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* TheChrisCarterEffect: It would be nice if the Cylons shared their plan with the writers. Or admitted if their plan has been totally derailed by now. Or how the lost Cylons became lost. Or what the significance of the Final Five were in the grand scheme of things. Or everything else.
** Somewhat turned on its head halfway through season four when it's suggested the 'plan' is [[spoiler: the final five's plan, not the significant eight's.]] The plan was finally revealed a few episodes before the series ends. It turned out that there were ''two'' vague sets of goals; [[spoiler: the Final Five were trying to break the CycleOfRevenge between humans and Cylons,]] and [[spoiler: John was out to convince the Final Five that humans weren't worth saving.]] ''And'' then in the MadeForTVMovie ''The Plan'', it turns out that [[spoiler: at least one of the Number Ones/Cavils changed his mind as to what the plan should be.]]

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* TheChrisCarterEffect: It would be nice if TheChrisCarterEffect:
** The show was accused of this on several occasions
the Cylons shared their plan effect can be traced back as far as Season 3, when the decision to largely abandon the show's carefully crafted MythArc in favor of a series of standalone episodes almost resulted in its cancellation (and eventual pushback from the producers to get the plot back on track). Still, the showrunners were open about the fact that [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants they were mostly making things up as they went along]]. A series of open questions and mysteries were raised over the length of the show, and ended with [[HandWave handwaving]] and the writers. Or admitted if their plan has revelation that [[spoiler:[[DeusExMachina God was responsible for many of the mysteries, and they may have been totally derailed by now. Or how being literal in this]]]]. As a result of the lost Cylons became lost. Or what series bible's publication after the significance show finished airing, fans now know that none of the plot points introduced in Season 3, such as the Final Five and Starbuck's death/resurrection, were things the producers were aware of at all during the first two seasons they'd exhausted their stockpile of potential plotlines.
** The "Final Five Cylons" debacle, which dominated the show since Season 3 began. Realizing that the gradual reveal of the promised "Twelve Cylon models" was boring, the writers broke their own established rules by making major recurring characters Cylons who logically couldn't be. One of them was married and had fathered a child; the cardinal rule about Cylons until then was that they're sterile. They handwaved it off by ham-fistedly retconning that his wife had an affair (after they dropped a bridge on her). To make it worse, they had already revealed that one of the Cylons was "Model Number Eight", and 8 + 5 = 13, not 12. They had to invent a backstory that there used to be a Number Seven model, but he got killed. The ''BSG'' writers didn't just apply MagicAIsMagicA to their work
in the grand scheme end; they fell back onto "divine intervention" to explain plot twists which, if you analyzed them objectively, didn't add up.
*** While [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 the original series]] was sometimes viewed negatively by fans
of things. Or everything else.
the new show, most of the best-loved plot elements were re-imagined versions of original series episodes and plotlines. The show started meandering and falling apart precisely when the writers ran out of material and had to begin coming up with a metaplot of their own. Earlier ideas included "find Kobol, lost homeworld of humanity" or "what if another Battlestar survived?" (Pegasus), but by Season 3 they had run out of ideas.
** Somewhat turned on its head halfway The "Death of Starbuck" ruse: in the first two seasons, the writers often boasted that they respected the intelligence of their audience and didn't walk them through season four plot points. At the end of Season 3, with ratings dropping and the writers running out of ideas, they pretended to kill off Starbuck. Even in real life, the writers and cast were ordered to act like Creator/KateeSackhoff left the show (Sackhoff was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and they did not know how long she will be gone for). The episode she was killed in bizarrely and obviously set up new plot points for her. She wasn't randomly shot or captured; she randomly flew into a storm due to a newly revealed religious plotline. It was confusing even then. Starbuck's "dramatic surprise return" was therefore predictable; writers who once said that they respected the audience's intelligence were now stooping to comic book deaths, though they insisted that this was a stroke of genius. All of this was supposedly related to Starbuck's "destiny", but they never fully explained (even in the finale) why Starbuck had to die and literally be resurrected by the Gods to lead the Fleet to Earth.
** Made worse by the fact that the intro crawl text assures viewers that the Cylons "have a plan" which explains their seemingly bizarre and illogical actions. Ron Moore openly admitted after the finale, word for word, that David Eick had called him up on the phone and said "it will be a great way to hook viewers in Season 1 if we put 'the Cylons have a Plan' into the opening credits." Ron was hesitant at first, and actually said back into the phone "but there is no frakking Cylon Plan!" They had never sketched out the motivations, goals, or even full backstory and social structure of the Cylons. WordOfGod... there ''never was'' a "Cylon Plan", and they were lying the entire time. Eventually, the whole thing is hand-waved
when it's suggested a character says "plans change". After the 'plan' is [[spoiler: the final five's plan, not the significant eight's.]] The plan show was canned, a TV movie called "The Plan" finally revealed the plan. It was a few episodes desperate attempt to ''retcon'' an explanation, which gave the simple answer "the Cylon Plan was KillAllHumans but it didn't work".
** There was also "the secret of the opera house", something that was being hinted at being something of great significance since season 1. In the finale, it takes up about 5 minutes to resolve, has little to do with any opera house at all, and is utterly pointless. It involves a 2 minute kidnapping of a character who was just rescued from a much longer and bigger kidnapping, and a cease fire between the Cylons and Humans that lasts all of two minutes
before shit hits the fan, and the kidnapper is simply shot. So the whole plot ends with a kidnappee being rescued and the Cylons shooting at Galactica. Which is the exactly the situation before this all-important resolution of the opera house plotline. You could have fallen asleep during the resolution and you wouldn't have missed a thing.
*** The "opera house reveal" is actually one of the points that Ron D. Moore explicitly admitted he attempted to retcon an explanation for ''as he was writing
the series ends. It turned out that there were ''two'' vague sets of goals; [[spoiler: the Final Five were trying to break the CycleOfRevenge between humans and Cylons,]] and [[spoiler: John was out to convince the Final Five that humans weren't worth saving.]] ''And'' then in the MadeForTVMovie ''The Plan'', it turns out that [[spoiler: at least one finale''. As he said, he knew they'd been hyping up these religious visions of the Number Ones/Cavils changed his mind as to what Kobol opera house since Season 1, so while writing the plan should be.]]finale, decided the answer was that it was meant to represent the CIC during the final standoff (because it has tiered levels in it, vaguely like an opera house?) - it was simply an AssPull , but he was genuinely proud he thought of "an explanation", unashamed to admit that he made it up ''retroactively''.


