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* PsychoLesbian: This is the subtext to Ursula Imada's obsession with Sundra Peale. By the time of Ursula's death, it was only just barely subtext. Averted with Jil, who is a lesbian but not at all psycho, and Sundra, who is clearly bi and also not at all psycho.


* TokenReligiousTeammate: Nexus is a devout Christian (possibly Eastern Orthodox, since his parents were Russian), and makes more frequent reference to his faith than most of the main characters. By contrast, while his friend Judah Maccabee is introduced as a devout convert to Judaism (his name was Fred before he converted), in practice [[AmbiguouslyJewish he doesn't actually talk about it that much]]; as a side note, Judah is an alien.

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* TokenReligiousTeammate: Nexus is a devout Christian (possibly Eastern Orthodox, since his parents were Russian), and makes more frequent reference to his faith than most of the main characters. By contrast, while his friend Judah Maccabee is introduced as a devout convert to Judaism (his name was Fred before he converted), in practice [[AmbiguouslyJewish he doesn't actually talk about it that much]]; as a side note, Judah is an alien.alien.
* TouchedByVorlons: Horatio got his powers from a [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Sufficiently Advanced Alien.]]


* SuperheroesInSpace: Much of Nexus' work takes him into space.

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* SuperheroesInSpace: Much of Nexus' work takes him into space.space (even though Nexus is not a superhero but an executioner).


500 years into the future, Horatio Valdemar Hellpop was given superpowers by the Merk in order to defend his homeworld Ylum as the hero Nexus. But these powers came with a great cost - in order to maintain his powers, Nexus was required by the Merk to kill a certain number of mass murderers per "cycle". The series follows his efforts to fulfill this grim duty while wrestling with questions about free will and morality.

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500 years into the future, Horatio Valdemar Hellpop was given superpowers by the Merk in order to defend his homeworld Ylum as the hero costumed executioner Nexus. But these powers came with a great cost - in order to maintain his powers, Nexus was required by the Merk to kill a certain number of mass murderers per "cycle". The series follows his efforts to fulfill this grim duty while wrestling with questions about free will and morality.


* ThouShaltNotKill: Nexus kills as the very reason of his career; he periodically has agonizing dreams of the crimes of murderers that will drive him insane unless he eliminates the cause by going out to kill the criminals and he has the power to get through nearly any defense to do so.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Nexus kills as the very reason of his career; he periodically has agonizing dreams of the crimes of murderers that will drive him insane unless he eliminates the cause by going out to kill the criminals criminals, and he has the power to get through nearly any defense to do so.


* RaygunGothic: Steve Rude has said that his two biggest influences were ''Space Ghost'' and Creator/DrSeuss, and it shows.

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* RaygunGothic: Steve Rude has said that his two biggest influences were ''Space Ghost'' ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' and Creator/DrSeuss, and it shows.


* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: Nexus originally received his super-powers from [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Drizripool the Merk,]] though it was years before they met face to face, and they never got along well at all (Drizripool being insane, after all). He has a better relationship with Drizripool's successor, [=GQ=].

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* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: Nexus originally received his super-powers from [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Drizripool the Merk,]] though it was years before they met face to face, and they never got along well at all (Drizripool being insane, after all). He has a better relationship with Drizripool's successor, [=GQ=].


* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: Nexus originally received his super-powers from [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Drizripool the Merk,]] though it was years before they met face to face, and they never got along well at all. He has a better relationship with Drizripool's successor, [=GQ=].

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* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: Nexus originally received his super-powers from [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Drizripool the Merk,]] though it was years before they met face to face, and they never got along well at all.all (Drizripool being insane, after all). He has a better relationship with Drizripool's successor, [=GQ=].

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* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: Nexus originally received his super-powers from [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Drizripool the Merk,]] though it was years before they met face to face, and they never got along well at all. He has a better relationship with Drizripool's successor, [=GQ=].

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* CatGirl: Jil.


* ElectricInstantGratification: In a desperate attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force Horatio do his cruel bidding, he has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He gets addicted to it and winds up a fat useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert control over him.

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* ElectricInstantGratification: In a desperate attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force Horatio him do his cruel bidding, he Horatio has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He gets addicted to it and winds up a fat useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert control over him.


* ElectricInstantGratification: In an attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force Horatio do his cruel bidding, he has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He gets addicted to it and winds up a fat useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert control over him.

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* ElectricInstantGratification: In an a desperate attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force Horatio do his cruel bidding, he has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He gets addicted to it and winds up a fat useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert control over him.


* ElectricInstantGratification: In an attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force him to do his merciless bidding, Horatio has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He quickly becomes addicted to it and winds up a useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert control over him.

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* ElectricInstantGratification: In an attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force him to Horatio do his merciless cruel bidding, Horatio he has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He quickly becomes gets addicted to it and winds up a fat useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert control over him.


* ElectricInstantGratification: In an attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force him to do his merciless bidding, Horatio has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He quickly becomes addicted to it and winds up a useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert its control over him.

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* ElectricInstantGratification: In an attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force him to do his merciless bidding, Horatio has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He quickly becomes addicted to it and winds up a useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert its control over him.

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* ElectricInstantGratification: In an attempt to escape the torturous headaches the Merk uses to force him to do his merciless bidding, Horatio has a surgeon implant a device in his brain that lets him induce pleasure whenever he feels a headache coming on. He quickly becomes addicted to it and winds up a useless junkie until the Merk finds a way to reassert its control over him.

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