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"Michael" is the eighteenth episode in the second season of Stargate: Atlantis .
- 3 Appearances
- 4 Notable quotes
- 8 Other languages
- 9 External links
Synopsis [ ]
Lt. Michael Kenmore wakes up with no memories about who he is, after he was supposedly captured by the Wraith . While trying to remember his past life, he notices that everyone is looking at him strangely. Soon, he discovers the hard way that he wasn't captured by the Wraith, but was one himself.
A man wakes up in the Atlantis infirmary with no recollection of who or where he is. The senior staff of Atlantis tells him that he is Lt. Michael Kenmore and claim that he lost his memory and was injured while attempting to save his team from the Wraith . Dr. Carson Beckett releases Michael back into the general population under the guide of Teyla Emmagan to try to reclaim his lost memories. However, Michael begins dreaming of the Wraith and confides of this in Teyla, who assures him that she, too, has had similar dreams of the Wraith.
Michael seeing himself as a Wraith in the mirror
In a briefing of the senior staff, Teyla brings up the issue of telling Michael "the truth," arguing that it is becoming difficult to keep up this "lie". The rest of the staff, however, disagrees with this course of action. Beckett advises that Michael try therapy to eliminate the dreams of the Wraith, stating that they may purely be psychological in origin. At the same time, Ronon Dex is having more difficulty than the rest and twice attacks Michael, once after he pins Teyla in a training exercise, and again in the hall.
Michael finds some evidence about his origins
During another night of no sleep, Michael asks to go to the infirmary for sleeping pills. Beckett, however, has fallen asleep at his desk, and so Michael looks into his logs, finding more suspicious evidence behind everyone's unease around him. So, he takes this evidence back to his room and discovers the truth: he is a Wraith. It turns out that Beckett has nearly perfected the Iratus bug retrovirus and has successfully eliminated the Wraith DNA , provided he administers daily doses of drugs. Because of this development, Lt. Colonel John Sheppard seeks to develop a biological weapon to launch on the Wraith, though Beckett states that he clearly has no means of causing a permanent effect.
Ronon attacks Michael.
After this revelation, Michael argues against what the Atlantis team has done to him, stating that they did it for their benefit, rather than his. Michael has also begun to realize that he still has basic Wraith instincts, and while being escorted to the infirmary to receive his daily dose of the drug, he attacks his guard and grabs his gun, then runs off down the corridor, pursued by Ronon and the remaining guards. Security is called. Sgt. Cole finds Michael first and fires at him. Michael returns fire, killing Cole. Attracted to the blood, he puts a finger on the wound, then smells it only to be stunned by Ronon. Sheppard and the team place him in the Atlantis holding cell.
Ronon wants to kill Michael immediately, but the two doctors argue that they are the ones who made him human, they have to treat him as a human. Dr. Elizabeth Weir asks Beckett to increase the dosage after having Michael moved to the new Pegasus Galaxy Alpha Site . They have come this far, they need to learn more about the retrovirus. Beckett, however, begins blaming himself for what has happened, including Cole's death, since it was he who developed and administered the retrovirus in the first place. Weir assures him any fault lies with her since she gave the order to carry out the experiment.
Teyla goes to visit Michael in the cell. He tells her he didn't intend to kill Cole, he only wanted to escape. She informs him of Weir's decision: he must continue taking the drug at a higher dose, hopefully eradicating any Wraith impulses that remain. If he refuses, he will be executed.
Michael takes Teyla hostage.
Once moved to the Alpha Site, Teyla visits him again, bringing him food. Michael convinces Teyla to release him because she understands him as no one else does, due to her Wraith gene that allows a certain sense between the two of them. Michael then takes Teyla, as a hostage, into the forest, fleeing Sheppard and Ronon who are searching for them now. Michael and Teyla reach the Stargate where he dials an address and takes Teyla through to an unknown planet , however not before Teyla manages to write the address on a stone. On the other side Teyla becomes aware that there are many Wraith on this planet because that is why Michael went there, to return to his own kind.
Michael demonstrates his transformation back into the Wraith
In the absence of his injection, Michael's body begins to change, eventually re-developing the organ that allows a wraith to feed on a human. He approaches Teyla with his hand out stretched, intending to feed but seemingly apprehensive. Teyla is not afraid and challenges him to try. Sheppard and Ronon catch up and shoot Michael before he can feed, saving Teyla. They flee as Wraith from the nearby Hive ship arrive and attempt to surround them, leaving an unconscious Michael where he fell. The Wraith carry him away.
