This video breaks down the top 5 primordial beings in the Star Trek multiverse, Do you think the Q or the Douwd are more powerful?
Most of the time Star Trek is heavily grounded in science, the events in Trek aren’t based on a magical Force like in Star Wars, but on advanced technology. Some beings in the Trek multiverse however, like Q, have become some powerful that they seem to be almost magical. As Arthur C. Clarke said, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Think about an ancient Roman seeing an iPad and you understand that the powers of a civilization like the Q are going to appear magical to humans, even in the 24th century.
This list from Star Trek youtuber Ketwolski breaks down those super powerful beings into a top. Who do you think is the most powerful being in the Trek multiverse?
I’m not as familiar with 0, because I haven’t read the Q novels. I have read quite a bit about the idea that V’ger created the Borg. I know that this is Beta cannon, and it’s a lot of fun, but I’m not sure that it really makes much sense though.
I guess I’m just not a fan of the Borg by V’ger idea because it takes something away from the Borg. The Borg are possibly the most intimidating race in the Star Trek multiverse, if they are the result of human error then it takes something from them. Part of what makes the Borg so intimidating is their mysterious origins and how different from us they are.
Star Trek’s primordial beings are powerful to be sure, but like all races and people in Trek they aren’t perfect. There’s always something that they can learn, or a way they can grow. Think about the Q in the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the Q from the last, even he has changed. Sure Q is still playing god and meddling, but he respects Jean-Luc and humans in a way he didn’t before.
This is what makes Star Trek great, it continues to stress that there is room for all of us to grow, even Q.
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