For the mirror universe counterpart, see Vash (mirror).

Vash is a female human who was an corrupt archaeologist and former love interest of Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard. (TNG episodes: "Captain's Holiday", "Qpid"; DS9 episode: "Q-Less")

History Edit

Vash was once an acclaimed scholar or history however her shady ethics, and consistent sale of priceless artifacts, twice got her membership suspended from the Daystrom Institute Archaeological Council. Due to her greed and scruplous behaviors in appropriating cultural artifacts in the name of profit she was not welcome on several worlds. Vash was banned from the Royal Museum on Epsilon Hydra VII, was a persona non grata on Betazed and had a "dead or alive" (preferably dead) warrant issued for her on Myrmidon because she had stolen the Crown of the First Mother. Though she was given the cahne to have her reinstatement to the Council and a lecture position at the Daystrom Institute in 2369, Vash made it clear that between knowledge and profit, she would choose profit every time. (TNG: "Qpid"; DS9: "Q-Less")

Vash and PicardEdit

In 2372, a Changeling infiltrator boarded the USS Enterprise-E and studied Picard's personal log's. It then used this information during negotiations to state it could assume the form of any of Picard's female acquaintances, including Vash. (TNG eBook: A Sea of Troubles)

Q and the Gamma QuadrantEdit


Vash and Q.

Prior to her arrival on Deep Space 9 in 2369, Vash encountered the crew of the Even Odds. While she distracted Zin Dezavrim, she stole a valuable knife Facity Sleedow had retrieved. (DS9 novel: Rising Son)

Vash was found in the Gamma Quadrant by Jadzia Dax and brought to DS9. Q later appeared there as well and attempted to convince her to resume their journey. (DS9 episode: "Q-Less")

Q would later appear to Vash several more times between 2369 and 2374. (DS9 novel: The Fall of Terok Nor)

Alternate timelinesEdit

Vash later became known as the Bajoran writer Eilin after she, Picard and Nog were transported back in time from the year 2400 aboard the USS Phoenix. (DS9 novels: The War of the Prophets, Inferno)