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Encyclopedia > Reginald J. Priest
Rolf Kanies as President Priest
Rolf Kanies as President Priest

Priest (played by Rolf Kanies) is a character in the sci-fi TV show LEXX. Image File history File links Reginald_Priest. ... Image File history File links Reginald_Priest. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... It has been suggested that The Cluster be merged into this article or section. ...

Priest's first appearance was in season 3, as chief underling to Prince, the ruler of the planet Fire. Like all people on the planet Fire, Priest was the reincarnation of someone who lived once before, and he wasn't born, but rather "woke up" as an adult. Priest served Prince faithfully until the arrival of the Lexx crew, when he seized an opportunity to kill Prince and gain control of the planet Fire. This idea backfired when Prince, while falling to his death, shot and killed Priest with a crossbow. (It wasn't a particularly clever plan at any rate, since Prince would simply be resurrected soon after with all his memories intact.) 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. ... Reincarnation, literally to be made flesh again, as a doctrine or mystical belief, holds the notion that some essential part of a living being (or in some variations, only human beings) can survive death in some form, with its integrity partly or wholly retained, to be reborn in a new...


In season 4, Priest "wakes up" for a second time on the planet Earth with the name Reginald J. Priest. He is allegedly a Vietnam veteran who was held captive for 30 years by the Viet Cong, and is swiftly elected President of the United States with some help from Prince (in his new incarnation as head of the ATF). Following an abortive attempt on Prince's life, Prince has Priest's first wife murdered in a parody of the John F. Kennedy assassination. Shortly afterwards, Priest marries the more attractive Bunny. Vietnam veteran is a phrase used to describe someone who served in the armed forces of participating countries during the Vietnam War. ... A Viet Cong soldier, heavily guarded, awaits interrogation following capture in the attacks on Saigon during the festive Tet holiday period of 1968. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) is a law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. ... President Kennedy, with his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Texas Governor John Connally in the Presidential limousine shortly before the assassination. ... Patricia Zentilli as Bunny Bunny (played by Patricia Zentilli) is a character in the sci-fi TV show LEXX. Spoiler warning: Bunny first appeared in season 3 as a resident of Gametown on the planet Water. ...


Priest's "Presidency" is a disaster for Earth, marred by his own incompetence, cowardice, laziness, and gross lack of ethics. One of his first actions as President was to attempt the assassination of Prince (again), which failed and resulted in the complete destruction of the city of Orlando, Florida. Priest, with Prince's help, managed to blame the city's destruction on Cuba, which they then nuked off the face of the Earth. Because of Priest's tendency to play sexual games with Bunny instead of working, America, and the world at large, soon falls apart. Priest refuses to take calls from the UN or other international bodies, provokes several Middle Eastern nations to declare a Jihad against the United States, fails to help South Carolina after a major disaster, ignores the threats of the South to succeed from the Union, launches unprovoked nuclear attacks on Newfoundland and Vietnam, and does nothing to counter a massive alien invasion. It is possible that President Priest was partly designed as a parody of both Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, although his alleged time as a POW in Vietnam could be a reference to John McCain. Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town, 407 Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... Bunny is usually an affectionate name for a rabbit. ... Jihad, sometimes spelled Jahad, Jehad, Jihaad, Jiaad, Djehad, Jawwad, or Cihad, (Arabic: ‎ ) is an Islamic term, meaning to strive or struggle in the way of God, and is sometimes referred to as the sixth pillar of Islam, although it has no official status. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Newfoundland —   (stress on final syllable; for mispronunciations, see Newfoundland travel guide from Wikitravel)— (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona, having served since 1987. ...


Despite his all around ineptitude, stupidity, and lack of enthusiasm, when properly motivated Priest can display a certain low cunning. He displays rare intellect while conning Stanley Tweedle to use the LEXX to kill Prince, promising to make Stanley King of Newfoundland, “a tropical paradise of wine, women, and constant song,” by his “supreme Executive authority,” if he assisted in the assassination. He further shows cunning through his later successful attempt to convince France to drop its objections to America dumping its out of date nuclear submarines in the Indian Ocean by pretending to have a French ancestor and an appreciation for French culture.


In the final episode ("Yo Way Yo"), Priest admits that he has no memory of being imprisoned in Vietnam, and is aware of the fact that he came from the planet Fire, which would make him unique on Earth as the only person to retain his memories from a previous life (with the exception of Prince). He escapes the destruction of Earth with Prince and Bunny on a spacecraft built by Dr. Ernst Longbore.


 
 

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