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Kyra
Jack B. Badd[1]
Real name: Jack B. Badd
Nickname(s): Kyra

Affiliations:

Crematorian Convicts[2]

Occupation:

Convict
Mercenary (formerly)[2]

Characteristics:

Gender: Female
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brunette

Status:

Deceased

Portrayed by:

Rhiana Griffith[1] (Ptich Black; Dark Fury)
Alexa Davalos[2] (Chronicles of Riddick)

Appearances:

Pitch Black
Dark Fury
The Chronicles of Riddick

Jack B. Badd[1], also known as Kyra[2], was a runaway and convict. When the Hunter Gratzner crashes on the planet, M6-117, she and several other survivors, led by Carolyn Fry, are confronted by certain death at the hands of the planets inhabitants the Bioraptors. During that time she befriends the criminal Richard B. Riddick, wishing to emulate him.[1] Shortly after they escaped M6-117, they are captured by a Mercenary ship commanded by Antonia Chillingsworth. There Kyra committed herself to becoming a killer like Riddick, forcing him to separate from her.[3] Five years later, Kyra is full fledged convict and former mercenary when she reunites with Riddick. During the fight against the Necromonger Empire, she is converted and killed.[2]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

A twelve year old Jack ran away from her home on Taurus 1 and stowed away on the New Oslo Shipping Corporation transport ship, Hunter Gratzner. When the ship crashed on M6-117, the survivors found her in the wreckage. Pretending to be a 12 year old boy, she grows close to a few survivors, including the bushwhacker Shazza, a young Muslim teen named Ali, and the docking pilot of the ship, Carolyn Fry. She also established herself as an enemy of Paris P. Ogilvie, an antiques dealer.[1]

After Zeke was killed, Fry and the others assumed that Riddick killed him, Riddick was caught soon after and chained up in one of the ships holds. While Fry was trying to interrogate Riddick, Jack sneaks in and asks him how he got his eyes. Riddick tells he had to kill a few people, something she is willing to comply with.[1]

Fry went searching an underground cave for Zeke's remains. However, she discovered that it was not Riddick who killed him, but creatures indigenous to the planet. As the creatures closed in around Fry, Jack heard her and rallied the rest of the survivors to save her.[1]

After it was established that Riddick didn't kill Zeke, Jack quickly became more obsessed with Riddick. Even going as far as shaving her head, wearing old broken goggles, and using profanity to mimic her new hero. Riddick soon realizes that Jack who everyone thought was a male, is actually a female and she's on her menstrual cycle, causing the bioraptors to follow them. [1]

When they finally get to the ship the only survivors are Riddick, Imam, and Jack. As they are leaving the planet, Jack asks what they should say if they run into bounty hunters or other law enforcers asking where to find Riddick. Riddick responds: "Tell 'em Riddick's dead. He died somewhere on that planet."[1]

Captured on The Kublai KhanEdit

Shortly after escaping the planet, Riddick, Jack, and Imam are picked up by the mercenary ship Kublai Khan. Antonia Chillingsworth, a collector of criminals, whom she freezes and keeps as "art" statues. Although the criminals are frozen, they are still alive and conscious. To her Riddick is the ultimate "masterpiece" for her collection. Riddick, Jack, and Imam must fight their way through the enormous army of mercs and creatures at her disposal.[3]

Jack discovers her violent side by shooting Antonia Chillingsworth just before she can kill Riddick. This discovery is clearly a source of worry for Riddick and Imam as the three escape from the mercenary ship. This manifests itself in Riddick's decision to deliver both Jack and Imam to New Mecca.[3]

The Lost YearsEdit

Five years pass between Jack's arrival at New Mecca and her Incarceration at Crematoria. It is during this time that a seventeen year old Jack takes on the new name of "Kyra". Whether this is her real name or a new moniker is a mystery. On the planet Lupus 5, Kyra joined the mercenaries. She mentioned this to Riddick when they were both on Crematoria. Lupus Five appears to be barren and over-industrialized, and contains a well-developed space transportation industry, possibly a merc recruiting hotspot.

