History Series / Lexx

17th Jun '18 10:40:44 AM Hummingbird
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* MonsterOfTheWeek: Featured a couple of season 1 eps, and around half in season 2. By contrast, season 3 consists entirely of arc episodes, and the season 4 weekly antagonists are usually driven by a [[BigBad Big Bad]].


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* SpaceClouds: Used as background scenery for a few of the episode endings.
17th Jun '18 10:27:54 AM Hummingbird
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* AncientAstronauts: Rebels against the Divine Order stored a semi-sentient [[BandageMummy Bandage Mummy]] on Earth for later use.


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* TheEmpire: The League of 20,000 Planets, a totalitarian theocracy controlled by the Divine Order.


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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: Every spacesuit scene.


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* SpaceCossacks: Upon gaining control of the Lexx, the fugitives immediately head for the frontier.


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* SpaceRomans: The planet of Potatoho is a parody of Idaho, IN SPACE, with no explanation given. The Golleans and their associates are parodies of Appalachians, IN SPACE, also with no explanation given.
16th Jun '18 2:02:07 PM Hummingbird
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* AccidentalPervert: Granted, spying on Xev in the shower is something he's done before, but the time she catches him crawling around the bathroom in "The Web," Stan really ''is'' looking for his hat.



* BathtubScene: Xev gets one in "Walpurgis Night," complete with a [[BathKick Bath Kick]].



* LongHairIsFeminine: Averted. Zev|Xev's hair doesn't go past her shoulders until the third season, and Bunny sports a pixie cut in seasons 2 and 3. Kai's hair is much longer and more elaborately styled than either of theirs ever is. However, the trope might exist in-universe for the culture of Fire, since [[spoiler: May's hair is longer than anyone else's]].



* TheMothership: Is carrying an unknown number of carnivorous plants toward Earth.



* MulticoloredHair: In season 3, Xev sports a base of natural-range blonde hair unnaturally-bright yellow and pinkish-red stripes.



* YourMindMakesItReal: The Narcolounger.

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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Narcolounger.Narcolounger is a bed that makes your dreams feel more vivid, with the side effect that, if you die in the dream, you die for real.
16th Jun '18 11:17:22 AM Hummingbird
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Oberon for Stan, and Stan for Bunny and Lulu. He might also be this for Zev in the first season, but they settle into a more comfortable platonic relationship over time.



* BaldOfEvil: His Divine Shadow (underneath a really weird hat), and later Duke.



** A human identical to Stan lives on Earth, along with a human whose clothed appearance is identical to Lyekka's.



* EthicalSlut:
** Zev/Xev is extremely horny and not very discriminating, although her attempts to get laid are often scuppered in some way. However her raging libido is not treated as a character flaw. She is easily one of the more ethical characters on a show with plenty of BlackAndGrayMorality.
** Similarly Bunny, who especially in her Season 3 incarnation treats sex like a handshake but is portrayed as more of an InnocentFanserviceGirl. Her Season 4 incarnation is similarly horny, but she saves it for her husband, President Priest, who she is inexplicably nuts over.
** The women of Boomtown, by definition, since they both have a lot of sex and [[spoiler: are in the show's equivalent of heaven.]]


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* EvilGloating: Most of the villains do this. Mantrid, for one, could've succeeded in [[spoiler: destroying both universes]] if he'd just destroyed the Lexx when he had the chance, instead of keeping the crew alive to gloat over.


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* {{Filth}}: We see some bits of foreplay from in-universe porn in "Love Grows" and "Fluff Daddy."


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* GoodBadGirl: Despite their high libidos, Xev and Bunny are among the nicer people in the show.
** The women of Boomtown, by definition, since they are highly promiscuous and [[spoiler: live in the show's version of Heaven]].


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* KillItWithFire: The fate of anyone Duke has executed, including [[spoiler: May]].


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* LecherousLicking: Stan does this to Bunny in two different episodes. She likes it about as much as you'd expect.


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** In-universe: Lyekka's human doppelgänger, Lulu, wears a bright blue wig for her role in a scifi-themed porn flick.
14th Jun '18 2:02:34 PM Hummingbird
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* BlackComedy

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* BlackComedyBizarreAndImprobableGolfGame: Parodied in "ApocaLexx Now." First, a group of long-term POWs, just freed by the Lexx's crew, storms the golf course at an international summit. Then Pope G.G. Rota gets the idea to capture Stan and Priest and aim her balls at gas cans over their heads. The crew of the Lexx never realizes that any of this is outside the rules of the game.



