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I removed the following from the article as it expresses a particular point-of-view rather than give encyclopedic information on the character. --From Andoria with Love 03:39, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

(Ironically, the trajector could only be used once—from Sikari—as it relied upon the planet's quartz mantle to amplify the trajector field.)
It was ironic for Starfleet to find itself on the short end of the "prime directive" stick for a change! Janeway implored Gath for the technology—offering to trade the entire library of the Federation to Gath's literature-adoring civilization—and he said he would discuss the matter with the other administrators—though he secretly never intended to give her the trajector. While Gath stalled Janeway, Torres and Seska planned to secretly obtain the trajector over the black market. They were surprised when Tuvok intercepted their plan—only to buy the technology himself from the black marketeer! Torres disobeyed Tuvok's direct order by installing the trajector, only to discover that the technology was incompatible with the Enterprise systems—flooding the warp core with anti-neutrinos and thus very nearly destroying the Enterprise in the process. Torres was severely reprimanded by Janeway, but the captain dealt differently with Tuvok, imploring him to resist such temptations in the future so that he could always serve as her "moral compass." "My logic was not in error, but I was," concluded Tuvok, and the voyagers continued the journey homeward—without benefit of Sikarian technological wonders.
We begin to see Seska's moral descent in this episode: she wanted to forge the engineering logs to cover up her use of the trajector against Tuvok's orders, but Torres insisted on coming clean: they gambled on the technology working—it would be easy to obtain the captain's permission to use the device after it got them home!—and they lost.

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