John Crichton

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Name: John Crichton
Occupation: Former Astronaut
Relationships: Aeryn Sun (wife), Jack Crichton (Father)
Fandom: Farscape
Other: Played by actor Ben Browder
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In Canon

John Crichton is an IASA astronaut when he's introduced in the first episode of Farscape. While conducting an experiment in space, he creates a wormhole and travels to a distant part of the galaxy.

He is quickly taken aboard the living ship Moya. Her crew of escaped prisoners want him to help them escape the Peacekeepers. Crichton is confused by the aliens. Initially unable to understand them, he is injected with translator microbes. Still confused, he is of no help and is quickly placed in a cell. John and the ship's other captive Aeryn Sun, a peacekeeper soldier, eventually join Moya's crew, as they too are hunted by the Peacekeper forces.

Over the course of the series, John navigates the new world he finds himself in with varying degrees of difficulty. The alien crew of Moya are often confused by his pop culture references and human colloquialisms. He quickly adapts to using alien pulse pistols and other technology, like hetch drives.

His crewmates often view humans as a primitive species.

In Fandom

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John Crichton/Aeryn Sun is the most popular pairing in this fandom, and their relationship is canon in the show.

Smaller ships include John Crichton/Scorpius, Chiana/John Crichton and John Crichton/Ka D'Argo

Common Tropes & Storylines

  • Bodyswap fics usually set during the episode Out of Their Minds.
  • Alien Kink often appears in fics as John is the only human in the Uncharted Territories.
  • Fics set during the episode Terra Firma, when John and the Moya crew return to Earth.
  • Future Fics, focusing on Aeryn and Jon's life after the Peacekeeper Wars. Many of these are Kidfics.
  • AU fics are common, and there are several canonical alternative universes which feature in fics as well.
  • There are a small number of clonecest fics pairing Crichton with his clone, refered to as TalynJohn in fandom. As well as threesome fics pairing both Johns with Aeryn Sun.
  • John Crichton's canonical habit of assigning nicknames to his crewmates and making pop culture references also appears in fandom.

Connections to Other Fandoms

Ben Browder, the actor who plays Crichton, also portrays Cameron Mitchell on Stargate SG-1. Another Farscape alum, Claudia Blac plays both Aeryn Sun on Farscape and Vala Mal Doran on Stargate SG-1. Their previous involvement in the Farscape universe was referenced regularly in Stargate episode, including this parody clip. There are a small number of crossover fics.

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