|“||Vera was an amazing spirit.||”|
|— Abby to Marcus Kane with her condolences. [src]|
Vera was a religious leader on the Ark. Her church — in response to both the nuclear apocalypse and surviving in space — was Earth-centric, seeing "going home" (returning to the ground) as a type of heaven. The church kept a small tree alive on the Ark as a symbol of the living Earth.
Throughout the Series
In Murphy's Law, Vera is first seen watering the tree when Kane walks in. She asks him if he wants to add some water to the tree but he declines. Nygel makes a remark to Kane that she thinks Vera is wasting water by watering the tree.Unity Day, Vera is one of the bombing victims after Diana causes a bomb to explode during the Unity Day Celebration up on the Ark. Kane holds her in his arms and comforts her, reciting the Traveler's Blessing, until she dies due to her injuries.
She was a very strong woman, becoming a leader in her Earth-centric church. She also had a soft and caring side, shown in interactions with her son, Councilman Marcus Kane, despite his apparently leaving the church.
She has dark-brown hair, and she has brown eyes. She appears to be in her late 50's/early 60's.
Unity Day, and her death deeply saddened him. He later planted the Eden Tree on Earth once he landed.
|Twilight's Last Gleaming||Absent|
|His Sister's Keeper||Absent|
|Contents Under Pressure||Appears|
|I Am Become Death||Absent|
|We Are Grounders (Part 1)||Absent|
|We Are Grounders (Part 2)||Absent|
- Marcus Kane: "I don't know who I am anymore."
- Vera Kane: "You're my son."
- -- Contents Under Pressure
Notes and Trivia
- She was the first named parent of a councilor.
- While she and Kane had a shaky relationship, after her death Kane planted the Eden Tree she devoted her whole life to in the Earth's ground.
Note: The picture goes in episode order. To see the order of the episodes please visit Episode Guide.
- Religion on the Ark has shifted to reflect the idea of “going home.” Very Earth-centric. The ground = heaven. —Jason Rothenberg (9:35 PM - 9 Apr 2014)
- Believers each donate part of their daily allotment of water to keep the tree, a small remnant of Earth, alive. —Jason Rothenberg (9:36 PM - 9 Apr 2014)
- Kane has left his mother’s church, but does he still believe? —Jason Rothenberg (12:35 AM - 10 Apr 2014)