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James Franklin

Authored by Dave Eads
Biographic Information
  • Position: Engineer on USS Europa
  • Rank: Chief Petty Officer
  • Species: Human
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Age: 32
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Character Biography

Hair: Dirty Blonde, wavy and worn short on the sides and back.
Eyes: Blue.

Picture of Chief Petty Officer James Franklin.

Born: 2364, In Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on Earth.

Mother: Tabitha Franklin, Inola, Oklahoma, Earth.
Father: George Franklin, Deceased.
Sister: Miriam Franklin-Delaney, Denver, Colorado, Earth.
Brother: Lt. Commander Joseph Franklin, Starfleet. - Missing, Presumed Deceased.
Brother: Alexander Franklin, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Earth.
Brother: Robert Franklin, San Francisco, California, Earth.

Marital Status: Single.

Physical:
James is Five feet, Ten Inches tall and weighs in around two hundred and five pounds, give or take. He is built quite solidly with large limbs and wide shoulders but isn’t overweight. He has large hands, but nimble, dextrous fingers and would look as at home under a car changing parts as he would plowing a field. (Both of which he has done and enjoyed). His overall look gives exactly the impression of what he is, a southern boy raised on a farm, used to hard work and hard life, but grateful for both.

Personality:
James is generally easygoing, and not hard to get along with. He can be shy around large groups and has a general dislike of being the center of attention. Though quite intelligent, James often has trouble speaking comfortably. Never described as ‘Glib’, he tends to be a man of few words, unless he goes into the typical engineer ‘techno-speak’, or unless he in a position to take charge of a situation. In the case of the latter, James has no problem belting out orders and getting done whatever needs doing. Another aspect of his discomfort with communication is his Oklahoma accent, which he often finds, causes people to think he isn’t very smart; non-humans in particular. (This breeds a sort of discomfort in the presence of non-humans, though he isn’t bigoted by any means.)

Interests:
Even as a small child, James was interested in how and why things worked. He constantly took apart tools and other items to see how they worked. Building and making things was always an activity James enjoyed. His elder brother Joseph taught him to work on automobiles as a kid, and together they restored several vintage cars to street-worthy condition. Once Joseph left to attend Starfleet Academy, James made to follow him and leave the farm life behind. However, his performance in school and his penchant for working with his hands rather than his higher brain led him to take the road of Enlisted Duty as opposed to Officer Duty. James is also a fan of craft beer and homebrewing.

Faults:
James has a very solid moral value system, but he is stubborn and quick to anger. He gets set in his ways and finds it difficult to change his mind once he’s decided. While he is quite loyal, this can be taken to an unhealthy level. Due to his temper and experience as an Enlisted Man, James can sometimes have issues with authority. On one occasion, James was court-martialed for striking a superior. The matter was swept under the rug because of his otherwise exemplary record, and the fact that the offending Officer had caused the death of a subordinate, and close friend of James’.

Education and Background:
James was born in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to George and Tabitha Franklin. The Franklins had been farmers for generations and were a large family. They owned large parcels of land not far from Tulsa, though closer to Inola, Oklahoma. George Franklin’s family had grown Wheat, Barley, and Hay for many many years. James grew up with three brothers, a sister, and various stray young people in various amounts of trouble, that his father and mother took in. George Franklin taught his sons (and anyone else who happened to be within earshot) how to work hard, and live honestly. It was a work ethic from another era. Tabitha Franklin insisted that her family be educated. She always told her children to work smart as well as hard. Thus the Franklin brood and their sundry companions were always taught to love learning, literature, math, poetry, music, and many other things aside from an epic work ethic.

After Primary school, James chose to attend a trade training program in lieu of high school. He began learning more about machinery, manufacturing, and fabrication from this point on. This led to his interest in furthering his education with the Starfleet Corps of Engineers, which allowed him to follow his elder brother into a career with Starfleet.

Qualifications:
Starfleet Engineering
Starfleet Engineering / Manufacturing
Starfleet Engineering / Applied Mechanics
Starfleet Engineering / Applied Mechanics (Advanced)
Starfleet Engineering / Machining and Fabrication
Starfleet Engineering / Machining and Fabrication (Advanced)
Starfleet Piloting / Small Craft (Advanced)
Starfleet Piloting/ Medium Craft (Advanced)
Starfleet Piloting/ Starship Helm Operations (Advanced)

Medical:
James has several old injuries, but they’ve healed well. A broken leg and arm from an old farming accident, a few service-related injuries from working on starships, a battle scar or two, and an old sports injury have all contributed to his medical file in the past. James has a decent cholesterol level and has 20/20 vision. He is currently in good health and cleared for duty.

Recent History:

Service History:
2382 - Joins Starfleet
2382 - 2384 - Completes Training and Corp of Engineers Specialized Training
2384 - 236 - Serves at McKinley Station, Earth Orbit
2386 - 2388 - Promoted to Petty Officer, Serves at Copernicus Fleet Yards, Luna Orbit
2388 - 2390 - Serves aboard USS Olympic as Engineering Staff.
2390 - 2392 - Promoted to Chief Petty Officer, Serves aboard USS Saracen as Engineering Staff.
2392 - 2396 - Serves at 40 Eridani A Construction Yards, Vulcan.
2396 - Present - Serves aboard USS Europa as Engineering Staff.

Recent Posts
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Main Sim: Sickbay, Captain's Medical Emergency USS Europa 1 week, 1 day ago View
Main Sim: Sickbay, Captain's Medical Emergency USS Europa 1 week, 1 day ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 1 week, 1 day ago View
Main Sim: Sickbay, Captain's Medical Emergency USS Europa 1 week, 1 day ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 1 week, 1 day ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 3 weeks, 5 days ago View
Main Sim: Europa Arrives USS Europa 1 month ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 1 month, 1 week ago View
Main Sim: Europa Arrives USS Europa 1 month, 2 weeks ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 1 month, 3 weeks ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 2 months, 1 week ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 2 months, 2 weeks ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 2 months, 2 weeks ago View
Klingon Ship, Engineering Section USS Europa 2 months, 3 weeks ago View
Klingon Ship, Engineering Section USS Europa 2 months, 3 weeks ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 2 months, 3 weeks ago View
Bridge - Klingon Ship Side Sim USS Europa 3 months, 1 week ago View
Klingon Ship, Engineering Section USS Europa 3 months, 1 week ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 3 months, 2 weeks ago View
side-sim Mess Hall (Open to All) USS Europa 3 months, 2 weeks ago View

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