- For the canonical depiction of this character, see: Adama (TOS).
As part of the pure Kobollian bloodline, a direct descendant to the House of Kobol, Adama possessed highly advanced mental skills that made him a formidable commander and leader, with such skills including empathy and great wisdom (RH: Armageddon).
Many yahrens prior to the Colonial exodus, Adama assumes command of the 500 yahrens-old Galactica. Aboard her is a sanctuary, built into the commander's quarters during the construction of the battlestar, and known to only himself and, later, his eldest son, Apollo, upon his thirtieth novayahren.
Fleeing the Cylon Tyranny
In the wake of the Cylon tyranny, Adama became a man known for few possessions, having only retrieved an antique clock from their ruined homestead on Caprica following the Cylon's final attack. It was not the only item of antiquity in his possession, as his sanctuary featured an antique wooden chair.
During his leadership of the Fleet, Adama lead them beyond the Cyrannus galaxy and into deep space, attempting to track down the path of the Thirteenth Tribe that fled Kobol, the second birthplace of human kind.
Adama would not know the sights and sounds of Earth for, 18 yahrens into their journey, Adama experiences a massive cardiac arrest, lapsing into a three-week coma before succumbing to the ravages of life. His body is jettisoned into the void of space, and his death lead to a power vacuum exacerbated by an old enemy (RH: Armageddon).