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Commander John Crichton

L-R: Crichton, Winona

Once upon a time, there was a boy named John, and John was an astronaut. He lived in a far away place called Earth, which is so far away you've never heard of it. One day, when John was out doing astronaut things, a big, blue wormhole gobbled him up and spat him out at the far end of the Universe.

Played by Ben Browder.

A human astronaut testing a new theory created by himself and his friend about using a planet's gravity to accelerate a space vessel's speed, John Crichton accidentally opens a wormhole leading to a distant part of the galaxy, stranding himself amongst alien lifeforms. Rescued by the escaped prisoners of Moya, and discovering that the Sebacean Peacekeeper Captain Crais wants to kill him because his brother died after crashing into Crichton's ship, Crichton finds himself wandering the galaxy aboard Moya in pursuit of a way home.

  • Action Survivor: Crichton was just an ordinary scientist/pilot before he got shot through a wormhole and was forced to become a badass.
  • Always Save the Girl: Aeryn is more important than everything else in the damn galaxy.
  • Audience Surrogate: Like the audience, Crichton knows nothing about the distant part of the universe he gets sent to. Most exposition delivered to Crichton is for the audience's benefit as well.
  • Badass Longcoat: One of his many costumes.
  • Badass Normal: Despite being an ordinary human, Crichton can hold his own against some of the biggest badasses and deadliest monsters in the universe.
  • Bash Brothers: Crichton and D'Argo have this type of relationship - at least when the two of them are getting along.
  • Battle Couple: Crichton and Aeryn continue to fight alongside one another after they finally get together.
  • Berserk Button: Mess with him, mess with Moya's crew, or god help you threaten his family, and he will take a special interest in making your life unpleasant. Even if it tears apart the universe.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Crichton is a fairly easy-going kind of guy, especially in the first season; in later seasons, this crosses over with Beware the Silly Ones as Crichton's behaviour takes a turn for the eccentric. One particular example of this occurs in "Suns and Lovers," when, upon encountering a suicide bomber who's magnetised herself to Moya's hull, he goes so far as to wearily congratulate her... before informing her that the door she's magnetised herself to is detachable.
    Crichton: Pilot, I'm clear... suck this bitch out!
  • Big Brother Instinct: He especially doesn't like it when people try to hurt Chiana and Jool.
  • Chick Magnet: Aeryn, Chiana, Gilina, and Jenavian Charto all have a thing for him.
  • Cloning Blues: Crichton gets "twinned" into two - each copy is completely identical to the other and there is no original. Both Crichtons remain worried that the original Crichton is dead and that they are merely a clone.
  • Commanding Coolness: Crichton was a commander back in IASA.
  • Crazy Awesome: In-universe. Crichton freely admits the reason his plans tend to work, is because they are so insane, no-one could possibly prepare for what he does.
  • Cunning Linguist: Often peppers his speech with phrases and expressions from several Earth languages, (and even some fictional ones), implying that he had a gift with languages even before he was injected with translator microbes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Loves making fun of the absurd crap Moya keeps getting faced with.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With D'Argo. D'Argo considers Crichton to be a useless, whiney moron until the two of them work together to fend off the bloodtrackers.
  • Fish out of Water: Crichton is initially overwhelmed all the strange things he sees.
  • Genius Ditz: From the way he acts, you'd often forget he's actually a brilliant astrophysicist and talented engineer.
  • Genre Savvy: Crichton gets pretty good at predicting the various tropes his enemies will use against him.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The war between the Peacekeepers and Scarrens in Peacekeeper War is his incentive to finally construct a fully functional wormhole weapon and give a demonstration.
  • Guile Hero: Crichton's insane plans are practically the reason why he's still alive.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears leather from time to time. He also mentally dons his own version of Scropius's gimp/coolant suit whenever Harvey takes control of him.
  • The Hero: The main character and generally speaking, the most heroic and idealistic of the Moya crew (although the idealism gradually fades away as time goes on).
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Talyn!Crichton sacrifices himself to prevent the Scarrans from escaping with wormhole technology.
  • Hot Scientist: To Aeryn's Action Girl. Especially once outfitted in leather, and involving a surprising amount of rear-angle camera shots.
  • I Call It Vera: Crichton's pulse pistol, "Winona".
  • Indy Ploy: Crichton's plans are most successful when he makes them up as he goes.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Aeryn. Revealed in The Peacekeeper Wars to be not so different species after all.
  • The Kirk: He started out as The McCoy, and then becomes this: Crichton is still somewhat idealistic, but its been tempered by pragmatism.
  • Large Ham: Anytime Crichton has to go undercover. His Peacekeeper cover is just an exaggerated and louder version of Crais, for example.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Why Aeryn is hesitant to enter a relationship with Moya!Crichton, after having fallen for Talyn!Crichton, who died of massive radiation exposure while performing an Heroic Sacrifice
  • Missing Mom: Crichton's mom died of cancer some time before the series began.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Ben Browder gets a lot of Shirtless Scenes.
    • Ahem. Leather pants.
  • Nice Guy: (Aside from Zhaan) he is the nicest person on his crew.
  • The Nicknamer: He comes up with nicknames for about half the cast.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Does this so often that even his friends forget that he's actually a brilliant engineer and astrophysist.
  • Only Sane Man: Note that even when he's going crazy, John is usually the voice of sanity. This should give you an indication of how messed-up the world he lives in is.
  • Pop Cultured Badass: Crichton constantly pops pop culture references. By the end of the series, Crichton's one of the biggest badasses in the universe.
  • Properly Paranoid: In "Twice Shy," it's revealed the reason he's so distant to Aeryn for half of Season 4 is because Scorpius is on Moya and could use her (plus the baby) as leverage against him if he were to ever discover his true feelings for her. Aeryn calls him on being paranoid and then we all learn Scorpius has been secretly listening in on the comms - proving Crichton right.
    • All for Nothing: Scorpius wasn't fooled by Crichton's attempt at covering up the relationship. Worse still, he manages to engineer a situation in which Crichton offers him wormhole weapons in return for Aeryn.
  • Sanity Slippage: With occasional bouts of Laughing Mad.
  • Science Hero: He might not act like it most of the time, but he's a pretty good astrophysicist and occasionally gets to use his theories to save the day.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Everyone seems to forget that John started out as a scientist, and that he is very good at Obfuscating Stupidity. Even Einstein is surprised that John managed to figure out wormholes, even with the help the Ancients gave him.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: Born and raised in Florida and is quite smart for a human.
  • Southern Gentleman: He's quite chivalrous even in a crisis.
  • Spider-Sense: In Season 4, thanks to his extensive wormhole research and the knowledge in his brain, he's able to accurately predict when and where a wormhole will open. As he says, he can smell them.
    • Even before this he gains the wormhole knowledge, Crichton is shown in "Till the Blood Runs Clear" to have a great sense of where and when the conditions that can cause a wormhole to form.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: When they finally do get back to Earth near the end of season 4, Crichton finds himself disgusted and disillusioned with the post-9/11 paranoia and lack of understanding he and the crew encounter, clashes with his father over it, and decides to leave again on Moya. He still saves his home planet, but decides once and for all that it's no longer his home.
  • Token Human: Justified because no human has ever reached the part of the galaxy where the series takes place before Crichton, and his doing so was an accident.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He takes multiple levels of badass over four seasons: he starts out as a clueless nerd, and by series end is so badass he manages to intimidate two entire galactic empires into leaving him the frell alone by threatening to wipe out the universe. THE ENTIRE FREAKING UNIVERSE! And what makes it Badass is he can absolutely pull it off.
  • The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer: Becomes this because his knowledge and culture are far more primitive than those of his present surroundings.
  • Uniqueness Value: Scorpius summarizes his reason for hunting Crichton as this.
  • UST: With Aeryn, for a long, long time.
  • The Watson: He's completely ignorant about the greater universe. Much of the exposition is the rest of the crew explaining stuff to him.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Given how much his father gushes over Crichton becoming a bonafide American hero, it's implied he continued with the launch of Farscape One, despite his own misgivings that something would happen, so not to let him down.
    Crichton: I'm not your kind of hero, dad.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He starts off thinking that he's in a much more idealistic setting. He grows out of it eventually.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Crichton loves to make fun of his opponents.

Officer Aeryn Sun

No offense, human, but what could I possibly need from you?

Played by Claudia Black

A Sebacean Peacekeeper involved during the initial attempt to recapture Moya when she first escaped, Aeryn dared to speak up on Crichton's behalf when Crais captured them and was condemned as a criminal herself, forcing her to abandon the Peacekeepers and throw herself in with the escaped convicts.

  • Action Girl: One of the most badass characters in the series.
  • Action Girlfriend: In the early phase of the series. By Season 3, she and Crichton are a bona fide Battle Couple.
  • Arc Words: Crichton's declaration to her in the pilot.
    Crichton: You can be more.
  • The Atoner: for parts of seasons 1 and 2, most notably "The Way We Weren't."
  • Badass / Pregnant Badass: Even by the end of the series, she's still the toughest character on the show. While D'Argo's technically stronger, it's a still toss who would win in a straight fight...heavily leaning towards Aeryn.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Full-blown in the first-season episode "Back and Back and Back to the Future" and when dressed as a hippie in "Kansas", but her season two look where she rarely wears anything under her jerkin tends to create a lot of navel-visibility.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: As a Sebacean, Aeryn can't regulate her internal body temperature and suffers from Sebacean Heat Delirium, a degenerative condition that results in memory damage and eventually brain death, if it get too hot.
  • Book Dumb: Has an intense dislike for "scientific dren," which is apparently due to her training; apparently, Peacekeeper soldiers and pilots are taught to look down on technicians and scientists. Inverted in later episodes, when it's revealed Aeryn has an eidetic memory and can memorize whole languages just by watching TV.
  • Braids of Action: One of her hairstyles.
  • Broken Bird: Not only does Aeryn have everything she's ever known taken away from her in the very first episode, she eventually starts to realize how terrible being a Peacekeeper was. Various other terrible crap keeps happening to her as the series goes on.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She likes mocking the stupidity of others, especially Crichton.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Although even once the process is complete, it's hard to tell unless you're a close friend. Or a small, cute child.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Chiana and Sikozu.
  • Flower in Her Hair: In The Peacekeeper Wars, this is Aeryn's only concession to the fact she's getting married.
  • Friend to All Children: Has a soft spot for children. Her storyline in "Suns and Lovers" is about her rescuing children trapped on a damaged space station.
  • Human Aliens: It's suggested here and there throughout the series that Sebaceans may be humans who were taken from Earth millennia ago Eventually confirmed in The Peacekeeper Wars.
  • Instant Birth, Just Add Water: Played with. Her son's birth is very long and drawn out by Sebacean standards, but very quick by human ones; she barely stops shooting.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Crichton.
  • The Lancer: Aside from being the second lead character, Aeryn is usually Crichton's most trusted confidant.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Both Aeryn and her mother fell in love with a fellow Peacekeeper, but ultimately betrayed them, in order to save their own career.
  • Love at First Punch: Ever tried introducing yourself to a woman whose thighs are clamped around your skull?
  • Love Interest: To Crichton.
  • Master of the Mixed Message: She keeps flirting with Crichton only to claim that she's not interested in her.
  • Mook-Face Turn: She's forced out of the Peacekeepers by Crais in the first episode and helps the heroes fight against them.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: At first, she's very proud of Peacekeeper military achievements and her role as a Peacekeeper Officer. This changes when she realizes how horrible the Peacekeepers actually are.
  • Single Tear: This is a talent of Claudia Black's, who trained herself to drop tears on cue so as not to ruin her water-based makeup. Averted, however, when she is completely and utterly grief-stricken.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Crichton. It's not uncommon for the two of them to start coming on to one another in the middle of an argument.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: That pulse rifle is almost bigger than she is.
  • The Spock: She was raised to see emotions as a weakness.
  • The Stoic: She very rarely shows her emotions.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Can go from being really warm to a ruthless Peacekeepr in a heartbeat.
  • Tsundere: She keeps claiming that she's not interested in Crichton despite the fact that both of them are obviously in love with one another.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Shot down a woman in cold blood even before finding out she was a projection created by Maldis, shocking even Rygel of all people. Not to mention subjecting an already subdued Crais to the Aurora chair.
  • UST: With Crichton, for a long, long time.

