Ade Nygaard was the Navigator of the Canterbury. She was having a secret sexual relationship with Executive Officer Jim Holden. She explains to Holden that while she is enjoying her position on the Can't and her relationship with him, she may do only one or two more runs on the Can't before leaving.
While Holden is trying to process this information, duty calls and he is asked to locate the ships XO (Executive Officer/1st Officer) .
As the missiles close in on the Can't and immediatly before it is destroyed Ade broadcasts a tantalizing message to Holden that she has some important news for him. We. the viewers, and Holden are left with the tantalizing prospect, never confirmed, that she is pregnant with Holden's child, immediately before the Can't is hit by a missile barrage and destroyed, killing her instantly.
- The name and other aspects of this character were changed for the TV show.