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* Characters/FarscapeMainCharactersCharacters/FarscapeMainCharacters[[note]]John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, Ka D'Argo, Dominar Rygel XVI, Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan, Pilot, Moya, Bialar Crais, Chiana, Scorpius, Stark, Harvey[[/note]]
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[[folder:Civilisations and Organisations]]
!The Ancients

->'''Crichton:''' What will you do now?
->''' "Jack":''' What we've done since before I was hatched. We continue searching for a home...

A mysterious race of highly advanced aliens, who are searching for a new home after their original homeworld was destroyed.

* DyingRace
* InnocentAliens: Certainly not naive, though -- the test they put Crichton through in their first episode was used to determine whether the human race would accept them if they ever chose Earth as a haven.
* InsectoidAliens
* MysteriousWatcher: Apparently, the Ancients were originally created to act as this for an entire universe, having been sent into our dimension to monitor and catalogue the state of wormhole technology in it. Of course, by the time of their first episode, they've forgotten this role.
* ThePromisedLand: With their species in decline and their original mission lost, the Ancients are now seeking out a world where they can flourish -- preferably in coexistence with the local sentients. They find one and settle on it between appearances, but refuse to give any details.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Quite apart from their ability to craft physical environments based on Crichton's memory, they'd also mastered the art of wormhole travel and weaponry.
* {{Telepathy}}

!The True Ancients/"Einstein's People"

Cousins of the previous culture who retained their full power.

* TheGhost: We only ever meet ''one'' of them -- and he isn't willing to show his true face.
* RealityWarper
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens
* TimeMaster

! The Eidolons

->As youths, we open our faces to the universe, absorbing the joy and anguish all creatures feel. Then, upon maturation, we step to the altar to receive Hora Dalay: the ability to encourage rationality and tranquility in others. [[ComesGreatResponsibility The capacity to influence others toward peace carries great responsibility.]] [[DareToBeBadass Do you accept this burden for the rest of your days?]]
-->-- Hierarch Yondalao

A species of mystical peacemakers, long believed extinct.

* CharmPerson
* TheEmpath: A subtle example, but also a very effective one.
* HiddenElfVillage: Both the cloaked refugee settlement on Quajaga and the sealed temple on Arnessk function as this.
* MoreThanMindControl: The Eidolons' diplomatic techniques; since they can't actually control minds, they use their powers to lull their opponents into a receptive state, and then use their empathic abilities to present a compelling argument.
* PerfectPacifistPeople: Averted; while generally opposed to violence, they aren't above using it in emergencies; the Quajagan Eidolons, having lost the art of activating their powers, employed heavily-armed soldiers. And at the height of their power, [[spoiler: the Eidolons actually created the Peacekeepers as a security force for the systems under their control.]]
* PowerGlows: When they use their powers, a faint glow emanates from the patterns on their faces.
* {{Precursors}}
* ProudScholarRace
* RubberForeheadAliens: Used and subverted; on the surface, they look like humans with raised patterns on their faces. However, these patterns are actually edges; when transferring the knowledge of how to use their powers, their faces ''literally'' open!
* SealedGoodInACan: A temple-city of them were sealed outside of time on Arnessk up until Crichton and Co managed to unlock them.
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!The Delvians

A culture of mystically-inclined, blue-skinned humanoid plants. Currently subjugated by the Peacekeepers.

* BaldOfAwesome: Delvian males (and the odd female) tend to be completely bald.
* CorruptChurch: Around the time Zhaan left her home planet, the normally [[SaintlyChurch benevolent]] Delvian Seek was under the control of a few very conservative Pa'us and their Peacekeeper allies.
* TheDarkSide: Delvians are prone to falling to this as they ascend the ranks of the priesthood, especially if they commit murder.
* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: Most of the powers held by Pa'us are gained through their tentative steps toward enlightenment. Some of them are based on obvious psychic power, while others are far more magical in nature.
** {{Telepathy}}
*** MentalFusion
*** MindRape
** [[MasterOfIllusion Illusionism]]
** MindOverMatter / PowerFloats
** TouchOfDeath
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Starved Delvians sprout poisonous buds from their skin, and exhale clouds of choking spores.
* PlantAliens
* ProudScholarRaceGuy
* RedEyesTakeWarning: A sure sign that the Delvian in question has fallen to TheDarkSide.
* RubberForeheadAliens
* SpaceElves
** EnslavedElves: The concequences of Pa'u Bitaal's coup.




!The Hynerians

A sentient amphibian species, who have a large empire despite their diminutive size and clumsiness on land.

