None (civilian) (present), leader of the Athosians (past)
Athosians, Atlantis Expedition
|Out of universe information|
- "You were born for a higher purpose — to be the leader of our people."
Teyla Emmagan is an Athosian who pledged her services as guide and warrior to the Atlantis Expedition after they evacuated her people from a Wraith attack on their homeworld. Though she continues to be a leader for her people, she has accepted a new place on John Sheppard's offworld team, and has proven instrumental in fostering trust between Atlantis and Pegasus worlds. Due to experimentation on her ancestors by a rogue Wraith scientist, Teyla is one of a select few Athosians who can "sense" the aliens and utilize some of their telepathic abilities. Her unique skillset has made her a priceless asset to the expedition and a target of opportunity to its enemies, and she represents the very best her home galaxy has to offer.