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Stanley H. Tweedle

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

Played by Brian Downey.

  • Accidental Pervert: Granted, spying on Xev in the shower is something he's done before, but the time she catches him crawling around the bathroom in "The Web," Stan really is looking for his hat.
  • Awkward Kiss: His "dying man's request" to Zev leads to one.
  • Past Experience Nightmare: In Super Nova, when Zev accidentally wakes him up after he fell asleep on the bridge, he starts, covers his crotch, and declares, "They touched me!" In Giga Shadow, we find out that Feppo and Smoor raped him before they handed him over to the Divine Order.
  • Big Brother Is Employing You: Starts out the series as a security guard on the Cluster.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Stanley's cowardice is usually played for laughs, but push him too far into a corner, or hurt someone he cares about, and he will man up. He even took down Vlad, a Divine Executioner far more powerful than even a Divine Assassin like Kai.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In "Giga Shadow," "Magic Baby," and "Yo Way Yo."
  • Broken Bird: As a result of his capture and torture by the Sub-N mercenaries, and his giving up the Ostral B's defense codes to the Divine Order.
  • Butt-Monkey: While the whole crew is subject to bad luck, Stan's problems are almost always the most humiliating.
  • Casanova Wannabe: The poor guy just can't catch a break in the sex department, and if he ever does, it usually ends in disaster.
  • The Cassandra: If the rest of the crew ever listened to Stanley, their journeys would be a lot less interesting.
  • Character Development: Seeing a reenactment of Kai's heroics inspires him to stand up to Mantrid, and his second trial in the afterlife leads him to quit claiming that he's innocent of his various misdeeds.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: Prior to season 4, at least, most of his many failures result from cowardice and ineptitude. However, he does occasionally bring himself to confront danger, and is in large part responsible for saving the Dark Universe from Mantrid.
  • Conscience Makes You Go Back: In "Brigadoom," aided by the fact that he's essentially listening to Face Death with Dignity: the Musical.
    • He shows up for the climactic battle of "Yo Way Yo," although his moth probably couldn't have caught up with the Noah anyway.
  • Cowardly Lion: Stan never gets over his instinctive fear of any and all potential and real threats, but if Zev/Xev is in real danger, he will always at least try to help her. The first evidence of this is as soon as "Supernova": He refuses and even punches Giggerota when she tries to get him to abandon Zev and Kai on the doomed Brunnis and escape with her on the Lexx.
  • Destructive Saviour: Although he does succeed in saving most of a universe, he also blows up a handful of inhabited planets, some by accident and some out of spite.
  • Dirty Coward: Downplayed. Until you finally back him into a corner.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Xev. In the première, they're strangers who don't particularly care for one another: Zev uses him as a human shield when she expects to be shot at, and he tries to frame her for kidnapping him from the Cluster. Over the course of their many misadventures, they develop a lot of protectiveness for one another.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: He ends up on the Lexx by avoiding this, refusing to let a ship with the wrong clearance code land at his docking station despite the captain (who outranks him) browbeating him for it. Apparently maintaining terrible security is strictly enforced on the Cluster.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Zev/Xev.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: It's doubtful that Zev|Xev, his closest friend, is even half his age.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Outwardly selfish and cowardly, Stanley is actually a decent person. It's just buried deep. Very, very deep.
  • The Kirk: Parodied. For the first two seasons, as captain of the Lexx, he had to mediate between Xev "I just want to find something good to fuck and/or eat." Bellringer and Kai "There will be death. Probably yours." the Last of the Brunnen-G. Like a dirty coward, he always took the easiest, most convenient option.
