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Lieutenant Tyler Elbrun

Name Tyler Elbrun DSci

Position Chief Strategic Operations Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Betazoid
Age 37

Physical Appearance

Height 5'11"
Weight 175 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Midnight Blue, due to a genetic anamoly
Physical Description Tyler continues to apply Starfleet Academy's physical fitness regime to keep in peak physical shape for his age and species. He has a rather dark tan, atypical dark blue eyes , and his hair, which he keeps long, is naturally black. He has a silver tattoo on his right bicep.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Fortu
Mother Damhaint
Brother(s) Jordyn - identical twin
Sister(s) Andraia
Other Family None known

Personality & Traits

General Overview Tyler, like most Betazoids, has an honest, out-going temperament, but, unlike many Betazoids, he lacks an inner serenity of mind. His honesty is absolute, and even brutal at times. Even though he has the awareness to realize what truths certain cultural norms deem to be excessively honest, he refuses to let awkwardness affect how he lives. Because he is always up-front with his emotions, within the limits of Starfleet's social structure, he has little respect for those who perpetually do not say what they feel.
Despite putting the needs of his crew and himself above his desires, Tyler is typically perceived as somewhat selfish. He organizes his time to maximize the portion of his life he spends enjoying himself. Of all his ancient Earth studies in the Academy, the Terran adage of "Want. Take. Have." spoke to him more than any other. With a fear that his own mind could one day betray him, as his sister's betrayed her, Tyler has no intention of letting his life pass him by. He insists on grabbing hold of life, and squeezing tight until it submits to his will, even if feelings get hurt in the process. While he may not constantly consider the direct consequences of his actions, he is always prepared to fully accept such consequences.
Although the Academy has prepared him to fight to defend himself and innocents.
Strengths & Weaknesses Tyler possesses an eidetic memory. Everything he sees he remembers. But his greatest weakness is his telepathy; which turned on when in early adolescence and has yet to learn how to learn to control it.
Ambitions Per the normal career Starfleet officer, Tyler would like to command his own research ship and/or teach at the Academy. He has always had a passion for teaching.
Hobbies & Interests acoustic trysette, diving, temporal anomalies,spending time with his friends. He also plays all Earth keyboard instruments and composes music for these instruments.

Personal History Tyler and his twin, Jordyn Elbrun was born to a pair of Betazoids aboard the USS Horizon in 2356. His mother, Damhnait Elbrun, was a medical officer serving the crew, and his father, Fortu Elbrun, headed the staff of the ship's mess hall. Tyler wasn't a fussy child and, outside of school, preferred solitary activities over socializing with the other few children on the ship. In an attempt to provide Tyler with large doses of stability, Damhnait managed to transfer between starships as few times as possible.

In his adolescence, as his and his twin's telepathy developed, Tyler found it even more difficult to relate to most of the individuals around his age, who displayed almost complete dissonance between what they thought and how they expressed themselves. His new abilities were made even more confusing by the institutionalization of his infant sister who was born with her telepathy fully active. Andraia Elbrun has remained a patient in the Cataria Institute for the entirety of her life.

Tyler has a somewhat addictive personality; at different times throughout his life, he has devoted himself entirely to single ideas, concepts and constructs. While most of his obsessions have not been long lasting, music and temporal anomalies have been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. His father taught him to play the trysette, a Betazoid instrument akin to a Terran guitar, when Tyler was a teenager. Fortu used it to teach his son to harmonize the opposing thoughts and feelings in his head through a technique utilizing musical cadence.

His interest in temporal anomalies began at age thirteen, when the ship Tyler lived on had a brief run-in with temporal "hiccups." He never learned the full details of the classified mission, but he immediately began studying all he could about unexplained anomalies in dimensional space and time. He devoted himself to his studies in school for years, to better understand the theories and technologies he enjoyed reading about in his private time. This continued until he was eighteen, when he realized his growing restlessness and frustration with school was stemmed by the purely theoretical study of time and space looming ahead in his academic future at a university or two on Betazed.

