LEXX: Cultures: The Brunnen G

Kai is the last of the Brunnen G…. in fact I should say he WAS the last of the Brunnen G because he’s dead.

The Brunnen G were a heroic race who were ultimately responsible for the destruction of the Insects in the Wars thousands of years earlier. In the opening episode (I Worship His Shadow) we see the last of them lead by Kai trying to stop the Foreshadow from destroying their homeworld.

Kai's homeworld is destroyed
The Brunnen G Homeworld is destroyed

They failed and Kai was killed at the hands of His Divine Shadow before being re-animated as an assassin.

The Brunnen G were originally from the Dark Zone, but they left when their sun Brunnus became unstable. It is unclear why they chose to move en-mass to the Light Zone instead of finding another habitable planet locally, but one would suppose it was because the Dark Zone was full of anarchy and chaos. The Brunnen G probably felt they would be more secure in the Light Zone. Kai’s face bares a marking which symbolises this great journey. Their humour can best be described as dark.

Brunnen G

Q. What has three legs and bleeds ?
A. Half an insect!

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Kai – Last of the Brunnen G

It could be said that these were a cultured race. They were technologically advanced and believed in the preservation of the Brunnen G collective memory.

In episode two, Supa Nova we see that they had a memory catacomb where people would have their memories extracted (by being sawn in two!!??) and placed on a type of CD which could be viewed simply by touching it.

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Kai is a central heroic character in the story, but because of his rather miserable personality (due to him being dead and all….) erm I don’t think I’d invite him to my party. I can’t say I’d invite any of his ancestors either since they too are all dead. The writers of this show are such spoilsports don’t you think?

In fact the Brunnen G weren’t a particularly benevolent race at all. They managed to find a way of becoming immortal and gradually stagnated in their own culture, cutting themselves off from other races and planets in the Light Zone.

In the very first scene from Episode one. Kai led a group of young, free-spirited warriors to defeat His Shadow. The Brunnen G army had disbanded many years before. A great deal of background to the Brunnen G is seen in the Brigadoom episode in Season 2.

Race Rating – The Brunnen G
Personality 1 (rancid butter) – 4 (cool dude) 4
Attractiveness 1 (requires paper bag) – 5 (Drop-dead-gorgeous) 4
Humour 1 (stomach-turning) – 5 (sidesplitting) 1
Dress Sense 1 (laughable) – 5 (hip) 3
Aggression 1 (big/little softy) – 5 (hard as nails) 3
1 (scumbag) – 5 (god) 4

Sad Geezer Race Rating (out of 30) = 19          

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