->''When the time comes to choose your target, be sure to pick the right one. Because you will only get one shot.''
-->-'''Galen'''

!This movie contains examples of:
* ActionGirl: Dureena
* AffablyEvil: Bishop, the leader of the Thieve's Guild chapter in Babylon 5
* AssShove: The [[PosthumousCharacter Drazi captain]] kept his [[DeadManWriting recorded message about the Shadow Planet Killer]] in a pouch, which is revealed in dialogue to be a reproductive organ. Captain Anderson is [[{{squick}} not amused]] to learn of this only ''after'' he has been handed the data crystal.
* CallBack: Dureena's planet was destroyed by a Shadow Planet Killer during the Shadow War.
* CoolStarship: The ''Excalibur'' and her sister ship ''Victory''. This film is also the first time the ''Warlock'' class destroyers are seen (in some of the wide battle shots).
* EarthShatteringKaboom: The result of using a Shadow Planet Killer is shown.
* FixedForwardFacingWeapon: The ''Excalibur'' and ''Victory's'' {{Wave Motion Gun}}s.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* HeroicSacrifice: [[SacrificialLion Captain Anderson]] and the crew of the ''Victory''.
* KnifeNut: Dureena
* MagicFromTechnology: Galen, the Technomage.
* TheMole: As usual there's one: Drake.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Inverted: The project lead ([[TheMole Drake]]) is dragging his heels with the excuse of trying to get all of the ships' systems running perfectly, while Garibaldi, the administrative head of the project, is pestering him to just get everything "good enough" and let the ships' crews iron out the wrinkles later.
** The Circle of Technomages plays it straighter
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: For [[Series/{{Crusade}} the spinoff series ''Crusade''.]]
** Not really poorly disguised, as it was deliberately made and promoted as a lead-in to ''Crusade''.
* PosthumousCharacter: The Drazi captain, who dies before he can actually join the party. He leaves behind some valuable intel for the others to find.
* PyrrhicVictory: The Planet Killer is destroyed but the Drakh manage to release a plague into Earth's atmosphere which will kill the entire population within five years.
* RetCon: Previously the Shadow Planet Killer had been depicted as a cloud of missiles. In this film it is established as having a solid superstructure concealed in the cloud.
* RevengeByProxy: Sheridan convinced the Shadows to leave the galaxy, and by extension could be seen as responsible for the destruction of Z'ha'dum, the Drakh's adopted homeworld. The Drakh, not happy with their demotion in the grand scheme of the galaxy, decide to destroy Earth in revenge.
* SelfDeprecation: A bit of MetaHumor: Garibaldi tells Sheridan that if he wanted to watch a screen full of nonsense, Garibaldi could show him some 20th century television.
* SlippedTheRopes: Never taunt an escape artist about being restrained, especially if she has training in unarmed combat.
* TattooedCrook: Dureena has one that marks her as one of the ThievesGuild.
* TranshumanTreachery: Drake against Earth, because of the discrimination against Mars-born humans. Ironically, he was only in a position to act on this because Earth-borne Garibaldi hired him based on his merits rather than social connections.
* WeirdTradeUnion: The ThievesGuild.