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Tanner
Tanner

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Tanner is a Cylon
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Drew Tanner was a technician working for Graystone Industries on the U-87 project.

His view on the Cylon Prototype clashed with Philomon's, particularly when it came to Philomon's feminization and personification of the robot. Tanner's treatment of the robot — and, unknowingly, of Zoe-R — resulted in his finger tip being severed after attempting to repair the prototype (CAP: "Rebirth"). He eventually recovered and returned to work on the project (CAP: "End of Line").

Several months later, Tanner was approached by Graystone Industries CEO Daniel Graystone and Graystone's wife for his help. Tanner was highly suspicious at first, as the two had been publicly accused of terrorism and were fugitives from the law. However, he was convinced by Graystone's promise to pay back both his friends and his enemies accordingly once the accusations were lifted. Tanner accessed a high security Graystone Industries laboratory, and retrieved a specialized laptop computer that Graystone eventually used to summon more than two dozen U-87s in an attempt to stop the suicide bombing of Atlas Arena (CAP: "Apotheosis").

Tanner
Tanner

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Portrayed by Philip Granger
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Tanner Willow is one of Clarice Willow's husbands.

His specialty is cooking for the large household of multiple husbands, wives, and children, all of whom are introduced to Lacy Rand by Clarice in 42YR (58 BCH).

During Rand's attendance of the Saturday lunch following the Maglev 23 bombing, Tanner introduces the stew options, the last one being introduced to her as made with squirrel meat. Desiree Willow spoils Tanner's joke, noting it's just regular meat stew.

After Rand leaves with leftovers, Mar-Beth Willow and Tanner voice their concerns that Rand was being made into a pawn for Clarice's plans. She rebukes this, scathingly noting Tanner's apparent inability to wipe the slate clean regarding her previous transgressions (CAP: "Rebirth").

References[edit]

  1. It is unknown which are biologically his, if any.

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Tanner
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Introduced Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 2
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Amanda Tanner is part of the Tanner family.

Tanner is later killed by Sagittarons and is interred with other family members, such as Gilbert Tanner (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #2).

Notes[edit]

It is inferred that Tanner worked at Tanner Robogenics, and that Tanner had specialized knowledge relating to the creation of the militarized robots.


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Benjamin "Ben" Tanner
Benjamin "Ben" Tanner
Tanner during the Fall of the Twelve Colonies.

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Introduced Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 1
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Benjamin "Ben" Tanner is a Cylon
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Benjamin "Ben" Tanner
Tanner as a teenager circa 52 BCH[1]


Benjamin "Ben" Tanner is an Admiral in the Colonial Fleet, and involved in the militarization of the Cylons created by the Tanner Robogenics Production Facility during the conflict between Caprica and Sagittaron circa 52 BCH.[1]

Pre-First Cylon War[edit]

Tanner was the youngest of four children (Melissa, Tim, and Greg)[2], residing in the Tanner Estate on Oasis on Caprica that he had enjoyed as a result of the success of Tanner Robogenics.

During his youth, his guardian was an AK series robot named Isak, who also joined Tanner in military life (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 1).

The Caprica-Sagittaron Conflict[edit]

Following Sagittaron's violent actions against Caprican interests, escalations lead to a conflict between the two colonies. Following Tim's footsteps, Tanner enlisted in Colonial Fleet and first saw action at the Battle of Abraxus. As a result of his actions that day, then-Commander Tanner was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Given Sagittaron's 3-to-1 margin for sheer manpower, Admiral Jennings tasked Tanner the task of converting civilian robots into both a military workforce as well as a fighting force. Given hardwired robotic limitations on taking human life, this posed a challenge. Working from the Tanner Robogenics Production Facility in Cameronis, Tanner and his team of scientists execute the initial round of conversions of the civilian robots, however they are attacked by unknown forces. Isak and Tanner are able to save the progress of the work, including the head unit of a Centurion (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 1), although continued work on this approach fails despite various exercises due to issues relating to "logic stalls" in Chipsector 4BXG.

It takes Isak being forced to kill to protect Tanner during fierce battle aboard Akins Transluminal Orbital Manufacturing Facility to cement this milestone in fighting robots. However, this action has unintended consequences that transpired unbeknownst to Tanner, leading to the First Cylon War (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 2).

The escalation lead to the deployment of nuclear weapons, demonstrating humanity's lack of willingness to pursue other alternatives to Isak. In turn, Isak lead the Cylons against their creators at the Battle of the Sagittaron Bellarias. That battle ended the Caprica-Sagittaron Conflict and segued into the First Cylon War (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 3).

First Cylon War[edit]

Under a new unified force of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, Tanner is assigned as Caprican representative to the War Council of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol. Promoted to Admiral of the Caprican Armed Forces, he became the Council's chief strategist against the Cylons threat.

Having assumed command of Galactica, the first of the battlestar class, his leadership of the Battle at Maximus-Delta netted the unified Colonial victory against the Cylons. However, given the Cylons ability to exploit resources normally inaccessible to humans, the tide of the war turned to Cylon favor. Tanner elected to attack those resources and seize them to bolster Colonial war efforts.

During this effort, Tanner and his task force encountered a new threat—the Cylon basestar, a planet killer. After giving this new tactical advantage consideration, Tanner plead to Isak for peace. The Cylon leader agreed, and the Armistice was born (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 4).

