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* TranslationConvention: The episode begins with the Tsal-Khan Dlavan and his grandson Ma'al speaking in their native language before it switches to English. From this point onwards, the audience hears the two of them, Krenn and T'sha speaking in English when they are interacting with each other and speaking in their own language when they are being observed by the escaped human slaves. The Tsal-Khan language also sounds quite aggressive to human ears, which serves to make them appear all the more intimidating.

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* TranslationConvention: The episode begins with the Tsal-Khan Dlavan and his grandson Ma'al speaking in their native language before it switches to English. From this point onwards, the audience hears the two of them, Krenn and T'sha T'sha, speaking in English when they are interacting with each other and speaking in their own language when they are being observed by the escaped human slaves. The Tsal-Khan language also sounds quite aggressive to human ears, which serves to make them appear all the more intimidating.


They observe the oldest Tsel-Khan, Dlavan, and his daughter Krenn behead David's corpse, disturbing Rebecca. Unbeknownst to them, this is a sign of respect, but they cannot understand the Tsel-Khan language. The girl, who is mute, reveals her name to be Tali through writing it on the ground.

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They observe the oldest Tsel-Khan, Dlavan, and his daughter Krenn behead David's corpse, disturbing Rebecca. Unbeknownst to them, this is a sign of respect, but they cannot understand the Tsel-Khan language. The girl, who is mute, reveals girl shows that her name to be is Tali through by writing it on the ground.


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* DisappearedDad: Tali's mother was {{killed offscreen}}. Her mother's lover from the previous episode, whom we presume is Tali's father, doesn't appear though, leaving his fate unknown.

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* DisappearedDad: Tali's mother was {{killed offscreen}}. Her mother's lover from the [[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S3E7TheCamp previous episode, episode]], whom we presume is Tali's father, doesn't appear though, leaving his fate unknown.

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* DisappearedDad: Tali's mother was {{killed offscreen}}. Her mother's lover from the previous episode, whom we presume is Tali's father, doesn't appear though, leaving his fate unknown.


However, they are in desperate need to find food. In spite of Rebecca warning that it was poisoned, they begin eating fruit from trees growing in the ruins, claiming the poison would have dissipated or never existed to begin with. She is right though, and most die. Only Rebecca, David, Ruth and mute child of the main character in "The Camp" are left.

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However, they are in desperate need to find food. In spite of Rebecca warning that it was poisoned, they begin eating fruit from trees growing in the ruins, claiming the poison would have dissipated or never existed to begin with. She is right though, and most die. Only Rebecca, David, Ruth and the mute child of the main character in "The Camp" are left.


* ShroudedInMyth: Some of the very few New Masters (known as the Tsal-Khan) mentioned in "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S3E7TheCamp The Camp]]" who remained on Earth after the evacuation are seen and it is readily apparent that the stories about their appearance has been greatly exaggerated: although they are vaguely reptilian, they are the same size of humans, have two arms and their teeth don't seem to be any more or less sharp than the average human's. Given that humans are believed to have all died out, similar legends have grown up around them. T'sha teases his younger brother Ma'al by telling him that the woods are filled with humans with razor teeth and claws like hooks who hunt in packs.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Some of the very few New Masters (known as the Tsal-Khan) mentioned in "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S3E7TheCamp The Camp]]" who remained on Earth after the evacuation are seen and it is readily apparent that the stories about their appearance has had been greatly exaggerated: although they are vaguely reptilian, they are the same size of humans, have two arms and their teeth don't seem to be any more or less sharp than the average human's. Given that humans are believed to have all died out, similar legends have grown up around them. T'sha teases his younger brother Ma'al by telling him that the woods are filled with humans with razor teeth and claws like hooks who hunt in packs.


* ShroudedInMyth: Some of the very few New Masters (known as the Tsal-Khan) mentioned in "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S3E7TheCamp The Camp]]" who remained on Earth after the evacuation are seen and it is readily apparent that the stories about the appearance have been greatly exaggerated: although they are vaguely reptilian, they are the same size of humans, have two arms and their teeth don't seem to be any more or less sharp than the average human's. Given that humans are believed to have all died out, similar legends have grown up around them. T'sha teases his younger brother Ma'al by telling him that the woods are filled with humans with razor teeth and claws like hooks who hunt in packs.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Some of the very few New Masters (known as the Tsal-Khan) mentioned in "[[Recap/TheOuterLimits1995S3E7TheCamp The Camp]]" who remained on Earth after the evacuation are seen and it is readily apparent that the stories about the their appearance have has been greatly exaggerated: although they are vaguely reptilian, they are the same size of humans, have two arms and their teeth don't seem to be any more or less sharp than the average human's. Given that humans are believed to have all died out, similar legends have grown up around them. T'sha teases his younger brother Ma'al by telling him that the woods are filled with humans with razor teeth and claws like hooks who hunt in packs.


