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"My Great-Grandmother is a Tok'ra"

Posted on 2011.07.10 at 17:07
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In the Stargate universe, Tok'ra are good-guy Goa'uld; their name "Tok'ra" literally means "against Ra," the most notorious of all the Goa'uld System Lords whom the Tok'ra oppose. Unlike the violently parasitic Goa'uld, Tok'ra take only willing human hosts, providing long life, perfect health, and share the body equally.

During one particularly moving story arc, Samantha Carter's father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and accepted "blending" with a Tok'ra symbiote who required a new host - ultimately saving both their lives, as the symbiote's ability allowed him to cure the cancer.

And apparently, my son's only understanding of the disease. Because when we told him his great-grandmother had passed away because of cancer, he said regrettingly, "Its too bad she couldn't find a Tok'ra."


michelle1963 at 2011-07-11 00:05 (UTC) (Link)
It really is too bad. Have to love the take children have on life.
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2011-07-11 12:22 (UTC) (Link)
I think it is great that he has been able to attach meaning to the event at all as it can sometimes be so bewildering to contemplate death at a young age. It is probably assisting him in working through it.
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