“Pacifism is not passivity. It's the active protection of all living things in the natural universe.”
|Birthplace||Chicago, IL, Earth|
Hiro rejoined Starfleet as a medical doctor aboard the USS Excalibur-A, and was part of the initial crew for the recommissioned USS Artemis-A. Upon seeing a need and a wealth of highly-gifted medical officers, he requested to be reassigned to his old position, and now serves as ship's Counselor aboard the USS Artemis-A.
- Full Name: Hiro Yancey Sato-Jones
- Current Rank: Lieutenant JG
- Race: Terran
- Date of Birth: 236511.29
- Place of Birth: Chicago, IL, Earth
- Gender: nonbinary
- Telepathic status:n/a
- Height: 175cm (5' 9")
- Weight: 62 kg.
- Hair Color: black
- Eye Color: dark brown
- Quarters: 03-1118
- Spouse: n/a
- Father: Sato Hiroshi
- Mother: Tanya Jones
- Siblings: none
- Federation - Starfleet
- Chicago Institute of Virology and Pathology - Chicago, IL, Earth
- Starfleet Medical
236511.29-238012.15 - Childhood
Hiro was born in Chicago, IL on Earth's North American continent to Sato Hiroshi, a historical architecture preservationist and Tanya Jones, a florist and boxing instructor. Hiro's early years were characterized by a balance of pressure to succeed at whatever they attempted and an awareness of and respect for limitations. By the time Hiro was in his early teens however, they'd become the target of neighborhood bullies. Tanya began training Hiro in the martial art of boxing, all the while reinforcing the lesson that knowing how to fight doesn't mean it's always the solution. Hiroshi, Hiro's father, was often overheard lecturing Hiro on the importance of appreciating the journey all people have taken to bring them to the point at which their life and Hiro's intersected. It was crucial, Hiroshi would repeat, to be aware of all the things you didn't know.
238101.01-238407.31 - Late Teens
At the beginning of 2381, Hiro had recently turned 16. Far from a "wild child," Hiro had already set their sights on the future. Excelling in studies, earning every achievement recognition offered at school. Soon, Hiro set their gaze on Starfleet. The prospects for advancement there appealed to Hiro, so the application was sent. There was no surprise in the Sato-Jones household when the acceptance communication came through.
230408.01-239302.17 - Starfleet Round 1
Keeping pace, Hiro sailed through Starfleet Academy and into a career in counseling. Stationed at Starbase 104, Hiro was driven by a need for acknowledgement and achievement. The result was that in almost exactly four years from his commissioning, Hiro was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. This rank however, would hold for longer than Hiro felt was reasonable. In frustration, Hiro tendered their resignation papers.
239302.18-239712.24 - The Civilian Interim
Upon returning home, Hiro helped his parents part-time in their businesses, but Hiro's focus was on entering medical school and the advances possible through publication and research. Because of their service record and previous achievements, Hiro was admitted into an apprenticeship under Dr. Branson at the Chicago Institute of Virology and Pathology while completing their general medicine prerequisites - a track through which Hiro could complete their medical training much faster than was usual. Hiro rose to the challenge, but was frequently cautioned by Dr. Branson, who pointed out the blindspots created by Hiro's own ambition and need for acclaim.
239712.25-239911.29 - A Turning Point
Christmas Day, 2397, Hiro received a message from an old friend named Michael. There had been a tragedy: Michael's younger sister had taken her own life. The family had learned after the fact, by reading through personal logs, she'd been struggling with a great many issues, but never sought nor received the help she needed. This terrible news shook Hiro to the core. Hiro had been a counselor. Hiro had been in the position to help people just like this poor girl. Had there been missed opportunities in Hiro's career to do good? Had Hiro failed to lift up a fellow cremate? They had no way to be sure, but these questions tore at Hiro's mind for days. The purpose of life, they realized, was not acclaim, accomplishment, or personal advancement. The purpose of life was to in some way elevate the experience of living for all those around them in whatever way possible for as long as it was within their power to do so. On that mark, Hiro had been failing for a very long time. After a long, tearful conversation with Dr. Branson, Hiro decided to apply for re-commissioning into Starfleet - this time with new motivation and open eyes. The request was granted, but Hiro begged one condition for their return: that their prior service record be completely expunged, leaving only the original Academy graduation ribbon. The end compromise was that all awards and recognitions would be redacted and sealed, Hiro would rejoin the Fleet at the rank of Ensign upon completion of retraining, but that his record of rank would remain. Even though Hiro knew this would one day raise questions, they gladly accepted the terms, and threw themself headlong into becoming the best Starfleet Officer they were capable of being - for the sake of the whole. On their 34th birthday, Hiro completed retraining, and was given orders as a Medical Officer aboard the USS Excalibur-A.
