Angela Hathaway

Angela Jessica “Ange” Hathaway BsC (Hons) is a Starfleet officer and the current Second Helm Officer of the starship Challenger (NX-03). Angela is the niece of Starfleet Commander-in-Chief, Fleet Admiral Moira Hathaway.

Biographical Information
Homeworld:United Earth, Sol System
Species:Human
Gender:Female
Birth:March 24th, 2127 (age: 28)
Death:N/A
PhysicalDescription
Height:5′ 10″ (1.8 m)
Weight:128 Ilbs 
Hair:Dark Auburn
Eyes:Brown
Political Information
AffiliationUnited Earth Commonwealth
PostingChallenger (NX-03)
PositionSecond Helm Officer
Rank
Ensign

Family

Father: Professor Duncan Hathaway, Chancellor of University of the West of Scotland.

Father: First Minister (of Scotland) LachlanHathaway MSP.

Brother(s): Cameron Hathaway, Finlay Hathaway

Biography

Early Life

Born in Ayr, Scotland, Angela was raised by her two loving fathers and later became a big sister to her twin brothers Cam and Fin. Her father, Duncan was a lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland while her other Lachlan was a successful business owner. During her early years, Angela often went camping with her fathers and brothers in the Highlands and enjoyed this time away with her family. Her childhood was a typical one; her fathers encouraged her to enjoy playing music in particular the guitar. When she hit the age of fourteen and when her father, Lachlan changed his career and ran for election as a member of the Scottish Parliament. He would win his constituency for Ayr and later on was voted to become the deputy leader of his party, which made him the Deputy First Minister of Scotland. By the time she was sixteen, her father was made the First Minister of Scotland and the entire family moved to Brute House in Edinburgh. Angela would attend many political events with her fathers and brothers. 

After college, where she studied A levels in Mathematics and Business Studies, she went to the University of Edinburgh to carry on with her studies in maths. Three years later she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in science with honours and went on to join the Royal Air Force. Her fathers never questioned her choice with her decision to pursue a career in RAF as they knew she enjoyed flying and had no fears of heights, especially as she had jumped out of planes on a number of occasions for charitable events. 

Angela was at Royal Air Force College Cranwell for eight months in 2148 before being made a Flying Officer at the end of the year. Her instructors had reported that she was one of the finest cadets they had ever trained and felt she had a lot of potential, having a natural knack and instinct when it came to flying. In 2151, she had achieved the rank of Flight Lieutenant and was becoming anxious with what to do with her life. She was assured a stable career in the RAF and many believed she would be made a Group Captain before her thirtieth birthday. One evening though, she attended a family gathering, where her aunt, Moira Hathaway, was in attendance. Moira, the Starfleet Commander-in-Chief, had kept a close eye on Angela’s flying career. Angela had only met her father’s sister a few times as a child, but had been impressed by the woman that led Earth’s space exploration agency. The two had got talking about Angela moving to Starfleet and building herself a career in space exploration. She had no family ties and the notion of going beyond the Earth’s atmosphere was an enticing one for the pilot. Angela had no romantic interests at the time, her previous boyfriend had been a fellow officer who was now stationed in Germany and they rarely got to see each other hence why they called an end to their relationship. Without hesitation, Angela put her admission in to the Starfleet Training Command with her aunt’s full backing. Her RAF commanding officer was reluctant to let her go, nevertheless he saw that Angela was determined in her conviction to take on the challenge that Starfleet offered her. 

Early Career

Angela joined Starfleet Training Command mid-2152, and due to her current rank, training and qualifications from the RAF and university she was placed on Starfleet’s fast-track intensive training course. Her training would last for almost two years.

Enjoying the challenges of understanding the science behind starship operations as well as the difference of flying one compared to a fighter jet, Angela once again excelled in her studies. While at Starfleet Training Command she dated a fellow cadet, Isaac North, who was also an experienced military pilot who had served in the United States Air Force. The two were close for several months until Angela walked in him cheating on her with a mutual friend (fellow cadet Hayden Shields). She ended their relationship, moved out of their shared dormitory and returned her focus to her studies. Isaac attempted to make it up to Angela on a number of occasions, until one day she confronted him and asked him to let her go. He eventually got the message and only a few weeks later she saw him arriving at a formal social event with Hayden as an official couple.  Absolutely heartbroken, Angela was determined now to finish the course. She completed her course by the end of 2154 and was handpicked by Captain Karim, the new commanding officer of the third NX-class: the Challenger, to join as the ship’s second helm officer. Angela had been offered the position of chief helm officer on two other ships, the Miranda (NV-07) and the Pathfinder (NCC-111), however the chance of serving on one of the fastest ships in the fleet was an offer she would not refuse to take. Her family were extremely proud of her; however Angela soon discovered that her aunt had pulled a favour with Captain Karim to offer her a position. Angela had appreciated her aunt’s effort, but requested she no longer interfered with her new career. 

