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They don't eat, breathe, etc.

Can Changelings survive in space?

Could a changeling transform into a ship and fly?

  • It’s kind of implied that they can — Odo was found on Bajor, but his means of getting to Bajor wasn’t, so presumably he was just sent out into space as an infant. (Which, on the face of it, does sound like a terrible idea.) – Paul D. Waite Jun 10 '15 at 11:13
  • What? Odo was originally found in the Denorios Belt, the same asteroid belt the Wormhole is next to. – IG_42 May 18 '17 at 23:30
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Yes. Happened a few times.

Most notably in the DS9's episode Chimera, where at the beginning, Odo and Chief O'Brien meet Laas. Who approached them (in a Runabout, in space) as a very fast "space eel fish"...

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  • Is that ship travelling at warp? – Valorum Jun 10 '15 at 10:06
  • @Richard no, I don't think so. I don't remember, to be honest. I highly doubt it. I can't check right now, I'm at work and I browse this place only when the code is compiling :P – Petersaber Jun 10 '15 at 10:17
  • We don't see Laas travel at warp, but in the Star Trek universe i can't be ruled out. We have seen space born lifeforms travel at warp. If Laas encountered one and learned to mimic it well enough he could travel at warp perhaps. We do know Changelings can shift into energy forms (fire for example). so who knows, but to travel interstellar distances he would have to. Maybe he hitch hiked on another ship and decided to go the last leg on his own. – Rigas Jun 10 '15 at 12:16

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