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YMMV / Battlestar Galactica (2003)
aka: Battlestar Galactica Reimagined

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  • Accidental Aesop: The series finale seems to have an Anvilicious anti-technology Aesop that comes completely out of nowhere. Ron Moore admits in his podcast on the episode that this was simply a desperate last-minute attempt to explain why none of the fleet's technology was discovered after they arrived on prehistoric Earth, and he didn't put much thought into any message that could be read into it.
    • The Space Whale Aesop for the entire series could easily be, "technology is fine, just don't build robots".
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Cally may have been such an unpleasant shrew by season 4.0 that you might find yourself wishing for her to be eliminated, but the way it happened...
    • Kat may be an even straighter example.
  • Anvilicious:
    • The unbelievably corny, thankfully deleted final moments of the series finale: Be nice to your robots, or the Cylon War will repeat again. Real subtle.
    • Let's not even go to the religious angle.
  • Awesome Ego: Gaius Baltar and Kara Thrace.
  • Awesome Music: Much of the score from Bear McCreary qualifies.
    • The cover of "All Along The Watchtower".
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    • Miniseries - To Kiss or Not to Kiss & Reunited (both by Richard Gibbs)
    • Season 1 - A Good Lighter, Wander My Friends, The Shape of Things to Come, Destiny, Passacaglia
    • Season 2 - Allegro, Reuniting the Fleet, Martial Law, Roslin And Adama, Pegasus, Prelude to War, One Year Later, Worthy of Survival, Something Dark Is Coming
    • Season 3 - Battlestar Sonatica, Storming New Caprica, Someone to Trust, Heeding the Call, All Along the Watchtower
    • Season 4 - Gaeta's Lament, Resurrection Hub, The Signal, Diaspora Oratorio, The Line, Assault on the Colony, Kara's Coordinates, Earth, The Heart of the Sun, Roslin And Adama Reunited, So Much Life, An Easterly View
    • Specials - Apocalypse
    • Bear McCreary himself considers Diaspora Oratorio his personal Awesome Music, even though it nearly drove him to a Creator Breakdown.
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    • A special mention should go to the use of Philip Glass'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).
  • Base-Breaking Character: Gaius frakking Baltar. His character journey is all over the place at times. Is he a hedonist forced into extremely stressful situations? Is he a monster? Is he a Jerk with a Heart of Gold? The man is complex. Admittedly, it doesn't help that he will apparently sleep with everything not nailed down or on fire, and that his actions contributed to the death of roughly fifty billion people, but the man has many good points as well.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Caprica-Six's spine glowing while having sex with Baltar in the miniseries, and Boomer's doing the same the first time she sleeps with Helo on Caprica. This is never shown, much less referred to again, and it seems to go way beyond Early Installment Weirdness.
    • The novelization explicitly states most of the radiation is in the infrared; we can conclude that the TV series simply shifted the wavelength for dramatic effect.
      • Word of God is that the spines weren't meant to be literal and were just a clue for the audience. Plus, keeping them would have made it silly after a while that this obvious physical difference didn't lead to anyone being discovered as a Cylon. After all, there are multiple positions one can have sex in, and several of them involve seeing your partner's back.
  • Bizarro Episode:
    • "The Woman King". Of all the so-called stand-alone episodes ("Black Market", "Scar", "A Day in the Life", "Dirty Hands", etc.) it is the only one with no connections to the over-all plot of the series, can be completely excised from the show without losing any vital story developments, everyone in it acts wildly out of character and even Ron Moore hated it.
      • It also doesn't help that several scenes in earlier episodes that would have made the events make more sense (most notably Helo having reported several things that turned out to be false to better explain why no one will listen to him now) were deleted, and the whole thing was meant to lead into a storyline (which Baltar's mysterious whisper to Gaeta was also supposed to tie into) that ended up getting thrown out.
    • "Black Market" also strays into BLAM territory, though it averts this by killing off a minor (but significant) character and paving the way for a major plot turn later.
  • Broken Base: Immediately cropped up when Syfy announced that, in addition to Caprica, they were planning to launch a new show focused on 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 didn't help that Syfy specifically pushed the action element as an alternative to Caprica. Not that mattered, since the show never materialized.
  • The Chris Carter Effect:
    • The show was accused of this on several occasions — the effect can be traced back as far as Season 3, when the decision to largely abandon the show's carefully crafted Myth Arc 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 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 handwaving and the revelation that God was responsible for many of the mysteries, and they may have been being literal in this. As a result of the series bible's publication after the 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 Magic A Is Magic A to their work in the end; they fell back onto "divine intervention" to explain plot twists which, if you analyzed them objectively, didn't add up.
