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Full Name: Khan Noonien Singh
Known aliases: Khan, Noonien "Noon" Singh, Sibahl Khan Noonien Singh
Species: Augment (Human)
Gender: male
Height: 182 cm(6')
Weight: 79 kg(175 lbs)
Eye color: brown
Hair color: brown (grayed)
Birthplace: India, Earth
Born: 1970
Temporal Displacement: cryogenic suspension, 1996-2267
Died: 2285, Mutara Nebula
Affiliation: The Great Khanate
Mother: Sarina Kaur
Marital Status: widower
Spouse(s): Marla McGivers
Occupation: leader
Rank: khan
Office Held: commander in chief
In Office: until 1996
Succeeded By: None

Sibahl Khan Noonien Singh 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.

Note: Khan's first name, Sibahl, was given in James Blish's novelisation of Space Seed, but has never been used in any other source since.



Early Life

He was born in 1970. His surrogate mother was Dr. Sarina Kaur, director of the Chrysalis Project. (TOS novel: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh)

Ruler of the Earth

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, and after the Eugenics Wars, Khan and his followers escaped aboard the sleeper ship SS Botany Bay. (TOS episode: Space Seed)


The Botany Bay drifted in space until 2267, when Khan and his people were rescued by Captain James T. Kirk and the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701). 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)

Sometime after this point, Ceti Alpha VI exploded, which altered the orbit as well as the environment of Ceti Alpha V. 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 (NCC-1864) 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 (now at age 41-but appearing older) would be killed in the Mutara Nebula after he activated the Genesis Device as a last act of revenge against Kirk in the hope that he would destroy his hated enemy. (TOS movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)


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 eugenics warriors. Little did Spock know he would participate in just such a discovery a little over a decade later. (EV comic: Cloak and Dagger; TOS episode: Space Seed)

Khan's actions led to genetic engineering being banned on Earth and in 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?")

Bashir often thought of Bennett's words whenever someone mentioned his genetically enhanced nature, such as Elim Garak did in 2374. (DS9 novelization: Call to Arms...)

The Section 31 Doctor Ethan Locken was a great admirer of Khan and planned a New Federation based on his ideals. (DS9 novel: Abyss)

Alternate timelines

In an alternate timeline where the Augments won the Eugenics War, 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 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 later came under attack from the Romulan Star Empire during the Romulan War of the 2100's. 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, 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. (DS9 novel: Seeds of Dissent)

According to a USA Today newspaper article, United States of America President Bill Clinton surrendered his nation to Khan Noonien Singh. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

There is a difference in publishing dates of the RPG and the Seeds of Dissent story. It is unclear if these might be considered the same timeline or different ones.
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Khan Noonien Singh (or simply Khan), was a genetically engineered Human and the most prominent tyrant of the late-20th century Eugenics Wars on Earth. Khan reappeared with a cadre of augment followers in the 23rd century and became a notorious enemy of James T. Kirk. He was brought forward into the 24th Century, where he became an adversary of USS Baldwin captain Patrick Ingrum


Into the 24th century

In May of 2374, an agent for the Dominion went back in time to just prior to the explosion to retrieve Khan and offered Khan the Alpha Quadrant in exchange for his assistance in bringing order "his territory". The USS Ottawa followed the Dominion's path, but did not stop the Dominion from retrieving Khan. Jenna Carson, the captain of Ottawa, feared Khan's strength and feet that he would be an unstoppable opponent.

Khan set out on a mission for the Dominion in the hijacked USS Tien An Men' to retrieve the founders still on Earth and to recover Dr. Alan Murrow from Captivity on Starbase 227. In the process, the USS Baldwin intervened. Khan attempted to stop Baldwin by using the prefix code, but captain Patrick Ingrum faked his ship's destruction to fool him. When Khan realized he has been duped, he disabled the Baldwin and stole the DNA of the entire crew. He knew that Patrick would attempt to retaliate, which he did, but he did not take into account help from the Ottawa and the recovered Tien An Mien. (USS Baldwin: "The Return of Khan")

Khan was instrumental in planning several key Dominion assaults, but he set up a ruse to lure Patrick by kidnapping a close friend, Katy Cassoday, and forcing him into a fight. However, Patrick had calmly planned a successful counter-strategy. (USS Baldwin: "Storm Front")

Eventually, Khan and the Dominion would part ways, but not before learning the resourcefulness of the Dominion. He eventually claimed a area of space along the former Federation-Cardassian Border. When the USS Wasp entered into his territory, he sent two fighters to engage it. Captain Ingrum led a team to investigate, and was briefly captured. (USS Baldwin: "Evolution") Khan also attempted to take advantage of a lull in patrol activity, but aborted the attempt. (USS Baldwin: "Drift off to Dream") He eventually initiated a plan to steal a highly armed Dominion battleship by catching the Federation, and especially Patrick, off guard. When the Baldwin engaged Khan in the process of stealing the "dreadnought," he beamed the captain aboard, taking him prisoner. Patrick eventually destroyed the dreadnought and escaped. Khan choose not to retaliate right away, realizing he was still left in a state of status quo (USS Baldwin: "Departure").

Patrick debriefed several members of the admiralty regarding Khan in 2377. (USS Baldwin: "Frontiers")


The geneticist Arik Soong believed Augments like Khan could be created without exhibiting his more vicious instincts. Soong theorized that a defect in the genomes of the Augments created a malformation in the base-pair sequences that regulate the neurotransmitter levels in their brains, causing them to be highly prone to aggression and violent behavior. Starfleet wanted to put this to the test in 2377, by asking Dr. Alan Murrow to prove or disprove the theory. (USS Baldwin: "Escape").

Khan and his augment brethren were considered so dangerous that genetic engineering was banned throughout the United Federation of Planets. Despite the ban, a black market in the genetic manipulation of children with limited abilities continued, however, resulting in the augments like Dr. Julian Bashir (DS9: "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?") as well as Dr. Murrow's project which resulted in Bridget and Roslyn (USS Baldwin: "The Find")



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