So I had a couple of ideas for a blog today but somehow they all got complicated or depressing. So in keeping with Barbara’s series of archetypes and a recent blog at Kiss and Tell Girls about heroes, I thought I’d just do a short post about my love for the Battlestar Galactica character Karl C. Agathon , call sign Helo, Human, Captain, Electronic Countermeasures Officer, Caprican (like me), Lover, Father, Warrior
Stranded with his co-pilot, Sharon, behind enemy lines he fights to keep them both alive only to find out just after he's fallen for her that she's a cylon and she's having his child. The first cylon/human hybrid ever. He wants to kill her. She the enemy and that's his duty. He even shoots her in the shoulder but finds he can't take her life because he still loves her and believes regardless of what she is, she loves him too. They keep fighting side by side till they are finally rescued and return to The Galactica only to face great suspicion and prejudice. He's a loyal solider but even more loyal to his woman and his child. And he could never do anything less than fight for the things he loves.
That is why I love me some Helo!