The arks carrying the aliens (called Votans) arrived in 2013 (and this is what it looked like!)
What are Amanda (Julie Benz), Rafe (Graham Greene) and Nolan (Grant Bowler) looking at? We’ll give you a hint – it’s a big threat (C’mon. This is a TV show, what’d you expect?)
Doc Yewll, Defiance’s resident physician, is a member of the Indogene race. Clearly Irisa’s not into her bedside manner.
Amanda is the mayor of Defiance. Rafe, the man on the right, is the most powerful man in Defiance. Datak, on the left, WANTS to be the most powerful man (figuratively speaking, given he's an alien).
Datak and Stahma are Castithans, the a sensous (and pretentious) race.
Amanda and Kenya (Mia Kirshner) are sisters. While wildly different (one's a mayor, one's a madam), they share a fire, drive and general "don't mess with us" joie de vivre.
Rafe and Grant are amongst the few that remember the days before the aliens arrived.
Amanda may be new on the job, but that doesn’t mean she’s a pushover.
Amanda may be a new mayor, but she's no pushover.
Rafe's influence in the community sometimes leads to clashes with Amanda.
As if running the town’s brothel wasn’t telling enough, Kenya’s pose is all kinds of “I don’t suffer fools.”
Nolan and Amanda's paths cross often. Also, note Amanda's groovy desk knick knacks.
Kenya at work. She's built the NeedWant from the ground up and isn't above tending bar - amongst other things - to keep her customers happy.
Irisa's a little rough around the edges (okay, a lot rough), but her loyalty to Nolan knows no bounds.
Rafe is not pleased that his daughter Christie is dating Alak Tarr and isn't afraid to voice it. Check out Alak's dyed hair - even Castithan teenagers rebel by changing their look.
You may recognize Graham Greene from his role in Dances with Wolves, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
Fighting, ark hunting, tracking. Nothing is above Nolan and Irisa when it comes to earning some cash.
Tommy's young - he doesn't remember a world without aliens in it. As a deputy lawkeeper in Defiance, he's committed to keeping everyone safe - even though he's (secretly) unsure of himself sometimes.
Amanda frequently finds herself in the middle (literally) of struggles between the law and the residents of Defiance.
It's nice to know that drinks are blue in the future.
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