Joe Flanigan as John Sheppard (seasons 1–5 main): a United States Air Force Major recruited to the Atlantis Expedition due to his intuitive mastery over Ancient technology. He becomes the de facto commander of Atlantis' military contingent after the original mission commander Colonel Marshall Sumner is killed. His position is made official in season 2 after Atlantis re-establishes contact with Earth, and he is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard Quotes
|Season 5 / Episode 17: - Infection|
Dr. Jennifer Keller: The disease is in the ship?
Todd the Wraith: It is the only explanation that makes sense.
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: All right, if you say so.
Dr. Jennifer Keller: How is that even possible?
Todd the Wraith: During the process of hibernation, there is a continuous exchange of fluid between Wraith and Hive.The disease must have been transmitted in this manner.
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: Great, so we're flyin' around in a giant tumour.
|Season 5 / Episode 14: - Prodigal|
Dr. Rodney McKay: That's Atlantis' self destruct. Michael's gonna blow up the city.
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: How much time do we have?
Dr. Rodney McKay: He set it for 10 minutes.
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: How much time do you need before you get those drones working?
Dr. Rodney McKay: Well, if I can get them working at all, a lot more than 10 minutes.
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: All right, forget about it.
Dr. Rodney McKay: What are you doing?
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: I'm flying the Jumper. I'm crashing it into the tower.
Dr. Rodney McKay: Crash it?
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: Look, it is our best chance of taking out Michael's Jumper.
Dr. Rodney McKay: Not to mention taking out yourself!
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: I have crashed Jumpers into the tower before!
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