Re: Quick research question
- Weir doesn't have the gene, because in one episode, I'm pretty sure
she said she would have to basically be a neutral party incase
something happened to those with the gene.
Hope it helps :)
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> Markham had it. I believe it was natural, but I couldn't say for
> just know that he was a marine, but ended up flying the jumpersquite often
> because there weren't enough people to operate them.Ford, Weir
> Not sure about Cadman. Lorne's got it, but I'm not sure how.
> and Stackhouse don't have it.[mailto:email@example.com]On
> Hope this helps.
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> Subject: [wraithbeta] Quick research question
> Can someone tell me who (if any) on this list has the ATA gene
> Also, I've never totally understood why Teyla has Wraith DNA. Was
> because of a common ancestor, or a different reason?
- First of all, thank you to everyone who took time to answer my
Second, I did get a few differing answers, so I thought I'd toss
them out there and see what ya'll make of it.
Definitely has the gene:
Definitely doesn't have the gene:
Might have the gene:
Poor Miko wasn't even mentioned, but then I went back to check and
realized that I forgot to put her on the list:)
The comments I received for the might have's, include that Ford
piloted jumpers early in season one (but also that he definitely
didn't have the gene), Stackhouse is a common fanon carrier, and
Cadman is so cool that she could have the gene even though canon
hasn't told us so. And, as I recall, Miko was only in a single
episode of canon, and then only to gush over Rodney (which,
unfortunately, doesn't tell us much about her ATA status).
Honestly, of the four (Ford, Cadman, Stackhouse, and Miko), my story
can only support 1-2 of them being a carrier. Which do ya'll think
are the most likely suspects?
>From: "jannet_elliot" <janethunder@...>you're welcome.
>Subject: [wraithbeta] Re: Quick research question
>Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 13:37:35 -0000
>First of all, thank you to everyone who took time to answer my
>Second, I did get a few differing answers, so I thought I'd tossshe was in more than one ep, I'm pretty sure.
>them out there and see what ya'll make of it.
>Might have the gene:
>Poor Miko wasn't even mentioned, but then I went back to check and
>realized that I forgot to put her on the list:)
>The comments I received for the might have's, include that Ford
>piloted jumpers early in season one (but also that he definitely
>didn't have the gene), Stackhouse is a common fanon carrier, and
>Cadman is so cool that she could have the gene even though canon
>hasn't told us so. And, as I recall, Miko was only in a single
>episode of canon, and then only to gush over Rodney (which,
>unfortunately, doesn't tell us much about her ATA status).
and that's even if you don't think "Miko" and "Dr Kusanagi" are the same
>Honestly, of the four (Ford, Cadman, Stackhouse, and Miko), my storyFord's been known to pilot puddlejumpers.
>can only support 1-2 of them being a carrier. Which do ya'll think
>are the most likely suspects?
Miko might have the gene.
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- Hi Jane,
Ok, thought I'd clear up a few things I read in the previous posts.
The episode where we learn about Teyla's Wraith DNA is indeed "The
Gift", last ep of season 1 before the 3 part Seige eps. And the
explaination gave about her ancestor's being injected with Wraith DNA
Of the people on your list:
Ford - no, only seen in a co-pilot seat in a jumper in the "premier"
flying with Sheppard, in "Defiante One" flying with Markham, and in
"Storm/Eye" flying with Carson. However when he got Wraithified he
did escape in a Jumper and that was never explained because the Wraith
can't fly them and was a WHOLE mess in fanfic circles.
Cadman - never said either way, but I like her so I'd give it to her
if you like. :)
Lorne - Yes, he's been flying Jumpers ever since he arrived on the
Daedalus, but not known if it's natural, could have had the gene
therapy at the SGC like alot of Everett's strike force did.
Stackhouse = never mentioned in canon. He was usually partnered with
Markham who DOES have it, but again same with Ford he was always in
the co-pilot seat as seen in "38 Minutes".
Markham - as mentioned above, YES does have it and is natural, one of
the few they brought with them but always seemed nervous when he used
it, especially flying Jumpers, maybe he should have stayed away from
them since that's how he died. :(
Weir - definately does NOT have it. Koyla asked her in Storm and she
said no, and as said before, with Sheppard having it and being her
2nd, she would need to remain nutral if something ever happened to the
people with it.
And Miko was supposed to be on the list. It is assumed that Miko IS
Dr. Kusanagi who is mention in many episode as having the gene and
being on of Carson and Rodney favorite lab rats for chair testing.
So for your fic, it would be fun if the girls were the ones who had
it. So give it to Cadman and Miko. :)
Hope this helps,
- Regarding Ford and the jumper, Martin Wood (or Martin Gero) explains
this in one of the commentaries.
Ford can use the co-pilot's controls, which are standard push button
controls that anyone could use.
Anyone can launch a jumper from Atlantis, as exiting the jumper bay,
descending to the Gate Room and shooting forward through the Gate are
automated systems that a non ATA carrier can activatefrom the co-
Ford, or anyone else without the gene, would not be able to move a
jumper an inch if it were landed on an ordinary planet - as the
automatic launch systems tie in with Atlantis' systems.
And just to clarify - Ford definitely doesn't have the gene - see 'Hot
In fanon, Miko and Dr Kusanagi (mentioned by Rodney and Radek in one
of 'The Sieges') are one and the same person as mentioned before. It's
a nice idea - it means we have a complete person - first name, last
name, face and even a personality!