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Genii

 

Culture

General background

According to Cowen, 'The Genii were once a great confederation of planets. Millennia ago, the Wraith had driven us to the brink of total annihilation. Our forefathers sought the protection of bunkers such as these, originally created for wars long forgotten. And it was here that a small number of our people managed to survive undetected. Over the course of many many years, generation after generation, we have made technological developments here in secret.'

The bunkers he referred to were like the one that Sheppard and McKay discovered. (Underground)

Generations ago, the Genii managed to shoot down a Wraith dart and salvage a 'data storage device' -- like flash memory in a jump drive. The ability to resist even in such a small way gave the people hope.(Underground)

Currently, they deliberately present themselves as a simple agrarian folk. Thanks to the generations of secret technological development, though, they're actually fairly technologically advanced (roughly mid-20th century on industrialized Earth). (Underground)

The secrecy is their only defense against the Wraith finding out about them and wiping them out preemptively. (Underground)

They've even managed a degree of miniaturization, with radios small enough to be worn on the wrist comfortably. (Underground)

Miniaturization wasn't widespread through their technology -- most of it looked straight out of the 1950s. (Underground)

The Manarians were a clear exception to this secrecy rule -- Smeadon knew to contac them technologically, and knew that they would want the information about Atlantis being vulnerable right before the storm after most of her people had evacuated to Manara. (The Storm)

To keep visitors from noticing anything they shouldn't, the Genii fabricated a harvest celebration anytime someone showed up, complete with moonshine. (Underground)

A significant portion of the population lives entirely underground -- the scientists do research and development, while the military trains completely underground, safe from prying eyes. (Underground)

The Genii had a plan: they intended to develop their atomic bomb and then vaporize the Wraith while they slept, taking advantage of their overconfidence. (Underground)

They had hoped to test their first bomb 'five years from now' (said in first season, 2004), knowing that the Wraith would be asleep for decades. (Underground)

They were less than pleased to discover the Wraith were already awake thanks to the Atlantis folks. (Underground)

With McKay's design, the Genii kept going forward with their nuclear weapons program, reaching a point where their prototype bombs were almost complete. They still wanted C-4 to finish the triggers, though. (The Siege part 2)

When the Wraith approached, the Genii had enough advance warning to shut their reactors down to keep them from being detected,. Hundreds of people were culled on the surface, but thousands were saved underground. As a result, the Genii believed themselves to be safe -- the Wraith would have no more interest in them. Six days later, Weir contacted them and asked if they could open negotiations. The Genii still weren't feeling particularly fond of the Atlantians, but allowed Weir to come through, specifically so they could trade her back to Atlantis for C-4.. (The Siege part 2)

She was blindfolded and brought to a room in the underground facility, where Prenum told her he was surprised at her audacity at going to the Genii. (The Siege part 2)

Weir told him that the Atlantians still had something the Genii wanted -- not just C-4, but a chance to test their nukes against the Wraith, with no repercussions from the Wraith. He told her they'd been and gone already -- the Genii had managed to shut down their reactors in time, and while hundreds of people had been culled on the surface, thousands more had been safe underground, and now the Wraith would have no more interest in their planet. After they went back and forth a few more times, she finally got through to him that she had offered the C-4 regardless -- he didn't need to trade her for it -- and that rather than incorporating it into their weapons and testing them on nothing, this was his chance to have them tested against hive ships with no danger to themselves, with enough C-4 left over to power dozens more bombs. He eventually went for it, and sent her back to Atlantis free and with the prototypes. (The Siege part 2)

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Agriculture

They did grow crops, many different kinds. (Underground)

They Genii were best known for a bean called tava. (Underground)

They also grew at least one very large root vegetable -- it looked like a giant parsnip. (Underground)

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Trading partners

Athosians (Underground)

Teyla had traded with Tyrus in particular many times. (Underground)

Manarians (The Storm)

They appared to be in radio contact of some sort, sending messages back and forth rather than needing to go physically. (The Storm)

