History Characters / StargateAtlantis

1st Aug '17 3:28:05 PM DarkPhoenix94
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A member of Sheppard's team. Didn't get much CharacterDevelopment in Season One; they didn't seem to know what to do with him. At the start of Season Two, became addicted to a Wraith enzyme and went rogue and was replaced by Ronon, a more colorful character with an interesting backstory. Was last seen in the Season Two mid-season two-parter; now everyone on the show talks like it's taken for granted they will never run into him again.

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A member of Sheppard's team. Didn't get much CharacterDevelopment in Season One; they didn't seem to know what to do with him. At the start of Season Two, became addicted to a Wraith enzyme and went rogue and was replaced by Ronon, a more colorful character with an interesting backstory. Was last seen in the Season Two mid-season two-parter; now after, everyone on the show talks like it's taken for granted they will never run into him again.



* BusCrash: They gave us a ''huge'' hint that he might show up again but he never did.

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* BusCrash: They gave us a ''huge'' hint that he might show up again but he never did.did - until the follow up novels, anyway.



* WeHardlyKnewYe: Was something of a background character in Season one, despite being part of the main cast. In season 2 he was given a new exciting storyline... and then disappeared for half the season [[spoiler: before returning in a two parter that ended with his death. ]]

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* WeHardlyKnewYe: Was something of a background character in Season one, despite being part of the main cast. In season 2 he was given a new exciting storyline... and then disappeared for half the season [[spoiler: before returning in a two parter that ended with his apparent death. ]]He wasn't seen in the series proper again, and popped up again in the sequel books]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His return was left open since the team NeverFoundTheBody. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the fact he never shows up for the rest of the series suggests he's likely to be dead after all]].

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His return was left open since the team NeverFoundTheBody. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the fact he never shows up for the rest of the series suggests he's likely to be dead after all]].
all, until he popped up in the sequel series]].
16th May '17 3:48:49 PM trumpetmarietta
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* StraightMan: To Sheppard and Mckay.

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* StraightMan: To Sheppard and Mckay.[=McKay=].



* DeadpanSnarker: Being surrounded by insufferable genius and alien races means Sheppard often snarks his way through danger. Mckay is a frequent victim.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Being surrounded by insufferable genius and alien races means Sheppard often snarks his way through danger. Mckay [=McKay=] is a frequent victim.



* TheGadfly: Mostly towards Mckay and of course any Wraith, though he doesn't mind winding up higher-ups like Woolsey or Sumner.

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* TheGadfly: Mostly towards Mckay [=McKay=] and of course any Wraith, though he doesn't mind winding up higher-ups like Woolsey or Sumner.



* HeroicSacrifice: Defied. [[spoiler: Flies a cloaked jumper carrying a Genii nuke into one of the hives besieging Atlantis at the end of Season 1, planning to detonate it with him inside. The Daedalus shows up at that moment and beams Sheppard out before the jumper explodes.]] But he tries on plenty of other occasions to the point Mckay can't even remember how many suicide missions he's flown.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Defied. [[spoiler: Flies a cloaked jumper carrying a Genii nuke into one of the hives besieging Atlantis at the end of Season 1, planning to detonate it with him inside. The Daedalus shows up at that moment and beams Sheppard out before the jumper explodes.]] But he tries on plenty of other occasions to the point Mckay [=McKay=] can't even remember how many suicide missions he's flown.
28th Mar '17 12:51:48 PM NOYB
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* BrokenAce: Attractive, charming, beloved by his team, MENSA accepted and the best Ancient pilot in two galaxies but also self hating, guilt ridden and secretly believes he deserves to be punished for every failure in his life.

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* BrokenAce: Attractive, charming, beloved by his team, MENSA accepted MENSA-accepted and the best Ancient pilot in two galaxies but also self hating, guilt ridden and secretly believes he deserves to be punished for every failure in his life.



* DayInTheLimelight: Despite being the main character, actually has a really awesome one of these, Doppelganger, in which he gets to play an evil energy being that looks exactly like himself (because the entity was first in Sheppard, and so took his appearance).

