Starbuck (1880)

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Introduced Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 1
Marital Status Married to Lady Athena
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Role Former Warrior of the Colonial Empire
Rank Former Flight-Lieutenant, but re-instated as Major following the battle at Gamoray
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Starbuck is a Cylon
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Concept Art Incentive Cover for Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 1.
Art: Sergio Fernandez Davila

For the canonical character from whom this depiction is based, see: Starbuck (TOS).
For other separate continuities from other comics and novelization sources, see: Starbuck (TOS alternate).

Starbuck is a former Warrior of the Colonial Empire, serving under Crown Prince Apollo to whom Starbuck owes a life debt.

Ovion Wars and Desertion

Following the end of the Ovion Wars, he leaves the service of the Colonial Empire under mysterious circumstances, of which there are many rumors given he leaves the fleet following the Battle of Carillion. One such story told by Starbuck to Athena notes of his warning Adama that Baltar has his own designs of power, and that the Quorum itself is not to be trusted given the summary disappearance of two Warriors saved by Baltar following Carillion: Boomer and Jolly (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 2).

However, the ultimate reason for his departure is his love for Athena and Adama's ultimatum: forget about Athena or leave (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 4).

Pirate Life

Following his departure from Colonial life, he becomes a trader of ill-repute around the border world of Rising Star, alongside of whom is a co-pilot Daggit by the name of Muffit.

After the disappearance of Apollo during the Cylonic suicide attack on Caprica, Fleet Admiral Tigh informs Lady Athena about Starbuck's location there, believing that Starbuck would be the only person who could find Apollo.

Starbuck, in the meantime, places himself as a target for the dueling Queens of Rising Star: Cassiopeia and Sheba. This is due to his penchant for romancing and playing both sides against the middle.

As a result of taking money for a job that he did not complete, he is able to make special modifications to his aethership Starchaser (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 1).

Search for Apollo

Following recruitment by Athena to search for Apollo, Starbuck finds himself fleeing Rising Star and his ship damaged, setting down on the remains of Carillion and the discovery that the Ovions had survived. Much to his consternation, Athena offers herself to the Ovions in order to secure their assistance against Baltar and the Cylonics (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 3).

Starbuck later saves the life of Apollo following Apollo and the prisoners' escape from Helia, and reconciles with Apollo immediately following (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 3).


Starbuck lends assistance on the assault upon Gamoray by selling himself into bonded servitude to Cassiopeia and Sheba, thereby securing the pirates' assistance.

After Starbuck delivers Athena to the surface of Gamoray in the attempt to stop Iblis from assuming control of the Cylonics, he tells a wounded Apollo the truth on why he left, and how it related to his true feelings about Athena.

Following the victory against the Cylonics, Starbuck convinces the Queens to release him from servitude and reveals his true feelings for Athena, which lead into their marriage and his re-instatement as Major in the Colonial Empire (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 4).