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Dealings with Atlantis

'Alliance' with Atlantis

When Sheppard's team arrived looking to trade for food, then accidentally stumbled upon one of the Genii's underground bunkers, things got dicey for a bit -- the Genii captured the entire team, and even briefly considered killing them. (Underground)

Eventually, after Sheppard came right out and said they were looking for allies against the Wraith and McKay figured out that the Genii were working on an A-bomb, Cowen unbent enough to show them some of what the Genii had been working on. When Sheppard forced the issue of whether they were allies or prisoners, Cowen went with allies, wanting to use the Atlantians's C-4 to complete the atomic trigger in the Genii bombs. (Underground)

When Cowen found out that the Atlantians had woken the Wraith up some 50 years early, thus making their timeline for the bomb research completely useless (they were planning on a first test of the bomb in five years), he was furious and walked out of the room where they were celebrating their alliance. (Underground)

Sheppard followed to try to salvage the situation, and after some tense discussion on both sides, Cowen agreed to work with Sheppard, using a puddlejumper to make a recon mission to a hibernating Wraith ship possible. While there, he, Sheppard, and McKay headed for the ship's data core in hopes of getting up-to-date information about other Wraith locations, while Teyla and Tyrus explored the area where cocooned humans were being held for future meals. (Underground)

Cowen successfully got data from the core. (Underground

Tyrus freaked out at the thought of alerting the Wraith to their presence, and refused to let Teyla help a man who was still alive -- and begging them for help -- in his cocoon. When the man wouldn't be quiet, Tyrus turned and shot him dead, then a few seconds later was himself hit by a Wraith stunner, since his shot had done the job of alerting the Wraith to their presence after all (Underground).

The others made it safely back to the ship and headed back to the Genii homeworld. (Underground)

As soon as they were safely back, Cowen sprang his trap, surrounding the Atlantis team with troops who had been hiding nearby and demanding they surrender. (Underground)

He accused Teyla of killing Tyrus, and when she denied it, he said that by leaving him behind, she may as well have killed him by her own hand. When she told Sheppard that Tyrus had killed the man they had been trying to save, Cowen said that trying to save anyone had been a mistake. (Which sorta begs the question of why he believes she's at fault for trying to save Tyrus...). (Underground)

He announced that he was taking the ship and any C-4 they had in their possession, and that he was keeping the intelligence they'd gathered on the ship. But because they'd been of use, he would spare their lives. (Underground)

Cowen was shocked when Sheppard told jumpers 2 and 3 to decloak, right above them -- he'd believed it when Sheppard had told him Atlantis only had one ship. He backed down, but angrily -- and was even angrier when Sheppard took the data storage device that held all the intell from the hive ship. (Underground)

He considered that Sheppard had made enemies of the Genii with that move. (Underground)

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Strikeforce against Atlantis

When Cowen got word (from Smeadon of the Manarians) that Atlantis was facing a megastorm and was evacuating all but a handful of its people, he couldn't pass up the opportunity, and assigned a stirke force to go in and take what they wanted from the city. (The Storm)

They wanted all the C-4, all the medical supplies, the Wraith data device Sheppard took from Cowen, and a puddlejumper. (The Storm)

The strikeforce was led by Kolya, and included Sora, who had a personal motive for going -- revenge for her father. (The Storm)

To get to Atlantis, they first traveled to Manara, where Smeadon had gotten an Athosian man drunk so as to more easily take his GDO away and get him to tell them the IDC. (The Storm)

The strikeforce disguised themselves as wounded Athosians fleeing an attack on Manara, and convinced the two remaining guards in the gateroom to let them through. As soon as they arrived, Kolya gunned the guards down. (The Storm)

They captured Weir and McKay pretty much immediately, and Kolya got Weir to hand over medical supplies and tell him where the C-4 was. While she was off with Sora to get the supplies, he had one of his men stab McKay in the arm, knowing there had to be a deeper reason why McKay was still on Atlantis beyond making sure everyone was safely evacuated -- McKay reacted as Kolya had expected, and told them about the plan to protect Atlantis. (The Storm)

