History YMMV / Caprica

19th Jul '15 9:11:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Tamara Adama, in spite of only featuring prominently in two episodes (though her father's mourning for her and his wife is a long-running theme), is one of the most popular characters in the series, almost solely thanks to her part in "There Is Another Sky," where she takes control of New Cap City single-handedly.
19th Jul '15 9:03:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** Clarice gets another one in ''Blowback'', shared by Agent Durham: The murder of [[spoiler: Mar-Beth]]. Agent Durham because he framed [[spoiler: Mar-Beth]] as a GDD mole and Clarice for the actual killing. To her credit, Clarice seems genuinely conflicted by the act but come on...
28th Jun '15 9:18:37 PM nombretomado
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Very brief but in ''The Imperfections of Memory'', Joseph and Emmanuelle walk by a graffiti-covered wall. The camera lingers and eventually zooms to a specific graffiti: The image of a man that [[EpilepticTrees somewhat resembles]] [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Gaius Baltar]]. Next to the image is written "This is not me, It's just my body vehicle". It obviously has a deeper meaning and may even be some {{Foreshadowing}} but it is never referred to and has no weight to the rest of the episode or the following episodes.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Very brief but in ''The Imperfections of Memory'', Joseph and Emmanuelle walk by a graffiti-covered wall. The camera lingers and eventually zooms to a specific graffiti: The image of a man that [[EpilepticTrees somewhat resembles]] [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Gaius Baltar]]. Next to the image is written "This is not me, It's just my body vehicle". It obviously has a deeper meaning and may even be some {{Foreshadowing}} but it is never referred to and has no weight to the rest of the episode or the following episodes.
8th Jan '15 10:28:02 AM kensu
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* UncannyValley: The Cylons don't look even remotely human, but they have very human reactions and gestures. Examples include the first Cylon looking to Daniel for permission to finish off his opponent during the first demonstration, the Cylon ostentatiously checking his clip to see if there are any more bullets, and [[spoilers: the combat maneuvers in the Pyramid stadium]].

