|Relationships:||Aeryn Sun (wife), Jack Crichton (Father)|
|Other:||Played by actor Ben Browder|
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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 FandomJohn Crichton/Aeryn Sun is the most popular pairing in this fandom, and their relationship is canon in the show.
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.
- The Talyn Suite Series by RobynBender, The Talyn Suite takes John and Aeryn from the fadeout of Green-Eyed Monster to a coda for Icarus Abides. (2003) See also, Ao3 link to The Talyn Suite Series.
- Cut Some Slack (The Dr. Spock Remix) by feldman, He retains enough of his template's early memories that the idea of willfully bringing life into the universe disturbs him still. (Harvey's perspective, Kidfic)
- Scientist, Astronaut, and Nymphomaniac: The nine lives of John Crichton by feldman, Set during "Out of Their Minds" (AU): possession is nine-tenths of the law
- Obsidian Spirits (Part One) by gigerisgod, The John that lived and the ghost of "TalynJohn" merge together, or John Crichton is haunted by himself.
- The Multiverse Tango by sospes, A stranger turns up in Atlantis’ gateroom wearing Cam Mitchell’s face. The consequences? Alien ships, space battles, and a paradigm shift in John Sheppard’s relationship status. Crossover with Farscape, but the focus is on the characters from the Stargate universe.
- Works tagged John Crichton on Ao3
- John Crichton works on ff.net
- John Crichton stories on Leviathan
- John Crichton on Farscape Wikia
- John Crichton on Wikipedia