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15 Great Minority Characters in Sci-Fi

By Matt Heckler Jun 3, 2013

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Athena: Battlestar Galactica

Grace Park's Athena in Battlestar Galactica is the perfect example of a character being able to transcend what is expected of them by society and to become something better. Sure, Athena is a Cylon, but she’s in love with a human and sees that humanity is where she belongs. She’s definitely one of the best characters on Battlestar.

Tags: movies, tv, sci fi, star wars, slideshows, star trek, firefly, serenity, mace windu

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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