The Peliar Zel natives were a humanoid species native to the Federation planet Peliar Zel II. Their appearance was characterized by a midline nasal outgrowth.

The moons of Peliar Zel were colonized during the 19th century. Throughout the next five hundred years the governments of Alpha moon and Beta moon were at odds with one another.

In 2152, a member of this species was found by Enterprise NX-01 while it was docked at the automated repair station. It was discovered that the Peliar Zel native, along with the bodies of many other species, was being used to increase the processing capabilities of the station. (ENT: "Dead Stop")

By 2337, Trill Ambassador Odan was called in to mediate a major dispute between Alpha and Beta moon. Over the next thirty years, relations between the Alphans and Betans would again deteriorate to the point of war. The major contributing factor to the situation began when the Alpha moon developed an energy source harnessing power from the planet's magnetic field causing substantial environmental damage to Beta moon.

In 2367, Ambassador Odan again negotiated a peace accord between the Alpha and Beta moons. (TNG: "The Host")

In 2368, there was at least one Starfleet cadet of Peliar Zel origin in the observing crowd at the inquest held into the death of Cadet Joshua Albert. (TNG: "The First Duty")

Beginning with the year 2369, when the Cardassians had left Bajor and given control over Deep Space 9 to the Bajorans, some Peliar Zel natives called the busy station their home. A male and a female native of this species were often seen on the Promenade or in Quark's.

In 2370, the couple from Peliar Zel II was integral in kidnapping William Patrick Samuels, a member of the Maquis, for the Cardassians away from Deep Space 9. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part I").

At the end of 2371, a female Peliar Zel native was sharing a drink with Morn in Quark's. (DS9: "Facets")

By 2372, at least some Peliar Zel natives had made it to Earth, as one was a customer at Sisko's Creole Kitchen. (DS9: "Homefront") Another was seen in San Francisco close to Harry Kim's apartment that year. (VOY: "Non Sequitur")

The Peliar Zel couple was also present during the Klingon wedding of Jadzia Dax and Worf in 2374, (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited") and was on the Promenade when Odo finally admitted his love to Kira Nerys later that year. (DS9: "His Way")

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According to an internal reference document, listing all the aliens seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was circulated around the time of the production of TNG Season 5, this species was identified as "Pelians". They were further given the description of "tall, humanoid in appearance but with a larger cranium and forward lobe in the skull. rigid head."

The call sheet for the episode "The Maquis, Part I" list the two individuals as Asparagus. Journalist Benjamin Svetkey, who made a cameo appearance as a Peliar Zel native in "Emissary", also described his character as "a 5'9" asparagus spear".

An alien appearing in VOY: "Survival Instinct" wore the same prosthetic headpiece as the Peliar Zel natives, but differed by having blue mottled skin.

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