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The Members of the Archius XI
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Spacehawk.
- Batman Gambit: Pulls one during the first Story Arc in order to finish off Bruta.
- The Captain
- Character Death: Sertum kills him.
- A Father to His Men: Damned if you do try to harm them.
- The Kirk: He's this as Arthur and Yanim are initially The Spock. Later Yanim slowly grows into The McCoy as she desires to save everyone on Archius.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: The Sanghvi are a species that are actually crystal lifeforms called "cores" that reside within their "shells". A construct that is used for whatever purpose the greater hive needs. They can range from the anywhere from the mantis-like hunters to the spider-like guards.
- Doomed Hometown: Born and raised in a small Sanghvi colony called Solari until it was destroyed during the war between the Protectorate and United Galactic Community.
- My Greatest Failure: Its action to straggle Iska has caused several members in the crew to distrust it over the pass weeks and resulted a large Trauma Conga Line until it finally had the guts to apologize for her. Eventually Iska thanks Viper for making such a move.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Viper seems to be suffer from this.
- Silicon-Based Life: The Sanghvi are this.
- Slaying Mantis: Technically not a mantis but resembles one.
- Sole Survivor: Viper was the only remaining fighter pilot left after a suicide mission tried to save a doomed carrier during the Sanghvi-UGC war.
- Trauma Conga Line: Where do we start? First, Viper has a psychotic turn and massacres friend and foe alike. During this, his body is near enough destroyed in the ensuing chaos. Then, it happens again and he almost kills an important teammate, leading to him being stripped of his rank and dismissed from service. That's not even mentioning the fact that he's been declared a traitor by his own people.
- One-Gender Race: The Sanghvi are a mono-sex species.
- Pronoun Trouble: Viper comes from a race with a single sex. Despite the character's use of a female voice, any time Viper is mentioned in narration pronouns are avoided entirely.
- Rank Up: Inverted when Viper stepped down from its position as Chief of Security and resigned from its duties on the Archius. Invoked once Viper returned to the position.
- We Can Rebuild Him: After a harrowing life-saving surgery at the hands of Joseph, Viper is rehabilitated by a robotic suit designed by the engineering team to actually enhance its abilities.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Home space, at the very least. Due to the Sanghvi's hatred of the UGC races and their war with them, a number of Sanghvi (including Viper) fought on the UGC side and have been declared as traitors by the majority of the Sanghvi. Most of the Sanghvi that returned home after the war were killed within a week, making Viper decide to stay enlisted within the UGC to avoid any Sanghvi.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Lion is a very friendly person to get to know, however, hurt his friends or crew and you'll seriously asking to get killed.
- Brain Uploading: How he ultimately became a robot.
- Code Name: He received the codename Big Cat during the period when Lion and Dwan "died", by Dwan's suggestion.
- Drink Order: Because he's a robot, he usually orders Syntholeum, a synthetic oil drink.
- Honor Before Reason: Being a former Sol Special Forces member, he truly believes that honor is what makes a soldier. This would have ultimately been his downfall had Dwan didn't came in to save him from the Hanza Fuels bomb.
- Put on a Bus: Following the events of the State Security arc, Lion and Dwan escaped certain death by escaping via Dwan's caldic powers. However, to everyone else, they appeared to have died. Because of one of Dwan's personal policies, it is unlikely for them to return.
- The Bus Came Back: However, Lion managed to convince Dwan to return to the universe of the RP. Because of their unique situation, they gathered some info to help their crew before returning to the Archius. It doesn't help that their crew doesn't trust them because of their disappearance.
- Neck Snap: Does this to a couple of pirates.
- Super Prototype: His robot body, needless to say it improves his abilities.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Ultimately, Lion is the most selfless caring man out of all of the crew. Unfortunately this Galaxy isn't. If Dwan wasn't there then he would have died plain and simple.
- Wall of Weapons: Has one in the Armory.
- Walking Armory: Carries a hefty load of weapons ranging from bullets, lasers, to energy. Doesn't help he designs weapons for the crew.
- Was Once a Man: Once a man until he was put in an indefinite coma. His only option was to transfer his mind onto a Unit.
- Afraid of Their Own Strength: When he meets Squish, the Feeblian.
- The All-Solving Hammer: Lampshaded by Sledge himself.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Can't Hold His Liquor: One of the first things Sledge does after boarding the Archius XI is slam three of the bar's Gargle Blasters and then puke his guts out in his quarters.
- Cool Pet: Hercules, his pet Dracobin.
- Drop the Hammer
- Dual Wielding: After he gets the LWA Crusher.
- Dumb Muscle: He's not exactly the brightest of the crew. Yanim takes note why couldn't he enhance his own brain instead of his own muscles.
- Exotic Weapon Supremacy: Justified in that his sledgehammer, the Workmaster T-8200, is a high-powered tool specialized for demolition, even sporting a built in kinetic amplifier. Sledge even remarks that the T-8200 is so powerful that the average user risks tearing their arms out of their sockets from the recoil.
- Notably, Sledge isn't an average user.
- Hammerspace: Played for laughs during the killer tomato fight, when Sledge spontaneously produces several bags of flour for Squish's plan.
- Averted with his actual hammers, which Sledge usually keeps holstered on his waist.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Sometimes justified by Sledge's tough-guy physique. Other times, he's just too macho to admit when he's really injured.
- Large Ham
- Swiss Army Weapon: Sledge's hammer is capable of becoming any of a number of different tools, though he prefers to keep it in its sledgehammer form.
- Unreliable Narrator: The reliability of Sledge's narration varies from slight embellishment to Blatant Lies.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Seen without a shirt on after the Bug Hunt Arc.
- Weapon of Choice: A Sledgehammer.
- Camp Straight: He claims to have a girlfriend, though his previous employer is convinced "she" is named Chuck.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Zarbon from Dragon Ball Z, though it seems he's more based on his Abridged counterpart.
- Double Entendre: Lives off these.
- Character Death: He quickly meets his demise at the hands of Sertum.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Has no clue that people think he's gay.
- Mistaken for Gay: Thanks to his constant use of Double Entendre and effeminate appearance.
- Off with His Head!
- Drink Order: When he isn't doing his Running Gag with Dwan, he usually orders a Mudslide.
