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Lieutenant JG Stephon Rhodes

Name Stephon Rhodes

Position Chief Security/Tactical Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Tandaran
Age 23

Physical Appearance

Height 6' 1"
Weight 220 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Stephon Rhodes is muscular and agile. He typically keeps his brown hair short and professional looking and no facial hair. Tandarans are very similar to humans with a few differences. The most noticeable difference is the inverted V shape wrinkle between the eyebrows.

He has a tatoo on underside of his left forearm. It is in the shape of a Triton. The Triton is the Basque of his Grandfather K'Tadeus Rhodes. Tadeus Rhodes received his Basque when he was instrumental in a desalinization and power plant system on Cromoes, one of the planets in the Tandaran Sector.

Family

Father Terrance Rhodes
Mother Abigale Rhodes
Brother(s) He has a symbiotic link with his twin brother, Theron, where they sometimes share emotions. Chrithos 4 turns older, Krenner 6 turns older.
Sister(s) Sophia & Cassiopeia both younger, Loraine the oldest child in the family.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Stephon Rhodes is a Tandaran that always presents a good face to others around him. He is kind and helpful, but this is only a façade for his true feelings and thoughts. Yet, he is not what he seems to be.
Strengths & Weaknesses He is very tall for most Tandarans and physically intimidating. However, not the case compared with humans. He is proficient at several hand to hand fighting styles, technically very astute, and a very capable actor. He has gotten over the Tandaran trait of dislike or hesitation about physical contact, like shaking hands or a hand on shoulder, etc. He has changed himself to fit into most social societies.
Cross training in Intelligence; demonstrated skils in Tactical, Espionage, and Surveillance techniques. Able to multi-task with precision, has a near photographic memory, and highly skilled in cryptology, linguistics, and self-defense.

He is distrusting of others. He does not let anyone get close to his emotional level. Without friends for comfort he at times finds himself seeking high risk ‘activities’ to prove his own worth.
Ambitions He is driven by the need to excel, protect the United Federation of Planets and his home world of Tandar Prime. His thoughts are to always be there to protect his twin brother, who is on this own assignment in Starfleet. Every decision he makes is always measured, to see if it can in any way, help regain his family honor of their Basque. He is adventurous, confident, and protective.
Hobbies & Interests Tan-Kei champion with a level 6 competency. Tan-Kei (tan ky) is a hand to hand fighting style on Tandar Prime. Its intent is more defensive than offensive. 80% of the technique is blocks, sweeps by leg or arm, and take downs that are intended to immobilize the assailant. The remaining 20% are strikes which focus on body nerve centers to temporary paralyze those parts of the assailant’s body. In his free time, he studies languages and information technology.
Languages Tandaran, Galactic Standard, Klingon, Vulcan, and Cardassian.

Personal History Loraine, Stephon's oldest sister, had been like a second mother to him and his twin brother. When they were born his older brothers, Chrithos & Krenner, were 4 and 6 turns, respectfully. They were quite a handful and their mother, Abigale Rhodes, depended on the young 9 year old Loraine to help with the babies.

Growing up with a twin is very rare with the Tandaran people. Twins are born, but always looked down upon, because one of them usually dies by the age of two turns. Doctors and Scientist have not been able to determine why.

Many years from now a theory will come to find that Tandaran twins have a symbiotic link. Because most babies are usually placed in separate beds as normal children, the twins find themselves apart from an important part of themselves. The distance weighs heaving on their psyche and they give up hope and loose that connection. It is believed that the weaker twin usually dies from that loss.

Abigale Rhodes wanted to do everything she could to prevent her boys from becoming another statistic. She and Loraine held them, always giving positive attention and good child stimulation, fresh air, and sunshine. Their home was small at the time and the twins slept together in the same bed for many years out of necessity. Little did they know at the time, that keeping them together had been the secret to their preservation.

At one point, at age 7, they were given separate beds. However, most mornings Abigale would find them both in the same bed. She did not feel it as a problem. It later worked out fine in their adolescent years and they preferred to have their own space. But that special bond held with them.

There was no known telepathic link among any Tandarans, but Theron and Stephon seemed to have a link of some kind; one would sense fear and later find his brother had been cornered by some bullies, or one would feel happy for no reason, and later find his brother eating a piece of pie.

As boys, the twins would run and play together in the woods behind their home. Many grand adventures took place in that forest. One day Theron was eating a snack in the kitchen and all of a sudden yelled out in pain. He also could not move his right arm without great discomfort. They went to look for Stephon and found him in the woods, where he had fallen out of a tree and broken his right arm.

A 16th birthday is a very special time in a boy's life, but for Tandaran twins to both celebrate it together was unheard of. Unfortunately, it was also a day overshadowed by an even great tragedy. On that same day, the local power plant had a major explosion, killing hundreds of townfolk. After an investigation, it was determined that their father, K'Terrance Rhodes, would be blamed for this deadly accident. It was determined to not be intentional, so criminal charges were not placed, but the family Basque was taken by the Central Command for the shame Terrance Rhodes had caused. However, all data concerning the investigation was considered Level 8 Secret to the Tandar Prime Central Command.

Stephon's Father will not speak about it. The Honorary Family Basque was taken from him and his descendants. The tatoo that Stephon bore on his left inner forearm, that he was proud to have received just a year earlier, would have to be removed or always covered in public. For a Tandaran to misrepresent himself is punishable by immediate incarceration until the Central Command could review the case.

Because of the loss of the Basque the attempts at attending a university of higher education became fruitless. Acceptance was denied at every university on Tandar Prime, not to mention those rejected from the other world in the Tandar Sector, caused Theron and Stephon to consider other possibilities. Theron had heard that the first of their race had been accepted to Starfleet Academy, following Tandar's acceptance into the United Federation of Planets. Stephon had very little belief that this would be allowed by the Tandaran Central Command. Yet, after Terrance Rhodes, his father, spoke to the Council, behind closed doors, they allowed Theron and Stephon to attend Starfleet Academy and retain their Citizenship.

Venacular: Tandarans do not use compound words; cannot, will not, he will. However, Stephon has done well in fitting into Human society and can speak more fluently, and has been known to be able to disguise his voice with different accents when necessary.

Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual. Yet, he has already been placed in homosexual situation, to gain intelligence, and preformed as expected to his suitor. This contradictory mental situation has caused a lingering despis for further male on male contact.

Service Record Medical History:
Broken left forearm, age 10, fell out of tree.

Broken right thumb and forefinger, age 12, accident, holding stake while brother hammers the stake.

Concussion, age 14, training accident – Tan-Kei

Stab wound in lower left abdomen, age 19, academy training accident, 10 cm scare to front right shoulder, age 21, academy training accident; 8 cm scare
Exposed to treslostof virus by Talaxian. Placed in bio-isolation for 14 days. No sign of virus present. Released.

Phaser burn to rear left shoulder, age 22,


Assignments:
2384-2385: Starfleet Academy - Year I, General Studies
2385-2386: Starfleet Academy - Year II, Security
------ 2386: Junior Cadet Cruise – Deep Space 5 – Dignitary escort
2386-2387: Starfleet Academy - Year III, Security - Intelligence training
------ 2387: Senior Cadet Cruise - USS Athena – Intelligence
2387-2388: Starfleet Academy - Year IV, Security – Tactical
2388-2389: USS Poseidon - Security Officer
2389- : USS Asgard – Chief Security/Tactical Officer

Stephon Rhodes has been called upon for missions by Starfleet Intelligence since his Junior year at the Academy.