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Stanley H. Tweedle

May His Merciful Shadow fall upon ... me, preferably.

Played by Brian Downey.

  • Classical Anti-Hero
  • Bad Dreams: Stan has a lot of them, most related to his guilt over deaths he's caused.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Stanley's cowardice is usually played for laughs, but push him too far into a corner, or hurt someone he cares about, and he will man up. He even took down Vlad, a Divine Executioner far more powerful than even a Divine Assassin like Kai.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In "Giga Shadow," "Magic Baby," and "Yo Way Yo."
  • Broken Bird: As a result of his capture and torture by the Sub-N mercenaries, and his giving up the Ostral B's defense codes to the Divine Order.
  • Butt-Monkey: While the whole crew is subject to bad luck, Stan's problems are almost always the most humiliating.
  • Casanova Wannabe: The poor guy just can't catch a break in the sex department, and if he ever does, it usually ends in disaster.
  • The Cassandra: If the rest of the crew ever listened to Stanley, their journeys would be a lot less interesting.
  • Character Development: Seeing a reenactment of Kai's heroics inspires him to stand up to Mantrid, and his second trial in the afterlife leads him to quit claiming that he's innocent of his various misdeeds.
  • Cowardly Lion: Stan never gets over his instinctive fear of any and all potential and real threats but if Zev/Xev is in real danger he will always at least try to help her. The first evidence of this is as soon as "Supernova" when he refuses and even punches Giggerota when she tries to get him to abandon Zev and Kai on the doomed Brunnis and escape with her on the Lexx.
  • Destructive Saviour
  • Dirty Coward: Downplayed. Until you finally back him into a corner.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: He ends up on the Lexx by avoiding this, refusing to let a ship with the wrong clearance code land at his docking station despite the captain (who outranks him) browbeating him for it. Apparently maintaining terrible security is strictly enforced on the Cluster.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Outwardly selfish and cowardly, Stanley is actually a decent person. It's just buried deep. Very, very deep.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Zev/Xev.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Stanley isn't exactly responsible with the Lexx's Wave Motion Gun — and it sometimes misfires when he tries to be.
    Stan: For example, if I was to say, "Lexx, destroy that planet - "
    Lexx: As you request, Stan. (Blows up planet)
  • Nice Hat: And he gets really sulky when he loses it.
  • Nightmare Sequence: In "Patches in the Sky," he dreams about his past crimes and a cannibal chasing him.
  • Non-Action Guy: Graduating to Action Survivor around the third season.
  • Really Gets Around: Subverted - he would sleep with any and every beautiful woman he encountered if he could, but things rarely go his way.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the start of the series, Stanley is a cowardly sneak who will sell out anyone to keep living. As the series progresses, he becomes noticeably braver. Some prominent examples are arriving in the nick of time to shoot the Gigashadow, choosing to stand and fight against Mantrid's army of drones, killing Vlad after she murdered Xev, and deciding to make a last stand against the invading plants.

Zev / Xev Bellringer of B3K

It's not easy being programmed for love and never finding it.

Played by Eva Habermann (as Zev), Xenia Seeberg (as Xev) and Lisa Hines (pre-love slave Zev).

