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John Sheridan

Season 5, "Objects at Rest"
I give you what little wisdom, I have. Delenn is the greatest allies you will every have. Her deepest of courage and comparison are unmatched in my experience. Look to her for wisdom and fire in equal measure and if you every have any doubt, talk to her. She will never judge you. She will only love you.

From time to time, you will make mistakes. They are inevitable. Sometimes, those mistakes will be huge. What matters is that you learn from them. There is nothing wrong with falling down, as long as you end up just two inches taller, when you pick yourself off the fall.

At times, you may end far away from home. You may not be sure of where you belong anymore more. Home is always there, because home is not a place. It is where every your passion takes you. As you continue on your path, you will lose some friends and gain some new ones. The process is painful, but often necessary. They will change and you will change, because life is change. From time to time, they must find their own way and that way may not be yours. Enjoy them for what they are and remember them for what they were.

O, there is not much left. Except, I believe. I really do believe that so or later, no matter what happened, things do work out. Well we have hard times. We suffer. We lose loved ones. The road is never easy. It was never meant to be easy, but in the long road, if you stay to watch you believe, things do work out. Always be willing to fight for what you believe in. It doesn't matter if thousand people agree with you or one person agrees with you. It doesn't matter if you stand completely alone. Fight for what you believe. Which begins me to the first piece of advice my dad gave me and now I am giving to you. Never...

Never start a fight, but always finish it. [Delenn]

Always, finish it.
-John Sheridan

Season 2, "The Fall of Night"
I apologize. I'm sorry. I'm sorry we had to defend ourselves against an unwarranted attack. I'm sorry that your crew was stupid enough to fire on a station filled with a quarter million civilians including your own people. And I'm sorry I waited as long as I did before I blew them all straight to hell. As with everything else it's the thought that counts.
-John Sheridan

Season 2, opening theme
The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind, the year the Great War came upon us all. This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2259. The name of the place is Babylon 5.
-John Sheridan

Season 4, "Endgame"
This is Captain John Sheridan. We are here on the authority of a multiplanetary force, that can no longer stand by and watch one of their greatest allies falling into darkness and despair. We are here on behalf on the thousands of civilians murdered under orders from the current administration, who have no else to speak for them and on behalf of the Earthforce units that have joined us to oppose the ternary that has darkened Earth, ever since president Santiago was assassinated three years ago.

We are here to place President Clark under arrest, to disband Nightwatch and return our government to the hands of her people. We know that many in the government have wanted to act, but have been intimidated by threats of retaliation against your families, your friends. You are not alone anymore. We call upon you to rise up and do what's right.

We have drawn their forces away from Earth and disabled them. The time to act is now. This is not the voice of treason. This are your sons, your daughters, whose loyalties have never wavered, whose beliefs in this alliance has forces us to take extraordinary means for justice, for peace, for the future. We have come home!
-John Sheridan

Season 4, "Rising Star"
As a young man, I joined Earthforce, because I wanted part something bigger than I was, something that I could believe in. And that belief, carried me through the Mars riots, the Minbari war, and the battles that have brought us here today.

Everything I did, I did out of love of Earth and love of duty. But what happens, when those two are no longer the same thing. Now the time I spent on Babylon 5, I learned about choices and consequences and responsibility. I learned we all have choices, even when we don't recognize them and that those choices have consequences, not just for ourselves, but for others. We must assume responsibility for those consequences. I and my fellow officers had to choose between what we were told was right and what we believed was right. And now I take full responsibility for those decisions.

I love Earth and now for my love of Earth, I find that I must walk away from my love of duty. My presence would be a constant reminder of what has divided us, instead of that which brings us together. And for reason and President Luchenko generous offer of amnesty for all those who served under me, I announcing my resignation from Earthforce. I do this in the hope that those who fought on both sides will put aside their disagreements and come together in a new spirit of cooperation. For we are all children of earth. Thank you!
-John Sheridan

Season 4, "Moments of Transition"
This madness has gone on long enough. I don't care if we are ready yet. I don't care if we are out numbered or out gunned. I don't care what ISN says about us. This stops and it stops now. Now if Earth wants to declare war on us, then it is time to take the war to Clark. You tell the others, starting right now we fight back and we fight back hard.

