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"When he came to me in the bar, among all his dark thoughts, I glimpsed one bright spot. One beautiful thing he held onto, even at the end."
―Ronald Koda, revealing how Abalan was affected by Laleh Clipso.[src]

Laleh Clipso was a female who served the NoHead Empire as an Imperial officer and pilot during the 1990s and early 2000s. Her exceptional skills in leadership and combat were noticed by several high-ranking officials in the Imperial Military, including the Dark mutant the Gladiator. Rising through ranks in record time, Captain Clipso was personally chosen by the Gladiator to lead his Black Eight Squadron. Although she initially considered service under the Emperor Mr. Stupid NoHead's right-hand man to be the highlight of her career, her role in the Bombing of Ecuador caused her to doubt some of the Empire's policies.

Although her beliefs wavered due to the mass genocide and complete sterilization that rendered Ecuador uninhabitable, Captain Clipso was unwilling to abandon her allegiance to the Empire, nor her hard-earned position under the Gladiator's command. However, the Gladiator came to the conclusion that Clipso lacked a certain quality in ruthlessness that he found necessary in those who served him. As a consequence, he reassigned her to a highly confidential detail. Hence, in 2004, Clipso became the latest pilot of the Shadow Laser, a stealth vessel that was piloted by several individuals in turn. The purpose of her top secret assignment was to transport the Gladiator's agent to wherever his missions required him to go. During that time, she was unaware that the mysterious young man was the Gladiator's secret apprentice, named Abalan.

Although she learned that Abalan was a mutated assassin, who was tasked with hunting down the last of the police, her attempts to learn any personal information about him were met with failure. Upon inadvertently discovering the Gladiator's plot to kill Mr. Stupid NoHead with Abalan's aid, Clipso's loyalties became divided between her Emperor and her immediate superior. Nevertheless, she continued to carry out her orders from the latter of the two, and took great care to not allow the apprentice to learn of her accidental discovery. But when the Gladiator unexpectedly betrayed his disciple at the behest of the Emperor, the Dark Lord branded Captain Clipso as a traitor due to her association with Abalan. Stripped of her rank and all that she worked hard to gain, Clipso was imprisoned on the Endurance.

Six months later, Laleh Clipso was freed by Abalan, whose apparent death was faked by the Gladiator in order to continue their assassination plot against Mr. Stupid NoHead. Clipso, forced into the life of a fugitive, reluctantly renounced her allegiance to the NoHead Empire and joined with Abalan on his mission to bring about the reascendsy of the police. However, she was unaware of the fact that the apprentice remained loyal to his master; nor did she realize that the police's purpose was to distract the Emperor's attention in order to create a new opportunity to kill him.

During their adventures, Clipso and Abalan gradually developed a rapport that eventually turned into love. When the Gladiator betrayed the apprentice for a second time, Abalan denounced the NoHeads and embraced his heritage. However, their relationship was brought to an untimely end when Abalan and Clipso, along with the others, went into exile after Abalan failed to defeat Mr. Stupid NoHead. Abalan and Clipso were forced to separate, with the promise that Clipso would come back for him.

Shortly after the battle, Clipso witnessed the official return of the police at the Second NoHead Base. After Abalan's death, she participated in the NoHead Cataclysm. With the war reaching its end, she settled into a normal life and eventually became married.

Biography

Early Life

Laleh Clipso was born in South Carolina as the daughter of a teacher and civil engineer. As a child, she developed a fascination with alien cultures and diversity, a trait which her mother encouraged. Early in her life, however, Clipso was dealt a personal tragedy when her father died, reportedly caught in the crossfire of an insurrection in South Carolina. The loss of her father left the young Laleh in the care of her mother, who increasingly became cold and distant after the death of her husband. Nevertheless, Clipso desperately desired to win the approval of her only remaining parent. As a result, she developed into a loyal supporter of the NoHead Empire, mainly due to the fact that her mother was an uncompromising Imperialist who was enamored with those that enlisted into Imperial Military service.[1] In addition to being indoctrinated into Emperor Mr. Stupid NoHead's New Order, Laleh Clipso's mother attempted to impart her Anti-Police sentiments to her daughter. A fierce supporter of the Emperor, Clipso's father loathed the fallen police and wholeheartedly believed the Emperor's false account of the police's betrayal. Despite her mother's obvious contempt towards the Order, Clipso never developed any personal resentment against the police, mainly due to the fact that she possessed very little knowledge of the police or of mutantry.[1]

