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If Q are omnipotent and can do absolutely anything, are they also capable of destroing their own omnipotent powers and become... average species? Is there any in-universe, canon example or explanation for this (I'm not talking about suicide or murder)?

Could this (completely destroying one's own omnipotent powers) be a solution to Amanda Rogers in "True Q" episode? If she'd do that, she would stop being any "problem" to Q continuum and she could follow her Starfleet career, she was always dreaming about.

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    Q Junior was turned into a normal human, and was almost sentenced to lose Q-hood forever. Q lose their powers all the time. – Gorchestopher H Jan 13 '15 at 17:25
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    @GorchestopherH I think the question is asking if a Q could destroy their own powers, not if their powers can be stripped by the other Q. – ptfreak Jan 13 '15 at 17:27
  • @tarchibald Exactly -- as in given example with Amanda Rogers. – trejder Jan 13 '15 at 17:30
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    If god is omnipotent can S/He make a rock so big she can't move it? Discuss. – Lexible Jan 13 '15 at 19:01
  • @Lexible - Yes they can. No wait, no they can't. * head explodes * – Valorum Jan 14 '15 at 20:34
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Yes (probably).

In TNG : Q, Who? Q offers to remove his own powers and serve as guide to the Enteprise crew.

Q : Yes, more and more I realize that here -- here is where I want to be. Think of the advantages. Now, I neither expect nor require if necessary, although I can't imagine why, I will renounce my powers and become as weak and incompetent as all of you.

Having said that, perhaps we should perhaps take a statement from someone whose various nicknames include the "God of lies" (DS9: Q-Less) at less than face value, nor is it clear by what process this renouncing would take.


With regard to Amanda Rogers, it's clear that although her parents had also chosen to become human, their offspring still had Q-like powers. It's reasonable to assume that the Q would be less than happy with the idea of Amanda sprinkling her god-like DNA into the human genepool, even if she personally offered to renounce her powers.

  • This answers the general question (thanks). I imagine, we will never know, why Amanda wasn't able to pick this solution? – trejder Jan 13 '15 at 17:32
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    @Richard So the powers of the Q don't include altering genetics? – KSmarts Jan 13 '15 at 18:45
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    @KSmarts - I didn't write the show. Don't blame me :-) – Valorum Jan 13 '15 at 18:45
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    Let's not forget Quinn from Voyager, a Q who attempts (and fails) to commit suicide. Later, the Q continuum grants him mortality, and he promptly (and successfully) kills himself. – MartianInvader Jan 14 '15 at 1:04
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    @MartianInvader - I thought about that but having your powers stripped is a different prospect than removing your own powers. – Valorum Jan 14 '15 at 1:11

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