Fritz, Samantha Rae

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Samantha Rae Fritz
Career Occupation
Star Fleet Medical
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Time on Site:
Longevity Medal 9
Biographical Attributes
145 lbs
Eye Color:
mocha brown
Hair Color:
in shape; a bit plump
Southern accent
United Federation of Planets
North Carolina
Familial Relationships
Status of Parents:
Alive and living happily on Betazed
Sister, Lee-Ann, 34
Marital Status:

Personal History

Samantha grew up on her parent’s ranch in Pineville, North Carolina. She competed in horse tournaments when she was young, but slowly stopped competing when she discovered her love for science. Samantha had always been a curious child, so when she started asking for beakers and test tubes instead of a new saddle or riding boots, her parents knew that she was branching away from simple ranch life. Her previous lifestyle became more of a hobby as the girl hid herself away to study medical terms, starting to care for the farm’s animals in more of a medical sense as her knowledge grew.

Early on in her scientific studies, Samantha had wanted to be a veterinarian. It made sense, since she grew up with a love for both animals and science. However, as she grew into and past puberty, Samantha developed her Betazoid abilities along with a strong motherly sense; a dangerous and effective combination for one who is on the path to becoming doctor or nurse. While in her transition from girl to woman, she slowly went from nursing stray animals back to health to studying human biology at the local university. Her medical knowledge combined with her Betazoid abilities made her a competent nurse, and her drive brought her into Med School. This path eventually led her to Starfleet Medical, where she was stationed for a handful of years before transferring to the starship USS Ticonderoga.

Samantha’s first mission on the Ticonderoga was riddled with injured and emergency trauma. Being more of a routine-practicing doctor, it only took one mission for “Fritzy” to start questioning her position on a vessel. However, she had also found a fellow Betazoid, Corin Laer, and with him, a soon-to-be good friend. Another newfound relationship was also started with the ship’s CO, and though she was wary of it, they became romantically involved. While Samantha struggled to adapt to life on a starship, her relationships struggled as well. Her fast friendship with Doctor Laer was fading, and her intimacy with Commodore Braggins was feeling more forced as the man refused commitment. It was slowly becoming clear that Sam was not fit for life in space, and if she was, it certainly wasn’t aboard the Ticonderoga.

When the Ticonderoga stopped for Shore Leave and the Senior Staff were called away for a secret Away Mission, Sam headed home for her sister’s wedding. With her sister being younger than her, Samantha Rae had to face all her relatives and their pity as they learned that she was starting to become an “Old Maid” in Betazoid culture. She discussed with her parents their thoughts of moving from Earth to Betazed for the remainder of their lives, but was relieved to hear that the family farm in North Carolina was to be put into her name. She tried to ignore her parents’ reasoning: that her sister would already have a place of her own since she was married and starting a family, and therefor would not “need” the farm as Samantha would, being alone with no prospects. After returning to the Ticonderoga, Sam found a gift from her sister inside her luggage: the Betazed equivalent of the symbolic bouquet of flowers- the “wedding hair band” worn by the bride. Her sister included this gift as a symbol to show Samantha that her time would come, even if their parents were starting to doubt so. It was a symbol of hope to the older sister, a message from Lee-Ann that she still believed in whatever it was Samantha wanted to do with her life.

Soon after unfortunately, Samantha decided that she had been right to doubt her transfer orders from Starfleet Medical on Earth to a Starship. Her relationship with Commanding Officer Paul Braggins was failing, and the life of a starship officer was truly grating on her. She sent Braggins a Dear John letter and requested a transfer back to Earth, taking command of her family’s farm, and a nearby Starfleet Medical station. With no contact from any of her previous co-workers (including ex Paul Braggins), going back to life in North Carolina was both smooth and jolting for the young doctor. It was as if she never left, but she had now gotten a taste of starship life, and it crept up on her. Though she felt no disrespect for the job, she was beginning to bore of broken arms and house calls. Her favorite moments became when she was able to ride her horse Belle, and stargaze in the middle of her farm’s few acres of land. She tried to remind herself of how hard life in space had been, and if anything, her assignment on the Tico had been but a learning experience.

With war starting to break out between the Federation and the Krynar, Starfleet all but begged capable medical personnel to serve aboard starships. Pressure began to build for Samantha to leave command of her little post in the Southern United States, but she was steadfast in her belief that she belonged planetside. After the brass was through begging people, orders began to ship out, and paperwork of that kind was soon sitting on Dr. Fritz’s desk. With promise from Starfleet that her home and practice would still stand when she got back, Fritzy accepted the posting. Starfleet made sure that Samantha was posted on a ship much like the one she had been before, this time the USS Dauntless.

