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Series: The Next Generation
Starfleet Academy, No. 14
Author(s): Bobbi JG Weiss and David Cody Weiss
Publication information
Published: Paperback - 1998


Introduction (blurb)

Before he was an officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise...

Barely three months into his program at Starfleet Academy, Cadet Data is sent to the planet Arunu as part of a class research team investigating ancient ruins. The android is fascinated by the dead planet and its effect on his fellow cadets. All the newcomers -- except Data and the unemotional, pragmatic Dyrondites -- are experiencing the jitters as they approach the artifacts of a culture based purely on emotion. There is a lesson here for each of them. But it is Data who will be put to the test....

Suddenly the communications system breaks down and they're trapped in Arunu. It's sabotage! Someone has discovered the ultimate weapon and plans to leave no witnesses behind. Data must use his relentless logic to infiltrate the enemy and save his friends before it's too late!




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From Lostpedia

Sawyer working a con ("The Long Con")

Deceptions and cons have been made by nearly every main character in the storyline of Lost and have become an integral part of the mystery of the show.



Ana Lucia

Character Deceptions/Cons
Ana Lucia Cortez


Charlie Pace


Hugo "Hurley" Reyes


Jack Shephard


Katherine "Kate" Austen


Michael Dawson


James "Sawyer" Ford


Sayid Jarrah


Shannon Rutherford
  • Convinced Boone that her boyfriend Bryan was beating her so that Boone would pay off Bryan to leave her, and they could split the money. But her plan backfired when Bryan took the money and left. ("Hearts and Minds")
  • Re-established her connection to Boone, her stepbrother, by sleeping with him. ("Hearts and Minds")
  • Feigned interest in Charlie so that he'd catch a fish for her. ("Walkabout")


Sun-Hwa Kwon


Walt Lloyd

Nikki and Paulo

Paulo and Nikki

Flashback characters

Character Deceptions/Cons

Anthony Cooper

Anthony Cooper
  • Conned James Ford's parents under the name Tom Sawyer.
  • Used Locke's mother to con him into giving away his kidney.
  • Is a professional con man.
  • Faked his own death to escape his creditors.
  • Used Locke again in a money-transfer scam.
  • Failed at conning Mrs. Talbot in a wedding con.


Cassidy Phillips
  • Fledgling con woman, trained by Sawyer as part of a long con.
  • Began by convincing people at gas stations to buy fake jewelry.
  • Conned the authorities into revealing themselves by impersonating Kate.

Eddie Colburn

Eddie Colburn
  • Undercover police agent who pretended to be a hitchhiker drifter to befriend Locke.
  • Secretly operated a sting to uncover Jan and Mike's marijuana-growing operation.

Dr. Je-Guy Kim

Dr. Je-Guy Kim
  • Told Jin and Sun while they were together in his doctor's office that Sun was incurably infertile due to advanced endometriosis.
  • Later accosts Sun when she is on the street alone to tell her that he had lied and Jin was the infertile one.
    • Claims that he couldn't tell him, for fear that an employee of Mr. Paik would want retribution if he gave him such news.
  • Unknown motivations, and unknown which version was a lie at this point.




Kelvin Joe Inman
  • Led Sayid to believe he couldn't speak Arabic so that Sayid would torture Tariq.
  • Got Desmond to live with him in the Swan for years and believe in the Sickness, when he himself did not.
  • During this time, secretly fixed Desmond's boat (the Elizabeth), in the hopes of escaping the Island and leaving Desmond to push the button.

Richard Malkin

Richard Malkin
  • Originally read Claire's fortune as a psychic, and told her that her baby was in great danger if she did not raise it herself.
  • Later gave her the option of meeting with a mysterious couple in L.A. who wanted to adopt the baby and give her money
  • When he met Eko he told him he was not psychic, but pretended to earn a living.
  • Unknown motivations, and unknown which version was a lie at this point.

Sam Austen

Sam Austen
  • Always knew that Kate was not his biological daughter, but let her believe otherwise.

