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YMMV / Star Trek: Deep Space Nine S02E26 "The Jem'Hadar"

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  • Harsher in Hindsight: Quark's beliefs about how humans aren't nearly as evolved as they think they are would be brought up again in "The Siege Of AR-558" in season 7, and that time, it would come back to haunt him.
  • Heartwarming Moments: A subtle moment, but Quark has one. When he and Sisko first encounter Eris, his response to "how many of you are there?" is to say that it's just him and Sisko, thus keeping Nog and Jake from potential danger.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: So much surrounding Nog:
    • When he first boards the runabout, he (jokingly) asks how to fire the phasers. Well, Starfleet Academy will teach him sooner or later.
    • When the grown-ups are captured by the Jem'Hadar, Quark figures that Nog will do the smart thing and find someplace to hide. This is in sharp contrast to the gung-ho soldier that Nog becomes.
  • Strawman Has a Point:
    • Sisko never gives any particular objection to Quark's request to use the monitors for advertising (presumably Quark intended to pay for the broadcast rights). They also seemed to view Quark as somehow hypocritical for not wanting to eat native insects, while Ferengi usually eat bugs (roughly the equivalent of saying humans shouldn't object to eating wild rats because we eat domesticated cattle)
    • While the Dominion is clearly heavy-handed and oppressive, the Gamma Quadrant side of the wormhole is their sovereign territory, and Jadzia's declaration that the Federation won't be stopped from exploring it comes off as a bit aggressive.
      • The Gamma Quadrant side of the wormhole is never stated to actually be inside Dominion space, just that it is near their space and they are aware of it. In fact, they might never have known of its existence until the Alpha Quadrant powers started sending ships through to explore the other side.
      • In expanded materials it was revealed that the Dominion were aware of the Federation and their existence long before the Federation were aware of them. They were also forming a plan to conquer them when they had marshaled enough forces and agents in place. Unfortunately for them and lucky for the Federation the wormhole actually gave the Federation a fighting chance by preventing the Dominion preemptively getting a foothold.
      • The Dominion had been established as an aggressive imperialist power in previous episodes, and their threats against the Federation using the wormhole doesn't offer any promises against the Dominion using it to launch an invasion of the Federation. Given the Cardassians had already violated their treaty with the Federation, and the Dominion doesn't even offer a treaty, the Federation has no reason to capitulate to their demands other than the threat of violence, which they have no guarantee won't prevent violence in the future.
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  • Woolseyism: In the German dub, Morn gets as far as saying "Uh" before Quark runs off. He also sighs in the Spanish and Italian dubs.

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