Ten Reasons why Sharon “Athena” Agathon is A Feminist Character

Here are the ten reasons why Sharon “Athena” Agathon is a feminist character:

  1. Athena is Sharon Agathon’s callsign as a Raptor pilot.
  2. Athena remains one of the best Raptor pilots who always gets sent out for important missions like rescuing everybody from the Cylon rule on New Caprica.
  3. She is a Model Eight Cylon and the second Sharon in existence. The other Sharon’s callsign is Boomer. Athena has all of Boomer’s memories, but is a completely different person. She is completely self aware as a Cylon while Boomer was a sleeper agent for the first season.
  4. Athena married Karl “Helo” Agathon and they have the only human Cylon hybrid child named Hera. Athena’s the only Cylon to have a baby.
  5. Athena is a loving protective mother to Hera. When the baby had been captured by the Cylon, Athena had Helo shoot her so she could be downloaded onto a Cylon resurrection ship to rescue her daughter.
  6. Even though Adama and Roslin had Athena locked up for at least a year and pretended that her baby died (only the President) so she couldn’t raise her for a long time, the Model Eight became a loyal member of the Battlestar Galactica who fought against her own people so humanity could survive. Athena is a compassionate brave person who bonded with the crew.
  7. While in prison, Athena became a close advisor to Adama and actually helped him decide to go rescue everybody stuck on New Caprica.
  8.  Athena has the ability to identify individual Number Eight Copies like Boomer.
  9. Athena serves aboard the Demetrius to help Starbuck find Earth after the Viper pilot came back from the dead.
  10. When Athena was a prisoner, she helped Helo and Battlestar Galactica soldiers rescue Starbuck from Caprica.

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