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Robin Hopper
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Lt. Commander Robin Hopper
"Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Lt. Commander Robin Hopper is a Human/Centauran woman serving as Chief Science Officer aboard Amity Outpost.

Born and raised on the 'old frontier' world, Theta VII, Hopper grew up on her parents' hydroponic farm estate. She also lived on Earth while attending a Masters program at UC Berkeley and, subsequently, Starfleet Academy in San Francisco where she earned her doctorate in Physics. Her first posting was aboard the the Oracle-Class deep space science vessel, USS Wall Street, where she served as a Science Officer and as Assistant Chief Science Officer before transferring to Amity Outpost in 2399.

Character Details

Character Basics & Identity

  • Name: Robin Hopper (she/they)
  • Preferred Nicknames: Hops, Kino (private)
    • Other Nicknames: Robbie Hops, Hoppy, Birdie, Half-Human Hopper, Banana Face
  • Born: 237112.29, Theta VII, Beta Quadrant
  • Species: Human (Thetan) / Centauran

Appearance & Traits

  • Portrayal: Alison Brie (actor)
  • Biological Sex: Female (cis)
  • Height / Weight: 1.67 m (5'6") / 60 kg (132 lbs), Average Build
  • Hair / Eyes: Chestnut brown hair, shoulder length / Blue eyes
  • Handedness: Right-handed
  • Conditions: Prosthetic left leg since childhood, (resulting from a genetic blood-clotting condition)

Interests, Hobbies, & Favourites

  • General Interests: Science, Programming, Art, Vintage Films & Books, Music, and Gardening
  • Diet: Vegetarian (as are most on Theta VII)
    • Favourite Foods: Pineapple and curly fries (but never together!)
    • Drink of Choice: Moscow Mule (beer makes her sick)

Fashion & Style

  • Uniform: Prefers a Skant (easier to wear, given her prosthetic leg)
  • Off-Duty Dress: Prefers skirts & dresses to pants (easier to wear)
    • Like many from Theta VII, Robin grew up with a fondness for the bold retro aesthetic of the 2260s - still relatively popular on the "old frontier" world which was founded during that time of bold exploration and equally bold fashion. As such, many of her off-duty outfits reflect the unique fashion sense of the 2260's.
  • Quarters: Bright and casual with a mid-century modern aesthetic (see also Hopper's Apartment)
  • Favourite Colors: :::: Raspberry, :::: Seafoam, :::: Azure

Family & Relationships

Family Members

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Birth Mother, Age 63, Human

Born in Oregon, USA, on Earth, Melissa Hopper was drawn to space at a young age. She had an aptitude for languages, communication, and politics, and brought those strengths with her to the Federation Diplomatic Corps, in which she served for several years as a staffer before becoming an Envoy. Her placement was at the Federation Embassy on Alpha Centauri IV, also known as Velestus by the Centaurans. It was there that she met her future wife, Ansyra, who worked on interplanetary projects as a terraforming expert.

Several years later, the two married and decided to seek out a quieter life - eventually settling on Theta VII, an old frontier mining and agricultural world, where they oversaw the operations of a large high-tech hydroponic farm estate. There, with some help from 24th century medicine, they also had their two children. Melissa carried Robin and Ansyra carried Kerilyn. The two have always joked about that fact that each sister seemed to take more after their non-birth mothers.

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Mother, Age 89, Centauran

Originally from Velestus (Alpha Centauri IV), Ansyra spent much of her younger days as a professional artist before discovering terraforming later in life, springing from her long-term hobby: gardening. Her work centered around consulting on balancing aesthetic and biological considerations in world-planning initiatives. This work eventually led her to the Federation Embassy, where she joined an interplanetary team of consultants based out of Velestus - a world known for its skilled terraformers.

Eventually, she met Melissa Hopper, who worked as an Diplomatic Corps Envoy at the Embassy. The two would eventually marry and settle down together, choosing to move to the less-intense setting of Theta VII to start their family.

Ansyra's private Centauran name is Kalitikne.

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Sister, Age 22, Human/Centauran Hybrid

When Robin was six years old, her mothers decided they wanted to have a second child. At first outraged by their decision, Robin came around to it eventually - around the time Keri turned three. At that point, Robin decided she was cute enough to be accepted into the family. The two would feud again later, when Robin was in her teenage years, which Keri once described as "exceptionally stupid and awkward". Since then, the two have worked things out (mostly), with Robin attributing much of their improved relationship to the long time she's spent away from home while studying, citing the old adage that 'absence makes the heart grow fonder.'