I thought you were looking for some other way then firing on our own ships. There were following orders. [Susan Ivanova]

Any crew that executes an order like that is guilty of war crimes and they desire whatever they get. Now we're riding in Ivanova. Anyone who wants to defect and joins us, fine. If they get in way, then we will knock them down. If there kill one of our ships, then we will kill three of theirs and kept going. We never slow down and we won't stop. Now we'll going after the colonies then Mars, then Earth. And God help anybody who gets in our way.
-John Sheridan

Season 4, "Epiphanies"
I want you to know that I object to this, Captain. Ms. Alexander has no business being here. She's a blip. By all right I should arrest her and take back with me. [Bester]

You could do that. And I could nail your head to the table, set fire to it, ' and feed your charred remains to the Pak'ma'ra. But it's an imperfect world and we never get exactly what we want. So get used to it.
-John Sheridan


Season 2, "In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum"
Listen to me. Aside from the Vorlons, we do not have the First Ones to help us this time. We are on our own! We will have only one chance to stop them, and if we fail, billions will die. There comes a moment when each of us must pledge himself to something greater than himself. You told G'kar he had to decide between revenge and the good of his own people. Now you must make the same decision, Captain. It will be the most important decision of your life.

Season 3, "Severed Dreams"
Three years, for three years I warned you this day was coming. But you would not listen. Pride you said, presumption, and now the Shadows are on the move. The Centauri and the younger worlds are at war, the Narns have fallen, even the Humans are fighting one another. The pride was yours, the presumption was yours. For a thousand years we have been awaiting the fulfillment of prophecy, and when it finally happens, you scorn it, you reject it, cause you no longer believe it yourselves.

'We stand between the candle and the star, between the darkness and the light.' You say the words but your hearts are empty, your ears closed to the truth, you stand for nothing but your own petty interest. 'The problems of others are not our concern.' I do not blame you for standing silent in your shame, you who knew what was coming, but refused to take up the burden of this war.

If the Warrior Caste will not fight, then the rest of us will! The Council has lost it's way, if it will not lead, if we have abandoned our covenant with Valen, then the council should be broken! As was prophesied. We must stand with the others now, before it's too late. Between the Worker Caste and the Religious Caste we control two-thirds of our forces. And to you I say: Listen to the voice of your conscience. Break the council, come with me, our time of isolation is over. We move now, together, or not at all!

Season 2, "In The Shadow of Z'ha'dum"
There are beings in the universe billions of years older than either of our races. Once, long ago, they walked among the stars like giants, vast and timeless. They taught the younger races, explored beyond the rim, created great empires. But to all things there is an end. Slowly, over a million years, the First Ones went away. Some passed beyond the stars, never to return. Some simply disappeared. Not all of the First Ones have gone away. A few stayed behind, hidden or asleep. Waiting for the day when they may be needed, when the Shadows come again.

Shadows? [John Sheridan]

We have no other name for them. The Shadows were old when even the Ancients were young. They battled one another over and over across a million years. The last great war against the Shadows was ten thousand years ago. It was the last time the Ancients walked openly among us. The Shadows were only defeated, not destroyed. A thousand years ago, the Shadows returned to their places of power rebuilt them, and began to stretch forth their hand. Before they could strike, they were defeated by an alliance of worlds, including the Minbari and the few remaining First Ones who had not yet passed beyond the Veil. When they had finished, the First Ones went away, all but one.

Season 2, "And now for a Wood"
Of course it is. For the simple reason that no one else would ever build a place like this. Humans share one unique quality, they build communities. If the Narns or the Centauri or any other race build a station like this, it would be used only by their own people. But everywhere Humans go, they create communities out of diverse and sometimes hostile populations. It is a great gift and a terrible responsibility. One that can not be abandoned.

Season 4, "What Ever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?"
My fast will continue. If John does not return from Z'ha'dum, if he's... if he's dead, then my soul will join, even if I can not. And as I promised him long ago, I will see him in a place where no shadows fall.

Season 4, "Rising Star"
For many years, all of us, have prized our good relations with Earth. You have shown though your example, that strength comes from a multitude of voices brought together in common case. Humans form communities. In that spirit, we have voted to dissolve the league of non-aligned worlds and create a new alliance, based on mutual cooperation and respect. An alliance born in the diverse voices of many worlds, joined by their desire to build a better future and their decision to voluntary recognize a common authority. Ambassador. [G'Kar]

This new alliance will help less advance worlds, improve their conditions, and encourage better relations between our races, and promote free trade. Above all, it will world to create peace. Central to this process in a group of Humans and Minbari, trained to work together and dedicated to the higher principles of duty, honor, and peace. There have been entrusted with the most advanced fleet of ships in existence, now that the first ones have left us. Among my people, they are called the Anlshock. Among your people, they are called the Rangers. They come in peace and will stay only where they are invited to stay. They will help protect you from raiders and invasion by other races. They will work with your military and help to strengthen your borders. But understand, they will do so equally and fairly. If you are planning a war of aggression against your neighbors, the Rangers will hear about it and so will your neighbors. If other worlds choose to intervene on behave of those being attacked, the Rangers will provide the information, but will not intervene directly. Their goal is to create the peace, not enforce the peace.