Challenger NX-03

Joining Challenger in mid-January gave Angela several months beforehand to spend some time at home with her parents and catch up with her brothers who were now starting to attend university themselves. When she did board the Challenger for the first time she was met by its first officer, Commander Lloyd Burton, who gave her (along with a number of other new crewmembers) a tour of the ship. He wanted them all to know their ship inside out, so when they would eventually launch there wouldn’t be too many ‘hiccups’. Angela’s superior was not meant to join the ship for a few more weeks as such she was the senior most pilot on board and was responsible in overseeing the arrival of the ship’s shuttlepods, inspection pods and overseeing the upgrade to the ship’s flight operations software. Tragedy struck when Captain Karim (alongside their chief science officer, Lieutenant Commander Alec Rossi), died in accident when a small vessel collided with her shuttlepod and both crashed in to the English Channel. Karim died on impact after attempting a crash landing in the sea. The loss of Challenger’s new CO and chief science officer devastated the crew, leaving a massive gap in the ship’s command structure. Angela had interacted with the captain a few times, but had gotten to know Commander Rossi well. The science officer had invited her to join him and other junior officers for various meals. It was his attempt to get to know them so they would trust him to be a voice for them on the senior staff. The sudden loss of two senior staff prompted Starfleet to promote Commander Burton to Captain and with his new position Burton ordered Angela’s superior to report for duty at once. When Ensign Ezrah Alcott arrived, Angela immediately went out of her way to get to know him and form a good relationship with her fellow pilot and department head. 

Once the ship was launched and assigned its first mission, a diplomatic one, Angela did not imagine she would be flying the ship during a combat situation. The ship had been attacked by the Orions and a number of the crew had been kidnapped, including Ensign Alcott. She went on to serve as acting chief helm officer and was heavily involved in helping Captain Burton build plans to retrieve their missing crew. During the rescue attempt Angela piloted the ship and found the entire situation exhilarating as she was reminded of the many war games she had dealt with while serving in the RAF. Her Orion counterparts were just as good as her, but eventually the Starfleet crew (along with their Coalition allies) were successful and got the upper hand on the aggressors. They successfully retrieved their missing crew and fled far from the Orions. Unfortunately during his imprisonment, Ensign Alcott had been tortured and brutally abused. It left the pilot scarred and for several days unfit for duty. Angela carried on her temporary position as acting chief helm officer. 

Angela attempted to help Ezrah deal with what happened to him. She spent many of her off hours with him, hoping to get him out of his shell. This helped a lot and he slowly began gaining his confidence again. In between missions the junior officers (in particular those who were deputy department heads) began to share meals and recreation activities together. Being keen to extend her friendship pool, Angela was soon part of a friendship group that had developed between many of them. She would often sit with them to have breakfast and dinner while joining some for the ship’s movie night. 

Unfortunately Ezrah would be dealt another blow to his career when he was severely injured when the ship battled the Romulans to save two colony ships. He was left in sickbay and unable to perform his duties, this left Angela once again as the ship’s acting helm officer. She pulled a number of double shifts so the ship was able to deal with its current assignment in protecting the colonists from further Romulan attacks. However when Doctor Ben-Ami realised that Angela was close to exhaustion she highly recommended that the deputy pilot was given a break. Unfortunately this all came at the wrong time as the ship was about to enter to a battle that would determine the fate of the Archer system. Captain Burton needed an excellent and experienced pilot that was able to deal with it. Angela was too exhausted to carry out her duties, Ezrah was still in sickbay and the other two helm officers weren’t ready for such a job. Ensign Hennessey, the ship’s communication officer, took an alternative route to help the ship with its issue. He took an unconventional approach and directly approached Captain Burton with the idea of bringing one of the other pilots from the convoy to the ship. John “Jack” Conrad had been trained in Starfleet, but had been discharged by the service for performing a stunt that violated a number of regulations.. Initially Burton was reluctant to go along with the idea, but when their mission became critical Burton took on Hennessey’s idea. He approached Captain Montague of the ECS Raven and requested that Jack be temporarily assigned to Challenger for their plan to save Archer IV to succeed. Montague agreed and under protest Jack returned to duty with the provisional rank of ensign. Flying the Challenger into battle, Jack ensured the ship survived its ordeal against the Romulans as thesmall combined allied fleet fought to free the area. They were able to force the Romulans to retreat from the system. Angela had been frustrated with herself in not being able to fly the ship and fulfil her duties, but Commander Levesque (the ship’s first officer) and Doctor Ben-Ami reminded her that she was in no shape to fly the ship in to a fight while trying to battle with fatigue too. Eventually she returned to duty and Ezrah recovered from his physical injuries. The young pilot’s life was filled with tragedy and he was forced to return to Earth as his father became ill. Angela wasn’t expecting to be made his replacement; nevertheless she was upset when Captain Burton offered Jack a permanent position on board his ship with the full field commission of ensign as the ship’s chief helm officer.  Angela never vocalised her disappointment with the captain’s decision, but went out of her way to build a relationship with Jack. The two would eventually become good friends, enjoying each other’s company while off duty and they soon discovered a shared interest in poker. 

