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President John Sheridan

President John Sheridan The Earth Alliance’s greatest hero of the Earth-Minbari War, named “Starkiller” by the Minbari, he destroyed the Minbari Flagship the Black Star in 2247. John Sheridan served as Captain of the Agamemnon before assuming control of Babylon 5 in 2259. During his first year of command, he learned of President Clark’s involvement in a conspiracy on earth and became involved in the war against the Shadows with Delenn and Kosh. The following year he asserted Babylon 5’s independence from the Earth Alliance, and established the station as a fortress of light against the Shadows. As time went on, Sheridan became close to Delenn and also developed a strong bond with Kosh. A trip into the future showed that Sheridan was destined to become Delenn’s husband and the father of their son – David. At the end of 2260, Sheridan was stunned by the return of his wife, Anna, who took him to Z’ha’dum. Once there, he launched a nuclear strike against the Shadows’ HQ before jumping into a massive pit – and almost certain death. However he miraculously returned to Babylon 5 (where he was reunited with Delenn) to lead the allies in a final successful strike against the Shadows and eventually to free Earth from the oppressive regime of Clark. At the end of 2261, Sheridan and Delenn were finally married in a private ceremony aboard White Star 2 and Sheridan was made President of the new Interstellar Alliance.

 

Commander Susan Ivanova

Commander Susan Ivanova
Born in St Petersburg in the Russian Consortium, Susan Ivanova is a hardworking and dedicated member of Earth Force. She was appointed as Babylon 5’s second in command in 2258. Although she can be quirky or pessimistic at times, she has a dry sense of humour. Ivanova is a latent telepath, “not even a P1,” but has spent her life hiding her talent from Psi Corps after their legally-mandated drug treatments drove her mother to suicide. At the end of 2261, Ivanova was promoted to Captain and left Babylon 5 to take command of a new Warlock class warship for a yearlong shake-down cruise.

 

Former Security Chief Michael Alfreddo Garibaldi

Michael Garibaldi

A former alcoholic, Garibaldi was appointed security chief by Jeffrey Sinclair, his old friend. Following Sinclair’s reassignment, Garibaldi served as a liaison between Babylon 5’s command crew and the Rangers. At the end of 2260, Garibaldi was abducted by Shadows and soon after returning to Babylon 5 resigned his position. Michael Garibaldi became Head of Covert Intelligence for the Interstellar Alliance, but since his marriage to Lise has resigned from this position, so he can help her run Edgars Industries.


 

 

Captain Elizabeth Lochley

Captain Elizabeth Lochley

The new Captain of Babylon 5, and Sheridan’s first wife (they married when they were very young, and soon realised it was a mistake), Captain Lochley is an Earth Alliance career military officer with a distinguished service record and a desire to stand firm by her convictions. Specifically recruited by Sheridan to replace him as commander of Babylon 5. She tries to settle disputes with diplomacy. However, she served on the wrong side during the battle for Earth, which doesn’t endear her to everyone and has many on Babylon 5 questioning her command.

 

 

 

Chief Medical Officer Dr Stephen Franklin

Dr Stephen Franklin

The son of a war hero, Stephen Franklin specialised in xenobiology making him an obvious choice to serve as Babylon 5’s chief medical officer. His strong sense of personal morality is at times in conflict with his duties as the chief medical provider for aliens from hundreds of worlds and cultures. He is known to operate outside the rules when he feel the issue is important. He spent years hitchhiking through space, offering his medical services in exchange for the opportunity to examine new life forms. Franklin is a highly devoted physician and healer. As from January 1, 2263, Franklin will be the new head of Xenobiological Research at Earthdome.

 

 

Sergeant Zack Allen

Zack Allen

The current Chief of Security for Babylon 5, Zack is earnest and trustworthy. He earned the trust of Sheridan and Garibaldi when he rejected the Machiavellian organization Nightwatch, which was bent on taking control away from the station on behalf of President Clark, and helped Sheridan to capture those mebers of Nightwatch aboard Babylon 5. He was formerly Garibaldi’s right hand man and promoted after Garibaldi’s abrupt resignation.

 

 

 

Lyta Alexander

Lyta Alexander

A former Psi Corps telepath, and the original telepath assigned to the Station, but she was reassigned to Earth after scanning Kosh in 2257. She escaped Psi Corps, and travelled into Vorlon space. She then returned to Babylon 5 to serve as Kosh’s aide. She has been helpful to Sheridan in the fight against the shadows, proving that telepaths have an advantage against Shadow ships. However, Lyta has been changed by the vorlons to such an extent that she is no longer safe to have around, and at the end of 2262 she leaves Babylon 5 with G’Kar, to explore the galaxy.