  • Lost My Appetite: In Eating Pattern, the Lexx is too low on fuel to provide Stan and Zev with food, so she suggests that they eat the Divine Predessors. The brain screaming on a hot plate ruins his appetite.
  • May–December Romance: Subverted a few times. He tries to have this with Zev (who does become a good platonic friend), May, and Lulu, but it never works out.
  • Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds: Stanley isn't exactly responsible with the Lexx's Wave-Motion Gun — and it sometimes misfires when he tries to be.
    • "What does the word 'cancel' mean, Stanley?"
      Stan: For example, if I was to say, "Lexx, destroy that planet - "
      Lexx: As you request, Stan. (Blows up planet)
  • My Greatest Failure: His surrender of secret codes to the Divine Order led to hundreds of billions of deaths and the unflattering soubriquet "arch-traitor."
    • This mistake is superseded in season 3 by his attempt to destroy Water. When Stan's soul goes on trial in "The Beach," Prince doesn't even charge him with betraying the Ostral-B heretics. Instead, Stan's conscience condemns him to eternal torment for this.
  • Nice Hat: And he gets really sulky when he loses it.
  • Nightmare Sequence: In "Patches in the Sky," he dreams about his past crimes and a cannibal chasing him.
  • Non-Action Guy: Graduating to Action Survivor around the third season.
  • The Peeping Tom: Watches Zev in the shower in Super Nova.
  • Plagued by Nightmares: He has nightmares about being chased by Giggerotta. In "Patches in the Sky," the resulting sleep deprivation causes him to embark on a frantic search for something to improve his mood, but his search leads to the destruction of a planet populated by sentient robots, which provides him with even more fodder for nightmares.
  • Rape as Backstory: Part of the torture that he suffered at the hands of the Sub-Ns.
  • Really Gets Around: Subverted - he would sleep with any and every beautiful woman he encountered if he could, but things rarely go his way.
  • Stalker with a Crush: In the first few episodes: He spies on Zev in the shower, follows her into her bedroom without permission, and tries to exploit her grief at Kai's funeral (when they believe Kai to be "dead dead") to seduce her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At the start of the series, Stanley is a cowardly sneak who will sell out anyone to keep living. As the series progresses, he becomes noticeably braver. Some prominent examples are arriving in the nick of time to shoot the Gigashadow, choosing to stand and fight against Mantrid's army of drones, killing Vlad after she murdered Xev, and deciding to make a last stand against the invading plants.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: During the second half of season 3, and it sticks around for season 4. While he has a long history of causing mayhem through incompetence or weak will, the deliberate and malicious nature of his later-season choices is new.
    • The shift becomes apparent in "Garden," when he tricks the women of Garden into resurrecting the carnivorous plant, Lyekka, despite there being no obvious food source but the gardeners for her, and just because he hoped she'd teach them how to perform fellatio.
    • In the season 4 premiere, he attempts to blow up Earth, on the grounds that the locals didn't offer him enough beaches, women, etc., to make him happy.
    • In other examples, he agrees to give Prince a ride off Earth in exchange for his getting a porn star's boyfriend out of the way; blackmails Bunny into sleeping with him (although circumstances intervene before it happens); tries to feed Holland to the Lexx; and wants to let the sister-Lyekkas eat everyone on Earth, for no better reason than that they remind him of a woman who's been dead for 2,000 years.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Thodin emphatically rejects his hug in I Worship His Shadow.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Invoked and subverted in "791." Stan shouts this phrase at an evil cyborg when he launches a harpoon at it in the attempt to push it out of an airlock. Unfortunately for Stan, he hits the wall instead of the cyborg, who uses the attached line to climb back on deck.

