History Headscratchers / Lexx

12th Nov '15 9:52:04 AM WarriorsGate
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*** Plus, ''Potatohoe'', an isolated space Idaho where everybody speaks perfect American English. It's just that kind of show.

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*** Plus, ''Potatohoe'', an isolated space Idaho where everybody speaks perfect American English.with an exact replica of 1960s NASA. It's just that kind of show.
12th Nov '15 9:50:50 AM WarriorsGate
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*** Kai is also a reanimated dead body. So his corpse probably wouldn't retain his 'soul', or whatever it is that actually goes to Fire and Water. Indeed, everyone treats it as perfectly plausible that a living Kai would be on Water (despite it actually being Prince).



** Sex and death are so often associated with each other that the French literally call an orgasm ''le petit morte'' -- "the little death". It's just a fairly common bit of symbolism.



** The existence of Prince, Fire and Water, and Oberon, et al. confirms that there are spiritual powers in the universes, so humanity may have a divine origin, created across multiple worlds. There is also the idea that there are only a limited number of human forms, such as the Stanley doppleganger in Season 4, so perhaps a majority of planets happen to evolve sentient life on the same exact human template along a hypercharged version of EvolutionaryLevels. And these can be combined in a theistic evolution type dealy. But it's probably just best to accept it as part of the setting's ScienceFantasy; even though the Brunnen-G seem to a very non-terrestrial culture (other than Poetman's weird tuxedo), the Light Zone somehow spawned the highly WASPy name of Stanley Tweedle and every single person in the two universes speak English except on Earth, sometimes with inexplicable German accents.

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** The existence of Prince, Fire and Water, and Oberon, et al. confirms that there are spiritual powers in the universes, so humanity may have a divine origin, created across multiple worlds. There is also the idea that there are only a limited number of human forms, such as the Stanley doppleganger in Season 4, so perhaps a majority of planets happen to evolve sentient life on the same exact human template along a hypercharged version of EvolutionaryLevels. And these can be combined in a theistic evolution type dealy. But it's probably just best to accept it as part of the setting's ScienceFantasy; even though the Brunnen-G seem to a very non-terrestrial culture (other than Poetman's weird tuxedo), the Light Zone somehow spawned the highly WASPy name of Stanley Tweedle and every single person in the two universes speak English except on Earth, sometimes with inexplicable German accents.accents.
*** Plus, ''Potatohoe'', an isolated space Idaho where everybody speaks perfect American English. It's just that kind of show.
20th Feb '15 8:34:09 PM MatthewTheRaven
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* Where exactly do humans come from in this show if not Earth?

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* Where exactly do humans come from in this show if not Earth?Earth?
** The existence of Prince, Fire and Water, and Oberon, et al. confirms that there are spiritual powers in the universes, so humanity may have a divine origin, created across multiple worlds. There is also the idea that there are only a limited number of human forms, such as the Stanley doppleganger in Season 4, so perhaps a majority of planets happen to evolve sentient life on the same exact human template along a hypercharged version of EvolutionaryLevels. And these can be combined in a theistic evolution type dealy. But it's probably just best to accept it as part of the setting's ScienceFantasy; even though the Brunnen-G seem to a very non-terrestrial culture (other than Poetman's weird tuxedo), the Light Zone somehow spawned the highly WASPy name of Stanley Tweedle and every single person in the two universes speak English except on Earth, sometimes with inexplicable German accents.
6th Nov '14 3:14:25 PM MFLuder
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** This was actually explained when they discovered it. It's an accident, a loophole, due to the fact that the moment of death triggers the height of sexual ecstasy so the Key reacts to both as they have identical experiences.

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** This was actually explained when they discovered it. It's an accident, a loophole, due to the fact that the moment of death triggers the height of sexual ecstasy so the Key reacts to both as they have identical experiences.experiences.
* Where exactly do humans come from in this show if not Earth?
11th Mar '14 6:07:21 AM fulltimeD
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* Is everybody who looks human actually "human"? Gigerota is referred to as human by most reference sources but this was never actually stated, and she has a long, worm like, prehensile tongue with sharp teeth of its own which could be an addition she had made to her body to suit her cannibalistic impulses or a natural trait of people from her planet. Whether she is unique or not, and whether she is human or not, is never made clear. In the first movie there is also a blue-skinned humanoid fellow on the prisoner transport. Other populations of planets in Series 1 and 2 are referred to as human, as well as inhabitants of the Dark Zone like the people of Earth and the Brunnen-G before they migrated. The Brunnen-G are specifically referred to as a "culture" and sometimes a "race" of humans, not a separate species, even though they originated in a parallel universe. Actual aliens in ''Lexx'' tend to be nonhumanoid, like the Insects, Cluster Lizards, the Worms from "Eating Pattern," and Lyekka's plant people. In the case of Lyekka, and the Insects, they could take on human form, but their actual nature was clearly alien. And what about "Queen" from Season 3 (Gigerrota's afterlife alter-ego)? Modified human or something else altogether? The only other non-humans who take human form are supernatural entities like Prince and all the inhabitants of the afterlife, who may or may not be considered "human" still.
** There are numerous references to unseen, presumably alien creatures, such as in Schlemmie's speech recounting his sexual history in "Luvliner" like a race of "Ape-men" and other throwaway references to presumably non-human life.