This is a political and economic alliance, not one based on strength. The gains you will achieve, by working peacefully with your neighbors, far out weight anything you will achieve force. The alliance recognized your sovereign right to govern your own people by your own will. But membership in the alliance, means you will honor a code of conduct in your relations with other worlds or risk losing all the things we stand to give you. Finally, each member race will be able to contribute volunteers to join the Rangers, there by ensuring their independence and fairness. All of us have agreed to recognize the independent authority of the Rangers.

Madam President, honor guests, I now invite you to join the new alliance. You may decline, if that is your wish. We will leave in peace and honor your decision. If you accept, we believe it will signal a new age of peace and prosperity.

Season 3, "Severed Dreams"
This is ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw! Or be destroyed.

Negative. We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship. [Earthforce Captain]

Why not? Only one human captain has every survived battle with the Minbari fleet. He is behind me, you are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else!

Season 1, "Babylon Squared"
What is it that makes the humans so special? What is it that draws you to them? They fight. They argue. They are ruled by passions and fears. [Grey Council member]

Yes, and that is their strength. They do not seek conformity. They do not surrender. Out of their differences comes symmetry, their unique capacity to fight against impossible odds. Hurt them and they only comeback stronger. The passions we deplore have taken them to their place in their stars and will propel them to a great destiny. Their only weakness is that they do not recognize their own greatness. They forget that they have come to this place through two million years of evolution, struggle and blood and they are better than they think and nobler than they know. They carry within them the capacity to walk amongst the stars like giants. They are the future and we have much to learn from them.

Season 5, "Objects at Rest"
When I was first assigned to Babylon 5, I had to learn to speak several languages: Drazi, Brakiri, Centauri, and of course English the human language of commerce. Some words have always come easier to me, than others. One of the most difficult words for me was 'good bye'. There is responding word for good bye in Minbari. All our parting contain, within them, the possibility of meeting again in other places, in other times, in other lives. So you will excuse me, if I do not say good bye. Our souls are a part of this place, our hopes, the foundation of our future. And we will past this way again.

Season 4, "Rising Star"
It was the end of the Earth year 2261 and it was the dawn of a new age, for all of us. It was the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. The next twenty years would see great changes, great joys, and great sorrows. The telepath war and the drakh war, the new alliance would waver and crack, but in the end, it would hold. Because what is build endures and what is lost endures, and Babylon 5 endures.

Susan Ivanova

Season 5, "Sleeping in Light"
Babylon 5 was last of the babylon stations. They would never be another. It changed the future and it changed us. It taught us that we have to create the future or others will do it for us. It should us that we have to care for one other, because if we don't, who will? And that true strength sometimes comes from the most unlikely of places. Mostly though, I think it gave us hope that there can always be new begins, even for people like us. As for Delenn, every morning for as long she lived, Delenn got up before dawn and watched the sun came up.
-Susan Ivanova

Season 4, "Between the Darkness and the Light"
This is the White Star Fleet. Negative on surrender! We will not stand down.

Who is this? Identify yourself? [Earthforce Captain]

Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander, Daughter of Andrei and Sophie Ivanova. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate and the last living thing that you are every going to see. God sent me.
-Susan Ivanova

Season 2, "The Fall of Night"
It was the end of the Earth year 2259, and the war was upon us. As anticipated, a few days after the Earth Centauri treaty was announced, the Centauri widened their war to include many of the Non-Aligned Worlds. And there was another war brewing closer to home, a personal one whose cost would be higher than any of us could imagine.

We came to this place because Babylon 5 was our last, best hope for peace. By the end of 2259, we knew that it had failed. But in so doing, it became something greater. As the war expanded, it became our last best hope... for victory. Because sometimes, peace is another word for surrender. And because secrets have a way of getting out.
-Susan Ivanova

Season 3, opening theme
The Babylon project was our last best hope for peace. It failed. But in the year of the shadow war, it became something greater, our last best hope for victory. The year is 2260, the place Babylon 5.
-Susan Ivanova

Michael Garibaldi

Season 4, "The Exercise of Vital Powers"
Personal Log, Michael Garibaldi. It's started. They are really doing it. This is what I was afraid would happen. But it has been coming for a long time, ever since Sheridan got back. Before he went to Z'ha'dum, he never would have gone up his own, our own government like this. I don't know. Maybe he thinks he is Alexander the Great. Maybe he thinks he is John the Baptist and maybe he wants to take over the whole operation for himself.