Zev / Xev Bellringer of B3K

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

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

  • Action Dress Rip: Immediately after her transformation in the first episode, and, in season 3, to cope with the heat on the planet Fire.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Never shows an interest in women during the first three seasons; however, in season 4, she considers participating in a lesbian orgy (after her attempt to seduce a man falls through) and enjoys bringing Bunny to the height of sexual ecstasy. Whether she's learned more about herself, or just learned to make do, is never discussed.
  • Anti-Hero
  • Anything That Moves: Although it's clear that Zev/Xev's ideal mate is either Kai or some random muscular hunk, she'll settle for just about anyone but Stan, especially in later seasons.
  • Arranged Marriage: The Wife Bank sold her to a spoiled brat who called her a "cow"; when we meet her, she's in prison for punching him in the face while they were in a temple.
  • Awkward Kiss: Stan uses a fake suicide attempt to beg her for a goodbye kiss, which he expects to win her over. Between his icky lip-licking gesture and her obvious grimace, it's amazing that she has to tell him that there were No Sparks.
  • Big "NEVER!": The volume's somewhat dampened by the sedatives forced into her system, but Zev's response to the Mad Doctors' demands in "Terminal" is as emphatic as any line in the show.
  • Big "NO!": In "Heaven and Hell," when she realizes that the "balance" she was warned about has allowed Prince to briefly hijack the Lexx.
  • Bare Your Midriff: From Season 3 onwards. She removes the lower portion of her top to stay cool on the deserts of the planet Fire, and never goes back.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be one of the nicest, most moral and compassionate people in either universe but she's also part Cluster Lizard and will not hesitate to hand you your ass if you get her genuinely mad.
  • Black Widow: While on Earth in season 4, she enters a cluster-lizard mating cycle that leads her to unknowingly kill and eat several people, including her "mate."
  • Brutal Honesty: Toward Stan, anyway.

    Zev: "Realistically, Stan, there's just not much to like about you."

