Lt. Felix Gaeta is a fictional male Kobolian ( 2003 ) tactical officer in the Battlestar Galactica series. The character was portrayed on screen by Alessandro Juliani\r\n. His allegiance / loyalty is to The Battlestar Galactica. Felix is the Chief Tactical officer on the bridge of the Galactica. Felix is hardly ever seen anywhere. It is Felix's job to plot the jumps from one spot in space to another.
There was no explicit friendship with Gaius Baltar, they were colleagues. It was Gaeta who found that the Number Six clone had manufactured the evidence that had Gaius Baltar hacking into the Defence Mainframe to enable the Cylons to attack.
Whilst Gaius was being held prisoner after being captured by Cpl. Galen Tyrol, Gaius attempted suicide to test to see whether he was Cylon or not. Gaeta walked in on him attempting the suicide and saved his life. Later on when Gaeta is asked to interrogate Gaius, Gaeta tries to kill Gaius but is prevented from doing so.
During the occupation of New Caprica, Felix worked for Dr. Gaius Baltar who was president. All the time, he was secretly feeding the resistance information about what the Cylons are planning on doing. Felix reveals to Lt. Kara Thrace ( Starbuck ) that he is the one who was passing secrets to the resistance. When it comes his time to be executed for treason on the planet, he doesn't reveal this, it takes Starbuck to reveal it. Cpl. Tyrol releases him from custody when he is told about the method of information transfer.
Gaeta is one of the senior officers who is tasked with going with Lt. Kara Thrace ( Starbuck ) to see if what Kara said about finding Earth was true. During an altercation with Samuel Anders, a gun went off and blasted Gaeta's leg. The Demetrius, the ship that they are using doesn't immediately return to the fleet which if it had then Gaeta's leg might have been saved. He lays about in pain whilst the Demetrius waits for Kara to return.
After William had done a deal with a battle scarred Cylon Basestar to share technology, both Felix and Tom Zarek are against the idea. Both of them plotted and carried out a coup. Lt. Felix took control of the Battlestar bridge whilst Tom Zarek took out the Quorum of the Twelve. Felix Gaeta provide the prosecution for Adama in a kangaroo court tribunal where the judge was Tom Zarek and it was only ever going to be one verdict.
The uprising saw Colonialist vs Colonialist until a march in support of William Adama made Gaeta stand down. William Adama ordered that both Lt. Felix Gaeta and Tom Zarek be shot by firing squad for the failed uprising.
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