Major Anthony Nelson
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Major Anthony Nelson (Character)
from "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965)

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Captain Anthony "Tony" Nelson was one of America's top astronauts. He completed numerous missions and was a top candidate to be part of the Apollo program. However, during a seemingly routine space flight, his Mercury capsule malfunctioned and went off course and eventually splashed down close to a deserted island in the Pacific. While he was on the island, an event would happen that would change his life forever.

While he was there, he found a very unusual bottle on the beach. He then decided to uncork it and out popped a very beautiful genie who, coincidentally enough, was named Jeannie. Jeannie informed the astronaut that he was now her master and Jeannie helped Tony by making one of the rescue helicopters appear on the island and rescuing him. Tony thanked her and he showed his grattitude by setting her free. However, she managed to sneak aboard the helicopter and went back to Cocoa Beach, Florida with him. At first he resisted the thought of having a genie and tried to keep her identity hidden, but not only did he keep her, he eventually let his best friend, Army captain Roger Healy, in on the secret.

In time, Tony, along with Roger, were promoted to the rank of major and the two of them even went to the moon. As for his relationship with Jeannie, it developed slowly and eventually he realized how much he loved her and eventually married her. It was also at this time that he introduced her to the rest of the staff including base psychiatrist Dr. Alfred Bellows and his wife Amanda (who were always snooping around and trying to find out why unusual things always happened with Tony) and the base commander General Winfield Schaffer.

Also, a few years into the Nelson's marriage, the couple was blessed with the birth of their son Anthony "T.J." Nelson, who never inherited his mother's powers.

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