  • Cartwright Curse: The guys she dates tend to end up dead or disappeared by the end of the episode.
  • Cleavage Window: In her first costume.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Her Wife Bank training prioritized seduction and flattery over everything else. She didn't learn even traditional domestic arts like cooking and managing the family budget, let alone mechanics, non-sexual biology, or combat techniques. Worse, for the first couple of seasons she takes everyone she meets at face value, despite living in a Crapsack World where at least half the population seems to be evil. A lot of the bad situations in which she finds herself result from her lack of useful education and/or experience.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Her first version gets liquefied in season 2.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her first love-slave transformation gives her blue hair and brilliant blue eyes.
  • Dating Catwoman: Briefly, with Prince.
  • Death Is Cheap: A borderline example from season 2: She dies in "Terminal", but Lyekka uses a mixture of her proteins and the crew's descriptions to build a new version in the next episode. Altough this allows her narrative thread to continue, it's unclear if Zev does. Evidence for: No one offers an alternate explanation for why Xev possesses Zev's memories, and 790, who presumably has accurate sensors, recognizes her. Evidence against: Lyekka's process incorporated another being's protein; Xev bears only a passing physical resemblance to Zev; her life-essence should have gone to either Fire or Water and been irretrievable until the end of season 3; and Xenia Seeberg took the role on the condition that she be allowed to play it differently from Eva Habermann.
    • Played straight in season 4: Since Vlad kills her just before the feast of Mograth, Kai and Stan are able to use magic to resurrect her.
  • Electric Torture: The mad doctors from "Terminal" use this in conjunction with various chemical cocktails in their attempt to make her yield the Key to the Lexx. Unfortunately for them, their techniques trigger her first full transformation into a superhumanly fast, highly aggressive, armored, and carnivorous Cluster lizard.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: As part Cluster Lizard, she is capable of curling into a circle ouroborus-style and rolling around. In her case, spinning really is better, as she can move at blurry speeds while morphed, regardless of the terrain involved.
  • Extraordinarily Empowered Girl: Her Cluster lizard half makes her a little stronger than average, and also gives her an edge in speed once she learns the lizard's method of locomotion.
  • Extreme Libido: Her Love Slave transformation gives her an amplified appetite for sex, and the infusion of Cluster lizard makes her especially aggressive in seeking it.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Upon hearing that she would become a love slave as punishment for her "crime", she begs to be executed.
  • Fiery Redhead: For most of season 2. When she's reanimated in season 3, after 4,000 years in cryostasis, her hair has turned blonde with a few pink streaks.
  • Flanderization: In seasons 1-2, she's stated to have a hyperactive libido; however, while she does pursue casual sex, she mostly goes after young to middle-aged men, and is either oblivious to or simply uninterested in lesbian encounters ("Twilight"). These standards disappear by season 4, where she demonstrates an interest in old men, strange women, and a surgically-enhanced Moth-breeder.
  • Girly Bruiser: If she can't avoid a fight, she'll opt for fisticuffs over She-Fu or one of the other stereotypically feminine styles.
  • Gonk: In her first couple of scenes, Zev is obese, with large moles and uneven teeth set in oversized gums. The Lusticon changes all that.
  • Good Bad Girl: She's usually on the prowl for a man, and is nicer than most of the other people in the setting.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She was turned into one of these when her love slave transformation process went wrong. Her other half comes from Cluster Lizard DNA.
  • The Heart: She's by far the most emotionally available, empathetic member of the crew and has deep connections to both Stan and Kai, neither of whom is particularly close to anyone else. Additionally, she might be the kindest to strangers, risking herself for them, with no expectation of reward, in "Luvliner," "Gametown," and "Prime Ridge."
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Terminal", in order to save Kai. She is resurrected in the next episode, however.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Particularly in the early seasons, she tends to trust the wrong people, from the Golleans to Prince to Mantrid. She does develop a little discernment in seasons 3 and 4, though.
  • Howl of Sorrow: She lets out one of these (combined with a Cluster Lizard screech) when Kai "dies" in Giga Shadow.
  • Idiot Ball: She keeps a firm grip on this as she's pretty much the one responsible for getting the crew into almost every situation for the show's entire run; disregarding perfectly good advice, walking into dangerous situations and ignoring signs that things aren't right are standard for her. Partially justified due to her upbringing as she's not familiar with normal behaviour and is desperate for new experiences and adventure.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In "Terminal", after being tortured nearly to death, she transforms from her normal human form into that of a Cluster Lizard, before proceeding to devour her captors. Also in Season 4 when she enters her mating cycle.
