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Brief Candle

"They're molecular devices that take atomic particles from their environment and use them to make more of themselves."
- Samantha Carter - Brief Candle

A Nanite, also called a Nanocyte, is a microscopic machine that can make more of themselves.


Nanites can make more of themselves by taking components from their environment. (SG1: "Brief Candle") The Orbanian Nanites take up residence in the brain and act like additional synapses allowing the Urrone children to accumulate knowledge at a faster rate; the nanites when given to others allow them to access the Urrone's knowledge. (SG1: "Learning Curve") Reese had advanced nanobots that were capable of repairing her body but she could also manipulate them to alter matter on the molecular level. (SG1: "Menace") The Human-form Replicators were composed of nanite-like cells, that allowed them to enter a persons mind and read their thoughts. (SG1: "Unnatural Selection") Bonds between nanites can occur on the subspace level. (SGA: "Be All My Sins Remember'd")


The Lanteans created a nanite weapon that evolved into the Asurans. (SGA: "Progeny") The Lanteans studied a nanovirus on Atlantis that killed humans. (SGA: "Hot Zone") The Goa'uld Pelops created nanites that would accelerate the aging process of the Argosians when they slept, aging them a year each day. Samantha Carter studied nanotechnology when working at The Pentagon, studying if they could be used to create artificial immune systems, repairing individual cells and stopping the aging process. Jack O'Neill became affected by the Argosian nanites that began to artificially age him several decades in days. When the nanites were shut down, the Argosians were able to age at a normal rate and O'Neill returned to his true age. (SG1: "Brief Candle") The Harcesis Shifu had nanites in him that accelerated his aging but they were deactivated by Oma Desala so he wouldn't age too far. (SG1: "Absolute Power") Nanites controlled by an alien device was used as part of a training exercise for SGC recruits. (SG1: "Proving Ground")

First used his nanites to enter a miniscule crack in the Neutronium shell of the Asgard Time dilation device and stop it from activating. (SG1: "Unnatural Selection") A Rogue NID cell used nanites to age Anna up so they could access the Goa'uld genetic memory she had. (SG1: "Resurrection") The Atlantis expedition was exposed to the nanovirus the Lanteans had been studying and killed 4 four people before it was disabled using an Electromagnetic pulse. (SGA: "Hot Zone") Elizabeth Weir was infected with Asuran nanites from Niam that began taking over her mind by creating a virtual world in an attempt to get her to relinquish control. The nanites were able to construct more of themselves using organic materials. (SGA: "The Real World") The nanites in Weir were later reactivated to be able to repair the injuries to her body, including completely re-growing the hair on her head. (SGA: "Adrift") The nanites allowed her to access the Asuran network. (SGA: "Lifeline")

Earth began working on medical nanites and Henry Wallace obtained some of them that he injected into his daughter, Sharon Wallace, to cure her leukemia but they began to cause other issues. The nanite were repaired and they cured her but they then went to fix her heart murmur by stopping her heart, resulting in brain damage. (SGA: "Miller's Crossing") The nanites of the Asurans were all attracted to a single point resulting in them becoming a large blob. (SGA: "Be All My Sins Remember'd") Dr. Richard Poole created two nanite-based beings. (SGA: "Outcast")