Bra'tac is a male television character that features in Stargate SG-1.
Bra'tac is one of the former leaders of the Jaffa Resistance, the rebellion aimed at overthrowing the Goa'uld and establishing the freedom of all Jaffa. After the Jaffa obtained freedom, he received a position of honor. He also took over the training of Teal'c's son Rya'c. In High Council sessions, he advocates Teal'c's positions due to the aforementioned occasional absences. Awaiting the arrival of Gerak's fleet before the confrontation on Chulak, Teal'c suggested to Bra'tac that he might be the best man for the position of Head of the High Council.
Bra'tac frees SG-1, which was imprisoned on Klorel's ship. His original plan was to attack Apophis in Klorel's name to begin a fight between father and son. But with SG-1's appearance, they are against their common enemy. He placed Klorel in a sarcophagus to stall the invasion so Earth warships can attack. He then helps them destroy the two ships attacking Earth but he has to reveal his betrayal to Apophis. It is also during this time that he first visits SGC and meets Hammond of Texas.
Later in this year Bra'tac helps Teal'c free his son Rya'c from Apophis. Bra'tac helps Teal'c and Hammond rescue the other members of SG-1 from Hathor. However during this time it becomes evident that Bra'tac has become an outcast among the Jaffa.
Months later Bra'tac helps SG-1 find the Harcesis child and visits Kheb, where he is presented with the idea of Ascension. He considers to ascend himself, finally ending his battle against the Goa'uld but in the end decides against this possibility.
Bra'tac visits SGC after Teal'c was brainwashed by Apophis and performs the Ritual of Malshuraan, which would help Teal'c remember his past. Although the two other times he performed it went bad, this time it is a success and Teal'c becomes himself again.
Later in that year Bra'tac meets Kytano, a charismatic Jaffa leader and together with Teal'c joins forces with him. However it turns out that Kytano is in fact the Goa'uld Imhotep.
At the beginning of this year he visits SGC to tell Teal'c that Drey'auc is dying and they both visit the camp where Drey'auc however is already dead. When Earth is attacked by Anubis with an Ancient weapon, he finds out where it is and, together with Teal'c and Rya'c, goes on a mission to destroy it. Although they are captured in the end the mission is a success.
Later in that year Bra'tac and Teal'c are at the Alpha Site when an Ashrak attacks the base, where currently Jaffa and Tok'ra are stationed. The situation between the two groups is very bad and even worsens when Bra'tac is seemingly killed by the Ashrak. However Bra'tac turns out to be alive and in the end it is he who kills the Ashrak.
At the end of the season Bra'tac and Teal'c are both badly wounded during a Jaffa meeting and Teal'c has to keep himself and his master alive with only one Goa'uld symbiote. They both survive but now need to take the new drug Tretonin.
In the next year Bra'tac, together with other Jaffa (among them Rya'c), is captured by still loyal Jaffa and has to work on the prison camp at Erebus. His Tretonin wanes, but not his spirit, he is rescued in time by SG-1.
Some months later Bra'tac and Teal'c face the new Kull Warriors of Anubis and they both go on a mission to destroy them.
At the end of the year Bra'tac visits SGC to warn them that Anubis plans to attack Earth. He then helps SG-1 to find and Ancient weapon and finally watches as Anubis' fleet is destroyed by the Ancient weapon at Antarctica.
At the end of the year Bra'tac and Teal'c convince the other members of the Jaffa Rebellion to attack Dakara. They are successful in taking over the planet and then defend it against the fleets of Ba'al, the Replicators and Anubis.
A few weeks after the end of the System Lords and Replicators, Teal'c and Bra'tac are given the highest honor a Jaffa can have when they are made 'blood kin' to all Jaffa.
After the fall of the Goa'uld, Bra'tac becomes a member of the High Council, the governing body of the new Free Jaffa Nation but still stays loyal to the SGC. He was also a leader of the progressive faction, with Teal'c, and often opposed Gerak's efforts. During the crisis caused by Gerak's conversion to Origin, Teal'c suggested that Bra'tac would be the most qualified to succeed Gerak as leader of the Free Jaffa Nation.
He nearly meets his end in the attack of the Ori Armada upon Chulak when he sets his mother-ship on a collision course with one of the enemy battleships in a desperate attempt to defend his homeworld, but is beamed away by the Odyssey.
Bra'tac, along with General Landry, went to Dakara in an attempt to stop the Jaffa Nation's new leader Se'tak, from using the Ancient weapon on innocent humans just to claim an Ori warship. When Dakara fell to the Ori, Bra'tac and Landry fled through the Stargate.
Some time after the destruction of Dakara, leaders of the Free Jaffa Nation met on Dar Eshkalon to consider the future. The meeting has been blown up by Arkad -a former pupil of Teal'c, who became a follower of the Ori. Only twelve survived the bombing -Teal'c and Bra'tac among them, but they're badly injured. SG-1 brought them back to the SGC. While Teal'c left to find Arkad, Bra'tac remained to be taken care of. When Teal'c returned, he told him that he is like a son to him.
Personality and attributes
Because of his long history of guarding his thoughts from those around him, shielding his belief that the Goa'uld were false gods from loyal Jaffa, he has developed a rather advanced skill at detecting falsehood in others, often sensing deception in another with nothing more than a glimpse into the other's eyes. However, Bra'tac is not an infallible lie detector and has been misled on numerous occasions.
Powers and abilities
In the Season One episode "Bloodlines" (in which he first appeared), he said he was 133 years old. He later said that he was 135, in the Season Three premiere "Into the Fire", and, in the Season Five episode "Threshold", that he was 137. Although he is one of the oldest Jaffa seen his age has not affected his fighting abilities and he has many times proved more than a match for younger, physically stronger opponents.
Bra'tac is one of the most skilled Jaffa at wielding the staff weapon, accurately firing it in rapid bursts akin to an automatic weapon.
Bra'tac is also an accomplished Tracker. He demonstrates this skill in many episodes; even to the point of correcting Teal'c with regards to the number and direction of those they are tracking.
- Bra'tac was portrayed by actor Tony Amendola
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