Questions tagged [shadows-babylon-5]

For questions about the ancient spacefaring race called Shadows in the Babylon-5 series. Always use in conjunction with the [babylon-5] tag.

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What was Sebastian's fate after the events of the show?

Sebastian was introduced in B5 S2, E21, Comes the Inquisitor, after being summoned by Kosh to make sure Delann is acting for the right reasons; she is also warned this test will place her life in ...
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What is the origin of the Great Machine at Epsilon III in Babylon 5?

The Great Machine plays a pivotal role in Babylon 5 especially as it relates to Babylon 4. There's a small amount of back story in earlier seasons when Draal takes over the machine. In S3E16, they ...
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What would the Babylon 5 timeline have been if the network hadn't canceled it?

Due to the fact that Babylon 5 was cancelled by the network after season 4, they were forced to have a logical ending point for the series in season 5. What would have happened if it hadn't been ...
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For how long were the Shadows and Vorlons at war with each other?

According to this post, we know of 3 recent Shadow Wars. One 10,000 years ago, the second 1,000 years ago and the last in the 2260s. The Shadows and the Vorlons are far older than these recent ...
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What did the Shadows do to Mr. Morden?

In the Babylon 5 setting, it is shown that the Shadows can and do have people changed with bio-tech. Mr Morden seemed to heal very quickly after getting burned on Z'ha'dum. Is this because of what the ...
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How did Kosh's lessons prepare Sheridan for war with the Shadows?

How did Kosh's training help Sheridan fight the Shadows? In season 2, episode 13 of Babylon 5 (Hunter, Prey) Kosh says he will teach Sheridan. Kosh: I will teach you. Sheridan: About ...
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Why do the Shadows ships look similar after several thousand years, given that technological advancement should have made ships look very different?

In the episode "Matters of Honor", Delenn was asked to identify a Shadows ship. She later remarked to Sheridan she has never seen one but it fits the descriptions from the Last Great War which ...
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Why did the Shadows help Centauris fight the Narns and not the other way round?

The Shadows could have picked any race to start a war between the races. Why choose the Centauris out of so many races? Why not help the Narns to fight Centauris instead? Or even the humans to fight ...
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Does Mr. Morden cooperate with the Shadows of his own free will?

Going into season four of Babylon 5, it's still not clear to me if Mr. Morden has been coerced, or if he has chosen to cooperate. The constant Shadow escort makes it seem like he's being coerced, but ...
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What is the trigger for a Shadow War?

We know of 3 recent Shadow Wars. One 10,000 years ago, the second 1,000 years ago and the last/current in the 2260s. So the question is what are the restriction that need to be fulfilled for a Shadow ...
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What kept the Shadows from attacking Babylon 5?

According to the 3rd and 4th seasons the Shadow ideology was about bringing out the best of the younger races by provoking conflict between them (or something along those lines). But at the beginning ...
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Why did the Shadows eliminate the Narn psychics?

In Babylon 5, G'kar says that there are no Narn psychics because the Shadows killed them a thousand years ago during the last war. Their stated reason for doing this is that the Shadows' ships are ...
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