- For Science!: His excuse for gene splicing others.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Arthur was just an ordinary scientist who earned his Doctorate. Later however after his "incident" with a kidnapping, he was made fun of by society and later fled to Mainland Europe, becoming one of the top contractors of Europe with big-time criminals.
- Hypocrite: He criticizes Yanim's reason for wanting to reverse engineer Crimson Son's technology in order to save their lives from threats but he in reply "makes us no better than pirates." Considering the fact this is a guy who gene splices Dogs, Cats, Humans etc, worked for high time criminals before and even uses Cold-Blooded Torture to get information from a Crimson Son assassin.
- Jerkass: He's sometimes rude and puts on a polite gentleman attitude as a facade. But whenever he sees Squish, then he's full on Jerkass.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: He has a Sphynx cat.
- Mad Scientist: Downplayed, he's easily a man who likes to experiment, but he doesn't go in the play to experiment with his crewmates.
- Mysterious Past: Though, one could assume how Arthur's record on Terra was wiped. Some of this is revealed at the end of the Bug Hunt arc, to scare Perra into submission. Later, he revealed more of his past to Dwan.
- Rank Up: He was permanently named Head of Science following his excellent work as temporary Head of Science.
- Sanity Slippage: The reason why he experiments and gene splices. We aren't given an exact reason why he got this though.
- Secret Identity: During his time in mainland Europe, he set up a new identity, naming himself Endarth, after an ancestor of his.
- The Spock: He's this as Jeremy is The Kirk while Yanim is The McCoy.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: He is a Feeblian, a very frail and feeble lifeform.
- Drink Order: He's a fan of Nuka-Cola, despite its high price.
- Nerd Glasses
- Playing with Syringes: Injecting himself with the mutagen tomato paste, he himself mutates, becoming a Super Feeblian called Squash.
- Plot Allergy
- Sickly Neurotic Geek: Squish's entire race is like this.
- Captain Ersatz: Of the Medic from Team Fortress 2. He even uses the non-canon name that was briefly given to him by Gaming Heads.
- Herr Doktor: Has a German Accent.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Inverted. He tries to get away from a Norwegian Forest. He would later name it Smuggles.
- Mad Scientist: Like Arthur, it's downplayed. He's not really working for bad guys nor evil.
- Beneath the Mask: Until the Gadon arc, Yanim concealed her volatile and vulnerable inner self from her crewmates. She continues to be extremely careful, even after opening up to Iska.
- Death Faked for You: After Dwan retrieved the files that Yanim had purged from the Archius, he wrote in a new line saying that she had died in combat. Those who don't know have no clue that she's still alive.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She hates to even appear vulnerable and resents help from others, even when she truly needs it.
- Dressed to Kill: She wears a fashionable black pea coat, a purple scarf and thigh high boots into combat, and strives to keep them as clean and professional-looking as possible.
- Drink Order: She usually orders a Rum & Coke.
- Escapist: Her motivation for joining foreign trade ships and taking part in dangerous missions.
- In-Series Nickname: Two examples.
- The McCoy: Initially she was The Spock same as Arthur until she grew fondness over the crew, then she developed into The McCoy.
- Meaningful Rename: In order to distance herself from the Archius following her departure, she adopted the surname Terika, after a Kanad folk story.
- The Napoleon: Stands at 5 feet tall and spits vile at a whim. Her entire race is like this.
- No Biochemical Barriers: Zigzagged, wears a mask to filter out "toxic" oxygen, but has no problem eating "bland" human food.
- Opt Out: After being attacked by State Security, being made an outlaw, witnessing the apparent deaths of Lion and Dwan, the death of Jeremy, and then later finding Lion and Dwan alive, concluding that they must have betrayed the crew, Yanim crosses the Despair Event Horizon, leaves the crew, and promptly descends into antivillainy.
- Pardon My Klingon: Yanim will lapse into swearing in Kanad at times. During particularly vulgar moments, her translator device isn't able to keep up.
- Rank Up: Following Kr's demotion, Yanim applied for the vacant position of Head of Engineering. Jeremy decided to give the job to her.
- Smug Straight Edge: Initially played straight, given her utter condemnation of smoking, but later played for laughs. In fact, Yanim loves her vices so much when she's off the clock that it's possible she only hates smoking because she's incapable of doing it.
- The Squadette: Until the recruitment of Iska, Yanim was the sole female member of a 16-person crew.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Kr'fernir is a Turl'nr, a lifeform which subsists primarily on radiation and mineral intake.
- Drink Order: He orders, in his own words, a "chlorine and silicate powder mix in a diluted hydrochloric acid mix". In Layman's Terms, that's chlorine, powdered glass and diluted hydrochloric acid. Dwan calls it a "Turnir".
- Rank Up: Inverted. Due to a lack of communication with the rest of the engineering personnel, as well as general inactivity, Jeremy demoted Kr from his position as Head of Engineering.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: The Rwadi excrete slightly more matter than they consume, causing them to shrink constantly and cap their lifespans at a moderate 50 years.
- Badass Transplant: To compensate for their biology, the Rwadi are often seen with "boosters", a power-glove like device with a retractable hand on the end. This device is hooked to the specimen's nerves to allow manipulation like it were their own hand in order to reach objects otherwise unreachable. The species as a whole has great emphasis on synthesizing beverages as a cultural tradition.
- Caustic Critic: Amusingly, his last name could be interpreted as arrogant.
- Badass Beard: Being a dwarf blesses him with this.
- The Bartender
- Code Name: He received the codename Revolver Gnome during the period when Lion and Dwan "died", by his own suggestion.
- The Confidant: Being The Bartender graces him with this.
- Dope Slap: Does this to Sledge.
- Drink Order: He's usually seen with either a Piñita colada or Raktajino.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Because of his less than perfect Kanad speak, he called himself a "barjogger". Lion and Yanim like to call him that occasionally.
- Insistent Terminology: He's quite insistent on using the words caldiur and caldury.
- Keeping Secrets Sucks: Having told an altered version of his past to Arthur in order to avoid blurting the "truth".
- Mysterious Past: Zigzagged when Dwan told Arthur an altered version of his past, in order to avoid telling him the "truth". Eventually subverted when he revealed a more fuller version of his past to Lion.
