- "If the Tau'ri have weapons of the Ancients, we shall see."
- "Anubis is gathering full force of his fleet. He will be here within three days."
Having learned of the existence of one of the Ancient's Repository of knowledge on P3X-439, SG-1 went there to acquire the information, hoping to locate the Lost City of the Ancients. When they learned the Goa'uld System Lord Anubis was on his way, Colonel Jack O'Neill decided to destroy the device. Dr. Daniel Jackson tried to have knowledge downloaded into his brain, but O'Neill stopped him, having it downloaded into his instead, as well as destroying the device. Anubis, upon learning this, decided to attack Earth. SG-1 returned to Earth, only to discover that Major General George S. Hammond had been relieved by the newly inaugurated President Henry Hayes, at the urging of Vice President Robert Kinsey.
Hammond's replacement, Dr. Elizabeth Weir, was swayed to allow SG-1 to take a Tel'tak to travel to Proclarush Taonas. There, O'Neill activated an Ancient star map, bringing up a hologram of Earth and saying two words in Ancient: Terra Atlantus. The Lost City of the Ancients is the Lost City of Atlantis, and it was on Earth. Daniel and Major Samantha Carter were dumbfounded to have traveled here, but O'Neill also revealed that he needed a Zero Point Module. (SG1: "Inauguration", "Lost City, Part 1", "Lost City, Part 2")
Battle above the iceEdit
- "Al'kesh and gliders approach. Many. They will be in firing range in thirty seconds. More ships approaching from the opposite direction....They are not Goa'uld."
Anubis sent three Ha'taks that destroyed the Nimitz battle group. After that, he appeared in the Oval Office, using Asgard hologram technology, and demanded Earth surrender to its "god". Anubis, in response to President Henry Hayes refusing to be intimidated, brought another thirty plus motherships with him, including one of his super motherships.Colonel Jack O'Neill, having modified the engines of the Tel'tak with the help of Major Samantha Carter to get them to Earth in time, also modified the Transportation rings to burn through the ice of Antarctica, which is where Atlantis was supposed to be. They relayed their information to Earth, asking for help to succeed. While Vice President Robert Kinsey tried to relieve Dr. Elizabeth Weir of command, Hayes "accepted" Kinsey's resignation, and sent the Prometheus under the control of Major General George S. Hammond to assist. The fleet of F-302 fighter-interceptors, lead by Major Cameron Mitchell, was able to arrive quick enough to provide cover fire, while the Prometheus acted as a shield against potential orbital bombardment. Mitchell himself shot down an Al'kesh trying to attack the Tel'tak, but was soon shot down himself.
Finally, when the F-302s had expended all their ordinance, Anubis' mothership was in place to attack the Tau'ri. Hoping to buy them time, Hammond ordered the Prometheus to ram the mothership. SG-1, meanwhile, ringed into the Antarctic outpost. Anubis' sensors had also located the outpost, and he sent a hologram of himself there to taunt them. Kull warriors then ringed down to secure the base. As SG-1 covered him, O'Neill replaced the depleted Zero Point Module in the platform with the ZPM taken from Proclarush. (SG1: "Lost City, Part 2", "Avalon, Part 1")
The power of the AncientsEdit
- "Thousands of bright yellow - I don't know - They're coming from the surface! I don't know what they are are! They're cutting the enemy fleet to shreds! My God, it's beautiful."
In the end, Colonel Jack O'Neill was able to access the Antarctic outpost's defensive system via the Control chair. Thousands of Drone weapons were launched, some of which enveloped a Kull warrior. Flying through the hole O'Neill had burned through, the drones proceeded to orbit. They completely bypassed the Prometheus and went straight for Anubis' mothership, then quickly spread to the rest of the Goa'uld fleet, easily piercing their shields. Prometheus was able to break off course in time to avoid ramming Anubis' mothership. As Her'ak declared the ineffectiveness of the shields, a set of drones targeted the Pel'tak. Anubis' mothership was then destroyed, presumably taking the System Lord with it.
However, to save his life, SG-1 was forced to put O'Neill into an Ancient stasis pod. Major Samantha Carter was convinced that they could find a way to save him in the city, but Daniel had already concluded that the structure was not Atlantis, simply an outpost. Unable to help, SG-1 merely stared at O'Neill, frozen in time. (SG1: "Lost City, Part 2")
- "If the Americans want to keep blasting alien ships out of orbit they've got to do a better job of tracking their own mess."
- —Daniel Jackson translating Russian
After seeking the Asgard's help in erasing the Ancient knowledge (and after building a disruptor which would destroy the Replicators) Jack O'Neill was promoted to Brigadier General and made commander of Stargate Command, while Samantha Carter was promoted to Lt. Colonel and made commanding officer of SG-1. George S. Hammond was promoted to Lt. General and appointed to head the Office of Homeworld Security, which would oversee the SGC, Atlantis military contingent, and the BC-303 and 304. (SG1: "New Order, Part 1", "New Order, Part 2")
Dr. Elizabeth Weir was appointed head of the research team that studied the Antarctic outpost. After learning that Atlantis headed for the Pegasus galaxy, she petitioned O'Neill to lead an expedition to the Lost City. O'Neill agreed, and the Atlantis expedition was launched using the Zero Point Module found, which depleted it. (ATL: "Rising")
Though Anubis' semi-ascended nature allowed him to survive, and briefly take hosts by moving from people stationed in the SGC, he was presumed dead. Having been the dominant force in the Goa'uld Empire for two years, his disappearance was almost as chaotic as the death of Ra. To avoid the war that followed the deaths of Apophis and Cronus, the System Lords divided his territories, but Ba'al was able to learn the location of the Kull warriors, and took control of them. Ba'al eventually conquered the rest of the System Lords, though he was defeated in the Battle of Dakara. (SG1: "New Order, Part 1", "New Order, Part 2", "Lockdown", "Reckoning, Part 2")
Major Cameron Mitchell lost the ability to use his legs for a short time, but with physical therapy, he regained the ability to walk. During his time in the hospital he was promoted to Lt. Colonel. After returning to active duty, a year after the battle, he asked to join SG-1, only to learn that he would form a new SG-1 as the other members had moved on to new projects in the wake of fall of the System Lords. Eventually, Mitchell was able to reunite the members. (SG1: "Avalon, Part 1", "Ex Deus Machina")