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Are the Q capable of travelling to mirror universes, alternate universes and/or fluidic space?

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    Of course. Why not? – Jeff Jan 18 '12 at 22:35
  • I don't ever remember seeing any Q travel beyond the normal universe. Q can create matter from nothing, create lifeforms and travel to anywhere in the universe, but I don't remember any kind evidence that they could leave the universe. – Caimen Jan 18 '12 at 22:42
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    I shouldn't say the Big Bang is in this universe, I guess I should say it is this universe. – Caimen Jan 18 '12 at 23:15
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    I would imagine that the Q-equivalents of those other universes don't take too kindly to the intrusion. – Tacroy Jan 18 '12 at 23:18
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    I think that if Q exists outside space-time, then there's probably only 1 Q who exists across all those universes – abcooper Jan 19 '12 at 3:35
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You could probably make a reasonable argument that Q is creating and entering alternate universes when he does things like transport the cast of TNG into Robin Hood, so it might follow that he should be able to travel to other universes as well.

Also, Q can travel through time. If parallel universes branch at every possibility, and they all ARE happening, there doesn't seem to be any reason why he wouldn't be able to follow one path or another, given the nature of his power. It seems to follow that a being that can travel through time could at the very least enter an alternate universe merely by traveling to the moment of choice, changing the choice that was made, and then moving forward again.

That said, there is no canonical example of Q popping up in anything that the characters refer to as an alternate or a mirror universe. The idea of alternate universes sees relatively little exploration in Star Trek, though.

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    I always assumed that Q was creating these worlds within the same universe, perhaps at very far points from where the characters originated, but far enough away to where no sentient being could find the strange world Q had created. Based upon the fact that Q can just as easily create matter and life, there is really little reason to suspect that he would travel to an alternate universe just to create these little diversions for the Enterprise crew. But that's pure speculation on my part. The time travel part of your argument certainly deserves great consideration. – Caimen Jan 18 '12 at 23:44
  • That's a very good point. I always assume that Q is genuinely going back and inserting himself and others into Earth's history, because I think that part of the idea of Q is to have someone who is using really immense godly powers for really petty childish things, but perhaps he's all show. ;) – abcooper Jan 18 '12 at 23:48
  • If Q knows about it... It's hard to believe that Q knows of every possible universe. Didn't Spock say that there are infinite universes? If they are then it's impossible to know of all of them, hence the nature of infinity. – JMFB May 22 '15 at 16:20
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"Junior" Q mentions going to fluïdic space in the Voyager episode Q2. So I'd think fluidic space doesn't seem a problem for Q.

  • That is awesome. I went and looked up the script and this is what he said exactly. "JUNIOR: We could fly into fluidic space and fight species 8472. Or we could detonate a few Omega molecules. What do you say?", "JANEWAY: No." chakoteya.net/Voyager/716.htm – Caimen Mar 23 '15 at 20:38
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    To be fair, Q does not need to use his powers to go into fluidic space. Voyager can do it. Therefore this is not proof that he can use his powers to go there. – Lightness Races in Orbit Mar 23 '15 at 22:11

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