Goa'uld: History From Season Ten and Movies

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Goa'uld Still Active At The Beginning Of This Timeframe

The Ori incursion in the Milky Way brought a substantial amount of death and destruction (10.01 "Flesh and Blood"). According to the Orici, the Ori's human-form representative, with another wave of warships, the galaxy would fall within the year (10.07 "Counterstrike"). As worlds fell to the Ori, Ba'al, the only remaining System Lord, devised many schemes to become the galaxy's savior, thus turning all eyes on him. He still had minor Goa'uld in his service in The Trust on Earth with easy access to any secret projects the SGC was conducting.

Season Ten

There were no Goa'uld present when the Ori arrived through the Supergate, but the stage was set for Ba'al to begin working his plan for galactic domination through the use of his many clones. After learning that the SGC was seeking Merlin's Anti-Ascended Weapon, also known as the Sangreal, he infiltrated the SGC base under the pretense that he surrendered himself for protection from his clones in exchange for telling the SGC the Sangreal's location. Using a brainwashed NID Agent Malcolm Barrett to obtain weapons, the Ba'al clones soon took prisoners. The Ba'als threatened to kill the hostages if Carter didn't give them the Ancient Stargate address database (the addresses that were placed in the computers by Jack O'Neill when he had the first Ancient download in 2.16 "The Fifth Race"). Delaying the download as long as she could, Carter eventually handed the data over. The Ba'als used the concentration of their subcutaneous transmitters to boost their signal so that they could escape with the use of Asgard beaming technology. Ba'al desired to use the database to find the Sangreal himself and to use the weapon against all Ascended Beings, including the Ancients. (10.04 "Insiders")

The Goa'uld within The Trust used some of the human members as spies. At one time, they sent a spy to observe SG-1 and Gen. Landry as they took some sorely-needed R&R at Jack O'Neill's cabin. The spy was caught, but no further information concerning the Goa'uld who sent him was ever revealed. (10.05 "Uninvited")

Ba'al wasn't the only Goa'uld seeking Ancient technology through the use of the Goa'ulds' infiltration of The Trust. The Goa'uld Athena had taken Charlotte Mayfield, the vice president of the aeronautics firm Farrow-Marshall, as her host and as such, had a considerable amount of people at her command:

Athena had learned that Vala Mal Doran was at the SGC. She had known Qetesh, the Goa'uld that had taken Vala as a host, and the two had worked together in their search for Ancient treasure said to be hidden away before the Ancients ascended. Qetesh led Athena to believe that she had cracked the code on the tablet that gave the Stargate address of the planet where the treasure was located. Athena had Vala kidnapped and had human members of The Trust probe her mind for Qetesh's memories that Athena believed were hidden in Vala's subconscious mind. While Vala was being held, Athena practiced insider trading to build her power. After Vala was rescued by the SGC, Athena was most likely taken into custody (possibly by being arrested for insider trading) since Daniel Jackson was eventually given all of her research notes on the tablet, called the Clava Thessara Infinitas, which was said to lead to the location of the Ancient treasure. (10.08 "Memento Mori", 10.16 "Bad Guys")

Ba'al's and the SGC's research into the location of the Sangreal eventually led them both to the same planet where it was said that Morgan Le Fay had hidden the weapon. She put in place various challenges for those who sought the prize. Ba'al discovered that one of the challenges was a dragon, called the protector, and that saying its name would reveal the Sangreal. He made it through a time dilation maze before getting caught in a force field. He sent his Jaffa away for help, but they failed to return for three days. That's when SG-1 encountered him, and with Daniel's reasoning, they determined how to get out of the trap. Ba'al claimed to have the dragon's name and thus guaranteed himself a place in the questing group. When finally faced with the dragon, Ba'al had to admit that he "exaggerated" knowing its name, and again, it was left to Daniel to figure out the answer to the challenge. Ba'al and SG-1 ended up in a chamber on another planet where Merlin himself was discovered to be in stasis. Morgan had to destroy the original Sangreal, but she kept Merlin alive so that he could build another one if necessary. She placed him in the stasis chamber and designed an elaborate closed-circuit group of Stargates on various planets to which the group would be transported periodically. In order to dial out, Ba'al worked with Carter to shut off the automatic dialing so that they could make their escape from Adria, the Orici, who was only a planet behind in her pursuit. She desired the Sangreal because it could be used against the Ancients, leaving the Ori in complete control. When Adria caught up with them, there was a battle between her soldiers and SG-1. Ba'al was hit by an Ori energy weapon, but it wasn't clear if he died from that injury or if he managed to escape from Adria after SG-1 had to leave Daniel and him behind with her. (10.10 "The Quest Part 1", 10.11 "The Quest Part 2")

