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Encyclopedia > Stanley H. Tweedle

Stanley Tweedle is a character on the science fiction series Lexx. Lexx is a science fiction TV series that follows the adventures of a group of mis-matched individuals aboard the Lexx, the most powerful destructive force in the two universes from which the show takes its name. ...


Originally an "assistant deputy backup courier" for the Heretic rebellion against His Divine Shadow, an evil galactic papacy, Stanley Tweedle (played by Brian Downey) was given a responsibility that he really didn't merit: smuggling the DNA of His Shadow's ultimate weapon to Heretic forces. Instead, Stanley accidently led His Shadow back to the Heretic base. His compatriots were slaughtered, and Stanley was captured. The smuggled DNA was extracted from him and used to grow the Lexx, a living, sentient ship able to destroy entire planets with a single devastating shot. His Shadow intended to use the Lexx to annihilate any planet in the universe where even a whisper of rebellion surfaced. This article discusses delivery couriers; for the font see Courier (font). ... A rebellion is, in the most general sense, a refusal to accept authority. ... His Divine Shadow In the TV series Lexx, the fictional character His Divine Shadow is the absolute ruler of the Divine Order and the League of 20,000 Planets. ... The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches. ... Brian Downey (born January 27, 1951) was the drummer for the band Thin Lizzy, who, along with bassist-vocalist Phil Lynott, made up the core of the bands success as a pioneering hard rock group. ... DNA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint. ... Lexx is a science fiction TV series that follows the adventures of a group of mis-matched individuals aboard the Lexx, the most powerful destructive force in the two universes from which the show takes its name. ... Ariane 5 lifts off with the Rosetta probe on 2nd of March, 2004. ... A planet (from the Greek πλανήτης, planetes or wanderers) is a body of considerable mass that orbits a star and that produces very little or no energy through nuclear fusion. ... The deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. ...


Luckily for Stanley, he was deemed so harmless and unimportant that he soon faded into the bureaucracy of The Cluster, His Shadow's central planet, eventually becoming a low-ranked security guard for the same government he'd once fought against. Bureaucracy is a sociological concept of government and its institutions as an organizational structure characterized by regularized procedure, division of responsibility, hierarchy, and impersonal relationships. ... A security guard is a private person who is employed to protect property and people. ...


After years of toiling in anonymity, one catastrophic day (and an incredible series of blunders) saw Stanley receive the "key" to the Lexx. With the Lexx now answering only to him, Stanley fled from His Shadow's influence with a motley crew in tow; Xev, an escaped love slave; 790, a disembodied robot head; and Kai, an undead assassin once in servatude to His Shadow. Together, they encounter a wide range of deviant people and creatures, most of a homicidal bent, as they look for a safe place to call home. Anonymity is the state of not being identifiable within a set, called the anonymity set. ... Catastrophe (Gk. ... Zev of B3K is a major character on the television show Lexx. ... 790 is a robotic head with three screens to display its eyes and mouth. ... A humanoid robot playing the trumpet In practical usage, a robot is a mechanical device which performs automated physical tasks, either according to direct human supervision, a pre-defined program, or a set of general guidelines using artificial intelligence techniques. ... Kai has several meanings. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ...


Unfortunately, Stanley is petulant, cowardly, short-sighted, quick-tempered, weak-willed, perverted and a perpetual under-achiever... exactly the absolutely wrong person to be in charge of the most powerful weapon in the two universes. His advances are rebuffed by Xev, and he must endure a constant stream of verbal abuse from 790. Not all of it is undeserved; hunger, survival, and an overactive libido are Stanley's primary motivations in any given situation. Hunger is applied literally to the need or craving for food; it can also be applied metaphorically to cravings of other sorts. ... These are articles containing basic information for surviving dangerous situations. ... Libido in its common usage means sexual desire, however more technical definitions, such as found in the work of Carl Jung, are more general, referring to libido as the free creative, or psychic, energy an individual has to put toward personal development, or individuation. ...


He does try, though. Stanley occasionally shows a surprising amount of nobility and backbone, particularly when there's nowhere else left to run. For all his capriciousness, Stanley has spared the lives of his enemies and gone on the attack against suicidal odds because it was the right thing to do. Stanley has been instrumental in destroying various galactic threats, including the ultimate defeat of His Divine Shadow.


Stanley's opinion of himself, however, might ultimately be his downfall. Though he outwardly denies any actual culpability, Stanley feels a great deal of guilt over his failure to keep Lexx's DNA out of His Shadow's hands, and the billions of deaths that resulted. This guilt has been used against him several times, including in a trial that convicted him of high treason and in a spiritual test that briefly consigned him to Hell. Guilt is a concept used in various ways in various contexts. ... Medieval illustration of the Mouth of Hell Hell is a mythological place or, according to many religions, a state of painful suffering. ...


From time to time, Stanley has lost the key to the Lexx - best described as a symbiotic, living energy wave that can only exist inside a living person. On these occasions, he has been desperate in his efforts to get the key back. Even if he doesn't always live up to the responsibility, Stanley Tweedle knows that commanding the Lexx is probably the most important thing he will ever do. A number of different keys A single key A key is a device which is used to open a lock. ...


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Stanley Tweedle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (583 words)
Originally an "assistant deputy backup courier" for the Ostral B Heretics against His Divine Shadow, an evil galactic papacy, Stanley Tweedle (played by Brian Downey) was given a responsibility that he really didn't merit: smuggling the DNA of His Shadow's ultimate weapon to Heretic forces.
Instead, Stanley allowed himself to be captured by Sub-Nebulae mercenaries and sold to the Divine Order, providing them with the codes to the defense system protecting the Reformed Planets; as such he was branded Arch-Traitor.
Luckily for Stanley, he was deemed so harmless and unimportant that he soon faded into the bureaucracy of The Cluster, His Shadow's central planet, eventually becoming a low-ranked security guard for the same government he'd once fought against.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Stanley Tweedle (531 words)
Originally an "assistant backup courier" for the Heritic rebellion against His Divine Shadow, an evil galactic papacy, Stanley Tweedle was given a responsibily that he really didn't merit: smuggle the DNA of His Shadow's ultimate weapon to Heritic forces.
Luckily for Stanley, he was deemed so harmless and unimportant that he soon faded into the bureaucracy of His Shadow's central planet, eventually becoming a low-ranked security guard for the same government he'd once fought against.
Unfortunately, Stanley is petulant, cowardly, short-sighted, quick-tempered, weak-willed, and a perpetual under-achiever...
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