That's the part that worries me. That's the part that made me come back here, Mars. I can't belive I am back on Mars. Three times before this place almost killed me. I swore I would never give it the change to finish the job. Humans got no business being here, no business at all.
-Michael Garibaldi

Season 1, "The Exercise of Vital Powers"
Trust me. [Londo Mollari]

Trust you? Londo, my brain will be five days dead before I ever trust a Centauri. The first time we meet you people, the first time any other civilization, you told us you practically run the entire galaxy. What was it you said, a huge empire.

Come on, public relations. [Londo Mollari]

Only, that hasn't be true for a hundred years. Then you give us this lie, that Earth is some lost Centauri tribe, making us distance relatives. Until we finally got our hands on some Centauri DNA and find out we are not related at all. Appears aside, we are two completely different species.

A clerical error. [Londo Mollari]
-Michael Garibaldi


Season 2, "The Long, Twilight Struggle"
No Dictator, no invader can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power governments and tyrants, and armies can not stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once, we will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free!

Season 3, "Z'ha'dum"
It was the end of the Earth year, 2260, and the war had paused, suddenly and unexpectedly. All around us, it was as if the universe were holding it's breath, waiting. All of life can be broken down into moments of transition or moments of revelation. This had the feeling of both.

Season 3, "Z'ha'dum"
G'Quon wrote, there is a greater darkness then the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities. It is against chaos and despair! Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this parolee we can never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition to born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain.

Londo Mollari

Pilot, "The Gathering"
I was there at the dawn of the third age of mankind. It began in the earth year 2257 with the founding of the last of the Babylon stations, located deep in neutral space. It was a port of call for refugees, smugglers, businessman, diplomats, and travellers from a hundred worlds. It could be a dangerous place but we accepted the risk because Babylon 5 was our last best hope for peace. Under the leadership of it’s final commander Babylon 5 was a dream given form. A dream of a galaxy without war when species from different worlds could live side by side in mutual respect. A dream that was endangered as never before by the arrival of one man on a mission of destruction. Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. This is it's story.
-Londo Mollari

Movie, "In the Beginning"
You see, I was there at the dawn of the third age. It began with the humans, you know. They're the quiet ones I mentioned before. They changed the universe and doing so paid a terrible price. It began 35 of their years ago. Their homeworld is a place called Earth. Located in a fairly uninteresting part of the galaxy. We had never bothered much with that area before. It had little military or strategic value. But as a culture grows decadent, it becomes intrigued by art, by trinkets, by eccentricity. The humans had art, and trinkets, and eccentricity to space.
-Londo Mollari

Movie, "In the Beginning"
The Humans, I think, knew they were doomed. But where another race would surrender to despair, the Humans fought back with even greater strength. They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have never seen anything like it. They would weep. They would pray. They would say good bye to their love ones and then throw themselves without fear or hesitation at the very face of death itself. Never surrendering.

No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable, could help but be moved to tears by their courage, their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns. When they ran out of guns, they used knives and sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent!

I only hope, when it is my time, that I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes at the end. They did this for two years. They never ran out of courage. But in the end, they ran out of time.
-Londo Mollari

Jeffery Sinclair

Season 1, opening theme
It was the dawn of the third age of mankind. Ten years after the Earth Minbari war. The Babylon project was dream giving form. It's goal to prevent another war by creating a place where humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call. Home away from home for diplomas, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanders.

Humans and aliens wrap in two million five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal, all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last best hope for peace. This is the story of last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2258. The name of the place is Babylon 5.
-Jeffery Sinclair

Season 2, "The Coming of Shadows"
I'm in trusting this message to an associate of mine who is sworn to bring it to you at any cost, including his own life. My job on the Minbari homeworld is more than just representing Earth. The President doesn't know about that part yet, and I don't think it would be wise of you to tell him.

There's a great darkness coming, Michael. Some of the Minbari have been waiting for it a long time. The bearer of this message is one of my rangers. Some are Minbari. Most are humans. They have been drawn here to learn to work together and prepare for the fight ahead. Their job for now, is to patrol the frontier, to listen, to watch, and return with reports too sensitive to trust to regular channels. They are my eyes and ears. Where you see them, you see me.

