The New Series
(The reimagined series; Caprica and Blood & Chrome)

Scorpia is a planet in the Cyrannus star system, and one of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, orbiting Helios Gamma. It is named after the Scorpio tribe who resided on Kobol, though its citizens may not have been affiliated with that tribe.[note 1]

History Edit

Scorpia's foundations are unknown, but like the other planets in the Helios Gamma system, it became a battleground in the colonial proxy wars between Virgon and Leonis, two Helios Beta planets which possessed planetary empires.[2]

Behind the Scenes Edit

  • Most information about Scorpia was added into series lore for the show Caprica. Writer Jane Espenson collaborated in the creation of the Cyrannus star system map, detailing the positions of each planet and explaining their histories.[1] In the star system map used during season 1 of Battlestar Galactica, Scorpia, Picon, Leonis and Aerelon are instead moons of the planet Zeus.



  1. The history of the Cyrannus system suggests there is no direct link between the planets and the tribes they were named after. Colonies such as Caprica; Picon and Virgon were settled by the same people. Aquaria meanwhile was founded as a scientific outpost rather than a settlement for the Aquarius tribe.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Charlie Jane Anders (24 January 2011). Detailed Map Of Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies. Retrieved on 2018-05-10.
  2. Battlestar Galactica Map of the 12 Colonies.