The Spoilers of War

by Nikki Akraboff and Greg Lohman

This puzzle's spoiler-rich Battlestar Galactica quotes are from a mix of humans and Cylons, though predictably it is a challenge to tell which is which. The Cylons quoted here have model numbers, from Number One to Number Twelve. For each datafile, "exterminate" the humans, and then take the model numbers of the infiltrating Cylons and add them together. Then convert those numbers to letters (1=A, 2=B, etc.). To construct the final clue, those letters can be assigned to the numbers after the quotes of the Cylons. This will spell TATTOOED PILOT’S PROPOSED CALLSIGN FOR SHARON AGATHON. On the episode "Torn" (episode number 3-06), the Tattooed Pilot has a suggestion for the callsign of Sharon "Athena" Agathon, a.k.a. Number Eight: CHROME DOME.

The characters pictured are:

Number Three (D'Anna Biers)President Laura RoslinNumber Four (Simon)Commander William AdamaRomo Lampkin
Lee "Apollo" AdamaNumber Five (Aaron Doral)Anastasia "Dee" DuallaDr. Gaius BaltarAdmiral Helena Cain
Tucker "Duck" ClellanNumber Eight (Sharon "Boomer" Valerii, Sharon "Athena" Agathon) Number Six (Caprica-Six, Baltar's head six, Shelley Godfrey, Gina Inviere, Natalie)Billy KeikeyaKarl "Helo" Agathon
Kara "Starbuck" ThraceDr. CottleNumber Two (Leoben Conoy)Tom ZarekNumber One (Brother Cavil)

The datafiles, including season and episode number, are:

Datafile: BEAUTY = 4 = D

Billy (1-02): “Good. You look good. I really like your hair.” (3)
Adama (1-01): “I always look good.” (2, 12, 24)
Apollo (1-11): “That bum knee of yours is looking pretty good.” (32)
Number Four (2-05): “It's not pretty. But it is... quiet.” (8, 22)

Datafile: CREATION = 16 = P

Number Six (3-06): “Instead of staring at blank walls, I choose to surround myself with a vision of God's creation.” (18)
Number Eight (2-12): “You said that humanity was a flawed creation and that people still kill one another." (9)
Number Two (1-08): "I know that God loved you more than all other living creatures and you repaid his divine love with sin, with hate, corruption, evil. So then he decided to create the Cylons." (15)
Roslin (2-09): “We created them. There's always a chance we might find common ground." (2, 11)
Adama (miniseries 1.0): "You cannot play God, then wash your hands of the things that you've created.” (2, 9)

Datafile: DEATH = 3 = C

Adama (miniseries): “Maybe it would have been better for us to have died quickly.” (17)
Baltar (1-12): “You will believe me when I say that there are far worse things than death in this world.” (8, 22)
Apollo (3-06): “If you want to die, I will open up an airlock for you” (5, 12, 36, 46)
Number Three (3-08): “There's something beautiful, miraculous, between life and death.” (23)
Apollo (3-20): “You... you have to die, you have to die because, well, because we don't like you very much.” (16)

Datafile: EMOTION = 14 = N

Adama (3-03): “Don't. Don't make me cry on my own hangar deck.” (11)
Number Six (miniseries 1.0): “There there. It's okay. You're not gonna have to cry much longer.” (30, 46)
Number Eight (2-13): “I don't understand, why are they doing this now?” (39)
Apollo (3-20): “This case is built on emotion, on anger, bitterness, vengeance.” (41)
Baltar (2-18): “That’s a charming way to deal with emotional problems!” (17, 24)

Datafile: FAITH = 1 = A

Tom (2-06): "The Scriptures say some of us will die on Kobol." (6, 22)
Adama (2-13): “I know that many of you believe in the power of prayer. If that is your way, then I urge you to pray.” (1, 15)
Number One (2-19): “Do you know how useless prayer is? Chanting, and singing, and mucking about with old half-remembered lines of bad poetry?” (2, 24, 36, 40, 42)
Helo (3-02): “Symbols matter. Uniforms, flags, banners, even mascots. They’re like pieces of your heart that you can see.” (20)
Adama (miniseries 1.5): “How, why, doesn’t really matter now. What does matter is that as of this moment, we are at war.” (11, 13, 38)

Datafile: FAMILY = 5 = E

Adama (2-19): “My father used to break pencils before going into court, and then borrow one from the clerk.” (2, 25, 26, 33)
Apollo (2-05): “I love my father. I respect him. But in this he is wrong, he must be opposed.” (7, 28)
Lampkin (3-18): “There is no greater ally, no force more powerful, no enemy more resolved, than a son who chooses to step from his father's shadow.” (33, 41, 45)
Number Five (1-03): “Parents have to die. It’s the only way children can come into their own.” (7, 21)
Adama (miniseries 1.0): “And we still visit all of our sins upon our children” (10, 17, 30, 43)

