Commander Amelia Waterhouse

Name Amelia "Pond" Waterhouse

Position Commanding Officer

Second Position Cryptographer

Rank Commander


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  • 77 Mission Posts
  • 60 News Items

Last Post

2017-09-12 21:35

Character Information

Op Code Name Persephone
Personal Quote      "It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent." —Vincent Van Gogh
Overview A happy go lucky young woman, sometimes cheerful to the point of being obnoxious, often times just a bit whimsical, and generally regarded as sharp as a tack with a rapier wit. Not bashful by any measure of the word, attempts to embarrass her or find her limits often get turned back upon the person directing them.


Gender Female
Species ½ Human, ¼ Trill, ¼ Klingon
Birthdate February 6th, 2390
Languages Federation Standard, Klingon, Vulcan, Orion, Romulan

Physical Appearance

Height 6'1"
Weight 142
Hair Color red
Eye Color blue
Physical Description Amelia is tall, lithe and somewhat spindly looking. She has smooth porcelain skin, marred only by a scar across her chest; her face, torso and legs are fringed with faded and intermittent trill spots, and her forehead is graced with a muted ridge which hints at her Klingon heritage.

On her lower back, she has the following tattoo: A old weathered Klingon skull, missing its jaw, with her green transparent aluminum nunchuks with the flame design on the grips crossed under.

Family

Parents Rear Admiral Corey Waterhouse & Captain Diziara
Sibling(s) Reverend Noah Waterhouse
Other Family She has a small pet fox, who is named Michelangelo. He is green in color with a pair of twisted horns on his head, about the same size as a Terran house cat, very affectionate and high spirited, and wears an orange leather harness with a pair of miniature nunchuks hanging in front of his throat where a name tag would normally hang. He has a small chip implanted between his shoulder blades, which can be tracked by ship sensors like a combadge, and contains his name, species information, and Amelia's name and contact information.

Her boyfriend, Rik Caine, is officially on extended leave, but actually being detained by a shadow group that Amelia intends to eventually liberate him from — when she has enough information to do so. The two of them met while assigned to the USS Vindicator together, and with some string pulling (and him finally accepting his officer's commission) were able to stay assigned together when Amelia was recalled to Intel's "loving" arms from her position as Executive Officer.

Amelia met her best friend, Sean Morgan, in their communications course at the Academy. She hit on him, he turned her down for being too young (14 at the time) and then she offered to buy him a pint. He was sceptical she could make this happen at such a young age, but after she introduced him to the Lighthouse Pub and did indeed buy him the promised pint, they were fast friends. They sparred in the gym together, met for Sushi and studying weekly at The Flying Squid, and generally had the other's back when they were able to go out for fun.

They were lucky enough to be given the same duty assignment right out of the Academy, but when Amelia was suddenly transferred and unable to give Sean a forwarding address, they fell out of contact for a while. They renewed their friendship when Amelia returned from her undercover assignment and found herself posted on the USS Griffin for a time. After going different ways when the Griffin was decommissioned, they've managed to stay in better contact since.

As her parents both raised her to believe that blood is not the only factor used to determine family, Amelia has a large collection of people, across many races and cultures, who she calls family. Those who she finds herself closest to are often the ones who are called Aunt or Uncle, many of which who are past or continuing lovers of either or both of her parents.

Her Uncle Stace is a linguist who speaks more languages than most people can keep track of. The first years of her life, when her parents were still posted to the same ship as him, lead to Uncle Stace keeping an eye on little Amelia when her parents duty shifts didn't mesh well. When babysitting like that, he would bounce her on his knee and sing her songs in any number of the languages he spoke. Her first word was in Romulan, the second in Andorian, both translating to the same thing in Federation Standard: Sing.

Her Uncle Mouse is a collector of graphic novels and comic books. For Christmases and Birthdays, he would send both Amelia, and her younger bother Noah, reproductions of some of his favorite comic books. For Christmas when she was five, he sent her an issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When she drove her parents crazy asking them to read her the comic book over and over, her father found the 1980s Earth cartoon series to show her instead. This lead to the child demanding pizza for dinner every night, running around the family's quarters with an orange mask tied over her eyes and yelling Cowabunga repeatedly at the top of her lungs. For her sixth birthday, her mother presented her with a pair of nunchuks and a training program for the holodeck with the understanding that she would cease with the yelling of cowabunga in their quarters.

Personality Being raised by parents who valued curiosity, intelligence, and self confidence above nearly all else, Amelia is a bright young woman who isn't afraid to try anything at least once. This is both a blessing and a curse, as while it often leads to her getting the attention of those above her in the chain of command for her can do attitude, it has gotten her into trouble on more than one occasion. Her confidence in particular is likely to be her downfall, as in the past it has lead to her failing to show proper respect to those in positions of authority over her.