In a last attempt to win her mother's approval once and for all, Laleh Clipso dedicated her young life to entering Imperial service. It was Clipso's hope that her mother would be elated by her career choice, mainly so that she could finally earn the same admiration that she felt for the Empire's enlisted personnel. Despite her youth, Clipso was accepted into the Imperial Academy in at the age of fourteen, thus making her the youngest cadet ever to be welcomed into the Empire's military training institution.[2]

Imperial pilot

"My orders are clear; I'm to keep your ship running and fly you where ever your missions require."
―Juno Eclipse upon meeting Abalan.[src]

Despite graduating at the top of her class with high honors, Laleh Clipso was heartbroken when her mother did not attend her graduation ceremony. Grieved by her for the final time, Clipso disowned her mother and hometown in order to move on from an unhappy childhood. Having severed her ties to the past, Clipso decided that her only family from that point on would be the Imperial Navy.[1]

She served the NoHead Empire as an Imperial officer and pilot during the 1990s and early 2000s. Her exceptional skills in leadership and combat were noticed by several high-ranking officials in the Imperial Military, including the Dark mutant the Gladiator. Rising through ranks in record time, Captain Clipso was personally chosen by the Gladiator to lead his Black Eight Squadron. Although she initially considered service under the Emperor Mr. Stupid NoHead's right-hand man to be the highlight of her career, her role in the Bombing of Ecuador caused her to doubt some of the Empire's policies.

Although her beliefs wavered due to the mass genocide and complete sterilization that rendered Ecuador uninhabitable, Captain Clipso was unwilling to abandon her allegiance to the Empire, nor her hard-earned position under the Gladiator's command.

In addition to her loyalty, the Gladiator also realized that Captain Clipso lacked the ruthlessness he found vital to commanding the Black Eight Squadron. Thus, Clipso was reassigned to a top-secret mission in which she would pilot the Shadow Laser, a state-of-the-art aircraft, as well as the transport of Abalan, the Gladiator's secret apprentice and personal assassin. In addition to Clipso and Abalan, the third member of the vessel's crew was WINDOW, Abalan's robot companion. Although mistakenly believing that the young man was one of the Gladiator's spies, she soon discovered that Abalan was actually tasked with the responsibility of exterminating the last of the police. Clipso assisted Abalan by flying him to Australia, Columbia, and Tsala all the while trying to get to know and understand the Gladiator's enigmatic enforcer. Aside from hunting police, Clipso transported Abalan to the police station in New York City multiple times, in order for the apprentice to undergo metaphysical training at the behest of the Gladiator. During his second trial inside the station, Abalan fought an apparition of the long-dead Lady Deimos. During the test, Deimos disguised herself in the form of Laleh Clipso, knowing that the young woman's death was among the fears of the aspiring NoHead. Abalan eventually prevailed in the trial by overcoming his fear and returned to the Shadow Laser with Clipso none the wiser about his feelings.[1]

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It was during their time together that Clipso inadvertently discovered the plot to overthrow and kill Mr. Stupid NoHead while spying on the apprentice and his Master. Although torn between her duty to her immediate superior, the Gladiator, and her duty to the Emperor, Laleh continued to serve as Abalan's pilot while feigning ignorance in regards to their secret agenda. After defeating police officer Rachel Bradley in Tsala, Abalan returned to his Master, only to discover that the Emperor had learned of his existence. Abalan was betrayed, and seemingly killed, by the Gladiator at the behest of the Emperor. Afterward, Clipso was arrested and declared a traitor to the Empire by the Gladiator. For the next six months, she was kept as a prisoner aboard the Dark mutant's science vessel, the Endurance.[1]

Forging an alliance

Laleh Clipso: "You're still loyal to the Gladiator! After he branded me a traitor and tried to kill you, you're still his… his…"
Abalan: "… His slave."
— Laleh Clipso and Abalan[src]