Daniel, possessing Merlin's consciousness, completed the Sangreal while in Adria's custody (10.14 "The Shroud"). Through an elaborate plan of his and Merlin's making, SG-1 helped him send the weapon through the Supergate to the Ori's home galaxy. Hoping that the weapon had actually worked, they decided to capture Adria and convince her and her army to leave the Milky Way. Ba'al, once again having knowledge of SGC's operations through his contacts within The Trust, intercepted Adria on the planet instead, and implanted one of his symbiotes into her:

Adria as host to Ba'al

With the Orici as host, Ba'al would have command of her army and thus realize his goal of galactic domination. In order to further guarantee that he'd have no opposition, he called an assembly of his clones and sent symbiote poison through the Stargate, killing all that were present. SG-1 managed to recapture Adria, and tried to have the Tok'ra remove the Ba'al symbiote and replace him with a Tok'ra symbiote. The SGC's plan could still be seen through with the Tok'ra in command of Adria and her army. During the removal process, Ba'al released a toxin into Adria's nervous system. Greatly weakened, but having regained her superhuman powers, Adria managed to keep everyone away as she ascended. (10.19 "Dominion")

Even though they had eliminated Ba'al and Adria in one day, the victory could not be celebrated. Adria most likely possessed all of the Ori's power if they were truly dead, or at least rejoined them if they weren't dead, making her return in one form or another highly probable. And although several clones and the Ba'al symbiote were killed, the possibility is that more clones, or the original himself, remain. (10.10 "Dominion")


After the defeat of the Ori, the galaxy was again opened up for exploration by SG-1 and other teams of Stargate Command, but there still were some loose ends to clean up as far as the Goa'uld were concerned. Continued cooperation with the Tok'ra and Free Jaffa Nation resulted in the capturing of all of Ba'al's surviving clones. Maj. Gen. Jack O'Neill and SG-3 escorted the last of the clones to the Tok'ra's new homeworld where an extraction ceremony would take place. This ceremony was an execution of the Goa'uld symbiote, but a releasing for the human host (even though he was a clone, he was still treated by the Tok'ra as the original who had been host to the symbiote for at least two thousand years). (Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Stargate: Continuum)

The Tok'ra felt it only right that all of the current and former members of SG-1 attend the ceremony (O'Neill and Carter were the former members of the team who joined the current members, Mitchell, Daniel, Teal'c, and Vala). This was a rather unpleasant experience for Vala, who had been an unwilling host to Qetesh until the Tok'ra freed her, but she attended for the host's sake so that she could be there to offer emotional support once he was freed of the symbiote. (Stargate: Continuum)

It took a little over three hours for the Tok'ra to chant all of the charges against Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords. All during this time, Ba'al was placed in a stasis chamber out of respect to the host. After all of the charges against Ba'al were presented, Ba'al was released from stasis so that he could face his executioners and give his final words. This Ba'al revealed that he might have been the last clone, but he wasn't the last Ba'al. The original still lived and wasn't traceable through a subcutaneous transmitter like the clones had been. The clone was aware of Ba'al's plan to go back in time and change the timeline in his favor by preventing the Stargate from ever reaching the United States in 1939. The clone Ba'al bragged about Ba'al's plan, but didn't provide any details, but only that they had made a mistake in thinking that he was the last Ba'al. (Stargate: Continuum)

Ba'al clone symbiote executed in extraction ceremony
Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords, killed in 1939

The extraction went on without a hitch, and Vala stayed with the former host and the Tok'ra for the afternoon. The rest of the team returned to Earth so that they could go out to lunch with O'Neill, who promised to pay for it. While changing in civilian attire in the locker room, Daniel voiced the concern to Teal'c and Mitchell that the Ba'al clone might have actually been telling the truth and that they hadn't captured all of the Ba'als as they thought. What Daniel and the others didn't know was that a time traveling version of Cameron Mitchell had been aware of Ba'al's plan and gone back in time to prevent it. That version of Mitchell killed Ba'al and his Jaffa as they boarded the Achilles, the cargo ship that carried the Stargate from Egypt to the United States in 1939. Because of this act, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords had actually been killed long before SG-1 was even aware of the Goa'uld's existence. (Stargate: Continuum)

Comprehensive History of the Goa'uld

Stargate: The Movie Season One Season Two
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):

Notable Characters



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


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