"I chose to believe that I was a person, that I had the potential to become more than a collection of circuits and sub-processors."
                                                                                                  – Data, 2369 ("Rightful Heir")

 

INFORMATION~

  • Name: Data.
  • Gender: Male.
  • Species: Soong-type android.
  • Affiliation: Federation Starfleet.
  • Rank: Lieutenant Commander.
  • Occupation: Operations Officer, Second Officer.
  • Born: February 2, 2338 (activation date), Omicron Theta.

 

  • Father: Dr. Noonian Soong (Creator).
  • Mother: Juliana Soong (Human)/Juliana Soong (Android).
  • Sibling(s):B-4 (older "Brother"), Lore (older "Brother"), two previous prototypes, elder "brothers".
  • Children: Lal ("Daughter") - Deceased/Deactivated.

 

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Data was composed of 24.6 kilograms of tripolymer composites, 11.8 kilograms of molybdenum-cobalt alloys and 1.3 kilograms of bioplast sheeting. All told, his mass was approximately one hundred kilograms. Data's upper spinal support was a polyalloy designed to withstand extreme stress. His skull was composed of cortenide and duranium. His legs were exactly 87.2 centimeters in length. Data was built with an ultimate storage capacity of eight hundred quadrillion bits (Approximately 100,000 Terabytes) and a total linear computational speed rated at sixty trillion operations per second. However, he later augmented his computational speed by converting his interlink sequencer to an asynchronous mode of operation, removing the performance constraint created by virtue of having space between his positronic links. His computational speed became virtually instantaneous after this modification.

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Data's physical and mental capabilities were far superior to that of virtually any organic or cybernetic humanoid, including Klingons, Humans, and even Borg drones. His strength was such that he was capable of casually holding a 1950's automobile at bay against the full force of its engine with a single hand. These superhuman capabilities made him an important asset to the Enterprise-D, and the fact that he was either unaffected by or highly resistant to conditions such as disease, radiation, oxygen deprivation, mind control, and chemical imbalance was crucial to the survival of the ship on numerous occasions. However, he was more vulnerable than either Humans or Klingons to atmospheric conditions that involved the presence of high concentrations of ions.

Though capable of consuming more traditional food and drink, Data had no sense of taste and therefore tended not to bother eating Data also did not sleep, nor apparently did he require rest of any kind. Data also demonstrated immunity to telepathy and other psionic abilities. This was known to trouble him to a certain degree, as he believed that it was possible that there was simply nothing "real" in his mind for these individuals to read; that his consciousness was comprised only of "algorithms and programed responses".

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CREATION:

Data was constructed on the planet Omicron Theta around 2336. He was the fifth of six known androids designed by Dr. Noonien Soong. The previous, Lore, had been deactivated over the protests of Soong's wife Juliana. Soong claimed he built Data to perfect his design of his androids, and when Data was perfected, apply his improvements to Lore. Juliana had come to view Data as her beloved son, but always feared that he would fail, as his previous "brothers" had, or become dangerous, like Lore, and would have to be dismantled. 

In his earliest existence, Data was much like a baby, struggling with motor control and sensory input. Over time, Data had learned about himself and his world, and his programming was refined by Dr. Soong, who attempted to eliminate certain undesirable behaviors. Problems included a disregard for social niceties (courtesies like "please" and "thank you"), and a lack of appreciation for clothing (Data did not see any necessity since he "didn't suffer from the elements"). In regards to the latter issue, the Soongs had to write a "modesty subroutine", because the colonists objected to an anatomically-accurate android being unclothed. 

Eventually Soong decided to feed Data with the logs and journals of the colonists, while simultaneously wiping his memory of his early existence. Unfortunately, while Data was still deactivated, a mysterious Crystalline Entity attacked the colony. Juliana's fears that Data would be another failure motivated her to lie to her husband when they fled, forcing him to leave Data behind, inactive.

Data remained alone on the planet, inactive and abandoned by the colonists, until he was discovered by a landing party from the USS Tripoli on Omicron Theta.

 

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DISCOVERY AND EARLY CAREER

In the first few weeks after Data was reactivated, and without the early presence of Noonien and Juliana Soong, Data claimed he had no one to guide him as his neural net was developing and achieving sentience. In that process, more complex pathways replaced simpler ones. As the integration of these pathways became increasingly difficult, the probability of cascade failure increased. As a consequence, Data considered shutting himself down and beginning all over again. He eventually considered the situation a challenge and continued on. He would later express to Geordi that, in essence, he considered suicide at a difficult point in his early life. 

His connection with Starfleet resulted in his choice to enter Starfleet Academy. Upon applying for admittance to the Academy, Data met with some resistance from Bruce Maddox – who, desiring the opportunity to avail his cybernetic research interests, became, as Data put it, "the only member of the evaluation committee to oppose [Data's] entrance on the grounds that [he] was not a sentient being." Eventually, Data was admitted to the Academy in 2341, and spent four years there. 

Prior to 2364, Data had been cited in several bio-mechanical texts. 

During his time at Starfleet Academy, Data did extremely well scholastically, but his lack of understanding often created social obstacles for him. He fell victim to several practical jokes and had difficulty with social gatherings. Nonetheless, in 2345, Data graduated, with honors in exobiology and probability mechanics. 

One of Data's first assignments after he graduated Starfleet Academy was aboard the USS Trieste. He spent three years as an ensign and twelve as a lieutenant before being promoted to lieutenant commander in 2360. In 2364, he was assigned to the USS Enterprise-D as its second officer.

By 2365, Data had earned the Starfleet Command Decoration for Gallantry, Medal of Honor with clusters, Legion of Honor, and the Star Cross. 

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  • (Me as well. I am a huge Star Trek fan.  Data is one of the best characters.)

  • (Gotta agree with Khan. TNG is the first start trek that I saw and got me into the show. Always loved Data. Him and good ole Warf.  Look forward to plotting.)

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  • Thank you for the friendship request. Always a pleasure to find Star Trek characters here. I love Data very much. TNG made me to the Star Trek Fan I am today. Let’s start a storyline my new friend.

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