Back in Atlantis, the senior staff discuss the situation. The Wraith will now know that Atlantis was not destroyed. Weir says they need to start planning a defense, and Sheppard says they will need more firepower.
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Notable quotes [ ].
Beckett : Michael, we believe you may be suffering from what's called generalized dissociative amnesia, which usually occurs as a result of significant trauma. Michael : Trauma caused by the Wraith? Beckett : We don't know for certain. Hopefully, over time, your memory will return. In the meantime, we'll do our best to help you fill in the gaps: a wee bit at a time so as not to completely overwhelm you. Michael : I'm already completely overwhelmed. How much worse can it get?
McKay : (to a commissary staff member) Ah. Hey, what happened to the, um, to the blue jello? My favorite, all of a sudden it's off the menu. What gives? (the man shrugs his shoulder and walks away) Thank you! Ah. Lieutenant Kenmore. Michael : So they tell me. Call me Michael. McKay : Michael. Right, yes, of course. Michael. Michael : I'm sorry. Um, I'm probably supposed to know you but ... McKay : Right, right, the amnesia. Yes, of course, I heard. I'm, uh, Doctor McKay. Rodney McKay. Doctor. McKay : So, you've been, um, released, I see. Michael : Just now, but I have some bodyguards following me around everywhere, and Colonel Sheppard's probably somewhere close by. They wanna keep an eye on me in case I suddenly, um ... freak out. McKay : Yes, freak out, yes. Well, I don't think you're gonna ... you're not gonna ... You're fine, aren't you?
Sheppard : Lieutenant. Michael : Colonel. Sheppard : Where you off to? Michael : My quarters. Doctor Beckett gave me some pills, help me get some sleep. Thought I'd give 'em a try. Sheppard : No alcohol or heavy machinery. Michael : Excuse me? Sheppard : Nothin'. Sleep well.
Michael : What do you want from me? Ronon : Just waiting for you to give me a reason to kill you. Micheal : I guess I should thank you. You are the only one that has been honest with me from the start.
Ronon : He's changing directions. The tracks are difficult to follow. He's good. Sheppard : But you, uh, can follow them, right? I mean, that's your thing. (After Ronon turns and looks at him.) Among many other things.
- Joe Flanigan as Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
- Torri Higginson as Dr. Elizabeth Weir
- Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan
- Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex
- Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett
- David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay
- Connor Trinneer as Michael Kenmore
- Claire Rankin as Dr. Kate Heightmeyer
- Doug Chapman as Sgt. Cole
- James Lafazanos as Michael Kenmore / Wraith Commander
- Jon Johnson as Parker (Uncredited)
- D. Harlan Cutshall as Marine (Uncredited)
- Colin Decker as Marine (Uncredited)
- Brian Ho as Marine (Uncredited)
- Lalo Espejo as Scientist (Uncredited)
- The working title for this episode was "Charlie".
- This is the first episode showing the Wraith since the episode " The Hive ".
- This is the beginning of the Michael Kenmore arc which ends in " The Prodigal ", after he becomes a major threat to the entire Pegasus galaxy , including the Wraith.
- This is the first on screen appearance of the Pegasus Alpha Site that was established in during the Battle of Atlantis after the first Alpha Site was discovered by the Wraith.
- The story of Michael's capture is briefly explained in the novel Stargate Atlantis: Allegiance .
- Connor Trinneer ( Michael Kenmore ) is best known for playing Charles "Trip" Tucker III on Star Trek: Enterprise . He is the tenth Star Trek veteran to appear in the franchise after Armin Shimerman in " The Nox ", Dwight Schultz in " The Gamekeeper ", Rene Auberjonois in " The Other Side ", Marina Sirtis in " Watergate ", John de Lancie in " Ascension ", John Billingsley in " The Other Guys ", Jolene Blalock in " Birthright ", Robert Picardo in " Heroes, Part 2 " and Colm Meaney in " Underground ".
