Hermia Annalise O'Rourke MD
Place of Origin: Redhouse, Kilkenny, Ireland, Earth
Played by: Jason Anderson Beauvoir
Height 1.78m (5'10”)
Weight 70kg (155lb)
Hair Color Reddish Brown
Eye Color Black (wears grey-green contacts)
Physical Description Tall, in good physical shape, but with fine features. A Celtic tattoo on her upper left arm.
General Overview Hermia often has trouble reconciling her Marine upbringing with her medical training. She is an exceptional diagnostic surgeon, with a great bedside manner.
She went against her father's wishes by becoming a 'Fleet doctor, but studied combat medicine and completed Marine Basic Training , to make him happy. Although she tends to follow the rules, her loyalty to her or the needs of her patients sometimes trump her adherence to the regs.
Growing up on Earth she was teased about her mixed parentage. Not wanting to appear different or 'alien', she began wearing coloured contacts to hide her Betazoid eyes. A practice she continues to this day.
Hermia deals with her anger, by working. She doesn't lash out, instead she calmly and meticulously plan revenge against those who wrong her. The one exception is her father, which she actively lashes out at.
She is also a closet romantic.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Her empathic abilities aid her in her diagnosis of a patient.
+ Is a very proficient diagnostician.
+ Has the knowledge and ability to incapacitate most humanoids.
- Can be manipulative
- Holds a grudge
- Her empathic abilities can sometimes make it difficult for her to focus in a crowded Sickbay or on a battlefield.
Ambitions To make her father proud (Something that she tends to undermine with her sometimes undisciplined behaviour).
To get her daughter back.
Hobbies & Interests working out, reading romance novels, playing (Gaelic) soccer. New medical techniques, new phaser rifles. Close Quarters Combat.
Hermia Annalise O'Rourke was born into a family with a long tradition of becoming Marines. She broke her father's heart not only by going into Medicine, but by also joining Starfleet rather than the Marine Corps. As a favour to him she did minor in Battlefield Medicine and completed Marine Basic Training in her final Academy year.
Although she did this grudgingly, it amused her that she was the only member of her graduating class that could field-strip a phaser-rifle blind-folded.
Hermia's empathic abilities, she inherited from her mother, are both a blessing and a curse in her chosen profession. When treating a single patient she can tell if there is something they are keeping from her. But on a battlefield or in a busy triage she has to try extra hard to block out the emotions.
Hermia's father taught all his children how to defend themselves when they were still in primary school.