** [[BigBad (John) Cavil aka Number One]] is the de facto leader of the Cylons [[PsychoPrototype and the first model of the Significant Eight]] made by the Final Five, the progenitors of the race. He proves to be a hateful being angered by his creators' decision to give him a human body. He [[CainAndAbel kills his brother Daniel]] [[GreenEyedMonster out of]] [[DrivenByEnvy jealousy]], wiping out the line. He wipes the minds of his five parents and reprograms his siblings to forget about them. Then he puts the Final Five on human worlds to witness the genocide he initiates against the Twelve Colonies and hunts down the surviving humans to spite his parents and to make them realize they should love him as the "prince of the universe" he fancies himself as. Despite professing to want revenge for the humans' enslavement of the Centurions, he [[{{Hypocrite}} promptly does]] [[RobotsEnslavingRobots the same thing]]. He uses a ScarpiaUltimatum to rape his mother and tortures and mutilates his father. During his time in the human fleet Cavil also killed a young orphan boy just because they were becoming friends, and at the end of the series tries to dissect little Hera Agathon to uncover the secret to Cylon procreation. He permanently boxes the Threes over the other Cylons' objections. When half of his brethren break with him over his enslavement of the Centurions and Raiders, he promptly wipes out the Sixes, Twos, and Eights, leaving only a handful alive. While John claims he wants to be a robot more than anything, he willfully succumbs to the lowest human instincts he so hates: vengeance, lust, and sadism.
** Phelan, the ex-military mercenary turned crime lord from season 2s "[[Recap/BattlestarGalactica2003S02E14BlackMarket Black Market]]," runs the titular market and garrotes anyone who threatens his supremacy. When Apollo investigates the death of one of Phelan's competitors, the man pays him a visit, abducting the HookerWithAHeartOfGold Apollo had been seeing regularly and taking her daughter, warning Apollo that "I hear any more talk about Fisk I'm gonna send your whore back to you piece by piece, and then I'm gonna start on the little girl." As if that's not enough, in his headquarters he keeps a bunch of children locked in a cell. When Apollo confronts him and asks about that, he claims that some people are "demanding". When Apollo demands the kid back, Phelan replies, "Sorry, the little girl's been paid for. No refunds."

