the second half of season one, Moya's crew was starting to display
signs of cooperation, some tolerance and trust of each other. It
was definitely time to stir things up. Chiana made her grand entrance
in episode 15, Durka Returns, as a handcuffed
prisoner. At least she has something in common with nearly everyone
member of the powerful Nebari race, Chiana was a rebellious youth
who resisted her people's obsession with conformity. As a result,
Chiana was slated for a mind altering procedure designed to make
her a more cooperative member of their society. Those plans were
put on hold when the Nebari ship, in which she was being transported,
was damaged by Moya.
escaped her people and "joined" Moya's crew as a fugitive.
Independent, street smart, and a accomplished thief, the little
sexpot will use whatever means necessary to get what she wants.
Fortunately for the crew, Chiana has managed to put her "skills"
to good use. Her actions in Nerve suggest
she is starting to trust the crew more and is learning the benefits
of working as a team.
Chiana hasn't lost the ability to slink her way into trouble.
In many ways, she is still a vulnerable child in need of guidance.
It seems that John, often at the bottom of Moya's social hierarchy
himself, has taken up the job of helping the young Nebari. Although
their relationship continues to evolve as though they are siblings,
Chiana does seem to have a crush on the human - which John doesn't
has a lot of growing up to do. Whether life on Moya will suit her
is not a given fact. Chiana's fierce independence and immaturity
make her character a much needed unstable element in Moya's crew
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