Featured In: Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Species: Cyborg (few human bits remaining)
Appearance: average height (5 foot 10), muscular appearing cyborg, metal bits showing through except for mediocre artificial skin across face and truly human hazel eyes visible. Silver metallic hair (artificial), scruffy metallic silver beard (artificial), dresses plainly (mostly blank t shirts and sweatpants) much to Az’s dismay
Age: Early 30s (brain image age), 400+ (literally)
Special Abilities: immortality (from aging, not injury), superhuman strength (cyborg), above average intellect, excellent at rallying troops and at strategy
Likes: old Earth media (primarily pulp sci fi, pre-90s anime, old westerns, and reggae music), old technology, old school weaponry, exciting (dangerous) scenarios, Italian and Mexican food, card games, reading, 420
Dislikes: hypocrites, romance, cybernetics, fashion, other humans, governments/authority, space food, following instructions, bugs, tight spaces, the dark, paying for things, space music, rap music, rock music, alcohol, talking about his feelings
About: River's had a rough life. He found out the government contracted company he was working for was working to eliminate nearly all of humanity, failed at exposing them, and upon escaping to the future, found that their scheme had succeeded--and that they'd seated him with the intergalactic blame. On the plus side, before being outed, he took advantage of his employer's immortality benefits to become an ageless cyborg. He's bitterly sarcastic, but his caustic remarks and constant wise-cracking only shield how much he cares for his crew and his suppressed terror of failing/losing them.
Role: First Officer/Communications Officer/Interrogator
Featured In: Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Species: Kirlian (lightform)
Appearance: Varies constantly since they can take on any form they please and are agender and androgynous. Usually takes the form of something from River’s mind to fuck with him (Char Aznable, various sexy women, lost friends, etc). Refuses to show their default form. Usually keeps themselves about the same height as River, slightly shorter, but could be any projected size from microscopic to roughly the size of the entire bridge (though this size would be only manageable very briefly and would use almost all their power).
Age: It’s irrelevant to a Kirlian, but somewhere in the low number of millions of years as best they can guess
Special Abilities: can move things psychically (as long as their lightform is touching them), can take the form of anything of a reasonable size with their lightform (and appear tangible, though they are not), can read minds and control them (though they swore not to use the latter ability), can use telekinesis (gives others ability to speak english this way, though it acts as a ‘skin’ for their language, in many cases leading to odd speech patterns), can speak telepathically (and make it appear to come from any spot, simulating normal “speech” from any form), can move at the speed of light (but not fully process things at that speed)
Likes: fashion, cultures/media of all planets/races, language, fine literature, space operas, teasing/tormenting people endlessly, probing people’s minds/psyches, pretending to be whatever they transform into, all things beautiful, chaos, puns, changing form
Dislikes: boredom, structure, humans, gender norms, structures of power, the laws of physics, his own race
About: Az was technically the first member of the Silent Watcher, as they stole it from River's former employer, though they granted River the role of Captain before granting themselves the role of First Mate. A charming, narccissistic, androgynous advanced being; Az takes delight in their superiority to fleshy life forms and sees themself as a god (though they despise the stuffy "god-like" culture of the rest of their own species). Able to take on any form of a reasonable size, Az loves to transform between anything from household objects to animals to characters from Old Earth media. They're an insanely powerful ally, but their love for excitement leads to constant trouble and danger.
Featured In: Episodes 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Species: Komo (???)
Appearance: Bizarre blue and purple alien. She has nine legs, four on each side and one in the middle in the front to be used as an arm of sorts when necessary, each omni-jointed and with prehensile claw appendages on the end (six per leg, equidistant). Her torso is vaguely skirt shaped, narrow at the top and rounded but wide on the bottom where her legs emerge, and is perfectly circular around the middle. She has a long, extendable neck. Her skin is blue, but her lips (concealing rows of sharp teeth) and large, five-pointed, vaguely-batlike ears are purple. She has a single large eye that looks like an organic camera lens in the center of her head, with her mouth on a snout like protrusion and no visible nose. Her head is shaped vaguely like a rounded rectangle. She is 9 feet tall from the end of her claws to the tip of her head with neck in neutral position, but when sitting with neck in neutral position (legs folded under her) is about 5 feet, and can extend her neck when standing to be over 12 feet tall.
Age: Unknown, not a concept she’s familiar with. She’s fully mature for her species. (she would be, in earth years, around 80 years old, though Komo age much slower and don’t have a definitive “old age” stage or die of old age, their cells regenerating essentially endlessly)
Special Abilities: can navigate nearly any terrain with her 9 scurrying feet (four on each side and one in the middle on front for versatility), has thermal vision, has zooming vision, body builds up heat in a insulated organ behind her eye and can fire them as a powerful and deadly laser (though she hates using it for battle)
Likes: deep conversation, emotional openness, cute things (like mascots), friendship, pretty colors, anything foreign to her planet, healing/helping people, old earth gangster rap, high places, alcohol, games of all kinds, sleeping, any and all food, tokusatsu, matchmaking, running around
Dislikes: being quiet, reserved people, her own culture, sharp things, fighting/killing, bedtimes
About: She's sweet! She's ditzy! She's the last of her species! She's KOMO! Her unique sensory abilities and many limber legs with piercing, articulated claws make her an incredible makeshift surgeon and an even better sniper, though she doesn't like to kill. Komo can be downright obnoxious with her loud, manic antics, but her heart is the purest of all and she's loyal to the end.
Role: Weapons/Tech/Mechanical Expert
Featured In: Episodes 4, 7
Appearance: An aqua tinted orb-like being that looks vaguely like a bald, squishy head with stubble but no chin. His stubby legs and feet are concealed in combat boots that come right up to the bottom of his little torso. He has two stubby, mitten-like hands with no fingers, though he can manipulate parts of these doughy stub like fingers and thumbs. He has narrow, yellow tinted, cat-like eyes. His lips are the same color as the rest of his skin but are very human-like in shape, and voluptuous, to the point Earthtaku compare them favorably to those of Elvis Presley.
Age: Late 50s (Earth equivalent--Orvebean life cycle is much slower)
Special Abilities: Weaponry/technological/mechanical genius, decades of war experience
Likes: Getting high, getting drunk, weapons, intel, comrades, adventures, antique technology, J-pop (Jeocolepian pop--what did you think it was, wise guy?), cursing, freedom, various cultures' foods, conspiracy theories
Dislikes: ES, authority, rules and regulations, sell-outs/backstabbers/traitors, naive motherfuckers, not being allowed to fucking curse.
About: A long time soldier turned shopkeeper, Reol ran BOOMCOAST in GalacMall 2800C until meeting Az and choosing to leave it all behind to join the crew. A long time skeptic of The Federated Planets and EarthSights, he used his shop as a base of operations to keep tabs on the happenings in his galaxy and beyond (and to furnish rebels with illegal weaponry, wherever possible). Upon learning of the ultimate conspiracy theory (the truth about River, ES, and The Fall of Man), he decided to take a more direct hand in universal happenings. He's the rare ally who hated ES, the Federated Planets, and River (until learning the truth and joining the latter).