  • I'm Not Hungry: Turns down Prince's offer of water in "Battle."
  • Improvised Clothes: Xev makes her own costume out of lizard skin after being brought to life, naked, by Lyekka. Apparently, she's quite the seamstress.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She gets a lot of closeups showing her childlike excitement and confusion over the bizarre things she sees.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Stan.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: Is able to transform into a Cluster Lizard form on a few occasions. See I'm a Humanitarian above.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As the season 1 intro notes, she is "not always a nice lady." However, she grows progressively nicer as she gains life experience, and she was always more willing to sacrifice her own interests than Stan was.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: 790 changed it from brown to blue as part of the love-slave transformation. When Lyekka recreates her from protein and memories, Xev gets bright red hair. An extended time in cryostasis somehow leads her to grow long blonde hair with pink/multicolored dreadlocks on top. Finally, the dreadlocks disappear in season 4, leaving her with normal blonde hair.
  • Lobotomy: Subverted just in time in "I Worship His Shadow." A few more minutes in the Lusticon, and its Transformation Ray would have reduced her interests to virtually nothing but an obsessive desire for the first person she saw afterward. Based on Mantrid's reaction to her, the process overlaps with Death of Personality.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Averted. As a love slave, she's been altered to meet the beauty ideal of the Cluster, but comes out of the Lusticon with shoulder-length hair.
  • Longing Look: At Kai, especially when she was Zev.
  • The McCoy: Parodied. McCoy's passion and optimism are translated into a libido-driven, animalistic free spirit who wants to explore the universe and fuck everything that moves (besides Stanley). She's always eager to explore whatever planet they come across and rarely considers the consequences, but she's also the most moral and compassionate of the three—unless her Cluster Lizard side surfaces to chow on people, that is.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Both of her dresses, combined with knee-high boots. (Her first outfit starts out as a long dress, but that doesn't last.)
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her standard garb is a low-cut minidress, eventually becoming a midriff-baring top and miniskirt, with high-heeled boots.
  • Naked on Arrival: When Zev is regenerated into Xev, she emerges stark naked, save for her old rubber harness (and thick goo to censor her lady parts).
  • The Nth Doctor: She sacrifices her life in "Terminus", but is resurrected in the following episode "Lyekka". She has a new appearance and personality as the person who resurrected her was working from the imperfect memories of the rest of the crew.
  • Panty Shot: Occasional for Xev, but Zev gets this in every one of her episodes.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents sold her to the Wife Bank as an infant because she didn't meet their expectations.
  • Really Gets Around: Subverted. She would sleep with every remotely appealing man she encounters, but sadly for her it rarely works out (usually due to the fact that most of the objects of her affections tend to get killed horribly before she has the chance to get it on with them).
  • Sci-Fi Bob Haircut: Sports this for a while in season 2.
  • Sex Slave: Subverted. She's sentenced to become one (servicing seminarians of the Divine Order) in I Worship His Shadow, but escapes before it comes to that.
  • She's Got Legs: Almost always wears a minidress or a miniskirt.
  • Shower Scene: Several, with the first one being especially loaded with fanservice.
  • Sleeps with Everyone but You: Absolutely refuses to have sex with Stan, although she does come close on a few occasions due to desperation. There was also that one time they were gender-swapped.
  • Sniff Sniff Nom: Does this in Eating Pattern and "Garden." Ironically, she doesn't experience anything worse than a minor trip from either of these incidents, but nearly winds up dead when she does show the caution to not immediately eat one of the sister-Lyekka's berries, as the delayed effects make her think that Stan's didn't harm him.
  • The Tease: A frequent response to Stanley's advances.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Starts out as an Action Survivor with no training and only a slight edge in strength due to her Cluster lizard half; she can take on Stan, but finds herself overmatched by Giggerotta and even a few Badass Normals, like the assassin from "Luvliner." The more she learns to tap into her lizard side, the faster and stronger she becomes, emerging as an Action Girl over season 3.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Eventually reaches this with Stan. She's the first to insult him and point out his shortcomings but she'll also be the first to leap to his defense. She even once killed what she'd believed to be a living version of Kai because he attacked Stan.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As Zev, her hair is white with a blue-ish/purple-ish tint.

