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An was a male Asgard scientist who was considered the Einstein of his species.
He was a geneticist that was working on a way to combat the slow cloning degradation that his race was suffering from. His work took him to the planet Earth long before they discovered the Stargate where he was responsible for abducting the recently deceased in order to find out if Humanity was the key to their problem. He took with him his research assistant Loki in a scout ship where an temporal accident resulted in An's death. In an alternate timeline he helped SG-1 repel an invasion from the Goa'uld's Ra and Qetesh and they were killed when An beamed 1947 nukes on board their Ha'taks. (SG1: "Roswell")