- Alas, Poor Scrappy: According to Ira Steven Behr and the other Powers That Be, fandom regard for Bareil went up a lot after his death.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Sisko basically tells Jake that Nog was just being a Ferengi, and he should respect his misogyny.
- Harsher in Hindsight: Bashir's reluctance to put in the first positronic implant, and his outright refusal to do the second one, becomes a lot more poignant when we find out his "family secret": that he believes his own parents essentially killed his original self by making changes to his brain when he was a child.
- Tear Jerker: Kira saying goodbye to Bareil.
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