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A list of characters featured in Titan A.E.

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    Cale Tucker
Voiced by: Matt Damon (adult), Alex D. Linz (child)

The main protagonist. 15 years after witnessing Earth get destroyed, he grows up to be a jaded young man. When contacted by Korso, a man who worked with this father on the Titan Project, he finds out the ring he was given by his father is a map to the Titan, humanity's last great hope.


    Akima Kunimoto
Voiced by: Drew Barrymore

The pilot of the Valkyrie and Cale's Love Interest.

    Joseph Korso
Voiced by: Bill Pullman

The captain of the Valkyrie and an old colleague of Sam Tucker.

  • Anti-Hero: Korso may be trying to take down the Drej, but he's not exactly heroic.
  • Anti-Villain: He's later revealed to have been working with the Drej. From what we can gather from the few hints dropped in the movie, Korso might have just lost all hope of being able to beat the Drej and decided to take what he could get. Watching them destroy his home planet and allow the human race to slowly die out within fifteen years might explain his actions along with some other possible reasons that happened off-screen between the prologue and the start of the movie. He does make a Heel–Face Turn during the climax of the film. Whether it's out of remorse, because he had nothing left to lose, or both, he did ultimately help save humanity.
    • It's also worth noting that his actions during the prologue suggest he sincerely believed in the Titan Project and Sam, but when Sam died and the Titan vanished into the aether, he lost all hope. When Cale comes up with a way to defeat the Drej that actually makes sense, Korso comes around.
  • Badass Beard: He sports a goatee, and is quite a capable fighter who can go toe-to-toe with the Drej.
  • Badass in Charge: He's The Captain and a great fighter, saving Cale from two alien ruffians in the beginning and singlehandedly dispatching Preed.
  • Fallen Hero: It's mentioned that he's ex-military.
  • Famous Last Words: "Go. It's better this way."
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears a pair.
  • Fiery Redhead: He sports short red hair and he's got quite a temper.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills Preed, who turned on him.
  • Neck Snap: How he kills Preed.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He dies redeeming himself.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Cale, being what Cale would probably become if he had let his cynicism and bitterness run away with him.

Voiced by: Nathan Lane

Korso's first mate.

  • 0% Approval Rating: His repulsive personality has not earned him any friends to say the least.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He's introduced sexually harassing Akima.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: He is an alien and a complete scumbag to top it all off.
  • Bastard Understudy: He loyally follows Korso until he decides to betray him when his back is turned.
  • Bat Out of Hell: An evil, treacherous alien that vaguely resembles a flightless humanoid fruit bat.
  • Beast Man: He's an Akrennian, a species that resembles a fruit bat.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He betrays other people when they are no longer of any use to him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With Nathan Lane giving the performance, what did you expect?
  • The Dragon: Initially, to Korso after he betrays Cale. Upon reaching the Titan, Preed betrays Korso and reveals he's been working for the Drej all along, with the intent to Kill 'Em All and let the Drej destroy the Titan, in exchange for life insurance.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He's Korso's right-hand man, but is actually a Drej agent and looking out for himself. Once they reach the Titan, Preed is quick to turn on Korso.
  • Eviler Than Thou: To call Korso evil would be a stretch, more a man who's lost all hope, but Preed is certainly the more vile of the pair, evident by him selling out all of his allies to the Drej.
  • Fatal Flaw: His arrogance eventually does him in.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Acts like a snarky little gentleman, even when scheming and double-crossing people.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one else on the crew can stand him. Eventually, he's nobody's friend in the end.
  • Gonk: With a face like that, it would be surprising if there were any women that found him remotely desirable.
  • Hate Sink: He has absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • It's All About Me: He betrays Korso and has no qualms about screwing over humanity's last hope for a future if it means saving himself.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Shows some concern for his fellow crewmembers early on, but turns out to be completely false.
  • Karmic Death: Betrays Korso, who goes on to snap his neck in a fight.
  • Lean and Mean: He's tall, skinny, and definitely not a nice guy.
  • Manipulative Bastard: His main defining trait is using and double-crossing others for his own agenda.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Preed is introduced as one of the comic relief aliens, but when he's revealed to be be a Drej agent, he shows a cold lack of hesitation in trying to kill Cale and Akima, leaving Stith and Gune with a bomb which nearly kills Gune, and is actually a rather dirty and brutal fighter.
  • Number Two: He is Korso's first mate on the Valkyrie. He later turns out to be Korso's Dragon after The Reveal.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: He gives quite a chilling one as his true colors shine through.
    Preed: Is Gune there with you?
    Stith: Yeah?
    Preed: Then please tell him goodbye for me, won't you?
  • Slime Ball: He is a backstabber who is just as immoral as he is untrustworthy.
  • Smug Snake: Preed is extremely arrogant, which ultimately leads to his downfall; in particular, he doesn't seem to acknowledge the fact that Korso is well-trained in physical combat, as he seems to assume that just forcing him to give up his weapon and tossing said weapon away is all he needs to defeat him.
  • The Sociopath: Preed is pretty much a walking, talking textbook example of someone with anti-social personality disorder, having no qualms against backstabbing or killing people for his own selfish benefit.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's the most unpleasant of the main cast, so much that the rest of the crew barely tolerates him. True to the trope, he ends up betraying everyone and shows himself to be a cold, sadistic thug.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem with hitting or shooting Akima.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He does this to Korso, which eventually comes back to bite him hard.