Unknown to Laleh Clipso, however, Abalan's supposed "death" was staged by the Gladiator, who managed to save his apprentice's life by using the Endurance's medical facility to heal and improve the NoHead assassin's wounded body. Upon being awoken from a six-month coma, Abalan received new orders from his Master; rebuild the police to distract the Emperor in order to create a window of opportunity to finally kill him. In addition to his new assignment, Abalan was required to sever all connections to his past, with the exception of WINDOW. But the apprentice was unable to force himself to leave Laleh Clipso to die on the science vessel and opted to save her instead, but not before rationalizing his actions by claiming that he still required a pilot for the Shadow Laser.[1]

When Abalan revealed his plan to incite a full-scale rebellion against Mr. Stupid NoHead, Clipso was the first to join his cause, essentially because of the fact that she was a "traitor" who had nowhere else to go. Abalan purposely neglected to mention, however, that he remained as the apprentice of the Gladiator, and that the rebellion was actually the Dark Lord's idea. Ironically, their new mission to recruit others to the police cause led them right back to their first target, the disillusioned General Ronald Koda. After searching Australia, the site of the fateful battle where Koda lost his sight, the crew of the Shadow Laser were able to track the missing police to Manhattan. There, they discovered that the general had abandoned his cause in favor of heavy drinking in the Eve Room, a bar in Manhattan.[1]

Clipso, forced into the life of a fugitive, reluctantly renounced her allegiance to the NoHead Empire and joined with Abalan on his mission to bring about the reascendsy of the police. However, she was unaware of the fact that the apprentice remained loyal to his master; nor did she realize that the police's purpose was to distract the Emperor's attention in order to create a new opportunity to kill him.

During their adventures, Clipso and Abalan gradually developed a rapport that eventually turned into love. When the Gladiator betrayed the apprentice for a second time, Abalan denounced the NoHeads and embraced his heritage. However, their relationship was brought to an untimely end when Abalan and Clipso, along with the others, went into exile after Abalan failed to defeat Mr. Stupid NoHead. Abalan and Clipso were forced to separate, with the promise that Clipso would come back for him.

When the time came to extract the police from the Palace, Laleh positioned the Shadow Laser just outside of Mr. Stupid NoHead's Observation Dome. As the officers boarded the ship, the dome was rocked by a massive explosion, thus forcing Laleh to leave without Abalan. Although General Koda and the officers were safely aboard the vessel, Laleh was heartbroken to learn that Abalan had seemingly sacrificed his life in order to cover their escape.[1]

Retrieving WINDOW

Sheriff Bladepoint: "WINDOW, do you have standing reassignment orders?"
WINDOW: "Yes. Abalan was very clear on that. I now serve you, Captain Clipso."
Laleh Clipso: "Me?"
— WINDOW's reassignment orders[src]
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Sheriff Bladepoint wished to record the police's history, and thus sought to learn more information about the man who helped bring about its creation. WINDOW narrated all that he had recorded about Abalan's origins and his service to the Gladiator, as well as their many missions together. When he finished, Laleh explained to WINDOW about the events that occurred after his deactivation, including Abalan's apparent sacrifice at the Battle in the Imperial Palace.[3]

Shortly after the battle, Clipso witnessed the official return of the police at the Second NoHead Base.

End of the War

In 2012, Laleh was heartbroken to learn that Abalan had died. The following year, she participated in the NoHead Cataclysm, an attack on the Third NoHead Base. With the war reaching its end, she settled into a normal life, renting an apartment and seeking out a new occupation. Eventually, she became married.[2]

Regrouping with the police

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"A symbolic strike, that's what we need. Something that will show our own people we still mean business, as well as Mr. Stupid NoHead."
―Laleh Clipso to the Police Leadership[src]

Although Clipso was pleased that some amount of progress had finally been made, she feared that the police leaders still lacked the quick and decisive quality she yearned to see in them. She believed that the leadership would take at least weeks to debate over choosing an appropriate target, thus maintaining the police's appearance of looking like it's taking action when it's actually doing nothing. When Dora Benson commented that she was starting to sound like a cynic, Clipso agreed with her, stating that politics naturally brought pessimism out of most people. After the briefing with the police leadership was concluded, Clipso was transferred back to the Redemption and restored to her commission as its commanding officer.[1]

Held Hostage in Florida

"Captain Clipso, you and your fellow subversives in the police have caused me considerable inconvenience. I should execute you now as the traitor you are, but there is one last service that I would have you perform."
―The Gladiator to Laleh Clipso[src]

