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Lieutenant Christopher Blake

Name Christopher Joseph Blake

Position Chief Flight Control Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 29

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 9"
Weight 200 lbs
Hair Color Dirty Blond
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description For the most part Chris Blake would be considered conventionally handsome. However his most prominent and most notable feature is the metallic plate on his face with the blinking blue lights. The plate covers an area on the left side of his face from mid forehead, down over where his eye would be, and curves around his nose and ends just above his lip. Where his eye would be there is a dull blue orb with a black iris. His left hand and forearm also has signs of similar plates and implants as well.

Chris appears to stand shorter than he is, as if his natural instinct is to physically cower away from attention.

Family

Spouse Genevieve Carlson
Children none
Father Joseph Blake
Mother Stephanie Blake
Brother(s) none
Sister(s) none
Other Family none

Personality & Traits

General Overview Ever since the accident, Chris has not been the same man. He strongly dislikes attention of any kind and is very self conscious of implants. If not for his passion for flying, he’d have taken the medical discharge outright and just lived a solitary life.

While he is hesitant to engage and comes across as shy, all Chris really wants is to be accepted and not made a spectacle or have to worry about people either pitying him or patronizing him. He’d give anything to change the day of the accident.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths
Dedicated and loyal. First and foremost he is still a Starfleet Officer and it is one of the only things he still has pride in.
Natural pilot. From an early age, Chris took a keen interest in flying and developed this interest into skills and training.
Weaknesses
Fear of rejection. Due to the visual nature of his implants and the dissolution of his marriage, Chris has developed a fear of rejection that can hold him back from taking the first step.
Social anxiety. Without the chain of command or official structure Chris will feel lost in a large group of people. He will avoid large casual gatherings as often as he can and if forced he will often find a quiet corner and not engage.
Ambitions To do his job well and live quietly.
Hobbies & Interests Chris used to enjoy many hobbies and activities such as sailing and hiking. Since the accident he has mostly resigned himself to training simulations and manuals.

Personal History Chris was a star pupil all through school but excelled when it came to the physical applications of his studied. He especially grew fond of physics and the interaction of forces on bodies in motion.

When he was old enough he applied to Starfleet Academy under the Engineering program. However he quickly found it was too theoretical for him and he considered dropping out entirely before a roommate convinced him to take a pilot elective. Chris quickly fell in love with piloting and instead of quitting he remustered into the Piloting program.

While Chris had a natural skill for piloting, he also maintained his studies and training through the program to prove to himself and those around him that he wasn’t one to rest on his laurels. His dedication got him noticed by Captain William Murdoch of the USS Crabtree. And he was requested for the ship right out of the academy.

It was on the USS Crabtree that he met and married Genevieve after a whirlwind romance. Chris was living the dream and couldn’t think of anything he’d rather be doing in his life. He was happy.

Then tragedy struck. While piloting a shuttle planetside with the Captain, they came under enemy fire. Chris tried evasive maneuvers to escape and regroup with the ship but they were hit and lost an engine. When he tried to compensate for it, the nav console exploded violently and knocked Chris unconscious with severe wounds.

Chris spent a month in a coma as doctors worked tirelessly to save his life. When he finally came to, he was told that the shuttle had crashed and that the Captain had died. Chris was the only survivor and even then he was in very rough shape, needing several cybernetic implants to be able to live and function.

Chris developed a very severe case of survivors guilt and became very withdrawn. Genevieve tried to stand by him and support him but Chris wasn’t mentally prepared or even willing to be able to accept her help. Instead he got her served with divorce papers. Heartbroken, Genevieve signed them and said goodbye to the shell of the man she once loved.

It took a year of intense therapy but Chris finally made it back behind the nav console of a ship. It took some retraining to get used to using his augments to do the job, but right now it was the only thing he had left. Reluctantly he put his name back on the service list as available, but he refused to hope that anyone would accept him after the incident or what he’d become since.
Service Record Served on the USS Crabtree right out of the Academy

Rehabilitation for a year after the incident which resulted in the death of Captain William Murdoch.