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19th Aug '16 4:33:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledInSpace: Think ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' in space, combined with Lovecraft in space, combined with Creator/JRRTolkien in space.
** The Babylon 5 Advisory Council and the League of Non-Aligned Worlds was [[InvokedTrope purposely designed]] to be the UnitedNations IN SPACE!

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Think ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' in space, combined with Lovecraft in space, combined with Creator/JRRTolkien in space.
** The Babylon 5 Advisory Council and the League of Non-Aligned Worlds was [[InvokedTrope purposely designed]] to be the UnitedNations UsefulNotes/UnitedNations IN SPACE!
6th Aug '16 2:48:50 PM morenohijazo
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* ScavengersAreScum: Averted. While the Pak'ma'ra come in for some FantasticRacism (in part because they smell bad from eating carrion), they're no more inherently good or evil than any other species, and join the Army of Light in the later seasons.
3rd Aug '16 5:22:27 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: [[invoked]] When Vir becomes the Centauri Ambassador to Minbar, Londo keeps offering him advice on how to phrase his reports, much to Vir's chagrin.
--> '''Londo:''' Say instead "They are a decadent people, interested only in the pursuit of...of dubious pleasures." The "dubious" part is very important. It doesn't mean anything, but it scares them every time.
** When Vir finally presents his report, he learns that the Centaurum would have preferred the original, more straightforward report that Vir had put together originally. Thankfully, they also realized that Vir [[ExecutiveMeddling wasn't responsible for the final content of the report]].


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* UnwantedAssistance: [[invoked]] When Vir becomes the Centauri Ambassador to Minbar, Londo keeps offering him advice on how to phrase his reports, much to Vir's chagrin.
--> '''Londo:''' Say instead "They are a decadent people, interested only in the pursuit of...of dubious pleasures." The "dubious" part is very important. It doesn't mean anything, but it scares them every time.
** When Vir finally presents his report, he learns that the Centaurum would have preferred the original, more straightforward report that Vir had put together originally. Thankfully, they also realized that Vir [[ExecutiveMeddling wasn't responsible for the final content of the report]].
27th Jul '16 10:25:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Room 101}}: In "Intersections In Real Time" those who are tortured but prove to be unbreakable, unwilling to do as the Government says, are sent to Room 17. Unfortunately for those sent there, the interrogators are DangerouslyGenreSavvy. So what is behind that door is [[spoiler:a room with a chair for them to sit in. The same type of chair they sat in before. The stretcher they were brought in on becomes the table for a new interrogator to sit at and start the process all over again. What this room takes from you is not death, but hope of some form of escape from this place. It reveals there is no escape and no hope.]]

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* {{Room 101}}: In "Intersections In Real Time" those who are tortured but prove to be unbreakable, unwilling to do as the Government says, are sent to Room 17. Unfortunately for those sent there, the interrogators are DangerouslyGenreSavvy.very cunning. So what is behind that door is [[spoiler:a room with a chair for them to sit in. The same type of chair they sat in before. The stretcher they were brought in on becomes the table for a new interrogator to sit at and start the process all over again. What this room takes from you is not death, but hope of some form of escape from this place. It reveals there is no escape and no hope.]]
26th Jul '16 6:28:26 AM AFP
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* ShootTheBullet: For the most part, DeflectorShields do not exist in this setting. A common method of defending against incoming fire is to shoot it down using weapons known as Interceptors. Interceptors can be overwhelmed by [[MoreDakka sufficient weight of fire]], especially if they are also having to deal with enemy fighters (which are easy pickings for the Interceptors, but if not targeted, can destroy anti-ship weapons and other systems).
14th Jul '16 10:41:04 AM morenohijazo
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* SpecialEffectBranding: Ships from every power look far different from each other, and even their propulsion systems and weapons are different, making the species owning them readily identifiable once they're introduced.
29th Jun '16 4:58:19 AM passivesmoking
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** Lorien seems to hold this attitude towards the Shadows, who insist on making Z'Ha'Dum their capital because he happens to be there.
--> '''Lorien''': They think they are showing respect. They do not understand.



** Lorien seems to hold this attitude towards the Shadows, who insist on making Z'Ha'Dum their capital because he happens to be there.
--> '''Lorien''': They think they are showing respect. They do not understand.
29th Jun '16 4:57:41 AM passivesmoking
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** Lorien seems to hold this attitude towards the Shadows, who insist on making Z'Ha'Dum their capital because he happens to be there.
--> '''Lorien''': They think they are showing respect. They do not understand.
29th Jun '16 4:52:49 AM passivesmoking
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** General Robert Lefcourt considers Sheridan to be one, admits to holding some admiration for the man even if he staunchly disagrees on the topic of a soldier's duty to a corrupt government, and manages to avoid several (but not all) of Sheridan's gambits by thinking like him.
29th Jun '16 4:08:55 AM passivesmoking
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** The Shadow war is resolved in this way [[spoiler: when the protagonists realise that the shadows and Vorlons have lost their way and tell them so in no uncertain terms]], though in this case it's talking them into leaving rather than dying.
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