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Liam Hughes

Deep Space 17
USS Independence


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Ensign Liam Hughes, MD is a Medical Officer serving on Deep Space 17 with the crew of the USS Independence.


  • Full Name: Liam Horatio Hughes
  • Race: Terran
  • Date of Birth: 235506.21
    • Age: 28
  • Place of Birth: Caldey Island, Earth
  • Gender: Male
  • Telepathic status: 0


  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 86 Kg
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Length of Hair: Short, ear length. Usually parted to the right.
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Skin Tone: Pale with a occasional light tan.
  • Birthmarks, Scars: Several small scars on the back of his hands.
  • Tattoos/Body Modifications: Celtic "Tree of Life" design on his right shoulder.
  • Face: Oval.
    • Eyes: Expressive, spaced normally, longish eyelashes.
    • Mouth: Average lips, square jaw. Often carrying a smile.
  • Build: Large, and athletic.
    • Arms: Muscled, but only to the point of good health.
      • Handedness: Right
    • Legs: Large, well muscled (like a bicyclist/soccer player).
    • Carriage: Confident with a broad stride, he has a slight swagger to his walk. He has excellent posture.
  • Poses: Will often clasp his hands either in front or behind when not speaking. Tends to gesticulate when speaking, especially when giving descriptions or telling a story. Often has his hand over his mouth/on his chin when thinking and sitting.
  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): Loose clothes, dark colours, occasionally a vest.
  • Shoes: Black leather boots (replicated).
  • Voice: Slightly deep, with a hint of a welsh accent.


  • Quarters: Stark at the moment, as he is staying in the dormitory style cadet quarters on Starbase 118. Most of his posessions are currently in a cargobay, awaiting Liam's first assignment. He does however have a picture of his childhood pet, Teddy (australian shepherd), by his bunk. Usually he keeps his domicile orderly and clean, as he is a slight perfectionist.
  • Favorite Room: When doing his internship with Starfleet medical, he found himself rather partial to his apartment, keeping to his home office when studying.
  • Mannerisms/Habits: Smiles quite frequently, and is always quick to laugh. He has a habit of crossing one leg over and then shaking his foot, or simply absentmindedly bouncing his leg when he sits.
  • Physical Limitations: Strong and fit, Liam has never really suffered from physical limitations. However, he has found that his hands shake when holding a phaser. This is especially strange given his precision during surgery.
  • Temperment: Easy going and fairly talkative in private. However when on duty or in meetings Liam is quite serious and stoic, making it sometimes seem like he has two personalities.
  • Religion/Spiritual Devotion: None, altho believes wholeheartedly in the Hippocratic Oath.


Very friendly and outgoing, Liam is often known for his smile—if it is not on his lips, it is in his eyes. Extremely intelligent, Liam loves to discuss anything he can with people and his renowned for his bedside manner. Often described as outgoing and personable, he enjoyed a fair bit of popularity serving on the Academy Football (Soccer) Team. He is rarely quick to anger, but once something earns his ire, his personality seems to change quite rapidly. Friends have described it as "frightening" to see the over six foot welshman suddenly become imposing and towering in anger.

Liam takes his duties with the utmost seriousness. He turned down the opportunity to serve in Red Squadron, believing that it would distract from him form his courses. While his anger can be legendary, he is quick to forgive, and will do anything to assist those in need. A mortal enemy would be safe in Liam's care, that is until they have made a full recovery.

Hobbies and Pastimes

  • Reading Medical Journals & Research Papers to keep on top of the latest advances and developments.
  • Reading works of fiction and poetry.
  • Football (Soccer), and Fencing
  • Conducting Medical research, and scientific experiments in order to help advance these fields.
  • Learning the Cello
  • Writing Holo-Novles

Likes and Dislikes

  • Likes
    • Music
    • Exercise
    • Reading
    • Conversation
    • Socializing
    • Learning
    • Celebrations
    • Organization
  • Dislikes
    • Phasers
    • Violence
    • Death & Suffering
    • Bad Posture
    • Being or seeing someone interrupted.

Ambitions and Goals

Liam wishes to advance his career in Starfleet in order to push the boundaries of medicinal knowledge and practical application. During his school and Academy days he was constantly hearing the exploits of the Enterprise doctors, and then that of Doctor Bashir, who was able to be the first Federation doctor to study medicine in the Gamma Quadrant. He holds the lofty goal of someday commanding his own ship.

In addition to career goals, has personal goals in advancing his own hobbies: fencing, which he excelled at during his Academy days, and to learn the cello. Only starting the string instrument in his last year at the Academy, he still feels quite amateur.

Personal Achievements and Disappointments

Liam could not have been prouder when he was accepted into Starfleet Medical. His first term as well was a huge success, seeing a 4.0 GPA, and beginning his interest in fencing. During his stay at the Academy, he managed to earn his position as the Captain of the football (soccer) Team, and enjoyed the popularity that brought.

However, despite his success he still blames himself for the death of his father, who died in a hunting accident.


Hughes- A family of merchants and traders, the Hughes Family often wanders the galaxy, looking for the next business oppertunity. It is thought that this stems slightly from Captain David Hughes, a 17th century merchant who turned Privateer. His actions earned the family fortune.

