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** The Wraith "King" or "General", from season 3's "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E04Sateda Sateda]]", is a sadistic BloodKnight who commands a Hiveship, having committed the taboo of murdering his Queen to usurp control of it from her. Harvesting countless planets over the centuries, the King has destroyed Ronon's home world, annihilating the entire population , including Ronan's lover. Implanting a tracking device in Ronon to hunt him from planet to planet for sport, the King destroys any world where he takes shelter. Returning to Ronon's home world to kill him on it, the King mocks him for the death of his people.

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** The Wraith "King" or "General", from season 3's "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E04Sateda Sateda]]", is a sadistic BloodKnight who commands a Hiveship, having committed the taboo of murdering his Queen to usurp control of it from her. Harvesting countless planets over the centuries, the King has destroyed Ronon's home world, annihilating the entire population , population, including Ronan's lover. Implanting a tracking device in Ronon to [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunt him from planet to planet for sport, sport]], the King destroys any world where he takes shelter. Returning to Ronon's home world to kill him on it, the King mocks him for the death of his people.


* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Website/SFDebris was ''very'' impressed with Creator/ConnorTrineer's performances as Michael Kenmore in ''Atlantis'' compared with his previous starring role as Trip Tucker on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Website/SFDebris was ''very'' impressed with Creator/ConnorTrineer's Creator/ConnorTrinneer's performances as Michael Kenmore in ''Atlantis'' compared with his previous starring role as Trip Tucker on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Website/SFDebris was ''very'' impressed with Creator/ConnorTrineer's performances as Michael Kenmore in ''Atlantis'' compared with his previous starring role as Trip Tucker on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.


--> '''Hermiod''': Doctor Kavanagh?
--> '''Kavanagh''': Yes?
--> '''Hermiod''': Stop... talking... please... *{{Beat}}* Thank you.

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--> '''Hermiod''': Doctor Kavanagh?
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Kavanagh?\\
'''Kavanagh''': Yes?
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Yes?\\
'''Hermiod''': Stop... talking... please... *{{Beat}}* Thank you.



* AssPull: [[spoiler:The wormhole drive in the finale.]] One of the producers commented that its use in the finale was meant to set up the viewers for its use in an upcoming ''Atlantis'' movie, meaning that the writing crew tried to pull a [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]] out of their ass.

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* AssPull: [[spoiler:The wormhole drive in the finale.]] One of the producers commented that its use in the finale was meant to set up the viewers for its use in an upcoming ''Atlantis'' movie, meaning that the writing crew tried to pull a [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]] ChekhovsGun out of their ass.ass.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** From the season 2 episode "Critical Mass": [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WESoHaRkJSo "Beyond The Night"]]. Oh, and that [[TheCastShowoff really is]] Rachel Luttrell singing.
** From "Rising" we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v57ID1sHeOk&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "Gate to Atlantis"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcEozKGWjRc&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "The Rescue"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYiKW1fnBKQ&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "Our New Home, Atlantis"]]. All of which are designed to fill you with a sense of adventure.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** From the season 2 episode "Critical Mass": [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WESoHaRkJSo "Beyond The Night"]]. Oh, and that [[TheCastShowoff really is]] Rachel Luttrell singing.
** From "Rising" we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v57ID1sHeOk&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "Gate to Atlantis"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcEozKGWjRc&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "The Rescue"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYiKW1fnBKQ&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "Our New Home, Atlantis"]]. All of which are designed to fill you with a sense of adventure.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Doctor Zelenka returning from the planet of the children in "Critical Mass", and Rodney commenting "Mister Mom... fun with the kids?" (He's covered in facepaint and has straws woven into his hair) Zelenka turns to him and says: "Do not even speak to me!"
%%* DamselScrappy: Dr Keller

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%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** From the season 2 episode "Critical Mass": [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WESoHaRkJSo "Beyond The Night"]]. Oh, and that [[TheCastShowoff really is]] Rachel Luttrell singing.
** From "Rising" we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v57ID1sHeOk&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "Gate to Atlantis"]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcEozKGWjRc&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "The Rescue"]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYiKW1fnBKQ&list=PLD09FF0FC42951062 "Our New Home, Atlantis"]]. All of which are designed to fill you with a sense of adventure.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Doctor Zelenka returning from the planet of the children in "Critical Mass", and Rodney commenting "Mister Mom... fun with the kids?" (He's covered in facepaint and has straws woven into his hair) Zelenka turns to him and says: "Do not even speak to me!"
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DamselScrappy: Dr Keller



