- This article is about Diana of the original series. For Diana of the new series, see Diana (2009 series).
Diana was the second-in-command of the Visitor Earth fleet and an experienced scientist at the time of the First Invasion. She ascended through the ranks on Earth, having murdered her superiors. Following John's death, she became the new Supreme Commander and ordered the Second Invasion.
Diana was first seen aboard the New York mothership, when a team of reporters accompanied John on a tour. John introduced her as his chief science officer and second-in-command. Diana spoke about the scientific history gave out some information about the Visitors' motherships (that would turn out to be grossly inaccurate).
Later, she transferred to the Los Angeles mothership and assumed command. When the Richland Plant was retooled for the Visitors' use to produce chemicals, Diana and hundreds of technicians and workers came down from the mothership in transports.
Diana also recruited Kristine Walsh to become the Visitor spokeswoman/press secretary. Later, aboard the mothership, Diana and Steven consulted each other about the Leader's impatience with the conversion process and the scientific conspiracies the Visitors were orchestrating, not knowing they were being videotaped by Mike Donovan.
After the Visitors declared martial law, Diana became involved in the interrogation of prisoners aboard the mothership. She also authorized medical experiments upon Mike Donovan's cameraman, Tony Leonetti, and when Robin Maxwell was captured she used Brian to impregnate her. Diana led the attack on the Resistance's mountain camp. During the attack she was slightly wounded when Resistance fire damaged her skyfighter's electrical systems, causing damage to her human countenance.
A year after the failed mountain camp attack, Diana is involved in the interrogation of Kristine Walsh after she is found intruding in a secured area of the mothership. Diana accepts Kristine's explanation that she was lost, but also tells her that she has enemies who would use anyone and anything against her, and that she could not allow that.
Diana's squadron commander, Pamela, arrives to oversee a new project and demotes Diana back to her original scientific role, stripping her of all military authority. Diana later murders Pamela.
Diana is a pioneer in the conversion of humans to aid the Visitors, has inoculated the Visitors against all known Earth diseases, and has developed a foolproof truth drug. She is determined, and Steven and Pamela see her as "on edge" when feeling threatened. Her vengefulness is displayed when she rejects John's pragmatic approach towards impending defeat.
Diana was briefly married to Charles before a botched assassination attempt by Lydia resulted in his death, for which Diana and Lydia framed Marta. Diana is obsessed with capturing Elizabeth, or creating a new hybrid through cloning or other methods. She distrusts Lydia and tried several times to either kill Lydia or one of Lydia's close family members. When last seen, Diana had been placed under arrest by Philip, who did not know that Diana secretly planted a bomb on board the Leader's shuttle.
In the 2008 sequel novel to the original miniseries, V: The Second Generation , Diana has finally risen to the post of Supreme Commander and was known as Commandant Diana.
Behind the Scenes Edit
- Along with Mike Donovan and Willie, Diana is one of only three characters to appear in V: The Original Miniseries, V: The Final Battle and all 19 episodes of V: The Series. Furthermore, she is the only female character to do so.
- Diana served as an inspiration for both the Visitor queen Anna and her mother Diana (who was also played by Jane Badler) in the re-imagined V series. Along with Marc Singer, Badler is one of only two actors to appear in both the original and re-imagined versions of V.
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