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19 Jul 2021 @ 3:49pm
Lieutenant JG Nicole Taggert
Name Nicole Alexandra Taggert
Position Chief Engineering Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
|Physical Description||Nicci is curvy and physically fit (36G-24-36), and keeps active hiking and working out. She has long blonde hair that reaches down to her lumbar vertebrae, but often wears it up while on duty. She has a authoritative soprano 2 voice, and freckles across her nose. She has no scars or tattoos|
|Father||James William Taggert|
|Mother||Dagny Elizabeth Taggert|
|Brother(s)||James, Edward, Michael|
|Sister(s)||Jessica, Julia, Elizabeth Anne|
|Other Family||Several aunts and uncles|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Nicci has a kind and loyal personality, and can be a bit obsessive when she likes something, like building blocks, tech journals, model starships, and the like. She is introverted, but likes being around people in short bursts. Due to her time at Bellringer station, she has very little modesty to the consternation of some who have den around her since.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Nicci's strengths are her eidetic memory, and intuitive ability to find and fix problems in machines, even if the solution is not exactly 'textbook.' She is loyal and tries to keep in touch with her friends even if it's been years since they last saw each other. Her weaknesses would be her social anxiety caused by her DNA alteration, and her introverted nature overwhelming her at times. She also needs to take pheromone blockers so her body doesn't make excess pheromones or react to male pheromones as much; otherwise she would be making passes at male crewmen, and they would be making passes at her.|
|Ambitions||Nicci wishes she could have her old self back, but is growing comfortable in her own skin. She wants to be the best engineer in the fleet, and one day design her own ship class.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Nicci likes tinkering, be it with antique cars on Earth, with building block toys or transforming robots, or with ship's systems to get better performance, she likes to keep her hands busy. She also likes reading engineering journals, hiking on the holodeck, reliving the past (she has a big Americana collection of old things), cooking and eating.
Nicci eats a lot, but her body burns it off more easily than regular humans. She loves racing old muscle cars, or even playing at Gundam in the holodeck. But she more often than not will be hoking in the Appalachians on the holodeck or back on Earth.
|Personal History||Nicci grew up in a loving household and showed an aptitude early on for building things and figuring out how things work. She built with LEGO and other building toys, built model starships and model cars, and grew into more active sports like Tae Kwon Do and hiking, while also keeping up with academics, graduating in the top 5% of her high school class, and top of her engineering class at the academy. She visited other planets as a kid, which helped solidify her decision to join Starfleet, visiting New Germany, New Russia, and New Nordland. She joined up and made it to graduate top of her class.
The tragedy struck when her shuttle was attacked and the people stolen by a rogue group of Orions who had made their base at the Bellringer station, a genetic research facility long abandoned. Several dozen were experimented on, finding the right appearances so the Orions could sell them as 'pleasure slaves.' Faces changed, bodies changed, even genders changed on that station to the horror of those experiencing it. After getting a DNA graft and going through the pain of that change, soon after, Starfleet rescued everyone, but the station was destroyed before they could recover everyone's old DNA profiles to try to cure them. After several months of therapy and learning to cope with the new body she had, Nicci was declared fit to return to duty, and is now awaiting assignment to a starship, a few months late.
Her body, as far as she has found out, needs to eat more, but also doesn't really gain weight in the usual places. It's surprisingly flexible as well. She needs pheromone blockers so that she doesn't unknowingly cause issues with other crewmen. When she gets on a problem in engineering, she can sometimes zone out, but that's just her brain working through the solution fast enough that she can 'see' the solution right in front of her.
One of her "frenemies" is Jamie Dougherty, recently assigned to the Leto. Jamie is more outgoing and embraced her new self, while Nicci thinks she's a bit of a tart, to use an old word. Nicci thinks Jamie should tone it down some, but Jamie thinks Nicci is a stick in the mud and lives too much in her head, and not in the moment. One of their colleagues, Alexi, though lives much more in her head than either, and even Skon, a Vulcan who helped them adjust after being rescued, said that Alexi needed to emote more, as it wasn't healthy for her to bottle her emotions up as much as she did.
|Service Record||2386 - entered Starfleet Academy in engineering program;
2390 - graduated top of her class in engineering, with a focus in warp theory; served for 6 months in Sector 001 at Utopia Planitia
2391 (June) - on a shuttle, she was kidnapped and taken to the Orion 'Bellringer' station, where she got a DNA graft that completely altered her appearance, intending to be sold on the market. She was rescued by Starfleet and took a leave to undergo counseling for the ordeal
2392 - reported fit for duty