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Vaadwaur

vaadwaurHomeworld: Delta quadrant, possibly Vaadwaur Prime
Warp capable: Yes
Classification: Reptilian humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: None known
Federation Status: Neutral
First Encountered: by Voyager, VOY: “Dragon’s Teeth”
Distinctive Features: Cobra like appearance, segmented webbing-like crest around the neck
Known members: Gaul, Gedrin, Jisa, Morin

Prior to the 15th century, the Vaadwaur discovered and mapped the Underspace, a vast network of subspace corridors that allowed them access to star systems throughout the Delta Quadrant. They used the Underspace for mostly for aggression and conquest of other species.

Eventually a group of species revolted against the Vaadwaur and bombarded the Vaadwaur homeworld from space. This was believed to have lead to the extinction of the Vaadwaur until a battalion was found by the Voyager crew in stasis, having never awakened from their intended 5 year stasis. The Voyager crew found the Vaadwaur a new planet on which to rebuild.

Vian

vianHomeworld: Unknown planet in the Minarian star system
Warp capable: Yes
Classification: Humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: Yes
Federation Status: Enemies
First Encountered: by the crew of the Enterprise, TOS: The Empath
Distinctive Features: hairless heads are somewhat triangular and feature several prominent ridges, greyish skin
Known members: Lal, Thann

The Vians are capable of injuring their subjects by magnifying the power of their own thoughts. On stardate 5121.5, the Vians used the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 landing party as subjects to test the worthiness of a species for survival in a threatened star system.

They possessed the ability to create detailed mirages of people they had never met and appeared to have the ability to read the minds of humanoids. Each Vians had an energy transfer device that responded to its owner’s thoughts, and no others.

Vidiian

vidiianHomeworld: Delta quadrant, possibly Vidiia Prime
Warp capable: Unknown but likely based on technology level
Classification: Humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: None known
Federation Status: Enemies, at war
Affiliation: Vidiian Sodality
First Encountered: by voyager, VOY: Phage
Distinctive Features: Phage-infected Vidians: variety of alien organs and skin on their body
non-infected Vidiians:swept back hairline, slightly enlarged forehead, & no eyebrows
Known members: Denara Pel, Dereth, Mala, Motura, Shmullus, Sulan

For two millennia the entire race suffered from a disease called the Phage that ate away at their DNA and organs. Continuous organ transplantation led to the Phage-infected Vidiians having a wide variety of alien organs and skin on their body, resulting in a hideous appearance.

By the 24th century, they had been forced to use their technology to harvest other species’ organs to replace their own as they failed. In their desire to defeat the Phage, the race lost all sense of moral perspective and began to remove organs from live subjects as necessary.

Vorgon

vorgonHomeworld: Unknown
Warp capable: Yes
b Humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: Unknown
Federation Status: Unknown
First Encountered: by captain Picard, TNG: Captain’s Holiday
Distinctive Features: orange skin with purple markings, bald heads, lower faces and necks were covered in multiple breathing slits, cone sharped points on heads
Known members: Ajur, Boratus

 

The Vorgons were a humanoid race who, by the 27th century, had developed the ability to travel through time.

In the 27th century, two Vorgon criminals, Ajur and Boratus, attempted to steal a device known as the Tox Uthat, a quantum phase inhibitor capable of halting all nuclear fusion within a star. They traveled back in time to the 24th century where historical records showed the device was discovered and destroyed by Captain Picard on Risa.

Captain Picard learned of their true intentions and destroyed the device using Transporter Code 14 thus fulfilling his role in history. Having failed the Vorgons returned to their time.

Vori

voriHomeworld: Unknown, in the Delta quadrant
Warp capable: Unknown, but likely
Classification: True nature unknown, appeared as humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: photometric projections, heightened emotional stimuli and highly sophisticated psychotropic manipulation
Federation Status: Neutral
First Encountered: by Voyager, VOY: “Nemesis”
Distinctive Features: Unknown
Known members: Brone, Daryo, Karya, Marna, Namon, Penno, Rafin
The Vori were engaged in a war with the Kradin. They trained their solders inside a training simulation, with other captured aliens, that let the trainee witness Kradin atrocities and teach them Vori military tactics and culture. The resulting soldier was fanatical in their desire to kill the Kradin “beasts”.

