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"The Ori empower themselves by sapping the life force of those willing to surrender themselves to them."
- Orlin - The Fourth Horseman, Part 1

The Ori were a race of ascended beings.


The Ori controlled human populations through the Origin religion and would interfere on lower planes, including possessing lower beings. (SG1: "Avalon, Part 2", "Origin") By having those below them relinquish their free will, the Ori were able to draw some form of power from their followers. (SG1: "The Fourth Horseman, Part 2")


The Ori were once mortal and lived with the Alterans as a single society. The Alterans eventually left, leaving the Ori to evolve on their own and ascend. They created humans to worship them, discovering that such an act allowed them to drain energy from their followers and become more powerful. (SG1: "The Fourth Horseman, Part 1") They made the Origin religion, turning some humans into Priors to help control the people. (SG1: "Avalon, Part 2", "Origin") In 2005 they learned that the Alterans had ascended and were shielding humans in the Milky Way from them and they started sending Priors to convert them. They planned to build ships to carry warriors to the Milky Way to destroy those that refused to believe. (SG1: "Origin") The Ori were destroyed when the Sangraal was activated and sent to their home galaxy through the Supergate. (SG1: "The Shroud", "Dominion") When Adria ascended she took on the entire mantle of the Ori's power. (SG1: "Dominion") Adria was later sapped of her excess power when the Ark of Truth was used and she was engaged in eternal combat with Ganos Lal. (Stargate: The Ark of Truth)

Known Ori