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Vir Cotto (Character)
from "Babylon 5" (1994)

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"Babylon 5: Sic Transit Vir (#3.12)" (1996)
Centauri Official: Oh, I heard a new joke!
[chuckling]
Centauri Official: What is more dangerous than a locked room full of angry Narns?
Vir Cotto: I don't know. What is more dangerous than a locked room full of angry Narns?
Centauri Official: One angry Narn with a key.
[laughs]
Centauri Official: With a key!
[Vir leaves, and enters his room, which is full of sinister-looking Narns.]

Vir Cotto: When I marry, I want it to be for love.
Lyndisty: Oh! A radical.

[Vir and Lyndisty, his soon-to-be wife, kiss for the first time.]
Vir Cotto: If kisses could kill, that one would have flattened several small towns!

[last lines]
Lyndisty: So I take your gentle face with me transmuted into memory by the alchemy of my affection as deposit on our wedding night. - I will see you again, Vir. Soon.
[leaves]
Vir Cotto: [to himself] Well, what relationships don't have their ups and downs?


"Babylon 5: The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari (#5.2)" (1998)
Lennier: What kind of drink is that?
Ambassador Vir Cotto: I'm not sure. The bartender called it a 'Shirley Temple'.
Lennier: Interesting. I've studied many earth religions and I don't think I've ever heard of that particular temple.
Ambassador Vir Cotto: Me neither. But, it's real good.
Lennier: Well then. I shall make a point to visit it on my next trip to earth.

Ambassador Vir Cotto: Prophecy is a guess that comes true. When it doesn't, it's a metaphor.

Londo Mollari: I know what the doctor said. It was my heart that betrayed me, not my ears.
Ambassador Vir Cotto: You are going to have to change your diet, Londo, and you have to cut back on the stress.
Londo Mollari: Yes, well, that doesn't seem very likely as long as I am still here, yes? And if I go home, there is even more stress. So there you are. No, Vir, the universe is an evil place. But at least it seems to have a sense of humor about the whole thing.

Ambassador Vir Cotto: You couldn't sleep either.
Lennier: No. I heard about your situation.
Ambassador Vir Cotto: I heard about yours. As Mr. Garibaldi would say: "It's been one hell of a day".
Lennier: Yes, a hell of a day.
Ambassador Vir Cotto: And a hell of a year.
Lennier: A hell of a five years.
Ambassador Vir Cotto: A hell of a life.
Lennier: You win.


"Babylon 5: Knives (#2.17)" (1995)
Londo Mollari: You know, Vir, you have what the Earthers call a negative personality.
Vir Cotto: No, I don't.
Londo Mollari: There, you see?

Vir Cotto: Londo, this is insane!
Londo Mollari: Insanity is part of the times. You must learn to embrace the madness. Let it fire you.

[last lines]
Londo Mollari: I have made many choices lately, Vir. And today, for the first time I am not sure those choices were right.
Vir Cotto: Perhaps some good has come out of this tragedy. It's not too late to make some new choices.
Londo Mollari: No. The blood is already on my hands. Right or wrong, I must follow the path to its end.
Vir Cotto: But, Londo...
Londo Mollari: You can go now, Vir. I want to sleep. - If I can.


"Babylon 5: Soul Mates (#2.7)" (1994)
Timov: I won't *bite* Vir.
Vir Cotto: With all due respect, Madam. That's not - what I've heard.
Timov: All right, that *one* time.
Vir Cotto: It was twice.

[first lines]
Vir Cotto: [practicing to welcome Mollari's wives] It is a *pleasure* to meet you. It *is* a pleasure to meet you. It is a pleasure to meet you.


"Babylon 5: Dust to Dust (#3.6)" (1996)
[Londo rephrases Vir's report on the Minbari to make them look bad]
Vir Cotto: They are deeply spiritual people!
Londo Mollari: Yes, now that you can leave in. It always scares people.

Vir Cotto: Londo, are you deliberately trying to drive me insane?
Londo Mollari: The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant.


"Babylon 5: Point of No Return (#3.9)" (1996)
[first lines]
Londo Mollari: No! No, this report is totally inappropriate. You have to do it again.
Vir Cotto: But, Londo, why? I've spent weeks working on this report. I didn't even sleep on the flight back from Minbar so I could go over it again. I've checked every single detail myself. It's absolutely accurate.
Londo Mollari: Yes, Vir, I'm sure it is, and that is the problem.
[... ]
Londo Mollari: And here: "The Minbari put great emphasis on art, literature, and music." Yes, but say instead they are decadent people interested only in the pursuit of dubious pleasures. The dubious part is very important. It doesn't mean anything, but it scares people every time.
[... ]
Vir Cotto: I thought the purpose of filing these reports was to provide accurate intelligence!
Londo Mollari: Vir, intelligence has nothing to do with politics! - Here: "They're tolerant of cultural differences."
Vir Cotto: Yes.
Londo Mollari: No. Make that "They have no well-defined sense of morality." They'll love that back home.

