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Thu Sep 21st, 2017 @ 5:30am
Senior Chief Petty Officer Ken Waters
Name Ken Walter Waters
Position Flight Control Officer
Rank Senior Chief Petty Officer
|Physical Description||Ken looks older than his years due to several badly healed scars that he proudly wears as a trophy of his earlier life as a Maquis fighter. He has short cropped brown hair, is always clean shaven, and he is meticulous about maintaining what he would call his 'fighting weight.'|
|Brother(s)||River Waters (foster brother)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Quick to action, impulsive, never hesitant to do what he thinks is right. Smart enough to not step too far over the line. Ken is passionate, and has a profoundly held sense of justice. He strives to protect what is his; the scope of what is 'his to protect' varies on the situation to be as little as the things he owns, to as wide as the citizens of the Federation.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Short tempered
|Ambitions||Ken's greatest ambition is naive, but true to his heart: to see a galactic peace through Federation dominance.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Flying
Fitness (running, weight lifting, etc...)
Romance novels (though he would never admit it)
|Personal History||Ken Waters was born on the Federation/Cardassian interzone world of Caradall where he lived until the redrawing of borders which launched the Maquis rebellion. Though he is much too young to remember his birth parents, he had lived with them for a time prior to the Cardassian attack. When they were killed in a bombing raid he was taken in by a Bajoran family, the Wa'tas -- which Ken and his foster brother River came to affectionately anglicize into 'Waters.'
Ken would one day grow up to be a man who would protect the Bajoran people (whom he saw as his own) from the Cardassian onslaught, while his foster brother would instead accept Federation evacuation to Earth. River's decision to leave his older brother would prove to be one that caused a rift between the two men, one that remains to this day.
Ken fought many years alongside the Maquis and would eventually come to rescue a prisoner who would change the course of his life, a Bajoran woman by the name of Feyth Railli. Together the two of them would be instrumental in saving the USS Ravin and its 323 souls from a surprise Cardassian attack. When the hostilities between the Cardassian's and the Bajorans finally ended, it was the Ravin's captain that convinced Starfleet to give Ken and Feyth the second chance they deserved. For his efforts, the two of them now serve aboard the Elysium in flight control.
For some reason, Ken has a large distrust of Admiral Sharr, though he's never fully articulated his reasons.