Babylon 5's Delenn is a member of the Minbari race. The Minbari are known for their great devotion to the lifepath of whichever caste they have chosen; this devotion is similar to the Japanese concept of giri, and Minbari conflicts between the individual's conscience and duty to her or his caste are similar to the Japanese dramatic trope of giri-ninjo. In Babylon 5, the Minbari fill the SF/fantasy niche of the elder brother race.