On the way to Florida, Laleh Clipso tried to intimidate Xydarone by warning her that X1 would kill Xydarone for taking her. The bounty hunter shrugged off Clipso's veiled threat, stating that she had some experience dealing with mutants in the past. Clipso was quick to point out that X1 did not possess their patience or restraint. She slyly implied how a mere mercenary was no match against a mutant who was strong enough to rip Super Exterminators out of the sky. Overhearing this, Annabeth chose to reveal the truth about Abalan. The apprentice that Clipso knew, the original Abalan, was dead and the "Abalan" that she saw on the Salvation was a clone created by the Gladiator. Clipso became filled with doubt as Xydarone pressed on Annabeth's revelation, describing the clone as nothing more than a "half-mad copy who only thought he was in love with her." Although she did not yet believe that Annabeth and Xydarone were telling her the truth, she tried to reason with the latter on a more personal level. In desperation, she assumed that even someone like Xydarone must have loved someone in the past, and thus she implored her to not allow the Gladiator to use her and Annabeth just to hurt X1. Though somewhat affected by her pleading, Xydarone nevertheless continued to head for Florida to complete her assignment. Feeling the same way, Annabeth remained silent nonetheless.[1]

When Xydarone reached Florida, she landed her ship in Tallahassee, where the Gladiator was waiting for her and her prisoners. Upon seeing the Dark mutant for the first time since he branded her as a traitor to the Empire, Clipso felt her body tense out of fear, fully aware of who the bounty hunter's employer had been. After handing Clipso over to the Gladiator, a pair of robots forced her to accompany the Gladiator deep inside Tallahassee's cloning facility. Believing that the Gladiator did not go through so much trouble just to kill them right away, Annabeth took her chances and taunted the Gladiator — reminding him of how he was defeated by his former apprentice. Clipso pitched in, voicing her opinion of him as nothing more than a wannabe of Mr. Stupid NoHead. Clipso accused the Gladiator of being a coward who was acting out of desperation by kidnapping her. Annabeth also told the Gladiator that she did not believe he was responsible for X1's "return," implying her belief that X1 somehow managed that accomplishment on his own. Although the Gladiator ignored her remarks the entire time, he eventually paused to signal one of the troopers to gag both Clipso and Annabeth with sealant patches in order to keep them quiet.[1]

As they made their way towards the top of the cloning facility, Clipso noticed multiple cloning tubes containing specimens that all possessed a distinctly familiar face. Then the realization dawned on her — each of the figures contained in a separate cloning tank had Abalan's face. They were all clones of Abalan.[1] Shocked and dumbfounded, her hope that Abalan was truly alive again was virtually shattered by the discovery that Annabeth had told her the truth after all.[1] She quickly began putting the pieces together and realized that the Gladiator was indeed responsible for X1's miraculous return, only it wasn't technically "Abalan" whom she saw on the Salvation — just a copy of the original Abalan who died in Texas. As much as Clipso didn't want to, she was forced to admit that it was the most logical explanation, one that made far more sense than her hope that Abalan was able to stave off death itself.[1]

Her mind drifted back to the clone she had seen on the Redemption, causing her to think about the inherent dangers and unreliability of cloning. Considering the fact that many clones went insane in the past due to identity crises, she feared that the first clone she had seen might not be any different. Like Annabeth, Clipso was also repulsed by the thought of how the clones were obviously created from the real Abalan, or more specifically, his corpse's cells. Despite all of her doubt and uncertainty, Annabeth decided to believe that the clone she saw on the Redemption would turn out to be the same hero that the first Abalan had been. After persuading herself to not judge the clone's feelings as counterfeit, she desperately hoped that the Gladiator would fail in his efforts to mold the clone into a monster, just as he failed to do so with Abalan.[1]

Clone of Abalan

"As long as they live, I will always control you."
―The Gladiator to X1, remarking how the clone will never be free as long as Laleh Clipso and Annabeth are alive[src]
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While held captive by the Gladiator in a tower at the top of the cloning facility, Clipso took notice of the Redemption, broken into two large fragments, falling out of Florida's orbit and set on a collision course with Tallahassee. While the robots around her were becoming just as nervous as she was, Clipso noticed how neither Annabeth nor the Gladiator showed no signs of fear at all, crediting their confidence to their connection to the Dark side. When the first half of the ship smashed into the facility, Clipso felt that she would not survive, nor was she lost on the irony of a captain being killed by her own ship. Before reaching its destination, however, X1 destroyed the last solid fragment of the Redemption to avoid causing damage that could have either harmed or killed his friends. When the Gladiator left to confront the clone, Clipso was left in the tower with Annabeth while their robot guards established a defensive perimeter around them.[1]

