Athena (TOS alternate)

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Depiction from Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #10.


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Athena is a Cylon
Athena is a Final Five Cylon
Athena is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Athena is an Original Series Cylon
Additional Information
Athena in the separate continuity
Athena in the primary continuity
Athena's depiction in the Maximum Press comic book series.

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

Berkley Novelizations

  • In the casino, when Cassiopeia storms away from Starbuck, Athena angrily hands him the room key and leaves as well. Later, Athena regrets not having stayed with Starbuck. She believes she could have made him forget about Cassiopeia.
  • In one of the subsequent books, it is said that Athena realizes that her brother Apollo is her father's favorite, and she is okay with it. She also accepts her role on the bridge partly because it's enough of a burden for her father to have to deal with Apollo's life being constantly in danger.

Dynamite Entertainment comics

Second Lieutenant Athena often handles Officer of the Watch during red shift, notably during the discovery of a quantum storm zone while Colonel Tigh leads a repair team on the old luxury liner Aridana (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #6).

She often trades barbs with Starbuck, which Adama diffuses with patriarchal aplomb (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #7).

Marvel Comics

  • Athena is featured in a story in issue #21. While in combat with Cylon Raiders, Athena's Viper vanishes. She is magically transported to a strange world inhabited by a humanoid named Res. In reality, Res is a shapeshifter in search of love. Apollo and Starbuck arrive to rescue Athena. Res reveals that he also brought Athena to the planet to help him transcend his mortal form. Athena fires a laser at Res at his request, and Res ascends to the next plane — his voice resonates from the grave as the Colonials leave and the planet explodes, assuring her that what Athena did was right. It should be noted that the Cylons they encountered were part of the illusion as well.

Maximum Press comics

  • 20 yahrens after the events of the original series, Athena is now a colonel and has moved on from Starbuck, despite the fact that Cassiopeia died yahrens earlier.
  • In The Enemy Within series, a Cylon humanoid named Ares joins the Colonial fleet with the intention of saboutage. Before doing so, he romances Athena and actually sleeps with her.