Pholin Duyzer

“The stars will never be won by little minds; we must be big as space itself.”

Robert A. Heinlein
Pholin Duyzer on the bridge of the USS Gorkon.

Lieutenant Commander Pholin Duyzer (/'foʊ.lɪn 'daʊ.zɜɹ/; Dutch: /'fo.lɪn 'dœy.zəɹ/; Denobulan: /'p͡fo̞.lĭn 'du.zɪɹ/) is a 56-year-old Denobulan serving as Chief Science Officer on the USS Gorkon, after having previously served as Executive Officer on the USS Columbia and as Research Coordinator at the Miratha Research Centre on Denobula. When the Columbia was decommissioned, he decided he wanted to get back closer to home. Pholin had met his husband at the Centre years prior, when he was still working for the DSA; so their fond memories caused the couple to transfer back to the Research Centre. After six months of eternal paperwork, he decided he needed to go on adventures again. He was reassigned to the Gorkon on stardate 239705.18, and has been there now for 2 years 10 months.

He was born in Iyax, Denobula in 2343, and has lived there most of his life. Pholin spent his childhood in the region of Iyax on Denobula. He was raised by his parents and some of his step-parents on a farm bordering huge fields. Both of his parents worked on submarines - until a recent accident happened - exploring the largely unexplored Denobulan oceans. He was continuingly persuaded to join that same submarine but resisted and studied anthropology in the Denobulan Science Academy. Pholin participated in the rebuilding of Bajor while studying the impact of the occupation, when he met his wife, Hana. Following the return to Denobula, he raised his two daughters. He met Nelis Duyzer in 2385, and eventually got into a relationship with him. Bored of his life in offices and seeking adventure, he eventually applied for Starfleet. He has now been in the fleet for three promotions and six job titles.

In 2396, he learned that both his mother and brother have died in a submarine accident. Much of the accident will forever remain a mystery, but the loss has - naturally - had an impact on Pholin's life. For a long time, he didn't want to seek help. After Pholin had learned of the loss, he tried to ignore his feelings. He had burning headaches, that wouldn't go away for days. The feelings were silently killing him, he learned upon talking to his doctor and friend Saden. He eventually opened up to him and Jona, since then the headaches had gone away and he had less trouble working. He was afraid for a long time, that his rapidly changing career would overwhelm him again. Luckily, he received a lot of help from friends and family around him when he was reassigned to Denobula, talking to therapists and taking it easy.


For more about his life, see: History. For a quick overview, see: Timeline.

Pholin dressed for the 2396 Awards ceremony.


  • Full Name: Pholin Duyzer
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Handedness: Ambidextrous
  • Service number: CL-156-418
  • Languages: Denobulan, Federation Standard, Dutch
  • Nicknames: "Pholin" by almost every Denobulan;
    "Pho" by Hana and some close friends;
    "schatje" by Nelis Duyzer.
  • Signature: Pholin-sig.png
  • Name in Denobulan: Pholin Doosir



Pholin as a child.

For more, see his medical records.

Like many Denobulans, Pholin features ridges on the side of his head, going from his forehead to his cheeks. Also distinguishing him from other humanoids, his eyebrows go considerately more upwards. Other less visible features are a lightly orange skintone, and a ridged ear lobe connected to his head directly. He can also smile far more than any other humanoid, and has the ability to "blow up" his head when he is startled. Pholin has a genetic defect, however, giving him a "flat" chin, unlike most Denobulans who have another ridge there. This genetic defect can cause jaw pains for Pholin.

More specifically to him, his hair is combed back with a central hairline. He often has two curls on his forehead, which is something Hana likes to comment on. His haircolor is a dark brown, going to a more lighter color on his eyebrows. His eye color goes from a bright blue to a more grayish blue depending on the light he's in. He liked to keep himself clean; dedicating at least an hour a day to scraping his long tongue and brushing his teeth. He has recently stopped shaving and now features a mid-long beard. With a height of 184 centimeters and a weight of 64 kilograms, he could be considered slender but healthy.


A young Pholin.


  • Personality Type: “The Mediator” (INFP-T)
Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. When deciding how to move forward, they will look to honor, beauty, morality and virtue – Mediators are led by the purity of their intent, not rewards and punishments.” -
  • Characteristics: Social introvert, realist, motivated.
    Quickly nervous, idealistic, gawky, chaotic.
  • Interests: Reading, socializing, nature, collecting PADDs.
    Not pets, being touched, feeling old, bodies of water.


Pholin likes to be around people, talking and bonding with them. Most of the time, though, this takes a huge toll on his energy. Often, he is exhausted after a group activity and gets a full eight hours sleep after such things - even though Denobulans only require three. Pholin can get nervous when being the center of attention in crowds, but can usually manage among people he knows. Getting to know people is a thing he doesn't do often but is capable of doing. He usually isn't the one to take initiative, as he is afraid of doing something wrong. Pholin cares a lot about what other people think of him, and now he is in Starfleet, especially what his superiors think of him.

