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Old 12-14-2009, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by horatio View Post
The Q might be the future, non-corporeal version of humans, just like the Prophets might be the future version of Bajorans. The latter makes a bit more sense because to the "from Bajor" stuff.
I always thought about that. Since the Q and the Prophets both exist outside of time, they can really be humans and Bajorans that have evolved in "our" future, thousands or millions of years from now. Then, once they evolved to exist outside of time, they were able to visit themselves in their own past.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:26 AM
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Q might be interested in his ancestors whereas it's a bit more complicated with the Prophets as they are tied into the history of Bajor. So it's a predestination paradox or rather something more complicated as the Prophets exist outside of time. When you live outside of time, you always are and always have been, the fourth dimension shrinks from a line into a point and you cannot really cause something since cause and effect don't exist in your timeless world.
Ah, this kind of stuff makes you end up in an asylum if you think too long about it.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:27 AM
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:52 AM
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Q really could be a future human.
All Good Things or his dialogue with Riker could be interpreted that way.
Or they just once were very much like humans in their mentality.

But anyhow I doubt about the Prophets being future Bajorans. I thought about it, too, but they don't understand enough about corporal beings or linear time that I could believe they once were corporal or lived in linear time.
Maybe the Prophets anyhow influenced the Bajoran existence resp. evolution with their Wormhole or their crystals and therefore feel anyhow responsible for their 'creation'.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:13 PM
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Well... clearly, Changelings can die.

Clearly, they are not as powerful as the Q, because I can't imagine that even a barrage of Klingon phasers (cf Apocalypse Rising) could kill a Q.

Clearly, they have much longevity (cf Children of Time)

However, how long they live and whether it is possible for them to die simply by being alive too long is not explored in much detail. So the most accurate answer in this case would be something along the lines of "I don't know."
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:28 PM
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Odo is a g ... security officer. ^^ And yes, he's immortal if there are no more Founder diseases. Odo will be the Founder of a new Dominion, a peaceful one which will co-exist with the Federation and together, they will resist the Borg. ^^
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