SWEFS Character Descriptions - part 3
Gecko was born in a family full of stuntmen and Evel Knievel wannabes.
Everyone was obsessed with driving vehicles and bringing themselves into dangerous situations.
Gecko was the worst in the family and has put himself into so dangerous situations that even his parents were worried he could die. Every vehicle he drives ends as an abstract artwork at the nearest wall. But his obsession with cars and bikes never ended and brought him to the SWEFS tests. He passed the test as the navigator of the ship. The reason for passing was easy, they wanted to steer the ship into the sun, so that they get rid of these idiots and Gecko was able to hit the targets in the tests. With or without any order.
But they underestimated him. After realizing that he had the responsibility of other lifes made him realize that crashing the ship into a planet full of civilization makes more sense than into a fireball.
That planet was the NakNak homeplanet.
Gecko still puts himself into dangerous situations, but at the same time he his so selfless and does everything to protect his friends.
Minty’s race has telepathy and telekinesis skills, but it costs them a lot of energy, so they dont do it very often. She is able to read minds and is always aware what the people around her think, when its necassary.
These skills created a fear for her race. Nobody likes a race that has advantages in negotiations and so her race was forced to either do jobs as psychologists or were misused for criminal acts.
Minty was misused for criminal acts, but she enjoyed it. She was caught soon and was punished to work for the military. She became the mind control helper of Marscha Macke, with hard control over her temper, she needed someone like Minty to prevent violent emotional outbursts.
Not really happy with the job, Minty still became a close friend to Marscha and joined the SWEFS crew. She is a very cheeky person and enjoys playing tricks and pranks on the crew. But at the same time she learned that with her skills come great responsibilities and after reading Smirk’s mind, she is also fully aware what the SWEFS mission was about and adapted Smirk’s decision to help the crew in believing they are important doing a necassary job in the galaxy.
In secret she is the big hero on the ship and helps in the background and takes no credit for anything she is repairing or correcting.
It became her new hobby to make the not working crew at least ‘workable’.
McLack is the main villian of the SWEFS and Smirks archnemesis.
Mclack is the son of the most powerful and feared family in the universe. The family controlled a lot of industry parts and always wanted a family member in the military, so they might get control over it too someday.
They raised Würg to always succseed in what he tries to archive, with no rules or scruples. A fail is not in their word library and gets punished with shame and disgrace.
Würg tried to become the leader of the ‘new’ SWEFS project to discover new planets and create new trade partners. But the Naknaks were smart enough to see Würg’s intentions and gave Smirk the job.
With lost pride and honour McLack made Smirk responsible for his failure and is on a personal vendetta to make Smirk’s life miserable and to turn the SWEFS crew into the joke of the galaxy.
Acquilara the Space Pirate
The biggest swashbuckler, the most feared drunk pirate and also biggest lackadaisical criminal of the universe.. that was her dream when she was a nerdy girl, but somewhat her nerd dream became true.
Acquilara never really decided to become a pirate and had also no motivation to become the biggest and most feared in the universe, but buzz marketing and coinsidences turned her into the most famous and feared one. Every big name pirate wants to get hired on her ship, so she kinda accepted that status quo and lives by it. Also when her pirate-doing gets questioned by her crew sometimes too (stealing video games and DVDs without selling them or doing rips is somewhat pirate-like, but not internet pirate like).
In reality is Acquilara a harmless nerd, slob and slacker who enjoys living into the day and staying away from any big trouble or complications.
But having a bunch of murderous and bloodthirty pirates, brings her always in a situation were she has to turn the happenings into the most peaceful outcome as possible without making her crew angry or harming innocent people.
You never know if she is doing something for her own advantage or to help someone. She has some sort of good character, but also can turn into a bad person, when she sees that it’s needed. At the end she will always prevent to get into a prison and would do anything to keep her crew away form that sort of trouble.
You can say she is somehow like Smirk, acting like something to fullfill a higher meaning. The reason why she has a soft spot for Smirk and his crew. But at the end she is doing more criminal things than doing good.
Nanunk is like his sister a traineeship on the SWEFS ship, but also there to get the big secret out of Motti’s head. being the opposite of his sis, he never really wanted to be there and liked the vision of being in a quite harmless bureau one day to make taxes for stupid people. He is very smart but lacks any sort of social competence or activities that are outside of science.
He somewhat is a bit naive and is often the victim of some crew members to help them doing stupid things. Nanuk was raised to to do everything right and to serve and respect rules & orders.
His skills are wasted on the ship, but he still believes he is doing his job right and might becomes a more important role on the shp than just being the coffee maker.
Not like his sister, he still tries to get Motti’s big secret, but also is in the dillema to not hurt his sis.
Triki the Space Hipster Vampire
Triki is the personification of hipster brat and spoiled rich kid. Being the child of the biggest vampire of the universe (space vampires cannot be harmed by sunlight or religious symbols, since in space there are hundred suns and million religious symbols of any sorts, so they became resitent) she got everything she wanted and will do everything to get it anway. She enjoys attention and makes always a big fuzz about everything.
Her father gave her a big space fleet and she is traveling trough space to collect things she wants or turning people into vampires, to worship her.
But time has made everything boring in her eyes, so it is very hard to please her and since the Naknaks found a way to cure people back to normal after becoming vampires, the vampires lost their feared status and became more and more a subject of bad TV-shows and shitty romantic teenager books. So Triki tries hardcore to bring back the fear to the galaxy.
During an interruption of a space diplomat meeting to bring back fear to space, Smirk caused a very akward situation and blinded one of her eyes by spitting garlic sauce into it.
That moment made Triki so angry and ashamed that she swore a vendetta on Smirk (Smirk has a long vendetta list on his back…) and since she always got what she wanted, she really tries hard to harm Smirk or his crew for making fun of her in public. That personal vendetta brought back fun into her life and also brought back a little bit of respect to the power of the vampire clan.
Part 4 is coming soon!