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Corporal R. Ryan was a member of the MACO force assigned to Enterprise during its Delphic Expanse mission and afterwards. He was a sniper.

Service recordEdit

In September of 2153, Ryan accompanied Lieutenant Malcolm Reed and Major Hayes on a mission to the trellium mining planet to rescue Captain Jonathan Archer, Commander Tucker, and Kessick. Following a directive from Hayes, Ryan sniped the foreman of the planet's north mine, using the targeting scope on his particle rifle. (ENT: "The Xindi")

Later that month, he assisted in an unsuccessful effort to stop a group of Osaarians from boarding and looting Enterprise. He threw a stun grenade when discovering the pirates inside armory but the Osaarians beamed aboard. (ENT: "Anomaly")

In an alternate timeline, Ryan, along with W. Woods and B. Moreno, fended off a Xindi-Reptilian boarding party, killing one of the invaders during the battle. (ENT: "Twilight")

Jason Collins, Countdown

Corporal R. Ryan in 2154

In November 2153, Ryan was confined to some quarters by a group of Triannon who took over Enterprise. Later, he assisted Captain Archer retake the ship and fired at some Triannon in engineering. (ENT: "Chosen Realm")

Ryan and Corporal Chang guarded the entrance to a crash landed Xindi-Insectoid starship on which Captain Archer tried to hatch the vessel's youth. Both MACOs denied T'Pol access to the Xindi-Insectoid hatching chamber. (ENT: "Hatchery")

Ryan was also among numerous crew members who, in Enterprise's launch bay, listened to Captain Archer deliver a speech in remembrance of all the crew members who had lost their life in the Delphic Expanse. (ENT: "The Forgotten")

In 2154, when Enterprise was confronted with a "future version" of itself, Ryan guarded discussions between Captain Archer, Lorian, and Karyn Archer in the ship's conference room. (ENT: "")

Aaron White, Divergence

Corporal Ryan in 2154

On February 13, 2154, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed asked the MACOs for volunteers to join the mission to board the Xindi weapon. All the MACOs volunteered, including Ryan. Though Reed chose Romero, M. Forbes, and W. Woods for this assignment, Ryan later defended Enterprise from a boarding group of Sphere-Builders. (ENT: "Countdown", "Zero Hour")

Corporal Ryan was one of several MACOs who welcomed Arik Soong aboard Enterprise and escorted him to the vessel's brig. (ENT: "Borderland")

The same year, Ryan and W. Woods arrested Lieutenant Malcolm Reed because of treason. They brought him into the ship's brig while Enterprise's crew also had to deal with Klingon Augments. (ENT: "Divergence")

Corporal Ryan and Private Woods accompanied Captain Archer and Lieutenant Reed on board Harrad-Sar's barge, where Harrad-Sar offered them drinks and food. Like every other male present, Ryan was hypnotized by the performance of three Orion slave girlsD'Nesh, Maras, and Navaar. (ENT: "Bound")

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Appearances Edit

Background information Edit

Ryan was played by regular background actor Jason Collins in almost all of his appearances, except his last two, where he was played by background actor Aaron White.

This character's first initial, "R," can be read off his name tag in episodes such as "Twilight" and "Divergence".

Ryan was initially absent from the final draft script of "The Xindi", as his act of sniping the foreman on the trellium mining planet was originally written, as of 17 June 2003, for Major Hayes to do. As of 10 September of that year, however, the character in this scene was simply referred to as "a sharpshooter", in the episode's final draft script.

A costume with the name tag E. Hamboyan, which was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay, included a belt with the name tag "Jason", indicating use by Jason Collins. [1]

Apocrypha Edit

Taking its cue from an early draft of the script for "The Xindi", that episode's novelization (included in the book The Expanse, together with the novelization of ENT: "The Expanse") does not feature Ryan either, with Hayes instead assuming his act of shooting the foreman.

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