The Others

We did all this because the only way to gain a con man's respect is to con him. And you're pretty good, Sawyer. We're a lot better. -- Benjamin Linus ("Every Man for Himself")

Character Deceptions/Cons

The Others

The Others
  • Took great lengths to appear as primitives to the Losties.
    • Tom's fake beard.
    • Dirty clothes, later revealed to be costumes.
    • Fishing village with a fake hatch door.


Benjamin Linus


Ethan Rom
  • Pretended to be a crash survivor to infiltrate the group on Ben's orders.


  • Pretended to be a tail-section survivor to report on them.


Juliet Burke
  • Took part in Ben's plan to "break" Jack, using her own resemblance to his ex-wife Sarah.
  • Gave Jack a speech about the importance of saving Ben's life, while simultaneously playing him a video of herself holding cue cards asking Jack to play along but then kill Ben during the surgery. ("The Cost of Living")
  • Attempted to manipulate Kate into thinking they were "in it together" by handcuffing herself to her and putting her out in the jungle. ("One of Us")
  • Agreed to infiltrate the survivors for Ben and collect information on the pregnant women among them. ("One of Us")
  • Double-crossed Ben and told Jack about the planned raid on the beach camp by the Others. ("Greatest Hits")


Mikhail Bakunin



Other characters

Character Deceptions/Cons

Jacob's enemy

Jacob's enemy

The pros of cons

The following are all, or have been, professional con artists:


The following episodes have a strong focus on deception and cons:


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real-world perspective.

"Deceptions" is the fourteenth and final episode of the first season of Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions.



Hot on Helena Bourget's trail, the Cantabrian breaks off pursuit to undertake an equally daunting mission: a peace offering by the Myhr'an. But all is not what it seems. After the Myhr'an super battle cruiser overpowers the Cantabrian -- a Myhr'an boarding party kidnaps Captain Noel Turner, first officer Elizabeth Singh, counselor Scott Fack and chief linguistics officer Dakota Caldwell -- Antonio Ramirez is placed in command and pushes a limping Cantabrian towards a final showdown with the Myhr'an...

Memorable quotes

Coming soon.


  • This episode marks the final episode in the Myhr'an arc.
  • The Cantabrian is so severely damaged by episode's end that it will be in drydock at Deep Space 4 for repairs, even a few episodes into season 2.
  • Marie Bourget, enraged by her daughter's duplicity, destroys Helena's lab but exposes herself to some element that puts her in a coma.


Coming soon.

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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.


Jude Watson

Cover artist

Cliff Nielsen

Publication information


Release date

July 1, 2001

Media type





0 439 13938 4


Rise of the Empire era


42 BBY30 BBY


Jedi Apprentice

Preceded by

The Phantom Menace

Followed by

Rogue Planet

Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: Deceptions is the first of two books bridging the gap between the Jedi Apprentice and Jedi Quest series.


Publisher's summary

Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.
Obi-Wan and Anakin.
Two Masters. Two Apprentices. One Mystery.

As an apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi is blamed for the death of another Jedi student. With the help of his Master, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan must fight to clear his name. But even if he is found not guilty, he has gained an enemy for life—the dead boy's vindictive father.

Twelve years later, Obi-Wan is a Jedi Knight, with his own young apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Anakin doesn't know about the secrets Obi-Wan is hiding. But as the past comes back to attack them, Obi-Wan and Anakin must fight deception with truth—and face off against enemies both new and old.

An excerpt from

The water was cool and green. Light trickled down and made shifting patterns on the bottom. Ripples of gentle waves were formed from the force of the waterfall hitting the surface high above.

Obi-Wan Kenobi followed the shimmering tunic of his friend Bant, who swam ahead. He was wearing a breathing tube, but she was not. As a Mon Calamari, she could stay underwater for long periods of time. Bant navigated the deep pool with grace and ease.

There had been a time when he hadn’t enjoyed swimming with Bant that much. He had felt clumsy in the water next to her. He hadn’t liked that she was better at something. But his Master, Qui-Gon Jinn, had taught him that to value a friend’s better ability was to be a true friend. Once Obi-Wan realized that, he had looked forward to their swims as much as Bant.

