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Kai, Last of the Brunnen-G, is an undead assassin on the science fiction television show Lexx. He is played by Michael McManus. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Brunnen-G are a race of humans on the TV series Lexx. ... Undead is a collective name for mythological beings that are deceased yet behave as if alive. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Lexx is a science fantasy TV series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the Lexx, the most powerful destructive force in the two universes from which the show takes its name. ... Michael McManus was born in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Character details

Kai died 2008 years prior to the events of the Lexx premiere episode "I Worship His Shadow", defending his home planet Brunnis-2 against attack by His Divine Shadow's personal flagship. This desperate defense failed and His Divine Shadow destroyed the Brunnen-G home world. Knowing all was lost, Kai rammed his small fighter craft into the control pod of the Foreshadow in an attempt to destroy His Divine Shadow. Having rammed into the pod, he was catapulted out of his cockpit and then stabbed by His Divine Shadow. There are four seasons of Lexx totalling 61 episodes, initially televised from 1997 (in Canada) to 2002. ... Brunnis is a planet in the Lexx fictional universe. ... His Divine Shadow. ... His Divine Shadow. ... In the science fiction television series Lexx, the Brunnen G were a race of romantic warriors, famous for their role in the defeat of the Insect Civilization. ... The Foreshadow, the first of many of His Divine Shadows personal planet-killers The Foreshadow is one of His Divine Shadows predecessor weapons of mass destruction, from the sci-fi television series LEXX. In a similar fashion to the Lexx, the Foreshadow is a planet-killing starship, used...


Instead of having Kai's carcass incinerated, His Shadow had him "de-carbonized" and turned into a Divine Assassin. As such, Kai is virtually indestructible; he is capable of surviving without oxygen, and even when split in half his body will rejoin. When dismembered, Kai's individual parts are capable of independent action; even when his head is separated from his body, he can carry on conversations and his body is still capable of walking. For other uses, see Body (disambiguation). ... In the science fiction television series Lexx, Divine Assassins are undead that carry out the will of His Divine Shadow, in adherence to a religious cult called the Divine Order. ...


His favored weapon is his brace, a strange, bladed device that emerges from his wrist, much like Spider-Man's web, and impales his targets. This weapon is attached to a line that can travel enormous distances, giving rise to the question of where Kai stores it all when it's inside his body. Kai can also use the line as a kind of grappling hook, or to lasso objects and people from far away and bring them near. As an undead assassin/ex-assassin, Kai's uniform is a blackened version of the colorful clothing the Brunnen-G had worn; his beehive hairdo, however, remains unchanged. Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ...


For 2008 years, Kai was forced to serve His Shadow, killing heretics and revolutionaries, until he was called to secure the Lexx from heretics. The Time Prophet had made a prophecy that the Brunnen-G would destroy the Divine Order and, with Kai being the last of the Brunnen-G, the responsibility fell on his shoulders. The current incarnation of His Divine Shadow refused to believe in the prophecy and called Kai to action as an assassin to mock the prophecy and show his own mastery of the Universe. After a confrontation with rebel leader Thodin, Kai finds Zev Bellringer and Stanley Tweedle on the bridge of His Shadow's new ship, the Lexx. However, before he can eliminate the attempted hijackers, he is called away to help the Divine Predecessors who are under attack by a cluster lizard, a vicious animal which feasts on the flesh of the living. When Kai, having killed the cluster lizard, picks up a piece of the brain of the Divine Predecessor that killed him, he regains his memories and his own will, and joins Stan and Zev. The Time Prophet is a character on the science fiction series LEXX. Spoiler warning: The Time Prophet The Time Prophet is a pivotal character in the TV series Lexx. ... Zev of B3K is a major character on the television show Lexx. ... Stanley Tweedle is a character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lexx. ... Cluster Lizards are a fictional species of carnivorous reptile on the science fiction series Lexx. ... Divine Predecessors are characters on the science fiction series LEXX. Spoiler warning: A Divine Predecessors brain in a support chamber Divine Predecessors are the brains from the former bodies that were occupied by His Divine Shadow. ...

Kai, accidentally turned into a slasher movie-style psycho killer.

Kai is animated by protoblood, a substance secreted by the Gigashadow (the vast insect body of His Divine Shadow). This liquid can only reanimate Kai for a limited amount of time, so he must remain in cryogenic suspension between bouts of activity to prolong his existence. When awoken improperly, his behaviour can be unpredictable and sometimes violent. Although he has free will, he is also capable of being programmed, and once became a sinister, slasher movie-style killer after a teenager suggested it while Kai was sleeping. Normally unflappable, Kai has become very erratic on several occasions: once, when the crew lands on Ruuma, a planet where the bodies of many Divine Predecessors are kept alive in a zombie-like state, Kai begins spouting strange poetry (perhaps reflecting his race's poetic origins). Kai is also briefly turned into a singing tree by the faerie king Oberon, a state he seemed to prefer to being dead. On yet another occasion, the ever-unpredictable Kai is quite ready to spend eternity buried in the dirt before circumstances compel him to get back into the action. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Protoblood is a fictional substance on the science fiction series LEXX. Protoblood, is a substance secreted by the Gigashadow, and its offspring, that gives the ability with one drop in the mouth, to resurrect the dead for a short time. ... The Gigashadow. ... The slasher film is a sub-genre of the horror genre and is also known as a splatter film. ... Divine Predecessors are characters on the science fiction series LEXX. Spoiler warning: A Divine Predecessors brain in a support chamber Divine Predecessors are the brains from the former bodies that were occupied by His Divine Shadow. ... This article is about the undead. ... In mythology and in fiction, Faerie (see also fairy) is an otherworldly realm, home to the Fae or fairies, though many believe this place to be neither mythical nor fictional, but quite real. ... Oberon, also Auberon, King of the Fairies, is most well-known as a character in William Shakespeares play, A Midsummer Nights Dream, written in the mid-1590s. ...


