|Out of universe information|
- " You are all I have left. My family -- my mother, my father -- they are all gone. If you leave me, I will truly be alone."
- —Teyla Emmagan to Charin
Charin had a family years before the Atlantis Expedition arrived in Pegasus, she had a daughter and a grandchild 16 days of age who were both taken by the Wraith and presumably fed upon. (SGA: "The Lost")
She knew Teyla Emmagan's mother and father before they died and was the only living Athosian who knew of the Wraithkin and what happened to them. Thanks to what she revealed to Teyla about this, Teyla and the Atlantis expedition was finally able to put together what caused Teyla to have her powers. She had been told the story by her grandfather when she was a child. (SGA: "The Gift")
Several months later, she began to have heart failure and was offered a pacemaker by Dr. Carson Beckett. However, she declined and soon died. She was honored in the Athosian Ring Ceremony. Several Athosians, including Teyla Emmagan, risked their lives to grant her this ceremony at a time when Atlantis was being evacuated due to possible destruction. Beckett also attended the ceremony as well. (SGA: "Critical Mass")
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