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The Crew of the Raza

    Two 

Two / Portia Lin / Rebecca

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"We'll repair, refuel, and resupply."

Played by: Melissa O'Neil

The de facto leader of the crew, she slipped into the role quickly and effectively when no one else did. She's good at listening to suggestions, but in the end is able to make unilateral decisions for the best of everyone involved.


  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: When the crew take on 21st century civilian identities in "Isn't That a Paradox?", Two and Three pretend to be Five's parents. Melissa O'Neil wasn't actually old enough to have a sixteen-year-old daughter. But the neighbors bought it.
  • Action Girl: The very first thing she does after waking up from hibernation is kicking One's ass so she can get at the Raza's controls, showing strong fighting skills.
  • Adaptive Ability: Nanites in her bloodstream respond to any threat and act accordingly. When she was spaced, they made an impromptu spacesuit to save her life.
  • The Ageless: Subverted. Her nanites are mechanically capable of repairing damage caused by aging but are designed not to so that she doesn't attract too much attention.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She is a dark-haired woman often in dark clothing who can be very aloof and has an air of coolness.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Has the biggest case of it out of the six. After her memories were wiped, she was a hardass, but ultimately good-hearted. Before, she was a sociopathic killing machine who was utterly ruthless even with her own crew.
  • Artificial Human: She was engineered by Dwarf Star Technologies. While she's technically human, she has been enhanced to be practically unkillable.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: As a function of her regenerative nanites, which create a thin protective layer around her skin. She only discovers this after being Thrown Out the Airlock.
  • Berserk Button: Physically harming or threatening Five in front of Two triggers this. She doesn't take it particularly well. Just ask Tash - oh, that's right, you can't (Neck Snap).
  • Big Sister Instinct: Hurting Five is a bad idea unless you want to be suddenly intimate with the floor.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: The moment she achieves sentience she is experimented on by her creators. Basically, brutally tortured in order to fine-tune her nanites even before taught how to speak or think. Let's just say that left an impression on her and basically led to Portia viewing humans as generally either threats or acceptable targets.
  • Born as an Adult: Two's body was assembled from genetically engineered organs as an adult and she's chronologically only a few years old.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Within proximity of a nanite dampening field, she's practically harmless.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Begins to feel them sharply in Season Three after failing to prevent the destruction of Eos-7 and outbreak of the Corporate War. Over the course of the season, she gets pep talks from Three, Six, Commander Truffault, a hallucination of the late Nyx, and even Ryo after he's captured, who blew the place up in the first place.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Five. She coaxes the most information out of her, especially about her dreams.
  • Cuteness Proximity: When she meets a dog while living on 21st century Earth temporarily, she spends a lot of time gushing over the animal's adorability. She then insists "getting a dog would be great for crew morale". (In Real Life, it was Melissa O'Neil's actual dog.)
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul":
    • She fully adopts Two as her name. She will not answer to Portia anymore. She does introduce herself as Portia Lin to the comm officer of VRC Dimitriev, if only for practical reasons ("Two" wouldn't exactly have been threatening and they have a masquerade to keep up).
    • As it turns out, Portia Lin wasn't her original name either. As an experimental test subject, her name was Rebecca.
  • Dude Magnet: She quickly attracts both One and Three, and even Wexler in a pervy way.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Prior to the mindwipe, she had the alien staging grounds on Nova-17 lined up as the Raza crew's next target after the mining colony, 'cause if the galaxy were to be taken over by star-eating invaders from Another Dimension, there'd be nothing and no one left to pillage.
  • Healing Factor: In "Episode 5", she's bitten by a Technically Living Zombie. Instead of turning, the wound is healed completely within a few hours. It's implied that she's been rendered immortal, as that was the original intent of the virus. However, it's later revealed that in fact nanites in her bloodstream are responsible, having neutralized the virus then repaired her.
    • She's a prototype "simulant" created by Dwarf Star Technologies. The nanite Healing Factor is intended to make them suitable as permanent host bodies for the alien invaders, who otherwise cause their human hosts to rapidly age.
  • Hypocrite: In "Episode 8" she berates the crew for keeping secrets from each other, even though she still hasn't told anyone about her Healing Factor. The Android calls her out on it.
  • Irony: Before their memories were wiped, she voted to keep Five off the ship, while after she acts as a Cool Big Sis.
  • Klingon Promotion: Portia Lin gained control of the Raza by killing Shrike, the previous captain, after they clashed over letting the Android establish a neural link.
  • The Leader: A level-headed variant. Compared to Three everyone is level-headed, but she's good at organizing the rest of the crew into an effective force. When questioned on the arrangement by One in "Episode Two", she bluntly points out no one else stepped up and asks if he thinks he'd do a better job. He backs down.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Downplayed, but whenever one of the crew goes off on their own vendetta she's the one who insists on bringing them back, and emphasizes to the others that they need to trust and rely on each other, as well as avenging fallen members of her crew and feeling guilty if she leads them into danger.
  • One-Man Army:
    • In "Episode Four", she singlehandedly demolishes a roomful of casino security with her bare hands.
    • When the Raza is taken over by a rival merc crew with some heavily armored corporate goons as backup in "Episode Eleven", she slaughters half of them and knocks out three more armored goons.
    • When she first escaped the lab she was held in, she killed every single person in the building including maintenance workers, and purposely left only one survivor.
  • Pragmatic Hero: She's a decent person, but she also won't sacrifice everything for a battle she knows they can't win. When the crew is arguing over whether to give their cache of weapons to the miners (as One, Five and Six advocate) or keep them to sell somewhere else (as Three and Four want), Two decides to give them half and hold onto the other half, allowing the crew to get some much-needed cash while still giving the miners a chance. When the four guys get caught up in a firefight with Ferrous troops on the planet anyway, she resolves the situation by finding Ferrous Corp's archrival, the Mikkei Combine, and brokering the miners a better deal.
    • She's also not one to put Honor Before Reason when it comes to leaving dangerous enemies standing. With both Wexler and Jace Corso, she keeps them alive for a while with the explicit or implicit promise of letting them go once they've done what she wants, and then executes them anyway.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: She's apparently fond of giving these.
  • Sexy Walk: "Stop staring at my ass."
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She doesn't have much modesty and dresses in front of an awkward One while he gives her reports, which he found frustrating as he thought she was flirting.
  • That Man Is Dead: During the interrogation montage, everyone else gives their old names (except Three, who's interrogated later) before mentioning they prefer their numbers. She refuses to use the name of "Portia" at all, and insists the Android refer to her only as Two.
  • Younger than They Look: Chronologically, since she was Born as an Adult, Two is the youngest member of the human crew, even younger than Five. Only the Android is younger.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: After learning about her origin, One gets her to open up a bit about how she feels. She's now plagued with doubts as to how much of her decisions, thoughts, feelings and actions are truly hers and not as manufactured as she originally was.

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    Three 

Three / Marcus Boone

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"I vote against her voting."
Played by: Anthony Lemke

The hothead, the dissonant voice. He clearly doesn't enjoy being trapped with people he doesn't know or trust, and makes several attempts to convince everyone to split up and go their separate ways.


  • Amazon Chaser: Besides being attracted to "boss lady" Two, he finds Nyx knowing how to use a rifle sexy, and isn't shy about saying so.
  • Big Brother Instinct: It took a while for Three to develop this towards Five, who is more of an Annoying Younger Sibling. This is shown in the episode "Wish I'd Spaced You When I Had the Chance" when Three is frantically searching for a kidnapped Five and then - when he finds her - happily kills all involved.
  • Big Eater: The only time he's not hungry is in "We Voted Not to Space You" when he sees Six in the mess hall, and Three hasn't forgiven him for betraying the crew yet. Although he claims in "Episode Twelve" to hate cake.
  • The Big Guy: He's the weapons expert, finding big guns before he finds food.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: He's outwardly brash and arrogant but quietly very anguished by his past and implied to have had suicidal feelings due to the emotional pain he's in. Clearly, he wants people to think he's a selfish jerk.
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: Attempts to do this to Five when he's badly hurt so that she will abandon him. She sees right through it.
  • Book Dumb: He has street smarts and is far from stupid but didn't have much if any formal education, not knowing what "mercurial" means or the correct pronunciation of "analgesic".
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: He's the one most insistent on finding whoever the saboteur is, or whatever the issue of the week is. Usually, it's nothing, or at least nothing that has anything to do with his paranoia.
  • Consummate Liar: He can come up with an entirely plausible cover story on the spot and sell it very convincingly.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Marcus's parents were farmers and Good Parents who were murdered by Lorcan Tanner, a drifter they took in, after Marcus's father found him stealing. Tanner decided to take care of Marcus to atone and raised him to be a cold, ruthless criminal like himself. Marcus forgave him, suffering a form of Stockholm Syndrome. Three did not.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite being the one who gave up the vault's password to the people who tried to take over the ship against Two's orders when they were threatening to space her, Two is actually grateful for his display of concern. Naturally, he immediately tries to rationalize his decision away.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Three has no problem stealing the payroll of a mining operation. Forcing someone else to do it by kidnapping his kid, however, is going too far.
  • Expy: Of Jayne from Firefly. Both are the Big Guy, both the most likely to try and undermine or defy the leader's authority, and both name their weapons. Three has more Hidden Depths and a higher IQ, however, while Jayne remained mostly flat. Granted, Dark Matter went on longer. Showrunner Joseph Mallozzi has stated that Dark Matter was not inspired by Firefly, but they obviously share influences.
  • Farm Boy: He originally lived with his two loving parents on a farm with horses. Until his folks were murdered and their killer raised him as a criminal.
  • Frame-Up: Marcus Boone was the chief suspect in the death of Catherine Moss, supposedly a robbery that turned fatal, but as One realizes in Season 2, breaking and entering doesn't fit Boone's MO, and the fact there was only one witness who identified him and said witness died as soon as One asked to speak with him is highly suspicious. According to Word of God, Boone was simply a convenient fall guy and Catherine died because of a targeted assassination ordered by CoreLactic's current acting CEO Darius van Hoeven, where Derrick Moss was the actual intended target.
  • Guns Akimbo: He often has a pistol in either hand, which he uses with more accuracy than is probably possible. In fact, in the opening scenes of the pilot episode he barges onto the bridge aiming twin guns at One and Two, and the shooting script confirms he had them in the pod with him.
  • Hidden Depths: Claims to hate Charlotte's Web, which One gave to him, but reading the book by himself in his quarters, he's actually driven to tears.
  • I Call It "Vera": He names all his guns (with the names of showrunner Joseph Mallozzi's dogs). Not his knife, though.
    Three: I'm not a psychopath.
  • Jerkass: He is rude and obnoxious to everyone on the ship, to the point that Four seems to be the only one that can stand him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • As his treatment of Sarah shows, there is a nice guy under that hardass exterior.
    • He also tends to have much more intense reactions to when members of the crew are in danger. When he learns that Four has gone on a suicide mission, he is the first to say they should go back for him. When Two is about to be Thrown Out the Airlock by Wexler, he is the first to give up the vault password to save her (though One was starting to say it too). When she actually is Thrown Out the Airlock, he is furious. Generally, he seems to genuinely care for the rest of the crew. Not that he could ever admit this, of course.
    • When they are planning to break out of Hyperion-8, he objects to the notion of leaving One and Five behind and staunchly refuses to betray Two and Four when offered a plea deal.
    • By the time Season Two rolls around, it's clear to everyone that it's a façade, and none of the crew is buying it.
  • The Nicknamer: He keeps referring to his shipmates by snarky nicknames, even after most of them find out their given names. All the crew's official nicknames on the Syfy site during Season 1 are things they were called by Three in the pilot episodes, except Three himself as "Sunshine", which no one called him. One is "Pretty Boy", Two is "Boss Lady", Four is "Slashy McStabberson", Five is "Kid" and Six is "Tiny".
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to One's Sensitive Guy.
  • Sentimental Drunk: He turns out to be one in "Episode 8", complete with "You guys are great."
  • Suicide by Cop: With his clone body on Zairon when Ryo invites the crew to dinner to discuss the exchange of Two's safety for the Blink Drive. Having heard a devastating personal secret from Ryo, he gets his clone killed by the Royal Guard, which wipes his memory of the clone's experiences.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's the one most willing to screw others over for the crew's (or his) benefit. For the first few episodes, anyway.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By Season 2, the influence of Sarah and the others has made him more empathetic towards his shipmates and (to a lesser degree) other people outside the crew.
  • Undying Loyalty: For all his talk, he's consistently unwilling to betray or abandon the crew and risks himself to protect them. It would seem his wanting to ditch them all in the early episodes was more a result of an instinctive fear of attachment. By Season 2, he stops even bothering to pretend not to care.
  • The Worf Effect: He's the crew member most likely to get beaten up in any given episode.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Looks out for Five despite his grumpy attitude towards her, even giving her a gun to protect herself, and rescues the young boy in "We Were Family". Averted by his former self as Marcus, who threatened to space the stowaway Five.

