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{{Infobox Character
 
{{Infobox Character
 
|name=Cowen
 
|name=Cowen
|image=[[File:Colm Meaney 01.jpg|250px]]
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|image=[[File:Cowen.JPG|250px]]
 
|race=[[Genii]]
 
|race=[[Genii]]
 
|home planet=[[Genii homeworld]]
 
|home planet=[[Genii homeworld]]
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|rank=Leader of the Genii
 
|rank=Leader of the Genii
 
|allegiances=[[Genii]]
 
|allegiances=[[Genii]]
|appearances="[[Underground]]", "[[The Storm]]", "[[Coup D'etat]]"
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|appearances=''[[Stargate: Atlantis]]'' <small>(3 episodes)</small>
|actor=[[Colm Meaney]]
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|actor=[[Colm Meaney]]}}
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{{quote|Well, that was refreshing! He didn't try to kill us even once!|[[Rodney McKay]]|Coup D'etat}}
{{quote|Well, that was refreshing! He didn't try to kill us even once!|[[Rodney McKay]]}}
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'''Cowen''' was the Chief of the [[Genii]] and an enemy of the [[Atlantis expedition]].
'''Cowen''' was the Chief of the [[Genii]] and an enemy of the [[Atlantis expedition]].
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===2004===
 
===2004===
When Cowen was first encountered by [[Major]] [[John Sheppard]]'s [[First Atlantis Reconnaissance Team|team]], they believed he was the leader of a simple [[Amish]]-like people. They began to negotiate for a piece of their [[Tava]] bean crop. He was hesitant at first because he said it would require them to clear land. Sheppard then showed them an easy way to clear a stump using [[C-4]]. He agreed to give them a supply of Tava in exchange for some C-4 and medical supplies. After getting clearance from [[Dr.]] [[Elizabeth Weir]], Sheppard returned by [[Dr.]] [[Rodney McKay]] detected traces of [[radiation]] and followed it to a hatch to an underground bunker. They were detained by military personnel and then Cowen entered the room in uniform. He explained the Genii used to be a [[Genii Confederation|Confederation of planets]] but now hide underground from the [[Wraith]]. McKay realizes the radiation is from the development of [[Nuclear warhead]]s. Sheppard offers their help in there creation if they form an alliance against the Wraith. Cowen wants to use a [[Puddle Jumper]] to infiltrate a [[Hive Ship]] and access data core. Sheppard agrees and they head for the Hive. Once there, they get the info but [[Tyrus]] is shot with a [[Wraith stunner]] and left behind. Once back on the [[Genii homeworld]], Cowen's men surround the team and blame [[Teyla Emmagan]] for his death. Sheppard then orders two Jumpers to decloak and Cowen stands down. {{cite|SGA|Underground}}
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When Cowen was first encountered by [[Major]] [[John Sheppard]]'s [[Atlantis Reconnaissance 1|team]], they believed he was the leader of a simple [[Amish]]-like people. They began to negotiate for a piece of their [[Tava]] bean crop. He was hesitant at first because he said it would require them to clear land. Sheppard then showed them an easy way to clear a stump using [[C-4]]. He agreed to give them a supply of Tava in exchange for some C-4 and medical supplies. After getting clearance from [[Dr.]] [[Elizabeth Weir]], Sheppard returned by [[Dr.]] [[Rodney McKay]] detected traces of [[radiation]] and followed it to a hatch to an underground bunker. They were detained by military personnel and then Cowen entered the room in uniform. He explained the Genii used to be a [[Genii Confederation|Confederation of planets]] but now hide underground from the [[Wraith]]. McKay realizes the radiation is from the development of [[Nuclear warhead]]s. Sheppard offers their help in their creation if they form an alliance against the Wraith. Cowen wants to use a [[Puddle Jumper]] to infiltrate a [[Hive Ship]] and access the data core. Sheppard agrees and they head for the Hive. Once there, they get the info but [[Tyrus]] is shot with a [[Wraith stunner]] and left behind. Once back on the [[Genii homeworld]], Cowen's men surround the team and blame [[Teyla Emmagan]] for his death. Sheppard then orders two Jumpers to decloak and Cowen stands down. {{cite|SGA|Underground}}
   
 
After learning that most of the personnel on [[Atlantis]] were being evacuated by [[Smeadon]], he ordered [[Commander]] [[Acastus Kolya]] and his team to invade it and retrieve the [[Wraith data storage device]] and the expeditions supply of [[C-4]]. {{cite|SGA|The Storm}}
 
After learning that most of the personnel on [[Atlantis]] were being evacuated by [[Smeadon]], he ordered [[Commander]] [[Acastus Kolya]] and his team to invade it and retrieve the [[Wraith data storage device]] and the expeditions supply of [[C-4]]. {{cite|SGA|The Storm}}
   
