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A character from Stargate SG-1
Biographical information
Planet of origin Simarka
Race Shavadai
Species Human
Status Alive
Information about family
Marriage Nya (wife)
Parents Moughal (father)
an unnamed mother
Other relatives Turghan (father-in-law)
an unnamed mother-in-law
Socio-political information
Occupation Medicine maker
Allegiance Shavadai
Out of Stargate universe information
Portrayed by Jorge Vargas
First appearance "Emancipation"

Abu is a young Shavadai living on planet Simarka.


Abu is the son of Moughal, chieftain of the Shavadai. He seems to be a local doctor, using plants to make some medications and drugs. He was also in love with Nya, daughter of Turghan, and went secretly to her village to see her, despite the danger to intrude in the village (SG1: "Emancipation")

Character's evolution

"Emancipation" (1997)

On Simarka, Colonel Jack O'Neill is looking at a young teenager with binoculars running from four big dogs chasing him. The young boy, Abu, calls for help as one of the dogs bites him on the calf. O'Neill uses is sidearm to make the dogs running away, and frees Abu. Abu introduces himself to SG-1 and asks them if they are from the Sea of Ogada. O'Neill doesn't say no. When Captain Samantha Carter arrives to say the dogs are gone, Abu is chocked and asks if she's a woman. When Carter approaches Abu, the latter turns his face, stating he cannot look at her. When people of his tribe arrive to them, he urges SG-1 to take her back to their country. When his fellow villagers and Moughal, Abu's father, threaten to kill Carter because she spoke, Abu confront them, and tell them she saved his life.

Later, inside Moughal's tent, Abu tells he's making some medicine drugs with powerful healing effects. He takes O'Neill, Daniel Jackson and Teal'c, leaving Carter with local outfits. He shows a wound caused by a fire arrow on a young villager. This man doesn't fill any pain.

During the night, Abu kidnaps Carter. The next morning, he explains to her that she will be sold. They approach a village led by Turghan, a feared and powerful chieftain. Abu hopes exchanging Carter for Nya, Turghan's daughter, the love of his life. Turghan refuses the deal, and Abu has to accept 300 weights of gold as a deal. He leaves Turghan but is able to tell Nya to flee in the woods with him.

Abu comes back to Moughal, O'Neill, Daniel and Teal'c who went in search of Carter to free her. Scared, he tells them they will stone to death Nya because she disobeyed the law. Abu begs SG-1 to use their weapons to free her. Moughal says that Abu is suffering the same "madness" he was; he is in love of Nya as Moughal was in love of his own wife.

Back in Turghan's village, Moughal and Abu ask Turghan to stop the killing processing and to accept the challenge according the ancestral laws, challenge which can be held only with a chieftain. Turghan doesn't want to challenge Moughal who is a crippled man. Carter volunteers to challenge him instead. The two of them fight and Carter wins, freeing the Shavadai, Nya, and Carter.

Just before SG-1 leaves, Abu is preparing a six days-long wedding with Nya, .

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