Lucifer (Battlestar Galactica)
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|Battlestar Galactica character|
Baltar's Cylon henchman Lucifer
|Portrayed by||Jonathan Harris|
An IL series Cylon, Lucifer has a transparent pointed head, often wears red robes, and has two oscillating eyes, in contrast to the single eye of Cylon Centurions. Lucifer views a similar-looking Cylon, Specter, as an inferior version.
Often sarcastic, Lucifer is assigned to Baltar by the Cylon Imperious Leader. Initially, Lucifer expresses enthusiasm for his assignment, stating that he could learn much from Baltar. However, as the series progresses, Lucifer begins to see the flaws in Baltar’s military strategy. These themes are expanded in the novelizations of the series by creator Glen A. Larson, where Lucifer is portrayed as having an overlay personality that he can engage and disengage to better study Baltar; in the novelization of The Living Legend Lucifer even falsifies a combat report to study Baltar's reaction.
Lucifer is one of the characters from the original Battlestar Galactica series that has no direct analog in the 2003 reimagined Battlestar Galactica. However, the Cylon mistress Number Six of the reimagined character Baltar serves a similar part in the saga's structure. Another possible connection is that the introduction of Lucifer established that there was more than one model of Cylon android, which is a major component of the reimagined series.
In a podcast to accompany the reimagined season 4 episodes 21 - 23, daybreak, parts 1-3, in commentary by executive producer Ronald D. Moore, he explains that elements of the plot required changing due to the writers strike. However when explaining the original intentions of the story, he made it clear that the Cylon number One (John Cavil) played by Dean Stockwell was intended to be revealed as an imagining of Lucifer. Indeed, in Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, John Cavil and Ellen Tigh are sitting in a bar, and Cavil refers to himself as a Mysterious Stranger, an oblique reference to Mark Twain's story of that name and thus to the Devil. This may be an allusion to his role as the re-imagining of Lucifer.
Lucifer The Robot(BattleStar Galactica Toy) In 1979 Mattel Toys was the First toy Company to Produce Lucifer into their 1978-79 4in-5in Battlestar Galactia Action-Figure Toy line he measured 5in Tall with poseable arms and he became a hard to find Popular Collectible action Figure toy, however in 2012 the Toy company Bif Bang pow will producing a new 8" Retro line of Battlestar Galactica action figures and they will be Producing a new 8" Lucifer Retro Action-Figure into the 8"Battlestar Galactica Retro Action Figure Toy line set for the Fall 2012.
Lucifer's last appearance on the series was in the two-part episode "War of the Gods (Part 1)," after which he was never seen on the show again.
- Lucifer on the Battlestar Wiki