STAR FLEET PERSONNEL COMMAND FILE
|Margaret Siobhan Murphy|
|Position:||Chief Tactical Officer|
|Hair Color:||light brown|
|Physique:||short, thin, slightly muscular build|
|Complexion:||light skinned; almost pale|
|Voice:||Earth - American - Philadelphia accent|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Birthplace:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Status of Parents:||Married|
|Siblings:||Jackson, 30; Amelia, 25|
|Marital Status:||Engaged to Griffin Wright|
Personal HistoryBorn and raised in the busy city of Philadelphia, Maggie never intended to look for trouble; it always found her first. Having opinions, she figured that the world needed to hear them. When it was clear that her brother Jackson was too busy for his “shrimpy sisters,” Maggie turned to her friend Delia. When they had first met in school, the two had strongly disliked each other. Over the years however, Maggie became less obnoxious, and Delia a tad less pretentious, and they grew on each other. Soon dubbed the ‘Duo of Disaster,’ they voiced their opinions and tried to change the world any way they could. With a love for warfare history, and adrenaline that let her think on her feet, Maggie was -to be polite- energetic and a tad eccentric. Delia on the other hand, was more reserved, but had quite a fury when she wished to release it. Together, they were a handful; one always having the other’s back.
Since her older brother Jackson was always out with his friends, Maggie found comfort in a friend named Delia. At first contentious with each other, the two quickly became close. With a love for warfare history, and adrenaline that let her think on her feet, Maggie was -to be polite- energetic and a tad eccentric. Delia on the other hand, was more reserved, but had quite a fury when she wished to release it. Together, they were a handful; one always having the other’s back.
Unfortunately, as they got older, Delia slowly started to fall in with the wrong crowd. When she became of age, Maggie’s parents decided it would be best if she enrolled in Starfleet Academy. Not wanting to leave her friend, the relationships Maggie held with everyone were quite hostile for a while, before she realized the big picture. Having an Uncle at the Academy helped Maggie’s family pull a few strings, and Maggie was able to attend the Academy right under the deadline.
Once at the Academy, Maggie found her passion in the field of Tactical studies, and breezed through a year and a half of classes. However, in the middle of her second year, the young woman was involved in a rather serious incident. The so-called bar fight now labeled “classified,” the 19-year-old was left near-decapitated. Medically dead for 8.3 minutes, surgery left her with an irreversible scar along the underside of her right jawline, from the base of her ear to her throat. Surprisingly, only six months of speech therapy was needed, and Maggie moved on with her Tactical training, the studies more personal to her now.
About two years later, Maggie graduated from the Academy. Her tactical studies had become intertwined with her now-heightened survival techniques, a sensibility she gained from the bar fight and fighting classes she had taken during her recovery and therapies. Though she did not graduate near the top of her class, the woman reasoned that memorization of facts and actual execution were two different things – and it was the latter that really counted. While her classmates were content to be assigned what Maggie saw as “desk jobs,” the young woman craved to be assigned a Starship, and put her knowledge and training to good and practical use.
Assigned to the USS Ticonderoga, Maggie’s first real mission had been relaxing until two of her most hated situations were used against her. She and a few others were kidnapped and held hostage by a small group of Ferengi androids. With communications to her ship and other crewmates totally cut off, the Midshipman was able to create a bastardized phaser and use it to help fight off the android until she was released from hostage. When promoted, she was awarded a medal for her heroics during the “Lobe Globe” mission.
During the Ticonderoga’s mission to Carraya, the ship found itself separated from the rest of the fleet. It was soon boarded by cybernetic Klingons: a contrast that shocked Murphy so much that her inability to fight them only subsided at the last minute, and she was able to help her crewmates take back the ship. During this mission, a cybernetic Klingon tried to take over the Bridge, and Murphy threw herself on a grenade in an effort to save the First Officer and the rest of the Bridge crew. Later, Murphy was awarded the Diamond Star for her actions, and the Ensign was promoted to a Lieutenant, Junior Grade.