- Our Dwarves Are Different: Genetically, he is majorly Dwarf, but has some Demon in him (which explain why he has powers) and a bit of Human in him. Ancestrally, he seems to come from Sacred, if we look at his cannon and the name of his revolver. However, he doesn't seem to speak in an Nordic accent nor does he like alcohol.
- Pseudonym: Dvajn Karlsson and Dwayne Carlson.
- Put on a Bus: Following the events of the State Security arc, Dwan and Lion escaped certain death by escaping via Dwan's caldic powers. However, to everyone else, they appeared to have died. Because of one of Dwan's personal policies, it is unlikely for them to return.
- The Bus Came Back: However, Lion managed to convince Dwan to return to the universe of the RP. Because of their unique situation, they gathered some info to help their crew before returning to the Archius. It doesn't help that their crew doesn't trust them because of their disappearance.
- The Reveal: He finally revealed the truth behind himself to Lion while on Duroma.
- Serious Business: He takes his job very seriously.
- The Shrink: While Jeb is the crew's "technical shrink", Dwan serves as one too, especially when Jeb is unavailable.
- Straight Man: Could be seen as this.
- The Teetotaler: But he does have experience taste-testing alcoholic drinks to check if they are up to standards.
- Universe Traveler
- Wham Line: "I'm not from this universe."
- Why Did It Have To Be Tendrils?
- Cool Pet: The only animal in the Zoologic Chamber was an extremely rare yellow-headed amazon.
- Drink Order: He is usually seen drinking premium alcoholic drinks, especially premium vodka, mostly because he's sorta miserable.
- Character Death: He quickly meets his demise at the hands of Dirge.
- Mutant: He has Type 19B, a strange mutation that makes the victim resemble a marble sculpture made by humans in ancient times. Aside from the odd skin pigmentation, people suffering from this disease are otherwise perfectly normal humans. No treatment exists for this, and it's unknown if this mutation causes any more modifications to the person's body. Thankfully, the person's sensitivity to the sun and its ultraviolet rays remains unaffected.
- Drink Order: He usually just orders water, but occasionally has a Gin & Tonic.
Staff Members and Other
- Artificial Intelligence: Andronicus reveals to have this when he's seen at the bar with Yanim and Dwan.
- Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!
- Lightning Bruiser: It's notably faster and built for strength, an example would be tackling Viper due to strangling Iska.
- Meaningful Name: Andronicus is a Greek name, meaning "male warrior". Being a robot build for combat, the name fits. It also sounds a lot like android.
- Badass Adorable
- Big Eater: Moreover, no matter how much they eat, they never gain in mass or size or have to defecate. The mechanics of how this works aren't well known.
- Bilingual Dialogue: Hercules can understand English to an extent, but can only make clicking and yelping noises in return.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Dracobins eventually take on the qualities of whatever they eat. Since they can metabolize just about anything, this could lead to some very interesting changes. Sledge mentions that another Dracobin owner fed his pet nothing but stainless steel to turn it metallic and silver and briefly muses doing the same with Hercules and gold or diamonds.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs
- Extreme Omnivore: Dracobins can eat and completely metabolize just about anything.
- Horse of a Different Color: Sledge is seen riding Hercules in a couple of scenes.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!
- No Conservation of Energy: Lampshaded by Pippin when told about the Dracobins' eating habits.
Also known as the Crimus.
- Always a Bigger Fish: This is what happens to the Divinity Creed as they make them flee in the Gadon Arc. From then on, they're the enemies.
- Ambiguous Robots: Their assassins in the Gadon Arc.
- Badass Army: They're considered one when the CEO of an N.G.O. Superpower company is genuinely serious about them.
- Big Bad: There are other threats looming throughout the Galaxy, but in this story they are this for the entire game.
- Black Market: They dominate multiple of them.
- Curbstomp Battle: They deliver this to the Divinity Creed plus the Archius Crew. It was clear both were outnumbered and outgunned, the ambush certainly didn't help either. The battle got so bad that it made both factions retreat.
- Doom Troops: They wear intimidating armor that make the Divinity Creed's look poor in comparison.
- The Dreaded: Almost everybody in the story has heard rumors about them and no doubt believe they are threatening enough to show they are a force to be reckoned with.
- Elite Mooks: The Crimson Elite.
- The Empire: Revealed when Dwan realizes the Crimus has a working population and infrastructure.
- Hidden Army Reveal: When bad transforms into worst, the Archius Ground Team on Gadon meets them by this and they're surrounded.
- Humongous Mecha: The Daedalus.
- Invisibility Cloak: Each soldier sports one.
- Kill It with Fire: Their Flamethrower Units.
- Knight of Cerebus: Throughout the story the crew easily handles their enemies with ease but when they appear in the Gadon Arc, everything turns to a darker mood. One of their assassins even attempted to kill Viper and nearly succeeds.
- N.G.O. Superpower: They carried a hefty amount of ships during Gadon, they dominate the Black Market, being able to pay many mercs and even mobilized their own elite troops at the battlefield. Ultimately subverted, they're not actually a syndicate. They're a Regime.
- No Water Proofing In The Future: Their cloaking technology may be advanced into the future, but they still short circuit when it comes to contact with water.
- Obviously Evil: You would be plain wrong to think that they look like nice and gentle people. Turns out they're more gray than they appear initally.
- Overarching Villain
- Portal Network: Specifically the Synergy Network allows them to travel around the Galaxy without the usage of FTL or regular travel. Hence why they are everywhere at the same time.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Their ships and uniforms contain this trope.
- The Syndicate: Harken Saw calls them the syndicate. Later subverted.
- Underground City: Sector 4, the real Zeruel.
Sylvia AlriaA standard Crimson Brigade soldier who was stationed at Sector 1 in case any intruders trespassed. Archius at their arrival kills her fiancé.
- Badass Normal: Compared to other people like the Auditors, Syncs, and Crimson Elite she's only a Brigade soldier.
- Battle Trophy: Gets one after cutting Lion's faceplate off.
- Berserk Mode: She goes ballistic when her fiancé goes down along with several of her comrades.
- Berserker Tears
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one to the Archius.
- The Determinator: She was not planning to die anytime soon once she was fighting all of the Archius.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Decides to change to melee and kick the crap out of Archius.
- Pregnant Badass: See above.
- Roaring Rampageof Revenge: An odd example, she doesn't want to kill Lion for killing her fiancé. Instead she wants to embarrass him in front of his friends. She did.
