Lieutenant JG Felix Langston

Name Felix Arthur Langston

Position Chief Flight Control Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG


Stats

  • 53 Mission Posts

Last Post

11 Dec 2017 @ 8:12pm

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 26
Call Sign Gamble

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 9"
Weight 170 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Felix is of average height with a slender and muscular build through years of boxing and savate practice. He has a very expressive, almost boyish face which gives him much of his charm. To make himself appear older, he grows his beard into a short stubble. Felix lets his hair naturally curl and keeps it trimmed to a couple inches. Due to his early years as a boxer, he has slight cauliflower ear on the top ridges of his ears; he is self-conscious about it and keeps his hair long enough to cover it.

Family

Significant Other None.
Children None.
Father Vice Admiral Remy Langston, Starfleet Command
Mother Stella Langston (missing, presumed dead)
Brother(s) Raymond "Ray" Langston, 18 y.o.,
Peter "Petey" Langston, 15 y.o.
Sister(s) Ensign Elizabeth "Lettie Mae" Langston, 22 y.o.
Other Family Lafayette Langston, paternal grandfather, 73 y.o.,
Vice Admiral Etta Langston (retired), paternal grandmother, 70 y.o.
Captain Ulysses Langston, paternal uncle, 53 y.o.
Miles Smith and Imogen Langston-Smith, paternal uncle and aunt 44 y.o.

Merchant Captain John Vee (retired), maternal grandfather, 78 y.o.,
Atlanta Vee, maternal grandmother, 70 y.o.
Herbert and Alicia Vee, maternal uncle and aunt, 48 and 44 y.o. respectively

Numerous cousins on both sides of family.

Personality & Traits

General Overview On the surface, Felix is a happy-go-lucky guy. He is always trying to bring a smile to those around him and keep spirits up. Felix has been known for being a bit of a jokester and gained a bit of a reputation for playing good-natured pranks on his fellow cadets at Starfleet Academy. He is quite friendly and genial to his shipmates and often takes it upon himself to organize times for people to gather and hang out.

Underneath, Felix grapples with tons of conflicting emotions. Coming from a spacefaring family, and a long line of Starfleet officers, he feels he has large shoes to fill; particularly those of his father's. Before his mother's disappearance, he enjoyed a close relationship with his parents and his siblings. However, after that fateful day thirteen years ago, his father became cold and distant, focusing on the continuing Dominion War and leaving Felix and his siblings in the care of his grandparents. This caused Felix feel like he had to be the man of the house and grow up a lot faster than he needed to. He often felt he needed to keep his emotions bottled up until he could take them out on a punching bag.

While energetic and enthusiastic, it is noted by his friends and fellow officers that at the helm, Felix gets gradually calmer as the situation becomes more stressful. He views each tactical encounter like a boxing match and tends to be rather "free-form" in tactical simulations.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:
-Fiercely independent
-Naturally perceptive
-Energetic and enthusiastic
-Friendly and loyal

Weaknesses:
-Independence can lead to rebelliousness
-Tends to fly off the handle if he keeps emotions bottled up too long
-Loyal to a fault, blinded by loyalty at times
Ambitions Felix aspires to push the edge of the envelope as far as he can at the helm. He also longs to live up to his family, decorated Starfleet officers and independent ship captains.
Hobbies & Interests Felix is an amateur boxing champion in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana on Earth. He still practices and fights legendary professional boxers in holodeck simulations. He enjoys music of all kinds, especially jazz and soul. His aunt Alicia is a jazz musician on Earth and taught him how to play piano when growing up. Felix still practices in holodecks in his spare time. He also indulges his nerdy habits by collecting and reading comic books and playing through Captain Proton serials. He is a collector of old paperback novels and even tries his hand at writing part of a (unfinished) novel every so often.
Languages Spoken Federation Standard, English, some French and Creole, some Klingon

