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Telemachus Rhade
Telemachus Rhade
Gender: Male
Species: Nietzschean
Ship Posting: Andromeda Ascendant
Ship Position: Weapons Officer
Rank: Admiral (Tarazed)
Lieutenant Commander (New Commonwealth)
Status: Alive
Played By: Steve Bacic
Mother: Majorum
Father: Rhade
Spouse: Jillian Rhade
Chronological and General Info
Era: Long Night
New Systems Commonwealth
Affiliation: New Systems Commonwealth

Telemachus Rhade is the descendant and genetic reincarnation of Gaheris Rhade. He was commander of the Tarazed Home Guard.


Telemachus was descended from his great, great, great, great, grandfather, Gaheris' family, who had joined Sara Riley in the colonization of Tarazed. He married Jillian Rhade and soon became commander of Tarazed's Home Guard.

When the long awaited Dylan Hunt arrived on Tarazed, Rhade was part of an isolationist group who were 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 Ascendant's bridge, they began a fight that mirrored the one with his ancestor 304 years earlier. When they were ready to open fire, they lowered their weapons, realizing that neither was responsible for the attack. They arrested Triumvirate member Rakel Ben-Tzion together. After that, Tarazed joined the Commonwealth and Rhade had his rank reduced. He was transporting Tyr Anasazi when the latter escaped. Dylan 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. Rhade nevertheless 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 put up a valiant stand, assisted by Beka Valentine, who was in the process of 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 occasions been known to introduce himself as "Telemachus Rhade out of Majorum by Rhade". Traditional Nietzschean naming conventions state that the speaker should introduce themselves as "[Personal Name], of [Pride Name (optional)], out of [Mother's Name] by [Father's Name]", e.g. "Tyr Anasazi, of Kodiak Pride, out of Victoria by Barbarossa"; in that case, Tyr's parents are Victoria Anasazi, and Barbarossa Anasazi. In Telemachus's case, that would mean Telemachus's 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 been Rhade Rhade suggests that at least some Nietzscheans use some sort of different naming rules. Although it is rather unlikely, it is nonetheless possible that Telemachus's parents were in fact named Majorum Rhade and Rhade Rhade. Another explanation is that Telemachus's father's name is Rhade Rhade; the Majoram Pride would be named after his mother, despite the inherent patriarchy of Nietzschean society.


  • Telemachus is a character from the "Odyssey". Rhade is a region in Germany.



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