“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” - Oscar Wilde
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Alexander W. Brodie, Psy.D., Ph.D
Alexander William Brodie was born in Stirling, Earth, to Lorna and Stuart Brodie along with his twin sister, Iona.
They had an uneventful upbringing although their father worked away a lot on projects off-world. This relative normalcy was shattered in 2358 when their father was killed in an industrial accident – leaving Lorna alone to bring up her two eleven-year-old children. They continued to attend school and Lorna tried to ease her burden by ensuring the children attended various clubs and out of school activities – which is where Alex began studying fencing. Their mother, however, never truly recovered from her husband’s death and, following an acute psychological collapse, she took her own life in 2360. Alex and Iona remained in Scotland, staying with their uncle Malcolm on a farmstead at Port Menteith on the banks of the Lake of Menteith.
The quieter rural life in a small, quiet community helped him and his sister comes to terms with their loss but, as he approached the age of eighteen, he knew he had to go out and try and find his own way. He’s always enjoyed languages and felt he wanted to study those in more detail. Eventually, however, he did not want to be too far from his sister so he opted for a course closer to home that combined linguistics with psychology. He found that an aptitude for psychology during his studies and decided to take it further by electing to complete a research masters in non-verbal communication in association with a research institute based on Mars. It was during these studies that he found work at some of the gambling establishments in the local area. He was able to employ his observational skills and psychological training to move up from a croupier to a team leader or 'pit boss' essentially running certain area of the establishments he was working in.
Following submission of his research thesis he joined the Elysium institute on Mars and it was while working here as a senior research associate that he met his future wife, Rosanna Savinkova, who was a junior agent with Federation Security. The couple were married and, in 2376, Ros gave birth to a daughter – Danica. Alex, meanwhile, had been working with a medical relief unit providing support to Cardassian refugees following the end of the Dominion War and felt he wanted to try and make a change to help people in need. Research work was grant dependent and, when his expired, he moved into training as a clinical psychologist. He studied at Cerberus Plains Teaching hospital where he continued to work following completion of his training.
In 2387, Alex and Ros decided to return to Earth with Dani and they relocated to Whangarei, New Zealand, where Alex accepted a role of Forensic Clinical Psychologist which saw him working more closely with more troubled individuals as well as a closer working relationship with FEDSec. In this role he was part of their rehabilitation/assessment program providing not only psychiatric care but also fitness assessments, conducting interviews, constructing profiling and providing on-site assistance to field operations in terms of negotiation strategies and victimology. He continued to provide this upon his transfer to Anchorage when Rosanna took a promotion to join the FEDSec. Marshals service.
This coincided with the ‘Black Mirror Killings’ of 2390 and Alex was involved in the capture of Inchyra Rixx in the winter of that year. This high-stress workload, for both Alex and Ros, led to the ultimate break-up of their marriage and, following their separation, he decided he wanted to go back to helping people in a wider setting – he moved to San Francisco to join Starfleet.
Federation Embassy: Duronis II
Out Of Place
The Glass Android
Red Star Rising
The Til'ahn Gambit
In the first half of 2397 Alex, together with the entirety of the Embassy senior staff, were transferred to the USS Thor on a full-time basis. The Thor, now under the command of Fleet Admiral Aron Kells was was reassigned as a fully independent vessel to the Menthar Corridor.
The Lost Colony
- Stardate: 239704.19 - Present
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