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[[folder:Dylan Hunt]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:''"The long night has come. The Systems Commonwealth - the greatest civilization in history - has fallen. But now, one ship, one crew has vowed to drive back the night and rekindle the light. On the starship Andromeda, hope lives again."'']]
--> Played by Creator/KevinSorbo

The captain of ''Andromeda Ascendant''. A veteran of the Magog-Commonwealth War with a background in special operations, he was present for the opening battle of the Nietzschean Rebellion. Lured into a trap by a false DistressSignal and betrayed by his first officer, he ordered his crew to AbandonShip while he attempted to slingshot around a black hole to escape.

He emerged out the other side 300 years in the future due to TimeDilation to find that the rebels won, leaving the three galaxies formerly ruled by the Systems Commonwealth in anarchy. Not one to let a thing like that get him down, he set about gathering allies in hopes of establishing a renewed Commonwealth, hiring the salvagers who pulled his ship out of the gravity well as a new crew.

* BenevolentPrecursors: A relic lost in time, running around the universe attempting to restore the greatest civilization in history, using a LostTechnology-laden battleship to fight evil.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: He falls on these plans when places in a tight spot.
* HeavyWorlder: From his mothers side.
* TheCaptain: Of ''Andromeda Ascendant''.
* FounderOfTheKingdom: To the Restored Commonwealth.
* TheMcCoy: One of the few [=McCoy=]s to command.
* HalfHumanHybrid: His mother was a HeavyWorlder. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that said "heavy world" was actually Tarn Vedra.]]
* GeniusBruiser: A brilliant military tactician who has SuperStrength from his mother's side.
* ShoutOut: To Dylan Hunt, TheHero of Creator/GeneRoddenberry's unsold {{pilot}} ''Genesis II''. The Dylan Hunt of both series finds himself hundreds of years in the future, AfterTheEnd. (This very scant similarity justified the ''Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda'' of the title. The series creator had come up with the premise ''before'' appropriating the name of the protagonist of ''Genesis II''.)
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[[folder:Tyr Anasazi]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:''"I have faith in nothing but this - when the universe collapses and dies, there will be three survivors: Tyr Anasazi, the cockroaches, and Dylan Hunt trying to save the cockroaches."'']]
--> Played by Keith Hamilton Cobb

Full name "Tyr Anasazi, [[IAmXSonOfY out of Victoria by Barbarossa]]", Tyr is the last survivor of the Kodiak Pride. At the start of the series he's working as a gun-for-hire in the employ of the crime boss Gerentex, but after failing in his mission to capture the ''Andromeda'' from Hunt, he starts working for him.

* TheBigGuy: The heavy hitter on the Andromeda crew.
* DreadlockWarrior: He's the resident ProudWarriorRaceGuy. He has a lush headful of dreads.
* GeniusBruiser: Tyr looks like a typical musclebound thug, and can play the role well enough when the situation calls for it. However, he is also a scarily adept schemer and strategist, and his most prized possession is a well-thumbed copy of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''.
* BabiesEverAfter: Combined with BabiesMakeEverythingBetter. [[spoiler: He's the father of the genetic reincarnation of the founder of he Nietzschean race.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: "I can usually spot a planet. They're large. I have good eyes."
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Debatable, as he never claimed to be on Dylan's side]].
* FantasticRacism: Like all Nietzscheans, he looks down upon all non-Nietzschean people, especially those with no genetic engineering in their background, like Harper. That being said, he's surprisingly protective of the latter, and the two of them do have considerable grudging respect for one another.
* HappilyMarried: To a member of the Orca Pride. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't last.]]
* HiddenDepths: Tyr is not only a skilled shooter, but a man of remarkable intellectual depth, a skilled pilot and a very skilled cook.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: As a Nietzschean, this is a given. Most of the time, Dylan Hunt's side ''is'' the winning side, if not the stronger side.
* LastOfHisKind: He's one of the last of Kodiak Pride.
* NobleBigot: He's a Nietzschean. He looks down on those who are "genetically inferior," but he still has many positive traits, and has grudging respect for the rest of the Andromeda crew, even going so far as to endanger himself for their sake on several occasions. Unlike most Nietzscheans, he also patently avoids needlessly antagonizing "Kludges" when among them.
* NominalHero: While he's no coward, and has risked himself for the crew on several occasions, he rarely does anything that isn't to his immediate or long-term benefit. [[spoiler: He spent ''years'' waiting for the right time to betray the Andromeda crew.]]
* MrFanservice: Was it the lack of clothing, the tragic backstory, the bulging muscles, the long eyelashes and pouty lips or the Nietzschean "Bad Boy" factor that gave it away?
* NietzscheWannabe: What did you expect from a Nietzschean?
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Nietzsceans are openly SocialDarwinist and live in a state of constant conflict in order to maintain their genetic superiority. Tyr is, even among the Nietzscheans, considered very good at what he does.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Tyr is quite openly on no-one's side but his own.
* WildCard: Openly loyal only to himself, and he always plays both sides right up until someone has a clear advantage.
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[[folder:Beka Valentine]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:''"I could say talks with the fish people are floundering... but that would be wrong."'']]
--> Played by Lisa Ryder