Tyler immediately applied to Starfleet Academy, while Jordyn did not, where he had a slightly better chance of studying temporal abnormalities up close, and was very likely to discover other, non-temporal, but still fascinating phenomena in a wide range of fields. He began more advanced physical training with his mother, as he continued to excel in his studies, and was admitted to the Academy on his first attempt.

He found his first year in Starfleet Sciences very challenging, as it suddenly seemed like everyone at the Academy was brighter, faster and stronger than he was. As well, his attention became divided by the end of his first year, once he began forming real friendships, now that he was in an environment with more like-minded individuals than he had known in his entire life.

Despite the amount of students who truly understood Tyler, there were still many more who didn't quite get him. His refusal to submit to Terran societal norms, such as the use of tact in social situations, made him not terribly popular in the Sol 3-based Academy. By the end of first year, though, he became very close to a trio of other first-year students: T'Pril - a Vulcan, Marlon Tuc - a Bajoran, and Solina - a Deltan. The foursome were inseparable for the entirety of second year; a point punctuated by the stylized ring, based on the Betazoid symbol for infinity, they all had tattooed around their right biceps.

Ironically, by the end of third year, T'Pril returned to her distant temperament, Solina had a falling out with the group, and Tuc dropped out of the Academy. Suddenly alone, Tyler was eager to go on his "cadet cruise" aboard the USS Miranda for his fourth year. On his very first mission, the Miranda encountered a pair of colliding alternative universes, leaving Tyler greatly disturbed from meeting a sadistic quantum duplicate of himself. Weeks later, just as Tyler was beginning to feel back to normal, Starfleet Academy instructed Cadet Elbrun to return to Earth. Because of a medical condition in third year, and this more recent upset in Tyler' life, the Academy officials were convinced that studying in the academic setting of San Francisco would be to his greatest benefit.

On the last of the several runabout trips it took for Tyler to be taken to Earth, a mechanical malfunction left his pilot badly wounded, and the EMH offline. Tyler attempted to provide first aid to the pilot, but didn't have the knowledge or skill to save Commander Becca Salvatore, and she died shortly before a starship arrived to assist. By the time Tyler arrived at Starfleet Academy, his wavering obsession with temporal anomalies ended for certain, as it struck him that all his knowledge didn't mean much if he couldn't even save a life. Despite the hardship it would cost him, and the intense studies he would have to continue for years after graduation, Tyler thought about switching to Medical but then rethought it out and saw that a switch would add at least 3 more years to his Academy career.

Corran Mekar, a telepathic scientist whom Tyler was close to on the Miranda, came to Earth on Tyler's graduation day to declare his love for Tyler. The pair had courted briefly on the starship, developing primary mental and physical relationship. Reunited on Earth, as Tyler continued to study the sciences, a strong emotional dimension evolved into their relationship. After that posting, Tyler and Corran have joined the crew of the USS Excalibur Tyler and Corran have since then ended their relationship. Tyler was even offered a posting in Astrometrics and as Assistant Chief Science Officer and soon proved himself worthy of both positions. He was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant, junior grade and was later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Chief Science Officer after their CSciO was killed in the line of duty. After his tenure on the Excalibur, Tyler took a spot on the USS Pegasus where he switched completely away from Sciences to Strategic Operations. He served Samantha Hennessey for 3 years with unswerving loyaty. Tyler later returned to Earth for his doctoral degree. He decided to get his doctorate in a subject that was heretofore unknown to Tyler; it was climatology. Despite he had no prior knowledge in this field, he excelled at this discipline and graduated with highest honors. But, he also took training in tactical operations and intelligence gathering, both of which he hoped would allow him to continue in Strat Ops. He has since requested a return to the Fleet.
Service Record Starfleet Academy - Science Cadet, specializing in temporal mechanics and Astrometrics - graduated at the rank of Ensign
USS Miranda - Astrometrics and Stellar Cartography
USS Excalibur - Astrometrics Officer and Assistant Chief Science Officer - promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, junior grade
USS Pegasus - Promoted to Lieutenant and switched to Strategic Operations; received his DSci in Climatology and took courses in tactical operations and intelligence gathering.