Bant turned and smiled at him, her arms waving softly. It was always amazing to Obi-Wan that Bant could feel so peaceful in this pool. It was here that she had almost died, chained to the bottom by the evil Xanatos. Yet here was where she always chose to swim. She wanted to remember, she told Obi-Wan, the day she had felt her life ebb. It was the day she had felt closest to the Force.

Bant pointed to the surface, and Obi-Wan nodded. They burst upward into the bright sunlight. They knew the sun was artificial, created by vast illumination banks overhead, but they welcomed its warmth on their cool skin.

Obi-Wan hauled himself up on the grassy bank facing the waterfall. Although Bant found peace in this place, he did not. Here he had battled the former Jedi student Bruck Chun for Bant’s life. Here he had seen Bruck fall to his death. It had not been his fault that Bruck had died, but he still felt responsible.

“Thank you for coming here,” Bant told him. “I know it is hard for you.” A glint of mischief lit her eyes. “Maybe I ask you to do it because I know that.”

He nudged her with a shoulder. “Oh, am I your Padawan now?”

Bant’s gaze clouded, and Obi-Wan realized he had made a mistake. He had reminded her of what they came here to forget.

“I’m sorry,” he said quietly. “I didn’t mean —”

“Don’t be silly.” Bant hugged her knees. “I have to face my disappointment. Didn’t you come here to talk to me about it?”

Bant had been hoping to be accepted by Jedi Master Tahl as her Padawan. Tahl had seemed to take special interest in Bant, giving her projects to do and tracking her progress. Yet just yesterday, Tahl had taken off on a mission and told Yoda and Council that she had decided to take no Padawan at all. Obi-Wan knew that Bant was upset by Tahl’s decision.

“Yes,” Obi-Wan admitted. “I know how it feels to be rejected. Even though Qui-Gon took me as Padawan in the end, he said no at first, and it hurt.”

“I don’t think there is any hope that Tahl will change her mind,” Bant said sadly.

“There are other Masters,” Obi-Wan said gently. “You have done well as a student. You will get the Master you were meant to have.”

Bant brooded as she stared at the green water. “Yes, I know that is Jedi wisdom. But what do you do when you feel it is wrong? I felt so strongly that Tahl was the right Master. Do you know what I mean, Obi-Wan? Didn’t you have the same feeling about Qui-Gon?”

“I did,” Obi-Wan admitted. He did not know what to tell Bant. Jedi students were taught to trust their feelings. They were also instructed to be certain that those feelings were pure. That meant that a feeling could have more to do with what you wished could be, rather than what was meant to be. The feeling must rise in you like something that breaks loose from a deep place and floats to the surface, where it touches the sun.

Was Bant’s feeling like that? He couldn’t say. He could only trust his friend’s judgment.

“Then maybe it was meant to be,” Obi-Wan said.

“Still, I must wait for it,” Bant said. “I know that much.”

Obi-Wan spied the tall form of his Master, Qui-Gon Jinn, approaching along the winding path to the pool. He stood in expectation.

Bant rose as well. “I have stolen Obi-Wan’s time away from you,” she said to Qui-Gon as he walked up. “I’m sorry. I needed his counsel.”

Qui-Gon gave Bant the special warm smile he reserved for her. “I’m glad Obi-Wan had you as a friend, Bant. You may take all the time you wish. But right now, the Council requests Obi-Wan’s presence.”

“The Council?” Obi-Wan asked in apprehension. Being summoned by the entire Council was an unusual event. In Obi-Wan’s experience, it was never good. Bant gave him a concerned look.

Qui-Gon nodded. “Dry yourself off, Padawan, and come. They want us immediately.”

Obi-Wan quickly toweled off his hair and buckled his utility belt. He wished he had time to change into a fresh tunic. He hadn’t done anything wrong…lately. Why did he suddenly feel as though he had?


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