- You Bastard!: Says this to the Archius when they killed several of her comrades, not to mention fiancé.
Archer HavocAnother Brigade soldier who originally fought the Archius Crew back at Gadon. He then meets up with two Instigators Deadeye and Storm Tornado.
- Awesome Mc Coolname
- Badass Normal: He manages to go through hell and back at the battle of Zeruel and able to escape alive.
- Mauve Shirt: Becomes one by the time the Crimson Arc rolls out.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Havoc at best is only a soldier protecting people of the Crimus.
DeadeyeAn operative ordered to kill Harkark High Command. He's partnered up with Storm Tornado and is planning to hitch a ride out.
- Classified Information: His excuse to prevent others from knowing about his mission and personal infomation.
- Friendly Sniper: Carries a sniper while also being laidback and offering Archer a guide out of the battlefield.
- The Idealist: Regardless of what's happening at Zeruel, which civilians are being murdered by mercenaries Deadeye still carries a positive attitude. He might be the only one out of the Crimus who carries this trope.
- Nice Guy: He offers Archer Havoc the option of leaving Zeruel so they can escape alive. Following this he treated him as he was already a friend.
- Only Knownby Their Nickname: His nickname is a matter of secrecy and doesn't plan of spilling out his real name.
Storm TornadoLike Deadeye, is an operative sent out to eliminate High Command at Fort Blaze. Partnered up with Deadeye and follows him to escape the battlefield.
- Ambiguously Human: Judging by their appearance and abilities, it is unknown to everyone if they're actually human or just engineered aliens.
- Badass Cape
- Badass Crew: Their work ethnic during the massacre of the Tainted Raiders shows they aren't average mooks.
- Expy: All five of them serve a higher authority and wear futuristic Tin Tyrant armor, each vary in terms of weapon choice and appearance that it almost shows a similar substitute for the Judges of Archadia from Final Fantasy XII
- Five-Man Band
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Obviously, given the fact they're a part of the Crimson Son.
- Smurfette Principle: Mariahlus is the sole female among the group.
- Weaponof Choice: Each member has a weapon that varies.
SertumThe Leader of the pack. Shown to tower people with a 8 feet height and serves the Richter of the Crimson Son. He later investigates the Archius XI's previous locations tracking them down.
After the State Security Arc, He encounters them and kills several people, including Jeremy Spacehawk. It turns out this was just a distraction in order to lure the Archius away from the Oracle pieces and the opportunity to frame Harken Saw.
- Anti-Villain: He shows shades of it, he would rather talk with the Archius rather than personally fight them unless if it was a last resort. He also shows regret when the upcoming operation will cause "unfortunate casualites".
- Achilles' Heel: Helden is his only weapon he has at his disposal. Once he is disarmed the Archius were finally able to kill him using Madman's Vision.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The Supreme Commander of the Military Emperium manages to outright slice off tanks, haul cars with one hand, destroy mechs and even kills two captains of the Archius.
- A Father to His Men: He shows great respect to his comrades and is willing to protect them by all means.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Gives one to Jeremy when they talk about the Oracle:
- "Then I ask you one thing. What does Harken Saw intend to do with it?"
- Benevolent Boss: He does care about his teammates, especially towards Mariahlus.
- Black Cloak
- Cool Sword: His black and white sword named Helden
- Darth Vader Clone: He wears imposing armor, speaks with a deep voice, carries a sword with him, and serves as The Dragon to the Big Bad.
- The Determinator: The fact he swore to protect his people from Harken Saw was over hundreds of years ago and he's still fighting makes him this. In fact it might be his most unique trait. He inspires his comrades to keep fighting for their survival and never give up even when all hope is lost. He goes out fighting for the very thing he cared for: his people.
- Despair Event Horizon: Near the edge of the entire crater as he saw adeptors shoot down the aircraft containing Mariahlus's children. Then he finally crosses this when Harken Saw takes off to destroy the Oracle and the Conduit. Made even more apparent when he lays down dying as he lingers on his failure to save a single person in Zeruel.
- The Dragon: Not to his crew mind but judging what we've seen so far might be the only one who answers to the Richter personally.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Everyone apart of the Crimus listens to him as second in command of the entire Regime. and is usually seen leading the armies than the Richter. Justified, considering the fact the Richter is permanently crippled.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Final Boss
- Forged by the Gods: It's implied that Helden, his sword, was made by one.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: An average citizen who wished vengeance on Harken Saw became the Supreme Commander of the Military Emperium as the years went by.
- Graceful Loser: Once dying from the energy of Madman's Vision. He tells the Archius to leave the planet as soon as possible and explains his motivations without distain.
- Hero Killer: He has at least killed Zarbon and even Captain Jeremy. Now you can add Lion to the list.
- He Who Fights Monsters: The man for hundreds of years opposed Harken Saw after destroying one of their planets. In the end he caused as much destruction as Harken Saw did.
- I Call It "Vera": His swords goes by the name of Helden.
- Large and in Charge: 8 feet tall and is The Leader of the Auditors.
- Made of Diamond: This man cannot go down when it comes to firepower. When the Talon fires at him? Tattered cape. The Spacehawk? Small dents. High explosive charge? Knocked on the ground. Only Madman's Vision, one of the most powerful weapons in the Galaxy does him in and even then he was still alive long enough to provide a few Last Words.
- Necessarily Evil: The sins he committed were the efforts to destroy Harken Saw's Corporate Empire in retaliation long ago. He motivates himself to protect the people of the Crimus, because he knows what will happen if he doesn't.
- No-Sell: Madman's Vision of all things didn't affect him. Until everyone disarmed him of his sword.
- Not So Different: Compared to Captains like Jeremy and Lion he fights for his loved ones and only wishes to seek a way to achieve peace. Though circumstances has left his hands tied.
- The Plan: He was the one that planned the attack on Odenia. Though he doesn't like to dwell on it.
- Pet the Dog: Knocking out Arenax Seventhian rather than killing him in his own home could be seen as this. Though this also could be a way to not attract more attention than they need to gain info.
- He also decides to let Bubal go rather than kill him.
- Really 700 Years Old: Folter explains he's been active for over hundreds of years yet he looks like a regular man wearing bulky armor.
