Lina Dahlquist

Crew of the USS Gorkon

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Ensign Lina Dahlquist
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“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Lina Dahlquist is currently serving as a Security officer/ Tactical officer aboard the USS Gorkon.

Appearance, Manner, Personality

  • Species: Human
  • Height: 1,61 m
  • Weight: 56 kg
  • Hair: dark
  • Length of Hair: between armpit and mid back length
  • Eyes: brown
  • Build: normal
  • Birthmarks: has freckles
  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): casual look, nothing too fancy
  • Voice: despite coming from Sweden, she speaks in a very British English accent
  • Mannerisms: when tense or thinking hard, tends to rub her thumb against the nail of her index finger
  • Quarters: very spartanic as she does not have many personal belongings. There are three personal photos she keeps in her quarters: one shows her with her brother, the other one with her mother. The third one shows her as a teenager with her tow best friends.


Family

Parents: Frederik Dahlquist and Dayamai Dahlquist nèe Laghari
 
Siblings

  • Anders Dahlquist (brother, died in 2392 at the age of 18)

Relationships

 

Alessandro Ferrucci
Roomate on the USS Gorkon

As a junior officer, Lina shares her room with the young Doctor. The chemistry between the two seems to be right, but Lina still has to get to know her roommate better.

 

Charles Tyber
Former Roommate and friend USS Oumuamua

As junior officers, Lina and Tyber are roommates. Lina is reluctant to call someone a "real" friend, but Tyber is what comes closest to that - or is there even more to their relationship? Since her first encounter with him, she sometimes likes to call him "(Dr) Watson".

 

Katsim Peri
Former chief and friend USS Oumuamua

Although Peri is her superior as Chief of Science, they are also friends. In fact, Peri is the only person on board the Oumuamua with whom Lina can really talk openly about her feelings. She is the one who came to Lina's mind when she needed someone to talk to about Tyber and the emotional chaos. This is rather strange, but Lina thinks it might have something to do with the fact that Peri and she have a few things in common.


Background

Lina Iniya Dahlquist was born as second child to Frederik and Dayamai Dahlquist in the Swedish city of Goteborg on Earth. This is where she grew up. Unlike her older brother Anders, who was very private and reserved, Lina was a rather outgoing child. As a child she always wanted to be in the center of the attention. Lina herself had never had the closest relationship to her older brother. Her older brother always seemed to be her father’s favourite child, but Anders died due to a tragic accident when he was eighteen years old. This was of course a blow for the whole family.

From one day to the next, the childhood ended for Lina. Because of the loss of his oldest son, his father suffered from depression. Then fourteen-year-old Lina also felt guilty for not having had the best relationship with her older brother. Her deceased brother was put on a pedestal by her father and it seemed that Lina, could never be ‘adequate’ and was not able to do anything correctly in her father’s eyes. Lina was constantly compared to her ‘perfect’ older brother.

 
Lina at the age of 15 with her friends

This changed her. When she was at home, she often retreated into her room where she read a lot and fled into the world of books. She also started running to clear her mind. Towards her father she played tough and put on a hard shell to protect herself. As a normal teenager she also wanted to spend time with her friends and have fun. She wanted to have a normal life and not grieve all the time. However, her father saw this as a sign that she did not really miss her brother as he did not understand her way of dealing with the loss. This only served to further divide her from her father.

The fact that her father constantly compared her to her “perfect” brother and she could never measure up to him lead to the fact that Lina really started to believe in her inadequacy. She has a lot of self-doubts and has to fight the thought that her father might have been right and she is not good enough at anything. This is the reason why she developed a work ethic that values hard work as she constantly tries to overcome that feeling of being inadequate. She wants to proof it to herself (as well as to her father). She tends to be overcommitting though. Lina is a social person. On the one hand, Lina can be described as a helpful, warm and empathetic person as she knows what it feels like when nobody really cares about you. When she considers someone a real friend, she is a good sport. On the other hand, she has also learnt to play tough and will not let you know easily whether or not you have hurt her feelings. When she is in a bad mood, or feels attacked and provoked, she can become very sarcastic and harsh. She lets others know when she doesn't agree with their decisions or actions.

When it comes to her private life or her family, Lina is very reserved. It is not easy for her to talk to anyone about it. She is also insecure and shy when it comes to closer relationships or deeper feelings. Lina bases her decisions on personal values. In her childhood she escaped into the world of books and read a lot. She dreamed of other worlds and places, which is why she eventually decided to join Starfleet Academy. As soon as she graduated, she left home and her father to join Starfleet. So she went to the Academy in San Francisco. Her father was against it and also made her believe that she would not be good enough for Starfleet. Apart from that, she is quite a spontaneous person and enjoys surprises and new situations, which can sometimes get her into trouble or even dangerous situations. Despite her young appearance and size, she is not to be underestimated as she is very athletic and trained in martial arts. This led to her being transferred to the Gorkon's Sec/Tac department after serving as a science officer on the Oumuamua.

Hobbies and Pastimes

Service History

STARFLEET SERVICE RECORD
  2396 — 2400
Starfleet Academy Cadet
Major: ScienceMinor: Security
Academy Transcript
 
Starfleet Academy
Insignia Rank Dates Assignment Duty Post
  Ensign 240004.12 - 240010.05  
USS 'Oumuamua
Science Officer
  Ensign 240010.05 - Present  
USS Gorkon
Sec/Tac Officer

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons


Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
Sheathed Sword 2391
USS Gemini
Traditionally, the Sheathed Sword is given to those who are injured and explore the aftermath of that event. Vanessa Driscoll (now Linus Dahlquist) changed the order a little bit of a different order, but created a narrative that was just as compelling. During out mission, Lt. Driscoll was infected with a pathogen that was, essentially, a death sentence. Over the course of her remaining posts, she explored the implications of facing her own mortality, where the only question was when she would succumb to the effects of the pathogen.

Most of us have a vague idea that our time in this world is limited. But very few of us face such mortality in the same way, with enough time to be aware of it, but with not enough to truly do anything about it. As such, it is my honour to present the Sheathed Sword to Vanessa Driscoll.

None
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 240004.12
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
Innovation Ribbon 240010.12
USS Oumuamua
Awarded to Lina because of being a "consummate science officer", evidenced in particular by her service during the mission 'The Nautilus' as well as for her use of "skills and knowledge to the benefit of ship and crew"



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CO
Quinn Reynolds
2O & Ops. Chief
Jo Marshall
HCO Officer
Cory Stoyer
Sec/Tac Officer
Isabelle Basilia
Chief Engineer
Vylaa zh'Tisav
Asst. Chief Engineer
Doz Finch
Chief of Science
Tahna Meru
First Officer
Samira Neathler
Mission Specialist
Ayiana Sevo
Sec/Tac Officer
Lina Dahlquist
Sec/Tac Officer
James Bowers
Engineer
Gnaxac
Counsellor
Max Whitlock
Science Officer
Taelon
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