|Starfleet Service Record
|Awards and Service Ribbons|
|Both Sides Now (USS Artemis-A, NCC-81287)|
240009.09 - 240012.01
During an extremely routine analysis mission, a type of bubble in reality formed and popped near the Artemis, disgorging two larger vessels, a badly-damaged shuttle, and a handful of fighters. One ship: the CIC Desdemona hailed the Artemis, revealing her to be crewed by alternate versions of most of the Artemis' personnel, requesting assistance in fighting the other large ship. At this point, the other ship fired (ineffectually) on the Artemis. The Artemis was then forced to respond to the hostile action, destroying the ship. Shortly after, the senior officers from the Desdemona were invited aboard the Artemis for medical assistance and cultural exchange. While the newcomers look familiar, it quickly becomes apparent they have very different priorities.
|Drill (USS Artemis-A, NCC-81287)|
240005.26 - 240007.19
Wanting to put the Artemis through its paces, Commander MacKenzie acquisitioned the USS Berlin to run a friendly combat training exercise. The Berlin is captained by Commander Adea and crewed by Hiro and a handful of others. After Hiro, Dakora, Osuna, and a contingent of security personnel beamed over as a boarding party, it soon became apparent a group of Suliban pirates had also boarded the Artemis with their own plans. This rapidly ended the exercise, turning it into something far more real and dangerous.
|Impact (USS Artemis-A, NCC-81287)|
240002.19 - 240004.17
The Artemis was dispatched to the Da'al homeworld to assist with relief efforts following a meteor impact, which left approximately 10,000 Da'al dead and thousands more wounded and/or unhomed. When they arrived, the crew found a compound in the airborne dust particles Hiro dubbed "Da'allium" owing to a Gallium core. This compound only existed because of the Da'al's telekinetic ability creating a sustaining field, but it had a significant effect on the Da'al: it made them incredibly aggressive. Hiro worked with Lt Yellir to modify a stasis field generator (brought as a medical tool) to generate a disruptive blocker, which allowed the Da'allium to dissipate naturally, thereby curing the Da'al.
|Hide and Seek (USS Excalibur-A, NCC-41903-A)|
The crew of the Excalibur searches for mission officers and ship
When Commander Addison MacKenzie and Lieutenant Talos Dakora went missing in the former maquis ship the MV Daisy, Commodore Nicholotti called upon Commander Genkos Adea to serve as First Officer during MacKenzie's absence. For this duration, Hiro was put in charge (much to his chagrin) of sickbay. As the Excalibur set off in the most likely direction of the Daisy's trail, Hiro, Ensign Jovenan, and Lieutenant Seta Jinean were tasked with trying to ascertain the intended destination and as far as they could, the motivation for the sub-rosa departure of the two officers.
|Toil and Trouble (USS Centris, Holodeck 2, SB118)|
Hiro completed the cadet cruise in order to complete his recommissioning training
Friends and Colleagues
Friend and Boss
At their introductory meeting, Genkos showed Hiro the sword concealed in the CMO's cane, confirming Hiro's suspicions the Betazoid Doctor was far more than met the eye. They later played a holo-fantasy game, where Genkos played a Wizard. They dispatched a monstrous beast that had been ravaging the countryside and set the groundwork for a unique friendship.
Home is Wherever I'm With You
Hiro joined the Excalibur not long after Jovenan did. They first met during a would-be routine EVA walk on the exterior hull of the Excalibur. Due to a lingering systems malfunction however, the team was unable to re-enter the ship. They were forced to jump from the ship toward a bay door facing them on DS-224, where the ship was docked. There are some friendships that start less dramatically, but how many are so memorable?
Some time after this, they both transferred to the USS Artemis, both were promoted to LtJG, and both were feeling differing levels of homesickness. Following a dangerous mission involving Suliban pirates, Jovenan and Hiro bonded in the Artemis' sensor pod while there for a sensor training exercise. Many emotions and tears were shared, leaving the two with a close, familial bond. Jovenan will always be Hiro's sister.
It's kind of like a cultural exchange friendship
The first time Hiro and Luxa spent time together socially was when Hiro hosted a "bad movie night" in his quarters with a few of his (then) fellow Ensigns. She hadn't really known what to make of "Troll 2," but seemed to have fun. At any rate, it didn't scare her off pursuing a friendship. Following a particularly hazardous mission, the USS Artemis enjoyed shore leave at Luxa's homeworld of Cait. While there, she played the part of tour guide, showing Hiro some of the truly remarkable sights there. This culminated with the two of them getting involved in a bar fight and being detained by local authorities. Commander MacKenzie had to come and bail them out.
Yogi Dreams About Hiro
During a mission to the Da'al homeworld, Yogan was bitten by a tick-like insect behind his knee. His reaction to the ensuing infection was severe enough to warrant Hiro encasing the Trill officer in Styrolite while administering treatment. The treatment, though drawn-out and arduous was successful, but unbeknownst to Hiro, while in a semi-comatose state, the Commander had a pretty wild dream in which a figure that looked (usually) like Hiro guided him through a series of life-examining flash-backs/sideways/forwards. When Yogan regained normal consciousness, he felt a connection to the ensign doctor, sparking interest in building a friendship.
- Hiro Gives a Pep Talk as Acting CMO
- Hiro decides on a career shift in order to help where there was more need
|NPC Listing · USS Artemis-A Crew Manifest · Crew History