I think it's something that I get from only a few people, but it's important. To me, at least, it's highly important because of who and what I am. I'm a Cylon. I know Cally never respected me, and I am not going to speak ill of the dead. I know President Roslin (or is that ex-President Roslin?) obviously didn't respect me when it came to Hera. She was probably frakking pissed off when she found out she was sharing a vision with two Cylons over the Cylon-human hybrid that she had told me was dead.
Mr. Adama didn't, I think. I should count myself lucky that he actually called me "Athena" during our missions together. It took a long time for Admiral Adama to get there – a year, basically, while most of the human race was struggling to survive on New Caprica and I was stuck in hack.( It goes both ways... )Number Eight's answer
While We respect the decision that Natalie, our Cylon Rebellion Leader made in order to unify all of the Cylon models, We cannot stand by her any longer. She shouldn't be boxed the way that the Three models were, but at the same time, she cannot be respected by Us any longer and a mutiny must occur in order for peace to exist.
A new leader is required, one who is not afraid to say 'no' to what the other Cylons believe, yet one who can be trusted, unlike Boomer.
What is respect?
It is knowing when a model is deficient, accepting it, and moving on. We will follow you, Athena.
By Your Command.Muse: Sharon "Athena" Agathon, Sharon "Boomer" Valerii, and Number Eight
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
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