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    Team Awesome Force 
A trio of Reclamation Agents who operate in the Quad System.
  • Abusive Parents: Par for the course with this team. D'avin and John's father was by all accounts a complete asshole to them and their mother (in fact, D'avin's favorite memory from their childhood is the time their father disappeared for a month). Dutch, of course, was raised in a harem and had her childhood further ruined by Khylen, who trained her to be an assassin and murdered her husband on her wedding night.
  • Badass Crew: A team of Levels 3 (later Level 5), 4, & 5 Reclamation agents, all of whom are exceedingly badass.
  • The Big Guy: D'avin.
  • Big Damn Heroes: They all play this role at one point or another.
    • In the first episode, Dutch recovers from a near fatal dose of poison and turns up just in the nick of time to save the boys when they get pinned down by some guards and are running low on ammo. It's glorious.
    • John ends up playing this role more often than most would expect since, as the tech guy, he's usually off somewhere by himself whenever trouble goes down on a mission which leaves him free to come to the rescue when necessary. In Season 3, he actually tells Zeph that it's part of their job description as the team nerds.
      "The thing about nerds is that we save the day way more than people think. So let's do some nerdy shit and save the day."
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: They all love to snark, and they don't slow down when things get dangerous.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Dutch is a self-loathing former assassin who killed her first victim when she was 8; D'avin was experimented on by the military and suffers from PTSD and nightmares; John is the most well-adjusted member of the team, but he was raised in an abusive home, and spent some time as a thief which left him wanted in numerous systems.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Dutch was trained from childhood to be an assassin and is the first RAC agent to ever start at a Level 5. D'avin is an ex-soldier and probably the best tactician of the group. John has an unexplored history as a thief, and six years of running with Dutch under his belt.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Dutch shot John the first time they met. By the time the show begins, they are equally willing to die for one another. Once D'avin joins the team, this extends to include him.
  • The Heart: John.
  • The Leader: Dutch, and both of the guys know it.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Dutch and John, which makes it awkward for John when his actual brother, D'avin, sleeps with her after he asked him not to.
  • Missing Mom:
    • John and D'avin's mom passed away several years prior to the start of the show.
    • Subverted with Dutch's mom. Since Dutch is a memory clone of Aneela's younger self, that means that Aneela's mom is technically hers too. Given that Khylen and Aneela are Older Than They Look, and a flashback indicates that Yalena Seyah did not accompany them to Arkyn, it was assumed that she was long since dead until she turned back up in Season 4, having spent a significant amount of time in cryo sleep.
  • Oddly Small Organization: Inverted, as three-person Killjoy teams are rare (they typically operate solo or in pairs) and they continue to add unofficial members as the series goes on.
  • The Something Force: Turin sarcastically dubbed them Team Awesome Force in Season 1, and they adopted it as their unofficial moniker.
  • The Smart Guy: John, and later, Zeph.
  • True Companions: They'll go to hell and back for one another, and woe to anyone who stands in their way.

Played By: Hannah John-Kamen, Maya Lowe (Young Dutch), Ava Laferriere (8-year old Dutch), Jordana Blake (Young Aneela/Yala)

Level Five Reclamation Agent, leader of the team.

  • Action Girl: Kicks as much ass, if not more, than the boys.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's usually shown with male lovers but her interactions with Delle Seyah are dripping with subtext that suggests that she's probably also attracted to women. As she is essentially Aneela allowed to grow up differently, and Aneela actually does get together with Delle Seyah, possibly less ambiguous.
  • Alliterative Name: Yalena Yardeen.
  • The Atoner: Has many regrets from her past life as an assassin, and avoids taking Level 5 Kill Warrants because of this. She will kill on the job if necessary, but avoids it whenever possible and almost breaks down when she has to call on her old training to protect herself from a mind raped D'avin.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She's the team leader and can wipe the floor with just about anyone in hand to hand combat.
  • The Bartender: In the Alternate Universe created by the Lady, she's a bartender at the Royale.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Dutch always comes out of fights with her hair, makeup, and clothes intact. There are a few exceptions — her fight with D'avin in 'Kiss, Kiss, Bye Bye' left her with some heavy bruising on her face — but they are rare.
  • Cartwright Curse: She has terrible luck with relationships. Khylen forced her to kill her husband only hours after her wedding; she hooked up with D'avin in Season 1, only for him to be mind raped into brutally attacking her immediately after; she begins a sexual relationship with Alvis in Season 2, and he gets murdered by Aneela as a message at the end of the following season.
  • Casual Kink: Several scenes imply that she's sexually dominant.
  • Child Hater: Hilariously horrified by kids.
    Dutch: "To escort students? Like, small people?"
    D'avin: "Children, Dutch. They're called children."
  • Cloning Blues: Wasn't too happy to find out that she was Aneela's clone-daughter and her entire existence was a lie told to her by Khlyen.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: After her family was disgraced, she was raised in a royal harem where the other girls mercilessly bullied her, stealing her food so much that she was willing to eat rotten fruit. Then Khlyen showed up, and at the ripe old age of eight, she was made to stab a man to death by the only person who'd been nice to her in years. It only got worse from there, until her pseudo-father-figure murdered her husband literally hours after she was married.
  • Defector from Decadence: There's a great deal of evidence that she had an upper-class background, and left for some unspecified reason. Being trained to kill as a girl might have something to do with it.
  • Generation Xerox: Dutch is a bizarre example of this trope. She is Aneela's memory of herself before she and Khlyen went to Arkyn, conjured through the Green because Aneela wanted to give Khlyen another opportunity to raise her.
  • Guile Hero: She can talk her way out of bad situations as effectively as she can shoot her way out.
  • I Am Very British: She has an upper class English accent (John-Kamen's natural one); that said, she does swear a good deal.
  • I Have Many Names: Yalena Yardeen (her birth name), Yala, Queenie (the nickname John called her before they became Killjoys), and Dutch (a shortened form of another nickname John gave her).
  • Knife Nut: She's always got a knife hidden on her somewhere.
  • Lame Comeback: Multiple characters point out that she is astonishingly bad at coming up with on the spot responses.
  • The Leader: This is definitely her team.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Defied, and she nearly refers to the trope by name in the process. When Romwell asks her to stay with him and make him a better man, she immediately shuts him down and says that it's not her job.
    "I'm not your manic pixie assassin."
  • Meaningful Rename: After they decide to become Killjoys together during a flashback in "The Warrior Princess Bride", she objects to John's use of the nickname "Queenie", since they're starting over in a new life with a new identity. He then dubs her Duchess instead.
    Yalena: "Hey that's a demotion!"
    John: "Oh, I'm well aware."
    Dutch: [smiles to herself] "Duchess."
  • Morality Chain: John is hers. He's her closest and first real friend, and she acknowledges that he helps keep her darker impulses in check.
    Dutch: "There's a monster inside me, Johnny. And it's angry. And it's hateful. And you're the only one who stops it from coming out."
    • She also appears to be one for John. When he is turned into a Hullen in the fourth season, he starts seeing hallucinations of her which act as his conscience.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She usually wears revealing dresses when undercover, and her every day wardrobe features lots of sheer tops or tops with cutouts to show some skin. One episode had her strip down to her under-clothing and bare feet in the middle of a mission after taking a dive through the sewer.
  • Only One Name: She goes by "Dutch" (short for Duchess). That's all. Her birth name is apparently "Yalena of the family Yardeen", but Khlyen calls her "Yala" as a nickname.
  • Noodle Incident: Her wedding. She's implied that the groom was a prince and John met her right after, still in her wedding dress and covered in blood. Khlyen later claims to have killed her husband.
    • Also, whatever happened to disgrace the Yardeens. She mentions that "it's a shameful name", but there are no specifics as to what exactly led to their downfall, which must have been pretty spectacular considering they were so rich they owned their own moon.
    • "The Wolf You Feed" implies that said moon was Arkyn, and that the Yardeens were once a part of the Nine. It's later revealed that they were the first ruling family, and were struck from Qresh's land registry after Khlyen left to colonize Arkyn.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: John is her gravity, irreplaceable, closest to her heart, her true north, and as stated in the first episode, they do everything but sleep together. She will do anything to protect him, and is unable to personally tell him about her plan to kill Aneela in Season 3 because she knows how much it will hurt him.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: When D'avin jokes about her being a warrior princess, Dutch points out that she technically qualifies... by marriage. The revelation of her true origins also means she technically qualifies by birth: she is a clone of Aneela, the heir to Land Kin Rit before it was struck from the registry.
  • Rules Lawyer: She's a consummate professional, always fulfilling a contract... but she has enough knowledge of the law to know how to get away with bending it if need be.
  • Synchronization: Aneela brought her out of her memories via the Plasma, making her Dutch's "original source." Anything Hullen dies if its original source is destroyed, meaning that if Aneela dies, so does she. When Aneela is trapped in the Green in Season 4, her injuries and scars appear on Dutch's body.
  • Taking You with Me: After learning of her connection to Aneela, she accepts that killing her would ultimately end with her own death, and is still willing to go through with it. Luckily, she doesn't have to.
  • That Man Is Dead: How she reacts to Khlyen saying he hopes she's still the Yala he trained.
    Dutch: "Yala died that night and she's not coming back. Least of all to you."
  • Troll: She likes to mess with people, especially if there's an added bonus of creeping them out with her assassin skills at the same time.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She was trained from a young age as a professional assassin. A very young age.

    John Jaqobis
Played By: Aaron Ashmore

Level Three, later Level Five Reclamation Agent, and second-in-command to Dutch.

