Benjamin "Payback" Cincinnatus
Colonel (Ret.) Benjamin Lucius Cincinnatus
Lance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen as Benjamin Lucius Cincinnatus
Alias: "Payback"
Age: 63
Features: Ruddy, beat-up.
Colony: Leonis
Rank: Colonel (Ret.)
Department: Colonial Fleet
Position: Captain, MV Elpis

“To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.”
- Oscar Wilde


Born on Leonis, spent the first 11 years of his life shuttling around the colony. When the Cylons rebelled and took Leonis, Benjamin managed to escape the Colony and make his way with his family to the Colonial stronghold on Sagittaron. Surrounded by the remnants of humanity, or perhaps of the military, it wasn't so far outside of the realm of possibility that the young man, who spent most of his time flying the civilian transports around the planet when he could get the work, would take the first ship off that rock to head to the only recently retaken Scorpia for flight training. Nothing as fancy as the Fleet Academy that would crop up in later days, Flight School was little more than a meat grinder designed to pump out pilots as quickly as possible. You did OTS on your own time. Pass the test, and you got slotted onto the next fleet ship going into the fight. In this case, the BS Kronos, one of the first twelve Battlestars manufactured by Colonial forces. From that first posting would come a full thirty-three years of service, before the good Colonel, now long removed from the boy of Leonis, would find himself retired back on his home world. That is until the end of the worlds came, and he found himself a survivor in the Cerberus' fleet.

Immediate Family

  • Madelaine Cincinnatus — Wife, Presumed Deceased on Leonis

Service Jacket

  • Fleet Flight School / OTS, Scorpia — 1995-1996, Raptor Pipeline
  • BS Kronos — 1996-1999, Raptor Pilot
  • BS Athena — 1999-2005, Raptor Pilot, SL
  • BS Ilium — 2005-2010, Raptor Pilot, SL, CAG 2010-2013
  • CFAS Anadyomene — 2013 - 2023, CAG, Raptor Pilot, "VCR-27, Caravans"
  • Fleet Academy, Picon — 2023-2028, Instructor
  • 2028-2041 — Retired
  • 6 December, 2041 - Captain, MV Elpis

Physical Features

Old, and weathered, craggy with age, but with a charmingly boyish grin when the mood suits him.

On the Grid

Known Associates


  • Has a fondness for Aquarian 'floral shirts'.
  • Never turns down a drink, a chance to talk up a pretty girl, or a big, fat stogie.
  • Has a ladybug tattooed on his left shoulder blade. No, he won't tell you what it means.
  • Despite his years off the flight line, is probably still one of the best raptor sticks in the fleet. Yes, he has probably forgotten more about flying than most pilots will know in their lifetimes.
  • Has a honorary rack in the pilot's berths. His 'bunk mate' is Lt. Leyla Aydin.
  • He once had an awkward moment, just to see what it felt like.

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