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* 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."\\
\\
'''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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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: To the TV series. In the movie, Abydos is clear in another galaxy. In the show, it's so close to Earth that it's one of only two planets shown that can be reached through the Stargate without compensating for stellar drift.


* {{Constellations}}: The film used the constellations as seen from Earth as coordinates for the gate's destination, marked as the 38 symbols on the rim of the gate. The subsequent [[Franchise/StargateVerse TV series]] recognized the flaw in this idea (the constellations are not static and would look completely different from every planet with a gate anyway) and {{retcon}}ned them in various ways to make up for it, eventually settling on them being the letters of one form of the [[{{Precursors}} Ancient]] alphabet. Presumably they formed some type of comprehensible coordinate system when the gates were first built, but as the dialing devices periodically update to compensate for stellar drift they no longer do so.



* ConvenientlyPreciseTranslation: The term "Stargate".
* CoolGate: The titular Stargate.

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* %%* ConvenientlyPreciseTranslation: The term "Stargate".
* %%* CoolGate: The titular Stargate.



-->'''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 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:'''
family?"\\
'''Jack:'''
"I had a family. No one should ever have to outlive their own child."
-->'''Daniel:'''
"\\
'''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."



* HollywoodNerd: Daniel.

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* %%* HollywoodNerd: Daniel.



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

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



* TheSmartGuy: Daniel.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien:
** Ra. Did anyone say "Goa'uld"? Hmm...
** Ironically, his technology isn't very good in the context of his own civilization but it works wonders on human biology.

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* %%* TheSmartGuy: Daniel.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien:
**
%%* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Ra. Did anyone say "Goa'uld"? Hmm...
** Ironically,
Hmm... ironically, his technology isn't very good in the context of his own civilization but it works wonders on human biology.



* TransplantedHumans
* TrappedInAnotherWorld

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* %%* TransplantedHumans
* %%* TrappedInAnotherWorld



--> '''Kawalsky''': ''"Find it?"'' What do you mean ''"find it?"'' You didn't say about ''finding'' anything?!
--> '''Daniel''': Well, I assumed the tablet would be here, right here?
--> '''[=O'Neil=]''': You ''assumed?!''
--> '''Kawalsky''': You're a lying son of a bitch! *''knocks Daniel over''* You didn't say a word about '''FINDING ANYTHING!'''

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--> '''Kawalsky''': -->'''Kawalsky''': ''"Find it?"'' What do you mean ''"find it?"'' You didn't say about ''finding'' anything?!
-->
anything?!\\
'''Daniel''': Well, I assumed the tablet would be here, right here?
-->
here?\\
'''[=O'Neil=]''': You ''assumed?!''
-->
''assumed?''\\
'''Kawalsky''': You're a lying son of a bitch! *''knocks Daniel over''* You didn't say a word about '''FINDING ANYTHING!'''



* YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe

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* YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe%%* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe


* PrettyBoy: Ra is well-groomed and slender. Even more so when compared with just about anyone else and especially the soldiers send to his planet.[[note]]Which led to some ViewerGenderConfusion - definitely understandable, given what movie [[Film/TheCryingGame the actor had previously appeared in]].[[/note]]

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* PrettyBoy: Ra is well-groomed and slender. Even more so when compared with just about anyone else and especially the soldiers send sent to his planet.[[note]]Which led to some ViewerGenderConfusion - definitely understandable, given what movie [[Film/TheCryingGame the actor had previously appeared in]].[[/note]]


** Although one could argue that considering that he starts the film as a suicidal mess, his sense of humour returning at the end of the film is him finally [[CharacterDevelopment letting go]] of his own personal demons. Likewise, he often seems bemused at Jackson's antics and during his interaction with Skaara and the Abydonian kids, so it's clear he's not ''always'' TheStoic.

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** Although one could argue that considering that he starts the film as a suicidal mess, his sense of humour humor returning at the end of the film is him finally [[CharacterDevelopment letting go]] of his own personal demons. Likewise, he often seems bemused quietly amused at Jackson's antics and during his interaction with Skaara and the Abydonian kids, so it's clear he's not ''always'' TheStoic.


* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers

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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagersTrainingThePeacefulVillagers: 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.


** While we're on the subject, constellations are not "points in space" as Daniel Jackson claims. If anything, they are *directions* in space, from Earth, and there's no real way to turn six *directions* into a point in 3-dimensional space.

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** While we're on the subject, constellations are not "points in space" as Daniel Jackson claims. If anything, they are *directions* ''directions'' in space, from Earth, and there's no real way to turn six *directions* ''directions'' into a point in 3-dimensional space.


* AppliedPhlebotinum

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* %%* AppliedPhlebotinum


* AluminumChristmasTrees[=/=]WhatAreRecords: Besides EverythingsBetterWithSpinning, the idea behind the gate spinning to encode its coordinates was to draw the analogy with a rotary telephone for the viewership. This made sense in 1994, but in later media from TheVerse it has become TheArtifact.


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* WhatAreRecords: Besides EverythingsBetterWithSpinning, the idea behind the gate spinning to encode its coordinates was to draw the analogy with a rotary telephone for the viewership. This made sense in 1994, but in later media from TheVerse it has become TheArtifact.

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* EverythingInSpaceIsAGalaxy: Gate coordinates are defined by constellations, and yet the world of Abydos lies in the Kaliem galaxy. This was later retconned by the TV series to be within the Milky Way, where [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale it handled the distances involved much better]].

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