The Tygarians were an Alpha Quadrant species. In 2370, they were one of the first to explore the Gamma Quadrant.

Li Nalas attempted to stow away aboard the Tygarian freighter Nanut. He was discovered by first officer Romah Doek, who promptly reported him to Benjamin Sisko. (DS9: "The Homecoming")

A Tygarian was seen in a bar on Dessica II while the senior staff of the USS Enterprise-D was searching for clues about the whereabouts of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in that establishment. (TNG: "Gambit, Part I")

Beginning with the year 2370, Tygarians were also frequently seen on the Promenade of space station Deep Space 9 and in Quark's. (DS9: "Cardassians")

Later that year, Odo took the Teenage Jem'Hadar to a holosuite where he fought a holographic Tygarian, to help him channel his aggressive feelings. (DS9: "The Abandoned")

A Tygarian was one of the first customers of Quark's Bar to help out after all of Quark's possessions were confiscated by the FCA at the end of the year 2372 and carried in a new table for the bar. (DS9: "Body Parts")

Tygarian variant, Body parts

A Tygarian variant

Just like Humans, Tygarians apparently are fond of tribbles. When those animals were accidentally re-introduced to the 24th century, a Tygarian was seen in Quark's Bar petting two of the furry creatures. (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")





Background Edit

Tygarian close-up

A Tygarian close-up

According to the script for "The Homecoming", their name is pronounced "tie-GAIR-ee-an".

The appearance of the Tygarians evolved with each progressive season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Beginning with the first appearance of Romah Doek in DS9 Season 1, in which he lacked any prosthetics below the cheeks/nose (most likely to facility the actor speaking clearly), by TNG Season 7/DS9 Season 2 a chin prosthetic was added to fill out the face to complete their final look (as Tygarians became regular background characters).

The call sheets for "Image in the Sand" and "Chimera" for one Tygarian listed the character as a "Greenhorn".

According to, the Tygarians were from a homeworld and/or a star system named Tygaria.

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