Before the Ticonderoga was sent to Yallada on a political mission, Maggie was given a field promotion to Lieutenant, with a position of the Acting Chief Tactical Officer. Despite itching to go on away mission, Murphy was kept on the ship, and acted as the main hub of Tactical as per her promotional responsibilities. When the Ticonderoga and other ships came under attack, Murphy was able to disable the enemy ships, even when a kerchan arrived. The fleet was told to recall rather quickly after the space fight, and the Ticonderoga was towed back to Starbase Bravo.
Barely able to catch her breath on Shore Leave, Maggie was called for a secret recon mission into the Neutral Zone along with a select few of her crew mates. They were quickly outnumbered and a fire broke out in the small ship. Maggie, who was severely burned from putting out the fire, was treated in the Ticonderoga’s Sickbay when the mission ended. She soon after came down with a case of the Bolian Flu, and was incapacitated through the rest of Shore Leave and throughout the Ticonderoga’s next mission.
Finally back on her feet, Maggie felt the itching sensation to leave Starbase Bravo. With the Ticonderoga returned, the young woman looked forward to the next mission briefing, and spent her last remaining free time taking her dog to one of the ship’s holodecks. However, fate had other plans for her, as a wormhole-similar anomaly plucked the woman and her pet from the ship. There was left no trace of Maggie or her dog, save on PADD on which the woman was composing a letter. Over one year later, the same or similar quantum singularity unceremoniously dumped the two beings back into their universe, leaving the pair in severe condition. It took weeks for the woman to recover on Starbase Bravo, but it would take much more for her dog to do the same.
After a few inquiries, Maggie was all too happy to take a position as a Lieutenant Tactical Officer on board the USS Dauntless. Though she would be forced to leave her dog behind on Starbase Bravo, the still-unsure woman knew that the only way to help her situation was to move forward.
Once the Dauntless took off for its next mission however, Maggie would quickly grow to regret it. She was quite happy assuming an almost co-leadership position with her CTO and boyfriend, Griffin Wright, and was content with being assigned the covert portion of the away mission. Tasked to find a needle in a haystack, Murphy, Eyles and First Officer Caldecott set off to find a Romulan who was told to have information for the Federation. Before they could find them, the Starfleet group was jumped by a gang who attempted to do what they wanted with them. In the process of the fight, Maggie was stabbed in the stomach, and was only roughly healed when the Starfleet group met up with the Romulan spy. Though, once they found their operative, the group was able to beam up to their mothership, and be healed properly in their own Sickbay.
On the Dauntless' mission to escort an Ambassador and Federation Diplomat to Celes II, Murphy was the chief pilot. Shortly into the mission, the Dauntless was attacked by a seemingly-Klingon vessel, though the maneuvering and firing capabilities seemed much more advanced than the ship would have allowed. This forced the pilot to drive dangerously in order to try and save her crew, and managed to do so with only a few hitches- the new Captain of the ship and the Federation Ambassador were kidnapped. Stuck between a wall and a Klingon border, the Dauntless was forced to turn around and head towards their original destination, while Maggie spent most of her time trying to trace and track down where Captain Torgh may have been taken.
Upon Captain Torgh's return to the Dauntless,Starfleet sent a select number of the crew off on a highly-classified mission. Griffin Wright was promoted and transferred, leaving Maggie and the CTO position unfilled on the Dauntless. Shortly before the mission however, LCdr Prescott quickly stepped in to the CO slot as the crew set off for Klingon space. Commander Caldecott was ordered to transfer off as well, leaving Maggie without many close friends on-board, and leaving her to feel unexpectedly vulnerable.
Once the Dauntless' covert mission was complete, Maggie settled down to consider her options. She had been passed up for a promotion, both Griffin and her friend Theo Caldecott were gone, and her return to the Dauntless left her realizing she no longer felt she 'belonged' on-board. A slightly bitter Maggie then began to look into transferring. She reasoned that a change of scenery might be good for her; to help her readjust back into normal life after the wormhole incident. With Piper in tow, Maggie transferred to the Avenger, another Avenger-class ship like the Ticonderoga and the Dauntless, where she would hope to leave the bad taste of the past behind her.