  • Action Dress Rip: Immediately after her transformation in the first episode, and, in season 3, to cope with the heat on the planet Fire.
  • Anti-Hero
  • Bare Your Midriff: From Season 3 onwards. She removes the lower portion of her top to stay cool on the deserts of the planet Fire, and never goes back.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be one of the nicest, most moral and compassionate people in either universe but she's also part Cluster Lizard and will not hesitate to hand you your ass if you get her genuinely mad.
  • Bi the Way: With Bunny.
  • Cartwright Curse: Every guy she ends up with tends to end up dead or disappeared by the end of the episode.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Her death in "Terminal". She is liquefied.
  • Dating Catwoman: Very briefly, with Prince.
  • Death Is Cheap: She dies in "Terminal", but is regenerated in "Lyekka".
  • Ethical Slut
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: As part Cluster Lizard, she is capable of curling into a circle ouroborus-style and rolling around.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl
  • Fate Worse than Death: Upon hearing that she would become a love slave as punishment for her "crime", she begs to be executed.
  • Fiery Redhead: For most of season 2. When she's reanimated in season 3, after 4,000 years in cryostasis, her hair has turned blonde with a few pink streaks.
  • Go Out with a Smile: At the end of "Terminal".
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She was turned into one of these when her love slave transformation process went wrong. Her other half comes from Cluster Lizard DNA.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Terminal", in order to save Kai. She is resurrected in the next episode, however.
  • Howl of Sorrow: She lets out one of these (combined with a Cluster Lizard screech) when Kai "dies" in Giga Shadow.
  • Idiot Ball: She keeps a firm grip on this as she's pretty much the one responsible for getting the crew into almost every situation for the show's entire run; disregarding perfectly good advice, walking into dangerous situations and ignoring signs that things aren't right are standard for her. Partially justified due to her upbringing as she's not familiar with normal behaviour and is desperate for new experiences and adventure.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In "Terminal", after being tortured nearly to death, she transforms from her normal human form into that of a Cluster Lizard, before proceeding to devour her captors. Also in Season 4 when she enters her mating cycle.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Is able to transform into a Cluster Lizard form on a few occasions. See I'm a Humanitarian above.
  • Love Slave With A Heart Of Gold
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As the season 1 intro notes, she is "not always a nice lady." However, she grows progressively nicer as she gains life experience, and she was always more willing to sacrifice her own interests than Stan was.
  • Longing Look: At Kai, especially when she was Zev.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Both of her dresses, combined with knee-high boots. (Her first outfit starts out as a long dress, but that doesn't last.)
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her standard garb is a low-cut minidress, eventually becoming a midriff-baring top and miniskirt, with high-heeled boots.
  • Naked on Arrival: When Zev is regenerated into Xev, she emerges completely stark naked, save for her old rubber harness (and thick goo to censor her lady parts).
  • The Nth Doctor: She sacrifices her life in "Terminus", but is resurrected in the following episode "Lyekka". She has a new appearance and personality as the person who resurrected her was working from the imperfect memories of the rest of the crew.
  • Panty Shot: On occasion.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents sold her to the Wife Bank as an infant because she didn't meet their expectations.
  • Really Gets Around: Subverted. She would sleep with every remotely appealing man she encounters, but sadly for her it rarely works out (usually due to the fact that most of the objects of her affections tend to get killed horribly before she has the chance to get it on with them).
  • Sex Slave: Subverted. She's sentenced to become one (servicing seminarians of the Divine Order) in I Worship His Shadow, but escapes before it comes to that.
  • She's Got Legs: Almost always wears a minidress or a miniskirt.
  • Shower Scene: Several, with the first one being especially loaded with fanservice.
  • Sleeps with Everyone but You: Absolutely refuses to have sex with Stan, although she does come close on one occasion due to desperation. There was also that one time they were gender-swapped.
  • The Tease: A frequent response to Stanley's advances.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Eventually reaches this with Stan. She's the first to insult him and point out his shortcomings but she'll also be the first to leap to his defense. She even once killed what she'd believed to be a living version of Kai because he attacked Stan.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As Zev, her hair is white with a blue-ish/purple-ish tint.

Kai, Last of the Brunnen-G

I am well qualified to speak for the dead.

Played by Michael McManus.

  • The Atoner: "In the light universe, I have been darkness. Perhaps in the dark zone, I will be light."
  • Ax-Crazy: In "Wake the Dead", due to an idiot prankster fiddling with the controls on his cryopod.
  • Badass Baritone: Kai has a rather deep and smooth voice.

790

Tweedle, you give carbon molecules a bad name.

Voiced by Jeffrey Hirschfield.

The Lexx

My captain is Stanley Tweedle. I blow up planets for him.

Voiced by Tom Gallant.

  • Bizarre Alien Biology
  • Cool Ship
  • The Ditz: Is not the brightest tool in the shed, and the show's writers have stated that they intended it to be a bit like a "big, dumb dog".
  • Insectoid Aliens
  • Living Ship: And very living, most metal and control bits are clearly installed later. And the ship's living nature means it needs to eat.
  • Planet Eater: The Lexx feeds itself by stripping organic material from planets; in "Eating Pattern," when it lands on a planet where the surface is mostly barren, it seems to sift through the dirt for nutrients buried within; while in "Dutch Treat," it flies low over the surface and sucks up the more obvious nutrients (trees, grass, animals, the population of Holland) like a vacuum cleaner. On a few occasions, the Lexx will eat bits of planets it blows up, but doesn't get very much out of it since it's "just a snack".
  • Samus Is a Girl
  • Sapient Ship
  • Wave Motion Gun

    Villains 

His Divine Shadow / Giga Shadow

First will come the Cleansing, which will feed the Rebirth. The Giga Shadow is the new life beyond order. A time of pain and rejoicing. Our destiny.

Voiced by Walter Borden.