* HotConsort: First Lady Bunny.



* WizardsFromOuterSpace: Priests of the Divine Order, who wield power over "life-essences" (aka souls), Prince, and the Druids on Earth. 790 even calls Prince "an evil spirit" when he [[spoiler: appears on the Lexx, after being killed by Kai]].

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* WizardsFromOuterSpace: Priests of the Divine Order, who wield power over "life-essences" (aka souls), Prince, and the Druids on Earth. 790 even calls Prince "an evil spirit" when he [[spoiler: appears on the Lexx, after being killed by Kai]].from Earth.
14th Jun '18 1:37:15 PM Hummingbird
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* TheBridge: Very different from the typical version. Perhaps because the Lexx does not communicate or take commands from anyone but its current captain, the bridge has only one seat, and the closest thing to a console is some sort of energy/holographic display activated by holding one's hand in front of the captain's chair. Most of the bridge is just a big, empty circle, surrounded by a deep moat of sorts.



* EnergyBeings: The Key to the Lexx, and later [[spoiler: the Key to the Little Lexx]], is a living, energy-based organism that enters a physical host through the hand.



* PlanarShockwave: Happens to several of the Lexx's targets.



* ShinyLookingSpaceships: The [[spoiler: "Little Lexx"]]. It is half-dragonfly, after all.



* SlasherSmile: Kai sports one when he temporarily goes crazy in "Wake the Dead".

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* SlasherSmile: Kai sports one when he temporarily goes crazy in "Wake the Dead".Dead," and again while under orders from [[spoiler: Brizon]] to smile.


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* SpaceIsNoisy: The Lexx's targets tend to make a "boom!" when exploding, and Kai is able to talk in space without communications equipment.


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* TranshumansInSpace: Zev is a half-human hybrid, Kai has been altered at the molecular level to be a Divine Assassin, and Giggerotta has a prehensile tongue.


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* WizardsFromOuterSpace: Priests of the Divine Order, who wield power over "life-essences" (aka souls), Prince, and the Druids on Earth. 790 even calls Prince "an evil spirit" when he [[spoiler: appears on the Lexx, after being killed by Kai]].
13th Jun '18 9:55:22 AM Hummingbird
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* PurpleIsPowerful: The League being a Theocracy under the Divine Order, its priests hold considerable power, and their uniform is a head-to-toe purple robe with a weird, insectoid-looking purple hat.
11th Jun '18 8:47:27 AM Hummingbird
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* CartwrightCurse: Stan and Xev's actual and potential lovers drop like flies. [[spoiler: Thodin, Laleen, Sissy, the priests from "Nook," May, Uther, the space truckers from "Love Grows," Rooster, and even the faux Dracula all bite the dust. For starters.]]

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* CartwrightCurse: Stan and Xev's actual and potential lovers drop like flies. [[spoiler: Thodin, Laleen, Sissy, the priests from "Nook," the prostitutes from "Luvliner," May, Uther, the space truckers from "Love Grows," Rooster, and even the faux Dracula all bite the dust. For starters.]]


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* SanitySlippage: Dr. Longbore starts out season 4 as slightly eccentric, but focused on the reasonable goal of creating a ship which can carry plenty of breeding humans away from Earth before the planet's looming destruction by particle-collider experiments. However, as his students report, he loses it over the course of the season, [[spoiler: to the extent that he ultimately chooses not only to just take himself and a harem of attractive girls off the planet, he actually speeds up its destruction, on purpose, by making his own collider]].
** 790 has been obsessive and callous since the first episode, but several brain injuries, a few thousand years powered down, a couple of reassemblies, and an unknown amount of time spent alone on the Lexx start catching up with him big time in season 3. By season 4, he's moved from mocking and inconveniencing semi-plausible romantic/sexual rivals to aiding assassins' efforts to kill them. [[spoiler: Taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] in the series finale, when he has the Lexx blow up an ''entire planet'' because people there are "actually or potentially" interested in Kai]].


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* AThreesomeIsHot: When he finds himself on the Lexx with Xev and Bunny for company, Stan immediately tries to talk them into a threesome; however, since neither of the women finds him the least bit attractive, his attempt falls flat.