Though the design of the Dauntless mirrored that of the Ticonderoga, Samantha found few other things similar. A Klingon was in charge, not her lover, and she was not treating simple ship's plasma burns. A simple mission curdled in the heart of Sickbay; while the crew raced to find a kidnapped Captain, Fritzy raced to find the cure of a deadly disease that was spreading throughout the ship. She was able to complete research on what she found was called the Rigellian Hydro-Flu, but could not find anything resembling a cure. It was a genetically-engineered weapon that so far could be controlled by isolating the cases and, to Fritzy's dismay, letting them die. Failing to save the victims was coupled with a promotion by Starfleet in what Samantha saw as a cruel joke, and she was instated as a full Lieutenant when the Dauntless crew finally recovered Captain Torgh. Her first act as official Chief Medical Officer was to sign the death notices resulting from the deadly virus.

After Torgh's kidnapping and rescue, a select number of the crew set out to seek what was explicitly “not revenge.” Fritzy's duty, along with her nurse and the Science officers, was to develop a “back-up plan” in case Torgh and the Away Team's mission was partly unsuccessful. This resulted in the CMO yet again doubting herself as a medical professional, as their solution had been to develop controllable biological weapons. Though the physical weapons were lost when the classified ship Apparition was destroyed, the files had already been on their way to Starfleet. When most of the ship's complement were lost, Fritzy again wondered how she was going to word the death notices. Returned to the nearest Starbase, Fritz immediately went to work in their Sickbay, trying to heal as many sick as she could, and atone for her wrongdoings on-board the Apparition.

The next mission involved Science, and the many discoveries of an unknown and ancient civilization. Samantha spent most of her time adjusting Sickbay, getting to know her new personnel, and unintentionally avoiding the Dauntless' new First Officer. This proved to work against her as patients entered Sickbay: freshly infected with nano-machines from the investigated race, Fritz and the new First Officer (a former CMO) worked together to find a way to neutralize the machines slowly taking over two officers' bodies. Once a solution was found however, First Officer Britton called Fritz into her office, where they had an almost-heated discussion about Britton's discomfort with Fritz's telepathic abilities. While they had two very different views about Betazoids and their abilities, Fritz and Britton were able to part ways understanding how the other thought.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Biology, Emergency Medicine
Academy Minor(s): Field Medicine
Hobbies and Pastimes: Loves horseback riding; also enjoys baking
Short-Term Goals: Make a non-romantic friend
Long-Term Goals: Have a child
Personality: Cares for every living being; is a very motherly creature. May not always be smiling, but loves finding excuses to smile. Can be very insistent / naggy, and always puts the health of her patients first.
Sense of Humor: Does not joke when she’s working, but off-duty she enjoys riddles and knock-knock jokes; detests sarcasm, especially when it is directed towards her
Phobias: Hates to lose a patient; will claim she’s fine, but secretly worries about how she could have done better when she does lose a patient.
Likes: Doing things her own way; enjoys small fluffy animals; loves any kind of pet, especially farm animals.
Dislikes: Sarcasm; being lied to by anybody; losing a patient; people who ignore medical treatment
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Doesn’t like when someone doesn’t listen to her, especially when she gets brushed off
Bad Habits or Vices: Eats and bakes when she is unhappy; knits when she has nothing to do; can be bothersome when trying to take care of people
Achievements: Won various equestrian championships; graduated from Starfleet Academy; the first time she delivered an animal baby and the first time she delivered a humanoid baby.
Disappointments: Losing her first patient; being brushed aside or ignored by higher-ranking doctors
Illnesses: Prone to sinus headaches
Strengths: Is confident in her abilities as a doctor; trusts her instincts completely
Weaknesses: When upset, tends to go overboard with her baking; Can be a nag
Fears: Losing a patient or patients; being mortally hurt and not being able to take care of herself or others
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Loves to snuggle up in a hooded sweatshirt, enjoys wearing jeans and boots. When she needs to dress up, she does enjoy flowing skirts and low cut dresses.
Distinguishing Features: her curly hair and sharp looks
Pets: Treasures a horse named Belle, who stayed at the ranch back home
Friends: Has a small group of close friends whom she had to leave back home when she joined Starfleet

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Being thrown from a horse in a competition when she was 12
Best Time: Any time spent in the barn or with her favorite horse
Most Crucial Experience: Realizing her dream to become a Doctor
Role Model: Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, aka, "Molly Pitcher" and Florence Nightingale

Career History

Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21412.30 Lieutenant Lieutenant
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21501.01 Gold Star Gold Star
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21501.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21502.12 INFORMAL REPRIMAND issued following player complaint
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21505.01 Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Chief Medical Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 21612.01 Transferred to USS Pegasus, CL-2500, 2nd Fleet
Chief Medical Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 21612.01 Gold Star Gold Star
Chief Medical Officer Star Fleet Medical 21704.25  
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal 1
Gold Star Gold Star 2
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 1

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