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* {{Agent Peacock}}: Ra.

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* {{Agent Peacock}}: Ra.Ra's host is rather effeminate -- although Ra himself is [[BodySnatcher just hitching a ride]].



* AmbiguousGender: Ra. [[Film/TheCryingGame Jaye Davidson]] was cast to provide the ambiguity.

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* AmbiguousGender: Ra.Ra's true form isn't human, and Ra's gender is unknown. [[Film/TheCryingGame Jaye Davidson]] was cast to provide the ambiguity.


%%* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: [[UglyCute Nabeh]].]]

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%%* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: [[UglyCute [[spoiler:[[UglyCute Nabeh]].]]



* LetsGetDangerous: Daniel acquits himself pretty well in combat, especially when [[spoiler: he turns the weapon meant for executing his team on Ra and his guards, allowing him and the team, save for Freeman, to escape back to the village]].

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* LetsGetDangerous: Daniel acquits himself pretty well in combat, especially when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he turns the weapon meant for executing his team on Ra and his guards, allowing him and the team, save for Freeman, to escape back to the village]].



* MagicCountdown: In SPADES. [[spoiler: As O'Neil tries to disarm the nuke, the timer has 45 seconds left to detonation. Then the villagers arrive on the horizon, charge the pyramid/temple complex, and defeat the 2 Horus guards outside. Ra witnesses this and decides that it is time to beat a retreat, possibly also realizing that the nuke has not been sent through the Stargate to Earth anyway and therefore will wipe out his pesky opponents for him, along with him if he sticks around (a moment of FridgeLogic there, but what the hell). Ra puts the sunroof up on the pyramid ship, takes off, and manages to achieve AT LEAST a low orbit by the time Jackson and O'Neil use his portal to send the nuke from the temple to the ship above. When the nuke arrives, there are still 6 seconds left on the timer. This must be the longest 39 seconds in film history.]] The brilliant bit is, everything moves so fast that the audience doesn't have time to question what point the countdown must be at -- we are just rooting for the heroes to beat the clock!

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* MagicCountdown: In SPADES. [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As O'Neil tries to disarm the nuke, the timer has 45 seconds left to detonation. Then the villagers arrive on the horizon, charge the pyramid/temple complex, and defeat the 2 Horus guards outside. Ra witnesses this and decides that it is time to beat a retreat, possibly also realizing that the nuke has not been sent through the Stargate to Earth anyway and therefore will wipe out his pesky opponents for him, along with him if he sticks around (a moment of FridgeLogic there, but what the hell). Ra puts the sunroof up on the pyramid ship, takes off, and manages to achieve AT LEAST a low orbit by the time Jackson and O'Neil use his portal to send the nuke from the temple to the ship above. When the nuke arrives, there are still 6 seconds left on the timer. This must be the longest 39 seconds in film history.]] The brilliant bit is, everything moves so fast that the audience doesn't have time to question what point the countdown must be at -- we are just rooting for the heroes to beat the clock!



* ScientistVsSoldier: While archaeologist Daniel traveled through the titular stargate to learn about what's on the other side, Colonel Jack O'Neil was sent through with a nuke, with orders to use it against anything that could pose a threat.



** The snide little shout-out to Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge. Budge was a Victorian Egyptologist who wrote extensively on hieroglyphics, but his translations as well as his interpretations of Egyptian religion and culture were unfortunately all too influenced by his Victorian attitudes. [[http://fannyfae.com/2013/09/05/using-budge-bad-idea/ This essay explains why the line is appropriate and accurate]], if you're interested, [[http://ask.metafilter.com/46687/Is-E-A-Wallis-Budge-still-worth-reading here's some recommended reading.]] [[GeniusBonus The remark will fly right over the heads of 99% of the audience, but will have any Egyptologists watching rolling in the aisles.]]

