|Planet of Origin:||Unknown|
|Ship Posting:||Milky Way Galaxy|
|Ship Position:||Commander of the Templars|
|Played By:||Michael Ironside|
|Chronological and General Info|
New Systems Commonwealth
Knights of Genetic Purity
Spirit of the Abyss
Dylan, you woke up one day and civilization was gone.
Admiral Stark watched it fall.
She stood in the ashes and blamed herself...Tragedy changes people.
Twilight of the Idols
In 100 AFC, a group of Templars were exiled from the Templars for their extremist views of genetic purity. Stark personally expelled them, as they were too deranged and could not be reasoned with. They went on to form the extremist group known as the Knights of Genetic Purity. According to the Systems Commonwealth Minister of War, Jane Rollins, he has very good connections with the leaders of over 20 Commonwealth Signatory worlds.
By C.Y. 10088, Stark soon revealed himself to Dylan when he and Tyr Anasazi were surrounded by the Knights of Genetic Purity. He had his soldiers kill every last Knights of Genetic Purity, no survivors. He came to assist Dylan in taking a Knights of Genetic Purity base where he claims that a virus designed to destroy all genetically enhanced humans is located. However, when the base is captured, Dylan confronts him that the virus was actually supposed to target Nietzscheans. Stark then revealed his intentions to use the virus as a deterrent to liberate all the slave worlds controlled by Nietzscheans. Hunt points out that Stark would never agree to something like this but Constantine revealed his identity as Admiral Constanza Stark. He warned Dylan that he has a bomb on the Eureka Maru and he would never sacrifice Beka. Dylan was forced to leave but returned, bringing along the Knights of Genetic Purity to force Stark into a corner; either he destroy the base or let it fall back into the Knights of Genetic Purity hands. He chose the former but Dylan wasn't going to let him leave. Stark warns his old student that if he is captured, someone will set him free. If vice versa and Stark kills Dylan Hunt, then everything he worked for will fall. Dylan lets him go as the base explodes. ("Twilight of the Idols")
Stark later hijacked the Eureka Maru and forced Harper to create a Time Bridge to allow future troops of his to come to the present. Unfortunately, instead of new Templar, evolved Magog came instead, having annihilated the troops in the future. Rev Bem's great grandson kills Stark, ending his life.
- The name Constantine has been used for numerous rulers.
- Both Constanza Stark/Constantine Stark and the Balance of Judgment violate the ideals of the Systems Commonwealth after suffering the anarchy of the Long Night. In "The Knight, Death, and the Devil", the High Guard Artificial Intelligence Ship Avatars are resistant to rejoining since they were captured during the First Systems Commonwealth Civil War.
"For three hundred years, Captain, we've wandered the known worlds, battling Nietzscheans, Genites, and anybody else with a problem that gets in our crosshairs. In short, Captain, fighting the battles that others can't." ("Twilight of the Idols")
"What I'm about to tell you can never leave this deck. If it was to get out, it could cause a generalised panic. The asteroid? It's a highly advanced bioweapons research facility. Now, our intelligence indicates that the Genites are working on a virus. A very lethal virus, which has been developed to target genetically engineered human beings. Just over ninety two percent, to be exact. It's highly contagious, airborne, and, if contracted, one hundred percent lethal. Now, if it was to get out, it could accomplish in weeks what the Magog's been trying to do for three centuries." ("Twilight of the Idols")
Patriarch: You know, it's a shame, really. A true genius like yourself
never having any real money or equipment at his disposal.
Harper: We do all right on the Andromeda. This one time.
Patriarch: I know, you sent a Cali-melon back into the past a couple of minutes. And that was the successful part. I guess it's all right if you want your place in the annals of scientific history to be bookmarked by exploding fruit and children's toys. But think of it. A bridge two hundred and ten years into the future. A bridge through which any living thing can jump. The best scientific minds in the universe groveling at your feet, your name in the stars. Now that, that would be exhilarating, hmm? ("Abridging the Devil's Divide")