Wraith

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Wraith
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BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Distinctions

Ability to suck life force from other beings

The Wraith are the dominate race in the Pegasus galaxy.

Overview

Physiology

The Wraith can suck the life force from a living being, causing them to appear to rapidly age before dying. (SGA: "Rising") They inject an enzyme into their victims as they feed on them, which strengthens their victims temporarily so the shock of being fed on doesn't instantly kill them. (SGA: "Poisoning the Well", "The Siege, Part 3") The enzyme comes from a sac in the right arm. (SGA: "Runner") They do not have inhibiting proteins which allow their cells to regenerate easily and their regeneration ability is directly porportional to how recently they fed. (SGA: "Rising", "The Defiant One") They are difficult to kill, being able to survive being shot and regenerating. They can make nearby humans hallucinate things to get them to reveal themselves. The Wraith queens are a different subset of the species. (SGA: "Rising") They can resist attacks from Tasers and Stun grenades but are susceptible to their own stun weapons. (SGA: "Suspicion") The Wraith seem to be only able to feed on humans, as well as Lanteans and their own kind. (SGA: "Poisoning the Well", "The Defiant One") They can last for several weeks without feeding, but soon became weaker and can collapse. (SGA: "Poisoning the Well", "Miller's Crossing") They are capable of living for over 10,000 years provided enough food is provided for them. (SGA: "The Defiant One") They can communicate with one another through a pyschic network that can project across light years. (SGA: "The Gift") Their feeding hand becomes attached when they feed and is difficult to remove. (SGA: "The Siege, Part 3") When young, Wraith sustain themselves with regular food but as they reach adolescent they need to begin feeding on people. (SGA: "Instinct") Wraith retain their digestive system and can consume regular food for pleasure but it does not sustain them. (SGA: "Condemned") Wraith can work together to telepathically communicate over much larger distances than they usually can. (SGA: "Misbegotten") They can return life taken from humans, restoring them from the point of death. (SGA: "Common Ground")

Technology

The Wraith have spaceship technology with Hive ships, Cruisers and Darts. (SGA: "Rising", "Letters From Pegasus") They also have stun weapons as well as explosives. (SGA: "Suspicion", "The Defiant One")

History

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, terminally ill Wraith used to let Iratus bug queens feed on them to restore them to perfect health, which usually resulted in the Wraith's death. (SGA: "Infection") The Wraith were encountered by the Lanteans and the two went to war. (SGA: "Rising") They overpowered Lantean ships and obtained Zero Point Modules which they used to clone thousands of new soldiers to overwhelm their enemy. (SGA: "Spoils of War") The Wraith began taking over all Lantean territory until only Atlantis remained and the Wraith tried to get through the shield but could not. (SGA: "Rising") They soon after encountered the Asurans but luckily disabled the directive that made them attack Wraith. (SGA: "Reunion") They came into contact with the Vanir and destroyed their intergalactic ships. (SGA: "The Lost Tribe") In 2004 the Wraith were asleep and were woken up when the Keeper was killed. (SGA: "Rising") At least 60 Hive ships became active. (SGA: "Underground") The Wraith began culling worlds. (SGA: "Thirty-Eight Minutes") The Hoffans created a drug that prevented the Wraith from feeding on them and wanted to spread it to other worlds. (SGA: "Poisoning the Well")

After learning of Earth and the billions of humans there, they sent some Hive ships to attack Atlantis, knowing that it could lead them to Earth. (SGA: "The Gift") The Wraith had one of their Hive ships destroyed in the Lantean System but the other two arrived and attacked Atlantis. The other two were destroyed and the Cruisers fled to alert the other Wraith. Twelve more Hive ships headed to Atlantis, with two destroyed by the Daedalus along the way. When they learned that Atlantis was going to be destroyed they stopped their attack, not wanting to help destroy the city. But after a Nuclear bomb was launched, nothing of the city remained so the Wraith left. (SGA: "The Siege, Part 1", "The Siege, Part 2", "The Siege, Part 3") The Wraith began being very territorial with one another. (SGA: "The Lost Boys") The Wraith came under attack from the Asurans again who started to destroy human populations as a weapon against the Wraith. (SGA: "Lifeline", "Reunion", "The Seer") Several Hives took part in an attack on Asuras to stop the Asurans. (SGA: "Be All My Sins Remember'd") With the Asurans destroyed, the Wraith split back into factions. (SGA: "Spoils of War")

Known Wraith

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