|Crew of Starbase 118
Ensign Chester Barrington-Rhodes is a Medical Officer aboard Starbase 118.
- Full Name: Chester Barrington-Rhodes
- Race: Human
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Age: 26
- Gender: Male
- Height: 1.80m (5'11)
- Weight: 66kg (145lbs).
- Hair Colour: Sandy Blonde.
- Length of Hair: Short.
- Eye Colour: Grey.
- Skin Tone: Tanned
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- Build: Tall and thin, verging on gauntness.
- Taste in Clothing (when off duty):
Tall and thin, verging on gauntness. Austerely handsome, with cheekbones and jaw structure that would fit well on an oil painting of a renaissance prince. Generally looks somewhat cracked out, with sunken eyes, mostly because of all the drinking and substance abuse he partakes in.
- Father: Howard Barrington IV
- Mother: Virginia Rhodes
- Sister: Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds
Chester is vain and narcississtic. At one point he fasted for three days, until he passed out, all because his sister had called his face fat as a means of getting back at him for calling her skin blotchy. He is a compulsive womanizer, gambler, drunk and abuser of substances. His wealthy upbringing causes him to ring with classist rhetoric, believing many of his fellow Starfleet officers to be war-mongering rubes. Chester dislikes poverty. He could stand to learn a lot from Starfleet about altruism and hardship.
Hobbies and Pastimes
Chester rode competitively and toyed with the idea of spending his life managing his parents horse farm in Virginia, full of beautiful warmbloods. Now he is restricted to holographic horses. He has a love of existentialism and nihilism, and an affection for the Roaring Twenties. Books by Nathaniel West, Hawthorne, Theodore Dreiser etc. really tickle his fancy. He keeps his drug habit secret, but it has interfered with his work in the past. Whenever on Shore Leave or whenever left alone in sickbay, Chester can be counted on to either buy drugs from some shady person, or make his own from the materials available in sickbay.
Chester is the son of Federation Councillor Howard Barrington IV and socialite/head of the powerful Military Industrial Lobby, Virginia Rhodes. He adapted poorly to being a part of a political family, and, scheming with his sister, always sought to find a way to make his parents' lives difficult by throwing a wrench in their efforts to manage public perception. While his father is a stern, accomplished man, the real brains behind the Barrington-Rhodes political empire has always been his unscrupulous and incredibly manipulative mother.
Chester and Sweet Dee were bounced from prestigious school to prestigious school. While Chester was academically gifted and succeeded in completing medical school, Sweet Dee was not. In each case, they were expelled after a time for drug abuse or excessive sass, and in a final blaze of glory in the Federation education system, Sweet Dee ruined the career of John Henry Eden, then president of MIT's Schulich school, by filming a grainy sex tape with him and using her considerable largesse to distribute it across the Galaxy. Chester, jealous of his sister's new Paris Hilton-esque, fame-for-its-own-sake life on easy streak, tried for about 6 months to film a sex tape of his own with some prominent member of the Federation government.
Thanks to a series of comedic mishaps, he failed utterly in this adventure. This had the unfortunate side-effect of ruining Chester's self-confidence (after all, a series of corpulent old women in the Admiralty or the Presidential Administration or the Council all refused his advances) and thus pushing him to one of his darkest drug-induced lows. After checking him into rehab, Chester's parents forced him into Starfleet as a penance for all of his sins.
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