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View Poll Results: What do you want?
Revenge upon the Centauri 0 0%
To restore the glory and power of the great Centauri Republic 2 14.29%
To live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike 8 57.14%
Looser shoes and a reminder how to dance 1 7.14%
Spoo 4 28.57%
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Old April 21st 17, 10:39   #11
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Re: What do you want?

The answer to the question is, of course... world domination! mwahahahahaha *evil laughter*

Voted: go the pike
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Old April 21st 17, 15:59   #12
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Yea, the pike was one of the best moments in the series. About time Vir got a little something nice for his patience and hard work.
I can't recall the context of the scene right now... What do you think ever happened to the head?

Is it still there?

Brought out on special occasions?

Did it start a Pikemon fad on Centauri Prime and now all the Centauri children are running around battling each other with heads on sticks?
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Old April 22nd 17, 14:56   #13
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I'm not sure, but if it was going to be a 'warning to the next ten generations', then I imagine it got kind of ripe after awhile.
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Old April 22nd 17, 18:19   #14
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Re: What do you want?

...unless they sealed it in lucite. Then...his lifeless eyes can look down for 100 generations. Of course, the Centauri would forget why he was there and proclaim the spikehead a god.
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Old April 24th 17, 16:01   #15
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the Centauri would forget why he was there and proclaim the spikehead a god.
Without a single apparent tentacle?

Blasphemy.
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Old April 29th 17, 17:43   #16
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...unless they sealed it in lucite. Then...his lifeless eyes can look down for 100 generations. Of course, the Centauri would forget why he was there and proclaim the spikehead a god.
That would be a pretty good B5 episode, wouldn't it?
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Old May 3rd 17, 06:33   #17
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The real question is did the head get taken down a buried with honors when his friends came, covertly, to power?
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Old May 9th 17, 22:38   #18
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There was a fanfiction story I once read that simply presumed that those critters knew how to safey evacuate a consciousness from its physical medium, and would have likely offered such insurance to a productive and esteemed employee, in case they got beheaded by barbarians, or met other misfortune... :P

...but who knows. Maybe working for them included the risk of retirement terms not being respected. :P

Reminds me of a story from the Culture universe where a likewise very productive representative of a covertly operating advanced civilisation met a very similar fate, except a spacecraft decided to snatch his head a moment after the event, and perform a bit of resuscitation until a replacement body could be grown. :P

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Old May 10th 17, 01:42   #19
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I love fiction. Literally, anything can happen.

I suspect for health and safety reasons, it would be removed in time. Although, we all know the Centauri record for reversing long outlived rules and proclamations.
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Old May 21st 17, 03:43   #20
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Ah yes, puzzle, I remember that Culture tale…

What do I want?


…I think I want to start the next poll. "Who are you?"
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