Vorta

vortaHomeworld: Kurill Prime
Warp capable: Yes
Classification: Humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: telekinetic
Federation Status: Peace Treaty – 2375, formally at war
Affiliation: Dominion
First Encountered: DS9: “Treachery, Faith, and the Great River”
Distinctive Features: pale skin, violet eyes, and elongated earlobes
Known members: Borath, Deyos, Eris, Gelnon, Keevan, Kilana, Luaran, Weyoun, Yelgrun

The Vorta were genetically engineered by the Founders of the Dominion to act as field commanders, administrators, scientists and diplomats. The Vorta saw themselves as those who “serve the Founders.”

Vorta act as the commanders of the Jem’Hadar. Each Jem’Hadar ship is commanded by a single Vorta. The Vorta are tasked with the distribution of ketracel-white, the drug that ensures the loyalty of the Jem’Hadar.

If a Vorta is killed, they can be replaced with a clone. Vorta clones can occasionally become defective, taking on different personality traits to their predecessors.

In the event of capture, Vorta are expected to commit suicide via their termination implant. Vorta are told that this death is quick and painless but this has proven not to be the case.

Voth

vothHomeworld: Earth, now reside in the Delta Quadrant
Warp capable: Yes
Classification: Reptilian humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: None
Federation Status: Neutral
First Encountered: by Voyager, Distant Origin, VOY
Blood Coloration: Known but cold blooded
Distinctive Features: heavy boned brow ridges that form a central crest rising to the back of the skull as a conical protrusion
Known members: Haluk, Tova Veer, Odala, Frola Gegen, Forra Gegen

The Voth are believed to have evolved from the Dinosaurs on the planet Earth, but later coming to reside in the Delta Quadrant. They had 47 genetic markers that were identical to Humans and many Terran creatures throughout Earth’s history.

The Voth were governed by a Ministry of Elders. At the heart of their society lay their Doctrine, their guiding principles, which specified that the Voth were the first lifeforms in the quadrant, and that they originated in that area of space.

Contrary to this belief, Voth scientist Forra Gegen concluded his long worked-on Distant Origin Theory, based on the remains of Voyager crewmember Hogan, stating that the Voth had evolved on Earth. This was later proven by Captain Kathryn Janeway and The Doctor, who traced both species’ DNA back to a common ancestor that lived among the dinosaurs. The Ministry of Elders arrested Gegen for heresy, accusing him of preaching against Doctrine.

Vulcan

vulcanHomeworld: Vulcan
Life Span: about 200 years
Warp capable: Yes, 320 AD
Borg Designation: Species 3259
Classification: Humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: Yes, by touch
Federation Status: Founding Member
First Encountered: First Contact occurred on Earth in Bozeman Montana, April 5, 2063
Blood Coloration: green
Distinctive Features: Pointed ears
Known members: Spock (half human), Tuvok, Sarek, T’Pol, many others

First Contact between Vulcans and Humans came on April 5, 2063 when a Vulcan survey ship detected the warp flight of Zefram Cochrane’s Phoenix. The Vulcans met with Cochrane at his launch site on the day following the flight. This was human’s first official contact with and alien species.

The Vulcans were touch telepaths, known for the The Vulcan mind meld. This was a telepathic link between two individuals, allowing for the exchange of thoughts, thus in essence allowing the participants to become one mind. The initiator placed the tips of his fingers at key locations on the head of the other participant.

Vulcans were known for their high degree of honesty. They were extremely reluctant to tell a lie, and indeed it was said that “Vulcans could not lie”. However, they would do so for what they perceived as logical reasons, though they rarely referred to their dishonesty as “lying.”

The Vulcan salute was a hand gesture used by Vulcans. It involved holding the palm of one hand outwards while placing the fingers in a “V” shaped by separating the middle and ring fingers, while keeping the others together, with the thumb extended. The salute was part of both Vulcan greetings and farewells. The formal phrase associated with the salute in both cases was “Live long and prosper.”