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In The Fifth Element, Leeloo was to meet with the diva Plava Laguna on Fhloston Paradise and retrieve the stones.

The Diva had promised to deliver the stones to Leeloo after the concert, but was tragically killed in the attack by the Mangalores. Corbin was forced to retrieve the stones literally from within the diva.

This begs the question: how did she intend to get them out of herself?

  • Clue: this involve a strainer. – DavRob60 Aug 13 '12 at 15:20
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    Laxatives most likely. – Xantec Aug 13 '12 at 15:21
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    Follow-up question: How did she get them in there? – Plutor Aug 13 '12 at 15:42
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    No canon backup, but, given that she is clearly non-human, I was guessing a marsupial type pouch or something. Corbin did things the messy way. – K-H-W Aug 13 '12 at 16:11
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    Didn't any of you ever get taught how to smuggle heroin in bags across the border? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Aug 13 '12 at 19:44
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Diva Plavalaguna[1] did not mean to survive the experience.

Here's the exerpt from the script, in the scene where Diva arrives, walks past Leeloo and touches her:

... The Diva reaches out and strokes Leeloo's face, without touching her. The Diva removes her hand making a sound of crackling electricity, then passes on. Leeloo is groggy.

The Diva's ASSISTANT comes up to her.

DIVA'S ASSISTANT:
Please forgive this little incident. She wants you to know that she senses great powers in you... in the service of a noble cause...
She will give you what you have come to get, but she wants to sing first... One last time...

That last details implies that Diva does not expect to survive. Whether it is because she intends to die during extraction as there's no other choice; OR because she's prescient and knows what will happen is not clear; but a latter detail from a script hints at the latter option:


She [Diva] falls from the stage into Korben's arms. He lowers her to the floor. Korben ignores the panic all around and wraps her in his dinner jacket, trying to stop the blue blood spurting from her wounds.

KORBEN: (to the Diva)
I was sent by the government to help you.

DIVA:
Don't worry. This is my fate...
How was the concert?


[1] Presumably, the name - which means "blue lagoon" in Croatian - is a reference to Milla Jovovich's first film "Return to the Blue Lagoon").

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    Excellent! I'm surprised this ended up being cut from the script in the final version. – phantom42 Aug 13 '12 at 20:29
  • @phantom42 - reading the script, plenty of things were cut that I would have voted to be kept. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Aug 13 '12 at 20:36
  • Nice footnote too, I love details like that! Thought it would have been better if it were Ukrainian (given Milla's native land). Also, according to IMDB it wasn't her first film, though possibly the first in which she was a lead. – Paul Sep 21 '17 at 16:45
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I always thought that the stones were part of The Diva, as if she had been created by the supreme beings as a vessel for them specifically and they had always been inside her.

So then how were they supposed to get them out you ask?

Well, Leeloo was a supreme being and in her non human form must have had some power to dissipate The Divas physical body to reveal the stones, this would explain why she knew she was going to die.

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    Although this is certainly possible (heck, anything's possible) it doesn't seem especially likely, nor is it supported by the film, script or novel. – Valorum Sep 21 '17 at 16:13

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