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** The snide little shout-out to Egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge. Budge was a Victorian Egyptologist who wrote extensively on hieroglyphics, but his translations as well as his interpretations of Egyptian religion and culture were unfortunately all too influenced by his Victorian attitudes. [[http://fannyfae.com/2013/09/05/using-budge-bad-idea/ com/2013/09/05/using-budge-bad-idea This essay explains why the line is appropriate and accurate]], if you're interested, [[http://ask.metafilter.com/46687/Is-E-A-Wallis-Budge-still-worth-reading here's some recommended reading.]] [[GeniusBonus The remark will fly right over the heads of 99% of the audience, but will have any Egyptologists watching rolling in the aisles.]]

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* ChildrenAsPawns: When Colonel O'Neill manages to seize a staff weapon and turn on Ra, he's [[WouldNotHurtAChild unable]] to take the shot, because Ra has [[HumanShield surrounded himself]] with children who worship him and would gladly die for him.


* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Heavily downplayed. The oppressed natives are cowed through fear of Ra's power, but once they see evidence that Ra and his minions aren't actually gods and they can be challenged, they are quite ready, able, and willing to fight back. Once they've learned how to operate human weaponry, they're all good to go.

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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Heavily downplayed. The oppressed natives are cowed through fear of Ra's power, but once they see evidence that Ra and his minions aren't actually gods and they can be challenged, they are quite ready, able, and willing to fight back. Once they've learned A few quick lessons on how to operate human weaponry, weaponry and they're all good to go.


%%* HollywoodNerd: Daniel.


* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Heavily downplayed. The oppressed natives are cowed through fear of Ra's power, but once they see evidence that Ra and his minions aren't actually gods and they can be challenged, they are quite ready, able, and willing to fight back.

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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Heavily downplayed. The oppressed natives are cowed through fear of Ra's power, but once they see evidence that Ra and his minions aren't actually gods and they can be challenged, they are quite ready, able, and willing to fight back. Once they've learned how to operate human weaponry, they're all good to go.

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* WeirdMoon: Not only are there three large moons which are always over the pyramid on Abydos, but all three of them look ''exactly'' like our moon.


* BadBoss: Ra does ''not'' tolerate failure from his subordinates-[[YouHaveFailedMe fatally so]].

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* BadBoss: Ra does ''not'' tolerate failure from his subordinates-[[YouHaveFailedMe subordinates - [[YouHaveFailedMe fatally so]].


* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy:

