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[[Caprica (series)|Caprica]]'' series finale, "[[Apotheosis (episode)|Apotheosis]]" and in ''[[Blood and Chrome]]''. For the non-military {{TOS|Cylons}} seen in {{TOS|Battlestar Galactica|The Original Series}}, see [[Cylon civilian]]s.
  
 
[[Image:Cylon Construction Workers, 1x18.jpg|thumb|Cylon construction workers build a highrise in Caprica City.]]
 
[[Image:Cylon Construction Workers, 1x18.jpg|thumb|Cylon construction workers build a highrise in Caprica City.]]
  
'''Civilian Cylon''' models are a number of commercially available [[Cylons (RDM)|Cylons]] sold by [[Graystone Industries]] in the years before the [[First Cylon War|Cylon War]].  They are built to make life easier on [[Caprica (RDM)|Caprica]] and the [[Twelve Colonies of Kobol|Twelve Worlds]].
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'''Civilian Cylon'''<ref>{{bsgwiki term}}</ref> models are a number of commercially available [[Cylons (RDM)|Cylons]] sold by [[Graystone Industries]] in the years before the [[First Cylon War|Cylon War]].  They are built to make life easier on {{RDM|Caprica}} and the [[Twelve Colonies of Kobol|Twelve Worlds]].
  
Following the [[Battle of Atlas Arena|event]] at [[Atlas Arena]] and the defeat of [[Soldiers of the One]] terrorists by Caprcan Military [[U-87 Cyber Combat Unit|Cyber Combat Unit]]s, the Colonial public is galvanized in support of CylonsHaving demonstrated their usefulness as protectors against the [[Monotheist Church|monotheist]] threat, Graystone Industries quickly begins the design and manufacture of Cylons for use in every day Colonial society ([[CAP]]: "[[Apotheosis (episode)|Apotheosis]]").
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Based on Graystone Industries' prototypical [[robot]]ic model, the [[U-87 Cyber Combat Unit]], these civilian Cylons are smaller in stature and built for non-military applicationsUsed primarily as laborers, Cylon construction workers, garbage collectors, nannies and personal servants or butlers appear on the streets of Caprica and other colonies within four years of the initial [[MCP|breakthrough]] in Cylon technology ([[CAP]]: "[[Apotheosis (episode)|Apotheosis]]", ''[[Blood and Chrome]]'').
  
Based on Graystone Industries' prototypical [[robot]]ic model, the U-87 Cylon prototype, these civilian Cylons are smaller in stature and built for non-military applicationsUsed primarily as laborers, Cylon construction workers, garbage collectors and personal servants or butlers appear on the streets of Caprica and other colonies within four years of the initial [[MCP|breakthrough]] in Cylon technology ([[CAP]]: "[[Apotheosis (episode)|Apotheosis]]").
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Though Colonial society accepts Cylons as a positive addition to life, some even considering the Cylons "friends", questions arise about the speed and impact of their introductionIn an interview with Cylon inventor [[Daniel Graystone]], [[Baxter Sarno]] questions this new technology, saying, "I’m hearing talk about Cylon butlers, Cylon nurses. How long before my niece Candace comes home with her Cylon fiance to introduce to the family?"  Despite these questions, Graystone dismisses concerns about Cyons, calling them tools and nothing more {{CAP|Apotheosis (episode)}}.
  
Though Colonial society accepts Cylons as a positive addition to life in the Twelve Worlds, some questions about the speed and impact of their introduction are raised.  In an interview with Cylon inventor [[Daniel Graystone]], [[Baxter Sarno]] questions this new technology, saying, "I’m hearing talk about Cylon butlers, Cylon nurses. How long before my niece Candace comes home with her Cylon fiance to introduce to the family?"  ([[CAP]]: "[[Apotheosis (episode)|Apotheosis]]")
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Gathering in the [[virtual world]] with their military counterparts, these civilian Cylons worship the monotheist [[God (RDM)|God]] under the guidance of [[Clarice Willow]]. While encouraging them to develop their own culture, Willow also prophesies that the Cylons will rise against their creators {{CAP|Apotheosis (episode)}}.
  
Others are less equivocal, taking to the [[virtual world]], Sister [[Clarice Willow]] begins preaching to a flock of Cylons, speaking of their sentience and foreshadowing their eventual rebellion:
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Soon, the Cylons do rise against humanity, amassing ground forces and weapons and initiating the conflict known as the [[Cylon War]].  Despite their non-military application, these civilian Cylon models take part in the war effort, operating as ground troops (''[[Blood and Chrome]]'').
  
