# How many Q are there in the Star Trek universe?

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?

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

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.

• I would expect there to be more. Guess we could quote Alexander Rozhenko; "The higher, the fewer". 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

Source

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! Sep 7, 2015 at 4:13
• Weren't there far more in the non-canon books? Sep 7, 2015 at 15:28
• @DVK - Many, many more. As many as the plot would allow. Sep 7, 2015 at 18:56
• Another from the books, but is Trelane not officially seen as a Q? Aug 27, 2018 at 15:45