Isabella “Speedy” Gonzales

Authored by Ffion Grace
Biographic Information
  • Position: Bridge Officer Helm/Ops on USS Saracen
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Species: Human
  • Weight: 98lbs
  • Height: 5ft 1
  • Age: 26

Character Biography

Born: Mars, Utopia Planitia Shipyards

Father: Miguel Gonzales – Construction Worker

Mother: Sofia Gonzales – Sanitation Technician

‘Izzy’ grew up in the busy dockyards where her parents worked, the huge station and the ships it created both her school and her playground.

Even as a baby, Izzy’s Mother would say that she would smile and giggle at the Starships though the viewing port in their modest apartment and as she grew, her teachers would often have to compete for attention when a new or refitted vessel was getting underway for the first time.

Izzy only had one ambition growing up… to fly the huge ships that had formed the backdrop to her whole life to that point.

She succeeded in her application to the Academy, where she quickly showed an aptitude for both piloting and trouble making in equal measure, often at odds with her fellow cadets, especially those whose parents were already serving Starfleet Officers, where Izzy would react strongly to comments that she felt were digs at her families more humble ‘station’ in life.

Despite this, Izzy eventually learned to temper her emotional outbursts sufficiently to graduate and was posted to Fleet Fighter Wing, Starbase 145, as a pilot, Earning the call-sign ‘Speedy’ as both a homage to the Old Earth Cartoon character, and as a nod to her sometimes ‘over enthusiastic’ launch and landing velocities. Whilst on station, Izzy proved to be an excellent (if somewhat unorthodox) pilot and received a promotion to Lt JG and role as element leader.

Izzy returned ‘home’ to the shipyards on secondment from her squadron after volunteering to act as test pilot for a new experimental light strike class fighter that was entering the prototype phase.

Although the fighter design itself proved nonviable (Izzy had been forced to emergency transport from no less than 3 test versions after catastrophic drive failures) the trip home had given Izzy both a chance to reconnect with her family roots and to re-awaken her childhood love of the huge ships of the line that were the mainstay of the fleet.

Following the failure of the project and the end of her secondment, Izzy requested a meeting with her CO. Rather than return to her Squadron, her CO agreed to recommend Izzy for the advanced tactical training program, securing transfer to a main fleet vessel on completion of the course, under a Captain that would be willing to mentor her and examine whether she had suitable qualities to be placed on the Command Track.

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Captain's Quarters Dinner with the Knights USS Saracen 3 days, 1 hour ago View
Captain's Quarters Dinner with the Knights USS Saracen 1 week ago View
Captain's Quarters Dinner with the Knights USS Saracen 1 week ago View
Main Sim: Bridge (Attn: Bridge Crew) USS Saracen 1 week ago View
Main Sim: Bridge (Attn: Bridge Crew) USS Saracen 1 week, 3 days ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 1 week, 6 days ago View
Captain's Quarters Dinner with the Knights USS Saracen 2 weeks, 3 days ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 2 weeks, 3 days ago View
Captain's Quarters Dinner with the Knights USS Saracen 2 weeks, 4 days ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 2 weeks, 5 days ago View
Main Sim: Bridge (Attn: Bridge Crew) USS Saracen 3 weeks, 1 day ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 3 weeks, 1 day ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 3 weeks, 2 days ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 3 weeks, 2 days ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 3 weeks, 3 days ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 3 weeks, 4 days ago View
Main Sim: Bridge (Attn: Bridge Crew) USS Saracen 4 weeks ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 4 weeks, 1 day ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 1 month ago View
CNS Office - Gonzales checks in for a surprise USS Saracen 1 month ago View

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