Lazarus Davis

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Lazarus "Juice" Davis
Position Science Officer
Rank Ensign
Species Human
Gender Male
DOB 2364
Age 32
Birthplace Pennsylvania, Earth
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Lazarus "Juice" Davis is currently serving as a Science Officer aboard the USS Constitution. He often finds himself at odds internally: the inherent conservatism of a scientist juxtaposed with the pointed irreverence of a creative mindset. Lazarus' personality profile has correctly identified him as an agent provocateur, but he wishes the file would emphasize his good-natured attitude, as the term can carry a negative connotation. "Juice" is easy to get along with, and thinks unique experiences of all kinds are the spice of life. His sense of humor is dryer than the surface of Mercury, which can make him hard to read. He is adept in social settings, but stumbles more often than perhaps most do and can be a bit garrulous at times.

Appearance


  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Hair: Reddish dirty blonde, cut short on the sides with loose curls on top
  • Skin Tone: Fair, some freckles
  • Eyes: Grey
  • Build: slim but muscular
  • Distinguishing Marks: tattoo on the inside of his right wrist, a non-traditional music score that looks more like abstract art
  • Voice: melodious, rich, and deep baritone
Design inspiration for Lazarus' tattoo

Relationships


  • Parents: Derek, 56, a pipe fitter; Rita, 56, a naturist
  • Siblings: Anissa, sister, 29, on Earth - a graduate student, studying epidemiology
  • Connections: see below

Ravenna Carter: Fellow science officer aboard the USS Constitution-B. The two bonded quickly after Ravenna's arrival and subsequent work on their first mission together. Ravenna is Lazarus' best friend on the ship, and confidant.

Ghant Xerix: Lazarus met Ghant before joining Starfleet. It was a raucous good time that involved punching diplomats and Nausicaans alike.

Davy Jones (2364-2395): Childhood friend from Earth. The two of them were closer than brothers during their formative years.

Background


Lazarus “Juice” Davis was born Justin Davis. At the age of 16, after surviving a harrowing medical trauma, he felt that his purpose in life was renewed and thus gave himself a new name – borrowing from a biblical story of a man resurrected. His friends, however, still call him by his nickname: “Juice.” His parents oscillate between Justin and Lazarus. Lazarus went through high school and his undergrad experience because it was what he was supposed to do, but the aforementioned medical trauma during his undergrad helped Lazarus realize that life is precious and perhaps too short to simply go with the flow. Against the objections of his parents, Lazarus pursued a PhD in cognitive science where he explored his interests in psychology and effects of media use.

After his time in academia, Lazarus found himself empowered like never before. He chased a dream that seemed so improbable before - a doctorate! - that he then felt like he could tackle anything. So he enrolled in Starfleet Academy. He found the experience equally rewarding and challenging. Learning to be a science officer was a fun, new challenge. After being so steeped in the social sciences, having a chance to learn so much about the physical sciences was exciting. Plus his expertise as a research psychologist offered some unique affordances as a science officer. Much like how a chemist could aid the Chief Engineer refit the warp drive to run on something other than dilithium, Lazarus' understanding of the humanoid cognitive systems could prove beneficial to the ship's medical practitioners, as well as first contact missions, and understanding alien communication.

The distinction between clinical and research psychology is opaque at times. In fact, there's plenty of friction between clinical and research psychology because clinical psychology focuses on treating abnormal minds, whereas research psychology is heavily focused on understanding and describing nominative conceptualizations of the mind. Lazarus is solidly a researcher, with no medical aspirations or abilities (beyond the Academy basics). A medical doctor, counselor, and a scientist are coming at the topic of the mind with radically different lenses and with fundamentally different goals. But that's the beauty of it: together, the different perspectives may form a greater whole than the sum of their parts in terms of understanding the mind. These opportunities excite Lazarus.

In his spare time, Lazarus is a songwriter and composer, as well as an avid music listener. His view of music history is genealogical in that he sees a clear lineage in his musical preferences to a series of late 20th century Earth musicians and composers. Lazarus also dabbles in writing holoprograms that live between typical holonovel-conventions and art.

Service History



Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet First Class 239510.02 Graduated Starfleet Academy Science Officer
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Ensign 239510.02 - Present USS Constitution Science Officer

Awards & Service Ribbons


For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Sheathed Sword 2396
USS Constitution-B
For "exploring the impact of seeing trauma to his colleagues and the outpost falling apart about him. [...] Despite the efforts of Sickbay he still has scars, mental and physical, and they appear periodically in his current sims, showing how the injury and trauma affected and changed him.”
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239510.02
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Purple Heart 239606.13
USS Constitution-B
Injured during the partial collapse of the research outpost on Gamma Orionis VIb, "for fighting through your injuries, pushing through and still doing your work."


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