* BigEater: Apparently due to the three stomachs.
* BizarreAlienBiology
* DeadlyDecadentCourt
* FishPeople: Well, amphibious.
* GodGuise: At one point, one of Rygel's ancestors went out of his way to ensure that Hynerians visiting a certain planet would be welcomed as gods; he did this by stranding an entire settlement of Sebaceans loyal to the Hynerian throne on a remote planet and disabling their technology.
* LittleGreenMen
* {{Muppet}}s
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent
* ZergRush: In desperate times, the Hynerian military have favoured these kinds of tactics.

!!The Peacekeepers

The dominant Sebacean culture, a completely militarised society constantly seeking to expand their zone of conquest.

* CommieNazis: Their aesthetics are a deliberate fusion of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union's short-lived modernist period. (The Peacekeeper emblem is based on the famous abstract Bolshevik propaganda poster "Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge".)
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: The smaller the group of Peacekeepers, the deadlier they seem to be -- to the point that individuals seem almost unstoppable.
* TheEmpire
* FacelessGoons: Peacekeeper troopers.
* FantasticRacism: Quite apart from their distrust of non-Sebaceans -- sometimes to the extent of discharging soldiers for "Irreversible Contamination" -- hybrids are treated with utter contempt. However, the Peacekeepers are practical enough to recognize the value of keeping individuals like Scorpius around.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Not entirely the case with all Peacekeepers -- see ConservationOfNinjutsu.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: An entire ''empire'' of them, with a nasty habit of conquering their clients.
* PuttingOnTheReich
* SpacePolice: Hence the name "Peacekeepers". They were created by the Ancients as a neutral military peacekeeping force, and now act as interstellar law enforcement and defense for less powerful planets and species. Unfortunately this power is open to abuse, with the Peacekeepers allying with planetary rulers who use their power as a big stick to maintain their own positions. Hence the Peacekeepers control an empire by proxy.
* TheSpartanWay: Peacekeepers are either born into the organisation or forcibly recruited as children, then brought up brutally and lovelessly to see duty and discipline as the only things that matter; friendships (sometimes [[FriendsWithBenefits with "benefits"]]) are permitted among the soldiery, but any relationship approaching love is terminally discouraged -- as Xhalax Sun discovered.

!!The Breakaway Colonies

A Sebacean group who broke away from the Peacekeepers to lead a less militaristic and more libertarian lifestyle.

* [[DefectorFromDecadence Defector To Decadence]]: Broke away from the Peacekeepers almost two thousand cycles ago, and have never looked back. As Rygel noticed, they seem to enjoy their freedom a bit too much.
* [[TheEmperor The Empress]]: Empress Novia -- manipulative and stubborn, but strictly neutral.
* {{Matriarchy}}: Of the Original variant. While it's clear that the Regent has power, the Empress is clearly the one in charge. Downplayed, as its clear that succession law does allow male Emperor.
* StandardRoyalCourt: Not quite to the extent of DeadlyDecadentCourt, but the influence of Prince Clavor and the Scarran ambassador certainly brought it close.
* TakenForGranite: Immediately after marriage, the future Empress and her Regent are petrified for the next eighty cycles, allowing the current Royal Couple to finish off their reign peacefully while their [[AndIMustScream still-conscious]] successors absorb all the royal court procedures going on about them. Thanks to the calming influence of psychic communication, this would seem to work quite well.
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!Bekhesh

->''It's been so long since anyone has told me the truth, I don't recognize it anymore...''

->Played by John Adams

Leader of a Tavlek bandit gang. A tough and ruthless criminal, but not without moral standards.

* ArmCannon: The gauntlet.
* TheAtoner
* BadassPreacher: Or, as he calls himself, the "Holy Warrior of Tarou."
* BenevolentBoss: When he was still in charge of the Tavlek gang, it was demonstrated that he actually cared about his underlings- to the point of threatening to kill Moya's crew if they mistreated Kyr.
* BlindfoldedVision: The top of Bekhesh's head is covered by a thick metal faceplate; according to production notes, it's actually a cybernetic replacement for the top of his head.
* FunctionalAddict: While still clearly addicted, he doesn't need the gauntlet nearly as often as Kyr did.
* GoodScarsEvilScars / {{Gonk}}: Bekhesh is pretty much walking scar tissue.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: "It's easier to reform when you're rich."
* ReformedCriminal
* ShouldersOfDoom: Part of his uniform while still leading the Tavlek gang.

!Teurac

->''I make it a point to someday kill my clever opponents...''

->Played by Derek Amer and Thomas Holesgrove; Voiced by Philip Hinton

A Sheeyang space pirate who once tried to capture ''Moya''.

