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- This page details Khan Noonien Singh in the primary universe; for the Khan Noonien Singh in the mirror universe see Khan Noonien Singh (mirror); for the Khan Noonien Singh in the Kelvin timeline created by Nero's temporal incursion, see Khan Noonien Singh (alternate reality); for the Khan Noonien Singh in the mirror universe created by Nero's temporal incursion see Khan Noonien Singh (mirror alternate reality); for the Khan Noonien Singh in all other alternate universes see Khan Noonien Singh (alternates).
- "Khan Noonien Singh is the most dangerous adversary the Enterprise ever faced. He is brilliant, ruthless, and he will not hesitate to kill every single one of you."
- —Ambassador Spock, 2259[src]
Khan Noonien Singh (1970–2285) was a genetically engineered human (known as an Augment) created on Earth. He became infamous as one of the many tyrants who terrorized humanity during the Eugenics Wars. (TOS episode: "Space Seed", ST movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
- Note: Khan's name was given as Sibahl Khan Noonien in James Blish's novelization of "Space Seed".
- Note: Khan's first name was simply Noonien in the first issue of "Khan". He then took name Khan in the second issue of that comic series.
He was born in 1970. His mother was Doctor Sarina Kaur, the director of the Chrysalis Project from its foundation until her death on May 18, 1974. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)
Ruler of the EarthEdit
By 1992, Khan and his followers had seized control of over half the Earth. He fought with Vasily Hunyadi, the force behind the Serbian government. While a dictator, history would note Khan's empire was devoid of genocide and other such atrocities normally associated with similar forms of government. After the Eugenics Wars had been lost, Khan and his followers escaped aboard the sleeper ship SS Botany Bay. (TOS episode: "Space Seed"; WizKids module: Attack Wing)
The Botany Bay drifted in space until 2267, when Khan and his people were revived by Captain James T. Kirk and the USS Enterprise. After an unsuccessful attempt to seize control of the Enterprise, Khan and his followers, as well as Lieutenant Marla McGivers were exiled to Ceti Alpha V. (TOS episode: "Space Seed")
Khan, McGivers, and his crew along with the Botany Bay were then taken to Ceti Alpha V. After Kirk, Scott and their landing party finished settling them on the planet, Khan and his people started to build a new world. Khan led hunting parties through the jungles on the planet.
Sometime after this point, Ceti Alpha VI exploded, which altered the orbit as well as the environment of Ceti Alpha V. Six months after it was destroyed, food started to become scarce. Khan tried to send a signal from the Botany Bay to no avail. Khan was also facing dissent from his people such as Tamas. (TOS novel: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh; TOS comic: "Khan: Ruling in Hell") Many of Khan's followers died in the aftermath, including his wife.
Eighteen solar years later, an avenue of escape presented itself to Khan when the USS Reliant arrived on a survey mission. He would quickly use this opportunity to escape his prison and hijack the Reliant. He learned of Project Genesis and coveted the Genesis Device for his own use. Whether by sub space eavesdropping (as he did later at Regula I) or through the library computer; Khan also learned about Klingon ideals, such as revenge. He also used this time to wreak that vengeance against James T. Kirk (now an admiral). His attempts would fail and Khan would be killed in the Mutara Nebula. Khan, afterwards, activated the Genesis Device as a last act of revenge against Kirk, in the hope that he would destroy his hated enemy along with himself. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; WizKids module: Attack Wing)
In 2254, Spock compared the impact of the pre-reformation Vulcans of the Last-of-all-Cities returning to Vulcan to that of Humans finding a lost colony of Khan's Augment warriors. Little did Spock know he would participate in just such a discovery in 2267. (EV comic: "Cloak and Dagger"; TOS episode: "Space Seed")
Khan's actions led to genetic engineering being banned on Earth and within the Federation. In 2373, Admiral Bennett described Julian Bashir as being a positive aspect of genetic engineering, but warned that "for every Julian Bashir that can be created, there's a Khan Singh waiting in the wings". (DS9 episode: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume")
A year after his arrival in the Kelvin timeline, Ambassador Spock warned his counterpart about Khan when Kirk decided to ally himself with Khan's counterpart. The Ambassador describe him as being the most brilliant and dangerous adversary the Enterprise faced. Spock then told his counterpart that his Enterprise was able to defeat him at great cost. (TOS movie & novelization: Into Darkness)
In an alternate timeline in which the Augments won the Eugenics Wars, Khan became the ruler of a genetically engineered Human race called the Children of Khan who sought to conquer all of known space. His followers managed to conquer the planet and Khan himself was noted to have finished his conquest of the United States by arriving in Washington, DC in order to accept the President's surrender. His actions led to the Great Ascension of Humanity and he led his people as the First Khan, the Eternal Master and the First Lord of Mankind. Through his actions, he managed to lead his people against numerous alien races and conquered them such as the Andorians, who knelt in servitude before him.
His empire, the Khanate of Earth, later came under attack from the Romulan Star Empire during the Earth-Romulan War. At some point, he was noted as having seduced and killed a Romulan commander after which he stole a cloaking device from the Star Empire. It was noted that he died as an elderly statesman after living for over two centuries and had a grandchild who continued to lead the Augment empire. Through his leadership, he became a well-respected leader of his people and revered by them for centuries.
Before his death in 2172 at the age of 213, he was also involved in a program that led to his intelligence and memories being implanted into a computer. With the development of holotechnology, this intelligence was capable of manifesting the appearance of Singh in various points of his life. The program was highly sophisticated as it required three times the processing power of a normal holoprogram. This created a potent counsel which only high-ranking Princeps were capable of accessing and thus gained a measure of Khan's wisdom as he advised these younger Augments on their role in the future of their race.
In another alternate timeline, USA Today reported that US President Bill Clinton had surrendered the United States of America to Khan. (Last Unicorn RPG module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)
In a timeline in which the Xindi had destroyed Earth in 2154 and the Human colony on Ceti Alpha V in 2165, the SS Botany Bay was discovered and its passengers revived. Dismayed and enraged at what they found, Khan and his followers became the leaders of the few remaining humans, rallying and inspiring them to strike back against the Xindi. Khan personally forged an alliance with the Klingon Empire, bringing them and other races to his cause. After defeating the Xindi, humanity began to rebuild their civilization and seek out their enemies. (ST short story: "Dawn")
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For the purpose of the FASA RPG, this character was assigned a number of attributes to determine the outcome of die rolls.