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Lieutenant Tatiana Karatova
Name Tatiana Karatova
Position Chief Security Officer
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Physical Description||Above average height and slim, though muscular. Tatiana has classical Slavic beauty, but a haunted look in her eyes.|
|Father||Nikolai Karatov (deceased)|
|Mother||Anastasia Ivanova (deceased)|
|Brother(s)||Dimitri Karatov (deceased)|
|Sister(s)||Ekaterina Karatova (deceased)|
|Other Family||Distant descendants of her brother and sister|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2122, Tatiana joined the Earth Defense Forces right out of high school and was commissioned as an ensign in 2144. She served six years and used her veterans benefits to pay her way through law school, which she completed in 2150. Her legal career was off to a good start when she was recalled to active duty in 2155 due to the commencement of the Earth Romulan War.
Tatiana's ship, the ESS Columbia, was badly damaged in battle, and was listed as lost with all hands in 2159. With the ship adrift with minimal power and failing life support, the few survivors put themselves into cryo-stasis and activated the distress beacon. The transmitter was destroyed in the battle, so the ship simply drifted for the next 129 years.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths:
Strength. Tatiana is in exceptional physical shape and can out-muscle most men. She has been a serious amateur gymnast and dancer since she was a young child and narrowly missed the cut for Russia's olympic team at age 16.
Accuracy. Tatiana has exceptional hand-eye coordination and can essentially hit anything she aims at within the weapon's range.
Unarmed combat. While not a martial artist per se, Tatiana grew up in a rough part of town and does know how to fight. Combined with her strength, reach, and overall fitness she can hold her own against most human opponents.
Color blind. Since birth, Tatiana has had no color vision whatsoever.
Out-of-date. For obvious reasons, Tatiana is 129 years behind the times, both in terms of culture and knowledge.
|Ambitions||Public: To find a place in this strange new universe she woke up into.
Private: To find a way to travel back in time to the early 2160s and resume her life where she left off.
|Hobbies & Interests||Music (violin), gymnastics|
|Personal History||Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in a period of relative prosperity as Earth fully recovered from World War III and began reaching out into the stars.
Coming from a working class family, Tatiana could not afford to attend college and then law school despite her excellent grades. After high school, she was accepted to Earth Defense Military Academy where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science and was commissioned as an Ensign in the security branch with a six year service obligation and a six year recall period. Her military tour was largely uneventful, and she went into the inactive reserves at age 26 and used her veterans benefits to attend law school at the University of St. Petersburg.
Tatiana was admitted to practice law in 2150 and became a criminal defense attorney. By 2155 she had a good reputation and a busy practice, but the Earth Romulan War resulting in the Defense Corps recalling all inactive reserves to active duty, including Tatiana Karatova, who was a Lieutenant at the time.
Lieutenant Karatova served with distinction on the ESS Columbia from 2155 until the ship was lost with all hands in 2159. Tatiana was listed as killed in action when the ship was lost, presumed destroyed after an encounter with superior Romulan forces. Only minimal debris was ever found.
|Service Record||Earth Defense Military Academy, 2140-2144
Ensign, Earth Defense Military, 2144-2145
Lieutenant JG, Earth Defense Military, 2145-2147
Lieutenant, Earth Defense Military, 2147-2150
Recalled to Active Duty as Lieutenant, Chief Armory Officer/Chief of Security ESS Columbia, 2155-2159
Killed in Action 2159, posthumous promotion to Lieutenant Commander
|Awards||Romulan Campaign Ribbon (2155)
First Battle of Orion Belt:
Purple Heart (2156)
Meritorious Service Medal (2156)
Battle of Centauri Rim:
Purple Heart (2157)
Bronze Star (2157)
Presidential Unit Citation (2157)
Battle of Jupiter
Purple Heart (2158)
Silver Star (2158)
Second Orion Belt:
Purple Heart (2159, posthumous)
Navy Cross (2159, posthumous)