In Deep Space Nine, The whole serie is centered around "The Prophets". Through the show there are questions about what they are and what they can do.

At first, Benjamin Sisko (The Emissary) think of them as "The wormhole aliens". The more we go through the show the more we see that Sisko slowly change his vision about these Prophets.

I know it starts a little sooner then this but, in Rapture (season 5, episod 10):

Sisko uncover an ancient Bajoran artefact wich seemed to have "led" him to it, latter in the episod, Sisko starts to have vision and he literally embraces his role as The Emissary

In the Reckoning (season 6, episod 21) :

Jake Sisko and Kira Neris are being "possessed" by the Pah-Wraith (Sisko) and The Prophet (Kira).

In Tears of The Prophets (Season 6, episode 26):

Dukat comes across an ancient Bajoran artifact, he breaks it while chanting a sort of incantation and then the spirit of a Pah-Wraith enters him.

In Image in the Sand (season 7, episode 1):

Sisko learns that a Prophet came to earth in the exact purpose of created him as the future Emissary.

There is a number of other examples but I think these 4 will suffice. After reading this (and knowing that these creatures live outside linear time):

Is there any final statement as exactly what these creatures are and (if so) what kind of technology are they using and again just how far their powers extend ?

  • thx for this usual point down ricky ;) – Rocket Dec 24 '14 at 11:03
  • I don't think the question is sufficiently clear. We see in the show that they're considered as theistic beings by the Bajorans, but not by the Federation. – Valorum Dec 24 '14 at 11:04
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    I don't think he ever expressed a change of view. He acknowledges their power and even transcends humanity to embrace his "prophet" heritage but I don't think at any point he would call himself a God. – Valorum Dec 24 '14 at 11:08
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    If Sisko were to think of him as a God lol I would never have liked him the way I do... Emissary is far from a God – Rocket Dec 24 '14 at 11:10
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    Dowqnvote changed to an upvote. Good question. Unfortunately the answer is "we don't know". – Valorum Dec 24 '14 at 11:29

The Star Trek Encyclopedia (considered a fully canonical guide to the Star Trek universe) explicitly refers to the entities living within the wormhole as alien beings. It does note, however that the Bajorans view them as spiritual beings rather than mere aliens, a major plot point in DS9 : In the Hands of the Prophets :

Prophets : In the Bajoran religion, the Prophets are spiritual entities who provide wisdom and guidance to the Bajoran people. Bajoran tradition holds that the Prophets were responsible for the nine Orbs that served as sources of wisdom for the people of Bajor. Many Bajorans believe that the alien beings first encountered in the Bajoran wormhole by Commands Benjamin Sisko in 2369 were in fact the Prophets These life-forms found the concept of linear time to be totally alien, and Sisko attempted to help them understand the importance of linear existence to Bajorans and humans. Ironically, although Sisko did not believe in the Bajoran religion...

As to their technology, it's not clear that their powers have any technological basis. Like the Q, Nagilum and various other energy beings, their abilities seem to be biological rather than technological. We can actually see this process occurring in TNG : Transfigurations where a physical being attains an energy state.

  • Yup all I've read on en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Portal:Main ... and this episod is in season 1 wich dont really match with my question wich is after all the event (like my example wich the last one is in season 7) .. so i would like an answer or some fact after the event in the fire caves in the series finale – Rocket Dec 24 '14 at 11:24
  • thx for this and i had to edit back my question when i read your edited answer – Rocket Dec 24 '14 at 11:37

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