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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)

He is the main protagonist. 15 years after witnessing the 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 map to the Titan, humanity's last great hope.

  • '90s Anti-Hero: He is a bitter, jaded person without a shred of altruism in his body at the start of the film. His "rebel without a fuck" attitude, while definitely a bold choice compared to other films of its era, is often seen as one of the film's major problems—especially since the trope had already become a bit dated when the film was released.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: While working at a space dock and he was constantly marginalized by his alien co-workers because his race is considered an "intergalactic joke".
  • Anime Hair: Not as bad as Akima's, but it kind of resembles Shonen Hair.
  • Break the Cutie: He seems to have undergone some of this between the ages of 6 and 21. But, as he says, "having your planet blown up will do that to you." As will being considered a third-class race by most of the galaxy.
  • Broken Ace: Cale is able to fix things pretty quickly, and is usually smart enough to figure out things such as escaping the Drej prison cell, or powering the Titan back up. But despite his many skills, he's such a bitter, unhappy person that he has trouble functioning as part of any kind of group.
  • The Chosen One: Cale is the only one able to operate the ultimate Treasure Map to humanity's salvation.
  • The Chosen Zero: Cale, at least as far as Akima and Preed are concerned at the beginning:
    Akima: This is just great. We cross half the galaxy and nearly get our butts shot off by the Drej just so we can rescue the window washer.
    Cale: Hey! I happen to be humanity's last great hope!
    Preed: I weep for the species...
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a young boy, Cale witnessed the Earth be destroyed... while his father disappeared after promising to find him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like most of the crew.
  • Fanservice: He shows us more of skin than just about any other character of the movie.
  • Female Gaze: Quite a bit. He walks in a sleeveless shirt that shows off those nice arms, and he gets two Shirtless Scenes. We also see him completely naked from the back, followed by a nice Modesty Towel shot.
  • Official Couple: With Akima by the end.
  • Two First Names: "Tucker" can also be used as a first name.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Cale went from a naive boy to a jaded adult.

    Akima Kunimoto
Voiced by: Drew Barrymore

Akima is the pilot of the Valkyrie and Cale's love interest.

    Joseph Korso
Voiced by: Bill Pullman

Korso is the captain of the Valkyrie and 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, the guys responsible for blowing up Earth, the last hope for humanity. 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 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 its 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 Cale's father, but when Cale's father 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: The Captain and he's 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's got quite a temper...
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills Preed, who turned on Korso.
  • Neck Snap: How he kills Preed.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Dies redeeming himself.

Voiced by: Nathan Lane

Preed is Korso's first mate.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: He's introduced sexually harassing Akima.
  • Asshole Victim: You don't really feel sympathy for him when he gets his neck snapped by Korso.
  • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With Nathan Lane giving the performance, what did you expect?
  • Dirty Coward: He betrays Korso to save his own hide.
  • 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.
  • Hate Sink: He has absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • 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.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: 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.

  • Smug Snake: 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.
  • Token Evil Teammate: The movie doesn't even try to hide the fact that he's evil.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem with hitting or shooting Akima.

Voiced by: John Leguizamo

Gune is Korso's chief scientist.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: Pretty much summed up by this:
    "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.
  • Morality Pet: If he wasn't around, we wouldn't see Stith's softer side.

  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Stith.

Voiced by: Janeane Garofalo

She is the Valkyrie's munitions officer.

  • Action Girl: Stith is a kickass 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.
  • 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 crew members (except Preed, but hey, no one likes him).
  • Kick Chick: Her long kangaroo like legs make great weapons.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Gune.
  • 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
Voiced by: Christopher Scarabosio

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 2000 novel.
  • Big Bad: They are the primary reason why the original Earth blew up.
  • 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
  • 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 novel 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).
  • 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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