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The following is a list of unnamed Romulans who lived during the 23rd century.

2266

Praetor

The Praetor of the Romulan Star Empire in 2266 sponsored a bold and dangerous mission of the military to attack the United Federation of Planets. The Praetor ordered his flagship, a Romulan Bird-of-Prey under the command of a veteran officer, to cross the Neutral Zone and attack a series of Federation outposts.

Some members of the crew of the bird of prey had connections with the Praetor, one in particular was Decius who sent the Praetor a message regarding the "glorious mission" after Earth Outpost Stations 2, 3, 4 and 8 had been destroyed. In actuality, by sending this message and breaking radio silence, Decius had given away the bird of prey's position to the USS Enterprise and the Praetor's "finest flagship" was eventually hunted down and destroyed. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

"The Praetor" in the episode is a background character who is only mentioned, never seen, and is not given a name


Centurion

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The Centurion (2266)

The Romulan centurion served aboard the Praetor's flagship that attacked several Federation outposts along the Romulan Neutral Zone in 2266. He was a close friend of his commander (see entry below), and served with him in many campaigns. He believed in the right of the Romulan Empire to expand by use of any means necessary, including war. He was of the old ways, where you did not question the Praetor, but gave obedience. These beliefs were not entirely held by his commander. He was killed in battle with the USS Enterprise, he had pushed his commander to safety and was mortally injured by some falling debris in the control room. After he succumbed shortly thereafter, his body, and some of the ship's debris, was later jettisoned in an attempt to deceive the Enterprise into believing the ship was destroyed. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

"The Centurion" was played by actor John Warburton.
The First Edition of the Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives his name only as "The Centurion".
The Second Edition of the Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives his name as "T'Auethn".


Commander (2266)

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Romulan Commander (2266)

Around stardate 1709, a Romulan commander piloted a Bird-of-Prey on a mission testing a cloaking device, and a new energy weapon that destroyed Federation outposts along the Romulan Neutral Zone. A veteran of countless military campaigns, he was an atypical Romulan commander who questioned the ethics of his mission and was wary of war. He believed that enough lives had been sacrificed for the Romulan quest for conquest.

He and James T. Kirk would engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse. At first he tried to return to Romulus to deliver the information on the new weapon, but did turn and fight when the Enterprise intercepted him. When his ship was disabled by the USS Enterprise he destroyed it, rather than be captured. He told Kirk that he admired him and that they were alike, and could have been friends in another reality. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

This "Romulan commander" was played by actor Mark Lenard. This character is often credited with being the first Romulan seen on Star Trek, even though technically Decius was seen first, albeit with a helmet covering up his ears. Lenard's character was the first Romulan fully seen with Vulcan-type ears. Lenard's performance as the Romulan commander impressed the producers, and he was on the short-list of possible replacements for Leonard Nimoy to play Spock. He was again cast to play Sarek, Spock's father in TOS: "Journey to Babel".
In William Shatner's novel The Return, the commander's House, one of the oldest and most esteemed on Romulus, fell into disgrace after this failure, and it was his granddaughter who was responsible for Kirk's resurrection with the intention to kill him and restore the family's standing. In the Myriad Universes short novel A Less Perfect Union (set in an alternate timeline in which Terra Prime's attack on Starfleet succeeded, Earth went into isolation, and the Federation was never formed), the commander impersonated Sarek in order to disrupt a 2264 diplomatic conference – as he looked so much like Sarek, no disguise was necessary to pull it off, and he openly wonders if the two shared common ancestry from before the Vulcan-Romulan split.
The Star Trek Customizable Card Game gives his name as Keras, which is "Sarek" spelled backwards.


Crewman 1

Romulan Crewman 1

Romulan crewman #1 (2266)

This Romulan crewman was a member of a Bird-of-Prey on a mission testing a cloaking device, and a new energy weapon that destroyed Federation outposts along the Romulan Neutral Zone. In the confrontation with USS Enterprise, he was lost with his ship. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

The Romulan crewman was played by Walt Davis.


Crewman 2

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Romulan crewman (2266)

This Romulan crewman was a member of a Bird-of-Prey on a mission testing a cloaking device, and a new energy weapon that destroyed Federation outposts along the Romulan Neutral Zone. In the confrontation with USS Enterprise, he was lost with his ship. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

The Romulan crewman was played by Vince Deadrick.


Scope operator

Romulan scope operator

Romulan scope operator (2266)

The Romulan scope operator served aboard the Praetor's flagship that attacked several Federation outposts along the Romulan Neutral Zone in 2266. He was responsible for the operation of the vessel, as well as making sensor observations. The Scope Operator was killed when his Commander destroyed the ship following its defeat by the USS Enterprise. (TOS: "Balance of Terror")

The Romulan scope operator was played by actor Robert Chadwick. The character is given the name Praxus in the "Alien Spotlight: Romulans" comic book.


