CPO Rebecca Leandros
Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker as Rebecca Penelope Leandros
Name: Rebecca Penelope Leandros
Callsign: N/A
Age: 35
Branch: Navy
Faction: Military
Organization: {$organization}
Department: Weapons Department
Position: Gunner
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Ship: Genesis
Homeworld: Tauron
Actor: Mary-Louise Parker


Rebecca Leandros likes guns. Ever since she was ten years old and got her first air rifle, she's been working her way up - and now, after rejoining the military post-cylon attacks, she's back in the game with those big battlestar beauties.

Distinguishing Features

  • Wide, dark brown eyes
  • A perpetual look of distracted amusement
  • Always carries a sidearm, if she can help it

Pre-IC History


Family Life

Rebecca Penelope Sova was born to a middle class family in Holon, Tauron. Her father was a big game hunter, and that's where her obsession with guns began. Whenever he was about to go on a weekend expedition, he would try to slip out before she woke up, for it never failed that she would beg him to let her go along. He promised her that when she was ten, she could.

He didn't make it to her tenth birthday. He died on a hunting trip, but not in any epic way. He didn't eat anything unless it was fried, and despite his active lifestyle, all the unhealthy food caught up to him and he suffered a fatal heart attack while alone in the hunting lodge his boss let him use.

The family was devastated, but Rebecca's dreams never faded. For her tenth birthday, her mother presented her with an air rifle, wih the caveat that she always live a healthy lifestyle. And that's exactly what she did.

Early Adulthood


Right out of high school, Rebecca attended Holon Community College and got her associate's degree in criminal justice, after which she joined the Holon Police Department. It was satisfying for her to be able to carry around a gun on the job, but the size of the weapon left a little something to be desired. On patrol one day when she was 22, she passed a Navy recruiter's office, and saw a brochure that displayed a battlestar in all its glory, with those massive guns right on the cover. She needed very little convincing after that, and left the force not too long after this fateful meeting to join the weapons department of the Colonial Navy.

She was stationed on the Battlestar Pacifica, and took to her position well - perhaps to an obsessive degree. Her commanding officer would often have to shoo her out of the weapons room when she wasn't on duty. It was on such an occasion as this that she wandered into the engineering department and met Jacob Leandros.

Needless to say, she didn't have to be reminded to go off-duty anymore. Though her dedication to the guns never faded, she began dividing her time evenly between her job and this gruff man, with whom, she decided quite early on, she would like to spend the rest of her life. The two were married when Rebecca was 26, and after their second terms were up, they decided not to re-enlist, and moved back to Holon to start a family.


At 31, Rebecca gave birth to their only child, David Leandros. Early on, it became apparent that the infant had Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the most severe form of the disease. Though he defied the odds of not living much past one, the debilitating illness took its toll on the small family, with constant doctor visits and the continual worry that he might not make it through the night. When he died at two, Jacob and Rebecca were heartbroken. Nothing could console them, and their marriage suffered. Rebecca retreated into herself, refusing to leave the house for a time, and Jacob began quietly abusing alcohol.

Recent IC History

Though the death of David still weighs heavily upon the two, they managed to make it through the mire. For their ninth wedding anniversary, Jacob booked a trip to the Carina so the couple could see the Bulls trample the Aces, and then tragedy of a different caliber struck. The cylons attacked, leaving the pair stranded.

Without anywhere to go, they both decided to re-enlist. And though she misses her home and her massive collection of firearms, there's a part of Rebecca that is happy to be back with the big guns once more.

  • Her husband, Jacob
  • Big guns
  • Small guns
  • Snakes
  • The Tauron Bulls
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