|Out of universe information|
When the Athosians moved to Atlantis, he and Wex were playing a Hide and seek like game, with Wex being the role of the Wraith, while Jinto looked for Wex as Sheppard. However, Jinto accidentally got into a transporter which moved him to a lab, which was containing a Shadow creature that fed off energy. Jinto accidentally released the entity, but he was unharmed. (SGA: "Hide and Seek")
A future Jinto returned through time to the Second Siege of Atlantis as part of a team sent to ensure Dr. Zelenka survives to repair the Control Chair in time to save the city. In that future, approximately twenty years distant, Jinto was a grown man and had a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from an unnamed university on Earth. He apparently developed a friendly bond with Zelenka in the intervening years, which inspired him to seek Tau'ri education in Zelenka's field. Jinto went by the name "Dr. Hallingson" as an adult. (SGA: "Far Horizons")
Behind the ScenesEdit
- In one of the alternate realities created by Charybdis, a grown Jinto was a friend of the real Teyla Emmagen and helped her out a lot. He and Wex discovered the alternate John Sheppard and brought him to Teyla. (SGA: "Mirror Mirror")
- It is unknown whether Jinto's future surname, "Hallingson", corresponds to Athosian custom or whether most Athosians do not use surnames (although at least Teyla does) and Jinto took the name in order to fit in on Earth when he went to study there. In any case, the name follows the ancient Scandinavian naming scheme (i.e., patronyms), the legacy of which can still be seen in many modern Scandinavian surnames. Athosian culture appears at least in part inspired by ancient Scandinavia, so the naming scheme may well be present in their society; else, Jinto may have found out about or been made aware of the Scandinavian custom when he arrived on Earth and needed a surname.