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Kahaynu decides Moya's fate.
First appearance (2.11 "Look at the Princess - A Kiss is but a Kiss")
Last appearance (2.13 "Look at the Princess - The Maltese Crichton")
Gender Male
Species Builder
Portrayed by Jonathan Hardy

Kahaynu was a Builder – the creator deities of the Leviathans, the ones who created the biomechanical vessels with the intent of spreading peace throughout the universe. After summoning Moya to the nebula of the Builders, Kahaynu entered Moya, evaluated her systems and was pleased to find that she was in good health. He was disturbed by the fact that Moya had given birth to a gunship, an existence that went contrary to his peaceful intentions for his creations. Kahaynu then declared to Zotoh Zhaan that Moya would be deactivated to prevent her from giving birth to other gunships, for the sake of the galaxy. When Zhaan proved herself worthy to him, he was compelled to recommission Moya under Zhaan's guidance.

His apparent true form was steam, and when in humanoid form he appeared in Roman-esque attire.


  • Be calm, priest. I am the ship's deity, not yours.


  • Jonathan Hardy, who plays Kahaynu, is better known to Farscape fans as the voice of Rygel XVI.