Kai, Last of the Brunnen-G

I am well qualified to speak for the dead.

Played by Michael McManus.

  • The Atoner: "In the light universe, I have been darkness. Perhaps in the dark zone, I will be light."
  • Ax-Crazy: In "Wake the Dead", due to an idiot prankster fiddling with the controls on his cryopod.
  • Badass Baritone: Kai has a rather deep and smooth voice.
  • Barred from the Afterlife: Not from all of them, as his soul turns up on the planet Water, but Kai's soul can't move on to a particular Brunnen-G afterlife until his body dies properly, and his body can't die properly because it's already dead.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Constantly has to rescue Stan and Xev from some disaster or other.
  • Cannot Dream: Due to being dead. The closest he can come to sleep is being frozen, in which state all thought is suspended.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: The dead cannot be aroused. However, since "The dead do not get frustrated," this disturbs him less than it does Zev and Bunny.
  • Character Signature Song: "Yo Way Yo."
  • Chaste Hero: Not only can he not have sex, he can't want to have sex, which leads to some strange interactions with the women (and a few of the men) that he meets.
  • The Chosen One: According to the Time Prophet, the Brunnen-G will destroy the Divine Order. Kai is the last of the Brunnen-G.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The environmental effects of the planet the crew lands on turns Kai into one of these in "Twilight."
    Kai: The wheel, it turns, it ... rolls around, it makes an ancient ... rumbling sound.
  • Dark Is Not Evil
  • Evil Costume Switch: Kai is originally seen wearing a brightly-colored costume with a big emphasis on hot pink. In his Divine Assassin incarnation, he wears an identical costume which is entirely black. Subverted in that he wears the same costume after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Expressive Hair: When a guest fiddling with Kai's cryopod controls renders him temporarily insane in "Wake the Dead," his hair turns into a fuzzy, tangled mess with no explanation given. It reverts to its normal appearance when Stan and Xev reset him. What makes this particularly odd is that Kai's hair has previously proven to be as indestructible as the rest of him: It re-formed into its standard shape after being split down the middle in "Super Nova."
  • Facial Markings: The red line on his right cheek symbolizes his ancestors' journey into the Light Zone.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: His end in the first movie and "Yo Way Yo". Of course, after all of six thousand years he's wanted to be dead for real all along, but the scene is a Tear Jerker anyway.
  • Implacable Man: With the ability to regenerate and the whole "being dead" thing, Kai is almost impossible to stop.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: His brace. It's amazing. And he apparently controls it with his mind.
  • Mind Hive: He has all the memories of all the people he killed for His Divine Shadow.
    • The Smart Guy: Relatively. Apart from 790, he's the only one with any working knowledge of the Lexx's biotechnology and also the only one able to do manual repairs.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Was killed, stripped of his memories, and brought back as a near-indestructible assassin.
    • Cyborg: His body has been stripped of carbon and some mechanical parts have been added.
    Prince: "Why, you're just a biochemical machine."
  • Heel–Face Turn: Due to recovering his memories.
  • Immortality
    • Losing Your Head: Has happened to him on a few occasions.
    • Super Drowning Skills: Kai doesn't need to breathe, but because his body is decarbonized he's too heavy to swim. This influences decisions by the main cast when they visit an ocean planet: sinking to the core of a planet where he'd be irretrievable threatens his otherwise indestructible nature.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: The Brunnen-G's most famous achievement was defeating the ancient Insect Civilization, something of which his younger self was quite proud. However, they went downhill after that high point, to the extent that he was only able to muster five other Brunnen-G, from the whole planet, for a heroic last stand against the Divine Order.
  • Improbable Hairstyle
  • Last of His Kind: All the other Brunnen-G were massacred by the Divine Order, and Kai is the only one who was resurrected.
  • The Piano Player: In "The Rock".
  • The Spock: Parodied. He has Spock's flawless logic and cold pragmatism, but unlike the half-Vulcan's buried human side, Kai really is emotionally and spiritually dead. Whereas Stanley (the Kirk) and Xev (the McCoy) want to explore the universe in search of sex, he has no sex drive or passion whatsoever. He cares for nothing and about nobody, since he's literally a walking corpse.
  • Brutal Honesty: Likes to tell new aquaintances right away that he is an undead assassin.
  • Catchphrase: "The dead do not (insert action)."
  • The Comically Serious
  • Deadpan Snarker: On a few occasions.
  • Only Sane Man: On many an occasion.
  • Spock Speak: He's a true master. With a nice voice.
  • The Quiet One: Usually only relates information when other characters directly ask him for it.
  • When He Smiles: Sadly, it only happens about five times throughout the entire series.


Tweedle, you give carbon molecules a bad name.

Voiced by Jeffrey Hirschfield.

