SAM BECK – 24 (born after the comet hit). William’s younger son. Every bit the fighter his brother Lucas is and then some. His good nature is tempered with a brilliant wit. Humor is his weapon when confronted with serious dilemmas. A fatalist who lives for the day rather than plan for the future. This puts him at odds with his brother Lucas whose obligation—as leader of the Becks—requires a vigilance toward planning even if it is for an uncertain future. Sam is part Cool Hand Luke part Lancelot. By far the most skilled fighter among the Becks, he is counted on to repel Remy and his fiercest fighters. While he would never admit it, he pines for Amelie…yet his loyalty to Lucas makes him bury his feelings.