Re: Amok Time repercussions?
McCoy's trick might have resulted in some gradual changes to the ritual though. When Spock thought he had killed Kirk, that was enough to snap him out of it, without the final blow being lethal. Perhaps Nerfed ahn-woons and lirpas were later used, or the opponents were given some sort of delayed action knock-out drops.
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