Keri is currently studying Politics and History at university on Tellar Prime.

Keri's private Centauran name is Zoirana.

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Grandmother, Age 149, Centauran

Growing up, Robin always idolized her grandmother as a personal hero. While she didn't fully comprehend Phoenyra's work as a child, she did understand that her grandmother was some sort of scientist and was involved in biological studies and, subsequently, holographic technology development.

Phoenyra lives on Velestus, where she is still affiliated with ongoing research into biological integrations with holographic environments at the Keox Conservatory[1] - an institution named in honour of her accomplishments within the field.

Phoenyra was part of the Centauran-led team that developed the modern Federation Holodeck in the mid-24th century, following up and improving on decades of work into the earlier "Rec Room" technologies, in order to recreate more immersive and lifelike simulated environments.

Closest Relationships

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Dating & Close Friends, Amity Outpost

Robin and Nathan have a serious connection. While at first attracted to one-another, they quickly realized that their current relationship goals were incompatible. Following a failed first date, they agreed to cool things down and remain friends. Some time has now passed and Robin has found Nathan to be a genuine, honest, and reliable friend. Nathan also came to Robin's aid after she accidentally drank beer (which she has an intolerance to) on New Years Eve, 2400. The two are on very good terms and often tease each other in good humour.

Since sharing in a near-death experience while trapped in the Mirror Universe, Robin and Nathan have decided to explore their mutual romantic interest in each other more openly, though they are still trying to keep their "situationship" on the down-low.


Character Page: Nathan Richards

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Close Friends, Starfleet Academy & Amity Outpost

Robin and Ikaia also attended the Academy at the same time and met through their mutual friend (Alieth). Since reconnecting on Amity, they've picked right back up where they left off and have been enjoying working and socializing together once again.


Character Page: Ikaia Wong

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Close Friends, Starfleet Academy

Robin met Alieth while attending Starfleet Academy in San Francisco. While Alieth majored in Medicine and Robin in Physics, the two had numerous overlapping science-based classes. Their personalities, while outwardly quite different, complimented each other and the two have remained in contact post-graduation.


Character Page: Alieth

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Close Friends, Amity Outpost

Description


Character Page: Keehani Ukinix

Good Friends

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Commanding Officer & Friend, Amity Outpost

While they may have met under unusual circumstances, the two have hit it off straight away and Robin looks forward to getting to know her CO better! After attending dinner at the Vataix residence, Robin was convinced to find an apartment in the Beijing District - a fortuitous turn of events. Not long after, both Rivi and Robin were the only two unaffected by a malicious alteration to the timeline and, from an alternate reality, were able to restore the timeline to its prior state.


Character Page: Rivi Vataix

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Superior Officer & Friend, Amity Outpost

The two met and served together during a tense mission to Idrustix. A bit confused about the fact that there were two Wil Ukinix's aboard when she came to Amity, Robin nonetheless has found the man to be a solid and personable leader. She looks forward to getting to know him better and see what she can learn from him.


Character Page: Wil Ukinix

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Colleague & Friend, Amity Outpost

During a tense first mission (for Robin, her first aboard Amity) on Idrustix, Robin and S'Raga got to know one another and quickly developed a rapport. When S'Raga was injured, Robin came to his aid - stabilizing him until he was able to receive more attention post-mission. Later, S'Raga would help Robin find her apartment. Hopper thinks S'Raga is a sweet, lovely, and interesting person who she wants to continue spending her time with.


Character Page: S'Raga

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Colleague & Friend, Amity Outpost

John is Robin's Counselor and the two of them hit it off during their first session (which Robin describes as more of a friendly 'chat'). While she doesn't know him well yet, they've discussed the possibility of meeting up for a workout and Robin intends to invite him to her eventual housewarming party.


Character Page: John Carter

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Colleague & Friend, Amity Outpost

While the two haven't spent much time working together yet, Robin instantly liked Bec's open and in-your-face personality. Spending some time together in Peace Park, Robin was reminded of her sister, Keri - which she swear she means in the most complimentary way possible! She looks forward to getting to know the young Security Officer better.


Character Page: Rebecca Iko

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Colleague & Friend, Amity Outpost

While Robin doesn't know the mysterious Magna Roman well yet, she wants to - as she's convinced he must be the most interesting person on Amity Outpost. Iovianus also oversaw a firearms/weapon training session that Robin requested.


Character Page: Cassian Iovianus

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Colleague & Friend, Amity Outpost

While the two haven't spent much time working together yet, Robin is very grateful for Scotty's assistance installing holo-emitters in her apartment (a special request) and appreciates his focused work ethic. She looks forward to getting to know him, and his partner, Evelyn, better as time goes on.


