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THE STARGATE OMNIPEDIA
Adria (I) ADRIA (I)
Human embodiment of the Ori, conceived by the ascended to "carry the flag" and usher their armies into the Milky Way Galaxy. She is also known as Orici ("From one all will learn").

If an Ori were to enter the Milky Way in ascended form it would be fought by the Ancients. To prevent this, they cheated the ascended law by creating one of their own in the form of a human. The Ori chose Vala Mal Doran to carry the child, coinciding with her and the Ver Iscan Tomin's romantic relationship. Both eventually learned from a Prior that Tomin was unable to conceive a child -- and it was the Ori's -- not his.


Adria, only a few hours old. From "Flesh and Blood"
Vala carried the child for approximately nine months in Ver Isca, but it was born aboard an Ori warship while the fleet was en route to Chulak. A Prior named her Orici. Tomin called her a "truth seer," knowing she would see through Vala, who did not truly believe in the promises of the Ori.


Though the Orici's gestation occurred at a normal human rate, she was genetically engineered to reach full maturity in a matter of days following birth. Vala, displeased that she was separated from her daughter immediately after giving birth, was eventually granted an audience with the infant. She renamed her Adria, after her formidable stepmother.

Because the Ori's knowledge of the universe is supposedly limitless, the Orici is not a true Ori. She is as close as can be created in human form. The knowledge in her mind un-spooled as her physical body matured, causing headaches during the growth stage.


Adria, several hours old.
Adria's power is at least on the level of that of a Prior, though she is not one of them. She is between the Doci and the Ori in status, and many of her abilities have yet to be gauged. Adria claims that despite the fact that she is essentially Ori, there are parts of her that resonate positviely to being Vala's daughter. Despite this, she resists attempts to be humanized, and she is not sympathetic to her mother's beliefs. Instead, Adria hopes that Vala will eventually come around to see that the Ancients -- not the Ori -- sap energy from those on the planes of existence beneath.

Vala strongly believes that there is a part of Adria that is not resistant to her. If she is successful in getting through, the Ori may eventually regret choosing Vala as her mother.

PLAYED BY - Emma Cooper, Jodelle Ferland, Brenna O'Brien, Morena Baccarin
FIRST APPEARED - Flesh and Blood

KEY EPISODE(S) -
Crusade - Vala is impregnated -- apparently by the Ori -- and marries Tomin to convince him he is the father.
Flesh and Blood - The "Orici" Adria is born, and begins an aggressive growth cycle into maturity.
Counterstrike - Vala and Daniel meet Adria as a fully-grown woman, who is leading the Ori forces on their crusade to convert our galaxy by force.
The Quest, Part 1 - Adria masquerades as Osric, keeper of the archives on the planet she believes Merlin's weapon is hidden, joining SG-1 on their quest.

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