    Five 

Five / Emily "Das" Kolburn

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"It wasn't me, though. It was someone else's dream."
Played by: Jodelle Ferland

A young girl and tech wizard. She's the only member of the crew without a log file, being the only one who isn't a wanted criminal.


  • Action Survivor:
    • She's the only member of the crew with no combat skills to speak of, but she manages to get along when it counts. This is because she's a stowaway and was living as a street urchin before that. She gets a Big Damn Heroes moment in "Episode Eleven", unloading half a magazine into Cain, a thug who was about to shoot Two. By "Kill Them All" she also picks up a gun to help shoot their way out of the prison.
    • In the Season 3 premiere, she takes out a Ferrous Corp thug, which forces his counterparts to flee into an ambush.
  • Artful Dodger: She was one of a group of homeless kids squatting in the vents of a space station before stowing away on the Raza.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • In Season 2, after putting up with just a bit too much crap while in GA custody, she shows no hesitation in ordering the Android to kill everyone in her way. She was also fully willing to shoot her way out if necessary, but she lucked out when she happened upon Three's non-lethal BFG.
    • In "Hot Chocolate", a hacker takes over the Android. Five's response to this is to use his neural link to fry his cerebellum and render him a vegetable trapped inside his own mind. The Android is surprised by Five's apparent cruelty, but Five has no sympathy for someone who would hurt her friend.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Living on a ship with hardened criminals — amnesiac or not — is going to lead to some of it rubbing off, and it shows with Five. In "Episode Four", she's horrified at Two killing a room full of casino guards that meant them harm. A full season later in "Kill Them All", she has no problem ordering the Android to kill a room full of cops because one threatened to murder her, followed by her grabbing a non-lethal BFG and blasting her way out of the prison. Three acknowledges this when she charges him interest in "We Were Family", and isn't quite sure how to feel about it. Four is training her how to fight, which Six refused to do for fear of this trope.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Five has a habit of planning ahead in anticipation of trouble. She is the only one who hid some money in case the ship was raided and she anticipated Nero's attempts to search her room.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She's kidnapped by a family of criminals who plan to sell her into slavery, then harvest her organs.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Prior to the mindwipe, she preferred to be known by the nickname "Das" rather than "Emily".
  • Dye Hard: Five is always seen with most of her hair dyed teal.
  • Everyone's Baby Sister:
    • Two keeps her on the ship to keep her safe, Six is worried that they're a bad influence on her, One, Four and the Android all have soft spots for her as well, and even Three sees her as family—albeit of the Annoying Younger Sibling variety.
    • This creates the odd dichotomy that the crew both know how competent she is but still treat her as younger than she really is. In "Wish I'd Spaced You When I Had the Chance," when she gets kidnapped, Three asks around for the "kid" he was with. A local who saw her get taken is bewildered, because while she's young, she's also clearly not a child. Likewise, the sex traders who took her are not portrayed as pedophiles, just ruthless slavers.
    • In "Episode 11", Wexler exploits this to try to make One spill the location of the moon where Jace Corso has a secret stash by threatening Five. Unfortunately, One can't tell him anything because (a) he's not Jace Corso, (b) even if he were, he's been mindwiped.
    • Threatening Five is a good way to seal your own death warrant with the rest of the crew. RIP Wexler and Tash, RIP slave traders, RIP random casino security who slapped her in front of Two.
  • Expy:
    • Of a combination of River Tam and Kaylee Frye (the clothing is definitely suggestive of the latter). All three quirky girls with odd abilities and in two cases a mysterious past. Both among the youngest members of the crew, River and Five with a tendency to crawl around (and in some cases, peek) in places they're not supposed to. Also, like Kaylee, the rest of her crew always look out for her well-being. Showrunner Joseph Mallozzi has stated that Dark Matter was not inspired by Firefly, but they obviously share influences.
    • The influence from Cowboy Bebop's Radical Ed is clear to see, and deliberate.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She quickly proves to be a savant with machines, fixing up broken panels and piecing together new devices on little more than instinct.
  • Ghost Memory: She has a lot of memories in her subconscious that aren't hers. In "Episode Three", we find out they're the rest of the crew's missing memories.
  • Justified Criminal: She was a pickpocket in her original life, but given that she was a homeless orphan it's understandable. She certainly wasn't anywhere in the same category as the pre-mindwipe Raza crew, with their multiple counts of murder, piracy, and victimization of those too weak to fight back.
  • Mysterious Waif: As the only member of the crew without a log file, she remains the most mysterious, and that's not even getting into her strange dreams and habit of talking about them as if they were her own memories.
  • Properly Paranoid: She sneaked into Three's room and stole all the ammo from his guns because she suspected he might turn on the crew... and she was right.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Episode Eleven", it's revealed she keeps a knife in her boot just in case. She follows this up by gunning down a merc who would have killed Two. By late in the second season, thanks to training with the crew, she's able to stand up to a thug, stabbing him in the head with a spoon.
  • Vague Age: Since she doesn't have any records anyone has been able to find, no one has any idea how old she is, although the crew assumes she's a teenager (mostly Three, when he's annoyed she gets a vote in decisions). Her actress was twenty-one at the time of filming. Word Of God specifically mentions that they wanted a teenager, but had to resort to Dawson Casting in order to keep the costs down. The second season reveals that she's 16.
  • Waif-Fu: Demonstrated and promptly lampshaded in Season 3, when she effortlessly flips Solara over her shoulder and, later in the same episode, Three admits that Five could knock him out.

    Six 

Six / Griffin Jones / Lt. Kal Varrick

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"Looks like I can fly this thing."
Played by: Roger Cross

The pilot and backup gun hand. Six often acts as a go-between for One and Two, as he's nicer than Two but more realistic than One.