- James Lafazanos ( Michael Kenmore / Wraith Commander ) previously played Jimmy in the Stargate: Atlantis episode " Rising ", Steve in the episodes " Suspicion " and " Poisoning the Well ", Mister Hooper in the episode " The Defiant One ", Gordon in the episodes " The Gift ", " The Siege, Part 2 " and " The Siege, Part 3 ", Bob in the episode " The Siege, Part 1 ", Wraith Commander (Runner) in the episode " Runner ", Wraith Commander (Condemned) in the episode " Condemned ", Wraith Commander (Aurora) in the episode " Aurora " and Wraith Commander (The Lost Boys) in the episodes " The Lost Boys " and " The Hive ".
- During Michael's rehabilitation he picks up a picture of his 'parents' next to a closed laptop . Seconds later, the security feed shows the laptop open.
- Around the 36 min mark Lt. Colonel John Sheppard and Ronon Dex happen upon the 2 downed officers that were guarding the gate while tracking Michael. It is fairly obvious, by looking past the small trees and shrubbery, that they filmed this part on a set somewhat diminishing the effect as its done indoors rather than outside.
Other languages [ ]
- Hungarian : Michael (dubbed from English)
- German : Michael (dubbed from English)
- French : Traitement de choc ( Shock Treatment )
External links [ ]
- Michael on GateWorld . ( backup link )
- Michael article on Stargate SG-1 Solutions ' The StargateWiki
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- Episode aired Feb 24, 2006
Michael Kenmore, a new lieutenant, awakes in the infirmary and doesn't remember a thing. The other expedition members are very concerned about his well-being as he seems different. Michael Kenmore, a new lieutenant, awakes in the infirmary and doesn't remember a thing. The other expedition members are very concerned about his well-being as he seems different. Michael Kenmore, a new lieutenant, awakes in the infirmary and doesn't remember a thing. The other expedition members are very concerned about his well-being as he seems different.
- Martin Wood
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- Carl Binder
- Joe Flanigan
- Torri Higginson
- Rachel Luttrell
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- Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
- Dr. Elizabeth Weir
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- Michael Kenmore
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- Trivia Actor Connor Trinneer (Michael) will later star as Professor Paul Langford (Catharine Langford's father) in the prequel series Stargate Origins: Catherine (2018) .
- Goofs The MRE which Tayla brings to Michael is empty. The camera shows one hot meal container without its heating-bag, a bowl of soup and a spoon. There are no soups in MREs.
Dr. Rodney McKay : Hey, what happened to the, uhm, to the blue jello? My favourite - all of a sudden it's off the menu. What gives?
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When the team attempts to turn a Wraith into a human with Dr. Beckett's perfected vaccine, the results are disastrous. Guide | Transcript
MGM/SciFi.com Official Summary
Lt. Michael Kenmore awakens in Atlantis's infirmary with no memory of how he got there — or who he is. Dr. Weir, Col. Sheppard and Dr. Beckett explain that he's a member of the expedition's military contingent who was captured by the Wraith during a dangerous mission. Although Sheppard's team rescued him, he was badly injured and has been unconscious for days.
Michael explores Atlantis, but even his personal quarters awaken no memories of his prior life. Instead, he notices that he can read and understand a Wraith schematic that Dr. McKay is studying. As if that's not unsettling enough, McKay's nervousness, Teyla's kind but evasive friendliness, and Ronon's obviously heartfelt desire to break his neck all force Michael to believe that there's much more to his story than anyone's letting on. Unnerved, he visits Dr. Heightmeyer, Atlantis's psychiatrist, who assures him that everything will be fine. But that night, Michael has a nightmare. He dreams he's a Wraith.
Teyla struggles to reassure him, but Michael becomes convinced that the Wraith manipulated his mind while he was their prisoner. Certain that the Atlantis team knows more than they're saying, he secretly searches Beckett's files and uncovers recordings from security cameras showing his treatment. There, he finally discovers his real identity: Though he's a man now, on the day he arrived, he was a Wraith.
His new knowledge forces the others to drop their act and tell him the truth. Michael was a Wraith warrior until Sheppard's team captured him and Dr. Beckett gave him an experimental drug therapy designed to turn Wraith into humans. Michael's anger at this news ignites his dangerous, barely suppressed Wraith instincts. As Ronon and a security contingent escort him to the infirmary for another treatment, he fights free of them and, before he's recaptured, kills a guard. Consequently, he's transferred under high security to the expedition's new Alpha site, a secondary base on another planet where Dr. Beckett can continue the experiment with less risk.
