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I’ve been going through all of Stargate, from the movie through Universe. And I’ve come to a realization.
When you apply all the knowledge we’ve learned about the Goa'uld to the original movie, Ra’s trip to Abydos becomes hilarious.
What we’ve learned is we see goa'uld with ARMIES of jaffa, in chainmail and full armor. And commanding fleets of warships and fully capable deathgliders.
Meanwhile, Ra shows up to Abydos with one pyramid ship, and as far as we know just TWO deathgliders only capable of atmospheric flight, and no jaffa. Just, maybe a dozen human guards.
Not only that, they were basically in jaffa beachwear. Sandals, and white skimpy linens.
And he brought all the kids.
This was a vacation.
From Ra’s point of view, this was like driving the kids out for a day at the beach, then The Spanish Inquisition pops up, starts a riot, puts an atomic bomb in his car, and leaves.