Seamus Harper is a fictional male Human engineer in the Andromeda series. The character was portrayed on screen by Gordon Michael Woolvett. His allegiance / loyalty is to The Commonwealth. His full name is Seamus Zelazny Harper, something he doesn't let people forget about. Seamus's name Zelazny is a nod towards the author Roger Zelazny, an American author who passed away in 1995. Roger is best known for the The Chronicles of Amber, a series of ten books starting with Nine Princes in Amber in 1970 and go on to Prince of Chaos in 1990. He's normally introduced as just Seamus Harper.
Seamus Zelazny Harper is the gadget expert amongst the crew and is credited with building both the Rommie android and later Doyle android. Attempts at trying to romance either of the two androids are rebuffed.
Seamus was first recruited by Rebekah Valentine as part of her crew of the Eureka Maru. When the Eureka Maru team tried to salvage the Ascendant and were defeated, Seamus along with the other members joined the Ascendant.
Seamus is seen as a bit of a coward compared to that of Tyr Anasazi and where necessary, he will try to use wit or gadgets to help himself. He has been known to put his life on the line for Trance Gemini when he and Trance confronted Nightsider Gerentex in Fear and Loathing in the milky way.
In The Right Horse, Seamus takes a strong liking to Lyra, a security officer from Veras, a planet. Lyra is a woman about the same height as Seamus with long blonde hair. He manages to get somewhere with her but as they are making love, Beka Valentine interrupts and pulls Seamus away to remonstrate with him.
Later on when Abel Ladrone pulls a gun on Dylan Hunt, Seamus puts his arms round Lyra in a feeble show of protection. The sentiment probably worked. After Lyra returned back to Veras, Seamus tried to communicate with her but attempts all failed.
In the third episode of the first series, Seamus reveals that he has a total hatred of the Magog. When he was young he had cousin twins who were infected with the Magog eggs. He had to see them die before the Magog inside them were able to be born. The only Magog he likes is Rev Bem.
At the end of the first series, he and Tyr Anasazi are captured by Magog and taken onboard the Magog Worldship. Once onboard the Worldship, both he and Tyr become infested with Magog eggs. Its deemed too perilous to remove the eggs and the eggs are kept under control by drugs. Whilst on a mission with Tyr Anasazi and Rev Bam, Seamus overdoses on the suppresant and is unable to help resolve the situation that they find themselves in.
In Into The Labyrinth, Seamus falls for Satrina who is a reporter. She agrees to remove the eggs in return that Seamus gives her some information. Satrina gets the information but only removes seven of the eggs leaving six still behind. Seamus tries to use the same phasing technology that Satrina had to remove them but doesn't have any luck.
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