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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Kolya's torturing Sheppard by allowing a Wraith to feed on him is an act of desperation, and even ''he'' is disturbed by the act. When [=McKay=] protests that Sheppard doesn't deserve this, Kolya's grim response is, "Let's be clear, ''no one does.''"

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* HorrorHunger: This is the first time the Wraiths' hunger for human life-energy is described from the Wraiths' point of view.
--> '''Todd''': The Wraith must feed in order to live. For Wraith, hunger burns like a fire. Tell me, Sheppard, if you found yourself burning alive, would you settle for just one drop of water... ''or would you take more?''

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** Also averted. In contrast to the above example, Rodney uses the extremely formal “Doctor Weir” to get Elizabeth’s attention when in the company of the Genii, who they are suspicious of having a part in Sheppard’s capture. This is very noticeable as the number of times they call each other by their last names and/or “Doctor” could be counted on one hand.


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: At one point, "Todd" is shown handling a gun in a VERY dangerous manner. However, this is justified in the story. He is an alien from another galaxy, who has never used a human weapon before. Also, his own race's handheld weapons are EnergyWeapons that are specifically designed to stun only (they use human life force for food, which tends to work a lot better when their victims are alive, killing them is counterproductive), so he has never had any training in handling lethal weapons. The rest of the series (and indeed all of Stargate) very carefully averts this, as the human characters (who are generally military) handle guns properly at all times.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: At one point, "Todd" is shown handling a gun in a VERY dangerous manner. However, this is justified in the story. He is an alien from another galaxy, who has never used a human weapon before. Also, his own race's handheld weapons are EnergyWeapons that are specifically designed to stun only (they use human life force for food, which tends to work a lot better when their victims are alive, killing them is counterproductive), so counterproductive). It's very likely he has never had any training in handling lethal weapons.handheld weapons, and he certainly has no experience in weapons based on chemical propellant, as the Wrath are far more advanced than that. The rest of the series (and indeed all of Stargate) very carefully averts this, as the human characters (who are generally military) handle guns properly at all times.


* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: At one point, "Todd" is shown handling a gun in a VERY dangerous manner. However, this is justified in the story. He is an alien from another galaxy, who has never used a human weapon before. Also, his own race's handheld weapons are EnergyWeapons that are specifically designed to stun only. The rest of the series (and indeed all of Stargate) very carefully averts this, as the human characters (who are generally military) handle guns properly at all times.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: At one point, "Todd" is shown handling a gun in a VERY dangerous manner. However, this is justified in the story. He is an alien from another galaxy, who has never used a human weapon before. Also, his own race's handheld weapons are EnergyWeapons that are specifically designed to stun only.only (they use human life force for food, which tends to work a lot better when their victims are alive, killing them is counterproductive), so he has never had any training in handling lethal weapons. The rest of the series (and indeed all of Stargate) very carefully averts this, as the human characters (who are generally military) handle guns properly at all times.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: At one point, "Todd" is shown handling a gun in a VERY dangerous manner. However, this is justified in the story. He is an alien from another galaxy, who has never used a human weapon before. Also, his own race's handheld weapons are EnergyWeapons that are specifically designed to stun only. The rest of the series (and indeed all of Stargate) very carefully averts this, as the human characters (who are generally military) handle guns properly at all times.


* BadassInDistress: Sheppard spends most of the episode imprisoned and brutally tortured, while Elizabeth and the team are forced to watch. However he does end up escaping with Todd's help.



* FirstNameBasis: Sheppard corrects Koyla's 'Doctor Weir' to 'Elizabeth' to emphasize his faith in her and their close friendship.
--> Koyla: "I think you underestimate the sympathetic nature of Doctor Weir."
--> Sheppard: "Well I think you underestimate ''Elizabeth.''"
** Of course this probably wasn't the the smartest thing to point out, given Koyla was ''already'' using the pair's relationship to try and break Elizabeth and in fact her affection for Sheppard was why he was chosen to be tortured in the first place. So maybe not the best time to mention that.



* HumanShield: A rare heroic example

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* IHaveYourWife: Koyla to Elizabeth. Or rather, I have your military commander, as he threatens to drain more of Sheppard's life every few hours until Elizabeth hands over Ladon.


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* ShipTease: Sheppard and Elizabeth. Koyla's banking on Elizabeth's attachment for Sheppard persuading her to hand over Ladon.


Weir and Ladon discuss options, while Sheppard starts making friends with the guy in the next cell over. The other prisoner has been here for a long long time, and assures Sheppard that escape is impossible. Then Kolya's men grab him and strap him to a chair, making Weir watch while they let their captive Wraith feed on him. Ouch. Back in his cell, Seppard and his companion discuss whether the Wraith is in fact to blame in this, since it is in the process of starving to death. Sheppard finally puts two and two together - his prisoner buddy is in fact the Wraith! With no hard feelings, Sheppard proposes that the two of them team up to escape.

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Weir and Ladon discuss options, while Sheppard starts making friends with the guy in the next cell over. The other prisoner has been here for a long long time, and assures Sheppard that escape is impossible. Then Kolya's men grab him and strap him to a chair, making Weir watch while they let their captive Wraith feed on him. Ouch. Back in his cell, Seppard Sheppard and his companion discuss whether the Wraith is in fact to blame in this, since it is in the process of starving to death. Sheppard finally puts two and two together - his prisoner buddy is in fact the Wraith! With no hard feelings, Sheppard proposes that the two of them team up to escape.

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