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20th Jul '17 9:24:34 PM AFP
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* LifeIsUnfair: Ivanova [[GenreSavvy expects it.]] Marcus, meanwhile, [[TheAntiNihlist embraces it.]]

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* LifeIsUnfair: Ivanova [[GenreSavvy expects it.]] Marcus, meanwhile, [[TheAntiNihlist [[TheAntiNihilist embraces it.]]
20th Jul '17 9:22:26 PM AFP
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* LifeIsUnfair: Ivanova [[GenreSavvy expects it.]] Marcus, meanwhile, [[TheAntiNihlist embraces it.]]
-->'''Marcus''': I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, "wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come [[LaserGuidedKarma because we actually deserve them?]]" So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.



** Londo and G'Kar realize this about halfway through the fourth season.

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** Londo and G'Kar realize this about halfway through the fourth season. Everyone else figured it out in the first season.



** It's pretty likely that the "Nuke 'em" part comes from Sherridan's life before the show. During the Minbari war he mined and asteroid field and lured the Minbari across it. The result? A big BIG boom. That was the only success that the humans had in the entire war and the only enemy ship they destroyed. So it seems likely that the name might be the kind of thing he was called by people who joined the EA military after the war and saw him as a hero even though he didn't really feel like one.

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** It's pretty likely that the "Nuke 'em" part comes from Sherridan's Sheridan's life before the show. During the Minbari war he mined and asteroid field and lured the Minbari across it. The result? A big BIG boom. That was the only success that the humans had in the entire war and the only enemy ship they destroyed. So it seems likely that the name might be the kind of thing he was called by people who joined the EA military after the war and saw him as a hero even though he didn't really feel like one.
15th Jun '17 5:30:36 PM NightShade96
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* MeaningfulName: Delenn means "Gray Traveler" which doubles as a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', given that Gandalf's Elven name is Mithrandir, which means "Gray Wanderer"

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Delenn means "Gray Traveler" which doubles as a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', given that Gandalf's Elven name is Mithrandir, which means "Gray Wanderer"


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* MemoryJar: The episode "[[Recap/BabylonFiveS01E09Deathwalker Deathwalker]]" had Talia Winters meeting with Kosh and a strange cybernetic man who apparently was recording her thoughts and saving them on a data crystal. WordOfGod is that it would be used to restore her personality after she was taken over by the Psi Corps personality, but Andrea Thompson left the show, so that [[AbortedArc never came to fruition]].
30th May '17 6:00:59 PM nombretomado
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** For bonus points, it was established back in the first episode that Garibaldi is a fan of old WarnerBros cartoons.

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** For bonus points, it was established back in the first episode that Garibaldi is a fan of old WarnerBros Creator/WarnerBros cartoons.
5th May '17 4:41:06 PM rmctagg09
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* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: Sheridan [[spoiler: defends the station from a Centauri attack]] only to be forced to give an OrderedApology to them. What makes it worse was that he was denied his epic BackhandedApology.

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* MadeOutToBeAJerkass: MadeOutToBeAJerkass:
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Sheridan [[spoiler: defends the station from a Centauri attack]] only to be forced to give an OrderedApology to them. What makes it worse was that he was denied his epic BackhandedApology.


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* MagicOrPsychic: Telepaths get their powers from a gene that is found in a small percentage of many species' populations (and seemingly all of the First Ones) [[spoiler:and which was installed by the Vorlons so they could be used as weapons in the Vorlon-Shadow Wars.]] While technomages have cybernetic implants that allow them to manipulate energy and employ other magic-like abilities [[spoiler:and were devised by the Shadows.]]
26th Apr '17 12:26:16 PM Golondrina
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** In one episode, Vir and Lennier meet up at a bar. Lennier asks Vir what he's drinking, and Vir says it's a [[ShirleyTemple Shirley]] [[CantHoldHisLiquor Temple]]. Lennier thinks about this for a second, and then says that while he's studied Earth's religions, he can't say he's ever heard of the Shirley Temple.

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** In one episode, Vir and Lennier meet up at a bar. Lennier asks Vir what he's drinking, and Vir says it's a [[ShirleyTemple [[Creator/ShirleyTemple Shirley]] [[CantHoldHisLiquor Temple]]. Lennier thinks about this for a second, and then says that while he's studied Earth's religions, he can't say he's ever heard of the Shirley Temple.
16th Apr '17 4:58:59 PM Imaginos1892
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-->'''Sheridan''': "Give it everything you've got!"
-->'''Lennier''': "If I were holding anything back, I would tell you."
4th Mar '17 11:07:57 AM nombretomado
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** MarkTwain

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** MarkTwainCreator/MarkTwain
24th Feb '17 11:20:06 PM kensu
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: A meta-example. When it became clear that Warner Brothers wasn't going to fund a fifth season, JerryDoyle put together a plan to finance the show through private investment using connections from his days as a stock-broker. He later noted that almost all of the backers came from SiliconValley. Yes, Jerry Doyle crowdfunded a season of a TV show in 1997! Straczynski didn't take the offer seriously, and settled for an agreement with TNT, who had already bought the reruns, to finance the fifth season (albeit at a reduced rate, causing a money crunch). That agreement ended up causing significant grief, and lead to the spin-off being canceled before a single episode aired.
15th Feb '17 4:36:17 PM Specialist290
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** G'Kar would have been subjected to a show-trial and very messy execution [[spoiler: had the trial not actually been part of Londo's plot to do the emperor in]]

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** G'Kar would have been subjected to Londo and Emperor Cartagia plan a show-trial and very messy execution for G'Kar once he's captured. [[spoiler: Cartagia would have carried it off had the trial not actually been part of Londo's plot to do the emperor in]]in.]]
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