When she was seven years old, she wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Around 13, she settled on a much more attainable goal of Starfleet Security officer. She has since found herself suited to field work for Starfleet Intelligence, taking a bit of a perverse pleasure in pursuing this because of her mother's distrust of the intelligence branch of Starfleet.
Hobbies & Interests She'll often read up on and try things simply because she's curious about them. Spending a day sitting with a random book in Golden Gate park was one of her favorite ways to take a breather during her time at the Academy. Amelia is passionate. When she gets interested in something, she obsesses over it. The first time this happened, it was with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and that lead to her being proficient with nunchuks by the time she reached 10. Since then, she's delved into many obsessions such as cryptography, Doctor Who, linguistics, and mathematics.

Some of her heroes include Alan Turing, Leonardo da Vinci, Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace.

The Waterhouse family has a long and proud tradition of being fans of Doctor Who. That is about as far as the agreement on the topic typically goes, as the love of Doctor Who comes second only to the love of debating the details of why the long running franchise is so deserving of this devotion. In any given generation, you'll be hard pressed to find two members of the family that agrees on which regeneration of The Doctor, which companion, even which version of the sonic screwdriver, was the best.

When Amelia's father introduced her mother to the franchise, he suddenly found her passion for it as deep as any found within his family. So he cultivated it despite the disagreements over favorite Doctor, companion, etc. After the two were wed, and they finally started talking about having children, Amelia's mother suggested that if they had a daughter, she should be named after the Eleventh Doctor's companion, Amy Pond. Amelia not only turned out to be their first child, but she was a red-head like her namesake. So as she grew up, her father started calling her Pond in reference to this. Upon her graduation from the Academy, her Uncle Spiegel made a reproduction of the Eleventh Doctor's sonic screwdriver as a present.

Amelia has a photograph of her grandfather, father and herself in front of Big Ben. What's special about this photograph is that it's not the standard tourist shot, but instead a close up of the clock face, the three of them apparently standing on thin air in front of it. Her grandfather is sporting a David Tennant style pinstriped suit and red converse, her father, a brown wide brimmed fedora and long striped scarf in the style of Tom Baker, and her in lime green converse, mini skirt and sweatshirt, reminiscent of an outfit worn by Amy Pond. Her mother had managed to finagle a test flight on Earth of a craft with a cloaking device on loan, with the expressed purpose of testing its ability to elude planetary defenses. She wasn't authorized to take it into airspace above heavily populated areas, but she made the detour as a birthday surprise for Corey on his 60th birthday. Diziara still insists the new black mark on her record, and the accompanying reprimand, were worth it despite breaking a twenty year streak of no reprimands.

Starting with the nunchuks at age seven because of her love of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Amelia has become familiar with the use of many different weapons since then. Ranging from traditional Klingon weapons, such at the bat'leth and d'k tahg; traditional Andorian, such a the ushaan-tor; classic Earth weapons such as shot guns, full automatic machine pistols (In particular her mother's Glock 18, named In Case of Borg), katana; to contemporary Starfleet weapons such as the various classes of phasers and phaser rifles.

In addition to the weapon training, she has experience with hand to hand combat. Extending beyond the training with the hand to hand weapons mentioned above, she has also explored various forms of unarmed combat. She took particular delight in the tips her mother and her Uncle Blue had to share on bar room brawls, enjoying the chaotic nature and the unconventional weapons and techniques often involved.

Personal History Amelia's a fleet brat. Her mother, Diziara, is the lead test pilot at the Utopia Planitia ship yards, where her father, Corey Waterhouse, heads up R&D. Her parents are currently involved in a project to create holographic pilots, specialized fighters, and retrofitting older craft (starships and fighters alike). They named the project after an old earth TV show called Torchwood because the body models used for the first two pilots came from that show and its parent, Doctor Who. Amelia and her younger brother, Noah Waterhouse, were born aboard the USS Takeda Shingen, and raised on various starships as their parents moved from assignment to assignment over the years, finally settling at Utopia Planitia when Amelia was 14.
Service Record
  • Early Graduation, High School, 2404
  • Early recruitment to Starfleet Academy, 2404
  • Graduation from Starfleet Academy, 2408
    • PhD in Mathematics & Cryptography
    • Promoted to rank of Ensign
  • USS Victoria, 2408
    • Assigned to position of Security Officer, 2408
  • Undercover Assignment, New Eden Colony, 2408-2410
  • USS Griffin, 2410-2412
    • Promoted to Lieutenant junior grade, 2410
    • Assigned to position of Chief Security Officer, 2410
    • Promoted to Lieutenant, 2412
  • Field Work, Starfleet Intelligence, 2412-2414
  • USS Vindicator, 2414-2415
    • Assigned to position of Infiltration Officer, 2414
    • Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, 2414
    • Assigned to position of Executive Officer, 2414
    • Promoted to Commander, 2414
  • USS Joshua Norton, 2415-present
    • Assigned to position of Commanding Officer, 2415