Captain of the [[SpaceTrucker tramp freighter]] ''Eureka Maru'', Beka Valentine was hired by the crime boss Gerentex to salvage the ''Andromeda Ascendant'' from the black hole into which it fell in its last battle. Though initially somewhat miffed to find that Captain Hunt was still alive and kicking, he interested her in his proposal of a reborn Commonwealth and took her on as his new first officer.

!!Tropes:
* AcePilot: The go-to gal when tricky slipstream navigation is needed. She's practically the best pilot in the entire series, being the only one to pull off stunts like safely navigating through a minefield of slipstream portals.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Has a thing for Nietzscheans.
* AlmightyJanitor: Even Dylan Hunt acknowledges that her rank is nowhere near high enough to justify her talent, skill, and accomplishments at the end of season 2. At this point, however, there's nobody around who can promote her any higher.
* AntiHero: Beka is definitely a good person, but marred by a pretty messed-up existence and ends up as cynical foil to Dylan.
* TheLancer: A fellow captain to Hunt, but very much more in the pragmatic camp (though Hunt's idealism seems to rub off, at least a little.)
* IntrepidMerchant: Beka's stock in trade has been going to places and making deals no-one else dares to.
* KaleidoscopeHair: Beka has cybernetics installed that allow her to change her hair colour at will. She uses it to great effect.
* FantasticDrug: Her own uncle forces her to become addicted to "Flash."
* MamaBear: If she thinks her crew is threatened she'll even stand up to Dylan.
* AMotherToHerMen: The above MamaBear note doesn't just apply to her crew aboard the Maru. Everyone who finds herself under her command will see the same treatment.
* NumberTwo: To Dylan. When he's indisposed, or unable to give orders for some reason, she's in charge.
* SpaceTrucker: All the ''Maru'' crew would count for this, naturally, but she is the captain.
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[[folder:Seamus Harper]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:''"Trust in the Harper. The Harper is good."'']]
--> Played by Gordon Micheal Woolvett

Beka's engineer, Seamus Harper escaped Nietzschean-occupied Earth as a child.

* CasanovaWannabe: Harper tries to hit on anything and everything female in his line of sight. His spectacular lack of success doesn't stop him from trying.
* CowardlyLion: He definitely doesn't like being in danger, but usually handles himself well when forced into sticky sitations.
* DoggedNiceGuy: [[{{Squick}} To Rommie]].
* TheEngineer: Such a good one that he's capable of keeping a ship meant to be crewed by 4000 people running smoothly, ''and'' build multiple [=WMDs=] as a side project.
* FantasticRacism: He ''hates'' the Nietzscheans with a passion, again with good reason, as they've enslaved and abused the entire population of Earth where he grew up. He only ''tolerates'' Tyr, despite the fact that they do have a sort of grudging respect with each other, because Dylan and Beka tell him to. [[spoiler: His suspicions turn out to be right even after Tyr has risked himself to save his life numerous times.]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBe: His greatest fear in the universe is the Magog race, and for good reason.
* GadgeteerGenius: He can keep 300-year-old tech, which would have kept a maintenance crew of hundreds busy, on his lonesome, and has developed some pretty nifty tech on his own.
* InsufferableGenius: He is awesome with tech, and he will not let you forget that.
* LastNameBasis: Is never adressed as anything other than "Harper".
* TheScrounger: Part of his duties as "tech guy" include stripping derelicts of useful bits and bartering for materials. Which he does, usually with unexpected success.
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[[folder:Rommie]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:''"The idea that the universe is a vast preprogrammed machine does have its appeal."'']]
--> Played by Lexa Doig

The shipboard AI of ''Andromeda Ascendant''. Seamus builds her an android body in one of the first episodes after the pilot.

* CoolStarship: Rommie is the MasterComputer of ''Andromeda Ascendant'', one of the coolest ships in fiction.
* LadyOfWar: Rommie is rarely anything other than cool, composed and in control. And she's a warship.
* OneWomanArmy: Her avatar mows through armies given the chance.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: What else would you call a navy composed of intelligent warships created from construction for fighting but a ProudWarriorRace?
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: Her avatar.
* RobotGirl: Her avatar is a robot designed by Harper with this specifically in mind.
* SapientShip: Commonwealth AI:s are fully sapient, and Rommie is no exception.
* TheSpock: As befits her mechanical nature, Rommie is usually cooly logical in her decisions. She does have her moments, though.
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[[folder:Rev Bem]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:''"You ask me how this could be God's will? My answer is, how can it not be? The Divine lives in all places."'']]
--> Played by Brent Stait

A Magog, one of the most feared species in the galaxy, Rev Bem is an itinerant priest of the Wayist religion and part of Beka's crew.

