Changes[edit source]

I'm still working on this article and other ones like it but I hope it's satisfactory. I moved the images of the different "Wraith castes" into the society section as I wanted pictures of the glowing eyes, perception and young Wraith to be in physiology. Hope that's alright. Also, does anyone have a picture of the Wraith Commander from Broken Ties when he was about to feed on Sheppard? You get an very good shot of the feeding organ in his hand I think and I think an image of that might be quite good in the Feeding section of the article. —Darth Batrus 11:15, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Easiest way to Destroy all wraith[edit source]

Well, the most easy way is to lead them all to the Sanctuary planet and be destroyed by Chaya Sar, My father said it was possible, but the producers wouldn't want the series to end too soon :P -- StylaX 00:27, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

They could also just shove nukes through the Stargate to every Wraith planet... or use the Horizon. Although I would really like to see the Daedalus, Apollo, Odyssey, and possibly the Phoenix going together on some hit and run ops... or all fighting in a massive space battle, with possibly the Travelers as well.—Anubis 10545 04:09, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Or maybe Rodney could try tweaking the Attero device to not affect Stargates. Another dilemma is that if they really get the Wraith on the run, what will happen to Todd? He's a Wraith alright, but would they really kill someone who repeatedly lent a hand to them? I thought the Tau'ri prided themselves on having a sense of honor...--Amitakartok 16:42, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

More like a sense of humor :D -- 03:11, September 29, 2009 (UTC)

