For the episode, see Foothold.

A Foothold situation, or simply Foothold, is when an aggressor has large control over an enemy's military base or other installation inside enemy territory.

Various foothold situations have often occurred in both Stargate Command and Atlantis but all the threats that both places have encountered have been eliminated altogether.

Known foothold situations[]

Stargate Command[]

  • 1997: The Goa'uld Queen Hathor influenced her way in Stargate Command and took control of all the males of the facility with the intent of claiming the SGC for herself. The females, Teal'c and eventually Colonel Jack O'Neill all rose up against Hathor and forced her to flee through the Stargate to Chulak. (SG1: "Hathor")
  • 1999: A few members of a Reetou terrorist group infiltrated the SGC. SG-1 and members of the Tok'ra with help from the Reetou known as Mother took down the rebels. (SG1: "Show and Tell")
  • 1999: Unknown aliens impersonated several key figures on and off Stargate Command. Due to their experiences with Goa'uld symbiotes, Colonel Samantha Carter and Teal'c were immune to the duplicating effects and Carter escaped to rally Colonel Harold Maybourne and an NID team to help while Teal'c was captured. Using a high-frequency sound, Carter disabled the mimic devices and most of aliens fled through the Stargate. Carter regained control and the Stargate was shut down. As such, the aliens who couldn't escape chose to commit suicide via self-destruct. (SG1: "Foothold")
  • 2004: Anubis gained control over parts of Stargate Command. Thanks to the sacrifice of Russian Colonel Alexi Vaselov, Anubis ended up trapped on KS7-535 though he eventually escaped somehow. (SG1: "Lockdown")
  • 2006: Several captured Ba'al clones took over certain levels of the SGC and took several SGC members hostage. Some were killed by gunfire and symbiote poison, but the rest managed to beam out to a Tel'tak with the Stargate Command list of Stargate addresses. (SG1: "Insiders")



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