  • Ace Pilot: The only one of the crew who can actually fly the Marauder shuttle.
  • The Atoner: Seeks to make up for betraying the team at the end of Season One. While Two and Five were willing to give him a second chance, Three originally wanted nothing to do with him. Six saving his life a couple of times has caused Three to consider changing his mind, albeit grudgingly.
  • Badass Longcoat: Usually wears a black leather coat off-ship.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: Has one in Season Three when Ferrous scientists attempt to hack his subconscious.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The nicest member of the crew next to One, but can be brutal if he needs to be. It's this aspect that allows him to betray the entire crew successfully in the season finale, as none of them think he could be the one responsible.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He is very protective of Five almost from the beginning. "Episode Twelve" reveals it was he who saved her from being Thrown Out the Airlock by Three and made the case to the others that they should let her join the crew. Verges on the paternal, which makes sense given it's later revealed he had a kid.
  • The Big Guy: He is the largest and most physically intimidating member of the crew (and in an earlier version of the pilot script, this is why they woke him up last), but he is too nice to qualify as Scary Black Man.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Between his original mission as an undercover GA cop and his post-mindwipe Raza family. He learns of his true past from Lt Anders during "Episode Eight" between scenes, but doesn't make up his mind to turn the crew in until the end of Season One, after their heist of a white hole bomb unintendedly leads to the destruction of an inhabited planet. Then he changes his mind and helps them escape prison at the beginning of Season Two after he learns that the GA wanted the General's terrorist attack on Hyadum-12 to happen, his plan to have Five placed in a group home is derailed, and One is whacked.
  • Death Seeker: Always the first to put himself into suicidal situations, starting with "Episode Two" and then again in "Episode Three". Makes sense because he might subconsciously feel guilty for killing 10,000 innocent people, giving him shades of The Atoner. He even tried to kill himself right after Hyadum-12 blew up, but his gun was empty from shooting the other Procyon Insurrection members with him.
    • When he returned to the G.A. from the Procyon Insurrection infiltration, he was put on leave due to his mental state. Afterwards, as his superior states in a cut-for-time part of the script from "Stuff to Steal, People to Kill", he requested the Raza mission apparently because it was the most dangerous one available.
  • Defector from Decadence: Was complicit in the deaths of thousands while serving as an undercover officer with La Résistance. When he learns the full truth, he turns against the Galactic Authority, helps the Raza escape, and gets shot for his trouble.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He is prone to try these:
    • In "Episode Two", he offers to pilot the Marauder to destroy the enemy ship, despite knowing it will get him killed, exchanging dramatic goodbyes with Four, Three and One. Thankfully, Two manages to fix the problem another way.
    • In "Episode Three", he volunteers to go out onto the hull rescue the Android, even though he knows the next EM pulse might fry him, and ends up with a scorched arm that needs to be treated on the station in "Episode Four".
    • In "Episode Six", he insists on going into Five's mind when she's trapped in her memories, not allowing any argument despite One and Two also volunteering.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Next to Five and One he is one of the more moral members of the crew. However he is still a former special agent and infiltrator. Who will not hesitate to put a bullet in the head of an extremist rebel leader without even blinking.
  • I Choose to Stay: In "Welcome to the Revolution", he chooses to stay behind on a colony that has declared independence, as he had just foiled the General's attempt to recruit them and felt he needed to provide leadership now that they had none.
  • The Infiltration: Word Of God stated that Six is an undercover Galactic Authority agent. A blink-and-you'll-miss-it hint in Episode Eight and Episode Thirteen (the man to whom Six reveals he's a clone returns in a GA uniform in the last scene of the first season finale) is the only reveal. Confirmed in the season 2 premiere.
  • Jack of All Stats: Generally among the crew he is this. The big guy but not as strong as the Android. A competent engineer able to complete repairs but not in the same league as Five. A capable hand-to-hand fighter but not in the same league as Two and Four. A competent shot but not in the same league as Three. A capable planner and leader but second to Two's ability. A good pilot but only with the Marauder shuttle and not with the Raza. It's for this he more or less is the unofficial second to Two.
  • La Résistance: Used to be a member of one called the "Procyon Insurrection". He quit when they bombed a space station full of innocents without his knowledge, killing all his friends on the way out. Nearly killed himself, too, but he had emptied the magazine. We learn in season two that he was The Mole for the police.
  • The Lancer: With One's murder, he ends up taking that position. Two gives him a second chance and trusts him to follow her lead. He repays her trust by saving her life, then convinces her that there's something wrong with Three following the Dwarf Star infiltration, allowing the crew to save him from a parasite that Dwarf Star Technologies had infected him with. Now more so in Season Three with the crew at their lowest point including Two beginning to doubt herself.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After he learns that he was complicit in the deaths of over 10,000 people, the first thing he does is kill all his associates and turn the gun on himself. In "Episode 12", after an inhabited planet is blown up by the device they delivered, Four immediately knows that Six is blaming himself for that event as well.
    Six: I tried to stop you.
    Four: Did you?
  • Put on a Bus: In Season Three - see I Choose to Stay above (could possibly be an example of Real Life Writes the Plot, as Cross was to be appearing in the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes and it's possible there were scheduling conflicts).
    • The Bus Came Back: Returns in episode seven of Season Three, after the colony he stayed on was wiped out by a biological weapon. He decides to rejoin the crew when he realizes that in order for the Independent Colonies to have a chance then the Corporate War will have to be won in a way that makes the Mega Corporations no longer a threat. Also as he realized that the Raza and crew were his home now.
  • Team Dad: Seems to be heading to this in Season Three. With the team down by three and Two starting to doubt herself and looking for payback, Six has stepped up to try and keep the group together. Later in the season, he decides to help an independent colony, becoming this on a larger scale.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: During his time with the Procyon Insurrection he was bursting with excitement about inspiring the people of the galaxy to rise up against corporate oppression. Sadly, they quickly disillusioned him by committing a terrible atrocity. That was an act, he's actually an undercover cop. But not too much an act, because when he learns the GA knew about it beforehand, he rebels and helps the Raza crew escape prison. Later, he for real joins a movement of colony worlds seeking independence through less brutal means than the General's.

    The Android 

The Android / Suki

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"Hello, crew. This is your report from the bridge."
Played by: Zoie Palmer

A humanoid robot that initially attacks the crew when awakened, but is soon neutralized and brought back online, albeit without her memories. She is the primary interface with the ship, though Two often insists she show her how to do everything manually.


  • Blatant Lies: Claims not to have an opinion on Wendy the android, yet shows obvious jealousy.
  • The Comically Serious: She may not be programmed for humor, but she is often hilarious.
  • Determinator: Having barely considered (or probably kept a secret from the crew) that the dampening field that rendered Two harmless may also affect her as well, she literally crawls her way up to disable it.
  • Emotionless Girl: She uses the exact same tone of voice to inform the crew of incoming missiles and what they're having for breakfast the next morning. By the latter part of the second season, however, the crew start to more frequently validate that she does have emotions of her own.
  • First Time Feeling: She's recently come to the conclusion, with the help of Five, that she can feel emotions. Due to her inexperience, they're a new thing for her and she's not quite sure how to deal with them. As she continues to experience them, however, she ultimately comes to embrace them.
  • Gender Flip: The character was a male android in the comic book, but was changed to a female for the TV series.
  • Grand Theft Me: Averted. The Android's creator built the Android for the sole purpose of transferring her consciousness into her body because she was dying, but then at the last moment, Dr. Shaw chose not to go through with the procedure.
  • Healing Factor: Due to nanites which repair damage. They're the same kind used in the ship itself and on Two.
  • Inner Monologue: Apparently the Raza has a holographic projection of her in her default setting. Her conversations with the projection serve to show how her emotions toward the crew have developed over time.
  • In Their Own Image: The Android was made in the image of Dr. Irena Shaw, her creator. The idea being that she was originally intended as a new body for the dying Dr. Shaw.
  • Living Lie-Detector: If she gets close enough to a person she can detect the biological indicators that they are lying. Downplayed because it only works in close proximity.
  • More Expendable Than You: When possible she doesn't hesitate to put herself in harm's way to insure that none of the crew has to risk their lives.
  • No Name Given: She "has no personal designation" and the crew doesn't bother to give her one. In Season 3 it is revealed that while the crew didn't give her a name, her creator did (Suki) before sending her away alongside Two.
  • No-Sell: When AU Portia punches Android twice, all that happens is a loud clang and she gets a bruised fist.
  • Replacement Goldfish: It turns out that Two was in a relationship with one of the scientists who helped create her, Dr. Irena Shaw, who helped her escape, and who made the Android in her own image before succumbing to a brain tumor. And before her mindwipe Two kept the Android around as a reminder of her. It also turns out that Shaw was originally intending to upload her brain into the Android but decided against it at the last minute.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Completely indistinguishable from human other than her stiff movements and a metallic tattoo on her neck. An illegal upgrade courtesy of some other androids allows her to completely pass for human.
  • Servile Snarker: She often shows signs that she knows how annoying she can be when she's excessively literal, but does it anyway. Five mentions that androids aren't really supposed to be like that, but appreciates it, as it makes her more unique.
  • Someone To Remember Her By: Kind of. The reason why Two (while she was still Portia Lin) was so attached to the Android? She was the last remaining piece of Dr. Shaw, and Portia loved her enough that she never wanted to let her go.
  • Spaceship Girl: Not literally the avatar of the ship, but she has a neural link to it which allows her to operate its functions and controls remotely. She could also potentially form a link with other ships given enough time.
  • The Spock: Is this for the most part, although she has been known to act illogically on rare occasions, most notably during the Wendy incident.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Hot chocolate.
  • Trigger Phrase: The Season 2 finale reveals that the Raza crewmembers had override codes to force her to shut down or restart. Having regained his pre-stasis memories, Four uses these to steal the Blink Drive from the ship.
    • AU Portia (while impersonating Two) tries to use the override codes for the same purpose, only to hear "I'm sorry, Portia, that code is no longer valid." The crew had changed all the codes and added a lot of new ones to interfere with someone hacking the Android's operating system.
    Five: Hot Chocolate.
  • The Worf Effect: Whenever someone wants to take over the ship, the first thing they do is knock her out. Wendy, Wexler, and Six all do so over the second half of the first season. Four, with Ryo Ishida's pre-stasis memories, does this again in the season 2 finale, and alien-infected Two does it in the season 3 finale.

