Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Sep 6, 2012.
Kai, undead assassin for his Divine Shadow, last of the Brunnen-G.
Farscape's Scorpius is a hybrid between two nearly incompatible species and thus has horrific birth defects. Scorpius requires a special cooling suit to stay alive, as well as a temperature-regulation system surgically implanted in his skull.
Jake Sully - paraplegic (human form)
Neo - "not too bright"
Vincent, "Gattaca" - heart defect, myopic
Zia, "Wristcutters: A Love Story" - dead
Don't forget the entire Jedi Council!
Are a lot of these characters really disabled though? Most of them through the use of advanced technology (cybernetic implants and such) end up practically super heroes with abilities far beyond a baseline human.
^A lot of modern day people with missing limbs can function now with artificial limbs, but they are still considered disabled. I don't see where situations like are that different from Luke's arm. Sure it's more advanced, but some modern artificial limbs are getting pretty close to that. There quite a few people at the Paralympics who had artificial limbs, who you could pass on the street and not know that they were disabled.
For anyone else who is interested in talking about real life heroes with disabilities, I've started a Paralympics thread.
Logan Cale (Eyes Only) from Dark Angel is in a wheel chair.
Is that the character played by the actor who plays Dinozzo on NCIS?
I've been meaning to check out DA for ages, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
yes and it's a good show especially season one.
Yep that's him. I haven't seen Dark Angel in years but I'm often reminded of it when more current shows seem to have similar plots (Sanctuary for one). Dark Angel also had Nana Visitor in it and John Savage who played Ransome in VOY's Equinox. Savage was particularly good in Dark Angel.
Worf in Ethics.
That DS9 episode with the woman with the zero G quarters was Melora.
That's true, but I beleive Leroy has a point. If artificial body parts worked just as well or even better than normal ones, they may not be seen as a disability. In the cases of some of these characters the cybernetics was a conscious upgrade, they're only disabled in the sense they've replaced some of their biological body with superior mechanical equivalents.
Travis from Blake's Seven lost an eye, which I guess makes him partially sighted, and an arm.
Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop. And Spike has an artificial eye, doesn't he?
Bruce Wayne is clearly an insane individual. Does that count? :P
Felix Gaeta losses a leg on BSG, Saul Tigh an eye. Xander loses an eye on Buffy.
And I would add Corum, as well as Frodo Baggins
On the lighter side there is Pete White and Billy Quizboy from the Venture Brothers. A show that also gives us Jonas Venture Jr, and Phantom Limb.
Other Astrid from Fringe is medium-function autistic.
Alex Krycek lost an arm in season 4 of The X-Files.
Also, out of the one-shot characters, the blind girl played by Lily Taylor in the episode Mind's Eye (another disabled character with a special power - she saw the world through someone else's eyes, literally).
With my mentions from the Venture Brothers above I cannot believe I forgot to mention Molotov Cocktease.
Lenny Nero from Strange Days needed psychiatric help. If I remember correctly, Lenny's contact dealing SQUID tapes had no legs and often chose tapes where he could walk.
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