Wil Ukinix

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USS Veritas
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Wil Ukinix
Position Engineering Officer
Rank Ensign
Species Human (one-quarter)/Betazoid (three-quarters)
Gender Male
DOB 237010.15
Age 25
Birthplace Fremantle, Australia, Earth


Ensign Wil Ukinix is currently serving as an Engineering Officer aboard the (USS Veritas).

Appearance


  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 78 kg
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Deep Blue
  • Build: Athletic



Background


Wil's grandfather, Astrad Ukinix, had a falling out with his parents and became disillusioned with Betazoid culture and religion. He also hated his telepathic and empathic abilities.

Astrad left Betazed to start a new life. He ended up on Earth working in wineries in France, where he met Wil's grandmother, Hayley, an Australian studying viticulture in France. Hayley and Astrad eventually married, and moved to Australia to run a winery in relatively insular community that at the time was resentful of the Federation, which suited Astrad. Astrad and Hayley had two children - Sally (female) and Anacem (male - Wil's father).

Anacem studied Oenology, becoming a wine maker. Whilst in Fremantle on the night before a wine maker’s conference, Anacem met his future wife, Stacey (nee Williams). Stacey was born in Melbourne, Australia but moved to Fremantle after she joined Starfleet as a tactical officer. Stacey and Anacem married quickly after their first meeting, and soon after had their first and only child, Wil.

Wil’s home has always been Fremantle, but he went to school in Sydney, Auckland, and Beijing. He is very close to his mother Stacey, and from a young age wanted to join Starfleet to be like his Mother. Throughout his life, he spent much of his time pulling apart and putting back together all manner of technology and reverse engineering software systems, which is how he came to have a technical mind. He also spent a lot of time at his grandparent’s winery - he has a great relationship with them, especially with Astrad.

Before joining Starfleet Academy, Wil took a "gap year" (that ended up being almost two years), which is why he was slightly older than other cadets.


Betazoid Ancestory


Wil has never been to Betazed. However, unlike his half Betazoid father, Wil had an interest in Betazed throughout his childhood years. In recent years, he has grown more curious about his Betazoid heritage, and Betazoid culture in general. Wil has decided he wants to "go back" to Betazed and feels like he needs to - almost as if Betazed is calling him. Wil sees Astrad as his kindred connection to Betazed, and Astrad has suggested that maybe Wil can connect with Betazoids better than he himself ever did.

Being only one-quarter Betazoid, Wil looks human, and does not have black irises like his father or grandfather. While he knows that his being one-quarter Betazoid is on his personnel file, he is happy for people to think he is human. He does not bring up his Betazoid heritage, unless prompted.


Inherited Empathic Abilities


There was nothing special or extraordinary about Wil's upbringing - until his teenage years. At age 16, Wil (like his grandfather) developed strong empathic abilities, which Wil struggled with, affecting his education. He received counselling from several Earth stationed Betazoids to help him cope, with limited success.

Just after he turned 17, his worried mother Stacey asked T'Rav, a fellow Starfleet officer from Vulcan who was temporarily stationed on Earth, to counsel him. Wil received several counselling sessions from T'Rav, which helped him immensely.

Wil considers the empathic part of his heritage as a burden, but has grown accustomed to it as "just being there". Given his human appearance, having empathic abilities is something he keeps to himself and only discusses with close friends and family.

His empathic abilities can cause some nervousness in Wil, and he is not sure the human part of him is equipped to deal with it - even after his extensive counselling in his late teens, and no medical evidence to support his theory.

Wil has no telepathic abilities.


Relationships


G'var

While marooned on Limbo, Wil got to know G'var and became good friends with her on Purplewhitehaven beach. Their professional and personal relationship blossomed in the next few months - G'var, being a Klingon, intrigued Wil - and scared him just as much. After G'var lost her arm fighting a native predator of Limbo, Wil wondered if she was a "reckless Klingon", which made him question whether he should get involved with her. When he visited afterwards to check on her well-being, their friendship became romantic after Wil realised she wasn't reckless after all - she was a junior and inexperienced officer as much as he was.

Geoffrey Teller

Geoffrey Teller has been Wil's Chief of Engineering since joining the USS Veritas. Even though both of them were Ensigns when Wil first joined, Wil greatly respected Geoffrey's position as his Chief, and relied on his leadership. Wil cemented his friendship with Geoffrey while marooned on Limbo, and was proud of him when he got promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade. While Wil jokes about Geoffrey's love for sea shanties as much as the other Veritas crew members do, Wil enjoys hearing Geoffrey sing them, because he knows it means Geoffrey's in a good mood. Wil does however also find it amusing when Teller is in a grumpy mood, and enjoys being cheeky towards him to cheer him up.

Niccolò del Vedova

While Wil was aware of Niccolò del Vedova, it wasn't until after 119 days on marooned Limbo that Wil finally met Del. When Wil realised that Del was also from Australia, Wil felt as though part of his home was with him, even though he was literally light years from Earth.


Music Interests


When he was 16, one of the Betazoid counsellors had told him to try to appreciate the emotions expressed in art. Ultimately, he discovered music of his native Earth of the mid-20th to early 21st century.[1] Not only was he surprised there was so much of it and of many different genres he'd never heard of, he also found a lot of it conveyed raw emotions. At first, he thought most of the music of that time was poor quality, but he kept going back to it - and eventually acquired a taste for a lot of it.


Personality


Wil has a wicked, cheeky sense of humour. He likes to make fun in most situations, in a fun and friendly type of way - which doesn't always go down well. However he mostly seems to get away with it.



Service History


Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet First Class 239511.13 Graduated Starfleet Academy Engineering Officer
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Ensign 239511.16 - (currently serving) USS Veritas Engineering Officer

Awards & Service Ribbons


For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
None
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Year or Stardate
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.



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Commanding Ofc.
Roshanara Rahman
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First Officer
Evan Delano
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Chief Engineer
Geoffrey Teller
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Chief of Security
Kelrod
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Science Officer
Alora DeVeau
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Ship's Counselor
Jansen Orrey
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Strategic Ops/Helm
Sky Blake
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Operations Ofc.
Ronen Pragus
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Engineer
Wil Ukinix
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Security Ofc.
G'var
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Anthropologist
Raissa Moonsong
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Chief Medical Ofc.
Niccolò del Vedova
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Medical Officer
Addison MacKenzie
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References


  1. "No Attention". Ensign Wil Ukinix, USS Veritas, SD 239512.30