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A humanoid species directly under the Scarran heel, they are an mysterious race. Note that most of what we know about the Kalish comes from Sikozu, and as she's a bioloid, it's unclear how much of this is related to her unique physiology.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: They don't require eating regularly, only 10 times a year. Their bodies cannot stand translator microbes, meaning they must learn the language of each language they encounter. However as this trait is observed in Sikozu, but apparently not in any other Kalish — for example, Kalish on Katratzi had no problems understanding English — much of this may be unique to her bioloid physiology.
  • Human Aliens: Other than some uncommon skin markings, they are physically indistinguishable from humans and Sebaceans.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: They are capable of reattaching severed limbs. This is another trait we only see from Sikozu, so it's unclear if all Kalish are capable of doing so, or if it's unique to her and other bioloids.
  • Wall Crawl: They can manipulate their gravity center to walk over walls and ceilings. One of the few Kalish characteristics clearly observed in members of their species not known to be bioloids.


Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu
"Everything lives and everything dies, whether you wish it to or not, and you have to deal with it."
Played By: Raelee Hill

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

  • Alliterative Name: For all of her five names.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her default outfit.
  • Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Not really an increase in sexiness so much as a fashion style change, but her black-leather-and-tattoos makeover for "The Peacekeeper Wars" looks an awful lot like her playing to Scorpius's fetishes. She explicitly considers herself in a submissive relationship with him; when she and Aeryn are discussing their relationships the idea of not having explicit "superior" and "inferior" partners confuses her.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me / I Owe You My Life: One of the reasons for her attraction to Scorpius was the fact that he managed to save her life in "What Was Lost."
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: As a Kalish, Sikozu can walk up walls and across ceilings, can't tolerate Translator Microbes (meaning she has to learn every language she ever encounters), can reattach severed limbs and can go for months without eating. She also has the ability to project radiation, but that's a result of also being a bioloid. It's not entirely clear which traits are racial and which aren't; for instance, we see other Kalish understand new languages without the problems she had.
  • Brains and Bondage: She's highly intelligent, and is implied to be completely happy with Scorpius's highly non-mainstream sexual tastes.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She had a tendency to betray or at least undermine Crichton very early on. Then she met Scorpius. She colluded with him almost immediately, which still puts this trope in effect because his agenda was hardly in line with Crichton's or anyone else's. The only times she willingly cooperated with the rest of the crew was when their goals weren't mutually exclusive, though to her credit, she didn't decide to up and screw everyone like most examples of this trope. And then she blew it by betraying the crew to the Scarrans, much to Scorpius' rage.
  • Co-Dragons: Her and Braca, for Scorpius.
  • Combo Platter Powers: See above.
  • In-Series Nickname: John calls her "Sputnik", after the look of the braided hairstyle that she had when they first met. Chiana, who never warms to her, calls her "Psycho-Zoo."
  • Insufferable Genius: She really is brilliant (in an inexperienced, "book smart" way), but so insufferable that she manages to instantaneously alienate Pilot, the guy who otherwise feels respect and affection for every other character on the ship, including Rygel.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Scorpius.
  • Jerkass: Most of the time acts very unpleasantly towards Moya's crew, save for Scorpius.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: An inversion, as she is quite educated. However, as Rygel noted, "You've learned, but you haven't experienced." For example, though book smart when it comes to Leviathans, she had never been on one before meeting Crichton, and he knew things she didn't thanks to living on Moya. There are some fairly inexplicable gaps in her knowledge as well; for instance, she didn't know that Leviathans aren't all arranged on a standard plan despite that being one of their most iconic features.
  • The Mole: In "The Peacekeeper Wars", she feeds Crichton and Scorpius' movements to the Scarrans. When Scorpius confronts her over this she said that the Scarrans had promised to free the Kalish from servitude; surprisingly enough, the Scarrans actually made good on this promise in the comics.
  • Omniglot: Since she can't use Translator Microbes she has to learn everyone's languages, fortunately it takes her only a few minutes.
  • Organic Technology: Comes with being a Bioloid.
  • Overly Long Name: And an alliterative one, at that!
  • Robot Girl: She's eventually revealed to be a Bioloid.
  • Stripperiffic: Her costume in episodes set aboard Moya, which consists above the waist of what is basically a bra with some cloth straps extending from it. She puts a jacket on when leaving the ship.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Jool to a degree. She takes over Jool's techie role and abrasive nature, but she's much more experienced in life and much more calculatingly ruthless.
  • Wall Crawl: She has the ability to alter her centre of gravity, enabling her to walk across vertical surfaces.

A Kalish medical doctor who works at the Scarran Border Station. When Noranti infects Rygel with a disease, he issues a quarantine that prevents Aeryn's captors from leaving.




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