In the name of our friendship, I ask that you give them every courtesy and cooperation. I wish I could tell you more, I wish I could warn you. But the others don't think it's time yet. Stay close to the Vorlon, and watch out for shadows. They move when you're not looking at them.
-Jeffery Sinclair


Construction commencemet ceremony from the Babylon Station, 2249
The Babylon Project is a dream given form. It is a community which we build to create a lasting peace in the galaxy, a place where diverse populations can gather calmly without the threat of war and discuss their differences with the hope of understanding each other and settling their disagreements peacefully.

Today we gather here in neutral space, in the shadow of a war that nearly cost us our civilization, to dedicate a place for all sentient beings to meet and interact openly. The Babylon Station will be built here in this orbit as a monument to those who have died in wars of misunderstandings, a place where the differences of our past can be overcome and we can live in peace with all inhabitants of the galaxy.
-Senator Calvin Natawe

Movie, "In the Beginning"
This is ... This is the president. I have just been informed that our midrange military bases at Beta Derony and Promixa 3 have fallen to the Minbari advance. We have lost contact with Io and must conclude that they to have fallen to an advanced force. Our military intelligence believes that Minbari intend to by pass Mars and hit Earth directly and the attack may come at any time.

We have continued to broadcast our surrender and a plea for mercy and they have not responded. We therefore can only conclude that we stand at the twilight of the Human race. In order to buy more time for our evacuation transports to leave Earth, we ask for support of every ship capable of fighting, to take part in a defense of our homeworld. We will not lie to you. We do not believe survival is a possibility. We believe that anyone who joins this battle, will never come home again. But for every ten minutes, we can delay the military advance, several hundred more civilians may have a chance to escape to neutral territory.

Though Earth may fall, the Human race must have a chance to continue else where. No greater sacrifice has every been asked of a people, but I ask you now, to step forward one last time. One last battle to hold the line against the night! May God go with you all.
-Earth President

Season 4, (Unknow episode)
The Emperor is the soul of the people. The center of this republic. This whole world may parish, the emperor goes on, we go on. The first emperors, the greatest of us, were proclaimed deities by the ancient gods, in exchange for loyalty. They became immortal. There names revived for generations to come. Prays offer up to them even in the temples today and now, now these gods of old have returned. And through them, I will become a god myself! That is my destiny! I've know it all my life. It's what I was born for. And when the time comes, Mollari, the people will gladly lay down there lives, so that I maybe elevated to godhood. What are a few million lives compared to the glory of becoming a living god.

And when I become a god, I will forgive you your rudeness, Mollari. Then my capacities will be infinite. For now, I will simply try to forget.
-Centauri Emperor Cartagia

Season 4, opening theme
It was the year of fire... [Lennier]
...the year of destruction... [Zack Allan]
...the year we took back what was ours. [G'Kar]

It was the year of rebirth... [Lyta Alexander]
...the year of great sadness... [Vir Cotto]
...the year of pain... [Marcus Cole]
...and the year of joy. [Delenn]

It was a new age. [Londo Mollari]
It was the end of history. [Stephen Franklin]
It was the year everything changed. [Susan Ivanova]
The year is 2261. The place: [Micheal Garibaldi]
Babylon 5. [John Sheridan]

Season 5, opening theme
And so it begins. [Kosh]
There is a hole in your mind. [Minbari assassin]
What do you want? [Jeffery Sinclair]
No one here is exactly what he appears. [G'Kar]
Nothings the same anymore. [jeffery Sinclair]

Commander Sinclair is being reassigned. [General Hague]
Why don't you eliminate the entire Narn homeworld while you are at it. [Londo Mollari]
I see a great hand reaching out of the stars. [Elric]
Who are you? [Sebastian]

President Clark has signed a decree today, declaring martial law. [ISN Reporter]
These orders have forced us to declare independence. [John Sheridan]
Weapons supplies. [Alfred Bester]
Unless your people get of their encounter suited butts and do something. [John Sheridan]
Your the one who was. [Zathras]

If you go to Z'ha'dum you will die. [Kosh]
Why are you here? [Lorien]
Do you have anything worth living for? [Lorien]
I think of my beautiful city in flames. [Delenn]
Giants in the play ground. [John Sheridan]
Now get the hell out of our galaxy. [John Sheridan]
We are here to place President Clark under arrest. [Sheridan]

Babylon 5

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John Seridan
Susan Ivanova
Michael Garibaldi
Londo Mollari
Jeffery Sinclair