Aftermath[edit]

During the intervening peace, Tanner retired from the military for a time with the belief that the peace in question was false, and was a sign of merely "giving up."

He is later brought out of retirement by the Admiralty, who provide Tanner with intel on a new Cylon construct of unknown purpose. On the assumption that the construct was a staging ground for a first strike, Tanner and the Admiralty commissioned a clandestine mission to search behind the Armistice Line. This mission was assigned to Valkyrie's pilot, Daniel Novacek, who piloted a new stealthstar reconnaissance craft to acquire further details. However, this mission turned badly, and the stealthstar was destroyed at William Adama's order — Novacek survived and was captured by the Cylons (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 4).

Fall of the Colonies[edit]

During the Fall of the Colonies, Tanner and Colonel Gerard lead an ad hoc militia during a ground battle with the Cylons on Caprica (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 1) against forces lead by Isak.

Despite his pleas of understanding what Isak had discussed about other options before the First Cylon War broke out, Isak and the other Centurions execute both Tanner and the militia (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 4).

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 1 notes the events as "Forty years ago" in juxtaposition to the events of the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, but this is an error as it should be 52 BCH.
  2. Information from the script sample provided in Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 1.
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Tanner
Tanner

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Tanner is a Cylon
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Tanner is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Tanner is an Original Series Cylon
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Warning: Default sort key "Tanner, Eliza" overrides earlier default sort key "Tanner, Amanda".


Eliza Tanner is the wife of Tanner Robogenics' John Tanner, and mother of Benjmain, Greg, Melissa, and Tim.

Tanner is highly protective of Benjamin, particularly following the prelude to the Caprica-Sagittaron Conflict (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #1).

Tanner is affected by the conflict and outlives various other family members, including Tim and Gilbert Tanner (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #2).


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Tanner
Tanner

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Introduced Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 2
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Warning: Default sort key "Tanner, Gilbert" overrides earlier default sort key "Tanner, Eliza".


Gilbert "Gil" Tanner is part of the Tanner family, and is Benjamin Tanner's uncle.

Tanner grieves with his family following the death of Tim Tanner during the Caprica-Sagittaron Conflict.

Tanner is later killed by Sagittarons and is interred with other family members, such as Amanda Tanner (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #2).

Notes[edit]

It is inferred that Tanner worked at Tanner Robogenics, and that Tanner had specialized knowledge relating to the creation of the militarized robots.


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This article is in the Dynamite Comics separate continuity, which is related to the Re-imagined Series. Be sure that your contributions to this article reflect the characters and events specific to this continuity only.
Tanner
Tanner

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Tanner is a Cylon
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Tanner is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Tanner is an Original Series Cylon
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Warning: Default sort key "Tanner, Greg" overrides earlier default sort key "Tanner, Gilbert".


Greg Tanner is a civilian involved with the Tanner family's enterprises.

He celebrates the outbreak of the Caprica-Sagittaron Conflict with his brothers, Tim and Ben, the latter being the one he often razzes (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #1).

While initially spoiling for the conflict with the Sagittarons, Tanner questions its merit following Tim's death (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #2).


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Tanner
Tanner

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Tanner is a Cylon
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Tanner is an Original Series Cylon
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[[Image:|200px|Tanner]]
Warning: Default sort key "Tanner, John" overrides earlier default sort key "Tanner, Greg".


John Tanner is the owner of Tanner Robogenics and father of Benjmain, Greg, Melissa, and Tim.

Married to Eliza, Tanner is the creator of the AK series of robots, one of them being Isak—who is programmed to protect Benjamin (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #1).

Tanner is affected by the Caprica-Sagittaron Conflict and outlives various other family members, including Tim and Gilbert Tanner (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #2).


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Tanner
[[Image:|200px|Tanner]]

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Tanner is a Cylon
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Tanner is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Tanner is an Original Series Cylon
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Warning: Default sort key "Tanner, Melissa" overrides earlier default sort key "Tanner, John".


Melissa Tanner is the only daughter, and eldest child, of Eliza and John Tanner (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #1).

Notes[edit]

Her name and age are derived from the sampling of the script provided in Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #1. Outside of a family photograph, she does not appear anywhere else in the Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War series.


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Tanner
Tanner

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Introduced Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 1
Death Killed in action, Caprica-Sagittaron Conflict
Parents Eliza Tanner (mother), John Tanner (father)
Siblings Ben Tanner (brother), Greg Tanner (brother), Melissa Tanner (sister)
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Tanner is a Cylon
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Tanner is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Tanner is an Original Series Cylon
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Warning: Default sort key "Tanner, Tim" overrides earlier default sort key "Tanner, Melissa".


Tim Tanner is an officer in the Caprican Armed Forces.

He celebrates the outbreak of the Caprica-Sagittaron Conflict with his brothers, Greg and Ben, the latter following in Tanner's footsteps (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #1).

Tanner is later killed in action (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War #2).


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Tanner Robogenics Production Facility is a factory as well as research and development site on Cameronis located near Oceania. It was created prior to the Cylon War during the conflict between Caprica and Sagittaron. The facility was made operational when the Caprican military decided to make use of robots to combat Sagittaron which led to Commander Ben Tanner being placed in charge of the project due to his history in robotics. The site served as the basis for the creation of the mechanical Cylons with the prototype being saved from a Sagittaron raid. (Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War 1)

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