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* BitchSlap: An interesting variation in [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon society]]; when Worf is instructing a new Klingon commander on his duties as a bridge officer, such as nipping open defiance from his crew in the bud, the commander slaps him with an open hand. Worf compliments him for his boldness, but notes that unless he was trying to initiate a DuelToTheDeath, he should use a clenched fist, which is far less insulting.

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* BitchSlap: An interesting variation in [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon society]]; when Worf is instructing a new Sisko, O'Brien, and Odo in Klingon commander on his duties as a bridge officer, such as nipping open defiance from his crew behavior (they've been surgically altered to look like Klingons for an infiltration mission in the bud, Season 5 premiere), Worf is about to recommend he perform the commander slaps mission solo (since Odo and O'Brien aren't being the right level of aggressive); Sisko, in-character, backhands him with an open hand. and growls out "ARE YOU QUESTIONING THE VALIDITY OF MY PLAN?!?!". Worf compliments him for his boldness, performance, but notes that unless he was trying to initiate a DuelToTheDeath, he should use a clenched fist, which is far less insulting.

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* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Quantum Torpedoes, which are more powerful than phototon torpedoes, are introduced in [=DS9=]. Technobabble for them reveal that the design essentially weaponizes a miniature NegativeSpaceWedgie for its warhead.


* DawsonCasting: Both used and averted in the pre-adult double team of Nog and Jake Sisko. While Cirroc Lofton was fifteen years old when he played a similarly school-age Jake, Aron Eisenberg - due to being a shade under five feet tall[[note]]Due to having only one kidney at birth, then requiring dialysis and a a transplant in his early teens[[/note]] - was 26 when he first appeared as Nog.

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* DawsonCasting: Both used and averted in the pre-adult double team of Nog and Jake Sisko. While Cirroc Lofton was fifteen years old when he played a similarly school-age Jake, Aron Eisenberg - due to being a shade under five feet tall[[note]]Due to having only one kidney at birth, then requiring dialysis and a a transplant in his early teens[[/note]] - was 26 24 when he first appeared as Nog.

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* DawsonCasting: Both used and averted in the pre-adult double team of Nog and Jake Sisko. While Cirroc Lofton was fifteen years old when he played a similarly school-age Jake, Aron Eisenberg - due to being a shade under five feet tall[[note]]Due to having only one kidney at birth, then requiring dialysis and a a transplant in his early teens[[/note]] - was 26 when he first appeared as Nog.


** Secondly, they made alliances with the beaten Cardassians and the Breen, turning them into servitor races to facilitate their invasion. They very nearly succeeded, except for their own trick of sowing discord being used against them with their terrible mistreatment of the Cardiassians creating a resistance movement, and they ultimately failed to keep the Federation, Klingons and Romulans from getting wise to Dominion strategy and uniting under one banner.

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** Secondly, they made alliances with the beaten Cardassians and the Breen, turning them into servitor races to facilitate their invasion. They very nearly succeeded, except for their own trick of sowing discord being used against them with their [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal terrible mistreatment of the Cardiassians creating a resistance movement, movement]], and they ultimately failed to keep the Federation, Klingons and Romulans from getting wise to Dominion strategy and uniting under one banner.


* DivideAndConquer:
* This is the Dominion's chief strategy when invading a new region of space: get the locals to fight each other and implode until they can't put up enough resistance, and then roll your forces in and mop up the remnants and establish a puppet state that governs itself under your flag.

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* DivideAndConquer:
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DivideAndConquer: This is the Dominion's chief strategy when invading a new region of space: get the locals to fight each other and implode until they can't put up enough resistance, and then roll your forces in and to mop up the remnants and establish a puppet state that [[FeudalFuture governs itself under your flag.flag and pays tribute to you]].


* This is the Dominion's chief strategy when invading a new region of space: get the locals to fight each other and implode until they can't put up enough resistance, and then roll your forces in and mop up the remnants and establish a puppet state that governs itself under your flag.



** The Romulan Empire attempts to do this in regards to the Dominion fighting the Federation-Klingon alliance. However, as Sisko points out, this will inevitably backfire. Instead of facing two equal strength opponents with differing strategic goals, the Romulans will face only a much stronger Dominion who would be dead set on taking down the Romulans next.