  • Bad Boss: Prone to murdering subordinates for the slightest interruptions.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Kai. According to the Time Prophet Kai is destined to kill him. Kai is the last of the Brunnen-G who defeated the insects and the Divine Shadow is the last of the insects. Even in the final series, Kai searches for the Divine Executioner Vlad, one of the last representatives of his Divine Shadow.
  • Body Surf / Grand Theft Me: How he's survived for the past several thousand years.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 1.
  • Dark Is Evil: He is evil. You can tell, because his title has the word "shadow" in it and he and his Mooks dress all in black.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: As the Giga Shadow, he propels himself through space this way.
  • Evil Overlord
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Deepest and most sinister voice of any character in the show.
    • When his memories speak through Kai, even Kai's already deep voice drops noticeably.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: "Mantrid" establishes that the line of Divine Shadows, God-Emperors of the Light Universe, began when a bored miner named Rockhound, longing for something exciting to happen, ventured into the depths of the Cluster on a mineral survey and was taken over by the Insect Essence.
  • God-Emperor: Revered as an immortal god while being an Evil Overlord.
  • Kill All Humans: His ultimate goal, inspired by his insect urges.
  • One-Winged Angel: When he becomes the Giga Shadow.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast

Mantrid

Overkill? It is my style! I think ... big.

Played by Dieter Laser.

  • AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle: When he's shouting (ie. most of the time) he talks like this a lot. When he's talking in a lower, creepier voice, not so much.
  • A God Am I: He anticipates becoming a god upon destroying the universe.
  • And Then What?: Kai calls him out on his lack of an end-goal in regards to destroying the universe. Surprisingly, Mantrid has a pretty good response, if a rather simplistic one. Once he's consumed the Light universe, he'll open a portal to the Dark Zone, consume that universe, then rest.
  • Badass Boast: I DESTROYED A UNIVERSE!
  • Bald of Evil: No hair and even fewer morals.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 2.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He has a strong desire to exterminate all human life, in spite of the fact that he himself was fully human until he merged with the Insect essence, which is the cause of his desire to Kill All Humans.
  • Creepy Monotone: On a few occasions, he'll start talking in a very low, creepy, emotionless manner
  • Cyborg: By the time the crew of the Lexx meet him, the only organic parts of him left are his head and a few of his internal organs.
  • Dragon Ascendant
  • Evil Is Hammy
  • Flowery Insults: Proves himself to be quite adept at this in "Brizon".
    Mantrid: You, my friend, are a leaking boil on the anus of a cancerous rodent, squeaking from a damned corner of oblivion!
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Part human, part Insect, part cyborg.
  • Humongous Mecha: His essence is transferred to one, after his original body is killed. Though it is really more of a rocket with legs.
  • Incoming Ham: His first scene. And how.
  • Kill All Humans: He inherited this desire from an insect essence.
  • Large Ham
  • Laughably Evil: He may be a planet (and universe!) destroying maniac, but he's a damn entertaining one.
  • Mad Scientist
  • Madness Mantra: See VillainousBreakdown below.
  • Man in the Machine: As previously mentioned, the only organic parts of him left are his head (attached to a floating jar) and some of his organs (contained and preserved in said floating jar), and he uses mechanical drone arms to do everything. Later, when his jar is destroyed, his head is transported to the inside of a four-legged Humongous Mecha instead.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Due to the crew's actions, he became a composite part-evil scientist-part-Insect essence-all Big Bad planet-disassembling, sun-eating, universe-destroying superweapon superbeing. He was also already mostly mechanical to begin with.
  • No Indoor Voice
  • Omnicidal Maniac: With the actual power to accomplish it.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: When he promises to save the crew of the Lexx for last, he's not kidding; he waits until he's converted the entire universe into Mantrid Drones, then chases them with those drones. All of them.
    • Lampshaded in his character quote.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "I destroyed a universe! I destroyed a universe! I DESTROYED A UNIVERSE!!"
  • The Virus: His drones.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He uses his drone arms to create the illusion of a space station made of candy to entice Norb into getting within his reach, before using the drones to chase after the poor kid and kill him, before using more drones to impersonate him.

Prince of Fire / Isambard Prince

I'm very good with pain.

Played by Nigel Bennett.

Vlad

You think you can destroy me? You think you can hunt the hunter?

Played by Minna Aaltonen

  • Badass Cape: Adding to her vampire motif.
  • Cape Wings
  • Cyborg: She was created in much the same way as Kai.
  • Dark Action Girl: She spends all of her screen time utterly curb-stomping the Implacable Man Kai.
  • The Dreaded: It's a testament to her skill that Kai doubts his own skills.
  • For the Evulz: She agrees with Kai that there is no point in pursuing her directive to destroy now that His Divine Shadow is dead, but keeps doing it because it brings her pleasure.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Vlad is a traditionally male name.
  • Hero Killer: Not only is Vlad the only character to beat Kai in all of her fights, she also kills Xev.
  • Implacable Woman
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Even more so than Kai. Apparently the power of killers in the service of His Divine Shadow is denoted by the goofiness of their hair. The bigger the badass, the crazier the 'do.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: She has so many traits associated with vampires that its revealed she is the source of all vampire mythology on Earth. Its unknown if all Divine Executioners are like her or if Vlad is a unique case.

