Malchus is a leader among his people on the planet K'Tau, an Asgard-protected world. Their small settlement worshipped the Norse gods, especially Freyr. When Maj. Carter overrode certain failsafes on the dialing program in order to obtain a lock, the wormhole established by the stargate caused the sun, the Eye of Odin, to shift into the infrared spectrum, causing the sky to turn red. This shift would eventually kill the plant life and make the planet uninhabitable. SG-1 tried to convince Malchus that they were trying to help the people save their planet, but Malchus suspected that they were the very demons who had brought the disaster upon them. He coordinated an act of sabotage in which some of his people and two members of SG-6 were killed by the explosion of a rocket the SGC was building in order to save the sun. Jack came very close to killing Malchus for this act. Malchus was introduced in the episode, 5.05 "Red Sky".
--DeeKayP 13:33, 8 Nov 2004 (PST)