* BreathWeapon: As a Sheeyang, he can breathe fire. Unfortunately, he's getting old, and not as efficient at it as he once was.
** MadeOfExplodium: Equally unfortunately, the same biological quirk that allows him to do so also makes him... a little unstable.
* TheCaptain: Of his vessel, up until it was crippled in an attack.
* CoolOldGuy
* GracefulLoser: Compliments D'Argo on managing to bluff his way through negotiations and ultimately foil his attempt at claiming Moya and the Zelbinion.
** Note that he still threatened to kill D'Argo one day- he just did so in a very respectful manner.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Twice. Once by remaining at his post when his ship was crippled so his crew could evacuate, and later by blowing himself up to help save Crichton.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: "You said you had an opportunity for profit..."
* SalvagePirates
* SpacePirates

!Maldis

->''I admit, I feed on death. But don't we all? Some eat plants. Some meat. I consume the life essence itself. Preferably medium rare.''

->Played by Chris Haywood

Nobody quite knows what Maldis is, but he has powerful mystical powers, feeds on souls, and is a sadistic predator to the weaker, which is just about everyone.

* ArchEnemy: To Zhaan.
* EmotionEater: He likes to spice up his meals by encouraging his victims to excesses of fear or anger- as an appetiser. Unfortunately for his victims, he's ''very'' good at knowing which buttons to push...
* EvilSorcerer: Explicitly called as such.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Maldis was dispersed by Zhaan and left as a disembodied mind trying to pull his body back together again. He describes the experience as [[{{Understatement}} "Less than pleasant."]]
* FauxAffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: Say what you like about his vile eating habits and devious schemes- he's undoubtedly having the time of his life.
* IntangibleMan
* LargeHam: Oh so very, very much.
* LongBusTrip: After being dispersed twice, he never bothered the crew again, even though it's established that he can return from the dead, if given time. It's speculated that because his main interest was in Zhaan, he simply [[spoiler: lost interest in Moya's crew following the events of "Self-Inflicted Wounds."]]
** Some fans have speculated that he was really the one behind the game in "John Quixote" due to certain elements of it and how Crichton got in it the first place. Note that he is name-dropped in the episode.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterOfDisguise: Appeared in different guises as part of his plots against the crew, with his actor appearing in different costumes and make-up for the effect.
* MasterOfIllusion: When not using his magic powers in a "real" sense, he's not above confusing his victims with images from their past.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Crichton refers to him as basically a psychic vampire.
* RealityWarper
* SorcerousOverlord: In his first episode, he was ruling an entire planet.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes

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!Bekhesh

->''It's been so long

[[folder:Civilisations and Organisations]]
!The Ancients

->'''Crichton:''' What will you do now?
->''' "Jack":''' What we've done
since anyone has told me before I was hatched. We continue searching for a home...

A mysterious race of highly advanced aliens, who are searching for a new home after their original homeworld was destroyed.

* DyingRace
* InnocentAliens: Certainly not naive, though --
the truth, I don't recognize it anymore...''

->Played by John Adams

Leader of a Tavlek bandit gang. A tough and ruthless criminal, but not without moral standards.

* ArmCannon: The gauntlet.
* TheAtoner
* BadassPreacher: Or, as he calls himself,
test they put Crichton through in their first episode was used to determine whether the "Holy Warrior of Tarou."
* BenevolentBoss: When he was still in charge of the Tavlek gang, it was demonstrated that he actually cared about his underlings- to the point of threatening to kill Moya's crew
human race would accept them if they mistreated Kyr.
* BlindfoldedVision: The top of Bekhesh's head is covered by a thick metal faceplate; according to production notes, it's actually a cybernetic replacement for the top of his head.
* FunctionalAddict: While still clearly addicted, he doesn't need the gauntlet nearly as often as Kyr did.
* GoodScarsEvilScars / {{Gonk}}: Bekhesh is pretty much walking scar tissue.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: "It's easier to reform when you're rich."
* ReformedCriminal
* ShouldersOfDoom: Part of his uniform while still leading the Tavlek gang.

!Teurac

->''I make it a point to someday kill my clever opponents...''

->Played by Derek Amer and Thomas Holesgrove; Voiced by Philip Hinton

A Sheeyang space pirate who once tried to capture ''Moya''.

* BreathWeapon: As a Sheeyang, he can breathe fire. Unfortunately, he's getting old, and not as efficient at it as he once was.
** MadeOfExplodium: Equally unfortunately, the same biological quirk that allows him to do so also makes him... a little unstable.
* TheCaptain: Of his vessel, up until it was crippled in an attack.
* CoolOldGuy
* GracefulLoser: Compliments D'Argo on managing to bluff his way through negotiations and ultimately foil his attempt at claiming Moya and the Zelbinion.
** Note that he still threatened to kill D'Argo one day- he just did so in a very respectful manner.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Twice. Once by remaining at his post when his ship was crippled so his crew could evacuate, and later by blowing himself up to help save Crichton.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: "You said you had an opportunity for profit..."
* SalvagePirates
* SpacePirates

!Maldis

->''I admit, I feed on death. But don't we all? Some eat plants. Some meat. I consume the life essence itself. Preferably medium rare.''