    Recurring and Minor Characters 

Bunny

It's not rocket surgery!

Played by Patricia Zentilli.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Is utterly repulsed by Stanley throughout season 4. This contrasts with her previous incarnations, when she was open to (and in one case eager for) sex with him.
  • Animal-Eared Headband: When she dresses up as a rabbit in "The Bad Carrot."
  • Assassination Attempt: Plans to carry out one against Xev and Stanley, but can't bring herself to pull the trigger.
  • Bed Trick: Stan's Earth double plays one on her.
  • Bi the Way: Finds that she enjoys making out with Xev when they kiss on a dare. This foreshadows their sexual encounter in "Dutch Treat," when Xev is able to draw the Key out of Bunny by giving her the ultimate in sexual satisfaction. Priest asks her if she's "playing for the other team now," to which she replies that she's "a very complicated woman."
  • Boyish Short Hair: Averted; although she has a pixie cut in seasons two and three, her mannerisms are very "girly" and men find her attractive.
  • Break the Cutie: In season 4. The destruction of Water in the previous finale caused her to wind up on Earth, a turn of events that seems to drive most of the refugee souls insane. She falls in love with and marries President Priest, only to discover that he's under the control of Prince, here a malicious spymaster. Prince coerces her into having sex with Stan (or at least what she believes to be Stan), the president refuses to help her stand up to Prince, and she finds out that her entire planet is probably going to be destroyed by scientific experiments within a year. By the end of the season, she's cheering Priest while he nukes various countries, and she herself winds up letting the Lexx eat everyone in Holland.
  • Carrying a Cake: Prince's interruption causes her to drop Priest's "birthday" cake.
  • Delinquent Hair: Standing straight up and dyed with blue streaks in "Wake the Dead," to go with her first-incarnation personality as a rebellious adolescent.
  • The Ditz: Suggestible and silly.
  • Easily Forgiven: Seems incapable of holding a grudge, and even offers to sacrifice herself in place of the man who destroyed her home city in season 3.
  • Flanderization: In the third season she was far less stupid than in season 4.
  • Flag Bikini: Wears this throughout "Apocalexx Now," even at a formal international summit.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Becomes the first lady within a few weeks of her predecessor's death.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Favors this in season 4, after her hair gets long enough.
  • Good Bad Girl: Despite a penchant for casual sex, she's one of the more compassionate characters on the show until she cracks in season 4, and proves to be a devoted wife when she marries Priest.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: When Kai finds her in the shower in "Wake the Dead."
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She first encounters the Lexx because teenage joyride to a party planet went wrong, leaving her in cryostasis for centuries, in "Wake the Dead." Within hours of waking up, she's consuming recreational drugs, dancing to electronic music, and hitting on Stan.
  • Hair Decorations: Symbolizes her devolution into increasingly childlike behavior in season 4.
  • Hot Consort: Becomes Priest's first lady.
  • Insatiable Newlyweds: With Priest, in season 4.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Prince tends to interrupt her and Priest during foreplay.
  • Intimate Marks: Her back tattoo in "Wake the Dead" stretches all the way down to her crack.
  • Lingerie Scene: Strips down to her bra, panties, and garter belt in "Fluff Daddy."
  • Love Makes You Evil: Is willing to let the Lexx eat Holland for President Priest.
  • Mate or Die: Has to either die or have sex with a member of the Lexx crew, in order to release the Key in "Dutch Treat."
  • Nice Girl: Stan's chessboard alter-ego drops this exact phrase to explain why the "Bunny-queen" doesn't pose a threat to him.
  • Overcome with Desire: Experiences this a lot with President Priest. It becomes a plot point when Prince finds out that they lost the Key, which Bunny had obtained, as a result of her sexual ecstasy.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Seriously considers the possibility that Stanley and Xev deserve to die because they "don't respect the presidency."
  • Really Gets Around: Throws herself at Stan in season 2 and Kai in season 3, both within hours of meeting them. Her Bastard Boyfriend from season 2 calls her a slut, although he doesn't have much room to talk.
  • Scarpia Ultimatum: Where the threat comes from a third party: Prince threatens to harm Priest if she doesn't have sex with Stan.
  • Sensual Spandex: Combined with a Cleavage Window, bare midriff, and short shorts in season 3.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: She's introduced in a halter top.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Usually wears tiny outfits and occasionally no outfit, and is frequently trying to seduce someone. Turns into a Reluctant Fanservice Girl in "Fluff Daddy," when she performs part of a striptease for Stanley.
  • Shower Scene: Used as Fanservice in season 2. Mostly played for laughs when she tries to seduce Kai in season 3.
  • Slippery Soap: Tries to get Kai's attention with this in the shower on Gametown.
  • Stocking Filler: Peels off her stockings as part of a striptease for Stan.
  • Undying Loyalty: Insists on flying with Priest to face the alien mothership, even after learning that he has no idea how to fly a plane and is actually an alien from an evil planet.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: In season 3, at least, she's a paragon of compassion who absolutely refuses to sacrifice anyone she thinks could be saved.
  • Workout Fanservice: A prolonged, hip-gyrating aerobics lesson comes out of nowhere in "Apoca Lexx Now."
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Is turned on by the prospect of watching "769" make out with Kai, although her desire to get the Key is no doubt an influence as well.

