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Supreme System Lord


Stargate, Episode 10

Portrayed by

Jaye Davidson, Kieron Lee, Jay Williams, Victoria Ortiz

"Ra took him and possessed his body—like some kind of a...parasite looking for a host. And inhabiting this human form, he appointed himself ruler."
- Daniel Jackson - Stargate

Ra was a Goa'uld.


Ra and his species were dying so Ra began looking for a way to extend his life. Around 8000 B.C. he came across Earth and the Tau'ri. He took a young boy and discovered that within his body he could continue to live. He posed as a god to the rest of the people and took many of them through the Stargate to Abydos to mine Naquadah for him. (Stargate) He found a Zero Point Module at some point but never learned what it was. (SG1: "Moebius, Part 1") In 2995 B.C. there was a rebellion in Egypt and Ra was forced to flee; in order to prevent a similar rebellion among the Abydonians he forbid them reading and writing. (Stargate) He and the other System Lords fought against Sokar, defeating him. (SG1: "Serpent's Song") Seth attempted to overthrow Ra at some point and became a fugitive for the attempt. (SG1: "Seth") Ra discovered that Egeria had spawned the Tok'ra and sealed her in a Canopic jar hidden away on Pangar. (SG1: "Crossroads", "Cure") Shak'ran went to war with Ra and took control of Pangar. (SG1: "Cure")

Ra was betrayed by Sekhmet so he had her imprisoned in a canopic jar on Earth. (SG1: "Resurrection") Ra was betrayed by Aset who had been killed, but he revive her and gave her another chance. He sent her to Abydos to rule over the planet and gather Naquadah for him. (SGO: "Episode 7") Ra was contacted by Serqet, Aset's bodyguard, who informed him that Aset had birthed a Harcesis and was planning to overthrow Ra by allying with Earth. He came to Abydos and confronted Aset, killing her, her child and destroying Aset's Temple and the outpost of Nosdevli. He also brainwashed Wasif Alabu Khan and Motawk to serve as his soldiers. (SGO: "Episode 10") Ra went to war with Apophis over control of a planet and initially gained control but lost it to Apophis' forces. (SG1: "Threshold")

In 1996 he returned to Abydos and his forces found a team from Earth there and took a Nuclear bomb they had brought with them. When Jack O'Neill and Daniel Jackson were brought before him and Jackson was killed, Ra had him revived after seeing the Eye of Ra pendant he had around his neck. He told Jackson that he planned on sending the bomb back to Earth with a shipment of Naquadah to increase its destructive power and destroy Earth and that Jackson would be the one to execute the rest of his team. After O'Neill, Jackson and the others escaped and Ra's forces couldn't locate them, Ra executed one of his guards as punishment. Later the team and some Abydonians assaulted Ra's ship, he ordered the bomb sent through the Stargate. He saw Jackson moving through his ship and began to use his hand device to kill Jackson only to be disrupted when the Ring Transporter nearby activated and Jackson escaped. Seeing the severed head of his head guard and the rebellion of the Abydonians, Ra decided to flee the planet. When his ship got to orbit, the Ring Transporter activated and the bomb was sent up, destroying the ship and killing Ra. (Stargate)

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