  • Ace Pilot: John is a "lover of ships" and is easily the best pilot of the team.
    "Lady, I can fly anything."
  • Alliterative Name: John Jaqobis, with extra points for his actor being Aaron Ashmore.
  • Always Someone Better: He's got issues with his older brother. That D'avin got fast-tracked to Level 4 and is technically superior to him did not help.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He's only ever been shown with female lovers, but there are a few moments that suggest he's also attracted to guys, and a subtle running gag indicates that he's into vibrators and dildos.
  • Amicable Exes: He apparently remains friends with everyone he sleeps with, which Dutch finds weird.
  • Amusing Injuries: Slices off his own ear as part of a mission, and on another occasion he winds up needing surgery after testing a neural link on himself to learn how it works.
    • This trope goes away after he's stabbed by a mind raped D'avin and nearly dies.
  • And I Must Scream: While he and Pawter are under the influence of the wall the Company built around Old Town as a giant pacifier to keep the populace both happy and completely helpless. While everybody around them is in agony they both feel like a million bucks, seemingly too high to even notice...except for the tears running down their faces.
  • Berserk Button: Shown in a more subtle way than D'avin, but abusive parents are a sore spot for him and he will call them out on it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Johnny's the nicest guy around. But he has his limits, and if you push him past them, he will ruthlessly and efficiently ruin your shit.
  • Cartwright Curse: His love interests tend to end up dead. Jenny from 'Vessel' sacrifices herself to save her sisters and the team after sharing a mutual attraction with him, and in Season 2 he strikes up a relationship with Pawter who is murdered at the end of the season.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: He is always looking for a solution to whatever situation the team happens to have landed in that day. He claims that he just likes fixing things, but he also cannot seem to stop himself from going to increasingly desperate lengths to solve a problem and he takes any failures on that front very personally.
    John: "I prefer fixating on things that can be, you know, fixed."
    Alvis: "I've noticed. And who nominated you to fix them all, Jaqobis?"
  • Covert Pervert: Pip takes a look through John's old PDD in Season 4 and uncomfortably notes that it is full of robot porn.
  • Cyborg: In the third season, John gets a plasma torch attached to his left middle finger and wired into his nervous system. Even though it's technically done under duress (he snuck into a cyborg bar and they would have lynched him otherwise), John geeks out over how cool it is. It's later, somewhat forcibly, removed because Killjoys must be 100% mod free.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: After D'avin cut and run on the family, John stayed behind to take care of his parents. His mother was a jakk addict and his father was angry and deep in debt. He had to forego his own dreams and education and wound up as a thief before he met Dutch. He wanted to be a spaceship engineer.
  • Death Glare: He doesn't pull it out often, but when he does you'd better watch out because he's probably about to shoot you in the head with a bolt gun.
  • Dyslexia: While it's not confirmed in universe until Season 4, early character bios indicate that he is dyslexic with a reading and learning disorder that led to him being considered stupid growing up. An early episode had him confusing directions on a mission, to D'avin's annoyancenote , and later episodes show him being frustrated when confronted with problems that require him to use math, indicating that he likely struggles with Dyscalculia and some Dyspraxia.
  • The Engineer: He's the Scotty to Dutch's Kirk: the pilot and tech guy.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: John is the responsible brother to D'avin's foolish.
  • Geek: Lover of comic books, fan-fiction, all things tech-related, and the most likely one to have read a book or watched a movie.
  • Geeky Turn-On: He shows an interest in Jenny, one of the Leithian breeders from 'Vessel', after learning that she's also an aspiring engineer who improvised the security system at the compound.
    • To say nothing of his self-admitted tech-boner.
  • Hates Being Alone: Portrayed subtly, but he tries very hard to keep the ones he loves close. In Season 3 it becomes obvious that he is more than capable of operating solo, but he prefers to work with a team and he will go to great lengths to protect someone he considers a friend.
    "People keep leaving me. It's kind of a thing. I'm scared that if I don't find Clara, that's never gonna stop."
  • The Heart: According to D'avin, the best thing Johnny brings to their dynamic is that he "gives a shit."
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: He's the nicest member of the team and also the only one with bright blue eyes.
  • In-Series Nickname: People refer to him as "Blue Eyes" a lot.
  • The Lancer: To Dutch.
  • Morality Chain: He's this for Dutch, and she appears to be his as well. After being hullenized in Season Four, he begins to hallucinate Dutch following him around, acting as his conscience and trying to keep him in touch with his human side.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He and Dutch aren't related, but the spirit is the same. He sees the way Dutch and D'avin look at each other, and he doesn't like it. He considers Dutch a sister, and doesn't want his Casanova brother screwing up a good thing. After Dutch and D'avin hook up, he tells Pree that it feels like his brother is banging his sister.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Is turned into a Hullen in Season Four, and proceeds to freak out his teammates and the viewers with his wildly out of character behavior.
  • Perma-Stubble: He always sports a five-o-clock shadow beard. It gets a bit thicker in the later seasons.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Dutch. When agonizing over what he's going to do if he ever has to choose between Dutch and D'avin, Pree states simply that he'll choose Dutch. John can't disagree.
    John: "Does that make me a bad brother?"
    Pree: "It makes you an excellent friend."
  • Rank Up: He's promoted to Level Five in Season Three and has to endure the RAC's traditional hazing rituals.
  • Replacement Goldfish: After being forced to purge Lucy's AI, he begins building a replacement using the wrist-mounted computer of a guard at the prison the Lady threw Team Awesome Force into.
  • Secret Keeper: For Dutch. He doesn't know everything about her past, but what he does know he doesn't share with anyone, even his brother.
  • The Smart Guy: He's no slouch in the ass-kicking department, but he's best at maintaining the ship and finding technological solutions to various issues.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: His attempted murder of Delle Seyah in the Season Two finale is treated this way. While he expresses no regret over his actions during or after the fact, Delle Seyah is a morally terrible person who murdered Pawter right in front of him in the previous episode, and he's only just barely holding himself together at the time. And it doesn't hurt that she ended up not actually dying.
  • Tranquil Fury: John doesn't so much as raise his voice when confronting Delle Seyah after she murders Pawter. Not even when he shoots her in the stomach and leaves her to die in the alley.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He's usually regarded as the goofy tech guy and overlooked as a physical threat in comparison to Dutch or D'avin. While this occasionally irritates him — and he still doesn't quite match the other two in terms of physicality — he's uses it and his brains to prove time and time again why he's a member of the best Killjoy team in the system.
    Banyon: "And I thought you were just the funny one."
    John: "I multitask."
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In the pilot, he uses Dutch's ID to take the kill warrant out on D'avin. This causes Khlyen to take notice of Dutch and come back into her life.
  • Would Not Hit a Girl: Says as much after Delle Seyah slaps him, although it doesn't stop him from shooting her the following season. It's implied that it might be from witnessing his father's treatment of his mother.
    "I don't hit women, but I've got a partner who does. So lady, be nice."

     D'avin Jaqobis
Played By: Luke Macfarlane

John's older brother, an ex-soldier with a troubled past.

  • Ambiguously Bi: He's only been shown with female lovers, but his grudging friendships with Alvis and Fancy contain a lot of what can only be described as "hate-flirting."
  • The Atoner: In Season 1, he feels enormous guilt over killing his squad while in the military — exacerbated by the fact that he can't remember why it happened, only what he did — and his search for answers drives his initial plotline. This begins to fade in Season 2, indicating that learning it was the result of a mind control experiment and that he wasn't in control of what happened has given him a little peace.
  • Badass in Distress: He's captured by Khylen at the end of Season 1, and the beginning of Season 2 has Dutch and John doing everything they can to find and rescue him.
  • Berserk Button: D'av really doesn't like abusive parents.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Rediscovers his after reuniting with John at the beginning of the series. He's initially distrustful of Dutch, and has John's safety as his first concern until he sees that John is capable of handling himself. It still pops up from time to time.
    • In 'Vessel', he is left in charge of several young women to be a "muscly distraction"; when Dutch and John return, he surprises them by knowing each of the girl's names and by effectively big-brothering them into calming down and behaving when tensions rise.
  • The Big Guy: The largest physically and while they're all good in a fight he's the go to guy in terms of pure physicality.
  • Broken Ace: According to John, D'avin was the Golden Boy of the family. Now, a traumatic military experience later, he's a penniless, shell-shocked fugitive.
  • Buffy Speak: He has a tendency to pepper his speech with extremely technical terms like explode-y, hinky, and war-crime-y.
  • Butt-Monkey: If someone has to get their ass comically kicked as part of a job, it's most likely going to be him.
  • Cartwright Curse: He has really bad luck with relationships; so far, only Sabine has actually died after sleeping with him, but the results still usually end up traumatic anyways. In Season 2, John actually advises him to stop sleeping with people due to his bad track record, and Season 3 indicates that he's going through a dry spell so he may have taken that advise.
  • Chick Magnet: He's attractive and aware of the fact that women appreciate his looks.
    "It's the chin isn't it?"
  • Deadpan Snarker: Boy howdy, is he ever. In one episode, John plays what sounds like a blank recording and D'avin waits a beat before deadpanning "Ooh, ah, you're amazing."
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Thanks to the military experiments and his failed Level 6 indoctrination, he can control the green plasma Level 6's are fused with.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Pree finds him attractive and makes a couple of comments about his good looks. Also, Pippin seemingly finds D'avin attractive enough that he had to clarify he was referring to Dutch's attractiveness by calling her "the girl hot one."
  • Facial Dialogue: He excels at this, and watching his face in the background of scenes offers a treasure trove of amusement.
    • In a particularly good example, his reaction to John and Lucy's Big Damn Kiss in "I Love Lucy" is best described as multiple uncomfortable and grossed out emotions passing silently across his face in the span of about three seconds, followed by a blank stare in the opposite direction.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: D'avin is the foolish one to John's responsible.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: He's the most likely member of the team to try and talk a situation down and is quite good at it. Because of this, he's able to unite many vastly different factions to fight against the Hullen in Season 3.
  • Indy Ploy: While he's also excellent at strategy, D'avin likes to wing it and trust that his skills or his team will get him out of whatever situation he ends up in.
    "I'm more of an improv guy."
  • Innocently Insensitive: In the pilot, he makes a sarcastic comment about their mother to John, unaware that she'd passed away three years before.
    • On another occasion, he buys John a comic book to replace the one he stole and lost when they were teens. Unfortunately, he decides to give it to him during their first real interaction since stabbing and almost killing him, so John naturally takes it as a very poor attempt at apologizing.
  • In-Series Nickname: His name gets shortened to "D'av" more often than not.
  • Male Gaze: In the first episode, he gets caught staring at Dutch.
    John: Unless the target is my partner's ass, keep looking!
  • Manchurian Agent: Doctor Jaeger made him kill his own squad as a test run for a weapon that can force anyone to become this. She also turns him against Dutch and Johnny briefly.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He gets the most shirtless and sex scenes of any of the main trio.
  • Naïve Newcomer: While he's an experienced soldier, he's not from the Quad, which means Dutch and Johnny have a reason to explain RAC policies and Quad politics. More recently, D'av instead will instantly prattle off whatever tidbit of RAC protocol that the other two think they're about to lecture him on, showing that he's been hitting the books.
  • No-Sell: The Super Soldier program doesn't work on him for some reason presumably due to the military experiment; so much so that his own blood nullifies the Healing Factor in any Level 6 people that have wounds contaminated by it.
  • One-Man Army: A very good tactician and all around badass. In a dark turn, killing his squad during the army's mind control experiment was apparently not the intended result — the doctor who ran the test says that they underestimated his will and ability to kill.
  • Power Incontinence: D'avin does not understand the limits of his power over the plasma or how to control it in the beginning. After he accidentally makes a Six's eyes explode out of his head, he seeks out the help of Alvis in order to learn how to control himself.
  • Pūnct'uatìon Sh'akër: His first name contains an entirely unnecessary apostrophe.
  • Single Substance Manipulation: He can control the green plasma to the point of causing a Six’s eyes (and presumably brain) to explode and levitating a crystal coated with it in order to use it as a high-speed projectile.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: After fighting in some unidentified conflict, he has some rage issues and trouble sleeping. He's also a borderline drug addict, taking an illegal substance to help him deal with it. This begins to fade after the first season.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome / Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's the tallest of the main trio, has dark hair, is no slouch in the looks department, and the snark, when he really lets it go, is glorious.
  • There Are No Therapists: Averted. He is shown actively seeking help for his PTSD and making steps towards recovery.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Most episodes find a reason for him to be half-naked.
  • Walking Techbane: There is something about his biology that negatively affects Sixes. Prolonged contact with him causes them to forcefully eject the plasma that makes them Sixes out of their bodies.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gets a passionate one from John after having sex with Dutch, beating the hell out of her and stabbing John (although the last two weren't his fault).