* FridgeHorror: Sheppard's story in 'Remnants' when the characters control their own hallucinations. While Woolsey and Rodney create innocent and even happy visions of love interests and friends, Sheppard hallucinates [[{{ArchEnemy}} Koyla]] taunting, beating and torturing him for ''hours on end''. (Including cutting off his hand). And when he realizes it's not real? Turns out that he believes he deserves to suffer for everything he's done wrong. Worryingly, the series never returns to this so presumably Sheppard ended the series still drowning in self-loathing and emotionally torturing himself. (Made worse as all his friends have paired off and are living their HappilyEverAfter).

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* FridgeHorror: Sheppard's story in 'Remnants' when the characters control their own hallucinations. While Woolsey and Rodney create innocent and even happy visions of love interests and friends, Sheppard hallucinates [[{{ArchEnemy}} [[ArchEnemy Koyla]] taunting, beating and torturing him for ''hours on end''. (Including cutting off his hand). And when he realizes it's not real? Turns out that he believes he deserves to suffer for everything he's done wrong. Worryingly, the series never returns to this so presumably Sheppard ended the series still drowning in self-loathing and emotionally torturing himself. (Made worse as all his friends have paired off and are living their HappilyEverAfter).
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Doctor Zelenka returning from the planet of the children in "Critical Mass", and Rodney commenting "Mister Mom... fun with the kids?" (He's covered in facepaint and has straws woven into his hair) Zelenka turns to him and says: "Do not even speak to me!"


* MagnificentBastard:
** The Wraith "Todd" lives this as a matter of course; manipulating enemies with style is like breathing to him.
** Sheppard also gets a moment like this every so often, including and especially at the end of the series, when he's trying to talk "Todd" into helping them fight another Wraith. "Todd" asks Sheppard why he should do it when it would leave "Todd" the prisoner of Atlantis and without any leverage.
--> Todd: Am I supposed to be enticed by this offer?
--> Sheppard: No. I'll probably kill you anyway. But don't forget, this Wraith betrayed you and got away with it. For no other reason, you might want to do it out of pure spite.
--> Todd: ''Youuuu know how to talk to me'', John Sheppard! (evil laughter)


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Considering the typical production values of an average sci-fi TV series, the series has amazing CGI effects. Most prominent in "The Siege" three-parter episode.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Considering the typical production values of an average sci-fi TV series, the series has amazing CGI effects. Most prominent in "The Siege" three-parter episode.


* CompleteMonster: Even amongst the monstrous [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] species, these two stand out:

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* CompleteMonster: Even amongst the monstrous [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] species, species,[[note]]As compared at least to Todd, who displays some awareness that he's an apex predator that hunts sentient beings.[[/note]] these two stand out:


** The Wraith "King" or "General", from "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E04Sateda Sateda]]", is a sadistic BloodKnight who commands a Hiveship, having committed the taboo of murdering his Queen to usurp control of it from her. Harvesting countless planets over the centuries, the King has destroyed Ronon's home world, annihilating the entire population , including Ronan's lover. Implanting a tracking device in Ronon to hunt him from planet to planet for sport, the King destroys any world where he takes shelter. Returning to Ronon's home world to kill him on it, the King mocks him for the death of his people.

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** The Wraith "King" or "General", from season 3's "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E04Sateda Sateda]]", is a sadistic BloodKnight who commands a Hiveship, having committed the taboo of murdering his Queen to usurp control of it from her. Harvesting countless planets over the centuries, the King has destroyed Ronon's home world, annihilating the entire population , including Ronan's lover. Implanting a tracking device in Ronon to hunt him from planet to planet for sport, the King destroys any world where he takes shelter. Returning to Ronon's home world to kill him on it, the King mocks him for the death of his people.