- Slow Walk: He does this after killing Zarbon.
- Suicide by Cop: Rather than killing himself after Harken Saw flies off, his final moments were to fight in order avenge his comrades. Knowing fully well Zeruel will be destroyed.
- Taking You with Me: Gets lured in by this from Bruta. It doesn't work.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He was absolutely willing to destroy Odenia, costing innocent lives to frame Harkark for their deeds and ensure the protection of his people.
- What the Hell, Hero??: He calls out Dwan for hiding who he truly is from his comrades.
MariahlusThe Dragon of the pack.
- Arch-Nemesis: In a way, Dwan is this to her after experiencing many of his memories and planning to give Zane and Dirge fates worse than death. Once she learns of his true identity she swore she would hunt him down if he comes out alive. Unfortunately for her she doesn't last long once Harken Saw blows up the building she was in, causing it to collapse.
- Dark Action Girl
- Badass Abnormal: One of the most powerful Syncs and an Auditor at the same time. The amount of powers she displayed such as processing people like Dwan and bringing a bipedal entity out of another Dimension makes her this.
- Cold Sniper: As the Battle of Zeruel spread through the city she knew she had to become as professional as possible so she can come back home alive.
- Combat Pragmatist: Utilized several tactics involving disabling Privateers, setting up as bait and had the sense to summon allies of her own to deal with more than one person.
- Death from Above: Before she had a chance to kill anyone her spot was bombed by Privateers and collapsed the building.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Adopted girls to were sold to slavery and loves them to the point she hates leaving them while she works as an Auditor.
- I Will Find You: Declares this to Dwan for taking Zane and Dirge's bodies and making sure he'll pay.
- Mama Bear: Go on, I dare you to harm her daughters. Too bad she never found out they were killed by Privateers.
- Married to the Job: She spends more time working as an Auditor than playing with her kids. Once the Auditors frame Harken Saw had her finally relieve her duties and live a good life with them. Until the Battle of Zeruel happened.
- Guns Akimbo: Duel wields two handguns.
- Promotion to Parent: Adopted Gretel and Kaede after killing off their slavers and became a loving parent towards them.
- Psychic Powers: The perks of being a Sync.
- Retirony: She was supposed to end her days as an Auditor and spend her days with her kids once Odenia blew up. Until the Battle of Zeruel came and called her in once more. Later she gets bombed by Harken Saw.
- Never Found the Body: After her garrison building collapsed her body is nowhere to be found. Dwan would insist that Harken Saw order his men to search the place so they can check her.
- Smurfette Principle: The only female in the Auditors. She was intended to serve as a replacement to Perra Clarke
FolterThe Evil Genius of the pack.
- Artificial Limbs: The only Auditor to carry them.
- Character Tic: Scratching his armor using his claw.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Mentally insane and acts unhinged. Possibly justified due to entering the Conduit.
- Deadpan Snarker: Out of all the others he's usually the one with the sense to snark back.
- Enigmatic Minion: Despite serving the Crimus, his motivations and goals are completely unknown by everyone. It doesn't help at the fact he's mentally unstable and keeps information to himself.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Expresses a brother instinct for Mariahlus despite some issues.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's utterly pissed and goes out of character once citizens of Zeruel are being massacred by Privateers.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: No other Auditor enjoys working with Folter with the exception of maybe Mariahlus. Flashbacks indicated Zane and Sertum at the very least had a hard time working with him.
- Laughing Mad
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Once he knows of Archius Crew's plan to murder Sertum he drops his silly shtick and gets serious.
- Hooksand Crooks: He doesn't normally use weapons but he uses his large claw shaped like a hook instead.
- Mad Oracle: Heavily implied that he's able to foresee the future due to experiencing what's inside the Conduit.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Folter's silly personality might be a ruse hiding a dangerous Auditor. Considering how easily he changes in tone, personality and already knows about Dwan's race it's clear Folter is more than he lets on.
- Super Speed: Processes this at supersonic levels to the point the Archius barely landed a hit on him.
- Time Bomb: Activates one within his armor so he can commit suicide.
- Villainous Friendship: At least had a friendship with Mariahlus before the events of the RP happened.
- Would Hurt a Child: During their dispatch at Rigel Zane and him encounter a small child out on his own and opts to handle it. Only to be subverted when Folter simply put the child to sleep.
ZaneThe Brute of the pack.
- BFG: His acid-like spraying weapon almost fills up his whole back and deals heavy damage.
DirgeThe Dark Chick of the pack. He's the first boss during the Battle of Zeruel the Archius fought. Quiet and loyal to the Crimus, he follows the Constables of Leadership and makes sure it is enforced.
- Attack Its Weak Point: His throat. Justified because Perra shot him with an explosive caliber. Possibly giving him a disability.
- The Beastmaster: He has a large beast named Darling.
- Berserk Button: Once Darling is defeated, he gets pissed.
- Cool Pet: Unlike the rest that brings weapons, he carries a large beast with him in a portable sphere whenever he needs to kill.
- Dual Boss: He and Darling fights the Archius with this in mind.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Judging by the way he pulls a Mercy Kill to Darling and his POV, Darling might have been the only one he really cared for besides his comrades.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's disgusted when Perra has stolen from the Genesis Nova and considers her an example of failure of being an Auditor.
- Face Death with Dignity: Dying, Dirge decides to salute one last time before falling.
- Hero Killer: He was the one to kill Saint Tussor.
- Made of Iron: Took a shot from the Second Horseman point blank and kept going.
- Mercy Kill: Performs one on Darling, who was slowly dying.
- The Speechless: He's never seen talking except mouthing off Dwan's name. Justified as his throat was shot by a large caliber from Perra Clarke. Surgery wasn't able to fix his vocals.
- Turns Red: He amps up his thermal whip after Darling is defeated.
- Whip It Good: He also carries a heat induced whip, mainly for his pet or to damage others.
Perra ClarkeAn Auditor initiate who was planning to smuggle enhance serums from the Genesis Nova. See below for more of her characteristics.
- "I'll tell you straight up, you have an hour to give me that thing and everything you have that's valuable or else my cannons will blow your ship so goddamn high that a sun will reach down on you and perish you into the enormous pits of hell."
Colonel Bruta Cadcila is an 8 Foot Kercan who leads the Tainted Raiders. He's the first boss in a way Archius had to face.