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy:ArtisticLicenseHistory: Naturally, even aside from the aliens, the film premise depends on this. Jackson claims the Pyramids are much older than Egyptologists have found them to be, the evidence for them being made for the Pharoahs was forged and that Egyptian culture sprang up without precursors. Obviously this is not supported by the real evidence for this. The film itself portrays Jackson's theories as laughed at, though naturally he turns out to be right nonetheless. He is genuinely correct that Budge has long been debunked however. Hilariously though, while this is clearly fictional, it has precedence in Egyptian history. Countless pharaohs actively rewrote their own history to take credit for past events now attributed to their predecessors. The best case is Ramses the Second (Ozymandius for those familiar with Percy Shelley) whose countless achievements were either claimed by other pharaohs either claiming to have accomplished them or have simply been Ramses.
* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Realistically the Abydonian language would've evolved ''far'' more dramatically in the ''ten thousand years'' since they were last on Earth, to the point where it would sound ''nothing'' like Ancient Egyptian. For example, just going back ''one'' thousand years we have Old English, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH-_GwoO4xI which sounds nothing like Modern English]].
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: While the film's treatment of the military is far from accurate or flattering in general, there is one military error that could have been corrected by ''anyone'' with a little military experience. At one point O'Neil calls Kawalski, his second in command, "Lieutenant". Not only that, he's credited as "Lieutenant Kawalski" in the credits. The problem is that his rank insignia are a pair of silver oak leaves, which he wears throughout the entire movie in plain sight. Those silver oak leaves mark him as a ''Lieutenant Colonel'', a considerably higher rank than Lieutenant. Possibly filmmakers Emmerich and Devlin were simply unaware that you don't call a Lieutenant Colonel "Lieutenant" unless you want him very, ''very'', angry at you. If you don't want to use his entire rank (and have enough standing yourself that you even get to decide that), you'd call him "Colonel." Alternately, they [[EnforcedTrope enforced the trope]] after finding that using the full title in dialogue was unwieldy, but using the shortened form was deemed [[ViewersAreMorons confusing for audiences]]. "Demoting" Kawalski to Major would have resolved this, but it may have been that the costumes had already been made by that point. Most likely, Kawalski was always intended to be a lieutenant, and the mistake was in making the costume; it would be odd to have two command-level officers on such a small team.
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Naturally, even aside from the aliens, the film premise depends on this. Jackson claims the Pyramids are much older than Egyptologists have found them to be, the evidence for them being made for the Pharoahs was forged and that Egyptian culture sprang up without precursors. Obviously this is not supported by the real evidence for this. The film itself portrays Jackson's theories as laughed at, though naturally he turns out to be right nonetheless. He is genuinely correct that Budge has long been debunked however. Hilariously though, while this is clearly fictional, it has precedence in Egyptian history. Countless pharaohs actively rewrote their own history to take credit for past events now attributed to their predecessors. The best case is Ramses the Second (Ozymandius for those familiar with Percy Shelley) whose countless achievements were either claimed by other pharaohs either claiming to have accomplished them or have simply been Ramses.
* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Realistically the Abydonian language would've evolved ''far'' more dramatically in the ''ten thousand years'' since they were last on Earth, to the point where it would sound ''nothing'' like Ancient Egyptian. For example, just going back ''one'' thousand years we have Old English, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH-_GwoO4xI which sounds nothing like Modern English]].
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: While the film's treatment of the military is far from accurate or flattering in general, there is one military error that could have been corrected by ''anyone'' with a little military experience. At one point O'Neil calls Kawalski, his second in command, "Lieutenant". Not only that, he's credited as "Lieutenant Kawalski" in the credits. The problem is that his rank insignia are a pair of silver oak leaves, which he wears throughout the entire movie in plain sight. Those silver oak leaves mark him as a ''Lieutenant Colonel'', a considerably higher rank than Lieutenant. Possibly filmmakers Emmerich and Devlin were simply unaware that you don't call a Lieutenant Colonel "Lieutenant" unless you want him very, ''very'', angry at you. If you don't want to use his entire rank (and have enough standing yourself that you even get to decide that), you'd call him "Colonel." Alternately, they [[EnforcedTrope enforced the trope]] after finding that using the full title in dialogue was unwieldy, but using the shortened form was deemed [[ViewersAreMorons confusing for audiences]]. "Demoting" Kawalski to Major would have resolved this, but it may have been that the costumes had already been made by that point. Most likely, Kawalski was always intended to be a lieutenant, and the mistake was in making the costume; it would be odd to have two command-level officers on such a small team.


* TeleportersAndTransporters: The Stargate and the not-quite-''Franchise/StarTrek'' ring transporter.

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* TeleportersAndTransporters: The TeleportationWithDrawbacks: Due to fixed locations for entrance, and sometimes exit: the Stargate and the not-quite-''Franchise/StarTrek'' ring transporter.


* DeathOfAChild: Used as the backstory; O'Neil's son died of a fatal gunshot wound suffered because he was playing around with O'Neil's service pistol.



* InfantImmortality: Harshly averted in the backstory; O'Neil's son died of a fatal gunshot wound suffered because he was playing around with O'Neil's service pistol.


* ConstellationsAsLocations: PlayedWith. The titular gate uses constellations as reference points for a three-dimensional coordinate system (six constellations, one for each side of a cube, plus one non-constellation symbol for the starting point). The gate on Abydos has completely different constellations though, and Daniel has to find the coordinates for Earth for the expedition to go home. ''Series/StargateSG1'' and subsequent TV series quickly discard the "unique constellations" aspect and treat the symbols on the gates as a simple entry code for different planets, with extragalactic travel using seven constellation symbols and a point of origin (and extra power).



** Averted -- the Earth-like planet is in a completely different galaxy.

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** Averted in the movie -- the Earth-like planet is in a completely different galaxy.

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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: Realistically the Abydonian language would've evolved ''far'' more dramatically in the ''ten thousand years'' since they were last on Earth, to the point where it would sound ''nothing'' like Ancient Egyptian. For example, just going back ''one'' thousand years we have Old English, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH-_GwoO4xI which sounds nothing like Modern English]].