Played By: Tamsen McDonough

The AI on Dutch and John's ship.

  • Ambiguously Bi: About as much of this trope as a ship's AI can manage. Lucy has a thing for John (one of the last things she does with her borrowed gynoid body is to kiss him) and she also finds Clara attractive. For a human.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It's not clear if she's actually sentient; John does treat her as such, though nobody else does.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She asks John to purge her from the ship as she'd been corrupted by the Lady and was putting Team Awesome Force at risk.
  • Robo Ship: In-Universe with John to the point that she prioritizes his life over Dutch's.
    Dutch: (Stuck in quarantine as nanomachines eat her alive) "Lucy, I need to blow up that ship before these things tear me a new one!"
    Lucy: I'm sorry, but quarantine protocols state you must remain in airlock one full hour before—
    Dutch: Lucy, John's in trouble!
    (Beat, then the airlock door slides open)
    Dutch: Favourites, my arse! I'm taking over, you mechanical bitch!
    • Also, when she gets herself an gynoid body in the episode "I Love Lucy", one of the last things she does with it is kiss John passionately.
      • Let's also not forget that Lucy is literally a robot ship.
  • Servile Snarker: She gets in some good ones at John's expense.



Inhabitants of Westerley, industrial moon of the planet Qresh.

Played By: Thom Allison

Proprietor of The Royale, a local bar in Old Town.

  • '80s Hair: Used to have this in his past. He brings it back briefly in Season 3 and it is glorious. Seriously, dude looks like he belongs in a hair metal band.
  • Bald of Awesome: After he got rid of all that wonderful 80s hair.
  • The Bartender: Obviously.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a friendly, jovial guy, but that doesn't mean he won't stab a guy in the hand for trying to take over his bar.
  • Camp Gay: He's fabulous.
  • Expansion Pack Past: He has a colorful and illicit past but doesn't like to volunteer information.
    • He used to be a career criminal known as "Big Daddy Scrimshaw," (and specialized in the theft and trade of dangerous weapons) which catches Dutch and John completely off guard.
      Pree: "What, none of you have skeletons?"
    • He also used to be a warlord (by the name of "Varrick" and with a full head of hair) and is still considered, by the Company, to be a terrorist.
  • Food as Bribe: Offers the Killjoys free drinks in exchange for Bouncer services. They really earn their pay come harvest time.
  • Has a Type: He seems to favor men who are as strong as they are emotional.
  • I Choose to Stay: He chooses to stay in the quarantined Old Town and continue running his bar, even though he could escape with Dutch and the others.
  • I Have Many Names: Varrick, Big Daddy Scrimshaw, Paris O'Malley, Prima Dezz and Pree (though that last one seems to be just the short form of Prima).
  • Loophole Abuse: Local law forbids him from serving "illegals" like D'avin Jaqobis. So he hands John two drinks, saying, "But you look awfully thirsty."
  • Noodle Incident: He plays coy about how he came to own The Royale, cryptically explaining that it was worse than stabbing someone in the hand (to the person he just stabbed in the hand).
  • Porn Stache: Had one in Dutch's flashback in "The Warrior Princess Bride," and it was as fabulous as the rest of him.
  • Retired Badass: D'avin can't believe that the chill, jovial Pree was at one point a career criminal and a mercenary warlord.
    D'avin: On what planet were you a warlord?
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: The relationships he's shown to have on screen are both violent and passionate. Case in point, he stabbed his current boyfriend in the hand before they got together.

     Alvis Akari 
Played By: Morgan Kelly

Old Town monk, and secretly a leader in an underground Westerlyn revolutionary movement.

  • Badass Preacher: He is both one of the leaders of revolutionary movement and a monk.
  • Character Death: He is murdered by Aneela in the penultimate episode of Season 3.
  • Crisis of Faith: Has one of these after he tried to kill everyone living in a Company outpost with a chemical weapon (he was in a dark place). It doesn't last though.
  • Death Glare: You don't want to be on the other end of it.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He's pale, has mousy hair, and is described by D'avin as "a creepy little dude."
  • Heroic BSoD: After the bombing of Old Town and the Scarbacks being blamed for it happening, he's admittedly in a very dark place.
  • Hiding Behind Religion: John accuses him of this.
  • In-Series Nickname: Also called "Alvis the Penitent".
  • Knowledge Broker: Begrudingly helps Dutch out every now and then when they're looking for someone who's gone underground.
  • Made of Iron: We first meet him undergoing some kind of religious rite which involves him being suspended by chains inserted into his collarbones. He doesn't react to the pain in any way, he just sits there, glaring at onlookers. And in episode 8, he runs out into an acid storm to help John.
    Alvis: Black rain scars? The brothers will be jealous.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he realises that Pawter is in Spring Hill, where he had just sent a particularly nasty chemical weapon through their plumbing. He tries to reverse the process immediately, gets a faceful of said chemical for his trouble and...well, it wasn't pretty for Alvis.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Surprisingly subverted. Apparently pain isn't so awesome when it's not voluntary.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: He fights for Westerlyn independence but to the Company he's nothing more than a terrorist, even if they have to slaughter a market full of Leithians and frame the Scarbacks to prove it.

     Illenore Pawter Simms
Played By: Sarah Power

A RAC certified doctor who lives in Old Town.

  • And I Must Scream: While she and John are under the influence of the wall the Company built around Old Town as a giant pacifier to keep the populace both happy and completely helpless. While everybody around them is in agony (one individual had fallen from a height high enough that his lower half is mush, for example) they both feel like a million bucks, seemingly too high to even notice...except for the tears running down their faces.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Even though she is RAC certified, her practice has many elements of this trope and she plays fast and loose with the rules.
  • Badass Boast: In "Full Metal Monk":
    Pawter: I'm not your hostage anymore, Jelco. I'm your liege. Deny me again, and I will use the full strength of Land Simms to step on you like the sycophantic bug that you are.
  • Blue Blood: She's a member of one of the Nine Families and sometimes invokes her family name to cow people into doing what she tells them (unless such people also know she's not in her family's good graces).
    • As of Season Two, she has become head of the family.
  • Frontier Doctor: Westerley isn't in the frontier, but it might as well be, for all the access to medicine and supplies that she gets.
  • Functional Addict: She is addicted to jakk. To cope with stress during med school, she took it up and unfortunately got hooked after just one hit (which Jakk is infamous for doing). Eventually, the Noodle Incident listed below happened, landing her in very hot water. She is now very careful and controlled in her dosage, taking enough just to keep withdrawal at bay and avoid getting high as a kite.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: She has red hair and is involved with both of the Jaqobis brothers at different times.
  • Hospital Hottie: The good doctor is extremely easy on the eyes.
  • Immigrant Patriotism: She was born on Qresh and exiled to Westerley, but she has taken up the cause of the Westerlyns with fierce passion and their well-being is her first priority. In "Johnny Be Good", she even describes herself as "Qreshi-born, but Westerley-made."
  • Impoverished Patrician: She's the daughter of the leader of one of the Nine Families. Now she practices in the poorest world in the Quad.
  • The Mole: Stays in Spring Hill to spy on the Company.
    • Later after escaping there, she becomes her family's representative among the Nine to try to find out more of what the Company's plans are and to try to stop it.
  • Noodle Incident: She was a Qreshi aristocrat but something happened that made the Company threaten to suspend her medical license and forced her to relocate to Westerley. She tells the story in "Come The Rain": She operated on a patient while high on jakk and killed him. Her family paid to hush it up and shipped her to Westerly. Now they keep her supplied with properly refined jakk under the table.
  • Oh My Gods!: She swears "Thank the Trees" several times.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: She sometimes tries to use her Qreshi background to bully Company personnel into doing what she needs them to. It only works on the ones that don't know she's bluffing.
  • The Shrink: In addition to being a general practitioner she can also perform psych evaluations on the killjoys for the RAC.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: Shortly after she Took a Level in Badass to bring down the wall around Old Town, she is murdered by Delle Seyah.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Following the bombing of Old Town, faced with a glut of wounded and dwindling resources, her tolerance for bullshit has gone way down. Would-be mugger Gared finds this out the hard way.
  • Verbal Backspace: Has one of these while operating on Jelco to treat his heart condition.
    Jelco: I like you, you're hard to predict. I like to test people, find a weakness so I can use it against them.
    Pawter: Your honesty is refreshing. Did I say refreshing? I meant repulsive.

     Hills Oonan 
Played By: Frank Moore

Chief of Old Town security, and main enforcer of Company law.