When given an order or task, Pholin would prefer to perform it fully and exceed what was expected. However, in battle situations, he knows what to prioritize. He is less skilled in tactical thinking but thinks of himself as a diplomatic person who values righteousness above all else. Pholin sees himself moving up the ranks the coming years and hopes to make captain one day. He has lots to learn first, though, before he can become someone who has to take responsibility for the lives of everyone on his ship. As a parent, Pholin takes his responsibility very seriously. The Dominion attack has made him even more protective of the people he loves. He tries to give his children the most love he can, even if it takes to much of his energy. Departing his children to get into Starfleet was one of the hardest mental barriers he had to break in his life.

Mannerisms and preferences

Pholin starts off his day in the early hours of the morning. Now he shares his quarters with Nelis on deck 9, he stays in bed until his husband wakes up. He'll read the news, check up on his messages, and dive into some good books. He likes to drink peppermint or rooibos tea as he gets out of bed. Next to tea, he likes to drink Loatac Cider - non-replicated and with alcohol. Recently, he also discovered Andorr-Loatac Ale - a drink invented by crew of the USS Gorkon and shared to him by his academy friend Groznin Smith; he is still debating with himself which of the two drinks he likes better. He can eat most foods, but especially likes spicy or salty foods. Like all Denobulans, he doesn't talk while eating; he does like a chat over a drink, however. A mannerism he copied from Nelis, is scratching the back of his head often. He does this when he has no idea how to proceed, or is really uncomfortable.

Starfleet Career

Starfleet Academy

  • Training Facility: Starfleet Academy, Earth, 2391-2395
  • Major: Science - Astronomy & Xenology
  • Minor: Helm, Operations and Communications
  • Supplementary Data File: Academy Transcript


  • Serial Number: CL - 156 - 418
  • Current Rank: Lieutenant Commander
  • Current Duty Post: Chief Science Officer
  • Current Assignment: USS Gorkon
  • Current Mission: Shore-leave

Professional History

Starfleet Academy
Science and Ops Cadet239109.18 - 239503.23
USS Centris-A (Under command of Oddas Aria.)
Science Officer Cadet239509.05 - 239509.12
USS Columbia (Under command of Theo Whittaker.) • 1 year 2 months
Science Officer Ensign239509.12 - 239512.28
Science Officer Lieutenant JG239512.28 - 239602.28
Assistant Chief Science Officer Lieutenant239602.28 - 239606.03
Acting Chief Science Officer Lieutenant239606.03 - 239608.27
Chief Science Officer Lieutenant Commander239608.27 - 239608.28
Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander239608.28 - 239610.28
Miratha Research Centre (Absent without leave) • 7 months
Research Coordinator Lieutenant Commander239610.28 - 239705.18
USS Gorkon (Under command of Quinn Reynolds.) • 2 years 10 months
Assistant Chief Science Officer Lieutenant Commander239705.18 - 239709.28
Chief Science Officer Lieutenant Commander239709.28 - 240003.21

Service Ribbons

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Awards ServiceRibbons Innovationribbon 2014.jpg


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Awards General SheathedSword 2011.jpg
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To Boldly Go
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Halloween Avatar Contest Runner Up
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25th Anniversary
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Awards Ceremony Nominator Elite
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Chat Trivia Participant
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Writing Challenge Runner Up
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For more about Pholin's family, see History.

Bem, his father.

Note: The death of Pholin's mother and brother is very recent and a sensitive subject.


  • Father: Bem, commanding officer of the submarine Pak-cha, 97 years.
  • Mother: Tira (†), former biologist of the submarine Pak-cha, 98 years before passing 4 years 1 month ago.
  • Brother: Fren (†), former pilot of the submarine Pak-cha, 47 years before passing 4 years 1 month ago.
  • Wife: Hana, no occupation but former diplomat, 49 years.
  • Husband: Nelis Duyzer, Starfleet crewman, 47 years.
  • Daughters: Lalun, studying to become a doctor, 26 years.
    Suva, studying to become a pilot, 24 years.


Saden Lor - Friend, 35
Saden Lor

After coming back from Pholin's very first mission, he was ordered to report to sickbay. Upon arriving there he was checked up by an unfamiliar face. He had seen him in the Conference Room before the mission, of course, but he hadn't spoken a word to the good man. However, the Betazoid did seem to recognize Pholin, they had been assigned the same quarters. Upon hearing the man's name Pholin recognized him too. After arriving at the Columbia's home station, Dehner Base, Pholin finally had the time to talk. They sat at both the base's bar and in the park, and started talking.

Jona ch'Ranni - Friend, 28
Jona ch'Ranni

Pholin was sitting alone in The Look Outt, when he was called over by an aggressive shout coming from Na'Lae Mandak. She was sitting at the table with an Andorian, who was new on the ship. Pholin joined them at their table and started chatting. They talked about their lives, their careers, their marriages and lack thereof. Once things got more emotional, Pholin found Jona to be an excellent counselor. When Pholin had to leave to go to the real counselor, he considered Jona a new friend. During The Battle of New Year's Day he and Pholin were ordered to report to Astrometrics. Pholin had heard that Jona didn't know about the lab's microgravity, and managed to pull off a prank, terrifying Jona. Jona made a comeback months later, together with most of the Alpha Shift bridge crew by laughing about his sudden hibernation.

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