|Refractions of Dawn|
|Gender:||Hermaphrodite (considered Female)|
|Planet of Origin:||San-Ska-Re|
|Ship Posting:||Andromeda Ascendant|
|Ship Position:||Chief Helmsman|
|Status:||Killed in action|
|Played By:||Elizabeth Thai|
|Chronological and General Info|
Refractions of Dawn was assigned to the Andromeda Ascendant, and became friends with Captain Hunt and his first officer, Gaheris Rhade. She was apparently the first person considered as Dylan's best man at his wedding to Sara Riley. However, because of traditional gender considerations, she was replaced by Gaheris Rhade. ("Under the Night")
At the Battle of Hephaistos, Refractions of Dawn stayed on the ship with Dylan Hunt because she "respectfully refused" to leave the bridge when he ordered his crew to abandon ship. Dylan ordered her to slingshot the Andromeda around the nearby black hole to the next slippoint so that she could avoid the Nietzschean Forces. However, she was shot and killed by Rhade's Force lance right after he walked onto the bridge with the intention of betraying and killing Dylan. ("Under the Night")
"Ten thousand ships? It must have taken years to gather a force this big."
"Let the record show that First Lieutenant Refractions of Dawn respectfully refuses to comply. If we live through this, you can court martial me."
Dawn: We're heading straight at it. When should I vector away?
Dylan: Not just yet. Let's build up some speed first.
Dawn: We're at twenty five PSL. Twenty six. Twenty eight. Thirty!
- A user posting as RHWolfe on Syfy.com forums stated that, according to an "Under The Night" script, the haiku name in full was
- Refractions of Dawn
- Crimson First Light Glistening
- Dewdrops Ignited
- The name refers to her death at the first battle of the First Systems Commonwealth Civil War. The "Refractions of Dawn" of the war. The "Crimson First Light Glistening" refers to the explosions and blood. The battle represents the "Dewdrops Ignited" of the conflict.