Apollo (TOS alternate)

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Apollo from Dynamite Entertainment's Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #4.


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Apollo is a Cylon
Apollo is a Final Five Cylon
Apollo is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Apollo is an Original Series Cylon
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Apollo in the primary continuity

This article covers the various depictions of Apollo from the tie-in novelizations, comic books, and other media.

Dynamite Entertainment comics


During his teenage years in 7328, Apollo first meets Starbuck following Starbuck's attempt to secure Flight-Major Adama's sponsorship to the Academy. Starbuck does not react well to Adama's rejection and, witnessing this, an incensed Apollo pursues Starbuck on his turbocycle and challenges the orphan to a race near the treacherous Mount Colicos: if Starbuck loses, he leaves Adama and his family alone, but if Starbuck wins Apollo is to convince his father to be Starbuck's sponsor. The race turns badly, destroying both cycles and being rescued by a irritated Adama, but results in a life-long friendship (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #1).

Sometime after entering the Academy, Apollo is stranded in a desert after a training exercise went wrong and is reported dead. Upon Apollo's return, Starbuck (who quits the Academy believing his friend to be dead) punches Apollo in the nose, forcing Zac to intercede by pulling Starbuck away from Apollo. After calming down, Starbuck and Apollo promise each other that, were they to both become Warriors, they would not mourn each other if the worst transpired. As this promise was extracted, Starbuck returns to the Academy (Classic Battlestar Galactica #2).

As a lieutenant aboard Galactica, he is assigned to oversee Starbuck, Boomer, and other new graduates as part of Blue Squadron in 7335 (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #1). After Starbuck is framed for the murder of an ex-girlfriend, Kandi Trieste, by Osiris' daughter Diana, Apollo secures the assistance of a willing tylium trader named Baltar in order to rescue Starbuck from certain death (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #3).

With Osiris and Diana subsequently unveiled as traitors working for the Cylons, and Starbuck's name cleared, Apollo is rewarded with a promotion to Captain by President Adar (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #4).


After the immediate exodus from their homeworlds, Apollo and his strike team of Lieutenants Boomer and Starbuck are tasked with recovering ancient Sagittarian texts that may help in their search for Earth. Located upon an outermost planet of their home solar system, the strike team utilizes Vipers equipped with stealth drives to approach the major city on Maytoria, but this results in catastrophe and forces Apollo to leave behind Boomer and Starbuck, believing them to be dead (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 #1).

Serina attempts to comfort Apollo fail as he resists, recalling his promise to Starbuck during their Academy days, and voicing his belief that were he to start mourning for all those who have lost their lives he would never recover (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 #2).

While his friends are later found to be alive (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 #4), he would later mourn Serina's death and assumes the role of Boxey's step-father (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #3).

Following the Battle at Galaxy's Edge, Apollo and Starbuck happen across a fight between Cylon forces while on reconnaissance near the planet Burania, leading to the discovery of an effective Cylon-created biological agent known as the nano-cybrid (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1).

In a separate, later incident, Apollo leads a recon probe consisting of Boomer, Sheba and Starbuck to an unknown planet following their entrance into an unknown universe via a black hole (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #1).

They discover a congregation of survivors lead by Baltar and hunted by Meclons. Upon discovering Iblis is somehow involved, Apollo finds himself receiving Adama's telepathic calls for help, prompting his contingent return to Galactica via stolen Meclon Raiders (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #2#4).

Returning to Galactica, he enters Adama's mind and finds Iblis. Believing him vanquished, Apollo leads Adama into consciousness, only to discover that Iblis has somehow possessed his father. With additional help, Apollo helps his father expel Iblis' control that, in turn, allows the Seraphs to appear and guide the Fleet out of Iblis' universe (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #5).

By 7358, Apollo receives a promotion to Major and still lives with a teenage Boxey, who expresses his desire to become a Warrior as he becomes eligible for training (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #1#5).

The Many Deaths of Apollo

Commander Adama makes his pledge to honor his son's sacrifice during the memorial service (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #6). Featured also is a memorial to Glen A. Larson, Battlestar Galactica's creator.
Commander Adama makes his pledge to honor his son's sacrifice during the memorial service (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #6). Featured also is a memorial to Glen A. Larson, Battlestar Galactica's creator.

Following the discovery of the long-lost ship Taurella and the psionic Countess Sephoni, Major Apollo leads a recon flight to the coordinates that she divined were of Earth. The divination had been uncovered as a trick by the Cylons, leading to both wingmen's deaths and his subsequent injury and capture by the Cylons (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #1#2).

Apollo is written off for dead by Commander Adama, leaving the crew, family and friends in various degrees of mourning. Captain Starbuck takes it poorly, nearly killing Sephoni in the process before being subdued by security and after a stern talking to by Adama—expressly forbidding Starbuck from pursuing any search-and-rescue attempts (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #2#3).

The gifted psionic Xam divines Apollo's presence and, with a clandestine team lead by Starbuck, Athena and Sephoni, recover Apollo. Upon his return, Dr. Salik discovers a micro-fissure within Apollo's head caused by the trauma of the battle, thus rendering him unable to actively serve on the front lines (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #3#4). In order to reduce the risk of a stroke-event or brain hemorrhage, he is assigned to duty in core command and has a tumultuous time adjusting to the new role, despite assistance by Sergeant Omega and Doctor Madusa (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #5).

Apollo's return allows the Cylon super basestar to track the Fleet, resulting in a pitched and fierce battle for the fate of humanity the likes not experienced for yahrens. During the pitched battle, Apollo and Athena work in tandem to organize the civilian ships' escape, while Sephoni divines a weakness in the super basestar's shielding that would allow a well-placed fusion missile to make its kill. Unable to communicate this due to Cylon jamming, Apollo makes the fateful decision to embark on his last Viper mission to deliver the kill-shot.

After making this kill, the basestar's explosion damages his Viper's controls, inexorably locking him into a collision course with a nearby star and sealing his fate. Outliving him are his father Adama and his sister Athena (Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #6).

Marvel Comics

Apollo meets Serina and Boxey in the foothills near Adama's home, along with a group of other survivors of the Cylons' attack on Caprica (Annihilation!).

Apollo is the eldest son of Adama and Ila, serving aboard Adama's battlestar Galactica alongside his siblings, Athena and Zac.

Apollo joins Zac on his ill-fated recon patrol, believing that the armistice would result in reduction of the Warrior corps via liesuron. Apollo detects an empty Cylon tanker, uncovering a mass of Cylon raiders and leading to a pursuit that ends with Zac losing an engine, and inevitably his life after Apollo relents to Zac's pleas to leave him behind, so the Colonial Fleet could be forewarned about the Cylons' deception.

Apollo later reports to his father, learning of Zac's death just short of the fleet, and later escorts his father to their burned-out family home on Caprica, leading to his first meeting with Serina and Boxey in the nearby foothills (Annihilation!).