Um, obviously Chaya Sar's power has limits. All ancients are powerful (being pure energy) but I really doubt that one ancient, or even one Ori, could kill every single wraith. And also, it would be extremely hard to bring every single wraith to one planet. All it would take would be one cloning facility and one wraith and the cullings would begin again. (But the wraith should still kill everyone, yes, HAHAHAH (crazed/evil laugh) I wish I was a wraith worshiper. Venators (talk) (Contribs) 05:19, September 29, 2009 (UTC)
From what we know know here's an easy way to defeat the wraith had it been employed from the beginning.
  • Perfect the Hoffan drug to a 0% fatality rate and deliver it to all Human worlds
  • Upload the Avenger Virus to the Pegasus Stargate Network
  • Turn on the Attero device with ships in orbit protecting it
  • Reactivate the Asuran Attack Command and continuously turn it back on if it's ever turned off or have a way it won't turn off for 1000 years
Once this is done all you have to do is sit back and watch. The Hoffan drug will protect all human worlds from a culling. The Attero device along side the Avenger virus will completely stop wraith transportation. With the Asurans constantly attacking the wraith its only a matter of time before they die under assault or starvation. This would be even better if we knew the secret weakness to wraith technology. ¥ Super Novice Talk 2 Me ¥ 22:04, December 9, 2009 (UTC)
they have already lost half their hives and are starving to the point of fighting over the remaining humans in the galaxy. eventually they would either kill each other or end up so weakened that the tau'ri+travelers will be able to own them no problem. —Asdf1239 (talk) (Contribs) 03:30, February 18, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, if the Tau'ri want the wraith exterminated, they can quickly finish them off with an expedition of maybe 6 304s, ~17 Hive ships loyal to Todd, 30 Free Jaffa Ha'taks (upgraded for intergalactic travel), 5 Traveler Warships , 10 Ori Warships and the Tria if they can salvage her. The ~14 Wraith hive ships that still oppose the Tau'ri would either submit of be destroyed.-- 19:05, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
  • sigh* but why would todd help them destroy the wraith....he still -is- a wraith...using hit and run atacks the tau'ri could probably kill them with the 304s and if they build a supergate to let the ex-ori through, its over ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 23:19, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
Todd and his coalition would be spared, and then maybe they can build a supergate and send the Wraith to some distant Galaxy where their may be something else for the wraith to feed upon.-- 13:30, March 28, 2010 (UTC)
i thought hives were too big to go through a supergate, also i don't think the wraith would be trusting enough of humans or todd to just go to another galaxy not knowing if its a trap ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 04:59, March 30, 2010 (UTC)
It seems kind of odd that in Atlantis they never seem to have much of any care for the wraith prospective on the Tau'ri's agressive war against them. It seems that the Atlantis expedition always seems to think that all of their actions are justified becasuse the Wraith "Victims" are "Humans like us",(which is in and of itself a generally racist approach to the situation) could they at least consider that the wraith need to feed on humans to survive, it is their only stable source of food short of cannibalism. The wraith have as evidenced by Todd happily remove their dependance on feeding if it were possible, but it seems that the Tau'ri see the default solution to the Wraith problem is their complete extermination, simply because the "ow it to the Humans". Not only do they seem to think of the Wraith as mindless evil creatures like the Goa'uld but they have also shown a complete disregard for their rights as a sentient species, they have engaged in torture, summary execution, experimentation, use of chemical weapons and generally indiscriminate killing of thousands of Wraith(Ionically in SG1, the Tau'ri actually do not seem willing to violate the Goa'uld's rights as a species when they are imprisoned). Admittedly the Wraith attempt to gain access to Earth on several occasions, but later in the series that is only to alleviate the disastrous food shortage that is tearing their whole species apart. Yet the Tau'ri still rarely seem to care about helping them survive this and rather only hope to kill them as a way to solve their supposedly so desperate problems.-- 01:38, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
that's true, although if the wraith just died out on their own in a way such as being nuked by the genii without the tau'ri's interference it would be part of the natural order of things, since predators go extinct if they are no longer "competent" enough. otherwise though yes the tau'ri woke the wraith up in the first place and they have a responsibility to fix things, apparently they think genocide is the only way to do so which is wrong of course ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 01:58, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
Well, hasnt one of their main focus on the solution to the wraith problem been the development of things to turn them into humans, and later to stop them from having to feed. Their main focus is saving the human's, and to do that they kill wraith, help get wraith fighting each other, and develope means of stopping the wraith from requiring human food, by turning them into humans, or starting up their digestive system. They havent been dedicated to wraith extermination throughout the series, but in a war, they have to consider their enemy cannot be allowed to feed on humans, so you kill them. Just like Tau'ri and Jaffa, often they do kill Jaffa, you cant talk a Jaffa down in a fight all the time. If your enemy needs to feed on you to live, it gets a little harder. 02:06, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
But the only reason they defend the Humans is simply that, they're humans "like us". We may see it as harsh, but to the Wraith Humans are necessary to their survival, unfortunately the Atlantis expedition started things out getting a biased POV from the Athosians. The retrovirus might have seemed like the somewhat ethical thing to due, but what they eventually intended to use it for would have changed the situation very little for both parties, i.e. more wraith effectively dead and robbed of their memories and more newly converted humans dead as well. The wraith feeding elimination drug seemed like the most reasonable thing to do, but it always seemed that Atlantis never really took it very seriously. The decimation of almost half of the total population of a sentient species could have been much better avoided if the Tau'ri had simply taken what they could from Atlantis, destroyed it, and left. Of coarse there would be no TV show beyond season 1 and that would be very boring, but thinking from an ethical standpoint it seemed like the right thing to do-- 02:00, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