Kolya's fascination with Atlantis itself, and the knowledge that McKay might be able to save it from the storm, changed the strikeforce's focus -- he decide to take the city, not just raid it. (The Storm)

When Sheppard killed two of the Genii soldiers, Kolya told him that he'd killed Weir in retaliation (he hadn't). A bit later, Sheppard killed three more Genii. In response to that, Kolya sent for an entire company of reinforcements. (The Eye)

Sheppard got to the control room before more than a handful of the reinforcements had made it through, and managed to get the shield up, killing 55 of them. (The Eye)

Eventually, McKay got the final grounding station disabled, and Kolya got everyone (except Sora) moving back to the control room to avoid being electrocuted in the halls once McKay got the power from the lighning strikes redirected. When the plan failed, Kolya lost it again, but had to face the fact that the Atlantians had known it was a long shot from the beginning -- which is why they'd evacuated in the first place. He decided to take Weir and McKay with them as the Genii abandoned Atlantis minutes before a massive wave struck it, so that they could serve the Genii in payment for what they'd done (they were both rather indignant at that), but before the Genii could make it through the gate, Sheppard and Ford opened fire from hiding. They took out many Genii, including those holding McKay. (The Eye)

Kolya kept a grip on Weir and backed toward the gate, sure that Sheppard wouldn't risk shooting her. Sheppard didn't -- he hit exactly what he was aiming at, Kolya's shoulder. Kolya lost his grip on Weir and fell through the stargate alone. (The Eye)

Sora, the last of the Genii alive on Atlantis, was taken into custody. (The Eye)

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After the invasion

The Genii sent offworld spies to keep an eye on the Atlantian teams, trying to figure out what they were doing and why. On Dagan, they got their best chance, managing to get an operatitve close enough to discover that they were looking for a Lantian-era power source (a ZPM, although the Genii didn't know that specifically). (The Brotherhood)

At least some of the Genii spies went to M4H-212 -- according to Bates, the planet was 'crawling' with Genii spies. (The Siege part 1)

Atlantis contacted the Genii after the Wraith attacked the city and destroyed their only nuclear weapons, hoping to get the Genii to agree to give them the Genii nuke. The Genii agreed to allow a single, unarmed representative through the gate to open discussions (without knowing the specifics). (The Siege part 2)

When Weir came through the gate, the Genii  blindfolded  her  and  brought  her  to  an  underground  room where Prenum told her he was surprised at her audacity at coming. He was planning to trade her back to Atlantis in return for C-4. (The Siege part 2)

Weir told him that the Atlantians still had something the Genii wanted -- not just C-4, but a chance to test their nukes against the Wraith, with no repercussions from the Wraith. He told her they'd been and gone already -- the Genii had managed to shut down their reactors in time, and while hundreds of people had been culled on the surface, thousands more had been safe underground, and now the Wraith would have no more interest in their planet. After they went back and forth a few more times, she finally got through to him that she had offered the C-4 regardless -- he didn't need to trade her for it -- and that rather than incorporating it into their weapons and testing them on nothing, this was his chance to have them tested against hive ships with no danger to themselves, with enough C-4 left over to power dozens more bombs. He eventually went for it, and sent her back to Atlantis free and with the prototypes. (The Siege part 2)

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Technology

Atomic bomb

They were in the process of building an atomic bomb, and were well on the way except they couldn't reach critical mass. (Underground)

They couldn't refine their uranium sufficiently -- they didn't have a way to separate out the uraniam-235 from uranium-238. As a result, they couldn't get the uranium to weapons-grade. (Underground)

The shielding was woefully inadequate, leading to pretty severe radiation leakage, enough that days or weeks of exposure would threaten one's health or even life. (Underground)

The technology was roughly 60 years behind modern-day Earth, according to McKay. (Underground)

Presumably thanks to McKay's design, they'd accelerated their bomb program to the point where the bombs were nearly complete when Weir came through the gate asking for the prototypes to use against the Wraith. (The Siege part 2)

