Aeryn Sun (played by Claudia Black ), is a fictional character on the science fiction television series Farscape . Her name was chosen by the show's creators, Rockne O'Bannon and David Kemper , to evoke "air and sun," vital elements of life. A former Peacekeeper pilot, commando, and Officer of Icarion Company, Pleisar Regiment. Although she appears to be human, she is in fact Sebacean—a species indistinguishable from humans in external appearance. At the time John Crichton appears through a wormhole , Officer Aeryn Sun is in her Prowler battling to retake the Leviathan Moya, which has been seized by escaping prisoners Ka D'Argo, Rygel, and Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan .
Aeryn is intensely proud of the fact that she can hold her own among any of her fellow soldiers, male or female. Being trapped aboard Moya and having to count on a crew of non-Peacekeepers for her survival at first was anathema to her instincts and training, but it forced her to grow as a person, to think in broader terms and to be better than she was before. Aboard Moya, she learns to think beyond the strict, militaristic confines of her Peacekeeper upbringing. Born in service aboard a Command Carrier , it is the only life she has known, and thus is very well skilled in hand-to-hand and weapons combat. She has also become a valuable and important member of Moya's crew, and a companion and romantic interest to Crichton.
More about Aeryn Sun : The Farscape Encyclopedia - Aeryn Sun