Personal History Felix Langston was born to Vice Admiral Remy Langston and Stella Langston on June 25, 2362 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the eldest of four children. As a child, he split his time between New Orleans and his father's previous ship, the USS Potomac. His father was a noted diplomat and tactician who served Starfleet for many years, as was his grandmother. Felix always loved hearing their stories of intrigue and exploration while growing up. Felix's father had assisted in the Federation's role in helping Bajor recover from the Cardassian Occupation. Remy would often take his family on these voyages, giving young Felix a taste for space travel. Throughout his childhood, Felix took boxing and savate lessons after school. He would go on to become an amateur champion in his youth. In school, he excelled in subjects like social studies, letting his natural curiosity spur him on.

Then came the Dominion War and because of it, his father was gone more and more on dangerous missions for the Federation. Due to Remy being gone for months at a time, Felix felt he had to step up and be the man of the house. Everything changed during that time. His teachers noticed that his grades began to slip and he began to get more and more angry due to circumstances caused by the war.

To take his family's mind off the war, his mother Stella had the thought to organize a family vacation to Risa. On the way, the ship was attacked and boarded by pirates. The ship's crew tried to fight off the attackers to no avail. The order was eventually given to abandon ship. During the melee, Stella was captured by the pirates, forcing the crew to get the children to a shuttle. The image haunted Felix for the rest of his life. He vowed that if he ever saw the men who took his mother, he would make them pay for every year that she was gone.

In the ensuing years, Felix and his father became more distant as Felix and his siblings grew up with their grandpa Lafayette and grandma Etta. Felix doubled down on his schoolwork, intent on joining Starfleet, hoping that his father would be proud of his service and that he would achieve some modicum of solace in his mother's disappearance.

Sponsored by his father and his grandmother, Felix Langston was accepted into Starfleet Academy in 2379. He quickly gravitated towards flight school and proved himself enough to become a member of Red Squadron, being known as a top-flight helmsman and pilot. He proved himself many times during real and simulated missions and graduated with top marks in 2383.

That same year, he was stationed as a shuttle pilot on board the Saber-class USS Peregrine, quickly gaining an affinity for piloting the onboard Delta-class shuttle, the Osprey. He also served as a relief helmsman during certain Gamma duty shifts. The Peregrine saw its fair share of action warding off pirates and Romulans in the sector. After a couple years, he transferred to Deep Space 4 and piloted shuttles and fighter craft, ferrying diplomats and officers all the while keeping tabs on his younger siblings. While the job was steady and easy work, he longed to be on the knife's edge again, thirsty to explore and venture to the stars. His sister finally called him out on it after she got accepted to Starfleet Academy. He put in another transfer to serve as the Flight Control Officer onboard the USS Sacagawea, an Intrepid-class starship assigned to study the former Romulan Neutral Zone in the wake of the Hobus Supernova. Felix enjoyed the post, but grated under his CO, a hard-edged Andorian man named Captain Tovrel with a grudge against Romulans.

After having the best conversation with his old man in years, he decided that he needed to go back to the place where his love for space exploration began, on the edge of the Gamma Quadrant near Bajor.
Service Record 2379 - Accepted to Starfleet Academy
2381 - Takes Kobiyashi Maru test. His result is to not rescue the KM, because it would violate the Neutral Zone treaty. Accepted to Flight and Command School at Starfleet Academy.
2381 - Instated as a member of Red Squadron, helmsman of Red Squad vessel USS Talon
2382 - Commendation for bravery and original thinking in incident aboard the Talon
2383 - Graduates from Starfleet Academy
2383 - Assigned to USS Peregrine as shuttle pilot for the Osprey and relief helmsman
2385 - Transferred to Deep Space 4 on shuttle pilot duty
2387 - Transferred to USS Sacagawea as Flight Control Officer
2388 - Transferred to USS Black Hawk and promoted to Chief Flight Control Officer

Duty Information

Quarters Deck 9, Room 09|01
Data Access Level 5
Security Clearance Beta One
Duty Shift Alpha