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December 22nd, 2009

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10:20 am - Character Profile: Teyla Emmagan


First appearance:
S1 SGA Rising Last appearance: S5 SGA The Enemy at the Gate  


Career: Teyla was the leader of the Athosians seemingly inheriting the position from her father. She allied her people to those of Atlantis when Sheppard rescued her and her people after a Wraith attack on Athos (S1 SGA Rising). Teyla determined she could do more by staying in Atlantis and joining Sheppard’s team rather than continuing her day to day duties as leader (S1 SGA Suspicion), although she continued to be a part of her people’s leadership.   

Since then she has been an invaluable member of Sheppard’s team, often introducing the Atlantis expedition to trading partners in the Pegasus galaxy or facilitating trade relations. She is both a skilled warrior and diplomat. She has a spidey-sense concerning the Wraith due to having some Wraith DNA (S1 SGA The Gift). It has enabled her to make telepathic connections with the Wraith (S3 SGA Submersion, S4 SGA Spoils of War), and briefly act as a Wraith Queen (S5 SGA The Queen), to benefit the team and expedition.

Upon falling pregnant, Teyla was removed from her position on Sheppard’s team much to her dismay although she later came to appreciate the reasons why (S4 SGA Be All My Sins Remembered). After giving birth, she later debated whether to rejoin the team but ultimately determined she could do more to ensure her son’s safety by being part of the team than not (S5 SGA Reunion).

Family: Teyla is a mother to Torren John.  She seems to have lost her mother early in life, and was raised by her father and the Athosian elder Charin.  There is some canonical confusion with the name of her father as she introduced herself as Teyla, daughter of Tagan, this was assumed to be his name.  However, Teyla named her son Torren John, after her father and John Sheppard.  It is possible that Tagan is the name of her mother.     

Romantic Others: Teyla enjoyed an early attraction with John Sheppard (S1 SGA Rising) but this seems to have been sublimated in the wake of their serving together on the same team, surfacing briefly when John was taken over by Wraith DNA (S2 SGA Conversion).

Teyla formed a connection with Michael (S2 SGA Michael), a captured Wraith upon whom the Atlantis expedition performed an experiment to turn him human. The unwanted connection between them continued after Michael returned to the Wraith and later when he struck out on his own to create a hybrid race of followers. Teyla eventually killed him to eliminate him as a threat to her and her child (S5 SGA The Prodigal).

Teyla began a relationship with her childhood friend Kanaan, falling pregnant by him (S4 SGA Missing). She was later reconciled with Kanaan and while it is clear they care for their son together and that his support of her is still important to her, the status of their romantic relationship is unknown.     

Female Friendships: Along with the relationship she enjoyed with Charin, Teyla formed a friendship with both Elizabeth Weir and with Doctor Kate Heightmeyer. She was also friends with Doctor Hewston who unfortunately exploded (S3 SGA Sunday). 

Later, she became friends with Doctor Jennifer Keller (S1 SGA Missing) and had just made a connection with Samantha Carter when Teyla was kidnapped (S4 SGA The Kindred). 

AU/Other Versions: Deceased AT Teyla (S4 SGA The Last Man), Deceased AU Teyla (S5 SGA Daedalus Variations).

Please add art, fic recs, vid links, etc, or any additions/corrections to the profile as a comment. 

WOTG Ficathon & Art Challenge Entries for Teyla

An Atlantis Type of Day by shimmeringstar1
Summary: When in Atlantis, do as the Atlanteans do.

City of Dreams by Katy
Summary: Teyla's first impressions of Atlantis

Enemy of my Enemy by seldear
Summary: The Za'ahraini are an advanced culture in Pegasus, living free of the Wraith. But their secret could be a deadly one for Sam Carter and Teyla Emmagen.

Old-fashioned Methods by bluflamingo
Summary:Some things in Pegasus are very predictable; that’s probably why Laura’s not surprised when they all get thrown in jail (set post-Common Ground).

Possibility and Commonality by tielan
Summary:Playing chicken with a Wraith dart definitely wasn't Sam's idea of fun. Unfortunately, it wasn't as though they had a choice.

Puddlejumper Two by denise/skydiver119
Summary: Trapped on an inhospitable planet, how will Sam and Teyla survive?

Rescue Not Forthcoming by ticklie
Summary: Teyla and Jennifer keep faith in an eventual rescue while being held prisoner offworld.

Safety by frith_in_thorns
Summary:Teyla wonders if she's doing the right thing. After all, the galaxy is a dangerous place, and one day she might not come home.

Sense and Sensability by livi
Summary:An unexplained disappearance creates an alien incursion on Atlantis. Teyla and Sam Carter work together to manage the encounter with unexpected consequences.

The Petulant Patient by Tittamiire
Summary: Jennifer experiences life as a patient.

Walk Beside Me by Rachel500
Betrayed by their allies and struggling with their own personal demons, Sam and Teyla must work together to fight the Wraith and return home..

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Date:December 23rd, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Great Bio. Off to gather Teyla's stuff.
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Date:December 23rd, 2009 10:02 am (UTC)
Thank you :) I'm looking forward to Teyla stuff :D
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Date:December 24th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
I would love to post some sigs by Jeyla, Luci,and Sci that have been given to me or I've snurched in the past besides my own. Is that okay as well? Those girls's work are too beautiful not to share.
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Date:December 24th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
It's fine to post their work so long as credit is given :)

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