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Former Crew

    One 

One / Jace Corso / Derrick Moss

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"We have to help these people."
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Played by: Marc Bendavid, Dan Jeannotte (original appearance)

The nice guy of the crew. He can be awkward at times, but he has a strong heart and desire to do what is right. He is devastated when he finds out they were all criminals, and fights to keep them on the moral path regardless.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: He has the longest rap sheet of the crew, and the only one with trafficking on it (human? drug? weapons?). Subverted because it isn't really his.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: While most of the time he tries to be as civil as possible, "Episode 9" shows that he can be absolutely vicious after he learns that Marcus Boone was the prime suspect in his wife's murder, telling Two that Three is "rotten to the core" despite the evidence he's seen to the contrary, though he settles down by episode's end. He has also had a tendency to be extremely passive aggressive towards Three from day one. While much of this can be justified by the belief that Three murdered his wife, much of it seems to be him looking down his nose at Three.
  • Chick Magnet: The girl on the mining planet (Mireille) and Two both express interest in him.
  • Crusading Widower: His wife Catherine was murdered and Marcus Boone (Three) was the chief suspect in her death, so he took Jace Corso's identity to infiltrate the Raza and get close to Boone. As One, he can't ultimately bring himself to kill Three, though. In the Season 2 premiere, he begins to find the evidence implicating Boone suspicious.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Is the first character to appear on the show and closest to fitting the bill of The Hero, but gets killed off by the real Jace Corso at the end of the Season 2 premiere. Although this was mandated by Executive Meddling to "shake things up" by killing off the first-billed member of the main cast, and not the showrunners' original intent.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Is shot suddenly at the end of the Season 2 premiere.
  • Expy: Was based partly on the character of John Crichton from Farscape, in being the odd man out on a crew of criminals.
  • The Face: As the nicest member of the crew, he tends to be the default person to talk.
  • Faking the Dead: According to showrunner Joseph Mallozzi, One faked his own death via a "locked" clone and was the one (no pun intended) who hired Corso without the latter realizing, so that Darius van Hoeven would think he was out of the way.
  • Fictional Sport: Well, we don't know what sport it was for, but Derrick Moss's bio mentions that he won the Perseus Arm Cup (the Perseus Arm being one-fifth of the Milky Way, so this sounds like a big deal).
  • Good Twin: To the real Jace Corso.
  • The Heart: He is the moral center of the team, and the most likely to put principle ahead of self-interest or even common sense.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Assuming the news stories we see are true, Derrick Moss was a decent man and generous philanthropist, which certainly makes him stand out in this setting. Although the same story included protestors who called the donations a publicity stunt.
  • Informed Flaw: The writers and the other Raza crew keep saying he doesn't know anything about fighting or shooting, but there's no evidence this is true to be found in the show itself. Any time he's actually depicted in a fight, he seems fully competent.
  • Killed Off for Real: Murdered by Jace Corso at the start of Season Two. However, it was planned to be revealed in Season Four that he faked his death using a "locked" clone and bring him back as a recurring ally, since the showrunners never wanted to kill him off in the first place and it was forced by Executive Meddling.
  • Nice Guy: He's a mediator and friend to everyone on the ship, which they don't always appreciate. Deconstructed by Three in "Episode Four" and "Episode Five", when he calls out One's attitude as not only being arrogant, since he thinks he is better than everyone else on the ship and more deserving of Two's affection than Three, but also dangerous, as eventually he is going to convince everyone else to do the right thing rather than the smart thing and get someone killed.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Although Derrick Moss started out as a corporate CEO and philanthropist do-gooder, the murder of his wife led him to take the investigation/avenging into his own hands.
  • Pretty Boy: Called this nearly every other sentence by Three, to the point of it being his official nickname on the Syfy website during Season 1.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Three's Manly Man.
  • Surgical Impersonation: One is not the real Jace Corso. He somehow duplicated Corso physically and stole his identity to infiltrate the Raza. He's actually a corporate CEO by the name of Derrick Moss and Marcus Boone (Three) is the prime suspect in his wife's murder. Whatever technique he used to acquire Corso's appearance, it's detailed down to the voicebox and minute features of the skin and impressive even by the future-tech standards of the setting. Although his real appearance wasn't drastically different from Jace's; they're both good-looking brown-haired Caucasian guys with a slim but fit build. In fact, both actors have been in several Hallmark and Lifetime productions.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: As of the end of the Season Two premiere, the dedicated family man and charitable donor who never committed a crime in his life before the Raza has been shot to death.
  • Tragic Keepsake: As explained by a deleted scene, disguised Moss was part of shooting Hrothgar and his men pre-mindwipe, as they pulled their guns on the Raza crew when the latter tried to take the weapons shipment. Moss took the sun pendant One found in the pilot episode off the body of one of them, as a reminder of what he risked becoming.
    • In the Season 2 premiere, Six gives One the pendant as a reminder of how he knew to do the right thing on the mining colony. Unfortunately, One is shot by Jace Corso not long afterwards.

    Four 

Four / Ryo Tetsudo / Ryo Ishida

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"Torture is ineffective, and very unproductive. I do find it, personally, highly cathartic."
Played by: Alex Mallari Jr

A quiet swordmaster and interrogator. He rarely speaks, but is almost as dissonant as Three — he's just more patient.


  • Abusive Parents: In "Episode Six", during Five's exploration into her borrowed memories, his segment shows his father mercilessly attacking him with a practice sword until he's bleeding, simply because he went easy on his sparring partner.
  • A Day in the Limelight: At least two episodes are heavily focused on his past.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His usual off-ship attire involves a suit jacket.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: In "Episode Three", he says that he stays with the crew simply because it's the most obviously beneficial action at the moment. But if he changes his mind, he won't leave. He'll just take the ship for himself.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: After regaining his memories and reclaiming his throne, he joins Ferrous Corp as one of the primary villains of the show, with a much more personal agenda against his former crew. By the end of Season 3, Ryo, Ferrous and the Alternate Universe crew have all formed an unholy alliance.
  • The Confidant: Pre-mindwipe, Ryo was apparently this for Portia, being the only crewmember she told about having a daughter or about learning "Griff" was an undercover cop.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: In Season 2, Four admits he would very much like to take back his throne, but doesn't because he's hesitant to just leave the crew and at present would have nothing to offer his people even if he did. He ends up restoring his memories and taking it back in late Season 2... by killing everyone in his way — including the brother who had been instrumental in getting him there.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
    Six: Are you talking about me?
    Four: No, I was talking about the passive-aggressive empty seat next to you.
  • The Emperor: As of "Sometimes in Life You Don't Get to Choose".
  • Face–Heel Turn: While he was arguably always the coldest and most ruthless member of the crew, upon his bloody ascension to Zairon's throne after restoring his memories, he straight-up becomes the show's major antagonist.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: His father considered him way too soft for the job of Emperor of Zairon and spent all of Four's life trying to push him into being more like himself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Behind the stoic exterior, he really is concerned for his crewmates. In fact, pre-amnesia, his was the deciding vote that allowed Five to stay on the Raza. He also later begins training her in self-defense and gives her the nickname "Little Warrior".
    Six: [to Three] He has feelings too. He just doesn't show it.
  • Master Swordsman: He finds a dojo on the ship and immediately starts spinning a pair of katanas around.
  • Noble Fugitive: Ryo Tetsudo is the crown prince of a space empire, on the run after being framed by his stepmother for the assassination of his father.
  • Not So Stoic: Learning of Nyx's murder clearly upsets him a great deal. He also becomes much more prone to outbursts when things aren't going his way after regaining his memories than when he was Four.
  • Pet the Dog: In Season 3, it is revealed that he was the one who gave the Android a taste for chocolate.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He has no intention of turning on his shipmates until or unless it becomes the most reasonable course of action. It does.
  • Shoot the Dog: Gives Milo the means to commit suicide because he deems him too dangerous to leave alive.
  • The Quiet One: He speaks a grand total of three lines in the first episode, and not much more after that.
  • The Stoic: Keeps his emotions under control at all times and his face never betrays any of them.
    • As stated under Not So Stoic, he becomes very emotional when learning Nyx was killed.
  • Torture Technician: One of his specialties, not because he has faith in its effectiveness, but because he finds it to be cathartic.
  • We Can Rule Together: He offers this to Nyx after taking the throne. She rejects him, understandably still upset about his role in Milo's death.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to protect Zairon, and will go to any lengths necessary to achieve that end. That includes killing his brother and stepmother to prevent civil war, followed by blowing up the corporate summit at Eos-7 so the resulting war will weaken his enemies.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Implied to be his relationship with his brother. They were apparently very close when they were young, but the fact they were both potential heirs to the throne of an empire, Four's growing cruelty, and the manipulations of Four's Wicked Stepmother and father drove them apart.
    • Definitely the crew's relationship with him once he regains his throne and memories and becomes one of the most dangerous villains in the show. Primarily they fall out because Two refuses to let Ryo mass produce the Blink Drive as that would totally tilt the balance of power in the galaxy, and Ryo insists that just the Raza using the Drive on Zairon's behalf wouldn't be enough.
  • 0% Approval Rating: His warmongering attitude and hopeless war with the Republic of Pyr lead to this after he takes the throne.

     Nyx Harper 

Nyx Harper

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Played by: Melanie Liburd

Nyx is a strong, powerful loner. She is extremely physical and has a particular fondness for weapons. Joins the crew in Season Two when they escape from the "inescapable" prison on Hyperion-8.


  • The Ace: She is just as good with weapons as Four moments after picking them up, and is fantastic at improvisation.
  • Action Girl: She can fight Two to a standstill.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: She claims to be able to see how people will react before they do, though she admits it isn't always reliable. This is a result of her time with the Seers.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Downplayed. She became friendly with Two after fighting her, but it was only to test her in battle.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her pattern recognition ability means that she has an edge in melee combat, allowing her to match her opponents' skill until she can see an opening and exploit it. Unfortunately, this means that a quick opening gambit can allow her opponent to triumph when they might otherwise have lost a long fight. In her fight with Misaki, Nyx is clearly the superior fighter, but Misaki didn't need to win, only get close enough to cut Nyx with her poisoned blade.
  • Instant Expert: Can wield a staff and a sword like a pro moments after picking them up.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She falls victim to this trope at Misaki's hands. Misaki clearly was trying to remove her rival for Ryo's affections.
  • Nice Girl: Despite her penchant for being a loner and a warrior, she is overall a nice person.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: She and her brother Milo were among the victims of the Electus Corp experiment that created the Seers, and fled the group after Hansmeed established himself as a tyrannical cult leader. The Seers are particularly eager to fold them back into the Hive Mind because people from their planet have a high predictive potential.

     Devon Taltherd 

Devon Taltherd

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Played by: Shaun Sipos

Devon was once a world-class surgeon, whose dark past still haunts him. Joins the crew in Season Two when they escape from the "inescapable" prison on Hyperion-8.