When the Gladiator returned, the clone arrived shortly after as well. When he refused to serve the Dark Lord ever again, the Gladiator commanded the robot soldiers to execute the prisoners. But a powerful Telekinetic shove|telekinetic blast performed by X1 and Annabeth saved Clipso from their gunfire and effectively caused the robots to disappear. Despite this, the Gladiator would not relinquish his best means of controlling his former apprentice. Thus, Annabeth felt an invisible force gripping her throat and lifting her off of the ground. The Gladiator threatened to strangle Annabeth to death with the Dark side unless X1 returned to the mutant's side and submitted completely to the dark side. Despite being on the verge of suffocating to death, Annabeth tried to warn the clone not to give in to the Gladiator's demands. But it was no use since X1 couldn't hear her, and Clipso poined out that even if he could have, he wouldn't have done as she said. While she didn't want to be responsible for his return to the dark side, she understood his decision, believing that she would also have done anything to save X1 just to be with him. X1, unable to bear the thought of Annabeth's death, dropped his sabers and fell to his knees in submission.[1]

Noticing her sword nearby, Annabeth seized her weapon and attempted to assassinate the Dark mutant while his back was facing her. But at last second, the Gladiator dodged the attack, only for Annabeth to minimally injure him. In retaliation, the Gladiator pushed her in the same exact way she and X1 pushed the robots. Clipso went flying too, neither woman could tell how far he had pushed them, but only knew that they were "forced" out of the tower and that the impact of their fall would hurt. When she landed on a platform, the last thing Clipso felt was rain falling into her open eyes. Before losing consciousness once again, the last thing Clipso saw was the Gladiator defending himself against an enraged X1.[1]

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When Clipso regained consciousness, she saw X1 had been cradling her body and Annabeth had just recovered. In the aftermath of the battle, she and Koda delivered a report about the police's victory in Florida to Roxanne, who was communicating with them through WINDOW. They also related their additional success in capturing the Gladiator and preparing to transfer him to the New Police Station for trial and interrogation. They did not, however, disclose the details regarding the original Abalan's clone, who was still unsure of his place in the police. With the Gladiator heavily secured aboard the Shadow Laser, Clipso resumed her position as the stealth ship's pilot once more, though it was Annabeth who told X1 to prepare for hyperspace.[1] However, she was unaware that her former captor, Xydarone, had been hiding her (Xydarone's) fighter in the debris of an Imperial-class Super Exterminator. When the Shadow Laser entered hyperspace, the bounty hunter wasted no time in following the ship.[1]

Personality and Traits

"Oh Master, I can tell you she's going to be impossible to reprogram."
―WINDOW commenting on Laleh Clipso's personality.[src]
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Outwardly, Laleh Clipso was an exceptional member of the Imperial Navy. But her moral sense of right and wrong conflicted with the ruthless attitude that defined the Empire and its NoHead masters.[1] Her conscience would ultimately play a large part in the formation of the police and the fate of the solar system. In addition to her strong moral guidelines she was also a gifted student, skilled pilot, talented mechanic and model officer.[2]

Being among the first generation born under the NoHead Empire, Laleh Clipso was virtually a product of the Imperial propaganda that sought to bind the citizens of the former government to the New Order. As a child, Laleh was exposed to her father's anti-police sentiment and fierce loyalty to the Empire. But despite such influences, Laleh never developed a strong sense of hatred for the police or fanatical loyalty to the Empire; her only desire was to obtain her mother's approval. But even with all of her achievements at a young age, as well as graduating as one of the youngest students ever accepted into the Imperial Academy, she failed to impress her mother. Believing that her dedication and perseverance had been invested in an unobtainable goal, and convinced that her mother had turned her back on her own daughter, Laleh likewise turned her back on her and looked to the Imperial Navy as her "family."[1]

