Characters / Andromeda

Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo)
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"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."
Dylan, Season 1 Opening Narration

Tropes:

  • The McCoy: One of the few McCoys to command.
  • Shout-Out to Dylan Hunt, the Hero of Gene Roddenberry's unsold pilot Genesis II. The Dylan Hunt of both series finds himself hundreds of years in the future, After the End. (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.)

Tyr Anasazi (Keith Hamilton Cobb)
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"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."
Tyr, "Belly of the Beast"

Tropes:

  • Babies Ever After: Combined with Babies Make Everything Better. He's the father of the genetic reincarnation of the founder of he Nietzschean race.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Debatable, as he never claimed to be on Dylan's side.
  • Fantastic Racism: 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.
  • Happily Married: To a member of the Orca Pride. Though it doesn't last.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: As a Nietzschean, this is a given. Most of the time, Dylan Hunt's side is the winning side, if not the stronger side.
  • Last of His Kind: He's one of the last of Kodiak Pride.
  • Noble Bigot: 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.
  • Nominal Hero: 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. He spent years waiting for the right time to betray the Andromeda crew.
  • Wild Card: Openly loyal only to himself, and he always plays both sides right up until someone has a clear advantage.

Beka Valentine (Lisa Ryder)
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" I could say talks with the fish people are floundering... but that would be wrong."
Beka, "Into The Labyrinth"

Tropes:

  • Ace Pilot: 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.
  • Almighty Janitor: 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.
  • Fantastic Drug: Her own uncle forces her to become addicted to "Flash."
  • Mama Bear: If she thinks her crew is threatened she'll even stand up to Dylan.
  • A Mother to Her Men: The above Mama Bear note doesn't just apply to her crew aboard the Maru. Everyone who finds herself under her command will see the same treatment.
  • Number Two: To Dylan. When he's indisposed, or unable to give orders for some reason, she's in charge.
  • Space Trucker: All the Maru crew would count for this, naturally, but she is the captain.

Seamus Harper (Gordon Michael Woolvett)
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"Trust in the Harper. The Harper is good."

Tropes:

  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Rommie.
  • The Engineer: 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.
  • Fantastic Racism: 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. His suspicions turn out to be right even after Tyr has risked himself to save his life numerous times.
  • Why Did It Have To Be: His greatest fear in the universe is the Magog race, and for good reason.

Rommie (Lexa Doig)
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"The idea that the universe is a vast preprogrammed machine does have its appeal."

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Rev Bem (Brent Stait)
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"You ask me how this could be God's will? My answer is, how can it not be? The Divine lives in all places."
Rev Bem, "Angel Dark, Demon Bright"

Tropes:

  • The Atoner: 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).
  • Badass Preacher: 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.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: The Magog are the most feared and barbaric race in the Universe, yet Rev is clearly the exception to the rule.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Rev Bem is just short for Reverend Behemial Far Traveller, while his true name is Red Plague.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Most other species react with fear when the see him, yet he's the most peaceful member of the entire crew.

Trance Gemini (Laura Bertram)
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"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."
Trance, "The Widening Gyre"

Tropes:

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Though she doesn't look it, she is very dangerous.
  • The Chick: On the Andromeda, she serves as their environmentalist and life support officer, xenobiologist, botanist and physician.
  • Death Is Cheap: Is shot to death in the pilot. She gets better the same episode. A later infection from a sentient disease that animates corpses has the crew, especially Dylan, wondering if she's actually alive.
  • Genius Loci: Being the avatar of a star. Which means her actor is starring as a star.
  • Odd Friendship: How the relationship between her and Harper works is anyone's guess.
  • The Pollyanna: She does her best to be completely optimistic and expect the best possible outcome. When she can't find it, she goes into a Heroic B.S.O.D..
  • Physical God: 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
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: As a Celestial Avatar, Trance is an extremely powerful immortal stellar body, individually advanced beyond human, Nietzschean or Magog reach.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Demonstrates one to make Harper and Gerentex stop shooting at each other, while she's holding guns under both their chins.

Telemachus Rhade (Steve Bacic)
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Tropes:

The Spirit of the Abyss (Robert Saunders)

  • Big Bad: The whole series is spent trying to destroy the Abyss.
  • Demonic Possession: Anyone infected with his isotopes falls to its control.
  • Godof Evil: It is worshiped by the Magog, who do it's bidding.

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