      • While the original series was sometimes viewed negatively by fans of 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.
    • 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 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 Katee Sackhoff 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. Word of God... there never was a "Cylon Plan", and they were lying the entire time. Eventually, the whole thing is hand-waved when a character says "plans change". After the show was canned, a TV movie called "The Plan" finally revealed the plan. It was a desperate attempt to retcon an explanation, which gave the simple answer "the Cylon Plan was Kill All Humans 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 finale. As he said, he knew they'd been hyping up these religious visions of the Kobol opera house since Season 1, so while writing the 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 Ass Pull , but he was genuinely proud he thought of "an explanation", unashamed to admit that he made it up retroactively.
  • Complete Monster:
    • (John) Cavil aka Number One is the de facto leader of the Cylons 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 kills his brother Daniel out of 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 promptly does the same thing. He uses a Scarpia Ultimatum 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 2's "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 Hooker with a Heart of Gold 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."
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Gaius Baltar is an insufferable, irritating, self-proclaimed genius (okay, he does have that going for him), and is arguably one of the major villains for a couple of seasons, but still the ladies swoon over his macho stubble. In show as well given his successes. Though this is helped by him being amusing, oddly sympathetic despite his narcissism, hugely charismatic and genuinely a genius, if out of his depth in the circumstances he finds himself in. And mad. In the series finale, Baltar makes the leap from being Draco in Leather Pants to being a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass by being Horatius at the Bridge in his defense against the Cylon borders. Thus, he finally did something that, as Apollo demanded, didn't even indirectly benefit Gaius Baltar. Aside from proving Apollo wrong, which has got to be satisfying on some level.
    • A more serious example of this would be Leoben Conoy. While he has a genuine (albeit deeply twisted) love for Starbuck, can even be pleasant company and is played by the incredibly charismatic Callum Keith Rennie, 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 Katee Sackhoff herself said she ships Leoben/Starbuck.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Romo Lampkin. Being played by Mark Sheppard already likely guaranteed he'd end up as one, but his array of memorable quirks and slippery morality quickly made him one of the most popular characters. He also gets points for ranting about the flaws of the show's Esoteric Happy Ending.
  • Epileptic Trees: It was widely speculated that Daniel was Starbuck's father and that he taught her "All Along The Watchtower". But this was never the plan, and the episodes were finished long before they were seen. Other speculations about Daniel include that he was Baltar, father of Baltar AND Starbuck, Zak, Gaeta, or responsible for the Head Characters.
    • To say nothing of the theories surrounding the identity of the Fifth Cylon. Earth, the Galactica, all of humanity (as in Neon Genesis Evangelion), the audience...
    • In fact, the series has brought out the crazy theories since Season One. For example, that Boomer was not a Cylon and everything happening on Cylon-Occupied Caprica was a Dream Sequence.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: The ending is both very religious (a large part involves a literal Deus ex Machina, though admittedly this part of it had been foreshadowed for most of the series) and very Ludd Was Right, both attributes which pissed off a rather large portion of the sci-fi fans who'd watched it, but actually made quite a bit religious watcher extremely happy (some even call it the best sci-fi show). It doesn't help that without their modern technology, most of the survivors would have both greatly shortened life expectancies and greatly reduced quality of life. A large number of fans found it rather unbelievable that the entire population of Galactica would consent to giving up all their technology without any apparent major objections. Romo even points out the impossibility that it could work, but somehow it still apparently does.
    • Or does it? No traces survive of the culture that they supposedly set out to build. Humanity would not reach a level of having things like agriculture or anything more than the most primitive tools for something like 140,000 years. The implication being that whatever non-technological society they attempted to create was an utter failure, with the entire culture dying out and the human race having to essentially develop everything from scratch over the course of a huge span of time.
      • 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 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.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The female Cylons.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • With 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 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.
    • Fans of the original 1978 series have no love for the new series (to the point of calling it "Galactica In Name Only") due to the Darker and Edgier tone, heavier emphasis on the political and religious/philosophical themes, and 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.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans pretend "Black Market", "Hero", and especially "The Woman King" never happened.
