In some ways the Traveler appears to possess almost Q like (or at least proto-Q like) powers, so has there ever been any interaction or suggested connection or relationship between the two in the existing Star Trek canon that might shed a little light on that?

One way to rephrase the question (or consider it from a different angle) could perhaps be to ask:

Are the Traveler's perhaps an early offshoot of the Q (from before they became the Q) or might they be considered an example of parallel evolution heading in the same direction as the Q but currently at an earlier stage.

That would perhaps fall too far within the realms of "primarily opinion based" however so I leave my question as originally formulated.

  • Related, possible duplicate: Could the Traveller become a Q?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 15:44
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    @Randal'Thor : that question asks if the traveler could become a Q which I think is adequately answered by the fact that "anything can become a Q if the Q will it", this question is more along the lines of "are the Travelers in some way related to the Q" which isn't the same question at all :)
    – Pelinore
    Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 15:48
  • There are many powerful species in the canon. Should we say that Nagilum, Organians, and Douwds are also related to Q? The Traveler has some neat abilities, but they pale in comparison to Q’s. Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 3:01
  • @HamSandwich : not including Trelane in that list?
    – Pelinore
    Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 7:26
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    The only known connection is in the non-canon Q Continuum novel, where the female Q appears impressed that Wesley had an association with The Traveler. Outside of that, presumably Q has knowledge of the other, since Q apparently knows basically everything of import (and a species as advanced as The Traveler would certainly not be considered unimportant). Commented Dec 14, 2018 at 23:36

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From the Apocrypha (i.e. non-canon) section of the Memory Alpha entry on The Traveler:

According to the Q Continuum series, The Traveler even has a significant reputation among the Q Continuum; when the female Q learned that Wesley had been chosen by The Traveler, she was almost impressed by this fact.

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