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* HollywoodHistory: WordOfGod is that Sheridan's version of the Coventry bombing was intentionally "enhanced" to improve the story, albeit with a common legend surrounding said bombing.
** FridgeBrilliance: Sheridan DOES collect conspiracy theories, remember?

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* HollywoodHistory: The story Sheridan tells of Winston Churchill allowing the bombing of Coventry to avoid giving away that they had cracked the German codes has been discredited by historians. WordOfGod is that Sheridan's version of the Coventry bombing was intentionally "enhanced" to improve the story, albeit with a common legend surrounding said bombing.
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and it has been established that Sheridan DOES collect "collects" conspiracy theories, remember?theories.

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* TheScream: Talia Winters delivers an epic one when she passes Morden in a hallway and she sees him [[DarkIsEvil wrapped in darkness]] and describes feeling like she's falling into a bottomless well, and also feeling [[EvilIsDeathlyCold unbelievably cold]].

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* WhamEpisode

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* ResignInProtest: Garibaldi does this in response to Sheridan ''blatantly'' twisting or breaking multiple laws to hold Morden without cause and interrogate him.

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*** Not easily, and [[NukeEm not alone]].


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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: If there's even the slightest chance Sheridan can find out what happened to his wife, he'll bend or barrel through any rule to answers, no matter the potentially disastrous consequences. It takes Delenn and Kosh to talk him out of it.


* IcarusAllusion: The fact that the ship is named the ''[[MeaningfulName Icarus]]'' makes it blatant. They went to far and got burned.

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* IcarusAllusion: The fact that the ship is named the ''[[MeaningfulName Icarus]]'' makes it blatant. They went to too far and got burned.


* ShoutOut: The Nightwatch is a branch of the newly created "Ministry of Peace", or [[NineteenEightyfour Minipax, as they prefer to call it]]...

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* ShoutOut: The Nightwatch is a branch of the newly created "Ministry of Peace", or [[NineteenEightyfour [[Literature/NineteenEightyfour Minipax, as they prefer to call it]]...

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* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: From this episode on, Delenn sports the hairdo she uses for the rest of the series, abandoning the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness hairdo she used from her "humanoid reveal" in episode two.

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* IcarusAllusion: The fact that the ship is named the ''[[MeaningfulName Icarus]]'' makes it blatant. They went to far and got burned.


* SadisticChoice: Sheridan is forced to either abandon his pursuit of the truth about the ''Icarus'' and let Morden go (preserving the Shadows' secret), or get the truth out of Morden and bring the Shadows out into the open before the younger races can counter them. He discusses this sort of thing with Zack, using a popular story about the Coventry bombing[[note]]That WinstonChurchill had deliberately allowed the bombing to preserve the secret of the Enigma code machines--generally discredited by most historians, but still a popular conjecture in some circles[[/note]] as a comparison.

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* SadisticChoice: Sheridan is forced to either abandon his pursuit of the truth about the ''Icarus'' and let Morden go (preserving the Shadows' secret), or get the truth out of Morden and bring the Shadows out into the open before the younger races can counter them. He discusses this sort of thing with Zack, using a popular story about the Coventry bombing[[note]]That WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill had deliberately allowed the bombing to preserve the secret of the Enigma code machines--generally discredited by most historians, but still a popular conjecture in some circles[[/note]] as a comparison.

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** The speaker for Nightwatch puts considerable emphasis on the dangers of people "spreading lies".

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** FridgeBrilliance: Sheridan DOES collect conspiracy theories, remember?


* SadisticChoice: Sheridan is forced to either abandon his pursuit of the truth about the ''Icarus'' and let Morden go (preserving the Shadows' secret), or get the truth out of Morden and bring the Shadows out into the open before the younger races can counter them. He discusses this sort of thing with Zack, using a popular story about the Coventry bombing[[note]]That WinstonChurchill had deliberately allowed the bombing to preserve the secret of the Enigma code machines--generally discredited by most historians, but still a popular conjecture in some circles[[/note]] as a comparison.
-->'''Zack:''' I'm glad I don't have to make that kind of decision. I mean, how many lives is a secret worth?



* WhatTheHellHero: Sheridan get these from just about everyone for holding Morden without cause.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Sheridan get these from just about everyone for holding Morden without cause. When even ''Kosh'' intervenes, it raises his eyebrows.

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* StagingAnIntervention: This is basically what Kosh and Delenn do when they agree bring Sheridan into the loop.

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* OverworkedSleep: Ivanova finds Franklin asleep in Medlab since he's been treating patients virtually nonstop.

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