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They didn't have to. In the first 10 minutes of the pilot, a number of Jaffa are killed in the embarkation room, and later seen being studied by the SGC. A lack of medical knowledge about the Jaffa is never a theme of the show. They knew the biology of the Jaffa and Goa'uld. What they didn't fully understand was the politics and culture - things that a ...


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Unfortunately Goa'uld is not a constructed language. Basically anytime a character speaks it there is no real set meaning to the word. jaffa kree comes to mind. kree has no set meaning in the course of a single episode. It can mean: bring them to me kill them shoot at them go that way come this way etc., etc. With that being said you might want to have ...


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I don't think that Goa'uld impersonated deities and other powerful figures from Earth mythologies but they are actually the one that created those mythologies. As the Asgard did. Thor came to heart and introduced himself as Thor and from there the mythology was created. Same for Ra or Apophis that brought their own Egyptian like culture to earth where it ...


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According an interview given by Peter Williams (who plays Apophis in Stargate SG-1), the language spoken by the Goa'uld is little more than "jibberish". "The dialog between Apophis and Daniel Jackson and between Apophis' host and Daniel were planned to have been done in the real Ancient Egyptian language....as the shooting time was nearing the coaches ...


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I can think of two instances which give a greater range than Earth to LEO. That gives a lower bound on the range: Season 3 Episode 12 Jolinar's Memories gives a range from the surface of a planet to the moon. We don't know specifics of the system, but the range from Earth to Luna is about 1 lightsecond. Season 8 Episode 10 Endgame is a bit unclear about ...


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It's fairly clear that Jonas' mental capacity ranks him amongst the most intellectually capable Kelownans. In addition to possessing multiple degrees from Kelowna's most prestigious university (and being tasked to work on their most important scientific project) he also seems to have an eidetic memory, as he mentions to Sam Carter in the episode SG1: ...


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It has never been explained how, but the removal process is exceedingly difficult. The symbiote can and will kill the host if it is subject to removal and a dead symbiote (unless it takes extraordinary steps to prevent it) kills the host automatically. The Tok'Ra and Tollan showed evidence of technology which could remove the symbiote safely (though the ...


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I'm not a phonetician1, so this is going to be a very amateurish answer from a phonetics perspective. Different characters on the show typically used one of two pronunciations2: go-aah-oold, typically used by the System Lords, Tok'ra, Jaffa, and nerds like Daniel Jackson goo-ld, typically used by other military characters, like Jack O'Neill and General ...


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They die... Depending upon the details they could be kept alive in a herd for Wraith feeding. Various healing devices might reduce the number of Jaffa / Goa'uld required to feed a given group of Wraith. I have no direct support for this opinion, so I'll work through a logic tree based upon the facts available in the show (I've only read one novel). Can ...


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The Tok'Ra use a Symbiote Extractor with a needle-like device attached to it that appears to teleport the Goa'uld into a holding container. This process is seen during the Extraction Ceremony in Stargate Continuum. There is a clip of the process on YouTube:


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Jonas is established to have evolved to a cognitive level greater than that of the Tau'ri in Metamorphosis. It is never revealed whether this is common among Kelownans/ Langarans, though it seems a reasonable assumption.


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The High Lords that were at the council were Lord Yu (insert joke here), Ba'al, Svarog, Olokun, Kali, Bastet and Morrigan as well as Osiris, representing Anubis. In addition to the High Lords are a host of lesser System Lords. The two Goa'uld that you've pictured don't appear to be named in the script nor the official cast/crew listings. They're just '...


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Based on what we saw and heard in multiple episodes, it would seem the transporter rings' maximum effective range is the orbit of a planet. At least, that's the further they've been used on screen, shown clearly in the movie itself when the nuke is beamed aboard Ra's ship for example. How far in orbit is never fully established in canon or even mentioned ...


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The Goa'uld likely did not start out evil, but the detrimental effects of the Sarcophagus eventually led them down that path, roughly as stated in @Tyson's answer. However, the Goa'uld have voluntary genetic memory - the Queens are able to pick and choose what memories and knowledge to pass to their offspring. Because most Queens are evil/ego-maniacal, ...