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Computer

A computer whose sole purpose appears to be interfacing with the equivalent of a flash-memory drive from a Wraith dart, carrying the ship's databank. (Underground)

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Guns

Similar to a Terran long-barreled projectile weapon (rifle, shotgun -- not exactly like either of these). (Underground)

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Radios

Used for two-way communications. (Underground)

Small enough to be worn comfortably on the wrist. (Underground)

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Wraith data-storage device

Salvaged from a downed Wraith dart generations ago. (Underground)

Contains all the information that was in the dart's data core, including the locations of hive ships full of hibernating Wraith. (Underground)

It was used to gather information from a hive ship on a reconaissance mission. After the mission was completed, Sheppard took it away from the Genii and brought it to Atlantis. (Underground)

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Known Genii

Athor

Kolya knew him -- possibly a friend. (The Eye)

His son Idos was part of the company of reinforcements sent to help the strikeforce take Atlantis. (The Eye)

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Chief Cowen

The (a?) Genii leader -- Tyrus brought Teyla and the rest of the team straight to him when they arrived. (Underground)

Strong bargainer -- when Teyla brought the rest of her team to meet the Genii in hopes of trading for crops to supplement their food supplies, he demanded more antiobiotics than had originally been offered, pointing out that his people would have to work doubly hard to plant more crops to keep from starving if they traded away the bulk of their current harvest to Sheppard. (Underground)

When Sheppard offered to make the clearing of land easier and demonstrated by having Ford blow up a huge stump with some C-4, Cowen decided that a sufficient quantity of C-4 -- in addition to the medicines -- would be acceptable for a trade. (Underground)

When Sheppard and McKay stumbled into one of the Genii's underground bunkers, Cowen was called in and appeared in a military uniform, clearly in command of the underground part of Genii life, too. (Underground)

He wasn't pleased that they'd found out the truth, but was still hoping to get C-4 from them so didn't kill them outright. When McKay figured out he was trying to solve a supercriticality problem on an A-bomb, he brought them to see the bomb. McKay made it very clear that he understood what the problem was and knew how to fix it. (Underground)

Before Cowen could go any further, Sheppard demanded to know if they were now allies, or if the team were still prisoners. Cowen went with allies, knowing that was the only way he'd get the help he needed. (Underground)

He was furious when Teyla and the tohers admitted that the Genii wouldn't have decades to work on their bomb, because they'd already awakened the Wraith. (Underground)

He was angry enough that he told Sheppard 'Once we have extracted all the information we can from you, you will be left on the surface. You'll be the first the Wraith feed upon, I promise you.'

After some tense negotiating on both sides, Cowen agreed to work with Sheppard, using a puddlejumper to make a recon mission to a hibernating Wraith ship possible. While there, he, Sheppard, and McKay headed for the ship's data core in hopes of getting up-to-date information about other Wraith locations, while Teyla and Tyrus explored the area where cocooned humans were being held for future meals. (Underground)

Cowen successfully got data from the core. (Underground

As soon as they were safely back, Cowen sprang his trap, surrounding the Atlantis team with troops who had been hiding nearby and demanding they surrender. (Underground)

He accused Teyla of killing Tyrus, and when she denied it, he said that by leaving him behind, she may as well have killed him by her own hand. When she told Sheppard that Tyrus had killed the man they had been trying to save, Cowen said that trying to save anyone had been a mistake. (Underground)

He announced that he was taking the ship and any C-4 they had in their possession, and that he was keeping the intelligence they'd gathered on the ship. But because they'd been of use, he would spare their lives. (Underground)

Cowen was shocked when Sheppard told jumpers 2 and 3 to decloak, right above them -- he'd believed it when Sheppard had told him Atlantis only had one ship. He backed down, but angrily -- and was even angrier when Sheppard took the data storage device that held all the intell from the hive ship. (Underground)

He considered Sheppard to have made enemies of the Genii with that move. (Underground)

When Smeadon of the Manarians sent word to him about the evacuation of Atlantis because of the megastorm, Cowen called Commander Kolya in and told him to take his strikeforce to Atlantis. (The Storm)

