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Tigh (TOS-DE alternate)

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Tigh
Tigh
Tigh as seen in Dynamite Comics' Battlestar Galactica: Folly of the Gods.

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Tigh is a Colonial serving in the Colonial Military during the last stages of the Thousand Yahren War and the lone battlestar Galactica's executive officer following the Cylon Holocaust.

The Thousand Yahren War

As a Viper pilot aboard battlestar Rylon in 7322, he and wingman Captain Adama are the first Warriors on site during the attack on Umbra, Caprica.

As they attempt to fight off phalanxes of Cylon Raider, Adama is shot down and crash-lands into the Thorn forest near Umbra. Before crashing, Adama orders Tigh to return to Rylon for reinforcements. He does so, and is able to secure a medi-ship to pick up both Adama and the young orphaned child whom saved his life (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #1).

The Path to Earth

In the aftermath of the Nebula Ambush, Tigh leads a damage control team to the luxury craft Ariadna, a ship whose engines are failing and leaving Athena to determine the next steps as to planning a future evacuation of the craft's passengers. After nursing the ship back to health, Tigh and his team return to Galactica after escaping into the storm zone, committing himself to keeping Ariadna operational for as long as possible (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #7). During the travel through the storm zone, Tigh and Apollo find themselves at odds over Adama's decline, particularly when Adama fervently professes his belief that Earth truly lies at the center of the storm zone (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #8).

After egressing from the storm zone, Tigh tells Adama that a nearby star cluster will allow for varied opportunities for orbital concealment, so that the Fleet may lie low and resupply—and for a possible three-point strike against their pursuers, should they need to fight. However, Tigh and his damage control team return to Ariadna to address the engine issue, while Adama enlists the assistance of Dr. Madusa due to Adama's desire to abdicate command of the Fleet. In doing so, he feels that Tigh's the backbone of the Fleet in his role as executive officer, and that Tigh is far too much a warrior and not enough of a statesperson to be the commander, a belief that makes Adama feel like he's standing over judgment of his loyal friend (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #10).

Col. Tigh tells Capt. Apollo to abandon the defense of Ariadna and defend the rest of the Fleet (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #11).

As the ship can no longer be nursed back to working order, its crew and passenger compliment are evacuated during the defense of Ariadna. Tigh and his repair crew are cut off from the last evacuation shuttle, becoming resolute in their willingness to sacrifice themselves by turning Ariadna into a bomb and using it against the single basestar pursuing them. Fortunately, Adama recovers his confidence, buoyed by the sacrifice of his friend, and brings Galactica herself into direct confrontation with the baseship. This permits a rescue shuttle to recover Tigh and his contingent, and Ariadna gives its life for the Fleet — without any further human sacrifice (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #11).

Tigh assumes command of Galactica following Adama's incapacitation due to transit through a mysterious black hole (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #1). During this time, Tigh participates in deliberations over Lucifer's request for sanctuary against the Meclons. Despite his distaste for the Cylons, he coordinates efforts on defense between Lucifer's Cylons and the Colonial Warriors, including Baltar's efforts to integrate Cylon programming into Vipers (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #3 & #4).

Tigh is pleased at Adama's recovery and stops Apollo from shooting Adama following Apollo's realization that Iblis possesses him (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #5).