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Encyclopedia > Stanley Tweedle

Stanley Tweedle is a character on the science fiction series Lexx. 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. ...

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Originally an "assistant deputy backup courier" for the Austral-B Heretics against His Divine Shadow, an evil galactic patriarch, 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. 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. A courier is a person or company employed to deliver messages, packages and mail. ... His Divine Shadow on his famous I want you for my Divine Army Poster 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. ... Brian Downey (born October 31, 1944, in Newfoundland, Canada) is an actor perhaps best-known for his portrayal of Stanley Tweedle, the selfish, lecherous, incompetent security guard (fourth class) who finds himself in control of the enormously powerful, eponymous spaceship in the science-fiction television series LEXX. Additionally, Downey is... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living organisms. ... The bayonet is used as both knife and spear. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ... In law, treason is the crime of disloyalty to ones nation. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Lexx. ... The Space Shuttle Discovery as seen from the International Space Station. ... 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. ... Universe is a word derived from the Old French univers, which in turn comes from the Latin roots unus (one) and versus (a form of vertere, to turn). Based on observations of the observable universe, physicists attempt to describe the whole of space-time, including all matter and energy and...

 Stanley Tweedle. Here without his hat.
Stanley Tweedle. Here without his hat.

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. Image File history File links Stanley_H._Tweedle. ... Image File history File links Stanley_H._Tweedle. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Bureaucracy is a concept in sociology and political science referring to the way that the administrative execution and enforcement of legal rules are socially organized. ... The Cluster is the Capitol of the Divine Order from the show Lexx. ... A security guard or security officer, is usually a privately and formally employed person who is paid to protect property, and/or assets, and/or 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; Zev, an escaped love slave; 790, a disembodied robot head; and Kai, an undead assassin once in servitude 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. Look up anon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Catastrophe (Gk. ... Zev of B3K is a major character on the sci-fi television show LEXX. Spoiler warning: Zev was born on the planet B3K, one of the worlds ruled by His Divine Shadow. ... 790 is a robotic character on the science fiction series Lexx. ... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Jack Ruby murdered the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, in a very public manner. ... Homicide is the killing of another human being by one or more others. ...


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. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... These are articles containing basic information for surviving dangerous situations. ... Libido in its common usage means sexual desire; however, more technical definitions, such as those 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. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Medieval illustration of Hell in the Hortus deliciarum manuscript of Herrad of Landsberg (about 1180) A hell, according to many religious beliefs, is an afterlife of suffering where the wicked or unrighteous dead are punished. ...


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. --80. ...


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Stanley Tweedle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (587 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.
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