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* [[Characters/BabylonFiveLeagueOfNonAllignedWorlds League of Non-Alligned Worlds]]


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''No one here is exactly what they appear.''


''No ->''"No one here is exactly what they appear.''"''
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* [[Characters/BabylonFiveTheRangers]]


* [[Characters/BabylonFiveTheRangers]][[Characters/BabylonFiveTheRangers Rangers]]
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[[folder:The Shadows]]

[[WMG:Shadows in general]]

->''What do you want?''

* AbusivePrecursors
* BigBad
* BigCreepyCrawlies
* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Can normally only be seen by telepaths.
* CatchPhrase: What do you want?
* EldritchAbomination: It's unclear if they '''fully''' qualify for this, but they certainly like to present themselves this way.
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler:They honestly believe in helping and nurturing the younger races by turning them against each other and making them kill each other so that the 'strongest' survive.]]
** {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler:They take it poorly when people decide they want to be free themselves and don't want their 'help'.]]
* [[spoiler:GoneHorriblyRight]]: The Shadows believe that conflict is key to helping younger races evolve. [[spoiler: They are indirectly responsible for Sheridan so evolving, due in part to his decision to kick the Shadows out of the galaxy.]]
* HigherTechSpecies[=/=]SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Borderline. Unlike Vorlons, Shadows need ships.
* HumanResources
* InsectoidAliens
* LaserBlade: Their unique space combat tactics, where their large battleships extrude an EnergyWeapon beam and slash other ships with it like a sword, instead of just shooting them.
* ManipulativeBastard
* SocialDarwinist
* StarfishAlien
* UltimateEvil

[[WMG: Mr Morden (Ed Wasser)]]

->''Yes. I think he's ready...perfect for our needs... He suspects nothing. When the time is right, Ambassador Mollari will do exactly as we wish. Destiny is on our side.''

* AffablyEvil
* BadassInANiceSuit
* TheCorrupter
* [[spoiler:DecapitationPresentation: As Morden's final want fulfillment for Vir, courtesy of Londo.]]
* DealWithTheDevil
* DevilInPlainSight
* FakingAmnesia
* TheHandler
* ManipulativeBastard
* MouthOfSauron
* NoNameGiven
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: After Sheridan nukes the Shadows' capital city, hope is expressed that Mr. Morden will never be seen again. He shows up in the ''very next scene'', burnt to a crisp (and [[{{Squick}} flaking]]), but still very much alive and ambulatory.
* OffWithHisHead: Londo's "present" to Vir.
* ProphecyTwist : All the people who express a wish to him get what they want. Londo gets the temporary rise of the Centauri; G'kar gets revenge on the Centauri, and Vir gets revenge on Morden. Only Vir is pleased with his wish in the long run.
* RedFilterOfDoom : The lights and surrounding ambience would darken and redden around him during some of his more adversarial encounters with characters (such as with Londo when their relations were strained, in "Interludes and Examinations").
* SmugSnake
* ThatManIsDead
* UnexplainedRecovery

[[WMG:Justin (Jeff Correy)]]

->''I am with them. Same group, different department. Think of me as a sort of middle man. And the name is Justin...''

* AffablyEvil
* BerserkButton: A minor one, but the "Vorlon question" vexes him so he [[Doublespeak doesn't give a straight answer]].
* TheCorrupter: Though he fails in his attempt to corrupt Sheridan.
* EvilCounterpart: Sheridan's "equal and opposite" since he does all his work behind the scenes. He coordinates the human agents of the Shadows.
* EvilEyebrows
* EvilOldFolks
* JoinOrDie: After dropping the CoolOldGuy WeCanRuleTogether speech he pretty much threats Sheridan
* MouthOfSauron
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Offers tea to Sheridan.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans

[[WMG: Anna Sheridan (Beth Toussant, Melissa Gilbert)]]

* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* CameBackWrong
* AFateWorseThanDeath: Forcibly placed in a Shadow vessel. Her personality was completely [[EmptyShell erased]] and replaced with one subservient to the Shadows.
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HotScientist
* TheOtherDarrin




->''Our Last Best hope For Peace''

* CityOfAdventure
* CityOfSpies
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Each Babylon station was evidently painted in a different color scheme. The first Babylon station was red, Babylon 4 was green, and Babylon 5 was blue.
** Likewise, each section of the station was color-coded. Blue Sector is for administration, docking bays, and Medlabs. Red Sector was the main living area, with markets and housing. Green Sector contained the hydroponic gardens for food and oxygen, as well as recreation areas. Grey Sector contained all the station's heavy machinery. Inside of Grey Sector is Yellow Sector, which contains the fusion power plant. Finally, there's Brown sector, which contains maintenance and reclamation, but is best known for Downbelow, where B5's transient population lives.
* GovernmentInExile: Not only served as a human government in exile, but harbored the Narn government in exile, and what was [[TropesAreFlexible almost but not quite]] a Minbari government in exile.
** More specifically, Delenn was using it as a base for the Rangers and as an aid to waging war against The Shadows with the Grey Council in abeyance.
* HomeBase
* LandOfOneCity: 3-4 seasons
* NotSoSafeHarbor
* SpaceStation
* TruceZone

[[WMG:Marcus Cole (Jason Carter)]]

->''Where I come from is a much more interesting place.''

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The TropeNamer (he didn't say it, but the speaker was referencing him).
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted.
* TheAtoner: His younger brother, who was a Ranger, came to warn him about an attack; he didn't believe it, leading to his brother's death. This led him to join the Rangers.
* BadassBeard
* BadassBookworm
* BadassLongcoat
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ivanova.
* CelibateHero
* CulturedBadass
** HeartbrokenBadass
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Susan Ivanova.
* DoomedHometown
* GentlemanSnarker
* GoingNative: He is more comfortable acting Minbari then acting human.
* KnightInSourArmor
** KnightInShiningArmor too: He has a poetically idealistic personality.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: With Ivanova.
* OppositesAttract: With Ivanova.
* ThePaladin
* SlapSlapKiss: With Ivanova. [[spoiler: though just as they were getting to the 'kiss' part...he died.]]
* StepfordSnarker
* ThoseTwoGuys: Whenver paired with Franklin on a mission.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Ivanova.
* WarriorPoet
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Ivanova.

[[WMG: David Mckintyre AKA "King Arthur"]]

->''No man takes Excalibur away from me and lives!''

* TheAtoner
* BashBrothers: Briefly with G'Kar.
** Evolves into FireForgedFriends when [[spoiler: Mckintyre, having gained closure and resumed his normal identity, leaves the station with G'Kar to help aid and advise the Narn Resistance]].
* BullyHunter: "And they made a very satisfying thump"
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* {{Forgiveness}}: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Between him and Delenn]]. He was actually the man who fired the first shot of the Earth-Minbari war and she was the deciding vote for the Minbari declaration of war.
* ILikeSwords
* JustFollowingOrders: When he fired on the Minbari fleet.
* KingInTheMountain: Subverted. He only thought he was King Arthur. Marcus Cole did suggest that he might actually be King Arthur, preserved by the Vorlons, but that was a red herring.
* KnightInShiningArmor.
* MysteriousPast
* NotSoDifferent: With Delenn. Perhaps Marcus too in a different way.
* ShellShockedVeteran
* SpaceMarine: in his MysteriousPast
* TraumaInducedAmnesia

[[WMG: Lorien (Wayne Alexander)]]

->''Why are you here?''

* [[CoolOldGuy Cool ''Really'' Old Guy]]
* DeusExMachina
* EnergyBeing
* FlatCharacter
* {{Immortality}}
* LastOfHisKind
* TheObiWan
* TheOlderImmortal: The first of his species were born immortal and he is the oldest of them and claims to be the first sentient being in the galaxy.
* {{Precursors}}: (Lorien has referred to himself as '''''the''''' First One. His race was the one that taught and guided the races that eventually became known as the First Ones.)
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens
* TimeAbyss: His claims to being the first sentient being in the galaxy and to remember when the Earth was forming.

