Marlee Tan, before she was married.
"I'm doing just fine. I love being single, it's the life!
-- Marlee Tan to Zee, telling a huge lie.
Marlee Tan was the previous host of Alleran Tan. She was a scientist, extremely focused and headstrong. Her influence was keenly felt in Alleran Tan, less-so for Safine Tan, finally finding a good solid join with Serren Tan.
- Full Name: Marlee (Xai) Tan
- Status: Deceased
- Host Age: 91 at time of death. Birthday 229105.11 (11th of May 2291).
- Symbiont Age: 117. Birthday 227409.06 (6th of September 2274). Current living inside Serren Tan.
- Species: Trill (joined)
- Previous Hosts: None
- Subsequent Hosts: Alleran Tan, Safine Tan, Serren Tan
- Gender: Female
- Hair color: Brown/Grey
- Eye color: Blue
- Height: 5'9"
- Telepathic status: 0
- Place of Birth: Trill Prime
- Tattoos/Body Modifications: None.
- Skin Tone: Light, with dark Trill spots.
- Handedness: Right.
- Parents: Likanna and Darnan, both unjoined.
- Siblings: none.
- Spouse: none at time of death (divorced).
- Children: none (one early-term miscarriage, father unknown).
- Former hosts: none.
- Quarters: Marlee loved to decorate; her quarters, no matter where they were, would always be bright and cheerful.
- Favorite Room: Marlee had no preference regarding rooms.
- Mannerisms/Habits: Kind but remarkably focused and an overachiever, Marlee was a woman who didn't let anyone tell her what to do.
- Temperment: Marlee never let anything trouble her. No matter what was wrong, she would always push through and achieve.
- Religion/Spiritual Devotion: Marlee didn't pray very often, but when she did it usually meant she was in deep trouble.
Marlee's past and how it effects the present
- Marlee was involved in the development of weather sensors which were used to detect ionic storms. A failure in these sensors led to the death of the family of the Mar symbiont's previous host. Marlee blamed herself until the day she died; Alleran carried a fair chunk of that guilt until his death.
- Marlee was part of the search and rescue team sent to locate the USS Ackerman. Alleran never found time to discuss that with Commander Whale, possibly out of guilt that the ship wasn't found.
- Marlee died alone and unloved, something that drastically affects Alleran Tan's behaviour towards potential partners. When he was courting Captain Sidney Riley, his fear about being left alone again caused him to push the relationship much faster than Sidney wanted to go. She ultimately broke it off with him, causing a significant amount of distress to the young Trill.