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Lieutenant Commander Ethan Chaparral
Name Ethan Patrick Chaparral MD
Position Chief Medical Officer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
|Species||Half Human Half Elasian|
|Physical Description||Ethan is an outdoor type, used to trekking through jungles, fording mountain streams and running marathons and Iron Man competitions. So he is in good shape. He’s not especially muscular, but he has a lot of physical stamina. He’s just a shade under six feet and is thin. His medium length hair is light brown and his eyes are crystal-blue. They are almond shaped and extremely pale-blue with a lot of white rays in the iris, and they are clear and luminous and one of his most striking features.
He has a dragon tattoo on the back of his neck and across his shoulder blades. He also has a phoenix that starts on his abdomen and goes down to his groin.
When off duty, he prefers trendy but casual clothes. Though his idea of casual tends to be more khakis and turtlenecks than jeans and tee shirts.
|Father||Jamie Chaparral (51) Human|
|Mother||Ulani Chaparral (49)Elasian|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Ethan was born in Casablanca Morocco to Jamie and Ulani Chaparral, both of them had retired from Star Fleet. Jamie had been a nurse who eventually became a forensic pathologist and his mother an intelligence operative. Jonah was the oldest of three children, conceived in a heated night of passion when two rivals became lovers. His home was warm and loving with no tragedies to taint it.
He is generally laid back and calm with a strong moral compass and code of ethics, though he doesn't always color inside the lines. He is also self-disciplined.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Ethan's intelligence borders on the genius level and he tends to catch on to new concepts easily. His thinking is logical and concise and he tends to color inside the lines, though if the situation calls for it he can and does color outside the lines. He is strong willed and virtually fearless when it comes to dealing with and treating unknown diseases. He is friendly and outgoing and has no problems in meeting new people or sharing his opinion.
Other than a rudimentary knowledge of martial arts and the ability to use a phaser, Ethan is no warrior. He is not the person you want on the front line of a battle. His willingness to share his opinion sometimes gets out of hand as he sometimes voices it at inappropriate times.
He is also suffers from claustrophobia.
|Ambitions||He would like to explore the stars like his parents did applying his particular area of expertise.
While he knows it is impossible to rid the universe of all communicable diseases, he'd like to reduce the number
He would like to find a man to settle down with and raise a family.
|Hobbies & Interests||Marathons, extreme sports, outdoor activities, research in his two fields, cooking, sketching, reading, holo-novels|
|Personal History||Jamie Chaparral first served on the USS Magistrate as a nurse. With the encouragement of his friends there, including Captain Katrina Jarsh he switched careers to forensics and soon found himself on the USS Resistance where he met Ulani an Elasian and the chief of the Intel department. It was anything but love at first sight. Jamie was gay and despite Ulani’s good looks and Elasian ways was in no way tempted. For her part Ulani was in love with the Captain, Benjamin Gates a former lover.
Jamie and Ulani continued to butt heads and thought the other was inconsiderate, rude, and pretty much unacceptable. Whenever they had tyo work with each other, sparks flew and they weren’t the romantic ones. Then one time, as part of maintaining her cover the two had to dance the Tango together. There was a heat there that neither wanted to accept, but that eventually neither could deny.
Nothing changed instantly, in fact for a time things seemed to get worse. Then one day when they were both trying to save the Captain they got into an argument about how to do so. The verbal assault escalated and eventually became physical. Then the physical went from violent to sensual.
Eventually they became regular lovers, something Jamie thought would never happen with a woman and eventually, when she became pregnant with Jonah they married.
Ethan was born in Casablanca when they were on leave. They lived there until Ethan was five, though Ulani was often gone on extended trips away from home. Then they served together on the USS Resistance until the end of the Dominion War when they retired and moved to a new home in New Orleans.
He was curious about life and death from an early age, perhaps it was because his grandfather and uncle were infectious disease doctors. He read his father’s textbooks and just about anything that he could get his hands on about infectious diseases, epidemics and pathology.
He knew what career path he wanted to go down when he was in Middle School. He also knew about that time that he was gay. Of course his parents were quite open and accepting as were all of his friends. He had a few boyfriends growing up but nothing serious and no serious breakups either.
Then he came to the Academy. He did well there, selecting the medical track of course. He specialized in both forensic pathology like his father and epidemiology which was his first love.
He also met Dylan there and had his first truly serious relationship, until they broke up, because of rumors passed on to Jonah, by Dylan's family in particular his sister.
|Service Record||2378-2384 Starfleet Academy/Stanford Medical
2384- 2386 USS Magistrate
2386- 2389 USS Galileo
2389-2390 Starbase Forrest
2390- Present USS Hera