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* LesCollaborateurs: He helps for the Ori to come into the Milky Way, hoping that he will be ascended.

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** DeflectorShields: Kara Kesh of particularly high ranking Goa'uld such as System Lords can generate an energy shield that deflects bullets and energy projectiles. However, due to the limitations of the laws of physics, they can't move while the shield is active, and objects traveling slow enough not to trigger it (such as a throwing knife) go right through it.


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* SuperStrength: The parasite grants its host significantly enhanced strength, enough that Goa'uld hosts can handily manhandle veteran soldiers, and Cronus was able to match or even exceed Teal'c in raw strength.


* AGodAmI: Very pointedly averted compared to most of the other Goa'uld in the series. After the fall of the System Lords, he freely admits that he, and all the other Goa'uld, are not Gods, and notes that only the especially crazy Goa'uld end up believing themselves to be a God.



* AGodAmI: {{Subverted}}. He goes along with the typical god act as long as it's useful, but after the empire's downfall and him being reduced to a recurring warlord, he openly admits he isn't one and speaks dismissively of fallen Goa'uld who believed their own hype.

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* AGodAmI: {{Subverted}}. He goes along with Very pointedly averted compared to most of the typical god act as long as it's useful, but after other Goa'uld in the empire's downfall and him being reduced to a recurring warlord, series. After the fall of the System Lords, he openly freely admits he isn't one that he, and all the other Goa'uld, are not Gods and speaks dismissively of fallen Goa'uld who believed their own hype.

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* AxCrazy: It's a plot point that the older a Goa'uld gets, the crazier they become. Repeated use of a sarcophagus alters the brain chemistry of a humanoid body, rendering them mentally unstable. Lord Yu, the oldest of the System Lords, was a prime example toward the end, barely aware of anything that was going on and relying on his First Prime to actually administer his territories.


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* OnlySaneMan: The only major System Lord who isn't a short-tempered, petty, borderline AxCrazy megalomaniac. Well, he ''is'' a megalomaniac, but he's got enough marbles left to see how the traditional Goa'uld lifestyle is doomed once the Tau'ri show up on the scene. And enough smarts and patience to shift to a long game.


* CoolMask: Some Goa'uld were fond of giving their troops these, leading to the distinct looks of Ra's Horus and Anubis Guards and Apophis' Serpent Guards.

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* CoolMask: Some Goa'uld were fond of giving their troops these, leading to the distinct looks of Ra's Horus and Anubis Guards and Guards, as well as Apophis' Serpent Guards.


* AssholeVictim: Few tears were shed when the last of the System Lords were killed by Replicarter in Season 8.

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* AssholeVictim: Few tears were shed when the last of the System Lords (aside from Ba'al) were killed by Replicarter in Season 8.



* DeathIsCheap: After he became a series of clones rather than an individual character, it kind of became a running joke to have him killed repeatedly (often within the same episode), only to have him be back for more a few episodes later.

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* DeathIsCheap: After he became a series of clones rather than an individual character, it kind of became a running joke to have him killed repeatedly (often within the same episode), only to have him be back for more a few episodes later. Defied eventually in '''Continuum'', where the last of the clones is executed by the Tok'ra and the real deal is killed by Mitchell when he eventually prevents the plot's time-travel shenanigans.


* AssholeVictim: Few tears were shed when the last of them were killed by Replicarter in Season 8.

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* AssholeVictim: Few tears were shed when the last of them the System Lords were killed by Replicarter in Season 8.



* EnemyCivilWar: Due to the above. This definitely works in the heroes' favor, since they have enough firepower between them to completely wipe Earth off the map if they could stop fighting among themselves long enough to coordinate an attack. It's stated a few times that they depleted most of their own forces, with the team merely upsetting the balance of power between them.

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* EnemyCivilWar: Due to the above.aforementioned ChronicBackstabbingDisorder they're frequently fighting among themselves. This definitely works in the heroes' favor, since they have enough firepower between them to completely wipe Earth off the map if they could stop fighting among themselves long enough to coordinate an attack. It's stated a few times that they depleted most of their own forces, with the team merely upsetting the balance of power between them.



* NoSenseOfHumor: Almost all of the Goa'uld are this way. To them, even Jack O'Neill's funniest wisecracks are nothing more than petty insolence. The exception is Ba'al, who is a DeadpanSnarker himself.

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* NoSenseOfHumor: Almost all of the Goa'uld are this way. To them, even Jack O'Neill's funniest wisecracks are nothing more than petty insolence. The sole exception is Ba'al, who is a DeadpanSnarker himself.



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%%* * BigBad: Of ''Film/{{Stargate}}''.''Film/{{Stargate}}''. Jack and Daniel's main enemy throughout, though his [[TheDragon First Prime]] Anubis is the main physical threat. His plan to use Jack's bomb to destroy Earth drives the plot in the film's second half.



