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Devinoni Ral was a villainous human/Betazoid hybrid introduced in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Price.
He was portrayed by Matt McCoy.
Ral was 1/4 Betazoid and 3/4 human. He was the only one of several siblings to inherit empathic abilities, namely the ability to sense emotions. Ral became a negoiator, becoming a "hired gun" for various parties. Ral used his abilities to manipulate other parties in negotiations in order to gain an advantage against his competitors.
When the Barzan people realized that there was a stable wormhole in their space, they invited various powers to bid for exclusive control over their wormhole. The Chrysalians sent Ral to negotiate on their behalf. During the course of the negoiations Ral became involved with Enterprise-D counselor Deanna Troi and used his abilities to manipulate other parties so that the Chrysalians would come out as the victors on the negotiations.
Ral and the Ferengi Goss staged an incident to convince the Barzans to grant control of the wormhole to the Chrysalians. A short time later the parties learned that only the Alpha quadrant end of the wormhole was stable, and that sooner or later the entire wormhole would become unstable.
After learning they had purcharsed the rights to a interstellar equivalent of a dry well, the Chrysalians recalled Ral in order to demand he account for his actions. Before leaving the Enterprise Ral asked Troi to accompany him and continue being his conscience, however she declined.