To go alone with yesterday’s Pegasus posting, here’s my take on Admiral Cain.  There are two versions, pre- and post-attack.  Although some of the material in Razor helped to flesh out her background, I found the original Cain episodes of Season 2 to present not an insane woman, but one too sane.  She is perfectly aware of their situation and is willing to do whatever has to be done to survive…even when she knows her actions are morally or ethically wrong.

Her step down from going through with the assassination of Adama after the attack on the Resurrection Ship, in my mind, was her first step toward regaining some of her moral compass.  In many ways, I viewed her as what Adama could have become, had he not been shot by Boomer; he had been going down the road of expedience, and without his son or Roslin to give him a slap in the chops, from time to time, he could easily have gone Cain’s route.

Adama describes her as smart and well-connected in the extended version of Pegasus.  That lead me to believe that she was more politically savvy than it would appear in the episode, and her crew’s loyalty is not that of a woman who was insane, or prone to irrational actions, but a steady, caring, but stern disciplinarian.  Shaw’s arrival on Pegasus in Razor suggests a sharp, and somewhat cruel sense of humor.

Admiral Helena Cain, #866931

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Tauronese female, age 49.  Height: 5’9″   Weight: 140 lbs   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown

ATTRIBUTES:  Agility: d6   Strength: d6   Vitality: d8   Alertness: d8   Intelligence: d10   Willpower: d10

Life Points: 20   Initiative: d6+d10   Endurance: d8+d10   Resistance: 2d8

ASSETS: Formidable Presence [d2], Lady Luck [d4], Political Pull[d6],  So Say We All [d4]

COMPLICATIONS:  Anger Issues [d2], Duty [d10]

SKILLS:  Athletics: d6, Covert: d4, Discipline [Leadership]: d6 [d8], Guns: d4, Heavy Weapons: d2, Influence [Administration, Bureaucracy]: d6 [d8, d8], Knowledge: d4, Mechanical Engineering: d2, Perception [Tactics]: d6 [d8], Pilot: d6, Planetary Vehicles: d2, Survival: d4, Technical Engineering d6, Unarmed Combat: d4

At the time they meet Galactica:

ATTRIBUTES:  Agility: d6   Strength: d6   Vitality: d8   Alertness: d8   Intelligence: d10   Willpower: d12

Life Points: 20   Initiative: d6+d10   Endurance: d8+d12   Resistance: 2d8

ASSETS:  Cool Under Fire [d6], Formidable Presence [d4], Lady Luck [d4], So Say We All [d6]

COMPLICATIONS:  Anger Issues [d4], Duty [d6], Out for Blood [d4], Sadistic [d4]

SKILLS:  Athletics: d6, Covert: d4, Discipline [Leadership]: d6 [d10], Guns: d4, Heavy Weapons: d4, Influence [Administration, Bureaucracy]: d6 [d8, d8], Knowledge: d4, Mechanical Engineering: d2, Perception [Tactics]: d6 [d8], Pilot: d6, Planetary Vehicles: d2, Survival: d4, Technical Engineering d6, Unarmed Combat: d4

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