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* DayInTheLimelight: Despite being the main character, actually has a really awesome one of these, Doppelganger, "Doppelganger", in which he gets to play an evil energy being that looks exactly like himself (because the entity was first in Sheppard, and so took his appearance).
11th Feb '17 2:32:21 AM NoxSky12599
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* ItsAllMyFault / NeverMyFault: Flip-flops between the two, usually depending on whether the incident is being played for comedy or drama. For minor screw-ups and/or nobody got hurt, he'll often try to pass the blame to someone else (usually Zelenka). For major mistakes and/or somebody was hurt or killed, he'll blame himself entirely, even if others were involved in the decision.
26th Dec '16 6:27:54 PM infernape612
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: He will invariably screw Atlantis over the moment that the tide might turn in his favour. Pointed out by Sheppard when he explains that dealing with Todd feels like walking around with a live grenade in your pocket.



* 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.

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* HonorBeforeReason: most Most of the time, he'll go to any lengths to keep his bargains, even against his own better judgement.
* LovableTraitor: while 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.



* ReliableTraitor: He will invariably screw Atlantis over the moment that the tide might turn in his favour. Pointed out by Sheppard when he explains that dealing with Todd feels like walking around with a live grenade in your pocket.



* ShowdownAtHighNoon: A version B with Sheppard. [[spoiler: [[KilledOffForReal He Lost]]]]

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* ShowdownAtHighNoon: A version B with Sheppard. [[spoiler: [[KilledOffForReal He Lost]]]] lost.]]]]
26th Dec '16 6:25:24 PM infernape612
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* HeelFaceBrainwash: He was the guinea pig for the Atlantis expedition's gene therapy treatments, testing whether or not they could transform a Wraith into a full-fledged human. As part of the experiment, they also gave him a fictitious backstory as a team member who received amnesia from an injury. Michael is ''not'' happy when he discovers the truth.

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* HeelFaceBrainwash: HeelFaceBrainwashing: He was the guinea pig for the Atlantis expedition's gene therapy treatments, testing whether or not they could transform a Wraith into a full-fledged human. As part of the experiment, they also gave him a fictitious backstory as a team member who received amnesia from an injury. Michael is ''not'' happy when he discovers the truth.
26th Dec '16 6:18:35 PM infernape612
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* MarriedToTheJob: Her relationship with Simon ended due to her going to Atlantis and she's refuses any other possibilities of a relationship due to her responsibilities as leader. When all the expedition have to leave the city in Season 3, she pretty much shuts down and cuts herself off from her friends for weeks.

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* MarriedToTheJob: Her relationship with Simon ended due to her going to Atlantis and she's she refuses any other possibilities of a relationship due to her responsibilities as leader. When all the expedition have has to leave the city in Season 3, she pretty much shuts down and cuts herself off from her friends for weeks.



* UndyingLoyalty: To Atlantis and it's inhabitants. An alternate Elizabeth sacrificed her life to preserve the city and make it safe for the future expedition and she eventually [[spoiler: sacrifices herself to the replicators so the team can get away and save the city.]] On a more personal level to John, as seen when she absolutely ''refuses'' to let his superiors replace him and pulls out all her connections to keep him as a her second in command.

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Atlantis and it's inhabitants. An alternate Elizabeth sacrificed her life to preserve the city and make it safe for the future expedition and she eventually [[spoiler: sacrifices herself to the replicators so the team can get away and save the city.]] On a more personal level to John, as seen when she absolutely ''refuses'' to let his superiors replace him and pulls out all her connections to keep him as a her second in command.
24th Dec '16 1:45:34 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Usually.




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* VillainRespect: Regards Sheppard as 'a remarkable soldier'.
15th Dec '16 11:47:31 AM AFP
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Commander of a starship which travels between the Milky Way and the Pegasus Galaxy, he pops up as a supporting character on both ''Atlantis'' and ''SG-1''.
11th Oct '16 7:51:37 AM MaulMachine
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* PermaStubble: He didn't even shave for Carson's funeral.

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