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3rd Dec '16 9:26:12 PM evanator66
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*** It's mentioned in Season 2 that the station's weapon systems were powerful enough to destroy a cruiser, and presumably they were improved later.
8th Nov '16 4:19:59 PM LorienTheYounger
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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".
25th Oct '16 4:09:32 PM Divra
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** When it comes to human religions, Babylon 5 is shown to be home to a small but thriving community of Dominicans, and is also chosen to host an ecumenical conference which involves a visiting Baptist choir (much to the contemplative Brother Theo's chagrin), and a delegation from the [[AllHailTheGreatGodMickey Church Of Elvis]].
** G'Kar is a figure of some importance among the followers of the Path of G'Quan, and is seen leading ceremonies, studying religious texts and even at one point writing a text of his own.
18th Oct '16 10:48:06 AM VoiceInTheWilderness
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** Sheridan also managed to avert Nightwatch taking over security duties on B5 on the grounds that the order came from Nightwatch, a (supposedly) civilian organisation which therefore had no jurisdiction over the military chain of command.

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** Sheridan also managed to avert Nightwatch taking over security duties on B5 on the grounds that the order came from Nightwatch, the Political Office, a (supposedly) civilian organisation which therefore had no jurisdiction over the military chain of command.
3rd Sep '16 4:30:32 PM AFP
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** This of course might just be because of how divisive the war turned out to be. President Luchenko mentions having to balance the various bitter factions of Earth's government and society after Sheridan's war. She doesn't have the political capital to round up all or even most of the supporters of Clark's old regime without risking a fresh conflict, or further weakening Earth to the point of risking an alien attack. Indeed, the BadFuture in ''Lost Tales'' is potentially due in part to this, with a resurgent Centauri Republic descending upon a declining Earth Alliance like they did the Narn Regime before.
3rd Sep '16 4:19:54 PM AFP
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** In ''The Lost Tales'', the Centauri Prince Vintari has a rather different opinion, singing praises of the elegance of human starship design. Of course, Centauri starship design is all dramatic bird-like curves, [[BlingOfWar painted in hues of red and gold,]] so the heavily-armed utilitarian human ships must have seemed downright exotic in comparison.
31st Jul '16 4:26:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** Many trappings of President Clark's government are copied directly from GeorgeOrwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', right down to the names.

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** Many trappings of President Clark's government are copied directly from GeorgeOrwell's Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', right down to the names.
20th Jul '16 6:54:39 AM Berrenta
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* TheMerch: Lampshaded when Sheridan is forced by [=EarthDome=] to open a gift shop on-board the station. Doubles as a thinly-veiled TakeThat toward the ''Trek'' franchise (see "DuelingShows").

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* TheMerch: Lampshaded [[invoked]]Lampshaded when Sheridan is forced by [=EarthDome=] to open a gift shop on-board the station. Doubles as a thinly-veiled TakeThat toward the ''Trek'' franchise (see "DuelingShows").
3rd Jul '16 2:34:01 AM morenohijazo
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* ProxyWar: The Shadow-Vorlon conflict is one of these turned into a ForeverWar. The two {{Precursor}} races refuse to engage each other directly (apparently due to [[FictionalGenevaConventions some arcane rules of war]] and because their LensmanArmsRace went too far), instead using the younger races as their proxies about every thousand years. This has lasted for hundreds of thousands of years. [[spoiler:It began over an OrderVersusChaos disagreement in their approaches to how to guide the young races: the Vorlons thought orderly development and teaching was the way to help them grow, while the Shadows believed in fomenting conflict out of a SocialDarwinist worldview. It finally ends in season 4 when Sheridan gets the young races to ally and demand ''both'' sides leave them all the hell alone.]]
28th Jun '16 2:55:02 PM passivesmoking
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---> '''Bester''': It takes generations to breed a telepath. [[FantasticRacism Mundanes breed like rabbits]]. Supply and demand. Nothing more, nothing less.
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