USS Vindicator


Lieutenant Taylon Alcor

Name Taylon Corris Alcor

Position Chief Operations Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Betazoid
Age 31

Physical Appearance

Height 5'10"
Weight 170#
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Black
Physical Description Taylon Is of fairly average height and build. He has the characteristic dark hair and extremely dark eyes of most Betazoids. He is more lean than muscular with a swimmer's build. He has been blessed or cursed, depending on the situation, with extremely youthful looks. No matter what he does, he just looks like a kid. His father is the same way even now looking more like his older brother than his parent.

Family

Spouse none
Children none
Father Ardis Alcor
Mother Daneev Alcor
Brother(s) Gothis (38) and Netan (31, twin)
Sister(s) Mina (35)
Other Family Large extended family

Personality & Traits

General Overview Taylon is a happy, upbeat person by nature. Very little gets him down for long. He is a people person, a very good trait for someone in Ops who must balance service requests with resources. His desire to seek out and see the best in people has sometimes blinded him to some of the darker aspects of those in his personal life. Oddly, that isn't the case in his professional life where he tends to have a very accurate sense of those around him.
Strengths & Weaknesses Taylon's optimism is one of his greatest strengths. He never gives up, and he always believes there is some good in everyone and some positive aspect to every situation. Some see those as weaknesses as well, but he chooses not to. He's an excellent student and a quick learner. Unlike the stereotypical Betazoid, he's just as comfortable dealing with a sensor relay in a Jeffries tube as he is dealing with people and their feelings. Actually, he's probably more comfortable with the relays as they are generally more straightforward. The major weakness he sees in himself is his tendency to bite off more than he can chew, often finding himself trying to juggle multiple projects at once.
Ambitions He hopes to do well in his new posting. It's a huge change from the Utopia Planitia shipyard, but he's looking forward to the change of pace and challenge. He's finally feeling as though he's moving past the disasterous relationship that pushed him to request the transfer; he hopes to start building new friendships and perhaps even a closer relationship. As far as personal development, he's is constantly working on some new research paper or addition to his degrees. He's become almost a bit OCD about collecting more letters after his name. His counselor calls it sumblimation, but Taylon believes there is never such a thing as too much education.
Hobbies & Interests cooking and trying new dishes, reading, swimming, building new things from scavenged parts, singing, and music

Personal History Taylon is the youngest of four children, younger than his identical twin Netan by nine minutes. Like most Betazoid children, his telepathic abilities didn't develop immediately except, as with most Betazoid twins, with Netan. The two were inseperable. Their closeness actually led their parents to get them into counseling early to make sure they developed properly and learned to separate their personalities into individuals rather than as a single unit. While his twin found his own calling as a counselor, Taylon found the visits annoying. The only way he could get through them without rolling his eyes at it all was to start treating it all as one big adventure he was in complete control of. Little did he realize that would start him down his own career path.

As they grew, the twins continued an interest in people and helping others. They volunteered time with various social service groups and even animal shelters. Netan grew to keenly feel the suffering of others no matter the species. Taylon worked to find ways to make things better more concretely helping to manage resources and redistribute needed supplies. He and Netan continued to be extremely close, but the successful intervention in their youth allowed them to develop very different interests. Taylon had a strong affinity for hard science and mathematics, which he pursued as doggedly as Netan pursued the softer sciences.

As the time came to pursue more advanced training, they each decided to go to join Starfleet. They took very different academic paths, but decided to room together because of their own close relationship. It was there that Netan met the woman who would become his wife. Despite being identical in most ways, Netan and Taylon had always been attracted to different genders. Taylon was overjoyed for his twin, though a bit jealous. Taylon dated, even had a relationship or two, but nothing that really took.

After graduating, Taylon got a change of scenery. He was assigned to Ops at the Utopia Planitia Shipyard while he continued working on an advanced degree in logistics. He spent four years studying and researching before successfully defending his dissertation and earning his Ph.D. at 27. He stayed on at the UPS as one of the Assistant Ops Chiefs. He began teaching some classes for the Academy at the UPS and at the satellite campus on Mars. He also met Michael.

Michael was an architect working in Cochrane on Mars. Taylon fell fast and hard for the man...apparently faster and harder than Michael himself did. After nearly a year together, Michael met one of Taylon's co-workers at a reception and was instantly taken with the man. Taylon was torn. He was heartbroken at losing what he had thought was 'the one,' but could sense the love Michael had found. He couldn't begrudge the man happiness, but he couldn't stay. Talking with his supervisor, Taylon arranged for a transfer.

Considering his degrese and experience, his supervisor was reluctant to let him go to just any posting, though. She waited until a COO position became available on a good ship, arranged for a promotion to full Lieutenant, and threw him a small going away party before signing off on the orders.
Service Record - Starfleet Academy specializing in Ops and resource management
- Utopia Planitia Yard Ops, Ops Officer, Asst. Chief Ops Officer
- USS Vindicator, Chief Operations Officer