10 Stargate SG-1 Fates Worse Than Death

There's worse things than death on the other end of that wormhole.

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Often overlooked against the sci-fi behemoths of Stars Trek and Wars, the franchise birthed from the 1994 Stargate movie is one which many fans of all things prefixed 'Star' hold dear to their hearts.

The Stargate franchise took Roland Emmerich's original as a springboard and developed a world and lore all its own, with five shows and two TV movies following the various journeys through the eponymous Gate to exciting and often bizarre new worlds, often with challenges and terrors all their own.

Whether by the Goa'uld, the Replicators, the Wraith, the Ori or something far more unexpected, there are plenty of threats in the galaxies that could spell certain doom for SG-1 and Stargate Command. Sometimes, though, killing the victim would be too easy, and the threat can be something far, far worse.

10. Becoming A Slave To Hathor

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Being parasitic slugs attached to a brainstem, the Goa'uld are nothing without their followers. Whilst many choose to rule through fear, there is one amongst their ranks who chose a slightly different motivating factor: love.

The former queen of Ra, Hathor lay trapped a Sarcophagus for thousands of years before being inadvertently awoken by archaeologists unaware of the evil they would release. Using technology to track Earth's Stargate, she makes her way to Cheyenne Mountain, and infiltrates the base by claiming to be an enemy of Ra.

Upon learning of the death of her hated husband, Hathor begins releasing her Nish'ta pheromone within the base, corrupting the will of all the men in her vicinity and bending them to her will through powerful infatuation. Her new slaves, as it were, fiercely protected her whilst she spawned infant Goa'uld, intending to take the men under her control and turn them into powerful Jaffa, capable of taking over Earth.

Despite it's weirdly hetero-normative properties, the Nish'ta pheromone proves powerful enough to turn strong and intelligent men into obedient servants to their ruthless queen, willing to give their lives or kill their friends in her service. Less than slaves, these are men with no will at all.

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