Cowen was behind the offworld spies sent to find out what the Atlantians were up to. When they finally got close on Dagan, he held off on sending a team, focused instead on priorities elsewhere. He had no intention of sending Kolya in any event. (The Brotherhood)

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Idos X

Athor's son. (The Eye)

He was part of the company of reinforcements sent to Atlantis to help take the city. He didn't make it past the shield. (The Eye)

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Commander Acastus Kolya

Military commander. (The Storm)

Personal note: He comes across as completely psycho. (The Storm)

He was commissioned to train a strike force to go after Atlantis, at Cowen's order. (The Storm)

He trained them by beating the crap out of them, basically. (The Storm)

When Cowen ordered him to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by the evacuation of Atlantis, Kolya said they weren't ready. (The Storm)

He obeyed his orders regardless. (The Storm)

After gaining access to Atlantis disguised as a wounded Athosian (along with his entire strikeforce), the first thing he did was shoot and kill the two guards on duty in the gateroom. (The Storm)

He questioned Weir and McKay about the supplies he wanted from Atlantis -- he knew Weir was lying when she hedged about how difficult it would be, and simply sent her off with some of his men and Sora to show them where they were. While she was gone, he had one of his men stab McKay in the arm (not dangerously, just painfully) to force him to tell Kolya what he was still doing on Atlantis. (The Storm)

He was fascinated by Atlantis itself -- it was far more impressive than he'd imagined. (The Storm)

It was enough to make him change his plans -- rather than simply raid the city, he decided to take it over. (The Storm)

Weir told him that only those with the Ancient gene could use certain parts of the city and its technology, and that her team included the only such people in the galaxy -- if Kolya took the city, he'd be denying the galaxy a precious, vital resource in the coming war against the Wraith. He believed this to be utter arrogance, that someone from a different galaxy could claim to be closer to the Ancients than Pegasus inhabitants, and told her that he would take the city and mount a defense against the Wraith, and they'd win, with or without the Atlantians' help. (The Storm)

When Sheppard killed the two Genii who were spying on him (and shooting at him) at the final grounding station, Kolya flipped out. He threatened to kill Weir in retribution, and looked like he absolutely meant it. (The Storm)

McKay managed to convince Kolya that both he and Weir were vital to Kolya's plans, so he spared her, but he told Sheppard that she was dead to maintain his credibility. (The Eye)

When Sheppard killed three more of his men, he seemed to be a bit better prepared to hear the news -- rather than going off on McKay and Weir, he just ordered up an entire company of reinforcements. (The Eye)

He was stunned to hear that most of the 60 men, including the son of someone he knew (Idos, son of Athor), had died against the gate's shield, which Sheppard had raised. He wanted more reinforcements, but Sora told him it would take an hour or so. When he realized that there was nothing he could do about that, and that they'd be in the full force of the storm by then, he seemed almost lost, with no immediate idea of what to do next. (The Eye)

By the time McKay got the grounding station disabled, he was back in control, and took McKay and Weir back to the control room, ordering all his people to fall back out of the corridors that were about to become charged. When McKay tried and failed to get the shield working, Kolya decided to cut his losses and run, but took McKay and Weir to serve the Genii people in payment for what they'd done. (The Eye)

Before he could make it through the gate with Weir, Sheppard and Ford attacked, taking out many of his men. Sheppard had a bead on Kolya, and shot him in the shoulder. Kolya fell back through the stargate alone, losing his grip on Weir. (The Eye)

He survived the bullet wound through his shoulder (it left a nasty scar), and continued to train as hard as ever, beating the crap out of his 'students'. (The Brotherhood)

When Kolya heard that the Atlantians on Dagan were close to finding a Lantian-era power source, he demanded to be brought to the planet, with or without Cowen's blessing, because he believed that the last thing the Atlantians needed was more power. (The Brotherhood)

