|Introduced||Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 1|
|Jolly is a Cylon|
|Jolly is a Final Five Cylon|
|Jolly is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Jolly is an Original Series Cylon|
|@ BW Media|
- For the canonical character from whom this depiction is based, see: Jolly (TOS).
- For other separate continuities from other comics and novelization sources, see: Jolly (TOS alternate).
Jolly is a former Warrior of the Colonial Empire during the Ovion Wars, serving alongside Flight-Lieutenant Starbuck at that time.
Along with many others during the Ovion Wars, Jolly becomes the recipient of Baltar's prosthetic technology, saving his life. Due to this, he is summarily exiled by the Quorum following Baltar's failed power grab, and quickly recaptured by Baltar for enslavement.
Alongside fellow exile Boomer, Jolly is kept aboard the aetherprison Proteus and tasked to mine ores for Baltar's weapons of mass destruction.
Following the destruction of Caprica by Baltar's Cylonics, Crown Prince Apollo is abducted and brought to Proteus, where Boomer and Jolly are both recruited to assist Apollo in his escape attempt with the promise of being reintegrated into the nobility of the Colonial Empire (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 1).
Eventually escaping from the prison planet Helia, Jolly uncovers the ability to hook into the Cylonic Centurion via his prosthetics and into the Cylonic hivemind, intercepting Lu-c-fer's order to recall all Cylonic forces to Gamoray following the engagement with Galactica at Gemini. While en route to Gamoray, Jolly uncovers Baltar's plan to use a human brain to run the Cylonic Centurions, as it would require five Cylonic punchcard brains to operate the Centurion giants (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 3). Using this information, Jolly participates in the attack on Gamoray by commandeering a Cylonic Centurion to wreak havoc on Gamoray while the babbage computer is destroyed.
Due to the long period of time hooked into the Cylonic consciousness, neither he nor Boomer fully recovers, their minds subsumed by Cylonic code (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 4).