|Name:||Duv Galeni aka David Galen|
|Location:||Komarr, Earth, Barrayar|
|Relationships:||Ser Galen (father), Mark Vorkosigan (brother cum brother-in-law), Delia Koudelka (girlfriend), Laisa Toscane (ex-girlfriend)|
|Other:||Duv Galeni on the Vorkosigan Wiki|
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Duv Galeni is a secondary character in the Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold. Originally a historian, he becomes the first Komarran to enrol in the Barrayaran military, despite his aunt being murdered in the Solstice Massacre and his father being the terrorist who created Mark Vorkosigan. He famously gets dumped by Laisa Toscane for Emperor Gregor Vorbarra, but swiftly consoles himself with Delia Koudelka. Introduced in Brothers in Arms, he has an important role in Memory and a smaller one in A Civil Campaign.
Galeni's interesting background (Kate refers to him as everyone's favorite child-terrorist-turned-history-professor-turned-security-officer) makes him a relatively popular character in fanfiction, at least compared with his 'screentime'. Much Galeni-centric fanfiction is gen, with common topics including his decision to join the Imperial Service and to change his name. His historian side is often foregrounded, for example, with him visiting historical sites or seeing historical artefacts. His first meeting with Aral Vorkosigan, especially the fallout from the Solstice Massacre, is another common topic. A few works explore his background before he joined the Service.
He has occasionally been paired with a range of characters, including the canonical Laisa & Delia in het, and Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan Vorpatril, Guy Allegre & Aral in slash. Except in the context of the Duv/Delia ship, he's often referred to as 'Galeni'.
Link with Avon
A character named Duv Galeni, who bears a very strong resemblance to Avon, appears as Miles's superior officer, complete with passages reminiscent of scenes from "Rumours of Death" and "Blake." I think there's influence from fanfic as well; "nutmeg" as a term for eye color has got to be lifted from Susan Matthews.
- Offerings to History by Sister Coyote. Galeni, Miles, Aral & OC; character study that covers both his backstory & his inner historian (2010)
- Vorkosigan's Day by Philomytha. Widely recommended meeting between Galeni & Aral; deals with the Solstice Massacre (2010)
- Towards An Understanding Of Mysticism In The Barrayaran Legal System Through An Exploration Of Oaths And Oath Relationships With A Special Focus On The Komarran Loyalty Oath Program, by Duv Galeni. by Lanna Michaels. Triple drabble on his name (2010)
- Family Values by Beatrice Otter. Galeni & Mark (2011)
- Viva Voce by linman. Concentrates on his historical background, in conversation with Helen Vorthys (2012)
- In a Name by Philomytha. Galeni, Simon & OC; a take on why he joined the Imperial Service (2012)
- Tour Guide by Philomytha. Galeni talks history with Aral, Ivan & Alys (2012)
- Eyes of the beholder by Phoenixgfawkes. An early Duv/Delia short (2007)
- A Nice Tall Planet by hedda62. Duv/Delia first time (2011)
- Sugared Almonds by Ana. Galeni's change of heart to court Delia (2013)
- From the Old to the New by Avanti_90. An unusual AU in which Galeni stays on Komarr, marries Laisa and works for independence (2014)
- Of Unfed Hope by Sineala. Galeni/Miles during captivity in Brothers in Arms (2009)
- Supplementary Data by Tel. Galeni/Guy Allegre short, based on the idea that the Vor use homosexual mentoring (2012)
- The Nature of Kings by Philomytha. Plotty Komarran adventure, with a side of Galeni/Aral (2014)
- Kerr Avon with text Duv Galeni on top by Sandy Herrold. Icon based on the Avon link (2009–11)
- Duv Galeni by Gemmiona. Digital art, set on Earth with the Houses of Parliament in the background (2010)
- Duv Galeni by A-McL. Pencil sketch (2012)
- Delia and Duv, Duv and Delia by Heckofabecca. Full-length portrait with Delia (~2015)
- kareenvorbarra: Vorkosigan Fic Recs: Duv Galeni (accessed 29 June 2016)
- Hermit.org: Avatars - books with characters based on Blake's 7 (accessed 29 June 2016)