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Q (Species)

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The Q were a seemingly omnipotent and immortal species who inhabited the Q Continuum, possessing the ability of instantaneous matter-energy transformation and teleportation, as well as the ability of time travel. The Q had control over space, time, matter, and energy. In addition, Q spectacularly claimed to possess an IQ of 2005. They didn't make official contact with the Federation until 2364, when the crew of the USS Enterprise-D met Q. At least one Q, acting on his own, had intervened and influenced Human affairs since at least the time of Isaac Newton.

The Q evolved over countless centuries into their current form and considered themselves to be the ultimate form of evolution, existing in a state of "ultimate purity". However, this caused most of the Q to develop an apathetic attitude towards the universe, as the Q believed that they already done everything and had experienced everything. As such, there was nothing left for them to see, do, experience, or discuss, because they had already done so at some point. The exact circumstances of how the Q came to exist is unclear. While Quinn stated that the Q were once not unlike humanoid lifeforms, Q implied that the Q never came in to existence, but rather always were.

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The Q were a seemingly omnipotent and immortal species who inhabited the Q Continuum, possessing the ability of instantaneous matter-energy transformation and teleportation, as well as the ability of time travel. The Q had control over space, time, matter, and energy. In addition, Q spectacularly claimed to possess an IQ of 2005. They didn't make official contact with the Federation until 2364, when the crew of the USS Enterprise-D met Q. At least one Q, acting on his own, had intervened and influenced Human affairs since at least the time of Isaac Newton.

The Q evolved over countless centuries into their current form and considered themselves to be the ultimate form of evolution, existing in a state of "ultimate purity". However, this caused most of the Q to develop an apathetic attitude towards the universe, as the Q believed that they already done everything and had experienced everything. As such, there was nothing left for them to see, do, experience, or discuss, because they had already done so at some point. The exact circumstances of how the Q came to exist is unclear. While Quinn stated that the Q were once not unlike humanoid lifeforms, Q implied that the Q never came in to existence, but rather always were.

A point of some confusion is the fact that all Q, under normal circumstances, were known merely as "Q" and seemed not to have any proper names. This caused no confusion among the Q as they always knew to which of them was being referred when the name "Q" was used. Some, such as Quinn, chose a name, though this occurred only after becoming human. When referred to by non-Q, descriptors ("female Q") or titles ("Colonel Q", "Miss Q") were often added to distinguish that particular member; Used alone, "Q" was usually in reference to the most notable member of the species, played by John de Lancie.

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