Character Page: Scotty Reade

Other Relationships

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Colleague, USS Kitty Hawk

Kivik, now the Chief Science Officer aboard the Kitty Hawk, was Robin's predecessor on Amity. The two of them worked together briefly during the transition period. The two Science Officers also served together during an ill-fated mission on Idrustix, during which Robin appreciated Kivik's cool head.


Character Page: Kivik

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Colleague & Friend, Amity Outpost

Meeting entirely unexpectedly at a bar after her date was cancelled last-minute, Robin spotted Vaje sketching her from across the bar and the two of them hit it off immediately.


Character Page: Vaje Kizat

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Acquaintance, Amity Outpost

DESCRIPTION


Character Page: Tidrid Vataix

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Former Commanding Officer, USS Wall Street


Andorian Captain of the USS Wall Street who Robin described as "running a tight ship".

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Former Superior Officer, USS Wall Street

Robin's described Trisha - the Chief Science Officer on the USS Wall Street - as a mentor figure and friend.

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Colleague & Former Romantic Partner, USS Wall Street

A Betazoid Ops Officer whom Robin dated briefly. She described him as sweet, sensitive, and rather timid.

Personal History

Early Life

Growing up on the “old frontier” world of Theta VII, Robin always felt like she had ‘the best of both worlds’ in her reach. New discoveries were still being made and visitors from exciting new civilizations still traveled through the ports of Theta with regularity – yet, as an established colony, they also boasted the developed infrastructure, technology, and resources that characterized life in The Federation.

Robin’s parents, a Human FDC representative and a Centauran terraforming consultant, had met on Velestus (Alpha Centauri IV), but opted to settle down on Theta VII - a world that neither of them called ‘home’, where they felt they could make a fresh start. There, they took over the management of a state-of-the-art hydroponic farming estate from its retiree owners.

This environment fostered Robin’s interest in Science from a young age – though she never dreamt of joining Starfleet or becoming a career scientist. Throughout her youth, Robin was certain she would become an artist. Her love of art and media (including modern holostories as well as vintage films and books) led her to undertaking an internship with Encrer Livre – an Earth-based publishing company – in her late teens.

It was during this internship that she first discovered her interest in holo-programming (and realized she had a knack for it). Exploring further, she quickly discovered an unexpected love for programming and computer science – finding the near-endless creative possibilities and practicability of the skill exciting. As she neared the end of her schooling, Robin realized she wanted to better understand the underlying principles that advanced computing and hologram technology were built on[2].

Education - University

To continue her studies, following her newly-developed interest in STEM subjects, Robin traveled to Earth for better educational prospects. While she found being far from home challenging for the first year, she quickly grew to appreciate the opportunities that studying - and living - on Earth afforded. She completed her Masters graduate studies at UC Berkeley, then went on to complete her PhD in Physics at Starfleet Academy in San Francisco.

During her time studying at Berkeley, Robin first experienced disco music and the band ABBA[3], which quickly became favourites of hers. This was also when she discovered her intolerance for the grain 'hops', as her first time trying beer led to a brief hospitalization[3]. Hopper also played volleyball for her University team[4], and still has a UC Berkeley tank top, which she proudly wears during workouts.

Education - Starfleet Academy

After six years studying physics in California, it was hard to ignore the call of Starfleet. She applied for the Academy on a whim, submitting an application to complete her PhD studies that she never expected to be accepted. According to Hopper's own account, she submitted her Academy Application on a dare after drinking eight shots of tequila while celebrating the completion of her Master's thesis[5]. Much to her surprise, she was accepted. As a Starfleet Cadet, she earned her doctorate in four years and was able to further expand her knowledge of programming through a few elective Engineering courses. This time at the Academy also allowed her to round out her Scientific knowledge, attaining a wider set of skills that would make her a formidable Science Officer upon graduation. As a result of her exceptional studies, Robin graduated Starfleet Academy with the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade.

