Caprica Character Guide

Caprica Character Guide

 

Zoe Graystone Zoe Graystone, played by Alessandra Torresani

Zoe Graystone is the brilliant, but troubled, daughter of wealthy technology magnate Daniel Graystone and his wife, Amanda. She attends the Athena Academy, where she has befriended classmate Lacy Rand and begun a romantic involvement with radical monotheist Ben Stark. Together with her schoolmates and friends, she spends a significant amount of time in the V-Club, a virtual reality hot spot in which teenagers act out their hedonistic fantasies. She demonstrates an acumen for computer programming that surprises even her genius father…and has secrets beyond even his ability to comprehend.

 

Joseph Adama Joseph Adama, played by Esai Morales

Originally from Tauron, Joseph Adama emigrated to Caprica and changed his surname to “Adams” in order to better fit in and avoid the prejudice to which his people were often subjected. Over the years, he became an influential defense attorney, but was notorious for his ties to the organized crime underworld, which helped finance his education. In the aftermath of a deeply personal tragedy, he forms a bond with Daniel Graystone, which leads to their collaboration and eventual rivalry. Joseph also has a strained relationship with his son, William.

 

Daniel Graystone Daniel Graystone, played by Eric Stoltz

A brilliant Caprican computer engineer, Daniel Graystone is also a successful businessman and one of the richest people on the planet. He is the CEO of his own technology firm and the inventor of the Holoband, used by people throughout the colonies to engage in virtual reality escapades. His pioneering work in robotics takes an unexpected turn when, faced with the fallout from a family tragedy, he begins to blur the line between organic and machine-based life.

 

Amanda Graystone Amanda Graystone, played by Paula Malcomson

The wife of tycoon Daniel Graystone is a formidable force in her own right, with a steely will and a successful career as a surgeon. Devastated by a tragic turn of events, she embarks on a quest to discover the truth that lays behind what she knows about her daughter, Zoe.

 

Lacy Rand Lacy Rand, played by Magda Apanowicz

Lacy Rand is a student at the Athena Academy on Caprica and a close friend of Zoe Graystone. Along with Zoe and Zoe’s boyfriend, Ben Stark, she spends a great deal of time in a virtual reality-created club through the use of the Holoband. Unbeknownst to the adults in their lives, Lacy, Zoe and Stark are doing more than just socializing at school and in the world of the Holoband. Their exploration of some radical ideology could lead down a dark and dangerous path.

 

William Adama William Adama, played by Sina Najafi

William Adama (named after his deceased grandfather) was born in 69 BCH on Caprica, the son of Joseph Adama and Shannon Adama and raised in Qualai, a small coastal community (Caprica pilot, Hero). His father was a Tauron immigrant and an attorney specializing in criminal defense and civil liberties with ties to the criminal underworld. His mother was an accountant. Both his mother and his sister, Tamara, died in a suicide bombing on the Lev when he was 11. He was still in school when the First Cylon War started (Razor Flashbacks, Episode 1). During his childhood, he was considered small for his age and would often be beaten by his peers (deleted scene, “Exodus, Part II”). Because of anti-Tauron prejudice, Adama’s father assumed the more Caprican-sounding surname Adams, but eventually the family reverted to the original Tauron name after 58 BCH (Caprica Pilot).

 

Clarice Willow Clarice Willow, played by Polly Walker

Clarice Willow is a High Priestess of Athena and headmistress of the Athena Academy, the school attended by Zoe Graystone, Lacy Rand and Ben Stark. Despite her position in the Caprican religious hierarchy, she is, in fact, Sagittaron-born and harbors a dark secret when it comes to her spiritual beliefs. Given her close relationship with several of her most influential students and her devious and duplicitous nature, she’s sure to have a significant role to play in the future of colonial life on Caprica.

 

Samuel Adama Samuel Adama, played by Sasha Roiz

Samuel Adama is the brother of Joseph Adama, and an enforcer for the notorious Tauron criminal organization H’la’tha. He came to Caprica, along with his brother, as an orphan in the aftermath of the Tauron Civil War. He has a very close relationship with Joseph Adama and is deeply affected by the tragic circumstances surrounding the Adama family in the wake of terrorist activities undertaken by Caprica’s monotheistic cult. He has proven himself to be a loyal and effective soldier in H’la’tha’s efforts to exert its influence Colonies-wide.

 

Tamara Adama Tamara Adama, played by Genevieve Buechner

Tamara Adama (or Adams) is the sister of William Adama and the eldest child of Joseph and Shannon Adama. Tamara, together with her mother, dies in a suicide bombing. She is survived by her father, her brother, her paternal uncle Sam, and her maternal grandmother Ruth. Her father bonds with Daniel Graystone, a wealthy computer engineer whose daughter, Zoe, was killed in the same bombing. Joseph reluctantly agrees to help Daniel recreate robotic versions of their daughters by stealing technology from Tomas Vergis, a Tauron developer. Graystone uses Zoe’s avatar-producing search engine program to create a digital version of Tamara in virtual reality, but Joseph finds that the Tamara avatar is confused and hysterical, unable to hear her heart beating because she has none. Joseph is appalled and repents of the whole thing as an abomination.

Now, the avatar of Tamara Adama wanders V-World, scared, lost, and unaware that she died nearly a month ago in the MAGLEV bombing.

 

 

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