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|Ships Posting:||Andromeda Ascendant|
|Ships Position:||Weapons Officer|
|Rank:|| Admiral (Tarazed)|
Lieutenant Commander (New Commonwealth)
|Played By:||Steve Bacic|
|Chronological and General Info|
New Systems Commonwealth
|Affiliation/Alligences:||New Systems Commonwealth|
Telemachus was descended from his great, great, great, great, grandfather, Gaheris' family, who had joined Sara Riley in the colonization of Tarazed. He married and soon became commander of the High Guard fleet.
When the long awaited Dylan Hunt, arrived on Tarazed, Rhade was part of an isolationist group who was opposed to the idea of a new Commonwealth. When a pilot was killed in a faux Magog attack, Rhade suspected that Dylan was trying to influence the planet. When he confronted Dylan on the Andromeda's bridge, they began a fight that mirrored that of what his ancestor had done 304 years ago. When they were at a stalemate, they lowered their weapons, realizing that neither was responsible for the attack. They arrested Triumvir Rakel Ben-Tzion together. After that, Tarazed joined the Commonwealth and Rhade had his rank reduced. He was transporting Tyr Anasazi when he escaped. Dylan Hunt gave him a chance to join his crew, and Rhade accepted because he saw an opportunity to improve himself. After he did this, the Collectors used this to scapegoat Dylan and to hunt him and Andromeda. After this, Rhade stayed on with the Andromeda's crew and was transported to the Seefra System with them. When the Andromeda Ascendant finally returned to Tarazed, Rhade insisted on going down to defend his homeworld and his people. He puts up a valiant stand, assisted by Beka Valentine, who was in the process trying to convince him to return to the Andromeda to help. The last that is seen of Rhade, just after the Spirit of the Abyss is destroyed, is when he emerges from the now-reopened slipstream portal in the Seefra system with his ship out of fuel; the Andromeda picks him up, and the crew head over to welcome him back.
Telemachus has on some occaisons been known to introduce himself as "Telemachus Rhade out of Majorum by Rhade". Traditional Nietzschean naming conventions state that the mother's name appear before the father's, in this case that would mean Telemachus' mother's name would have been Majorum. However in the series Majorum in fact refers to the pride that the Rhade clan belongs , this coupled with the fact that once again because of traditional naming conventions, Rhade's father would have Rhade Rhade suggests that atleast some Nietzscheans use some sort of different naming rules. Although it is rather unlikely it is none the less possible that Telemachus' parents were in fact named Majorum Rhade and Rhade Rhade.
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