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The books and comics based on the [[Original Series]] have been able to develop the Twelve Colonies where the television series were unable. Those developments, while not part of the official canon, are noted here in the separate continuity.
  
 
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Unicorns were believed to have existed on Virgon.
 
Unicorns were believed to have existed on Virgon.
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== Dynamite Entertainment comics ==
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The Twelve Colonies mentioned or depicted in the [[Dynamite Entertainment]] comics:
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=== Aeries ===
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An influential colony, Aeries is known for its [[datanet]] ({{Comics|starbuck|2}}).
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==== Notables ====
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* [[Aerian Administration Hub]]
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* [[Aerian datanet]]
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=== Caprica ===
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Caprica is one of the most affluent worlds within the Twelve Colonies, but not without its disparities in social structure and wealth distribution. The lower class reside in an area known as "{{Inlineref|Lower Caprica}}" while the upper class, including high-ranking warriors like {{Alt|Adama|TOS-DE}}, lived in more prosperous areas ({{Comics|starbuck|1}}).
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==== Notable Locations ====
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* [[Mount Colicos]]
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* [[Forest of Thorns]]
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=== Picon ===
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During the later decades of the [[Thousand-Yahren War|Thousand Yahren War]], Picon absorbs [[Cygnus]], a [[Tylium (TOS alternate)|tylium]]-rich asteroid owned by {{Alt|Baltar|TOS-DE}}, into its protectorate ({{Comics|annual2014}}).
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==== Notables ====
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* [[University of Picon]]
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=== Sagitara / Sagittaron ===
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==== Maytoria ====
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{{Mainarticle|Maytoria}}
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The home system of the Twelve Colonies also included the Sagittaron colony planet, [[Maytoria]], an outer colony firstly and hardest hit by the Cylons during the {{Alt|Battle of Cimtar|TOS-DE}} ({{Comics|vol1|1}}).
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=== Scorpia ===
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Scorpia also has its own agricultural component, which Osiris has Cylons target for destruction; one such raid kills [[Starbuck's foster parents]] ({{Comics|starbuck|2}}).
  
 
== Marvel Comics ==
 
== Marvel Comics ==

Revision as of 15:02, 23 October 2021

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The books and comics based on the Original Series have been able to develop the Twelve Colonies where the television series were unable. Those developments, while not part of the official canon, are noted here in the separate continuity.

Berkley novelizations

In the Berkley novelizations, the Twelve Colonies and their citizens are named:

  • Aeriana / Aeries[1]
  • Aquarus / Aquarian
  • Caprica / Caprican
  • Gemini / Gemon
  • (Unknown) / Leos
  • (Unknown) / Libran
  • Piscera / Picon
  • Sagitara / Sagitarian
  • Scorpia / Scorpios
  • Virgon / Virgo

Aeriana / Aeries

Called Aeriana in the novelization, but Aeries on screen (TOS: "The Long Patrol").

Aquarus

Unicorns were believed to have existed there. A waiter on Carillon offers Starbuck and Boomer an Aquarian dessert.

Libran

Adama recalls that Zac was drunk on unusually potent Libran wine (Battlestar Galactica TOS pilot novelization).

Piscera

Councillor Lobe was identified as the representative from Piscera (Battlestar Galactica TOS pilot novelization).

Sagitara

More than two decades[2] before the Battle of Cimtar, Adar runs for a minor political office on this colony, eventually leading to his career as president of the Quorum of Twelve (Battlestar Galactica TOS pilot novelization).

Scorpia

Apollo notes that Scorpia natives have "funny feelings" (Battlestar Galactica TOS pilot novelization). President Anton hails from Scorpia. The children on Antila had ancestors from Scorpia.

Virgon

Unicorns were believed to have existed on Virgon.

Dynamite Entertainment comics

The Twelve Colonies mentioned or depicted in the Dynamite Entertainment comics:

Aeries

An influential colony, Aeries is known for its datanet (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #2).

Notables

Caprica

Caprica is one of the most affluent worlds within the Twelve Colonies, but not without its disparities in social structure and wealth distribution. The lower class reside in an area known as "Lower Caprica" while the upper class, including high-ranking warriors like Adama, lived in more prosperous areas (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #1).

Notable Locations

Picon

During the later decades of the Thousand Yahren War, Picon absorbs Cygnus, a tylium-rich asteroid owned by Baltar, into its protectorate (Battlestar Galactica Annual 2014).

Notables

Sagitara / Sagittaron

Maytoria

Main article: Maytoria

The home system of the Twelve Colonies also included the Sagittaron colony planet, Maytoria, an outer colony firstly and hardest hit by the Cylons during the Battle of Cimtar (Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 1 #1).

Scorpia

Scorpia also has its own agricultural component, which Osiris has Cylons target for destruction; one such raid kills Starbuck's foster parents (Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck #2).

Marvel Comics

The following colonies are mentioned in the comics:

  • Aeriana, home to the Aeries (Annihilation!)
  • Caprica, the home colony of Commander Adama (Annihilation!)
  • Gemini, home to the Gemons (Annihilation!)
    • The language of the Gemini is named Gemonesse, and also serves as an alternate name for those hailing from Gemini (Exodus!).
  • Sagitaria, home to the Sagitarons (Deathtrap!)
  • Tauron, home to the Taurons (Deathtrap!)

References

  1. It is not certain what the singular form of "Aeries" is.
  2. In Chapter 1 of the "Saga of a Star World" novelization, Zac is noted as being 23 years old at the beginning of the story, before the ambush at Cimtar. Later, in one of Adama's journals (p. 121) during Adar's visit to Adama and Ila's home, Apollo is 2 years old and does not have siblings at that time.).