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** [[BigBad (John) Cavil aka Number One]] is the de facto ''de facto'' leader of the Cylons [[PsychoPrototype and the first model of the Significant Eight]] made by the Final Five, the progenitors of the race. He proves to be a hateful being angered by his creators' decision to give him a human body. He [[CainAndAbel kills his brother Daniel]] [[GreenEyedMonster out of]] [[DrivenByEnvy jealousy]], wiping out the line. He wipes the minds of his five parents and reprograms his siblings to forget about them. Then he puts the Final Five on human worlds to witness the genocide he initiates against the Twelve Colonies and hunts down the surviving humans to spite his parents and to make them realize they should love him as the "prince of the universe" he fancies himself as. Despite professing to want revenge for the humans' enslavement of the Centurions, he [[{{Hypocrite}} promptly does]] [[RobotsEnslavingRobots the same thing]]. He uses a ScarpiaUltimatum to rape his mother and tortures and mutilates his father. During his time in the human fleet Cavil also killed a young orphan boy just because they were becoming friends, and at the end of the series tries to dissect little Hera Agathon to uncover the secret to Cylon procreation. He permanently boxes the Threes over the other Cylons' objections. When half of his brethren break with him over his enslavement of the Centurions and Raiders, he promptly wipes out the Sixes, Twos, and Eights, leaving only a handful alive. While John claims he wants to be a robot more than anything, he willfully succumbs to the lowest human instincts he so hates: vengeance, lust, and sadism.
** Phelan, the ex-military mercenary turned crime lord from season 2s Season 2's "[[Recap/BattlestarGalactica2003S02E14BlackMarket Black Market]]," Market]]", runs the titular market and garrotes anyone who threatens his supremacy. When Apollo investigates the death of one of Phelan's competitors, the man pays him a visit, abducting the HookerWithAHeartOfGold Apollo had been seeing regularly and taking her daughter, warning Apollo that "I hear any more talk about Fisk I'm gonna send your whore back to you piece by piece, and then I'm gonna start on the little girl." As if that's not enough, in his headquarters he keeps a bunch of children locked in a cell. When Apollo confronts him and asks about that, he claims that some people are "demanding". When Apollo demands the kid back, Phelan replies, "Sorry, the little girl's been paid for. No refunds."



** A more serious example of this would be Leoben Conoy. While he has genuine (Albeit twisted) love for Starbuck, can even be [[AffablyEvil pleasant company]] and is played by the incredibly charismatic Callum Keith Rennie, many fans ship him with Starbuck as though it were a storybook romance, ignoring little things like him keeping her locked up for months, kidnapping a child and trying to force her into motherhood and her stabbing him to death every night, only for him to download again the next day (which is straight out of a horror movie). It probably doesn't help that Creator/KateeSackhoff herself said she supports the relationship.