  • Dark and Troubled Past: He used to be a doctor on a supply ship, but an unexpected meteor shower and a miscalculated drug dose led to him accidentally killing a 12-year-old patient.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Is cornered by the Seers, who stab him fatally and leave him to bleed out after he refuses to assist them in locating Nyx. Seeing as he told the crew he was leaving, they were unaware of his fate. They still think he left the crew, unaware he died alone back at the supply depot and had been going to come back and make his rendezvous with Nyx after all.
  • Functional Addict: He has a drug addiction, though it doesn't keep him from doing his job.
  • The Medic: As a doctor, his skills in patching people up come in handy on the Raza, especially after Six is shot helping the others escape prison. As an inmate on Hyperion-8, he did his work detail in the infirmary.
  • Nice Guy: He seems to care about the welfare of his patients, objecting when Four is moved from the prison infirmary to be transferred to Ishida custody despite the fact that it may risk killing him after a concussion.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: With his gentler personality, he seems set up to fill the role One did in the crew. But like One, he gets killed off before the end of Season Two. In the backstage video for the Season 2 finale on Syfy's Youtube, showrunner Joseph Mallozzi outright says, "we replace One with an equally handsome, good looking guy in Devon, and kill him off".
  • What You Are in the Dark: Dies defying the Seers to protect Nyx and the Raza, without the crew ever learning about it.

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    Adrian Maro 

Adrian Maro

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Played by: Mishka Thebaud

Tabor Calchek's assistant, who attempts to take a step up in the world when his former boss disappears in the wake of the Corporate War breaking out, taking over Calchek's business as a handler who finds jobs for mercenaries including the Raza. Comes onboard the ship with his bodyguard Solara for a run of episodes in Season Three.


  • Legacy Character: He sets himself up as the new Calchek, since the former one went into hiding and left all his stuff and contact lists behind. He's much nicer than his ex-employer, though, and doesn't intentionally screw over the crew like Calchek was prone to.
  • Non-Action Guy: His first reaction to violence is to run and hide. When the team is getting ready to face a deadly bounty hunter, he's the only character — including Five — to be instructed to go away and hide. It's established that he's the only person in the crew — again, including Five — not capable of knocking Three unconscious.
  • Ship Tease: With Five, who tells him he's a good person and gives him a hug and cheek kiss goodbye, while he asks her if she'd come with him.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He took Calchek's intended role as a temporary crew member in Season 3 because David Hewlett was unavailable.

    Solara Shockley 

Solara Shockley

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Played by: Ayisha Issa

A bodyguard working for Adrian Maro. Comes onboard the Raza with him for a run of episodes in Season Three.


  • Action Girl: Can and will kick your ass if you cross her. Her actress is no slouch either, having a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and has won the World Championship twice.
  • Alliterative Name: Solara Shockley.
  • Bodyguard Babes: She's a highly qualified former special forces soldier. Given that Maro only skimmed her resume, it's entirely possible that he hired her primarily because she's gorgeous.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Adrian. In "One Last Card to Play", he lists a number of mishaps "we've" caused accidentally since coming aboard the Raza, and Solara points out those were all him.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Six feet tall, and extremely attractive.

    Shrike 

Shrike

Played by: Jonah Hundert
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The previous mercenary captain of the Raza, killed by Portia (Two) over his refusal to let the Android establish a neural link with the ship.


Antagonists

    Jace Corso 

Jace Corso

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Played by: Marc Bendavid

The real Jace Corso, a dangerous criminal wanted by the Galactic Authority.


  • Beard of Evil: Not a beard, but he has a bit more facial hair than clean-shaven One.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Two shoots him in the head to avenge One's death.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: To the Alternate Universe Jace Corso who appears three episodes after this Corso bites it.
  • The Dreaded: His former 'drinking buddy' Danny Bones hesitates to tell Two and Nyx about his location because while they might kill Danny, Jace will also kill "my family, and their neighbors, and their dog."
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Discussed. When he tells Two he doesn't understand why she would come seeking revenge for someone like Derrick Moss, she says she's sure there's lots of things he doesn't understand.
  • Evil Twin: Thanks to One impersonating him, the real Corso is this to One. His rap sheet is longer than everybody else's aboard the Raza and his few appearances show it wasn't unfairly applied, seeming even more sociopathic than Two and Three's original selves, which is saying something. And makes it all the more ironic that Nice Guy One chose him to impersonate.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: The easiest way to tell him apart from One is his preference for Guyliner.
  • Hellbent For Leather: Another way to tell them apart is his dress sense, invoking Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains.
  • Hero Killer: Returns at the end of the Season 2 premiere and kills off One.
  • I Work Alone: He prefers to work on his own as he says he doesn't "play well with others", but he couldn't pass up an opportunity to work with the legendary crew of the Raza and see if they lived up to their reputations when Ferrous Corp tapped him to join them for the mining colony extermination job. Unfortunately, he had to go on the run when his safehouse was raided by the GA after an "anonymous tip" and missed their rendezvous... only to learn that "he" (One using his identity) had been seen boarding the Raza after all.
  • Just Following Orders: He tries to invoke this when bartering for his life with Two, claiming it was just a job and offering to reveal who hired him to kill One. Two shoots him anyway, as he pulled the trigger.
  • Lack of Empathy: Tells Two in these very words that he preys on the weak and on the helpless because he can, and that she's "finished" because she's started to care.
  • Loose Lips: Occasionally, when he has had too much to drink he will blabber to anyone who will listen about the secret moon where he has stashed a treasure. This ends up getting One and Five into trouble when Wexler interrogates the former for its location and threatens the latter to make him talk. And according to showrunner Joseph Mallozzi, the story isn't even true.
  • Mysterious Past: Ironically, while by the time the series is cancelled we've basically learned the histories of all our mindwiped crew, the background of Jace Corso, the character who wasn't mindwiped due to the twist of fate of One impersonating him, remains unknown. All we can infer is that he didn't come from means, given how he contemptuously speaks about Derrick Moss being a "spoiled rich kid who had everything handed to him". But then, few career criminals do (One and Four are actually quite unusual in that respect).
  • Proud Beauty: When he has One and Three captive, he tells the former he's flattered he thought highly enough of his "handsome mug" to copy it. And the Guyliner and slicked back hair imply a level of vanity.
  • Shout-Out: There was a character played by Martin Cummins named Aden Corso in a Season 6 episode ("Forsaken") of one of Mallozzi and Mullie's previous shows, Stargate SG-1, who was the leader of a group of escaped convicts. When asked on Reddit if the two were related, Mallozzi said, "Probably."
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: His voice is as soft as One's but without much emotion other than smugness.
  • Unwitting Pawn: According to showrunner Joseph Mallozzi, it was actually One himself who hired Corso in order to fake his own death.

    The General 

The General

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Played by: Andrew Jackson

The leader of the Procyon Insurrection, a militant group seeking to overthrow the Galactic Authority.


  • Actually a Doombot: He frequently uses the Transfer Transit clone body service to keep himself out of harm's way. He is apparently Killed Off for Real by Six in Season 3, since his body doesn't dissolve, indicating that it wasn't a clone. However, in the planned Season 4, Anders would have encountered the General in lockup despite this, revealing that CoreLactic (One's company) had the technology to make "locked" clones that don't dissolve. This was meant to lead into the reveal that One faked his own death the same way.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he met his end. His shooter was Six, the undercover cop he tricked into helping with a mass bombing that killed thousands.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Nobody knows his real name. Even his followers call him only the General.
  • General Ripper: Tends to have lots of people killed for his revolution, for just about any reason.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He does this when he implements a plan to blow up a space station with over 10,000 innocent people in it just to send a message.
  • Rebel Leader: He is in charge of a group seeking to start a revolution against the Galactic Authority.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: While it can be argued that fighting against a system where corporations have so much power is a noble cause, murdering 10,000 people just to send a message is horrendously unjustified.

    Cyrus King 

Cyrus King

Played by: ?

The leader of a military squad killed by the crew of the Raza.


  • Trojan Horse: He sent Wendy the android to take out the Raza.
  • The Voice: We can only hear his pre-recorded message when the Raza is diverted to fly into a star. He was meant to finally appear in person in Season 5, the intended final season.

     Alexander Rook 

Alexander Rook

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Played by: Wil Wheaton

The President and CEO of Dwarf Star Technologies.


  • Bad Boss: Murders the scientist responsible for letting Three and Six onto the station merely, as he states, to make an example.
  • The Dragon: One of the final scenes of "Episode Twelve" shows that he answers to somebody else… someone he is clearly terrified of, since his boss is considering taking over his body as a threat if Rebecca cannot be subdued.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Very polite but also lacking any sort of redeeming qualities.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: He's got all the style and charm of a classic James Bond supervillain.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: After capturing the crew in "Episode 12", he invites them to a fine dinner.
  • Smug Snake: While he poses a danger to the crew, his efforts to capture Two have generally failed spectacularly. Rook is not nearly as clever as he thinks he is.

Ferrous Corp

     Nieman 

Commander Nieman

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A Ferrous Corp executive and warship commander.


  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Par for the course with most corporate higher-ups in the setting, but he seems to be the go-to guy in Ferrous Corp to handle nasty business.
  • The Handler: He used to be the go-between Ferrous Corp and the Raza. He also appears to serve this function with Alicia Renaud.
  • It's Personal: He holds a personal grudge against the crew of the Raza, not only for betraying Ferrous Corp, but also for making a fool out of him.

    Alicia Reynaud 

Alicia Reynaud

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Played by: Inga Cadranel

The head of Reynaud Enterprises, who has an interest in Five.


  • Actually a Doombot: She never ever leaves the safety of her compound. If she ever needs to travel off-world, she uses a personal Transfer Transit pod in her office to send a clone.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: She arranges assassinations in order to take over companies.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: For the first half of season 2 she's shown to be working with Ferrous Corp to retrieve the mysterious key Five stole before coming on the Raza, but what it does and why she wants it aren't revealed. Eventually the audience finds out that it's the missing key component of the Blink Drive, a technology which could make whomever possesses it master of the galaxy.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Her approach to trying to get the key out of the Raza relied in a manipulation so subtle that had it worked, the Raza wouldn't even know the thing had been stolen.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Calls Five "pumpkin" when she sees her picture on the Raza crew manifest in "Kill Them All".
  • You Remind Me of X: She develops a tiny soft spot for Five, as she claims she reminds her of herself at that age. Or, her adoptive daughter Carina, who happens to be Five's sister.

Principality of Zairon

    The Empress 

Empress Ishida (Li Na) Katsumi

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Played by: Mung Ling Tsui

Four's stepmother, Hiro's mother, and the previous emperor's second wife, who killed her husband and framed Ryo in order to keep Hiro from being sent away from court and put him on the throne.