Ka D'Argo

I'm your daddy.

I will not be taken prisoner again!

Played by Anthony Simcoe

A male Luxan warrior who was sentenced to imprisonment for the crime of killing his Sebacean wife, a crime actually committed by his brother-in-law and the truth of which was ignored for his having dared to marry a Sebacean and have a half-breed child.

  • Ancestral Weapon / Mix-and-Match Weapon: The qualta blade.
  • Badass: He and Aeryn are the crew's best fighters.
  • Beard of Barbarism: Male Luxans all have a Beard Of Barbarism made up of a mixture of hair and tentacles.
  • Berserk Button: Do not get between him and his son.
  • BFS / BFG: The Qualta Blade. To illustrate, it's gun form is three times the size of a pulse rifle.
  • The Big Guy: Taller than the rest of the crew and the one most likely to use violence to solve problems.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: As a Luxan, D'Argo has an extendable tongue that can inject a neural toxin, he can survive in space unprotected for fifteen minutes, and if he starts bleeding, the wound requires Percussive Maintenance until the blood runs clear. He also has more than one heart.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: After he lets the bravado fade and starts acting like his real self, he's actually a pretty soft-hearted guy.
    • This is mostly due to the fact that in early episodes, he expected imminent recapture, which he vowed he would never suffer again. In the early episodes of the first series, he often showed willingness to betray John and Aeryn to the Peacekeepers if it ensured his continued freedom. As his relationships grew with his shipmates and they continued to elude capture, he began to show he'd gladly put himself in great danger to protect his friends and rescue them.
  • Call to Agriculture: D'Argo managed it for a while with Lo'Laan and Jothee, and spends the entire series trying to get back to it.
  • The Captain: Of Lo'lah. In addition, the crew elect him captain of Moya during Season 4.
  • Cool Starship: Lo'lah, a voice activated Luxan ship which can turn invisible.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He loves making fun of how stupid Crichton's plans can be.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Crichton. D'Argo thinks of Crichton as a huge liability until John saves him from the Bloodtrackers.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: A given due to his Luxan Hyper-rage.
  • Heartbroken Badass: His wife was murdered by his brother-in-law. And again when Chiana responds to his marriage proposal by cheating on D'Argo with his son Jothee.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After being severely injured in the miniseries, he stays behind to delay approaching Scarran forces.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Chiana.
  • I Have No Son: When Jothee and Chiana have an affair, an enraged and heartbroken D'Argo disowns him. The two eventually begin to reconcile before D'Argo's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: His Qualta Blade. It's a sword and a gun in one.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Lo'Laan and Chiana.
    • Staanz tries to put the moves on him when she meets him, but fails, in part because she's rather annoying and in part because, well, she looks a lot like a male Human Alien.
  • Jerkass: For most of the first season, D'Argo has a habit of letting his temper make everyone around him miserable; he begins to grow out of it towards the season finale, but its not until the second season that he really loosens up.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: With Lo'Laan.
  • Meaningful Name: By proxy. In Season 3, D'Argo acquires a ship that ultimately saves his life more than once and greatly calms anger brought on by other events. In Season 4, he has given it a very appropriate name:
    "Lo'Lah. ... It's short for Lo'Laan. In memory of my wife."
  • Miscarriage of Justice: D'Argo was framed for the murder of his Sebacean wife by brother-in-law Macton, a Peacekeeper and the actual murderer. To make it even worse, Crais (his de-facto jailer) knew this was the case and kept him in chains anyway.
  • The Nose Knows: His sense of smell is both very strong and able to distinguish between individuals.
  • Once an Episode: D'Argo stomping onto the bridge and bellowing, "Why have we stopped moving?"
  • Overly-Long Tongue: With a stinger in it! That causes Instant Sedation!
  • Papa Wolf: D'Argo will go to any lengths to save Jothee.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Though it gets subverted at every opportunity. D'Argo is a teenager by Luxan standards, trying to live up to the idealized image of the Luxan warrior even though all he really wants to do is start a farm and raise a family. As the series progresses, a lot of his stereotypical Proud Warrior Race Guy attitudes mellow out, allowing him to be more of a...
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Zhaan's blue.
  • Team Dad: D'Argo eventually takes on this role, to the point where he is elected Captain of Moya.
  • Trigger Happy: D'Argo loves shooting things.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The aply-named Luxan Hyper Rage, although doesn't experience this often.
  • Warrior Poet: D'Argo's surprisingly elegant for a Luxan. He's also a hell of a musician.
  • The Worf Effect: As The Big Guy, this job often falls to D'Argo in the early episodes. Not as often as the Trope Namer as the series continues, and he usually creams the bad guys in a brawl. Near the end, Scarrans give him significant trouble, but then again, Scarrans give everyone trouble.

Dominar Rygel XVI

If you must address me, do so as Your Supreme Eminence. Which you should be doing anyway.

Voiced by Jonathan Hardy

Once the Dominar of the Hynerian Empire, ruler of over six hundred billion subjects, Rygel was deposed by a cousin of his and sent into Peacekeeper custody over a hundred cycles before the start of the series.

  • Alien Catnip: He gets high on sugar.
    Rygel: Crichton, how illegal is this dren? You have to get me more. I don't care what it costs!
    • This is also funny because humans are easily addicted to sugar as well, but some humans eat it so regularly that they don't always immediately think of it as an easily-abused addictive substance.
  • Anti-Hero: At first, Rygel only cares about himself and flat out betrays the crew to Scorpius, at the end of Season 1 and only returns when he learns that Scorpius plans on killing him anyway. Rygel eventually becomes less selfish and starts to care for the crew, though he would never admit it.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's actually extremely frightening when he has the chance. When he's in Crichton's body in "Out Of Their Minds", he's psychopathic and murderous, and, in another episode, he kills Durka and spends the rest of an episode parading around with the dead man's head on a stick. Then, in Season 3, he messily tortures a Charrid to death. Even in his first episode, he shows he has some very nasty teeth and temper when he bites a chunk out of Aeryn's arm and messily swallows it. The only reason he's not taken seriously is his stature and normally cowardly, greedy nature.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: At just under two feet high, he's broadly humanoid, but he has three stomachs, can breathe water, farts helium when nervous, and his bodily fluids turn explosive if he eats tanna root, the main ingredient of "chakan oil", which is the standardised ammo for Peacekeepers.
    • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: He comments in one first season episode that his people aren't "body breeders" whilst Zhaan is trying to seduce him. A couple of episodes later, he comments on his belief in keeping his wives pregnant. So, however Hynerians reproduce, it evidently isn't quite as simple as "females lay eggs, males spray semen on eggs", despite his frog-like nature.
  • Big Eater:
    Crichton: Dude eats and craps twice his body weight every day.
  • Break the Haughty: Often subjected to this sort of thing; ultimately, it forces him to start cooperating with the others and actually become a better person- not that he'd ever admit it.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The main reason the rest of the crew didn't space the selfish little git in the first month? He's an extremely skilled negotiator, often making sure the crew gets the supplies they need on their shoestring budget.
  • The Caligula: Heavily implied to be the very reason he was deposed in the first place.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Though he eventually shows some loyalty, for a few seasons his tendency to stab the rest of the cast in the back is so reliable it borders on being a Just Eat Gilligan scenario.
  • Cool Chair: His "throne sled", a gilded chair that floats.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Some episodes play up his cowardliness, greed and fart jokes, but then he does something like knife a Charrid to death as painfully as possible.
  • Dirty Old Man: Apparently several centuries old, more-than-middled aged by Hynerian standards, and more than willing to spy on Chiana having sex with Jothee. He objects to seeing Zhaan naked, though.
  • Do You Want to Haggle?: Rygel is the crew's go to for procuring supplies.
  • Ear Ache: Rygel's shipmates routinely pull on his ear brows when displeased with him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When he discovers a primitive world that his ancestor set up to create people who would slavishly worship his lineage as gods, he's quite perturbed. This despite his usually arrogant and self-serving nature.
  • Fantastic Arousal: His "ear brows" are very... sensitive.
  • Friend in the Black Market: Let's just say, he knows how to get things that aren't exactly legal.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The only reason that they keep him on Moya is because he's incredibly good negotiator for the things they need and because he was the mastermind of their escape.
  • Gasshole: He farts helium as a running gag. note 
  • Goal in Life: Depose his cousin and reclaim the throne. He even states that single goal is what keeps him going.
    • After discovering Durka is still alive, he engages in a stream of murder attempts, one of which breaks the neural conditioning that turns him from the peace-loving hippy, right back into the monster he formerly was. After finally getting his revenge in Durka Returns, he spends some time carrying Durka's severed head around with him.
  • Graceful in Their Element: Revealed towards the end that underwater he's a graceful swimmer.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Sparky," "Spanky," "Froggy," "Buckwheat," "Guido," "Your Lowness," "Your Flatulence."
  • Jabba Table Manners: On top of being a Big Eater, he's also a very messy one.
  • Jerkass / Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is a flat out Jerk, but shows more than a few moments of genuine caring and compassion to his crew mates throughout the series.
    • Treads into "Heart of Gold" territory whenever Moya is concerned. Though he rarely admits it (if ever), his being on Moya longer than anyone else makes him partial to her well-being.
    • It says a lot about him that when Aeryn was temporarily killed during the series 2 finale, he not only relinquished his medallion of office into her casket, stating his belief that she was far more worthy, but also is revealed to have been the one who swam down in freezing cold water to retrieve her body. Dammit, Rygel!
    • In one episode, it's shown that while he's insistent on being called Dominar and enjoys being in power, he is equally insistent that he not be deified by subjects that his ancestors conditioned for that purpose.
  • Jerkass Façade: Its implied that he eventually comes to care for the rest of the crew. He'd never admit it though.
  • King Bob the Nth: He's (presumably) the sixteenth Dominar named Rygel.
  • Little Green Men: He more or less fits this trope. In the same way that Yoda does.
  • The Load: He's completely useless when he's not using his diplomatic skills for the crew. Often times he makes things worse.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: "I am a Dominar of [insert noun]!"
  • Man Bites Man: Rygel is decidedly not above using his teeth as a weapon, which leads to a rather impressive moment in "Coup By Clam" in which he manages to bite off a psychotic doctor's nose.
  • Manipulative Bastard: One of the show's best (heroic) examples. He's even complemented as such during the "Look at the Princess" trilogy, and later takes Scorpius to a master-class in "I-Yensch, You-Yensch."
  • Mr. Seahorse: Through a fluke in the miniseries, he winds up carrying Crichton and Aeryn's baby after they're reconstructed.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Rygel usually has a plan in mind that helps further his friends' cause whenever it looks like he's doing something really dumb.
  • The Other Darrin: The Muppet portraying Rygel in Season 2 is visibly different from the one used in Season 1.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: At the start of the series, the plan was that we would one day see him take back his throne from his traitorous cousin. However, after an episode with just one other Hynerian puppet caused endless problems, the crew realized they'd never be able to handle a whole planet of them. Luckily, this plot thread does get wrapped up in the comics, which had no such restrictions.
  • Revenge: Desires it against Bishan, the cousin who deposed him, and against Selto Durka, who took great pleasure in torturing him for cycles.
  • Sanity Ball: He has a way of suddenly managing to be the rational one while everybody else, even John, is freaking out. It may or may not come from his emotional removal from the suffering of others.

Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan

Am I the only species in creation that doesn't thrive on conflict?

Played by Virginia Hey

A Delvian former criminal turned priestess, she was imprisoned aboard Moya for the murder of her lover, a Sebacean sympathiser.

  • All-Loving Hero: As long as you don't do something stupid... like threaten her adoptive family.
  • The Atoner: Once a savage, she has sought to purge her sins from her soul.
  • Badass Preacher: Zhaan is a peace-loving Delvian priestess when we meet her. However, she was imprisoned on Moya for a reason (for killing her lover) and, as she says to Chiana, "My dear, I've kicked more ass than you've sat on."
  • Bald of Awesome: Zhaan doesn't always act like it, but she is capable of great feats of badassery.
  • Bald Women: One would think this is due to the Delvians being descended from plants. It turns out there are Delvians who do have hair (it's blue if you're wondering), though baldness isn't uncommon. It's unclear if Zhaan is naturally hairless or shaves it off.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is very nice, sometimes bordering on Technical Pacifist levels. She could also break you in half if she wanted to. Be thankful she doesn't. Most of the time.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Zhaan is a Delvian. Delvians are a species of hyper-evolved, sentient plants, who look like blue, scaly-skinned humanoids. And their females have breasts, for some reason. They also absorb ionic radiation (such as solar flares) and orgasm as a result of doing so, and have Psychic Powers.
  • Blue Skinned Space Babe: She's the show's main source of fanservice early on.
  • The Chick: Zhaan has pacifistic inclinations and is not always helpful during combat situations. She does subvert this fairly often though, as she will fight to protect the crew.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Zhaan was held by the Peacekeepers because of a murder charge and unlike other captives, she actually did do it. It was her time in captivity that saw her become a priest.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Alongside the blue pigment that wreaked havoc on Virginia Hey's kidneys, she also had to shave her head and her eyebrows to play Zhaan. She held in there for as long as she could, but finally she couldn't take it anymore. She initially tried to compromise with a bald cap and prosthetics, but she finally had to leave.
  • Empathic Healer: Usually by literally absorbing the pain of others into herself. Note that this is just for pain, actual healing needs to be done by conventional methods.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: Being a priestess either trained or enhanced her psionic powers.
  • Happy Place: Zhaan has a habit of going into trance-like prayer whenever she's even the least perturbed. (Rygel lampshades this at one point.)
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Dream A Better Dream," she attempts to plead guilty to save Chianna and Rygel from the consequences of defending her in court. Early in Season 3, she gives most of her remaining life span to revive Aeryn from near death. A few episodes later, she gives her life to save Moya.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a skilled biologist who has No Nudity Taboo.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Zhaan belongs to a species with No Nudity Taboo. She does wear clothes most of the time, though her nude scenes are often quite abrupt.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her species has No Nudity Taboo, she tends to dress in revealing clothing and has a couple of partial nude scenes.
  • Obi-Wan Moment: She spends her last moments reassuring the crew that they'll do fine without her.
  • Plant Aliens / Planimal: Despite looking like reptilian humanoids, thanks to their scaly skin, Delvians officially evolved from plants.
  • The Professor: She's a skilled biologist.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Apparently no one bothered to test that blue pigment before smearing it all over Virginia Hey; her departure was due to health problems caused by the makeup.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes turn red when she is upset. And when Zhaan snaps, people get hurt.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to D'Argo's red.
  • The Smart Girl: The smartest member of the crew during the first half of the show.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Virginia Hey is quite tall.
  • Team Mom: Actually refers to the crew as her children as she is dying.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: When she gets pissed off, she gets pissed off.

Pilot

Hmmmm...

When one of my species is bonded to a Leviathan, we give our lives to the service of others. Ship first, then those who travel aboard her.

Voiced by Lani Tupu

A member of an alien species that can only travel by being physically and mentally bonded to the biomechanoid ships known as Leviathans. As Moya's Pilot, he directs her in their travels through the stars.

  • Acting for Two / Talking to Himself: In any episode with Crais, because Lani Tupu voiced Pilot as well.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The Elders told him he was not ready to become a Pilot, forcing him to take matters into his own hands.
  • And I Must Scream: After Moya's first Pilot was disposed of, our Pilot was bonded to her, but because the Peacekeeper techs didn't have time for him to bond with Moya naturally, they connected him through artifical means. Until "The Way We Weren't," he was in constant pain, which he once described as "unbearable." The crew was understandably stunned that he had spent years like this without telling anyone.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Shy, retiring, and subservient... at least until you push him too far; not only does Pilot have control over Moya's life-support systems, but his claws are more than capable of crushing a Sebacean throat at close range. There are quite a few episodes in the series that show just how dangerous he can be when angered: in "The Way We Weren't," he almost strangles Aeryn to death and disconnects the life-support systems in a fit of rage; in "Suns And Lovers," he flushes a terrorist out an airlock while laughing psychotically. And in "The Peacekeeper Wars", he consents to building a Weapon of Mass Destruction for Crichton.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He doesn't always put up with the bull the crew try to feed him.
  • Driven to Suicide: Attempts this in The Way We Weren't, when the reason he became Moya's Pilot catches up to him.
  • Everyone Calls Him Pilot: His species's language is too complex for translator microbes to understand. As such, everyone calls him (and other Pilots) by his profession.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Given that he's being allowed to explore the universe, Pilot is willing to accept a lot of abuse from his passengers over the course of his duties; it doesn't mean he's happy with poor treatment as such, but he can live with it. That said, there are some things which Pilot isn't willing to tolerate... He's also a literal slave to Moya, since as he is bonded with her, it means he literally cannot leave his chambers without dying himself. In fact, its mentioned that his species lifespan is several times that of Leviathans, but Pilot sees himself losing entire centuries to wander the stars as a totally acceptable trade.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Pilot desperately wanted to be bonded to a Leviathan and explore the stars, something which is a rare honor among his species. To do this, Pilot made a deal with the Peacekeepers to replace Moya's current (uncooperative) Pilot- even though he knew it would result in her execution.
  • Insistent Terminology: Often refers to Aeryn and Crichton by their rank, being "Officer Sun" and "Commander" respectively, even though Aeryn is a traitor to the Peacekeepers and Crichton is presumed dead by IASA.
  • Mr. Exposition: Lampshaded by Crichton resignedly answering to one of Pilot's alerts. "Yes, Mr. Bad News?"
  • Multi-Armed Multitasking: His multiple arms allow him to use Moya's complex pilot interface.
  • Odd Friendship: With Aeryn. She's the first member of the crew to really bond with him, even though their personalities are quite different. It helps that a mad scientist infects her with Pilot's DNA in an early episode.
  • Only Sane Man: Can sometimes take this role when on-board sanity takes a dive; becomes a frequent role in season three, when he has to end up trying to keep the crew from killing each other due to Cabin Fever and frustration over Crichton's wormhole hunt.
  • Servile Snarker: Pilot's sworn to obey any order from the crew that doesn't endanger Moya. It doesn't mean that he can't make fun of the stupid ones.
  • The Smart Guy: Though the episode "Thank God It's Friday... Again" shows that Pilot, knowing that he can't contribute much else to the crew, works his ass off in order to be the team's Smart Guy.
    Pilot: "I don't get out much, so I read."
  • Starfish Aliens: Has one of the more alien designs in the series. The Henson Company's skill with creating animatronic puppets really helps.
  • Wetware CPU: He regulates most of Moya's functions.

Moya

Crichton: That's big. That's really big.
Crichton's first impression of Moya

A massive biomechanical lifeform that takes the form of a spaceship, Moya is a Leviathan that has been designated as a prison transport. When her latest cargo rebelled and escaped, she happily switched her loyalties to them.

  • Actual Pacifist: More a species trait. She really hates hurting any living creature; more often than not, this skirts Messiah territory. Of course, when it comes to her son, all bets are off.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Especially note, she doesn't have weapons. And like Pilot, she consented to building and using a Weapon of Mass Destruction during "The Peacekeeper Wars".
  • Living Ship: She's a massive lifeform capable of traveling between stars at high speeds and carrying passengers.
  • Mama Bear: She does NOT like it when people try to hurt Talyn. She actually goes so far as to give the crew permission to kill an insane Leviathan who tried to prevent her from giving Talyn a proper funeral. Normally, Leviathans are complete pacifists.
  • Prison Ship: She was used to house criminals by the Peacekeepers.
  • Thinking Up Portals: An extreme version of this trope; the ships' FTL system, Starburst, is basically "sling a big portal and dive in".
  • The Voiceless: Moya cannot generally speak, though Pilot is aware of what she wants. The crew can also communicate with her through Pilot or the DRDs. In "Look at the Princess, Part 3", this is subverted, as her builders allow her to briefly speak directly to Zhaan.