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** A more serious example of this would be Leoben Conoy. While he has a genuine (Albeit (albeit ''deeply'' twisted) love for Starbuck, can even be [[AffablyEvil pleasant company]] and is played by the incredibly charismatic Callum Keith Rennie, many more than a few fans ship him with Starbuck as though it were a storybook romance, ignoring little things like him keeping her locked up for months, kidnapping a child and trying to force her into motherhood and her stabbing him to death every night, only for him to download again the next day (which is straight out of a horror movie). It probably doesn't help that Creator/KateeSackhoff herself said she supports the relationship.ships Leoben/Starbuck.


** While usually sympathetic and a protagonist, Kara Thrace can be an absolute asshole. Her ability to be a [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdini]] rivals Baltar's at times.
** Colonel Tigh also qualifies - he's an already stern leader who tends to become increasingly extreme under the influence of his slightly more, well, ''ambitious'' wife. Between his drinking problems and all the things that happen to him in the last two seasons, it's hard not to feel sorry for him from time to time. ''Heavy'' emphasis on the JerkAss-part during [[spoiler: the New Caprica-arc]].

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** While usually sympathetic and a protagonist, Kara Thrace can be an absolute asshole. Her ability to be a [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdini]] KarmaHoudini rivals Baltar's at times.
** Colonel Tigh also qualifies - he's an already stern leader who tends to become increasingly extreme under the influence of his slightly more, well, ''ambitious'' wife. Between his drinking problems and all the things that happen to him in the last two seasons, it's hard not to feel sorry for him from time to time. ''Heavy'' The JerkAss part gets a heavier emphasis on the JerkAss-part during [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the New Caprica-arc]].



* MST3KMantra: In the commentary to ''Razor'', the showrunners admit that they have no idea how Kara and Lee could know that Kendra Shaw might [[spoiler: think she deserved to die]], since she never confides in anyone about her part in the massacre of the civilians' families. (In an earlier draft, she told Starbuck.) "It's television! Don't worry about it!

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* MST3KMantra: In the commentary to ''Razor'', the showrunners admit that they have no idea how Kara and Lee could know that Kendra Shaw might [[spoiler: think [[spoiler:think she deserved to die]], since she never confides in anyone about her part in the massacre of the civilians' families. (In an earlier draft, she told Starbuck.) "It's television! Don't worry about it!



* TheScrappy: While virtually the entire cast qualifies for BaseBreakingCharacter status to some extent, Cally is easily the most universally disliked of the main recurring characters for her whiny, judgemental attitude, killing [[spoiler:Boomer's original body]] and never facing any consequences for it (though this was at least acknowledged in-universe), and often treating her husband poorly. The fact that Cally's actress, Nicki Clyne later turned out to be a high-ranking member of the notorious NXIVM cult has only caused fan feeling towards the character to grow exponentially worse in the years since the show went off the air.

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* TheScrappy: While virtually the entire cast qualifies for BaseBreakingCharacter status to some extent, Cally is easily the most universally disliked of the main recurring characters for her whiny, judgemental judgmental attitude, killing [[spoiler:Boomer's original body]] and never facing any consequences for it (though this was at least acknowledged in-universe), and often treating her husband [[TheWoobie Galen]] poorly. The fact that Cally's actress, Nicki Clyne Clyne, later turned out to be a high-ranking member of the notorious NXIVM cult has only caused fan feeling towards the character to grow exponentially worse in the years since the show went off the air.



** Galen Tyrol apparently never got over his first love Sharon (Boomer), although their relationship was doomed from the start and he later married and had a child with Cally.

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** Galen Tyrol apparently never got over his first love Sharon (Boomer), although their relationship was doomed from the start and he later married and had a child with Cally.Cally... who later was revealed to have [[spoiler:cheated on him and lied to him about the paternity of "their" son]].


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** The Music/BearMcCreary cover of ''All Along The Watchtower'', among others.
** Pretty much '''every single piece of music''' Music/BearMcCreary composed for the show qualifies.
** Let's count up some of the favorites though:

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** The
SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Much of the score from Music/BearMcCreary cover of ''All Along The Watchtower'', among others.
** Pretty much '''every single piece of music''' Music/BearMcCreary composed for the show
qualifies.
** Let's count up some The cover of the favorites though:"All Along The Watchtower".



