History Awesome / BabylonFive

5th Apr '16 10:38:21 AM Conhale
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** A subtle detail - when the ships leave, they generate their own jump points rather than use the nearby jump gate. They could not have run faster.
28th Dec '15 7:43:37 PM vn70072
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** Earlier in the episode, while the crisis that is resolved above is in full swing and Sinclair has a lot on his plate, there is a point when he is being simultaneously badgered by Londo, G'kar and a news reporter who followed him into CIC. When he snaps and bellows '''"That's enough!"''', even ''Ivanova'' has an OhCrap reaction and gives the reporter a look that says "He means business, it's time for you to leave now." Sinclair then tells Ivanova to arrest any of the above three who are still in the room after ten seconds. Ivanova gleefully approaches them while counting down.
2nd Nov '15 3:47:11 PM ErikModi
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** While the Shadows did help, they only directly intervened (attacking Narn targets on behalf of the Centauri) ''twice.'' The war likely would have gone as badly for the Narn without Shadow assistance, it just would have lasted longer.
2nd Nov '15 3:01:07 PM ErikModi
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** Even more awesome: Delenn is giving this speech not from the bridge of a battleship, but from the cockpit of her barely-armed shuttle. The Minbari warships are behind her, but she's in something that could easily be swatted out of the sky, even with the technological advantage the Minbari enjoy.
2nd Nov '15 2:59:58 PM ErikModi
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** Even more awesome: Delenn is giving this speech not from the bridge of a battleship, but from the cockpit of her barely-armed shuttle. The Minbari warships are behind her, but she's in something that could easily be swatted out of the sky, even with the technological advantage the Minbari enjoy.
2nd Nov '15 2:43:36 PM ErikModi
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-->'''Sinclair''': No they won't. Because there is none. If I had put one in, sooner or later, they would have found it. This way, they'll keep looking.
-->'''Garibaldi''': Are you aware of the tests they'll perform and the things they'll do to him?

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-->'''Sinclair''': No they won't. Because there is none. isn't one. If I had put one in, sooner or later, they would have found find it and remove it. This way, they'll But if I just told him there was, they'd keep looking.
looking. Indefinitely.
-->'''Garibaldi''': Are Do you aware of have any idea the tests they'll perform and put him through, the things they'll do to him?him looking for a transmitter that isn't there?
25th Aug '15 7:12:14 PM promethean85
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** Marcus is beaten to a pulp by Neroon, but [[WorthyOpponent earns the Mimbari's respect and a laugh]] at a joke that Marcus gives Neroon while the Mimbari stands at the Ranger's bedside.

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** Marcus is beaten to a pulp by Neroon, but [[WorthyOpponent earns the Mimbari's Minbari's respect and a laugh]] at a joke that Marcus gives Neroon while the Mimbari Minbari stands at the Ranger's bedside.
6th Jul '15 7:22:21 PM FordPrefect
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---> '''Londo''': I promoted him. Now he's ready to be the ambassador for the Centauri.

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---> '''Londo''': I promoted him. Now he's Now, ''now'' he is ready to be the ambassador for the Centauri.
10th May '15 2:07:02 PM Meppe
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---> '''Zack''': What happened to Vir?
---> '''Londo''': I promoted him. Now he's ready to be the ambassador for the Centauri.


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** To elaborate: Babylon 5 was becoming more important and Londo was troubled by having his conscience around, so he promoted Vir to the Centauri ambassador on Minbar. At first Vir didn't want this promotion, but when he was visiting the station it was clear that he liked it on Minbar. Then it's revealed that he found a way to create a fake bureaucrat in the Centauri databases and use him to give orders to have Narns sent away from their homeworld to somewhere where they can get medical care. After that he declared them dead so nobody would go looking for them. 2000 Narns were saved this way and Vir's explanation about what he did made it clear that he would much rather continue than be called back to Babylon 5. Cartagia was emperor at this point, so there's little doubt that Vir was risking his life with his underground railroad. Some fridge brilliance in his reply to Londo after being told not to let anyone in the royal court think of his job as a joke.
---> '''Vir''': I won't.
7th May '15 10:12:50 AM MarsJenkar
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** Not only that, but from just after the beginning of the speech (starting with "For three years...") to just before the staff breaking? [[TheOner One continuous shot]]. Indeed, the entire scene was originally planned to be one shot, but two incidents prevented it from being so: first, the staff wouldn't break, then, as Mira turned to leave the room, she bumped into one of the Grey Council members. Still, what they ''were'' able to get in that first shot was impressive.



** Her opponent (Leader of the Warrior Caste) twists up in pain IMMEDIATELY upon entering the shaft of light. Delenn never so much as winces during the entire process.

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** Her opponent (Leader of the Warrior Caste) twists up in pain IMMEDIATELY upon entering the shaft of light. Delenn never so much as winces during the entire process.process, until she eventually collapses to the ground--at which point Neroon (below) has his own moment of awesome.



'''G'Kar''': ''(jumping down from a balcony)'' THAT'S ALRIGHT!! SO DOES HE!!

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'''G'Kar''': ''(jumping down from a balcony)'' THAT'S ALRIGHT!! ALL RIGHT!! SO DOES HE!!



* "Because I have asked you to, and because your loyalty to our people should be greater than your ambition, [[{{MagnificentBastard}} and because I have poisoned your drink."]] See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_sBNX9dP-M&NR here]] in all of its magnificence.
** For all we know, he could have been lying about the poison (as Sinclair lied about the transmitter in the pilot), but even that possibility takes nothing from the awesome of the moment.

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* "Because I have asked you to, and because your loyalty to our people should be greater than your ambition, [[{{MagnificentBastard}} [[MagnificentBastard and because I have poisoned your drink."]] See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_sBNX9dP-M&NR here]] in all of its magnificence.
** For all we know, he could have been lying about the poison (as Sinclair lied about the transmitter in the pilot), but even that possibility takes nothing from the awesome of the moment.moment, because we ''don't know for sure''--he ''could'' have actually have slipped the poison in. And Refa knows it, too.



-->"I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they [[OffWithHisHead cut off your head]] and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay stick it on a pike]] as a warning to the next ten generations that [[DealWithTheDevil some favors come with too high a price]]. I would look up at your lifeless eyes and [[SpeakIllOfTheDead wave...like this]]."
---> <waggles fingers, smiling>
--->"Can you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?"

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-->"I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they [[OffWithHisHead cut off your head]] and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay stick it on a pike]] as a warning to the next ten generations that [[DealWithTheDevil some favors come with too high a price]]. I would look up at your lifeless eyes and [[SpeakIllOfTheDead wave...like this]]."
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"\\
<waggles fingers, smiling>
--->"Can
smiling>\\
"Can
you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?"



* Bester's GambitRoulette, spanning most of the 4th season. When he delivers his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to his AndIMustScream victim, resulting in a BigNo - definite Moment of Awesome material. This irreversibly upgraded Bester from SmugSnake to MagnificentBastard.

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* Bester's GambitRoulette, GambitRoulette ([[LampshadeHanging as he himself admitted it was]]), spanning most of the 4th season. When he delivers his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to his AndIMustScream victim, resulting in a BigNo - definite Moment of Awesome material. This irreversibly upgraded Bester from SmugSnake to MagnificentBastard.
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