Robert Maurits Smith is the captain of the Alliance Star Ship Muffin. He has had a long and distinguished career, marred only by the "Macaroni Incident" which landed him his current position. He is a stoic and tolerant Captain who has settled into his role as the reluctant father to a group of crazed children who run around his ship. He has come to love his crew as if they were his children and feels responsible and pained when they are hurt. He is devoted to the Alliance in spirit but has begun to question the leadership behind it.