Lieutenant Colonel Atalanta "Teatime" Franklin
Atia1.jpg Franklin, Atalanta R.
LTC Air Wing
Station BS-114 Orion
Position CAG
Age Sex
36 F
Hair Eyes
Blonde Green


Atalanta was born a Franklin. Yes, as in one of those Franklins — a family whose name is synonymous with wealth, power, and warfare. It's hardly any wonder why. They boast well over 200 years of service to the Colonial Fleet and the Caprican Navy combined. Nine generations of Franklin men have worn the uniform, in an unbroken line which dates back to Glaucus Franklin's service in the Fourth Caprican-Gemenese War in 1786. When considering the full breadth of the family records — and be assured, the Franklins do — their history contains nearly two scores of men retiring with nothing less than a Captain's bars, including two Admirals, three Commanders, a Defense Minister, a Presidential military advisor, and a narrowly lost bid for a Quorum seat.

Their path is remarkably similiar, with little deviation. The finest prepartory schools in the capital. The Fleet Academy on Caprica. Married by thirty. Captain by thirty-five. Should they choose to "retire" in their mid-forties, a career in business, politics, or government administration. Somewhere in there is a smattering of children fathered and raised, preferably sons to carry on both the Franklin name and its legacy.

The course of Atalanta's life would have been set for her the moment she was born…

…if only she had been born a boy.

Recent Events

  • June 3, 2005 — Transferred to the Battlestar Orion (BS-114).
  • June 3, 2005 — Promoted to Major by Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Petra.
  • August 18, 2005 — Won the Archery competition at the Armilustrium Games.
  • September 5, 2005 — Promoted to CAG, following the death of MAJ Phoenix Stration in combat behind the Armstice Line.
  • September 25, 2005 — Led CVW #11 deep into enemy territory, to conduct an assault on a Cylon refueling station. Five basestars were destroyed in the attack.
  • September 27, 2005 — Led CVW #11 in the Picon Invasion.
  • November 11, 2005 — Led CVW #11 in the air assault over Minos, allowing the evacuation of 3,000 Tauran refugees.
  • December 11, 2005 — Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by Rear Admiral Louis Jameson.

Service Record & Medals

Year Rank Station Notes
1987-1991 Student University of Delphi History
1993 Recruit Basic Training/OCS Officer Candidate
1993-1994 ENS CFAB Nike Flight School
1994-1996 ENS Escort Carrier Axiom (CEC-105) Viper Pilot
1996-1997 LTJG Escort Carrier Axiom (CEC-105) Viper Pilot
1997-1998 LTJG Battlestar Deimos (BS-93) Viper Pilot, VF-519 "Widowmakers"
1998-2001 LT Battlestar Deimos (BS-93) Viper Pilot, VF-519 "Widowmakers"
2001-2002 CPT Battlestar Valkyrie (BS-39) Viper Pilot
2001-2004 CPT Battlestar Valkyrie (BS-39) Viper Pilot - Squadron Leader
2004-2005 CPT Escort Carrier Rubaul (CEC - 312) Viper Pilot - DCAG
2005 MAJ Battlestar Orion (BS-114) Viper Pilot - DCAG
2005 MAJ Battlestar Orion (BS-114) Viper Pilot - CAG
2005 - Current LTC Battlestar Orion (BS-114) Viper Pilot - CAG

Extra Info

Military Legacy: Atalanta is a tenth generation soldier. (Yes, tenth.) Her family served in the Caprican Navy for seven generations before Unification and, after the Cylons struck, both her father and her grandfather served in the newly formed Colonial Fleet. Her grandfather, Augustus Franklin, was in fact that Augustus Franklin, a Rear Admiral who commanded one of the first Valkyrie-class battlestars. He was rather well-known for engaging basestars directly, despite the fact that the Valkyrie-class battlestars were originally intended as support ships for the Galactica-class battlestars, rather than as capital ships in their own right, and for being rather vocally opposed to the integration of women into the Fleet.


File Image Name Notes
Warren_icon.png CPT Warren "Toast" Smythe Placeholder.
Phin_icon.png LT Phin "Dolly" McBride Placeholder.
Tasha_icon.png LTJG Natasha "Blackbird" Stryker Placeholder.
Agrippa_icon.png LTJG Alexander "Punchdrunk" Agrippa Placeholder.
Taylor_icon.png ENS Jacob "Wheels" Taylor Placeholder.
Darius_icon.png ENS Darius "Hyper" Knight Placeholder.

Recent Logs


  • The Urge - "It's My Turn to Fly"

it's my turn to fly
father, be with me tonight
ooooh, i'm right on target
(keep the dream alive)
it's my turn to fly
gotta prove this tonight

  • The Goo Goo Dolls - "We'll Be Here (When You're Gone)"

but the ones who fight and die
are the truth inside the lie
now it's all built on our backs
and we struggle to survive
and we'll be standing when you're gone
and we'll be heard again
we missed our chance but not for long
i know somehow we will hold on
we'll be here
when you're gone

  • Bastille - "Pompeii"

and the walls kept tumbling down
in the city that we love
grey clouds roll over the hills
bringing darkness from above
but if you close your eyes,
does it almost feel like
nothing changed at all?
and if you close your eyes,
does it almost feel like you've been here before?
how am i gonna be an optimist about this?
how am i gonna be an optimist about this?
if you close your eyes
oh where do we begin?
the rubble or our sins?

  • Pat Benatar - "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

you don't fight fair
but that's okay, see if i care
knock me down, it's all in vain
i'll get right back on my feet again
hit me with your best shot
why don't you hit me
with your best shot
hit me with your best shot
fire away


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