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'''Perry''' is a young man with some flying experience as a boonie 'jumper who is selected as a candidate pilot ("[[nugget]]") for Viper training under the command of Lieutenant [[Kara Thrace]].
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     |birthname=Donald Perry
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     |death= [[The Hand of God (RDM)|The Hand of God]]
 
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     |role= Viper Pilot Cadet, [[Battlestar (RDM)|Battlestar]] ''[[Galactica (RDM)|Galactica]]'' (KIA)
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     |role= Viper pilot, [[Galactica type battlestar|battlestar]] ''[[Galactica (RDM)|Galactica]]''
     |rank= Cadet
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     |rank= Sergeant
     |actor= [http://us.imdb.com/M/person-exact?+Terry+Chen Terry Chen]
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== Biography ==
 
  
Perry is a young man in his early 20s, who is selected from relative obscurity to become one of ''[[Galactica|Galactica's]]'' first intake of trainee pilots after 7 experienced pilots are killed in a freak accident ([[Act of Contrition]]).
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Sergeant '''Donald Perry''' is a young man selected as a candidate pilot ([[nugget]]) for Viper training under Lieutenant [[Kara Thrace|Thrace]], and is given the callsign "Chuckles".
  
Once on the ''Galactica'' he finds himself under the command of Kara Thrace for training, alongside nugget pilots [[Brendan Constanza]] and [[Louanne Katraine]], with whom he forms a friendship.
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Because he had some flying experience as a boonie jumper, Perry is selected from relative obscurity to become one of ''[[Galactica (RDM)|Galactica]]'''s first intake of trainee pilots after 13 experienced pilots are killed in a freak accident ([[TRS]]: "[[Act of Contrition]]").
  
Thrown in at the deep end-- flying [[Viper (RDM)|Vipers]] on their very first day of training, none of the nuggets perform particularly well. This leads to the entire intake initially being washed out by Thrace, prior to being reinstated on the orders of Commander [[William Adama]].
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Once on ''Galactica'' he finds himself commanded by Kara Thrace, and forms friendships with fellow nugget pilots [[Brendan Costanza]] and [[Louanne Katraine]].
  
==Death==
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Thrown into immediately flying [[Viper (RDM)|Vipers]] because of the absence of flight simulators, none of the nuggets perform particularly well. This leads Thrace to wash out the entire class, but she reverses herself on orders from Commander [[William Adama|Adama]].
  
Perry is selected to fly in with [[Lee Adama]] during a [[Battle for the Tylium Asteroid|raid]] as part of Strike Force Two to secure [[tylium]] desposits from the Cylons ([[The Hand of God (RDM)|The Hand of God]]). He is killed during the operation when an anti-aircraft bullet pierces his cockpit and pressure suit.
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Perry is selected to fly [[Viper 4267]] in with [[Lee Adama]] during a [[Battle for the Tylium Asteroid|raid on a Cylon tylium refinery]] as part of Strike Force Two. He is killed during the operation when an anti-aircraft bullet pierces both his Viper's cockpit and his [[flight suit]] ([[TRS]]: "[[The Hand of God (RDM)|The Hand of God]]").
  
Chuckles is later mentioned (and confirmed dead) during a conversation between Captain Adama and Captain Thrace as they talk about other pilots that have died ([[Scar]]).
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Chuckles is later mentioned during a conversation between Captains Adama and Thrace about the pilots who have died, and is included in Thrace's toast to fallen comrades before the pilots in the rec room ([[TRS]]: "[[Scar]]").
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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*After Lee Adama's defection to the [[Laura Roslin faction]], Commander Adama considers a pilot named Perry to replace him as [[CAG]], before ultimately settling on [[George Birch]]. Because of his death in "[[The Hand of God (RDM)|The Hand of God]]", the "Perry" mentioned in "[[Home, Part I]]" has to be a different pilot altogether.
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* Perry's first name and final rank at time of death are derived from [[:Image:Viper7961 handofgod.jpg|this high-resolution screenshot]] from "[[The Hand of God (RDM)|The Hand of God]]", which matches with his [[:Image:Chuckles nameplate - watermarked.jpg|much clearer nameplate]] from the production.
  
After Lee Adama's defection to the [[Laura Roslin faction]], commander [[William Adama]] considers a pilot named Perry to replace him as [[CAG]], before ultimately settling on [[George Birch]]. Because of his death in "[[The Hand of God (RDM)|The Hand of God]]", it seems likely that the "Perry" mentioned in "[[Home, Part I]]" is a different pilot altogether.
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Latest revision as of 15:12, 12 April 2012

Donald Perry
Donald Perry

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Age
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Birth place {{{birthplace}}}
Birth Name Donald Perry
Birth Date {{{birthdate}}}
Callsign Chuckles
Nickname {{{nickname}}}
Introduced Act of Contrition
Death The Hand of God
Parents
Siblings
Children
Marital Status
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Role Viper pilot, battlestar Galactica
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number {{{serial}}}
Portrayed by Terry Chen
Donald Perry is a Cylon
Donald Perry is a Final Five Cylon
Donald Perry is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Donald Perry is an Original Series Cylon
Additional Information
Donald Perry in the separate continuity
[[Image:|200px|Donald Perry]]


Sergeant Donald Perry is a young man selected as a candidate pilot (nugget) for Viper training under Lieutenant Thrace, and is given the callsign "Chuckles".

Because he had some flying experience as a boonie jumper, Perry is selected from relative obscurity to become one of Galactica's first intake of trainee pilots after 13 experienced pilots are killed in a freak accident (TRS: "Act of Contrition").

Once on Galactica he finds himself commanded by Kara Thrace, and forms friendships with fellow nugget pilots Brendan Costanza and Louanne Katraine.

Thrown into immediately flying Vipers because of the absence of flight simulators, none of the nuggets perform particularly well. This leads Thrace to wash out the entire class, but she reverses herself on orders from Commander Adama.

Perry is selected to fly Viper 4267 in with Lee Adama during a raid on a Cylon tylium refinery as part of Strike Force Two. He is killed during the operation when an anti-aircraft bullet pierces both his Viper's cockpit and his flight suit (TRS: "The Hand of God").

Chuckles is later mentioned during a conversation between Captains Adama and Thrace about the pilots who have died, and is included in Thrace's toast to fallen comrades before the pilots in the rec room (TRS: "Scar").

Notes