The Q possess vast powers that other life-forms could only imagine commanding. They seem to wield limitless control over space, matter, time and energy, exhibiting such fantastic abilities as teleportation, time travel, shape-shifting and fabricating matter - including living things - out of nothing. With their immense powers, the Q consider themselves to be the highest form of life in existence. However, this has caused most of the Q to develop an apathetic attitude towards other forms of life and even the universe as a whole.
All members of the Q Continuum are individually referred to as Q, though some members of their race stand out from the others, having significantly affected the history of the Q and made a noteworthy impression among various denizens of the Milky Way galaxy. Such individuals are listed below.