  • The Alcoholic: The stress between his job and his conscience has made him into this.
  • Back for the Dead: Reappears in "Wild, Wild Westerley," and dies near the end of the episode.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Jelco shoots him in the head for warning people about the bombing.
  • Category Traitor: A native Westerlyn who does the Company's dirty work, a lot of people, including Alvis, see him this way.
  • Dirty Cop: And he makes no apologies for it.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He works for the Company so that his grandchildren - who are 7th Generation - have a shot at getting off Westerley.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When the Company is preparing to bomb Old Town, he decides to go raid Pree's empty bar and have a final drink, even though he's far safer waiting in the hangar. Later, he takes Pawter to the Spring Hill staging area despite knowing the Company won't be happy with his actions.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After he finds out the endgame of the plot he started is the razing of Old Town, he tries to give people a chance by sounding the air raid sirens before they come.

Played By: Tori Anderson

The new bartender at The Royale, after the bombing of Old Town.

  • Action Girl: Once her real identity is revealed, she proves to be highly lethal in hand to hand combat.
  • The Bartender: Her occupation. Before the bombing of Old Town, she used to work at the mine's Canteen. Or so she claimed. It was probably a cover story.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How Dutch kills her.
  • Dying as Yourself: The reason why she asks Dutch to kill her. She doesn’t want to revert to being an emotionless psychopathic Level Six.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After sex with D'avin allows her to regain her emotions, she tries to help the crew as much as possible before she reverts back.
  • The Mole: She was actually a Hullen agent assigned by Black Root to get close to D’avin and use him to find Khlyen.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Despite looking like she's in her late 20s, she's actually 89 years old. The Green Plasma has kept her from aging.
  • Walking Spoiler: Suffice to say, Sabine turns out to be far more complicated than she initially seemed.

Played By: Gavin Fox

Old Town thug with an unfortunate habit of picking fights with the wrong people. Becomes Pree's boyfriend by Season 3, and later his husband.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Gar-Bear. Rhymes with "Care Bear."
  • The Bartender: Stole the Royale from Pree after the Company bombed Old Town. Then Pree stole it back and later hired him in Season 3.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He might be a pacifist and one of the nicest guys in Westerley, but threaten his man and he won't care if you're Hullen, he will end you.
  • The Big Guy: And he's big enough that Dutch, of all people, has a brief This Is Gonna Suck moment when she fights him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Gets his leg broken by Dutch, gets the same leg broken some more by Pawter and then gets stabbed in the hand by Pree. All in the same episode.
  • The Brute: He is this in Season 2, and man is he strong. But...see Gentle Giant below.
  • Dumb Muscle: Well, Gar-Bear certainly isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, but as of Season 3 he certainly is one of the sweetest. But, seriously; the man is huge and he's strong enough to hold up a grown man for an extended period of time.
  • Gentle Giant: By Season 3, Gared has become a pacifist who hates violence (though that doesn't mean he won't use it) and loves puppies and their hardcore cuddles.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Hates violence after Season 2, but he's still willing to go to war for his husband.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Really, guy? Picking fights with a Killjoy, a Qreshi doctor with zero tolerance for bullshit, and, oh, a former warlord?


Inhabitants of the planet Qresh, main world of the Quad System.

     Weymer Simms 
Played By: Andrew Gillies

Pawter's father, a Qreshi carpenter who married up.

  • Cruel to Be Kind: It's revealed that he didn't oppose Pawter's exile - and in fact proposed it - because he didn't want his daughter to grow up in a world where she had to be a Machiavellian schemer to survive.
  • Good Parents: In contrast to the cold and stern Adaline, he is kind and understanding.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Gives his life exposing himself to infection and later manually detonating the bomb to help Johnny destroy the bioweapon.
  • Uptown Girl: He was the Downtown Boy to Adaline... relatively. He was still a carpenter on Qresh, which is definitely quite hoity toity compared to Westerley.

     Louella Simms 
Played By: Kimberly Sue Murray

Pawter's younger sister, and later head of Land Simms.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Pawter chops off her arm before the infection she gets from touching the fog can spread.
  • Broken Bird: Let's see; in the space of one episode, Louella lost her arm, her parents and her fiance, the latter of which was actually the cause of her other losses. And then in another episode, she lost her sister and was denied revenge by the rest of the Nine. Yeah...
  • Chekhov's Skill: She's taken up deep-sea diving. She doesn't do any diving in the episode she first appears in, but it does mean she owns a diving suit. Now, how useful would a diving suit be in the middle of a bioweapon attack? Turns out very.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: The quiet obedient one to Pawter's rebellious Fallen Princess.
  • Hidden Depths: More than just the bratty younger sister she seems to be at first. She's an accomplished diver and deep-sea explorer. And she genuinely cares about the help: when the bioweapon is unleashed, her first concern is the servants outside in the boathouse. Trying to help is what costs her her left arm.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Pawter was killed by Seyah Kendry, Louella wanted her head. Sadly, the Nine had other plans and none of them involved any sort of punishment. So, Louella made plans of her own to deal with her grief: Wipe out the Nine.

     Liam Jelco 
Played By: Pascal Langdale

A Company Officer assigned to Old Town after the bombing, to restore order to what remains. Later on, it's revealed that he is also tasked with overseeing the transition of Old Town residents into Hullen.

  • Amazon Chaser: This exchange between him and Pawter:
    Pawter: I'm not your hostage anymore, Jelco, I am your liege. Deny me again, and I will use the full strength of Land Simms to step on you like the sycophantic bug that you are.
    Jelco: Power looks good on you, Seyah.
    • He also says in season 3 that he loves his wife Borna because she is "powerful and wily".
  • Ambiguous Situation: It's not explained what happened to him when he was in Fancy's custody at the end of "Johnny Be Good."
  • Ambiguously Bi: In "Heist, Heist Baby," he makes a few comments about Borna's first husband that suggest he might also be attracted to guys.
  • Angrish: When he realizes Pawter put the explosive ankle bracelet he gave her around his heart, his initial response is an incoherent, angry scream.
  • Ax-Crazy: A more subdued example. He can appear polite and civil, but is also capable of casually committing murder without batting an eye.
  • Bad Boss: He belittles his subordinates for not doing what he wants when he wants it to be done, whether they're his guards or the scientists in the compound labs.
  • Blue Blood: He's Qreshi, although of lower status than the Nine.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent since "Johnny Be Good," he makes a reappearance in "Heist, Heist Baby."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: According to Word of God, he was originally supposed to die in "Johnny Be Good." However, the production crew shot an alternate version of his death scene where his fate was left ambiguous, and that version stuck.
  • Evil Brit
  • The Exile: Implied. He tells Pawter in "Shaft" that his family exiled him because they "didn't want him."
  • Fatal Flaw: He tends to overestimate how much control he has over a situation.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Unfailingly polite, unfailingly cultured, and unfailingly sadistic.
  • Frame-Up: Frames Pawter for Arune Hyponia's murder.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: His hair is slicked back in the second season, but looser in the third.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It's not shown often, but there are instances that show he really doesn't like it when something gets in the way of his plans, or when someone doesn't behave the way he expects them to.
  • Happily Married: To Big Borna.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: By season 3, he's not exactly on the side of good, but isn't up to anything evil anymore either.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Has these to match his cold personality.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He likes being able to boss Pawter (someone of higher status than him) around while she's being held at his compound.
    Jelco: Back at home, you wouldn't even need to look at me. But here, you have to do what I say.
  • Just Following Orders: Claims this in "Johnny Be Good."
  • Last-Name Basis: Save a few instances, everyone calls him Jelco.
  • Lecherous Licking: Does this to Pawter in "Full Metal Monk."
  • Mood-Swinger: He can go from seemingly polite one moment to committing cold-blooded murder the next, and has a bit of a Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Motor Mouth: According to D'avin.
    Dutch: Is our friend safe?
    D'avin: He will be if he shuts up for ten seconds.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Of Qreshi noble blood, but a lesser family, not one of the Nine. But that's more than enough to make him the most upper-class person on Westerley.
  • Nothing Personal: Says this after shooting Arune and letting him bleed out.
    Jelco: My apologies for all this vulgarity. It's just business, you understand.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: He's still arrogant and smug in season 3, but his marriage to Big Borna seems to have softened him quite a bit. Seeing them together is surprisingly sweet.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: Is sometimes seen standing like this.
  • Resignations Not Accepted: Shoots Hills in the head for warning Old Towners about the bombing.
    Jelco: You disobeyed the Company, abandoned your post.
    Hills: I don't agree when the Company decides an entire town of people has to die to quell a revolution. Have me court-martialed, send me to prison, I don't care. I saved people. Doing that saved me.
  • Shipper on Deck: Seems to be this for D'avin and Dutch by season 3.
  • Smug Snake: A hateful smirk is his default facial expression.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome / Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's tall, good-looking with dark hair, and most scenes he's in have him saying something snarky.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With D'avin in "Johnny Be Good."
    D'avin: When we get there, you keep your mouth shut. You talk to anyone, I shoot you. You try to run, I shoot you. You do anything I don't like...
    Jelco: You shoot me. I get it.
    D'avin: [kicks Jelco down and holds a gun to his head] If we're too late, and they hurt her...If she bleeds, you bleed.
  • Torture Technician: According to Hills, he is one of these for the Company.
  • Villainous Crush: He seems to have an interest in Pawter.

     Pippin Foster 
Played By: Atticus Mitchell

Pippin Foster, aka "the Mouth", is the spoiled youngest son of a mid-rank family on Qresh. He is also an accomplished Black Market broker specializing in finding anything smuggled in and out of the Quad.

  • Ambiguously Bi: Apparently finds D'avin attractive enough to refer to Dutch as "the girl hot one".
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Briefly, after he gets one of the Lady's spiders stuck in his brain.
  • Friend in the Black Market: Becomes this for Dutch and her crew. He has some fairly...unorthodox ways of getting them what they need.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He dies sabotaging the RAC ship so that it can't be retaken by the Hullen.
  • Lovable Coward: Promise him he can keep his teeth and he'll basically do anything you want.
  • Motor Mouth: The guy really doesn't know when to shut up. Hey, they don't call him "The Mouth" because he's good with his hands.
    Pippin: Although, I am still good with my hands. I'm a, uh, talented lover. I respect women's needs and all that if you're into that. Maybe you aren't.
  • Only Mostly Dead: In "Last Dance," Zeph finds him in a cocoon aboard the Lady's ship.
  • Spoiled Brat: He's Qreshi, so duh.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Let's just say that D'av isn't too fond of the man. Neither is Dutch, but at least she warms up to him. Slightly. Eventually.


