Wil Ukinix

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USS Veritas
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Wil Ukinix
Position Assistant Chief Engineer
Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Species Human (three-quarters)/Betazoid (one-quarter)
Gender Male
DOB 237010.15
Age 25
Birthplace Fremantle, Australia, Earth

Lieutenant JG Wil Ukinix is currently serving as the Assistant Chief Engineer aboard the USS Veritas.

Stats


  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 78 kg
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Deep Blue
  • Build: Athletic
  • T/E Rating: E4


Family



Background


Wil's grandfather, Astrad Ukinix, had a falling out with his parents and became disillusioned with Betazoid culture and religion. He also hated his telepathic and empathic abilities.

Astrad left Betazed to start a new life. He ended up on Earth working in wineries in France, where he met Wil's grandmother, Hayley, an Australian studying viticulture in France. Hayley and Astrad eventually married, and moved to Australia to run a winery in a small rural community, which suited Astrad. Astrad and Hayley had two children - Sally (female) and Anacem (male - Wil's father).

Anacem studied Oenology, becoming a wine maker. Whilst in Fremantle on the night before a wine maker’s conference, Anacem met his future wife, Stacey Ukinix. Stacey was born in Melbourne, Australia but moved to Fremantle after she joined Starfleet as a tactical officer. Stacey and Anacem married quickly after their first meeting, and soon after had their first and only child, Wil.

Wil’s home has always been Fremantle, but he went to school in Sydney, Auckland, and Beijing. He is very close to his mother Stacey, and from a young age wanted to join Starfleet to be like his Mother. Throughout his life, he spent much of his time pulling apart and putting back together all manner of technology and reverse engineering software systems, which is how he came to have a technical mind. He also spent a lot of time at his grandparent’s winery - he has a great relationship with them, especially with Astrad.

Before joining Starfleet Academy, Wil took a "gap year" (that ended up being almost two years), which is why he was slightly older than other cadets.


Betazoid Ancestory


Wil on Betazed in 2396

Before starting with Starfleet, Wil had never been to Betazed. Unlike his half Betazoid father, Wil had an interest in Betazed and Betazoid Culture throughout his childhood years. Wil saw Astrad as his kindred connection to Betazed, and Astrad suggested that maybe Wil could connect with Betazoids better than he himself ever did. However, after his onset of his strong empathic abilities, Wil became less curious about his Betazoid heritage, and much more focused on being human.

Being only one-quarter Betazoid, Wil looks human, and does not have black irises like his father or grandfather. While he knows that his being one-quarter Betazoid is on his personnel file, he is happy for people to think he is human. He does not bring up his Betazoid heritage, unless prompted.

Whilst on shoreleave and visiting his family on Earth, Sky Blake, whilst visiting Betazed, informed Wil of some gossip she had heard about the Ukinix name from Rivi Vataix[1][2]. Wil confronted Astrad about the gossip, causing him to discover that Astrad was originally named "Astradem", and was a noble of the Ninth House of Betazed - which Astrad had kept secret since his move to Earth[3].

Several months later, Wil received a written message from his second cousin Keehani Ral asking for assistance so that her mother Vaxa Ral could reclaim the title of Matriarch of the Ninth House. When Ghant Xerix returned to the Veritas, Ghant's cousin Choupette was killed in a bombing in France. Wil decided to attend Choupette's funeral on Betazed to support his new crewmate. Whilst there, he met Keehani for the first time.



Inherited Empathic Abilities


There was nothing special or extraordinary about Wil's upbringing - until his teenage years. At age 16, Wil (like his grandfather) developed strong empathic abilities, which Wil struggled with, affecting his education. He received counselling from several Earth stationed Betazoids to help him cope, with limited success.

Just after he turned 17, his worried mother Stacey asked T'Rav, a fellow Starfleet officer from Vulcan who was temporarily stationed on Earth, to counsel him. Wil received several counselling sessions from T'Rav, which helped him immensely.

Wil considers the empathic part of his heritage as a burden, but has grown accustomed to it as "just being there". Given his human appearance, having empathic abilities is something he keeps to himself and only discusses with close friends and family.

His empathic abilities can cause some nervousness in Wil, and he is not sure the human part of him is equipped to deal with it - even after his extensive counselling in his late teens, and no medical evidence to support his theory.

Wil has no telepathic abilities.


Relationships


G'var

While marooned on Limbo, Wil got to know G'var and became good friends with her on Purplewhitehaven beach. Their professional and personal relationship blossomed in the next few months - G'var, being a Klingon, intrigued Wil - and scared him just as much. After G'var lost her arm fighting a native predator of Limbo, Wil wondered if she was a "reckless Klingon", which made him question whether he should get involved with her. When he visited afterwards to check on her well-being, their friendship became romantic after Wil realised she wasn't reckless after all - she was a junior and inexperienced officer as much as he was. [4][5]

Geoffrey Teller

Geoffrey Teller has been Wil's Chief of Engineering since joining the USS Veritas. Even though both of them were Ensigns when Wil first joined, Wil greatly respected Geoffrey's position as his Chief, and relied on his leadership. Wil cemented his friendship with Geoffrey while marooned on Limbo, and was proud of him when he got promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade. While Wil jokes about Geoffrey's love for sea shanties as much as the other Veritas crew members do, Wil enjoys hearing Geoffrey sing them, because he knows it means Geoffrey's in a good mood. Wil does however also find it amusing when Teller is in a grumpy mood, and enjoys being cheeky towards him to cheer him up.

Niccolò del Vedova

While Wil was aware of Niccolò del Vedova, it wasn't until after 119 days on marooned Limbo that Wil finally met Del. When Wil realised that Del was also from Australia, Wil felt as though part of his home was with him, even though he was literally light years from Earth.


