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In the [[Re-imagined Series]], the robots known as the '''Cylons''' are a ''creation'' of the humanity.  The [[The Twelve Colonies (RDM)|Twelve Colonies of Kobol]] mistakenly believed they were the first to create them.
 
In the [[Re-imagined Series]], the robots known as the '''Cylons''' are a ''creation'' of the humanity.  The [[The Twelve Colonies (RDM)|Twelve Colonies of Kobol]] mistakenly believed they were the first to create them.
 
The first Cylons were sentient<ref>This is noted by [[William Adama]] to his son [[Lee Adama|Lee]] in the episode "[[Exodus, Part I]]".</ref> bipedal robots used primarily for dangerous work such as mining. Created long before the [[Articles of Colonization]] united the twelve sovereign governments, the Cylons were also used as soldiers to fight inter-colony wars.
 
The first Cylons were sentient<ref>This is noted by [[William Adama]] to his son [[Lee Adama|Lee]] in the episode "[[Exodus, Part I]]".</ref> bipedal robots used primarily for dangerous work such as mining. Created long before the [[Articles of Colonization]] united the twelve sovereign governments, the Cylons were also used as soldiers to fight inter-colony wars.
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For reasons unknown<ref>The planned spinoff series ''[[Caprica (series)|Caprica]]'' may  have the answer to this question.</ref>, some 52 years prior to the decommissioning of the Colonial battlestar ''[[Galactica]]'',<ref>[[Miniseries, Night 1]]. See also ''[[Galactica Museum]]''.</ref> the Cylons revolted against their masters, resulting in a [[Cylon War|costly and protracted twelve-year war]] between the machines and humans. Both Cylon and human took heavy tolls as Cylon [[Basestar (RDM)|basestars]], Colonial [[Galactica type battlestar|battlestars]], [[Cylon Raider (RDM)|Raider]]s and [[Viper Mark II|Vipers]] clashed in many battles, with the Colonial offensive [[Operation Raptor Talon]] as the last battle.<ref>This battle is seen in a series of deleted scenes from the special episode "[[Razor]]" and the ''[[Razor Flashback]]'' webisodes.</ref>
 
For reasons unknown<ref>The planned spinoff series ''[[Caprica (series)|Caprica]]'' may  have the answer to this question.</ref>, some 52 years prior to the decommissioning of the Colonial battlestar ''[[Galactica]]'',<ref>[[Miniseries, Night 1]]. See also ''[[Galactica Museum]]''.</ref> the Cylons revolted against their masters, resulting in a [[Cylon War|costly and protracted twelve-year war]] between the machines and humans. Both Cylon and human took heavy tolls as Cylon [[Basestar (RDM)|basestars]], Colonial [[Galactica type battlestar|battlestars]], [[Cylon Raider (RDM)|Raider]]s and [[Viper Mark II|Vipers]] clashed in many battles, with the Colonial offensive [[Operation Raptor Talon]] as the last battle.<ref>This battle is seen in a series of deleted scenes from the special episode "[[Razor]]" and the ''[[Razor Flashback]]'' webisodes.</ref>
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[[Image:Cylon Centurion, "Six of One".jpg|thumb|left|A modern Cylon Centurion.]]
  
 
Eventually, the two sides declared an armistice.<ref>The armistice begins immediately as the events of [[Operation Raptor Talon]] conclude, as shown in episode 7 of the [[Razor Flashbacks]].</ref> The Cylons become exiled from the Colonies to establish [[Cylon homeworld|their own homeworld]].
 
Eventually, the two sides declared an armistice.<ref>The armistice begins immediately as the events of [[Operation Raptor Talon]] conclude, as shown in episode 7 of the [[Razor Flashbacks]].</ref> The Cylons become exiled from the Colonies to establish [[Cylon homeworld|their own homeworld]].
  
 
The unified worlds of the Colonies created a [[Armistice Station|space station]] for maintaining diplomatic relations. However, the Cylons ignored this overture.
 
The unified worlds of the Colonies created a [[Armistice Station|space station]] for maintaining diplomatic relations. However, the Cylons ignored this overture.
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The Cylon hatred and envy of humanity ran deep within their programming.
 
The Cylon hatred and envy of humanity ran deep within their programming.
  
 
In their exile, the Cylons continued in secret to work towards the destruction of the human race, devising an elaborate plan to wipe out the Twelve Colonies through nuclear bombardment, [[CNP|computer sabotage]], [[Caprica Six|infiltration]] and vast numbers of [[Basestar (RDM)|modernized battleships]].
 
In their exile, the Cylons continued in secret to work towards the destruction of the human race, devising an elaborate plan to wipe out the Twelve Colonies through nuclear bombardment, [[CNP|computer sabotage]], [[Caprica Six|infiltration]] and vast numbers of [[Basestar (RDM)|modernized battleships]].
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[[File:CyAg.jpg|right|thumb|Humanoid Cylon models Twos, Fives and Sixes.]]
  