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The Goa'uld We can only speculate, as I don't believe this was ever addressed in canon. Any Goa'uld who was born before the discovery of Earth must have had another name, since the show established on more than one occasion that the Goa'uld assumed the identities of existing gods, rather than creating new ones. See this question for more on that. Goa'uld ...


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Simple answer for me so far: He didn't know (that Earth got liberated). At some point between movie and series, Apophis obviously learns of Ra's defeat. Given the low technology level of the Abydonians, it's unlikely that this is the result of an uprising, and even then he most likely has enough hubris to ignore that potential. I've always had the ...


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According to Wikipedia, "Harsiese", "Harsiesis", and/or "Horsiesis" were Late Egyptian names literally meaning "Horus, son of Isis". Several real-life persons were known by this name, but they appear to have been predominately religious persons such as priests or prophets. Horus in Egyptian mythology was indeed the son of Isis and Osiris, conceived and ...


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What you say is not as simple as you make it sound. The whole structure of the Goauld society and ruling is based on a complex and unstable mixture of several aspects: The Goauld have advanced knowledge but it is limited to the Goauld race which quite small in number and highly hierarchical. The Goauld base their hegemony in numbers more than in advanced ...


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the question header and question dont match as to the header we never see a gou'ld try to possess a wraith however we have seen a gou'ld possess at least 3 separate species humans, unas and the creature that was placed in the sarcophagus with Marduk. If the gou'ld can possess a species so dissimilar to that of its other hosts it stands to reason they could ...


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The Goa'uld and Asgard are the origins of Earths religions. The show doesn't necessarily flip-flop; the team's understanding of the facts evolves over time, like anywhere else. E.g. for the majority of the show canon, the team believes that Earth is the original evolutionary birthplace of humans in the galaxy (because the information they have implies that);...


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It's reasonably certain that Apophis would have spies in the employ of his fellow System-Lord Ra and would have become aware (either immediately or shortly afterwards) that he'd been killed by forces unknown. His own spies would have heard stories of the liberation of Abydos and a description of the liberators. Having identified that Ra was actually dead, ...


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I don't think there was anything special about the Kelownans generally. Jonas was just a genius.


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Okay I'm going to throw in my two cents. I think the other posts more or less have gotten it down on point. That is more or less due to the genetic memory characteristic of the Goa'uld and their prolific use of the sarcophagus (which we do know can cause, megalomania, a sense of superiority and various other effects on the mind) cause the Goa'uld to be born ...


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In the show, all evidence is that Goa'uld symbiotes are predisposed to evil The best evidence for the Goa'uld being innately evil is Tanith, who has a larval Goa'uld was able to lie to his host, Shau'nac during kelnorim in order to infiltrate the Tok'ra. Similarly, Teal'c's interactions with his symbiote ("Junior", as O'Neill called it) involved ...


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The most logical answer for me would be that the Goa'uld did the same thing as the SGC reportedly did (Sam mentions it in a dialog with Hammond): regularly retry dialing gates that had been disconnected/buried. As Earth was the original human world it would probably be high on the retry bucket list.


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TLDR We don't know of any firm upper limit to the distance the rings can transport. It would seem to be limited roughly from the surface of a planet to a close orbit of the same planet. The rings are based on similar tech to the Stargates themselves. I would assume the rings limitation is based on their capacitors or sensors... So, there are no firm upper ...


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Goa'uld reproduction has always been described as "primarily asexual" but it is said queens have the ability to fertilize their own "eggs". Most people don't even know these terms or think they're not possible or get them mixed up so I think you're getting hung up on the writing more than anything. There is a simple solution. The Goa'uld queens are shown ...


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Goa'uld blood is not toxic. They release a toxin when they die. They can prevent this, but it requires their conscious will to do so. What is likely the case that they have 2 sacks somewhere that carry chemicals that are mixed upon death through some sort of muscular spasm and then is released, killing the host. As far as using this as a drug. There are ...


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