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Sora Tyrus
Biographical information


Home planet

Genii homeworld



Political information


Out of universe information

"The Storm"
"The Eye"
Legacy: Homecoming


Erin Chambers

Sora Tyrus is a Genii and the daughter of Tyrus. According to Cowen, she is a skilled fighter and expert marksman.



She had known Teyla Emmagan all her life, however despite this friendship, held Teyla responsible for her father's death when Teyla was forced to leave Tyrus behind on a mission to a Wraith Hive ship. (SGA: "Underground")

She was also a member of Commander Acastus Kolya's strike force during the raid on Atlantis. It is here that she shows a level of compassion for the soldiers Kolya killed recklessly in the Stargate Operations. She claimed that they could have been overpowered opposed to killed straight off. Her reason for such a statement was that she wanted the "Atlanteans" to be co-operative. She later showed distressed concern when Kolya threatened Major John Sheppard with physical harm. While occupying Atlantis, she battled Teyla Emmagan in a knife fight in the Jumper bay, using her father's knife. Teyla eventually managed to disarm Sora of the knife. At this point Sora asked for the feud to be ended once and for all, implying Teyla to kill her; instead Teyla threw the knife to the ground, severing the feud and showing an end to the conflict. Sora's change of heart enabled her to assist a wounded Dr. Carson Beckett to safety. She was then taken prisoner, Dr. Elizabeth Weir optimistically stating that perhaps she could be used in trade with the Genii in the future in order to patch up relations between the two cultures. (SGA: "The Storm", "The Eye")

She was held for three months before eventually being released. (SGA: "The Lost")


When Atlantis returns to the Pegasus Galaxy after six months of being absent, Sora, who has been promoted to the rank of Captain, informs Ladon Radim and Ambrus Tol. Sora is disgruntled when Ladon refuses to engage with the Lanteans and tells him that there has to be a reckoning with Atlantis at some point. However, Ladon refuses, not wanting to antagonize Atlantis yet and threatens to dismiss Sora from his service if she doesn't heed his wishes. Knowing if she is fired she will only have her looks and military training to fall back on, neither of which will do her any good with her temperament, Sora reluctantly concedes to Ladon's wishes, but he doesn't entirely trust her though he tells her that their salvage missions will continue. Ladon also orders Sora to avoid the Lanteans completely if she ends up on the same planet as them and to let go of her grudge towards Teyla Emmagan. While Ladon considers sending someone he trusts to keep an eye on her, he realizes she will see through it and it won't work.

Days later, Sora leads a relief mission to Wland where Doctors Jennifer Keller and Carson Beckett are helping the locals after a devastating Wraith attack. Upon hearing of the Genii's arrival, Beckett sends Keller to get help from Atlantis, being cautious about the Genii's appearance. Upon seeing Beckett, Sora demands to know where his team is and has her men search the compound for anyone else and Beckett's supplies. Sora then decides to take Beckett's supplies and Beckett with them when they leave in defiance of Ladon's orders as she sees them useful. Shortly afterwards, Lt. Colonel John Sheppard arrives with Doctor Rodney McKay and a team of Marines and they demand of Sora the release of Beckett and the supplies. Sora refuses to listen, intending to take Beckett and hiding behind some crates so no one can get a clear shot at her. Instead, Sora demands that they call Teyla there and she'll trade Beckett for Teyla and if they refuse, she'll kill Beckett. As the stand-off heats up, Sora makes the mistake of emerging into the open to threaten Beckett and Ronon Dex stuns her with his blaster, having intended to kill her initially but having changed his mind as she was too close to Beckett. However, Tass is able to snag Beckett before he can get away and a few of Sora's men are left in too good of cover to get to. One of her men offers a new deal that the Atlantis team takes: the Genii will let Beckett go and the team will allow the Genii to take the supplies. While the two sides depart each other peacefully, Ronon regrets not killing Sora when he had the chance.

After returning to her homeworld, Sora turns the supplies over to Colonel Faber, but he reports her actions. A furious Ladon has Sora arrested and stripped of her rank. Though Sora got supplies the Genii needed, Ladon returns them all to Atlantis as he is unwilling to antagonize them at that moment and informs them that Sora will stand trial. Sheppard is surprised that Ladon didn't kill Sora for her actions but Teyla believes he couldn't due to the large amount of influence her father had possessed. (SGA: "Legacy: Homecoming")

Behind the scenesEdit

  • During filming of "The Siege, Part 2", Sora was traded for a Genii nuclear weapon. The scene was cut due to time constraints, however, so Sora's status is unknown.
  • Although unlikely to be canon, Erin Chambers commented in an interview that she formed a little backstory for her character - Sora. The backstory includes that Sora is 20 years old and that her mother died when she was young; the reason for her close relationship with her father is because of this. Her weakness lies in that she is too emotional. This is definitely seen when confronting Kolya's ethics and when she ends the feud with Teyla. Chambers even claims this is why she lost her fight with Teyla.[1]

References and notesEdit

  1. Erin Chambers interview :: Sora from Stargate Atlantis on Sci-Fi World

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