Mthunzi Nkosenye

Authored by James Sinclair
Biographic Information
  • Position: Chief of Security on USS Merrimack
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Species: Human (African, Zulu)
  • Weight: 339 lbs
  • Height: 7' 2"
  • Age: 25

Character Biography

Mthunzi Nkosenye (Ma-THOON-zee Nik-oh-SIN-yay) was born in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal. He was raised by his parents, both university educated scientists (his mother was a Medical Doctor and his father an anthropologist) who raised Mthunzi along with his seven brothers and sisters. Mthunzi was the eldest, and as such a great deal of responsibility fell upon him from an early age to help in the raising and caring of his siblings. This ranged in scope from feeding and clothing to tutoring and taking to school.

Education was of paramount importance in the Nkosenye home, and Mthunzi was an apt pupil; although not as diligent in his studies as his parents had hoped. He grew very strong physically, and enjoyed more physical pursuits like rugby, cricket, and hunting. Mthunzi was often distracted by outdoor activities, and more than once disappeared for several days into the wilderness. He became friends with one of the park rangers who began teaching the young man not only how to hunt and track, but also some of the more traditional arts of the Zulu people; such as weapon-making and fighting. His father, the anthropologist, encouraged this activity as he thought it was wise for Mthunzi to know about his people and their culture.

His knowledge of the surrounding areas would be called upon in his fifteenth year when a young woman vanished from her home in the city. Local law enforcement determined she had been taken, and tracked the suspect’s vehicle to the borders of the wildlife refuge. All of the experienced trackers were called in, and Mthunzi’s mentors tasked him with helping him. They searched the refuge for two days, and then stumbled upon the woman and her abductor. The called in the local police, who found and rescued the woman, but the suspect fled. Mthunzi tracked him for over a day until he cornered the man in a ravine. The two struggled, but due to Mthunzi’s large frame and training, he overpowered the man and held him until the police caught up to him. In thanks, the woman gave Mthunzi a necklace with a pendant made from water buffalo horn which he still wears at all times. Additionally, the local police Chief took a liking to Mthunzi and, over the next several years, worked with him in the hopes that the young man would become a police officer. Mthunzi excelled in the training, even becoming a reserve officer in order to participate on their shooting and martial arts teams.

Nkosenye went to the Police Academy right out of high school, and it seemed all was on track for his future. But that would change when he caught the eye of a Starfleet Academy instructor during a inter-Academy competition. Mthunzi so impressed the Commander that he was asked to attend the Academy. Mthunzi discussed the opportunity with his parents, and soon left for the Academy. He graduated with a specialty in Security, and was assigned to the USS Orlando. Here he would garner a reputation as a stern but fair officer; one who rarely smiled but applied himself with vigor to all tasks set before him. Soon he was promoted and made the Assistant Chief of Security. He again impressed his Commanding Officer, and was soon transferred to the USS Merimack as their Chief of Security.

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