Once on Dagan, he and his group (some Genii, some Daganians) tracked Sheppard's team and the two Daganians they were with to a clearing. When everyone else had descended into an underground chamber, leaving Ford on watch, Kolya's group knocked Ford out and started 'negotiating'. He agreed to let McKay and Allina up to start looking for the final stone marker needed to locate the ZPM. (The Brotherhood)

After they found the final stone and were headed back to the chamber where the others were being held, McKay asked him if he was doing all of this to get Sora back. Kolya said no -- she was a soldier, and she knew the risks. And the Genii don't deal with 'terrorists'. (The Brotherhood)

Kolya ordered Kranos to place the final marker on the pedestal designed to hold them all, and find the ZPM for them, when McKay was saying that the method would be more complicated. Kranos (who believed it to be a simple matter, like Kolya) did as ordered, but was immediately trapped by a mechanism in the pedestal and killed, almost instantly.   (The Brotherhood)

Kolya's first reaction to Kranos's death was to blame McKay. McKay didn't back down, saying that he'd been in the middle of explaining that it wouldn't be so simple when Kolya had ordered Kranos to his death. Kolya was taken aback, but didn't argue the point. Instead, he asked what the proper sequence was, and when McKay repeated that he didn't know, Kolya told him he'd have four chances to get it right -- and that Sheppard would be the first test. (The Brotherhood)

Sheppard succeeded, and while Kolya and his men were distracted by the sight of the ZPM suddenly sticking out of the wall for the taking, Ford took his foot off the stun grenades he'd been holding down. Kolya and his men were soundly beaten in the ensuing fight (with at least two picking up serious knife wounds from Teyla). When Sheppard and the others made ready to leave and said they'd send villagers back in an hour to pick them up, Kolya quite sincerely told him that the smart thing to do would be to kill him (Kolya) now. Instead, Sheppard told him that he wanted points for this in future, but that if Kolya ever tried anything like this again, Sheppard would kill him. (The Brotherhood)

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Kranos X

(nb: I could be totally off on that name, but that's what it sounded like to me -- pronounced Krah-nos. Could be Trahnos, or something else entirely, though. Given that he's dead, I'm not going to worry too much about it.)

He brought Kolya the information that Cowen's spies had found interesting information about the Atlantians currently on Dagan -- they were looking for an Ancient power source, and appeared to be getting closer to finding it. (The Brotherhood)

He went with Kolya to Dagan, despite his assertion that Cowen would never allow it -- either he snuck Kolya along on an approved mission, or he went AWOL. (The Brotherhood)

He clearly had some sort of background in math or science -- he was the one checking what McKay was doing, and he knew immediately how many possible combinations could be made out of a six-symbol gate address. (The Brotherhood)

He got annoyed when McKay didn't immediately put the final stone marker onto the pedestal to find the ZPM, insisting that it was a simple matter. Kolya believed him, and ordered him to place the stone and get the ZPM for them. He put the stone down and put his hands in the palmprints on either side, but his wrists were immediately caught in restraints and symbols of the Quindozum were burned or acid-etched into each of his palms. The process also delivered what had to be a fast-acting toxin -- he dropped dead just seconds after the mechanism released him. (late 2004, The Brotherhood)

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Ladon

A member of Kolya's strikeforce. (The Eye)

He figured out how to use the life-sense detectors in the control room, and sent soldiers out to track Sheppard, who was loose in the city. Three of them died at Sheppard's hands. (The Eye)

Sheppard knocked him out in the control room, to gain access to the controls so he could raise the gate's shield when a company of Genii were coming through as reinforcements. He recovered soon after and started trying to figure out a way past Sheppard's command codes. (The Eye)

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Prenum

A leader among the Genii. He responded to Weir's request that a representative from Atlantis be allowed through the gate to discuss the use of the Genii nuclear weapon against the Wraith. (The Siege part 2)

When she arrived, she was blindfolded and brought to a room in the underground facility, where Prenum told her he was surprised at her audacity at going to the Genii. (The Siege part 2)

