A new Battlestar Galactica game, Deadlock, will resurrect Admiral Helena Cain’s namesake from the TV series during the early days of the First Cylon War.
Slitherine, the video game studio behind the game, revealed official information about the story as part of an announcement on Tuesday. After a four-year stalemate at the start of the war, the Cylons destroy the Colonial Fleet High Command on Picon. As the game picks up, “the fate of mankind is now resting on the shoulders of Rear-Admiral Lucinda Cain” and her “secret” plan that could turn the tide in the war.
A very different Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes) was notably something of an antagonist in Season 2 of the Battlestar Galactica reboot series, in which she commanded the Battlestar Pegasus and usurped Adama’s power while stripping the civilian fleet of resources to stock her own vessel. Helena Cain is depicted as ruthless, severe, and at times even murderous — an effective foil to the sometimes sentimental Adama. A version of Cylon Six, named Gina, eventually kills Admiral Cain in cold blood.
The television film Razor also dove into Admiral Cain’s backstory as a 9-year-old girl on Tauron on the final day of the first Cylon War. Both of her parents and her younger sister (named Lucy, by the way) die in an attack, and Admiral Cain’s life is spared seemingly just as the war ends.
Here’s that specific flashback:
Though the age of Lucy Cain doesn’t match up with Deadlock’s Lucinda at all, it’s possible that Deadlock is retconning the identity of their mother, who appears to be a civilian in Razor — or, at the very least, on shore leave spending time with her family. If the two admirals are indeed related, Rear-Admiral Lucinda Cain might turn out to be an aunt or grandmother of the character from the series.
Check out the Deadlock announcement trailer here:
Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock is slated for a release sometime this summer.