Portal talk:Battlestar Galactica (RDM)/Characters

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If you're going to pull Showboat, at least replace her with a more "recurring" character (to fill out the square). --Steelviper 14:21, 29 August 2006 (CDT)

  • How about Socinus? Indrian 14:32, 29 August 2006 (CDT)
    • Anyway, I have added him. Indrian 14:38, 29 August 2006 (CDT)


I'm having trouble seeing the order that the characters are being arranged in. It all seems fine in the first row, where you have the seven main credits characters and then the three most important secondary characters. From there, the order seems fairly scattershot. Several of the characters do not feel especially important, at least not anymore, and where they appear in the order seems fairly random. The closest thing I can see to an order is that in general, they seem to appear in the order of their first appearance, although there are several ones placed in the entirely wrong place for that to be correct. Then there's just some exceptions that puzzle me: are Socinus and Crashdown really that much more important that Aaron Kelly and SImon? Or Tory, or Cain, both fairly important characters that will only increase in importance with Razor and Season Four.

I think this is a nice enough template, but it needs a little work. Maybe more inclusive, and a more discernible ordering would be nice. Alpha5099 01:16, 15 October 2007 (CDT)

Random... sounds about right. I'm not aware of any order. Feel free to impose order where you find chaos. As for character inclusion/exclusion... also feel free to debate that here and go with the consensus. At the time it was created, Cain was in all of a couple of episodes and didn't look to be returning. Her return for Razor might justify pushing her into the mix. Kelly... is likely gone for good now, and was prone to disappearances and ignoring, but I suppose the way he went out was as significant as Socinus or Crashdown.
Maybe we should try to establish criteria we're going by. It's hard to cover all the characters that may have been significant within their time, but won't be returning in future eps (Elosha, Billy, Crashdown). I guess ideally it'd cover the whole series (from beginning to end), but it's going to be hard to please everyone. {{Characters}} stays a bit more "current", and we might look at trying to sync the two templates... --Steelviper 03:17, 15 October 2007 (CDT)