    Misaki 

Commander Misaki Han-Shireikan

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"Time to pay for your sins..."

Played by: Ellen Wong

Commander of the Zairon Imperial Guard, and a personal childhood friend of Four's. She appears in the second season to bring him home when he is imprisoned.


  • Childhood Friend Romance: When Ryo is imprisoned, she tells him that the reason she trusted him so much when they were children was because she was in love with him. Ryo's expression makes it clear he hadn't ever considered that possibility.
    Misaki: You idiot.
  • Dual Wielding: She typically uses two katanas at a time.
  • Karmic Death: Stabbed in the gut by Two with her own poisoned dagger that she had used to murder Nyx.
  • Poisoned Weapons: When she doesn't have her sword, she uses a "ceremonial" knife dipped in poison. For bonus points, this is when she's at her craziest.
  • The Starscream: She eventually tires of what she perceives as Ryo's indecisive leadership and tries to overthrow him. Thanks to Two intervening, she fails and is killed by her own dagger.
  • Yandere: She overhears Ryo proposing to Nyx over the communicator. A few weeks later, she encounters Nyx on the Raza and kills her despite Ryo's express orders to use non-lethal force only on the crew.

Wexler's Crew

     In General 

Played by: Ennis Esmer (Wexler), Jessica Sipos (Tash), Jon Cor (Vons), Conrad Pla (Cain)

Another band of mercenaries that the Raza crew are forced to work with in Episode 10 in order to pull off a heist against Traugott Corporation on behalf of the Mikkei Combine, consisting of Tash, Vons, Cain and their leader, Wexler. They prove to be untrustworthy on all counts after the heist is completed, taking over the Raza with plans to collect the bounties on the crew and turn the stolen object over to the Volkv-Rusi corporation instead of Mikkei.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Wexler's attempts to grope Two get him a one-way trip to sickbay.
  • Big Eater: Cain. Six reminds him to breathe between mouthfuls.
  • The Big Guy: Cain serves the muscle role on the crew.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Possibly, between Tash and Vons. They act like a couple, but also look enough alike to be related. Three's attempt to clarify the situation is met with "We don't subscribe to outdated social categories".
  • The Cracker: Wexler claims to be able to crack any code in the galaxy.
  • Dark Action Girl: Tash is a very competent fighter and able to give Two a run for her money in hand-to-hand despite not being an enhanced human like her, though she still ultimately loses.
  • Dead Alternate Counterpart: After this crew are all killed by Two (Vons, Tash and Wexler) and Five (Cain) in Episode 11, counterparts of Wexler and Tash surface on the Alternate Universe Raza in the second season because the writers wanted to bring their characters back. The status of Vons and Cain in the other universe isn't alluded to.
  • Evil Is Petty: Wexler has Two blown out an airlock even after One and Three surrender the password to the Raza's vault to save her life, although she, like the rest of the crew except Five, has a valuable bounty on her. Doubtless because she beat him up in response to his unwanted advances.
  • Neck Snap: Two kills Tash this way while rescuing Five.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Wexler thinks that All Amazons Want Hercules and strong women like Two secretly desire a man to dominate them. He and his groin find out differently. Kinds of makes it a mystery why Tash remains on his crew.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Wexler and Cain threaten to rape Five in front of One to get him to talk about the moon where Jace Corso supposedly has a secret stash.
  • Start of Darkness: Downplayed example since she doesn't turn evil, but Cain is the first person Five ever kills, and from there she finds It Gets Easier.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Even before the betrayal, neither crew enjoys having to work with the other.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: Wexler's ultimate fate at the hands of Two after doing it to her first.

Crew of the Alternate Universe Raza

     In General 

The Raza crew from an Alternate Universe where Ferrous's agent never lost the Blink Drive key, so Das never came aboard the ship, Kal Varrick was killed by Portia Lin after being exposed as an undercover cop, and the mindwipe never happened.

Portia Lin and Marcus Boone are still ruthless mercenaries working as Ferrous Corp's number one agents of chaos with the aid of the Blink Drive, the Raza themselves are responsible for destroying Eos-7 to kickstart the Corporate War rather than trying to stop it, Ryo Ishida already reclaimed the throne of Zairon with their help earlier than in the primary timeline, and the crew includes Jace Corso, Tash and Wexler (whose primary counterparts are all dead) in addition to Portia, Boone and the Android.

This crew abandon their Raza and hitch a ride on the hull of ours to the main universe using their FTL-capable Marauder when our Raza crew steals their Blink Drive in the Season 2 episode "Stuff to Steal, People to Kill", and become a recurring nuisance in Season 3 after hijacking an Ishida cruiser as their new ship.


  • Big Bad Ensemble: They form one with Commander Nieman and Emperor Ryo in Season 3.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: While the prime Raza crew are a Family of Choice, "friends" is a generous description of the still-evil AU crew's relationship. The Alt Android notes that part of her job description is protecting her crew from each other.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Unlike the prime crew's Marauder, theirs is capable of Faster Than Light, allowing them to escape out into the galaxy after they sneak their way over to the primary universe.
  • For Want of a Nail: Some (but not all) of the most important differences between universes can be attributed to Das's absence from the Raza.
  • In Spite of a Nail: The Blink Drive ended up onboard the Raza in both universes. In the prime universe, because Das stowed away there after pickpocketing the Blink Drive key. In the alternate universe, because after successfully obtaining the drive, Ferrous Corp let the Raza crew have it to use against the corporation's enemies.
  • To Create a Playground for Evil: In a cut-for-time exchange from "Stuff to Steal, People to Kill", Alt Commander Truffault entreats Two to let Mikkei have the Blink Drive so that they can end the Corporate War in their universe. Two points out that Ferrous Corp still hasn't won the war despite having access to the Blink Drive via the Alt Raza, and Truffault counters that it's hard to end a war when you're relying on an ally that thrives on chaos.

     AU Portia Lin 

AU Portia Lin

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Played by: Melissa O'Neil

Two’s counterpart from an Alternate Universe, she views the crew from the main universe as enemies. Many of the tropes that apply to Two apply to her.


  • Dark Action Girl: She is extremely lethal in all forms of combat.
  • Evil Twin: She's a version of Two with all her memories intact, with all the nefarious consequences that entails. Also, dark as Primary Portia was, Alt Portia was apparently already somewhat darker. For example, according to Joseph Mallozzi in a livestream, pre-mindwipe Portia trusted her crew with the secret that she's an Artificial Human and Alt Portia didn't.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: While Two's style of dressing is hardly modest (discussing her own breasts, the Android notes that Two is "very adept at packaging [hers]"), Portia's somehow manages to be less modest, with a web-like Cleavage Window and everything.

     AU Marcus Boone 

AU Marcus Boone

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Played by: Anthony Lemke

Three’s counterpart from an Alternate Universe, he is in a relationship with his universe’s version of Portia Lin. Many of the tropes that apply to Three apply to him.


  • Amazon Chaser: AU Marcus is two-timing AU Portia with Tash, both of them Dark Action Girls.
  • Evil Twin: A version of Three with his criminal memories intact.
  • Really Gets Around: As noted above, he's sleeping with both of his female crewmates. Think about that for a second. There are two women and three men on the Alt crew, and both women are choosing to sleep with Boone.
  • Sanity Slippage: In the Season 3 finale, AU Wexler notes that Boone has been going funny lately, and in Virtual Season 4, Portia tries to ditch him because of this and his drinking getting heavier. Wexler attributes it to spending too much time alone waiting for the prime crew to show up in the Nova system so he could kidnap Two to Zairon, but there's probably a deeper reason that we would have found out if the show hadn't been cancelled.

     AU Jace Corso 

AU Jace Corso

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Played by: Marc Bendavid

The Alternate Universe version of the mercenary Jace Corso, he is a member of the crew of the Raza in his universe. Many of the tropes that apply to his counterpart apply to him.


  • Alternate Self: Other than a difference in hairstyle and outfit, he and his late counterpart in the main universe seem to be a lot alike.
  • Ambiguous Situation: While it seems most probable that he's the AU version of Corso and not the AU version of Derrick Moss, it hasn't been explicitly stated. Like the primary Corso, he's very evil, has stubble and wears eyeliner and heavy black leather. However, he wears his hair spiked like One's instead of slicked back like the Corso of the primary universe, in a cut flashback from Episode 13 primary Moss was worried about being corrupted before he got mindwiped, "secretly gunning" for Portia and Boone could be consistent with an agenda against Boone, and with it being an Alternate Universe after all, it's conceivable Moss wasn't as nice as his primary self to begin with. When the question of his identity was raised during a podcast Q&A, Showrunner Joseph Mallozzi said, "That's a very good point" about how if Alt-Wexler was nicer than his counterpart then Alt-Moss could be less nice, but neither confirmed nor denied whether he was Corso or Moss. invoked
    • Wexler's statement about Corso not being with the rest of the Alt crew is ambiguously worded enough that it could mean he didn't come to the primary universe or just that they parted ways as soon as they crossed over. An episode involving him was intended for Season Three but was replaced by "Isn't That a Paradox?" because Marc Bendavid was unavailable. Mallozzi told a user on the Reddit thread for "One Last Card to Play" that "who knows what the future holds" in regards to not seeing Alt Corso in the episode, and by that time Season Three had been completely filmed, which implies he did cross over even if he wasn't featured in that season. Especially since Mallozi's said in the first place that Corso, Wexler and Tash were on the AU crew in order to bring their characters back to the show.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Treats being called a shifty son of a bitch by Three as a compliment.
  • I Work Alone: Although unlike his primary counterpart he did become part of the Raza crew and must have been with them for months after meeting up if the timeline of their intended rendezvous is the same, like his counterpart said about himself he's noted by Wexler to not be a "team player" and he's the only member of the AU crew who doesn't stick with the others when they cross over to the primary universe.
  • Lack of Empathy: When Two (pretending to be Alt Portia) tells him that there's another way to handle the rebellious miners besides nuking them, he agrees... They can shoot them all. But that'll take too long.
  • Slouch of Villainy: After launching the nuke, he sits back with his feet up on the Raza deck console and his hands folded.
  • The Starscream: He tries to nuke Two (who he thinks is AU Portia at the time) when she says not to nuke the mining colony the Raza's been hired by Ferrous Corp to deal with, and he says he's told Portia not to give him orders before. According to AU Tash, he's been secretly trying to do in Portia and Boone for months with only Tash's own interventions preventing it, though she apparently takes his side against Two and Three after seeing Three knock him out, until the AU Android knocks her out.

