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Hera Agathon or Isis is a fictional character from the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series. Female (♀ is the Sex of an Organism, or a part of an organism which produces ova (egg cells " Downloaded " is the eighteenth episode of the second season of the reimagined ''Battlestar Galactica'' television series Battlestar Galactica is an Emmy and Peabody Award -winning serial drama Television program created by Ronald D
Isis or Hera is the first known Cylon-Human hybrid child to be born and she first appears in the episode "Downloaded". The Cylons are a fictional race of bio-mechanical beings appearing in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica television series In Biology, hybrid has two meanings The first meaning is the result of interbreeding between two animals or plants of different taxa. " Downloaded " is the eighteenth episode of the second season of the reimagined ''Battlestar Galactica'' television series She is the daughter of the Cylon Sharon "Athena" Agathon and human father Karl "Helo" Agathon. Lieutenant Junior Grade Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii, Number Eight, and Lieutenant Junior Grade Sharon 'Athena' Valerii Agathon refer to a collection of humanoid Karl C Agathon is a fictional character on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica TV series portrayed by Tahmoh Penikett. They name her "Hera" after the Colonial goddess. The Lords of Kobol are beatified humans or deities featured in the Fictional universe of Battlestar Galactica.
The humanoid Cylons are as biological as they are technological and can potentially mate with humans and produce offspring. This fact seems to be part of the "plan" of the Cylons who want to repopulate the human colonies with a new generation of hybrid beings. Once the Cylons learn of Athena's pregnancy, they decide the child must be protected at all costs and thus have impact on the Cylon agenda in pursuing the refugee fleet. Hera is initially believed to be the only successful hybrid born, which is believed to be due to the love between her parents. Attempts at producing hybrids in "farms" on the occupied Colonies have all presumably failed in the early stages of gestation, if they ever got that far. The revelation in "Crossroads" that Galen Tyrol is a Cylon makes the son he has with his wife Cally, Nicholas, another hybrid child who was born a year after Hera. " Crossroads " (Parts 1 and 2 are the nineteenth and twentieth episodes of the third season and season finale from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica Galen Tyrol (commonly referred to as The Chief) is a character on the television series Battlestar Galactica. Callandra Henderson Tyrol (also known as Cally or Crewman Cally, Deckhand Cally, or Specialist Cally) is a fictional character from the The secrecy surrounding the identity of the "final five", the specific group of Cylons to which Galen belongs, keeps this information from being known to both the fleet as well as the other Cylons.
Fearing that Cylon spies within the fleet would try to kidnap Hera, President Laura Roslin secretly orders Dr. Cottle to fake the child's death. Laura Roslin is a Fictional character in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series portrayed by Mary McDonnell. Dr Cottle is a character in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series Hera had been born with underdeveloped lungs and Cottle uses this fact as the cause of her death. Sharon, however, refuses to believe this and accuses Cottle of having murdered her child on Roslin's or Admiral Adama's orders. Admiral William "Bill" Adama is a fictional character portrayed by Edward James Olmos in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series
Later however, while Helo and Chief Tyrol scatter ashes into space that they believe are Hera's, Roslin and Cottle secretly meet on Colonial One and give Hera to a woman named Maya who had lost a child in a previous Cylon attack. Galen Tyrol (commonly referred to as The Chief) is a character on the television series Battlestar Galactica. Colonial One is a civilian starship in the Science fiction Television series Battlestar Galactica. Maya is a character from the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series Emphasizing the need for secrecy, Roslin's aide Tory Foster tells Maya that the baby's mother is an anonymous Pegasus officer who cannot care for the child. Tory Foster is a recurring fictional character from the 2004 TV series Battlestar Galactica, portrayed by Rekha Sharma. Battlestar Pegasus is a fictional spacecraft that appears in the both the original and the re-imaged television series Battlestar Galactica. Maya subsequently names the baby Isis.
After a year on New Caprica, Isis is still alive. She had been under the care of Maya, who works with Roslin in a New Caprica school. Roslin tries to keep Isis and her adoptive mother hidden. (see Exodus, Part 1). " Exodus " (parts one and two are the third and fourth episodes of the third season from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. However, Maya is killed during the evacuation of New Caprica (in the episode Exodus, Part 2). " Exodus " (parts one and two are the third and fourth episodes of the third season from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. Hera is taken into the custody of Number Three. Number Three is a Cylon, a Fictional Character in the 2000s Science fiction Television series Battlestar Galactica
During the race to Earth, Hera begins to get sick and her Cylon caretakers cannot determine what the problem is. During a Cylon diplomatic trip to Galactica, Boomer tells Hera's biological mother Sharon "Athena" Agathon that Hera is still alive and is sick (see The Eye of Jupiter). " The Eye of Jupiter " is the eleventh episode of the third season from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. At Athena's request, her husband Helo shoots and kills Athena so that she can download to a new body in the Cylon fleet and attempt a rescue of her daughter (see Rapture). " Rapture " is the twelfth episode of the third season from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. On download, Caprica-Six takes her to Hera, who is under Boomer's care. Hera appears to be comforted by her mother's presence. As Caprica-Six observes, despite Boomer and Athena being biologically identical, Hera can apparently distinguish between them, and she has missed her real mother. However, Athena also discovers that Hera's belly is very hard, indicating a possible blockage in her bowels, and advocates that Hera be examined by a human doctor aboard Galactica. With help from Caprica-Six, Athena and Hera escape to Galactica, where Hera is presumably examined by Doc Cottle.
As a "hybrid", Hera/Isis possesses incredible regenerative properties. Heterosis is a term used in Genetics and Selective breeding. The term heterosis also known as hybrid vigor or outbreeding enhancement, Some of her blood is donated to Laura Roslin, which helps treat her cancer to the point where she completely recovers (see "Epiphanies"). " Epiphanies " is an episode of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica television series This fact leads to Laura's decision to not have Athena's fetus aborted as she had previously ordered. It is not yet known if Isis/Hera possesses any of the machine qualities of her mother, such as the fiberoptic neural pathways, and she is too young to determine if she has the superhuman physical prowess demonstrated by other humanoid Cylon models such as Leoben Conoy and Number Six. Leoben Conoy ( Number Two) is a Fictional character appearing in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series Number Six is a series of fictional Cylon characters played by Canadian actress Tricia Helfer in the television "re-imagining" of As previously mentioned, Hera can distinguish her mother apart from the other Number Eights, but whether this is attributed to a Cylon inherited ability or to the emotional bond between a mother and her child is unknown.