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Wed Mar 6th, 2019 @ 5:04pm

Lieutenant Jonathan Forrest

Name Jonathan Michael Forrest

Position Squadron Leader

Rank Lieutenant

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 24
Birthdate June 11, 2365
Birthplace San Francisco CA

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0"
Weight 170
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description Jonathan is not the most intimidating figure around, at an even six feet tall, he is only slightly above average. He carries all of his one hundred seventy pounds well because it is all muscle, but he hardly has an imposing bulk. However he carries himself with an air of confidence, so it is hard not to notice his presence when he walks into a room.

For much of the year, his hair is the color of dark, wet, sand. But, from late spring to early fall the sun lightens it and gives it highlights. It is within regulation guidelines but comes close to the maximum length allowed. His eyes are hazel Normally they appear greenish brown, but under the right conditions; a certain light, something he wears, or even his mood, his eyes can look pale blue, or even grey.

He is proud of his uniform and fills it well, but when relaxing with friends or away from class his clothing is stylish but casual.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Admiral Marcie Forrest-Samuels 52
Mother Admiral Jennifer Samuels-Forrest 53
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) Angela Samuels 24
Other Family Michael Hall biological father (no real relationship)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Honor, duty, and integrity are not just empty words to Jonathan, they are words he has chosen to live by. It was inevitable that he would join Starfleet, after all, he is a direct descendant of Maxwell Forrest, one of Starfleet’s first and finest admirals and both his parents were high ranking officers. His mother Marcie became an admiral seven year ago after a decade or so as a ship’s Captain. His mom Jennifer irecently became an admiral and now teaches engineering at the Academy.

He has been a Starfleet brat all of his life and has spent time on both ships and starbases alike. His parents were more often than not on separate billets and he was often left alone for great periods of the day. So, when he wasn’t in class, or spending time with family, he did a lot of exploring and he became thoroughly familiar with a number of different ships and stations. He was able to talk to people from every different department that Starfleet has to offer which has given him a perspective that most cadets didn't have. It also means he can relate to people in those different departments and, growing up, found it easy to make friends with just about everyone.

He’s really known nothing but Starfleet and doesn’t care to, he likes the idea of having a career there. He knows it’s not perfect but, he wants to try to make it better.

He's wanted to command a starship since he was a toddler and was on the Command track while at the Academy. But, he learned to fly shuttlecrafts in High School. Rather than becoming a flight control officer, he became a fighter pilot.

On the one hand, his mothers have given him a lot of freedom. They didn’t push him into joining Starfleet, he signed up because he wanted to. They don’t care who he falls in love or sleeps with as long as he is careful and happy

Though they have never tried to quash his love life, they are, even today nosy about it and other matters he would prefer to keep private.

They haven’t pushed him towards Starfleet or command, but are elated at his choices and are keeping a close eye on him and trying to subtly pull strings for him, even though he wants to do things on his own.

While he generally, believes in following rules and the chain of command, he doesn’t do so blindly and is not afraid to ask questions or raise objections when he thinks something is wrong. He can sometimes be a risk taker, a gambler. He is intuitive in his thinking.

He is the poster boy for the cocky, self-assured pilot.

Strengths/ Weaknesses
Jonathan is an intuitive rather than an analytical thinker. The fact that his intuition is usually good is a strength and works in his favor. The fact that he relies on it, sometimes to the exclusion of the analytics works against him and is a weakness. He is a very good tactician, thinking well on his feet and able to adapt and overcome. However, he’s not that good of a planner. Navigation and piloting are areas that he is quite skilled in, if he wasn’t looking for a career in command, he would want to fly fighter craft. On the other hand, engineering and science are subjects he struggles with. He is gregarious and a social butterfly, even flirtatious. That makes him good at reading people and making them feel part of the team, but he sometimes has a problem in knowing when to be serious and when not to be.

He is a very good in hand to hand combat, but his skills with a phaser still need work.

He is confident in his abilities, sometimes overconfident.

