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Colonel Naota "Anakin" Unal
Name Naota "Anakin" Unal
Position CAG - Commander Aerospace Group
|Hair Color||Dark Chestnut|
|Physical Description||He looks like a 8-year-old boy. Nothing stands out but his skin tone is copper and his hair is dark. He also has big brown eyes. He is of Maori descent.|
|Father||Captain Davijaan Yeager - Adopted|
|Mother||Captain Torilla Yamaguchi - Adopted|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Naota's fascination with Andorian Ushaan, with its rigorous code of honor, is offset by his own predisposition to stack odds in his own favor whenever possible. Naota is the type to bring a gun to a knife fight or an ushaan-tor to a fist fight, believing that the ends justifies the means -- in this case compensating for a Miran's lack of size, mass, or strength. Indeed, if he ever appears to be unarmed then one would be wise to bet that not all is at it appears to be. Also Naota has considerable skills in various marital arts, possessing no less then six black belts in separate martial arts including Wooshu and Kung Fu, With a short sword, he is nothing short of frightening.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths: He's a fantastic Pilot and he's able to pull stunts most can only imagine or fantasize about. His marital arts skills and his ability to think things though rather then go for his sidearms.
Also he thinks very highly of Captains Davijaan Yeager and Torilla Yamaguchi.
Mixed: While most children, before adolescence, are likened to puppies for their eagerness for attention, Naota is more akin to a porcupine. Independent, strong-willed, and shielded by the barbed quips. Though still retaining a child's innocent nature, including a deeply seated need to belong, the psychological scarring three hundred years of disaster have bred in him a demeanor that sometimes causes him pain to be around people at times but at other times, he likes being in gatherings. Most of it depends on the day he's had. He has his good days and his bad days but with him it's more dramatic then most.
Weaknesses: He is always armed with something, be it knives or bats or guns.
|Ambitions||He cares about his people, he aims to bring them all home alive.|
|Hobbies & Interests||English, Vulcan, Andorian, some Tellarite
Martial Arts (Suss'mahna and Ushaan), Competitive Sports (Parrises Squares, Hoverball, Racing), Ion surfing
|Personal History||Upon first meeting him, most people would come away with many doubts as to how the boy earned the callsign "Anakin". Naota tends to keep quiet more these days rather then being the way he used to be in years gone by. That is brash, obnoxious, and outspoken are three attributes that do not combine well socially - but therein lies the subconscious purpose behind their employment. While most children, before adolescence, are likened to puppies for their eagerness for attention, Naota is more akin to a porcupine. Independent, strong willed, and shielded by the barbed quips. Though still retaining a child's innocent nature, including a deeply seated need to belong, the psychological scarring three hundred years of disaster have bred in him a demeanor that sometimes causes him pain to be around people at times but at other times, he likes being in gatherings. Most of it depends on the day he's had. He has his good days and his bad days but with him its more dramatic then most.
Naota was raised to be a patriot but he sometimes has odd ways of showing it. With no memories of his life before the viral outbreak that plunged his world into a post-apocalyptic waste, Naota has no other family aside from the United Federation of Planets. It was humans who picked him up out of the ash and cleaned him up. It was Vulcans who reintegrated him into society. The Andorians focused his anger into their children's games. And the Tellarites gave him wings with which to fly, as their shorter racial stature made it easier for him to operate Tellarite designed craft over that of the other races. He will give people the time of days first before he starts being an ass.
Naota's fascination with Andorian Ushaan, with its rigorous code of honor, is off-set by his own predisposition to stack odds in his own favor whenever possible. Naota is the type to bring a gun to a knife fight or an ushaan-tor to a fist fight, believing that the ends justifies the means -- in this case compensating for a Miran's lack of size, mass, or strength. Indeed, if he ever appears to be unarmed then one would be wise to bet that not all is at it appears to be. Also Naota has considerable skills in various marital arts, possessing no less then six black belts in separate marital arts including Wooshu and Kung Fu, With a short-sword, he is nothing short of frightening.