** Shall I go on?



** A special mention should go to the use of Music/PhilipGlass's "Metamorphosis" in the Season 2 episode "Valley of Darkness," that Kara and Helo listen to while in Kara's apartment (explained within the show as being a piece composed by Kara's father.)

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** A special mention should go to the use of Music/PhilipGlass's "Metamorphosis" in the Season 2 episode "Valley of Darkness," that Kara and Helo listen to while in Kara's apartment (explained within the show as being a piece composed by Kara's father.)father).



* BrokenBase: Immediately cropped up when Creator/{{Syfy}} announced that, ''in addition to Series/{{Caprica}}'', they were planning to launch a new show focused on [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaBloodAndChrome Adama's young days as a Viper pilot]]. Cue half the fanbase saying "finally, no more frakking teenage angst!" and the other half saying "so they're substituting the ideas and complex storylines of ''Caprica'' for a show with explosions?" It doesn't help that Syfy is specifically pushed the action element as an alternative to ''Caprica''. Not that mattered, since [[VaporWare the show never materialized]].

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* BrokenBase: Immediately cropped up when Creator/{{Syfy}} announced that, ''in addition to Series/{{Caprica}}'', they were planning to launch a new show focused on [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaBloodAndChrome Adama's young days as a Viper pilot]]. Cue half the fanbase saying "finally, no more frakking teenage angst!" and the other half saying "so they're substituting the ideas and complex storylines of ''Caprica'' for a show with explosions?" It doesn't didn't help that Syfy is specifically pushed the action element as an alternative to ''Caprica''. Not that mattered, since [[VaporWare the show never materialized]].



* FandomRivalry: With ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' fans. ''Battlestar'' was announced within only a week or two of ''Farscape's'' final episode airing, to comments by [=SciFi=] execs stating ''Battlestar'' would fill the channel's need for a "sexy, dark and edgy space-based science fiction drama"...right as they cancelled their ''existing'' "sexy, dark and edgy space-based science fiction drama." That ''Farscape'' had a fifth season under contract and in development prior to the unexpected cancellation, and [=SciFi=] left fans with only a four-hour TV movie to wrap up the series, even further rubbed salt into the wound.

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* FandomRivalry: FandomRivalry:
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With ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' fans. ''Battlestar'' was announced within only a week or two of ''Farscape's'' final episode airing, to comments by [=SciFi=] execs stating ''Battlestar'' would fill the channel's need for a "sexy, dark and edgy space-based science fiction drama"...right as they cancelled their ''existing'' already existing "sexy, dark and edgy space-based science fiction drama." That ''Farscape'' had a fifth season under contract and in development prior to the unexpected cancellation, and [=SciFi=] left fans with only a four-hour TV movie to wrap up the series, even further rubbed salt into the wound.wound.
** Fans of the original 1978 series have no love for the new series (to the point of calling it "Galactica InNameOnly") due to the DarkerAndEdgier tone, heavier emphasis on the [[RippedFromTheHeadlines political]] and [[GoingCosmic religious/philosophical]] themes, and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the other changes made to the story and characters]], and continue to wish that [=SyFy=] had made a continuation of the original series instead of a reboot.


* TooDumbToLive: It is really no surprise that the settlers on the new Earth [[InferredHolocaust appear to have died off quickly]]. One of the first things that they observed about the planet was its incredible diversity of life. [[FridgeBrilliance Logically]], that would include microorganisms to which they would have no natural immunity. Their attempt to assume a [[SpaceAmish non-technological lifestyle]], including destroying their medical technology, on an essentially alien planet was an open invitation to ThePlague. Especially since most of them had lived their lives on planets with advanced technological infrastructure, or on spaceships with controlled environments. Their immune systems would not have been up to the challenge of withstanding the vast array of bacteria and viruses a planet like Earth would host. And all of this is not taking into consideration how many of the people who came from a very high-tech society would know how to hunt, forage, or farm? Compare modern-day America or England, how likely are those jobs going to crop up with people who are on what are basically international flights?