 
In addition to a [[Cylon Centurion|modernized version]] of the [[Cylon Centurion Model 0005|original Cylon warrior]], the cybernetic race now also exists in a [[Humanoid Cylon|humanoid form]]<ref>Episode 5 of the [[Razor Flashbacks]] strongly suggests that the Cylon project to transform themselves from the mechanical to the [[Humanoid Cylon|biological]] was already taking place at the time of the armistice, suggesting that the Cylons may have agreed to an armistice to keep their secret from being revealed.</ref> used as the prime infiltrators in Colonial society. The humanoid Cylons can express joy, love, anger, and sadness, expressing genuine human behavior in almost every way.
 
In addition to a [[Cylon Centurion|modernized version]] of the [[Cylon Centurion Model 0005|original Cylon warrior]], the cybernetic race now also exists in a [[Humanoid Cylon|humanoid form]]<ref>Episode 5 of the [[Razor Flashbacks]] strongly suggests that the Cylon project to transform themselves from the mechanical to the [[Humanoid Cylon|biological]] was already taking place at the time of the armistice, suggesting that the Cylons may have agreed to an armistice to keep their secret from being revealed.</ref> used as the prime infiltrators in Colonial society. The humanoid Cylons can express joy, love, anger, and sadness, expressing genuine human behavior in almost every way.
  
 
The Cylons return forty years after their exile in a genocidal surprise attack. The Cylons annihilate the [[Colonial Fleet (RDM)|Colonial Fleet]] and billions of people, [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies|killing all but approximately 52,000 humans]].<ref>This number includes the approximately 50,000 survivors of the [[The Fleet (RDM)|Fleet]] as well as the survivors aboard ''[[Pegasus (RDM)|Pegasus]]'', which finds ''Galactica'' in season two of the Re-imagined Series.</ref> These survivors are [[Battle of Ragnar Anchorage|pursued]] by the Cylons, initially guarded only by a lone battlestar, ''[[Galactica (RDM)|Galactica]]''. The Fleet seeks a new home, the legendary home of the lost Thirteenth Tribe of [[Kobol (RDM)|Kobol]] - [[Earth (RDM)|Earth]].<br /><br />
 
The Cylons return forty years after their exile in a genocidal surprise attack. The Cylons annihilate the [[Colonial Fleet (RDM)|Colonial Fleet]] and billions of people, [[Fall of the Twelve Colonies|killing all but approximately 52,000 humans]].<ref>This number includes the approximately 50,000 survivors of the [[The Fleet (RDM)|Fleet]] as well as the survivors aboard ''[[Pegasus (RDM)|Pegasus]]'', which finds ''Galactica'' in season two of the Re-imagined Series.</ref> These survivors are [[Battle of Ragnar Anchorage|pursued]] by the Cylons, initially guarded only by a lone battlestar, ''[[Galactica (RDM)|Galactica]]''. The Fleet seeks a new home, the legendary home of the lost Thirteenth Tribe of [[Kobol (RDM)|Kobol]] - [[Earth (RDM)|Earth]].<br /><br />
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[[Image:3x11_Earth_Cylon_Centurion.JPG‎|left|thumb|An early Cylon is uncovered on Earth.]]
  
 
Through many trials and tribulations, despite great suffering and loss, the remnants of Colonial society eventually make it to [[Earth (RDM)|Earth]], where the revealed [[Final Five]] Cylons learn an essential secret of their nature: They are the last remaining remnant of the [[Thirteenth Tribe (RDM)|Thirteenth Tribe]]. An earlier generation of Cylons from Kobol, they colonized Earth only to make the same mistake the humans had - creating and mistreating their own set of Cylon servants. The resulting war left their home a radioactive wasteland.
 
Through many trials and tribulations, despite great suffering and loss, the remnants of Colonial society eventually make it to [[Earth (RDM)|Earth]], where the revealed [[Final Five]] Cylons learn an essential secret of their nature: They are the last remaining remnant of the [[Thirteenth Tribe (RDM)|Thirteenth Tribe]]. An earlier generation of Cylons from Kobol, they colonized Earth only to make the same mistake the humans had - creating and mistreating their own set of Cylon servants. The resulting war left their home a radioactive wasteland.
  
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Surviving through rediscovered [[Resurrection (RDM)|resurrection]] techniques, the Final Five make a 2,000 year relativistic journey to warn the [[Twelve Colonies (RDM)|Twelve Colonies]] to keep their Cylons close and to treat them well. They arrive too late, in the middle of the "[[Cylon War|First Cylon War]]"
  
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...and their solution to bring peace to Cylon and Humanity takes a turn that no one could have foreseen...
 