 

 

Marcus Cole

Marcus Cole

Marcus joined the Rangers following the death of his brother, also a Ranger during a Shadow attack on a mining colony. Marcus was the first Ranger assigned to Babylon 5 on a permanent basis, and he was in charge of the flow of information from Rangers stationed in the area. Often flamboyant and acerbic, Marcus picked up the Minbari language and fighting skills from his Ranger training He became friends with the command crew and fell in love with Ivanova. However, he made the ultimate sacrifice and used the Alien healing device and died to save the woman he loved.

 

 

Commander Jeffrey Sinclair

Commander Jeffrey Sinclair
Hero of the Battle of the Line, he was appointed as Babylon 5’s first commanding officer, at the request of the Minbari Federation. He later learned that he had met the Grey Council during the Earth-Minbari War, and they had concluded he had a Minbari soul. Following President Santiago’s death in January 2260, Sinclair was appointed as Human Ambassador to Minbar. There he learned the ways of the Minbari and founded the Army of Light known as the Rangers. The following year, Sinclair received a note from himself written 900 years in the past, which revealed he was to travel 1000 years back in time with Babylon 4 and become the revered Minbari leader Valen.

 

Lieutenant David Corwin

Lieutenant David Corwin

Lieutenant David Corwin has been brought up through the ranks working as a technician in C&C, and he is now an executive officer working under Captain Lochley. Corwin is shy but well-intentioned, and a loyal officer, and he has become a very valuable addition to the Babylon 5 command staff ever since he arrived in 2259. When Babylon 5 succeeded from the Earth Alliance, Corwin stayed and joined the others in opposing President Clark.

 

 

Mr Morden

Mr MordenThe Human emissary of the Shadows. Like Anna Sheridan, Morden was a member of the crew of the Icarus, the ship that travelled to Z’ha’dum in 2057. Given the choice between serving the Shadows and death, Morden agreed to serve the Shadows and helped them forge alliances with the likes of Londo Mollari and Earth President Morgan Clark. When Londo tired of this alliance, he severed all ties with Morden. In order to re-establish links with Londo, Morden arranged to have Londo’s love, Lady Adira, murdered, and made it appear to be Lord Refa’s doing. However, when Londo learned the truth he had Morden caught, probably tortured, and in the end, as Vir once wished, Morden was decapitated and his head stuck on a pike in the gardens of the Centauri royal palace.

 

Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester

A high-ranking and powerful Psi cop, perhaps in part because of his high P12 psi rating, Bester is dedicated to the Psi Corps, and believes that telepaths will one day inherit the earth. He is opposed to the Shadows infiltration of the Corps, but is not to be trusted, as he will try to manipulate people for his own means.

 

 

 

 

Talia Winters

Talia Winters

Talia Winters was a commercial telepath, rating P5, assigned to Babylon 5 in 2258. Operating as Babylon 5’s resident telepath for nearly two years, Talia left the station when her unwilling involvement in a classified Psi Corps experiment was exposed and changed her forever – the implanted personality took control, and her real personality was destroyed. Her whereabouts — or her fate — are not known.

 

 

 

Lieutenant Warren Keffer

Lieutenant Warren Keffer
Warren Keffer was an easy-going hot-shot fighter pilot on Babylon 5, and the leader of Zeta Squadron. During a mission in Hyperspace, Keffer encountered a Shadow Vessel. , and became obsessed with finding it again. When Sheridan learned that Keffer was trying to find the Shadow Vessel, he ordered him to stop. After speaking to another pilot about the Shadow Vessel, which they called ‘the ghost’, the pilot gave him some information about what to look for in Hyperspace, so Keffer could track the ship. When Zeta Squadron was escorting a Narn Heavy Cruiser in Hyperspace, Keffer’s starfury detected a Shadow ship and broke formation to find it. He then started recording, and when the Shadow Vessel scanned him. Just before his starfury was destroyed, he ejected the system record of his Starfury, which was later found by ISN.

 

Anna Sheridan

Anna Sheridan Anna Sheridan was John Sheridan’s second wife. She left to go on a scientific expedition to Z’ha’dum in 2255. She and the rest of the crew of the Icarus were presumed killed in an explosion while on an expedition to a newly discovered planet – Z’ha’dum. While on Z’ha’dum, she was used by the Shadows, and wa put in a Shadow vessel for some time.the Shadows approached her and any other survivors. She was given the Shadow’s implants to make her a central operating system of a Shadow Vessel. She was put into a Shadow Vessel for some time. When the Shadows realised that she was the wife of John Sheridan, they took her out of the ship, but her personailty had been altered, and she was no longer really Anna. She went to Babylon 5 to try and bring John Sheridan back to Z’ha’dum with her. She died when Sheridan bombed the Shadow City on Z’ha’dum with the White Star and two thermonuclear devices.

