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Player Race: Yes
Relation to UFP:

- A player character of this race who decides that he's going to transform into energy will find that he'll have to make a new character.

A humanoid race distinguished by multiple horizontal facial ridges.  Sometime prior to 2366, a few members of the Zalkonian race began suffering from painful isoelectrical bursts and exhibiting strange mutations of their tissues.  The Zalkonian government, fearing these new beings, persecuted and attempted to kill everyone who experienced these mutations.  One Zalkonian, who became known as John Doe, escaped his homeworld, and was successful in allowing the metamorphosis aboard the Enterprise-D in 2366, becoming the first of his race to transmute into a noncorporeal being (Transifgurations -TNG).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).