Kyra eventually became a criminal, convicted of 4 manslaughter and 3 first degree murders. Her first kill was Antonia Chillingsworth, commander of the merc vessel Kublai Khan. Further kills include a brethren of Rykengolls after she was slaved out and brutalized by them. She was wanted for 700,000 UDs and was caught after leaving the Helion System for the Proxima System. She was held in the Crematoria Slam Facility.

From Crematoria to the UnderverseEdit

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Kyra and Riddick confront each other

After Riddick runs into Toombs again On New Mecca. Riddick allows himself to be captured so he can be transported to Crematoria, a prison on a dead world where daytime surface temperatures scorch the face of the planet. Here Riddick is reunited with Jack, and learns she goes by the name of Kyra now. She blames him for leaving her and Imam in New Mecca.[2]

When they first meet again they have a nostalgic conversation. Riddick quickly learns that Kyra is a very different person from the "Jack" he knew five years ago with peak physical condition, keen senses, and experienced in martial arts. Kyra appears far more hardened but still obsessed with becoming like Riddick. The tough ex-merc occasionally discloses an occasional aching vulnerability; she appears to be in love with Riddick in some twisted way. In the prison hierarchy, Kyra appears to be extremely independent.[2]

She was always on the move and liked to hide around the prison in small areas that are difficult for others to reach. She doesn't converse with anyone unless she has to. She is known by the guards as always having a shiv on her somewhere. She likes to hide a razor in her mouth which she uses to cut Riddick on his left cheek (dubbed, the Kyra Kiss). Her favorite game is "Who's the better killer".[2]

When an opportunity for Riddick, Kyra, and some of the inmates presents itself for an escape they decide to try and reach a hanger with a ship by traveling on the surface, surviving by keeping pace with the temperate zone created between the scorching heat and freezing cold of Crematoria's daily cycles. They reach the hangar, but Vaako and his soldiers have arrived on the planet.

Riddick and Kyra are forced to fight the Necromongers. Vaako and the surviving Necromongers make their escape, taking Kyra with them. She believes Riddick has perished on the surface of Crematoria.[2]

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Kyra after being purified and converted to a Necromonger.

After Riddick is saved by the Purifier, he flies Toombs's ship back to Helion Prime, intending to rescue Kyra. Riddick makes his way to the throne room on the Basilica, where he comes face to face with the Lord Marshal, who reveals Kyra has converted to their faith. She wears a new recruit gown and has the two "pain" marks on each side of her neck and appears pale and zombie like and has eyeshine in her eyes. Riddick does battle with the Lord Marshal, whose unique powers prove too great for Riddick to handle.

Before the Lord Marshal can deliver the final blow, Kyra stabs him in the back with a spear; she is apparently coherent enough to realize Riddick is in great danger. When she saves Riddick, her eyes return to their normal state. The Lord Marshall then backhands her, she goes flying into a spiked column, mortally wounding her. After Riddick kills The Lord Marshall he turns to the mortally wounded Kyra. She dies in his arms. Her death reduces Riddick, who very rarely shows emotion besides anger, to tears.[2]

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

When Kyra went under the alias "Jack", she was originally thought to be a twelve year old boy. She had dark brown hair and bright blue eyes. In Pitch Black, she had cropped cut hair, a slightly deeper voice, and wore male clothing to add to this ruse. Because she used to be teased, she thought that being a boy was easier than being herself due to being a tomboy. As a way of looking up to her new idol, Riddick, she later shaves her head bald and begins to use more profanity to mimic the convict. She even occasionally wears a set of goggles she found. When her true gender is discovered, she drops the deepened voice and goes to one that is fairly higher than previously believed.

Five years later, a seventeen year old Jack goes under a new name, "Kyra". She now has much longer brown hair and was beautiful. Her body was now more mature and fit for an athletic appeal. But as her physical appearance changed, so did her characteristics. Because of the five years she spent with mercenaries, she has now grown colder, vindictive and calculating. But at times she displays moments of vulnerability, usually when she's around Riddick. She still seems to be obsessed with Riddick and to some twisted effect, harbors romantic feelings for him.

ProductionEdit

There were rumors of a television movie and possible series to be produced on the former SciFi channel shortly after the Chronicles of Riddick was released. Kyra would've been the main character and the series presumably would have covered the events during the five years between Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick.

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