Player Race: Yes
Relation to UFP: Unknown
- Great care needs to be exercised when using this race for a character, since their ability to shrug off injuries can get out of hand.
Humanoid species whose members have vaguely reptilian features. Little was known about the Takarans until 2369, when Enterprise-D Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher was given an opportunity to autopsy a Takaran. Crusher discovered that the Takarans did not have organs in the traditional sense; rather, Takaran internal physiology was homogenous throughout the body. This made the Takarans extremely difficult to injure or kill. Effective damage would have to be done on a cellular level. Crusher also discovered that Takarans were able to control the rate of their cellular physiology, allowing them to put themselves into a state resembling death (Suspicions -TNG).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).