Professional History

Starfleet Service Record

Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet, 4th Class 239305.03 - 239404.18 Starfleet Academy PhD Major: Physics
Minor: Programming
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Cadet, 3rd Class 239405.02 - 239504.24
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Cadet, 2nd Class 239505.08 - 239604.22
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Cadet, 1st Class 239605.06 - 239704.25
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Lieutenant JG 239704.28 - 239811.03 USS Wall Street Science Officer
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Lieutenant 239811.03 - 239907.02 Assistant Chief Science Officer
239907.26 - 240008.14 Amity Outpost Chief Science Officer
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Lt. Commander 240008.15 - Present

USS Wall Street (239704.28 - 239907.02)

Robin’s first posting was aboard the Oracle Class USS Wall Street under the command of Captain Sh'Torn. There, she learned quickly amidst a crew of dedicated scientific minds. Her outgoing personality and enthusiasm earned her a spot on the ship’s coveted ‘day shift’ where she would be able to work closely with the vessel’s Chief Science Officer, Trisha Montgomery[6][7]. Initially splitting her time between Physics and Computer Science project, with Montgomery's guidance Hopper eventually achieved the rank of Lieutenant and took on a role as Assistant Chief Science Officer.

Given her background and ongoing work in Computer Science, Robin's work often overlapped with the Engineering and Operations divisions. Not only was this interdepartmental work crucial to her eventual move into the Assistant CSO role[8] - offering her experience coordinating and working with a wider number of crewmembers - it is also how she met Ensign Egan Retel. The two worked on several projects together and eventually became romantically-involved[9].

When news of Amity Outpost’s establishment in the Delta Quadrant reached Robin’s ears, she felt immediately drawn to the distant and exciting deep space station. Already used to an extended mission far from home, the prospect of traveling months away from Federation space seemed totally worth it in exchange for an opportunity to work in such an advanced and resourced Science and Research Center – not to mention the chance to meet denizens of the Delta Quadrant. She had also long been intrigued by the story of Voyager, following it closely as a child[10], which only enhanced the draw of the new Outpost.

Excited at the prospect, and with Chief Science Officer Montgomery’s recommendation on her file, Robin requested a transfer to Amity Outpost in mid-2399 and decided to end her relationship with Retel, then a Lieutenant JG, as she didn't put much faith in long-distance relationships.

Amity Outpost (239907.26 - Present)

Once her transfer was approved, Robin spent her remaining time aboard the Wall Street tying up loose ends and finishing off projects, as well as training her replacement. She left many of her personal belongings behind, bringing only what she could fit in her duffel bag, a portal transporter buffer, and her prized Stromanthe Triostar plant[6]. Arriving in late July, 2399, Robin quickly became acquainted with her new colleagues and received a briefing in the station's extensive Science and Research Center (or SRC) from Science Officer Lieutenant Kivik[7].

Kivik also requested Hopper's assistance in supporting an injured crewmember with a personal project[11]; Nathan Richards was building a shuttle - later named the Targhee - from various component pieces and needed assistance getting the various parts' computer systems working together[12]. The two became fast friends and, after initially admitting mutual attraction, went on one date before deciding that they were better off keeping things platonic[13].

Mission - Protocols (239909 - 239910)

Mission Description

Mini Mission - Nostalgia (239912)

Mission Description

Mission - Worthy Prey (240001-240002)

Later, while Amity Outpost fostered diplomatic outreach to several Hirogen Tribes, Hopper acted as the First Officer of the USS Jemison, under the command of Wil Ukinix. The Jemison, along with the USS Halsey, under Commander Addison MacKenzie, would be paired up on "Blue Team" - along with several Hirogen vessels - and engage in a simulated rescue operation and war games[14].

Mission - Dark Roses (240005 - 240008)

During a mission to an alternate universe (the Mirror Universe) that remains deeply classified under the Parallax Protocol, Hopper participated in the rescue of several FDC, Starfleet, and Betazoid Noble personnel (including Rivi Vataix, Cara Veers, Tri'lea Polgonz, and Nathan Richards) who had been captured by the Betazoid Empire (Unified Houses of Betazed). The mission, which greatly affected many of the Officers that participated in it, definitely shook Hopper and she is still processing and attempting to work through the 'dark reality' she witnessed there. Shortly after returning to Amity Outpost, Robin was presented with a promotion to Lieutenant Commander[15].

Mission - It's Always Sunny In The Delta Quadrant (240009 - Present)

Mission Description


Ribbons & Recognition

Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239704.25
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Graduation from Starfleet Academy.
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First Contact Ribbon 240001.20
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First contact with the Trenvonn Species[16].
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Defense of Temporal Flow Ribbon 240001.20
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Preventing alteration of the timeline by TIC actors[16].
Player Achievements & Awards can be found on Keegan's User Page.


Fun Stuff & Trivia

Hopper, in Lower Decks Style
Fan Art by Beky St. John

Links

Trivia

OOC & Background

  • Hopper is Keegan's second Player Character (his original was Kivik, as evidenced by his Wiki username and 118 email address).
  • Robin's surname, Hopper, was inspired by real-world computer scientist and navy rear-admiral Grace Hopper.
  • Hopper's personality is intentionally a blend of Keegan's own, his IRL partner's, Alison Brie (face claim), and Annie (her character in Community).