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* Is everybody who looks human actually "human"? Gigerota is referred to as human by most reference sources but this was never actually stated, and she has a long, worm like, prehensile tongue with sharp teeth of its own which could be an addition she had made to her body to suit her cannibalistic impulses or a natural trait of people from her planet. Whether she is unique or not, and whether she is human or not, is never made clear. In the first movie there is also a blue-skinned humanoid fellow on the prisoner transport. Other populations of planets in Series 1 and 2 are referred to as human, as well as inhabitants of the Dark Zone like the people of Earth and the Brunnen-G before they migrated. The Brunnen-G are specifically referred to as a "culture" and sometimes a "race" of humans, not a separate species, even though they originated in a parallel universe. Actual aliens in ''Lexx'' tend to be nonhumanoid, like the Insects, Cluster Lizards, the Worms from "Eating Pattern," and Lyekka's plant people. In the case of Lyekka, and the Insects, they could take on human form, but their actual nature was clearly alien. And what about "Queen" from Season 3 (Gigerrota's afterlife alter-ego)? Modified human or something else altogether? The only other non-humans who take human form are supernatural entities like Prince and all the inhabitants of the afterlife, who may or may not be considered "human" still.
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still. There are also numerous references to unseen, presumably alien creatures, such as in Schlemmie's speech recounting his sexual history in "Luvliner" like a race of "Ape-men" and a "furry nympho leper" and other throwaway references to presumably non-human life.''sounding'' life... but then again in the context of the show, these could easily be human subspecies or something similar.
11th Mar '14 6:05:34 AM fulltimeD
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* Is everybody who looks human actually "human"? Gigerota is referred to as human by most reference sources but this was never actually stated, and she has a long, worm like, prehensile tongue with sharp teeth of its own which could be an addition she had made to her body to suit her cannibalistic impulses or a natural trait of people from her planet. Whether she is unique or not, and whether she is human or not, is never made clear. In the first movie there is also a blue-skinned humanoid fellow on the prisoner transport. Other populations of planets in Series 1 and 2 are referred to as human, as well as inhabitants of the Dark Zone like the people of Earth and the Brunnen-G before they migrated. The Brunnen-G are specifically referred to as a "culture" and sometimes a "race" of humans, not a separate species, even though they originated in a parallel universe. Actual aliens in ''Lexx'' tend to be nonhumanoid, like the Insects, the Worms from "Eating Pattern," and Lyekka's plant people. In the case of Lyekka, and the Insects, they could take on human form, but their actual nature was clearly alien. And what about "Queen" from Season 3 (Gigerrota's afterlife alter-ego)? Modified human or something else altogether. The only other non-humans who take human form are supernatural entities like Prince and all the inhabitants of the afterlife, who may or may not be considered "human" still.

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* Is everybody who looks human actually "human"? Gigerota is referred to as human by most reference sources but this was never actually stated, and she has a long, worm like, prehensile tongue with sharp teeth of its own which could be an addition she had made to her body to suit her cannibalistic impulses or a natural trait of people from her planet. Whether she is unique or not, and whether she is human or not, is never made clear. In the first movie there is also a blue-skinned humanoid fellow on the prisoner transport. Other populations of planets in Series 1 and 2 are referred to as human, as well as inhabitants of the Dark Zone like the people of Earth and the Brunnen-G before they migrated. The Brunnen-G are specifically referred to as a "culture" and sometimes a "race" of humans, not a separate species, even though they originated in a parallel universe. Actual aliens in ''Lexx'' tend to be nonhumanoid, like the Insects, Cluster Lizards, the Worms from "Eating Pattern," and Lyekka's plant people. In the case of Lyekka, and the Insects, they could take on human form, but their actual nature was clearly alien. And what about "Queen" from Season 3 (Gigerrota's afterlife alter-ego)? Modified human or something else altogether. altogether? The only other non-humans who take human form are supernatural entities like Prince and all the inhabitants of the afterlife, who may or may not be considered "human" still.
11th Mar '14 6:04:26 AM fulltimeD
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* Is everybody "human"? Gigerota is referred to as human by most reference sources but this was never actually stated, and she has a long, worm like, prehensile tongue with sharp teeth of its own which could be an addition she had made to her body to suit her cannibalistic impulses or a natural trait of people from her planet, but whether she is unique or not, and whether she is human or not, is never made clear. In the first movie there is also a blue-skinned humanoid fellow on the prisoner transport. Other populations of planets in Series 1 and 2 are referred to as human, as well as inhabitants of the Dark Zone like the people of Earth and the Brunnen-G before they migrated. The Brunnen-G are specifically referred to as a "culture" and sometimes a "race" of humans, not a separate species, even though they originated in a parallel universe. Actual aliens in ''Lexx'' tend to be nonhumanoid, like the Insects, the Worms from "Eating Pattern," and Lyekka's plant people. In the case of Lyekka, and the Insects, they could take on human form, but their actual nature was clearly alien. And what about "Queen" from Season 3 (Gigerrota's afterlife alter-ego)? Modified human or something else altogether. The only other non-humans who take human form are supernatural entities like Prince and all the inhabitants of the afterlife, who may or may not be considered "human" still.