Beckett and Teyla both feel moral qualms about their actions — especially Teyla, who stays by Michael's side, convinced that he's good at heart. Her trust is put to the test, however, when he manages to break loose and escape with her as his hostage. Her life may now depend on Michael's human compassion — if, that is, he actually has any.
- Joe Flanigan as Lt. Col. John Sheppard
- Torri Higginson as Dr. Elizabeth Weir
- Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan
- Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex
- with Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett
- and David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay
- Connor Trinneer as Michael Kenmore
- Claire Rankin as Dr. Heightmeyer
- Doug Chapman as Sgt. Cole
- James Lafazanos as Wraith Michael
- Written by Carl Binder
- Directed Martin Wood
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The top 10 stargate villains ranked by power, from the weakest to the strongest.
Between Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe, the franchise introduced several terrible villains - but which was the most powerful?
- The Stargate franchise introduced a variety of powerful villains, including the Nakai, Michael, Ra, Apophis, Asuran Replicators, Anubis, Ba'al, Replicators, Wraith, and Ori.
- Each villain had unique powers and strengths that made them formidable adversaries for the heroes of Stargate Command.
- The heroes of Stargate Command, through their bravery and intelligence, always managed to find a way to overcome these powerful villains, although it often took great effort.
The heroes of the Stargate franchise faced many foes while protecting the planet, with some posing more of a threat than others. Enemies from other galaxies come in all shapes and sizes, so there was no telling who teams like SG-1 would face next. Nakai, Goa'uld, Replicators, Wraith, and Ori—they all had unique powers and strengths that made them terrible forces to be reckoned with. Thankfully, the brilliant minds and brave fighters of Stargate Command always managed a way to stand up against them, but between Stargate SG-1 , Stargate Atlantis , and Stargate Universe , it sometimes took all they had to take these powerful villains down.
The Stargate franchise got its start with the 1994 film Stargate , which introduced the central alien enemies of Earth known as the Goa'uld . Going into the spinoff series Stargate SG-1 , these villains remained the central force opposing the SGC for several seasons, with various System Lords establishing themselves as the next bad guys that Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, and Teal'c had to stand against. However, as the series continued and Stargate received several more spinoffs, other villains joined the fight, with many being far stronger.
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10 The Nakai
Introduced early in Stargate Universe , the Nakai aren't particularly strong physically, but their abilities make them a rather formidable foe. The fish-like aliens have a blueish glow and look as if they are made of water. They cannot speak as humans do, but they can probe a being they come in contact with, gain their knowledge and language, and transmit information back to them in that language. This allowed the Nakai to understand a great deal about humans and the Destiny, which made them quite a nuisance to the crew in Stargate Universe . Still, they were nowhere near as powerful as other franchise foes.
9 Lastlight (Also Known As Michael)
Michael was a recurring villain in Stargate Atlantis and proved himself to be a potential downfall to the team on countless occasions. Created in the Atlantis medical lab, Michael was originally a Wraith but was experimentally transformed into a human-like being who was meant to believe he was a marine from Texas. When he discovered this, " Lastlight " swore vengeance on the humans who created him but refused to accept him. Michael was nearly as powerful as the Wraith but did not need to feed on humans. Ultimately, it was his devoted following that made him a powerful force.
8 Ra - The First Stargate Villain
Ra was the first Goa'uld that the forces of Earth encountered, way back in the 1994 film Stargate . Considered the most powerful of the System Lords, Ra very nearly achieved domination over Earth and was the one who first established god-like leadership over the ancient Egyptians. He was undoubtedly the most cunning of the Goa'uld seen in the Stargate SG-1 , but since he only took the span of a single film to defeat (while other System Lords took seasons upon seasons), it's difficult to rank Ra as high as he likely deserves.
7 Apophis The Goa'uld
Apophis, brother to Ra, was the longest-running villain in Stargate SG-1 . It was thanks to this villain that the SGC gained the Jaffa Teal'c, and, really, why SG-1 was called back together, to begin with. Though less cunning than Ra, Apophis was outrageously resilient, having been resurrected more times than the majority of Stargate SG-1 characters, and his devoted following and massive forces made him a consistent concern for the SGC. When he was finally destroyed for good, it was because of the powerful Replicators rather than the forces of Earth.
