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[[folder:The Adamas]]

!!Joseph Adama (Esai Morales)

* AmoralAttorney: He's a mob lawyer.
* BumblingDad: 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 [[DaddysGirl Tamara]]. His brother calls him out on it several times, even basically taking custody of Willie when Joseph really hits bottom.
* DealWithTheDevil: The [[TheMafia Ha'la'tha]] paid for his college and law school education.
* PapaWolf: 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)

* AntiVillain: He's a hitman, but sees his job as being part of the protection of the Tauron immigrant community on Caprica.
* [[NeighborhoodFriendlyGangsters 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}}
* ManlyGay: He's a mob hitman for the gods' sake!
* ParentalSubstitute: Towards William, ''particularly'' since Shannon and Tamara's deaths and Joseph's subsequent lapse into deep depression.
%%* SenseiForScoundrels: Again, towards William.

!! William Adama (Sina Najafi)

* ForegoneConclusion: He will live on to shake off his Ha'la'tha roots and become an AcePilot. [[spoiler:Except he doesn't, since he's a different William Adama--Bill's older brother.]]

!!Tamara Adama (Genevieve Buechner)

%%* ActionGirl: In the V-World.
%%* BrokenBird
%%* CuteGhostGirl
* DeathByOriginStory: The original, human Tamara is killed in the maglev bombing.
%%* TookALevelInBadass
* VirtualGhost: Her Avatar lives on in V-World after the original Tamara's death.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Is said to be present but offscreen in the second-last episode, and not mentioned in the last episode or its "five years later" epilogue, leaving her fate up in the air.

!!Ruth (Karen Austin)
* NeverMessWithGranny: "Tauron children play jacks with the bones of Tauron children who lose at jacks."
* RetiredBadass: She used to be a Ha'la'tha assassin.


[[folder:The Graystones]]

!!Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz)

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: To some degree. He's much, ''much'' more human than your average CCE, however. At least until he lost his company whereupon he [[spoiler: [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with the H'la'tha]]]] and JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope
* GenreBlind: Oh no, creating a sentient slave race of war robots isn't going to have any consequences up the line. Well, [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 okay, yes it does]], [[SarcasmMode just a few]]. [[spoiler:Psychologically torturing your already-estranged daughter who just happens to be inside the prototype of that race probably didn't help, either.]]
%%* HotScientist
* MadScientist: To beat Vergis in winning the Caprican military contract, he performs twisted experiments on his daughter's virtual avatar even while insisting that she ''is'' his daughter and eventually creates a humanoid robot out of her.
* SupremeChef: How does Dan Graystone relax? He makes dinner.

!!Amanda Graystone (Creator/PaulaMalcomson)

* FamilyVersusCareer: Somewhat unfairly, Zoe accuses her of being ''both'' a trophy wife ''and'' a distant parent because she has a career as a plastic surgeon.
* HospitalHottie: She's an M.D. and she's beautiful.
* NiceGirl: Would normally be Daniel's MoralityChain, 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.
* NoSympathy: Towards Zoey, initially. But Amanda remembers life before they were rich, and regarded Zoe as more than a little spoiled.

!!Zoe Graystone (Alessandra Torresani)

%%* ActionGirl: In the V-World
* AntiVillain: Thinks she is going to lead a benign religious mass-conversion.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: 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.
* CameBackWrong: 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.
%%* CuteGhostGirl
* DeathByOriginStory: The original, human Zoe is killed in the maglev bombing at the start of the show.
* IdiotBall: 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".
* RobotGirl: In both the U-87 and later her gynoid body.
* TeenGenius: Hands down the best computer programmer in the Colonies.
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: To Lacy's Tomboy.
* TouchedByVorlons: It is strongly implied that Zoe's incredible intellect was cultivated by the Messenger that had been interacting with her since childhood.
* VirtualGhost: The real Zoe dies in the maglev bombing, leaving only her virtual avatar alive in V-World.



!!Lacy Rand (Magda Apanowicz)

* CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Well, Athenian Academy girls.
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: To Zoe's Girly Girl.
* TookALevelInBadass: From ''Blowback'' onward, and increasing every episode thereafter.
%%* WrenchWench
* ZettaiRyouiki: Grade C both in her Athenian Academy uniform and her virtual avatar.

!!Sister Clarice Willow (Polly Walker)

* BadHabits: Poses as a priestess of Athena, while actually being a senior cleric in a terrorist monotheist group.
* BigBad: Is the mastermind behind the terrorist attack at Atlas Arena. The ending hints that she may have been influential in the Cylon rebellion.
%%* BiTheWay
* DepravedBisexual: To the point where even attempting the seduce a teenage girl (and getting her handsome young husband to help) is not beyond her.
* FunctionalAddict: Her opium-smoking doesn't usually affect her life otherwise, apart from one very unfortunate verbal slip.
* ManipulativeBitch: Even her devotion to her religion is tainted by her personal ambition and cutthroat behavior.
%%* {{Polyamory}}
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Or so she sees herself. Actually closer to a KnightTemplar.

!!Philomon (Alex Arsenault)

%%* HollywoodNerd

!!Tomas Vergis (John Pyper-Ferguson)

%%* BetterToDieThanBeKilled
%%* TheChessmaster
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
%%* AFatherToHisMen
%%* {{Revenge}}

!!Drew (James Pizzinato)

* AssholeVictim: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. Even though he doesn't die, he gets his fingertip chopped off by Zoe-A. It is hard to feel sympathy for him, given his treatment of Zoe-A.
* {{Fingore}}: Gets his middle fingertip cut off by Zoe-A while trying to fix her. A few episodes later, he is shown with a splint on his middle finger.

!!Barnabas Greeley (Creator/JamesMarsters)

%%* BadBoss
%%* NeverFoundTheBody
%%* PsychoForHire
%%* TheStarscream: To Clarice.

!!Evelyn / Emanuelle (Teryl Rothery / Leah Gibson)

* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler:She will indeed be William Adama's mother, and Joseph Adama's wife.]]
* HiddenDepths: 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 (Creator/PattonOswalt)

%%* MrExposition
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Imagine Creator/JonStewart meets Jay Leno, with shades of Bill Maher.
* RunningGag: Caprican college students get most of their news from him. He also jokes that his audience is stoned (a reference to an old [[AppropriatedAppellation appropriated]] [[FanCommunityNicknames nickname]] for the ''Daily Show'' fandom, "Stoned Slackers").
%%* ShowWithinAShow