 
===2006===
 
===2006===
When [[Ladon Radim]] came to the [[Atlantis expedition]] for help in overthrowing him, [[Lt. Colonel]] [[John Sheppard]] and [[Dr.]] [[Rodney McKay]] came to warn him. He appeared grateful for the information. When Sheppard and McKay decided to squash the coup themselves, they were knocked unconscious by gas. When they awoke, Cowen was there to greet them and told them he knew of the coup the entire time and that Ladon had the best interests of the Genii at heart. He then contacted [[Dr.]] [[Elizabeth Weir]] and demanded all of their [[Puddle Jumper]]s in exchange for their lives. Unknown to him, Ladon was planning a coup and planted a [[Genii A-bomb]] in the building. Cowen along with his personal guard were killed in the blast. {{Cite|SGA|Coup D'etat}}
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When [[Ladon Radim]] came to the [[Atlantis expedition]] for help in overthrowing him, [[Lt. Colonel]] [[John Sheppard]] and [[Dr.]] [[Rodney McKay]] came to warn him. He appeared grateful for the information. When Sheppard and McKay decided to squash the coup themselves, they were knocked unconscious by gas. When they awoke, Cowen was there to greet them and told them he knew of the coup the entire time and that Ladon had the best interests of the Genii at heart. Cowen confirmed Ladon's claims of his planning to use the Genii atomic weapons to conquer the galaxy for himself He then contacted [[Dr.]] [[Elizabeth Weir]] and demanded all of their [[Puddle Jumper]]s in exchange for their lives. Unknown to Cowen, Ladon had in fact planned a real coup and used the lure of Puddle Jumpers to get Cowen and all of his elite guard in one place so he could kill them all at once with a [[Genii A-bomb]] he had planted. After helping Sheppard's team to escape, Ladon contacted Cowen by radio and apologized for what he was about to do. Horrified, Cowen asked what Ladon had done moments before Ladon's bomb exploded, killing him and his personal guard. With Cowen and his guard dead, Ladon was able to take power without further bloodshed. {{Cite|SGA|Coup D'etat}}
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==Appearances==
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{| class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed wikitable" width="100%"
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! Appearances for Cowen
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In chronological order:
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*''[[Stargate: Atlantis]]''
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**[[Atlantis Season 1|Season 1]]
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***"[[Underground]]"
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***"[[The Storm]]"
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***"[[The Eye]]" {{m}}
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***"[[The Brotherhood]]" {{m}}
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**[[Atlantis Season 2|Season 2]]
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***"[[Coup D'etat]]"
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**[[Atlantis Season 3|Season 3]]
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***"[[Common Ground]]" {{m}}
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***"[[Irresponsible]]" {{m}}
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|}
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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[[Category:Genii]]
 
[[Category:Genii]]
 
[[Category:Recurring Atlantis characters]]
 
[[Category:Recurring Atlantis characters]]
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[[Category:Deceased characters]]
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[[Category:Genii Army]]

Latest revision as of 23:09, May 3, 2020

"Well, that was refreshing! He didn't try to kill us even once!"
Rodney McKay[src]

Cowen was the Chief of the Genii and an enemy of the Atlantis expedition.

BiographyEdit

2004Edit

When Cowen was first encountered by Major John Sheppard's team, they believed he was the leader of a simple Amish-like people. They began to negotiate for a piece of their Tava bean crop. He was hesitant at first because he said it would require them to clear land. Sheppard then showed them an easy way to clear a stump using C-4. He agreed to give them a supply of Tava in exchange for some C-4 and medical supplies. After getting clearance from Dr. Elizabeth Weir, Sheppard returned by Dr. Rodney McKay detected traces of radiation and followed it to a hatch to an underground bunker. They were detained by military personnel and then Cowen entered the room in uniform. He explained the Genii used to be a Confederation of planets but now hide underground from the Wraith. McKay realizes the radiation is from the development of Nuclear warheads. Sheppard offers their help in their creation if they form an alliance against the Wraith. Cowen wants to use a Puddle Jumper to infiltrate a Hive Ship and access the data core. Sheppard agrees and they head for the Hive. Once there, they get the info but Tyrus is shot with a Wraith stunner and left behind. Once back on the Genii homeworld, Cowen's men surround the team and blame Teyla Emmagan for his death. Sheppard then orders two Jumpers to decloak and Cowen stands down. (SGA: "Underground")

After learning that most of the personnel on Atlantis were being evacuated by Smeadon, he ordered Commander Acastus Kolya and his team to invade it and retrieve the Wraith data storage device and the expeditions supply of C-4. (SGA: "The Storm")

2006Edit

When Ladon Radim came to the Atlantis expedition for help in overthrowing him, Lt. Colonel John Sheppard and Dr. Rodney McKay came to warn him. He appeared grateful for the information. When Sheppard and McKay decided to squash the coup themselves, they were knocked unconscious by gas. When they awoke, Cowen was there to greet them and told them he knew of the coup the entire time and that Ladon had the best interests of the Genii at heart. Cowen confirmed Ladon's claims of his planning to use the Genii atomic weapons to conquer the galaxy for himself He then contacted Dr. Elizabeth Weir and demanded all of their Puddle Jumpers in exchange for their lives. Unknown to Cowen, Ladon had in fact planned a real coup and used the lure of Puddle Jumpers to get Cowen and all of his elite guard in one place so he could kill them all at once with a Genii A-bomb he had planted. After helping Sheppard's team to escape, Ladon contacted Cowen by radio and apologized for what he was about to do. Horrified, Cowen asked what Ladon had done moments before Ladon's bomb exploded, killing him and his personal guard. With Cowen and his guard dead, Ladon was able to take power without further bloodshed. (SGA: "Coup D'etat")

AppearancesEdit

Appearances for Cowen

In chronological order:

External linksEdit

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