[[WMG: Draal (Louis Turenne, John Schuck)]]

->''I don't like surprises!''

* HumanityIsInfectious: He likes the hokey-pokey after hearing it just once.
* LargeHam: Louis Turenne as Draal is rather subtle, but John Schuck loves to project his voice.
* ManInTheMachine: Draal replaces the caretaker of the Great Machine of Epsilon 3 which the station is close to.
* TheOtherDarrin: First played by Louis Turenne, but in future appearances as John Schuck. It is explained that the Great Machine rejuvenated his body.

[[WMG: Zathras (Tim Choate)]]

->''No one listens. It is good that Zathras does not mind, he has even come to like it.''

* BackupTwin: ''''''''Ten'''''''', well nine Zathras are alive. After one went back in time, the other eight remained in the present. All look the same and all named Zathras. The one who died, "Zathras warn Zathras, but Zathras never listen to Zathras."
* DittoAliens
* DitzyGenius: To whom else could anyone entrust a [[spoiler: time machine]]?
* TheEeyore
-->''Very sad life. Probably have very sad death. At least there is symmetry.''
* HarsherInHindsight: One of Zathras's most memorable lines is "[Zathras] probably have very sad death." The actor playing him, Tim Choate, died in a motorcycle accident.
* LostInTranslation: Zathras' attempts to explain that his name is pronounced quite differently from his brother's, Zathras.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: When trying to explain to Ivanova that they can't possibly run out of time, because time is infinite. He somehow concludes with "This... is wrong tool. ''Never use this.''"
** [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes a sort of sense in context]]. Zathras was searching for the tools and components to fix Sheridan's time stabilizer. Ivanova was being impatient and said that they were "running out of time". Zathras was, in his unique manner, basically replying that time wasn't the major issue; he, a finite being like Ivanova, had finite capabilities, and needed the right tools for the job before he could actually tackle the problem.
--->''Cannot run out of time. There is ''infinite'' time. ''You'' are finite. ''Zathras'' is finite. ''This''...is wrong tool.''
* PlanetOfSteves: Zathras is one of many brothers, all named Zathras.
* ThinkingOutLoud: A lot of Zathras' lines come across as him talking to himself at normal conversation level. Perhaps {{Justified}}, as his brother Zathras later says that they lead rather lonely lives.
* ThirdPersonPerson

[[WMG: The Raiders]]

* CombatPragmatist: They are badly outmatched in any fight with Earth Force. Thus, they prefer hit-and-fade attacks against soft targets such as merchant ships, and will only fight Earth Force units if they have no other choice or if they have [[ZergRush overwhelming numbers.]]
* CurbStompBattle: The first time the Shadows make an appearance.
** Most times that we ever see them get cornered into a fight with Earth Force crews. The Starfury is shown to be far superior in pretty much every aspect to their ships. WordOfGod is that the Raiders, unlike the Starfuries, are built to maneuver in atmosphere as well as space, while the standard Starfury was built specifically for space.
* GunshipRescue: Invoked twice, when a larger ship is brought in to reinforce them or to help them escape. Both ships are destroyed or disabled soon after.
* SpacePirates
* StarterVillain: While they appear a COUPLE of times afterwards, they stop being a major threat after the Shadows appear.

[[WMG: The Streib]]

-->''Their last expedition was into Minbari space. We tracked them back to their homeworld...and made sure they understood the depth of their mistake.''

Aliens who kidnap others in order to experiment on them.

* AlienAbduction
* TheGreys
* MuggingTheMonster: Both when trying to kidnap Minbari and trying to kidnap humans. The Minbari were [[{{Understatement}} rather vindictive about it.]]

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