The Wraith Leader was the leader of a Wraith Hive Ship. His hive culled the planet Sateda, and made Ronon Dex into a Runner. When Ronon stumbled upon a village, the villagers were culled, but some lived, and he promised to spare them of future cullings if they captured him again. They captured Ronon, but the villagers were culled anyway. The Leader then had Ronon reimplanted with a Wraith tracker, and took him back to Sateda. However, Ronon was able to kill every Wraith that was sent down. Ronon challenged the King, who came down. The two fought, but Ronon was still exhausted and the Leader held the upper hand and was about to feed on him. Unable to watch, Dr. Carson Beckett fired a Drone weapon from a Puddle Jumper, hitting the Leader at point blank range, sending him flying down the street into a building, where the drone blew up, killing him instantly. (SGA: "Sateda")
After defeating his old mentor Nekai, Ronon tells him that with the help of his friends, he killed the Wraith who had destroyed his world and remembers how Beckett had come to his rescue and killed this Wraith. (SGA: "Hunt and Run")
When meeting with Guide, Queen Death indicated that this Wraith being the King of a hive was unusual in the past but that now more than one Wraith King had arisen instead of Wraith Queens. (SGA: "Legacy: Homecoming")
Behind the scenesEdit
- Dan Payne previously played Anubis' Ashrak in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Allegiance", Nirrti's Jaffa Commander in episode "Metamorphosis", SF Officer in the episode "Fragile Balance", Kull Warriors in several episodes, Vala Mal Doran in the episode "Prometheus Unbound", Wraith warrior in the Stargate: Atlantis episode "Rising", Jaffa in the episode "Sacrifices" and Lt. Reed in the episode "Runner".