Personal History/Background Information Jonathan’s mothers met shortly after they both left the Academy and were serving on the Reliant together. They met, fell and love and after something of a whirlwind romance they were married. Like any marriage, they have had their ups and downs, but theirs is a happy relationship. They had been married for five years when they decided to have children. Since both women were stationed together at the time they decided to get pregnant at the same time, using artificial insemination to do so. While both women’s first priority was to have a healthy, happy child, they also wanted that child to be bright with a lot of potential.

They selected Michael Hall, a recently retired Admiral in Strategic Operations who, even though he was in his late fifties at the time was in robust health, was highly intelligent with a keen mind for both science and engineering. Jonathan was born first on June 11th and his brother Alex was born three weeks later on June 25th. Michael had no desire to be part of either of the boys’ lives nor did the mothers have any real interest in having him a part of their life.

There were long stretches where the family was not altogether, Jonathan was sometimes with his mother Marcie sometimes he was with his mom Jennifer. Sometimes his brother was with him, sometimes not. The two women were able to coordinate leaves and were always together for those times. On a handful of times over the years, they were all together until the last two and a half years, when both women were assigned to Starfleet Headquarters.

Most people could have cared less that Jonathan had two mothers, but he would occasionally get comments from nonhuman children that came from a heteronormative culture. He would sometimes get into fights over this when he was younger thinking he’d been slighted or that they were insulting his moms. As he grew older the questions lessened and rather than get in a fight over it when it did he shrugged it off or used words rather than his fists.

He would rather use his words to get out of other situations and avoid unnecessary brawls, but is not afraid to throw a punch, or jump into a fight when he thought he should and he’s had to do that a handful of times, usually coming out on top.

As he grew older his relationship with his mothers became more complicated. He still loved them, but he began to resent what he considered to be their interference. They would question the motivation of his friends, and while they allowed him to explore his sexuality he’s been with one boy and one girl, they also kept tabs on him and wanted too many details.

They weren’t above sharing about his accomplishments; his acing a test or scoring the winning goal in Parrises Squares, or soccer with those who not only wanted to hear but those who didn’t have a lot of interest in hearing. This has put a strain on their relationship and he is glad to be away from them and truly on his own (Though he does have to contact them by subspace radio at least once a week.)
His relationship with his brother became complicated as well, but for a different reason. Both boys were close to each other and shared some common traits, but in many ways, they were very different from each other. When Alex turned twelve, he came out to his family that he really was a girl, trapped in a boy's body By fifteen he had begun hormone treatments and had surgery. Now, at 18 hormones have worked their magic and Alex is now fully Angela.

While he loved Alex/Angela unconditionally, there was a period of questioning and adjustment. It is one thing to accept someone who is transsexual, but another when that person is someone you knew for so long as a boy, who has become a girl. Especially when that person is going through the transition.

From early on, he was a very social person, a natural leader, and even something of a diplomat.

For most of his life, he wasn’t in a regular school. Depending on the size of the ship he was either in a classroom with only a few kids, or he was with a tutor, so he was much more accomplished in dealing with adults. The last three years with his family living in San Francisco, he and his parents decided he should attend a regular, public, High School.

The school that they chose was Mission High School, the oldest school in the city that was still in the same location, On Eighteenth street between Mission Dolores and Mission Church. He served on student council all three years and was the Senior Class president. He did well in his classes with a strong, high B average. He also played on the Soccer and Parrises Square teams.

He broke up with his High School sweetheart, a Bajoran named Sarish Anjar when he went to an Academy Annex on a Starbase and Anjar attended the Academy on Earth.

He had a mostly exemplary record there, though he had a reputation as a risk-taking pilot who liked to take chances and fly in more ways than one, by the seat of his pants. Then there was the incident with the stolen Admiral's runabout and Admiral's son who was on board the craft. There were some serious demerits assessed after that.

He hasn't exactly been celibate after his break up with Anjar but hasn't slept around a lot either.

He's served the USS Poseidon as a fighter pilot for the past two years and has recently been promoted to Lt. (jg) and a Squadron Leader and assigned to the Scorpio
Service Record 2383-2387 Starfleet Academy
2387-2389 USS Poseidon
2389- Present USS Scoripio