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No one knows what's going through Molnon's head.
|First appearance||(2.03 "Taking the Stone")|
|Last appearance||(2.03 "Taking the Stone")|
|Portrayed by||Anthony Hayes|
Molnon was the frequent spokesman and the apparent de facto leader of the group of Clansmen living on the Royal cemetery planet. Molnon oversaw the clan's practice known as "Taking the Stone" and spoke what seemed to be the ritual words before each jump.
Molnon himself was reluctant to take the stone before fathering a child, well aware of the mortal danger jumping presented. It was because of this that he welcomed the arrival of Chiana to the planet. During her time with the Clansmen, Chiana grew close to Molnon who hoped to use her to jump in his stead. The arrival of Chiana's friends John Crichton and Aeryn Sun complicated his plan. Trying to sort through the hallucinogenic mushrooms and the Clansmen's seemingly incoherent rambling, Crichton tried to bring Chiana back to Moya. In the process, he was able to determine the reason the Clansmen sickened and died so young. Hoping to convince them to move to the planet's surface, Crichton persuaded Molnon to get the clans to vote on the issue. Though the clans elected to stay underground and continue to take the stone, Crichton decided to bring Molnon's plans for Chiana to an end and punched him, knocking him unconscious. Chiana, however, decided to make the jump anyway.
Personality and traitsEdit
Though Molnon exhibited many of the traits of his fellow clansmen, including a seemingly constant state of dazedness, Molnon often showed signs that he understood more than he let on. He was an opponent of changes to the Clansmen's way of life, wanting to stay underground in spite of the detrimental effects the environment had on his people. He had little respect for those older, calling Crichton "ancient" and Aeryn "historic". He also knew something of manipulation, ingratiating himself to Chiana in hopes that she would take the stone in his place.
- (Seeing Chiana): Sweet nixar. Let's mark her.
- (To Aeryn): Vyna's amazed by you. Age lines, dead spots. You're historic nixar.
- (To Chi): All die, nixar, but you're frightened of it. Never knowing when it's going to happen. Should I do this? Or do that? Fear, nixar - it overwhelms. Not us. We live. We do what we want. Liberated, 'cos we Take The Stone.
- (2.03 "Taking the Stone")