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Ensign Zachary Johnson

Name Zachary Reginald Johnson jr.

Position Fighter Pilot

Rank Ensign

Basic Information

Age 23
Gender Male
Species Human

Physical Appearance

Height 6'6"/1.9812 m
Weight 175 lbs./79.3786647 kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Zachary has a medium build, but is slightly underweight due to a high metabolism.
He has matching scars on the back of his hands from when he had to fight to defend himself from physical assault at Starfleet Academy. Both scars run at 45 degree angles from the outer edge of the hand's respective wrist to the middle of the back of the hand.
He can almost always be found with a smile on his face, since he tries to look at the bright side of everything.
He wears his hair spiky, and his hair and constant smile make him easy to identify.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Zachary is constantly trying to get people to look at the bright side of things, even if the "bright side" is just that "it's not as bad as it could be". This causes him to occasionally become irritating due to what appears to be a lack of any sense of seriousness. In reality, Zachary DOES have a serious side. He just rarely voices it because he'd rather be happy.
However, Zachary can't handle insults to his family, who he loves dearly. If his family is insulted or threatened in any way, his usual smile vanishes and is replaced by a fear-inducing glare which is usually enough to get people to take back the threat or insult. If it isn't, Zachary is skilled at hand-to-hand combat, and will challenge the offender to an honorable unarmed match to defend his family's honor.
Zachary also loves eating, but his high metabolism makes it look like he doesn't.
In spite of religion not being that common on Earth any more, Zachary's family are still very religious. The presence of religion in Zachary's life grants him peace of mind, which is why he tries to look at the bright side of things. This peace is rarely broken, usually when someone he holds dear (such as a member of his family) is insulted or threatened.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:
Can see the bright side of just about everything.
A natural pilot.
Skilled at self-defense using hand-to-hand combat.
Very religious, giving him peace of mind (except when his family is threatened).

Is rarely serious, which can irritate people with low patience.
Loves food enough to be vulnerable to bribes involving food.
Loses calm when his family is insulted or threatened.
Ambitions One of Zachary's ambitions is to be the most famous fighter pilot ever, so as to make his family's name known throughout the Federation.
He also wants to help everyone throughout the galaxy to understand each other, and he believes religion is the key to doing so, since it helps him to be calm (most of the time).
Hobbies & Interests Reading books on foreign cultures, reading the scriptures of his faith, practicing hand-to-hand combat with willing friends, eating.
Zachary finds much comfort in scripture, so he spends about an hour a day reading the scriptures of his faith.


Romantic Relationships None
Children None
Father Zachary Reginald Johnson, sr.
Mother Anna Margarie Johnson
Brother(s) Timothy Steven Johnson (oldest) (married)
Fredric Gerald Johnson (second youngest)
Sister(s) Sarah Heather Smith (second oldest) (married)
Lucy Wendy Wilson (third oldest) (married)
Irene Dora Johnson (youngest)
Other Family Linda Mary Johnson (sister in-law)
Patricia Anna Johnson (niece)
Benjamin Devin Smith (brother in-law)
Quinn Terrence Smith (nephew)
Kathryn Evangeline Smith (niece)
Rupert Gordon Wilson (brother in-law)

Personal History

Personal History Zachary Reginald Johnson, jr. was born in July of 2364 to Zachary Reginald Johnson, sr. and his wife, Anna Margarie Johnson, two very religious members of the Mormon faith, on Earth, where religion was no longer the norm. he was raised in the city of Provo, Utah.

The fourth of six children, "Junior" loved his parents and siblings dearly, and tried to set a good example for his two younger siblings.

When Junior was only four years old, he was attacked by a group of six-year-old bullies, who called his family "a bunch of religious lunatics".

Junior's oldest brother, Timothy (who was ten at the time) came to his rescue and scared the bullies away. Timothy helped Junior home and reported the incident to their father.

Zachary sr. reported the incident to the parents of the bullies, then told Junior "remember to look at the bright side, Junior: you came out alive, and your only injury was a black eye, which will heal. No lasting damage was done." Junior remembered this lesson for the rest of his life, and from then on, he tried to follow his father's advice.

Junior was baptized into his parents' religion at the age of eight, which was also when he received his first set of scriptures. He read them from front to back in a matter of weeks and fell in love with their teachings.

From Junior's baptism until when he entered Starfleet Academy in 2382, his life was quite peaceful, the only significant occurrence being when he learned hand-to-hand combat from his father from 2374 to 2376. He became a master at fighting with his hands in just two years.

Upon entering Starfleet Academy, Zachary jr. soon found that much of the world didn't understand religion (at least, that's what it seemed like to him. Very few students from Earth were religious, and Zachary constantly found himself explaining how he could believe in a Supreme Being.

Zachary passed the entrance exams with flying colors and enrolled as a fighter pilot. The first three years were uneventful, and life remained relatively peaceful.

That changed in his fourth and final year. In 2385, a student attacked Zachary with a knife, and Zachary was forced to defend himself. As he grappled with the enraged student, the student slashed the backs of Zachary's hands.

The student was expelled, and Zachary was treated for his injuries. However, his hands had been untreated for too long of a period of time, so they couldn't be fully healed, resulting in the scars on the backs of Zachary's hands.

After graduating from Starfleet Academy in 2386, Zachary was assigned to the USS Shanghai. His service aboard the Shanghai would begin in 2387.

Personnel Data

Starfleet Records

Service Record 2382: Enrolled as a fighter pilot at Starfleet Academy
2386: Graduated from Starfleet Academy
Assigned to the USS Shanghai
2387: Service aboard the USS Shanghai begins
Language Proficiency English