 

Justin

Justin

Justin was a “Middle man” for the Shadows, who attempted to convince Sheridan of the rightness of the Shadows’ purpose, and their belief in evolution by conflict. He also died when Sheridan bombed Z’ha’dum.

 

 

 

 

Lise Hampton Edgars Garibaldi

Lise Hampton Edgars Garibaldi Lise was Garibaldi’s former girlfriend. They first met a few days after Garibaldi had been stationed on Mars and had been together for a year when Garibaldi was offered the post of chief security officer aboard Babylon 5. Lise had a life, a job and some friends on Mars and didn’t want to leave. They had an argument and Garibaldi took the first shuttle to the station. Lise married Franz Hampton, whom she later divorced. She then met William Edgars, owner of Edgars Industires on Mars, and they married. She began helping her new husband’s business. When Edgars was murdered, Lise ran away and went to the Mars underground to help her escape. She was taken prisoner, but after Earth was liberated from President Clark’s rule, Garibaldi went looking for her. With the help of the Rangers, he was able to fight his way in and rescue Lise. She is now the owner of Edgars Industries. In 2262 Lise married Garibaldi, and they returned to Mars to run Edgars Industries together.

 

William Edgars

William Edgars William Edgars was the owner of one of Earth’s largest mega-corporations, Edgars Industries, one of the largest Earth medical research corporations, and one of the ten richest people in the Earth Alliance. He was married to Lise Hampton Edgars. Edgars was working on a virus which would be fatal only to telepaths, unless he or she took the antidote. He employed Michael Garibaldi to handle certain shipments of this virus’ components, and get them past Babylon 5 security and safely to Mars. Edgars did not know that Garibaldi had been altered by Bester to find out what Edgars was planning. After Garibaldi discovered the truth, he was programmed to contact Bester and to tell him. Once Bester knew, he had Edgars killed and the virus was destroyed, although the antidote was kept “just in case”.

 

President William Morgan Clark

President William Morgan Clark President William Morgan Clark was vice-president when he was involved in the assasination of President Santiago. He then became president, with the help of the Nightwatch, the Psi Corps and some kind of involvement with the Shadows. He ruled with a repressive regime on Earth, whereby he dissolved the Senate and declared Martial Law. Eventually B5 was forced to break away from Earth, and in 2261 Sheridan led a force to free Earth from this tyranny. When Clark realised that all was lost, he he typed a final command for the defense grid, turning the grid upon Earth itself, then he took a gun and himself in the head. When security and a Senator break into his office they find Clark dead and a note on his desk. The note contains the phrase “The ascension of the ordinary man” over and over, with certain letters circled. The letters spell out “Scorched Earth.”

 

President Susanna Luchenko

President Susanna Luchenko

Susanna Luchenko of the Russian Consortium became the President of the Earth Alliance after President Clark committed suicide towards the end of 2261. After Clark’s death, Sheridan turned himself over to Earthforce. While there, Luchenko made him a deal. She told him that if Sheridan resigned from Earthforce, she would grant all of the people who served under Sheridan in the fight against Earth, full pardons. When at the end of 2261 Delenn, G’Kar and Londo invited Earth to join the new Interstellar Alliance, after careful consideration President Luchenko agreed to accept the invitation.

 

 

Byron

Byron

Byron was the leader of a group of a rogue telepaths who started a small colony on Babylon 5 at the beginning of Season 5. A sworn enemy of Psi Corps, he didn’t like the “mundanes” much either. Lyta fell under his spell, but was unable to save him from his violent end.

 

 

 

 

Brother Theo

Brother Theo
Brother Theo is a Dominican monk, and the leader of a group of monks who were granted permanent residence aboard Babylon 5 in 2260, to study the religious beliefs of alien races. The monks are skilled at computer research, physics, bio-genetics, chemistry and engineering, and Theo is willing to trade the services of his order for the ability to stay on the station. They helped Commander Ivanova catch a mad bomber soon after their arrival.Theo and his brothers have been helpful spiritual guides in the difficult days of the war against the Shadows.

 

Number One

Number One
Number One, or to give her her real name, Theresa Halloran (Tessa), was the Leader of the Former Mars Resistance while President Clark was still in control. She intensely distrusts telepaths and will rarely compromise once she’s made up her mind. She helped Marcus and Franklin to arrange a meeting with all of the other leaders of the Mars resistance. From that meeting, the Mars resistance agreed to join Sheridan in his war with Clark. She has a soft spot for Dr. Franklin, though she rarely shows it. Now Mars has gained its independence from Earth, Tessa has a new job – the Head of Intelligence for the Alliance.

 

 

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