->Played by Chris Haywood

Nobody quite knows what Maldis is, but he has powerful mystical powers, feeds on souls, and is a sadistic predator to the weaker, which is just about everyone.

* ArchEnemy: To Zhaan.
* EmotionEater: He likes to spice up his meals by encouraging his victims to excesses of fear or anger- as an appetiser. Unfortunately for his victims, he's ''very'' good at knowing which buttons to push...
* EvilSorcerer: Explicitly called as such.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Maldis was dispersed by Zhaan and left
ever chose Earth as a disembodied mind trying to pull his body back together again. He describes haven.
* InsectoidAliens
* MysteriousWatcher: Apparently,
the experience Ancients were originally created to act as [[{{Understatement}} "Less than pleasant."]]
* FauxAffablyEvil / LaughablyEvil: Say what you like about his vile eating habits and devious schemes- he's undoubtedly
this for an entire universe, having been sent into our dimension to monitor and catalogue the state of wormhole technology in it. Of course, by the time of his life.
* IntangibleMan
* LargeHam: Oh so very, very much.
* LongBusTrip: After being dispersed twice, he never bothered the crew again, even though it's established that he can return from the dead, if given time. It's speculated that because his main interest was in Zhaan, he simply [[spoiler: lost interest in Moya's crew following the events of "Self-Inflicted Wounds."]]
** Some fans have speculated that he was really the one behind the game in "John Quixote" due to certain elements of it and how Crichton got in it the first place. Note that he is name-dropped in the episode.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MasterOfDisguise: Appeared in different guises as part of his plots against the crew, with his actor appearing in different costumes and make-up for the effect.
* MasterOfIllusion: When not using his magic powers in a "real" sense, he's not above confusing his victims with images from
their past.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Crichton refers to him as basically a psychic vampire.
* RealityWarper
* SorcerousOverlord: In his
first episode, he was ruling an entire planet.
they've forgotten this role.
* SupernaturalGoldEyesThePromisedLand: With their species in decline and their original mission lost, the Ancients are now seeking out a world where they can flourish -- preferably in coexistence with the local sentients. They find one and settle on it between appearances, but refuse to give any details.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Quite apart from their ability to craft physical environments based on Crichton's memory, they'd also mastered the art of wormhole travel and weaponry.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* YourSoulIsMine: His most direct means of feeding.

!"Jack" the Ancient

->''We needed a reaction, a human reaction, John. Your reaction.''

->Played by Kent [=McCord=]

A member of an ancient race of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, who have been searching for a new home and have unique knowledge of wormholes.

* CoolOldGuy
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* InsectoidAliens: His true appearance.
* TheMentor
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His true name is unpronounceable outside of his native tongue.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien
* [[spoiler: ThisWasHisTrueForm]]





!Natira

->''Animal, you have lovely eyes. I love red eyes. Very sensual. Very unusual.''

->Played by Claudia Karvan

A corrupt banker to gangsters, and Scorpius's ex.

* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue-Skinned Space Babe]]
* BrainsAndBondage
* ContemplativeBoss: Manages this with the windows of her office while torturing Crichton.
--> Blue eyes, look out at that. That is the last sight your eyes will ever see.
* CuteLittleFangs
* DarkMistress- to Scorpius. [[spoiler: She's actually planning to assassinate him.]]
* EvilMentor: Apparently, she served as this to Scorpius when he was younger.
-->'''Natira:''' Without me, you'd still be the same angry, hotheaded young creature I took in so many cycles ago.
-->'''Scorpius:''' Without me, your head -- among other things -- would be a trophy on the wall at Peacekeeper Command.
* EyeScream: Those flexible spines on her head -- the ones that stand upright and twitch when she gets sexually excited? Those are used for stabbing people's eyes out.
* {{Foil}}: To Scorpius. While Natira sees their relationship as a sort of game and her [[spoiler:attempt to kill him]] as part of said game, Scorpius takes it completely seriously and does not appreciate [[spoiler:her attempted murder of him]]. Scorpius sees torture as a means to an end. Natira plucks people's eyes out for her own twisted pleasure.
* GorgeousGorgon: Not literally, but her appearance does lend itself towards this- to the point that Crichton calls her "Medusa."
* InsectoidAliens: Okay, more crustacean than insect...
* MorallyBankruptBanker: Apart from the torture and murder comitted on a daily basis, she also claimed the contents of Scorpius' vault for herself, presuming that Scorpius had died in the destruction of his Gammak base. Then, when Scorpius showed up alive and asking for his money, Natira was very happy to steal the contents of someone else's vault to repay him. [[spoiler: However, it's actually a deathtrap... which the crew of Moya end up stealing.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Quite apart from having orange-red eyes of her own, she has a thing for red eyes in general.
* SexyWalk: As evidenced in her "BetweenMyLegs" introduction, which also draws attention to the fact that her exoskeleton has ''high heels.''
* SoftspokenSadist
* TortureTechnician
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The producers wanted her to return in a later episode, but Claudia Karvan didn't want to put herself through the prosthetics and animatronics again.




