Goa'uld: History From Season Eight

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Goa'uld Still Active At The Beginning Of This Timeframe

  • Ba'al - He was an active Goa'uld during Season Seven, even though we never saw him after he led the attack on Anubis over Kelowna (7.01 "Fallen Part 1" and 7.02 "Homecoming Part 2").
  • Bastet - She was mentioned in the Season Seven episode, 7.02 "Homecoming Part 2".
  • Kali
  • Klorel
  • Moloc - Introduced in the Season Seven episode, 7.10 "Birthright".
  • Morrigan - SG-1 visited a former planet of hers in the Season Seven episode, 7.05 "Revisions", but it had been out of her domain for quite some time.
  • Olokun - He was mentioned in the Season Seven episode, 7.16 "Death Knell".
  • Yu Huang Shang Ti - He's still one of the oldest and most powerful of the System Lords, but is showing signs of senility. He cannot take on a new host and the sarcophagus is not rejuvenating him as it once did.
  • Zipacna

Season Eight

Season Eight started right off the block with Jack O'Neill successfully unfrozen from stasis by Thor of the Asgard, promoted to Brigadier General, and placed in charge of the SGC. With all of this excitement came more information about the state of Goa'uld affairs as the SGC was introduced to two new System Lords:

After Earth's successful destruction of Anubis' attacking fleet, the System Lords took advantage of Anubis' defeat and agreed to divide the spoils evenly among themselves. Ba'al, however, decided to take more than his share, including reprogramming Anubis' Kull Warriors to be loyal to him, and the other System Lords were wanting Earth to help them even the playing field by eliminating Ba'al with the same weapon we used to defeat Anubis. They sent three System Lords to represent their interests: Camulus, Amaterasu, and Yu (along with his First Prime Oshu). Negotiations between the SGC and the System Lords did not go well and so the System Lords decided to send a ship to test out Earth's defenses. Ba'al destroyed that ship before it reached Earth and the System Lords were asked to leave. Camulus, however, asked for asylum because his army was no more and he had nothing with which to fight. He felt that he could offer more help staying on Earth. The other System Lords looked upon him as a coward and traitor to his kind (8.01 "New Order Part 1" and 8.02 "New Order Part 2").

In a surprise twist in the episode, 8.03 "Lockdown", the SGC discovered that Anubis wasn't killed after all when the Ancients' weapon was used to destroy his fleet over Earth. Instead, since he was part ascended, his essence survived the blast in a portion of his ship. When the International Space Station and the debris in which Anubis abode came close in orbit, Anubis transferred himself into Cosmonaut Konstantinov and upon Konstantinov's return to Earth, Anubis transferred to Russian Air Force Colonel Vaselov. Vaselov was given a position at the SGC and from there, Anubis was able to get to the stargate. Vaselov sacrificed his own life because he knew that he was about to die after having "hosted" Anubis' detrimental energy form. He walked through the stargate and, unknown to him at the time, Carter sent the wormhole to a planet in the middle of an ice age. At this point, Anubis was assumed to be trapped in Vaselov's body with no way of reaching a DHD to get to his stronghold to obtain another shield to retain his form in the corporeal plane.

In the episode, 8.04 "Zero Hour", Ba'al claimed that he had captured SG-1 when they were on a planet known to have been in the possession of Anubis. Ba'al asked that Camulus be traded for SG-1. Camulus tried to lead Jack into believing that he wanted to destroy Ba'al by taking a weapon of mass destruction with him when he was sent as a trade, but Jack sent Camulus with a dud in the place of the weapon. Camulus was not aware of the deception. As it turns out, Ba'al never had SG-1, but had merely been witness to their presence on the planet and knew that they were trapped in the stronghold that they had been there to investigate. Camulus is most likely dead at Ba'al's hands if Ba'al became aware that Camulus intended to kill him with the weapon.

The impact on the society of the people the Goa'uld leave behind was witnessed to its horrific conclusion in the episode, 8.05 "Icon". Unwittingly, SG-1 started a war when they came through the stargate (with an unknown planet designation) which was in the possession of the nation called the Rand Protectorate. A religious group believed that the activation of the stargate supported their convictions and validated the writings which said that the gods would return and reward the faithful. The name of the stargate on the planet was the "Great Ring of Avidan" and Teal'c verified that the "gods" influencing this planet's religious beliefs were the Goa'uld, since "Avidan" is from a Goa'uld dialect which translated into "the gods are just." The world was left in rubble after the religious zealots attacked a missile base which sparked a war between the Rand Protectorate and the Caledonian Federation. All three parties in this war were devastated and their survival depended upon the support of the SGC. The names of the Goa'uld were not specified in this episode.

Finally, the face of the incredibly cruel Goa'uld System Lord Moloc who sacrificed his Jaffa's baby girls in fire was revealed in the episode, 8.09 "Sacrifices":

Moloc became aware of the Rebel Jaffa among his army who wished to overthrow him. He staged an ambush at the summit being held by the Rebel Jaffa leaders and was successful in capturing Ishta. He wanted to use Ishta as bait to capture Teal'c, the shol'va who had started it all, but Teal'c and another Rebel Jaffa named Aron were able to coordinate the use of two missiles the SGC sent through the stargate to kill Moloc and the Jaffa surrounding the stargate. The victory gave the Rebel Jaffa among Moloc's army their freedom, but it left Moloc's domain open to be taken up by Ba'al, making him even more powerful than before.

Ba'al's planets were targeted by an Earth organization called "The Trust". The Trust was composed of former NID agents who had considerable financial backing. They had the same objective as the rogue NID cells before them: protect Earth from the Goa'uld and other hostile aliens by whatever means necessary. They gained access to the cloaked al'kesh that Osiris had used when he was visiting Daniel a year ago (7.15 "Chimera"). They beamed the stargate out the SGC's embarkation room onto the ship and used it to dial up planets in Ba'al's domain in order to deliver rocket-borne symbiote poison. The symbiote poison killed not only the symbiote, but also the host and Jaffa. The SGC was able to get their stargate back and confiscate the rockets and poison The Trust stored on Earth, but they were not able to stop The Trust from getting away with whatever supplies they had onboard the al'kesh. (8.10 "Endgame")

Notable Characters

The members of SG-1 have taken an active role in the fight against the Goa'uld:



Other Characters mentioned in this article:


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Goa'uld Articles

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Season Three Season Four Season Five
Season Six Season Seven Season Eight
Season Nine Season Ten Movies

This series of articles covers each Goa'uld personality that the SGC has encountered since Daniel Jackson reopened the Stargate (Stargate: The Movie):


--DeeKayP 13:59, 29 Jun 2004 (PDT)