Captain Bialar Crais

Tauvo is dead- struck down by a weak... pathetic... inferior being. It must be avenged! I swear in Tauvo's name, Crichton, you will die in my hands.

Played by Lani Tupu

Leader of the Sebacean Peacekeepers who are attempting to retake Moya when John Crichton arrives, he is determined to capture them again; the prisoners for the stain on his record, Crichton for being involved in his brother's death.

  • Acting for Two / Talking to Himself: In any episode with Pilot, because Lani Tupu voiced Pilot as well.
  • Arch-Enemy: Until Scorpius takes over, Crais was the greatest threat to the crew and Crichton's greatest personal enemy.
  • Badass Beard: His goatee highlights his badassery.
  • Beard of Evil: Like many fiction goatee wearers, he's pretty evil. However, he does keep the beard after he becomes a good guy.
  • The Captain: First of his Carrier, and then of Talyn.
  • Dead Guy on Display / Taxidermy Is Creepy: While still captain of his ship, Crais kept the stuffed heads of numerous Hynerians on the walls of his cabin, much to Rygel's horror. Scorpius, on the other hand, wasn't all that impressed, and suggested that the only reason why Crais kept them around was as a reminder of times when he still had power.
  • Demoted to Dragon: By Scorpius at the end of the first season, which contributes to his decision to leave the Peacekeepers and become a Wild Card.
  • Disc One Final Boss: In the first season, Crais is pursuing Moya to avenge the death of his brother, but he gets replaced by Scorpius.
  • Expy: Less extreme than the Grayza-Servalan resemblance, but in season one he has major similarities to Travis from Blake's 7.
  • Freudian Excuse: As children, Crais and his brother were forcefully taken from their parents by the Peacekeepers, and the last thing Crais Sr. did before his children were taken was to make Bialar promise to take care of his brother. Which makes his deranged homicidal quest across the Uncharted Territories a little bit easier to understand.
  • Guns Akimbo: He will occasionally use two guns.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: After he gives up his quest for vengeance on John, he spends most of his time seeking a purpose for his existence, and makes it quite clear that until he finds it his main priority is his own freedom and survival.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He and Talyn kill themselves to destroy Scorpius's Command Carrier.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Aeryn, later on. Even though she has more or less forgiven him for ordering her execution, she's too hung up on Crichton and distrusts Crais too much to actually consider his affections.
  • Ignored Epiphany: In "That Old Black Magic", after Crichton makes it clear in no uncertain terms that his brother's death was a freak accident. Far from weakening his resolve, Crais' reexamination of scenes from his past (courtesy of Maldis) only renews his desire to kill Crichton.
  • Insane Admiral: At first. He becomes a lot more laid-back after his defection from the Peacekeepers and comes to terms with Tauvo's death.
  • Insistent Terminology: Despite all evidence to the contrary that his brother was responsible for the accidental collision that lead to his own death, Crais still insists that Crichton is a murderer who intentionally charged into his brother's prowler in his flying death-pod.
  • It's Personal:
    • He barely even tries to hide the fact that he's pursuing Moya in order to have his revenge on Crichton.
    • Later, Crais invokes this to Scorpius before his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Lima Syndrome: He initially steals Talyn just as a means of getting away from both the Peacekeepers and the Moya gang, but it soon becomes clear that he's genuinely come to love the boy.
  • Madness Makeover: Over the course of his pursuit of Crichton, Crais' immaculate hair becomes scraggly and his face unshaven.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Occasionally, especially in his dealings with Xhalax.
  • Moral Myopia: Convinced initially that his vengeance is justified...
  • Motive Decay: But later admits that it ended up not being about his brother but just for the sake of it.
  • The Neidermeyer: And not just because of Sanity Slippage over his brother's death, either. "The Way We Weren't" makes it clear that he was always like this. When Scorpius overthrows him as commanding officer of his command carrier, it's as much because Crais's men simply like him better as because of the blackmail. He gradually begins to mellow out after being overthrown, however.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Talyn.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Lani Tupu starts appearing in the opening titles at the beginning of Season 3.
  • Revenge Myopia: His pursuit of Crichton, though he eventually realizes it.
    Crais: I thought it was about my brother. It...should have been about my brother.
  • Samurai Ponytail: How neat or straggly it is tends to act as a barometer of his mood or sanity level in any particular episode.
  • Shirtless Scene: In Season 3, although it isn't played for Fanservice, as his body is covered in intensely painful blisters due to Talyn's unstable neural feedback.
  • Starter Villain: The main villain in the first season, but later becomes first neutral and then an ally.
  • Wild Card: Especially in the second season, when his actions are very unpredictable but solely motivated by helping himself and Talyn.

Chiana

If your hand is still there in one microt, I'll snap it off and use it as a good luck charm.

Played by Gigi Edgley

A female Nebari who tried to flee her highly conformative, oppressive culture and escape, only to be recaptured. When Moya accidentally crashed into the prison ship carrying her, she and her two captors were forced to stay aboard. When events left her the sole survivor, she gladly fled with the crew of Moya to avoid the neural reprogramming awaiting her if she returned to the Nebari.

  • Bare Your Midriff: Is that light-coloured strip in her first costume bare skin or cloth? The opening of "Taking the Stone" suggests it's meant to be skin, but in other episodes it looks like cloth, possibly to reduce the amount of real-world make-up needed.
  • Blind Seer: In Season 3, Chiana gains the ability to see visions of the future, though can't control it. In Season 4, she gains a degree of control, but goes blind. It's temporary, but lasts longer with each time. When it looks like it's permanent, she replaces her eyes.
  • Broken Bird: Her tough and carefree persona isn't a pure facade, but it does cover up a lot of damage.
  • Character Tics: Her habit of moving her head from side to side outs her once while Dressing as the Enemy. This is due to the restricted vision from the contacts used to give Gigi Edgley her alien eyes.
  • The Chick: Doesn't do a great deal of on-screen fighting. According to Gigi Edgley, the writers wanted to give her more action scenes but they kept getting cut because directors were worried that the make-up would come off. To compensate for this, when she does get violent the violence tends to be really, really vicious.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: Sneaky, hot, and thieving, although she may not count as "classy" by some definitions.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Don't be fooled by the sunny personality. If she believes she is genuinely in danger, she has a knack for scanning her environment and instantly lighting on the most effective way of inflicting lethal or crippling damage on an enemy, no matter how gruesome or dishonorable it is.
  • Defector To Decadence: The Nebari are a highly conformistic culture who preach peace and tranquillity, and gladly Mind Rape any other being whose personality they consider undesirable to match their wishes. Chiana considers this appalling and simply wishes to roam the galaxy and live her life as she wishes.
  • Ethical Slut: The "ethical" part took a serious dent when she had an affair with Jothee, but for the most part, she tries not to edge in on previously established relationships.
  • Extreme Omnisexual: She is the focus of most of the series' Les Yayinvoked moments. She also has no sexual boundaries when it comes to gender, age, and even species.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Aeryn and Jool.
  • Grey Skinned Space Babe: Is the subject of most of the series's fanservice.
  • Hellish Pupils: In "Peacekeeper Wars", she replaces her failing eyes with rather creepy looking ones with the ability to see through walls.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: D'Argo is considerably taller and bulkier than she is. They eventually get together.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Pip." It originates from the nickname Ben Browder gave to Gigi Edgley.
  • Interspecies Romance: With D'Argo.
  • The Lad-ette: Unashamedly highly sexed, and loves other kinds of exciting physical action as well.
  • Loveable Rogue: She's a good hearted person, and loyal to her friends and family, but isn't overly concerned with the galaxy at large.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Did we mention the "highly sexed" part? She's involved in most of the on-screen sex scenes that aren't off-puttingly alien in nature.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Chiana randomly slips between an Australian and Fake American accent in Season One. This is due to disagreements between directors over which accent Gigi Edgely should stick with.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: The opening titles are modified to include Gigi Edgely just in time for the Season 1 finale.
  • Prophet Eyes: Her eyes eventually start gaining cataracts when she uses her precognitive powers.
  • Psychic Powers: Develops them in Season 3, following her possession by an Energy Rider.
  • Screaming Warrior: Has a very distinctive war cry that can best be described as "BRRRRRRUUUUGHHHH-YI-YI-YI-YAAAAAAH!"
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: To an extent - in Season 4, she has become a lot angrier than usual, because of her terrible experiences in between Seasons 3 and 4, in which she was tortured and raped by gangsters who caught her using her abilities to cheat at gambling.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: There's a subtext that she has an minor attraction to Crichton during Series 1. Since he treats her like a sister and only has eyes for Aeryn, it doesn't go anywhere. Though due to time-travel, it's revealed she was the one to take his virginity.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: At first, she and Jool despise each other, but they gradually come to develop a love-hate friendship. She also has this going on with Rygel, to a certain extent. Mostly averted with Sikozu - although they have a few friendly moments together, they deeply dislike one another for the most part.

Talyn

Crichton: Open the door, you soulless pinheaded adolescent pig!
Crichton gets a bit fed-up with Talyn.

The son of Moya, due to rape by the Peacekeepers who forcibly blended their own technology into the offspring's genetics. Unlike most Leviathans, created as a battleship with in-built armament. Unfortunately, With Great Power Comes Great Insanity.

  • Ax-Crazy: He can't help it, he was literally bred to be this way.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Talyn, who lacks a Pilot to speak for him, communicates through trills and bloop noises.
  • Break the Cutie: The kid was practically born insane.
  • Emo Teen: Oh so much. Crichton even calls him out on it when Talyn becomes too bratty and petty (brattiness includes: locking doors on John, stealing his stuff, trying to separate him and auntie Aeryn, and trying to throw him out (into space)). The problem is that he's a bratty teenager with a really big BFG.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Can get a little carried away in engaging the enemy- forcing Crais to start playing the voice of reason.
  • Living MacGuffin
  • Living Ship
  • Momma's Boy: A positive example, as despite his emotional problems, Talyn is shown to care deeply for Moya. At the end of "The Ugly Truth," it is revealed that Talyn willingly destroyed the Plokavian ship because they carried material that could've posed a threat to her. And if there was ever any doubt before, Talyn agrees to the Heroic Sacrifice because Crais tells him, "Moya will soon be enslaved."
  • Shipper on Deck: In "Green Eyed Monster", it turns out that Talyn has been conspiring to get Crais and Aeryn together, doing weird stuff like cranking up the heat in whatever room they're in. As someone correctly pointed out on the main page: "weirdest example ever".
    • Although since Aeryn is a surrogate mother-figure, as well as Crais being his Pilot, you can see why.
  • So Proud of You: When Talyn sacrifices himself to destroy Scorpius' command carrier, his mother and Pilot watch at a distance. It is clear that, aside from sorrow, Moya feels extremely proud of what her son has managed to do.
  • Trigger Happy
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Only Leviathan in the universe that's armed with any sort of weaponry, but it turns out that whatever the Peacekeepers did drove him crazy.
    • While his biology likely made him unbalanced, the poor kid might have stood a chance if not for being under constant threat since birth. Crais theorized that it was the Peacekeeper Retrieval Squad hunt that finally pushed Talyn over the edge.
    • That and the fact that Crais (not exactly stable himself) was Talyn's first captain.

