From left to right: Gan, Avon, Cally, Blake, Jenna, Vila
What is Blakes 7?
Created by Terry Nation, who is most often associated with Doctor Who, Blake's 7 was a British Science Fiction series that ran for four series from 1977-1981 on BBC1. Blake's 7 was set in a future run by the fascist Federation and followed the exploits of a small group of freedom fighters led by Roj Blake.
The series ended with possibly the best ending ever for a Sci-Fi series.
Who are the 7? Damn good question!
Cast of Characters
Blake was the leader of the Freedom Party on Earth but was captured an mind-wiped by the Federation. Blake began to regain his memories. Rather than have him killed the Federation tried to discredit him by having false charges, of attempting to corrupt minors, brought against him. Blake was sentenced to life on the Cygnus Alpha penal colony. Blake was able to escape the prison barge and escape on an alien spaceship named the Liberator. Despite constant objections from his crewmates Blake was determined to get revenge against the federation and bring an end to the tyrannous rule.
Quote "We cannot afford mistakes."
Adult Male Human, Soldier 7/Noble 5; Init +5 (+1 Dex, +4 Bonus);
Def 19 (+1 Dex, +8 Class); Spd 10m; VP/WP -/14; Atk +11/+6
ranged (by weapon), +12/+7 melee (1d3+2, punch); SQ Coordinate +1,
Favor +2, Inspire Confidence, Resource Access; SV Fort +8, Ref +6,
Will +8; SZ M; FP: 0; Rep: +9; Str 14, Dex 12,
Con 14, Int 13, Wis 14, Cha 12.
Skills: Appraise +3, Astrogate +9, Bluff +3, Climb +4,
Computer Use +5, Demolitions +5, Disable Device +6, Gather Information +8,
Hide +5, Intimidate +5, Knowledge (Planetary Systems)+5, Knowledge
(Bureaucracy) +9, Listen +5, Move
Silently +2, Pilot +7, Read/Write Basic, Repair +3, Sense Motive +6, Speak
Basic, Spot +6, Treat Injury +6
Convicted of attempting to steal five million credits from the Federation bank. Avon is a cynical man and a computer genius. Despite being the strongest voice against Blake on the Liberator it is Avon who chooses to continue the fight against the Federation when Blake is believed dead.
Quote "It's a matter of intelligence, therefore you opinion has very little relevance."
Adult Male Human, Scoundrel 7/Tech Specialist 5; Init +5 (+1 Dex,
+4 Bonus); Def 18 (+1 Dex, +7 Class); Spd 10m; VP/WP
-/11; Atk +9/+4 melee (1d3+1, punch), +9/+4 ranged (by weapon);
SQ Dark Side, Illicit barter, Lucky (2/day), Precise Attack +1,
Research; SV Fort +4, Ref +8, Will +5; SZ M; FP: 0;
DSPs: 27; Rep: +3; Str 13, Dex 13, Con 11,
Int 16, Wis 12, Cha 12.
Skills: Appraise +7, Astrogate +7, Balance +5, Bluff +9,
Computer Use +23, Craft +13, Demolitions +9, Disable Device +9, Escape
Artist +7, Forgery +9, Gamble +5, Gather Information +7, Hide +7,
Knowledge (Technology) +13, Listen +4, Move Silently +9, Pilot +7, Profession +5,
Read/Write Basic, Repair +16, Search +9, Sleight of Hand +11, Speak Basic,
Spot +11, Treat Injury +3, Tumble +5
Vila is a thief, and proud of it. An expert at breaking locks and security devices, and a coward to the end. Vila never wanted to fight, it's against his nature, because he might get hurt.
Quote "I'm going to live forever, or die trying."
Adult Male Human, Tech Specialist 8/Soldier 2; Init +0 (+0 Dex);
Def 16 (+0 Dex, +6 Class); Spd 10m; VP/WP -/13; Atk +8/+3
melee (1d3, punch), +8/+3 ranged (by weapon); SQ Dark Side,
Research; SV Fort +7, Ref +3, Will +5; SZ M; FP: 0;
DSPs: 30; Rep: +3; Str 11, Dex 11, Con 13,
Int 17, Wis 12, Cha 11.
Skills: Computer Use +20, Demolitions +13, Disable Device
+17, Hide +7, Listen +5, Move Silently +7, Pilot +4, Profession +9,
Read/Write Basic, Repair +13, Search +9, Sleight of Hand +5, Speak Basic,
Supreme Commander Servalan
As Supreme Commander of Space Commander, the military arm of the Federation, Servalan ruthless hunted down all opposition to Federation rule, especially the crew of the Liberator. Blake & Co. would soon become the thorn in the side of Servalan. Servalan opposed the presidency of the Federation and eventually became President of the Federation herself. Her rule was overthrown and Servalan believed dead. However, Servalan had survived and reappeared using the name Sleer taking the position of Federation Security Commissioner.
Adult Female Human, Diplomat 3/Noble 13; Init +3 (-1 Dex, +4
Bonus); Def 15 (-1 Dex, +6 Class); Spd 10m; VP/WP
-/12; Atk +9/+4 melee (1d3-1, punch), +9/+4 ranged (by weapon);
SQ Coordinate +3, Favor +4, Inspire Confidence, Inspire Greatness,
Resource Access; SV Fort +6, Ref +6, Will +16; SZ M; FP: 0;
Rep: +10; Str 9, Dex 9, Con 12, Int 18,
Wis 15, Cha 18.
Skills: Appraise +14, Bluff +23, Computer Use +13, Diplomacy
+28, Disguise +10, Gather Information +21, Intimidate +17, Knowledge
(Imperial Law) +14, Knowledge (Bureaucracy) +16, Knowledge (Streetwise)
+9, Listen +8, Read/Write Basic, Sense Motive +16, Speak Basic, Spot +10,
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