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Character of Stargate SG-1Stargate: The Ark of TruthStargate: ContinuumStargate Atlantis
Image of the character
Biographical informations
Birth c. 1899[1]
Race Jaffa
Species Human
Informations about family
Marriage Drey'auc (deceased)
Parents Ronac (Father, murdered by Cronus)
Child Rya'c (son)
Other relatives Ka'ryn (daughter-in-law)
Socio-political informations
Allegiance SG-1,
Free Jaffa Nation
Out of Stargate universe informations
Portrayed by Christopher Judge
First appearance "Children of the Gods"
"Teal'c, I saw you stand up to a god. You refused to kill. I saw you make that decision… In that moment I learned everything I needed to know to trust you."
Jack O'Neill, (SG1: "The Enemy Within")

Teal'c [pronounced ˈtiːəlk], is a Jaffa who was First Prime of the Goa'uld System Lord Apophis. After he betrayed his "god", he joined the Stargate Command to become part of the SG-1 team during over 12 years. He originated the Jaffa Rebellion with his mentor Bra'tac, and freed the Milky Way galaxy from the Goa'ulds and the Ori along with his teammates and allies.



Teal'c (name given by his father which means "Strength" in Goa'uld language[2]) was born circa 1899[1] on a world under the domination of the Goa'uld System Lord Cronus. His father, Ronac, served as First Prime of Cronus. Because he failed to win an unwinnable battle, Ronac was murdered by Cronus, and Teal'c and his mother were exiled to Chulak (SG1: "Fair Game", "Threshold"). When he was a young boy, he received his first Prim'ta, the larval form of the Goa'ulds, which gave him a perfect health and long life. He then became a true Jaffa (SG1: "Children of the Gods", "Bloodlines").

Character's evolution[edit]

Stargate SG-1 Season 1 (1997-1998)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 1 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 2 (1998-1999)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 2 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 3 (1999-2000)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 3 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 4 (2000-2001)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 4 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 5 (2001)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 5 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 6 (2002)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 6 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 7 (2003)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 7 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 8 (2004)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 8 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 9 (2005)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 9 History.

Stargate SG-1 Season 10 (2005-2006)[edit]

For an episode-by-episode summary, see Teal'c: Stargate SG-1 Season 10 History.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2007)[edit]

"Reunion" (Stargate Atlantis)[edit]

While Colonel Carter is packing her stuff to leave Stargate Command for Atlantis, Teal'c visits her in her lab and encourages her for her new assignement. For him many things have been done for the last ten years, but now, she's needed in Atlantis. Carter feels that she's leaving with her work unfinished, but Teal'c says that her work will continue, only in a different place. Promising to not be so far away, they hug before Carter leaves through the Stargate to Atlantis.

"Midway" (Stargate Atlantis)[edit]

Stargate: Continuum (2008)[edit]

Teal'c is invited by the Tok'ra on the Tok'ra homeworld, along with SG-1 and Major General O'Neill, to watch the extraction ceremony of the last System Lord Ba'al who has been captured. After three hours passed to enumerate all of Ba'al's crimes, the Goa'uld symbiote is finaly extracted from the host and throwned to the floor.[3] Later, Teal'c leaves Stargate Command to go to lunch with his teammates on General O'Neill's invitation.


  • In "Holiday", Teal'c was briefly played by Richard Dean Anderson as he has switched consciousness with Colonel O'Neill by touching the Ma'chello's soul switcher at the same moment. During a scene, Teal'c (Anderson) started to shave his head because of his Jaffa condition, while O'Neill (Judge) refused.

Behind the scene[edit]

See also[edit]

Other "Teal'c"'s[edit]

  • The Teal'c android, the first robot version created by Harlan
  • The second Teal'c android, the second robot version created by Harlan after he dematerialized the first one

Alternate reality versions[edit]

Alternate timeline versions[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 In "The Light" (2000) Tea'lc mentions his age for the first time: 101 years old, and 47 days from his 102's birthday.
  2. Dialogues from "Past and Present" between Orner and Teal'c.
  3. The timeline has been altered by Ba'al and Teal'c vanished suddenly. After an alternate Cameron Mitchell killed Ba'al in 1939, the timeline has been restored and Ba'al's extraction ceremony processed completely with Teal'c.
Facts about "Teal'c"
AllegianceSG-1 + and Free Jaffa Nation +
Appears inEpisode:Into the Fire +, Episode:Seth +, Episode:Fair Game +, Episode:Legacy +, Episode:Learning Curve +, Episode:Point of View +, Episode:Deadman Switch +, Episode:Demons +, Episode:Rules of Engagement +, Episode:Forever in a Day +, Episode:Past and Present +, Episode:Jolinar's Memories +, Episode:The Devil You Know +, Episode:Foothold +, Episode:Pretense +, Episode:Urgo +, Episode:A Hundred Days +, Episode:Shades of Grey +, Episode:New Ground +, Episode:Maternal Instinct +, Episode:Crystal Skull +, Episode:Nemesis +, Episode:Small Victories +, Episode:The Other Side +, Episode:Upgrades +, Episode:Crossroads +, Episode:Divide and Conquer +, Episode:Window of Opportunity +, Episode:Watergate +, Episode:The First Ones +, Episode:Scorched Earth +, Episode:Beneath the Surface +, Episode:Point of No Return +, Episode:Tangent +, Episode:The Curse +, Episode:The Serpent's Venom +, Episode:Chain Reaction +, Episode:2010 +, Episode:Absolute Power +, Episode:The Light +, Episode:Prodigy +, Episode:Entity +, Episode:Double Jeopardy + and Episode:Exodus +
Birth date1899 +
Character from the main realitytrue +
Daughter-in-lawKa'ryn +
FatherRonac +
Infobox imageTeal'c (Midway).jpg +
Main character ofStargate SG-1 +, Stargate: The Ark of Truth +, Stargate: Continuum +, Episode:Children of the Gods +, Episode:The Enemy Within +, Episode:Emancipation +, Episode:The Broca Divide +, Episode:The First Commandment +, Episode:Cold Lazarus +, Episode:The Nox +, Episode:Brief Candle +, Episode:Thor's Hammer +, Episode:The Torment of Tantalus +, Episode:Bloodlines +, Episode:Fire and Water +, Episode:Hathor +, Episode:Singularity +, Episode:Cor-Ai +, Episode:Enigma +, Episode:Solitudes +, Episode:Tin Man +, Episode:There But For the Grace of God +, Episode:Politics +, Episode:Within the Serpent's Grasp +, Episode:The Serpent's Lair +, Episode:In the Line of Duty +, Episode:Prisoners +, Episode:The Gamekeeper +, Episode:Need +, Episode:Thor's Chariot +, Episode:Message in a Bottle +, Episode:Family +, Episode:Secrets +, Episode:Bane +, Episode:The Tok'ra, Part 1 +, Episode:The Tok'ra, Part 2 +, Episode:Spirits +, Episode:Touchstone +, Episode:The Fifth Race +, Episode:A Matter of Time +, Episode:Holiday +, Episode:Serpent's Song +, Episode:One False Step +, Episode:Show and Tell +, Episode:1969 + and Episode:Out of Mind +
Married toDrey'auc +
Member ofSG-1 +
NameTeal'c +
Portrayed byChristopher Judge +
RaceJaffa +
Recurring character ofStargate Atlantis +
SonRya'c +
SpeciesHuman +