In the below picture, this is an alien we see Worf fighting on a regular basis. Is there any reference to what it is, where it came from (somewhere near Q'onos I assume) or any contact made between these species and UFOP, or is it some random thing Worf has made to fight for fun?

Skeletor I am told

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    Just saying that I'd prefer a canonical answer, not the obvious one of 'ugly skullhead'! – Often Right Apr 6 '14 at 2:43
  • The canon answer is that they're "Hulking ogre-like...Skull-faced...Alien...monsters" – Valorum Apr 6 '14 at 18:03

They aren't named in-universe or outside.

The skull-headed monster appears in 4 episodes within the trek universe, each time in a "Klingon Training Program". Evidently they're "Alien Warriors"..."from Klingon Mythology".

DS9 Way of the Warrior :

"Worf is wielding a Klingon saber, fighting a hulking ogre-like monster from Klingon mythology."

TNG Where Silence Has Lease :

As he rolls catlike to his feet, the massive form of an ALIEN WARRIOR leaps onto his back bringing him back to the ground. The alien raises a club-like weapon over his head and swings down at Worf's head.

TNG New Ground :

Alexander is wearing a small practice robe similar to the one we've seen Worf use. He is fighting the SKULL FACED ALIEN, seen in previous episodes, with Worf's bat'telh sword.

TNG : The Emissary

Then, seemingly from nowhere, a massive ALIEN WARRIOR springs into view, charges at K'Ehleyr.

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Out of universe, this article on Memory Alpha describes the origin of the Skull-faced Warrior. Evidently it's the same mask used for Skeletor in the 1987 flop "Masters of the Universe"


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    ...and now I can officially claim that Worf has fought Skeletor. +1. – ApproachingDarknessFish Apr 7 '14 at 2:38
  • Also, I think Worf's "mother" referred to them as "holodeck monsters" or something similar – k_g Jan 15 '15 at 5:35
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    So the Klingon equivalent of 'orcs': plentiful, honorless, and fun to kill. – LAK Jun 17 '16 at 17:59

Although it's not a canon book, the novel "Kahless" describes him as a Pandrilite. Don't deny yourself a good read because a book isn't canon! :)

Actually, it was an adaptation of a program Worf himself had used when he first arrived on the Enterprise.

Of course, a Klingon had been inserted in place of a Pandrilite and it was restricted to Level One, whereas Worf had bumped it up to Level Three at times. But otherwise, it was pretty much the same.

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    I'm fairly sure that the alien above isn't a pandrilite. Various book sources (Fortune's Light, Captain's table, Stargazer, Valiant) describe them as blue-skinned, with intelligent eyes, long-fingered hands and oversized heads. These baddies have none of these features. – Valorum Oct 8 '14 at 21:08
  • Also, this would clash with the established canon (script) that they're mythological. – Valorum Oct 8 '14 at 21:09

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