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Ade Nygaard was the navigator of the ice hauler Canterbury and brief lover of James Holden.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Ade was employed by Pur'n'Kleen Water Company for several years before the destruction of the Canterbury.

Throughout the series[edit | edit source]

Ade was having a secret sexual relationship with her crewmate James Holden. In "Dulcinea", Ade explains to Holden, that while she is enjoying her position on the Cant and her relationship with him, she may do only a couple more runs before leaving.

Ade was not happy about the decision of her Captain to ignore the distress call they received from the Scopuli. "Next time it could be us out there", she said, not getting any support from the rest of the crew. As a consequence, the survivors of the Canterbury later believed, that she was the one who restored the call and sent it to the company's headquarters.

As the missiles fired by the then unknown stealth ship close in on the Canterbury, immediately before it is destroyed, Ade broadcasts a conspicuous interrupted message to Holden, that there is something that he should know.

In a flashback-scene in "The Big Empty", Holden remembers how she taught him to enrich his coffee with the head of matches, because "this adds body reduces acidity and balances the PH".

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season 1
1 "Dulcinea"Appears
2 "The Big Empty"Flashback

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The name and other aspects of this character were changed for the TV show (see Characters Renamed for TV). This particular name change may be considered a nod to Norwegian Executive Producer Hawk Ostby whose birth name is Haakon Nygaard-Østby.

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