A fictional race of large eared, sharp toothed, bipedal sentient beings first featured in 1987 on the TV series "Star Trek- The Next Generation". To be used when discussing anything related with the Ferengi society and culture, specific individuals or their biology.

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Why do the Ferengi keep their women naked?

Why do the Ferengi keep their "females" naked, instead of allowing them clothes?
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Are the Ferengi the richest and most powerful civilization in the Star Trek world given that they are the most driven by the pursuit of money?

On earth today in the 21st century, the richest countries tend to be the capitalist ones. The ones driven by the pursuit of money. Communist China was poor until it began to pursue some capitalist ...
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Why are desiccated Ferengi green?

In DS9 "The Nagus", we learn that Ferengi are vacuum-dessicated after death, a process which reduces them to powder form. The powder is then packed into roughly 50 disks, which are then sold on the ...
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Did anyone ever remark on or explain Nog's small stature?

As seen here: Eisenberg was born with only one partially functioning kidney and received a kidney transplant at the age of 17. This stunted his growth at 5' (1.52 m) And he was 24 at the time ...
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Why would Nog consider land to be “dirt”

In DS9: Progress the Noh-Jay Consortium goes through some deals and at some point they get ownership of some land on Bajor. When Nog learns about this he is he is very dismissive and says that land ...
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How do they make Ferengi teeth?

When I'm looking at Armin Shimerman photos, I can see, that his teeth are in nearly perfect condition. Yet, I have never seen any Ferengi with straight, healthy teeth. Do we have any off-screen ...
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What is latinum worth?

I'm wondering if we know what latinum can buy. Items like, for example, biomemetic gel, Romulan ale, stem bolts, or starships don't help us since they're not readily available on Amazon, as far as I ...
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Shouldn't this gentleman be “The Grand Negus”?

The title of this fine gentleman with the majestic earlobes is "The Grand Nagus" (note the spelling):                 &...
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Any idea why the Ferengi are classed as Species 180, by the Borg?

If we take it that the Borg assign species coding, based on contact, how are the Ferengi so low in the chart? I believe that 7of9 called them Species 180. Were the Borg in the Alpha Quadrant really ...
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Does the name 'Quark' have a different meaning in Ferengi culture?

I was just considering the character of Quark and what an unusual name it was. Of course a quark is a sub-atomic particle or the German word for cottage cheese, but it seems peculiar that a Ferengi, ...
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Why didn't the Ferengi Commerce Authority take Quark's mother's house and possessions?

BRUNT: Of course there is. You can break the contract. QUARK: Me, break a Ferengi contract? Never. BRUNT: Never? I wonder if there's enough Ferengi left in you to stick to that. Part of me ...
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How has no one annihilated the Ferengi?

As I understand it, the Ferengi were set up at the beginning of TNG to be the next "big bad" of the galaxy, and their capabilities are described as being equal to the Enterprise's. That being said, ...
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Why do the Ferengi pronounce “human” the way they do?

The Ferengi seem to have a problem with pronouncing the word human. They say hyoo-män. The correct pronunciation, which every other race seems to say, is hyoo-mən. In their introductory episode in ...
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What does the Ferengi Emblem represent?

Looking at the official Ferengi Emblem I am at a loss as to what it is supposed to represent (other than perhaps constantly accumulating wealth). Does anyone know what the creative staff had in mind ...
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Do Ferengi have surnames?

In DS9: Heart of Stone, Quark says "No nephew of mine is going to disgrace our family name by joining star fleet!". My question: do Ferengi even have family names?
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Was the design of the Ferengi marauder based on the Enterprise D's bridge?

Below you can see a couple of images of certain angles of the Enterprise D's bridge, compared with the Ferengi Marauder. There is a striking similarity between them and I was wondering if the former ...
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Why doesn't Quark wear a headdress?

Through The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, the majority of the Ferengi we see a wearing a headdress on the back of the head. Quark though, on Deep Space Nine, does not ever seem to wear one, ...
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Where do the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition come from?

We know the Vulcan philosophy comes from Surak, the Klingon way from Kahless, and that Zefram Cochrane is the posterboy for human exploration and ingenuity. Where do the Rules of Acquisition come ...
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Why were Ferengi unknown to 24th century Starfleet?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, the Enterprise NX-01 encountered Ferengi. In Star Trek: The Next Generation, when the Enterprise-D was in pursuit of the Ferengi who stole an energy converter, the captain's ...
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Why didn't the Ferengi just steal the whole NX-01?

In Episode 1x19, a couple Ferengi manage to stun (almost) the entire crew of the Enterprise NX-01 and board it wearing gas masks to steal valuables: We see the four Ferengi dock with a pretty ...
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Is there a list available of all of the rules of acquisition?

The Ferengi follow 285 Rules of Acquisition, such as: 1. Once you have their money, you never give it back. 3. Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to. 6. Never allow family to stand ...
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When did the Ferengi lose their formidability

In episode 1x05 The Last Outpost the Ferengi antagonists are thought to be a formidable enemy. The crew mentions, without hesitation, the technical formidability of the Ferengi and it is assumed that ...
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Do Ferengi eat humanoids as insinuated in Encounter at Farpoint?

When leaving the administrator's office at Farpoint-station, Picard insinuates that the Ferengi "found their last associates tasty", indicating that they would eat other intelligent humanoids. Has ...
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Don't replicators make the Ferengi rather pointless?

Ferengis are all about acquisition and making a profit. But, in the age of replicators, where everything you want can be produced instantly, what would be the point of their lifestyle?
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Do Ferengi ever blink their eyes?

I recently watched some Star Trek Deep Space Nine episodes and I noticed that the Ferengi never blink their eyes. Is it just the actors or do Ferengi as a race not need to blink their eyes?