Duke

Played by Ralph Brown.

The ruler of an eponymous city on Fire, who schemes to overthrow Prince.

  • Ambiguously Human: While most people on Fire go through an endless cycle of dying and "waking up" (after a significant time in limbo) with no memory of their past or understanding of their situation, Duke seems confident that he will "awaken" no worse for the wear. This suggests that, rather than being one more human in the afterlife, he is some sort of fallen angel to Prince's Satanic Archetype; however, it's never directly confirmed or denied.
  • Bad Boss: Has no qualms about torturing and killing anyone who makes a mistake, or even anyone death he might find amusing.
  • Bald of Evil: Combined with military-style clothing and strange lip tattoo (which seems to be an imitation of Prince's lip ring) to make him look quite menacing.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He loves burning people to death.
  • Death Is Cheap: Tells Fifi that people on Fire will live again, and that Fifi will likely reawaken as one of Duke's subjects.
  • Egopolis: Rules over "Duketown."
  • Enemy Civil War: He leads the most credible faction of rebels against Prince.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Duke can be quiet, reasonable-seeming, and charming, but he'll kill you in some horrible way as soon as your usefulness has ended.
  • For the Evulz: When asked why he plans to torture and kill someone, he replies, "So that we might enjoy their suffering."
  • Forever War: His rebellion against Prince.

    Duke: There will be a next time.
    Prince: There always is.

  • Kill It with Fire: Keeps a special set of chairs for holding the people he wants to burn.
  • Leader Wannabe: Wants to replace Prince and conquer Water.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Unlike most of the inhabitants of Fire, Duke knows that he falls into this trope, and can return, as himself, apparently in his own territory and with his memories intact (as discussed in "Gondola" and, briefly, "Girltown.").
  • The Starscream: His main goal is to take Prince's job.
  • What Happened to the Mouse??: After he dies around halfway through season three, we don't hear any more about his coup, despite the fact that he will presumably return to life and start where he left off.

Feppo and Smoor

"Sub-nebulae" mercenaries who once captured Stanley and turned him over to the Divine Order. Stan encounters them again when the Lexx returns to the Light Zone in Giga Shadow.

  • Badass Gay: Clearly, since they've survived the mercenary's life for many years now, and they appear to have an insatiable appetite for male sex partners.
  • Batman Gambit: Stanley Tweedle, in an early showing of competence and daring defeats them by relying on their inability to pass up a chance at torture.
  • Camp Gay: With bright eyeshadow, ridiculous hairstyles, and holograms of near-naked men around them.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Not only did they help the Divine Order destroy 94 Reform planets, they also delighted in raping Stanley.
  • Disguised in Drag: Smoor, as part of a trap for Stan.
  • Double Entendre: Feppo's dialogue largely consists of these.
  • Evil Gloating: "Squeal for the people!"
  • Excessive Evil Eye Shadow: Smoor wears brilliant blue eyeshadow that puts Bunny to shame. Along with a mustache on one side only.
  • Giggling Villain: Their gleeful tittering makes it hard for them to speak.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: They put Stan in red rubber briefs and chains after kidnapping him in Giga Shadow.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Feppo waves a giant dildo at a hostage.
  • Kiss Me, I'm Virtual: Their first scene shows them looking at holographic projections of Feppo's past sexual partners (or victims, in Stan's case).
  • Of Corsets Funny: Smoor wears a ridiculous leather corset with no shirt.
  • Private Military Contractors: Who turned Stan in to the Divine Order for the reward.
  • Torture for Fun and Information: Part of their motivation is profitable knowledge, but they also obviously relish it.
    Feppo: "Stanley Tweedle! The way he squealed! Will I ever again know such sweet music?"
  • Unholy Matrimony: They appear to have been together for years and are very affectionate with each other.

