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Thursday July 16th, 2020 @ 10:38 hours

Mark Cross

Name Mark Peter Cross

Position Deck Hand (Able)


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 35
Known Aliases "Doctor Death"

Physical Appearance

Height 6'1"
Weight 90kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Short brown hair, sometimes bordering on messy, and striking blue eyes. Mark is broad-shouldered and stocky. He has developed a powerful physique from a lot of hard work in the gym, holodeck, training programmes etc. and his time as a Marine.
Distinguishing Marks or Features Dragon tattoo over left arm and shoulder

Family & Acquaintances

Spouse None
Children None (that he knows of)
Father Keith Charles Cross
Mother Kathleen Linda Cross
Siblings None
Other Family and Acquaintances None to note

Personality & Traits

General Overview He's an intense character, bubbling with a youthful exuberance and enthusiasm that probably should have subsided towards the end of his teenage years. He's always working on new projects, craves big crowds and social engagements, and would often be the first in the gym and the last to leave of his classmates. He brings this work ethic to everything he does, and while others may edge him out in talent or experience, it'll take a lot to beat him in effort.

Having found the path he was born into, Starfleet, ripped away from him, he is equal parts angry, lost, and confused.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths

+ A tireless worker
+ Always wants to achieve above and beyond the required standard
+ A fast learner
+ Friendly and sociable

Weaknesses



- Short-tempered
- A self-confidence that often borders on arrogance
- Acts too much on impulse
- Can be considered too "casual" and often mistaken as unprofessional
- Impatient and easily distracted
Ambitions - To be a serial overachiever
- To get back into Starfleet
- To one day hold his own Command
- To lecture at the Academy
- To start a family
Passions - Playing guitar
- Finding out hows things work
- Cooking
- Sport/Exercise/The gym
- Poker

Background

Personal History Mark Cross was the son of two Starfleet Officers, one an Engineer, now a Captain, and one a Doctor, now a First Officer. His childhood was on Starfleet vessels, his upbringing was Starfleet, his future was probably Starfleet. While growing up he enjoyed taking things apart, finding out how they worked, and learning to put them back together again was something that he did, instead he followed his mother into the field of Medicine, falling in love with the science of it, and spurred on by the thought of helping others. Nobody was surprised that he chose to join the Academy.

Mark had other interests, of course. Sports, keeping himself in shape, flying and piloting, and perhaps most interestingly, practicing on the shooting range. By the time his final year in the Academy rolled around, he was lifting heavier, running further, and shooting better than a lot of the Security Cadets coming through. It was that that put him firmly on the radar of Major Mariana Ortega.

Ortega had been tasked with putting together her own unit for covert operations, many of which are still buried deep in classified records to this day. She wanted Cross. He agreed to consider her proposal, provided that he could take her to dinner first. Reluctantly, she agreed, and a short time later, after he had graduated Starfleet Medical, ready for his first posting, he instead turned tail and joined the Marines.

Brought on board as a combat medic, who shot far better than any combat medic they'd ever seen, found himself given the title "Doctor Death" for his ever-mounting kill count. It was during the next few years where the volatile relationship between Cross and Ortega "blossomed", i.e. crashed and burned in a fiery mess. Cross, who had signed up in part on the grouns of a glowing personal recommendation from the Major when he went to join Starfleet, was instead blackmailed, knowing that if he were to ever attempt to rejoin, the information that would be released could not only derail that of his own career, but that of his parents.

The Starship Fawkes came calling, giving him time to reflect on his next move.
Service Record 2379 - 2386 - Starfleet Medical
2386 - Enlists in Starfleet Marine Corps
2386 - 2394 - Classified Assignments - Reaches the rank of Captain
2394 - Present: S.S. Fawkes - Deck Hand