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 was, like the rest of the Helios Gamma system, a battleground in the colonial proxy wars between the superpowers, Virgon and Leonis.[2]

Further notes Edit

Further notes Edit

  • Much information on Scorpia was added into the series lore for the show Caprica. Writer Jane Espenson also collaborated in the creation of mapping the Cyrannus star system with the positions of each planet along with explaining their histories. The factoids themselves quasi-canon, existing in a preliminary level where they are canon unless contradicted by new information.[1] However, as there was no second season of Caprica to contradict them, they stand.
  • In the star system map created for Season 1, Scorpia; Picon; Leonis and Aerelon are moons of 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.