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Sunday January 14, 2018 @ 2:04pm

Lieutenant Zachariah Cobb

Name Zachariah Cobb Lieutenant

Position Internal Chief Engineering Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 40

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2
Hair Color Black with speckles of grey
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description A vagrant, an outlaw, a hellion - just some of the things Zachariah Cobb has been mistaken for at a distance. On the surface, his long dark hair and beard, coupled with a barely-regulation uniform of open tunic and faded black t-shirts, suggests a rather rebellious character. Something that his love of good alcohol and sleeping in jefferies tubes does little to counter.

But closer inspection reveals a surprising level of physical fitness. Cobb's tall, wide frame is toned and muscular, an impressive upper body strength compensating for a slight roundness of the belly. His left leg is strong, his right impaired by an old battle injury that he stubbornly refuses to have healed.

Only in those piercing, cerulean blue eyes can the true character of the man be glimpsed. And they present a visage as bleak and as barren as a Siberian winter.

Family

Spouse Anastasia - Divorced
Children Son Gregory - Estranged
Father Amory Cobb - Deceased
Mother Elizabeth Cobb (nee. Windacre) - Deceased
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None of note

Personality & Traits

Personality profile It has oft been suggested, and not only by his ex-wife, that the dictionary definition of a 'misanthropist' should carry with it an image of Zachariah Cobb. A solitary childhood bred an interest in mathematics and engineering and an aversion to almost everything else; his student years at Starfleet Academy cementing this with the marriage of academic genius to social incapacitation. But battle has no tolerance for the lonely and the meek and and eventually Cobb was forced to bond with his fellow officers, to make connections and form friendships, for survival. And for a time, Zachariah Cobb revelled in the comforting sensation of belonging. He thrilled at this newfound ability to converse so easily with others, to laugh so heartily and with such abandon, to love so passionately and from the depths of his very soul. But when the war saw fit to slaughter these bonds, the agony of his loss almost destroyed him.

So now Cobb lingers in the no man's land between company and solitude, more at ease when interacting with machines than with men. But on rare occasions, when the alcohol is in generous supply, he can sometimes be coaxed into laughing and conversing with others, just like the Zachariah of old.
Strengths & Weaknesses A brilliant engineer, Zachariah Cobb is truly in his element with a hyperspanner in his hand and a jefferies tube at his feet. On the engineering deck he is bold, confident, energised...like a man with something to live for. Cobb cares deeply for the men and women on his team and would do anything to help them. Although remuneration in the form of a bottle is always much appreciated.

But behind the scenes this Jekyll becomes Hyde, the thrill of the engineering deck dissolving into a loneliness and apathy that only alcohol can ease.
Hobbies & Interests Engineering. Working on engineering projects. Reading about engineering projects. Thinking about engineering projects. And drinking.

Personal History Born in 2313 in the small, coastal town of Nantucket, Zachariah Cobb’s formative years were ones of unrelenting solitude. His father, a Federation starship Captain, took to spending increasingly lengthy periods away from home, his mother in turn becoming consumed by grief for a marriage that held no hope for resurrection.
In those lonely days, Cobb sought solace in books and reading, the young boy eagerly devouring anything he could find on the subject of warp and interstellar travel. He saw in his father's actions his own escape route from this miserable, earthbound life, a ticket to excitement and adventure amongst the stars.
In his studies, Zachariah applied himself with an almost desperate passion, excelling in engineering and mathematics and easily winning himself a place at Starfleet Academy. But while the young man had developed a deep understanding of the inner workings of machines, the same could not be said for the intricacies of the human race and he found sparse companionship amongst his fellow students.
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