!Pathfinder Neeyala

-> "Will" ''is a poor substitute for beersian alloy when crushed by astronomical tidal forces!''

->Played by Victoria Longley

An alien scientist pitted by circumstances against the ''Moya'' crew, after a wormhole accident.

* AffablyEvil
* ApologeticAttacker: "I have never before released my bristles to kill. Your forgiveness."
* BenevolentBoss: As indicated by her PetTheDog moment.
* ChekhovsGunman: At the end of her second and final episode, she implants Moya with a beacon that will alert the Pathfinder elite to their presence; though Crichton worries, nothing more is thought of it... until Moya is unexpectedly yanked down a wormhole at the end of the third season. "Unrealised Realities" reveals that Einstein, inspecting the state of wormhole knowledge in the region, detected the Pathfinder beacon and brought Moya in for examination.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[FishPeople Fish Person]]
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Like all Pathfinders, she has the ability to shoot poisonous bristles from her gills.
* TheSpock
* SpockSpeak: Even when clearly under great stress, she's still adept at flinging technobable about.
* SssssnakeTalk: Even though she's technically piscine.

* [[IHaveYourWife We Have Your Family And The Families Of Your Crew]]: One of the reasons why Neeyala is so fanatically devoted to saving her ship is because the Pathfinder government would have her family and the families of her crew executed if they returned without it and the data they'd acquired.

!1812

->''Beep beep beep!''

->Played by Itself

A DRD who becomes Crichton's personal mascot.

* TheCameo: In the miniseries.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "I Shrink Therefore I Am," it's the only DRD on Moya not disabled by the bounty hunters, because it originates on a different Leviathan.
* DoAnythingRobot
* DoomedHometown: The last surviving DRD of Elack, a dying Leviathan that [[spoiler:sacrificed himself to save the crew of Moya]] in the third episode of Season 4.
* MauveShirt: Both figuratively and literally, in the sense that Crichton has repainted it to look different than the rest of the RedShirtArmy.
* MundaneUtility: When not performing repairs or defence duties, 1812 is either operating Crichton's distillery or singing the 1812 Overture.
* NoGender
* PintSizedPowerhouse
* RobotBuddy
* TheUnintelligible: It "speaks" in R2-D2-style beeps, but Crichton [[BilingualDialogue seems to understand it just fine]].
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Crichton has painted 1812 with the colours of the French flag.
* YouAreNumberSix

!Einstein

->''Your knowledge is quite extraordinary for one of your realm. And your many travels inside wormholes... troubling. But now that I've glimpsed your mind, I'm aware this has made you a target of more aggressive species: a liability which must be dealt with...''

->Played by John Bach

A mysterious superbeing attempting to make sure that various characters' attempts to gain wormhole knowledge don't disrupt the multiverse too much.

* AllPowerfulBystander
* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Okay, maybe [[DarkIsNotEvil not exactly evil...]]
* CreepyMonotone
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: We don't even get the slightest glimpse of what he ''really'' looks like.
* TheMentor
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PowerFloats: During a conversation with Crichton, (who's sitting on top of an iceberg) Einstein very subtly levitates until he's at eye-level with him.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* YourSoulIsMine: His most direct means of feeding.

!"Jack" the Ancient

->''We needed a reaction, a human reaction, John. Your reaction.''

->Played by Kent [=McCord=]

A member of an ancient race of SufficientlyAdvancedAliens, who have been searching for a new home and have unique knowledge of wormholes.

* CoolOldGuy
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* InsectoidAliens: His true appearance.
* TheMentor
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His true name is unpronounceable outside of his native tongue.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien
* [[spoiler: ThisWasHisTrueForm]]





!Natira

->''Animal, you have lovely eyes. I love red eyes. Very sensual. Very unusual.''

->Played by Claudia Karvan

A corrupt banker to gangsters, and Scorpius's ex.

* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue-Skinned Space Babe]]
* BrainsAndBondage
* ContemplativeBoss: Manages this with the windows of her office while torturing Crichton.
--> Blue eyes, look out at that. That is the last sight your eyes will ever see.
* CuteLittleFangs
* DarkMistress- to Scorpius. [[spoiler: She's actually planning to assassinate him.]]
* EvilMentor: Apparently, she served as this to Scorpius when he was younger.
-->'''Natira:''' Without me, you'd still be the same angry, hotheaded young creature I took in so many cycles ago.
-->'''Scorpius:''' Without me, your head -- among other things -- would be a trophy on the wall at Peacekeeper Command.
* EyeScream: Those flexible spines on her head -- the ones that stand upright and twitch when she gets sexually excited? Those are used for stabbing people's eyes out.
* {{Foil}}: To Scorpius. While Natira sees their relationship as a sort of game and her [[spoiler:attempt to kill him]] as part of said game, Scorpius takes it completely seriously and does not appreciate [[spoiler:her attempted murder of him]]. Scorpius sees torture as a means to an end. Natira plucks people's eyes out for her own twisted pleasure.
* GorgeousGorgon: Not literally, but her appearance does lend itself towards this- to the point that Crichton calls her "Medusa."
* InsectoidAliens: Okay, more crustacean than insect...
* MorallyBankruptBanker: Apart from the torture and murder comitted on a daily basis, she also claimed the contents of Scorpius' vault for herself, presuming that Scorpius had died in the destruction of his Gammak base. Then, when Scorpius showed up alive and asking for his money, Natira was very happy to steal the contents of someone else's vault to repay him. [[spoiler: However, it's actually a deathtrap... which the crew of Moya end up stealing.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Quite apart from having orange-red eyes of her own, she has a thing for red eyes in general.
* SexyWalk: As evidenced in her "BetweenMyLegs" introduction, which also draws attention to the fact that her exoskeleton has ''high heels.''
* SoftspokenSadist
* TortureTechnician
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The producers wanted her to return in a later episode, but Claudia Karvan didn't want to put herself through the prosthetics and animatronics again.




!Pathfinder Neeyala

-> "Will" ''is a poor substitute for beersian alloy when crushed by astronomical tidal forces!''

->Played by Victoria Longley

An alien scientist pitted by circumstances against the ''Moya'' crew, after a wormhole accident.

* AffablyEvil
* ApologeticAttacker: "I have never before released my bristles to kill. Your forgiveness."
* BenevolentBoss: As indicated by her PetTheDog moment.
* ChekhovsGunman: At the end of her second and final episode, she implants Moya with a beacon that will alert the Pathfinder elite to their presence; though Crichton worries, nothing more is thought of it... until Moya is unexpectedly yanked down a wormhole at the end

!The True Ancients/"Einstein's People"

Cousins
of the third season. "Unrealised Realities" reveals that Einstein, inspecting the state of wormhole knowledge in the region, detected the Pathfinder beacon and brought Moya in for examination.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[FishPeople Fish Person]]
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Like all Pathfinders, she has the ability to shoot poisonous bristles from her gills.
* TheSpock
* SpockSpeak: Even when clearly under great stress, she's still adept at flinging technobable about.
* SssssnakeTalk: Even though she's technically piscine.

* [[IHaveYourWife We Have Your Family And The Families Of Your Crew]]: One of the reasons why Neeyala is so fanatically devoted to saving her ship is because the Pathfinder government would have her family and the families of her crew executed if they returned without it and the data they'd acquired.

!1812

->''Beep beep beep!''

->Played by Itself

A DRD
previous culture who becomes Crichton's personal mascot.

retained their full power.

* TheCameo: In the miniseries.
* ChekhovsSkill: In "I Shrink Therefore I Am," it's the
TheGhost: We only DRD on Moya not disabled by the bounty hunters, because it originates on a different Leviathan.
* DoAnythingRobot
* DoomedHometown: The last surviving DRD
ever meet ''one'' of Elack, a dying Leviathan that [[spoiler:sacrificed himself to save the crew of Moya]] in the third episode of Season 4.
* MauveShirt: Both figuratively
them -- and literally, in the sense that Crichton has repainted it he isn't willing to look different than the rest of the RedShirtArmy.
* MundaneUtility: When not performing repairs or defence duties, 1812 is either operating Crichton's distillery or singing the 1812 Overture.
* NoGender
* PintSizedPowerhouse
* RobotBuddy
* TheUnintelligible: It "speaks" in R2-D2-style beeps, but Crichton [[BilingualDialogue seems to understand it just fine]].
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: Crichton has painted 1812 with the colours of the French flag.
* YouAreNumberSix

!Einstein

->''Your knowledge is quite extraordinary for one of your realm. And your many travels inside wormholes... troubling. But now that I've glimpsed your mind, I'm aware this has made you a target of more aggressive species: a liability which must be dealt with...''

->Played by John Bach

A mysterious superbeing attempting to make sure that various characters' attempts to gain wormhole knowledge don't disrupt the multiverse too much.

* AllPowerfulBystander
* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Okay, maybe [[DarkIsNotEvil not exactly evil...]]
* CreepyMonotone
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: We don't even get the slightest glimpse of what he ''really'' looks like.
* TheMentor
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* PowerFloats: During a conversation with Crichton, (who's sitting on top of an iceberg) Einstein very subtly levitates until he's at eye-level with him.
show his true face.