  • Grandfather: Edward Hughes, age 86. Retired merchant, lives on Risa.
  • Grandmother: Elizabeth Hughes, deceased. Buried on Earth.
  • Uncle: Fredrick Hughes, age 53. Location unknown, Captaining his own ship: The Fortune Possibly near the Romulan Empire.
    • Cousin: Lisa Hughes, age 23. Location unknown, last seen on her Father's ship.
    • Cousin: Edward Hughes, age 19. Currently attending Starfeet Academy, 1st Year. Encouraged by Liam.
  • Aunt: Sara Parker, age 42. Currently living on a moon in the Rigel system.
    • Cousin: Samuel Parker, age 31. Managing the mining operations for his mother's moon.

Franks - No real sense of family unity exists among the franks. Mostly scientists, teachers, and doctors they are a highly intelligent group of people, driven more by knowledge than wealth.

  • Grandfather: Tiberius Franks, age 88. Currently serving as the Dean for Howard University.
  • Grandmother: Simone Franks, age 83. Retired Professor of Organic Chemestry, currently a holo-novel author.
  • Aunt: Jennifer Franks, age 43. Science Officer onboard Deep Space 7.
  • Aunt: Diana Gibson, age 58. Physics Professor at Harvard.
    • Cousin: Jim Gibson, age 12. Student.
    • Cousin: Alicia Gibson, age 23. Starfleet Academy student, 3rd Year.
    • Cousin: Tim Gibson, age 30. Author, lives in Tokyo, Earth.


  • Marital Status: Single




  • Mother: Patricia Hughes (Maiden name Franks) Age 56— was a nurse on Starbase 2 when she met John, a young and inspired merchant, who was making his way back to earth after having made a small fortune with a Ferengi business partner. She was swept off her feet by the roguish John. She is the owner of Nova 5, a well established restaraunt/lounge in San Francisco, frequented by members of Starfleet Command, and politicians.
  • Father: John Hughes deceased— Former Captain of The Fortune before meeting Patricia on Starbase 2. Gave the ship to his brother as a gift following his marriage. Currently buried on Earth next to the grave of Elizabeth Hughes.

Personal History

Liam does not remember much of his early childhood, he only truly knows that he spent his first eight years off world, only moving back after his father's death. He was an inquisitive youth (encouraged by his mother), and enjoyed school. Football (Soccer) was the first extracurricular activity he engaged in, and will often play famous matches in the holodeck when he has the free time. In his youth he was competitive, yet he understood the need to work with his team, rather than to take all the glory for himself.

A only child, Liam was primarily raised by his mother: Patricia Hughes. She became a single parent when John Hughes died during a hunting trip where his son was present. Patricia did her best raising Liam, taking him to Earth after his father's death. She never remarried or dated—at lest to Liam's knowledge. He would strongly encouraged her to do so later in life.

Patricia would encourage the young boy to read and study as much as he could, always having him research answers to his questions, and then report back what he had learned. This encouraged his love of studying and academic progress.

Liam has only one clear memory of his father, John Hughes. While living on a colony on the border of Klingon Space, John would often take Liam hunting, insisting that they bring home real meat once a month. Loving these outings with his father, they were quite successful until a misfire from Liam's phaser rifle caused a critical injury to his father. Liam watched helplessly as his father died in front of him. The official report surrounding John's death showed that the phaser misfire was a freak accident.

When Patricia and her son returned to earth, she a restaurant in San Francisco. She encouraged her son to enjoy their proximity to Star Fleet Headquarters, taking frequent tours and attending seminars that were available to civillians. This, and the words of his mother encouraged the young man to pursue a career in Star Fleet.

Admiral Simon Franks, who frequented his Mother's restaurant, would often take the young man to museums and other historical locations in the Sol system during his time off acting as a surrogate father. Liam often referred to the man as "Uncle Simon" in his youth, and now suspects that the Admiral was dating his mother. The man was so involved in Liam's life that Simon even provided Liam's letter of recommendation to the Academy.

In his youth on Earth, he would often ask his "Uncle" Simon to take him to Starbase 1, and look at the historical ships docked there at the Smithsonian's display. He obsessed over the history of these ships, and Simon often joked that Liam would one day end up commanding a ship of his own. However, Liam had other ideas.

Liam's intelligence caused him to quickly become bored with High School, and at 16 he tested out of his classes. Haunted by his feeling of helplessness with his father's death, and after witnessing the aftermath from the Battle of Sector 001, Liam chose to enter medical school. Needless to say, Simon was a little surprised when Liam went to medical school rather than applying directly to the Academy in order to attend Command Classes.

As soon as he was able, Liam applied to go to the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His test scores and application letter moved the school's board to admit the young man. By the young age of 22, he had completed the coursework for his MD, specializing in Neuroscience and Surgery. He submitted his Doctrate Thesis— a conclusive way to reverse the aging process brought on by Iverson's Disease.

Rather than take the many offers he had to join research teams, or positions within civilian hospitals, Liam applied for Star Fleet immediately after his graduation. After all, his dream was to explore as well as heal.