Datafile: GOD = 20 = T

Number Eight (3-01): “We’re here to find a new way to live in peace. As God wants us to live. " (13)
Number Three (3-07): "God wills the universe according to His design." (1)
Number Six (1-01): "He has a plan for everything and everyone.” (4)
Baltar (1-10): “I am an instrument of God.” (1, 40)
Number Two (1-08): “I am more than you could ever imagine. I am God." (43)
Number One (2-20): "And I have a message. So take me to your leader." (3)

Datafile: KILLING = 18 = R

Number One (3-01): “We round up at random, groups off the street and we execute them, publicly." (37)
Number Six (3-02): "Sometimes you have to do things that you hate, so you can survive to fight another day.” (33)
Number Three (2-08): “Despite it all—the hardships, the stress, the ever-present danger of being killed—despite all that, they never give up.” (37)
Adama (miniseries 2.0): “You can run if you'd like. This ship will stand and it will fight." (2, 42)
Number Eight (1-07): "Maybe they genetically design it to perform a task. To be a fighter.” (16)
Starbuck (2-02): “I'm fighting 'cause I don't know how to do anything else." (43, 44)

Datafile: LOVE = 19 = S

Number Three (3-01): “Is the love of that man really worth possibly losing all of this?” (20)
Number Six (1-09): “She thinks she loves him now. That she can't live without him.” (14)
Number Eight (2-18): “I didn't pretend to feel something so I could screw people over. I loved them.” (27)
Duck (2-16): “How could anyone fall in love with a toaster?” (7, 25)
Number Two (1-08): “I see the love that binds all living things together." (34)
Baltar (2-04): "Love is a strange and wonderful thing, Chief. You be happy you experienced it at all.” (30, 32)

Datafile: MISTAKES = 12 = L

Number Six (2-18): “You have committed a monstrous and unforgivable sin and now you and your entire wretched race are going to suffer God's vengeance.” (11, 26)
Helo (3-07): “I did what I thought was right. If it was a mistake, fine, I can live with that.” (23, 33)
Number Six (2-14): “Why are you acting like a child with your hand in the cookie jar?” (25)
Cottle (2-03): “How should I know? I'm not a psychic.” (15)
Cain (2-10): “You are making such a mistake.” (8, 20, 21)
Baltar (3-20): “Butterfingers!” (24)

Datafile: POLITICS = 6 = F

Baltar (1-11): “Politics is the only thing more boring than blood samples.” (44)
Dee (3-19): "That is not a system that deserves to be defended. It deserves to be taken apart and put back together again.” (26, 36, 40)
Baltar (3-03): “If people could only wipe their bums properly, there would be a measurable uptick in the polls.” (3, 18)
Number Six (2-08): “Politics may not be your strong suit. But it serves us in the moment.” (31)
Roslin (1-02): “Let's go be presidential.” (5)

Datafile: SEX = 15 = O

Number Three (2-08): “I hardly recognized you with your clothes on.” (12, 17)
Number Six (1-11): “Love isn't about sex.” (5, 32, 38)
Roslin (miniseries 2.0): “We need to get the hell out of here and we need to start having babies!” (35)
Apollo (1-12): “Pilot who can't keep her pants on.” (2, 8, 11)
Number Six (33, 1-01): “Procreation is one of God's commandments.” (6, 19, 45)

Datafile: SLEEP = 8 = H

Starbuck (3-10): “There'll be nobody there to bitchslap you if you start to get tired.” (38)
Adama (3-05): “Go sleep this off. That's an order.” (14, 22)
Number Eight (1-01): “I'm tired just like everyone else." (35, 44)
Adama (3-16): “Well, if the quarters become cramped, you're always welcome in one of my beds.” (7, 19)

Datafile: SUFFERING = 7 = G

Number One (2-19): “You obviously want to kill yourself. Question is why.” (29)
Number Four (2-05): “Children of abusive parents often fear passing along that abuse to their own children.” (41)
Number Two (1-08): “You were born to a woman who believed suffering was good for the soul, so you suffered. Your life is a testament to pain.” (29)
Baltar (1-12): “I don't have to sit anymore and take this kind of abuse from either of you!” (13)
Apollo (1-07): “I don't care. Because your pain is my entertainment.” (41, 44)

Datafile: THOUGHT = 9 = I

Baltar (1-01): “There are limits. To the human body, to the human mind. Tolerances that you can't push beyond.” (4, 22)
Number One (2-19): “It's not gonna get better until you see what the problem is. And the problem is, you're screwed up. Heart and mind.” (10)
Starbuck (1-08): “Don't interrupt me. You see, I'm gonna dazzle you with my poor human brain.” (38)
Apollo (2-17): “ have a brain?” (12)
Number Eight (2-07): “I'm sorry I'm smarter than you.” (28)
Roslin (1-02): “No, it's not smart. It's politics.” (1, 35)