November 14th, 2004

londovir- by iamsab

Vir Cotto, Diplomatic Attache to Ambassador Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic

Apologies for the lateness of this. I hadn’t realized when I accepted the November 13 deadline that it would conflict with the closing night of our local production of Dracula.

Title: A Coming of Age
FANDOM: Babylon 5
Character: Vir Cotto
Author: hobsonphile
Spoilers: All five seasons are fair game. Additionally, I will be touching upon plot developments in the Legions of Fire trilogy, the larger pieces of which I accept as canon, even if some of my fanon may disagree on the particulars.
Note: Some of this may look a little familiar, as I have cribbed some material from previous meta-essays. *g*

When I learned of the existence of idol_reflection, there was absolutely no question in my mind that I would write an essay on Vir. Vir Cotto is something of a specialty for me. I’ve played him for nearly a year on theatrical_muse (at vir_cotto_tm). And previous to undertaking that endeavor, my first stabs at B5 fanfiction focused on him almost exclusively.

So, the question becomes: Why Vir? In many ways, the following is an attempt to answer that question not only for you, the reader, but for myself as well.

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Recommendations

In the last year, there’s been an influx of wonderful stories featuring Vir. Most of these can be found at Enemies & Allies: The Narn/Centauri Archive.

florastuart’s Strange Meeting is a moving, chilling addition to The Day of the Dead. selenak’s Knowing Love was one of the first and her Miracles will probably make you cry. My own stories can be found on the archive as well, but I don’t want to appear as if I’m tooting my own horn, so I will leave it to you, the reader, to seek them out for yourself if you wish. *g*