While serving as the commanding officer of the Gladiator's Black Eight Squadron, Captain Clipso was well aware of how her meteoric rise through the Imperial hierarchy culminated to a position directly under one of the most powerful men in the Empire, and thus she was filled with a great sense of pride. But despite her loyalty to the Empire, Laleh also carried a strong sense of morality, even to the point where she questioned the Gladiator's ruthless tactics during the Battle of Ecuador. Although she followed her orders to the letter, Laleh was shocked and horrified at the extent the Empire had gone to make an example of traitors. Her role in the country's destruction burdened Laleh with guilt, but did not prevent her from continuing her service to the Empire. Even then, however, she came to wonder if the Empire wasn't what she initially believed it to be.[1]

When she was secretly reassigned to ferry the Gladiator's secret apprentice throughout the world, Laleh was somewhat curious about the young man. Although uncomfortable around each other at first, Laleh gradually developed a rapport with Abalan. Her relationship with the apprentice would grow as they embarked to reform the police to fight the tyranny of the Empire. Eventually, she fell in love with Abalan, a feeling which he reciprocated, thus causing Laleh to be the most responsible factor behind the apprentice's redemption from the NoHeads. When Abalan died in Kansas, Laleh mourned Abalan's death, causing her to commit her life to the police in the hopes of ensuring that Abalan's sacrifice was not in vain.[1]

Regarding WINDOW, Laleh was not particularly fond of the holobot. She found it strange that Abalan considered the robot as a friend, despite the fact that WINDOW was programmed to kill his Master.[1] Her initial discomfort with WINDOW faded after Abalan's disappearance. After repairing the holobot and learning that Abalan had left it to her in the event of his death, Laleh kept WINDOW at her side when she became the commanding officer of the Redemption. In effect, she apparently perceived the robot as the only thing she had left of Abalan.[1]

As with WINDOW, Laleh Clipso did not care much for General Ronald Koda. During her time with the Empire, Koda was just another enemy of the Empire as far as Laleh was concerned. Working with Abalan, she aided the apprentice during his mission to hunt down and destroy the officer. When they discovered that Koda survived, Laleh hesitated with Abalan's plan to enlist the officer's help, fearing that they would be discovered. She tried to remain as distant from Koda as possible. After Abalan disappeared, Laleh took solace in the knowledge that she was the most responsible for his conversion to the Light side, as Koda revealed.[1] When the two went on to serve in the police, Laleh viewed the general as a close friend and indispensable ally. She even went to extreme lengths to cover up his unsanctioned missions, if only to ensure that Koda's disagreements with their leaders did not lead the general to turn his back on the police altogether.[1]

Upon discovering a renegade clone of Abalan, she was both stunned and elated, believing at first that the secret apprentice had somehow overcome death itself. She was shocked when Xydarone revealed that the man she saw was just a clone whose artificial feelings belonged to the dead man that loved her.[2] Laleh refused to believe that the clone was anyone else other than the real Abalan, mainly out of desperation and desire to believe that Abalan was alive again. She stubbornly clung to her delusion until the Gladiator revealed a batch of failed clones that were based on Abalan's genetic code. The revelation caused Laleh to feel all of the sadness and remorse she felt over Abalan's death once more. Nevertheless, she forced herself to believe that the clone who sought her out would turn out to be the same hero as the original Abalan. But even as she redoubled her faith in the clone, she was saddened by the fact that her original theory — Abalan's survival against all odds — was proven to be false and that a clone had essentially taken his place.[1]

Relationships

Abalan

When Abalan first met Laleh Clipso, he was unsure what to think of her, as she was his first female pilot. His initial interactions with her were awkward, though he slowly grew more relaxed. He noted her effort to seem lighthearted towards him, and he eventually started to enjoy her presence, something he chided himself for. As they grew closer, he began to fear that he would have to take action lest they develop a rapport. After his reconstruction on-board the Endurance, Abalan rescued her in spite of the Gladiator’s order to sever all connections to his past, for reasons he himself wasn’t sure about.

To a certain extent, he desired Laleh’s approval, and her anger when discovering his continued service to the Gladiator genuinely hurt him. However, with his secret out, he was able to bring her fully into confidence, and he began desiring to keep her in his life, to the extent that he started considering the idea of leading the aspiring police in earnest rather than returning to the Gladiator and the NoHeads. However, the choice was taken from him when the Gladiator betrayed him again. Having lost his sense of loyalty to the NoHead cause, he finally admitted his love for Laleh. His compassion for her was what ultimately pushed him to reject the Dark side.