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* UncannyValley: The Cylons don't look even remotely human, but they have very human reactions and gestures. Examples include the first Cylon looking to Daniel for permission to finish off his opponent during the first demonstration, the Cylon ostentatiously checking his clip to see if there are any more bullets, and [[spoilers: [[spoiler: the combat maneuvers in the Pyramid stadium]].
21st Sep '14 3:31:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* LesYay: Between Amanda and Clarice. Commented on.
** Taken further in "Unvanquished" when it's revealed that [[spoiler:they're secretly living together]].
** And then in "Here Be Dragons", Clarice actually says, "I loved you".
** Seems to be present in some scenes between Clarice and Lacy.
21st Sep '14 2:47:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* NightmareFuel:
** Tamara Adams' Avatar [[spoiler:can't hear the beat of her own heart.]]
** Daniel's [[spoiler:torture of the Zoe-Cylon in "Ghost in the Machine." The things he does and says are disturbing enough on their own, but when you consider that it's his daughter he's tormenting, and abusing his knowledge of her deepest fears to do so, it hits a whole new level. Also distressing is the speed Daniel goes from "trying to talk rationally" to "borderline MindRape."]]
** "Things we Lock Away". [[spoiler:Vergis forces Daniel to kill him after the latter proposes an alliance. Both actors do a really good job in the scene; remember that this is, as far as we know, Daniel's first direct kill, ever.]]
*** This instance goes double for Daniel, especially since [[spoiler: he had been trying to make the case for Vergis and him teaming up to take down the Guattrau, (in his words) "ending the bloodshed," and simultaneously saving Vergis' life. What drives this moment even ''further'' is that Vergis appears to accept his proposal. He tells Daniel to swear on his grandfather's knife - relaxed, Daniel puts a hand on the hilt, thinking that it worked, which is when Vergis grabs Daniel's wrist and plunges the knife into his chest.]] Sheesh.
21st Sep '14 2:44:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: All the monotheists are terrorists or dupes of same.
** This is lessened if you've watched ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' all the way through, in which case it becomes [[spoiler:obvious that God was always the good guy and the crimes committed in His name were misguided. Of course, this has the UnfortunateImplications that the polytheists really were the bad guys]].
*** Except that it's also suggested [[spoiler:that "God" isn't quite what either the Cylons or the colonists thought he/she/it/they were. So perhaps [[GreyAndGrayMorality no complete good or bad guys in that respect.]]]]
*** The matter gets muddied by the revelation that [[spoiler: Zoe was being manipulated by her very own head being]]. The implication is that "God" may be acting deliberately to ensure the repeating cycle of human/Cylon conflict, to the point where arrangements will be made to see to it that sentient Cylons will be created, whether or not that was humanity's actual intent in the first place, and that the individuals creating them will do so in such a way that their creations will inevitably become homicidal.
** Also, the two most prominent LGBT characters (Sam Adama and Sister Clarice) are a hitman and a member of a fanatical religious group. Of course, both of them seem to care deeply about their spouses and families in general and there are very few characters who aren't [[BlackAndGreyMorality shady]] in some way, but so far it looks like ''Caprica'' is following [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined BSG]] in having mostly "bad" queer characters. Of course, of all the straight characters in the original series, only [[TheFettered Helo]] could be considered purely good. And "Know Thy Enemy" indicates Clarice isn't really a bad person - quite the opposite, she's opposed to the pro-terrorism elements of the STO.
*** Opposed more on the fact that it was a political struggle between herself and Barnabas. When it comes to pushing her agenda she has no qualms about sending off her followers to suicide bomb a stadium full of people. She might be just as {{Ax Crazy}} as he is.
** The only three black characters, one is the Chauffeur without lines and one is a judge who accepts bribes. The other is part of a cult some elements of which engage in and/or encourage terrorist activities.
13th Aug '14 9:53:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also, the two most prominent LGBT characters (Sam Adama and Sister Clarice) are a hitman and a member of a fanatical religious group. Of course, both of them seem to care deeply about their spouses and families in general and there are very few characters who aren't [[BlackAndGreyMorality shady]] in some way, but so far it looks like {{Caprica}} is following [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined BSG]] in having mostly "bad" queer characters. Of course, of all the straight characters in the original series, only [[TheFettered Helo]] could be considered purely good. And "Know Thy Enemy" indicates Clarice isn't really a bad person - quite the opposite, she's opposed to the pro-terrorism elements of the STO.

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** Also, the two most prominent LGBT characters (Sam Adama and Sister Clarice) are a hitman and a member of a fanatical religious group. Of course, both of them seem to care deeply about their spouses and families in general and there are very few characters who aren't [[BlackAndGreyMorality shady]] in some way, but so far it looks like {{Caprica}} ''Caprica'' is following [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined BSG]] in having mostly "bad" queer characters. Of course, of all the straight characters in the original series, only [[TheFettered Helo]] could be considered purely good. And "Know Thy Enemy" indicates Clarice isn't really a bad person - quite the opposite, she's opposed to the pro-terrorism elements of the STO.
11th May '14 8:43:40 PM psionycx
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** Although it would have been ''fantastic'' to see that tackiness [[DoingInTheWizard placed in opposition to Clarice's attempts to present the exact same software as a "miracle" granted by the One True God]]!
13th Oct '13 1:23:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* GodIsEvil: The traditional storyline used to be a case of AndManGrewProud. But with the revelation that Zoe was being guided by one of the Messengers to create her avatar software, and Amanda was seemingly being distracted from her husband's activities by one resembling her dead brother, it looks an awful lot like "God" was determined to ensure that the Cylons were created. Keeping in mind that the Final Five were already on their way to the Colonies, this seems even more apparent because the creation of the Cylons was being accelerated to meet a timetable. It needed to happen ''before'' the Final Five reached the Colonies. If Zoe had not created the artificial intelligence software, then Daniel's Cylons might never have become sentient, or else it might have taken decades to happen (Daniel seemed truly stumped by the problem, and so did Vergis).
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