Unfortunately, “bad” seemed to follow her. The Avenger, while structurally the same ship as the Dauntless, had other and short-lived plans for the Tactical Lieutenant. Sent on a covert and confusing mission of its own, the Avenger soon found itself pitted against another Federation ship: the Gettysburg. Seemingly stolen from Starbase, a good chunk of the crew (Maggie now included) went after the Avenger, only to recover it and quickly see it blown up. While it appeared the crew of the Gettysburg had been the culprit, the Avenger crew beamed aboard only to find that the villains had apparently committed suicide. The Avenger crew returned to Starfleet with the Gettysburg and the fragments of the Avenger, unsure of what their future (re?) assignment would be. While waiting, the Federation News Network started to piece together similar incidents, informing the population of the Federation that they were spiraling into a Civil War. Unable to contact her friends in Starfleet, her family on Earth, or her boyfriend Griffin (who was in the Alpha Quadrant), Maggie panicked. She became paranoid and manic, and an alcoholic to boot. Finally, her friend Isambard Eyles was able to contact her through an official channel, and Maggie's extreme behavior was slowly controlled. Though Starfleet (or what was left of it) saw it fit to assign Maggie and her new crew a mission, Maggie was still unable to contact Griffin Wright. While isolated while in her “training exercises,” Maggie was unable to send or receive messages. The new crew of the Gettysburg was more or less confined to Starbase Delta, which was the only respite Maggie found.
After a training mission and return to the Gettysburg, Maggie found herself whisked away, though it was technically Shore Leave for the crew. The mission had turned bad -of course- and it looked as if her family was about to make things even harder for her. Even with the Federation in a reported Civil War, her family were able to pull what little strings they could to get her back home to Earth. While there, Maggie was offered a promotion and transfer, and convenience, as well as her heart, demanded she take it. She found herself returning with her boyfriend to the USS Sheridan, where she would serve as the new Chief Tactical Officer.
Personality ProfileAcademy Major(s): Helm Operations
Academy Minor(s): Astronavigation
Hobbies and Pastimes: writing, reading, spending time on the holodeck, spending time her with pet dog, Piper
Short-Term Goals: train dog, start up/continue therapy
Long-Term Goals: research spatial and temporal anomalies, get a full head-to-toe-inside-out medical workup
Personality: loud, outspoken, motherly, can be pushy
Sense of Humor: corny; very sarcastic
Phobias: flashbacks of the ‘incident’ she was involved with at the Academy
Likes: singing, informal acting, reading, writing, listening to classical music, designing holoprograms
Dislikes: being suppressed, ignored, yelled at
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Not having enough sleep, puppy 'accidents' on things, not being able to find something, people not listening to her
Achievements: surviving being almost decapitated, graduating the Academy
Disappointments: not winning that fight, not being higher ranked in her class
Illnesses: allergies related to mold, spores, fungus and coconuts
Strengths: ability to improvise, think and react quickly, work on her feet; also works well under pressure
Weaknesses: small fuzzy creatures such as kittens and puppies, as well as chocolate; other weaknesses include flashbacks and occasional phantom pain
Fears: losing those she loves, being a captive / POW
Prejudices: doesn't trust the Ferengi as far as she can throw them
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: jeans, sneakers, t-shirts or hoodies
Distinguishing Features: long scar on the inside of her jawline, where her jaw meets her neck, on the right side
Pets: Border Collie puppy, female, Piper
Friends: Delia Brown
Referrer: Paul Braggins
Personal Paradigm ShiftsMost Painful Experience: being almost decapitated in a barfight when she was 19
Best Time: To Date- surviving a traumatic experience, graduating from the Academy, spending time with her best friend [Delia Brown]
Most Crucial Experience: The almost-deadly barfight injury gave her a heightened sense of survival and amazing reflexes
Role Model: Anyone who has experienced a rare medical anomaly and has lived to tell the tale of it
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