Liam dated infrequently in High School, and had some casual relationships during his College & Academy years. None of his friendships lasted much through High School, and only a couple through the Academy. Between his athletic and academic obligations, he has let his personal life languish.


  1. 235506.21: Born on Caldev Island, Earth.
  2. 237103.17: Graduated early from High School after testing out of his classes.
  3. 237106.12: Enrolls at the University of Massachusetts.
  4. 237708.15: Graduates with honors, receives his MD.
  5. 237709.18: Takes Starfleet entrance exams and passes.
  6. 237806.01: Cadet 1st Class. Joins the Academy Football team, begins Fencing at the academy.
  7. 237906.01: Cadet 2nd Class.
  8. 238006.01: Cadet 3rd Class. Wins 2nd place in Fencing competition.
  9. 238106.01: Cadet 4th Class, begins general/elective study.
  10. 238310.02: Arrives at Starbase 118 for his final Exam.
  11. 238310.09: Graduates from the Academy, promoted to Ensign.
  12. 238310.10: Assigned to the USS Independence, arrives at Deep Space 17.

Professional History

StarFleet Assessments and Records

  • Enrolled at the Academy in 2377, passed entrance exam with grade of 98%.
  • Football Team Captain.
  • Graduated in October, 2383.
  • Promoted to Ensign, 238310.09

Career History

Blue-ensign.jpg Ensign (238310.10 - Present)

Rank-cad4.jpg Cadet 4th Class (238107.06 - 238310.09)

  • Cadet 1st-4th Class, Starfleet Medical Academy, San Francisco, Earth (237706.01-238109.03)
  • Cadet 4th Class, Starfleet Medical, Tokyo, Earth (238108.03-238309.25)
  • Cadet 4th Class, final exam, Starbase 118 (238310.02-238310.09)

Course Work

  • Medicine: Surgery, Non-Humanoid Species
  • Medicine: Surgery, Major Humanoid Species
  • Medicine: Post-Operative Conditions
  • Xenobiology: Genetics, Humanoid 2
  • Xenobiology: Immunology, Klingon
  • Xenobiology: Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology
  • Xenobiology: Endocrinology
  • Xenobiology: Neuroscience

Elective Courses

  • Astrogation: Navigation of Starships, Sublight
  • Astrogation: Navigation of Starships, Warp Speed
  • Astronomy: Stellar Cartography 1
  • Intelligence: Crypto-analysis
  • Engineering: Bio-Neural Components
  • Engineering: Life Support Systems
  • Engineering: Nanotechnology - Advanced
  • Engineering: Regulation of Chemicals, Radiation, and Biotechnology
  • Engineering: System Design
  • Engineering: Systems Architecture
  • Engineering: Systems Dynamics
  • Piloting: Minor Ships
  • Piloting: Major Ships
  • Physics: Warp Theory
  • Tactics: Leadership

Rank-cad3.jpg Cadet 3rd Class (237906.01 - 238006.01)
Course Work

  • Medicine: Pharmacology 2
  • Medicine: Diagnosis, Vilcan
  • Medicine: Diagnosis, Betazoid
  • Psychology: Non-Terran, Vulcan Development
  • Xenobiology: Physiology, Terran
  • Xenobiology: Physiology, Vulcan
  • Xenobiology: Physiology, Romulan
  • Xenobiology: Physiology, Betazed
  • Xenobiology: Genetics, Humanoid 1
  • Xenobiology: Genetics, Non-Humanoid 1
  • Xenobiology: Systems 1, Derm/Respir/Cardio/Hematol Systems

Elective Courses

  • Engineering: Nanotechnology 2
  • Liberal Arts: Application of Creative Design in Holodecks
  • Mathematics: Calculus, Advanced

Rank-cad2.jpg Cadet 2nd Class (237806.01 - 237906.01)
Course Work

  • Chemistry: Organic Chemistry 2
  • Xenobiology: Microbiology 2 (Virii)
  • Medicine: Pharmacology 1
  • Psychology: Non-Terran, Betazoid
  • Xenobiology: Cell Biology, Non-Humanoid
  • Xenobiology: Pathology
  • Xenobiology: Systems 2, GI/Musc/Renal/Endoc/Reprod
  • Xenobiology: Pathology
  • Xenobiology: Evolution, Non-Humanoid
  • Xenobiology: Hematology

Elective Courses

  • Engineering: Nanotechnology 1
  • Mathematics: Calculus 1

Rank-cad1.jpg Cadet 1st Class (237706.01 - 237806.01)
Course Work

  • Chemistry: Organic Chemistry 1
  • Diplomacy: Non-Traditional Situations
  • Engineering: Medical Systems and Equipment
  • Engineering: Life Support Systems
  • Medicine: Pharmacology 1
  • Medicine: Bedside Manner
  • Xenobiology: Microbiology 1 (Bacteria)
  • Medicine: Diagnosis, Terran
  • Medicine: Diagnosis, Klingon
  • Psychology: Terran Development
  • Xenobiology: Evolution, Humanoid
  • Xenobiology: Reproductive Biology
  • Xenobiology: Hematology