Music Interests


When he was 16, one of the Betazoid counsellors had told him to try to appreciate the emotions expressed in art. Ultimately, he discovered music of his native Earth of the mid-20th to early 21st century.[6] Not only was he surprised there was so much of it and of many different genres he'd never heard of, he also found a lot of it conveyed raw emotions. At first, he thought most of the music of that time was poor quality, but he kept going back to it - and eventually acquired a taste for a lot of it.

Over the years since his late teens, Wil amassed an eclectic collection of songs that he liked. When leaving Earth to start his first Starfleet assignment on the USS Veritas, he took a copy of his collection on a PADD that he "acquired" from the Academy. Those songs were transferred to his personal storage space on the ship's computer. Whenever he is working in a Jeffries tube (especially on his own), he usually plays a song from his collection through a PADD, to break the silence.

Events that occur to Wil after he graduated from Starfleet Academy remind him of specific songs for various reasons. Since joining the Veritas, Wil has found himself singing more than he ever did before in his life.


Personality


Wil has a wicked, cheeky sense of humour. He likes to make fun in most situations, in a fun and friendly type of way. If there is an intense situation where people around him are feeling strong emotions, it can affect him by making him grumpy.

Quirks


Service History


Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet First Class 239511.13 Graduated Starfleet Academy Engineering Officer
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Ensign 239511.16 - 239603.06 USS Veritas Engineering Officer
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Lieutenant JG 239603.06 - 239605.30 USS Veritas Engineering Officer
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Lieutenant JG 239605.30 - (currently serving) USS Veritas Assistant Chief Engineer

Awards & Service Ribbons


For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 239606.13
USS Veritas
"For actions against the Mentharian Computer System Sentinel in concert with Tholian forces"
None
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239511.13
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Captain's Commendation 239603.06
USS Veritas
"For actions related to the scuttling of the USS Artemis"
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Innovation Ribbon 239603.06
USS Veritas
"For developing a plan to escape temporal confinement"
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Explorer's Ribbon 239603.06
USS Veritas
"For time spent in the Shoals and on the planet Limbo"
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Extended Service Ribbon 239603.06
USS Veritas
"For atypical and arduous time served while on the planet Limbo"
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Peacekeeper Service Ribbon 239603.06
USS Veritas
"For actions which prevented the escalation of armed conflict with the Tholian Assembly"
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Tholian Campaign Ribbon 239603.06
USS Veritas
"For actions involving the military forces of the Tholian Assembly"
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Maquis Reborn Service Medal 239606.13
USS Veritas
"For surviving an engagement with the Maquis Reborn"


Mission History


Mission History
Mission Stardate Synopsis Songs
FlashPoint 239511-239512 After the Tholians destroy Astrofori One in the Menthar Corridor, the crews of the USS Veritas and USS Montreal must prevent all-out war from breaking out between the Federation and the Tholians over a Starfleet cargo vessel left adrift in Tholian territory carrying classified equipment. [Flashpoint]
Limbo 239512-239601 When sabotage hits the USS Veritas, the crew is forced to abandon ship and seek refuge on an uninhabited moon. [Limbo]
Dawn 239601-239602 Four months since being stranded on an M-class moon, the Veritas crew embark on a bold plan to get back to their ship and rescue themselves. [Dawn]
Home 239602 While Veritas is repaired, the crew returns home, some to families and loved ones while others fight to be reunited with theirs. [Home]
Sentinel 239603 With tensions still high after the destruction of Astrofori One, Veritas is sent back to the Menthar Corridor to investigate the sudden disappearance of a Tholian fleet. [Sentinel]
Play the Part 239605 The Veritas crew investigates a mysterious stasis box, while Ghant Xerix and Wil Ukinix head to Betazed and soon find themselves caught up in the drama of the Noble Houses. Meanwhile, with the captain's life at stake, Geoffrey Teller is forced to continue the saga of Silas Finley. [Play the Part]
The First Colony 239606 Veritas investigates the murder of a Starfleet officer on Ketar V, where tensions have been rising between the growing Romulan refugee population and the original Federation settlers of the colony. [The First Colony]



Current Ship's Roster



NPC Listing   ·   USS Veritas Crew Manifest   ·   Crew History
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Commanding Ofc.
Roshanara Rahman
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First Officer
Evan Delano
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Chief Engineer
Geoffrey Teller
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Asst. Chief Eng.
Wil Ukinix
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Engineer
Charlena Vanlith
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Science Officer
Raissa Moonsong
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Science Officer
Nabihah El Sayid
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Second Officer
Sky Blake
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Helm Officer
Ghant Xerix
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Chief of Security
Kelrod
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Asst. Chief of Sec.
G'var
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Security Officer
Andy Monroe
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Ship's Counselor
Jansen Orrey
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Chief Medical Ofc.
Niccolò del Vedova
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Medical Officer
Addison MacKenzie
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References


  1. "Betazoid royalty support group (Part 1)". Lieutenant Commander Sky Blake & Ensign Wil Ukinix, USS Veritas
  2. "Betazoid royalty support group (Part 2)". Lieutenant Commander Sky Blake & Ensign Wil Ukinix, USS Veritas
  3. "Royals". Ensign Wil Ukinix, USS Veritas
  4. "Inevitability (Part 1)". Lieutenant Junior Grade G'var & Ensign Wil Ukinix, USS Veritas
  5. "Inevitability (Part 2)". Lieutenant Junior Grade G'var & Ensign Wil Ukinix, USS Veritas
  6. "No Attention". Ensign Wil Ukinix, USS Veritas, SD 239512.30