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** The Romulan Empire attempts to do this in regards to the Dominion fighting the Federation-Klingon alliance. However, as Sisko points out, this will inevitably backfire. Instead of facing two equal strength strong opponents with differing strategic goals, the Romulans will face only a much stronger Dominion who would be dead set on taking down the Romulans next.


* DivideAndConquer: Using Changeling agents, the Dominion is able to easily sow discord between its enemies while simultaneously seeming peaceful.

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* DivideAndConquer: Using DivideAndConquer:
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Changeling agents, the Dominion is was able to easily sow discord between its their enemies while simultaneously seeming peaceful.peaceful. Initially they weakened the Romulans and Cardassians by destroying Enabran Tain's fleet through changeling infiltration, and then used the same trick to start a war between the Federation and Klingon empire who were last two Alpha quadrant powers who could stand against them.
** Secondly, they made alliances with the beaten Cardassians and the Breen, turning them into servitor races to facilitate their invasion. They very nearly succeeded, except for their own trick of sowing discord being used against them with their terrible mistreatment of the Cardiassians creating a resistance movement, and they ultimately failed to keep the Federation, Klingons and Romulans from getting wise to Dominion strategy and uniting under one banner.

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* TheAlmightyDollar: The Ferengi have a money-based religion PlayedForLaughs and perhaps a social commentary on the greed of the TheNineties and TheEighties. The Ferengi afterlife version of heaven is called the Divine Treasury; their version of hell is the "Vault of Eternal Destitution." A "Blessed Exchequer" overseas their afterlife, reviews each soul's profit and loss statements and accepts a bribe which allows deceased Ferengi to bid for a new life from the Celestial Auctioneers.


* AbandonedArea: Empok Nor.

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* AbandonedArea: Empok Nor.Nor, an abandoned Cardassian space station of the same class of Deep Space Nine.


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* AliensLoveHumanFood: Root beer winds up becoming one of the more popular beverages among the alien clientele at Quark's. It's occasionally used as a metaphor for how human culture is slowly dominating the cultures of aliens that ally with the Federation.


** Ron Moore and Ira Behr (the man who gave us [[BLAMEpisode post-op transsexual Quark]] and the Indendant [[FanDisservice nibbling on the Nagusí withered ear]]) were major drivers behind the Ferengi episodes, which they thought hysterical. These days, even Behr concedes they should have [[http://trekmovie.com/2011/07/06/ira-steven-behr-on-being-trapped-on-star-trek-tng-making-changes-with-ds9/ "admitted defeat"]] and realized they weren't sitcom writers.

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** Ron Moore and Ira Behr (the man who gave us [[BLAMEpisode [[{{Transgender}} post-op transsexual Quark]] and the Indendant [[FanDisservice nibbling on the Nagusí withered ear]]) were major drivers behind the Ferengi episodes, which they thought hysterical. These days, even Behr concedes they should have [[http://trekmovie.com/2011/07/06/ira-steven-behr-on-being-trapped-on-star-trek-tng-making-changes-with-ds9/ "admitted defeat"]] and realized they weren't sitcom writers.


* CaptainObvious: Marritza tells Kira that he was a filing clerk before taking a teaching position at the Academy. When she asks what he taught, he tells her, "Believe it or not, ''filing''."

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: A lighthearted example from "Little Green Men."
--> '''Quark''': My people have been watching your world for years. We know all about you: baseball ... root beer ... darts ... atom bombs.








* CanonForeigner: In "The Sound Of Her voice", have a close look at Quark's. There's an alien hanging around that bears a suspicious similarity to a [[StarWars Twi'lek]].

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* CanonForeigner: In "The Sound Of Her voice", have a close look at Quark's. There's an alien hanging around that bears a suspicious similarity to a [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Twi'lek]].


* BabySeeBabyDo: In one episode, Worf and Dax babysit O'Brien's one-year-old son Kariyoshi and Worf does a ritual with Kariyoshi that involves saying a Klingon chant. Later, Kariyoshi says the chant.

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* BabySeeBabyDo: In one episode, Worf and Dax babysit O'Brien's one-year-old son Kariyoshi Kirayoshi and Worf does a ritual with Kariyoshi Kirayoshi that involves saying a Klingon chant. Later, Kariyoshi Kirayoshi says the chant.


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-->'''Nog:''' I feel sorry for the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Jem'Hadar]].

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