Having received what is best described as a "classical Federation education", Naota is comfortable with the four languages of the Founding Races though he considers English to be his first language as it closely resembles the language of his home planet and he admittedly has trouble with Tellarite, being only marginally conversational with it.
Being trained in Suss'mahna, Naota is capable of performing the Vulcan nerve pinch; though his short stature makes delivery of this neuropressure manuever improbable on most species. He prefers instead throwing knives to counter his short stature and weaknesses.
Naota’s story begins, as with all surviving members of his race, three hundred years before the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 discovered a nameless planet in the Beta Quadrant whose humanoid inhabitants had destroyed themselves in a botched attempt at prolonging life which ended instead in a viral outbreak that swept across the planet and corrupted every sexually mature being alive. Ironically, in children the virus worked as it had been intended and granted them unnatural long life. Surviving with only the slightest passage of time as they struggled against the elements and the zombie-like creatures birthed by the plague’s final phase, in which it twisted the bodies of its victims into monstrosities driven mad with rage. For centuries, the children eeked out a meager existence; with the sole reward for survival being the knowledge that when one of them grew into puberty they would become one of the monsters. By the time the Enterprise arrived the dwindling population numbered only in the hundreds, but this was the start of a new chapter.
Naota was one of some sparse hundred to have walked out of the hellish trauma and into the Federation occupation set up by Captain James T. Kirk’s order to provide education and medical care for the stricken population of Miri’s Planet. Literally overnight, Naota was lifted from the decimated ashes of a post-industrial society and into an age of space exploration. Comprehension escaping him at such modern marvels beyond anything imagined in his time, and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Naota was particularly violent case in acting out against the Federation caretakers. Through a creative combination of Vulcan emotional counseling and Andorian physical activities, Naota was able to be educated and socialized into Federation society. Though not an attentive or especially talented student, it was discovered that Naota had an intense interest in flight -- both suborbital and interstellar. This revelation gave his educators a means by which to focus his energy and attention; culminating in Naota achieving a degree in physics and licensing as a civilian pilot.
After news of the massacre of Setlik III, Naota applied to Starfleet Academy with the start of the Cardassian Wars but his initial application was denied. With the rejection from Starfleet closing that door, Naota instead made a name for himself as an amateur stunt pilot in several trans-stellar rallies, eventually becoming a professional racer. The Second Federation-Klingon War threatened to halt the racing circuit however, and the outbreak of the Dominion War shortly after stopped it completely. Embittered at his earlier rejection, Naota was convinced to apply a second time due to the Starfleet need for capable flight controllers, though he chose to apply with the Starfighter Corps Academy in order to avoid what he described as a slow death behind a bridge console. Accepted on this second application, Naota earned his SFFC pilot's wings and graduated from the Starfighter Corps Academy in the winter of 2378. Despite his misgivings about ever becoming a bridge officer, Naota did pursue pilot certification for all manner of Starfleet vessels, including the capital ships.
First assigned to the Vulcan sector on point defense, the newly commissioned Pilot Naota was able to reconnect with the Vulcan counseling he had received a century prior on his homeworld in addition to furthering his study of the Vulcan martial art, Suss'mahna. His second assignment, three years later, was squadron duty onboard the Federation starship USS Miranda-B with Starfleet's Wraith Squadron. The following year, a promotion to the grade of SFFC Flight Officer moved him to executive officer of Renegade Squadron. He enjoyed his service here and it was this assignment that saw him earn his firth kill, thus making him an ace.
Two years later. Naota was assigned to Starbase 375 as her port control officer because he wanted a challenge and he felt that working at a starbase would give him this, he didn't just do well here as he thrived on the challenges that awaited him day after day but the skipper decided he wanted a more 'responsible approach to things' as he worded it but rather then reprimand Naota for nothing, he simply stuck him in for assignment anywhere but here.
