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22nd Sep '17 7:46:36 PM nombretomado
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* WarriorPoet: Of the main cast, G'Kar, Sinclair, and Marcus are the most stand-out examples. G'Kar is a former [[LaResistance resistance]] leader who unwittingly becomes a major religious figure. Sinclair considers himself a fighter pilot first and foremost, likes to read Tennyson, quotes Shakespeare, and spent a few years training to become as Jesuit[[note]]a Catholic Order who themselves were founded by {{Warrior Poet}}s)[[/note]] [[spoiler: who would go back in time and ''intentionally'' become a major religious figure.]] Marcus is a Ranger, also quotes Creator/{{Shakespeare}}, and is familiar with ArthurianLegend. [[spoiler: He becomes a very minor religious figure in the DistantFinale.]]

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* WarriorPoet: Of the main cast, G'Kar, Sinclair, and Marcus are the most stand-out examples. G'Kar is a former [[LaResistance resistance]] leader who unwittingly becomes a major religious figure. Sinclair considers himself a fighter pilot first and foremost, likes to read Tennyson, quotes Shakespeare, and spent a few years training to become as Jesuit[[note]]a Catholic Order who themselves were founded by {{Warrior Poet}}s)[[/note]] [[spoiler: who would go back in time and ''intentionally'' become a major religious figure.]] Marcus is a Ranger, also quotes Creator/{{Shakespeare}}, and is familiar with ArthurianLegend.Myth/ArthurianLegend. [[spoiler: He becomes a very minor religious figure in the DistantFinale.]]
31st Aug '17 8:13:54 PM AFP
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* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: Almost every time someone has to leave the station urgently, someone tells them that "the next transport to X leaves in one hour." then suddenly someone says it is in 2 hours.

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* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: JMS is TropeNamer. This happens to be how fast Starfury fighters travel at. More than once this allows them to show up just in the nick of time.
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Almost every time someone has to leave the station urgently, someone tells them that "the next transport to X leaves in one hour." then suddenly someone says it is in 2 hours.
7th Aug '17 6:29:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* TreacheryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Michael Garibaldi finds himself on both sides of this. At the end of the first season, he's shot InTheBack by his second, Jack. When it comes to light, he goes to confront him, demanding to know why, and promising to be the one to push the button when Jack's ThrownOutTheAirlock. In the fourth season, Garibaldi, [[spoiler:who's been programmed by Bester's telepaths]], arranges for Sheridan to be apprehended by [[PresidentEvil Clark]] loyalists. When she hears about it, Ivanova [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness orders Garibaldi shot on sight if he ever shows his face again]].
27th Jul '17 3:17:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TrapIsTheOnlyOption: In the season 3 finale, Sheridan is GenreSavvy to see [[spoiler:his wife Anna asking him to go to Z'ha'dum is likely a trap. But he wanted to go to try and avert a future and to make the Shadows pay for destroying the woman his wife was and leaving this flesh puppet behind]]. On the planet, when it is affirmed [[spoiler:his Anna is truly gone]], [[DoNotGoGentle Sheridan proves he is not one to be]] [[NukeEm underestimated or tricked with such a tactic]]

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* TrapIsTheOnlyOption: In the season 3 finale, Sheridan is GenreSavvy to see sees [[spoiler:his wife Anna asking him to go to Z'ha'dum is likely a trap. But he wanted to go to try and avert a future and to make the Shadows pay for destroying the woman his wife was and leaving this flesh puppet behind]]. On the planet, when it is affirmed [[spoiler:his Anna is truly gone]], [[DoNotGoGentle Sheridan proves he is not one to be]] [[NukeEm underestimated or tricked with such a tactic]]
13th Jun '17 10:08:13 AM TheWanderer
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* SelfPoisoningGambit: The interrogator from "Intersections in Real Time" uses this trope, AcquiredPoisonImmunity, and some ExactWords to get Sheridan to eat a sandwich that will make Sheridan sick.
10th Jun '17 4:19:43 PM AFP
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* StealthPun: In "A View From The Gallery", the station's defense grid fails during an alien attack. A maintenance tech digs around inside and removes an alien roach-analogue that had gotten in there, and the system comes back online. He debugged the computer.
10th May '17 7:04:16 AM ThSpeck
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* UndyingLoyalty: Lennier and Vir. Ivaniva too, and Na'Toth. In fact pretty much every major character's second (except for [[spoiler: Garibaldi's, who in fact turns out to be TheMole and shoots him in the back]])

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* UndyingLoyalty: Lennier and Vir. Ivaniva Ivanova too, and Na'Toth. In fact pretty much every major character's second (except for [[spoiler: Garibaldi's, who in fact turns out to be TheMole and shoots him in the back]])
10th May '17 6:57:24 AM ThSpeck
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* TrapIsTheOnlyOption: In the season 3 finale, Sheridan is GenreSavvy to see [[spoiler:his wife Anna asking him to go to Z'ha'dum is likely a trap. But he wanted to go to try and avert a future and to make the Shadows pay for destroying the woman his wife was and leaving this flesh puppet behind]]. On the planet, when it is affirmed [[spoiler:his Anna is truly gone]], [[DoNotGoGentle Sheridan proves he is not one to be]] [[NukeEm underestimated or tricked with such a tactic

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* TrapIsTheOnlyOption: In the season 3 finale, Sheridan is GenreSavvy to see [[spoiler:his wife Anna asking him to go to Z'ha'dum is likely a trap. But he wanted to go to try and avert a future and to make the Shadows pay for destroying the woman his wife was and leaving this flesh puppet behind]]. On the planet, when it is affirmed [[spoiler:his Anna is truly gone]], [[DoNotGoGentle Sheridan proves he is not one to be]] [[NukeEm underestimated or tricked with such a tactictactic]]
14th Mar '17 2:05:03 PM Ciara25
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Adira Tyree only appears in one episode [[spoiler: and dies before her next 'appearance', but her death incites Londo to frame Refa, who he believes was responsible for it, and join forces once more with Morden -- who actually ''was'' responsible for it.]]
17th Feb '17 1:12:46 PM JustTroper
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* TeasingFromBehindTheLanguageBarrier: In one episode Marcus Cole told Susan Ivanova "You are the most beautiful woman I've ever met." in Minbari, saying that it was a Minbari greeting. In a [[BrickJoke later episode]], it's revealed that Ivanova has an [[PhotographicMemory eidetic memory]], and in that time she's actually learned a bit more Minbari, enough to know what it really means.
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