Battlestar Galactica: Personnel: Lt. Kara Thrace (Starbuck)

Name: Kara Thrace
Rank: Lieutenent
Callsign: Starbuck
Age: 26
Race: Unknown

Starbuck is an orphan from a Colonial War, her Homeworld and family are a mystery. Through a friendship made with the Adama family she joined the Colonial Force and quickly became known as “Starbuck” for her flying ability. However jokes are still made that the name implies something much more lewd, or refers to the gambling addiction she has.

Without a doubt Starbuck is the greatest human pilot in the Galaxy even exceeding the fame of her sometimes foster-father Commander Adama. Prior to the Second Cylon War she was to be arraigned on severe charges involving assaulting a superior officer. After the Cylon attack she was granted a reprieve by Commander Adama and led the defense wave that saved the “Galactica”.

Her relationship with Lee “Apollo” Adama is a mystery, but whether or not is was romantic, it was definitely strained following the death of Apollos younger brother. Starbuck feels a certain responsibility as she gave him passing marks even though he failed in his Trials.

Starbuck is a Viper pilot. If you were to meet Starbuck in a bar, she’d probably be gambling and chomping on her trademark Stogie.

Starbuck is played by Katee Sackhoff

 

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