None (civilian; holds the title of "Doctor")
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- "The man's a lotta work..."
- —Everett Young
Dr. Nicholas Rush, Ph.D is a human scientist currently serving as head science office aboard the Ancient exploratory vessel Destiny. Possessing an incredible ability to understand and modify alien technology, Rush is among the most brilliant minds in the Stargate Program. He was the lead thinker behind the Icarus Project that unlocked the stargate's ninth chevron address and chose to strand the entirety of Icarus Base rather than abandon his life's work. Though his decision earned him scorn and distrust, the makeshift crew has come to respect and rely on his work time and again. Rush previously vied with Everett Young for control of Destiny, but he has since come to accept that completing the ship's mission will require assistance. His personal philosophies are Machiavellian in nature, and his strong belief in the "greater good" often sparks anger from those around them. Nevertheless, Rush firmly believes that he can change the universe for the better, and refuses to let anything stand in the way of that dream.