Vir Cotto: [about Lady Morella] Why does she speak in plural?
Londo Mollari: [quietly to Vir] When the emperor dies, it is customary for the royal consort to assume the spirit of her husband. Though power has now passed to Cartagia, it is assumed that she speaks for Turhan from the other side.
Lady Morella: [calling out] Ambassador?
Londo Mollari: [loudly] Coming, lady.


"Babylon 5: Midnight on the Firing Line (#1.1)" (1994)
Vir Cotto: [stuttering] The council meeting, the emergency session.
Londo Mollari: The council, the council can go to hell, and the emergency session can go to hell.
[Vir helps him up - grasping his hand]
Londo Mollari: And you, you can go to hell, too, I wouldn't want you to feel left out.


"Babylon 5: No Surrender, No Retreat (#4.15)" (1997)
[first lines]
Capt. John Sheridan: Captain's personal log. Septeber 2, 2261. Enough is enough.
Vir Cotto: Londo, what do they want? What's going on?
Londo Mollari: I don't know.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: They're waiting
Capt. John Sheridan: [addressing the Council] Sorry to call you together at this early hour, but we don't have a lot of time. - Commander.
Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: For the last month or so ships from Babylon 5 have been patrolling the borders of your governments. Since we've been protecting you from Raiders and border skirmishes the number of incidences has decreased by 70 percent. May we assume that you are all happy with this arrangement?
[Council members nod and murmur affirmatively]
Capt. John Sheridan: Good, because now there's a price tag...


"Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light (#5.22)" (1998)
John Sheridan: A toast... to absent friends, in memory still bright.
Michael Garibaldi: [Everyone raises their glasses] G'Kar.
Vir Cotto: Londo.
Delenn: Lennier.
Dr. Stephen Franklin: Mar...
Susan Ivanova: [cutting off Franklin] Marcus.


"Babylon 5: Into the Fire (#4.6)" (1997)
Vir Cotto: I think you should feel happy.
Londo Mollari: Yes perhaps. But every time I have been happy the universe has conspired to do something nasty to me.


"Babylon 5: The Geometry of Shadows (#2.3)" (1994)
Elric: You don't frighten easily.
Vir Cotto: I work for Ambassador Mollari. After a while, nothing bothers you.


"Babylon 5: Interludes and Examinations (#3.15)" (1996)
Vir Cotto: [during the gag reel, through the BabCom] Ambassador?
Londo Mollari: Yes, Vir, what is it?
Vir Cotto: You asked me to remind you about Aldiras suite.
[chuckles at his mistake]
Londo Mollari: [smiling] Yes?
Vir Cotto: [to the stage crew] Her name's not Aldira, right?
[both laugh]


"Babylon 5: Meditations on the Abyss (#5.14)" (1998)
Londo Mollari: Vir, we are not biologically equipped to handle fast food.
Vir Cotto: I know. I know. But it tastes so great going down. Coming up again, it's not so terrific, but-


"Babylon 5: The Hour of the Wolf (#4.1)" (1996)
Londo Mollari: Of course the others know, but they are afraid to move against him. Whoever does so will almost certainly be killed.
Vir Cotto: That would be a drawback.
Londo Mollari: These creatures must be driven away before it's too late. We must stop Cartagia, no matter the cost.
Vir Cotto: "The cost?" That would be the dying thing, right?


"Babylon 5: Chrysalis (#1.22)" (1994)
Londo Mollari: But this - this, this, this is like - being nibbled to death by, uh - Pah! What are those Earth creatures called? Feathers, long bill, webbed feet, go "quack".
Vir Cotto: Cats.
Londo Mollari: Cats! I'm being nibbled to death by cats.


"Babylon 5: The Parliament of Dreams (#1.5)" (1994)
Londo Mollari: [singsong] Everybody's cute, everybody's cute, even me. But in purple I'm stunning
[collapses]
Vir Cotto: Ahh, he has become one with his inner self.
Michael Garibaldi: He's passed out.
Vir Cotto: That too.


"Babylon 5: In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum (#2.16)" (1995)
Morden: What do you want?
Vir Cotto: I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would look up at your lifeless eyes and wave like this.
[gives a mockingly cheerful finger waggle]
Vir Cotto: Can you and your associates arrange this for me, Mr. Morden?


"Babylon 5: Born to the Purple (#1.3)" (1994)
Londo Mollari: Vir, I had a thought. Why don't you represent our Republic in the talks today?
Vir Cotto: Me?
Londo Mollari: Yes, why not? You know the situation as well as I. It's the perfect oportunity to get your feet moist, as Earthlings say.
Vir Cotto: I actually don't think it's a wise idea for me...
Londo Mollari: Nonsense! I have every confidence in you. Which is why I'm giving you full diplomatic authority. Be proud, my boy! You are now the voice of the mighty Centauri Empire!
Vir Cotto: Yes, sir! Thank you, sir!
Londo Mollari: That's the spirit! Go now! I'll be along later to see how you're doing.
Vir Cotto: Yes, sir!
Londo Mollari: And, Vir
Vir Cotto: Yes, sir?
Londo Mollari: Don't give away the Homeworld