Battlestar Galactica – Sometimes a Great Notion

Thus will it come to pass. A dying leader will know the truth of the Opera House. The missing Three will give you the Five who come from the home of the Thirteenth. You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace. You will lead them all to their end. End of Line

Spoiler Alert: Episode – Sometimes a Great Notion. January 16th, 2006

This is the last line that the Hybrid gives to Starbuck before being unplugged during the Season 4 (1st half) Episode – Faith. Why is it so significant? Well, for the second part of season 4 this will be the line to unravel the story (or so my theory goes).

Danielle has an interesting theory actually. She believes that Starbuck is actually a 13th cylon or cylon related “creature”. The theory is actually pretty good if you tie it to this specific line. This is go it goes.

The facts:

There were twelve colonies. One for each sign on the zodiac.
There was a thirteen colony in a planet called Earth. This is also related to a thirteen zodiac sign.
There are twelve cylons.
The remains found in Earth are not human remains but cylon remains.

The speculation:

Danielle’s theory is actually pretty simple. There are only 12 known cylons. However, just like the 13th, colony, there might be a 13th cylon that is not known to the others. This new cylon is Starbuck. So far, one part of the line given by the Hybrid has come true. The missing three did give the 4 (5 if you count this episode).

There are the following parts to unfold:

A dying leader will know the truth of the Opera House.
You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace. You will lead them all to their end.

However, the most interesting line is this:

…the Five who come from the home of the Thirteenth.

There is one interesting issue here. This line does not say anything about the 13th being the colony or a cyclon. The wording is so vague that it’s entirely plausible that the line is talking about a 13th cylon who is the maker and could potentially be the “God” of the cylon religion. It would also explain why “God” didn’t want the other 7 to know about the five since they were created on earth and had reach a human-like society which the other 7 were craving for. I don’t think Starbuck is the god of the cylons, but I do think she is related to the maker. Maybe a clone of which would tie it to the Caprica series. Making her the original Cylon. This would also explain how she returned from the dead, and why she has the bigger destiny to acomplish.

I don’t think there is a solid theory out there as to why Starbuck is the “Harbinger of Death”. But I think this covers pretty much everything else.

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