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Is this gesture only reserved for the discommendation ceremony (TNG: “Sins of the Father”), and subsequent reminders of the status (TNG: “Reunion”)?

Have we seen Klingons use that gesture under any other circumstances?

  • There are multiple questions here. You need to remove the ones that are too broad (Has that gesture been used anywhere else? What about similar gestures in other sci-fi worlds?) – Valorum Aug 24 '18 at 17:11
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    FYI - I removed the part of the question asking if similar gestures are used in other SF works, as that's overly broad on the face of it. Without that, I believe this is an answerable question. If you disagree with the edit, feel free to roll it back, of course. And, welcome to SFF.SE! – RDFozz Aug 24 '18 at 17:40
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In the canon, the gesture has only been used in relation to discommendation.

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    Could you edit in some evidence to back this up? – TheLethalCarrot Oct 16 at 22:46
  • @TheLethalCarrot that's going to be difficult. Unless there is a word from god saying this explicitly you can't really prove this negative statement. You can only prove it wrong. – Jontia Oct 17 at 12:15
  • @Jontia Evidence can at least be added to prove the gesture has been used for this purpose though. – TheLethalCarrot Oct 17 at 12:17
  • @TheLethalCarrot that evidence is in the question. All TV uses of the gesture according to Memory Alpha are already listed in the question itself. Oops, except House of Quark. – Jontia Oct 17 at 12:20
  • @Jontia Still, I think you understand what I mean. This is just very unsubstantial. – TheLethalCarrot Oct 17 at 12:22

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