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|Era(s):||Fall of the 12 Colonies|
|Affiliations:||Republic of the 12 Colonies|
Angela Rigel was born twenty-three years BTF on the colony of Scorpia. Her parents had decided to start their life together on the colony, settling in the town of Haddock.
Angela was the oldest of three children, and the only girl. She would graduate from Wendelin High School and from there would attend the Fleet Academy on Picon.
Military service runs in the Rigel family. Angela's grandfather, Dominic Rigel, was the commanding officer of the ill-fated battlestar Achilles during the Battle of Cosmora when the battlestar was boarded by Cylons. When it became apparent that the ship was lost, Dominic Rigel jumped the Achilles to an unknown destination rather than have the guns of the battlestar turned against the Colonial forces.
Ensign Angela Rigel would first be posted to the battlestar Victorious, and would serve as the ship's Communications Officer during her first tour on the battlestar. When Bridget Woods was given command of the battlestar Kios, Rigel was selected to become the Communications Officer for the new battlestar.
When the Cylons attacked, the Kios jumped to Armistice Station to check on the status of the officer posted to the facility. Instead the Cylons used the CNP backdoor to turn the power off on the Kios. Instead of destroying the battlestar the Cylons boarded and took the majority of the crew prisoner.
The prisoners were taken to the moon of Ostarsis. While awaiting processing, Woods and several the crew escaped the Cylons and went into hiding before forming a resistance cell with other escaped prisoners.Life in the resistance took a toll on Rigel, culminating in a suicide attempt that Woods was able to talk her out of.