|Introduced||Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 1|
|Role||Creator and Leader of the Cylonics|
|Baltar is a Cylon|
|Baltar is a Final Five Cylon|
|Baltar is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Baltar is an Original Series Cylon|
|Baltar in the separate continuity|
- For the canonical character from whom this depiction is based, see: Baltar (TOS).
- For other separate continuities from other comics and novelization sources, see: Baltar (TOS alternate).
Father of the Cylonics, his Cylonic Knights turn the tide of the Ovion Wars, and his prosthetics save countless Warriors. However, his thirst for power is unquenchable and Baltar attempts to take command of the Twelve Colonial Empires. When that fails, he and his Cylonic creations exile themselves to Gamoray, and the Colonial Warriors saved by his prosthetics work are forced to a life of exile by the Quorum as they fear Baltar's ability to control the recipients of these prostheses.
Furnishing himself the title of Imperious Leader, Baltar marshals an attack force that wages another war on the Colonial Empire. He targets Caprica first and his Cylonics destroy that part of the Empire with ease.
During this attack, his Cylonic Knights board Crown Prince Apollo's Viper, and extricate him from that craft with designs of turning Apollo, son of his enemy Archduke Adama, into the next generation of his Cylonic Knights—"a Colonial and Cylonic marriage of wires and nerve endings" (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 1).
Vengeance and Gamoray
This action leads to Adama, who had deftly survived Baltar's attack at Gamoray, to follow the Cylonics to Gamoray—linking up with rag-tag groups surrounding his son and daughter, along with another enemy Baltar thought he had decimated.
On Gamoray, Baltar fights with Apollo, where Apollo breaks Baltar's helmet—and Baltar uses a shard from the helmet to stab Apollo, wounding him enough so that Baltar can affect his escape to another secret base, where Baltar works on rebuilding his Cylonic army following the defeat at Gamoray (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 4).
Baltar is a germaphobe, which is why he wears a suit and helmet with its own life support system (Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 4).