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4th Sep '16 6:01:48 AM Doc_Loki
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** Also averted in that humans are almost always physically weaker, one to one, than members of alien races. The average Narn or Minbari need have no special fears when fighting the average human, and even a skilled hand to hand combatant like Marcus loses every direct fight he has with a Minbari.
26th Jul '16 2:18:56 PM rmctagg09
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* GreaterScopeParagon: The Vorlons, Kosh in particular, are established early on as the BigGood in the fight against the Shadows, [[spoiler:though that image is shattered later when it turns out that the Vorlons are just as much a part of the problem as the Shadows,]] but early in the fourth season Sheridan encounters Lorien, the First One, the one who taught the Shadows and the Vorlons when they were young. Though he makes no claim of being good or virtuous, he does care for the welfare of the younger races, [[spoiler:and realizes that the First Ones have become a hindrance to their development, and so he and Sheridan gather the Shadows, Vorlons and other First Ones and send them out of the galaxy, Lorien himself included.]]
15th Jul '16 5:17:05 PM karstovich2
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** Lorien, being even older than the Vorlons and Shadows, asks two questions that are in a way deeper: "Why are you here?" and "Do you have anything worth living for?"
** When the end of [[spoiler: Sheridan's artificially extended life comes,]] Lorien asks, "Where are you going?" It puts the situation in something of a different context.

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** Lorien, being even older than the Vorlons and Shadows, asks two questions that are in a way deeper: "Why are you here?" and "Do you have anything worth living for?"
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for?" Later, when the end of [[spoiler: Sheridan's artificially extended life comes,]] Lorien asks, "Where are you going?" It puts the situation in something of a different context.context.
** In the DistantFinale, when [[spoiler:the Minbari and humans]] have replaced the Vorlons and Shadows as the guardians of the younger races, they adopt two of Lorien's questions--"Why are you here?" for the former, "Where are you going?" for the latter--to serve as their guiding questions. As a result, they get along better than the Vorlons and Shadows ever did.
15th Jul '16 4:59:28 PM karstovich2
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** Also, a first season episode shows that an alien race (the Vree), who look a lot like TheGreys, did indeed abduct humans in [=UFO=]s. Word of God is that the Vree can't understand why humans make such a fuss out of [[BlueAndOrangeMorality perfectly ordinary scientific research]].

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** Also, a first season episode shows that an alien race (the Vree), who look a lot like TheGreys, did indeed abduct humans in [=UFO=]s. Word of God is that the Vree can't understand why humans make such a fuss out of [[BlueAndOrangeMorality perfectly ordinary scientific research]].research]], although their government did sign a treaty with the Earth Alliance to allow the descendants of abductees to be compensated from the estates of the particular Vree who abducted their particular ancestors.
14th Jul '16 3:59:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** By the time the show itself takes place, Earth Force seems to have a [[GenreSavvy very cautious and thought-out]] approach to dealing with potential First Contact situations, even going so far as to justify [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything Sinclair and Ivanova]] going down to Epsilon 3 to investigate a newfound installation rather than sending {{Red Shirt}}s.

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** By the time the show itself takes place, Earth Force seems to have a [[GenreSavvy very cautious and thought-out]] thought-out approach to dealing with potential First Contact situations, even going so far as to justify [[TheMainCharactersDoEverything Sinclair and Ivanova]] going down to Epsilon 3 to investigate a newfound installation rather than sending {{Red Shirt}}s.
11th Jul '16 2:08:53 PM passivesmoking
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** An alien species falls victim to a Galactic Species Extinction thanks to a disease with 100% lethality. Franklin discovers a cure, but too late to save them. [[spoiler:At least the pak'ma'ra, who are similarly susceptible, were saved, so the cure wasn't ''totally'' useless.]]

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** An alien species falls The Markab fall victim to a [[ApocalypseHow/Class3b Galactic Species Extinction thanks to a disease disease]] with 100% lethality. Franklin discovers a cure, but too late to save them. [[spoiler:At least the pak'ma'ra, who are similarly susceptible, were saved, so the cure wasn't ''totally'' useless.]]
10th Jul '16 2:52:24 PM karstovich2
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** The Vorlons abducted a man named Sebastian from 19th century London and "re-educated" him regarding the depths of his mistakes, arrogance and superiority so he could later be employed as an "inquisitor". [[spoiler: Turns out he was taken the day after a string of prostitute murders in London's east end and that Sebastian's real first name is [[JackTheRipper Jack]]...]]

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** The Vorlons abducted a man named Sebastian from 19th century London and "re-educated" him regarding the depths of his mistakes, arrogance and superiority so he could later be employed as an "inquisitor". [[spoiler: Turns out he was taken the day after a string of prostitute murders in London's east end East End and that Sebastian's real first name Sebastian is known to history under a different name: [[JackTheRipper Jack]]...]]
27th Jun '16 11:29:54 AM passivesmoking
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** Aside from having an eldritch appearance, the biggest issue with hyperspace in the B5-verse is that it is full of strong, constantly shifting and apparently random gravitational inclines (they don't appear to be associated with any massive object or other potential source of a gravitational field). This means that a ship without any navigational aids will quickly be pulled off course by the gravity incline and will never find their way back to a beacon. The bizarre nature of hyperspace means that any remotely competent tactician would never countenance the idea of an in-hyperspace ship to ship battle because it would rapidly turn into an unmitigated disaster for both sides.
27th Jun '16 10:50:48 AM passivesmoking
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** The Walkers of Sigma 957 have huge and very impressive-looking saucer-shaped ships.
27th Jun '16 10:44:42 AM passivesmoking
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* FictionalGenevaConventions: Interstellar law prohibbits the use of Mass Driver weapons for planetary bombardment. However when the Centauri break this rule, no one does anything to reprimand the Republic.

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* FictionalGenevaConventions: Interstellar law prohibbits the use of Mass Driver weapons for planetary bombardment. However when the Centauri break this rule, no one does anything to reprimand the Republic.Republic (possibly because that they were all frightened that the Centauri would use their Mass Drivers on them ''next'').
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