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Shinji is Asian by decent, and shares many of the bodily markers of that race. His hair is not kept in the usual Starfleet style, but it is allowed for the nature of his work. When you look into his eyes, you see nothing but the coldness of space. His arms are uncharacteristically long, though whether this is for better or for worse remains to be seen. The rest of his body is too skinny. Oftentimes, medical staff question whether he's anorexic.
Personality & Traits
Shinji is a person whom rarely speaks unless spoken to himself first. From being disowned by his parents, and living out an energetic life during his adolescent years in the Japanese Underground, Shinji simply doesn't have the drive to excel at life anymore. However, this isn't to suggest by any means that the work he does for Starfleet is sub-par. On the contrary, because of his past, Shinji is almost obsessive with his work, trying his best to perfect things before finishing them. Shinji has a Bonsai tree which he takes great care of and loves to have Tea Ceremonies, no matter what kind.
- Shinji is addicted to Green Tea.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Shinji has a superior sense of honour and respect for those who earn it. He's a very patient man, and will listen to everyone around him, even if the topics are non-sense.
Shinji really doesn't have much of a backbone. This is to say that he frequently lets people walk all over him and boss him around. He's far too timid to put up much of a fight.
Shinji wants to learn how to fight and how to live life to the fullest. Both are short-term and long-term goals.
Hobbies & Interests
Hobbies: Horticulture, Exercising, and Reading Interests: Psychological Warfare and most other Arts disciplines
Shinji was born on Earth, or more specifically, Tokyo, Japan's capital city in the year 2361. He was born into a family of great wealth and influence in the Kanto region of Japan. As such, Aristocracy was the way of his family, and Shinji grew up through his child years learning everything that his parents could afford, which was more than most children.
When Shinji was fourteen years old, he had a wide circle of friends. However, that was to be expected from him. During one of his male friend's visits to his household, Shinji's elder sister was home with them. Shinji and his friend were close, really close to each other. It was on this fateful day that Shinji and his friend admitted their feelings of love for one another, and proceeded to make-out right in the main room of the house. Moments later, Shinji's sister came around and saw what was happening. Embarrassed by what she saw, she ran out and reported her findings to their parents.
On the same day, Shinji's parents disowned him from the family and banned him from speaking to them ever again. However, Shinji's sister came around to understanding why Shinji had done as he did, and gave Shinji a large amount of money to be spent during his teenaged years before he was forced into the only alternative lifestyle at 18, Starfleet.
Soon after Shinji's eviction, he quickly found himself in the Japanese Underground world of drugs and crime. Because his body was quite weak from the beginning, he wasn't able to participate in muggings and raids, but he did do his part to earn a stay with one of the crime lords. He offered his services as a hacker to gain entry into digital banks and stealing large sums of money. If their group was ever caught, the crime lord had lackeys to take the fall and Shinji was never arrested.
At 18 years old, Shinji decided to leave the world of crime. It was easier than he'd thought, though thankfully the crime lord was like an uncle to him, and respected his wishes. Shinji left for Starfleet Academy and used his skills from his past life to enrich his education there. He enrolled in Science and took Computer Science and Stellar Cartography. He some courses of all the other disciplined, but he specialized in these two.
When Shinji graduated the Academy, he was 22 years old. His first assignment saw him on the USS Bushido as the Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer at the rank of Ensign. During this time, Shinji grew quite bored and found a Bonsai tree in the Arboretum that he could prune and take care of until it died. Also, during this four-year cruise, Shinji helped in developing anti-virus software and more precise targeting systems for the various torpedoes held in storage. Because of his efforts, the Bushido survived many confrontations with using such modifications. For his service, Shinji was promoted to Lieutenant JG.