Cian "Ian" Aidan Shannon, Ph.D. is a astrophysicist and mechanical engineer from Earth, he's a fairly new member of SG-2, the secondary team of Stargate Command. He was formerly working at Area 51, working on Ancient technology.
Due to his background in mechanical engineering, during his time at Area 51, Ian has made considerable progress with studying and re-creating ZPMs, though he's yet to have success. He continues his research at the SGC, making steady progress with the help of the science team there.
Personality and traitsEdit
Russell "Russ" Conrad is Cian's father. An American, Russell was born in Minnesota to Lawrence and Cassandra Conrad, both of whom died before Cian was born. Russell met Cian's mother while at university in Dublin. Cian was raised by his father from the age of eleven, after his mother's death. Russell was not great at relating to his son, he cared about Cian but had trouble understanding him in a lot of ways. While Russell was a lover of more traditionally "manly" pursuits, he had trouble understanding Cian, he couldn't understand why would want to spend the majority of his time building models or with his nose stuck in a book, not to mention trying to get his head around his autism. It wasn't for the lack of effort, however, despite being unable to relate he genuinely cared for his son.
The two aren't worlds apart, however. Russell was a mechanic, and while Cian would eventually go into a slightly different pursuit for one of his specialisations, they bonded over their interest in how things worked. In fact, Russell taught his son a lot of what he needed to know. However, he soon realised that his son's knowledge of the subject was far expanding beyond his own.
Meadhbh "May" Shannon is Cian's mother.
Ash'aka is a Tok'ra symbiote, and a fellow member of SG-2. Nicknamed "Ash" by Colonel Shao, his expertise is in the history of several Milky Way worlds and their inhabitants' cultures. He joined the SGC several years ago, as an effort to greather sablise the Tau'ri/Tok'ra alliance. Ash took a while to acclimatise to living with the Tau'ri, but by the time Cian was on the scene was already used to it, though he was occasionally bewildered by certain human actions. Cian and Ash got on well, if mainly because of the fact they were the "nerds" of the group.