Serren Tan/Skarbek

"We gotta be careful, you know. Half the people in this place are crazy." - Serren "TNT" Tan, confiding in his hidden "sentient" prison shiv.

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Serren "TNT" Tan
Position Pilot
Rank Civilian
Species Trill
Gender Male
DOB 237503.03
Age 26
Birthplace Trill Prime
Writer ID O238704AT0

Serren "TNT" Tan, fourth of the Tans, is currently a pilot and fighter aboard the Skarbek.

For his Prime version, see this page.

Biographical Information

  • Full Name: Serren Tan (formerly Serren Frex)
  • Nickname: TNT
  • Race: Trill (joined)
  • Previous Hosts: Marlee Tan (Skarbek), Alleran Tan (Skarbek), Safine "Buzz" Tan (Skarbek)
  • Date of Birth: 235003.03
  • Place of Birth: Trill Prime
  • Host Age: 26 (born 2350)
  • Symbiont Age: 126
  • Gender: Male
  • Telepathic status: T0/E0


Can you keep a secret?


So can I.


Serren has two prosthetic arms, Federation issue. As strong as biological arms, but tougher, the top part is bulky and shiny-chromed, while the remainder is fleshy and similar to their biological replacements. The right arm has a hollowed-out void just big enough to hold a shiv, which is currently the home of Buddy 3.

"Buddy 3" (don't ask what happened to the other buddies, it's rude) is a crudely constructed prison shiv that Serren manufactured in the first days of their imprisonment. Consisting of the extracted part of some kind of broken tool, TNT believes that the shiv can speak to him telepathically, is a "he" with a distinct personality and wants and dreams and goals and ambitions, and is the only thing keeping him sane. A helpful guide taking him through the traumas of his life.


  • Height: 185cm (6'1")
  • Weight: 74 kg (163 lbs)
  • Hair Color: Blond.
  • Length of Hair: Whatever scraggly cut an edged knife performed in a mirror produces.
  • Eye Color: Blue (right), milky white and blind (left).
  • Skin Tone: Fair, pitted with scars.
  • Birthmarks, Scars: His whole body is covered in thick, jagged, ugly red scars that are a point of pride from him.
  • Prosthetics: Missing both of his arms (one right to the shoulder, one just below), Serren has two prosthetics that offer roughly his original strength. He has an adrenaline and chem-dispensing implant, but he's saving the last dose for a special moment.
  • Build: Athletic and obviously into fitness, but starving in prison is beginning to wear at his physical fitness.
  • Face: Scarred and calloused.
  • Arms: Two prosthetic arms going almost to the shoulder, the results of an unfortunate explosion that earned him his nickname (or so he claims).
  • Legs: Never skips leg day.
  • Carriage: Skittish and always ready for a fight. It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
  • Poses (Hands/Gestures, Feet/Legs, Torso/Head): Scratches his right arm on occasion. There's a recessed void accessible there where Buddy 3 lives.
  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): Whatever will allow him to pack in as many weapons as possible.
  • Shoes: Strong survival boots.
  • Voice: His voice deepened after he "acquired" the symbiont from Safine. He has a thick Ringer accent that he doesn't bother to disguise.
  • Handedness: Right

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