So, your saying ethically, we should have let humans be killed by an agressive species, over and over again, and abandoned them upon discovering the wraith, and that the wraith feed on humans. That doesnt sound ethical to me. It sounds like the point of view of an extremelly isolationist society, or a wraith worshipper who betrays his own kind so he can live longer. Wraith didnt work on obtaining an alternative food source, they were happy to feed on sentient lifeforms, without considering how similar they are to humans, they only consider an alternate means of survival in desperation after the Tau'ri have it partially developed the means to change the needs of the wraith. You sound like one who thinks that if its not our own society lives who are at stake, we should abandon all those who are outside it to their own problems, let them solve it themselves or wipe each other out... Like the rest of the world, should just back out of the poorer nations of the world, and let the genocide continue, because it doesnt affect us. Your assuming that your own ethical standards are the only standards and that they are the highest form of ethical standards, in which they are not, ethics vary from culture to culture, from person to person. The Tau'ri are just striving to do what their own standards tell them is right and proper, which is to protect the people of Pegusus, from the wraith, and to help the wraith in changing their needs from having to feed on humans, so that they either are cured of being a wraith(back to human), or start up an immune system inside them. Wraith could simply go into hibernation while such a cure is developed by the Tau'ri and wraith scientists if they so chose... but they do not, instead, they try and find new feeding grounds. 02:55, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
  1. 74.129, please indent your responses to make them stand out from the previous one, thanks
2.POV; if a race of technologically advanced cows were to invade and try to free all our livestock or convert the human species into vegetarians, would we acquiesce to their demands ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 04:29, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
Okay, first of all i am not saying that what I thiink is an ethical view of the situation is the only ethical view. I am just saying that it is not right that the wraith all be destroyed. Secondly, you dont have to take all of this so seriously, I just find this to be a reasonable and interesting discussion. It is of corse true that the wraith have not really been very devoted to removing their need for feeding, and that id one thing that they are guilty of, but like asdf1239 said, humans are guilty of much of the same thing just because we think other life forms are inferior (We humans base our social paradigm of superiority and sentience on the fact that we can communicate while animals cannot, the wraith may base their deep rooted cultural superiority belief on the fact that humans are not telepathic like themselves). Though the Wraith are not guilty of continuing to feed on humans at this point, due to the fact that because there are so few of them, one coalition cannot go into hibernation without fearing that another coalition will try cull more for themselves, in this way the mutual distrust and fear (that the Tau'ri have never lifted a finger to stop, mind you) lead to the destruction of even more wraith and humans than ever before. One of the least destructive ways to resolve the situations that I can think of is that the Tau'ri could call together a peace conference ofall of the rival hives, in which they temporarily offer to defend disputed planets while all of the wraith go into hibernation and all Tau'ri military agree to stay out of pegasus(only once the hives hibernate though). Then a joint team scientists can work on a more permanent cure to the wraith feeding problem. If they succeed, then the wraith then settle on planets of their choosing and live out their lives in peace while they work out agreements with other human planets for weapons limitations and other fine points to ensure a lasting peace.-- 18:33, June 22, 2010 (UTC)
I couldn't agree more. While the Goa'uld were definatley evil and enslaved humans, the Wraith are simply apex predators. Wraith are no more evil then say a killer whale that eats seals off the beach. By commiting genocide against the Wraith the Tau'ri are in effect drastically altering the eco-system of an entire galaxy, I guess that's why there's no hippies on the atlantis expedition.--D Toccs (talk) (Contribs) 13:52, September 11, 2010 (UTC)
I have to yet again say that the Wraith are very evil, they dont consider alternatives to feeding on sentient beings, we have no proof that they cannot feed on another living creature which is not sentient, we even have seen them feed of those energy buig creatures. They may simply feed off humans because its the easiest, they take little work to grow, they prosper on their own, you just have to be forceful when you capture them and lay waste to them. If they really wanted, they could grow people through cloning to feed off and perhaps even modify the clones, much like the asgard do, so that they dont develop minds unless one is transfered in. Or, they could raise livestock(like we do), which may or may not be less "filling" then humans. They'd simply have to raise them, which wraith might not find very appealing. Perhaps they dont have these because livestock like this never existed in the pegusus galaxy, we'd simply have to introduce them. If the Wraith had put any effort forth, they could have solved the feeding problem, they are evil not because they feed directly off other beings, but are evil, because... they didnt look for an alternative to feeding of a sentient being. And as for sentient cows visiting earth, if they could show that our cows are sentient, capable of learning and really communicating in a meaningful way, I'd be likely to stop eating them. 19:27, November 7, 2010 (UTC)
there's no indication that they're able to feed on any organism other than humans; many animals evolve highly specialized diets. i don't think they were ever shown feeding on iratus bugs, but feel free to cite the episode where it happened. in any case, they certainly aren't immoral for fulfilling a biological imperative necessary to their survival. ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 03:15, December 7, 2010 (UTC)