Giggerota the Wicked

Put on a show for Giggerota!

Played by Ellen Dubin.

  • Ambiguously Human: She looks human, and technically wouldn't be a "cannibal" otherwise, but her long, prehensile tongue and superhuman physiology (she's incredibly strong and capable of surviving a fall of what looked like several hundred meters) make her species ambiguous. No other similar entity appears in the series. Well, other than the several dozen other cannibal women, but they're not connected either.
  • Arch-Enemy: Even though she dies in the second episode, she's reincarnated to continue to haunt Stan. First as a queen on Planet Fire and the Pope in Series 4. 'Patches in the sky' confirms this as she's used to represent Stan's nightmare and she takes over the Narco-Lounger.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The Divine Order sentences her to death for murder, cannibalism, and failing to perform her wifely duties.
  • Genuine Human Hide: She wears a bodysuit of this, with the head still attached.
  • Extreme Omnivore: She will eat just about anything that can be classified as "organic". Including bits of the Lexx.
  • I Own This Town: For unknown reasons, the city council of Girltown allows her the name "Queen," the custody of captives, and the responsibility for wrangling the councillors in their interminable meetings.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: With a particular fondness for livers.
  • Karmic Death: First she gets abandoned on a planet with the sun about to go nova because she kept ripping pieces off her moth to eat and telling it to shut up when it protested and then ends up being eaten when she reincarnates on Earth after getting a carnivorous plant excited about eating people.
  • Large Ham
  • Losing Your Head: Queen, her second incarnation, is a severed (but talkative) head, held up by a lever above a vat of boiling liquid.
  • Overly Long Tongue: With a sharp-toothed mouth on the end of it.
  • Third-Person Person: "Giggerota drives!"

Lyekka

Played by Louise Wischermann.

  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Due to being a shapeshifting plant rather than a genuine mammal, she has no nipples and is "smooth right round the bend."
  • Big Bad: Not the original Lyekka, but the "sister-Lyekkas," members of her species whom the crew encounters after 4,000 years in cryostasis and who present themselves as identical to her, are this in season 4.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: A predator to the core, she eats people without any moral qualms at all, and Kai, in season 4, sees no reason to stop "Lyekka's twin sister Lyekka" from eating a chunk of the planet.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: Her alien biology creates this situation with Stanley, although he appears to be the only one bothered by it.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While childish and seemingly innocent and benign, she is nearly as dangerous as Kai and has a portfolio of powers.
  • Doppelgänger: Aside from apparently having a full complement of reproductive and excretory organs, Lulu, a human porn star living on Earth around the turn of the millennium, looks exactly like Lyekka. Whether this is due to reincarnation, the covert influence of the sister-Lyekkas, or coincidence remains unknown.
  • Doppelganger Gets Same Sentiment: Stan reacts to Lulu as if she were the original Lyekka, and is even reluctant to use her human name.
  • Dream Spying: Uses this to locate Mantrid.
  • Dream Tells You to Wake Up: Serves this function in one of Stan's dream, when Xev is in trouble.
  • Face–Heel Turn: While not the same character, the Lyekka from season four is far more sinister and antagonistic than the entity from season 2.
  • Filth: We see a glimpse of Lyekka's human version, Lulu, on Bunny's TV screen, in a porn flick called Deep Space 69, and again on the set when Stan crashes it.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: How she prevents her prey from struggling as she consumes them.
  • Made Of Rubber: Even without melting into blue gel, she can stretch her body to superhuman lengths.
  • Woman Child: She has a very childish, slow way of speaking and reacting to things, such as calling things she wants to eat "yummy."
  • My Girl Is a Slut: The "Lulu" variation works as a porn star while in a relationship with one of her directors.
  • Naked on Arrival: In "Lyekka," although she lacks nipples and a crack.
  • No Biological Sex: Although she takes on a female form and mannerisms.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: She spends most of her time sleeping in a pod that hangs from the ceiling.
  • Pervert Revenge Mode: As Lulu: She shouts "Hurt him!" at the security guards who drag Stan off the set of her porn movie.
  • Planet of Steves: There are a couple of Lyekkas - "Lyekka" the nicer one in Season 2, "Lyekka," created by the Gardeners on Water in Season 3, and "Lyekka's twin sister Lyekka," the antagonist from season 4. Every Lyekka from the ship is named Lyekka, and uses the same form, the girl from Stanley's dreams.
  • Plant Aliens: She claims to think she's a plant, and she sleeps in a green pod; however, she does not appear to need or seek sunlight. All known instances of her obtaining nutrition involve consumption of other life forms.
  • Reincarnation: In season 4, Stan finds a Lulu, a human with an identical face to Lyekka's, and assumes that she's been reincarnated. We never find out if he's correct.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Stan is convinced that he has this with Lulu. Subverted, as she has no memory of or attraction to Stan.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: She "wears" an outfit of blue leaves for the final battle with Mantrid. When she dies, she turns into a pile of leaves.
  • Taking You with Me: Decides to do this to Mantrid, after his drones destroy her pod.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: Even after her death, she's able to warn Stan of danger through his dreams.
  • Technically Naked Shapeshifter: She "dresses" by tweaking her human form.
  • To Serve Man: Eats humans from time to time.
  • The Vamp: Lulu plays on Stan's obsession to steal the Lexx.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: For most of her on-screen time she takes the form of a girl Stanley once had a crush on, having learned of the girl's name and appearance from his dreams. She also tends to shift into outfits that feature in Stanley's dreams, too (which, given that this is Stan we're talking about, are rather tight and quite revealing outfits).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In-universe: Lulu, a human identical to Lyekka in appearance (when dressed, anyway), and possibly her reincarnation, wears a bright blue wig for her performance in a scifi-themed porno.
  • Warm Bloodbags Are Everywhere: She is very matter-of-fact about this: she'd "prefer" not to eat her human friends, but deprived of other food sources, she would.

