Joan Leyte

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Joan Leyte
Joan Leyte


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Colony Caprica
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Portrayed by Veena Sood
Joan Leyte is a Cylon
Joan Leyte is a Final Five Cylon
Joan Leyte is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Joan Leyte is an Original Series Cylon
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Joan Leyte is the minister of defense of Caprica who succeeded Minister Val Chambers following his murder in YR42, 58 years prior to the Fall of the Twelve Colonies. Minister Leyte awarded a long term Caprican Defense Department contract to Daniel Graystone after witnessing the successful test of the U-87 Cyber Combat Unit, dubbed the Cybernetic Life-Form Node ("Cylon"). Leyte held anti-Tauron beliefs, stating that "deceit is in their DNA" when noting that it was never their intention to take the contract to Vergis Corporation (CAP: "Pilot").

Leyte is later replaced by Sasha Patel after Graystone fails to meet the ministry's production schedule, and the contract is transferred to Graystone's rival, Tomas Vergis.  The government's embarrassment over the theft of Vergis' meta-cognitive processor also played a likely role in Leyte's removal (CAP: "End of Line" and "The Dirteaters").


Preceded by:
Val Chambers
Minister of Defense of Caprica Succeeded by:
Sasha Patel