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Cyn was an Outer Planets Alliance operative.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Cyn spent a large portion of his youth on Pallas with Naomi, Marco, and Karal. As none of them had any other family in their lives, they formed a family of their own and survived the tough and unjust life in the Belt, together. They were reactionary since their early days and rebelled against the Inner Planets' control over Belters.
Their time together ended when Marco deceived Naomi, taking a code that she wrote thinking it would be used to salvage ships, and using it to destroy the civilian UN vessel Augustin Gamarra and killing 516 people in the process. Naomi was racked with guilt, and Marco's betrayal ruined their relationship, causing her to try and escape with their newborn son, Filip. Cyn, afraid of losing his family, assisted Marco in hiding baby Filip from his mother for months, which eventually caused Naomi to almost commit suicide. Cyn witnessed her suicide attempt, and tried to find her and talk to her the next day, but she had already left.
After Naomi's departure, Cyn helped Marco and Karal raise Filip and became one of the founding members of Marco's movement. He assisted Marco's rise to power and the formation of the Free Navy, and took part in his efforts to ensure the success of the bombardment of Earth.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Cyn is friendly, loyal and fatherly. He has been a rebel for much of his life, being one of the first members of Marco's extremist movement during their youth in Pallas, and, like his comrades, has a deep love of the Belt and a bitter resentment aimed at the Inner Planets for the generations of oppression they have imposed on innocent Belters.
However, and while he has been shown exerting violence on Marco's orders, Cyn is much less despotic and vicious than the rest of Marco's inner circle; Being much older than Marco, Naomi and Karal, all of whom grew up with him on Pallas, Cyn has adopted a parental and nurturing role among his family.
Cyn is jovial and gentle and seems to really dislike conflict in his personal life, as he tries to mediate and dissolve arguments between his friends and doesn't tend to hold grudges. While he has been shown occasionally talking back to Marco in defense of Naomi, Cyn is ultimately unable to truly pick a side between his loved ones.
Cyn's approach to life has a simplistic and almost naive quality and, even when he witnesses Marco's hateful derision and abuse of Naomi first hand, and his manipulating Filip to loathe his mother, Cyn doesn't stand up for her and still believes that he can find a middle ground and "fix" things with Marco by simply persuading him.
Throughout the series[edit | edit source]
In "Exodus" Cyn was one of Filip Inaros's team and helped to board the UNS Hasami, take the ship's Memory Core and Communications Buffer, and kill the entire crew in order to prevent them from analyzing asteroid fragments near Venus that might lead to them discovering Marco Inaros's plans to attack Earth.
In "Mother", Cyn interrupts Naomi getting harassed by some Belters. He with Karal then hugs Naomi and they catch up. While they order their drinks, Naomi asks Cyn to have Filip meet up with her. Later, Cyn and Karal unexpectedly attack Naomi, with orders from Filip to sedate her and secure her for flight, effectively kidnapping and imprisoning her to take her back with them to Marco Inaros.
In "Gaugamela", Naomi is startled awake by sounds of the opening of the door. Cyn sighs and tells her, "Time to go!"
In "Down and Out", Cyn explains to Naomi that she doesn't know Filip and she needs to. Naomi says she'd hoped that Cyn would have been a father figure and role model to her son and that Cyn would've protected Filip from his narcissist father Marco. She finally helps Cyn with the water filters but when she asks whether Marco had put the Gamorra code into the Rocinante and he pauses she hits him with a wrench and grabs his hand terminal to send Holden a warning.
In "Tribes", Cyn shouts at Marco that if he wants to eject Naomi he should do it himself rather than having Filip kill his own mother. Filip apologizes to Cyn for putting him into a position of conflict with Marco and admits his fear of a physical altercation between the two. Cyn reveals it wouldn't have been a first time.
In "Oyedeng", Cyn tries to stop Naomi from exiting the Pella's airlock but she goes anyway and leaves him to his fate as he attempts to reach out after her. Unprepared for decompression, Cyn doesn't properly let the air out of his lungs upon vacuum exposure. The loss of external pressure causes them to rupture, leaking air into his bloodstream, killing him instantly.
In "Hard Vacuum", Marco and Filip are standing over Cyn's body. Marco eulogizes him saying he was there at the start and should have been there at the ending before he turns his attention to Filip and to Naomi's departure.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
|5 "Down and Out"||Appears|
|8 "Hard Vacuum"||Appears (in mortem)|
|10 "Nemesis Games"||Absent|
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