*** Or course, it's all ArtisticLicenseLinguistics anyway. As mentioned earlier, it hasn't been a spoken language for millennia. Even the languages it evolved into (Middle Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic) have been extinct for centuries. We can barely hazard a guess at any pronunciation filtered through multiple different languages and even then only with certain letters. And the language spoken by the Abydosians would be evolved over thousands of years from ancient Egyptian

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*** Or Of course, it's all ArtisticLicenseLinguistics anyway. As mentioned earlier, it hasn't been a spoken language for millennia. Even the languages it evolved into (Middle Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic) have been extinct for centuries. We can barely hazard a guess at any pronunciation filtered through multiple different languages and even then only with certain letters. And the language spoken by the Abydosians would be evolved over thousands of years from ancient EgyptianEgyptian.


* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: While the film's treatment of the military is far from accurate or flattering in general, there is one military error that could have been corrected by ''anyone'' with a little military experience. At one point O'Neil calls Kawalski, his second in command, "Lieutenant". Not only that, he's credited as "Lieutenant Kawalski" in the credits. The problem is that his rank insignia are a pair of silver oak leaves, which he wears throughout the entire movie in plain sight. Those silver oak leaves mark him as a ''Lieutenant Colonel'', a considerably higher rank than Lieutenant. It can be presumed that filmmakers Emmerich and Devlin were simply unaware that you don't call a Lieutenant Colonel "Lieutenant" unless you want him very, ''very'', angry at you. If you don't want to use his entire rank (and have enough standing yourself that you even get to decide that), you'd call him "Colonel." Alternately, they [[EnforcedTrope enforced the trope]] after finding that using the full title in dialogue was unwieldy, but using the shortened form was deemed [[ViewersAreMorons confusing for audiences]]. "Demoting" Kawalski to Major would have resolved this, but it may have been that the costumes had already been made by that point.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: While the film's treatment of the military is far from accurate or flattering in general, there is one military error that could have been corrected by ''anyone'' with a little military experience. At one point O'Neil calls Kawalski, his second in command, "Lieutenant". Not only that, he's credited as "Lieutenant Kawalski" in the credits. The problem is that his rank insignia are a pair of silver oak leaves, which he wears throughout the entire movie in plain sight. Those silver oak leaves mark him as a ''Lieutenant Colonel'', a considerably higher rank than Lieutenant. It can be presumed that Possibly filmmakers Emmerich and Devlin were simply unaware that you don't call a Lieutenant Colonel "Lieutenant" unless you want him very, ''very'', angry at you. If you don't want to use his entire rank (and have enough standing yourself that you even get to decide that), you'd call him "Colonel." Alternately, they [[EnforcedTrope enforced the trope]] after finding that using the full title in dialogue was unwieldy, but using the shortened form was deemed [[ViewersAreMorons confusing for audiences]]. "Demoting" Kawalski to Major would have resolved this, but it may have been that the costumes had already been made by that point. Most likely, Kawalski was always intended to be a lieutenant, and the mistake was in making the costume; it would be odd to have two command-level officers on such a small team.



'''Jackson''': Well I could do that.\\

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'''Jackson''': Well Well, I could do that.\\



'''Jackson''': Positive.\\
'''O'Neil''': ''(mutters to West)'' He's full of shit.

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'''Jackson''': Positive.\\
'''O'Neil''': ''(mutters to West)'' He's full of shit.



** Averted -- the earth-like planet is in a completely different galaxy.

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** Averted -- the earth-like Earth-like planet is in a completely different galaxy.



*** Or course, it's all ArtisticLicenseLinguistics anyway. As mentioned earlier, it hasn't been a spoken language for millennia. Even the languages it evolved into (Middle Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic) have been extinct for centuries. We can barely hazard a guess at any pronunciation filtered through multiple different languages and even then only with certain letters.

