The Q Continuum is an extradimensional plane of existence inhabited by a race of beings known as the Q. The term could also refer to the Q society itself. Per Memory Alpha we're told of 8 individual Q plus the addition of Riker's temporary promotion to Q status brings the total number to 9.

  • Q
  • Q2
  • Quinn
  • Q (female)
  • Q (Colonel)
  • Q (Junior)
  • Q (Judge)
  • William T. Riker (temporarily)
  • Amanda Rogers

The question is;

If they're an actual race, how many Q are there?

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    youtube.com/watch?v=EFRpFkZFrOU Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 23:06
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    Based on the scenes from "Death Wish" and "The Q and the Grey", potentially dozens, maybe more.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 23:15
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    42 one would assume
    – user46509
    Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 9:10

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Based on the events of "The Q and the Grey", there are potentially hundreds of Q. In the battle scene we see scores of Rebel tents and tens of campfires. Assuming that each Q has their own tent, then just one side has approx a hundred Q. One would assume that the forces of the status quo (e.g. who're winning) would have at least that number again, maybe more.

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  • I would expect there to be more. Guess we could quote Alexander Rozhenko; "The higher, the fewer".
    – Morgan
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 12:24

I'm going to interpret this question as 'How many Q do we know about', as otherwise we'd be merely speculating.

We know of a total of 20 Q:

  • The Q (played by John de Lancie)
  • Female Q
  • Q Junior
  • Colonel Q
  • Amanda Rogers' Mother
  • Amanda Rogers' Father
  • Amanda Rogers
  • Q2
  • Quinn
  • Will Riker (for a brief period of time)
  • The Supervisory Q
  • Male and Female Q at the ranch house in the Q Continuum
  • A Q in the form of a hound dog
  • A Q reading 'The New' Magazine
  • A Q reading 'The Old' book
  • The man playing pinball
  • Two men playing croquet
  • A scarecrow


That is not to say that there are only 20 Q including Riker; it's just saying that we only know of 20 being who were a Q

  • Please note: I'll add pictures later; I'm on my iPad at the moment and it's not fun adding pictures from here! Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 4:13
  • Weren't there far more in the non-canon books? Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 15:28
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    @DVK - Many, many more. As many as the plot would allow.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 7, 2015 at 18:56
  • Another from the books, but is Trelane not officially seen as a Q? Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 15:45

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