* CoolMask: Ra's Pharoah mask is arguably the coolest and most distinct in the entire franchise. Where the Anubis and Horus masks of his underlings (as well as the Serpent Guard masks of Apophis' forces) are advanced helmets, this actually [[BodyHorror retracts into his face]].
* ContinuitySnarl: His original form as seen in flashbacks in the movie looks nothing like the Goa'uld of the TV series. Various supplementary materials have tried to explain this, one by noting he was possessing an Asgard at the time, while another had him turn out to be a different species altogether.

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* CoolMask: Ra's Pharoah mask is arguably the coolest and most distinct in the entire franchise.franchise, with TheReveal of it forming the title sequence to the film and early seasons of SG-1. Where the Anubis and Horus masks of his underlings (as well as the Serpent Guard masks of Apophis' forces) are advanced helmets, this actually [[BodyHorror retracts into his face]].
* ContinuitySnarl: His original form as seen in flashbacks in the movie looks nothing like the Goa'uld of the TV series. Various supplementary materials have tried to explain this, one by noting he was possessing an Asgard at the time, while another had him turn out to be a different species altogether.



* InformedAbility: Ra is depicted as being unstoppable and powerful in the movie, despite having maybe eight soldiers in his employ. In the series, he's described as charismatic, rich beyond measure, possessing the most territory, controlling the master map of the stargate network, being the first and last active System Lord to set foot on Earth, and being the uncontested Supreme System Lord and Emperor of the Goa'uld for over ten uninterrupted millennia. We see ''none'' of this. It's telling that the Goa'uld resistance, the Tok'Ra, name themselves as 'against Ra' in their language. One wonders how we would have seen him portrayed if he hadn't died in the pilot. The non-canon spin-off comics of the movie tend to portray his underlings as less dangerous than he had been, too.

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* InformedAbility: Ra is depicted He's portrayed as being unstoppable and powerful and dangerous in the movie, despite having maybe eight soldiers in his employ. In film, but the series, series ups the mythology surrounding him considerably; he's described as charismatic, rich beyond measure, possessing the most territory, controlling the master map of the stargate network, being the first and last active System Lord to set foot on Earth, and being the uncontested Supreme System Lord and Emperor of the Goa'uld for over ten uninterrupted millennia. We see ''none'' of this. It's telling that the Goa'uld resistance, the Tok'Ra, name themselves as 'against Ra' in their language. One wonders how we would have seen him portrayed if he hadn't died in the pilot. The non-canon spin-off comics of the movie tend to portray his underlings as less dangerous than he had been, too.


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His visit to Earth to acquire hosts in the pilot alerts the US military to there being a much larger threat in the galaxy - setting off a chain of events that sees him dead and the Goa'uld Empire collapsed.


* NoSenseOfHumor: Almost all of the Goa'uld are this way. To them, even Jack O'Neill's funniest wisecracks are nothing more than petty insolence. The exception is Ba'al, who is a DeadpanSnarker himself.



->'''Played By''': Jaye Davidson

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->'''Played By''': Jaye DavidsonDavidson (movie), Jay Williams (''SG-1'' and ''Continuum'')



* DecompositeCharacter: In the myths, Apophis is another name for the deity Apep, but Apep is eventually revealed to be an entirely different Goa'uld.



* DeadpanSnarker: He's the only Goa'uld shown to have a sense of humor and can engage in SnarkToSnarkCombat with the heroes when he wants to.



* RoyalWe: She always refers to herself in plural first person for some reason.

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* RoyalWe: She always refers to herself in plural first person for some reason. Though, when you think about it, she ''is'' technically two beings (the host and the symbiote).



* {{Ambadassador}}: First appears as part of a team of ambassadors but is still as powerful and dangerous as other System Lords.



* {{Ambadassador}}: First appears as part of a team of ambassadors but is still as powerful and dangerous as the other System Lords.



* {{Ambadassador}}: First appears as part of a team of ambassadors but is still as powerful and dangerous as the other System Lords. Later forms a similar delegation with Camulus and Amaterasu. Generally, he is more willing than most other Goa'uld to negotiate when he has to.



* BeardOfEvil: His long goatee makes him look all the more sinister.



* CompositeCharacter: He has been referred to as both Yu the Great and the Jade Emperor, separate figures in Chinese mythology. Though he could have posed as both at different times.

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* CompositeCharacter: He has been referred to as both Yu the Great and the Jade Emperor, separate figures in Chinese mythology. Though he could have posed as both figures at different times.times, which makes sense, considering that Yu the Great was supposed to be a mortal human.



* NobleDemon: He has made several positive influences during his reign, and generally keeps his promises (at least until he has trouble thinking straight anymore).

