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For the ENT episode of the same name, please see "Damage".

Damage was physical harm done to an individual or a thing. Damage done to an individual was known as an injury.

In the 21st century, the Krenim Annorax constructed a weapon ship for defeating his people's greatest enemy, the Rilnar. When the weapon ship erased the Rilnar from history, it resulted in the Krenim being powerful again. Unanticipated problems arose, such as when the Rilnar were erased, they could not contribute a crucial antibody into the Krenim genome. This antibody would have made the Krenim immune to a rare disease; however, in its absence, fifty million Krenim died in the colonies when the disease broke out. With this event, of erasing the Rilnar, Annorax had damaged history. Realizing his mistake, he endeavored for the next two centuries to undo what he had done, causing more damage to history. This process was described by Chakotay as a thread was being pulled out, another was unraveling. The pattern of damage ended with the destruction of the weapon ship and the restoration of history. (VOY: "Year of Hell")

Aboard Earth and Federation starships, the senior staff would call for damage reports if the ship was thought to have been damaged by an event or situation. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

In 2065, the SS Valiant was severely damaged by the galactic barrier. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

In 2265, several crewmembers of the USS Enterprise were killed when the starship was in the galactic barrier. Autopsy reports later revealed damage to their neural circuits, with an area of the brain burned out. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

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