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Joshua Nolan - Defiance

Joshua Nolan from Defiance played by Grant Bowler.

Joshua Nolan is a fictional male Human in the Defiance television series who was played on screen by Grant Bowler. Joshua Nolan is the chief lawkeeper in the city of Defiance. Joshua is the main protagonist in the series. Joshua Nolan is more commonly referred to as Jeb rather than Josh. At the beginning of the first series, we see Jeb as a youngster who watches as the first Voltan space ship break through the atmosphere.

Arrival in Defiance

Joshua Nolan is introduced driving his truck with his adopted daughter Irisa on his way to Antarctica where the environment now is tropical. They briefly stay in Defiance and during that time, they help the city defeat a Volge attack when the towns security field is knocked out.

Mayor Amanda Rosewater persuades Joshua Nolan to stay in the city and become the chief law enforcer for the town assisted by Tommy Lasalle and his daughter Irisa. Also keeping him there is Kenya Rosewater who Joshua has grown an interest in.

Joshua is the series stud as he appears to get into bed with everyone apart from Irisa and Stahma. Joshua has bedded Kenya and her sister Amanda. When Joshua beds Berlin, he makes Tommy angry enough that Tommy punches his in the face but Joshua doesn't retaliate.

Irisa, Adopted Daughter

Before he came to Defiance, he rescued his Irathient daughter who was about to killed. Joshua took it on himself to look and care for his daughter no matter what might happen. When Irisa disappears from Defiance, Joshua begins a long search across the United States to look for his daughter, eventually finding her in Arc Angel, the new name for Los Angeles.

After being reunited with Irisa, Irisa wants to return to Defiance which surprises Joshua. Joshua doesn't argue and they return to Defiance. Tommy Lasalle who had been the senior law enforcer in the town whilst Joshua was away is downgraded much to his annoyance.

The End

At the end of the third series, Joshua Nolan assassinates the Voltan Collective ambassador who was in Defiance to broker a peace deal. Joshua had been seeing a hallucination of himself which had been instructing him to do a range of things. Joshua was captured but then rescued by Omec female, Kindzi. Joshua would then be rescued from Kindzi.

Joshua would be part of a group which would include Irisa, Datak Tarr and Doctor Yewll that would get onboard the Omec ship and blow it up. At the last moment, Joshua would face Kindzi once last time before eventually despatching her. On the way out, Irisa has a change of heart and doesn't want to kill the Omec. Joshua tries to persuade Irisa but eventually gives up and disables his daughter, Joshua sends his daughter back to Earth. Joshua stays onboard the Omec ship and sends it off into space in the hope he can find a world which the Omec can live on without affecting anyone else.

With Joshua with the Omec finding a new world, law and peace falls to the new lawkeeper who happens to be Irisa. Joshua is last seen controlling the Omec ship from the bridge in the captain's chair.

Joshua Nolan Facts

Alien RaceHuman
AllegianceThe City of Defiance
ActorGrant Bowler
Last UpdatedSaturday, February 2, 2019

Copyright: 2013

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