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* ThemeNaming: Almost all of the former slaves have given names which are derived from Hebrew such as Rebecca, Tali, David, Isaac, Caleb, Ruth and Joshua. This is in keeping with the storyline's resonance with the Literature/BookOfExodus. Exceptions to the theme include Alex and Henry.


* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Humanity is practically extinct twelve generations after the Tsal-Khan conquest of Earth. The few remaining former slaves who escaped from the android-run concentration camp in "The Camp" are possibly the last surviving humans. Officially, the humans attacked them even though they came with gifts and in peace, so the Tsel-Khan largely believe it was justified. Dlavan tells his daughter Krenn however that in reality their people attacked with no provocation, to conquer Earth for its resources. After this they enslaved the survivors to extract them. His parents stayed on Earth to settle out of guilt, averting this for them.

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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Humanity is practically extinct twelve generations after the Tsal-Khan conquest of Earth. The few remaining former slaves who escaped from the android-run concentration camp in "The Camp" are possibly the last surviving humans. Officially, the humans attacked them even though they came with gifts and in peace, so the Tsel-Khan largely believe it was justified. Dlavan tells his daughter Krenn however that in reality their people attacked with no provocation, to conquer Earth for its resources. After this they enslaved the survivors to extract them. His parents great-grandparents stayed on Earth to settle out of guilt, averting this for them.



* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Dlavan's grandparents disagreed with their people conquering Earth and then enslaving the humans who survived. They settled on Earth as penance after this.

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Dlavan's grandparents great-grandparents disagreed with their people conquering Earth and then enslaving the humans who survived. They settled on Earth as penance after this.

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* OffWithHisHead: Krenn and Dlavan perform burial rites in which they behead David's corpse to release his spirit. Naturally, this comes off as wrong to the watching Rebecca, who doesn't understand their custom or language.

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* CuteMute: Tali, who is pretty, sweet and mute.

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* NotSoDifferent: Rebecca realizes that the Tsal-Kahn are not really monsters or that different from humanity when she's about to strike Krenn with a chair, and she covers her son Ma'al to protect him. This is the realization it takes for both sides to make peace.

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* DwindlingParty: The humans who escaped their labor camp start out with over a dozen members, but by the end only three are left.


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The humans are trying to survive by stealing food. On the other hand, the Tsal-Kahn are trying to protect their farm against thefts.



* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Humanity is practically extinct twelve generations after the Tsal-Khan conquest of Earth. The few remaining former slaves who escaped from the android-run concentration camp in "The Camp" are possibly the last surviving humans. Officially, the humans attacked them even though they came with gifts and in peace, so the Tsel-Khan largely believe it was justified. Dlavan tells his daughter Krenn however that in reality their people attacked with no provocation, to conquer Earth for its resources. After this they enslaved the survivors to extract them. His parents stayed on Earth to settle out of guilt, averting this for them.

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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Humanity is practically extinct twelve generations after the Tsal-Khan conquest of Earth. The few remaining former slaves who escaped from the android-run concentration camp in "The Camp" are possibly the last surviving humans. Officially, the humans attacked them even though they came with gifts and in peace, so the Tsel-Khan largely believe it was justified. Dlavan tells his daughter Krenn however that in reality their people attacked attacked with no provocation, to conquer Earth for its resources. After this they enslaved the survivors to extract them. His parents stayed on Earth to settle out of guilt, averting this for them.


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The humans are trying to survive by stealing food. On the other hand, the Tsal-Kahn are trying to protect their farm against thefts.



* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Humanity is practically extinct twelve generations after the Tsal-Khan conquest of Earth. The few remaining former slaves who escaped from the android-run concentration camp in "The Camp" are possibly the last surviving humans. Officially, the humans attacked them even though they came with gifts and in peace, so the Tsel-Khan largely believe it was justified. Dlavan tells his daughter Krenn however that in reality their people attacked with no provocation, to conquer Earth for its resources. After this they enslaved the survivors to extract them. His parents stayed on Earth to settle out of guilt, averting this for them.

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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Humanity is practically extinct twelve generations after the Tsal-Khan conquest of Earth. The few remaining former slaves who escaped from the android-run concentration camp in "The Camp" are possibly the last surviving humans. Officially, the humans attacked them even though they came with gifts and in peace, so the Tsel-Khan largely believe it was justified. Dlavan tells his daughter Krenn however that in reality their people attacked attacked with no provocation, to conquer Earth for its resources. After this they enslaved the survivors to extract them. His parents stayed on Earth to settle out of guilt, averting this for them.

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