May

Music takes the pain away.

Played by Anna Kathrin Bleuler.

A young woman whom Kai finds alone among corpses in the ruins of the first city he visits on Water, and whom he takes to the Lexx with him.

  • Ambiguously Human: Like Duke, she has far more knowledge than most people condemned to Fire about the nature of the competing planets, and is familiar with the key players involved. Additionally, her first gambit seems to combine some sort of limited precognition with Gambit Roulette, since it requires that she correctly guess not only which planet Kai would land on, but which city, and to be dressed a a native with the fresh bodies around her when he arrives.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Everyone in her city on Water wore blue. Subverted when it turns out that she actually works for Prince.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: May will at least pretend to ally with anyone; however, when forced to make a real choice, she proves that she remains loyal to Prince. Whether this is because she cares about him or because she's betting on him as the ultimate winner in the war with Duke remains an unanswered question.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: She dies twice, both times painfully.
  • Damsel in Distress: Zig-zagged. When Kai finds her, she's alone amid the smoking ruins of a city on Water. However, she kills the man who ordered its destruction with a crossbow a few scenes later. Then she dies of an infected wound, then she comes back to life, then she leaves the Lexx with Prince, and then she gets captured by Duke and set on fire, which would distress anyone.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: May is very graceful, and both Stan and Kai are impressed by her musical skills.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Duke tells her that she shouldn't have helped Prince in the hopes of any reward, because "Prince doesn't work like that." Based on her disappearance from the narrative, Duke is telling the truth.
  • Foreshadowing: "I'm pretty good with pain."
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In her first couple of episodes, she comes across as compassionate, somewhat naïve, and probably doomed by being too good for this sinful Earth. Subverted by the revelation that she's been working for Prince all along.
  • Ill Girl: Stan's desperate attempts to save her from dying of an infected wound drive the plots of a couple of episodes.
  • Kick the Dog: Taunts Stan for failing to help her by blowing up Water.
  • Lady of War: Despite usually showing a gentle, reserved demeanor, May is an excellent shot, and willing to suffer being burned alive for her leader.
  • Love at First Sight: While it seldom takes Stan more than a few seconds to start lusting after a beautiful woman, his interest in May runs much deeper.
  • Magical Flutist: Introduced playing a mournful wind instrument, and turns out to be much more than she appears.
  • Mercy Kill: The second time that she kills Prince, it's to save him from being held captive in Duke's fortress. Arguably more of an "aid-his-ambition" kill, but it's for his own good.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Anna Kathrin Bleueler's English is understandable, but has a noticeable accent. Par for the course on a show which never bothers to explain the random appearances of German accents among its English-speaking aliens.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Veers between extremes of sweetness (e.g., giving Stan her instrument to "take the pain away") and coldness ( as when she crushes said instrument beneath her boot to show her displeasure at his failure to blow up a planet for her).
  • Temporary Love Interest: Stan thinks that she's "the one." It doesn't work out, since she's already Prince's Dark Mistress.
  • True Blue Femininity: Wears a solid-blue outfit and is possibly the most traditionally-feminine character on the whole show. Stan, who normally just wants to get laid (although he usually strikes out) and move on, is fascinated and envisions a permanent relationship with her.
  • Walking Spoiler: Suffice it to say that many more tropes could be added to this list, if it weren't for this.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We never learn what happens to her after her second death on the show, despite her apparently strong connection to Prince and the large number of dead characters who appear again due to resurrection and reincarnation.