The Reclamation and Apprehension Coalition, aka, "the RAC," (aka, "Killjoys"), a professional bounty hunter's organization operating independently in the Quad.

     In General 
  • Bounty Hunter: Basically their main function, though Killjoys that are ranked Level Five are upgraded to what are basically sanctioned assassins depending on the kind of warrant they hold.
  • Cool Ship: The Rack, a massive cruiser in orbit around Arkyn. To quote Dutch, the Rack is "the most heavily fortified station in the Quad." No joke; the Rack is huge, and the RAC has at least three others like it across the J.
  • Faction Motto: "The Warrant Is All."
  • Insistent Terminology: They're Reclamation Agents. "Killjoy" is a nickname, and apparently something of a rude or insulting one.
  • Meaningful Name: People call them Killjoys because they "kill for joy," Joy being the currency that's used in The Quad. Basically, calling someone a Killjoy is the same as calling them a mercenary...which they kind of are.
  • Mildly Military: A case could be made for the RAC being one of the most powerful military forces in the J (barring the Hullen, of course), and they expect their agents to follow very strict rules of conduct with harsh consequences for those who break them. That said, they appear to be as far from being soldierly as one could get. Justified, as they're not soldiers, they're bounty hunters.
  • N-Word Privileges: It seems the only people they're okay with calling them Killjoys are other Killjoys. To everyone else, they're reclamation agents.
  • Private Military Contractor: They're the biggest in the Quad and pretty big in J Sector in general.
  • Professional Killers: Not exclusively. They're bounty hunters first and foremost. But they will take any job for any client, and if a client wants someone killed...well, the customer is always right.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A very large ragtag bunch of misfits.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Okay, they're a mercenary organization, but they follow their own ironclad rules to the letter, and they strictly police their own. Once an agent takes a contract, they are honor-bound to fulfill it, and there are serious consequences for those who fail to do so.
  • True Neutral: invoked One of the main tenets of the RAC is that they do not get involved in local politics. They will do any job for any client who can pay. Given the setting, their impartiality makes them the closest thing to the "good guys."

     Alfred Olyevich Turin 
Played By: Patrick Garrow

A high ranking member of the RAC.

  • By-the-Book Cop: He is deeply devoted to the rules and regulations of the RAC and royally pissed by Dutch's Rules Lawyer tendency to bend them.
  • Da Chief: When a RAC agent deviates from the rules, he is the one who will tear them a new one.
  • Defiant to the End: Even at the mercy of his enemies, he continues to mouth off and insult.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Khlyen as the 'ally' of Dutch stabbing him, or his arrest by his former allies.
    D'avin: Commander Alfred Olyevich Turin, you're under arrest for sedition and crimes against your people.
  • Enemy Mine: He enters into an uneasy alliance with Dutch in Season 2. They both hate each other, but they also want the same answers and neither can get them on their own.
  • A Father to His Men: His efforts on behalf of Big Joe show that he truly cares about the well-being of the other killjoys. Actually, if anyone screws with his RAC, their ass is his no matter what.
  • Frontline General: He doesn't just make orders, he gets involved in all the fighting his men does.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice is a harsh, raspy bark.
  • Hidden Depths: He does not take kindly to being told to abandon his RAC or his men. Also, though he loses it when he realizes that Zeph and Pip have 'restarted' a Hullen doll, he makes the soldier his personal project to redeem.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In his first few appearances, Turin comes across as harsh but fair, devoted to the rules but not a bad guy, really. That changes when he decides to torture D'avin and put a round in Dutch's leg, just because he can.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Eventually, he is the last commanding officer of the RAC, and after getting arrested by his own allies, he is released and starts his redemption arc. He still continues to yell and swear frequently.
    Dutch: You have a heart now, that's new.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: There's something bigger going on and he knows it, but it's a source of much frustration for him that he can't figure out what it is. All he knows is Dutch is somehow involved.
  • Made of Iron: Having his chest Impaled with Extreme Prejudice with a short sword by Khlyen really should've killed him, but he survived, even if still nursing his wounds afterwards.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He had good intentions, and likely it would have killed Team Awesome Force had he listened to them, but he reacts like this when the ship carrying Weej and the undercover agents explode.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: To the point that when he and Weej walk into a room full of armed Hullen, he orders Weej to get behind him. Literally moments before, he had been ready to space Weej and all the others.
  • Taking You with Me: He has tried to fight Hullen despite high risks.
  • Unexplained Recovery: It's not explained what happened to him after he got stabbed, only that he recovered normally and still isn't in on the conspiracy.

     Fancy Lee 
Played By: Sean Baek

A Level Five Reclamation Agent, who often butts heads with our heroes.

  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Invoked by him. He insists that he's the asshole because every organization needs one to do the things others won't.
  • Brainwashed: As a consequence of being made into a Super Soldier, he's been programmed to be loyal to Khlyen.
  • Break Them by Talking: Subjected to this while interrogating a Hullen prisoner, who managed to convince him that he was in remission, not completely cured of the Plasma. Not that it helped her much, but it did leave him with a seed of doubt.
  • Brought Down to Badass: As a regular human being, Fancy was already a top-tier Killjoy and a genius with gadgets. And now that he is no longer a regenerating super soldier by Season 3, he still has his skills as a Killjoy to fall back on.
  • The Dandy: The reason for his nickname. While the other killjoys will put on nice clothes if the mission calls for it, Fancy’s clothes are always stylish and, well... fancy.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Not that he was a particularly nice guy pre-Sixing, but the trope still applies.
  • Fantastic Racism: Becomes the subject of it after he had been cleansed of the Plasma.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The way he sees it, every organization needs at least one asshole for everyone else to hate on and do the things nobody feels comfortable doing.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: He has a rough start with D'avin and almost everyone else, but now he's very much part of the family.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The clothes aren't the only fancy aspect about Fancy Lee. He uses a wide array of technological gadgets of his own design to aid his work, like the "bloodhound", or homing nonlethal dart ammunition. They're so good even John is impressed.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Khlyen's death and his own cleansing, Fancy goes through this and joins the gang in their war against the Hullen.
  • Jerkass: Fancy makes no apologies about the fact that he is a complete asshole even to his fellow Killjoys. In fact, as far as he's concerned, he's doing them a service.
  • Necessarily Evil: He's a jerkass to everyone to give him distance to take the more morally gray contracts that the RAC has to handle. Like killing a living legend and comrade in the RAC after said legendary agent does something to net a Level 5 warrant on him, when none of the other Level Five agents can bring themselves to.
  • Super Soldier: He's subjected to the Red 17 program in the Season One finale.
  • Undying Loyalty: After he is cleansed of the green plasma, there is still suspicion he will turn against his allies again. So far, he's proved them all wrong.
  • Villainous Friendship: He has been designated asshole and Hullen soldier, this means he's been friendly with both Turin and Khlyen.

     Bellus Haardy 
Played By: Nora McLellan

Dutch's RAC contact, she has her office on the Leith Bazaar.

  • Cool Old Lady: Dutch, at least, treats her with great respect, almost like a surrogate mom.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Seems to be a prerequisite for a RAC agent.
  • The Handler: Assigns the contracts and distributes the rewards.
  • Mama Bear: She is really protective of Dutch, seeing her almost like a surrogate daughter. D'avin found out about this the hard way.
  • Retired Badass: Used to be a Killjoy before she became a warrant broker.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She is not seen or mentioned after "Heart Shaped Box".

Played By: Kelly McCormack

Zephyr Vos, or "Zeph" to everybody else. A very-recently qualified Level 1 RAC agent who is recruited into Dutch's team to help fight the Hullen. She's one of the few characters who can operate on Johnny's level, intellectually, and can even outsmart him at times.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: She's not great at human interaction or socializing of any kind. Shrug of God says she could be autistic, or it could just be due to how she was raised.
  • Awesome by Analysis: What was the first thing that pegged her on to the fact her first time in the field was actually a VR simulation? D'avin wasn't sweating.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To John. She is definitely at least as smart as he is, though his field of expertise is technology while hers is biology.
  • Hero Worship: She has an appropriate amount of awe towards Dutch.
  • Hot Scientist: Zeph is definitely not unattractive.
  • Literal-Minded: At times:
    D'avin: (while he and Dutch are on a heavily irradiated planet) "Let's get out of here before our piss starts glowing."
    Zeph: (on the comms) "You piss won't glow for another 58 minutes."
  • Non Action Girl: Justified, as she is only a Level 1 agent and only recently allowed in the field, and only then by necessity.
  • The Pigpen: In Season 5, she avoids water like the plague, due to the Lady using water to control the minds of Westerly, and smells awful as a result. Other characters can't help but comment on just how bad her body odor is.
  • Secret Test of Character: Yes, she alone managed to complete the objective of her first mission, but she still failed the test. It turned out the objective wasn't the point. She gets recruited anyway.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Steps up in a major way when the war against the Hullen kicks off. Of special note is surviving on a Hullen-occupied Rack all on her own...with Pippin for company.
    "Please stop underestimating me! I survived, nearly alone, in the dark, on a station full of Hullen, while building tech to get me safely off board. How did you do?"
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With John.
  • Wanted a Gender-Conforming Child: She was born and raised in a very conservative part of Leith where girls were supposed to just get married and have babies. Needless to say, her decision to become an RAC agent did not go over well with her family.

    Joseph 'Big Joe' Siano 
Played By: Tony Nappo

Joseph 'Big Joe' Siano was one of the top RAC Agents in the Quad. Towards the end of his career he became a thief and a gun runner, which made him the target of a Black Warrant.

