Built thousands of years ago by the mysterious Ancients, and linked to countless planets through a network of stargates, Atlantis is a treasure trove of strange technology, all of it wondrous and some of it downright lethal. During their adventures, the Atlantis Expedition encounters great challenges, great friends, and great foes.
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Acastus Kolya is a Commander in the Genii military and an enemy of the Atlantis Expedition.
During the storm season on Lantea, Chief Cowen ordered Kolya to take Atlantis to acquire C4. Kolya advised against it, as his unit was not yet a strike force, but carried out Cowen's orders. Major John Sheppard was able to thwart his efforts, taking out an entire company by activating the shield surrounding the Stargate. Kolya finally decided to withdraw, planning to take Elizabeth Weir and Rodney McKay with them, but Sheppard and Aiden Ford were able to rescue them, and Kolya was shot in the shoulder by Sheppard. (ATL: "The Storm", "The Eye")
The failure of the Atlantis raid forced Kolya from Cowen's inner circle. He later attempted to prevent Atlantis 1 from recovering a ZPM because he thought the Genii had a better use for it, not knowing that the ZPM is not compatible with Genii technology. His plan was thwarted in the process. Sheppard lets him live, despite Kolya saying he should kill him now. Sheppard later said that if he crossed with him and his team again, he will kill him. (ATL: "The Brotherhood")
Because of Cowen's growing ambitions, Kolya began plotting a coup. He took Ladon Radim, Cowen's chief scientist and a student of Kolya's, into his confidence, but Ladon betrayed Kolya, forcing him to go underground. Kolya later captured Sheppard, and held him for ransom: If the Atlantis expedition didn't turn Radim over to him, Kolya would allow a captive Wraith to feed on Sheppard. Sheppard and the Wraith were able to escape, but Kolya was able to flee as well. Sheppard gave him a fair warning: If he ever saw Kolya again, he would shoot him on sight.
Kolya later encountered Sheppard and his team when a group of mercenaries called for Kolya's help, having grown sick of Lucius Lavin. Kolya captured the entire team, except for Sheppard who escaped with the help of Lucius. He demanded that Atlantis supply him with guns for a coup. Having lowered his demand level to something more reasonable, he threatened the life of the team if Sheppard didn't surrender. Sheppard eventually surrendered and Kolya ordered him shot to death but Sheppard survived due to Lucius' Ancient personal shield device, which he had hidden under his vest. Unfortunately it was depleted from the gunfire, however, Kolya's men were surrounded by the villagers and captured. Sheppard offered Kolya the chance to surrender but Kolya just chuckled. The two went for their guns in an impromptu duel but Sheppard was a faster. He shot Kolya in the chest, killing him. (ATL: "Irresponsible")
Though Kolya was indeed killed by Sheppard, as Beckett confirmed this, he reappeared on the mainland of M35-117, where he subdued Sheppard and severed his arm. Sheppard soon learned that Kolya and his actions were actually hallucinations made by an alien artificial intelligence to distract Sheppard, seeing him as a threat to an extinct race hoping to rebuild, the Sekkari. (ATL: "Remnants")
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