Ewan Darrow

Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Earth
Played by: Sadler

Physical Appearance

Standing just over 6'0", Ewan is above average height, something that has always come at a bit of a disadvantage considering his career within Starfleet Engineering. More than a few bumps on the head have occurred during the years thanks to the confines of the Jefferies tubes. Even at his height, Ewan has a lean build weighing a slight 176 lbs., though he has no real definition, as he was an engineer after all and not a security officer. Ewan is by no means weak however, thanks to years of working in Starfleet he has kept in reasonable shape.

Ewan has medium length hair still in a deep rich brown colour that he refuses to admit might be graying at the tips. Ewan prefers to keep his hair styled with product, pushing it upwards into a fauxhawk style, but he can also be found with his hair down and simply pushed to the side when he's just either too busy or too lazy to style it. Ewan tends to shave sporadically, going days, sometimes weeks at a time between shaving, meaning he generally has atleast some form of stubble or beard on his face.

Vocally, Ewan has a light Scottish accent that tends to get stronger whenever he is angry or stressed.

Whenever Ewan is On Duty, he tends to wear a variant of the regular Duty uniform, with an open jacket rather than a closed one. Ewan finds the extra mobility of the open jacket to be a plus, along with the option to take it off whenever he pleases to cool down. Under his jacket, Ewan wears a duty vest.

When off duty, Ewan tends to wear jeans and a simple T-shirt with a jacket if he feels cold. Whenever Ewan is having a lazy day though and sitting in his quarters, he tends to keep to an old Academy Class hooded Sweater that really should have been thrown out ages ago.

Personality

Ewan is an Engineer through and through. From a young age, he would always be fiddling with some kind of toy or another, taking it apart and putting it back together again. It was during Middle school when he began learning about Zefram Cochrane and the first warp flight, this fascinated Ewan, and his long career within Starfleet was all but set in motion.

Helping him along, Ewan is a very intelligent individual, with decades of experience running around in a starship's engine room. He is a charismatic leader who works hard to get to know his crew as best he can so he can always seem personable and there. He is quick to make decisions when in a pinch and will work as hard as he can to get things done.

Though he is willing to listen to his crew's suggestions for what needs to be done on a job, once Ewan makes a decision, very little can change his one once on the course. Very few people have been able to make him change his mind once it's been set (his wife is one). Ewan is additionally very protective of those under his command, willing to go to any lengths to protect them, whether good, or bad.

Additionally, Ewan has been known to more than once break something whenever he gets angry, having quite the temper on him.

Pre-Service Biography

Born 2346

A Starfleet brat from the beginning, Ewan and his twin sister Riley were born on the USS Fontaine, an Ambassador Class cruiser that his father served on at the time. The oldest of what would become 5 children (though his sister still maintains she was first to this day), Ewan was constantly the one that would end up shepparding the rest of his siblings around whenever his parents were busy. His father, a Lieutenant Commander at the time, the Chief Engineer on an aging Ambassador, and his mother a Civilian Diplomat, were both busy people leaving him in charge. Whenever he wasn't taking care of his siblings or he convinced his sister to take the duty, Ewan was constantly tinkering with various old pieces of technology his father had brought back from his job.By the time Ewan reached 15, he was tagging along on repair jobs his father was on. Now a Commander and the Executive Officer, Markus encouraged his sons interest in engineering, helping him in school and giving him extra books on starship operations and warp field theory. Ewan became enamored with Warp theory and how ships moved at speeds faster than light, the history of Warp, the sheer idea of getting from one point in the galaxy to another within the span of weeks. By the time Ewan was 17, he had already decided what he wanted to do and with the blessing of his father began interning within the engine room of the Fontaine. For a solid year before he came of age, Ewan gained a lot of practical experience within the workings of a broken in engine room from how the Impulse reactors worked, to what allowed the ship to jump to warp and how it maintained the Warp Field.

The moment Ewan reached the age of 18, literally the day after (his mother would have killed him if he had done it on his birthday), he applied to Starfleet Academy along with his sister. Though she was more doing it just to make their father happy, and a little bit of that fear of being away from her twin for an extended time. They were both accepted and were slated to start at the Academy at the start of the next term. For the short few months before they began their career, Ewan and Riley traveled together across Earth. After a life aboard a starship for almost 18 years, Earth was a big change for the twins, solid ground, fresh air, oceans as far as the eye could see. In the last couple of months before their attendance at the Academy, Ewan and Riley spent time in their Ancestral homeland of Scotland. Ewan spent time learning about the history of the Darrow family through his Grandparents, a history of Starfleet officers, and military officers dating back all the way to the Royal Navy. This brought great inspiration to Ewan, made him proud to continue on the heritage of the Darrow family.

Author Sadler
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