* SharpDressedMan: In the words of Crichton, "nice threads."
* SpockSpeak
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien

to:

* SharpDressedMan: In the words of Crichton, "nice threads."
* SpockSpeak
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien
SufficientlyAdvancedAliens



* TheWatcher

[[folder:Civilisations and Organisations]]
!The Ancients

->'''Crichton:''' What will you do now?
->''' "Jack":''' What we've done since before I was hatched. We continue searching for a home...

A mysterious race of highly advanced aliens, who are searching for a new home after their original homeworld was destroyed.

* DyingRace
* InnocentAliens: Certainly not naive, though -- the test they put Crichton through in their first episode was used to determine whether the human race would accept them if they ever chose Earth as a haven.
* InsectoidAliens
* MysteriousWatcher: Apparently, the Ancients were originally created to act as this for an entire universe, having been sent into our dimension to monitor and catalogue the state of wormhole technology in it. Of course, by the time of their first episode, they've forgotten this role.
* ThePromisedLand: With their species in decline and their original mission lost, the Ancients are now seeking out a world where they can flourish -- preferably in coexistence with the local sentients. They find one and settle on it between appearances, but refuse to give any details.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Quite apart from their ability to craft physical environments based on Crichton's memory, they'd also mastered the art of wormhole travel and weaponry.
* {{Telepathy}}

!The True Ancients/"Einstein's People"

Cousins of the previous culture who retained their full power.

* TheGhost: We only ever meet ''one'' of them -- and he isn't willing to show his true face.
* RealityWarper
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens
* TimeMaster

to:

* TheWatcher

[[folder:Civilisations and Organisations]]
!The Ancients

->'''Crichton:''' What will you do now?
->''' "Jack":''' What we've done since before I was hatched. We continue searching for a home...

A mysterious race of highly advanced aliens, who are searching for a new home after their original homeworld was destroyed.

* DyingRace
* InnocentAliens: Certainly not naive, though -- the test they put Crichton through in their first episode was used to determine whether the human race would accept them if they ever chose Earth as a haven.
* InsectoidAliens
* MysteriousWatcher: Apparently, the Ancients were originally created to act as this for an entire universe, having been sent into our dimension to monitor and catalogue the state of wormhole technology in it. Of course, by the time of their first episode, they've forgotten this role.
* ThePromisedLand: With their species in decline and their original mission lost, the Ancients are now seeking out a world where they can flourish -- preferably in coexistence with the local sentients. They find one and settle on it between appearances, but refuse to give any details.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Quite apart from their ability to craft physical environments based on Crichton's memory, they'd also mastered the art of wormhole travel and weaponry.
* {{Telepathy}}

!The True Ancients/"Einstein's People"

Cousins of the previous culture who retained their full power.

* TheGhost: We only ever meet ''one'' of them -- and he isn't willing to show his true face.
* RealityWarper
* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens
* TimeMaster
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!Jack Crichton

->''Each man gets the chance to be his own kind of hero. Your time'll come and when it does, watch out. Chances are, it'll be the last thing you ever expected.''

->Played by Kent [=McCord=]

John Crichton's beloved father, and a former astronaut himself.

* CoolOldGuy
* DomesticAbuse: Played with in "Kansas." A teenaged Crichton ''thought'' that Jack treated his mother badly. Though arguments between the parents were apparently frequent, an older Crichton was very much aware of how much this trope was averted.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Following the events of "Terra Firma", [[spoiler: during which Jack organizes a global peace initiative in preparation for exploring space]].
* OpenMindedParent: Though shown to butt heads with his son, Jack has always been very supportive of what he had to say.
* PatrioticFervor: Following the World Trade Center attacks.



!Furlow

->''Ol' Furlow can handle it. "Everything's gonna be just fine", that's my motto.''

->Played by Magda Szubanski

Everybody's nightmare auto mechanic.

* BrawnHilda
* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder]]
* FatBastard
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Mostly neutral, smokes cigars.
* HonestJohnsDealership: She's a perfectly competent engineer (enough to make a working copy of Crichton's module), but she's not too choosy about her employees: they're either "thoddoes" or disguised bounty hunters.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]
* StoutStrength
* WrenchWench
* WrenchWhack



to:

!Furlow

->''Ol' Furlow can handle it. "Everything's gonna be just fine", that's my motto.''

->Played by Magda Szubanski

Everybody's nightmare auto mechanic.

* BrawnHilda
* [[spoiler: ChronicBackstabbingDisorder]]
* FatBastard
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Mostly neutral, smokes cigars.
* HonestJohnsDealership: She's a perfectly competent engineer (enough to make a working copy of Crichton's module), but she's not too choosy about her employees: they're either "thoddoes" or disguised bounty hunters.
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]
* StoutStrength
* WrenchWench
* WrenchWhack








!Grunchlk

->''This is business: '' I '' have the supply, '' I '' make the demand.''

