We know that the Federation, at least the high ranking officials and Starfleet, were aware of the Q as a species but also "De-Lancie-Q" in particular. The thing is, while Q was quite fascinated with humanity as a whole and Picard in particular, I find it hard to believe he didn't meddle in the affairs of other species as much.

Also, we can surmise that other species elsewhere in the galaxy, such as the El-Aurians (at least some of them) and the Borg (post Best of Both Worlds), knew Q as well.

So, my question is: how about the other Alpha/Beta quadrant powers such as the Romulans/Klingons/Ferengi/Cardassians/Breen? Had they directly encountered the Q or were they at least aware of them? By this I mean first-hand experience and not leaked reports etc, that could be attributed to misinformation and so on.

Canon but also expanded universe stories are acceptable.

  • Every captain in Starfleet received a briefing on Q; scifi.stackexchange.com/a/133423/20774 Is that sufficient for you? I would imagine that given that there are thousands of ships on the fleet, that sort of info would leak to every major power with even the most cursory intelligence-gathering capability. .. – Valorum Jul 16 '17 at 17:39
  • In case of the Borg the question would be weither they could even perceive the Q as such rather than a strange anomaly moving their cube (or worse: it being corrupted data). – Mario Jul 16 '17 at 17:49
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    I guess that's a good way of saying it. I'll edit my question again to reflect this. Thanks! – Rebel-Scum Jul 16 '17 at 18:26
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    EVen with the briefings only being for captains, the regular staff wasn't put off much when Sisko OPENLY talked about the Q. – Thomas Jul 16 '17 at 19:26
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    Hey, is this similar to scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/100809/… I'm not trying to kill this question but it seems to have gotten edited to within an inch of this other question. – Xplodotron Jul 20 '17 at 17:07

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