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Battle of the Resurrection Hub

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Battle of the Resurrection Hub
The Hub is blown..jpg
Conflict: Second Cylon War, Cylon Civil War
Date: Approx. 3 years after the Fall of the Twelve Colonies
Related Episode(s): The Hub
Sine Qua Non
Place: Sector Delta 9
Result: Decisive Colonial/Rebel Cylon victory
Destruction of the Resurrection Hub
Loss of Cylon resurrection capacity
One copy of Number Three unboxed
Combatants
Rebel Cylon faction
Detachment of Galactica's air wing
Cylon loyalists
Commanders
Rebel basestar command
Captain Karl Agathon
President Laura Roslin
Basestar command
Strength
Rebel basestar, at least 40 Vipers and several Raptors, at least 25 Heavy Raiders Resurrection Hub, 2 basestars, associated Raiders and Heavy Raiders
Materiel Losses
1 Raptor damaged, basestar damaged, several Vipers damaged or destroyed. Resurrection Hub, 2 basestars destroyed.
Casualties
8, including Eammon Pike, his ECO and Sandman. [1] Unknown, heavy
Battle Chronology
Previous Next
Battle of the Trinary Star System Battle of the Resurrection Hub Standoff Between Galactica and the Cylon Rebels


The Battle of the Resurrection Hub is a joint operation between Colonial forces and Cylon rebels to destroy the Cylon Resurrection Hub.

Background

After the Demetrius returns with the Cylon rebel leader Natalie, she proposes an alliance between the rebels and the Colonials. She offers the humans the chance to destroy the Cylon's central resurrection facility. In return she wants help to unbox Number Three and learn what she knows about the Final Five. In preparation, half of Galactica's air wing is transferred to the Rebel Basestar. However, before the plan can be put into action Sharon Agathon kills Natalie, believing to prevent her from taking away her daughter Hera as she saw in the dream of the Opera House. Simultaneously, Laura Roslin has the rebel Hybrid reconnected, who unexpectedly jumps the ship away (Guess What's Coming to Dinner?).

Battle

The Hybrid is determined to have panicked after sensing Natalie's death and jumped as a result. She follows the Hub with her jumps, still giving the combined force a chance to implement their plan. To prevent an early detection by the enemy, the Vipers are running with their engines and electronics cold, instead being towed by Heavy Raiders piloted by humanoid Cylons. The human pilots are initially very reluctant to fly alongside the Cylons and be so heavily dependent on them, but a Number Eight convinces them to place the same trust in her as they do in Sharon Agathon.

Once the cables are cut, the Vipers attack and a Raptor flown by Lieutenant Eammon Pike disables the Hub's FTL drive with two missiles, thus stranding it. Karl Agathon and the Eight then board the Hub in a Raptor to find Number Three, who has already been unboxed by Cavil and Boomer. They find her after she has killed Cavil and forced Boomer to run and take her to the Raptor and off the Hub. Meanwhile, the rebel basestar engages the two escort basestars, but Gaius Baltar is badly wounded when two missiles strike the ship. Once Three, Agathon and Number Eight are clear of the Hub, the Vipers launch several nuclear missiles into it, destroying it and both of its basestar escorts (The Hub).

Aftermath

With the Hub being vital to the functioning of all other resurrection ships and downloading facilities, the Cylons are now truly mortal, which is welcomed by the rebels, but feared by the mainstream of Cylon society. In addition, D'Anna Biers is the only Three left, since all other copies' consciousnesses were destroyed on the Hub. Resurrection is unable to be rebuilt as its a technology of the Final Five and only they know how to rebuild it. Unfortunately, the loss of resurrection made Cavil (who apparently was able to resurrect before the Hub was destroyed) send Boomer to kidnap Hera to find out how she came into being so his faction could continue through reproduction. His actions lead to the Battle of The Colony where Cavil and all of his forces finally fall to Galactica. Thanks to the destruction of the Resurrection Hub in this battle, the deaths of all of Cavil's faction are permanant. Among those who end up having permanant deaths as a result of the destruction of the Resurrection Hub are D'Anna (who eventually dies alone on Earth of unknown causes), Cavil himself, Boomer, Tory Foster and Samuel Anders.

Related Imagery

References

  1. The survivor count at the beginning of the episode "Revelations" suggests a total of 8 Colonial casualties, assuming no non-combat Fleet deaths.
Re-Imagined Series Colonial battles list
First Cylon War

Battle of Caprica | Fall of Djerba | Operation Clean Sweep | Battle of Sector 12 | Battle of Djerba | Ghost Fleet Offensive | Operation Raptor Talon | Battle of Tauron

Second Cylon War

Fall of the Twelve Colonies | Fall of the Scorpion Fleet Shipyards | Battle of Ragnar Anchorage | Battle of the Communications Relay | Caprica Insurrection | Skirmish over the Red Moon | Battle for the Tylium Asteroid | Battle of Kobol | Skirmish at the Farm | Great Cylon Turkey Shoot | Battle of the Resurrection Ship | Battle of the Asteroid Field | Battle of the Binary Star System | Battle of the Guardian basestar | Rescue on Caprica | Battle of New Caprica | Battle of NCD2539 | Battle of the Algae Planet | Battle of the Ionian Nebula



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