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Sharon

Lieutenant Sharon “Boomer” Valerii


Context

Battlestar Galactica is a 2004+ military sci-fi TV series. It is a reinvention of a 1978 TV series. Nevertheless it’s one of those major, much better TV series of the 2000s with much more complex plots, grittier settings, heavier themes, etc. than in previous decades.

The core plot of the series is the flight of the last survivors of humanity after the cataclysmic attack by the alien Cylons. The titular Battlestar Galactica is the last capital ship left for the ragged human refugees.

Our BSG2004 profiles are short notes for people who watched the series. As such they have S P O I L E R S and are primarily about DC Heroes RPG capsule stats.


Background

  • Real Name: Lt. Sharon Valerii
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: Legions of Clone Sisters
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 123 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Boomer (P2) has all the skills of an experienced Colonial combat pilot and officer. The Boomer model has the ability to interface directly with human computer systems and read/write data at terrific speeds.

If Boomer (P2), or any Boomer is killed and they are within a few light years of a resurrection ship or a Cylon home world they will be reincarnated if it suits the super-consciousness and the needs of the Cylon nation.

All Cylon models, Including Boomer, have a weakness to an unspecified frequency of energy that is found naturally occurring in the Rangar systems. While in a system where this energy is radiant, or exposed to it directly, the Cylon loses the ability to transfer consciousness and grows ill and eventually dies.


History

Boomer (P1) was a deep cover operative before the Apocalypse. She made friends with the Galactica crew and became accepted there. She also became Chief Tyrol’s secret lover. In the First days of the war she and Helo, her navigator, rescued a load of survivors from Caprica. Helo stayed so there would be a space for Baltar.

P1, under compulsions she was unaware of, sabotaged Galactica. She was also fighting the Cylons, even nuking a base star of her own clone sisters on one occasion. Boomer (P1) shot Cmdr Adama under coercion and seemed to be unaware she was doing it.

She was held captive and interrogated for a short time, but gave up little information before being killed by Cpl Cally in revenge to what she had done to the chief.

P2

Boomer (P2) appeared on Caprica to Helo representing that she was (P1). She was stuck with him on the Cylon occupied world. The two formed a romantic relationship over a period of months in the resistance together. Helo learned she was a Cylon in time for Starbuck to arrive on Caprica. Boomer (P2) rescued the colonial officer (apparently against orders) and returned them to Galactica.

Boomer (P2) was taken prisoner upon her arrival, both as a Cylon and for the crimes of (P1). Just as she started to gain the trust of Cmdr Adama and the Galactica’s crew the Battlestar Pegasus arrived, polarizing the issue again.


Description

Boomer is a Polynesian woman in her mid 20s. She tends to wear Colonial Uniforms or some derivative thereof. Boomer (P) is Sandra Bullock-like in her girl-next-door good looks.


Personality

Boomer (P1) was unaware that she was a Cylon under deep cover for much of her career. During this phase she was a dedicated pilot of the Colonial Defense force. She was also Chief Tyrol’s secret lover. After she learned she was a Cylon deep cover agent she was thrown into a real identity crisis.

Even when she was executing her hidden directives (stealing and setting explosives and shooting Adama) she tried her best to stay loyal. Boomer (P1) was heartbroken when the chief rejected her after her exposure. It is worthy of note that extreme emotional stress allowed her to access some of her stored data.

Boomer (P2) was designed to be the same person as P1 but was aware of her Cylon nature. When she became pregnant (apparently) her loyalties shifted to the colonials from the Cylons. Boomer (P2) loved both men having P1’s memories.

Later Boomer (P2) became a kind of hybrid of Cylon knowledge and skills and her human personality.


Quotes

“Sometimes you gotta roll the hard six. Right, commander ?”

(After Sharon was almost raped by a Colonial Intelligence Officer, Adama goes to speak to her). ”You once said ’Why does humanity deserve to survive ?‘ Maybe we don’t.”


Generic “Boomer” Cylons

There are many Number Boomers, potentially billions. Each when decanted has access to the knowledge of all the Boomers but it does not update as time goes by. When a Boomer is decanted she can have any conceivable skill at her Link (L) attribute level.

Unlike the Number 6, the Boomer designed as a general use infiltration model. The Sharon model has also shown the ability to interface with computers and read binary for meaningful data. With a fiber connection jammed into a cut in her hand she proved to be able to write viral code with blinding speed.

Boomer (P1): The First Boomer Cylon (Deceased) was designed to play the same role in a parallel timeframe. Her stats should be considered identical. Boomer (P2) seems to have a full asset of P1’s memories.


DC Universe History

Battlestar Galactica is a self contained story and the characters should only be used together. It could be interesting to have a guns-and-planes character visit the Galactica Universe.

Alternately you could have the Galactica arrive at Earth with the Cylons in pursuit, bringing their war to the DCU’s doorstep. Or worse, maybe the Cylons have arrived ahead of Galactica and begun infiltrating Earth’s population.

The robotic Manhunters were revealed as having done something similar in the Millennium  mini-series.


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Boomer (P2)

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation:  ???
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Former Raptor Pilot/Spy now prisoner
Inf: 04 Aur: 05 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 017 HP: 025

Powers:
(Self Link) Personality Transfer: 10; Data Storage: 08; Telepathy: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Personality Transfer only Works with the “Boomer” super consciousness
  • Personality Transfer’s range is 55
  • Telepathy has No Range and requires physically inserting a data connecter in an open wound
  • Telepathy only with computers

Skills:
Martial Artist*: 05; Weaponry (Firearms and Heavy)*: 05; Vehicles (Air and Space)*: 06; Military Science (Cartography, Danger Recognition; ECM)*: 06

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (Galactica)

Connections:
Formerly Cylon Nation (High); Chief Tyrol (High); Helo (High)

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity; Fatal Vulnerability (Rangar Energies); Loss Vulnerability (Personally Transfer to Rangar energies). Both Vulnerabilities have a range of 29

Equipment:
Raptor, Auto Pistol (See Galactica Weapons Locker)

Genre:
Near Real

By Mike Winkler

Helper(s): http://scifi.com/battlestar/characters , Roy Cowan, Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Battlestar Galactica 2003/2004

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