Family & Names

  • Hopper can speak both High and Low Centauran fluently [17].
  • Hopper’s Centauran name is Kinolaisi[18], a "Private Name" in accordance with Centauran Custom, shared only with close family and intimate partners. She is accordingly nicknamed "Kino"[19].
  • Hopper's mother, Melissa, has affectionately nicknamed her "Birdie" [20].
  • According to Hopper, her nickname, "Hops", comes from her intolerance for Hops-based beverages, such as beer [21].
  • When Hopper was a child, she often insisted on being called "Hoppy"[22].

Before Starfleet

  • Hopper took dance lessons as a child at the "Cochrane Community Center" on Theta VII [23].
  • Growing up, Hopper was fascinated by the ongoing story of the USS Voyager and remains a 'fan' of Admiral Janeway and the iconic Intrepid Class vessel[10].
  • On Theta VII, Hopper regularly visited the "Paydirt Saloon" [13][24] and learned to play cards from the miners who frequented it [25].
  • Despite living on Earth for ten years, Hopper has never visited Australia [26].
  • During her University years, Hopper played on her school volleyball team [4] and was a member of the UC Berkeley Stratagema Club[27].

Trivia - Life in Starfleet


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Chief of Mission
Rivi Vataix
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First Officer
Wil Ukinix
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Helm/Com/Ops
Harrison Blackwood
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Chief Sci Ofc. & 2O
Robin Hopper
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Civilian Analyst
Nadeshiko
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Chief of Operations
Nathan Richards
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Asst. Chief of Ops
Scotty Reade
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Engineering Officer
Charlena Vanlith
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Chief of Staff
Keehani Ukinix
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Dep Chief of Mission
Vaje Kizat
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Chief Medical Ofc.
Jansen Orrey
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Medical Student
Ikaia Wong
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Chief Counselor
John Carter
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Asst. Sec/Tac Chief
Rebecca Iko
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Sec/Tactical Ofc.
Kaito Moore
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Sec/Tactical Ofc.
Torvi Ylvor
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References

  1. Lt. Robin Hopper: With The Current (SD 240005.09)
  2. Lt. Robin Hopper: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Part 2) (SD 240001.31)
  3. 3.0 3.1 (JP) Lt. Robin Hopper & Ensign Nathan Richards - Dear To Me (Part 1) (240001.16)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lt. Robin Hopper: Off Time (SD 239911.13)
  5. Lt. Robin Hopper: The Best Decision (240004.28)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lt. Robin Hopper: Take A Chance On Me (SD 239907.26)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Lt. Robin Hopper: Me And I (Part 1) (SD 239908.17)
  8. JP - Lt. Robin Hopper & Lt. JG Nathan Richards: World Beyond Zero (Part 1) (SD 240003.31)
  9. Lt. Robin Hopper: Knowing Me, Knowing You (SD 239907.29)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Lt. Robin Hopper: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Part 1) (SD 240002.07)
  11. Lt. Robin Hopper: Me And I (Part 2) (SD 239908.18)
  12. Story: Ensign Richards & The Targhee
  13. 13.0 13.1 Story: Date With Nathan Richards
  14. Story: Mission - Worthy Prey
  15. Ambassador Rivi Vataix: Exact Punishment (240008.15)
  16. 16.0 16.1 Ambassador Rivi Vataix: New Year, New Chapter (Part 2), 24001.20
  17. Lt. Robin Hopper: It's All Greek To Me (SD 239911.08)
  18. Lt. Robin Hopper: With The Current (SD 240005.08)
  19. JP - Lt. Robin Hopper & Kerilyn Hopper: Sorellina (Part 2) (SD 240001.04)
  20. Lt. Robin Hopper: Pathfinding (SD 240001.23)
  21. Lt. Robin Hopper: Truth Serum (SD 239910.05)
  22. Lt. Robin Hopper: With The Current (SD 240005.08)
  23. Lt. Robin Hopper: Hirogen-Style Home Cooking (SD 240002.02)
  24. Lt. Robin Hopper: How Do You Like It? (SD 239911.21)
  25. Lt. Robin Hopper: Poker Face (SD 240001.13)
  26. Lt. Robin Hopper: A Certain Resemblance (SD 239911.07)
  27. Robin Hopper: Ready Harpoons (SD 240003.03)
  28. Lt. Robin Hopper: Study Buddies (SD 239911.08)