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* Is everybody who looks human actually "human"? Gigerota is referred to as human by most reference sources but this was never actually stated, and she has a long, worm like, prehensile tongue with sharp teeth of its own which could be an addition she had made to her body to suit her cannibalistic impulses or a natural trait of people from her planet, but whether planet. Whether she is unique or not, and whether she is human or not, is never made clear. In the first movie there is also a blue-skinned humanoid fellow on the prisoner transport. Other populations of planets in Series 1 and 2 are referred to as human, as well as inhabitants of the Dark Zone like the people of Earth and the Brunnen-G before they migrated. The Brunnen-G are specifically referred to as a "culture" and sometimes a "race" of humans, not a separate species, even though they originated in a parallel universe. Actual aliens in ''Lexx'' tend to be nonhumanoid, like the Insects, the Worms from "Eating Pattern," and Lyekka's plant people. In the case of Lyekka, and the Insects, they could take on human form, but their actual nature was clearly alien. And what about "Queen" from Season 3 (Gigerrota's afterlife alter-ego)? Modified human or something else altogether. The only other non-humans who take human form are supernatural entities like Prince and all the inhabitants of the afterlife, who may or may not be considered "human" still.still.
** There are numerous references to unseen, presumably alien creatures, such as in Schlemmie's speech recounting his sexual history in "Luvliner" like a race of "Ape-men" and other throwaway references to presumably non-human life.
11th Mar '14 6:01:57 AM fulltimeD
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* Is everybody "human"? Gigerota is referred to as human by most reference sources but this was never actually stated, and she has a long, worm like, prehensile tongue with sharp teeth of its own which could be an addition she had made to her body to suit her cannibalistic impulses or a natural trait of people from her planet, but whether she is unique or not, and whether she is human or not, is never made clear. In the first movie there is also a blue-skinned humanoid fellow on the prisoner transport. Other populations of planets in Series 1 and 2 are referred to as human, as well as inhabitants of the Dark Zone like the people of Earth and the Brunnen-G before they migrated. The Brunnen-G are specifically referred to as a "culture" and sometimes a "race" of humans, not a separate species, even though they originated in a parallel universe. Actual aliens in ''Lexx'' tend to be nonhumanoid, like the Insects, the Worms from "Eating Pattern," and Lyekka's plant people. In the case of Lyekka, and the Insects, they could take on human form, but their actual nature was clearly alien. And what about "Queen" from Season 3 (Gigerrota's afterlife alter-ego)? Modified human or something else altogether. The only other non-humans who take human form are supernatural entities like Prince and all the inhabitants of the afterlife, who may or may not be considered "human" still.
2nd Aug '13 9:40:31 PM GiantSpaceChinchilla
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*** there is a [[GeneticMemory trope]] for that
4th Jun '13 2:42:02 PM timemonkey
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* It makes perfect sense for the key to the Lexx to jump to a new host at the moment of death - but why should the height of sexual ecstasy do the same? What function could that serve?

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** It seems to be a unique situation, Fire and Water were trapped in a form of mystical balance, Xev upset the balance by destroying Fire so the balance was reset by destroying Water.
* It makes perfect sense for the key to the Lexx to jump to a new host at the moment of death - but why should the height of sexual ecstasy do the same? What function could that serve?serve?
** This was actually explained when they discovered it. It's an accident, a loophole, due to the fact that the moment of death triggers the height of sexual ecstasy so the Key reacts to both as they have identical experiences.
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