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The Asgard are a race of alien beings friendly to Earth. They live in another galaxy, although they keep starship patrols in Earth's galaxy.

The Goa'uld feared the Asgard's superior technology and firepower, and this fear, rather than the Asgard's sheer numbers, kept the Goa'uld in check. The Asgard's admiration of the Tau'ri led them to include Earth in the Protected Planets Treaty which they had with the Goa'uld System Lords.

For a long time, their own distant galaxy was being threatened by the relentless Replicators. The war with the Replicators drew the Asgard's attention more toward this struggle than maintaining the balance of power in Earth's galaxy, and after the Replicators were defeated, the Asgard were left with picking up what little remained of their civilization. However, they still keep a presence in the Milky Way and have even assigned their engineering specialists to assist Earth in the building, maintaining, and operating of Earth-built spaceships which are enhanced with Asgard technology, namely the Daedalus-Class Ships.