- Affably Evil: Has a moment talking about his past with Jeremy once they start playing Russian Roulette.
- Arc Villain: Of the Pirate Arc.
- Back for the Finale: Bruta comes back when an old friend bought him out from prison. Now he's seen preparing for the Final Battle.
- Badass Boast: Says one to the entire crew.
- Big Damn Heroes: He saves Dwan from getting killed by a Crimson Son soldier.
- Blood Knight: His main reason why he decided to become a pirate. Because he loved to fight.
- Character Death: Averted. Bruta had his head chopped clean off, but Arthur brought him back to claim his bounty, albeit with reduced mental capacity.
- Characterization Marches On: In the first Arc, Bruta was a Always Chaotic Evil pirate who threatened to blow up the Archius if he didn't get what he wanted. By the time the Crimson Son Arc comes around he eases up his blood thirsty personality and becomes a bitter rogue.
- Gatling Good: He gets a plasma version for the Final Battle.
- Genre Blindness: See below for more detail.
- HeelFace Turn: He and his friends end up on Archius's side during the Final Battle.
- Large and in Charge: Is over 8 feet tall and towers his pirate crew.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: After the Pirate Arc, his memory is erased by Arthur and was taken to Rigel Prison. Once the Crimson Son Arc begins he is on a search to find out what happened to his crew.
- Retired Badass: Served in the Kercan Corps at their own Civil War. Soon at the end of the war he deserted and started his own crew.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: Carried an armored piercing one.
- Starter Villain: The first villain the Archius Crew encounters on their first day.
- The Big Guy: Becomes this to Ject and Elli during the assault on Zeruel.
- Villain Ball: Gee Bruta, you would think that somehow the crew particularity the captain wouldn't plan out something that involves a clone backup Needless to say he gets killed for his Genre Blindness
- Warm-Up Boss: He's one to set up the crew for their inevitable journey. Subverted in a sense that no one really fights him except Jeremy due to element of surprise.
- "We're both trying to get these credits because we need to survive out there. Space is a damn playground."
Perra Clarke is a Human mercenary who offers Archius to join her crew in order to win 15 million credits. Her rough attitude along with her long red hair makes her stand out among the rest of any merc Archius encounters during the Inquisition.
- Arc Villain: Of the Bug Hunt Arc. While the Screecher Queen was the main motivation behind the Arc, it's proven Perra is the most threatening to the group.
- Bad Boss: Kills one of her members and nearly attempts to kill Bubal after the Queen is captured.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: It's more rather for jail reasons instead.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Acts like a nice gal to the crew at first. Once they proceed to the caves she starts showing her true behavior.
- Buxom Is Better: What Arthur notes after first meeting up with her.
- The Captain: Like Jeremy, she has a crew of her own. Though she doesn't treat them well.
- Dark Action Girl: She has a much more darker side than she lets on to Archius, including her own crew.
- Dirty Coward: Doesn't hesitate to detonate the crates of charges loaded in one of her homkah trucks so she can get away.
- Evil All Along: What happened to be a tough but kind merc to Archius was all a ploy just so she can get the Queen herself.
- Evil Counterpart: To Jeremy, both are captains who lead their own ships, both had unspoken plan guarantees that nearly cost them their crews, both get cocky at times, and finally both inspire their men. However, Jeremy treats and inspires his men through care and respect, while Perra treats her men like trash and through fear.
- Faux Affably Evil: She puts on a nice gal front whenever she talks to Arthur or any of Archius, but really she's just hiding the fact she's not willing to split the credits with anyone.
- Fiery Redhead: Usually has a temper when people questions her plans.
- Hired Guns: What she is along with her crew.
- Jerkass: Happens to be this, she noticeably threatens one of her crewmates to be sent to the caves first, she arms and then blows up a crewmate using charges, and she even swears at some of the Archius members when they're fighting the Screechers.
- Character Death: Decided to blow herself up along with her truck.
- Manipulative Bitch: Manipulates the crew every chance she has while running off with the dead queen all along. They did not take kindly to this.
- Meaningful Name: Perra is a Spanish word. If you take the word "Perra" and translate it in English, you get the word "bitch". Guess what she turns out to be?
- The Mole: Turned out to be in it for herself all this time.
- Taking You with Me: Pulls one with plasma charges as she attempts to take some Archius members with her to hell.
- Never Going Back to Prison: What she would hate to be in when she tries to pull a Taking You with Me on Arthur
- Absolute Xenophobes: They terraform planets to rid them of xenos and fill them with humans.
- Arc Villain: Of the Gadon Arc. To an extent, Zealot Kalpyr
- Belief Makes You Stupid: Going by Lion's statement on them.
- Church Militant
- Deadly Gas: Their main expertise when it comes to killing things, they also use this for planets.
- Determinator: They rarely give up when it comes to skirmishes. In a individual example, Kalpyr displays a will so big he managed to overclock Varn's built-in-tazer system from his armor.
- Doom Troops: They essentially wear gas masks for biological gas purposes and inflict fear towards others.
- The Faceless: They hide their faces with advanced gas masks, not one trooper is seen without one as of now.
- Fantastic Racism: Literally to every race that isn't a human. If you're seen with a xeno then they will not hesitate to eliminate you or others.
- Gas Mask Mooks
- Home Base: God's Refuge during the secularization of the Sol System, until they lost it at the end of the war.
- Knight Templar: They believe they're doing a service for God and Humanity in general by exterminating all other lifeforms. The Archius Crew tends to disagree.
- Light Is Not Good: They wear white robes as an outer cloth but they kill aliens for the greater good of their religion.
Arch-Zealot HazadokCurrently the leader of the Divinity Creed, Hazadok is said to be one of the most extreme members of the Creed up to date.He commands the Divinity Creed from a fortress located on the planet God's Hand III.
Arch-Zealot IzvanFormer Arch-Zealot of the Divinity Creed, Izvan was killed in action during the siege on God's Refuge.
- "I kick arse for the Lord!"
The commander of the Divinity Creed's 13th Fleet.
- Badass Preacher: He held off cluster mines, Varn, and even survived against the Crimson Son without an injury.
- "The past is the past Varn, I am superior."
