. Since Data ''always'' follows procedure to the letter, it indicates to Geordi something doesn't add up.

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* EurekaMoment: Geordi is lying in bed remembering the audio communication of the mission. As he comes to the point where Data's shuttle explodes, he realizes that Data did not say he was leaving Fajo's ship as required by procedure. Since Data ''always'' follows procedure to the letter, it indicates to Geordi something doesn't add up. (It takes him a little longer to figure out exactly what it means, but it's the first sign to the crew that things weren't what they appeared.)

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* NobodyHereButUsStatues: When Fajo proudly shows off Data to some guests, Data pretends to be immobile, even when Fajo knocks him to the ground. Fajo is furious at this humiliation.


* PetTheDog: While Fajo destroys a Starfleet shuttle full of hytritium in his plan to fake Data's death, he at least leaves our heroes with ''just'' enough hytritium to carry out their mission.

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* PetTheDog: While Fajo destroys a Starfleet shuttle full of hytritium in his plan to fake Data's death, he at least leaves our heroes with ''just'' enough hytritium to carry out their mission. Of course, this may just be to encourage Enterprise to leave instead of hounding Fajo to see if he has any more.


* FreudianExcuse: Subverted. Fajo acts like he's playing this card when he tells Data of his poor youth, growing up on the streets...and then admits that it's all bullshit, as his father was a wealthy GentlemanThief.

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* FreudianExcuse: Subverted. Fajo acts like he's playing this card when he tells Data of his poor youth, growing up on the streets...and then when Data tells him that [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse his past misfortunes don't excuse his criminal actions]], he admits that it's all bullshit, as his father was a wealthy GentlemanThief.

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* ShutUpHannibal: A mild example as Fajo is going on a big speech about how, no matter what it takes, Data will be back in his collection again. Data matter-of-factly informs Fajo that even if he should somehow escape prison, his entire "collection" is already being returned to their proper owners, leaving him with nothing.


* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The original "Next on..." trailer is one of the show's worst, revealing Varria offering to help Data and getting killed when both don't happen until within the last five minutes of the episode.



* ZerothLawRebellion: A minor exaple, as a result of the above. Data concludes that the only way to protect the lives of other beings from Fajo, is to take his.

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* ZerothLawRebellion: A minor exaple, example, as a result of the above. Data concludes that the only way to protect the lives of other beings from Fajo, is to take his.

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