Hey guys. I’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of chatter about Doctor Aphra lately. I have been reading the series and I’m going to share some possible spec plays for Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra.
Aphra has a fairly short history as she was introduced in 2015 in Darth Vader #3. She first appeared alongside her lovable, sociopathic droids BT-1 and 000 (an astromech droid and protocol droid, respectively). Chelli then went on to star in her own monthly, which lasted 40 issues and ended in late 2019. This first volume of Aphras series is where I will draw this potential spec from.
Aphras story was a fun journey as we followed her around the universe jumping from one self inflicted disaster to another. Aphra spends a lot of this series at odds with her two droids, BT and Trip as she likes to call them, and eventually they become foes.
The major love interest/antagonist throughout the series is an Imperial commander named Magna Tolvan. Tolvan makes her 1st appearance in Dr.Aphra #3, and Tolvan is a recurring character throughout the series. And as mentioned above, she at one point was a love interest of Aphras. Tolvan goes AWOL from the Empire due to her relationship with Aphra and eventually sides with Mon Mothma and the Rebellion.
Another foil to Aphra throughout her first series was a rebel, cyborg cop named Tam Posla, from the planet Milvayne. Posla was originally a friend of Aphras before Aphra betrayed him by rigging his Cyborg partner with explosives and detonating those explosives in order to escape one of Aphras many debacles that she puts/finds herself in. Posla is at one point possessed by a force weilding space fungi and is intent on seeking ‘justice’ against Aphra for killing his partner. Posla is a recurring character intent on Aphras downfall. He makes his 1st appearance in Dr. Aphra #15.
At one point Aphra meets up with a young girl named Vulaada Klam. Vulaada is a ‘street’ kid from the underbelly of Milvayne who has a pet Qaberworm named Gurtyl. Vulaada becomes Aphras adopted sidekick in the last arc or two of Aphras first volume. Vulaada and Gurtyl make their first appearance in Aphra #27. I could see Vulaada & Gurtyl replacing Trip and BT as Aphras sidekick if there was to be a live action show/feature.
One last set of characters that have played a sizeable role in Aphras first volume were a husband and wife team of Monster Hunters named Winloss and Nokk. Winloss is an out of the box thinking human, and Nokk is a lizard type humanoid who is a deadly markswoman/huntress. They continually cross paths with Aphra on several occasions and the relationship towards Aphra is of pity/hate. They make their 1st appearance in Dr. Aphra Annual #2. (There is one more alien type character named Sister Six who befriends Aphra and makes a few appearances throughout the series. I’m having trouble finding her 1st appearance. And there is also Sana Starros. Sana has been covered before, I believe)
There is a little bit of insight into Aphras small little universe, and I believe all these characters mentioned are canon. Cheap potential spec on a currently hot property. , Gang.