** Admiral Helena Cain, commander of the Pegasus. While she has a pragmatic and typically effective approach to fighting Cylons, she is unutterably brutal and murders hundreds of civilians in the pursuit of military interests, not to speak of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil how she treats prisoners.]]


* [[spoiler:Of course, it's a matter of interpretation as to just ''how'' much technology was actually forsaken. When Lee Adama first brings up the idea, his stated intention is to bring the good of his civilization to the new planet, without the baggage. While finalizing the plans for settling on the planet, Bill even states that the fleet's resources will be evenly distributed among the population before it's jettisoned entirely. The only technology explicitly abandoned by the crew were space travel and the ability to create more artificial intelligence; everything else could very well have made it onto the planet, even if it wasn't shown onscreen.]]
** One wonders if the writers had any idea what they were saying when they tell us that [[spoiler:the "fossilized remains of a young woman" were found: that Hera, for whom so much had been sacrificed, probably only lived long enough to have a couple of children, and quite possibly died in childbirth.]]

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* *** [[spoiler:Of course, it's a matter of interpretation as to just ''how'' much technology was actually forsaken. When Lee Adama first brings up the idea, his stated intention is to bring the good of his civilization to the new planet, without the baggage. While finalizing the plans for settling on the planet, Bill even states that the fleet's resources will be evenly distributed among the population before it's jettisoned entirely. The only technology explicitly abandoned by the crew were space travel and the ability to create more artificial intelligence; everything else could very well have made it onto the planet, even if it wasn't shown onscreen.]]
** *** One wonders if the writers had any idea what they were saying when they tell us that [[spoiler:the "fossilized remains of a young woman" were found: that Hera, for whom so much had been sacrificed, probably only lived long enough to have a couple of children, and quite possibly died in childbirth.]]



** "John" pretty much ''lives'' on the far side of said horizon. [[spoiler: John recently got one more hit with The Plan, where he kills a young boy he'd been "befriending" up until then, all because he found friends to be too dangerous. The careless way he tosses the body aside just adds to the squicky bad-ness.]]

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** "John" pretty much basically ''lives'' on the far side of said horizon. [[spoiler: John recently got one more hit with The Plan, One particular standout is in [[spoiler:''The Plan'', where he kills a young boy he'd been "befriending" up until then, all because he found friends to be too dangerous. The careless way he tosses the body aside just adds to the squicky bad-ness.]]



** Admiral Cain is clearly straddling the moral event horizon from the moment she first appears onscreen, but she crosses it fully when she [[spoiler: orders Athena, who is pregnant at the time, to be ''raped'' in order to get information about the resurrection ships out of her.]]\\
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Chronologically speaking, she crosses it in flashback in ''Razor'' when she [[spoiler:executes her XO for insubordination when's merely trying to talk her out of diving into a suicide mission. What's more, by this point we already know that she's ordered Gina raped as well--what's uncovered over the course of ''Razor'' is that Gina was the love of her life and she ordered her raped out of pure ''[[WomanScorned seething spite]]'']].
** A more minor example, but Laura crosses it when she lies to Helo and Athena about their daughter dying and secretly adopts the baby out because she doesn't want it raised by Athena.

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** Admiral Cain is clearly straddling the moral event horizon from the moment she first appears onscreen, but she crosses it fully when she [[spoiler: orders Athena, who is pregnant at the time, to be ''raped'' in order to get information about the resurrection ships out of her.]]\\
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]] Chronologically speaking, she crosses it in flashback in ''Razor'' when she [[spoiler:executes her XO for insubordination when's merely trying to talk her out of diving into a suicide mission. What's more, by this point we already know that she's ordered Gina raped as well--what's uncovered over the course of ''Razor'' is that Gina was the love of her life and she ordered her raped out of pure ''[[WomanScorned seething spite]]'']].
** A more minor example, but Laura crosses it when she lies to Helo and Athena about their daughter dying and secretly adopts the baby out because she doesn't want it raised by Athena.
spite]]'']].



