|Battlestar Galactica character|
Cy is a Cylon Centurion from the Galactica 1980 episode "The Return of Starbuck" who strikes up a friendship with Lieutenant Starbuck. He is nicknamed Cy by Starbuck.and at the end of the episode, when three new Cylons arrive to rescue him, Cy calls himself "Group leader Cyrus".
Galactica 1980 appearance
Cy is a Cylon centurion rebuilt from three crashed centurions and a crashed Cylon Raider to provide Lieutenant Starbuck a companion on the planet on which he and the Cylons crashed. Cy expressed an amazing capability to learn and to participate in conversation, even about issues that he expressed consternation over, such as why he had to continue operating the heat generator when it was the pregnant Angela's turn, or as to why Humans and Cylons are enemies, or as to why Starbuck's playing of a game of Pyramid contradicts the stated rules.
Cy also demonstrated a thorough depth of thought process when Starbuck asked him what the Cylon empire intended to do with the universe once they had organized it (a mission statement that Cy himself stated was as being the official Cylon goal). Cy thought over this question, and mentioned to Starbuck that he didn't know what would happen, and that no one had ever asked him that question. Cy eventually dies, sacrificing his life for Starbuck's life against fellow Centurions who land upon the planet and who would've killed Starbuck, Angela, and the baby had they discovered them.
Gary Owens provided the primary voice-over for Cy, complete with vocal inflections. Barely audible underneath this voice-over, however, is the generic, monotone Cylon voice used throughout the original Galactica series.
Cy also is the subject of the comic The Rebirth of Cy, Part 1, released by Maximum Press. In the story, which ignores the continuity from Galactica 1980, he is known as Cylon 8765 who experiences a malfunction after his Raider encounters an ion storm. After being rescued by Base Ship 127, he begins to question the objectives of the Cylon Empire and believes that the extermination of the human species is wrong. He hopes to ask the human Warrior they had captured, who turns out to be Starbuck. However, as there is no continuation of this story, Cy's fate in the comic remains unknown.