* CompleteMonster:
** Michael Kenmore is a former [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] who was turned into a human by the Atlantis expedition through a [[LEGOGenetics retrovirus cure]]. After he [[TomatoInTheMirror discovers his true origins]], he escapes back to the Wraith and kidnaps Teyla, the sole person who connected with him, to feed on her. He reveals the location of Atlantis to the Wraith but realizes that they will kill him [[FantasticRacism for still being partly human]], so he [[EnemyMine turns to Atlantis to defeat the hive]]. With the whole hive converted but the Wraith slowly regaining their memories, Michael takes charge of the insurrection and kills another Wraith who might have blown the lid on their plan. Michael escapes, becoming an EvilutionaryBiologist who tries to create a [[UltimateLifeform perfect race]] that will be mindlessly obedient only to him and [[AbsoluteXenophobe wipe out everything else]]. He first creates monstrous, [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]-like soldiers by allowing Iratus Bugs to drain human test subjects to death. He later finds a suitable middle stage between humans and Wraith which he dubs Hybrids. He releases a virus on several inhabited worlds that kills most humans and makes the survivors poisonous to all Wraith who feed on them. He creates a clone of a recently deceased Atlantis team member, then tortures and experiments on him for months. He kidnaps Teyla's whole tribe to experiment on them and turn them into Hybrids, including her boyfriend Kanaan. He kidnaps a pregnant Teyla to [[WouldHurtAChild harvest her baby's unique DNA]] for his Hybrid project and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness plans to kill her after delivery]]. Finally, he briefly takes over Atlantis itself, where he tries to kidnap Teyla and her baby again and blow up everyone else on the base out of spite. When the pair escape, he decides to leave them to their deaths as well before attempting to [[OffWithHisHead decapitate]] an unconscious Ronon to [[CreepySouvenir take his head as a trophy]].
** The [[NoNameGiven Wraith "King" or "General"]], from season 3's "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E04Sateda Sateda]]", is one of the worst Wraith lords that Atlantis has ever encountered. He's a {{sadist}}ic BloodKnight who commands one of the strongest Hiveships in the Pegasus Galaxy and terrorized their sector even while the rest of the Wraith were hibernating. His unprecedented rule over a Hiveship, which among Wraith derive their legitimacy from being ruled by a Queen, confirms him as a tyrant or even of [[KlingonPromotion having murdered his Queen to usurp her place]], an extreme taboo among Wraith. Having already participated in the [[ToServeMan harvest of dozens of planets]] for centuries, he destroyed Ronon's homeworld Sateda, annihilating the entire population. Ronon's wife was killed in front of him when the Wraith started bombarding Sateda's hospitals. He made Ronon a "Runner", implanting him with a tracking device so his soldiers could [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunt Ronon from planet to planet for sport]], wiping out any human settlements that offer Ronon shelter as well. He promises the survivors of one such settlement that if they capture and return Ronon to him, he'll leave their planet alone forever. They do so years later, but [[ILied he harvests them all anyway]]. He returns Ronon to Sateda specifically to watch him die there, boasts how many of his fellow Satedans he devoured, and organizes a hunt for Ronon by sending in increasingly bigger groups of Wraith hunters while watching the show from his ship. When this fails, he tries to beat Ronon to death himself and feed on him.

