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My love affair with Battlestar Galactica was complicated - I loved the first two seasons, liked the third one and truly disliked the last one. But whatever my ups and downs with the show itself, there was one constant - my adoration of Helo/Athena (Karl Agathon/Sharon Valerii), one of my Top 10 tv OTPs.



He was a human pilot, one of the few last survivors of the Cylon holocaust, stranded on the burned-out shell of his planet. She was a Cylon sent to manipulate and seduce him as part of an experiment. And then they fell in love.



As a result, they went pretty much against everything and everyone - she rejected her programming (Helo is awesome enough to make a robot fall in love :P) and went against her people, committing to the human cause despite distrust and hatred of every single other human except for Helo. And Helo saw her as a human, as a person to be loved, not a machine, and went pretty much against everyone on Galactica for her. And somehow, despite all the star-crossed insanity, they were the most functional couple on the show - they would die for each other and they would live for each other (and their child), but most importantly, they were genuinely happy together.

I loved both of them individually as well - Athena was quietly strong, insanely brave (not just in the military sense, but in the fact that she rejected pretty much everything she was, just as Helo rejected all the beliefs humans had about Cylons). And I loved Helo so much because he had a ridiculous amounts of integrity, compassion, and will. I always loved that Athena fell for him because he was good. The scene where he thinks Athena has been kidnapped by Cylons (not knowing it's part of the experiment), and he's alone and wounded and terrified out of his mind (because even one Cylon is stronger than he is, let alone an army of them), and he still sets out to rescue her because he must. OMFG!!! I think this is the scene where Athena fell in love with him. This is certainly where I got on the OTP bandwagon to never get off.

Have a MV:



Oh, How I loved the Fighting Agathons! I even wrote fic. I shipped them from the first episode of the first season to the final episode of the last season. And I got unbelievably lucky - despite BSG's obsession with grimness and death, they were pretty much the sole characters who got a happy ending. (Unless you are into Baltar and...not going there).







And here is a non-embeddable one I love.

This one is my favorite



Ahhh, I feel like a rewatch!

Date: 2012-02-14 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puion.livejournal.com
wow....what show is this?
who is this asian lady? she's so pretty! is she korean? japanese?

Mousie...why do you have so much power over us?!
Always manage to introduce us something...and get us hooked in no time!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh....I am still obsessed with SWAK. It's getting unhealthy.

Date: 2012-02-14 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puion.livejournal.com
And Mousie...is BSG finished?
Do they end up happily? Thanks =)

Hope you & Mr. Mousie a Happy Valentine's Day!

Date: 2012-02-14 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yup, it's done.

They are pretty much the only ones who get a happy ending (yup, the series is finished).

Thank you, you too!

Date: 2012-02-14 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Her name is Grace Park and she's Korean American. She really is gorgeous!

Date: 2012-02-14 06:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puion.livejournal.com
your favorite mv - 23...

I think I started to get teary eye around 3:16...or maybe when Helo said "I am a father."

Oh gawd...SO happy they actually get a happy ending! Woohoooo! Love conquers all!

Date: 2012-02-14 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Here is their last scene (they settle on proto-earth):

Date: 2012-02-14 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yunhalove.livejournal.com
Oh my god. I was saving Battlestar Galactica for a distant rainy day a decade or so from now when I would feel the inexplicably random urge to finally check it out but damn if this doesn't sound like everything I never knew I wanted. :Q_______ off to download~

Date: 2012-02-14 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yay!!!!

BSG is an ensemble show so it's not all about them but they are my favorite part. I do have other ships, like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gATPLTqsUG4

She the best pilot in the fleet, he's a resistance fighter. Together they are beyond messed-up.
Edited Date: 2012-02-14 12:42 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-14 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timescout.livejournal.com
Another one I should finish one of these days. I've been stuck somewhere in S3.... I think. Been a while since I watched an episode. Like you I loved the mini and the first 2 seasons but started loosing interest with S3. Hence getting stuck. Indefinitely it seems. :)

Date: 2012-02-14 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, I preferred the earlier gritty realism to everyone being cylon, angel or whatever.

Date: 2012-02-14 01:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] once-a-weaver.livejournal.com
As I rewatch, I love these two even more than I did the first time. I agree that they're both also great as individuals. But their loyalty to each other no matter what is what kills me.

Date: 2012-02-16 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yes - you really bought that they would be there for each other through anything.

Date: 2012-02-14 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abby2507.livejournal.com
There is nothing else to say. OTP to end all BSG OTPS tbh. Helo was my favorite guy, he was loyal and fierce. My favorite quote was when Kara was like he knows she a machine but he doesn't care, he loves her. gahhhhhhh

Date: 2012-02-16 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Oh, I loved that! And yeah, Helo was my favorite guy on BSG by far. He had so much integrity.

Date: 2012-02-14 07:53 pm (UTC)
ext_18106: (Tricia gets a piggy-back ride)
From: [identity profile] lyssie.livejournal.com
Oh, I had forgotten how wonderful they were. All those little bits and pieces in the vids sort of makes me want to dig out and re-watch all of their scenes (separately and together).

They were so epic, but quiet about it. No huge explosions, just two people in love and staying that way from beginning to end. *happysigh* (not that they had it easy, or anything, but it was all worth it for them, in the end. Also, I remember how much I disliked the BABY plot, and then had to change my mind, as they were adorable with her)

And I no longer have an icon for them. Hrm.

Date: 2012-02-16 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I sort of watch to rewatch the first two seasons. Maybe when I am done with my Farscape rewatch.

Yes, I loved that they were so low maintenance and no drama despite the general insanity - all the drama was outside their reltionship, not in it.

I normally loathe babies in fiction but they had an interesting story around her and kept her to a minimum so I was fine. Plus, I agree, they were adorable with her.

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