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Old December 10 2008, 05:12 AM   #16
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Re: Was Guinan suppose to have powers?

In the book Star Trek: Where No One Has Gone Before, which covers the history of the whole anthology (the second edition covered from TOS to about S2 or 3 of VOY, I think), there is a brief comment by Whoopi on the character of Guinan. She states that it was not to be explained how she knew Q, because this would give away why she is on the Enterprise. Guinan is also said to be several thousand years old in TNG, though I have no idea if this age range has ever been suggested by other sources.
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Old December 11 2008, 06:13 PM   #17
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Re: Was Guinan suppose to have powers?

This question gets asked too much and I don't know why.

It was just an extreme defensive posture. She could've been prepared to do a wrestling/judo/karate move on Q should he decide to rush her for all we know.

I doubt she was supposed to have "powers."

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Old December 11 2008, 06:29 PM   #18
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Re: Was Guinan suppose to have powers?

Dasher'n'Dancer32 wrote: View Post
it seemed like Guinan, with her extreme age and listening abilities, had a 'special power' in that she knew the 'true nature' of the Q, and was not fooled by his tricks. Q might've just warned picard of her being an 'imp' in order to cast doubt on her in Picard's eyes, in an attempt to make her less credible (and in turn make himself more credible to picard)

in reality, it was probably a character development that the writers decided to drop and were luckily able to later attribute the whole thing to the Nexus and call it good
That...or maybe Q can only affect those who believe they are defenseless and that they CAN be affected. Perhaps Guinan was wise enough to realize this, and by showing she believed she could take a stand against him, he was thus unable to affect her. Which of course would anger Q to no end--especially if he couldn't do anything about it but cast aspersions on her credibility.
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Old December 11 2008, 10:12 PM   #19
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Re: Was Guinan suppose to have powers?

Scrooge4747 wrote: View Post
This question gets asked too much and I don't know why.

It was just an extreme defensive posture. She could've been prepared to do a wrestling/judo/karate move on Q should he decide to rush her for all we know.

I doubt she was supposed to have "powers."

While she might not have had super powers, I sincerely doubt she was bracing for a physical assault from Q.
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