|USS Thunder-A & Embassy Duronis II|
Maeda Kyo was a Terran security officer on the USS Thunder-A. He was born on Earth, in Japan. He joined Starfleet at 23.
- Full Name: Maeda Kyo
- Current Rank: LtJG
- Race: Terran
- Date of Birth: 226211.27
- Place of Birth: Okinawa, Japan, Earth
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 190 lbs
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Brown
- Partner: Talia Kaji
- Children: Ben Kaji
- Father: Unknown
- Mother: Maeda Midori
- Siblings: None
Maeda is a very quiet and reserved man, quite in contrast to his bubbly partner and son. He loves ancient and traditional Japanese culture, and enjoys introducing his new family to it. He has altered the family quarters to this taste, especially the furniture. The family's table is a kotatsu, a low table with a surrounding blanket and floor cushions. He was able to replicate tatami reed floor mats, and even futon mattresses for the beds.
His favorite movies are Godzilla films from the 20th century. he especially enjoys watching these with Ben.
Maeda grew up on Earth, in Japan. His mother was the owner of a small antiques shop, where Kyo grew into his love of traditional Japanese culture. He never knew his father, and was raised by his mother and grandmother. He enlisted in Starfleet at age 18, but after a couple of years he transferred to the Academy to become an officer.
After graduating from the academy, Maeda was stationed at the Duronis II Embassy as a security officer. He had taken down an intruder in the Rodul Embassy and been badly wounded, sending him to the hospital. He met Talia Kaji, a Rodulan doctor, there. They talked a lot while he was in recovery, and after he was discharged, he asked her out on a date. He made a point to visit her every time he came to the hospital for physical therapy.
Their relationship grew quickly, becoming more serious. As they planned to move in together, Talia found out she was pregnant. Though very happy about the baby, both were concerned about the impact on their lives. Rodulans very much discourage unplanned pregnancies, and the Kaji Family tried to force Talia to return home so her older family could raise the child. Maeda had grown up without a father, and refused to subject that on his own child. The pair decided to leave Rodul to make a new life on their own. Talia joined Starfleet, and Kyo requested a transfer to a new ship. They soon welcomed a newborn Benjiro Maeda Kaji into their family.
Maeda was able to get a temporary position at the Starfleet Academy afilliated campus on Aldebaran, where Kaji took her courses.
Ensign Maeda was promoted to LtJg and transferred to the Duranis II Embassy, again as a security officer. Kaji kept Ben with her, and Maeda went ahead to the Embassy. Nearing graduation, Kaji requested assignment to the Embassy. Once it was approved, she sent Ben to live with Maeda while she finished exams and her own transfer orders.