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Canonbox default The following is based on The Mongoose Publishing RPG books and contradicts canon sources.

The Thoughtforce is the ship of the Mindriders, one of the First Ones.

Overview[]

It's constructed of carbon molecules that were telekinetically-compressed, and within its shell is a localised bubble of concentrated telepathic energy which contains the life energies of the Mindriders. The ships weapons are projectors of multi-wavelength pulses which the Mindriders aim and operate telepathically.

The Mindriders are constantly projecting a telekinetic field to both protect and propel the ship. A field that is so powerful that only high-powered energy weapons have a chance of getting through the field without being deflected. Combined with the ship's self-repairing abilities, it makes the ship impervious to most of the Younger Races' munitions.

Notes[]

The specifications regarding the Thoughtforce varies depending on the source, both the publisher and the edition. The data referenced in the infobox is from the Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (Game)'s sourcebook, Fleet Lists and the Babylon 5 the Roleplaying Game's sourcebook, Thirdspace. Other sources provide the following specifications:

Babylon 5 Wars's War of the Ancients

  • Thought Shield: Generated by the combined psionic abilities of its incorporeal inhabitants, which diverts and disperses enemy attacks.
  • Thought Wave: It's crew can generate a "thought wave", a telekinetic explosion that radiates outs in all directions. It's a spatial disturbance that damages all non-Mindrider ships, though the maneuvers of a targeted ship can minimize the effects and it's defensive electronic warfare systems can degrade the effects.
  • Telekinetic Cutter: The Mindriders can project a cutting beam.
  • Weapons: ultra pulse cannon, trioptic pulsars

Babylon 5 Wars's Ships of the Fleet

  • Weapons: 1 ultra pulse cannon, 4 trioptic pulsars

Sources[]

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