  • Genius Bonus: The Cylon-Human negotiation station that opens the miniseries is very similar to the Korean Joint Security Area.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: President Roslin's adorably naive aide Billy had a bridge dropped on him because the actor who played him decided to leave the show to pursue a role on a more mainstream show. A year and a half later, said show never even made it past the pilot stage, and the character who replaced Billy becomes a Cylon central to the show's mythology... Go figure. She's also the only female Cylon of the "Watchtower Four", which means that she's the one who ends up bedding Baltar...what would have happened if Billy had still been around?
    • Of all the characters who could have had the chance to be a lawyer for a day, it just had to be the one named Apollo. Doubly funny now that another installment of the Ace Attorney series has come out, and the last two murders are set in a space center...and the defendant's name is Starbuck
  • Ho Yay: Has its own page
  • Inferred Holocaust: "Daybreak Part Two". Despite their stated intention to create an agrarian society, it would take another 140,000 years for humanity to do so and coupled with Hera apparently dying young, it's very likely they failed to survive for long in the Middle Paleolithic.
    • To clarify, since they abandoned all technology and set the stage for a rudimentary civilisation 150,000 years ago, something bad must have happened shortly afterwards, as humanity only shifted to an agricultural society around 10,000 years ago. Considering that archaeologists discovering the skeleton of Hera say she died young, yeah...
    • Ronald D. Moore invoked this in the behind the scenes for "Kobol's Last Gleaming", about the paradox of the Twelve Colonies being clearly space-faring enough to leave Kobol and thus having access to information technology, yet having scant few records that everything about that period is Shrouded in Myth? His speculation was that similar to the fall of the Roman Empire, the Twelve Colonies suffered a prolonged Dark Age where the information was either accidentally or deliberately lost.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Tom Zarek crosses the horizon when he orders the Quorum killed.
    • "John" basically lives on the far side of said horizon. One particular standout is in 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.
    • While she should have crossed it when she tried to kill Hera, Boomer finally joins Zarek on the other side when, after emotionally manipulating Tyrol into freeing her, she brutalizes Athena, has sex with an unknowing Helo, then kidnaps their daughter and uses her as a hostage as she knowingly risks destroying Galactica in her escape attempt.
    • Admiral Cain is clearly straddling the moral event horizon from the moment she first appears onscreen, but she crosses it fully when she orders Athena, who is pregnant at the time, to be raped in order to get information about the resurrection ships out of her. Chronologically speaking, she crosses it in flashback in Razor when she 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 seething spite.
  • MST3K Mantra: In the commentary to Razor, the showrunners admit that they have no idea how Kara and Lee could know that Kendra Shaw might 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!
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Tattooed Pilot, Romo Lampkin.
    • Technically, isn't Romo more like a 2 1/8ths scene wonder?
    • The Tattooed Pilot might only have one line, but he appears in several scenes, starting in the Miniseries.
  • Poor Man's Substitute: Beautifully subverted. The roles of Bill Adama and Laura Roslin were written with Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell in mind, but the producers never imagined they'd actually get them. Obviously, Olmos and McDonnell said yes.
  • The Scrappy: While virtually the entire cast qualifies for Base-Breaking Character status to some extent, Cally is easily the most universally disliked of the main recurring characters for her whiny, judgmental attitude, killing Boomer's original body and never facing any consequences for it (though this was at least acknowledged in-universe), and often treating her husband Galen 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.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: This series was a massive influence for the numerous science fiction shows that came after. Stargate Universe and The Expanse are a couple notable examples.
  • Shocking Swerve: The reveal of the Final Five Cylons in Season 3 was this to many viewers, as the characters in question had, by the writers' own admission, not been planned from the start to be Cylon sleeper agents, and 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 Chief Tyrol's baby, who was hastily retconned 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.
  • She Really Can Act: Many were skeptical about the show's casting of beautiful supermodel Tricia Helfer, who didn't have many memorable acting credits, and most wrote her off as being little more than eye candy. She went on to blow everyone away with several complex, nuanced performances for each Six copy she played and is frequently hailed as one of the best performers in the series. And that's a show with Edward James Olmos.
  • Special Effects Failure: Though the budget was high and the visual effects generally very good, the Centurions never, ever look convincing.
  • Squick:
    • Ellen has (hate)sex with a Cavil in "Precipice". Gross enough. The squick really sets in in "No Exit", when we learn that Ellen created Cavil in her father's image, and considered him as a son, making this all kinds of incestuous. Unlike Ellen, Cavil knew all along.
    • Boomer/Cavil.