About the feeding[edit source]

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The way that the wraith feeds on the humans is completely gross but I can't stop myself from watching. It is real creepy how they age when they are being fed on though. Lt col. Shepperd looked really old and ugly when he was fed on. I would hate to be fed on. It would be like my worst nightmare.

Wraith entertainment?[edit source]

In Vegas, the Wraith seemed to develop a particular fondness for loud rock music. Maybe he was enjoying it?

Maybe compared to Wraith rock music, the Earth rock music he listened to was actually the Wraith equivalent of classical music. Now there's an idea :) —Anubis 10545 06:41, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
who said he was listening to it, it may have just been the music they put over the scene not what was in the scene--Escyos (talk) (Contribs) 00:01, June 17, 2010 (UTC)
Didnt that guy knock on his door because the music was too loud? Can't remember the scene too well but wasnt he using the music to drown out the sound of something

Wraith hunger[edit source]

Is there a limit how much a Wraith can feed? I mean, they feed when they are hungry or cruel but we know that excess feeding boosts their regenerative capabilities. Is there an upper limit of life-force a Wraith can suck out until they are "full" and can't feed anymore? We don't even know if there's a lower limit as all we saw is that if a Wraith is completely deprived of food for months, it will go delusional from starving but do not die. So I don't think there is a way to starve the Wraith to death.--Amitakartok 16:40, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Worshipers[edit source]

I would prefer being a wraith worshiper than a goa'uld worshiper because the wraith can give you eternal life, but all the goa'uld can do for you is implant you with symbiotes. Wraith should find Earth in an episode and cull heaps of people, then take over the milky way. Yes, the wraith should rule all, HAHAHAHAH (crazed/evil laugh) Venators (talk) (Contribs) 05:14, September 29, 2009 (UTC)

except, a symbiote would essentially give you eternal life as well...—Asdf1239 (talk) (Contribs) 22:30, February 16, 2010 (UTC)
Most Goa'uld worshippers are never taken as hosts, the Goa'uld population is far to small for it, on the other hand you would have to mine naquadah, but not everybody has got to be a miner-- 18:59, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
The only reason the Goa'uld population is so small is because they eat each other. The Goa'uld also enslave their worshippers. ¥ Super Novice Talk 2 Me ¥ 19:03, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
A symbiote can only lengthen your life by aprox. 300 years.. and goa'uld do not eat each other.. the only occasion that happend was at the meeting of the system lords at that was a ritual to their superiority over humans and other goa'uld - (ARWW)

don't they ever get bored?[edit source]

is that all they do? feed, sleep for a hundred years, wake up, feed some more, go back to sleep? —Asdf1239 (talk) (Contribs) 01:47, February 18, 2010 (UTC)

There based off of insects they may not find a reason to do anything else with their extremely long lives.¥ Super Novice Talk 2 Me ¥ 02:03, February 18, 2010 (UTC)
They also hunt runners, at least the caretakers probably do just because they are bored.-- 21:21, March 8, 2010 (UTC)
wait, what's preventing them from just going back into hibernation to avoid the current crisis? ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 12:05, March 25, 2010 (UTC)
Because the wraith factions are afraid that if one Hive ship coalition goes into hibernation, another will take advantage of this and try to cull their territory for themselves, they cannot trust each other to go into hibernation at the same time, unlike the way they usually do it in their normal feeding cycle where all of the wraith coalitions only go into hibernation when there are too few humans to cull and they can thus trust each other.-- 14:36, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
is everyone with the 99 at the front of their ip address the same person? just making sure ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 06:59, April 2, 2010 (UTC)
"Indeed" :)-- 01:49, April 28, 2010 (UTC)
The Wraith do other things besides feed and hibernate. There are many Wraith scientists with deep understanding of highly advanced technology so they clearly spend time studying that. They have a developed political system with Queens and commanders who make and break alliances, Wraith society is obviously very developed, the show just doesn't go into too much detail about it. --D Toccs (talk) (Contribs) 13:47, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

Interesting Question[edit source]

Can the wraith feed on animals? They have shown that they are able to drain the life force of fellow wraith, so surely the feeding process can work on other mammals as well.

