Phoenix, Mathew

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Matthew Phoenix
Career Occupation
USS Charon, RSV-88003
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Biographical Attributes
Played By:
Tourock Sothrick
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Jet black and curly unless cut short which is how he normally wears it now.
Cut close to the head
Stocky a little thicker through middle
Pale white skin
Raspy, Kind of high pitched for a guy
United Federation of Planets
Earth, Seattle, Washington
Familial Relationships
Gregory Phoenix
Linda Phoenix
Status of Parents:
Married, alive in Indianapolis, Indiana

Father retired Mechanic still owns own business Matt’s sister currently runs it.

Mother still a school teacher for Junior High school.
One sister named Cathleen Phoenix is two year older than Matt and remains unmarried but currently engaged.

Personal History

Personal History: Matt’s family life was extremely turmoil laden. His mother was a devout Catholic and tried to raise both her children in such a house. Matt’s father however saw little need of such foolishness and found his religion in at the bottom of a bottle. His father had a quick temper but seemingly held it all for Matt. Not once could Matt ever remember his sister even getting yelled at less alone struck. But Matt knew the feeling of his fathers back side of his hand. Matt and his fathers relationship was always strained when Matt refused to work in his shop with his father and sister the relationship certainly got worse.

While in junior high his cousin and three of his best friends were killed when all six of them skipped school to sneak into a carnival. While on one ride that pushed the limits of extreme the safety protocols were not followed on the ride and for some unknown reason it failed and killed his three friends and his cousin instantly, while leaving him injured.

His father was close to his brothers’ son and took his loss very personally. He blamed Matt for convincing them all to skip and he believed the reason for the failure with the ride was also somehow Matt’s doing too.

Matt also took the loss very hard. He renounced all points of religion and quickly slipped into a rebellious life.

A year later after most of his own outer injuries had healed he was caught stealing the personal craft of his neighbors. He was caught after he had challenged a bunch of pod racers and subsequently crashed the vehicle into and through a business nearly killing himself.

After another 3 months in the hospital he was sentenced to two years in Juvenile Detention. For most this may have been a wake up call but while in Juvenile Detention he learned a lot from his new friends. While away it was only his mother that came to see him and only his mother that he had any contact with. She always tried to play the peace maker between the two but only succeeded in keeping the two from tearing each other up.

Matt managed to keep himself out of any further detention in the years that followed and even managed to finish his school. To further surprise his mother and secretly his father he enrolled himself in college at a small town in Indiana. There, he studied computer systems and holographic engineering. He not only excelled but he was maintained the highest marks of his class. He even designed holographic emitters that used less energy and a longer self sustained emitters. All the while he submerged himself in a crime laden world, narrowly missing being arrested several times for various accounts including, theft, vandalism, and smuggling. The last Matt had turned into a lucrative career.

While dealing in some illicit recreational mind altering substances he made friends with a smuggler named only as Drake. This gentleman found ways to smuggle anything to anywhere. He dealt in a lot of interstellar smuggling and recruited Matt to take over his Earth runs. Allowing Matt to smuggle to and fro any points on Earth and Drake trained him closely for over two years before letting him out on his own.

Matt loved this which allowed him to travel all over the planet which for the time he was very content with. He traveled so much and learned that his flippant bad boy style made him pretty popular with the young ladies. His brash style kept the woman interested but did not offer them an invitation to get to close. Matter of fact no one knew much of his background and he certainly never offered it. This was a big reason Drake liked him so much.

With Matt’s help his smuggling franchise grew in size and popularity. Matt knowledge of holographic proved to be most helpful in his new career and most valuable to Drake. It was not long that Drake had built himself a nice empire with Matt as his right hand man.

But such things that grow such attention will also grow unwanted attention. At the height of there self made empire Matt’s mother had began calling him every day, hounding him. She did not know exactly what he was doing but she knew it was not legal. It had moved in her heart to get him from such a life. It was her suggestion that he make something for himself and she brought to light to him of the possibility of the people he could be hurting.

The timing could not have been better as just after one of the long talks with his Mother, Drake arrived at his home late at night. Drake had found out that not only was their business under scrutiny the law was about to start making arrests. They had already managed to lock up a few bottom rung runners and they were surely going to flip. He believed that with in days both of them would be arrested. Since Drakes smuggling involved interstellar deals and deals with species not particularly friendly with the Federation the Federation was also involved and heavy charges were being laid.

After that Matt found himself pondering his ideas of what and where to go and do at his favorite bar. He sat not in his usual jovial mood starring at his seemingly bottomless mug. As he took another big swig of his ale when he saw three men dressed in Federation cadet uniforms. It was then that it donned on him the one way out may be the last place he would have normally chosen.

The next morning he went to the recruiting offices with the last words he had heard from his mother still ringing in his ears, “I want to die knowing my son was contributing to the world and not a drain on it.”

As he began his first week in the Academy the long arm of the law still found him. He was pulled from his classes and was grilled and charged with several counts including treason. At this same time word came to him that his mother had grown ill and near her death bed. With the threat that he would never see his mother due to his jail time he flipped and became a witness for the state, turning all he knew about the great smuggler Drake.

His jail time was suspended with the understanding that he would serve no less than ten years in the Federation.

He has now served in the Federation for eight years. He has managed to keep his record clean except for a misunderstanding between himself an Admiral and Matt’s familiarity with the Admirals wife.

He was finally moved from Starbase Delta to the USS Pegasus where he has quietly served in Engineering. Ironically working more in his fathers footsteps the he will admit.

It was here that after having several roommates he met a half Vulcan for his roommate that although their time together was brief it was the first time Matt felt like he made a true friend. After hours of long talks it really helped put his own life into perspective.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Engineering / Holographic Design / Information Technology
Academy Minor(s): Security / Warp Core Engineering / Impulse Drives
Hobbies and Pastimes: Working on racing ships. Working on derelict ships. Holographic designs.
Short-Term Goals: Undecided
Long-Term Goals: Be free of Federation
Personality: Keeps to himself and usually quiet. In the presence of a woman he is interested in, (Pretty much any breathing) he would change into a charming talker with an obvious agenda.
Sense of Humor: He has a wicked sense of humor more than just enjoying a practical joke. He greatly enjoyed laughing and especially at another’s expense.
Phobias: Losing his mother.
Dislikes: People of authority. People full of them selves.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Know it alls
Achievements: Graduating College and getting his emitter design published
Disappointments: The death of his cousin and friends
Strengths: Rapier sharp wit Very smart and quick on the fly
Weaknesses: Bit of a smart-aleck
Prejudices: Distrust Romulans
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Prefers old ripped jeans wife beaters or shirts with sleeves cut out so he can show off tattoos.
Distinguishing Features: His tribal tattoos mostly on his arms and legs. Hidden when in uniform.

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Loss of cousin and friends
Best Time: Graduating College
Most Crucial Experience: Joining Starfleet
Role Model: His mother

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Engineering Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 240806.06 – 240809.01 Ensign Ensign
Engineering Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 241205.01 Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Engineering Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 241205.01 Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Engineering Officer USS Chin'toka, CA-1375 241207.01 Transferred
Engineering Officer USS Sheridan, DD-4086 Unknown – 242102.26 Transferred
Engineering Officer USS Charon, RSV-88003 242102.27 Transfer to USS Charon
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal 1

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