History BabylonFive / TropesIToP

8th May '18 1:25:32 AM Divra
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** Among the human main characters: Sinclair is a Catholic, and was instructed by Jesuits as an adolescent. Ivanova is a practicing Jew, having reconnected with her faith in the first season. Franklin is a Foundationist, a syncretic future religion which holds that all the galaxy's existing faiths reflect some part of a greater truth. Garibaldi is agnostic but was RaisedCatholic. Zack Allen's religion is unknown, but he believes in Heaven. Sheridan doesn't follow an organised religion, describing his beliefs as "eclectic".

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** Among the human main characters: Sinclair is a Catholic, and was instructed by Jesuits as an adolescent. Ivanova is a practicing former lapsed Jew, having reconnected whose re-connection with her faith is a large part of her character arc in the first season. Franklin is a Foundationist, a syncretic future religion which holds that all the galaxy's existing faiths reflect some part of a greater truth. Garibaldi is agnostic but was RaisedCatholic. Zack Allen's religion is unknown, but he believes in Heaven. Sheridan doesn't follow an organised religion, describing his beliefs as "eclectic".
31st Jan '18 7:46:01 PM AFP
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** Subverted with the Centauri, who initially claimed that the human race was a lost Centauri tribe. It wasn't until human scientists finally managed to get their hands on some Centauri DNA and other biological data that it became obvious that, [[HumanAliens superficial similarities]] aside, there was no commonality between Centauri and Humans. The Centauri passed this off as a "clerical error".

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** Subverted with the Centauri, who initially claimed that the human race was a lost Centauri tribe. It wasn't until human scientists finally managed to get their hands on some Centauri DNA and other biological data that it became obvious that, [[HumanAliens superficial similarities]] aside, there was no commonality between Centauri and Humans. The Centauri passed this off as a "clerical error". The [[ExpandedUniverse Psi Corps Trilogy of novels]] make it clear that the humans never put much credit to the claim, but went along with it anyways to be polite to the powerful and advanced aliens and see what Earth could get out of it.
31st Jan '18 7:39:50 PM AFP
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** "King Arthur" is an expansive talker, as can be expected. Also, he's played by veteran ham Michael York.

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** "King Arthur" is an expansive talker, as can be expected. Also, he's played by veteran ham Michael York. [[BashBrothers Naturally]], he gets on [[FireForgedFriends famously]] with Citizen G'Kar.
16th Jan '18 3:53:50 PM AFP
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** Talia is able to induce agony in a victim by simply saying the word "pain"...

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** Talia is able to Telepaths can also induce agony in a victim by simply concentrating and saying the word "pain"..."pain". Typically used in life-or-death situations.
** Groups of telepaths, working in sync with eachother, can overwhelm stronger telepaths to similar effects. On one occasion, this went so far as to give Bester the false impression that they had ''tried'' to do this, but failed due to the interference of Talia Winters.
29th Nov '17 5:30:49 PM ErikModi
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*** The Earth Alliance likes lasers and [[MoreDakka pulse cannons]], and combine the two in [[MixAndMatchWeapon Laser/Pulse Arrays.]]

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*** The Earth Alliance likes lasers and [[MoreDakka pulse cannons]], and combine the two in [[MixAndMatchWeapon Laser/Pulse Arrays.]]]] They also have their proprietary [[ShootTheBullet interceptor]] technology, which provides a defensive edge against everyone who doesn't have access to First One levels of technology.
29th Nov '17 2:18:22 PM ErikModi
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*** The Earth Alliance likes lasers and [[MoreDakka pulse cannons]], and combine the two in [[ComboWeapon Laser/Pulse Arrays.]]

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*** The Earth Alliance likes lasers and [[MoreDakka pulse cannons]], and combine the two in [[ComboWeapon [[MixAndMatchWeapon Laser/Pulse Arrays.]]
29th Nov '17 2:17:28 PM ErikModi
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** When it comes to space warfare, [[AllThereInTheManual according to supplementary sources]], each race tends to like a class of weapon, mount mostly that kind on their ships, and have one (or more) proprietary weapons of that type:
*** The Centauri like [[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]] and [[BoringButPractical particle beams]], and have advanced versions of both, including Battle Lasers, particle beam Twin Arrays (shared with some others), and a particle beam Heavy Array (a Twin Array UpToEleven).
*** The Narn like lasers and [[StuffBlowingUp Energy Mines]].
*** The Earth Alliance likes lasers and [[MoreDakka pulse cannons]], and combine the two in [[ComboWeapon Laser/Pulse Arrays.]]
*** Minbari weapons are the same basic laser, particle, and pulse weapons the other races use, but [[HigherTechSpecies more advanced.]]
*** The Drazi like particle beams, [[{{BFG}} the bigger the better.]]
*** The Pak'ma'ra like [[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons.]]
*** The Vree like antimatter weapons. One of their most effective weapons in this category is the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Antimatter Shredder]].
*** The Shadows have their very advanced weapons, including their [[AbsurdCuttingPower Molecular Slicer Beam.]]
*** The Vorlons also have their very advanced weapons, famously their [[LightningGun Lightning Cannons.]]
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]].
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