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New regular joins Stargate Atlantis cast

Wednesday - January 12, 2005 | by Darren Sumner

A new series regular will join the cast of Stargate Atlantis soon after the hit SCI FI show kicks off its second season, GateWorld has learned. Ronon Dex, a human from the Pegasus Galaxy, will be introduced in the episode "Runner," apparently intended to air as the third episode of Season Two. The role is currently being cast.

It is not yet known whether the character will replace anyone on the current Atlantis cast, though the story in which Ronon is introduced does not bode well for the character of Lieutenant Aiden Ford (Rainbow Sun Francks) (story). GateWorld will report more news on Season Two's final cast line-up as it becomes available.

A man between 25 and 30 years of age from the planet Atteria, Ronon Dex is a soldier and a weapons expert. He is sharp and witty, with a wry wit and an inclination to be brutally honest with others.

Ronon is the cunning victim of a Wraith hunting game, in which the creatures implant a homing device in their human prey and track them for sport. Ronon has been on the run for seven years, moving from planet to planet, always alone for fear of endangering others. No other human has eluded the Wraith hunters for so long, making him a well-known and highly-esteemed prize. He has even killed some Wraith who have tracked him down.

Ronon's single-minded determination has kept him going for so many years -- as well as his dream of one day being able to stop running and return to his home. He certainly does not trust Sheppard and the Atlantis team when he encounters them on another world.

Learn more about Ronon and "Runner" in GateWorld's spoiler report on the episode!



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