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In the Star Trek Voyager episode Nemesis, Chakotay is shot down on a planet and eventually encounters a race called the Kradin.

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The Kradin look very similar to the Nausicaans that are relatively common to the Next Gen and DS9 series.

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Is there anything in canon that suggests these two races are related? And if so, how?

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Memory Alpha makes the statement that:

In some ways, Nausicaans were physically similar to the Chalnoth and the Kradin. (TNG: "Tapestry", "Allegiance"; VOY: "Nemesis")

However, I can find no solid evidence on Memory Alpha or Beta that they were in any way related.

I would not be surprised though if they were in some way related; considering we learn in Voyager that several species from Earth have traveled to the Delta quadrant, including the Voth, it is certainly possible that a group of Nausicaans left their homeworld and ended in the Delta Quadrant (or vice versa). This is just speculation though; I can't find anything to support or deny that claim, other than the fact that we do know such an occurrence has happened in the Star Trek canon universe before.

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