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9th Aug '17 9:31:51 PM weirdfantasy
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** And ''then''. There's the fear that the Soul Hunters invoke with just their presence. They like to pop up when they ''know'' someone important is about to die. As in these bastards ''instinctively'' know when someone's gonna die, even if that person has no idea. As individuals, they aren't any less vulnerable than the average intelligent species. However, if one sees their ships hanging around, it isn't because they really want just the one soul; [[OhCrap they're there to mop up all the loose souls once the massacre is over]]. No one takes notice of Soul Hunter ships once the killing begins, and, when it's all over, there's no one around to stop them.
28th Jun '17 8:42:54 PM OccasionalExister
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** The ending of the episode is particularly brutal. Sheridan's spent the entire episode being tortured by Clark's regime, his torturer a bureaucrat who tries to make Sheridan confess that alien influence compelled his rebellion. After being tortured viciously and continually refusing to break and sign the confession, his torturer urgently presses that it's last chance before he's sent to Room 17 to be executed. Sheridan refuses and is wheeled to Room 17. [[spoiler:Where he's secured to a chair and a completely new bureaucratic torturer comes into the room to begin the cycle of torture all over again, repeating the exact same opening speech the first torturer said verbatim.]]
19th Jun '17 2:52:59 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Ivanova's mother was made to do that. She killed herself.
24th Dec '16 2:39:00 PM EDP
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** The na'kaleen feeder from "Grail" combines this with the Soldier of Darkness. The Centauri quarantined an entire planet just to contain the threat this entity posed, and they're one of the more advanced races of the B5-verse.

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** The na'kaleen feeder Na'kaleen Feeder from "Grail" combines this with the Soldier of Darkness. The Centauri quarantined an entire planet just to contain the threat this entity posed, and they're one of the more advanced races of the B5-verse.
24th Dec '16 2:37:54 PM EDP
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* The four ways for OrbitalBombardment that don't involve using standard weapons:
** The mass driver [[ColonyDrop drops asteroids on the target planet]]. It was so bad that the Centauri (who invented it) ''made treaties to ban its use against planets'' after the war they invented it for ended with numerous worlds made uninhabitable as ''collateral damage''-and when Refa broke the treaty even other Centauri are disgusted, even if it was being used against the wholly hated Narn.
** The Vorlon Planet Killer: a simple ship with [[WaveMotionGun a cannon so powerful that it makes planets uninhabitable with one shot]]. They have at least two of these.
** The ''Shadow'' Planet Killer, also known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Death Cloud]]: an ''immense'' ship made of smaller components that fire missiles that burrow in the target world's surface until they reach the mantle, at which point they explode with enough strength to ''shatter the surface''. Again, they have at least two of these.
** The antimatter converter, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin whose beam turns the target's surface into antimatter]] and lets it react to the non-converted matter in contact with it. A single standard-sized ship armed with this can lay waste to a planet in hours. Two races have it: the Vree, who reverse-engineered it from relics, and the Minbari, who invented it before or during the last Shadow War. That's right: the Minbari invented a device that's possibly more horrifying than the Shadow Planet Killer ''when they were far less advanced than they're now''.
22nd Dec '16 10:13:39 PM ADrago
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* {{Hyperspace|IsAScaryPlace}}: Everything is a bright swirling mess, currents pushing ships this way and that, if you lose your navigation systems or your engines, you will drift off the plotted route and will, in all likelihood, be LostForever. Even in the event of full-scale war, very few of the races are willing to fight in Hyperspace for this reason.

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* {{Hyperspace|IsAScaryPlace}}: Everything is a bright swirling mess, currents pushing ships this way and that, if you lose your navigation systems or your engines, you will drift off the plotted route and will, in all likelihood, be LostForever.lost forever. Even in the event of full-scale war, very few of the races are willing to fight in Hyperspace for this reason.
8th Dec '16 8:56:00 PM Angelus25
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* The various scenes of the [[TheGreys Streib]] and their whirring instruments (all depicted from the vantage point of their victims lying prone beneath them), from Sheridan's experience on their ship ("All Alone in the Night"), to Carolyn's flashbacks ("Ship of Tears"), to Londo's being prepped for his [[PuppeteerParasite Keeper]]. All of these are remembered as nightmares, implying their PlayingWithSyringes is done while the victim is in some kind of sleep or trance but the mind remembers it.

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* The various scenes of the [[TheGreys Streib]] "[[TheGreys Shadow surgeons]]" and their whirring instruments (all depicted from the vantage point of their victims lying prone beneath them), from Sheridan's experience on their ship ("All Alone in the Night"), to Carolyn's flashbacks ("Ship of Tears"), to Londo's being prepped for his [[PuppeteerParasite Keeper]]. All of these are remembered as nightmares, implying their PlayingWithSyringes is done while the victim is in some kind of sleep or trance but the mind remembers it.
17th Nov '16 8:27:54 AM CheeseDogX
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* The interrogator from ''Intersections In Real Time''. He looks about as menacing as an accountant, which only makes the things he does to Sheridan worse. It takes ColdBloodedTorture to a new level, as he treats the whole thing as being as boring and routine as doing your taxes. Sebastian from "Comes the Inquistor" at least looked the part of a sadistic torturer.

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* The interrogator from ''Intersections In Real Time''. He looks about as menacing as an accountant, which only makes the things he does to Sheridan worse. It takes ColdBloodedTorture to a new level, as he treats the whole thing as being as boring and routine as doing your taxes. Sebastian from "Comes the Inquistor" at least looked had the decency to look the part of a sadistic torturer.
17th Nov '16 8:22:18 AM CheeseDogX
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* The interrogator from ''Intersections In Real Time''. He looks about as menacing as an accountant, which only makes the things he does to Sheridan worse. Sebastian from "Comes the Inquistor" at least looked the part of a sadistic torturer.

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* The interrogator from ''Intersections In Real Time''. He looks about as menacing as an accountant, which only makes the things he does to Sheridan worse. It takes ColdBloodedTorture to a new level, as he treats the whole thing as being as boring and routine as doing your taxes. Sebastian from "Comes the Inquistor" at least looked the part of a sadistic torturer.
17th Nov '16 8:16:12 AM CheeseDogX
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* The interrogator from ''Intersections In Real Time''. He looks about as menacing as an accountant, which only makes the things he does to Sheridan worse. Sebastian from "Comes the Inquistor" at least looked the part of a sadistic torturer.
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