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Battlestar Galactica: We Are Legion Battlestar Galactica
"We Are Legion"
Battlestar Galactica (Classic) Vol. 3, #3
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Cullen Bunn
Pencils by Alex Sanchez
Colors by Daniela Miwa
Letters by Sal Cipriano
Cover A by Alex Sanchez and Daniela Miwa
Published: 2016


The Cylons approach the human fleet seeking sanctuary; Apollo's patrol must find a way off the unknown planet while menaced by the new breed of Cylons.


Read the summary of this issue at the Battlestar Wiki


Didja Know?


Battlestar Galactica (Classic) Volume 3 was a 5-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment in 2016.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue


Colonel Tigh
Commander Adama
Count Iblis

Didja Notice? 


Page 5 implies that Count Iblis created the black hole the fleet was forced to fly into in "In the Beginning" and even created the realm the fleet finds itself in upon emerging from the singularity. Iblis reveals here that he plans to use the Galactica as the key to his revenge against the Beings of Light, which may explain how the fleet was able to survive passing through the singularity.


In this issue, the comatose Commander Adama is able to initiate telepathic contact with Apollo. Baltar is reminded that Adama was trained in telepathic communication at the Colonial Military Institute. Armageddon later reveals that descendants of the House of Kobol, like Adama and Apollo, do have mental abilities such as telepathy that can be brought forth with training. "The Fever" also suggested there may have been some low-level telepathy going on between Apollo and his adopted son, Boxey.


On page 7, Starbuck says that when they looked inside Count Iblis' old ship, they saw it full of demonic skeletons like the ones they've found in the crater on the unknown planet. We, the audience, never saw what it was they found in that ship (in "War of the Gods" Part 2).


Also on page 7, Sheba refers to Iblis as Diaboles. This is one of the names Apollo says is analogous to that of Iblis in "War of the Gods" Part 2.


On page 9, the "new" Cylons state they are from the Meclon Empire. In "Infamous", Lucifer will explain that Meclons are a class of rogue Cylons from a cautionary myth written long ago as part of an attempt at control programming that was considered a complete failure. Apparently, the new Cylons took the name from the story in acknowledgment of the fact that they are rogue from the traditional Cylon Empire.


On page 14, Sheba and the others discover that the Meclon Centurions have a person inside, the robotic armor grafted on and into their body. Similar cyborg Centurions are seen later in "Centurion Prime" and "Masquerade".


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