A Minbari from Babylon 5 Thrall was a good friend and mentor to Delenn, one of the main characters (also a Minbari).

He ended up becoming the caretaker of "The Great Machine" an utterly enormous technology complex buried deep beneath the surface of the planet Babylon 5 orbits.

One of his lines is my favorite quote from the series - on self sacrifice and its relationship to the nature of sentient life.

Thrall (?), n. [OE. thral, ral, Icel. raell, perhaps through AS. ri; akin to Sw. tral, Dan. trael, and probably to AS. raegian to run, Goth. ragjan, Gr. ; cf. OHG. dregil, drigil, a servant.]

1.

A slave; a bondman.

Chaucer.

Gurth, the born thrall of Cedric. Sir W. Scott.

2.

Slavery; bondage; servitude; thraldom.

Tennyson.

He still in thrall Of all-subdoing sleep. Chapman.

3.

A shelf; a stand for barrels, etc.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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Thrall, a.

Of or pertaining to a thrall; in the condition of a thrall; bond; enslaved.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

The fiend that would make you thrall and bond. Chaucer.

 

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Thrall, v. t.

To enslave.

[Obs. or Poetic]

Spenser.

 

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