Weir told him that the Atlantians still had something the Genii wanted -- not just C-4, but a chance to test their nukes against the Wraith, with no repercussions from the Wraith. He told her they'd been and gone already -- the Genii had managed to shut down their reactors in time, and while hundreds of people had been culled on the surface, thousands more had been safe underground, and now the Wraith would have no more interest in their planet. After they went back and forth a few more times, she finally got through to him that she had offered the C-4 regardless -- he didn't need to trade her for it -- and that rather than incorporating it into their weapons and testing them on nothing, this was his chance to have them tested against hive ships with no danger to themselves, with enough C-4 left over to power dozens more bombs. He eventually went for it, and sent her back to Atlantis free and with the prototypes. (The Siege part 2)

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Sora

Tyrus's daughter. (Underground)

She was betrothed. (Underground)

No idea to whom -- he never made an appearance or got mentioned by name. (Underground)

This could just have been a way of keeping strangers from getting too interested in even one of the Genii.

She and her father figured out how to access the data stored on a device salvaged from a downed Wraith dart. (Underground)

She was a skilled fighter and expert marksman, according to Cowen. (Underground)

She wasn't happy about being left behind on the recon mission to a hive ship -- she wanted to be a part of it. But she accepted that she needed to remain to carry on in case the others didn't return. (Underground)

She blamed Teyla completely for her father's death. (The Storm)

She was part of the strikeforce Kolya was training to go after Atlantis, and was included during the actual raid. (The Storm)

When Kolya gunned down the two guards in the gateroom rather than even attempt to capture them (which would have been simple, since they thought they were dealing with wounded allies), she was appalled, but continued to obey orders. (The Storm)

She wasn't happy about the change in plans to take the city instead of staging a simple raid, either, but again went along with it, following orders and doing her part. (The Eye)

Her attitude changed completely when she went to take command of the captured Sheppard and heard Teyla talking -- her focus shifted entirely to getting revenge on Teyla for her father's death, to the point that she disobyed Kolya's direct order to return to the control room, even after he told her the hallways were about to become dangerous because of the electricity levels. (The Eye)

She found Teyla and Beckett in a corridor, knocked Beckett out, and challenged Teyla to a knife-fight to avenge her father -- she didn't want Teyla to die quickly by using her gun. (The Eye)

Sora got first blood when she sliced Teyla's arm, but started losing rather impressively after that. (The Eye)

Teyla won, but refused to kill Sora. She flung her knife down and left. (The Eye)

Sora, a bit subdued, went to the control room for safety. She was taken into custody and locked up for an indeterminate time -- Weir wasn't sure what to do with her, but was thinking about releasing her back to the Genii to ease tensions between the two peoples. (The Eye)

She apparently wasn't returned  to her people. When McKay was trying to figure out why Kolya had captured Sheppard's entire team (and some Daganians) and was planning on taking the ZPM should they find it, he asked if it was because Kolya wanted Sora back. (He didn't -- he said she was a soldier and knew the risks, and the Genii didn't deal with terrorists.) (The Brotherhood)

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Tyrus

Sora's father. (Underground)

He was protective of her when he thought Sheppard was flirting, instantly pointing out that she was betrothed. (Underground)

He had traded often with Teyla in the past. (Underground)

He and Sora figured out how to access the data stored on a device salvaged from a downed Wraith dart. (Underground)

He was part of the recon mission to a hibernating hive ship, to see if it was even possible to use nukes to blow them up. When they found cocooned people and Teyla stayed in that area to see if any were still alive, he chose to stay with her -- specifically to stop her from saving anyone if it turned out that some still lived. He believed that they couldn't afford to leave any evidence behind that they'd ever been there, and that rescuing people would alert the Wraith that something was going on. (Underground)

He was so freaked out at the thought that if the Wraith on this particular ship awakened, the Genii would be the first to die, that when a cocooned man who could see them and was begging for help wouldn't shut up, Tyrus shot and killed him. (Underground)

The shots alerted a soldier-Wraith in the area, who came running and shot Tyrus twice with a stunner -- once full in the chest, once full in the face. Even if the double dose didn't kill him, the Wraith would have taken him. (Underground)

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