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* CompleteMonster:
** Michael Kenmore is a former
CompleteMonster: Even amongst the monstrous [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] who was turned into species, these two stand out:
** [[OmnicidalManiac Michael Kenmore]] is
a human by the Atlantis expedition through a [[LEGOGenetics retrovirus cure]]. After he [[TomatoInTheMirror discovers his true origins]], he escapes back to the former Wraith and who guiltlessly [[UngratefulBastard kidnaps Teyla, one of the sole person humans who connected with him, had helped him]], in order to painfully feed on her. He reveals the location of her energy when he rediscovers his origins. Although his attempts to give Atlantis to the Wraith but realizes that his species fail when they will try to kill him [[FantasticRacism for still being partly human]], so he [[EnemyMine turns to Atlantis to defeat the hive]]. With the whole hive converted but the Wraith slowly regaining their memories, Michael takes charge of the insurrection and kills another Wraith who might have blown the lid on their plan. Michael escapes, becoming for his time as a human, he returns as an EvilutionaryBiologist who tries [[EvilutionaryBiologist experimenter]] trying to create a [[UltimateLifeform perfect race]] "perfect" race that will be is mindlessly obedient only to him and [[AbsoluteXenophobe wipe out everything else]]. He first creates monstrous, [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]-like soldiers him. Creating a race of {{Animalistic Abomination}}s, Michael engineers them by allowing Iratus Bugs to drain having human test subjects to death. He later finds fatally drained of their life energy. Releasing a suitable middle stage between virus on multiple inhabited worlds, Michael kills countless humans and Wraith which he dubs Hybrids. He releases a virus on several inhabited worlds that kills most humans and makes spitefully leaves the survivors poisonous infected to all poison any Wraith who attempt to feed on them. He Michael also creates a clone of a recently deceased Atlantis team member, then person, which he tortures and experiments on him for months. He months; and kidnaps Teyla's whole an entire tribe of people to experiment on them and turn them into Hybrids, including her boyfriend Kanaan. He kidnaps his new violent experimental race, the "Hybrids". Kidnapping a pregnant Teyla woman, Michael plans to [[WouldHurtAChild harvest her the baby's unique DNA]] DNA for his Hybrid project and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness plans to kill her the mother after delivery]]. Finally, he briefly takes birth. When Michael manages to gain control over Atlantis itself, where Atlantis, he tries again attempts to kidnap Teyla the woman and her baby again now-born baby, and spitefully blow up everyone else on the base out of spite. When the pair escape, he decides to leave them to their deaths as well before attempting to [[OffWithHisHead decapitate]] an unconscious Ronon to [[CreepySouvenir take his head as a trophy]].
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** The [[NoNameGiven Wraith "King" or "General"]], "General", from season 3's "[[Recap/StargateAtlantisS03E04Sateda Sateda]]", is one of the worst Wraith lords that Atlantis has ever encountered. He's a {{sadist}}ic sadistic BloodKnight who commands one of the strongest Hiveships in the Pegasus Galaxy and terrorized their sector even while the rest of the Wraith were hibernating. His unprecedented rule over a Hiveship, which among Wraith derive their legitimacy from being ruled by a Queen, confirms him as a tyrant or even of [[KlingonPromotion having murdered committed the taboo of murdering his Queen to usurp her place]], an extreme taboo among Wraith. Having already participated in control of it from her. Harvesting countless planets over the [[ToServeMan harvest of dozens of planets]] for centuries, he the King has destroyed Ronon's homeworld Sateda, home world, annihilating the entire population. Ronon's wife was killed in front of him when the Wraith started bombarding Sateda's hospitals. He made Ronon a "Runner", implanting him with population , including Ronan's lover. Implanting a tracking device so his soldiers could [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunt in Ronon to hunt him from planet to planet for sport]], wiping out sport, the King destroys any human settlements that offer Ronon shelter as well. He promises world where he takes shelter. Returning to Ronon's home world to kill him on it, the survivors of one such settlement that if they capture and return Ronon to him, he'll leave their planet alone forever. They do so years later, but [[ILied he harvests them all anyway]]. He returns Ronon to Sateda specifically to watch King mocks him die there, boasts how many for the death of his fellow Satedans he devoured, and organizes a hunt for Ronon by sending in increasingly bigger groups of Wraith hunters while watching the show from his ship. When this fails, he tries to beat Ronon to death himself and feed on him.people.


** And now, Momoa is playing the [[{{ComicBook/Aquaman}} King of Atlantis]] in the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''.

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** And now, Momoa is playing the [[{{ComicBook/Aquaman}} King of Atlantis]] in the ''Film/DCExtendedUniverse''.''Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse''.


** You wouldn't believe how many {{fangirl}}s Todd has. Although Todd, despite being a ManipulativeBastard, has saved Atlantis' hide a number of times and has never tried to destroy them (despite multiple opportunities) or use what he has gained from them against them (except for the Otterus device incident). Although self-serving and human-eating, you. really can't classify Todd as a villain all that much, let alone one of Michael's OmnicidalManiac caliber.

