What five alien races are the most powerful?
What are the five most powerful aliens in Star Trek? That’s easy; the Tribbles. They’re not only the most powerful, but they arguably have the best life. They’re hard to kill, mate like crazy, and can sink a spaceship in an hour if there’s plenty of adult contemporary blaring through the ship’s speakers.
Unfortunately, those fools over at IDW and Star Trek don’t seem to agree with the obvious, and most right answer possible.
In the IDW five-part miniseries, Star Trek: The Q Conflict, the five most powerful beings in the Star Trek universe were revealed and you wouldn’t be surprised at the five. If they doubled as a god, they were on this list.
The five were revealed as the Q Continuum, the Organians, the Metrons, Trelane, and the Prophets. The story was kind of cheeky. The Q, Organians, Metrons, and Trelane basically destroy the universe and the Prophets come in like disappointed parents to clean up the mess the other four made.
So, it sounds like the Prophets are the strongest of all?
For those new to the franchise, Trelane, Metrons, and the Organians were all part of the original series. Trelane was long-thought to be part of the Q, and while the comic disproves this, the comic isn’t canon. The Prophets were in Deep Space Nine, and were a focal point of the series, while Q pretty much appeared whenever and wherever he wanted.
If these are the five who is the sixth most powerful?
I’ve come down to there being four candidates for the sixth most powerful, the Ramurans, The Pah-Wraiths, the Douwd, and the Tribble.
Ok, fine. Not the Tribble.
The Douwd can wipe out entire species with a thought, the Ramurans are mind-altering aliens with the highest advancement in stealth imaginable and the Pah-Wraiths are the evil-mustache twirling version of the Prophets.
Honestly, if we subscribe to the notion that the Prophets are powerful enough to clean up the mess of a Q, then we can safely say the Pah-Wraiths deserve to be the sixth most powerful species. Unless we view the Pah-Wraiths as the same species as the Prophets.
Then my money would be on the Douwd. We shouldn’t dismiss the Betazoid and the El-Aurians either. They’re very capable in their own right.
But, let’s be honest, we all know who the real superpower of the Star Trek universe is. And you’d be in a lot of tribble if you didn’t agree…