Susan Ivanova (in Russian: Сюзан Иванова, in Hebrew: סוזן איבנובה) was the second in command of Allied Flagship Victory-I class star destroyer Babylon, serving under both Admiral Gial Ackbar and later Captain John Sheridan.
A Loyalist Russian, Susan Ivanova (pronounced "ih-VAH-noh-vah") was brave and intense, often quoting her Russian customs and traditions. Also, Susan has an eidetic memory, which may account for her brilliance as an administrator and military strategist. Susan Ivanova appears locked in a tragic cycle. The particular millstone around Ivanova's neck was love—not only romantic love, but familial. Deep down, she believes that "all love is unrequited", perhaps believing that she is undeserving of true happiness.