Zak Adama

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The article discusses the Re-imagined Series character with the name Zak Adama. For information on his Original Series counterpart, see Zac.
Zak Adama
Zak Adama


Colony Caprica
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Birth Name Zak Adama
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Introduced Miniseries
Death In a flight school accident roughly two years prior to the Cylon Attack.
Parents William and Carolanne Adama.
Siblings Lee Adama
Marital Status Was engaged to Kara Thrace
Family Tree View
Role Viper Pilot
Rank Lieutenant J.G
Serial Number {{{serial}}}
Portrayed by Tobias Mehler
Zak Adama is a Cylon
Zak Adama is a Final Five Cylon
Zak Adama is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Zak Adama is an Original Series Cylon
Additional Information
Zak Adama in the separate continuity
Zak Adama in the primary continuity
[[Image:|200px|Zak Adama]]

Zak Adama was the youngest son of William and Carolanne Adama and brother of Lee Adama.

A young William Adama with his sons Zak and Lee (Miniseries).

Adama endeavored to prove himself to his father by becoming a Viper pilot. (Miniseries) During his training, Adama became romantically involved with his flight instructor, Kara Thrace.

While Zak Adama questioned how he passed basic flight, he accepted it without further question when Thrace stated that she wouldn't have passed him if he didn't deserve it. He did not want any help from his father, and certainly not from Thrace.

In reality, Adama failed three critical manuevers during the last part of the basic flight training and (according to Thrace) had "no feel for flying" (Miniseries). Thrace cared for Zak Adama so deeply, however, that she felt that she couldn't be the one to crush his dreams, and passed him despite of his lack of skill.

Thrace and Adama were engaged to be married, but Adama was killed two years prior to the Fall of the Twelve Colonies. His death became a wedge between his brother and father until Thrace confessed her responsibility in the matter prior to a mission of her own which lead the Adamas to risk much in finding the missing Thrace ("Act of Contrition," "You Can't Go Home Again").

Family tree

William Adama Sr.
Isabelle Adama
Sam Adama
Evelyn Adama
Joseph Adama
Shannon Adama
Carolanne Adama
William "Bill" Adama
Tamara Adama
William "Willie" Adama
Zak Adama
Lee Adama
Anastasia Dualla


Kara Thrace's photo with Zak (left), Lee (right) and herself (Middle) in the Miniseries.
  • Zak Adama is first seen in a photograph in the Miniseries, where he is played by Clarke Hudson. His role was recast for the series.
  • Unlike his Original Series counterpart, Zac, Zak Adama is deceased before the events of the Miniseries, while Zac survives into the first third of the Original Series pilot, "Saga of a Star World".
  • Notably missing from the parallel existence of the Adama brothers in the Re-imagined Series and brothers Captain Apollo and Zac in the Original Series is the character of Athena, sibling of Apollo and Zac. The series creators determined that there wasn't a clear reason to recreate a parallel of Athena for the Re-imagined Series. As of Season 3, Athena has been taken on as the new callsign for Sharon Agathon.