Rafael was the leader of a Honduran revolutionary group who kidnapped civilians, usually Americans, and demanded ransom which they used to buy weapons. Rafael kidnapped Drs. Daniel Jackson and Bill Lee when they went to Honduras seeking the Telchak Device, a piece of Ancient technology which was used by the Goa'uld Telchak to develop the first sarcophagus. Rafael was curious as to why the American scientists were in Honduras, stealing valuable artifacts, and tortured the two men to gain information about the device. He was able to activate it and became extremely violent and irrational with the exposure to its energy. Rafael killed one of his own men, Chalo, for daring to disobey him. Eventually, Rafael and his entire group of men were killed, either by Chalo, whose body was reanimated after exposure to the Telchak Device after his death, or by Col. Jack O'Neill and CIA Agent Burke who had come to rescue the captured men (7.11 "Evolution Part 1" and 7.12 "Evolution Part 2").
--DeeKayP 08:56, 25 Jul 2004 (PDT)