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01 Feb 2018 @ 1:12pm

Lieutenant Commander Darren Marian (Dec-Jan 2389 - WIA-TRNSFR to XFY Medical)

Name Darren James Marian (Dec-Jan 2389 - WIA-TRNSFR to XFY Medical)

Position Executive Officer (XO)

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 30

Physical Appearance

Height 6'3"
Weight 100 kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Darren is tall and average build. He has blue eyes and a higher than average forehead. He has a slightly protruding chin and a strong, square jawline. His blonde hair is usually short and parted on the side. He is usually clean-shaven and well-kept.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Loren Marian
Mother Kara Marian
Brother(s) Lieutenant Zachary Marian, USS Marcus Aurelius, FCO

Personality & Traits

General Overview Darren is a reserved, private man who takes his duties seriously. He has a very straightforward, no-nonsense command style, tending not to consider anything other than the pure facts of a situation when delivering orders. Although he is very private, Darren maintains an open door policy with the crew, ready to offer help and advice with any duty related task, and even on rare occasions with personal problems in crew members' lives.

Darren almost never talks about his personal life with anyone, especially the crew. He believes in maintaining the barrier between command personnel and non-command personnel, not wishing to damage the trust crew members have in commanding officers by dispelling the illusion that the lives of command officers are as in order as they hope their ships are.

During his time at the academy, Darren intensively studied both science and battle strategy, two fields he personally feels are not as separate as is commonly thought. Both require a disassembly and careful consideration of the situation at hand.

His seeming pride is really a blind for his deep shyness and inability to fully understand how to interact with people. Always introverted and shy, Darren developed is standoffish manner as a coping mechanism, a way of being able to move ahead in life at the same time as remaining in his comfort zone.
Strengths & Weaknesses STRENGTHS:
His direct style of addressing people is well suited to command.
He is very pragmatic and when dealing with most situations can divorce emotion from his decision making.

He turns many people away with how he speaks to people.
He is seemingly unable to get too close to anyone.
His aloofness can be seen as pride.
He is *generally* not very empathetic.
He finds some social situations difficult.
Ambitions Darren enjoys the position of XO and has no real aspirations towards his own command. He enjoys the position of second in command.

Personally, his main aspiration is to reconnect with his brother after their falling out.

He also secretly wishes he could become a more open person, although his would probably never admit it.
Hobbies & Interests Darren has a taste for fine rums and cigars, which he enjoys in his personal time. He likes watching comedy.
He also enjoys studying starship engineering in his personal time, as well as occasional reading.

Personal History Darren was born on Earth in the former southern United States to Loren Marian, a theater actor, and Kara Marian, a resource allocation manager in local government.

As a child Darren was a slightly above average student. His best subjects were history and science. He had a small group of friends, neither in the popular cliques, nor looked down upon. Because of pressure from his father, he attempted theater, playing minor roles in several school productions, but ultimately he found that he wasn't at all suited for the stage.

During high school his class took a field trip to a Starfleet facility. It was there that Darren first started to develop a desire to join Starfleet. He continued to research more during his last two years of schooling and finally decided to apply to the Academy upon secondary school graduation.

Upon his arrival at the Academy Darren decided to focus his studies on both general science and military strategy, the two disciplines that most interested him. During his second year, his brother joined him at the Academy.

At first, the two got along well, but over the following two years they began to grow apart. The degradation of their relationship culminated on the night of their father's death. Zachary blamed Darren for the fact both of them were not by their father's side when he passed, as it was because of his influence that Zachary had joined the Academy. Darren graduated a few months later, and from the time of his graduation on Zachary disappeared completely from his life.

Darren served aboard a science vessel first doing planetary surveys. His abrasive yet practical manner, as well as natural gifting for science helped him perform his duties well. After a few years he was promoted into command, serving as the chief science officer aboard a Nova-class vessel sent to the Delta Quadrant on a survey mission.

During his assignment, the ship was attacked by a previously unknown warp-capable race known as the Kranin. During the initial wave of battle, the ship's first officer was incapacitated. Because of his military training background Darren was selected to serve as temporary first officer in his stead. After a protracted conflict, and due to quick thinking on Darren's part, the ship left the battle relatively unscathed.
Service Record Ensign, USS St. Petersburg, Science Officer
Lt. JG, USS California, Chief Science Officer
Lieutenant, USS California, Acting XO
Lieutenant, USS Hawaii, XO
Lieutenant Commander, USS Hawaii, XO