Why do the Cylons hate Humans so much in Battlestar Galactica?

  1. maunderingcabal profile image83
    maunderingcabalposted 3 years ago

    Why do the Cylons hate Humans so much in Battlestar Galactica?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 24 months ago

    1. They see themselves as humanity's superiors and natural replacement.
    2. When Cylons were first made, they were made by humans to kill other humans, and then put to work in every area humans didn't want to work. It is like engineering soldiers, and when the war is over, relegating them to the lowest tasks. For robots with emotions, that's demeaning.
    3. Cylons knew humans killed other humans for being rivals and inconvenient. And they knew humans would turn them off / kill them the moment they thought Cylons were inconvenient, because they aren't even the same species.
    4. Zoe was religious, something carried to her avatar and then to all Cylons. And humans didn't recognize they had souls, a la that last scene in the Caprica series of robots in a virtual reality "church" listening to the former head of the monotheist terrorists prophesizing. Now they hate humans for not seeing them as equals before God, and seeing themselves as religiously purer.

    1. maunderingcabal profile image83
      maunderingcabalposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Great answer man, very thought provoking. I loved the reboot, do you think this hatred motivation is the same for the old series?

 
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