- This article discusses the Cylons seen in the Caprica series finale, "Apotheosis". For the non-military Cylons seen in The Original Series, see Cylon civilians.
Civilian Cylon 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.
Following the event at Atlas Arena and the defeat of Soldiers of the One terrorists by Caprican Military Cylons, the Colonial public is galvanized. Having demonstrated the usefulness of Cylons as protectors against the monotheist threat, Graystone Industries quickly begins the design and manufacture of Cylons for use in every day Colonial society (CAP: "Apotheosis").
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 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").
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")