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Bryce Tagren-Quinn is currently serving as a medical officer aboard the USS Gorkon.
He is board certified internist with a special interest in chronic and infectious disease, and emergency medicine.
Appearance & Presence
- Height: 1.78m (5'10")
- Build: Slim, athletic
- Hair: Dark auburn
- Eyes: Hazel green
- Nicknames: Bry (reserved for friends), Doctor T, Doctor or Doc T-Q (given by Loxley), Doctor Babyface (given by a patient, Tzim-Shah), and Doctor Q-T Pie (given by a former fling/ex, Gexena - see Relationships).
Bryce considers himself a doctor first and an officer second.
While on duty, he has a calm and methodical approach and doesn't fluster easily. It is worth mentioning that he can, at times, become hyper-focused on a task (almost to detriment). He has been called an "absent-minded professor" before. He can also be direct at times and come off as a pompous jerk, but if he is it comes from a place of genuinely wanting to help versus being malicious. He is conscientiousness, organized but also flexible depending on the situation.
While off duty, his thoughts tend to drift and wander. Under the visage of a calm, collected physician is a troubled soul. He may appear to be in his early-to-mid-20s by standard Terran years, but there is an older soul with a breadth of experience that can, at times, haunt him if he is allowed alone with his thoughts.
Work gives him purpose and focus.
He is artistic and has a penchant for exobotany.
Physiology & Medical Notes
No one could really anticipate how he would mature given his unique lineage. When Bryce was a child he, like his biological mother Aribelle Tagren, developed and grew at the same rate as any full-blooded Human. At about the age of 19, the aging process started to slow as a result of his El-Aurian side and essentially 'stopped' physically aging (at least, by appearances) by the age of 24.
It is because of this he is often perceived as being younger than he truly is.
Overall, the aging process is different for El-Aurian hybrids and seems to be unique to each individual based off stress, life experience and other factors. There have been theories and studies, with mentions of the Hayflick limit as well as El-Aurian immune systems, but this remains something to be a topic of debate.
Additionally, the El-Aurians are endangered, but are known to be semi-ancient and nomadic in nature. They are also seemingly good listeners and some have a temporal sense. While the latter of that statement may be confined primarily to those that experienced the Nexus event, Bryce does have a way with his patients that mirrors his mother’s approach: he is personable, sensitive, listens, and follows the platinum rule. However, with the present state of El-Aurian numbers and their ability to seemingly intermarry and interbred with other species, more and more information is being gathered that would shed light on their unique biology.
- Depression & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD: After the events of the lunar colony, Bryce suffered from an inordinate amount of guilt, pain and trauma. When he returned home, the invisible wounds were apparent and while he sought medical attention, his relationships suffered. For a time, he fell into a black void that consisted of reckless behavior and a string of one-night stands. While still finding himself after those events, he is actively seeking purpose in his work and finding ways to build healthy, strong friendships and relationships.
- Spouse/Significant Other: None
- Children: None
- Father: Paul Quinn
Biological father and former Starfleet Captain (Human) of the USS Poseidon and, later, the SS Valestar. Father and son have a complicated history and their relationship is tenuous at best.
- Birth Mother: Amy Quinn-Williamson (Deceased)
She was a full-blooded Terran that carried her twins to term. For Bryce's early life, Amy was his anchor. His beautiful, sweet and caring mother. When he grew a little older and found that she wasn't his biological mother, it of course was met with disbelief and anger. Later, when found the true story of his conception and birth, he felt like his whole life was a lie; the experiment and machinations of his already warped father.
- Biological Mother: Doctor Aribelle Tagren (1/2 Terran, 1/2 El-Aurian)
His biological mother, who donated her eggs for altruistic reasons decades ago before entering medical school. She did not know of Bryce's existence until he sought her out.
- Maternal Grandfather: Tristan Tagren (Deceased), former Chief Tactical Officer aboard the USS Valkyrie. See Aribelle Tagren's profile for more information.
- Maternal Grandmother: Lelian, a full-blooded El-Aurian and SS Lakul survivor (2293). She was trapped in the Nexus. See Aribelle Tagren's profile for more information.
- Twin sister: Elyia “Elie” Cameron Tagren-Quinn
Gregarious, vibrant and witty, Elyia is currently Bryce's compass and lifeline. She's an accomplished psychiatrist and social psychologist. While Bryce broods, Elyia brings it out in the open and gets over it. She helped to pull him out of the dark abyss that was their teenage years and the Calesian Lunar Colony disaster (and probably others, but we haven't gone there quite yet).
- Former Partner: Cer Voya, an unjoined Trill male, with black hair and cerulean-colored eyes. Cardiologist. Relationship dissolved after the Calesian Lunar Colony disaster. They lived together and were on the cusp of marriage before the Calesian Lunar Colony disaster. Bryce froze Cer out and, while his partner tried adamantly to get him help, he just wasn't in a good place for it yet.
- Former Fling: Gexena, a female Betazoid nurse. The relationship between doctor and his nurse was a secret for some time but, after it was discovered, he broke it off. It was more of a physical thing than one that manifested out of any real feelings. In fact, she was a part of his downward spiral after the Calesian Lunar Colony disaster. She was more in love with him than he was with her.
Bryce was born to Paul Quinn and his wife Amy, an elementary school teacher, in San Francisco, California. His mother wanted a stable upbringing for him and his twin sister, Elie, so they stayed Earth bound while his father traveled the stars on his Sovereign-class vessel, the USS Poseidon. The family was reunited during times of shore leave, interstellar calls, and an occasional visit to the ship, but the distance strained his parent’s marriage and, eventually, they divorced (the twins were three at the time). His father’s presence at that point was perceived as obligatory at best and when when he later retired from Starfleet, his presence in his children’s lives remained minimal. Duty before family, even when he was no longer active. It’s a bit of a sore topic for Bryce, one that he would not bring up in casual conversation.
His views of his father were made even cloudier when he learned that his biological mother was Aribelle Tagren, an El-Aurian/Human hybrid physician and decorated Starfleet officer. There’s an even deeper history there that left Bryce confused and conflicted, and on some level feeling betrayed by a supposed wonderful officer, a man, a father that continually let him down.
However, Bryce’s personality type didn't allow him ruminate on matters for too long (or, was it he needed to find purpose to occupy space in his head?). Regardless, he wanted to push forward and find ways where he can bring some good into the universe and not focus on the bad.
That is the drive that compelled him to pursue medicine. It was always something that clicked for him and biology seemed to come naturally. He attended medical school and completed various internships and residencies.
It was during his quest to become a doctor that an event forever changed Bryce’s course. A bit jaded with Starfleet (because of his father and seeing how it all sort of ripped through families), the young El-Aurian was committed and content with his civilian medical studies. However, when a Lunar colony in the outskirts of the quadrant suffered a great calamity that resulted in thousands of injuries and casualties in the hundreds, Starfleet called upon civilian medical volunteers to assist. It was called the Calesian Lunar Colony disaster. Bryce was one of these volunteers and it was during this time something resonated within him. Life was much bigger than planet side or Earth, or his own woeful problems.
So many species needed medical attention. They needed medical staff to count on, every day. He immediately enrolled in Starfleet, despite what feelings he might have for it.
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At this point of his life, Bryce has completed all of his medical training and has applied himself through the academy and did brief stints on medical ships and space stations, such as DS6. He also worked at Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic on Earth.
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