Wraith technology

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The technology used by the Wraith, while advanced compared to the Goa'uld and the majority of civilizations in both the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxies, is far inferior to the technologies of the Lanteans, Asurans or Asgard.


Wraith "technology" is unique in that most of it has an organic base to it, that is the inner workings resemble a dead corpse's internal organs or the insides of a bug. The Wraith are almost unique in the known universe for being a space-faring race that lacks shield technology. This is likely because Lantean weapons technology can tear through all but the most advanced shields with minimal effort, and so they would have been a waste of time and energy. They are know though to have "Hull Regeneration". Something which has yet to be covered is what, exactly, powers Wraith vessels; moving a hive-ship and powering its massive weapon banks must consume vast amounts of energy, however it is known that whatever powers them is nowhere as efficient as Lantean power sources. Wraith technology is rarely able to reach its full potential due this inefficient power generation, which was demonstrated when a hive-ship was equipped with at least one Lantean ZPM, making it all but invincible, possessing far improved structural integrity, hull density, sensor sensitivity and weapons capabilities. (SGA: "Enemy at the Gate")

There is also an unspecified weakness in all Wraith technology, possibly the above mentioned power issue, which the Lanteans believed would allow them to turn the tide of the war in their favour again if exploited correctly. (SGA: "Aurora")


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