  • Asshole Victim: It's difficult to feel much sympathy for his abuse considering the lengths he'll go to for the affection whoever he desires.
  • Butt-Monkey: The victim of the most abuse on the show, minus Stanley.
  • The Chew Toy
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Anyone who isn't his one, true love is unworthy of being treated honorably.
  • Cranial Processing Unit: Being that he is just a head from almost the beginning onward.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Biggest example in the show
  • Jerkass: He's definitely the least pleasant crew member, but his Jerkass tendencies are seriously cranked up in Season 3 onwards.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Goes to great lengths to get rid of possible romantic interests that come between him and his obsession.
  • Manipulative Bastard: His schemes become a serious threat to the crew in season 4, as he goes from telling Kai to kill everyone else to conspiring behind Kai's back when Kai refuses. The most egregious incidents include giving an assassin Xev's location; taking advantage of Stan and Xev's drugging by the sister-Lyekkas to convince each that the other was planning to kill them; exploiting Haley's depression and disillusionment in the hopes that she'll commit a murder-suicide; and posing as the senile Lexx's captain, to order Earth's destruction.
    • He tries to play Prince in "769," but finds himself Out-Gambitted.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: As he gets more deranged he increasingly takes this attitude to the point where literally any sentient being could potentially be a rival and therefore fair game.
  • Nominal Hero: Despite 790's total lack of concern for morality in the abstract, his Lusticon-induced obsession with Xev leads to his helping save the Dark Universe from being turned into Mantrid drones.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In Season 4.
  • Robot Buddy: Very much a subversion.
  • Say My Name: "Zeeeeeeeeeeeev!!"
  • Servile Snarker: At least in the beginning.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Xev in the first two seasons, Kai in the last two.
  • The Smart Guy: As Lexx itself is dumb as a post, he essentially serves the role of the ship's computer, occasionally doubles up as MrExposition.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Particularly in Season 4.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Following his reset that causes him to imprint on Kai instead of Xev, 790 gets far more homicidal. Kai even rejects an idea to reset him back to Xev, even though it's a simple fact that he was never so aggressive when in love with her.
    • He did also take serious damage to his limited brain tissue at a few points which helped make him progressively less clever and helpful.
  • TV Head Robot
  • The Unfettered
  • Wetware CPU: A small chunk of brain makes up part of his computer.
  • Yandere: On one occasion, he arranges the destruction of a planet with billions of people on it, because it might produce someone who could compete for Kai's affections.
  • You Are Number 6: Played with, he renames himself a couple of times to go with modifications, but he always reverts back to his original name when the modifications don't stick.

The Lexx

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

Voiced by Tom Gallant.

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


His Divine Shadow / Giga Shadow

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

Voiced by Walter Borden.

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


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

Played by Dieter Laser.

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

Prince of Fire / Isambard Prince

I'm very good with pain.

Played by Nigel Bennett.


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

Played by Minna Aaltonen

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

    Recurring and Minor Characters 


It's not rocket surgery!

Played by Patricia Zentilli.

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


Played by Ralph Brown.

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

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

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

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

Feppo and Smoor

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

Giggerota the Wicked

Put on a show for Giggerota!

Played by Ellen Dubin.

