Small, ear-splitting interceptor craft piloted by at least one Wraith
, though the exact numbers accommodated by each ship are not known. Each craft is capable of incredible speeds, and can travel from world to world through Stargates
. Darts discharge the same blue paralyzing beams as that of standard Wraith stunner rifles
The Wraith Dart can make its presence known by the way it sounds -- a deafening, high-pitched noise as it races by. It is equipped with a culling beam that transports targets to the ship and saves them in some form, be it energy or stasis in a cargo hold, to be returned to the hive ship for consumption by the hungry species.
USED BY - Wraith
FIRST APPEARED - Rising, Part 1
Rising, Part 1 - While the Atlantis team meets with the Athosians, three Wraith Darts arrive on Athos to cull the herd.
Rising, Part 2 - The team's Puddle Jumper must pass a fleet of Darts to escape through the Stargate.
Childhood's End - Sheppard's team finds that an electro-magnetic shield downed a Wraith Dart on an aliend world long ago.
The Siege, Part 2 - Waves of Wraith Darts pelt the city of Atlantis en masse.
The Siege, Part 3 - With their motherships destroyed by Daedalus, the remaining Wraith Darts in Lantean orbit sink into the atmosphere for a kamikaze run on the city, but are destroyed upon impact with Atlantis's shield.
Runner - Lieutenant Ford allows a Dart to scoop him up into its culling beam as his last resort in escaping from Colonel Sheppard.
Duet - A lone Dart uses its culling beam to pick up Dr. McKay and Lieutenant Cadman, but it is shot down before it can escape through the Stargate.
The Lost Boys - Ford's coalition acquires a Wraith Dart, which they use to infiltrate a Wraith hive ship.
The Hive - Sheppard becomes more experienced at piloting a Wraith Dart, and uses one to force distrust between two Wraith Queens to eventually lead to the destruction of two hive ships.
Sateda - A powerful Wraith commander transports both Ronon and himself to the surface of Sateda using a Dart's culling beam.
Search and Rescue - Sheppard uses a Dart to escape Michael's hive ship, bringing along his team in the transporter buffer -- with the exception of Teyla's newborn baby.
Enemy At the Gate - A wave of Wraith Darts engage F-302 fighters in Earth's atmosphere as the Wraith attack Earth, and succeed in destroying the Ancient weapons platform in Area 51 with a kamikazee run.