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16 February 2009 @ 02:48 pm
So I was thinking...  
If a Goa'uld Queen can pass on genetic memory, can it be selective in it? Such as only passing on the memories of a host's time as a slave? I know that they can choose not to pass on anything at all. And if it's possible and they implant that particular baby Goa'uld (after it's ready to leave a Jaffa) in someone and it took control of the host, do you think they'd act in accordance to the memories and behave as a slave and not have the typical super-ego and the penchant for Liberace's clothes closet?


(I think I may have read way too many slave fics lately, but you can blame this question on something i read over at sg1_five_things)
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Abyssisabyssinia4077 on February 16th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Maybe that helps explain how the Goa'uld can have other Goa'uld serve beneath them (and how Ba'al had all those clones) without having to constantly watch for a double cross...

Would be interesting.
Kaz: Slaveboy (Staleek/John)kazbaby on February 16th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Ooo... good point.

I was thinking that it'd be kinda cool to read a fic where one of the team was made a host but with a Goa'uld that only had the memories of being a slave and loyal to a particular baddie.
Abyssis: SG1 - Daniel and the replicatorabyssinia4077 on February 16th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
That would be interesting.

It always seemed odd to me that the Goa'uld could trust other Goa'uld to serve under them - I mean, clearly that relationship was entirely a power dynamic, but still. And I will NEVER believe Ba'al could actually trust clones of himself. He *knows* better.
Kaz: Big Bad Ba'alkazbaby on February 16th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
I guess they've become so entrenched in their own traditions/rituals that the idea of stepping outside of them is a bit of a leap forward (or something like that) yet they still expect treachery. It's a weird universe. *g*

In my own mind, I've decided that Ba'al set it up that each clone thought he was the original and would act accordingly in order to achieve the big payoff.

arthurfrdent: EViLLaugharthurfrdent on February 16th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Liberace was Goa'uld? That explains a lot.
Kaz: Bows Sign of Evilkazbaby on February 16th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
That's what I thought too. :D
sarisia on February 16th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Not to screw up the question or anything, but baby goa'uld are held in the pouches of jaffa, aren't they? Isn't that done because only a mature snake would have the ability to suppress the host personality?
Kaz: Clench (Cameron)kazbaby on February 17th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Yes, a prim'ta I think they're called. I'm referring to after that stage, but then I don't understand the 'mechanics' of it all.

(sorry about the edit, got distracted writing my reply to you by two kids bouncing off the walls)

Edited at 2009-02-17 12:24 am (UTC)
sarisia on February 17th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Aha! Well then. Goa'uld queens have been known to be selective about which parts of the genetic memory they choose to pass on (reference:here).


These symbiotes are more easily controlled as they lack the thirst for power of those who have the full knowledge of their queen.


With that in mind, I imagine that since a blank would have no memory of being a power hungry lord of the universe, that it would stand to reason that a Goa'uld with the memory of a slave would act accordingly.

On the other hand, the Goa'uld is sentient and surely must realize that it is merely a parasite to a host. If it ever realizes that the gods which they serve are also Goa'uld, then there might be a problem. If it lives out a lot of his life, realizing that... oh, I'm a slave, but I heal super fast, like the gods do, and I have superior strength, like the gods do, and when I'm ticked off my eyes glow and the other slaves run away from me because.... I seem like a god.

There's potential problem there. I think that even if you start a Goa'uld off with a slave memory, there's still a chance of some kind of treachery down the line.

Maybe that's why there are blanks, instead of being so specific. I mean... a blank can be trained to be a slave anyway, can't it?
Liza: Laugh away the painlizamanynames on February 18th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
I have to say this is a fascinating question, and I'm really sorry I don't have an actual intelligent answer or even line of thought about it. But I MUST say:

the typical super-ego and the penchant for Liberace's clothes closet?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!! Best description of the Goa'uld EVER.