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The Douwd were a non-corporeal species able to manipulate their appearance, self-described as "immortal beings of disguises and false surroundings". They had the ability to create and destroy on an epic scale; they also maintained the ability to attack through psychic means. However, they could not bring people back to life, only make illusory recreations of them. To all the physical senses these illusions appeared to be perfectly real, could affect the world around them, and were catagorized as being real by Federation technology like transporters and sensors, but apparently could not fool empathic abilities. The Douwd appeared to be nearly omnipotent godlike beings, but not omniscient. Their true form appeared as a slender translucent humanoid which had purple coloring.

Only one individual from the Douwd race was revealed to the Federation, a being who referred to itself as Kevin Uxbridge, while in Human form. He lived a full Human life, met a woman named Rishon, fell in love, was married to her for fifty-three years, became a widower, and committed genocide of an entire species. (TNG: "The Survivors")

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