Count Iblis is a creature of
many names, of great age, and of vast mental
ability. Iblis has been known throughout the ages
as the Prince of Darkness, as Lucifer, Belzebob,
and Satan. In the War of the Gods episodes of
Battlestar Galactica, Iblis serves as a way to
bring the fight between good and evil to a higher
Iblis has the ability to grant wishes
and manipulate space and time. His voice is the
one used by the Supreme Cylon Commander. This is
possible because the voice was transcribed into a
digital format thousands of Yahron's (nearly
years) ago before the machine like cylons even
existed. Iblis says this timeless familiar nature
to his voice makes his voice the voice of truth.
The saga infers that Iblis was part of the race
of beings that were overcome by thier own
technology which gave birth to the Cylon empire.
Iblis matches wits with commander Adama and
Apollo, the only real humans that doubt him at
first amidst the pleasures he seems to give with
such ease. Iblis has enemies though; beings of
white light that serve as guardians of the rules
of the universe. He warns to not be beguiled by
"the lights of everlasting darkness"
but really this just masks his own beguiling
nature. Iblis after all collects souls and
manipulates people's hopes and dreams. In the end
Iblis leaves the Battlestar saga after only 2
episodes. Just as messengers, prophets, and gods
come and go, Iblis dissapears.