    • The audience heard about the Cylons moving seemingly human corpses on the Twelve Colonies into massive incinerators after the attack. When we see it in The Plan, the physical image will be guaranteed to give you Nightmare Fuel, at the absolute least. The worst part? "Corpses" do not cry out for help en mass once it appears that the Cylons around them are dead.
    • While filming The Plan actor-turned-director Edward James Olmos decided to test the limits of the term "unrated DVD" by engineering an all nude scene in Galactica's unisex head and covertly trying to get a shot of an actor's penis. And it worked.
  • Surprisingly Improved Reboot: Took the solid concept of the original series and ran with it, removing the cheesy elements and a strong emphasis on character development. It was a major critical and commercial success.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: What several fans of the original think of this version, especially when a certain gender fact about Starbuck and Boomer first came to light. Being a show full of ongoing mysteries and major plot upheavals (some of them overt and flashy, some of them small but significant twists, some of them constituting games of Chicken with hype and fan expectation), the new version leaves itself frequently vulnerable to this criticism.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Gina's entire storyline. Like Baltar and Head!Six, we're supposed to pity her for all the abuse she's suffered at the hands of The Pegasus crew. This is a women who is not only directly complicit in the genocide of their entire species, but used the woman who's abusing her to help kill over seven-hundred of her lover's men, and Lieutenant Thorne notes she personally has killed seven of his crewmates, basically completely justifying why they keep her locked up in chains. (And it is shown in Razor that she kills two marines and holds Cain at gunpoint after Cain asked she be removed from the bridge, this coming from a woman who just straight up executed her XO for not following an order) Head!Six's reaction is especially grating, since she was rather flippant about the idea of a Cylon prisoner being on the Pegasus, (as she is about all the human suffering up to this point) and it comes across like she is only sympathetic towards her because she learns it is another copy of herself. Baltar seems to be channeling his feelings for Caprica Six onto Gina, (and the fact that he later sleeps with her seems to back up this interpretation) and he lets her loose only to have the unstable Gina detonate a thermonuclear device on The Cloud Nine luxury liner, destroying three ships, killing hundreds of people, and depriving the fleet of a precious warhead, all because... she wanted to be dramatic about her suicide? If anything, Admiral Cain losing her entire family to the Cylons as a child and then being used by one romantically after they all but wipe out her race and kill hundreds of her men comes off as much more sympathetic.
  • The Un-Twist: In the very first episode, "33", Caprica!Six announces that God is in control of events, and that he has a plan. Many theories were put forward by fans to explain the significance of this, nearly all of them strictly rationalist theories predicated on her lying to manipulate Baltar. Nope! It turned out to be the literal truth, as revealed in the show's closing scenes. Cue the sound of the base breaking.
  • The Woobie: Many characters but especially Lee Adama and Kara Thrace, who never get 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 their relationship was doomed from the start and he later married and had a child with Cally... who later was revealed to have cheated on him and lied to him about the paternity of "their" son.
    • Felix is a woobie for the entire series. He's very rudely disillusioned by his then-hero, Baltar, by the latter's actions on New Caprica. He's the fleet navigator yet never even gets an official military promotion, unless you count the time when Zarek promotes him during the mutiny, which may or may not have been official or legal. It's clear from his interview in D'Anna's documentary film that he dislikes his job and finds it very difficult to de-stress, and is something of an odd man out among his colleagues. In season 3, after the fleet returns to Galatica, he is beaten and then almost executed by The Circle for being a collaborator, and is hated throughout the fleet until Chief clears his name. Outside of the webisodes he never had any romantic relationships or love interests. And in the webisodes, his lover on New Caprica betrays him, making him think that she's getting prisoners released when in reality she's killing most of them. The loss of his leg could have been prevented; plus, no one faces any consequences for what happened to Felix. After he loses his leg, he doesn't even get many visitors while in sick bay. Later on, Dualla, who had been his friend, commits suicide right after talking to him.
      • A few points? In the final minutes of the episode, they brought Felix right back to when he was singing in sickbay. For all the blood on his hands, his execution is still Adama breaking the cutie.
    • To some, Boomer's Chronic Backstabbing Disorder is understandable because of the things she goes through to make her a woobie. She's forced to betray the people she loves, is Driven to Suicide but fails, is hated by everyone who cares about her, her attempt to make peace between humans and cylons backfires catastrophically, and she ends up in a self-destructive relationship with the lecherous evil old bastard Cavill, who manipulates her into doing even worse things. Sometimes flirts with Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.

Alternative Title(s): Battlestar Galactica Reimagined


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