theemdash: (Daniel Huh)
theemdash ([personal profile] theemdash) wrote2017-02-05 09:14 pm

Ra with an Ancient Tablet?

Friends, I'm watching "Full Circle" and I have a question for you: What was Ra doing with an Ancient tablet?

Actually I have another question: Are there any fics that explore this? Because this? This is VERY INTERESTING. Ra gets largely glossed over since he died in the movie, so the idea that he might have been researching Ancients—or even knew enough to look for Atlantis—is very interesting. Also, that sheds some new thoughts on what other adventures the Moebius SG-1 team might have been having in Ancient Egypt (because that is still a thing I think about a lot actually).

So, anyway, thoughts about this? Fics about this? We must discuss.
kay_brooke: Picture of Daniel Jackson from Stargate SG-1 looking surprised and curious (daniel)

[personal profile] kay_brooke 2017-02-06 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
That's a good question and not one I've ever really thought about before. I don't remember, do we know how Anubis's timeline fits in here? Maybe Ra wanted some of that ascended action, too, and was researching the Ancients for clues on how to do it. Or yes, maybe he'd heard rumors about Atlantis or other Ancient cities/outposts, and was searching for weapons or knowledge that would give him an edge over the other System Lords.

I don't believe I've ever run across any fics exploring what Ra was up to back in the day, but I'd also be interested to know if there are any!
fignewton: (daniel hmm)

[personal profile] fignewton 2017-02-06 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I, too, think Ra deserves more attention than he gets. He was Supreme System Lord for FIVE MiLLENIA and it's quite arguable that it's his death that shakes up the status quo of the galaxy, because yeah, the Tau'ri are annoying that way. :) The Tok'ra literally call themselves Tok Ra for a reason, and it's not just because their ultimate ancestress originally rebelled against Ra.

I like to think that the sekrit chamber was stuffed with all the things that Ra never quite figured out, including, yes, Ancient stuff. Why not? Anubis had been kicked out of the System Lord Kool Kids Klub (tm) and Ra had surely helped himself to leftover bits and bobs.

I think Aurora Novarum might have touched upon this idea in one of her fics. I know Nightspear does in her marvelous Daniel of Abydos series, but if you start with that I hope you have a very large block of time available. :)
princessofgeeks: (Default)

[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2017-02-07 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
I love this idea and would love to know more.

ETA: I wonder if any of the various Gateverse wikis tackled this idea.
Edited 2017-02-07 00:57 (UTC)