2268

Commander (2268)

Romulan Commander, 2268

Romulan commander (2268)

In 2268, a female Romulan commander led a three-ship squadron that captured the USS Enterprise after it illegally entered Romulan space. An ambitious officer, she felt that the achievement of her lifetime would be to bring the Enterprise back to Romulus intact. She saw that it would broaden the scope of her powers greatly.

She had a romantic interest in Spock. She invited him to dinner and went so far as to tell him that, unlike Vulcan women, Romulan females were passionate. She wanted Spock to serve at her side and take the Enterprise to Romulus. Spock reacted favorably to her advances.

After she believed Kirk had been killed, she expected Spock to agree to her wishes. In reality, Kirk and Spock were working under Federation orders to steal the cloaking device. Kirk was successful. The Commander ordered that Spock be executed, but she had herself beamed aboard the Enterprise with him. On the bridge, she ordered her flagship to destroy the Enterprise, but this failed, and she was turned over to Starfleet along with her ship's cloaking device. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

This Romulan commander was played by actress Joanne Linville. The character whispered her name into Spock's ear, and he commented how "rare and beautiful" it was, but it was never spoken aloud. Some non-canon sources, such as authors Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz, as well as the Star Trek Customizable Card Game, list the character's name as "Charvanek." Authors Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath list her as "Dion Charvon" in The Price of the Phoenix and The Fate of the Phoenix.
Author Della Van Hise lists her as "Praetor Thea" in Killing Time.
According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, Naren Shankar suggested bringing back the Commander in "Face of the Enemy". However Linville was unavailable, and thus the character of Toreth was created instead.


Doctor

This Romulan doctor served aboard the flagship of the three-ship squadron of Romulan battle cruisers that apprehended the USS Enterprise on an illegal run into Romulan space in 2268.

After Spock performed the Vulcan death grip on James T. Kirk, this Romulan doctor certified that he was in fact dead. When Christine Chapel later pointed this out to Leonard McCoy, McCoy revealed that Spock had actually given Kirk a nerve pinch to simulate death, fooling the Romulans and allowing for his infiltration of the Romulan ship. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

This doctor was referred to in dialog only.


Escorts

These unnamed Romulans escorted Spock and James T. Kirk to their commander's quarters following the capture of the USS Enterprise in 2268. Following their meeting, they escorted Kirk to the security room, and returned to the commander's quarters to stand guard.

When Spock and the commander left her quarters, to go to the security room, they tagged along. En route, the commander invited Spock to dinner. When he inquired if the guards were also invited to dinner, she dismissed them.

They later returned to the commander's quarters with subcommander Tal, after Tal intercepted an alien communication from within the ship. When it dawned on the commander that the cloaking device may have been compromised, they escorted Spock along with Tal and the commander to engineering. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

These Romulans were played by unknown actors. The second one also appeared as an Ekosian SA official in "Patterns of Force".
Escort #2 was given the name D'vano on a card from the Star Trek: Collectible Card Game


Exchange hostages

Romulan exchange hostages

Exchange hostages

These two Romulan officers, one being a centurion, served aboard the Romulan flagship that captured the Enterprise. When Subcommander Tal requested that Kirk and Spock transport over to their vessel to discuss the situation, Kirk, who felt no need to walk right into Romulan hands, was offered to have the two exchange hostages simultaneously beamed over while they were aboard the Romulan ship.

Once materialized the two officers drew their disruptors, much to Montgomery Scott's disgust, but were promptly taken to the brig. When Kirk returned to the ship and inquired if these two officers were aboard so as to acquire one of their uniforms. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

The hostages were played by unknown actors.
It is almost certain that they remained on board the ship as prisoners, like their commander, following the escape of the Enterprise from Romulan territory.


Guard

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Engineer guard

This Romulan guard served as a guard aboard the flagship of the three-ship squadron of Romulan battle cruisers that apprehended the USS Enterprise on an illegal run into Romulan space in 2268.

He was responsible for guarding the engineering section that contained the improved Romulan cloaking device. He encountered an unauthorized centurion in his section. Upon questioning the unauthorized officers credentials, the guard was knocked out and the intruder was able to gain access to the secured area. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

The Romulan guard was played by actor Mike Howden.


Helmsman

Romulan helmsman

Helmsman

This unnamed Romulan served as the helmsman on board the Romulan flagship in 2268.

After the Enterprise escaped with the flagship's cloaking device, the helmsman was ordered by subcommander Tal to pursue at flank speed. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

This Romulan was played by an unknown actor.


