RIGEL is an AI prototype android. Male, he is 6’ tall, slim, muscular and very handsome. Self-actualizing, he is second-in-command when Capt. Veronika and the crew are in cryo-sleep. Due to his decision to delay awakening the crew from cryo-sleep (upon being overtaken by a solar storm) two of the crew members die. His decision-making is in question, especially by Commander Zeke, who now doesn't trust "robots." Rigel is undeterred by how other crew members view him and ultimately shows heroic loyalty and courage redeeming himself on behalf of the crew.