"Gerak is many things, Teal'c. But he is no fool."

Gerak was previously First Prime of the minor Goa'uld Montu, and with the creation of the Free Jaffa Nation, their first leader. Gerak also became a follower of Origin and subsequently a Prior of the Ori.


Within the newly formed Free Jaffa Nation, Gerak was a proponent of distribution of power through military assets instead of through democracy. He was a skilled military leader, and commanded the largest coalition of Free Jaffa within the galaxy. (SG1: "Origin")

Gerak was open to the teaching of Origin. When a Prior began visiting him, Gerak believed and eventually chose to follow the Book of Origin. Not only did Gerak accept Origin himself, he felt that to be saved, all Jaffa should be converted to Origin. During sessions of the Jaffa High Council, Gerak attempted to have the Free Jaffa Nation vote to adopt Origin as the official religion of all Jaffa and have it taught to Jaffa children. Gerak's faith was soon tested by the Ori; he was sent to Chulak tasked with the elimination of Jaffa non-believers, including prominent leaders such as Teal'c and Bra'tac. When Gerak arrived, he could not kill his fellow Jaffa and felt that in time they would see the light of Origin. When the Prior discovered this, he disregarded Gerak's objections and questioned the gall of Gerak for defying the Ori. When Gerak asked for forgiveness, the Prior transported his mind to the Ori capital, City of Celestis, while Gerak's physical form remained on Dakara. There, beside the fires of Celestis, the Doci of the Ori transformed Gerak into a Prior. Teal'c and Bra'tac, however, raised an army of Jaffa opposed to Origin, hoping to force Gerak to choose the life of thousands of Jaffa over the Ori. (SG1: "The Fourth Horseman, Part 1", "The Fourth Horseman, Part 2")

Gerak brought a massive fleet of ha'taks to Chulak, where the rebels were gathering. Teal'c suggested a meeting with Gerak on the surface of Chulak to possibly work out a solution. The meeting site was specifically chosen, as it was a memorial to the Battle of Tazek'sur in which Gerak's father was slain for believing the Goa'uld were false gods. Teal'c managed to convince Gerak that the Ori were no better than the Goa'uld. Traveling to Earth, Gerak used his Ori given powers to cure the Tau'ri of the plague that was afflicting them. This defiance to the Ori caused an internal self-destruct to activate. Gerak spontaneously combusted and proclaimed that he had died free. (SG1: "The Fourth Horseman, Part 1", "The Fourth Horseman, Part 2")

Preceded by
Newly formed
Leader of the High Council of the Free Jaffa Nation
Succeeded by

Notable Quotes

  • "If I help you, I will die... But I shall die free!" - Last words spoken before his death in (SG1: "The Fourth Horseman, Part 2"), as a response to Teal'c asking him why he would hesitate.

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