they could probably feed on anything except plants —ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 03:39, February 22, 2010 (UTC)
then they really aren't as desperate as they claim! of coarse it is a lot easier to get ate humans for food than any other animal. we don't hide like other animals-- 21:23, March 8, 2010 (UTC)
if the wraith were able to adapt at all, they would have used their cloning facility to clone humans for food so they wouldn't need to fight over the rapidly depleting natural food supply. —ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 22:27, March 8, 2010 (UTC)
When did they feed on other wriath, except when they converted a wraith into a human, as a test, then feed on him, to make sure it worked? Also, cloning human's, yes, I'm sure its possible, but it takes a lot of really dedicated labor to do it. The massive cloning facility they used to create massive numbers of wraith during the war, required a whole lot of energy, a ZPM, to work. They could do the slow "normal" cloning process, but that would take years to create, not worth doing unless they are desperate. Baal may have been able to mass produce himself, fullgrown, but the Wraith may not have such good cloning technology. They do lack a lot of other technologies the Goa'uld have. 01:37, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Feeding on other wraith said to be one in Season One's The Defiant One. It was how the Wraith survived 10k years without food. Wraith feeding on each other is later mentioned many other times through SGAs history. ¥ Super Novice Talk 2 Me ¥ 01:56, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Todd could have easily modified the cloning facility to clone humans after he stole those zpms from Asuras. instead, he tried to use it to make a wraith army which would only exacerbate the food problem by creating more demand for it. all he needed was to find some source of human dna like Michael did to clone Beckett. —ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 04:03, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
One planet of clones for all of the hive ships in the Galaxy to feed from? that seems like more than a little bit of a Logistical stretch-- 18:54, March 27, 2010 (UTC)

Yea they could of easily done this but its an amazing ilogical waste of power they could get more people or just continue as they are Because if Todds plan worked they would of quickly become

the biggest power in the galaxy won the war and have an all you can eat buffet
 in the galaxy! plus if they started cloning humans the other wraith
 could find out and have a fight for the cloning facility

and they were loosing anyway.

but if todds plan worked, they would also have millions more ah, hands to feed, also about the logistics if they could clone an army large enough to defeat the lanteans they could clone enough humans to feed the <30 hives active atm ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 22:27, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
Not to mention that if they did somehow miraculously produce new hive ships, the hives would soon just fight amongst each other again-- 20:38, April 28, 2010 (UTC)
What about using wraith beaming technology to simply copy people for food purposes. By simple saving the raw data of the persons energy signiture you could just keep "printing" out the same person over and over right? 05:04, August 29, 2012 (UTC)
No Wraith can only feed on humans or other wraith(as shown in series), it is certainly known that they can not feed on plantlife or other lifeforms.. the first wraith to be captured in season 1 is proof.. sheppard tries to feed him stuff but he won't eat it - (ARWW)

reproduction[edit source]

apparently its known that warriors are bred/cloned by the queen, but how are other wraith born...i would assume theyre also "created" on hives/cloning facilities instead of sexual reproduction like the article says —ASDF1239 DISCUSSION 06:25, March 5, 2010 (UTC)

I thought the dame thing, seeing as there was only one wraith female at all on the hive that was captured in the battle of the void and I don't remember seeing any other females in The Queen, suggesting that most wraith reproduce using some sort of insect like system where the queen can fertilize the males. the cloning facilities can just do the process bigger/faster, just a theory-- 20:35, April 28, 2010 (UTC)

Shields[edit source]

I was reading "Entanglement" and Rodney keeps mentioning that the Wraith scout ship had shields. According to this article the Wraith don't use shields, so what was going on? Starwarsspartan (talk) (Contribs) 02:20, September 4, 2011 (UTC)

The wraith don't use shields expect for holding prisoners, etc. Their ships itself don't have them probably because of the Ancients. Shields wouldn't help the Wraith vs drones. Anubis.svgAnubis 1996 T | C

Sorry but that's a load of crap.. entanglement is a book written by some independant author, so it has nothing to do with stargate atlantis! Also you can modulate shields to stop drones but then other objekts would get through for example staff weapons or asgrad plasma beems.. - (ARWW)

After the Goa'uld / Ori potpourri, a mixture of a goa'uld and wraith[edit source]

A question came to me when I watching the Stargate franchise, a wraith can be biologically a host to goa'uld symbiote ?

Luke Saint Sophia (talk) (Contribs) 12:05, June 11, 2017 (UTC)

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