  • Arms Dealer: Became this toward the end of his career with the RAC, having stolen a genetic bomb from The Company to try and sell it to a Leithian terrorist group.
  • The Big Guy: Well they don't call the guy 'Big Joe' because he was short, do they?
  • Friendly Sniper: He's a little gruff and rough around the edges but Joe was one of the friendliest Killjoys in the RAC. Oh, and he's also an expert sniper, too.
  • Made of Iron: He gets kneecapped by Dutch in "The Warrior Princess Bride," and not only did he manage to track her down in to time at all, Big Joe also spent the rest of the episode walking around with only a slight limp.
  • The Mentor: Not only was he Dutch's mentor (and recruiter) but he was also the mentor of a lot of the people at the RAC.
  • Mercy Kill: Kind of. Despite the Black Warrant on his head none of the RAC Agents sent after him wanted to kill him, especially Dutch, because they all loved the guy. Enter Fancy, proving his point about every organisation needing at least one asshole to do the dirty work.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: His gunrunning made him the target of a Black Warrant after he stole a genetic bomb from The Company. Having a Black Warrant on your head means having every single Level Five Killjoy—who are pretty much the best of the best, and the only RAC Agents that are authorised to kill—coming after you with a single objective: murdering the shit out of you.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Appeared in only a single episode in Season 1 before Fancy had to kill him in order to fulfill the Black Warrant. He he makes another appearance in Season Four, as part of a flashback explaining how Dutch and John met Big Joe and joined the RAC.

The Nine

The nine largest Qreshi noble families. They're shareholders in the Company, and between them they collectively rule Qresh.

     In General 
  • Decadent Court: The Nine live in luxury and splendor, engage in Conspicuous Consumption, and plan each others' deaths constantly.
  • Feuding Families: They're always striving against each other for dominance.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Leith is populated almost exclusively by cadet branches of Qreshi nobility, exiled when land became too scarce. As a consequence their lives are significantly less glamorous and more rustic than those of Qresh...but still pretty damn luxurious compared to Westerley.
  • Mega-Corp: Aristocracy aside, the Nine are still the board of executives (as well as the only shareholders) of a planetary megacorporation.
  • The Quisling: Their ancestors made a deal with Khlyen's people to turn over control of the Quad and all it's inhabitants over to them in return for squishing as much wealth out of the system for 10 generations.

     Delle Seyah Kendry 
Played By: Mayko Nguyen

The head of the Kendry Family.

  • Affably Evil: She has excellent manners and genuinely admires Dutch. She's also a cutthroat politician and executes a coup with a genetic bomb.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She gets awfully flirty with Dutch whenever they are in the same room together. Also, in "Escape Velocity", she greets Dutch while she's wearing nothing but her underwear and seemed disappointed that John happened to be there with her. And then later in the episode, seems to treat Dutch more like a date than a bodyguard and even refers to Dutch as John's sexy little partner.
    • Becomes a lot less ambiguous when she kisses Dutch in Season 2, and then enters into a relationship with Aneela in Season Three.
  • Ambiguously Human: By the end of Season Two she has become a Hullen, thanks to Khlyen.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Figured out that Dutch was royalty by seeing an instrument on her ship. Also, despite the two being exactly the same in practically every way, she can tell between Dutch and Aneela. Apparently, Aneela's eyes are prettier.
  • Blue Blood
  • Break the Haughty: Season Three shows her having joined the Hullen aboard Aneela's ship. She tries throwing her weight around, but her hosts eventually lose their patience with her and force her to do menial tasks to show that her status in the Quad means nothing among them.
  • The Chessmaster: Family heads are this pretty much by default, but she excels at it.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: You could say that she's the biggest proponent to this in the entire series.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost everything that comes out of the Seyah's mouth (that isn't flirting with Dutch) is pure snark.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her girlfriend, Aneela. Then, in Season Four, her son. Also, the Jaqobis brothers, though to a much lesser extent.
  • Foe Yay: Between herself and Dutch. They spent so much of the first two seasons hate-flirting that one could cut the sexual tension with a knife. It becomes less of a thing after Kendry enters into a relationship with Aneela, however.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Delle Seyah is not a queen but this applies nonetheless: this is a woman who by the end of Season Two has unleashed a genetic bomb and instituted a coup against her fellow members of the Nine, bombed Old Town, tried to cull the survivors and turn what was left into docile slaves and killed Pawter.
    • Then she becomes a queen in all but name after she joins with Aneela.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even after her Heel–Face Turn, she still isn't given to being nice. As she says herself in "Last Dance":
    Delle Seyah: I am never going to be nice, but I am going to try to be good.
  • Heel–Face Turn: As of the final moments of Season Three and into Season Four.
  • Irony: Her ancestors came up with the practice of using surrogate mothers to carry their children because the Nine considered childbirth gauche. By Season 3 she is carrying D'avin and Aneela's child.
  • I Was Just Joking: This:
    Delle Seyah: (Referring to a member of Hiponia family) "We do not like them. Feel free to shiv her." (fake laugh) "Just kidding! Or am I?"
    • John then wonders if she is drunk. It turns out that Delle Seyah was about to execute a coup and believed that Dutch and John were in on it since Khlyen had her bring them to the party so that they were safe when she bombed Old Town.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Played with. "Seyah" is a title used exclusively by the female heads of the Nine, so calling her Delle Seyah is akin to calling her Queen Delle. She is always addressed as Delle Seyah, if not addressed by her family name.
  • Left for Dead: After Delle Seyah kills Pawter, John pretends to be Khlyen and lures her to an alley, shoots her in the stomach and then leaves her there to bleed out. She gets better, though, as she becomes Hullen in Season 3.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Possesses neither Butch Lesbian (for obvious reasons) nor Straight Gay traits.
  • Morality Chain: Very hard to believe, but she is this for Aneela. Even more hard to believe: Aneela is this for her, too.
  • Rich Bitch: She's the audience's first look at what a full blown Qreshi aristocrat is like and she embodies this trope to the fullest.
    John: (about Delle Seyah) "So rich. So bitch."
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: She had no problem reversing Dr. Jaeger's deal with the Company just so that she could make her own deal with Dutch.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She goes from trying to kill the Brothers Jaqobis to realising that they are her family.

     Adaline Seyah Simms 
Played By: Jayne Lewis

Head of the Simms Family and Pawter's estranged mother.

  • Evil Matriarch: Played with. She is doing a lot of nasty things, but that seems to be par for the course for the Nine. And she's not even the worst.
  • Hidden Depths: For all that she's got the cold patrician vibe going, she fell in love with a lower-class carpenter and fought her family into allowing her to marry him. And despite exiling her daughter she never truly lost respect for her or the hope that she'd come home and fulfill her duties.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: She is killed by the same biological weapon she was developing.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Claims this after creating a bioweapon for use against anyone who successfully conquered Qresh. Given that the Hullen are coming to the Quad, it's hard to disagree.
  • I Have No Daughter!: Gives Pawter this treatment, to the point of actually altering the family portraits. However, she still loves both her daughters and pleads with Pawter to take her place as the head of the family as she always wanted before she dies.
  • Mad Scientist: None of her creations were actually used in the way they were intended, but how else would you describe someone who developed, a: a virus which turns those it infects into ice, and b: robotic insects which eat people alive from the inside?
  • Salt the Earth: Or, rather, freeze every living thing on Qresh. The bioweapon she developed which turns anyone it infects into ice was developed with the idea of rendering Qresh uninhabitable to anyone if Qresh was ever conquered by a foreign force. Too bad it was used on her own family instead.

     Arune Seyoh Hyponia 
Played By: Shamier Anderson

Head of the Hyponia Family, and reluctant ally to Pawter.

  • Blood from the Mouth: Starts bleeding from the mouth after being shot by Jelco.
  • Token Good Teammate: With the exception of Pawter, the only one of the Nine we've seen so far who isn't a backstabbing asshole.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Appears in a single episode before he's murdered by Jelco in an attempt to frame and discredit Pawter.

     Seyon Faresh 
Played By: Conrad Coates

With Delle Seyah Kendry gone, he presumably now heads the remaining Nine families.

  • Affably Evil: He doesn't get offended when Turin unintentionally insults him, but that's probably because he wasn't planning to help.
  • Bait the Dog: He is here to help the characters! Or not.
  • Blue Blood: Since he's a Niner, presumably what he is.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: This is not the first time a Niner has tried something against the rest of the planet.
  • Corrupt Politician: Established literally in his introduction scene.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Does not understand Turin's objections to the missiles.
  • False Reassurance: Pledges to help Turin, before he clarifies exactly what his help was.
  • Feuding Families: He is either a survivor of Kendry's coup or her ally.
  • It's the Only Way to Be Sure: His justification for launching missiles at an infected populace.
  • Mouth of Sauron: He represents the Nine's response when Turin requests for aid.
  • Nuke 'em: Was fully prepared to bomb Westerly when an unknown plague starts spreading.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Essentially his reaction to Turin's objection to his plans
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: He isn't just willing to launch missiles to a town, he's planning to do it to the whole moon.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Now that Turin seems to be on a redemption arc, between the Killjoys, Scarbacks, and Ferran mercenaries facing the Hullen, the Nine and Faresh appear to be this.
  • Right Behind Me: Turin complains to Zeph that she should negotiate with "those Qreshi assholes." Turns out Faresh was standing behind him.

Level Six/The Hullen

A secret unit of Super Soldiers operating within the RAC. They're actually known as the Hullen, a Human Subspecies that are symbiotically bonded with the "Green Plasma," an alien parasitic organism bent on galactic domination.

     In General 
  • The Ageless: Their aging process effectively ceases at the point of infection.
  • Ambiguously Human: Khlyen explicitly says they're not fully human anymore, but some kind of amalgam.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: Khlyen's people colonized Arkyn long before the Company ever came to the Quad (which was ten generations ago) and have been infiltrating the Quad and many other systems in the J Cluster since then.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: They recruit others by means of an elaborate process designed to erode their capacity to form emotional bonds with anyone other than them.
  • Brought Down to Badass: When the Plasma pools underneath Arkyn are poisoned, all of the Sixes in the Quad become fully human again...humans who are still highly trained bounty hunters and mercenaries.
  • Enemy Civil War: The Level Six Killjoys are a faction of Hullen created from the Plasma hidden underneath Arkyn and are loyal to Khlyen, who was conspiring to oppose the rest of the Hullen. In addition, it would also seem that there are two kinds of Hullen as of mid-Season 3: those under Aneela's control and those that are under the control of the mysterious Lady.
  • Gone Horribly Right: They started harvesting the Green Plasma in order to improve their health and longevity. It worked, but at the cost of their free will and their conscience.
  • Healing Factor: Their bodies can recover from nearly any sort of wound no matter how severe. However, severed limbs cannot be regrown and brain death is permanent.
  • Hive Mind: Those infected with the Green Plasma are capable of instantaneous mind-to-mind contact with each other.
  • Humanoid Abomination: They were once ordinary humans before becoming infected with the plasma. Taken Up to Eleven with the Lady, whose true form (when not taking a human host) is an armored squid-like creature.
  • It Can Think: Khlyen found out too late that the Plasma was sentient...and evil.
  • Lack of Empathy: The Plasma artificially causes sociopathy in its hosts, by shutting off the sections of the brain responsible for emotion and empathy. But of course, those who are converted needed to be the right amount of broken anyway for the Plasma to take, otherwise it would have killed them.
  • Meaningful Rename: The Sixes take to calling themselves "The Cleansed" after the Arkyn Plasma pools are poisoned and they became fully human again.
  • Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: The only way to kill one for sure. The Black Root has a weapon called a "dreadnought," a specialized extending dagger with additional spikes along its lengths, which is specifically designed to execute one of their own by causing immediate and massive brain trauma.
  • Shrouded in Myth: They've been around so long that they've become part of Scarback scripture.
  • Super Soldier: Preternaturally strong, tough, and long-lived.
  • Super Strength: Individuals infected with the plasma gain inhuman levels of strength.
  • We Are Everywhere: The Green Plasma source on Arkyn was just one of many scattered throughout the J Cluster. Destroying it put a dent in Aneela's plans, but the Hullen are still out there, in unknown numbers.