->Played by Hugh Keays-Byrne

The crooked fixer to a Diagnosian super-medic.

* BeardOfEvil: Grows one of these in ''The Peacekeeper Wars.''
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Backstabs Crichton by alerting Scorpius, backstabs Scorpius by defrosting a Scarran spy, who he'd backstabbed a lot earlier to hand over to Scorpius if everything went well...
* FatBastard
* {{Fingore}}: Ends up being forced to eat one of his own fingers by Scorpius.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Though the Diagnosan doctors he represents are as skilled as advertised, Grunchlk will always ensure that their services are ridiculously overpriced. Plus, the "donors" frozen in the cryogenics facility are patients that didn't survive their treatments... or looked like they were going to die before they were operated on... or related to the deceased...
* LargeHam
* NotQuiteDead: When Stark reveals that Grunchlk's frozen donors are preserved just before they die, [[AndIMustScream trapping their souls inside their bodies]], Grunchlk reassures him that they're "effectively dead."
** IronicEcho: Some time after the Scarran agent locks him into [[HoistByHisOwnPetard one of the cryopods]], Stark finds him... and leaves him there, reporting him as "dead, effectively."
* SmugSnake
* StoutStrength: Forces Stark into paying extra by casually performing a NeckLift on him.
* TheUnpronounceable: Scorpius is the only character capable of pronouncing his name properly.
* VillainousGlutton: Always seems to be eating something while on-screen -- to the point that Braca was able to find him by noticing that he'd dropped his sandwich right in front of his hiding-spot.

to:

!Grunchlk

->''This is business: '' I '' have the supply, '' I '' make the demand.''

->Played by Hugh Keays-Byrne

The crooked fixer to a Diagnosian super-medic.

* BeardOfEvil: Grows one of these in ''The Peacekeeper Wars.''
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Backstabs Crichton by alerting Scorpius, backstabs Scorpius by defrosting a Scarran spy, who he'd backstabbed a lot earlier to hand over to Scorpius if everything went well...
* FatBastard
* {{Fingore}}: Ends up being forced to eat one of his own fingers by Scorpius.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Though the Diagnosan doctors he represents are as skilled as advertised, Grunchlk will always ensure that their services are ridiculously overpriced. Plus, the "donors" frozen in the cryogenics facility are patients that didn't survive their treatments... or looked like they were going to die before they were operated on... or related to the deceased...
* LargeHam
* NotQuiteDead: When Stark reveals that Grunchlk's frozen donors are preserved just before they die, [[AndIMustScream trapping their souls inside their bodies]], Grunchlk reassures him that they're "effectively dead."
** IronicEcho: Some time after the Scarran agent locks him into [[HoistByHisOwnPetard one of the cryopods]], Stark finds him... and leaves him there, reporting him as "dead, effectively."
* SmugSnake
* StoutStrength: Forces Stark into paying extra by casually performing a NeckLift on him.
* TheUnpronounceable: Scorpius is the only character capable of pronouncing his name properly.
* VillainousGlutton: Always seems to be eating something while on-screen -- to the point that Braca was able to find him by noticing that he'd dropped his sandwich right in front of his hiding-spot.

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!The Nebari

-> ''All is forgiven if it is in the service of the greater good.''
-->-- Varla, spouting a favourite Nebari creed

Grey-skinned self-righteous wowsers who are trying to export their uniquely smug brand of totalitarianism to the rest of the galaxy.

* [[BlackBlood Blue Blood]]
* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: The Mental Cleansing Process.
* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Grey Skinned]] HumanAliens
* HigherTechSpecies: Technically advanced and very heavily armed -- just one of their cargo freighters was enough to destroy one of the biggest and deadliest ships in the Peacekeeper armada.
** Not a freighter: Salas said that the Zelbinion had been destroyed by "One of our standard host vessels," right after saying that the Nebari have no warships. In this case, it's probably a creative euphemism for a warship.
* MindRape: The mental cleansing process. It's said that there are two ways of doing this, the first is supposed to be permanent but takes years to do. The second in a drug, but is temporary and only works on non-Nebari. The entire crew is subjected to the latter, and Chiana was going to be subjected to the former when she was introduced. She was hysterical about it, insisting she'd rather die.
* PaleFemalesDarkMales: Nebari females have white hair- as opposed to the black-haired males.
* ThePlague: One of their plans for taking over the galaxy consists of infecting their rebels with a very potent STD and sending them in the direction of their future enemies; when it comes time for the great Nebari invasion, the virus will be activated -- leaving the many ''billions'' of infectees defenceless.
* LaResistance: As "Clockwork Nebari" demonstrated, there's a resistance movement working against the Establishment.
* SpaceElves: The Dark Elf version.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian
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