A former Boome Marine that wasn't happy with the current management and decided to take his loyalists and leave. A Omega Brother hired by him tries to capture Varn on Duroma but gets captured himself, later forced to spill the beans on what he was doing via truth serum.
- Arc Villain: For Duroma Arc.
- Character Death: He shortly meets his demise after his failed assault on Archius. His body was left behind in the sand.
- Renegade Splinter Faction: Most of the marines hate him, furious about the management he decided to start his own chapter with his Loyalists.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Sasha Merner, both know they can't stand each other but they know their common enemy is Varn.
- Character Death: Killed by Varn in combat.
- "To be clear, your mission with HarkArk ends here. We're impounding anything you have that's related to the Oracle, collecting any information you have in regards to the locations of the remaining pieces, and searching this ship for anything else you might have that we want. Space belongs to the kanads; and we aim to teach you that."
Known to the kanads as Gaharya Kakom Vanik Rin (GKVR), Bureau III is a nearly-lawless subset of the State Security apparatus which is used by the Collective's higher echelons to suppress and control the population. The Archius Crew is briefly captured by a GKVR team lead by Colonel Vorokar Vor'Pangn while docked at Hanza Fuel Farms in an attempt to locate the remaining pieces of the Oracle while also halting HarkArk's progress in finding them.
- Arc Villain: For the State Security Arc.
- Attack on One Is an Attack on All: Vorokar justifies breaking Yanim's ribs by insisting that a distress call issued under her watch harms his operation, "and by extension, our people."
- Blatant Lies: "No harm will come to any of you so long as you're cooperative."
- Catchphrase: Vorokar's "delightful."
- Crazy-Prepared: The Colonel refused to confront the Archius until he believed there was no chance of failure. His overconfidence eventually lead to his undoing.
- Evil Twin: Lieutenant Damya looks almost identical to Yanim, aside from her shorter hair.
- Fantastic Racism: Practically all of them hate humans with a passion, but Vorokar takes the cake, going so far as to outright refuse to speak their language.
- Inescapable Ambush: How the blackjackets initially captured the Archius.
- Moral Sociopathy: The "blackjackets" of the GKVR will stoop to any low to accomplish their task without any visible remorse
- Ransacked Room: Lieutenant Rask does this to every bedroom on the ship he gains access to in order to distress the crew.
- Robbing the Dead: Lieutenant Rask steals a watch which belonged to recently-deceased John Riker.
- Scary Dogmatic Aliens: In spades.
- Alien Blood: Bruta's men and possibly himself are revealed to have green blood when one pirate dies.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him
- Space Pirates
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Colonel Bruta CadcilaLook for his folder under the "Antagonists" section.
Perra ClarkeLook for her folder under the "Antagonists" section.
WazowskiA Human who died early on during the Inquisition.
BubalA Khergian who has some history with Iska.
Neasha KyralA Serek pilot with a talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She is the rightful owner of the Belladonna, having financed it using the settlements she received from a traumatic incident which occurred aboard the ship. Desiring to retire as early as possible and to avoid endangering others, she refused to hire any assistance and took up smuggling to increase her profits. Shortly after her introduction, her ship is hijacked and she is forced to serve as a pilot for a group of self-employed soldiers of fortune.
Virin RozelOne of the two GKVR agents captured (but not killed) by the Archius during the State Security Arc, Virin was a Sergeant Major serving under Lieutenant Damya who was knocked unconscious and placed in the same cell as Rask. Level-headed and difficult to impress, his seriousness and skepticism combine to form checks against Yanim's volatility and Rask's devil-may-care attitude.
Yanim TerikaThe former chief engineer of the Archius, Yanim instigated the creation of the Belladonna crew after becoming convinced of foul play within the former's ranks and becoming disenchanted with the lifestyle of the law-abiding offworlder. Her unpredictability and violent outbursts frustrate her new crewmates, but her intelligence and versatility are indispensable (as is her large bank account).
Look for her folder under the "Engineering Personnel" section.
Gataska Vor'PangnOriginally seen by the Archius crew on Rigel, Gataska later resurfaced during the Duroma Arc, having lost her right arm and her job as a field medic consequently. A bubbly and airheaded offworlder who's far more intelligent than she appears, Gataska initially refused to join the crew due to her clean criminal record and her stance against "damned pirates." However, she changed her mind after encountering Virin, whom she immediately became enamored with.
Look for her folder under the "Offworlders" section.
Rask Vor'PangnThe sarcastic and mean weapons technician of the crew. Originally, he was a Lieutenant working under Colonel Vorokar during the State Security Arc before surrendering and being tortured physically and psychologically by the Archius crew as Disproportionate Retribution for ransacking their rooms and the ship's bar during the raid. His experience with Varn left him badly scarred, with a distinctive "two-faced" visage.
Harken SawThe Founder and Chairman of HarkArk, the creator of the Archius Line including the main ship. Harken Saw is a mysterious man with an ambiguous background. His identity is hidden by a ballistic mask. His motivations for the crew are unclear.
- Asexuality: Is aware that Ms. Vara is interested in him, too bad he isn't interested on relationships in general.
- Benevolent Boss: Harken Saw displays shades of this when the Crew bring the heart of the Oracle to him in one piece. He rewards them with one personal request for each member inside his office.
- Cassandra Truth: Saw tried to warn just about everyone about how dangerous the Crimson Son are, but everyone outside of the Oracle affair believes they're just another syndicate and refuse to spare any forces to fight them.
- The Chessmaster: He ensures the Oracle is placed in the Archius XI, an average vessel anyone could apply so organizations such as the Crimson Son won't suspect of his shady dealings. Unfortunately, the plan doesn't go well when a sleeper agent in the Hierarchy finds out.
- Crazy-Prepared: No matter how dire the situation is, Harken Saw always keeps back-up or has a plan just in case someone tries to ruin his operations.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: What he does to a client consisting of a hatchet and some tweezers.
- Contemplative Boss: He does this from time to time.
- Consummate Professional
- Cool Mask: His mask.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Let's be honest, Harken Saw is far from being a honest man. His methods are questionable and there is no motive in mind what he wants with the Oracle, not to mention his torturing sessions.
- Deadpan Snarker: Spurs out his thoughts about rival companies, in a rather funny way.
- Dressed to Kill: He has no problem killing his enemies while wearing his suit.
- Electronic Eyes: Has one for one of his eyes.