    Aneela Kin Rit
Played By: Hannah John-Kamen, Jordana Blake (Young Aneela/Yala)

Khlyen's daughter, she is the apparent leader of The Hullen armada in their campaign to conquer the galaxy.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Khlyen calls her "Neely."
  • Ax-Crazy: She's highly emotionally unstable and has an unfortunate tendency of killing those around her at the drop of a hat.
  • Big Bad: As of Season Three. Not so much by Season Four.
  • Dark Action Girl: As shown in D'avin's vision, she is quite a deadly fighter.
  • The Dreaded: Those who know of her existence are terrified of her, to the point that she is the devil figure in Scarback mythology.
  • Evil Twin: She looks identical to Dutch... because Dutch is her clone-daughter.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: The annexation of the Quad is but a small front in her campaign of universal conquest.
  • Gilded Cage: Khlyen kept her for decades in a well-appointed cell because the Plasma turned her psychotic. Her ship is also revealed to be an elaborate prison. The other Hullen let her operate under the belief that she's in charge when, in reality, they're carefully controlling her while observing and learning from her studies into the Plasma.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Khlyen locking her away for years did little to improve her mental health.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Her minions do their utmost to keep bad news from her because she's liable to kill everyone in the vicinity whenever she becomes upset.
  • Hates Being Alone: Understandable, considering what happened to her after her transformation into a Hullen. One of the reasons she created Dutch was because she got lonely and wanted company.
  • Hearing Voices: After her transformation, she began hearing the Lady speaking to her. Khlyen did not take it well when he found out.
  • Heel–Face Turn: As of the final moments of Season 3 and into Season 4.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Khlyen removed her memories of Dutch and vice versa to protect them from the Lady. Unfortunately this resulted in Aneela deciding to try to kill Dutch, because she no longer remembered her reason for creating her.
  • Mad Scientist: She started the first Red 17 experiments on Arkyn centuries before the events of the series, and continues to experiment with and study the plasma.
  • Morality Chain: Delle Seyah Kendry is one of these for her. Interestingly, Aneela is also one of these for Delle Seyah.
  • Psychic Strangle: In "Necropolis Now," she demonstrates the ability to do this to a fellow Hullen by controlling their plasma.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Murders and tortures for kicks and is so in love with Delle Seyah that she basically slaughtered half her ship's crew and tortured the other half after Aneela's jailors kidnapped and experimented on her.
  • Psycho Prototype: As all the first generation Hullen, the bonding process wasn't totally completed. The process left her with her free will but destroyed her impulse control and intensified her emotions, in contrast with the other, later-generation Hullen who either have muted emotions or none at all. Khlyen giving her Laser-Guided Amnesia, as revealed in "The Wolf You Feed", did not help.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's over 200 years old, but the Plasma has kept her looking in her mid-twenties.
  • Red Baron: In the mythology of the Scarback Monks she is known as the Pra-tal, meaning The Devil.
  • Take Over the World: Her ultimate goal is to take over the entire galaxy and turn everyone into obedient Sixes following her commands.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As soon as her memories of Dutch are restored in "Wargasm" she has become as protective of her as any mother would of their daughter.
  • Truly Single Parent: She somehow created a clone of her younger self using the Green Plasma she extracted from her own body. Dutch is that clone.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Flashbacks show that she was a normal person before the Plasma changed her.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Let's just say that kidnapping Aneela's girlfriend is hazardous to one's health, even if you can regenerate.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Because Aneela's brain hadn't fully matured when she became Hullen, it affected her differently, granting her the ability to control the plasma within the bodies of other Hullen and to pull memories out of the plasma in physical form (which is how she created Dutch, using a memory of her younger self). It also damaged her ability to filter or control her emotions and impulses, leaving her highly unstable.

Played By: Rob Stewart

A mysterious figure from Dutch's past. Her first mentor, who trained her as an assassin as a child, and apparently a person of some importance in the court she was raised in.

  • Affectionate Nickname: He only ever refers to Dutch as "Yala" (a shortened version of Yalena, her true name) or as "Little Bird". He also sometimes refers to Aneela as "Neely."
  • Ambiguously Human: The plasma changed him so that he isn't entirely human nor does he identify himself as one anymore.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does love Dutch, and he loves his daughter Aneela. That doesn't mean he won't make one's life a living hell while he trains her to kill the other.
  • Evil Mentor: The "evil" part is debatable, but deliberately creating an assassin to kill his own daughter isn't exactly something a good person does.
  • The Handler: Was this to Dutch. Still claims to be, even if she won't admit it.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: When Dutch confronts him about her training, he insists that the alternative was to leave her a victim.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Inverted; his name is pronounced "Klein."
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Dutch is a clone of his daughter, but depending on how one sees her relationship with both him and Aneela he could be considered either her father or grandfather.
  • Made of Iron: Dutch stabs him in the stomach four times in "One Blood". Then he just walks off.
  • Obliviously Evil: He seems to genuinely not understand why Dutch hates him and the things he taught her to do. In fact, he thinks he did her a favor by turning her into a killer.
  • Offing the Offspring: He trained Dutch into an assassin for two reasons: that she would survive the process that turned Humans into Hullen, and as a weapon to use against his insane daughter, Aneela.
  • Only Mostly Dead: He kills himself to infect the Green, but it's revealed that only his physical body died and that he lives on in the Green. In between Season 4 and 5, the Lady pulls him out of the Green into the physical world similar to what Aneela did with Dutch.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When Dutch loses the genetic bomb he had tasked her with retrieving, he gets furious and chokes her. As she notes later, it's the first time he ever laid hands on her, so it must scare him immensely.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Seems to have been this to Dutch. Tying her and her target to chairs across from each other, putting a knife between them, and telling them whoever kills the other gets to live seems a tad extreme, but...
  • The Starscream: The Season 2 premiere suggests that Khlyen is subordinate to someone higher in the RAC, yet at the same time he has his own agenda that obviously doesn't mesh with theirs. D'avin's immunity gives him the key to preventing the takeover of the Quad and keeping Dutch safe from the Plasma.
  • Super Soldier: He's a centuries old assassin that has super strength, feels no pain and can regenerate wounds pretty much instantly, so he's this even by Hullen standards.
  • Take a Third Option: He raised Dutch the way he did because he believed his only options were to turn her into the kind of antisocial killer that survives the bonding with the Plasma or let her mind be destroyed once it happened. However, his discovery of D'avin's immunity allows him to find a way to destroy the Plasma in the Quad.
  • They Were Holding You Back: He feels this way about Dutch's friends, but he can't just kill them because he doesn't want to alienate her. He already tried that with her husband and it backfired on him.
  • Wild Card: For most of his time on the show we have no idea what his deal is. As of the end of the second season, his motivations become clear.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He was originally going to kill Dutch after she was created, but she reminded him so much of Aneela that he couldn't do it. Didn't stop him from training her as an assassin.

Played By: Ted Atherton

Aneela's second in command, although he doesn't seem content with that arrangement.

  • The Dragon: To Aneela. It eventually turns out that Gander is actually Aneela's jailor.
  • Evil Brit
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: He overdoes the sycophancy at times, which Kendry calls him out on. It's actually an act; Aneela isn't really Gander's commander, she's his prisoner.
  • The Starscream: He's not even subtle about it.

Played By: Tara Spencer-Nairn

Lucian Kitaan is a Level Six Killjoy that is captured by the RAC and is kept prisoner for she information she holds about the Hullen.

  • Ambiguously Gay: Suggests that Dutch is sweet on her at one point. Mind, she may just be messing with her.
  • Ax-Crazy: Jesus, this chick makes Aneela look sane!
  • Break Them by Talking: Fancy is trying to interrogate her, but Kitaan manages to plant a seed of doubt in his mind that he wasn't cured of the Plasma after all, merely in remission.
  • Dark Action Girl: Could hold her own against Fancy and then Dutch. Technically she even beat Dutch, or at least she succeeded in reaching the Plasma in Dutch's possession. It kind of helps that she used to be a Killjoy before she became Hullen.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Between herself and Dutch. She even strips down a little for it, too.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even compared to the other Hullen there is something seriously wrong with her.
  • Fake Memories: Dutch and the gang try this with her by use of a sex toy (don't ask). It didn't quite take, either time they tried it.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: What D'av does to her in the end. Now, remember that the Hullen can survive just about anything...even hard vacuum.

Played By: Ishan Morris

Former Hullen soldier under Aneela's command who became one of the frozen 'dolls' after Kendry ordered them to stand down. Zeph has since 'reset' him.