6 The Asuran Replicators
Though not the same as the Replicators from Stargate SG-1 , Stargate Atlantis Asuran Replicators were still a significant threat—mainly because they could seamlessly appear to be humans or Ancients. When they were first discovered by the Atlantis expedition in the Pegasus galaxy, our heroes thought that was what they were, but they were ultimately revealed to be nanobot-cell-built robots who could infest their enemies in a way nearly as frightening as their SG-1 counterparts. To defeat them, Atlantis had to seek help from their enemies, proving just how substantial a threat the Asuran Replicators really were.
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5 The Banished System Lord Anubis
Anubis made the past Goa'uld Stargate SG-1 had face off against seem like weaklings. The System Lords had banished him because he was just too evil, indiscriminately committing crimes against his enemies and allies. After this banishment, it took several centuries of patience for Anubis to mount his attack, and his return meant the allegiance of several other powerful (though not as powerful) Goa'uld. Additionally, he came ready with a whole new breed of soldiers—the Kull. Genetically superior to the Jaffa, the Kull didn't run the same risk of turning on their master. Anubis' villainy took up several seasons of Stargate SG-1 , and it ultimately took the Ancients to take him down.
4 Ba'al the Goa'ul
Ba'al became the top dog among the Goa'uld after Anubis' downfall, claiming many of his predecessor's assets as he climbed to this position. It's difficult to say whether he would have had the strength to gain such forces as the Kull on his own, but his opportunistic cunning was part of what made him such a dangerous villain. He knew when to sweep in and claim more strength off the backs of his fellows, which ultimately meant he worked smarter rather than harder. This allowed him to survive longer than other Goa'uld System Lords, and Ba'al even went on to be the central villain of the 2008 film Stargate: Continuum after Stargate SG-1 's season 10 finale .
3 The Replicators (Led by Replicator Carter)
The Replicators could be equated to a bad case of the bedbugs—once they got into a space, there was no getting rid of them. This made these building-block-like villains far more terrifying than the Goa'uld since they could potentially be anywhere , even without members of the SGC knowing it. A single, tiny link was all it took to bring down an entire civilization, and the Replicators had the ability to duplicate not only their enemy but their weapons, too, turning anything Earth developed to fight them right back on the SGC. Even the Asgard were powerless against these foes, and only the Ancients had the ability to exterminate them—for a time, at least.
2 The Wraith - Scourge Of The Pegasus Galaxy
Goa'uld forcing humans to worship them and turning them into hosts was scary enough, but Stargate Atlantis took this to a new level with the Wraith. These beings also prayed on humans, but rather than keeping them as slaves or hosts, the Wraith saw humans like cattle. The monsters of the Pegasus galaxy fed on humans, keeping the planets under constant control so they could brutally and painfully feast on humans whenever they wanted. To make matters worse, the Wraith can heal themselves far faster than the Goa'uld, so traditional weapons are utterly powerless against them.
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1 Adria & The Ori
While most ascended beings of Stargate were better for it, the Ori found delight in being worshiped, and this turned into a conquest for power across as many galaxies as possible. Once they got their eyes on the Milky Way galaxy, they became determined to force those who lived there to worship them. To achieve this, they depended on the power of the Orici, an Ori in a human body by the name of Adria. She was a sadist who delighted in using her nearly limitless power to murder those who refused to worship the Ori until she ultimately ascended and took delight in killing her masters as well.
Adria was the child of Stargate Sg-1's Vala Mal Doran.
Though the Goa'uld were the first false gods demanding worship in Stargate, the Ori took this to another level since they were far more convincing as deities. As ascended beings, it was easy for good characters to think they were correct in worshiping them, and even Adria's evilness wasn't enough to deter them. Ultimately, this was precisely what Stargate was about—the dangerous power of those who demand unquestioning loyalty from those of lesser strength.
The Wraith are the dominate race in the Pegasus galaxy.