Ronald Koda

As with WINDOW, Laleh Clipso did not care much for General Ronald Koda. During her time with the Empire, Koda was just another fugitive and enemy of the Empire as far as Laleh was concerned. Working with Abalan, she aided the apprentice during his mission to hunt down and execute the police officer. When they discovered that Koda survived, Laleh hesitated with Abalan's plan to enlist the officer's help, fearing that he would discover who they truly were. She tried to remain as distant from Koda as possible and was evasive with his questions.[1]

After Abalan disappeared, Laleh took solace in the knowledge that she was the most responsible for his conversion to the Light side, as revealed by Koda.[1] When the two went on to serve in the police, Laleh viewed the general as a close friend and indispensable ally. She even went to extreme lengths to cover up his unsanctioned missions, if only to ensure that Koda's disagreements with the police leadership did not lead the general to turn his back on the police altogether.[1]

WINDOW

Regarding WINDOW, Laleh was not particularly fond of the holobot. She found it strange that Abalan considered the robot as a friend, despite the fact that WINDOW was programmed to kill his Master.[1] Her initial discomfort with WINDOW faded after Abalan's disappearance. After repairing the holobot and learning that Abalan had left it to her in the event of his death, Laleh kept WINDOW at her side when she became the commanding officer of the Redemption. In effect, she apparently perceived the robot as the only thing she had left of Abalan.[1]

X1

Laleh believed that X1, the clone who sought her out, would turn out to be the same hero as the original Abalan. Upon discovering him, she was both stunned and elated, believing at first that the secret apprentice had somehow overcome death itself. She was shocked when Xydarone revealed that the man she saw was just a clone whose artificial feelings belonged to the dead man that loved her. Laleh refused to believe that the clone was anyone else other than the real Abalan, mainly out of desperation and desire to believe that Abalan was alive again. She stubbornly clung to her delusion until the Gladiator revealed a batch of failed clones that were based on Abalan's genetic code. The revelation caused Laleh to feel all of the sadness and remorse she felt over Abalan's death once more. Even as she redoubled her faith in the clone, she was saddened by the fact that her original theory — Abalan's survival against all odds — was proven to be false and that a clone had essentially taken his place.

On the other hand, X1 fell in love with Laleh Clipso for all the same reasons as his template did. Ever since his escape from the Gladiator, X1 began desiring to keep her in his life, to the extent that he started considering the idea of leading the aspiring police against the Gladiator and the NoHeads. He ultimately got his wish to be with her after the Gladiator was captured.

Etymology

"Clipso" obviously derives from Calypso, a sea goddess known to be as harsh and untamable as the sea itself.

Behind the Scenes

Author's comments

"The way I saw Laleh at the very beginning in The Life and Legends: The Gladiator is that she was this girl who was brought up in a strict, regimented way: you go to school, you get good grades, and you live life in a certain way. She was focused, almost to a fault, extremely intelligent, and she rose through the Imperial ranks very quickly. During the course of The Gladiator the rug gets pulled out from under her. She's branded a traitor, she's lost her way to a degree, and for the first time in her life she's unsure of herself. Yet at the same time, this guy comes along and she begins to have genuine feelings — romantic feelings — for him; feelings she's never had for another human being."

Appearances

Notes and References

Police officers
Peter Hecks
Founder:
Baby Intelligence
Leaders:
Sheriff Bullseye | Sheriff Missile | Sheriff Bladepoint | Sheriff Bladepoint's successor
Police:
Abalan | Baby Intelligence | Barbara Olive | Brooklyn Gales | Caleb Hawkins | Casey Tartus | Damon | Dexter | Frank | Jason Williams | Jean | Joseph | Kade Coleman | Katy Smith | Layla | Rachel Bradley | Riley Bell | Ronald Koda | Ronald Noace | Roxanne | Steven Grande | Zett
Police allies:
Alicia | Bridgett Kellerman | Evans | Flora Fortescue | Francis | Gentry | George Thames | Grover family | Jonathan | Katie Black | KM-15 | Nicole | Organa family | Paige | Percy | Rocken Role | Russell Stewart | Stephanie | Smith | Wesley Carrier | Zach Kellerman
Other affiliations:
S.M.S.B. | Team of Terror | Superhero School students | Roan's Resistance | The government | Government Defense Army | The Second S.M.S.B.

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