Dave Dixon

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Col. Dave Dixon

Summary

Col. Dave Dixon is the commanding officer of SG-13 in the episodes 7.17 "Heroes Part 1" and 7.18 "Heroes Part 2".

Character Biography

Colonel Dave Dixon was the commander of SG-13. He is married and has four children. He loves his children, but teased the expectant father of his team, Sr. Airman Simon Wells, of all the tribulations of parenthood, and how going through the Stargate was easy by comparison. Wells countered by asking why then did he have four kids? Dixon responded:

Well, one's pretty bad, but you figure you gotta have two, so the little guy could have a brother or sister, right? Then you have two boys, and the wife says she wants a girl. So you figure, "Hell, three can't be much worse than two," right? What you don't realize is, your brain is fried because you haven't slept. After three, four is no big deal. You're so deep in it, nothing seems to matter anymore. It's chaos. You just try to make through each day alive. In the end, you spend all the energy you have left trying to get 'em into bed. Only to lie awake, praying they don't get hooked on drugs, hurt, or worse, wind up dead in an alley somewhere.

He had an easy camaraderie with his team. Like all SG units, they were well trained and well prepared. They followed Dixon's orders easily. They maintained a betting pool of what they would find on any given planet. When they arrived on P3X-666 for a routine mission, Sr. Airman Simon Wells chose an abandoned naquadah mine, which was a boring entry, but had good odds. Sr. Airman Jake Bosworth chose trees (which were already surrounding them), and Dixon disqualified him for being a smartass. Dixon himself chose two headed aliens. Dr. Balinsky ended up winning the pool for his choice of the ruins of an ancient city.

Dave Dixon has a very sharp, but dry sense of humor. Aside from disqualifying Bosworth in the betting pool, he also smirked at his own choice for the entry. When asked if the two-headed alien would be friendly or not, he responded: "One head good, one head bad." When Balinsky colloquially expressed that Dr. Jackson was going to "die" when he saw the report on the ruins, Dixon snarked, "Again?", a reference to Daniel Jackson's numerous fatalities. When O'Neill complained to Dixon about the heavy resistence they were encountering trying to rescue the wounded Wells from the planet, Dixon countered with good natured black humor: "Something tells me they're throwing this party in your honor, Jack."

Dixon allowed Dr. Balinsky to explore the ruins for over an hour before prompting him on how long it was going to take, and allowed him to continue after Balinsky explained the ancient ruins were of a city of the Ancients. Later, when Balinsky warned of danger, he instantly moved into combat ready mode. He gave concise reports to General Hammond and Colonel O'Neill of the planet's status. When informed by Bosworth that Wells had been hit and they were under enemy fire, he immediately ran to their aid, ordering Balinsky back to the Stargate.

Dixon and SG-3 returned fire with the Jaffa, engaging in a full blown battle when his reinforcements arrived through the Stargate. He was visibly concerned when Jack O'Neill was downed by enemy fire beside him, but continued to provide cover fire. It is presumed he survived the battle and is still with the SGC, though he has not been seen since the P3X-666 incident.

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--Aurora 16:06, 5 March 2006 (PST)