In the the episode Broken Ties, we see Ronan Dex being fed upon repeatedly by a wraith.
While watching the episode, we realized we had some confusion surrounding whether Ronan can, in fact, be fed upon by the wraith. We originally thought he was made a runner for two specifics reasons: That he was strong and could provide the wraith with an entertaining hunting experience, and that they were unable to feed on him.
Searching around the interwebs, we found the following:
- Stargate Wikia - "Ronon was placed in a cocoon and a Wraith started to feed on him but stopped for some reason"
- Gateworld - "He was taken aboard a hive ship, but when a Wraith attempted to feed on him something forced it to stop."
- Good 'ol wikipedia - "Ronon was later captured by the Wraith. When the Wraith discovered that they couldn't feed on him, they turned him into a Runner..."
Only wikipedia makes a claim in accord with my assumption, and I have a feeling someone may have written that statement under the same assumption as my own.
While the majority of the resources I've found so far don't make any claim either way, ultimately there seems to be a lack of concrete information. Has there ever been anything mentioned in either the TV or additional source material that might stop or prevent the wraith from feeding on Ronan? Or did the writers leave the reason(s) open, as some of the online resources seem to indicate?