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Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Ingram Dr

Name Benjamin Ingram Dr

Position Chief Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 35
Date of Birth 8th of April, 2352
Place of Birth Ingram Estate, Sufolk, England, Earth

Physical Appearance

Height 6'1"
Weight 96kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Classic Academic would be the logical moniker: tall, hawkish, but overall bland in appearance, and a little round about the midsection. He looks like a kindly librarian, someone bookish and unassuming. Someone who could be considered, in a good light, helpful.

This, my friends, is a trap.


Spouse The Former Mrs Ingram
Children None
Father Sebastian Ingram
Mother Anatasia Ingram
Other Family Cousins, nephews.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Abrasive, superior, ‘too full of himself’ and hinting towards a God Complex, Benjamin Ingram would be a danger to himself and others if his ego’s balloon-thin skin wasn’t popped every now and then. To be fair when you use a word like genius, the term crazy follows closely on its heels, and for Mr Ingram, it’s all too true. After all, he’s smart, and if no one else can even think on his level, who really needs them anyway? The little people only help the gifted, they don’t become gifted.

So indulge him, play to his ego, but like any uppity Springer Spaniel do not hesitate to hit him on the nose with a newspaper. Some science types only learn through the try/fail system.
Strengths & Weaknesses Benjamin is a man with his eyes full of stars. He seems to believe that all of Starfleet is for his personal use to get him closer to those stars, and resents the fact that his personal chauffeur serves comes armed with phasers and photon torpedoes.

His interests are academic, and food adjacent.

Interpersonal skills, or a lack thereof. in fact wherever he goes people transfer out of his way like he's able to part the red sea of paperwork. Though we've not told him that, given his ego is dangerously close to collapsing into a star.
Ambitions To be seen as the one true genius he knows he is. And, also, to get back at the snooty, stuck-up Vulcan's who decided he was not up to snuff to go to their prestigious school.
Hobbies & Interests Anything science related though he does have an odd fascination (some might say fixation) on botany. He also has a fine appreciation for single malts and orbital skiff racing, though please don't bring that up or you'll hear about how he won the Saturn Lunar Freestyle almost single-handedly.

Personal History Benjamin Ingram is a gifted man, the same way Beethoven was a gifted man, and Alexander Bell. From an early age, these were terms bandied about by his parents, both respected scientists and engineers, and they were nothing if not correct.

It was, however, a shame their child heard them say that so often.

Ben grew up in a house where he was the centre of attention, every mental task catered for, every whim appeased, and he excelled at any challenge set before him. This set him apart from the other kids in his classes, and whilst they were happy to play dodgeball, Ben was more interested in the fluidic flow dynamics of the air around the ball as it flew right at him.

This led to Benjamin’s aversion to doctors, nurses, and the medically inclined.

Things did not get better as he grew older. With his keen, startling intellect Benjamin jumped classes and grades like an Olympic hurdler heading for a gold medal. By his early teen's he’d applied and been accepted to most earth based universities and educational institutions, which allowed him to pick and choose his own subjects of choice.

At CalTech he helped to perfect the then next generation antimatter containment vessels that would go on to power some of the most renowned vessels in Federation history.

At MIT he was part of the team that nearly created an artificial intelligence that could surpass the Truing/Becker Test, but alas that final hurdle of Professor Soong’s experiments never got further than the chess-playing variety.

Mars U was less academic than Ingram had been led to believe, but hands-on work in the ongoing Terraforming projects gave him the practical skills to bring out the more devious side of his intellect. Even to this day, there is a food processor in Chasm City dedicated to Benjamin Ingram, creator of the first artificial chocolate brownie, ‘The Benji Bake’, that didn’t taste like cardboard, and contained no calories.

Weight Watchers filed for bankruptcy the day following this.

His application and subsequent denial of entry into the Vulcan Science Academy has been the first recorded incident of a human being given a special invitation by the Vulcan High Command to get onto the next ship to leave Vulcan should he ever return.

Having failed to get into his first choice of superior learning establishment, he went for his second choice: Starfleet Academy, where the best and brightest from across the Federation were brought to excel and serve the greater good.

No one told Ben’s ego of this fact.

It was also to be the place where Benjamin Bob Ingram would meet his exact polar opposite, soon-to-be wife, and shortly after that ex-wife. They were polar opposites, as previously stated, like two sides of the same coin. Whilst Ben’s focus was on astrology and astrogation, her focus had been along starship propulsion systems and ship handling. In short, he knew where he was going, and she could get them there. This led them to win the Starfleet Academy Spatial Awareness Acuity Test three years in a row, earning them both the prestige and envy of their betters.

Unfortunately, this teamwork in the workplace did not translate to teamwork out of the workplace. Their lifestyles and choices matched as well as their personalities, and after 6 years of marriage (Thanks to Starfleet assignments that translated to six months of time spent together), they decided to call it quits.

Well, Ben decided to call it quits, but that’s beside the point.

Which makes his appointment to the USS Amaterasu his bachelor tour.
Service Record Various higher education facilities on Earth, the wider Solar System, Andor and a failed application to the Vulcan Science Academy.

Starfleet Academy

Starfleet Solar Observatory Antares

USS Odyessy

USS Canopus

USS Amaterasu