     AU Tash 

AU Tash

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Played by: Jessica Sipos

The Alternate Universe version of the mercenary Tash, she is a member of the crew of the Raza in her universe.


  • Alternate Self: There seems to be no significant difference between her and her late main universe counterpart, other than being from different universes and her brother(?)/lover(?) Vons being nowhere to be seen. Both Tashs are just as nasty. Although, as seen in Virtual Season Four on showrunner Joseph Mallozzi's blog, she would have formed an Enemy Mine with Six to escape the alien dimension and parted company with the crew on relatively good terms.
  • Badass Normal: She doesn't have biomechanical enhancements or precognitive abilities, she's just that good.
  • Dark Action Girl: Like her main universe counterpart, she is one of the few people shown to be able to hold their own in a one on one fight with Two.
  • Only One Name: Her last name is never mentioned. She is only ever called by her first name. Assuming it's her first name.
  • The Starscream: She's all too ready to kill Portia and Marcus to get what she wants. In her introduction, she was in on AU Corso's planned coup and fought with Three and Two while they were Impersonating the Evil Twin. So the AU Android knocked her out. In her next appearance, she was unwilling to trade hostages with the Raza to get Portia and Marcus back. So the AU Android knocked her out. Again.

     AU Wexler 

AU Wexler

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Played by: Ennis Esmer

The Alternate Universe version of the mercenary Wexler, he is a member of the crew of the Raza in his universe.


  • Alternate Self: While the main universe Wexler led a crew of mercenaries including Tash, Vons and Cain, the alternate is more of a cowardly Butt-Monkey. He also seems slightly nicer than his counterpart; while the primary Wexler threatened to rape Five in front of One, Alt Wexler hasn't done or said anything so sick, though he had no problem giving Alt Corso the go-ahead to nuke a mining colony. Had Season Four happened, Alt Wexler would have joined the primary universe crew as the Token Evil Teammate (as seen in the first three episodes of Virtual Season Four on showrunner Joseph Mallozzi's blog) and would have cemented his position by pulling one over on Alexander Rook. Also, Mallozzi confirmed in a livestream that Alt Wexler is actually nicer than Primary Wexler.
  • Demoted to Dragon: Primary universe Wexler was the leader of his own crew; AU Wexler works under Portia.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Once Two points out to him that Portia had no problem using him as bait, he reveals Portia's plan to the crew of the Raza.
  • Only One Name: Only ever referred to as "Wexler", and it's not specified whether that's his first or last name.
  • The Infiltration: He goes further with the trope above, offering his services to the Mikkei Combine and spying on Ferrous Corp, finally helping Two and Six escape the Project Phoenix shipyard.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: AU Portia had no problem sending him alone to be captured by the Raza's crew.

     AU Android 

AU Android

Played by: Zoie Palmer
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The Alternate Universe version of the Android, she is a member of the crew of the Raza in her universe.


  • Alternate Self: Shares a similar personality to her main universe counterpart albeit a touch darker. While she is still more self-aware than the average android, Joseph Mallozzi confirmed on Twitter that she is not quite at the same level as the primary universe Android since Das wasn't around to help Portia work on her.
  • Servile Snarker: She can be just as snarky as her main universe counterpart, but with somewhat of a more morbid flare.
    AU Wexler: What's with the no-can-do attitude?
    AU Android: That wasn't pessimism. Simply a statement of fact. Like, we stole a ship. We're flying through space. Or, I could detach your head with minimal effort. Minimal. Effort.
  • Undying Loyalty: She is extremely loyal to Portia Lin for making her unique, no matter what she does. She also doesn't take kindly to anyone trying to betray Portia, twice helping the crew of the Raza because doing so will keep Portia alive.

Organizations

    The Mega Corps 

The powerful interstellar corporations that control vast sectors of space.

Ferrous Corp

The corporation that hired the crew for the job on the pilot.


  • Greater-Scope Villain: They're the ones driving the primary conflict of season 2, with the crew of the Raza dealing with their executives. By season 3, they seem to be the most prominent faction in the new corporate war.
  • It's Personal: They took the Raza's decision to turn on them and help the mining colony very badly and are making it their mission to hunt down and kill the crew.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: They try this with the mining colony, intending to make it look as if a fusion reactor malfunction wiped out the colony. They get foiled by the crew.
  • Revenge Before Reason: They are spending an absurd amount of resources hunting down the Raza, considering that the withdrawal of their political protection would be enough to ensure their eventual destruction.
  • Toxic, Inc.: Their Cyrillium mining operations on Sarah's planet have contaminated the ground water, causing a large portion of the planet's population to contract a deadly disease.
  • We Have Reserves: Played straight in that they consider their employees to be expendable and couldn't care less if they die by the shipload to achieve their goals, but subverted when it comes to the warships. Those are expensive, after all.

Mikkei Combine

A corporation that is a bitter rival of Ferrous Corp.


  • Smug Snake: The Mikkei Combine executives that come to the Raza's aid in "Episode 2" do not even try to hide how much they are enjoying screwing Ferrous Corp out of the mineral find in the asteroid belt. "Episode 11" and "Episode 12" reveal that they are not nearly as clever as they act, as a rival Corp, Traugott (previously established as the resident Butt-Monkey of the universe), was able to play them like a violin, causing them to lose a planet and 15,000 employees, while simultaneously drawing quite a bit of unwanted attention from the Galactic Authority and giving the rival Corp everything they needed in the process.
  • We Win Because You Didn't: The reason why they helped the crew in the second episode. At the trivial cost of filing some paperwork they managed to screw Ferrous Corp out of a massively valuable find.

Traugott Corp

A corporation with a strong focus on researching new technologies.


  • Batman Gambit: It turns out that the job set up by Mikkei in "Episode 10" was one of these, as they had set themselves up as having a White-Hole generating Doomsday Device kept mostly unguarded, while in reality they just wanted to bait the rival Corps into stealing it. Once it was stolen and safely set onto a world owned by the thieving Corp (Mikkei, as it turned out), they would activate it, destroying the enemy's world, causing them to take the blame for testing a highly illegal superweapon, while simultaneously destroying any evidence they were working on it and giving them the data to push them into production. It worked flawlessly.
  • Butt-Monkey: Among the Mega Corps at least. Their research blows up in their faces and when it doesn't, the other Mega Corps simply steal it. They exploit this in "Episode 12", deliberately leaking intel on their latest research so one of their rivals will steal it, at which point they remotely detonate it. All of the testing, none of the blame.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Their research projects have the unfortunate tendency to fail in the most catastrophic way imaginable.
  • Immortality Inducer: They tried to create one from extremely long-lived trees native to the planet Taurian Alpha. Instead they created a virus which turns people into the next best thing to zombies.
  • Research, Inc.: Traugott Corp does a lot of scientific research, ranging from biotechnology to subatomic physics.

Volkov-Rusi

A corporation in league with Wexler and his mercenaries.


  • Armor Is Useless: Averted in regards to their Marine boarding party, in stark contrast to Ferrous Corp's troops. The body armor they bring aboard is totally Immune to Bullets and only has limited gaps around the neck and joints, forcing Two to get very close and creative with her attacks.
  • Elite Mooks: The boarding party they send aboard the Raza consists of only six men. Despite this, they come wearing totally bulletproof heavy armor and manage to hold their own against Two for far longer than any other corp's troops have been able to.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: As soon as Two informs them that she has retaken control of the Raza, they immediately jump to FTL.

Dwarf Star Technologies

A corporation involved in highly illegal biological research.


  • Alien Invasion: The entire corporation is a front for Puppeteer Parasite Starfish Aliens from a dying universe, intending to use nanite-enhanced Artificial Human bodies to infiltrate the corporations in order to take them over. Alexander Rook's mysterious superior is one of the original hosts, looking for a new body since the non-enhanced original is failing.
  • Artificial Human: They have invested heavily into perfecting this technology, even though it is outlawed by the Galactic Authority. Two is the result of these experiments, and they've developed better versions since then.
  • Brain Transplant: The ultimate goal of their research is to be able to create the perfect body to allow a successful transplant from an ill donor. They are implied to have already had success with blank slate brains.

    The Galactic Authority 
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Also known simply as the GA, this is the group in charge of policing colonized space.


  • Balance of Power: Maintaining this between the MegaCorps is one of their main concerns. They will ban any technology that they think would give one of them too much of an advantage over the others, such as white hole technology, for example.
  • Dirty Cop: Season 2 shows the GA are little better than the corps they are meant to regulate, taking bribes and generally moving at the whims of whatever corp is willing to pay more.
  • Faceless Goons: Their troops wear black ballistic facemasks to conceal their faces.
  • Space Police: It fulfills this role in colonized space. The Raza's crew is on their most wanted list.
  • Zerg Rush: Though unnecessary since the crew was neutralized already, Episode Thirteen reveals this to be a favored tactic of theirs, sending in dozens of troops in quick succession as soon as they dock. It is likely they do this more to overwhelm a dangerous enemy than relying simply on numbers.

    The Procyon Insurrection 
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An armed group seeking to overthrow the Galactic Authority.


    The Seers 
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A cult that aims to conquer the galaxy through the use of precognitive abilities.