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* TooDumbToLive: If someone discards a warning about basic security procedures, they ''will'' wind up as this.
10th Jun '18 8:24:00 PM Hummingbird
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* ColdEquation: In "Gondola," several characters find themselves running out of fuel while floating in a balloon gondola above a sea of lava, and need to shed weight, leading them to vote on who goes over the side.



* DemonicPossession: The Giga Shadow can do this, sometimes starting out by using them as [[PeoplePuppets People Puppets]], as happens with [[spoiler: Yottskry]]. Downplayed when it possesses [[spoiler: Kai, in ''Giga Shadow'' and "Mantrid]], as it has to act with subtlety to get past their willpower.

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* DemonicPossession: The Giga Shadow Essence can do this, sometimes starting out by using them its hosts as [[PeoplePuppets People Puppets]], as happens with [[spoiler: Yottskry]]. Downplayed when it possesses [[spoiler: Kai, in ''Giga Shadow'' and "Mantrid]], as it has to act with subtlety to get past their willpower.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The giga-shadow is injured before being killed by mere mortals (and a dead guy's pet).

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The giga-shadow Giga Shadow is injured before being killed by mere mortals (and a dead guy's pet).



* LastStand: A handful of Brunnen-G made one against the Divine Order, in Kai's backstory.



* NoWomansLand: The League of 20,000 Planets, under the rule of the Divine Order. Parents give unwanted girls over to the "holo-matrons" at the Wife Bank, failing to perform one's wifely duties is a serious crime, and female criminals can be punished by having their brains reprogrammed to make them perfect sex slaves for seminarians.

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* NoWomansLand: The League of 20,000 Planets, under the rule of the Divine Order. Parents give unwanted girls over to the "holo-matrons" at the Wife Bank, failing to perform one's wifely duties is a serious crime, and female criminals can be punished by having their brains reprogrammed to make them into perfect sex slaves for seminarians.



* PropagandaMachine: On the Cluster, even alarm clocks (well, alarm screens) come with propaganda messages about the horrors that the Divine Order is protecting its population from.



* ReversePolarity: ''Norb''.

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* ReversePolarity: ''Norb''.In "Norb," the Lexx becomes infested with Mantrid drones, and the only way the crew can think of to get rid of them is by reversing the its polarity; because the drones' electronics are more delicate than the ship's, the reversal will destroy them, but only sting the Lexx.
** In "K-Town," a diagnostic reveals that Kai's decreased mobility results from polarity problems caused by falling from outer space onto the surface of Water. To get better, he needs to make another long fall and land on his other side. Possibly a case of [[ContinuityDrift Continuity Drift]], given that he appeared to be in no danger from the Lexx's repolarization back in "Norb."


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* SomeoneHasToDie: Bunny volunteers to jump over the side of a gondola, taking the place of whoever lost the vote, when they run dangerously low on fuel over a sea of lava. [[spoiler: The others stop her, but she winds up murdered by Fifi anyway.]]
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* Brainwashing: The psychological aspect of love-slave programming consists of two phases, the second of which involves overriding any of the person's other personality traits with an obsessive desire for their master. Zev was subjected to phase one (which accelerated her libido), but replaced herself with 790 in the "lusticon" before the second phase was performed.

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* Brainwashing: {{Brainwashing}}: The psychological aspect of love-slave programming consists of two phases, the second of which involves overriding any of the person's other personality traits with an obsessive desire for their master. Zev was subjected to phase one (which accelerated her libido), but replaced herself with 790 in the "lusticon" before the second phase was performed.



* CartwrightCurse: Stan and Xev's actual and potential lovers drop like flies. [[spoiler: Thodin, Laleen, Sissy, the priests from "Nook," May, Uther, the space truckers from "Love Grows," Rooster, and even the faux Dracula all bite the dust. For starters.]]



* CloningBodyParts: The "protein regenerator" somehow gives Stan a new hand, complete with bones, after his injuries in ''Super Nova.''



* KillAllHumans

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* KillAllHumansKarmicRape: Well, karmic ''attempted'' rape, anyway. While on trial for only caring about a distress signaler's potential as a sex partner, Stan claims that he's already been adequately punished, since that misadventure led to his near-rape by 791.
* KillAllHumans: The Insect Civilization had a primal urge to destroy both humans and their habitats.
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