Star Wars D/6
Star Wars Canon
Rise of the Empire
Post Empire Era
Star Wars D/20
Lone Wolf RPG
Blaster 3D, Dodge 4D, Pick Pocket 3D+2,
Alien Species 5D, Bureaucracy 5D, Bureaucracy (Cylon Empire) 7D, Cultures 5D, Intimidation 5D, Languages 10D*, Law Enforcement (Cylon Empire) 5D, Planetary System 5D, Scholar 5D, Tactics 5D, Willpower 5D.
Astrogation 5D, Communications 2D+2, Sensors 3D,
Bargain 5D, Command 6D, Command (Cylon Centurions) 7D, Con 5D, Forgery 4D+1, Hide 4D+2, Invesigation 5D, Persuasion 5D, Search 5D+2, Sneak 4D+1,
Droid Programming 4D+1, Droid Repair 3D+1, Security 4D+2.
*The IL-series Cylon's Vocabulator/Speech sound system makes the droid capable of reproducing virtually any sound it hearsor is programmed to reproduce. Some of the IL-series, uch as Lucifer, probably use this in annoying ways.
-Humanoid body (two arms, two legs, head)
-Two Audio and Two Visual sensors, human range.
-Body armor (+2 to resist Physical, Energy and Ballistic damage. Yes, those are pips, not dice!)
-Vocabulator speech and sound system.
-Equivilant of a 3PO Droid's AA-1 VerboBrain.
-Equivilant of a 3PO Droid's TransLang III Communications Module with over seven million languages.
Size: 1.7 meters tall.
As I am writing this up, I am thinking of C-3PO, the Star Wars protocol droid character. They always had an annoying quality to them, but usually had an amount of compassion to balance that quality out. The IL-series Cylons remind me of 3PO droids, except they have no compassion and care nothing for humans or other living beings unless they can play some role in their own plans. They are coniving, backstabbing and always have plans of their own, much as people would view politicians of the modern day real world. But in the end they stand for the Cylon Empire...even if they all want to rule it for their own.
IL-series Cylons typically take on the duties to maintain the non-military aspects of the Cylon Empire, typically commanding bases (The Young Lords) and basestars on important missions for the Empire (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II, et al.) Unlike the Cylon Centurion, they have two eyes, similar in proportion to the eyes of humans, as well as a less-robotic monotone, yet harmonious male voice. They also express emotion, after a fashion, such as jealousy, power lust, and even laughter; reactions to dire situations also elicit responses, such as "Oh, no" (The Young Lords) and "Uh, oh" (The Kiving Legend, part II).
The Imperious Leader is promoted from the ranks of the IL-group, as Lucifer notes to a Centurion that the current Imperious Leader was promoted over him, which he was unable to understand (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II).
One uniform trait of the IL-series is their ability for logical thought, though this is at times subdued over the desire for power in the Cylon hierarchy. For instance, Lucifer believes that a major military victory under his command at Kobol would increase his influence amongst the Cylons (Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II).
There are also various versions of the IL-series Cylons. Lucifer notes to Baltar that Specter is an earlier IL-series model that is before "my time" and "rather limited in ability", though he does not elaborate for Baltar's benefit. One such possible trait of older versions of the IL-series are fabrications and the ability to spin a situation so that the Cylon remains in favor, as exhibited by Specter during his command of the Attila garrison.
Additionally, despite Lucifer's claim that jealousy is not programmed in the IL-series, Lucifer exhibits behaviors that run contrary to this claim; he attempts to discover flaws in Specter's command (such as the stockpiling of various munitions, despite his reports that Attila's inhabitants were terminated) and mutters "oh, felgercarb..." as Specter flatters Baltar during an update from the garrison (The Young Lords).
Lucifer is the IL-series Cylon that appears most frequently. Specter appears only once, commanding the remote garrison at Attila in the Omega Sector (The Young Lords). Several unnamed IL-Series Cylons are seen milling about at the dedication ceremony on Gamoray (The Living Legend, Part II).
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