Because he is dead, Kai lacks the ability to perform most bodily functions (as he once tells Stanley, "the dead do not poo.") He is also incapable of (and uninterested in) having sex, a major disappointment for Zev/Xev, who loves/lusts after the dead man, and many other women (and, in seasons 3 & 4, 790) who lust after him over the course of the series. He also lacks motivation and most emotions, and is unable to love, care or truly feel for others. When questioned about his motivations (or lack thereof), he often begins his answers: "The dead do not..." (See below.) Despite his claims of emotionlessness, however, his dry humor frequently gives the appearance of expressing passive-aggressive disapproval of the other characters' actions and resentment of the fact that they often overlook the fact that he is dead. His actions can be rather ambigious, as can his emotional claims (ie. care for Zev/Xev near beginning and end of series and his feelings toward his dead race). The question is never directly addressed as to why he goes to such lengths to protect the Lexx crew, but he seems to possess a certain muted affection for them even when dead.


At the end of the final season, Isambard Prince, former ruler of Planet Fire, restores Kai to life after promising it as a prize in a chess game. Prince visits the Lexx as a self-proclaimed omen of death, which Kai "feels" is meant for him. He says farewell to Xev and Stan before leaving Earth, apologizing to Xev for never being able to love her, and, despite him not yet being truly alive, the two kiss for the first and only (real) time. Prince (played by Nigel Bennett) is the cruel ruler of the Planet Fire in the third season of the science fiction television show LEXX. In the fourth season of the same show, he reappears as Isambard Prince, head of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and secret... In the sci-fi television series LEXX, the fictional planet Fire is the afterlife for all evil souls, and the location for much of Season 3. ... For other uses, see Chess (disambiguation). ...


Fulfilling his own omen, Prince restores Kai to life only minutes before he will sacrifice himself to destroy the asteroid-ship harbouring Lyekka and her kind. Kai is last seen flying through the interior of the asteroid with a particle collider, singing the Brunnen-G Fight Song, and finally crashing at the asteroid core with the device. Surviving the crash and finally alive, but next to the about-to-explode particle collider, the last shot is Kai laughing for the first time in millennia. A particle accelerator uses electric fields to propel charged particles to great energies. ... The Brunnen-G are a race of humans on the TV series Lexx. ...

Kai finally brought back to life by Prince.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Prince (played by Nigel Bennett) is the cruel ruler of the Planet Fire in the third season of the science fiction television show LEXX. In the fourth season of the same show, he reappears as Isambard Prince, head of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and secret...

Catchphrases

Kai had several catchphrases, most famously his lines about things the dead do not do. According to Kai, the dead do not respond to context, the dead are rarely positive about things, the dead do not have opinions, the dead do not make suggestions... usually, the dead do not eat, the dead do not squeeze and please, the dead cannot be seduced, and the dead do not poo, but he has said that the dead do want one thing: to be dead.


In one notable episode (4x09-Fluff Daddy), Kai is asked what he thinks of his living double's outrageous Avant-Garde Shakespearian theater. His reply, delivered with an ever-so-slight smirk is, "The dead do not think about acting".


In a variation, while experiencing protoblood failure, he states "The dead are pretty messed up". Protoblood is a fictional substance on the science fiction series LEXX. Protoblood, is a substance secreted by the Gigashadow, and its offspring, that gives the ability with one drop in the mouth, to resurrect the dead for a short time. ...


Kai also had a lengthy speech, repeated several times and with some variations, about the many kinds of people he'd killed. "I killed mothers with their babies. I've killed great philosophers, proud young warriors, and revolutionaries. I've killed the evil, the good, the intelligent, the weak, and the beautiful. I have done this in the service of His Divine Shadow and his predecessors, and I have never once shown any mercy."


Fandom

Kai has enjoyed an avid fan following, and is the subject of fan art and fan fiction online. Despite the fact that Kai has no sex drive, and, indeed, no genitals, he has become something of a sex symbol for many of the show's fans. Some of these fans have compared his appeal to that of the unemotional but troubled Mister Spock from the original Star Trek series. Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, narrowly defined, is any of those parts of the body (which are not always bodily organs according to the strict definition) which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in an complex organism; namely: Male: penis (notably the glans penis... Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic and famous female sex symbols of all time. ... For other uses, see Spock (disambiguation). ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ...


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Encyclopedia: Kai (Lexx) (841 words)
In the science fiction television series Lexx, the Brunnen G were a race of romantic warriors, famous for their role in the defeat of the Insect Civilization.
LEXX is a science fiction TV series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the Lexx, the most powerful destructive force in the two universes from which the show takes its name.
Lexx is a science fiction TV series that follows the adventures of a group of mis-matched individuals aboard the Lexx, an incredibly powerful spaceship from which the show takes its name.
Kai (LEXX) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
Kai, Last of the Brunnen G, is an undead assassin on the science fiction television show LEXX.
Kai is animated by proto-blood, a substance secreted by the Gigashadow (the vast insect body of His Divine Shadow).
Because he is dead, Kai lacks the ability to perform most bodily functions - a major let-down for Zev, who loves the dead man. He also lacks motivation and most emotions, and is unable to love, care or truly feel for others.
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