Battlestar Galactica: Cultures: Biocylons

The biocylons are the pinnacle of Cylon achievement.The biocylons are the pinnacle of Cylon achievement. They are the very epitome of cyborg. During the truce between the Cylons and the Twelve Colonies, the Cylons were hard at work improving themselves; seeking a way to improve their intelligence, dexterity, and spirituality. They modeled their predecessors and creations after their own near perfect creators: humans. The Cylons created 12 models of cyborg that are physically identical to humans, down to the molecular level.

The biocylons are an organic machine. But they have a soul, or at least they think they do. And with that belief comes religion. Their religion is a blend of self-superiority, half truths and self righteous goals. As I said, they are almost exactly human. Their religion works on the belief that god has forsaken humans because of their inadequacies and need for conflict. So god’s new chosen people are the Biocylons. But in order to become closer to god, they must first exterminate those who have fallen from grace.

But some models of Biocylons have other methods of getting closer to god. Namely #6, who feels that having lots an lots of sex with artificial intelligence expert Dr Gias Baltar will also bring her to a higher level of ecstasy, err I mean enlightenment.

Biocylons are immortal. When they die, their consciousness is transferred to the nearest similar model, no matter the distance. This consciousness may also be transferred to another machine if its calibrated properly. Memories or consciousness can also routinely shared between similar models. This allows all of the Cylons to remain networked and informed. Certain kinds of radiation and/or fields can prevent this transfer of knowledge. This same interference also disrupts the neural pathways of the Biocylon, eventually killing it.

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There are twelve models of Biocylon. Which is coincidentally the number of human colonies. We’ve only seen four models so far. The top model looks like Boomer, but its unclear if the Boomer on the Galactica is a biocylon in hiding or if she is really a human. Some biocylons don’t even know that they are Biocylons. They were programmed with false memories and placed within human culture.

Their Cylon programming will surface when they are needed to backstab their former human friends. I’m sure that should be a lot of mental stress on the Biocylon, but I doubt the show will play much on it. Another quality that the models share is that they are all very charismatic or attractive. Nothing demonstrates this more then #6, who continues the recent trend of naming sexy cyborgs: “Six”.

Race Rating – Biocylon
Personality 1 (rancid butter) – 5 (cool dude) 2
Attractiveness 1 (requires paper bag) – 5 (Drop-dead-gorgeous) 5
Humour 1 (stomach-turning) – 5 (sidesplitting) 2
Dress Sense 1 (laughable) – 5 (hip) 5
Aggression 1 (big/little softy) – 5 (hard as nails) 5
1 (scumbag) – 5 (god) 4

Sad Geezer Race Rating (out of 30) = 23          

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