Scorpius

I long ago learned the advantages of patience.

Played by Wayne Pygram

A deformed, ruthless and surprisingly combat-hardened Peacekeeper scientist, obsessed with gaining knowledge of wormholes as a means to power. Actually a hybrid Sebacean/Scarran created by a Scarran prisoner-rape experiment, his driving force is vengeance on the Scarrans for their horrifically brutal treatment of his mother and himself.

  • Achilles' Heel: His need for cooling rods to keep his internal temperature in balance. And like any good Achilles' Heel, savvy opponents will exploit it: Crichton once coated a rod in heat-reacting paste, hoping it would explode in Scorpius' head, and if anyone worth their salt manages to capture Scorpius, the first thing they do is deny him cooling rods or destroy the apparatus.
  • Affably Evil: He's evil, no doubt, but he's unfailingly polite about it.
  • Anti-Villain
  • Arch-Enemy: With periodic Enemy Mine events.
  • Badass
    • Badass Bookworm
    • Handicapped Badass: He's in constant pain and almost always on the point of death from heatstroke, but he's a seriously dangerous physical opponent if driven to it.
  • Beast and Beauty: With Sikozu.
  • Benevolent Boss: Actually shows a good deal of loyalty to his minions, particularly Braca, which pays dividends by the series' end.
  • Berserk Button: It isn't a good idea to get between him and his plans, to say the least.
  • Big Bad: He removes Crais from this position as of the end of season 1, then he takes over this role for seasons 2 and 3.
  • Brains and Bondage: Both are pretty obvious.
  • Breakout Character: Originally intended as just a one-shot villain, but such a fan favorite that he was promoted to Big Bad and, eventually, one of the protagonists.
  • Break the Cutie: His first 12 years of life consisted of torture. It's really not surprising that he got so good at preparing contingency escape plans.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: It isn't often he's capable of a benign smile. Then again, it is hard to grin infectiously when you have small, sharp, jagged teeth.
    • He does, however, manage a much more heartwarming smile when he strokes the flower he remembers his mother by at the end of "Incubator".
  • The Chessmaster
  • Child by Rape: Natira briefly mentions Scorpius' parentage in Season 2, but it isn't until Season 3's "Incubator" that the full story becomes clear: Scorpius' mother was abducted and raped as part of a Scarren breeding program, resulting in Scorpius' conception. Not only that, but Scorpius is forced to watch a recording of the rape itself, and then learns that his mother died giving birth to him. He does [[not take this revelation well.
  • Clingy Costume: Not physically impossible to remove, but since it's necessary to keep him alive, he naturally makes sure it's extremely hard to take it off.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He's insanely paranoid — and justifiably so, considering how often people have tried to kill him. Crazy-Prepared is probably the only reason no one has managed it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He definitely has his moments.
  • Determinator: No matter the torture, no matter the assassination attempts, and no matter how many times someone tries to blow his plans up right in his face, Scorpius will never, ever stop pursuing his goal.
  • Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: Scorpius is ultimately loyal to one person alone — himself. To this end, he will use and betray anyone to achieve what he wants.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To the Grand Chancellor of the Peacekeepers.
  • Erotic Asphyxiation: This is evidently one of his kinks, judging by his sex scene with Natira and his only on-screen sexual scene with Sikozu.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Scorpius' xenocidal hatred of the Scarran stems from both what they did to him and what they did to his mother.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves his mother, in spite of the fact that he never got to meet her, and he clearly cares a great deal for Sikozu.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Subverted heavily; at one point in the fourth season, Crichton insists that Scorpius doesn't understand him, hence the reason why Scorpius had to use the Aurora Chair and the Neural Clone to unearth his secrets. Less than a few episodes later, after Aeryn is kidnapped by the Scarrans, Crichton realises that Scorpius arranged the whole thing, knowing that he'd trade anything for Aeryn's safety.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Double-subverted. You would expect someone so otherwise stereotypically evil-looking to have a deep, growling voice, but his voice actually isn't low. Then it turns out that that's just an affectation he adopts to put other Peacekeepers at ease. His real voice (which is only heard when he's either really, really angry or in extreme pain) actually does sound like it rumbles up from the pits of Hell.
  • The Extremist Was Right: In The Peacekeeper Wars, Cricthon weaponises the Wormhole Technology, leading to a lasting peace.
  • Faking the Dead: He fakes his own death in the Season 3 premiere.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards Scarrans, which stems from both his horrendous upbringing and what the Scarrans did to his mother.
  • First Name Basis: While everyone from shipmates to enemies call John "Crichton", Scorpius usually just calls him "John".
  • Freudian Excuse: And a pretty damn good one, too.
  • Half-Sebacean Hybrid: The other half is Scarran.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: He joins the crew of Moya in Season 4, but he's very upfront about the fact that his goals and motivations haven't changed one bit, only his circumstances.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather
  • Human Mom, Non-human Dad: Well, Sebacean mom, but it still counts.
  • I Have Your Homeworld: Scorpius threatens Crichton at the end of Series 3 with the fact that he's learnt the location of Earth.
    Scorpius: Even without wormholes, Earth is reachable. At top speed, just over 60 cycles.
  • Implacable Man
  • In-Series Nickname: "Scorpy," "Grasshopper," "Nosferatu," "Bob."
  • Joker Immunity: Scorpius always gets out of things that should rightfully be his end.
  • Kavorka Man: He's extremely ugly — even the parts of him that we're shown consist of lizard-like skin and serrated fangs — but at the same time weirdly sexual, and definitely enjoys an amount of in-universe luck with beautiful women.
  • Lecherous Licking: Is shown enjoying being both the licker and the lickee.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: His relationship with Crichton is like this at times, lampshaded by Crichton when they forge a temporary alliance at the end of Season 3;
    Crichton: Why are you bitching at me like we're married, Scorpy-sue?
  • Living Lie Detector: His half-Scarran heritage give him an advantage that neither species has, and allows him to tell when people are lying.
  • Machiavelli Was Wrong: Just look at the example of Bad Boss to see how he worked this one out.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Minored In Ass Kicking: It helps that he has Super Strength, and he know how to use it.
  • Missing Mom: Scorpius is a Child by Rape of a Sebacean mother and a Scarran male, and the strain of having a half-Scarran child meant she suffered a Death by Childbirth. He did not take the news well.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast
  • Not So Different: Scorpius confesses a real 'connection' to Crichton. (Not so much the other way around, though.) Wayne Pygram has mused that since Scorpy is alone in his uniqueness, perhaps he feels a kinship with the fish-out-of-water John.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: From wormhole physics to cybernetics to neuroscience.
  • Only Sane Man: When Scorpius can be considered among the most reasonable of the Peacekeepers, it's telling of how screwed the protagonists are.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 3 (although, arguably, the credit goes to both Scorpius and Harvey).
  • Raised by Orcs: He was brought up by Scarrans, who made no attempt to hide the fact that he was an experiment.
  • Revenge: Revenge against the Scarrans is his driving motivation.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Seems to be standard M.O. for him, as he tries it in both "Family Ties" and "Look at the Princess". In the first case, however, the intended victim discovers what's in store for him and escapes, while in the second, The Mole gets killed by Crichton before Braca can get to her.
  • Super Strength: One of the benefits of being half-Scarran. He throws Crais around like a ragdoll on one occasion, and on another, he forced open an incredibly heavy, reinforced sliding door one-handed. Said door had, moments ago, crushed a Peacekeeper to death when he was jammed in it to try and stop it from closing.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Gets like this around representatives of Peacekeepers High Command, especially Grayza.
    Scorpius: Now you understand what stupidity I have to deal with...
  • The Dreaded: Even to his own people.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In the fourth season.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: On the rare occasions that he's ended up being captured and interrogated, his captors have to work hard to find a form of torture that he doesn't enjoy.
    • Or if not enjoy, at least ignore. After all, he was tortured for over a decade (while growing up) by professionals.
  • Villainous Breakdown: At the end of series 3, following Crichton's betrayal and the destruction of his research base and resources, it's perhaps the only time in the series we see him looking genuinely broken.
  • Voice Relapse: His deep, snarling Scarren voice is only heard when he's either a) in extreme pain or b) absolutely enraged.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything he does is in order to stop the Scarrans from taking over the galaxy. Of course, this is backed by his deep-seated hatred and desire for revenge, but he knows exactly what they're capable of, and he is willing to do anything, even sacrificing himself, to make sure that what happened to his mother doesn't happen to the rest of the galaxy. That's the entire reason he went and offered himself to the Peacekeepers: they were the less evil choice! At the end of the Peacekeeper Wars he is happy when the Scarrans and Peacekeepers sign a peace contract because it still stops them from taking over the galaxy. Undoubtedly though, he had a whole heap of plans set up to get rid of them from what they do control, but one step at a time, no?
  • Wild Card: One can never predict quite what he's going to do in a given situation.

Stark

This is my side! That's your side. You stay on your side. My side, your side! My side, your side! My side, your side!

Played by Paul Goddard

A Bannick who is part humanoid and part Energy Being, he has the power to heal mental torment and to comfort the dying as they pass over to wherever they go. Unfortunately, use of his powers always leads to some degree of Mental Fusion, resulting in gradual corrosion of his sanity.