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*** Or course, it's all ArtisticLicenseLinguistics anyway. As mentioned earlier, it hasn't been a spoken language for millennia. Even the languages it evolved into (Middle Egyptian, Demotic, and Coptic) have been extinct for centuries. We can barely hazard a guess at any pronunciation filtered through multiple different languages and even then only with certain letters. And the language spoken by the Abydosians would be evolved over thousands of years from ancient Egyptian



* DeadlyDustStorm: As the team is spending their first night on Abydos, a large sand storm comes up, forcing those not at the village to take shelter in the pyramid where the Stargate is. And then Ra shows up.

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* DeadlyDustStorm: As the team is spending their first night on Abydos, a large sand storm sandstorm comes up, forcing those not at the village to take shelter in the pyramid where the Stargate is. And then Ra shows up.



-->'''Daniel:''' "You had accepted the fact that no matter what happened, you would not be going home? Don't you have people who care about you? Do you have a family?"\\
'''Jack:''' "I had a family. No one should ever have to outlive their own child."\\
'''Daniel:''' "I don't want to die. Your men don't want to die, and these people here don't want to die. It's a shame you're in such a hurry to."

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-->'''Daniel:''' "You You had accepted the fact that no matter what happened, you would not be going home? Don't you have people who care about you? Do you have a family?"\\
family?\\
'''Jack:''' "I I had a family. No one should ever have to outlive their own child."\\
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'''Daniel:''' "I I don't want to die. Your men don't want to die, and these people here don't want to die. It's a shame you're in such a hurry to."



** Daniel just assumed the cover stone with the symbols needed to dial the Stargate back to earth would be nearby when they came through. He also didn't know what the seventh chevron (the point of origin) was going to be (see also IdiotBall). The fact that he didn't tell anyone this ''really'' pisses off the guys he came with.

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** Daniel just assumed the cover stone with the symbols needed to dial the Stargate back to earth Earth would be nearby when they came through.through (in fairness, the symbols used to dial Abydos were conveniently with the Stargate on Earth). He also didn't know what the seventh chevron (the point of origin) was going to be (see also IdiotBall). The fact that he didn't tell anyone this ''really'' pisses off the guys he came with.



* EurekaMoment: Daniel finally figures out that the symbols aren't hieroglyphs, but star constellations when he sees a picture of Orion on a guard's newspaper and recognizes the shape as one of the symbols.

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* EurekaMoment: Daniel finally figures out that the symbols aren't hieroglyphs, but star constellations constellations, when he sees a picture of Orion on a guard's newspaper and recognizes the shape as one of the symbols.



* GodEmperor / GodGuise: Ra uses alien technologies to pose as one. The Abydonians believe it to be true, but the humans from Earth aren't fooled for even a second.

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* GodEmperor / GodGuise: GodEmperor[=/=]GodGuise: Ra uses alien technologies to pose as one. The Abydonians Abydosians believe it to be true, but the humans from Earth aren't fooled for even a second.



** Averted by the Abydonians, who have been purposefully halted in their technological development by Ra to prevent them from deducing his status as a fake god and revolting against him.
* HumansAreWhite: Strongly averted. The Abydonians are all clearly of non-white descent, which is really the only way it would make sense given that Egypt was where Ra got them from (although the actors' ethnicities aren't Egyptian, ranging from black to Indian, though in fairness ancient Egyptians likely had varied looks).

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** Averted by the Abydonians, Abydosians, who have been purposefully halted in their technological development by Ra to prevent them from deducing his status as a fake god and revolting against him.
* HumansAreWhite: Strongly averted. The Abydonians Abydosians are all clearly of non-white descent, which is really the only way it would make sense given that Egypt was where Ra got them from (although the actors' ethnicities aren't Egyptian, ranging from black to Indian, though in fairness ancient Egyptians likely had varied looks).looks, including red hair).



* IWasJustJoking: Meta-example: Jaye Davidson did not want to act again after ''Film/TheCryingGame'', so he demanded a million dollar salary, thinking it would be unreasonable. He got it.

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* IWasJustJoking: Meta-example: Jaye Davidson did not want to act again after ''Film/TheCryingGame'', so he demanded a million dollar million-dollar salary, thinking it would be unreasonable. He got it.



* LastOfHisKind: Ra

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* LastOfHisKind: RaRa, supposedly. Not so much in the series.

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