Characters: Caprica

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    The Adamas 

Joseph Adama (Esai Morales)

  • Amoral Attorney: Is a mob lawyer.
  • Bumbling Dad: When it comes to Willie, Joseph generally is unsure of how to proceed. It's clear from early on his relationship with his son is strained, all the more so because he's preoccupied with Tamara. His brother calls him out on it several times, even basically taking custody of Willie when Joseph really hits bottom.
  • Deal with the Devil: The Ha'la'tha paid for his college and law school education.
  • Papa Wolf: At least when it comes to Tamara. He will go to any lengths necessary to protect her. Somewhat Deconstructed in that it turns out she neither needs his protection nor wants it (since it's ruining his life and causing him to neglect her brother).

Sam Adama (Sasha Roiz)

  • Anti-Villain: Is a hitman, but sees his job as being part of the protection of the Tauron immigrant community on Caprica.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Gangster: Tauron immigrants treat him with respect and see the Ha'la'tha as protecting their interests from the Capricans who look down on them.
  • Gayngster
  • Manly Gay: He's a mob hitman for the gods' sake!
  • Parental Substitute: Towards William, particularly since Shannon and Tamara's deaths and Joseph's subsequent lapse into deep depression.
  • Sensei for Scoundrels: Again, towards William.

William Adama (Sina Najafi)

  • Foregone Conclusion: He will live on to shake off his Ha'la'tha roots and become an Ace Pilot.
    • Prophecy Twist/Anyone Can Die: This William Adama definitely won't.
      • Less of an example if you noticed that Willie is too old and has the wrong eye color to be Bill (the latter being especially obvious because Edward James Olmos specifically had to wear blue contacts in his role as Bill Adama, so the different eye color obviously was kind of a major character trait.

Tamara Adama (Genevieve Buechner)

Ruth (Karen Austin)

  • Badass Grandma: "Tauron children play jacks with the bones of Tauron children who lose at jacks."
  • Retired Badass: She used to be a Ha'la'tha assassin.

    The Graystones 

Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz)

Amanda Graystone (Paula Malcomson)

  • Family Versus Career: Somewhat unfairly, Zoe accuses her of being both a trophy wife and a distant parent because she has a career as a plastic surgeon.
  • Hospital Hottie: She's an M.D. and she's beautiful.
  • Les Yay: With Clarice
  • Nice Girl: Would normally be Daniel's Morality Chain, were she not having an emotional breakdown over the fact that her daughter was a terrorist, being distracted by the ghost of her brother and Clarice's manipulation.
  • No Sympathy: Towards Zoey, initially. But Amanda remembers life before they were rich, and regarded Zoe as more than a little spoiled.

Zoe Graystone (Alessandra Torresani)

  • Action Girl: In the V-World
  • Anti-Villain: Thinks she is going to lead a benign religious mass-conversion.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Lives in a mansion custom-designed to accommodate her claustrophobia, has just about anything she wants, her parents are busy but not hostile. Yet she behaves like an abused, neglected, child and acts out by joining a terrorist group. Zoe's sense of entitlement is especially stark when contrasted with Lacey, who apparently just lives with her alcoholic mother in a run down part of Caprica City.
  • Came Back Wrong: The avatar did not actually possess all of Zoe's memories. For example, she does not know what Zoe's plan for her was, or why Zoe didn't trust Clarice. This causes her to improvise dangerously.
  • Cute Virtual Girl
  • Dawson Casting
  • Death by Origin Story: The original, human Zoe.
  • Idiot Ball: Somehow never saw anything suspicious about the fact that her boyfriend's private V-World room was designed as a ruined city where the only intact building was a temple to the "One True God".
  • Girlie Girl: To Lacy's Tomboy.
  • Rebellious Rich Kid: A huge part of her motivation seems to be to prove her parents wrong about, well, everything.
  • Robot Girl: In both the U-87 and later her gynoid body.
  • Teen Genius: Hands down the best computer programmer in the Colonies.
  • Touched by Vorlons: It is strongly implied that Zoe's incredible intellect was cultivated by the Messenger that had been interacting with her since childhood.
  • Virtual Ghost: The real Zoe dies in the maglev bombing, leaving only her virtual avatar alive in V-World.
  • The Woobie: The real Zoe was killed by her fanatical boyfriend. Her avatar was subsequently captured and subjected to grotesque experiments by her father.


Lacy Rand (Magda Apanowicz)

Sister Clarice Willow (Polly Walker)

Philomon (Alex Arsenault)

Tomas Vergis (John Pyper-Ferguson)

Barnabas Greeley (James Marsters)

Evelyn / Emanuelle (Teryl Rothery / Leah Gibson)

  • Foregone Conclusion: She will indeed be William Adama's mother, and Joseph Adama's wife.
  • Hidden Depths: In order to help Joseph get over the death of his daughter, when his obsession with finding her avatar-copy in New Cap City was ruining his life, she disguised herself and entered the game to help him find Tamara. She found her first, and both agreed that it was for the best that Joseph not waste his life, after which Tamara killed his avatar to prevent him from going back. And this was all from someone presented (at first) to just be his secretary, albeit a loyal one.

Baxter Sarno (Patton Oswalt)