  • Ax-Crazy: Every so often, Stark will get very violent — and not in a funny way, either. In fact, when one particularly trying day ended with Jool whining at him, he actually went beserk and threatened to Mind Rape her. See under Dogged Nice Guy and Blessed with Suck for why.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Stark is an energy being who built from raw matter his current body.
  • Blessed with Suck: That empathic/telepathic ability to interact with the dying? Not fun. In fact, he actually mentions that every time he helps someone cross over, he absorbs a tiny piece of their soul. And since a good deal of his early work was helping Scarrans cross over...
  • Break the Cutie: Oh god, poor Stark. He was broken when Crichton met him in season 1 where he had been mind raped continuously for 2 years!! and it just went downhill from there.
    • It's even worse than that. Turns out that Stark grew up among the Scarrans and assisted in their death rituals. As a slave, you can imagine how that part of his life went. Considering his opinion (not to mention panic) of Scarrans, being Scorpius' prisoner was arguably an improvement for the poor guy.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Care Bear Stare
  • The Chew Toy: He was tortured for years, and upon escaping in short order proceeds to get executed by disintegration (he gets better), experiences the agonising deaths of ten thousand of his own species being executed by Natira, gets puked on by Pilot, and finally is forced to listen as the woman he loves dies. Cannot catch a break.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander
  • Commuting on a Bus: He appears in all four seasons and The Peacekeeper Wars, but keeps joining and then leaving the main crew. His longest period as a regular cast member lasts from towards the end of the second season until towards the end of the third.
  • Cool Mask
  • Dogged Nice Guy: A very creepy one towards Aeryn at times in the third season, eventually driving her to a memorable and deserved "The Reason You Suck" Speech. However, the reason he acts this way turns out not to be so much due to any kind of attraction to her, but that all the evil chaotic thoughts that he's absorbed over the years latch onto her as the latest object of his fragmented attention, because Zhaan isn't around anymore to help him control it. Let's face it, by the time season 3 and 4 come around, he flips between psychosis and neurotic breakdown like a light switch with a short circuit.
  • Flanderization: His Sanity Slippage from Obfuscating Insanity (in his introductory episodes) to total, pathetic psychosis (in the third season) looks like this to some fans.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Stark needs a lot of these moments, and he gets 'em.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Zhaan.
  • I See Dead People
  • Large Ham
    My side! Your side! My side! YOUR side! MY SIDE!.
  • The Load: On a good day, he's almost catatonic. On a bad day, he puts everyone on the ship in danger with his psychotic freak-outs.
  • Negate Your Own Sacrifice: As an energy being, he is capable of regenerating himself if disintegrated - which comes in handy when aliens put him, Crichton, D'Argo, and Zhaan on trial and decide to execute them via that very method.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: Stark has an at best tenuous grip on his sanity, but he admitted to pretending to be far crazier while Scorpius' prisoner. Doing so got people to leave him alone more often than they would've otherwise.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 3.
  • Psychopomp: He helps dying souls reach the afterlife, absorbing their negative traits, making him basically a Sin-Eater.
  • Talkative Loon
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Stark's been given the Aurora Chair treatment over 100 times, and he clearly enjoys it a little too much.
  • Trauma Conga Line: No one has gone through more pain and suffering throughout the span of their life than Stark. No one. Think what happened to Aeryn in Scarran captivity was bad? Stark's got her beat: he absorbed some of the Scarran's souls. Think John's purview in the Aurora Chair was horrific? Stark got 2 years. And he just keeps on getting hit!
  • Two-Faced: The side of his face covered by the mask is Pure Energy until he becomes completely corporeal at the end of The Peacekeeper Wars.

Harvey

Go on, John! Do it! Then we can go to the beach! I know a place with naked Sebacean girls and margarita shooters!

Played by Wayne Pygram

An AI copy of Scorpius's personality, hosted on a chip inserted into Crichton's brain as part of a ploy to gain access to his knowledge and control over him. Initially a dangerous Enemy Within to John, he eventually develops a more complex relationship with him.

  • Ascended Extra: Originally, Crichton was just hallucinating Scorpius in "Crackers Don't Matter" because he was just being driven crazy like everyone else in that episode. Then the writers realized how great it would be if they could keep Scorpius around (in John's head) while technically having the real one pursuing them from far away; thus, "Harvey" became a recurring character.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: He has a few of these with Crichton.
  • Clone Degeneration: A variant of the trope. He started out as a carbon copy of Scorpius; but after he was essentially abandoned after he had fulfilled his original purpose and the chip that had put him into Crichton's mind (and presumably sustained him) was removed, he had started developing his own "eccentricities".
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Faux Affably Evil: His relative friendliness is an act (see his meeting with Natira), one that Crichton rightfully doesn't buy.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He keeps trying to light up, but Crichton enforces a strict "no smoking" policy in his brain.
  • Happy Place: Often found lurking in the more pleasant areas of Crichton's psyche.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Harvey eventually came to value his and Crichton's survival over the goals of Scorpius.
    • Face-Heel Turn: In Season 4, Scorpius claims to remove Harvey, but instead reprograms/upgrades him. While maintaining similar characterisitics, he is loyal to Scorpius and committed to seeing his goals achieved.
  • Homage Shot: Numerous times his visitations with John would manifest themselves in scenes from famous Earth films (see Shout-Out below). When his program was dying, he replayed some scenes from the end of 2001 a la Dave Bowman.
  • Imaginary Enemy
  • Imagine Spot: Tends to make his presence known through these.
  • Laughably Evil: In spite of what he is, some of his lines are gold.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: He has no physical presence, but as a neural clone, he is an independent entity existing in John's head.
  • Shout-Out: Yes, he's named after the bunny, and yes, it's lampshaded, and yes, in the season 4 finale, he and Crichton dress up in bunny suits.
    • Another name for him that Crichton briefly considered was Clarence.
  • Spirit Advisor: Once Character Development kicks in.
  • Villain Decay: Created to avert this trope; the writers could keep Scorpius as a constant threat, yet not require the good guys defeat or escape from him every week. When the real Scorpius turns up, it's still an Oh Crap moment.

Joolushko "Jool" Tunai Fenta Hovalis

I always wait. You know, see both sides — be reasonable. But now... I have nothing to lose.

Played by Tammy MacIntosh

An alien gap-yah student who got into a very bad situation and ended up being rescued by the Moya crew, initially to the displeasure of both sides.

  • Back for the Dead
  • Bare Your Midriff: Especially her second costume.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Jool is an Interon, so her hair changes color depending on her mood, and her screams can melt metal. Which is good, because she screams. 'A lot.
  • Break the Cutie
  • Break the Haughty
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Eyepatch of Power: When she is temporarily blinded in one eye due to a bit of Boolite flying into it (It Makes Sense in Context), she sports a rather cool eyepatch for a few episodes.
  • Fiery Redhead: She is usually blonde, except for when she is nervous or angry, during which it turns bright red. It stays permanently red during the infiltration of Scorpius' Command Carrier - possibly due to the stress of the mission.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Chiana.
  • Fish out of Water: Being from a peaceful star system that seriously frowns upon violence, she is initially completely out of her depth when she becomes part of Moya's crew. (She learns quickly.) Being cryogenically frozen for 22 cycles didn't help, either.
  • Forgot About Her Powers: Her sound powers are rarely used in emergencies where they might actually be useful.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: At first, it's kind of obvious that everyone deeply wishes she'd never awoken from the cryogenic pod. This changes as her Character Development kicks in.
  • Hot Scientist
  • Humiliation Conga: Most of what transpires to her, such as being frozen for 22 cycles, accidentally drinking piss, being thrown through a time portal straight into a pile of mud, the Universe really seems to love to give her grief.
  • Insufferable Genius: She has some traits of this, although not to the same extent as Sikozu.
  • Jerkass: Starts off as one, before Character Development kicks in. Emerging from a long cryogenic slumber on board a ship of a type she'd never seen and learning that her two cousins - with whom she was very close - are dead does not help.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Locked into Strangeness: A possible reason for her hair staying red after Season 3.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout
  • The Medic: To an extent.
  • Multiple Choice Past: There are conflicting reports as to whether she and her cousins were innocent tourists or Evil Colonialists trying to rip off the cultures they met. Her past remains Multiple Choice because none of the regulars actually care enough to investigate.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname
  • Overly Long Name: And she claims that everyone addresses her by her full name prior to being cryogenically frozen (this could presumably be an Interon cultural aspect), although she makes an exception for her cousins, who called her by her nickname. She resents being called "Jool" by her crewmates at first (in spite of, or perhaps because of, the fact that her cousins also used it), but it eventually grows on her.
  • Red Hair Take Warning: Her hair turns bright red when she's either a) scared or nervous, or b) really, really pissed off.
  • Screaming Woman: There's a reason the image on this page is her screaming. She does it a lot.
  • She's Got Legs
  • Ship Tease: The writers teased a relationship between Jool and D'Argo — especially in season 4's "What Was Lost" two-parter — but Jool left the show and nothing came of it.
    • And then when the crew catches up with Jool again in "The Peacekeeper Wars", she oddly and inexplicably goes for Crichton and seems to have completely forgotten D'Argo.
    • There also seemed to be something of a Ship Tease between her and Naj Gil (the only neutral/non-antagonistic Scarren to appear on the show) - they connect very quickly, and he offers her a place aboard the hospital ship with him. Unfortunately, he is killed before anything comes of it, and Jool is deeply upset at his death.
  • The Smart Girl
  • Technical Pacifist: Sometimes bordering on Actual Pacifist levels. She frowns upon violence due to her upbringing and abhors killing, but, as the series goes on, she becomes more willing to engage in violence when it is required.
  • Took a Level in Badass: This trait starts to emerge towards the end of Season 3 - especially notable is the fact that she aids the rest of the crew in their infiltration of Scorpius' Command Carrier despite her nervousness, and that she's more than willing to put herself in danger to help D'Argo against a huge Peacekeeper wielding a circular saw. This trait is also especially evident in the "What Was Lost" two-parter: Not only does she kick Peacekeeper ass alongside Chiana and Sikozu, she also came very close to throttling Sikozu prior to this.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: At first, she and Chiana despise each other, but they gradually come to develop a love-hate friendship.
  • Written-In Infirmity: The eyepatch was because Tammy MacIntosh really did get hit in the eye by a piece of debris and injured during the relevant action sequence.

Utu-Noranti Pralatong

Never bathe, never bathe. It washes off the juice.

Played by Melissa Jaffer

An enigmatic old woman with powerful spiritual abilities who took advantage of an attack on a Peacekeeper ship to escape captivity and join the crew. Nobody's quite sure whether her mercurial switches between apparent senile dementia and ruthless plotting are real or an act.

Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu

Everything lives and everything dies, whether you wish it to or not, and you have to deal with it.

Played by Raelee Hill

A highly-educated, cold-blooded, but over-confident space hustler who attached herself to Moya after one of her proposed deals fell through and left her stranded. Never really trusted by anyone, she forms a perverted but sincere attachment to Scorpius.

