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Doctor Meredith Rodney McKay
Name: Meredith Rodney McKay
Alias: "Rodney McKay"
Rank: Doctor,
Canadian Government
Species: Tau'ri, Male
Born: April 18th, 1968,
Canada - Earth
Out of Character Information
Status: Canon Character
Affiliation: Canada, Homeworld Command, Research and Development Command
Avatar: David Hewlett
For websites with more information: Stargate Wiki

As Rodney McKay was a main character on Stargate Atlantis all events that occurred during the show are cannon. The following are an extrapolation of what we believe to happen. It will be updated as further details become available through published materials.


  • Height: 5'10"
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • ATA Gene Status: Negative (Failed Gene Therapy)
  • WTA Gene Status: Positive (Wraith-applied Retrovirus)
  • GTA Gene Status: Negative


  • Sister: Jean Miller (N: McKay)
  • Brother-in-law: Kaleb Miller
  • Niece: Madison Miller

Career HistoryEdit

  • Pre 2004 - Unknown
  • Team Scientist, AE-1 & Chief Science Adviser, Atlantis Expedition
    • 2004 - 2005
  • Project Leader, Area 51
    • 2005 - 2005
  • Team Scientist, AE-1 & Chief Science Adviser, Atlantis Expedition
    • 2005 - 2009
  • Skunkworks Leader, Area 51
    • 2009 - 2009
  • AE-1 Scientist, Chief Scientist, Atlantis Expedition
    • 2009 - 2009
  • Missing in Action
    • 2009 - 2009
  • AE-1 Scientist, Atlantis Expedition
    • 2009 - 2012
  • Chief Science Adviser, Atlantis Expedition
    • 2012 - 2019
  • Head of Homeworld Command Department of Research and Development, Homeworld Command
    • 2019 - 2025
  • Retired
    • 2025 - Present


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In 2009, after the city-ship Atlantis returned to the Pegasus Galaxy, and made an emergency landing on P1X-000, Doctor Rodney McKay was captured by members of the Wraith Coalition. While in their custody, he was subjected to a modified version of the original Wraith retrovirus that transformed him into a Wraith, where he was reluctantly treated as a Wraith by members of the hive. While in this state, he lacked the majority of his memory, but was still intelligent enough to work on upgrading the hive, as well as attempt to figure out a way to combat the systems on Atlantis.

During a botched attempt by the Atlantis Expedition, he became more and more wary of his wraith "brethren", exhibiting signs of returning to his original self. He assisted Atlantis during a raid, and allowed himself to be captured to return with them, having retrieved information suggesting he was, in fact, Rodney McKay (rather than the Wraith "Quicksilver"). After several weeks and surgeries, he was returned, mostly, to his human form, retaining the Wraith telepathy and white hair. (TBC)

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