Security room guard

Romulan security room guard

Security room guard

The unnamed Romulan stood guard at the security room aboard the flagship of the three-ship squadron of Romulan battle cruisers that apprehended the USS Enterprise on an illegal entry into Romulan space in 2268. He was responsible for operating the controls that granted access to the security room, including the time that Kirk was incarcerated to the security room. Following the arrival of Leonard McCoy, who was treating the injured Captain Kirk, he called the commander down to the holding area to talk with the doctor. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

This Romulan was played by an unknown actors.


Soldier

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Soldier

The Romulan soldier served as a guard aboard the flagship of the three-ship squadron of Romulan battle cruisers that apprehended the USS Enterprise on an illegal entry into Romulan space in 2268.

He was standing guard in the ship's corridor when he encountered a centurion who claimed to have just transported aboard, having just escaped from the Enterprise. He then directed the centurion to Subcommander Tal was in control central. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

The Romulan soldier was played by actor Gordon Coffey.


Technical officer

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Romulan technical officer (2268)

The Romulan technical officer served as an technical officer aboard the flagship of the three-ship squadron of Romulan battle cruisers that apprehended the USS Enterprise on an illegal trip into Romulan space in 2268. He discovered an unauthorized centurion in the ship's engineering section near the ships cloaking device. Told that there was an intruder on board, the disbelieving technical officer attempted to arrest the centurion in question. The centurion attacked the technical officer and successfully knocked him out cold. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

The Romulan technical officer was played by actor Richard Compton.


Technician

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Romulan technician (2268)

The Romulan technician served in the control central at the sensor station aboard the flagship of the three-ship squadron of Romulan battle cruisers that apprehended the USS Enterprise on an illegal into Romulan space in 2268. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

The Romulan technician was played by actor Robert Gentile.


Weapons officer

Romulan weapons officer

Weapons officer

This unnamed Romulan served as the weapons officer on board the Romulan flagship in 2268.

After the Enterprise escaped with the flagship's cloaking device, subcommander Tal ordered the weapons officer to bring main batteries to bear on the Enterprise. As the ship approached the Enterprise, Tal ordered the weapons officer to stand by to fire main batteries as soon as their ship was within optimum range. Once they were within range, he was ordered to open fire, just as the Enterprise began to cloak. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

This Romulan was played by an unknown actor.


2269

Commander (2269)

Romulan commander, 2269

Romulan commander (2269)

The unnamed Romulan commander commanded one of the two battle cruisers that caught the USS Enterprise trespassing in the Neutral Zone in 2269.

Despite Captain Kirk's attempt to explain the ship's unintentional presence in the Zone, the Romulan commander, who refused to hear Kirk's words, was adamant on enforcing the Neutral Zone treaty. With that said, and ordered Kirk to surrender the Enterprise, thereafter, the crew would be dropped off at the nearest outpost guarding the Zone.

While giving Kirk five minutes to inform the crew of the ship's surrender, Kirk realized that the Romulans were waiting for the Enterprise, confronted him with regards to the Vendorian spy they employed. The Romulan commander disavowed all knowledge of such a ploy, and gave Kirk one last chance to surrender, or risk being destroyed.

Shortly thereafter, the commander's ship opened fire on the Enterprise. The Enterprise retaliated, disabling the propulsion systems of the Commander's ship, and disabling the power supply of the second vessel. Fearing that the Enterprise had captured their spy the Romulan commander ordered his ships to retreat and allowing the Enterprise to leave the Zone uncontested. (TAS: "The Survivor")

The Romulan commander was voiced by James Doohan.
The novelization of "The Survivor" (as published in Star Trek Log 2) gives this character the name Larus.


2270

Commander (2270)

Romulan commander, 2270

Romulan commander (2270)

This Romulan commander was the commander of the small task force of Romulan battle cruisers that ambushed the USS Enterprise near the Romulan Neutral Zone in 2270. (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

This Romulan commander was voiced by Animated Series producer Lou Scheimer.


Crewman (2270)

Romulan crewman, 2270

Romulan crewman (2270)

This Romulan crewman served on a ship that was part of the small task force of Romulan battle cruisers that ambushed the USS Enterprise near the Romulan Neutral Zone in 2270.

He noted to his commander, following the encounter with an inflatable starship decoy of the Enterprise, that there was no radio response from the large ship. Then, as they pursued the "real" Enterprise through an energy field, he noted to the commander that the ship's instruments were useless in this field and that they had lost contact with the Enterprise. (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

This Romulan crewman was voiced by Animated Series producer Norm Prescott.


2293

Delegates

These Romulan delegates were present at the conference at Camp Khitomer in 2293. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)


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