- Alexandra Sinclair (Alyx) - Some people are fascinated with how things work, so they
enjoy taking things apart. That's how Alex was... except, she wasn't interested in machines.
She was interested in organics. She loved taking them apart to see how they worked. The
problem is that living things don't go back together as easily. This was a problem for most
people, but Alex didn't really like people... not living ones anyway. They talked too much
and had feelings and emotions. As you might have guessed, this did not make Alex very
popular. So, when the two people who had actually accepted her for who she was decided
to run away, naturally she went with them. She serves as the medic on the Al-Mi'raj, a role
she utterly despises.
- Hiroshi Valentine (Hiro) - Hiro was raised on tales of adventure. He always wanted to
follow in his parents' footsteps. The problem was that he wasn't very adventurous himself.
That all changed when his twin sister Ozzy was kidnapped. While his parents decided how
best to handle the situation, Hiro mounted a daring rescue, and, against all odds, he
succeeded. To his surprise, when he returned safely with his sister, the same people who
had regaled him with tales of their own adventures, reprimanded him and his sister for their
reckless actions. The pair decided to run away... Though, at their age, it was really just
moving out... But they did manage to steal a warship in the process, so there is that. Hiro
serves as the chief engineer of the Al-Mi'raj.
- Ozymandia Valentine (Ozzy) - Ozzy is only daughter of Dante Valentine and Asherah
Madori and twin sister of Hiro. She ran afoul of some of her parents' less savory business
associates. Hiro rescued her from a fate that certainly may have actually been worse than
death, at least she believes it would have been. Disgusted by what had happened, she and
Hiro left their home aboard Elysium station, stealing their parents' warship in the process.
She serves as the captain of the Al'Mi'raj.
- Percival Fell (Perry) - Perry is the youngest son of Kylie Fell, the former mechanic of the
Pygmalion. Perry was born on the Al-Mi'raj back when it was called the Pygmalion. He lived
on the ship until his mother retired with the rest of the crew. Though born on the ship, he
and his siblings grew up alongside Hiro and Ozzy. Some might even argue that the fell
children raised the Valentine twins. Perry ran away with Ozzy and Hiro when they stole their
parents' warship. At twenty-four, Perry is the oldest member of the crew. He's a skilled diver
and serves as the crews' information officer, though no one really knows what the hell that
- Pho Pau (Fox) - Pho is a long-time rival of Saeko and a skilled martial artist. Some might
even say that he was her arch-nemesis. Pho came aboard the Al-Mi'raj looking to thwart
whatever it was they were planning, but fate had other plans. Pho ended up joining the
crew of the Al-Mi'raj and working alongside his rival to keep the crew and the ship safe.
- Saeko Kusanagi (Psycho) - How Saeko met the Valentine twins is a story best left for
another time. What I will say is that she's a very skilled combatant, possibly even more
capable than Ozzy, and serves as the crew's protector and the ship's muscle.
- Galatea (Tayah) - Tayah is a "JOI" model gynoid compubine that their parents had acquired
at some point during one of their their adventures. The gynoid had been powered down and
abandoned along with the ship. Hiro found her dormant in engineering when they brought
the old ship back to life. He powered up the synthetic humanoid and found that her systems
were still operational. Tayah has the distinction of being the only member of the crew to
serve aboard the ship in both its incarnations. She acts the care-taker of the ship and crew,
keeping everything clean and everyone fed.
- Long John Silver (Johnny) - Long John is a robotic parrot that Hiro built for some robotics
and engineering competition when he was in school. He won that contest, but it was a
hollow victory. Many of his competitors scoffed at his achievement, crediting his parents
wealth and his access to state-of-the-art robotics research and manufacturing facilities for
his success rather than his own skill. Truth be told, he did use the lab at Kayaba Research
& Development. He would have been a fool not to. But he'd done all the work himself. He
designed every circuit, soldered every wire, and programmed every line of code. Hiro had
originally thrown the bird away, but his parents rescued it from the trash. He keeps the bird
to reminder himself that they were not always monsters.
The Al-Mi'raj is, as you may have guessed from the silhouettes, the Pygmalion... which
was the Diplomacy. In an unsurprising case of history repeating itself and like their
parents before them, Ozzy and Hiro stole the Pygmalion during their own daring
escape from Elysium Station... and promptly repainted and renamed the ship.