- 1.1 Physiology
- 1.2 Technology
- 3 Known Wraith
- 4 Alternate Realities
- 5 Alternate Timelines
The Wraith can suck the life force from a living being, causing them to appear to rapidly age before dying. ( SGA : " Rising ") They inject an enzyme into their victims as they feed on them, which strengthens their victims temporarily so the shock of being fed on doesn't instantly kill them. ( SGA : " Poisoning the Well ", " The Siege, Part 3 ") The enzyme comes from a sac in the right arm. ( SGA : " Runner ") They do not have inhibiting proteins which allow their cells to regenerate easily and their regeneration ability is directly porportional to how recently they fed. ( SGA : " Rising ", " The Defiant One ") They are difficult to kill, being able to survive being shot and regenerating. They can make nearby humans hallucinate things to get them to reveal themselves. The Wraith queens are a different subset of the species. ( SGA : " Rising ") They can resist attacks from Tasers and Stun grenades but are susceptible to their own stun weapons. ( SGA : " Suspicion ") The Wraith seem to be only able to feed on humans, as well as Lanteans and their own kind. ( SGA : " Poisoning the Well ", " The Defiant One ") They can last for several weeks without feeding, but soon became weaker and can collapse. ( SGA : " Poisoning the Well ", " Miller's Crossing ") They are capable of living for over 10,000 years provided enough food is provided for them. ( SGA : " The Defiant One ") They can communicate with one another through a pyschic network that can project across light years . ( SGA : " The Gift ") Their feeding hand becomes attached when they feed and is difficult to remove. ( SGA : " The Siege, Part 3 ") When young, Wraith sustain themselves with regular food but as they reach adolescent they need to begin feeding on people. ( SGA : " Instinct ") Wraith retain their digestive system and can consume regular food for pleasure but it does not sustain them. ( SGA : " Condemned ") Wraith can work together to telepathically communicate over much larger distances than they usually can. ( SGA : " Misbegotten ") They can return life taken from humans, restoring them from the point of death. ( SGA : " Common Ground ")
The Wraith have spaceship technology with Hive ships , Cruisers and Darts . ( SGA : " Rising ", " Letters From Pegasus ") They also have stun weapons as well as explosives . ( SGA : " Suspicion ", " The Defiant One ")
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, terminally ill Wraith used to let Iratus bug queens feed on them to restore them to perfect health, which usually resulted in the Wraith's death. ( SGA : " Infection ") The Wraith were encountered by the Lanteans and the two went to war . ( SGA : " Rising ") They overpowered Lantean ships and obtained Zero Point Modules which they used to clone thousands of new soldiers to overwhelm their enemy. ( SGA : " Spoils of War ") The Wraith began taking over all Lantean territory until only Atlantis remained and the Wraith tried to get through the shield but could not. ( SGA : " Rising ") They soon after encountered the Asurans but luckily disabled the directive that made them attack Wraith. ( SGA : " Reunion ") They came into contact with the Vanir and destroyed their intergalactic ships. ( SGA : " The Lost Tribe ") In 2004 the Wraith were asleep and were woken up when the Keeper was killed. ( SGA : " Rising ") At least 60 Hive ships became active. ( SGA : " Underground ") The Wraith began culling worlds. ( SGA : " Thirty-Eight Minutes ") The Hoffans created a drug that prevented the Wraith from feeding on them and wanted to spread it to other worlds. ( SGA : " Poisoning the Well ")
After learning of Earth and the billions of humans there, they sent some Hive ships to attack Atlantis, knowing that it could lead them to Earth. ( SGA : " The Gift ") The Wraith had one of their Hive ships destroyed in the Lantean System but the other two arrived and attacked Atlantis. The other two were destroyed and the Cruisers fled to alert the other Wraith. Twelve more Hive ships headed to Atlantis, with two destroyed by the Daedalus along the way. When they learned that Atlantis was going to be destroyed they stopped their attack, not wanting to help destroy the city. But after a Nuclear bomb was launched, nothing of the city remained so the Wraith left. ( SGA : " The Siege, Part 1 ", " The Siege, Part 2 ", " The Siege, Part 3 ") The Wraith began being very territorial with one another. ( SGA : " The Lost Boys ") The Wraith came under attack from the Asurans again who started to destroy human populations as a weapon against the Wraith. ( SGA : " Lifeline ", " Reunion ", " The Seer ") Several Hives took part in an attack on Asuras to stop the Asurans. ( SGA : " Be All My Sins Remember'd ") With the Asurans destroyed, the Wraith split back into factions. ( SGA : " Spoils of War ")
- List of Wraith
- In an alternate reality , the Wraith learned the location of Earth and a Hive ship was sent to attack but they were destroyed in orbit. ( SGA : " Vegas ")
- In an alternate timeline , Michael Kenmore used the Hoffan drug to taint the Wraith's food supply, causing them to fight one another and he used his hybrids to defeat them. ( SGA : " The Last Man ")