- Establishing Character Moment: Just when he looks like a professional business man that prefers to do business rather than violence he's seen torturing his "client" with a good ol' fashioned hatchet.
- Eye Scream: Implied to have happened to him when he tells the Sleeper Agent that he was brutally tortured once.
- Fiction 500: Said to pay the crew so much that they won't even have to think about their retirement days and will probably live off in mansions.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Got set off when a guy named Mr. Hanks wasn't available for a lunch break due to a business trip when it was really a vacation trip.
- Jerkass: He is shown to neglect a few amount of his employees, ignoring their questions and comments.
- Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: On that note, he does pay The Archius XI billions of credit in compensation. He's also shown to truly care for Ms. Vara, worrying about her safety.
- N.G.O. Superpower: Currently has a great deal of assets in his company, has a fully fledged army that sports his logo, and he even owns a space station that acts as headquarters that could rival in size for the Death Star.
- No Man Should Have This Power: He ultimately decides that the Oracle is too powerful for anyone to keep in their hands and so wishes to destroy it.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: It's currently unclear whether he's evil or good but it is clear he sports an expensive suit along with some wine laying around in his office.
- Mysterious Backer
- Mysterious Employer: No one in the crew doesn't have a clue what he looks like nor his personal reasons why he hired them in the first place; as far as they know he hired them to deliver the Oracle to Termina Central and that's it.
- Mysterious Past: Nobody knows his origins, until he finally tells Dwan that he came from Erminglad, another universe.
- Obliviousto Love: Subverted, he's aware that Ms. Vara is fond of him but he isn't interested.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Has hopes the crew can deliver part of the Oracle to Termina Central.
- The Reveal: Like Dwan, he's also not from this universe.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Sports a black and red suit along with gloves for that cyberpunk looks.
- Uncle Pennybags: Being a wealthy businessman, he is actually willing to give out the things the crew wants after completing a task.
Nicole VaraHarken Saw's secretary.
Colonel Yai Vin BraunAn Omnicon that serves as a Colonel in the Privateers. He is seen giving cover for Archius once the Crimson Son arrived.
Major Kira GreeneA Major that serves in a hidden military installation. She is the local authority on her base.
- Action Girl
- Conveniently an Orphan: Considering the fact she has no family to contact. It's guaranteed she doesn't have biological parents either.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially her personality acts in a professional manner, she shows no expressive emotion when it comes to her position as the commander of her asteroid base. Later on she warms up to the Crew until she basically becomes a fully fledged ally.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: She plays as one when the crew trains for combat during their stay at the hidden asteroid base.
- Hates Being Touched: Happens when Arthur touches her in the shoulder, she did not take likely to this.
- Heroic BSoD: She immediately goes silent for a while after watching Jeremy die.
- I Just Want to Be Special: This is her reason why she decided to join the Military. She desperately felt that no one cared who she was and just wanted to be important.
- Majorly Awesome
- Perpetual Frowner: Type 3, it was noted by Jeremy that he was finally successful in making a small curve to her usual face and even then it was barely considered a smile.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Scolds Jeremy for authorizing a live Crimson Son soldier on his ship. Which later ends up self-destructing, causing several injuries in the medbay.
Lt. General BriggA Lt. General in the HarkArk Privateers.
HarkArk PrivateersThe Privateers are a division within the corporation that specializes in warfare. They serve as the representative in a Professional Private Military. Recruitment centers are usually located in human colonies and occasionally other civilized planets.
Hakon BurkeCurrent leader of the Lunar Children. Was nearly killed in a SSFD attack which instead claimed the lives of his wife and daughter, among others, further increasing his rage.Former mining engineer.
Gavin InsterA human cyborg-convert that relayed info from the hidden HarkArk meteor base before being captured.
Gataska Vor'PangnA medical professional met by Yanim and Lion on Rigel just before the bug hunt. She lost her arm during the battle, forcing her to cancel her contract and travel to Duroma in search of work, where she later crossed paths with Yanim again. She is shown to be emotionally manipulative and favors quick, easy money over long-term commitments.
Kagran SidikanOne of the four Kanads encountered by the Archius crew on Rigel, hailing from a remote mining colony. Disrespectful, drug-addled and overweight, Kagran's usefulness to his crew was under suspicion by the time of the bug hunt, and this clearly resulted in insecurities which amplified his negative traits. His fate is unspecified, but it is hinted that he may have not survived that day.
Siris Vor'PangnAnother Offworlder encountered on Rigel, Siris was a veteran of the black fleet who was considerably older than anyone on the Archius crew. Despite his age and past injuries, he was last seen preparing for the bug hunt, carrying a rocket launcher and pistol. Siris showed special consideration of Lion's military background, earning him the ire of his contemporaries, especially Orik Rozel. His whereabouts are unknown, but given that he was from the same crew as Kagran, he likely shared the same fate.
Orik RozelOne of a number of "Offworlders" encountered by the Archius crew on Rigel, Orik collected information on the Archius due to Yanim's presence on the ship, but only submitted it later once a connection between the crew and Perra Clarke's death was made. He is shown to be judgmental and short-tempered, especially toward other kanads who are too amicable toward humans.
Shenkada Ex Sidikan/Arkadam SidikanA field agent encountered by Yanim during the crew's stay on Duroma, Arkadam is an orphan who ended up working for State Security due to his caretakers' encouragement to apply his adventurous nature toward serving the Collective. On the job, he seems to model himself after James Bond, chasing women and drinking plenty of alcohol, but after a wild night taking heavy narcotics with Yanim in an ultimately redundant effort to gleam information about the Archius from her, Arkadam is fired for his unprofessional conduct. Rather than submit to the agency's demand to return home to Kanadys and live a restrained life, Arkadam chooses to reinvent himself under a false identity and flee to human space.
- Meaningful Rename: Following the incident that lead him to get fired, he reinvented himself under a new identity with the name "Shenkada Ex Sidikan". Shenkada was the name of a Vor'Pangn outlaw from a century earlier who was supposedly uncatchable and unkillable, according to urban legend, so the symbolism is obvious. The "Ex" in his name denotes that either he or an ancestor of his had been expelled or had renounced membership from the clan. This would throw off other field officers, who would probably assume his lack of records and fluency in English meant that he was a second-generation offworlder.