History Characters / StargateAtlantis

12th May '16 10:12:15 AM Jeran
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** It helps that it has variable output levels, ranging from stun to hilariously lethal. It is one of the only weapons that can kill one of Michael's super-hybrids with a single shot - they're otherwise capable of tanking an uncomfortably large amount of P90 fire before going down.


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* HiddenDepths: One episode reveals him to be a professional-quality landscape painter, though the fact all his landscapes are of highly classified alien facilities means it's doubtful he'll ever be allowed to sell them.
15th Feb '16 6:29:46 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* HonorBeforeReason: most of the time, he'll go to any lengths to keep his bargains, even against his own better judgement.
* LovableTraitor: while he's inevitably going to turn on the Atlantis expedition at one point or another, his AffablyEvil tendencies, [[DeadpanSnarker sense of humour]] and NobleDemon leanings make him one of the most likeable characters in the cast.
* MeaningfulName: Todd is an old English name meaning 'fox' (as in, cunning as a fox), while 'Tod' is a Scottish nickname meaning 'clever or wily one'. Both fit him like a glove.
13th Feb '16 4:29:51 PM Gabriel94
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** There is very little that Rodney won't do for the team, if pushed. He once spends the last 25 years of his life (in an averted timeline) developing a holographic AI companion of himself for Sheppard when a time travel accident sends Sheppard 100,000 years into the future.

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** There is very little that Rodney won't do for the team, if pushed. He once spends the last 25 years of his life (in an averted timeline) developing a holographic AI companion of himself for Sheppard when a time travel accident sends Sheppard 100,000 48,000 years into the future.
4th Feb '16 4:09:34 PM MadCat221
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: His trademark energy pistol is shaped much like a revolver, and its energy cell is swapped out in a manner similar to break-action revolvers. He sticks with it despite the [[MoreDakka considerably greater volume of fire]] that the more standard issue Earth-made [=SMGs=] that the rest of the excursion teams prefer.
26th Dec '15 12:55:34 PM MadCat221
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Commander of the 304-class ''Apollo''.

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Commander of the 304-class ''Apollo''.''Apollo'' another USAF starship and sister ship to the ''Daedalus''.
26th Dec '15 12:54:18 PM MadCat221
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Commander of the ship the ''Daedalus''. Not officially a member of the expedition, but definitely someone they can always depend on.

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Commander of the ship the USAF starship ''Daedalus''. Not officially a member of the expedition, but definitely someone they can always depend on.
4th Dec '15 11:59:22 AM Joylock
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* UncertainDoom: The last we see of him, he's last seen fighting aboard a Wraith ship that explodes several minutes later. They NeverFoundTheBody and the characters even note that they've survived similar situations several times in the past, but the fact he never shows up again does suggest against his survival.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His return was left open since the team NeverFoundTheBody. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he appears to be dead after all]].

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His return was left open since the team NeverFoundTheBody. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the fact he appears never shows up for the rest of the series suggests he's likely to be dead after all]].
4th Dec '15 11:52:13 AM Joylock
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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: After a brief fight, Teyla throws him off the highest tower in Atlantis towards the end of the final season.]]
8th Nov '15 9:33:22 AM Excelion
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For tropes applying to him in SG-1, see [[Characters/StargateSG1OtherAntagonists here]].



* {{Hypocrite}}: In "Prototype", he advocates studying a genetic clone of Anubis in spite of everyone at SGC thinking it's too dangerous - In "The Shroud", he recommends killing Daniel because of the potential threat he poses as a Prior. The hypocrisy is even pointed out in-show.



* PetTheDog: Even before being made leader of the Atlantis Expedition, he had a few moments to show that he is really more pleasant than any other IOA bureaucrat. For example, telling the whiny French representative to ''shut up'' and let Carter do her work (as in, saving all their lives), or leaving out certain details in his Atlantis reports so as to not harm the Command excessively.

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* PetTheDog: Even before being made leader of the Atlantis Expedition, he had a few moments to show that he is really more pleasant than any other IOA bureaucrat. For example, telling the whiny French representative to ''shut up'' and let Carter do her work (as in, saving all their lives), or bureaucrat, such as leaving out certain details in his Atlantis reports so as to not harm the Carters Command excessively.
8th Nov '15 9:25:56 AM Excelion
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Though he becomes one less and less during his time in command.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: In "Prototype", he advocates studying a genetic clone of Anubis in spite of everyone at SGC thinking it's too dangerous - In "The Shroud", he recommends killing Daniel because of the potential threat he poses as a Prior. The hypocrisy is even pointed out in-show.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Though he becomes one less and less during his time in command. His character arc basically spans from being an antagonist, to being merely ''less'' obstructive than any other bureucrat, to being annoying and nit-picky but generally benevolent towards the SGC and Atlantis Expedition.
* PetTheDog: Even before being made leader of the Atlantis Expedition, he had a few moments to show that he is really more pleasant than any other IOA bureaucrat. For example, telling the whiny French representative to ''shut up'' and let Carter do her work (as in, saving all their lives), or leaving out certain details in his Atlantis reports so as to not harm the Command excessively.
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