History Characters / StargateAtlantis

1st Mar '18 9:49:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BerserkButton: Threaten anyone on his team at your own risk. Harming Elizabeth is probably his biggest trigger, as she doesn't go out in the field much so he's extremely over-protective. When Kolya claims to have shot her Sheppard retaliates by killing ''over fifty Genii soldiers''. Yeah. Do. Not. Hurt. Elizabeth



* BoobsOfSteel: Her bust size is modestly larger than Weir or Keller, more in line with the similarly {{Badass}} Carter, and she can and will kick your ass.

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* BoobsOfSteel: Her bust size is modestly larger than Weir or Keller, more in line with the similarly {{Badass}} badass Carter, and she can and will kick your ass.



* BerserkButton: Insulting Sateda or Satedan honour may make him angry, but the betrayal of friends is something he finds intolerable.
28th Feb '18 6:56:08 AM DarkPhoenix94
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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.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Sort of. He will invariably screw Atlantis over the moment that the tide might turn in his favour. Pointed favour, but unlike almost every other Wraith, he ''will'' also keep to the letter of his bargains. Unfortunately, he's also very good at LoopholeAbuse. This is pointed out by Sheppard when he explains that dealing with Todd feels like walking around with a live grenade in your pocket.



* ExactWords: He'll stick to his bargains, no matter what, but you'd best be careful to make sure you're clear on what he actually agrees to.



* GeniusBruiser: He's an exceptional fighter and a brilliant scientist, being implied to be every bit as smart as [=McKay=] - certainly, smart enough to hack his systems.



* 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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* LovableTraitor: While he's inevitably going to turn on the Atlantis expedition at one point or another, his AffablyEvil tendencies, [[DeadpanSnarker the fact that it's NothingPersonal,[[DeadpanSnarker sense of humour]] and NobleDemon leanings make him one of the most likeable characters in the cast.


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* NothingPersonal: Genuinely has nothing against the Atlantis Expedition, and seems to get on with them better than his fellow Wraith. And when he does inevitably stab them in the back, it's just business.
28th Feb '18 6:50:22 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ChivalrousPervert: He might be often DistractedByTheSexy and openly joke about his long-standing lust for Carter, but he tends to be very nervous and {{Adorkable}} when actually pursuing women, such as Katie Brown and Jennifer Keller. This is also a sign of his character development as the original [=McKay=] from his first appearance in [=SG1=] was obnoxious towards Carter (even claiming to have a thing for "dumb blondes") but by the second [=SG1=] episode after he'd been given some redemption his response towards the idea that she didn't hate him was much more like the later [=McKay's=] reactions to women.

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* ChivalrousPervert: He might be often DistractedByTheSexy and openly joke about his long-standing lust for Carter, but he tends to be very nervous and {{Adorkable}} when actually pursuing women, such as Katie Brown and Jennifer Keller. This is also a sign of his character development as the original [=McKay=] from his first appearance in [=SG1=] was obnoxious towards Carter (even claiming to have a thing for "dumb blondes") blondes" - a comment he later admits was driven by the fact that he knows that she's smarter than he is, and was intimidated by it) but by the second [=SG1=] episode after he'd been given some redemption his response towards the idea that she didn't hate him was much more like the later [=McKay's=] reactions to women.



* CowardlyLion: The guy frets like clockwork about their impending doom when it happens, but somehow frequently ends up coming up with some of his best schemes to extricate everyone from the impending doom while in such a state.

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* CowardlyLion: The guy frets like clockwork about their impending doom when it happens, but somehow frequently ends up coming up with some of his best schemes to extricate everyone from the impending doom while in such a state. He's also [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass a surprisingly capable fighter, when stuck in a sufficiently tight corner.]]
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: An enzyme powered Ford leaves him under guard by two of his enzyme powered minions, who're both about twice [=McKay=]'s size. [=McKay=] tries to persuade them that something's gone wrong on the 'mission' that Ford has wrangled the Atlantis team into, and that he should go back to Atlantis to get help. They refuse. He promptly takes a massive overdose of the enzyme and beats the crap out of them, before (just about) managing to get back to Atlantis.
--> And that's what happens when you back a brilliant scientist into a corner!



* GibberingGenius: He's frequently prone to babbling when he's thinking out loud. After an overdose of the Wraith enzyme, he becomes this even more, though he's not especially coherent.



* 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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he may be rude and condescending to those around him, the doesn't mean he won't give his life to save them.
* LetsGetDangerous: Rodney is a coward most of the time, but if you corner him, get him sufficiently angry, or especially threaten his friends, watch out.

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* ItsAllMyFault / NeverMyFault: 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.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he may be rude and condescending to those around him, the that doesn't mean he won't give his life to save them.
them. He's also rather self-aware regarding his own flaws, and when he was shedding his burdens in the 'Ascendometer' episode, he specifically tells Zelenka a) that he is an absolutely brilliant scientist, b) that he does not deserve the crap that he's taken from [=McKay=] over the past couple of years. He's also much more caring than he'll generally admit.
* LetsGetDangerous: Rodney is a coward most of the time, but if you corner him, get him sufficiently angry, or especially threaten his friends, [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass watch out.]]




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* TheWoobie: Following the deaths of both [[spoiler: Elizabeth]] and [[spoiler: Beckett]], two of the very few people he ever considered friends (and in the latter case, in his own words, 'the best friend I've ever had'), he's quite clearly utterly heartbroken and throws himself into his work to avoid dealing with it. When Zelenka gently tries to get him to open up about it, it's clear that he's on the verge of tears.
** The alternate universe counterpart that spent the last twenty five years of his life designing an AI and concocting a plan to help Sheppard (who'd been thrown 48,000 years into the future) back to the present and to avert the BadFuture that would otherwise have occurred. He'd already lost [[spoiler: Elizabeth]] and [[spoiler: Carson]], and now he'd lost Sheppard - one of his other very few friends - and then it went FromBadToWorse: Teyla was found dead after [[spoiler: she had given birth]] and was no longer of any use to Michael, Carter captained the USS ''Phoenix'' and was killed taking out three of Michael's Hives in an ambush, Ronon split off from Atlantis after the Expedition retreated and died with Todd taking out one of Michael's operations, and while he had a chance of a happy ending with Keller (the two of them deciding that they simply couldn't accept the prospect of standing by and doing nothing while Pegasus suffered), it turned out that she'd got an IncurableCoughOfDeath from complications from repeated exposure to Michael's variant on the Hoffan drug, and was dead within a year. After that, he spent the next twenty five years desperately trying to arrange a way to save Sheppard and undo the BadFuture (which ultimately succeeded), but in the process essentially became a hermit, driving away his sister and almost all his friends. While it isn't stated, the implication is that once he'd set his plan in motion, he died shortly afterwards, completely alone.



* BoobsOfSteel: Her bust size is modestly larger than Weir, Carter, or Keller, and she can and will kick your ass.

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* BoobsOfSteel: Her bust size is modestly larger than Weir, Carter, Weir or Keller, more in line with the similarly {{Badass}} Carter, and she can and will kick your ass.
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.
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