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Ensign James Phoenix

Name James Hunter Phoenix

Position Tactical Officer

Rank Ensign


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 27

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2
Weight 195
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Blue
Physical Description James's hair is like a faux-like style. When off duty, he has the tendency to wear clothing inspired by the 21st century. Overall, he is pretty strong, as well as he is trained in hand on hand combat.

Family

Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Father Keegan Phoenix
Mother Valerie Phoenix
Brother(s) N/A
Sister(s) N/A
Other Family N/A

Personality & Traits

General Overview James was born in 2005. On, April 5, 2025, he. and his best friend Ashlynn Regan, and some other people were on a mission to Mars to colonize it. But unfortunately, the unthinkable happened. An unknown cause, caused life support to fail, and causing the ship to be destroyed James and Ashlynn (who goes by Ash for short), made it to a prototype cryostasis tube, and froze themselves, hoping to one day be saved. Hundreds of years later, James's tube was detected by a federation vessel, in the 24th century, more specifically, in 2378, and it took him a while to recover. He later joined the academy, and graduated. But, he still strives to find Ashlynn, whom was very close to him. But who knows. Also he is not temporally displaced, since he was only frozen.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:

-He is very good in the tactical and security fields, and eventually wants to get into command.
-He graduated as one of the top students of his class at the academy.
-Good following orders to an extent

Weaknesses:

-dwells on past events, since he is 373 years old. (also he prefers to be called the age he is supposed to be, so in his 20s)
-carries a lot of guilt, since he thinks he could have prevented the accident, even though he couldn't have.
-Gets distracted since he still believes Ash is still out there, and because he misses her.
-He also hates spiders and any kind of arachnids.
Ambitions -He wants to command his own ship one day.
-He wants to regain himself after the events that changed his life forever.
-Find Ashlynn Regan.

Hobbies & Interests -Car enthusiast, he loves cars.
-Watching old pop culture movies that were new to him.
-Exploring new things in the Holodeck. (But not holo-addiction like Barclay had)
-Finding more about the years he missed.
-Loves coffee, and loves Philly Cheesesteak.
-"Very Old Music" (Recent-ish for him, old for everyone else)

Personal History The story of James Phoenix is a rather complex one to say the least. For most of his childhood, his parents were gone for various reasons. Work, business, or other reasons unknown to James and his sister, Nicole. Eventually, his parents spent more time with him and Nicole. It appeared that they had redeemed themselves to James and Nicole. Everything was thought to be good. Or so they thought. It turned out to be a lie. Their parents ended up returning to whatever they did, which was unknown to James and Nicole at the time. They became more distant to them with no true explanation. Then, the worst of their absence occurred. The inevitable happened. They disappeared with no explanation. No trace. The Phoenix children were left to fend for themselves. Nicole was forced to quit school and take care of James, who was just beginning high school.

James spent most of his early days in high school alone. He didn’t have many friends and he acted out on a few different occasions. Even if he was alone, he still kept himself occupied. He took up an interest in tinkering with automobiles and he occasionally watched science fiction programs. He had friends, but he was still more or less distant from them. This all changed when he met Ashlynn Regan. Disliking each other at first, they eventually grew to be very close friends with each other. In fact, the two would later find out that they actually knew each other when they were in grade school. They went through everything together. Hell and back. After they graduated, Ash went to college and James went into a job as an auto mechanic. Although they were never far from each other. They were almost inseparable. Many thought as though they were even in a relationship, when they actually weren’t. Either way they would follow each other through the thick and thin. Especially in space.

As Ash was studying to be a researcher and scientist, she received a unique opportunity to go to outer space. A mission to Mars called Alpha Three. Given the advancements and innovation in technology and science that went into this specific mission, she was actually able to bring a plus one, given they had some ability they could bring to a crew in space. James Phoenix was a mechanic. And he was a damn good one too. After their primary training at NASA, they began their preparations for the mission for a slated launch in late 2024. The launch was a success in the hope of a successful mission. They would be gone for between as little as a year and as long as three years in space. But no matter the mission length, they would be gone for a far greater amount of time.

Alpha Three was primarily meant to be a scientific colonization mission to Mars. It was one of the biggest and highly advanced missions of the time. So many new technologies. Experimental cryo-stasis tubes, artificial gravity, although it was pretty basic. The colony this Alpha mission would continue to build was very intuitive. It was a mission for the history books, just like the Europa mission. Just not in a positive manner. On April 5th, 2025, the mission went horribly sideways about halfway between Earth and Mars. The accident was caused by a CO2 buildup in the engines. It tore the ship apart in the course of a few minutes. Back then escape pods in space didn’t really exist. So initially when the crew found out about the buildup, they thought they had no way off the ship. Except for the experimental cryo-stasis tubes. The mission commander, who was also a Colonel, ordered the evacuation of Alpha 3 to the cryo-tubes. James and Ash did as they were told, but they couldn’t see anyone else. They made it to the tubes and froze themselves. As the ship was destroyed, they drifted out of the wreckage into open space with the protection of the stasis they were in. What would have been two years adrift max, turned into 353 years for the both of them. But they would be apart from each other for much longer.

James was discovered deep in Federation space by the USS Saturn. When he was unfrozen, his first words out of stasis was “Where’s Ash?” Unfortunately, that question wouldn’t be answered for some time. Upon arrival back to Earth, everything had changed. His loved ones had died. He lost his best friend. He was alone. He had the opportunity to join Starfleet, but he waited two years, so he could get himself acclimated to society again. And to pull himself together emotionally. In 2380, he applied to Starfleet Academy and was accepted.

Despite his background in mechanics, he pursued tactical and security studies as a major, and command as a minor. The reason for the switch was because engineering and mechanics had changed so much since the 21st century. If he was going to spend much time re-learning something, he’d rather learn something new. But deep down, it was really guilt. Even though he never did anything wrong. His academy days came and went. Even though he had great experiences during those days, he was often lost and sometimes distracted. Despite this, he graduated from the academy with honors at the rank of Ensign.

His first posting was aboard a small station, known as Deep Space 2, close to the border of the Federation. It wasn’t his Academy Junior Year cadet assignment to the Enterprise, but it was more or less quiet and it was something he enjoyed. He served at Deep Space 2 as a Security Officer for just one year before he transferred to Earth Spacedock as a Tactical and Security Officer. Starfleet had wanted to boost its security on installations, especially since the attacks on Utopia Planitia had gone down just months before. Phoenix and many others were transferred to places like ESD to boost security. It was a more or less uneventful assignment for James. But he worked his way through it. In 2386, he had the opportunity to request a transfer and so he did. This time it was to an actual starship. Another Sovereign Class. The USS Washington. To be continued…

Service Record (To be updated later)

2025- NASA Observer on unnamed Mars mission
2026- Presumed dead
2378- Awakens, and is welcomed into the 24th Century
2380- Starfleet Cadet- Freshman
2381- Starfleet Cadet- Sophomore
2382- Starfleet Cadet- Junior-Served 6 Months on the Enterprise E
2383- Meets Ensign Jack Keeagn. They become good friends.
2384- Starfleet Cadet- Senior-Served on Starbase 225 for 6 Months
2384- Graduated from Starfleet Academy in the Tactical, Security, and Command divisions a few months early
2384- Promotion to rank of Ensign.
2385- Applied to the USS Washington NCC-81533-E, as a Tactical Officer, waiting to be accepted.
2386- Transferred to the USS Washington as a Tactical Officer