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In Voyager's "Death Wish" Q has blue lips. Is this in all appearances in Star Trek (TNG, Voyager,...) the case? Also, why are the lips blue?

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A quick search of Q images reveals that he doesn't always have blue lips. It appears he tends to change his complexion depending on the role he is assuming.

That said, the picture below with the blue lips might be considered Q in his natural state, so perhaps they are indeed blue. As to why, I have no idea other than the fact that he is an omnipotent alien, and perhaps that is one of their features :)

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I don't think Q had blue lips in his "natural state". I think the Grand Inquisitor from the "Post-Atomic Horror", whom Q was imitating, wore blue lipstick as part of his costume. –  Will Feldman Jun 29 '13 at 0:38
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I see I'm wrong. Q was not portraying the Grand Inquisitor in "Death Wish", but he still had blue lips. voy.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/2x18/deathwish_217.jpg Also, the other member of the Q Continuum in that episode had blue lips as well. voy.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/2x18/deathwish_196.jpg –  Will Feldman Jun 29 '13 at 0:55
    
You're doing more digging than me though :) +1 –  Nobby Jun 29 '13 at 2:12

I never noticed his lip color: The specifics of skin, hair, and eye color are especially superficial in the Star Trek universe.

I expect any unusual coloration is to reinforce a being's other-worldliness. Q is definitely not human and should not be confused as such. He may as well have a diagonal purple mohawk.

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