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Oliver Loughty

Authored by J Ridgley
Biographic Information
  • Position: Executive Officer on USS Leviathan
  • Rank: Commander
  • Species: Human
  • Weight: 88Kgs
  • Height: 5ft 11'
  • Age: 39
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Character Biography

‘A retired soldier and pilot from a bygone era, now turned university professor in botany and ecology, Oliver, also called Ollie. As a single parent to his young daughter Hazel, he hopes to find the next big adventure within Starfleet.’ – Extract from Counsellor Jones Notes, Starfleet Academy.


Family

Daughter: Hazel Loughty - Age 10

 

Physical Traits

Standing just under 6 feet tall, Oliver sticks out in most crowds. His jet-black hair is only scarred with a streak of silver brought on by poliosis. He has bright, multi-coloured, almond-shaped eyes set upon a chiselled square pale face, all atop a worn muscular body. The only signs of aging are the crow's feet around his eyes and the slightly round gut where a once well-formed six-pack had been overcome by years of drinking coffee and homemade food.

 

Personality

Oliver, who also goes by 'Ollie,' is a natural-born teacher and scientist. Well-informed and with a gentle and kind heart, he is always eager to teach, learn, and strives to be the smartest person in the room. He prides himself on accepting others for who they are, regardless of their background. However, he can become unyielding when faced with liars and cheats due to his strong moral code.

 

Strengths & Weaknesses

Strengths:

Quick Thinker Oliver possesses a remarkable ability to observe unfolding events and rapidly formulate solutions. This quick thinking often results in practical and innovative responses, making him a valuable asset in unpredictable situations
Loyalty Fiercely devoted to Starfleet and his friends, Oliver's loyalty is unwavering. He willingly goes to great lengths to uphold the reputation of Starfleet and to support those he cares about, establishing strong and lasting connections.
Natural Teaching Instincts Oliver's natural aptitude for teaching extends beyond the classroom. He excels at helping others comprehend complex concepts, making him an excellent mentor and communicator. His ability to simplify information ensures that knowledge is accessible to all.
Kind-Hearted Oliver's kindness is a two-edged sword. On one side, he easily connects with individuals from diverse backgrounds, creating a welcoming environment. On the other, his benevolence can sometimes lead to being taken for granted, as he remains trusting and open-hearted.

Weaknesses:

Emotional Fickleness A lasting consequence of the Dominion War is Oliver's tendency for emotions to fluctuate dramatically. The toll of physical and mental injuries from the war surfaces in unpredictable ways, impacting his emotional stability and resilience.
Stubbornness Driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge and intellectual superiority, Oliver's stubborn nature surfaces when faced with challenges. His relentless pursuit of understanding sometimes prevents him from acknowledging when it's appropriate to yield or change course.
Overprotective Father As a single parent to Hazel, Oliver's protective instincts are pronounced. While this trait stems from genuine concern and love, it occasionally hinders Hazel's independence. Striking a balance between nurturing and allowing Hazel to grow on her own is an ongoing challenge.
Living in the Past The scars of the Dominion War still haunt Oliver, influencing his perspectives and actions. Living somewhat in the past, he occasionally struggles to fully embrace the present and adapt to new circumstances.

Ambitions

Oliver's ambitions extend beyond professional success; he aspires to be the best father he can be to Hazel. This commitment involves creating a nurturing environment, providing her with a childhood enriched with love and adventure, and instilling values that will shape her into a resilient and compassionate individual. Balancing his role as a dedicated scientist and a fun-loving father remains a paramount goal, as Oliver seeks to leave a lasting positive impact on both the scientific community and Hazel's upbringing.

 

Hobbies and Interests

Oliver is a bright and bubbly person, and his hobbies and interests reflect that. He plays the ukulele, enjoys mature singing, post-water sports, painting, and photography. He considers himself a bit of a comedian and is not afraid to get up on stage. Additionally, he loves flowers, making work a bit of a hobby, and enjoys mixology.

 

Background and History

Born in Tartu, Estonia, in 2355 to English parents, Oliver, or 'Ollie' to his friends, showed early signs of intelligence and a fondness for ecological surroundings. He moved to England after having a keen interest in the Baltic states. Oliver attended various educational institutions such as the University of Tartu, eventually studying botany and applied science.

Oliver's journey into the science domain changed swiftly as a result of the dominion war and found himself enlisting into the Starfleet. Despite the challenges of being scientific at heart, he managed to complete his tenure at the Starfleet Academy and subsequent assignments on the USS Galileo and the USS Trail-Blazer, Oliver juggled the weighing urge for scientific discovery for self preservation of the federation during the war, with his academic pursuits and loyalty to Starfleet, earning admiration for his ability to excel in both realms.

The transition to a command role for Oliver was a natural progression in his Starfleet journey. After years of distinguished service, including teaching at the academy and contributing to the scientific community, Oliver felt a yearning for a more hands-on experience. The prospect of leading a ship, exploring uncharted territories, and contributing to Starfleet's strategic endeavours captivated him.

His experiences in the Dominion War, coupled with his resilience and adaptability, positioned Oliver as an ideal candidate for a leadership role. Starfleet recognized not only his scientific expertise but also his ability to navigate complex situations with a blend of quick thinking and empathy. The decision to embrace a command role on the USS Roanoke was both a professional evolution and a personal commitment to furthering his connection with Starfleet.

As an executive officer, Oliver found himself at the forefront of Starfleet operations, leading a diverse crew and contributing to the ship's exploration and scientific endeavours. The responsibilities of command demanded a delicate balance between decisiveness and compassion, a challenge Oliver embraced with enthusiasm. His transition into a command role didn't mean abandoning his roots in science; rather, it allowed him to integrate his scientific acumen into the broader strategic vision of the ship.

His passion for teaching and exploration extended to Hazel, his daughter after becoming a single parent at the death of his partner. He introduced Hazel to the wonders of botany and ecology from a young age. Together, they embarked on nature expeditions, fostering a love for science and exploration in Hazel's heart. Oliver's role as a father added depth to his character, as he navigated the complexities of raising a child while maintaining his adventurous spirit.

As Hazel grew, Oliver's desire for a new challenge and a yearning for a more profound connection with Starfleet led him to consider joining the USS Leviathan. The USS Leviathan, known for its exploration and often top secret missions and cutting-edge scientific endeavours, presented Oliver with an opportunity to blend his expertise in Science with his love for space exploration.

The decision to join the USS Leviathan wasn't merely a professional one for Oliver. The ship's reputation for pushing boundaries and exploring uncharted territories aligned perfectly with his adventurous spirit. Oliver saw it as a chance to introduce Hazel to the wonders of the galaxy and to create lasting memories as they ventured into the unknown together.

The allure of new discoveries, combined with the prospect of working alongside some of Starfleet's brightest minds, was a calling Oliver (and Hazel) couldn't resist. The USS Leviathan offered a dynamic environment that appealed to his insatiable curiosity and provided an exciting platform and opportunity to cure his thirst for discovery and to allow Hazel to truly appreciate the wonders and dangers of the galaxies unknown.

 

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[DipInc] The Warbird Encounter [Tag Commander Loughty, Ensign Saoir] USS Leviathan 1 day, 12 hours ago View
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Story Conclusion - Debrief with the Admiral [Tag Iphigenia] USS Leviathan 6 days, 12 hours ago View
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Story Conclusion - Debrief with the Admiral [Tag Iphigenia] USS Leviathan 1 week, 4 days ago View
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