Given Q's personality, the Changelings would seem a prime example of a species he would want to interact with, test and mess with. They have a god complex, like to manipulate and control other species and bring war on the galaxy. Has Q ever been shown interacting with any member of the Changeling species in any of the Star Trek materials?

  • I'm not sure if anyone outside the Federation has been shown to even know about the Q. May 15, 2018 at 11:48
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    The Calamarain certainly know about the Q. Possibly the Borg also do. May 15, 2018 at 14:21
  • Why would Q want to interact with another species with a god complex?
    – Dima
    May 15, 2018 at 21:48
  • I doubt that the Changelings would have that sort of superiority complex in the presence of Q. They may still make condescending remarks about "solids" if Q brings up the subject, but Q is not a solid and thus likely wouldn't care. It seems unlikely to me that the Changelings would remain smug if Q tortured them. May 16, 2018 at 21:39
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    Q seems to be the same species as Samantha and her relatives on Bewitched. They have exactly the same powers. Samantha's mother, Endora, and her Uncle Arthur used their powers to play practical jokes, just like Q does.
    – ElmerCat
    Jul 6, 2018 at 1:23

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I can't find anything about Q interacting with the Founders, or any Changeling besides Odo. Odo, however...

Both Q and Odo appear in the Deep Space 9 episode "Q-Less". In this episode, Q arrives at Deep Space 9, along with Vash.

However, while Odo and Q both appear in this episode, they don't really interact. Q is interacting more with Sisko and O'Brien, while Odo is focusing more on Quark. As Odo is the security officer on DS9, though, he'll almost certainly know that Q was on board and will have been briefed on what he is.

As this is the only time we see Q appear in Deep Space 9, there aren't really many other opportunities for such a meeting to happen in canon sources.

If you include non-canon sources such as licensed novels, then The Q Gambit by Mike Johnson might be another place where Q and Odo meet; it's a 6-part comic story where the USS Enterprise is transported into the future by Q to meet the crew of Deep Space 9 (including Odo).

  • The question seems more interested in interactions with the Founders than with Odo.
    – OrangeDog
    Nov 23, 2018 at 10:49
  • @OrangeDog - I found nothing about that. Odo is the only changeling that we see ever getting near Q.
    – Mithical
    Nov 23, 2018 at 10:51

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