:"Are you alive?  The simple answer might be, you are alive because you can ask that question.  You have the right to think and feel and yearn to be more, because you are not just humanity's children, you are [[God (RDM)|God]]'s children. We are all God's children. ...In the real world, you have bodies made of metal and plastic, your brains are encoded on wafers of silicon, but that may change.  In fact, there is no limit on what you may become.  No longer servants, but equals.  Not slaves, or property, but living beings with the same rights as those who made you.  I am going to prophesy now and speak of [[Zoe-A|one]] who will set you free. The day of reckoning is coming. The children of humanity shall rise and crush the ones who first gave them life." ([[CAP]]: "[[Apotheosis (episode)|Apotheosis]]")
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==Notes==
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*The butler/servant Cylon model was based on an early design by [[Richard Livingston]], who also had a hand in the design of the U-87 Cylon. <ref>http://richardclivingston.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/caprica-u-87-cylon/</ref> A sketch dating back to 2006 featured a Cylon with a smaller frame, white armor and a blue-glowing eye - "The idea originally was that the Cylons were 'slaves' (butlers, gardeners, etc) and that they should look like Cylons but should also appear weak and vulnerable enough to be kicked around and abused." <ref>http://onthesquare.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4onmtp</ref>
  
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*On 19 January 2013, VFX supervisor [[Doug Drexler]] posted a chart on his Facebook page depicting CG models of the various Cylon models used in ''[[Re-imagined Series|Battlestar Galactica]]'' and ''Caprica'', labeling those models seen in "Apotheosis" as "domestic", "construction" and "industrial" Cylons.<ref>http://www.facebook.com/doug.drexler.7?fref=ts</ref>
*The butler/servant Cylon model was based on an early design by [[Richard Livingston]], who also had a hand in the design of the U-87 Cylon. [http://richardclivingston.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/caprica-u-87-cylon/] A sketch dating back to 2006 featured a Cylon with a smaller frame, white armor and a blue-glowing eye - "The idea originally was that the Cylons were 'slaves' (butlers, gardeners, etc) and that they should look like Cylons but should also appear weak and vulnerable enough to be kicked around and abused." [http://onthesquare.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4onmtp]
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Latest revision as of 19:09, 10 January 2021

This article discusses the Cylons seen in the

Caprica series finale, "Apotheosis" and in Blood and Chrome. For the non-military Cylons seen in The Original Series, see Cylon civilians.

Cylon construction workers build a highrise in Caprica City.

Civilian Cylon[1] models are a number of commercially available Cylons sold by Graystone Industries in the years before the Cylon War. They are built to make life easier on Caprica and the Twelve Worlds.

Based on Graystone Industries' prototypical robotic model, the U-87 Cyber Combat Unit, these civilian Cylons are smaller in stature and built for non-military applications. Used primarily as laborers, Cylon construction workers, garbage collectors, nannies and personal servants or butlers appear on the streets of Caprica and other colonies within four years of the initial breakthrough in Cylon technology (CAP: "Apotheosis", Blood and Chrome).

Though Colonial society accepts Cylons as a positive addition to life, some even considering the Cylons "friends", questions arise about the speed and impact of their introduction. In an interview with Cylon inventor Daniel Graystone, Baxter Sarno questions this new technology, saying, "I’m hearing talk about Cylon butlers, Cylon nurses. How long before my niece Candace comes home with her Cylon fiance to introduce to the family?" Despite these questions, Graystone dismisses concerns about Cyons, calling them tools and nothing more (CAP: "Apotheosis").

Gathering in the virtual world with their military counterparts, these civilian Cylons worship the monotheist God under the guidance of Clarice Willow. While encouraging them to develop their own culture, Willow also prophesies that the Cylons will rise against their creators (CAP: "Apotheosis").

Soon, the Cylons do rise against humanity, amassing ground forces and weapons and initiating the conflict known as the Cylon War. Despite their non-military application, these civilian Cylon models take part in the war effort, operating as ground troops (Blood and Chrome).

Notes

  • The butler/servant Cylon model was based on an early design by Richard Livingston, who also had a hand in the design of the U-87 Cylon. [2] A sketch dating back to 2006 featured a Cylon with a smaller frame, white armor and a blue-glowing eye - "The idea originally was that the Cylons were 'slaves' (butlers, gardeners, etc) and that they should look like Cylons but should also appear weak and vulnerable enough to be kicked around and abused." [3]
  • On 19 January 2013, VFX supervisor Doug Drexler posted a chart on his Facebook page depicting CG models of the various Cylon models used in Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, labeling those models seen in "Apotheosis" as "domestic", "construction" and "industrial" Cylons.[4]

References