Number 6 (Tricia Helfer in Battlestar Galactica)

Number Six (Prime)


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.



  • Real Name: None, really.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Legions of Clone Sisters.
  • Group Affiliation: Cylon Nation.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 150 lbs .
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde

Powers and Abilities

Number 6 (Prime) is a smoking hot blond woman with strength, speed and durability in the peak human range. She is brilliant and manipulative with huge volumes of data storage with which to feed her machinations.

The Number 6 (Prime) has access to an implant technology (referred erroneously to as a chip) in the brain of an unwilling recipient. The Chip can be used to cause full sensory illusions, possibly even into a powerful mind such as Dr. Gaius Baltar. She can appear to chip-equipped persons as a phantasm (Mental illusion), and communicate with them in this way.

If Number 6 (Prime), or any Number 6 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 Number 6, 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.



Number 6 was instrumental in the fall of humanity and the nuclear destruction of 95% of the race. She compromised Dr. Gaius Baltar’s defense plans and disabled them in time for a full on assault by the Cylon fleet.

The original Number 6 was killed in the nuclear destruction of the colonies. Her phantasm was grafted into the brain of Gaius Baltar. She spent several years by proxy manipulating Baltar and the fleet through him. Number 6 has a hidden religious agenda that is complicated and involved with a centuries-old prophecy about the founding of the colonies and the location of Earth.


Number 6 is a tall blond woman of extraordinary comeliness. While in phantasm form she changes clothes to what is the most alluring at a thought.


Number 6 is the Cylon’s face in the Galactica series. She is manipulative and cold with a complex secret agenda. She is not above any variety of manipulation to achieve her ends.

Number 6 has a religious agenda she is pushing. Everything that she does goes back to the worship the Cylons have of their view of God. Everything is about the manipulation of the human race, what’s left of it, into the Cylon vision. If she has any weakness at all it is that she is predictable in her one-track vision.

Number 6 is functionally indestructible in a practical sense of the word. It would take a catastrophe on a cosmic scale to get all the copies of her and the theoretical factory that builds them. Number 6 also has access to the entire body of knowledge of the Cylon race available to her. This only adds to her arrogance.


“Are you alive ?”

(To a baby she later kills) “There, there. It’s okay. You’re not going to have to cry much longer.”

(Number Six has just informed Baltar that she has used the access he has given her to the Defense Mainframe in order to commit espionage)
Baltar: “I had nothing to do with this. You know I had nothing to do with this.”
Number Six: “You have an amazing capacity for self-deception. How do you do that ?”

Generic Number 6 Cylons

There are many Number 6 Cylons, potentially billions. Each when decanted has access to the knowledge of all the Number 6s but it does not update as time goes by. When a number 6 is decanted she can have any conceivable skill at her Link (L) attribute level.

Although capable of defending themselves the Number 6 is designed to be an infiltrator and won’t tend to have extensive combat skills. This is possible however as the Cylons could do anything to advance their religious agenda.

The Sharon model has 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. The Number 6 model may be capable of this as well but it has not been demonstrated as of yet.

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.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Number 6 (Prime)

Dex: 07 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Insurgent
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 018
Init: 022 HP: 030

(Self Link) Personality Transfer: 10; Data Storage: 08; Mental Illusion: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Personality Transfer only Works with the Number 6 super consciousness.
  • Personality Transfer’s range is 55.
  • Mental Illusion only works on humans who have the Cylon ‘Chip’ placed in their head.

Martial Artist*: 07


Cylon Nation (High), Gaius Baltar (Low).

CIA toward religious fanaticism, Fatal Vulnerability (Rangar energies, range is 29), Loss Vulnerability (Personally Transfer to Rangar energies, range is 29), Secret Identity.

Near Real.

Mental Stats and Mental Attacks is the Galactica Genre

Mental attacks in the Galactica context is the province of machines fighting each other. Computers and other advanced machines are considered to have mental stats for purposes of interface or virus warfare.

By Mike Winkler.

Helper(s): Scifi , Roy Cowan, rgorman; inviskid; Woodrow Hill; Sébastien Andrivet; Adam Fuqua.

Source of Character: Battlestar Galactica 2003/2004.