Reginald J. Priest

Played by Rolf Kanies.

  • Amazon Chaser: As an aerobics instructor, Bunny has more stamina than he does, a fact which comes in handy when they need to strangle a lot of moth breeders.
  • Casual Kink: During a discussion of the evil carrots that burrow into the human rectum, Bunny remarks that it's like "that rubber thing" that she used on him.
  • Devoted to You: No one really understands Bunny's obsession with him.
  • The Ditz: Has no idea which countries are located where or who fought in which wars.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Marries Bunny within a couple episodes of his first wife's death.
  • Insatiable Newlyweds: With Bunny.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Prince interrupts him and Bunny at least twice, not counting the times that the sheer fear of being caught ruins Priest's mood.
  • Not So Final Confession: Tells Bunny about his origins on Fire before heading into a battle he expects to lose.
  • Nuke 'em: Played for laughs. He nukes Orlando, Cuba, Newfoundland, and Vietnam, the latter two in cases of wildly Disproportionate Retribution, the former as part of absurd schemes to first, kill Prince, and second, shift the blame for the consequences to someone else.
  • Our Presidents Are Different
  • President Evil: Though it's arguable whether he's actively malicious or just really, really dumb.
  • The Starscream: In a few instances, but they end badly for him due to his own stupidity.
  • Yes-Man: He is a simpering ass-kisser when he's not trying to backstab his boss.

Squish

A cluster lizard which hatches on board the Lexx in Gigashadow and imprints on Kai.

  • Action Pet: It's ferocious, carnivorous, and highly mobile.
  • Badass Adorable: Kai treats it as this. The rest of the crew is less impressed by it.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: It hitches a ride on Zev and Kai's moth in Gigashadow, when Kai had wanted it to remain on the Lexx (with the reluctant Stanley as its babysitter). This turns out to be a very good thing.
  • Cool Pet: Its cluster-lizard spinning moves and instinct to carry things to Kai make it this.
  • Pet Monstrosity: Everyone but Kai wants to kill it immediately, since cluster lizards' favorite food is human brains; however, he describes it as "a baby" and insists on keeping it.
  • Team Pet: Averted. Kai is the only member of the crew who likes it.
  • To Serve Man: Naturally drawn to human brains as a source of food.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: In-universe example: Kai is surprised by the crew's horrified reaction to his new pet.

Thodin

Today, I, Thodin...

Played by Barry Bostwick.

  • The Ace: Has pulled off hundreds of attacks against His Shadow's facilities.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Only appears in the first movie.
  • Doomed Moral Victor: Gets the Lexx out of His Shadow's control, but dies before the Divine Order's fall.
  • Genius Bruiser: Not only does he manage to hold off Kai for some time, he immediately recognizes the facial mark and/or hairstyle that designate Kai as a member of the Brunnen-G, a race that has been dead for 2,000 years.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: "My life means nothing in the great equation. Go."
  • Hero of Another Story: He apparently destroyed 231 of His Divine Shadow's military vessels, infiltrates the Cluster, and steals the key to the Lexx on behalf of La Résistance.
  • Honor Before Reason: Takes a break from a time-sensitive, potentially galaxy-saving mission to free some ordinary prisoners facing execution.
  • Invisibility Cloak: When pulled out of of its socket, his right eyeball functions as one.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: He never does finish saying what he's going to do today.
  • Last Kiss: Gives Zev her first kiss right before he faces his final opponent.
  • List of Transgressions: The prosecutor at his trial reads out a list that includes treason, piracy, destroying Divine Order military vessels, promoting heresy, and blasphemous self-aggrandizement.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His sole costume consists of a spangled loincloth and an open vest, plus his leather gauntlets.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He's an accomplished military leader and immediately draws Zev's amorous intentions, and his only costume consists largely of pink and purple sequins.
  • Space Pirates: Accused of piracy at his trial; this is less than absolute proof, but he looks quite proud of his alleged crimes.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one to Stanley.
  • Rebel Leader: Commands the group that steals the Lexx from His Shadow.
  • The Stoic: Shows equanimity in the face of repeated bomb malfunctions, cluster lizards, and a Divine Assassin.
  • The Un-Hug: Pushes Stan away when Stan tries to hug him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Nobody comments on the fact that their fearless leader is half-naked.
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