  • Alliterative Name
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Not really an increase in sexiness so much as a fashion style change, but her black-leather-and-tattoos makeover for "The Peacekeeper Wars" looks an awful lot like her playing to Scorpius's fetishes. She explicitly considers herself in a submissive relationship with him.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me / I Owe You My Life: One of the reasons for her attraction to Scorpius was the fact that he managed to save her life in "What Was Lost."
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: As a Kalish, Sikozu can walk up walls and across ceilings, can't tolerate Translator Microbes (meaning she has to learn every language she ever encounters), can reattched severed limbs and can go for months without eating. She also has the ability to project radiation, but that's a result of also being a bioloid.
  • Brains and Bondage: She's highly intelligent, and is implied to be completely happy with Scorpius's highly non-mainstream sexual tastes.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She had a tendency to betray or at least undermine Crichton very early on. Then she met Scorpius. She colluded with him almost immediately, which still puts this trope in effect because his agenda was hardly in line with Crichton's or anyone else's. The only times she willingly cooperated with the rest of the crew was when their goals weren't mutually exclusive, though to her credit, she didn't decide to up and screw everyone like most examples of this trope. And then she blew it by betraying the crew to the Scarrans, much to Scorpius' rage.
  • Co-Dragons: Her and Braca, for Scorpius.
  • Combo Platter Powers: See above.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Aeryn.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: 'Cause she sure does seem to get her arms ripped off a lot.
  • Heel-Face Turn: In the comics, she finally picks a side. And then dies.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the comic books.
  • Hot Scientist
  • In-Series Nickname: "Sputnik," "Psycho-Zoo."
  • Insufferable Genius: She really is brilliant (in an inexperienced, "book smart" way), but so insufferable that she manages to instantaneously alienate Pilot, the guy who otherwise feels respect and affection for every other character on the ship, including Rygel.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Scorpius.
  • Jerkass: Most of the time acts very unpleasantly towards Moya's crew, save for Scorpius.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: An inversion, as she is quite educated. However, as Rygel noted, "You've learned, but you haven't experienced." For example, though book smart when it comes to Leviathans, she had never been on one before meeting Crichton, and he knew things she didn't thanks to living on Moya.
  • The Mole: In "The Peacekeeper Wars", she feeds Crichton and Scorpius' movements to the Scarrans. When Scorpius confronts her over this she said that the Scarrans had promised to free the Kalish from servitude; surprisingly enough, the Scarrans actually made good on this promise in the comics.
  • Overly Long Name
  • Robot Girl: She's eventually revealed to be a Bioloid.
  • The Spock
  • Stripperiffic: Her costume in episodes set aboard Moya, which consists above the waist of what is basically a bra with some cloth straps extending from it. She puts a jacket on when leaving the ship.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Jool.
  • Wall Crawl

    Recurring Characters 

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.

  • Cool Old Guy
  • Domestic Abuse: 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.
  • Hero of Another Story: Following the events of "Terra Firma", during which Jack organizes a global peace initiative in preparation for exploring space.
  • Open Minded Parent: Though shown to butt heads with his son, Jack has always been very supportive of what he had to say.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Following the World Trade Center attacks.

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.

Gilina Renaez

It seems human and Sebacean men are much the same.

Played by Alyssa-Jane Cook

A low-ranking Peacekeeper technician, who met the Moya crew as sole survivor of a destroyed ship and fell in love with John.

Captain Selto Durka

When I am finished with you, Dominar, death himself will pray for you!

Played by David Wheeler

A high ranking Peacekeeper captain. Famous as a hero, but actually a coward and an incredibly vicious sadist even by Peacekeeper standards. Rygel's jailer and torturer for a period in backstory.

  • Arch-Enemy: Of Rygel.
  • Bald of Evil: He prefers to keep his head clean-shaven. In fact, some time after his brainwashing is reversed, he goes so far as to cut off the long hair he's grown in the meantime.
  • Brain Washed: After being defeated and captured by the Nebari, he was given a very thorough mind-cleansing... which Rygel ended up undoing on their next encounter.
  • Broken Pedestal: It was a bit of a shock for Aeryn to discover that one of the greatest heroes of the Peacekeepers was little more than an opportunistic coward.
  • Dead Guy on Display: After being killed by Rygel, his head is mounted on a pike and kept as a trophy
  • Decoy Get Away: When the battle with the Nebari turned against him, Durka faked his death by killing an improvised Body Double and making it look like a suicide. Not that it helped, as the Nebari easily caught up with him — hence the brainwashing — but Rygel was certainly fooled when he revisted the Zelbinion 100 cycles later.
  • Dirty Coward: As Aeryn noted, retreating from an unwinnable battle is one thing, but murdering one of your own officers to put the finishing touches on your own private escape attempt...
  • Electronic Eye
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Eyepatch of Power: While still under the mental cleansing, he covered his artificial eye with an eyepatch.
  • Faking the Dead
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a massive scar running through his right eye, which has been replaced with the abovementioned prosthesis.
  • Miles Gloriosus
  • Space Pirate - turns into one of these after parting ways with the Nebari (and having his mental cleansing undone); he joins the Zenetan Pirates
  • Torture Technician
  • Villainous Breakdown: Towards the end of "Durka Returns", his calm demeanour quickly fades when he realises his plans have been utterly foiled.
    Crichton! Don't leave me out here! I'll hunt you down and I'll kill you!

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.

  • Breath Weapon: As a Sheeyang, he can breathe fire. Unfortunately, he's getting old, and not as efficient at it as he once was.
    • Made of Explodium: Equally unfortunately, the same biological quirk that allows him to do so also makes him... a little unstable.
  • The Captain: Of his vessel, up until it was crippled in an attack.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Graceful Loser: 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.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
  • Only in It for the Money: "You said you had an opportunity for profit..."
  • Salvage Pirates
  • Space Pirates

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.

  • Arch-Enemy: To Zhaan.
  • Emotion Eater: 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...
  • Evil Sorcerer: Explicitly called as such.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Maldis was dispersed by Zhaan and left as a disembodied mind trying to pull his body back together again. He describes the experience as "Less than pleasant."
  • Faux Affably Evil / Laughably Evil: Say what you like about his vile eating habits and devious schemes- he's undoubtedly having the time of his life.
  • Intangible Man
  • Large Ham: Oh so very, very much.
  • Long Bus Trip: 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 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.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Master of Disguise: 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.
  • Master of Illusion: When not using his magic powers in a "real" sense, he's not above confusing his victims with images from their past.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Crichton refers to him as basically a psychic vampire.
  • Reality Warper
  • Sorcerous Overlord: In his first episode, he was ruling an entire planet.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes
  • Telepathy
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting
  • Your Soul Is Mine: 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 Sufficiently Advanced Aliens, who have been searching for a new home and have unique knowledge of wormholes.

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.

Miklo Braca

Like you said, sir, I don't question High Command.

Played by David Franklin

A junior officer under Scorpius and his most faithful follower. As he gains character development, it becomes clear that his feelings for his boss, while ambiguous, go far beyond those of the average minion.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Definitely has feelings for Scorpius. His attraction to Grayza, however, could have just been the Heppel oil messing with his head.
  • And This Is for...: When he's giving Scorpius a good kicking after becoming note  Grayza's Dragon:
    Braca: This is for all the times I've had to say "yes"!
  • Ascended Extra: He started out as a generic Peacekeeper that Scorpius would talk to in order to provide the audience with exposition. Over time, Braca started gaining his own personality. He becomes increasingly important to the plot, to the point where he is given the honor of fighting alongside the heroes during the miniseries' final battle.
  • Badass Beard: Grows a goatee in time for the miniseries.
  • Butt Monkey:
    • Crichton humiliates him on a regular basis.
    • Braca spends most of "I-Yensch, You-Yensch" wearing a bracelet that makes him feel everything that D'Argo feels. After a bunch of comedy at Braca's expense, the good lieutenant gets shot and spends the rest of the episode trying not to bleed out.
    • For a few episodes in Season 4, Grayza uses her pheromones on him only to refuse his pheromone-induced advances, both because it amuses her and so she can use him as a living communicator so she can speak with a telepathic assassin without anyone knowing.
  • The Captain: Is a Lieutenant for most of the series, until he is later promoted to Captain. He is later promoted to Admiral in the comics.
  • The Dragon: To Scorpius, and then later to Grayza. Later episodes revealed that he was still loyal to Scorpius even while working for Grayza.
    • Co-Dragons: Him and Sikozu to Scorpius, during Season 4 and the miniseries.
  • Fantastic Racism: At first, he's not too pleased at having to serve under a half-bread like Scorpius. He grows out of it once he realizes that Scorpius is the one thing standing between the Peacekeepers and their destruction at the hands of the Scarrans.
  • Last Name Basis: His first name isn't revealed until the second-last episode of the series.
  • Mauve Shirt: Braca was originally just another mook in a couple of late Season 1 episodes, but Scorpius needed a number two and David Franklin was such a damn good actor that he eventually got a Mook Promotion.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Starts as one. He gives Scorpius someone to talk to.
  • Mook Promotion: From a random Peacekeeper soldier to "Captain Miklo Braca, Officer of the Fleet, Peacekeeper Interplanetary Service".
  • Subordinate Excuse: His feelings for Scorpius quite clearly go way beyond simple loyalty or careerism, shown most blatantly by how emotional he becomes when he thinks Scorpius is putting his own life at risk in "Incubator".

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.

  • Blue-Skinned Space Babe
  • Brains and Bondage
  • Contemplative Boss: 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.
  • Cute Little Fangs
  • Dark Mistress- to Scorpius. She's actually planning to assassinate him.
  • Evil Mentor: 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.
  • Eye Scream: 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 attempt to kill him as part of said game, Scorpius takes it completely seriously and does not appreciate 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.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Not literally, but her appearance does lend itself towards this- to the point that Crichton calls her "Medusa."
  • Insectoid Aliens: Okay, more crustacean than insect...
  • Morally Bankrupt Banker: 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. However, it's actually a deathtrap... which the crew of Moya end up stealing.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Quite apart from having orange-red eyes of her own, she has a thing for red eyes in general.
  • Sexy Walk: As evidenced in her "Between My Legs" introduction, which also draws attention to the fact that her exoskeleton has high heels.
  • Softspoken Sadist
  • Torture Technician
  • What Could Have Been: 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.

Ka Jothee

I'm only half Luxan... and for many cycles, I didn't even want to be that.

Played by Grant Magee (child), Matt Newton (adult, series 2-3), Nathaniel Dean (adult, "The Peacekeeper Wars")

D'Argo's long-lost son, who has deep issues relating to his mixed ancestry, his mother's death, his separation from his father, and... well, you name it.

  • Back for the Finale
  • Beard of Barbarism: Grows one in time for Peacekeeper Wars, after becoming reconciled to his father's culture.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Jothee bears a deep scar across his nose, and most of his head-tentacles have been mutilated. "Die Me Dichotomy" revealed that these were actually self-inflicted.
  • Half Sebacean Hybrid
  • Mark of Shame: After finding out that Jothee was having an affair with Chiana, D'Argo branded him with one of the union tattoes he'd intended for himself and Chiana- and destroyed the other tattoo so that Chiana couldn't mark herself with it's twin.
  • Only Sane Employee: When he joins the Luxan military this is explicitly the job of his rank. As his sergeant puts it, "The rest of us just like to fight."
  • The Other Darrin: Only recurring character to be recast during the series' run.

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.

