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- Played by Kevin Sorbo
"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
- Benevolent Precursors: A relic lost in time, running around the universe attempting to restore the greatest civilization in history, using a Lost Technology-laden battleship to fight evil.
- Crazy Enough to Work: He falls on these plans when places in a tight spot.
- Heavy Worlder: From his mothers side.
- The Captain: Of Andromeda Ascendant.
- Founder of the Kingdom: To the Restored Commonwealth.
- The McCoy: One of the few McCoys to command.
- Half-Human Hybrid: His mother was a Heavy Worlder. It is later revealed that said "heavy world" was actually Tarn Vedra.
- Genius Bruiser: A brilliant military tactician who has Super Strength from his mother's side.
- 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.)
- Played by Keith Hamilton Cobb
"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"
- The Big Guy: The heavy hitter on the Andromeda crew.
- Dreadlock Warrior: He's the resident Proud Warrior Race Guy. He has a lush headful of dreads.
- Genius Bruiser: 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 Atlas Shrugged.
- Babies Ever After: Combined with Babies Make Everything Better. He's the father of the genetic reincarnation of the founder of he Nietzschean race.
- Deadpan Snarker: "I can usually spot a planet. They're large. I have good eyes."
- 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.
- Hidden Depths: Tyr is not only a skilled shooter, but a man of remarkable intellectual depth, a skilled pilot and a very skilled cook.
- 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.
- Mr. Fanservice: 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?
- Nietzsche Wannabe: What did you expect from a Nietzschean?
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Nietzsceans are openly Social Darwinist 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.
- Token Evil Teammate: Tyr is quite openly on no-one's side but his own.
- Wild Card: Openly loyal only to himself, and he always plays both sides right up until someone has a clear advantage.
- Played by Lisa Ryder
" I could say talks with the fish people are floundering... but that would be wrong."
Beka, "Into The Labyrinth"
- 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.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Has a thing for Nietzscheans.
- 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.
- Anti-Hero: Beka is definitely a good person, but marred by a pretty messed-up existence and ends up as cynical foil to Dylan.
- The Lancer: 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.)
- Intrepid Merchant: Beka's stock in trade has been going to places and making deals no-one else dares to.
- Kaleidoscope Hair: Beka has cybernetics installed that allow her to change her hair colour at will. She uses it to great effect.
- 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.
- Played by Gordon Micheal Woolvett
"Trust in the Harper. The Harper is good."
- Casanova Wannabe: 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.
- Cowardly Lion: He definitely doesn't like being in danger, but usually handles himself well when forced into sticky sitations.
- 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.
- Gadgeteer Genius: 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.
- Insufferable Genius: He is awesome with tech, and he will not let you forget that.
- Last-Name Basis: Is never adressed as anything other than "Harper".
- The Scrounger: Part of his duties as "tech guy" include stripping derelicts of useful bits and bartering for materials. Which he does, usually with unexpected success.
- Played by Lexa Doig
"The idea that the universe is a vast preprogrammed machine does have its appeal."
- Cool Starship: Rommie is the Master Computer of Andromeda Ascendant, one of the coolest ships in fiction.
- Lady of War: Rommie is rarely anything other than cool, composed and in control. And she's a warship.
- One Woman Army: Her avatar mows through armies given the chance.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: What else would you call a navy composed of intelligent warships created from construction for fighting but a Proud Warrior Race?
- Ridiculously Human Robot: Her avatar.
- Robot Girl: Her avatar is a robot designed by Harper with this specifically in mind.
- Sapient Ship: Commonwealth AI:s are fully sapient, and Rommie is no exception.
- The Spock: As befits her mechanical nature, Rommie is usually cooly logical in her decisions. She does have her moments, though.
- Played by Brent Stait
"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"
- 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.
- Child by Rape: Magog reproduce via Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong, 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 forced to parasitize a woman of a Human Subspecies with Genetic Memory who hopes the Magog children she births can be raised to defend her people.
- 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.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Was Put on a Bus in season two because Brent Stait developed an allergy to the character's makeup.
- Token Heroic Orc: 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.
- Played by Laura Bertram
"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"
- 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.
- The Ditz: Trance plays the part to the hilt.
- Genius Loci: Being the avatar of a star. Which means her actor is starring as a star.
- Genki Girl: Trance is a perpetually cheerful ball of energy.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Trance is an attractive female alien with purple skin, which later changes into gold.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Trance is much more savvy than she lets on. Being a Celestial Avatar with precognitive abilities does that to you.
- 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
- Resurrective Immortality: 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. A later infection from a sentient disease that animates corpses has the crew, especially Dylan, wondering if she's actually alive to begin with.
- The Pollyanna: Trance is perpetually upbeat and cheerful, even when the situation doesn't warrant it.
- 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.
- Played by Steve Bacic
- Identical Grandson: 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. Which is a plot point in Tyr's character arc.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Tyr; most of the tropes under his name also apply here.
The Spirit of the Abyss
- Played by 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.
- God of Evil: It is worshiped by the Magog, who do its bidding.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Rev Bem communed with it and Beka was possessed by it and both got this impression.