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Regana Tosh Markalian

A Markalian male

The Markalians are a humanoid species common to the Alpha Quadrant.

Physiology

They were characterized by a hairless head with small scales and thorns all over their faces, a striped pattern on the backs of their skulls and small oval depressions on the sides of their heads.

History and culture

They were known for a criminal organization, the notorious Markalian smuggling operation.

Many Markalians worked in the freight business and, apart from the smuggling operation, some were employed by various other criminal individuals.

Some Markalians resided on space station Deep Space 9; they were often seen on the Promenade or in Quark's.

At the beginning of 2369, when the Federation took over control of Deep Space 9, Nog and a Markalian thief were taking advantage of the chaotic situation and tried to loot the station's assay office. They were caught by Odo however. As there was no way out, the Markalian thief threw a mace-like weapon at Odo, thinking to knock the constable out that way. He didn't know however, that Odo was a Changeling and could just let the weapon pass through his face unharmed. (DS9: "Emissary")

Markalian side view, Necessary evil

The side of a Markalian's head

Asoth was a Markalian customer of Quark's Bar and was not happy at all with Quark's Kohlanese stew. (DS9: "Babel")

Durg was an Markalian mercenary, employed by the Kobliad murderer Rao Vantika. (DS9: "The Passenger")

By the 2370s Markalians had also visited planet Earth. One Markalian customer was part of Tom Paris's holographic representation of Sandrine's. (VOY: "The Cloud")

The Albino also employed an unnamed Markalian as head guard of his fortress on the planet Secarus IV. (DS9: "Blood Oath")

Regana Tosh was a Markalian who worked for the Markalian smuggling operation. He was arrested by Odo in 2372. Odo had hoped to infiltrate the Markalian smuggling operation using Tosh, who was one of their middlemen. (DS9: "Hippocratic Oath")

On a PADD that showed Regana Tosh's criminal register, he was unmistakably identified as a Markalian, and not just a middleman employed by the species.
Markalian on ds9, 2369

A Markalian on the promenade

A Markalian was of part of the crew of the Xhosa, Kasidy Yates' freighter. (DS9: "For the Cause")

Another wounded Markalian was cared for in the battlefield hospital on Ajilon Prime. (DS9: "Nor the Battle to the Strong")

At least one Markalian was imprisoned at the Dominion Internment Camp 371 in 2373. (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow", "By Inferno's Light")

A Markalian watched a Dominion convoy enter the Alpha Quadrant in late 2373. (DS9: "Call to Arms")

Madrat was another member of the Markalian species and a guest in Quark's in 2374. He was wounded with a broken glass bottle by a confused adult Molly O'Brien. He later recovered in sickbay, and pressed charges against the O'Briens for assault with a deadly weapon. (DS9: "Time's Orphan")

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Background

Markalian

Close-up of Markalian make-up

The Markalian make-up was re-used at least twice for different aliens in episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.

In the episode "Time's Orphan", a Markalian was inadvertently referred to as a Tarkalean in a throw-away line spoken by Sisko. It had been previously established in "Hippocratic Oath" however, that this race was Markalian. Additionally, ENT: "Regeneration" showed the Tarkaleans with a completely different make-up. Therefore, we may discount Sisko's comment as a simple slip of the tongue.

The call sheets of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine are listing Markalians as "Asoth," after a named member of this species.

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