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** You wouldn't believe how many {{fangirl}}s Todd has. Although Todd, despite being a ManipulativeBastard, has saved Atlantis' hide a number of times and has never tried to destroy them (despite multiple opportunities) or use what he has gained from them against them (except for the Otterus Attero device incident).incident, and even then, he genuinely thought they'd stabbed him in the back). Although self-serving and human-eating, you. really can't classify Todd as a villain all that much, let alone one of Michael's OmnicidalManiac caliber.



** The Asurans. The Lanteans tried to wipe them out, and the Atlantis Expedition later tries exactly the same because they're ''dangerous''. Its even noted at one point that the reason they're envious of Humanity is because they see us as the favourite son who recieved all father's attention.

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** The Asurans. The Lanteans tried to wipe them out, and the Atlantis Expedition later tries exactly the same because they're ''dangerous''. Its even noted at one point that the reason they're envious of Humanity is because they see us as the favourite son who recieved received all father's attention.



** But this only happened because instead of rejoicing in creating artificial intelligence so advanced that it developed consciousness and compassion, and ''taking out the aggressive programming that made them a threat'', the Altarens decided that they were NotEvenHuman and just wiped them out. After being treated like that its no wonder they are so distanced from biological intelligence: the only ones they knew were AbusiveParents.

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** But this only happened because instead of rejoicing in creating artificial intelligence so advanced that it developed consciousness and compassion, and ''taking out the aggressive programming that made them a threat'', the Altarens Alterans decided that they were NotEvenHuman and just wiped them out. After being treated like that its no wonder they are so distanced from biological intelligence: the only ones they knew were AbusiveParents.AbusiveParents.
*** Though it is also worth noting that while this isn't exactly out of character of the Alterans, we only hear the Asurans' side of the story.



** Major Sheppard also gets a moment like this every so often, including and especially at the end of the series, when he's trying to talk "Todd" into helping them fight another Wraith. "Todd" asks Sheppard why he should do it when it would leave "Todd" the prisoner of Atlantis and without any leverage.

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** Major Sheppard also gets a moment like this every so often, including and especially at the end of the series, when he's trying to talk "Todd" into helping them fight another Wraith. "Todd" asks Sheppard why he should do it when it would leave "Todd" the prisoner of Atlantis and without any leverage.


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*** Except that she didn't humiliate - at worst, she was brusque, and he then went on to whine about how she'd bruised his ego, trying a power play when the clock was ticking.


** Kavanagh in 38 Minutes. His concern about the danger of the Jumper fragments killing people may well have been reasonable. Weir had no basis for thinking it wasn't other than the fact that the other scientists regarded it as a remote possibility. Yet, when he responded by acknowledging that he at least had to point it out (and without him having pushed the issue any further than that), it was actually Weir who wasted the time of the team by taking the time out of her schedule to undercut and humiliate him in front of his people. In fact, there was no indication that if Weir has simply treated his opinion like a valid scientific consideration rather than the ravings of a coward that he'd have had a problem with it. Yet when he called her on it she was treated as being in the right.
*** Except... she didn't. She went to listen to the ideas being put out by the braintrust, and dismissed Kavanagh's idea - perhaps bluntly, but time was of the essence. Kavanagh then followed her, not to argue in favour of his idea, but to whine about how she'd bruised his ego, wasting valuable time in the process. He then tried to claim, when she said that the discussion was definitely over, that it wasn't, attempting to undercut ''her'' authority.

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** Kavanagh in 38 Minutes. His concern about the danger of the Jumper fragments killing people may well have been reasonable. Weir had no basis for thinking it wasn't other than the fact that the other scientists regarded it as a remote possibility. Yet, when he responded by acknowledging that he at least had to point it out (and without him having pushed the issue any further than that), it was actually Weir who wasted the time of the team by taking the time out of her schedule to undercut and humiliate him in front of his people. In fact, there was no indication that if Weir has simply treated his opinion like a valid scientific consideration rather than the ravings of a coward that he'd have had a problem with it. Yet He was wrong to waste the time calling her out for her behaviour when he called did, but her on it she behaviour was also wrong. Yet the fact that he's a jerk meant that his point about her behaviour was treated as being in the right.
*** Except... she didn't. She went to listen to the ideas being put out by the braintrust, and dismissed Kavanagh's idea - perhaps bluntly, but time was of the essence. Kavanagh then followed her, not to argue in favour of his idea, but to whine about how she'd bruised his ego, wasting valuable time in the process. He then tried to claim, when she said
automatically wrong, rather that the discussion was definitely over, that it wasn't, attempting simply his timing in reacting to undercut ''her'' authority.her behaviour.