  • Creepy Monotone: His first words were "She is coming" said repeatedly. Later, it becomes "Something is wrong".
  • The Comically Serious: Since Zeph only gave him limited capacities, he starts out as this. He gets better.
  • Death Glare: Initially, this was all he was capable of.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In a sense. He was one of the many Hullen soldiers who froze. Zeph realized that his brainwaves kept repeating the same pattern, like he was glitching. She passed a low-level charge through his brain to interrupt the feedback loop and reset him. Since then, he's become Turin's confidant.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: Johnny says Fancy should feel this about him, since Weej is a 'younger and cuter model'.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He has all the markings of becoming a regular, with character development, only to get killed a few episodes later.
  • Fish out of Water: While recovering his memories, and Turin is usually the only one nearby for him to ask questions.
  • Love Is a Weakness: Says this of Turin when Turin decides to risk his life to save Pree and Gared.
  • Morality Pet: Since Turin is on his redemption arc when they meet, they could be this to each other.
  • More Expendable Than You: Knowing that Turin may not survive a trip to the Hullen-occupied RAC to rescue Pree and Gared, Weej knocks him out and does the task himself.
  • Nice Guy: He's Hullen, still slowly recovering his memories, and yet picks up Turin's habit of rescuing people.
  • Not So Above It All: He picks up Turin's manners and catchphrase, "You are my guy(s)."
  • Odd Friendship: With Turin.
  • Praetorian Guard: He takes Turin's orders and defended him against a marching Hullen army.
  • Properly Paranoid: While walking with Turin in a room full of his frozen comrades, he keeps telling Turin "something is wrong". Before that, the dolls had moved.
  • The Quiet One: Starts off as one, after Zeph restarts him.
  • Redemption Promotion: Nobody reacts when Zeph reveals she only gave him limited capacity. Turin even says that Weej was probably doing 'evil stuff' as he accepts Weej as his personal project.
  • The Remnant: Of the armada that Aneela used to control, before Kendry ordered them to stand down and the plasma pools all froze.
  • The Stoic: He is Hullen after all, and one of Aneela's slaves, not her jailers.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Turin. He ends up accepting the orders that gets him killed.
  • Villainous Legacy: He was supposed to carry out Aneela's orders until their connection was severed. Later, when Zeph first restarts him, he tries to kill himself because the Lady was coming.

     The Lady 
Played By: Alanna Bale, Lily Gail Reid (child form), Hannah John-Kamen (impersonating Aneela), Rob Stewart (impersonating Khlyen), Thom Allison (impersonating Pree), Aaron Ashmore (impersonating Johnny), Luke Macfarlane (impersonating D'avin), Mayko Nguyen (impersonating Delle Seyah), Sarah Power (impersonating Pawter), Karen Glave (impersonating Marlene/Yalena)

A mysterious entity that lives inside the Green Plasma and appears to be the true ruler of the Hullen.

  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Assumes the forms of Aneela, Khlyen and Pree when finally confronted by Dutch, though she assumes them (especially Khlyen) less to make Dutch more comfortable and more to make her more uncomfortable. We finally see her true form in the finale.
  • Animal Motifs: Spiders. Specifically, giant green spiders formed from the Plasma.
  • Big Bad: As of Season 4, she is this up until the finale.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After her true form is destroyed, all that remains of the Lady is whatever is still living inside her human host, kept imprisoned by Dutch so that she can learn what it means to be human.
  • Character Tics: Is prone to slight jerks of her head while inhabiting a human host.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Uses Dutch's own worst memories against her while she tries to torture a way to escape out of her.
  • Creepy Monotone: Sometimes speaks like this.
  • Death of Personality: Once she escapes from the Green, she inflicts this on the teenage girl she takes as a host body, and presumably the little girl she took over prior to that.
  • The Dreaded: If Khlyen and Aneela are frightened of her... Also, if all the Hullen that were Driven to Suicide were any indicator, she might even be this for them, too.
    Hullen Soldier: (trying to blow his brains out with an empty gun) "She's coming..." (click) "She's coming..." (click) "She's coming..."
  • Gender Bender: Kind of. She assumes male appearances at times, but is always referred to as feminine regardless of the form she takes.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Appears to be this for the entire Hullen story arc.
  • Hostile Terraforming: Her plans for the Quad involve terraforming Westerley into a new home for herself and her hatchlings.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: In a very literal sense. As a side-effect of taking human hosts, the Lady is able to feel human emotions. As a being unaccustomed to these feelings, she has a lot of difficulty in dealing with them.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She can assume human appearances, but is definitely not human.
  • Last of Her Kind: It is revealed in "Sporemageddon" that The Lady was a part of an alien race that was ancient before she was even born, and that she is the last of her kind. It is quickly theorised that The Lady is actually Dead All Along, and what lived in the Plasma is merely a memory of her, although it doesn't make her any less real. When she finally escapes, her first goal is to repopulate her race, terraforming Westerly into their new home.
  • Orifice Invasion: Her spiders can crawl down the throats of people and seemingly control their actions.
  • Possession Burnout: She can only survive in certain environments outside of the Green. Taking a human host body causes it to deteriorate rapidly, requiring her to find another host unless given treatment. The creation of Jaq was apparently intended as a way to rectify this.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Outside of the Green, she exists as a squid-like lifeform that can jump between hosts.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's even older than the Hullen, having lived in the Plasma long before they came into existence.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: She is trapped in the Green Plasma and seemingly cannot get out, until she learns it's possible to do so after realizing that Aneela pulled Dutch from her memories into existence via the Plasma. She gets sealed up in a whole other can by the finale.
  • Starfish Alien: In the finale, her true form is revealed to be a black armored squid-like creature.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • Your Worst Memory: Uses Team Awesome Force's own worst memories against them when they confront her.

The Company

The Mega-Corp that runs - and owns - the Quad.

     In General 

  • The Ghost: It's everywhere and nowhere; characters constantly mention it, but we've never actually seen it yet.
  • Privately Owned Society: They pretty much own Qresh and its three moons. And the people who live there.
  • Toxic, Inc.: They strip-mined the moons Arkyn and Westerley into oblivion, leaving Arkyn a seemingly lifeless rock and Westerley a barely-inhabitable hellhole populated by people who can't afford to leave.

    Dr. Pim Jaegar 
Played By: Amanda Tapping
A research scientist from Telen who worked on technology that could be used to mentally control soldiers and remove or modify an individual's memories. The Company took an interest in her work and moved her to the Quad, where she continued her experiments at a secret facility on Westerley.
  • For Want of a Nail: If the Company hadn't agreed to put out the kill warrant she requested on D'avin, the events of the show would have turned out very differently.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: A non-death example. Dutch orders Jaegar's assistant to wipe her memories using the same technology she used on D'avin.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: She inflicted this on D'avin, removing his memories of the mind-control experiment. She gets her own memories wiped at the end of "Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye".
  • Mad Scientist: What else do you call someone who creates technology that can force anyone to become a murderous Manchurian Agent? Granted, D'avin killing his squad was apparently not the intended result, but still.


Played By: Stephanie Leonidas & Tommie-Amber Pirie

A "Hackmod" (cybernetically augmented human) enslaved by a gang of Westerlyn bandits. Escaped with the help of the Killjoys, becoming an occasional ally. Oleana, nicknamed "Olli", is a hackmod who met John Jaqobis while he was tracking the whereabouts of Clara. Olli doesn't know when or how, but she woke up one day with Clara's cybernetic arm where her own used to be.

  • Badass Adorable: Her enhancements enable her to kick a large amount of ass and still look like Stephanie Leonidas.
    • Olli doesn't look too bad, either.
  • Cyborg: More than 26% of her is cybernetic. Legally speaking, she isn't considered a human being anymore.
  • I Call It "Vera": Her right arm is a weapons system guided by an AI she calls "Alice."
  • Genuine Human Hide: Olli's skin actually belonged to Clara's old owner, Abel Connaver. Not that she actually knew that beforehand.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Had her mind wiped and her skin changed by a friend of hers after said friend was told to make Clara disappear for digging too far into the people who modded her. Said friend effectively "killed" Clara and thus Olli was born.
  • Living MacGuffin: The reason the Killjoys track her down is because her implants will allow them to penetrate the shield surrounding Arkyn.
  • Made a Slave: Almost literally; the gang who kidnapped her had her modified beyond the legal limit. She's more property than person under the eyes of the law. Later episodes imply that this is a fairly common practice in the J Cluster: Hackmods are their own social caste on some worlds, laborers and servants who have been augmented to the point that they aren't considered people any more.
  • Missing Time: She's got a six-year gap in her memory. How that's related to her augmentation was not yet clear, until it was revealed that her memories were wiped after Clara became Olli.
  • Put on a Bus: Stephanie Leonidas was unavailable for Season Three, so she was, for all practical purposes, written out of the show, first by having her change her appearance so a different actress could be used, and then having her choose to leave Johnny to help her fellow Hackmods.
  • Restraining Bolt: She's been fitted with a "friendly fire block," meaning she can't turn her weapons on her masters without suffering a debilitating shock to the brain.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: She has so many cybernetic components that she's not even legally human.

     Jaqobis Kin Rit 
Played By: Malcolm Ross (6-year old Jaq), Jaeden Noel (13-year old Jaq)

The biological child of Aneela Kin Rit and D'avin Jaqobis, with Delle Seyah Kendry as his surrogate mother.

  • Affectionate Nickname: "Jaq," short for Jaqobis.
  • Big Eater: As a side effect of his rapid growth from a baby to a teenager in a single day Jaq has a voracious appetite.
  • Cool Aunt: Seems to think that Dutch is one of these.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He is a Hullen/Human hybrid.
  • Has Two Mommies: Aneela is Jaq's biological mother and Delle Seyah is the one who carried him. One might argue that Jaq actually has three mommies, depending on how one sees Dutch's relationship with both him and Aneela. Dutch even admits to being Jaq's "Memory-Aunt-Sister-Mother."
  • Living Macguffin: The Lady had him created and mind-controlled Pippin into trying to kidnap him. Turns out she created Jaq to serve as a host body for her.
  • Meaningful Rename: Delle Seyah named her son "Ozzman Kin Rit," after her grandfather and her girlfriend respectively. D'avin elected to let him choose his own name, and he eventually went with Jaqobis Kin Rit.
  • Psychic Powers: "Baby, Face Killer" reveals that he has precognitive abilities.
  • Rapid Aging: Within a day of being born, Jaq jumped from being a baby to a six year old boy and then to a thirteen year old boy. The change was so rapid that if he hadn't been cured of his rapid growth, it would have been likely that Jaq would have died of old age by the next day.
  • The Unseen: Although Delle Seyah spent half of Season Three and the beginning of Season Four being pregnant with him, Jaq is not seen until "What to Expect When You're Expecting...An Alien Parasite."

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