  • Big Bad Wannabe: They want to take over the galaxy, but ultimately end up executed on Zairon after a failed alliance with the Empress.
  • Cult: After freeing themselves from the control of the corporation, one of the subjects of the experiments managed to convince the rest that they had a higher purpose and they became a cult with him as the leader.
  • Didn't See That Coming: They're Out-Gambitted when they fail to anticipate Four regaining his memories and thus acting more ruthlessly than he previously did. What would have been an alliance with Four had he been his previous self instead ends with them all dead.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: They call themselves the Seers, and that's exactly what they are.
  • Full-Circle Revolution: Hansmeed, the leader of the Seers, treats the individuals who form the Hive Mind just as badly as the corporation who used to run the experiment, if not worse.
  • Hive Mind: The group began as an experiment by Electus Corp to link a group of people into one of these.
  • Seers: Using a combination of drugs and a Hive Mind, they are able to process massive amounts of data from everywhere in the galaxy to predict the future with a reasonable degree of certainty. Even when not connected, they are able to predict the future, though not nearly as accurately.
  • Take Over the World: Their leader intends to kidnap more people to expand the Hive Mind and improve their abilities, with the ultimate goal of forming a fleet to take over the galaxy.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: The group was created by a corporation, but they rebelled against them using the very abilities the corporation wanted to obtain through them.

Others

     Delaney Truffault 

Delaney Truffault

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Played by: Torri Higginson

A Mikkei Combine executive and warship commander.


  • Action Girl: When push comes to shove, she is just as handy with a gun as any member of the Raza's crew.
  • Affably Evil: It is made abundantly clear that the Mikkei Combine is no better than the other Mega Corps, and that she is just using the crew of the Raza as their interests align with hers, but she does seem to have an amused affection for them.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She has a penchant for showing up with a small flotilla of warships and saving the Raza's collective behind.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Truffault will not bat an eye at sending armed mercenaries to steal a rival Mega-Corp's research.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Just about every other word out of her mouth is sarcasm.
  • Evil Counterpart: Her Alternate Universe counterpart in "Stuff to Steal, People to Kill" is an enemy of the crew (who are also evil in that universe). However, in terms of character, Two will only admit that her version of Delaney is mildly more tolerable.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Though she's not above stealing and other underhanded tactics, she draws the line at all-out Corporate Warfare and would rather avoid it if possible. She also chooses to remain neutral in the vote that will add a member to the council and trigger the war, so neither side will attack Mikkei. Once they've bled each other dry, Mikkei can swoop in and come out on top.

     Tabor Calchek 

Tabor Calchek

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Played by: David Hewlett

The crew's handler, whose job it is to find them employment.


  • All There in the Manual: His name is revealed in supplementary materials and interviews, but isn’t said in the show proper until "Episode 8" when One mentions his last name.
  • The Handler: He uses his connections in the underworld to secure the crew, and others, their unsavory assignments.
  • Jerkass: Not exactly good with people. He manages to irritate the Android in his first appearance, and he once gave Adrian a ring as his end-of-year bonus that cost more to have appraised than it was worth.
  • Large Ham: To call this man "colorful" would be an understatement. The only time he stops Chewing the Scenery is when he is having an Oh, Crap! moment.
  • Non-Action Guy: Folds at the slightest threat to himself and his only recourse is to run when that fails.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when Two reveals that she figured out what he tried to pull in "Episode Five".
  • Put on a Bus: In Season 3, he cashes out and leaves his contact list in the hands of his assistant Adrian Maro, who takes over his job.
  • Uriah Gambit: He tried to use one of these against the crew in "Episode 5". Two deduces that he was paid off by Ferrous Corp to take them out, and he intended for them to die on the ship he sent them to salvage, since he never informed them of the plague of Technically Living Zombies it carried. On the off chance they succeeded, the data and/or samples would have been extremely valuable.
  • With Friends Like These...: Although Six notes that he's the closest thing the crew has to a friend in "Episode 6", the jobs he's offered them have turned out to be traps at least twice, knowingly or otherwise.

     GNN Anchor 

GNN Anchor

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Played by: Pay Chen

The main news anchor for the GNN network, she’s the most visible media figure seen by the crew.


  • Coincidental Broadcast: Averted. The crew has never watched her show live; they always go looking for the relevant clips.
  • Miss Exposition: Her role on the show is to narrate whatever piece of information the crew happens to be looking for at the moment.
  • No Name Given: Since the crew has never seen her show from the beginning, the audience has no way of knowing her name.
  • Show Within a Show: She's the anchor on the main news show within the universe the series is set in.

     Sarah 

Sarah

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Played by: Natalie Brown

A woman found in a stasis pod in the ship's vault in "Episode 7". She was being kept there to halt the progress of Teterance Disease, and is probably the only person in the universe that cares about Three and vice versa.


  • Brain Uploading: Five managed to download a copy of her mind from her stasis pod and upload it into the ship's database. Then, Dr Shaw downloaded that copy into an android body.
  • Delicate and Sickly: Three had been keeping her in stasis to protect her from the progress of her Teterence Disease until a cure could be found.
  • Diabolus ex Machina: Just before she would have succumbed to her disease, Three puts her back into stasis, promising to revive her once a cure is discovered. Then the power cuts out...
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Inverted; Sarah is the only one who still calls Three "Marcus".
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Sarah and Marcus met when she found him critically injured after an op where the rest of Tanner's mercenary band had assumed he died, and they fell in love while she nursed him back to health in her cabin.
  • I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When the Raza is transported to the 21st century by a Blink Drive recall switch in "Isn't That a Paradox?", she tells Three that if they can't find a way back then he should stop coming to her virtual paradise and settle down on Earth with someone real.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: She creates an ideal paradise for herself and Three inside the computer, albeit one he can enter and leave whenever he wants to.
  • Morality Pet: Is one to Three. Even after she succumbs to her disease, her presence seems to have had a positive effect on him, causing him to be at least slightly more compassionate to those around him.
  • Only One Name: Her last name hasn't been mentioned.
  • Second Love: Her husband died in an uprising against Ferrous Corp on her planet a year before she met Marcus.
  • Virtual Ghost: How she exists in the ship's computer after her physical death, thanks to Five.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Insists that Three was a good person to her, no matter what his past actions were.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Sarah notes that anyone who got on the bad side of the corporations was labelled a criminal on her planet, so Marcus's rep didn't scare her off.

     Arax Nero 

Arax Nero

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Played by: Mike Dopud

A well-connected inmate in the Hyperion-8 prison who runs one of the gangs there.


  • Luxury Prison Suite: Compared to the other inmates’, his accommodations are luxurious and he eats like a king.
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: The man comes and goes as he pleases within the prison, due to his arrangement with the warden.
  • The Mole: The entire time he was aboard the Raza he was working for Alicia Reynaud to steal the Blink Drive key from Five. She outplayed him, though.

     Kierken 

CI Kyle Kierken

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Played by: Kris Holden-Ried

A Chief Inspector of the Galactic Authority who begins hunting the crew of the Raza after they break out of the Hyperion-8 prison.


  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He walks into a room full of bodies and quickly deduces exactly the chain of events that happened to place them there. Then he tracks the culprits (Three and Five) based on their likely behavior to avoid his troops.
  • Never Found the Body: He seems to perish in the explosion on EOS-7, but he spent the whole episode clean-shaven like his Transfer Transit clone, and if it was a clone body, it evaporated before it could give off the telltale disintegration.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In the season 2 finale, Two and Six warn him of a potential bomb threat against the Eos-7 station. He outright refuses to believe Six, whom he has in custody. He does decide to confirm Two's story, but this causes the mook put in place to execute the plan to set it off early, killing many aboard the station.
  • Perma-Stubble: Well, he is played by Kris Holden-Ried. Oddly averted in "I Wish I'd Spaced You When I Had the Chance", where his clone body is clean-shaven.
  • Sensing You Are Outmatched: He's doggedly chasing the crew of the Raza across the galaxy, but he's savvy enough to avoid a firefight when they have him surrounded.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: He's an honest cop (or so he claims) in a Crapsack World run pretty much exclusively for the profit of massive MegaCorps. He isn't above lying to get what he wants, however, tricking Three into giving up info on the white hole bomb in exchange for letting the rest of the crew go, only to go back on his word when Three complies. Still, Three seems to believe he's a decent person, since he lets him go with that information (but no way to prove it).

     Anders 

Lieutenant John Anders

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Played by: Jeff Teravainen

A lieutenant for the GA and an experienced undercover operative.


  • Friend on the Force: After Three saves his life he becomes the Raza's secret contact within the GA. In the planned Season Four, he would have been their official contact as agents of the GA.

     Teku 

Teku Fonsei

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Played by: Andrew Moodie

Ryo's former teacher and current advisor.


  • Cool Teacher: As stated by Five, based on her knowledge of Ryo's memories.
  • The Good Chancellor: He repeatedly tries to point Ryo's attention to the well-being of his subjects.

     Dr Shaw 

Dr Irena Shaw

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Played by: Zoie Palmer

Brilliant roboticist who defected from Dwarf Star Technologies after helping Rebecca/Two escape. She is also the Android's creator, as well as Two's old girlfriend before she took up a life of piracy as Portia Lin.


  • Brain Uploading: Averted. Dr. Shaw created the Android for the sole purpose of transferring her consciousness into her body because she was dying, but then at the last moment Dr. Shaw chooses not to go through with the procedure for moral reasons.
  • Delicate and Sickly: Suffers from an inoperable brain tumor that may have been staved off by a nanite injection from Two.
  • Human Popsicle: Because she chose not to upload her consciousness into the Android's body, Rebecca put Dr. Shaw into stasis to prevent the tumour in her head from killing her.
  • In Their Own Image: The Android was created in hers.
  • Mad Scientist: While she is compassionate enough to rescue Rebecca from being a guinea pig for Dwarf Star and consider the inadvertent rise of android consciousness, her idea to accelerate the latter and willingness to cause a revolution is troubling.
  • The Lost Lenore: An interesting twist in that the Lost Lenore in question is still very much alive, but the Rebecca/Portia she knew and loved was for all intents and purposes gone.
    Two: I'm sorry. This must be very hard for you.
    Dr. Shaw: Coming back to a world without the Rebecca I knew? Yes. Very.
    • Dr. Shaw is also Two's very own Lost Lenore. Before her mindwipe, that is. After she lost her memories Two wasn't aware that she even had a Lenore to lose.
  • Straight Gay: Until it was revealed in dialogue (and then a flashback afterwards) there was no indication that Dr. Shaw was a lesbian.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She distributes the illegal android upgrades in order to cause an uprising.

Alternative Title(s): Dark Matter

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