Ethan Kessel

Ethan Scott Kessel
Biographical Information










Physical Description





Brown/Dark Ginger



Political Information

United Federation of Planets Starfleet


USS Highlander


Chief Engineer

Played By:

Benjamin Lowe

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Lieutenant Ethan Scott Kessel is a Federation Starfleet officer serving the 11th Fleet in the latter half of the 24th century aboard the USS Highlander as Chief Engineer.


He was born on Titan, one of Saturn's Moons, so is no stranger to Space travel. His Mother died in childbirth, and he was raised by his father. He went to school, and studied hard there, before joining Starfleet.

He studied physics at New-Oxford High school, before studying at Starfleet Academy. He passed the engineering exams almost flawlessly, but did not do so well in Command, due to his lack of ability in delegating responsibly to his subordinates.

During his Time at Star Fleet Academy, he established himself, as a skilled engineer, and a Competent Officer, however, he distanced himself away from situation when he had to give out order, preferring to rely on himself, and his own skill, than those of a person he knew nothing about.

While at Starfleet, he made friend, found love, lost it, the usual story of any University aged Student. Having turned his sights on study Trans-Monocular theory and Nuclear Synthesis, he studied the works of Famous Nuclear Physicists, and published research on the relationship between Century old Alchemy and the Particle experiments of the modern world. Although hardly world renowned, he became a local authority with his fellow students, and enjoyed life as a well liked, well respected Engineer, who many anticipated would achieve great things in a Starfleet Laboratory, studying the Mysteries of the building blocks of Space and Time.

So it was with great surprise when he announced his intention to full graduate as an officer, and serve aboard a USS Starship, in order to allow his skills directly contribute Starfleet.

Although devastated that he would rather spend time "Zooming around the Galaxy" then continue to study with him, his Lecturer and Mentor, Professor Albert Rubedo used his influence to ensure that he would eventually be posted on a ship that he considered deserving of his prodigies’ talent - The USS Endeavour - Which came to pass upon his graduation.

Personal Life


Has a good relationship with his father, who designs Starfleet Ships for a living, but has few other family members h is in regular contact with.


Had a lover in the past, but ended when she left him for a First officer on another ship. He Has completely gotten over it however.


Has No Friends onboard, since he has recently been transferred to this new Ship. Has a Vulcan Roommate he is on Email terms with. He is in regular Contact with his Friend and Mentor, Professor Albert Rubedo who is responsible for his posting in the USS Endeavour. He Is friends with Kalin Jerome whom he met at Starfleet

Personality Profile

General Overview

Youthful, and full of Energy. Like to Joke around, and enjoys practical jokes, such as beaming sleeping crewmates to prank locations, such as a holo-deck rendition of a medieval castle dungeon for no apparent reason.

Strengths & Weaknesses


  • Confident in himself
  • Strong and fit
  • Intelligence
  • Imagination
  • Described as Overzealous


  • Finds it hard to trust others
  • Is uncomfortable in command situation
  • Intimidated by Admirals and the like, but will often strive to impress to the point of annoyance
  • Self-conscious
  • Easily Goaded
  • Described as Overzealous


  • Would Like to one day serve as Chief Engineer, but only after serving and gathering Experience by serving of Ships
  • Would like to develop new Transporter technologies
  • Would like to serve on one of his father’s ships

Hobbies & Interests

  • Loves to debate arguments, with a passion for Nuclear Physics.
  • Enjoys Holo-renditions of Classical science fiction and fantasy Novels - Such as Tolkien, HG Wells, David Eddings, Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett.
  • Likes to spar with fellow Crewman.
  • Enjoys Chess, and other Competitive games.


English; Some Vulcan he picked up from a roomate.


2365 - Ethan Kessel is Born on Titan
2370 - Ethan Kessel starts Primary school.
2375 - Ethan Kessel starts Middle school.
2379 - Ethan Kessel starts High school
2381 - Ethan Kessel Finishes school, and is enrolled in Starfleet academy
2386 - Ethan Kessel graduates from Starfleet academy and begins his assignment on the USS Endeavour.

Preceded by:
Owen Sanders
Chief Engineer of USS Highlander
2391 – Present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Aeitos th'Ralik
Chief Engineer of USS Endeavour
2389 – 2391
Succeeded by:
None; Vessel Lost