  • Alto Villainess: The cannibalistic serial killer has the deepest voice of any woman on the show.
  • Ambiguously Human: She looks human, and technically wouldn't be a "cannibal" otherwise, but her long, prehensile tongue and superhuman physiology (she's incredibly strong and capable of surviving a fall of what looked like several hundred meters) make her species ambiguous. No other similar entity appears in the series. Well, other than the several dozen other cannibal women, but they're not connected either.
  • Arch-Enemy: Even though she dies in the second episode, she's reincarnated to continue to haunt Stan. First as a queen on Planet Fire and the Pope in Series 4. 'Patches in the sky' confirms this as she's used to represent Stan's nightmare and she takes over the Narco-Lounger.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: The Divine Order sentences her to death for murder, cannibalism, and failing to perform her wifely duties.
  • Bizarre and Improbable Golf Game: As a former Miami realtor, Pope G.G. Rota really likes golf. She likes it even better when she captures Stan and Priest, puts gas cans over their heads, and swings her golf balls at the canisters. The deranged POWs rampaging across the course don't help.
  • Brain Food: Although she prefers livers, she's happy to try a Divine Predecessor. And another, when she finds the first to be "too salty!"
  • Extreme Omnivore: She will eat just about anything that can be classified as "organic". Including bits of the Lexx.
  • Femme Fatale: Subverted when she botches her attempt to be this to Stan, by expecting him to betray his only friends mere seconds after she came onto him. Stan rejects her, and she resorts to force again.
  • Foil: She and Zev both combine human exteriors with superhuman abilities; both have amped-up tempers and carnivorous appetites; both committed crimes in temples, failed to obey their "wifely duties," and were imprisoned on the Cluster; and both escaped with Stan and Kai on the Lexx. They even both continue to wear their rubber harnesses and hand-pieces after their escape. However, while Zev is a basically well-meaning person with some dangerous impulses, Giggerotta's only goal is the freedom to pursue violence, mayhem, and cannibalism without consequences.
  • Genuine Human Hide: She wears a bodysuit of this, with the head still attached.
  • I Own This Town: For unknown reasons, the city council of Girltown allows her the name "Queen," the custody of captives, and the responsibility for wrangling the councillors in their interminable meetings.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: With a particular fondness for livers.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: It's doubtful that a person could even grow enough hair to arrange it in that style, let alone keep those giant wedge-like spikes in their original shape imprisonment prison riot, a tunnel escape, a hundred-foot fall, and a soaking in the Lexx's bodily fluids. Then again, it might be a side effect of her brand of Transhumanism or alien-ness.
  • Karmic Death: First she gets abandoned on a planet with the sun about to go nova because she kept ripping pieces off her moth to eat and telling it to shut up when it protested and then ends up being eaten when she reincarnates on Earth after getting a carnivorous plant excited about eating people.
  • Large Ham: In Ellen Dubin's words, "On this show, too much is not enough." She certainly followed her own advice.
  • Losing Your Head: Queen, her second incarnation, is a severed (but talkative) head, held up by a lever above a vat of boiling liquid.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: Not only is it really long, it can untie ropes and sever opponents' hands.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's taller than Stan, and his initial reaction to her seduction gambit in Super Nova suggests that he finds her attractive. Not to mention, her tight bodysuit made from human skin seems designed to be equal parts fanservice and squick.
  • Third-Person Person: "Giggerota drives!"
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After Thodin risks his life and mission to save her from being the next victim of the Cluster's Conveyor Belt o' Doom, he hands her the tool he used and tells her to free the other prisoners. She replies, "Don't think so," and sashays out.
  • Villain Cred: At her trial, Giggerotta protests being charged with sixty-one counts of cannibalism in a temple, because it was really "More like a hundred and sixty-one!"


Played by Louise Wischermann.

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


Music takes the pain away.

Played by Anna Kathrin Bleuler.

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

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

Reginald J. Priest

Played by Rolf Kanies.

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


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

  • Action Pet: It's ferocious, carnivorous, and highly mobile.
  • Badass Adorable: Kai treats it as this. The rest of the crew is less impressed by it.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: It behaves like the young of a late-bloomer species, even though, within days if not hours of hatching, it can roll faster than the average human walks, survive hundred-foot drops and hard vacuum, swim, and possibly understand speech. Like other members of its species, it spins instead of walking, is surrounded by ringlike armor instead of scales, and has tufts of hair around its face.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: It hitches a ride on Zev and Kai's moth in Gigashadow, when Kai had wanted it to remain on the Lexx (with the reluctant Stanley as its babysitter). This turns out to be a very good thing.
  • Cool Pet: Its cluster-lizard spinning moves and instinct to carry things to Kai make it this.
  • Pet Monstrosity: Everyone but Kai wants to kill it immediately, since cluster lizards' favorite food is human brains; however, he describes it as "a baby" and insists on keeping it.
  • Picky People Eater: Cluster lizards aren't exactly opposed to eating any part of the body, but they prefer the brain. Which turns out to be a good thing, since it's how Squish kills the Giga.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Taken by itself, Squish is an aversion, as Kai considers it "a baby. An innocent," and it proves devoted to him. In the context of the first season as a whole, it's a subversion. All the previous Cluster lizards we encountered were owned, and presumably trained, by the Divine Order, and most humans were terrified of them.
  • Team Pet: Averted. Kai is the only member of the crew who likes it.
  • To Serve Man: Naturally drawn to human, as well as Insect, brains as a source of food.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: In-universe example: Kai is surprised by the crew's horrified reaction to his new pet.


Today, I, Thodin...

Played by Barry Bostwick.

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

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