The Immortal Ship Committee (不死の船員会 Fushi no Sen'in-kai) is a shadow group of individuals aboard the Sidonia who are deemed essential to the ship's mission and are kept alive indefinitely with biotechnology. The group has since become hubris and corrupt; Kobayashi had all active members that opposed her executed to restore the original intentions of their mission.
Description & CharacteristicsEdit
Starting about 600 years before the beginning of the story, the core members of the Immortal Ship Committee - Kobayashi, Hiyama, Saitou, and Ochiai - began taking drugs that made them immune to aging and disease. As time went on, more members were added to the Committee until, one hundred years before the storyline, there were 25 members of the Immortal Ship Committee. They were led by Kobayashi, and had the ultimate goal of delivering Sidonia to a safe and habitable star system. However, the committee has since become corrupted and hubris, focusing on matters that would only threaten their influence and power.
While some members of the Immortal Ship Committee live in the flesh, most of them live inside mechanical shells that protect their bodies from the diseases of aging. These members are unnamed, but appear to be the actual committee (also called the Assembly) members that make decisions for Sidonia. Their real names are not given and they are referred to by numbers. The only visible portion of their body are their faces, which are covered by skeletal masks and hide their youthful appearance. Physically, the members of the Immortal Ship Committee look as if they were in their late twenties.
Fearing for the survival of Sidonia, they try to remove Captain Kobayashi from her position, with Member #5 presenting himself as the next captain. However, shortly after he does so, the clone Ochiai uses a Toha Industries weapon to kill him and every other member of the committee present. After the murder of the committee members, only six immortals remain on Sidonia.
- Lala Hiyama
- Hiroki Saitou (ceased immortality and later died)
- Yure Shinatose
- Nagate Tanikaze
- 20 other, unnamed members.