- Hair: Long Blonde with two braids on the right side of his head. Blonde beard plated into two braids either side of his mouth.
- Other features: Ivan is a mountain of a man in all senses. He has kept himself in as best physical condition as he can by adhearing to a daily exercise regimen given to him by a Klingon captain that he befriended in his youth. Ivan also has a large tattoo of Jörmungandr: the world serpent being forught by Thor. This a symbol to him that all challenges must be met head on.
- Father: Juliano Petrov
- Mother: Helga Yohansen Petrov
- Siblings: Iriana Petrov
- Spouse: none
- Children: none
Ivan Petrov was born on a terraforming colony of an Ice world on the edge of federation space. Life in a terraforming colony is rough at the best on young people but Ivan seemed to flourish in the constant state of chaos. He grew up strong, often helping with repair around the station and also participating in some of the more mindless terraforming tasks. His mother gace hime his religous heritage and to his knowledge he is one of the only practicing folowers of the ancient Norse religions. Because of this he always had an affinity for the Klingons who would sometime trade with the station. He found their stalwart look on life comforting compared to the more timid scientists he was used to. It was this that led him to choose to leave the colony in search of a life more befitting his outlook.
Ivan found a place on a Klingon freighter called the Ko'Toth where the crew seemed to grudgingly accept him as novelty and nothing more. He thought he would have found a home on the freighter but instead only found begrudging acceptance and slight regard. Still, while he was there he made the best use he could of the time available to him and learnt as much as he could. He studied the martial arts and use of weaponry and when he had absorbed all that he could he left the freighter with the captains blessing.
Ivan spent three years working as a labourer at a mining colony but could not find it challenging. From there Ivan set his sights on starfleet academy at age 22. He felt that the overriding mission of exploration and peace keeping would present him with enough challenges to allow him to grow.
Ivan Currently serves onboard the USS Resolution and is engaged to Hella. The couple are awaiting their wedding day which will observe viking tradition which includes one week of solid celebrations.
While he is for all intents a viking he does not seek battle but more challenges to test his resolve. It is his belief that not all battles lie in swords and phasers but also in the heart and mind. He would appear outwardly fearless but still has the belief that a warrior without fear is a dead warrior. He will strive to do the best that is asked of him and will always try to exceed a personal best if he has one. When off duty he is always happy and outgoing with a gragereous nature. He is always will to toast a friend, a crewmate and just about anything in the room. It is his belief that the true warrior can find joy in every moment of life and is not timid or shy about celebrating one more day of existence.