* HoYay: Lets see;
** Sheppard and [=McKay=] are everyone's favorites with scenes that seems to back it up (the end of "Irresistible", for example, where McKay takes a herb that makes people enamored of its user, knowing full well that Sheppard is the only person on Atlantis that hasn't been inoculated against the {{Pheromones}}).

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* HoYay: Lets Let's see;
** Sheppard and [=McKay=] are everyone's favorites with scenes that seems to back it up (the end of "Irresistible", for example, where McKay [=McKay=] takes a herb that makes people enamored of its user, knowing full well that Sheppard is the only person on Atlantis that hasn't been inoculated against the {{Pheromones}}).



** The whole SeriesFinale, with idiot plotholes, stupid character decisions and {{Ass Pull}}s all around. To give an idea of the problems in just one aspect of the finale: bringing Sheppard to Earth and not putting him in the chair but letting him pilot a [=302=] instead because...? Putting the chair not half a mile under what amounts to an icy fortress with one entrance (Antarctica), or a similar easily defendable structure, but in an easily targeted warehouse with no air defence because....? The stupidity of defending the entire earth with a handful of [=302s=] because....?
*** One thing that becomes ''really'' frustrating is that a number of simple solutions to any one of a number of situations present themselves, and the characters steadfastly ignore them with not even so much as a HandWave to explain why.. For example, when Atlantis finds that upon dialling Earth, the wormhole opens in the modified hive ship, which has a gate inside it, why they don't simply overload one (or even two) of a number of Atlantis's now surplus naquada reactors and throw it through the wormhole to blow up the hive ship is because....? They could have thrown through any number of explosives, over-loaded reactors, energy weapons, shot drones from a puddle jumper, or even overloaded the gate, but they send through one team of people instead.... [[FlatWhat What.]]

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** The whole SeriesFinale, with idiot plotholes, stupid character decisions and {{Ass Pull}}s all around. To give an idea of the problems in just one aspect of the finale: bringing Sheppard to Earth and not putting him in the chair but letting him pilot a [=302=] instead because...? Putting the chair not half a mile under what amounts to an icy fortress with one entrance (Antarctica), or a similar easily defendable structure, but in an easily targeted warehouse with no air defence because....because...? The stupidity of defending the entire earth with a handful of [=302s=] because....because...?
*** One thing that becomes ''really'' frustrating is that a number of simple solutions to any one of a number of situations present themselves, and the characters steadfastly ignore them with not even so much as a HandWave to explain why..why. For example, when Atlantis finds that upon dialling Earth, the wormhole opens in the modified hive ship, which has a gate inside it, why they don't simply overload one (or even two) of a number of Atlantis's now surplus naquada reactors and throw it through the wormhole to blow up the hive ship is because....? They could have thrown through any number of explosives, over-loaded reactors, energy weapons, shot drones from a puddle jumper, or even overloaded the gate, but they send through one team of people instead....instead... [[FlatWhat What.]]


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Rodney [=McKay=]. You either like that the smart guy is the one who saves the day or find him incredibly grating. The fact that it is often very easy for one person to be in both camps ''at the same time'' makes things... confusing? There is also a persistent fan theory that as the show went on, Rodney evolved into the AuthorAvatar for the writers, especially with the amount of backstory and screen time he received in comparison to the rest of the cast. (If you subscribe to this theory, it makes a hell of a lot more sense about Dr. Keller being paired with Rodney...of course the CreatorsFavorite and AuthorAvatar would get together.)