* TheAtoner: He wants to atone for causing the death of his mother during his childbirth (which, to be fair, couldn't possibly be intentional on his part).
* BadassPreacher: A cleric of the Wayist religion, and one of the few in-universe who actually seems to take it seriously. He's also quite capable of killing his own kind, who only live for war and destruction.
* ChildByRape: Magog reproduce via FaceFullOfAlienWingWong, laying their eggs inside of humanoid victims like parasitic wasps, which characters in the series (including Bem himself) view as rape. Bem himself is once [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale forced to parasitize]] a woman of a HumanSubspecies with GeneticMemory who hopes the Magog children she births can be raised to defend her people.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: The Magog are the most feared and barbaric race in the Universe, yet Rev is clearly the exception to the rule.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Rev Bem is just short for Reverend Behemial Far Traveller, while his true name is ''Red Plague''.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Was PutOnABus in season two because Brent Stait developed an allergy to the character's makeup.
* TokenHeroicOrc: Most other species react with fear when the see him, yet he's the most peaceful member of the entire crew. He's also approximately the only nice Magog in the series, other than a clutch of young sired by him without his consent.
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[[folder:Trance Gemini]]
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[[caption-width-right:200:''"OK, Trance, you can do this, you know you can. There is a perfect possible future where everything will turn out just fine and the odds of creating that future are only one million, six hundred and seventy-one thousand to one. More or less."'']]
--> Played by Laura Bertram

A mysterious purple girl on Beka's crew, she usually has the role of ship's medic.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Though she doesn't look it, she is ''very dangerous.''
* TheChick: On the Andromeda, she serves as their environmentalist and life support officer, xenobiologist, botanist and physician.
* TheDitz: Trance plays the part to the hilt.
* GeniusLoci: Being the avatar of a star. Which means her actor is starring as a star.
* GenkiGirl: Trance is a perpetually cheerful ball of energy.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Trance is an attractive female alien with purple skin, which later changes into gold.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Trance is ''much'' more savvy than she lets on. [[spoiler: Being a Celestial Avatar with precognitive abilities does that to you.]]
* OddFriendship: How the relationship between her and Harper works is anyone's guess.
* ThePollyanna: She does her best to be completely optimistic and expect the best possible outcome. [[spoiler: When she can't find it, she goes into a HeroicBSOD.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: She's actually the avatar of the Vedran sun and she can go supernova at will, tesseract and see multiple timelines. In fact she was in fact worshiped long ago; which is something she tries very hard to hide]]
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Is shot to death in the pilot. She gets better the same episode. Dylan later comments to somebody trying to hold Trance hostage that she's come back to life twice that he knows of. [[spoiler: A later infection from a sentient disease that animates corpses has the crew, especially Dylan, wondering if she's actually alive to begin with.]]
* ThePollyanna: Trance is perpetually upbeat and cheerful, even when the situation doesn't warrant it.
* SuperStrength: At one point, Trance becomes possessed and fights Rommy. Rommy is a combat android, and still lost.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: [[spoiler:As a Celestial Avatar, Trance is an extremely powerful immortal stellar body, individually advanced beyond human, Nietzschean or Magog reach.]]
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Demonstrates one to make Harper and Gerentex stop shooting at each other, ''while she's holding guns under both their chins.''
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[[folder:Telemachus Rhade]]
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--> Played by Steve Bacic

A Nietzschean descended from Hunt's original first officer Gaheris Rhade, Telemachus first appears in the series as commander of the militia of Tarazed in "Home Fires". [[spoiler:He later takes over Tyr's role as Token Nietzshean of the crew.]]

* AscendedExtra: He first appears as a supporting character in "Home Fires" [[spoiler:before replacing Tyr on the ''Andromeda'' crew in season 4]].
* IdenticalGrandson: Quite literally of Gaheris Rhade, Hunt's first mate who mutinied against him: Telemachus's DNA is identical to Gaheris's. {{Justified}}: In his first appearance in "Home Fires", it's explained that due to the smaller gene pool of Nietzscheans compared to baseline humans, it's rare but not unheard of for such "genetic reincarnations" to take place. [[spoiler:Which is a plot point in Tyr's character arc.]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Tyr; most of the tropes under his name also apply here.
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[[folder:The Spirit of the Abyss]]
--> Played by Robert Saunders

* BigBad: The whole series is spent trying to destroy the Abyss.
* DemonicPossession: Anyone infected with his isotopes falls to its control.
* GodOfEvil: It is worshiped by the Magog, who do its bidding.
%%* SatanicArchetype
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Rev Bem communed with it and Beka was possessed by it and both got this impression.
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