Xam

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Xam
Xam
Xam as depicted in Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #9.

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Xam is a Cylon
Xam is a Final Five Cylon
Xam is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Xam is an Original Series Cylon
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Xam in the separate continuity
Xam in the primary continuity
Xam
Xam as depicted in Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #6.


Xam is Starbuck's flight engineer aboard Galactica.

Starbuck credits Xam with continually repairing and maintaining his Viper, regardless of what Starbuck's subjects the craft to. In return, Starbuck trains Xam on his laser pistol marksmanship (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #6).

Following the return from a recon patrol into an unnamed quantum storm zone, Starbuck's Viper is charged with high-stating energon fields—otherwise known as void lightning—and Xam is struck. Unbeknownst to anyone at that time, this activates and enhances latent psionic abilities to those of a delta-class telepath (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #6 & #9).

Xam rectifies the power-dead issues in the launch bays, which had been caused by the discharge of void lightning from Red Flight's Vipers (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #6).

Xam's recurring dreams of Earth are able to manifest, affecting a great many people in the Fleet due to the energies of the Storm Zone, which some (including Adama) believe without question (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #7#9).

After entering the Storm Zone and scanning a mysterious artifact, Athena directs Apollo and Starbuck to Xam's hab-pod, #13. It is there that they discover Xam's psionic potential, and he is remanded to the evaluation under Doctor Salik.

Xam, uncertain about what is real, uses his psionic powers to ward off a pursuing Cylon task force by projecting an overwhelming force of battlestars within the storm. The Cylons retreat, but Xam's mind is burned out in the process, which affects Starbuck greatly (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #9).

Notes

  • As with most characters introduced in Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 2 #6, Xam's depiction changes between illustrators. In #6, he is introduced as a bald man with facial hair and side burns. In a later appearance starting in #8, he is depicted as a man with a full head of hair and a mustache.