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Noel Allison

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For other individuals that share the same last name, see: Allison.
Noel Allison
Noel Allison

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Role Viper pilot, battlestar Galactica
Rank Lieutenant
Serial Number 978293[1]
Portrayed by Sebastian Spence
Noel Allison is a Cylon
Noel Allison is a Final Five Cylon
Noel Allison is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Noel Allison is an Original Series Cylon
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Noel Allison in the separate continuity
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Noel "Narcho" Allison is a senior Viper pilot on the battlestar Pegasus, who later transfers to Galactica after the destruction of Pegasus at the Battle of New Caprica.

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Before the Discovery of the Thirteenth Colony

He accompanies Admiral Helena Cain's delegation to Galactica, and shows off his 48 kill markers to fellow pilots Margaret "Racetrack" Edmondson and Kara "Starbuck" Thrace that earn him scorn from the latter.

Allison also participates in the briefing about the mysterious Cylon ship, and scoffs at Kara Thrace's suggestion to use the Blackbird for the forthcoming recon mission on the Cylon vessel (TRS: "Pegasus").

Allison is later part of the group of Pegasus alert vipers that launch in response to Galactica's Viper squadron launch. Allison assumes the role of flight leader while their CAG, Cole "Stinger" Taylor, is preparing for the Raptor recon mission.

During the Viper engagement, Allison tangles with Galactica pilot Kat, though neither fires a shot (TRS: "Resurrection Ship, Part I").

After Pegasus's destruction, he continues as a Viper pilot on Galactica, participating in the botched training mission that leads to Kara Thrace's removal from flight status by Galactica's CAG, Lee Adama. He is also present when Brendan "Hot Dog" Costanza suggests "Athena" as Sharon Agathon's callsign (TRS: "Torn").

His name is shown among the active pilots on Galactica's duty roster in "The Passage" under recently deceased squadron leader Louanne "Kat" Katraine.

During a flight briefing, Allison vocally announces the fact the Fleet has gone 49 consecutive days without a Cylon encounter, earning him a witty retort from Thrace regarding his flying skills (TRS: "A Day in the Life").

Two weeks after Kara Thrace's death, Allison is present during the daily mission brief conducted by Lee "Apollo" Adama, immediately prior to his being taken off flight status and replaced with Karl "Helo" Agathon as CAG (TRS: "The Son Also Rises").

During Lee Adama's retirement party, Allison prompts Adama to hold a speech, combined with a drinking ritual where Adama has to drink a shot of ambrosia with each toast (TRS: "Six of One").

Post-Thirteenth Colony and the Mutiny

Allison assists Felix Gaeta with his mutiny aboard Galactica by arming a number of civilians with stolen munitions on C-deck. When Kara "Starbuck" Thrace demanding to know why he was in charge, he brusquely tells her to evacuate with the others. After the mutiny is nearly complete, Allison is flying CAP with Brendan "Hot Dog" Costanza when Gaeta orders him to use deadly force to stop the Raptor with Laura Roslin and Gaius Baltar aboard, in order to prevent the Raptor from landing aboard the rebel basestar (TRS: "The Oath").

After learning that Roslin is aboard the Raptor, Costanza refuses to fire, forcing Allison to launch a missile at the Raptor, which misses its target and hits the baseship. The Raptor makes it to the baseship, and Allison breaks off the attack. He is later assigned command of a firing squad ordered to kill Admiral William Adama, showing some reluctance though he goes through with it. Before the execution can be carried out, Adama is rescued by Lee Adama, Saul Tigh, Sharon Agathon, and Aaron Kelly; Allison is forced at gunpoint by Tigh to report Adama dead and seems a bit relieved not to have to go through with the execution. Adama convinces the Marines to join him in retaking the ship, however Allison refuses stating that while he highly respects Adama, he hates the Cylons and won't serve under someone who won't fight them; Adama orders him tied up rather than killed as Tigh wants (TRS: "Blood on the Scales").

After the rebellion is put down, Allison is presumably incarcerated on the Astral Queen with the other mutineers. Weeks later, Admiral Adama offers the mutineers their freedom in exchange for participating in what is almost a suicide mission to rescue Hera Agathon from John Cavil's forces, although Allison's participation in this battle is unknown ("Daybreak, Part I"; "Daybreak, Part II").

Notes

  • This character is identified as "Narcho" in the podcast for the episode "Resurrection Ship, Part I", however, he is not listed in the ending credits for that episode.
  • His real name was supplied by Bradley Thompson.
  • This character was apparently the first choice as Felix Gaeta's partner, according to the writer commentary for part one of "The Face of the Enemy" webisodes.
  • Given his comment that he has always respected Adama, he likely respected him even when under Cain's command and was just following orders when he tangled with his pilots during the standoff between Galactica and Pegasus.

References

  1. This information is from his dogtags.


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