|“||It wasn't just the money the Drej were offering; it was the health plan that came with it. They let me live, provided I kill all of you before they get here. They should be here shortly!||„|
|~ Preed revealing his true nature and betraying Korso and holding him Cale and Akima at gunpoint.|
|“||Hide and seek is it? Or should we play "Search and DESTROY?!"||„|
|~ Preed's last words|
He was voiced by Nathan Lane.
Preed is an Akrennian with features of a fruit bat. He appears to have some kind of thin wing membrane across his armpits, and a thick, prominent neck contrasting of his abnormally long, thin limbs and fingers. His left ear is half-missing, shot off in a gunfight with slavers. The damage was patched up with a metal plate, now embedded in his skull.
He begins the film as Joseph Korso's first mate aboard the spaceship Valkyrie, but has secretly concocted a pact with the Drej: killing Cale and the entire Valkyrie crew in exchange for a large sum of money, and his life.
Preed is extremely sarcastic and delights in manipulation, antagonizing the rest of the crew, and making thinly-veiled sexual passes at Akima. When he betrays his closest comrades to the Drej and Queen Susquehana, Korso kills him via a snap of his neck.
An unexpectedly intelligent station guard reveals that Akrennian traders always insult the other party when initiating a trade - something Preed was apparently unaware of. This suggests he has been estranged from other Akrennians for quite some time. According to Preed, Akrennians do not dream - though given his track record for telling the truth, they very well might.