The System Lord Anubis
Asexual (male personality)
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[Source]:"You do not understand how bad Anubis is. He was banished by the System Lords because his crimes were unspeakable. Even to the Goa'uld."
Anubis was one of the most powerful—and dangerous—Goa'uld in history. Once a powerful System Lord, Anubis was banished byRa and the others because his actions were deemed unspeakable, even among the Goa'uld. He was believed destroyed, but managed to escape and trick Oma Desala into helping him to ascend. The Ancients did not want the Goa'uld to join them on the higher planes of existence, and forced him into a state between mortal existence and ascension. Because of his knowledge of the Ancients, Anubis amassed unimaginable advanced technologies, gathering strength for hundreds of years before returning to take his revenge upon the System Lords and dominate the galaxy.
Anubis's symbol. Long ago, Anubis first arose as a warlord in the service of Apep. His victories earned the praise and respect of Apep, but earned the jealousy of his fellow underlords. However, Anubis' ambition was even greater. Exposing Apep to the unstable effects of the Ancients' healing device, Anubis learned of valuable Ancient weapons: the Eyes of the Goa'uld, six jewels used to power a planet destroying weapon. Eventually, he felt his position was so secure that he murdered Apep, removing the symbiote from his host and devouring Apep before the others, and declared himself Emperor of the Goa'uld.
Anubis, however, had seriously underestimated the followers of Apep and the power of the rival underlords. Ra was able to rally the others in Apep's name, and in a three hundred year civil war, defeated Anubis. Ra emerged as the new ruler of the Goa'uld Empire, and Anubis was banished. The superweapon was destroyed, and Ra redistributed the eyes among himself, Apophis, Osiris, Seth, and Tiamat.
Thousands of years later, Anubis reemerged, and offered to destroy the Asgard in return for the leadership of the System Lords. A furious Ra waged another war against him, but Anubis was able to survive. (RPG: "Living Gods: Stargate System Lords")
- —Anubis to Daniel Jackson
Following his final defeat at the hands of Ra, the System Lords attempted to murder Anubis. During this time Anubis had found some Ancient research on ascension. Wanting to pursue ascension without having to worry about the System Lords, he allowed them to believe that he was finally dead. (SG1: "Last Stand", "Threads")
Anubis travelled to Kheb and underwent the tests of the rogue Ancient Oma Desala. After Anubis passed the tests and deceived her, Oma concluded that Anubis was worthy of ascension. However, once she had begun the ascension process, she realized how truly evil Anubis was. By then, it was too late. Oma was unable to descend Anubis on her own, so the Others were forced to do so, but only in a partial manner to punish Oma. This was because they had become frustrated with Oma's breaking of the rule of non-interference. As a punishment to Oma Desala, the Others allowed Anubis to use any knowledge he could have gained as a regular Goa'uld. However, they did take some of the knowledge he had obtained while ascended, such as the location of Atlantis and the location of the Sangraal, Daniel also lacked this knowledge, so its possible they had hidden a variety of things from anyone else who ascended. Physically, Anubis remained some form of energy, and wore a personal forcefield to keep his form intact, probably to allow him to appear on our plane without using any of his powers or taking a human host. It appears like the liquid-like event horizon of the Stargate, akin to the Ancient's technology.
- —Anubis to Thor
After the deaths of Apophis and Cronus, Anubis began to make his presence felt among the Goa'uld again. He brought in many underlords to serve him, such as discredited Goa'ulds like Osiris and Thoth, and newer Goa'ulds such as Zipacna and Tanith. He used his advanced shield technology to force the Tollans into providing new phasing weapons for him so he could bomb the SGC, but the Tollan Narim destroyed them, causing Anubis to devastate Tollana. (SG1: "Between Two Fires", "48 Hours")
Sometime during, before or after this, Anubis attempted to create an advanced human with his own replicated pre-ascension DNA, calling him Khalek. Possessing highly evolved powers and the genetic knowledge of Anubis, it has been theorized that Khalek was either meant to be a new form of soldier or, due to his being angry at the half existence the Others had trapped him in, Anubis sought to fully ascend Khalek through evolution, which the Others wouldn't interfere in, and the result would be another him in the universe. (SG1: "Prototype")
When the High Council of System Lords met, Anubis sent Osiris to them as his emissary, demanding to be restored to his former position of System Lord. Despite the objections of Lord Yu, Anubis was restored to the rank of System Lord after promising to destroy Earth. At the same time, Anubis ordered Zipacna to launch an attack onRevanna, seeking the symbiote poison. This objective failed, but resulted in wiping out virtually all the Tok'ra on the base. (SG1: "Summit", "Last Stand")
Finally, Anubis felt secure enough to challenge the Asgard. His shields and modifications to staff cannons allowed him to fight the Asgard in limited numbers. He captured the commander of the ship sent to stop him, Thor. Using a mind-probe, Anubis became determined to find out all of the Asgard's secrets. But SG-1 rescued him and three arrivingO'Neill-class ships forced him to retreat. But not before Anubis gained knowledge of Asgard beaming and hologram technology. Convinced he no longer needed to fear them, Anubis used a Stargate destroyer in an attempt to destroy Earth. He appeared to the SGC as a hologram, pronouncing their doom. But Colonel Jack O'Neill used the prototypeX-302 to transport the Beta Gate into space and simultaneously, the attacking weapon was also destroyed by Rebel Jaffa. (SG1: "Revelations", "Redemption")
Anubis' mothership in battle Fearing the reprisals of the System Lords, Anubis built a new mothership carrying a powerful superweapon. He traveled to Abydos to obtain the Eye of Ra, one of the remaining Eyes he had yet to collect. SG-1 found the artifact before he could claim it. An AscendedDaniel Jackson bargained with Anubis for the Eye in exchange for Abydos' safety, mainly because the System Lords have him cornered. But once the Goa'uld received his prize, his vessel single-handedly destroyed an entire fleet of System Lord motherships with the combined powers of the Eyes. He then planned to annihilate Abydos, knowing that Jackson would try to stop him and Oma would interfere, preventing Daniels actions. Without resistance, he destroyed the planet, but not before its population ascended, also with the help of Oma Desala.