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* NobleDemon: He As the most honorable of the System Lords, Yu generally keeps his promises and has made several positive influences on Earth during his reign, and generally keeps reign. He also lets Teal'c go in "The Warrior". Unfortunately, when he begins to go senile, he can no longer be trusted to keep his promises (at least until because he has trouble thinking straight anymore).doesn't always remember making them.

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[[folder:Bynarr]]
->'''Played By''': Bob Dawson
->'''First Appearance:''' [[Recap/StargateSG1S3E12JolinarsMemories "Jolinar's Memories"]]

One of Sokar's underlines and the lord of the moon [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Netu]]. Jolinar [[HoneyTrap had an affair with him so she could obtain the means to get off Netu]], which cost Bynarr his left eye as punishment from Sokar. Bynarr was murdered in his introductory episode by his First Prime Na'onak, who was revealed to be a revived Apophis in disguise.

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* BaldOfEvil: Takes after his master in this regard.
* TheDragon: Bynarr acts as this for Sokar, ruling over Netu in his stead while Sokar prepares to attack the System Lords.
* EyeScream: After Jolinar became the first and only prisoner to escape Netu, Sokar punished Bynarr by gouging out his left eye.
* FacialHorror: Thanks to Sokar, Bynarr now has a mass of horrific-looking scar tissue surrounding where his eye used to be.
* ForTheEvulz: Even though killing Jolinar's host won't fulfill his revenge, he decides to do it anyway and take whatever pleasure he can get from it.
* HandicappedBadass: Losing an eye hasn't made Bynarr any less feared or powerful.
* InTheBack: How Na'onak/Apophis kills him with a staff weapon. This doubles as a VillainousRescue, since Bynarr was planning on killing Samantha Carter when it happened.
* {{Revenge}}: He swore revenge on Jolinar after she escaped. At first, he was pleased to hear Carter identify herself as Jolinar's host when she arrived, but he became angry when he learned that her symbiote was already dead.
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* EvilIsPetty: Keeps popping into the Ancients' realm (manifesting as a diner) so he can rub his impending victory in Oma's face.

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* EvilIsPetty: Keeps popping into the Ancients' realm (manifesting as a diner) so he can rub his impending victory in Oma's face. Backfires when he finally goes too far and Oma stops him for good.



* FauxAffablyEvil: As Jim in "Threads". At first, he comes across as friendly, and is very talkative. Of course, once Daniel figures out who he is, he drops the facade in a heartbeat. Earlier, he had displayed remarkable politeness to Thor while describing his imminent torture, and was able to fool Oma into thinking he was good long enough to get her to help him Ascend.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: As Jim in "Threads". At first, he comes across as friendly, and is very talkative. Of course, once Daniel figures out who he is, he drops He's surprisingly good at hiding the facade fact he's probably the worst Goa'uld in a heartbeat. Earlier, the series when he had displayed remarkable politeness wants to - he was able to con Oma into believing he was benevolent long enough for her to help him try to ascend, is remarkably polite to Thor while describing his imminent torture, manages to masquerade as a Russian officer for a while without raising suspicion, and, as Jim in "Threads", is both friendly and was able to fool Oma into thinking chatty with Daniel before he was good long enough to get her to help him Ascend.works out who "Jim" actually is.

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* InformedAttribute: When he's introduced in "Summit" he's made out to be the typical bloodthirsty Goa'uld: "Gifts from Ba'al have a habit of exploding," as Daniel puts it to Lord Yu. When he's adapted into a RecurringCharacter, he's turned into a far smarter and more subtle character.

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* AGodAmI: {{Subverted}}. He goes along with the typical god act as long as it's useful, but after the empire's downfall and him being reduced to a recurring warlord, he openly admits he isn't one and speaks dismissively of fallen Goa'uld who believed their own hype.


* CameBackWrong: After Ascending, the others attempted to kick him out for being unspeakably evil. They were only partially successful and left him as a half-ascended abomination of a PhysicalGod.

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* CameBackWrong: After Ascending, the others attempted to kick kicked him out of their realm for being unspeakably evil. They Except they were only partially successful and pissed at Oma for letting him in in the first place, so to punish her they left him as a half-ascended abomination of a PhysicalGod.PhysicalGod with enough Ancient knowledge to become the pre-eminent threat among the Goa'uld.


* AssholeVictim: Few tears were shed when the last of them were killed by Replicarter in Season 8.



* EvilVersusOblivion: Inspired this with both Ba'al and the Replicators - both took issue with Anubis' plan to annihilae all life in the galaxy, with Ba'al working with SG-1 to stop him and the Replicators launching an all-out attack on the Goa'uld.

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* EvilVersusOblivion: Inspired this with both Ba'al and the Replicators - both took issue with Anubis' plan to annihilae annihilate all life in the galaxy, with Ba'al working with SG-1 to stop him and the Replicators launching an all-out attack on the Goa'uld.

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