Voiced by: John Leguizamo

Korso's chief scientist.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Pretty much summed up by this:
    Gune: Does this look familiar? Do you know what it is? Neither do I. I made it last night in my sleep. Apparently I used gindrogac—highly unstable. I put a button on it, yes. I wish to press it, but I'm not sure what will happen if I do...
  • Beast Man: He's a Grepoan, a species that vaguely looks like a turtle.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: If the above quote wasn't enough evidence for you...
  • Disney Death: Gune saves Stith from a bomb Preed placed on her wrist, only for it to detonate and leave him wounded. As Gune goes out, he mutters "I'll just take a little nap." Later, just when the Drej are about to destroy the Titan, Gune, alive and well, comes to the rescue.
    Gune: I finished my nap!
  • Ditzy Genius: For all of his weirder traits, he's still a genius and even Korso acknowledges it!
    Cale: I'll tell you a secret, this guy's nuts!
    Korso: I'll tell you one more, he's never wrong.
  • Frog People: Looks vaguely like a short, squat anthropomorphic frog.
  • Morality Pet: If he wasn't around, we wouldn't see Stith's softer side.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Stith.

Voiced by: Janeane Garofalo

The Valkyrie's munitions officer.

  • Action Girl: Stith is a kick-ass screaming Amazon with not only a great big gun, but a freakin' weapons turret in a spaceship. Although "Amazon" might be an understatement for someone who is naturally around 10 feet tall.
  • Beast Man: She's a Sogowan, a species that looks vaguely like a kangaroo which was interbred with a raptor.
  • Hot-Blooded: The most aggressive of the crew.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As aggressive and hot-blooded as she is, she still cares for her fellow crewmembers (except Preed, but hey, no one likes him).
  • Kick Chick: Her long kangaroo-like legs make great weapons.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: For the most part, she looks like a mix between a kangaroo and a raptor (i.e. the bird of prey, not the dinosaur from Jurassic Park). She has large and powerful legs like the former, and a head of similar shape, but also a beak and clawed digitigrade feet like the latter. And if that wasn't strange enough, she also has definitely human-like mammaries.
  • No Indoor Voice: In the Polish dub of the movie, her voice actress amps up her Hot-Blooded status by practically shouting most of her lines. Garofalo's Stith seems calm and collected by comparison.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Gune.
  • Toothy Bird: She is not a bird (in fact, it's hard to tell what she is exactly), but she does have a beak which somehow comes complete with teeth.
  • Wrench Wench: Stith thoroughly averts this in that she is not the typical human (or alien) cutie and she hates doing repairs, though she is rather handy with weapons, as befitting her intelligent and aggressive but not at all mechanical character.
    Stith: I am educated and well-read, I am not a mechanic! I have my pride!

    The Drej

The Drej are a race of aliens and serve as the main antagonists. Afraid of the dominance humankind may gain as a result of Project Titan (an extremely advanced planet formation project), they set out to destroy the human race.

  • All There in the Manual: The Queen's true name is Susquehana according to the Perrys' novelization. The novels also expand on the Drej as a whole, creating legitimate motivations for their actions and how their society works.
  • Big Bad: They blew up Earth in the film's opening.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: The higher-caste Drej are trying to assassinate the current queen so they can become queen themselves. Drej culture fully supports and encourages this: It constantly keeps the queen on her toes and keeps her from growing weak and complacent. That doesn't mean, however, that those that try to kill the queen and fail are let off lightly...
  • The Dreaded: Feared by every other race in the galaxy, and rightly so.
  • Energy Beings: They are made of pure energy, which is both their greatest strength and their greatest weakness. It makes them virtually invincible in direct combat, since even if you blow their physical form to smithereens, they will just reassemble in time. However, it turns out to be their undoing when Cale, during the climactic battle, comes up with an idea to use them as a power source to revive the Titan, draining them and wiping them out of existence.
  • Fantastic Caste System: The Drej are apparently split into low-level drones who are not too bright and above them, more advanced castes that have more intelligence and personality. From any of these castes, one can ingest the orb artifact and become queen who leads the Drej and is capable of making more of them.
  • Hive Mind: Downplayed. According to the novelization, while the Drej fully believe in the concept of putting their race before all other matters, in truth each Drej (or at least, the more advanced castes) have fully independent and unique personalities, and are more than capable of plotting against one another (though even that is always ostensibly for the greater good of the whole race).
  • Karmic Death: The Drej destroyed the Earth in the Downer Beginning by making the planet spin so fast that centrifugal forces blow it up. In the film's climax, the Drej were killed and absorbed by the Titan as it begins to spin, creating a new planet.
  • Klingon Promotion: A Drej can become queen by killing the old one and ingesting the orb she carries (not an easy task, since Large and in Charge and Authority Equals Asskicking is fully in play).
  • Large and in Charge: The Drej Queen towers above all over members of her species.
  • Scary Dogmatic Aliens: Of the conquistador/Nazi variety. The Drej believe that it is their destiny and their right to spread themselves across the universe and eradicate all other species they encounter.
  • Starfish Language: According to the novel, they communicate with flashes of light.


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