* TooDumbToLive: It is really no surprise that that the settlers on the new Earth [[InferredHolocaust appear to have died off quickly]]. One of the first things that they observed about the planet was its incredible diversity of life. [[FridgeBrilliance Logically]], that would include microorganisms to which they would have no natural immunity. Their attempt to assume a [[SpaceAmish non-technological lifestyle]], including destroying their medical technology, on an essentially alien planet was an open invitation to ThePlague. Especially since most of them had lived their lives on planets with advanced technological infrastructure, or on spaceships with controlled environments. Their immune systems would not have been up to the challenge of withstanding the vast array of bacteria and viruses a planet like Earth would host. And all of this is not taking into consideration that how many of the people who came from a very high-tech society would know how to hunt, forage, or farm? Compare modern-day America or England, how likely are those jobs going to crop up with people who are on what are basically international flights?

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* TooDumbToLive: It is really no surprise that that the settlers on the new Earth [[InferredHolocaust appear to have died off quickly]]. One of the first things that they observed about the planet was its incredible diversity of life. [[FridgeBrilliance Logically]], that would include microorganisms to which they would have no natural immunity. Their attempt to assume a [[SpaceAmish non-technological lifestyle]], including destroying their medical technology, on an essentially alien planet was an open invitation to ThePlague. Especially since most of them had lived their lives on planets with advanced technological infrastructure, or on spaceships with controlled environments. Their immune systems would not have been up to the challenge of withstanding the vast array of bacteria and viruses a planet like Earth would host. And all of this is not taking into consideration that how many of the people who came from a very high-tech society would know how to hunt, forage, or farm? Compare modern-day America or England, how likely are those jobs going to crop up with people who are on what are basically international flights?


* PoorMansSubstitute: Beautifully subverted. The role of Laura Roslin was written for Creator/MaryMcDonnell, but the producers never imagined they'd actually get her. Obviously, [=McDonnell=] said yes.

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* PoorMansSubstitute: Beautifully subverted. The role roles of Bill Adama and Laura Roslin was were written for Creator/MaryMcDonnell, with Creator/EdwardJamesOlmos and Creator/MaryMcDonnell in mind, but the producers never imagined they'd actually get her. them. Obviously, Olmos and [=McDonnell=] said yes.


** Boomer/Cavil. Cavil/anyone is kinda Squicky, be it middle-aged cougars or hot young chicks.

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** Boomer/Cavil. Cavil/anyone is kinda Squicky, be it middle-aged cougars or hot young chicks.


** Helena Cain fits the "simultaneously want to punch her and feel really sorry for her" part, at least. She witnessed the genocide of her entire species and then found out that [[HoneyTrap her girlfriend was an artificial construct created by the genocidal robots who were responsible]]. She was [[RevengeBeforeReason about to sacrifice what, as far she knew, was the last surviving human community in the entire universe in a pointless, essentially impotent gesture of revenge]], [[BadBoss killed her own second in command for questioning her tactics]], was a fan of [[ColdBloodedTorture questionably ethical interrogation techniques]], and generally [[AxCrazy appeared to be a few cards short of a full deck]], but under the circumstances, [[FreudianExcuse it's sort of understandable]]. Particularly, [[RapeAsDrama what she all but says she wants the interrogators to do to Gina]] takes on new dimensions when you consider how she probably felt about finding out that she'd been (presumably) [[SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes unknowingly]] sleeping with somebody who was willingly aiding in the attempted and nearly successful genocide of her entire species (not to mention the {{Squick}} factor of her having every reason to think that Gina is closer to a robot that happens to be made out of flesh than what we'd consider human).