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Rodney [=McKay=]. You either like that the smart guy is the one who saves the day or find him incredibly grating. The fact that it is often very easy for one person to be in both camps ''at the same time'' makes things... confusing? There is also a persistent fan theory that as the show went on, Rodney evolved into the AuthorAvatar for the writers, especially with the amount of backstory and screen time he received in comparison to the rest of the cast. (If you subscribe to this theory, it makes a hell of a lot more sense about Dr. Keller being paired with Rodney... of course the CreatorsFavorite and AuthorAvatar would get together.)



** In "Infection" where Sheppard comes across 'Todd's completely defenceless diseased Wraith hive ship where his entire crew - now having undergone a gene therapy where they can no longer feed - are in stasis pods. Originally the plan was to just leave them or blow up the ship, However, because of the ship's malfunctions there is an off-chance that they might break free from the pods. Sheppard's solution? Suffocate the hundreds of Wraith in their pods and use C4 to blow up any pods that are unresponsive to the "suffocate their occupants" command. The Team decided that if the gene therapy really was effective at killing Wraith, they should try to disseminate it to as many Wraith as possible for use as a biological weapon.

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** In "Infection" where Sheppard comes across 'Todd's Todd's completely defenceless diseased Wraith hive ship where his entire crew - now having undergone a gene therapy where they can no longer feed - are in stasis pods. Originally the plan was to just leave them or blow up the ship, However, because of the ship's malfunctions there is an off-chance that they might break free from the pods. Sheppard's solution? Suffocate the hundreds of Wraith in their pods and use C4 to blow up any pods that are unresponsive to the "suffocate their occupants" command. The Team decided that if the gene therapy really was effective at killing Wraith, they should try to disseminate it to as many Wraith as possible for use as a biological weapon.



** As for Kavanaugh, while he does come up with semi-decent ideas, he is also: spectacularly irritating; [[SmugSnake of the belief that he's much smarter and more important than he is]] - while he's smart, he's not McKay[=/=]Carter smart, as he seems to believe, nor is he an especially important member of the science team, let alone the expedition at large; prone to putting his ego before everything else, even in a crisis. His complaint to Weir in his first appearance isn't about his idea not being taken seriously, it's about his ego being bruised. He also claims, when the discussion is very much over, that it isn't, assuming that he can dictate to Weir, completely disregarding her authority.

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** As for Kavanaugh, while he does come up with semi-decent ideas, he is also: spectacularly irritating; [[SmugSnake of the belief that he's much smarter and more important than he is]] - while he's smart, he's not McKay[=/=]Carter [=McKay=][=/=]Carter smart, as he seems to believe, nor is he an especially important member of the science team, let alone the expedition at large; prone to putting his ego before everything else, even in a crisis. His complaint to Weir in his first appearance isn't about his idea not being taken seriously, it's about his ego being bruised. He also claims, when the discussion is very much over, that it isn't, assuming that he can dictate to Weir, completely disregarding her authority.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Doctor Zelenka returning from the planet of the children in "Critical Mass", and Rodney commenting "Mister Mom...fun with the kids?" (He's covered in facepaint and has straws woven into his hair) Zelenka turns to him and says: "Do not even speak to me!"

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Doctor Zelenka returning from the planet of the children in "Critical Mass", and Rodney commenting "Mister Mom... fun with the kids?" (He's covered in facepaint and has straws woven into his hair) Zelenka turns to him and says: "Do not even speak to me!"



** On the other hand, when the non-human beings in the galaxy are mostly composed of PsychicVampires who eat humans (''only'' humans) and enjoy it, and the Pegasus version of the Replicators, who have repeatedly almost devoured and destroyed ''two entire galaxies'' - and in the case of the Pegasus versions, have at the very least shown an inclination towards MindRape (on good days) and omnicide (on bad ones) when dealing with humans, you can kind of see why they might be willing to cross some lines.

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** On the other hand, when the non-human beings in the galaxy are mostly composed of PsychicVampires psychic vampires who eat humans (''only'' humans) and enjoy it, and the Pegasus version of the Replicators, who have repeatedly almost devoured and destroyed ''two entire galaxies'' - and in the case of the Pegasus versions, have at the very least shown an inclination towards MindRape (on good days) and omnicide (on bad ones) when dealing with humans, you can kind of see why they might be willing to cross some lines.

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