He was reassigned to the USS Galaxy as the commander of Vanguard squadron and he remained here for another year before he decided he wanted another challenge, something that would slow him down a little so he went off to the USS America. He remained here for two years as their CAG. He also formed something of an unusual relationship with their Chief of Security. A woman named Torilla Yamaguchi and the two grew close. Through an event that saw them facing death together the two shared much of themselves with the other.
They were rescued but both said they would not speak of what happened planet-side, it was an agreement that bonded them together as Torilla proposed that she adopt him as her son. Her was surprised but he accepted. Captain Davidson stuck in the paperwork and while he was somewhat surprised, he also did not protest it either.
A year later, Naota was offered the chance to become CAG on the Miranda, he accepted and he remained in touch with Torilla ever since. The Miranda was now under new leadership after Elathin Jii was promoted and his replacement Christopher Summers was relieved for being incompetent and nearly starting a war. Yeager was promoted to fill her empty chair.
Captain Davijaan Yeager and Naota actually got along quite well as Yeager was simple in his approach to Naota's issues. "Make this wing succeed and bring them home alive..." Naota saw it as a challenge rather then an order and accepted eagerly.
Serving with Torilla Yamaguchi and later Davijaan Yeager drastically mellowed the young man out and now he practices his skills on a holodeck and when Yeager was reassigned in 2391 to another assignment. Naota was considering retirement to find something else but Yeager encouraged him to remain in Starfleet and to follow him across to the same battlegroup.
Naota looked into it and stuck his name in for Commander of the Third Wing, he was accepted but he requested his rank be reduced from Lieutenant Colonel to Flight Captain as this wing was smaller than the other two aboard. His odd request was granted by Captain Yamaguchi as she regarded him as a combat veteran and not as the boy he appeared to be. Naota was happy to be reunited with the only woman in the universe he could call 'Mom'
He simply took Captain Torilla Yamaguchi's maiden name as his own but it is important to note that he is no relation to her as they are two separate species.
He was assigned to go over to the USS Grey Wolf as their CAG and his request to drop his rank artificially was revoked, he was required to resume his rank of Group Master before being promoted to Wing master and assigned as Grey Wolf's CAG.
|Service Record||1960: Post-Industrial Early Childhood Education
2266: Enrolled, Miran Foster Care & Education Program
Starfleet Flight School - Titan, SOL
2375 to 2379 - Fight Trainee
Cadet One - Four
Starfleet Advanced Fighter Tactics and Weapons School
2384 to 2384 - Refresher Training
Vulcan Sector Defense Command - Starbase 3 - Vulcan
2378 to 2381 - Pilot / Section Leader
Ensign / Lieutenant JG / Lieutenant
USS Miranda-B - Pathfinder II Class
2381 to 2382 - Pilot / Section Leader
USS Miranda-B - Pathfinder II Class
2381 to 2383 - XO - Renegade Squadron,
Starbase 375 - Regula III Class
2383 to 2385 - Port Control Officer
Lieutenant / Lt Commander
USS Galaxy - Galaxy Class
Commanding Officer - Vanguard Squadron
2385 to 2386
USS America - Nebula Class
2386 to 2388 - CAG - Commander Air Wing
USS Miranda-B - Pathfinder II Class
2388 to 2391 - CAG - Commander Air Wing
Major / Lt Colonel
USS Courageous - Envoy Class
2391 to 2392 - Commander Officer - Third Wing
Lt Colonel / Flight Captain
USS Grey Wolf - Champion Class
2392 to Present - CAG, Commander Aerospace Group
Dates of Promotions and Demotions:
2375 to 2379 - Fight Trainee
Cadet One - Four
2378 to March 2380 - Ensign
March 2380 to November 2381 - Lieutenant JG
2381 to 2384 - Lieutenant
2384 to 2386 - Lt Commander
2386 to 2388 - Major
2388 to 2391 - Lt Colonel
2391 to 2392 - Flight Captain (Rank was by officer request)
2392 to Present - Wing Master