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** Helena Cain fits the "simultaneously want to punch her and feel really sorry for her" part, at least. She witnessed the genocide of her entire species and then found out that [[HoneyTrap her girlfriend was an artificial construct created by the genocidal robots who were responsible]]. She was [[RevengeBeforeReason about to sacrifice what, as far she knew, was the last surviving human community in the entire universe in a pointless, essentially impotent gesture of revenge]], [[BadBoss killed her own second in command for questioning her tactics]], was a fan of [[ColdBloodedTorture questionably ethical deeply unethical interrogation techniques]], and generally [[AxCrazy appeared to be a few cards short of a full deck]], but under the circumstances, [[FreudianExcuse it's sort of understandable]]. Particularly, [[RapeAsDrama what she all but says she wants the interrogators to do to Gina]] takes on new dimensions when you consider how she probably felt about finding out that she'd been (presumably) [[SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes unknowingly]] sleeping with somebody who was willingly aiding in the attempted and nearly successful genocide of her entire species (not to mention the {{Squick}} factor of her having every reason to think that Gina is closer to a robot that happens to be made out of flesh than what we'd consider human).

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** Admiral Helena Cain, commander of the Pegasus. While she has a pragmatic and typically effective approach to fighting Cylons, she is unutterably brutal and murders hundreds of civilians in the pursuit of military interests, not to speak of [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil how she treats prisoners.]]


* TheWoobie: Many characters but especially Lee Adama and Kara Thrace who never get to be together although she's reincarnated as a pigeon so they get to be together in a way.

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* TheWoobie: Many characters but especially Lee Adama and Kara Thrace Thrace, who never get to be together a shot at a real relationship despite having fallen in love essentially at first sight.
** Galen Tyrol apparently never got over his first love Sharon (Boomer),
although she's reincarnated as their relationship was doomed from the start and he later married and had a pigeon so they get to be together in a way. child with Cally.

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* TheScrappy: While virtually the entire cast qualifies for BaseBreakingCharacter status to some extent, Cally is easily the most universally disliked of the main recurring characters for her whiny, judgemental attitude, killing [[spoiler:Boomer's original body]] and never facing any consequences for it (though this was at least acknowledged in-universe), and often treating her husband poorly. The fact that Cally's actress, Nicki Clyne later turned out to be a high-ranking member of the notorious NXIVM cult has only caused fan feeling towards the character to grow exponentially worse in the years since the show went off the air.


* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of [[spoiler:the Final Five Cylons]] in Season 3 was this to many viewers, as the characters in question had, by the writers' own admission, [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants not been planned from the start]] to be [[spoiler:Cylon sleeper agents]], and was chosen not based on any character traits or actions, but entirely on how much shock value the twist could generate. There was therefore no {{Foreshadowing}} hinting towards this twist whatsoever in the two first seasons (and even some evident hiccups and gaps plotwise, most glaringly regarding [[spoiler:Chief Tyrol's baby, who was hastily {{retcon}}ned into being an adulterous offspring, since there was only supposed to be one fertile Cylon in the series]]) and so many viewers found the reveal to be very jarring.

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* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of [[spoiler:the Final Five Cylons]] in Season 3 was this to many viewers, as the characters in question had, by the writers' own admission, [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants not been planned from the start]] to be [[spoiler:Cylon sleeper agents]], and was the reason why said characters were chosen was not based on any character traits or actions, but entirely on how much shock value the twist could potentially generate. There was therefore no {{Foreshadowing}} hinting towards this twist whatsoever in the two first seasons (and even some evident hiccups and gaps plotwise, most glaringly regarding [[spoiler:Chief Tyrol's baby, who was hastily {{retcon}}ned into being an adulterous offspring, since there was only supposed to be one fertile Cylon in the series]]) and so many viewers found the reveal to be very jarring.

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