  • Beard of Evil: Grows one of these in The Peacekeeper Wars.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: 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...
  • Fat Bastard
  • Fingore: Ends up being forced to eat one of his own fingers by Scorpius.
  • Honest John's Dealership: 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...
  • Large Ham
  • Not Quite Dead: When Stark reveals that Grunchlk's frozen donors are preserved just before they die, trapping their souls inside their bodies, Grunchlk reassures him that they're "effectively dead."
    • Ironic Echo: Some time after the Scarran agent locks him into one of the cryopods, Stark finds him... and leaves him there, reporting him as "dead, effectively."
  • Smug Snake
  • Stout Strength: Forces Stark into paying extra by casually performing a Neck Lift on him.
  • The Unpronounceable: Scorpius is the only character capable of pronouncing his name properly.
  • Villainous Glutton: 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.

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.

  • Affably Evil
  • Apologetic Attacker: "I have never before released my bristles to kill. Your forgiveness."
  • Benevolent Boss: As indicated by her Pet the Dog moment.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Fish Person
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Like all Pathfinders, she has the ability to shoot poisonous bristles from her gills.
  • The Spock
  • Spock Speak: Even when clearly under great stress, she's still adept at flinging technobable about.
  • Sssssnake Talk: Even though she's technically piscine.

  • 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.

Xhalax Sun

I've heard loved ones leave you in pieces. That little by little, you start to forget things about them. But that's not true: you lose them — everything — instantly. And suddenly, nothing can replace them. Nothing. And now you have nothing. How does it feel?

Aeryn's mother, a loyal Peacekeeper sent to recapture Talyn.

Played by Linda Cropper

Commandant Mele-On Grayza

What I want may not be as bad as you think. You might even like it.

Played by Rebecca Riggs

A manipulative and decadent senior Peacekeeper officer, who becomes Scorpius's rival for power within the organisation.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Or, as Crichton refers to her, "Commandant Cleavage."
  • Bad Boss
  • Big Bad: For the first half or so of Season 4.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Thanks to a gland implanted in her chest, she can secrete a powerful pheromone that goes beyond mind control. This leads to John Crichton's big aversion of the Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male trope.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Heavily averted, although she certainly seems to believe that what she's doing isn't rape.
    My interrogations are much more agreeable than Scorpius' methods.
  • Express Delivery: Between season 4 and the miniseries.
  • Expy: In appearance and personality, she bears a strong resemblance to Servalan, the Big Bad of Blake's 7.
  • Femme Fatale
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: Her attempts to appease the Scarrans in season 4. She's obvious enough about it that it actually tips them off that the Peacekeepers are weaker than they had thought.
  • Klingon Promotion: The superior she kills is also strongly implied to be the father of her unborn child.
  • Mama Bear: It's implied that the main reason she goes along with Crichton's demands in "The Peacekeeper Wars" is to protect her unborn child.
  • Mind Rape: The Heppel oil secreted by a gland implanted in her chest acts as an extremely potent pheromone, with which she uses to rape Crichton.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Rebecca Riggs really was that heavily pregnant when "The Peacekeeper Wars" was filmed: she'd thought that the show was cancelled permanently and decided it was time to have a child.
    • She also missed "Bad Timing" because of her wedding. Grayza was consequently said to be detained and sedated in the episode.
  • Smug Smiler
  • Smug Snake
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Crichton makes her realize her plans for peace have failed, she goes through this, though regains some sanity later.
    In my hands - you can have peace! I! CAN! HAVE! PEACE!
  • What Could Have Been: It is never made entirely clear if the father of her unborn child is Crichton or Maryk.
  • Woman in Black

1812

Beep beep beep!

Played by Itself

A DRD who becomes Crichton's personal mascot.

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.

War Minister Ahkna

Grayza doesn't frighten me. Her command carrier doesn't frighten me. Your bomb doesn't frighten me — and neither do you.

Played by Francesca Buller

The brutal and grudgeful leader of the Scarrans' war effort.

Emperor Staleek

War is our path. At the peace table, we know how we're viewed: brutish, ignorant.

Played by Duncan Young

The leader of the Scarran culture, determined to increase his race's power by (almost) any means necessary.

  • Always Chaotic Evil: Zigzagged. He acknowledges that the Scarrans are incredibly violent and ruthless, but he takes issue that other species flanderize his species as "brutish, ignorant".
  • Big Bad: Takes over in season four and The Movie.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Inverted. He gets influenced by an Eidolon in an attempt to end the war with the Peacekeepers, and it's largely successful... until Ahkna kills the Eidolon and dispels the control he had on Staleek.
  • Costume Porn
  • Evil Overlord: He's the Emperor of the Scarrans.
  • Large and in Charge: Stands at least a full head taller than any other Scarran on the show.
  • Noble Demon
  • Opposing Combat Philosophies: With Ahkna. While Staleek himself is at least in principle willing to deal with Crichton, Ahkna tries to sabotage any deal at every turn. He's less than pleased about this, because as Emperor, his word of honor is his trust capital.
    Staleek: STOP! SEEING BITUBIAN VIPERS IN EVERY CORNER!! And never countermand my orders again.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Villainous Breakdown: Looks rather.... apprehensive at agreeing to a peace treaty with the Peacekeepers. Guess that's what happens when you're almost literally two minutes away from getting swallowed up by a wormhole weapon.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist

Jenavian Charto

John - if I fail, so many innocent lives will be lost. Help me do my job, and I'll help you get what you want. Whatever it is.

Played by Bianca Chiminello

A Peacekeeper secret agent, encountered by John while trying to reduce Scarran influence over the Breakaway Colonies.

  • Action Girl: Reveals her true identity to Crichton in the most ass-kicking manner possible by effortlessly slaughtering a group of assassins that had just thoroughly kicked his ass.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Thoroughly averts this where the Peacekeepers are concerned. She's certainly ruthless at her job and leaves no doubt that she's willing to kill anyone who jeopardizes her mission, (she attacks Scorpius to rescue Crichton's severed head from him) but she expresses genuine concern for the lives at risk should she fail. Jenavian is one of the first characters in the series to show that the Peacekeepers do indeed have an altruistic purpose.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Has a stiletto hidden in her wrist, which she can extend Wolverine-style.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jena gets quite a few choice lines.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Despite only appearing in three episodes, Jenavian is one of the most popular characters in the series, and actress Bianca Chiminello is in high demand at any gathering for the series.
  • First Name Basis: One of the few characters to regularly address Crichton by his first name.
  • Girl of the Week: To Crichton.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Jenavian's orders are to preserve the neutrality of the Breakaway Colonies and prevent Clavor from aligning them with the Scarrans, which Scorpius indicates would provoke an all-out war. She's willing to take whatever measures are necessary to see this through, no matter how ugly.
  • Ship Tease: Jena and Crichton spend a night together and she even expresses an interest in starting an ongoing relationship with him.
    • Ship Sinking: Though Crichton does let her down on the latter.
  • The Mole: Jenavian is introduced as Prince Clavor's fiance. In truth she's a Peacekeeper Disruptor infiltrated into the royal court by Special Directorate to protect the neutrality of the Breakaway Colonies by preventing Clavor from succeeding to the throne and allying with the Scarrans.

    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.

  • Dying Race
  • Innocent Aliens: 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.
  • Insectoid Aliens
  • Mysterious Watcher: 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.
  • The Promised Land: 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.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Aliens: 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.

The Delvians

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

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. The capacity to influence others toward peace carries great responsibility. Do you accept this burden for the rest of your days?
— Hierarch Yondalao

A species of mystical peacemakers, long believed extinct.

  • Charm Person
  • The Empath: A subtle example, but also a very effective one.
  • Hidden Elf Village: Both the cloaked refugee settlement on Quajaga and the sealed temple on Arnessk function as this.
  • More Than Mind Control: 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.
  • Perfect Pacifist People: 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, the Eidolons actually created the Peacekeepers as a security force for the systems under their control.
  • Power Glows: When they use their powers, a faint glow emanates from the patterns on their faces.
  • Precursors
  • Proud Scholar Race
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: 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!
  • Sealed Good in a Can: A temple-city of them were sealed outside of time on Arnessk up until Crichton and Co managed to unlock them.

The Hynerians

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

The Luxans

As a race, Luxans can be inartful at love... inadequate at war... and intrinsically inept.
— Natira

A Proud Warrior Race, recognisable by their facial tentacles, who apparently have a tradition of mercenarism.

  • Badass Preacher: The Luxans have an entire class of priests called Oricans, most of whom are revered among the general populace for their abilities. Given that just one of them almost aged Moya to death without even getting within firing range, without even realizing she was doing it2, the reverence is pretty damn justified.
  • Beard of Barbarism: Made of hair and tentacles.
  • Multipurpose Tongue
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: They aren't above diplomacy, though.
  • Religion is Magic: In contrast to Delvian Enlightenment Superpowers, the Luxan Oricans actually perform magic in their duties. Apparently, this is one of the reasons why D'Argo treads carefully around supernatural beings like Maldis or the Delvian Pa'us, given the amount of power just one Orican can wield.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: A pretty impressive prosthetic, but still qualifies as Rubber Forehead.

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.

  • Blue Blood
  • Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: The Mental Cleansing Process.
  • Grey Skinned Human Aliens
  • Higher-Tech Species: 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.
  • Mind Rape: 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.
  • Pale Females, Dark Males: Nebari females have white hair- as opposed to the black-haired males.
  • The Plague: 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.
  • La Résistance: As "Clockwork Nebari" demonstrated, there's a resistance movement working against the Establishment.
  • Space Elves: The Dark Elf version.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian

The Scarrans

Ferocious, extremely tough reptilians with expansionist tendencies, known for especially brutal treatment of the defeated.

The Sebaceans

A prominent culture who mysteriously look exactly like Earth-humans. Their reputation does not make this comfortable for Earth-humans, though.

  • Bizarre Human Biology: Stronger, faster and more durable than humans, with one hell of a Weak Sauce Weakness.
  • Human Aliens: Almost indistinguishable from humans as far as surface appearances go.
    • Transplanted Humans/Human Subspecies : they are eventually revealed to be descended from proto-humans abducted, genetically modified, and transferred across the galaxy by the Eidolons.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Sebaceans have a very poor tolerance for heat, and suffer brain damage and death at temperatures that would be simply uncomfortable for most species.

The Peacekeepers

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

  • Commie Nazis: 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".)
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: The smaller the group of Peacekeepers, the deadlier they seem to be — to the point that individuals seem almost unstoppable.
  • The Empire
  • Faceless Goons: Peacekeeper troopers.
  • Fantastic Racism: 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.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Not entirely the case with all Peacekeepers — see Conservation of Ninjutsu.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name
  • Private Military Contractors: An entire empire of them, with a nasty habit of conquering their clients.
  • Putting on the Reich
  • Space Police: 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.
  • The Spartan Way: 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 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Standard Royal Court: Not quite to the extent of Deadly Decadent Court, but the influence of Prince Clavor and the Scarran ambassador certainly brought it close.
  • Taken for Granite: 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 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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