Defiance (2013) is a post-apocalyptic sci fi western with aliens on a terraformed earth. It takes place in a town called Defiance, built over St. Louis after the terraforming. The lead character (center) has an adopted alien daughter (left), and he becomes the local "lawkeeper," which is just another word for sheriff.
Datak Tarr is the primary figure in Defiance’s underworld,running everything from gambling to weapons smuggling & organized crime Born into a lower caste on his homeworld,Datak was a survivor who found his way onto an Ark despite his low standing.There he met Stahma,who admired his instincts,& the two became husband and wife.Once they arrived in Defiance,he used brute force & wits to establish a powerful business interest in the town.
Rafe McCawley is Defiance’s richest & most powerful human Raised by a tough father,Rafe disobeyed his father’s wishes & enlisted.After the Pale Wars,he took his wife & burgeoning family back to his home of St. Louis He longs for the world as it was before the Votans arrived.A founder of Defiance,Rafe has amassed a considerable fortune in mining & now seeks to exert his influence & champion the advancement of his family in the town
Joshua Nolan is a former lieutenant in the Earth Military Coalition who fought in the alien conflict. Born prior to the Arks’ arrival, he saw his comfortable life turned upside down when the war between the humans and Votans began. The conflict took its toll, and in the aftermath of Arkfall, he found himself a wanderer in a dangerous new world. There he was joined by Irisa, a young Irathient he raised as his own, and who served as his lone companion in the lawless badlands.
Defiance: Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.