Months later, SG-1, with the help of a de-ascended Jackson, plotted to destroy Anubis' mothership. Jackson and Jonas Quinn located a critical weakness while O'Neill and Samantha Carter used an F-302 to bypass its shields and strike, allowing the System Lords to destroy the vessel. Unfortunately, only half of the plan was completed, for Yu, due to age-induced senility, called off the attack. Anubis, despite his loss, gained a new prize in the form of a captured Jonas. Probing his mind, Anubis learned the location of his homeworld Langara and its naquadria deposits. With his ship appearing over the capitalKelownan city, Anubis took control of the planet and began to strip it for naquadria to rebuild his planet destroyer. But his research proved insufficient, for naquadria proved too unstable to compensate. His Jaffa managed to locate a crystal containing research on the mineral that would have allowed him to use the naquadria but it was retrieved by SG-1. Worse for him, the System Lords, under Ba'al's command, destroyed his ship, forcing him to flee.(SG1: "Full Circle", "Fallen", "Homecoming")
Sensing the threats of the Jaffa Rebellion, Anubis began researching a way to create a new footsoldier. Using the technology of the Ancients' healing device and Jonas Quinn's memories of Egeria, Anubis engineered an army of nearly unstoppable Kull warriors. The Kull warriors were far superior to the Jaffa, and Anubis quickly regained much lost ground, enabling him to take down minor Goa'uld and absorb their Jaffa armies into his own. (SG1: "Evolution, Part 1")
Anubis' fleet is destroyed When he learned of an Ancients' repository of knowledge on P3X-439, he sent a force to secure it. However, Jack O'Neill managed to download the knowledge into his mind before destroying it. Believing the Tau'ri possessed Ancient technology and the location of Atlantis, he attacked Earth with his fleet. He appeared in the White House to the US president Henry Hayes, demanding his surrender, with the latter promising a fight to the bitter end. Anubis later tried to trick SG-1 into thinking he got to Atlantis first, but O'Neill, with the Ancient knowledge, easily saw through the illusion. Anubis was apparently destroyed by the drone weapons that SG-1 found in the Antarctic outpost buried under the ice of Antarctica. (SG1: "Lost City")
However, his formless essence survived the explosion of his mothership. He hitched a ride on a Russian space craft, possessing the body of a cosmonaut and returning to Earth. Leaping from person to person he made his way to Stargate Command, where he managed to escape through the Stargate in the body of the dying Russian officer Alexi Vaselov—but he found himself frozen near the gate on an ice-covered planet, trapped. (SG1: "Lockdown")
- "Well, you can't win."
"It won't matter, you won't be able to do anything but fight me back."
- —Anubis and Oma Desala
The Battle of Dakara It is unknown how Anubis escaped from the frozen planet he was sent to however he was revealed to be the master behind Ba'al's rise to power. When the Replicators began their invasion of the Milky Way, Anubis ordered his fleet to attack them head on, allowing the Replicators to acquire materials. When the Rebel Jaffa took Dakara, Anubis ordered Ba'al to take the fleet to reclaim the planet at all costs. Knowing that Anubis intended to use the superweapon on Dakara to destroy all life in the Milky Way galaxy, Ba'al worked withSamantha and Jacob Carter to modify the weapon to destroy the Replicators. Undaunted, Anubis took the remaining Kull warriors in an attempt to carry out his plan.
He devised a trap to draw the fleet the Free Jaffa Nation had assembled after the Battle of Dakara. Bra'tac and Teal'c proposed that they unify the Jaffa by attacking Tartarus, Anubis' stronghold and the planet where he was manufacturing the Kull warriors. However, Anubis had already abandoned the planet, and his army began an assault on Dakara.
When he entered a midpoint between ascension and human existence to mock Oma Desala, he found Daniel Jackson, also at the midway point. He took the persona of Jim, a fat and abrasive patron in the Astral Diner, mocking Oma and subtly pointing Jackson in the direction of Oma as the cause of Anubis' ascension . Oma engages Anubis in eternal struggle.When Jackson realized that Jim was Anubis, he attempted to attack the System Lord, but lacked the power to even touch him. By this point, the Kull warriors had secured control of Dakara, and Anubis was in place to destroy life in the Milky Way. However, he was stopped by Oma Desala.
Inspired by Daniel's actions, Oma engaged Anubis in eternal struggle. Neither one can win, which prevents Oma from helping others to ascend, but Anubis would be forced to concentrate on fighting her back, also preventing him from ever harming the galaxy again. It was the only time the Others reacted to anything happening in the Astral Diner.(SG1: "Reckoning, Part 1", "Reckoning, Part 2", "Threads")