Baker, Matthew

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Matthew Baker
Career Occupation
Academy Instructor
Star Fleet Academy
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Biographical Attributes
195 cm
95 kg
Eye Color:
Dark Brown
Hair Color:
Dark brown
Short, choppy
Strong, but a little doughy.
Lightly tanned
Typical Missouri Accent
United Federation of Planets
St. Louis, Missouri
Familial Relationships
Status of Parents:
Older Brother, Patrick (deceased) and Younger Sister, Emily.
Marital Status:

Personal History

Matthew enjoyed a comfortable, quiet, life in St. Louis. He spent a lot of his youth running around causing mayhem with his friends, play fights with his older brother, and looking after his younger sister. Matthew was never a stellar achiever, but he always drove those around him to do great things, and be better people. Often committing considerable amounts of his time and efforts in helping other people – and it was this attitude that made Amelia, his now wife, chase after him. He was often to busy to notice girls, and was far too friendly to guess they were flirting with him – but Amelia was persistent, and she had her way.

Soon after school Amelia and Matthew decided to get married, and enjoyed the rollercoaster lifestyle of newly weds as they adjusted their lives together. During a house warming visit, Patrick pulled Matthew aside – now in his early 20s – and had a heartfelt conversation with him. Matthew was wasting his potential as a labourer, and encouraged him to join Starfleet. Patrick was a young Tactical Midshipmen, freshly graduated, and was ready to conquer the galaxy. The conversation caused a rift between the two brothers, something which Emily was never able to forgive. As soon after, Patrick was lost in a skirmish with the Romulans.

Matthew was grieving, and no longer in an emotional state to start a new family. This strained his marriage, as he lost direction, and now lacked guidance. Realising one day that at least for Amelia's sake, he had to get his life together. He then joined Starfleet – as a Tactical Officer Cadet – much to the further dismay of Emily, and their parents.

His time at the Academy was as per Matthew's history, unstellar, quiet, resigned and plodding along. He filled his marriage with love, and passion – as Matthew slowly started to find himself more and more, and with Amelia at his side he began to flourish. It became rapidly apparent at the Academy that Matthew was capable of immense compassion and leadership, with a keen knack for diplomacy. He was tagged for early command before graduation, and was destined to do well from there on.

However as fate would have it, Matthew was not assigned to a frontier vessel, or an exploration vessel. He was tasked to a science vessel, as a helmsmen. It was not challenging work for an incompetent pilot, but Matthew served as best as he could within the confines – at fortunately it did not go without notice, rising to Ensign very soon. When the Krynar war arrived, Matthew demanded a transfer – and was tempted to demand it at phaser point. Granted transfer with express privileges, he served as an able Helmsmen and Weapons officer aboard USS Mattis. He was present during the defense of Sol, earning his field promotion to Lt JG post-battle, and served as the assistant CTO for the remainder of that tour.

With his taste of combat, his griefing process over and his dance with debt – he felt his debt owed to Patrick was payed. He transferred to serve as an Academy Instructor, and finally settle down with his wife, Amelia.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Security: Tactical
Academy Minor(s): Piloting
Hobbies and Pastimes: DIY, Cooking, Spending time with his friends.
Short-Term Goals: Teach new cadets, begin a family life.
Long-Term Goals: Settle with Amelia, have many children, and enjoy a peaceful quiet life as an Academy Instructor.
Personality: Disarming, Friendly, Charming, and jovial.
Sense of Humor: Light hearted, simple – never at the expense of anoyne.
Phobias: Claustrophobia and is far too aware of his own mortality.
Likes: Company, Music... Tools!
Dislikes: Formality, unfriendliness, people with untapped potential
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Not being able to fix something because he's apparently “not qualified”
Bad Habits or Vices: Very relaxed about his work, often forgoes out of hours work duties for more time with friends and family.
Achievements: Building his own workshop, serving diligently aboard the Mattis, not losing Amelia (this is his top Achievement in his eyes)
Disappointments: Taking so long to realise his potential, partially abandoning Amelia during his time at Star Fleet, not starting a family sooner.
Illnesses: Hayfever
Strengths: Social interactions, breaking through social barriers, conversation, diplomacy, confident leader.
Weaknesses: Not the best hand-to-hand combatant, average marksmanship.
Fears: Losing his family, and his home.
Prejudices: Less friendly to Romulans, and Vulcans. A result of his loss.
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Typical Missouri Accent
Distinguishing Features: A warm, charming face and demeanour.
Pets: None
Friends: None

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Losing Patrick.
Best Time: Living a simple life, before Star Fleet. Blissful ignorance! He could never go back to not having a sense of duty, purpose.
Most Crucial Experience: Realising his brother was right.
Role Model: Patrick.

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