“Strike me down! Do it now or I will destroy Abydos!”
Anubis was the most powerful and dangerous Goa’uld in history. Once a powerful System Lord, Anubis was banished by Ra and the others because his actions were deemed unspeakable, even among the Goa’uld. He was believed to have been destroyed, but managed to escape and trick Oma Desala into helping him toascend. The Ancients did not want the Goa’uld to join them on the higher planes of existence after learning of his trickery, and forced him into a state between mortal existence and ascension.
Because of his knowledge of the Ancients, Anubis amassed unimaginable advanced technologies. He gathered strength for hundreds of years before returning to take his revenge upon the System Lords and dominate the Milky Waygalaxy, before his permanent defeat in 2005.
Long ago, Anubis first arose as a warlord in the service of Apep. His victories earned the praise and respect of Apep, but earned the jealousy of his fellow underlords. However, Anubis’ ambition was even greater. Exposing Apep to the unstable effects of the Ancient healing device, Anubis learned of valuable Ancient weapons: the Eyes of the Goa’uld, six jewels used to power aplanet destroying weapon. Eventually, he felt his position was so secure that he murdered Apep, removing the symbiote from his host and devouring Apep before the others, and declared himself Emperor of the Goa’uld.