Hadante

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Prison Planet Hadante

Summary

Hadante is the penal colony planet used by the Taldor—a judgement system encountered by SG-1 when exploring P3X-775.

Factoids

  • Names and Designations: Hadante
  • Number of Suns: Unknown
  • Number of Moons: Unknown
  • Source of Address: Unknown
  • Introduced in Episode: 2.03 Prisoners
  • Earth Cultural/Technological Equivalent: Daniel compares it to Botany Bay, Australia (a British penal colony from the 18th Century) from a cultural point of view. There is no evidence of any technology except the organic biochemical reaction that Linea uses to create energy.
  • Main Interest: Underground Penal facility.
  • Influenced/Dominated by: Taldor – Justice System of P3X-775 about whom we have little information.
  • History of Stargate: Unknown, but no DHD present.

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Geopolitical Structure and History

Once a planet that supported life as evidenced by the roots of trees, which exist throughout the underground facility, Hadante is now purely used to house those condemned to life imprisonment by the Taldor.

The colony is a lawless society, the Taldor policy being to transport the prisoners there and other than to feed them once a day through the stargate, forget them. As the planet has few natural resources, it is governed by brute strength and survival of the fittest. Although an inmate called Vishnor leads through intimidation of the others, he in turn is subordinate to Linea, the only female prisoner we encounter. Linea seems to hold a position of domination through fear over the population of Hadante. When SG-1 first arrive, Linea tells the other prisoners that Carter is under her protection and can be taken by no man, indicating the place of females in this isolated society.

When Daniel inadvertently picks a fight with Vishnor, he becomes the alpha male in the colony after winning the fight with Linea's unseen help. The other prisoners defer to his position and he takes Vishnor's role as the first at the food each day, serving Linea, his friends and himself before allowing the other inmates access to the limited food supply.

Life for the other inmates of Hadante is a delicate balance of having strong friends and buying favours. The colony is no place to show weakness, as Jack explains to Daniel when he insists that he should not wear his glasses. Both Carter and Teal'c are approached by an inmate, known as Scavenger, with offers of gifts (taken from the body of another dead prisoner) and friendship as Teal'c and Carter with her protected status are seen as useful allies to have. Nothing is wasted on Hadante, with limited resources and no contact with any other society, all they have to bargain with is what they were sent through the gate with or what they can steal or murder for.

Some of the inmates have come to believe that escape is possible by stepping into the vortex of a forming wormhole and in their desperation have tried to leave that way, resulting in their deaths.

Gallery

Carter is attacked by Vishnor
Linea places Carter under her protection
Daniel draws parallel to Botany Bay
Scavenger wishes to trade for protection
Jack removes Daniel's glasses, a sign of weakness
Linea has two forms of power at Hadante
Teal'c is forced to protect himself and Daniel
Food is delivered through the stargate
Prisoners seek escape through an unstable vortex
Vishnor attempts to kill Daniel because Daniel challenged his authority
Linea secretly saves Daniel by killing Vishnor
Daniel earns the alpha male position in Vishnor's place
Linea powers the stargate for the escape
Carter and Linea leave Hadante
Prisoners left behind must establish a new order

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Article written by Snic
--DeeKayP 12:40, 21 Feb 2005 (PST)