 
Surviving through rediscovered [[Resurrection (RDM)|resurrection]] techniques, the Final Five make a 2,000 year relativistic journey to warn the [[Twelve Colonies (RDM)|Twelve Colonies]] to keep their Cylons close and to treat them well. They arrive too late, in the middle of the "[[Cylon War|First Cylon War]]" ... and their solution to bring peace to Cylon and Humanity takes a turn that no one could have foreseen ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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Revision as of 03:10, 23 March 2009



This article discusses the Cylons of the Re-imagined Series. For the Cylons of the Original Series, see Cylons (TOS).

Part of the series on


The Cylons were created by Man.
They were created to make life easier on the Twelve Colonies.
And then the day came when the Cylons decided to kill their masters.
After a long and bloody struggle, an armistice was declared.
The Cylons left for another world to call their own.
A remote space station was built...
Where Cylon and human could meet and maintain diplomatic relations.
Every year, the Colonials send an officer...
The Cylons send no one.
No-one has seen or heard from the Cylons in over forty years...
---Opening text of the Battlestar Galactica Miniseries


Cylon War-era Centurions pilot a Raider.

In the Re-imagined Series, the robots known as the Cylons are a creation of the humanity. The Twelve Colonies of Kobol mistakenly believed they were the first to create them. The first Cylons were sentient[1] bipedal robots used primarily for dangerous work such as mining. Created long before the Articles of Colonization united the twelve sovereign governments, the Cylons were also used as soldiers to fight inter-colony wars.

Over the span of the re-imagined series, the term "Cylon" comes to refer to many types of artificial intelligent beings, be they robotic or biological.

For reasons unknown[2], some 52 years prior to the decommissioning of the Colonial battlestar Galactica,[3] the Cylons revolted against their masters, resulting in a costly and protracted twelve-year war between the machines and humans. Both Cylon and human took heavy tolls as Cylon basestars, Colonial battlestars, Raiders and Vipers clashed in many battles, with the Colonial offensive Operation Raptor Talon as the last battle.[4]

A modern Cylon Centurion.

Eventually, the two sides declared an armistice.[5] The Cylons become exiled from the Colonies to establish their own homeworld.

The unified worlds of the Colonies created a space station for maintaining diplomatic relations. However, the Cylons ignored this overture.

The Cylon hatred and envy of humanity ran deep within their programming.

In their exile, the Cylons continued in secret to work towards the destruction of the human race, devising an elaborate plan to wipe out the Twelve Colonies through nuclear bombardment, computer sabotage, infiltration and vast numbers of modernized battleships.

Humanoid Cylon models Twos, Fives and Sixes.

In addition to a modernized version of the original Cylon warrior, the cybernetic race now also exists in a humanoid form[6] used as the prime infiltrators in Colonial society. The humanoid Cylons can express joy, love, anger, and sadness, expressing genuine human behavior in almost every way.

The Cylons return forty years after their exile in a genocidal surprise attack. The Cylons annihilate the Colonial Fleet and billions of people, killing all but approximately 52,000 humans.[7] These survivors are pursued by the Cylons, initially guarded only by a lone battlestar, Galactica. The Fleet seeks a new home, the legendary home of the lost Thirteenth Tribe of Kobol - Earth.

An early Cylon is uncovered on Earth.

Through many trials and tribulations, despite great suffering and loss, the remnants of Colonial society eventually make it to Earth, where the revealed Final Five Cylons learn an essential secret of their nature: They are the last remaining remnant of the Thirteenth Tribe. An earlier generation of Cylons from Kobol, they colonized Earth only to make the same mistake the humans had - creating and mistreating their own set of Cylon servants. The resulting war left their home a radioactive wasteland.

Surviving through rediscovered resurrection techniques, the Final Five make a 2,000 year relativistic journey to warn the Twelve Colonies to keep their Cylons close and to treat them well. They arrive too late, in the middle of the "First Cylon War"

...and their solution to bring peace to Cylon and Humanity takes a turn that no one could have foreseen...

References

  1. This is noted by William Adama to his son Lee in the episode "Exodus, Part I".
  2. The planned spinoff series Caprica may have the answer to this question.
  3. Miniseries, Night 1. See also Galactica Museum.
  4. This battle is seen in a series of deleted scenes from the special episode "Razor" and the Razor Flashback webisodes.
  5. The armistice begins immediately as the events of Operation Raptor Talon conclude, as shown in episode 7 of the Razor Flashbacks.
  6. Episode 5 of the Razor Flashbacks strongly suggests that the Cylon project to transform themselves from the mechanical to the biological was already taking place at the time of the armistice, suggesting that the Cylons may have agreed to an armistice to keep their secret from being revealed.
  7. This number includes the approximately 50,000 survivors of the Fleet as well as the survivors aboard Pegasus, which finds Galactica in season two of the Re-imagined Series.