Once the situation in the Archer system was secure, the Challenger was ordered to begin its exploration mission. The ship’s exploration mission was partly interrupted when Challenger was invited to Andoria by its new elected leader: Chancellor Margerit. Margerit wished to discuss with Burton the possibility of strengthen ties between Earth and Andoria. When the Andorian colony on Docana was invaded by Malurians and Nausicaans, Challenger led several Starfleet ships in the area to provide relief aid once the Andorian fleet was able to repel the invasion force. Unfortunately almost the entire Andorian task force was obliterated by a minefield. Captain Burton was given command of the remaining forces and ordered to liberate the fallen colony by the Andorian chancellor and Prime Minister Samuels. One part of that mission was destroying the minefield that encircled the Docana system. Jack was assigned to Commander Stanton’s team to disable and take control of a minefield that had been setup by the invaders (which were a combined military force of Malurian and Nausicaan ships). This left Angela once again sat at the helm flying the ship and leading the combined allied task force into battle against the Malurian-Nausicaan fleet. The ship was successful in liberating the colonists and Angela flew one of the shuttlepods that took one the relief teams to the planet.

During the middle of 2155 the ship was ordered to make official first contact with the Deltan species on behalf of the Earth Commonwealth and its allies in the Coalition of Planets. Initially the first contact went well with both side exchanging ideas peacefully, but the ship was dragged in to an ongoing conflict the Deltans were having with a neighbouring race known as the Carreons. Eventually the Carreons began a campaign of attacking the ship on a regular basis. As their weapons weren’t as advanced compared to Starfleet’s the ship received little damaged until they persisted and repeated their attacks almost daily. Angela saw her piloting skills put to the test where she pushed the ship to its limits to avoid being hit by enemy fire while at the same time giving them the opportunity to fire back.  In their last battle they engaged a Romulan Bird-of-Prey which they discovered was using a telepresence capturing system to control Carreon vessels. They were able to avoid being captured themselves and disabled the craft; unfortunately the Romulans were not prepared to be captured and destroyed their ship. The shockwave from the exploding ship severely damaged Challenger further. Burton told the crew of his decision to order them to abandon ship when it became heavily damaged and unable to sustain the entire crew. Burton gave Doctor Ben-Ami a battlefield promotion to lieutenant commander and ordered her to take command of the crew and lead them to a safe place. Angela was assigned to Ben-Ami’s team and flew her escape pod. The crew were led to a Minshara-class world they had detected on long range sensors as a place of sanctuary. The trip took a very long time in escape pods and one shuttlepod, eventually they arrived in orbit. When they began their decent they encountered an alien craft that originated from the world. The vessel opened fire after Kefira attempted to contact them. Their engagement gave the other escape pods time to move out of harm’s way and land on the planet without being hassled, but Kefira’s own escape pod was damaged and was forced to crash land elsewhere. She survived the crash and those with her made a small camp within a cave, surviving for several days. Her experience of camping with her family in the Scottish Highlands helped them and she was able to help Chef Lawson identify plants that were safe to eat. While there they encountered some of the planet’s inhabitants in the form of two young humanoid boys who they befriended and ended up caring for. Using their universal translator the group were able to communicate with them both and discovered they were brothers who were lost from their mining village. The eldest was named Edro and his younger brother was called Roburn. Angela became extremely close to the boys and during their stay would read to them different stories from her favourite childhood series about a time-traveller that journeyed across time and space to save people. While she was stuck in the cave she became close with her fellow crewmates, in particular Staff Sergeant Rupesh Iyer who was Challenger’s MACO detachment’s first sergeant. The two became the boys’ “step-parents” while they were stuck in the cave. 

However Angela found herself involved with a philosophical issue once they had been rescued by their crewmates and returned to their base camp. As both Roburn and Edro had become close with her and Rupesh there was the issue of what to do with the boys. Either they would keep them at their base camp or send them back to their village, even though it meant they would be forced to return to mining as part of the planet’s child labour force. Angela, Rupesh, along with many of the crew argued for keeping the boys with them as they felt it was morally wrong to send them back to such bad conditions, especially as both boys had never attended a school and were ill from their mistreatment. Nevertheless Doctor Ben-Ami argued that she didn’t want to stand in between the boys from ever seeing their parents again. This was difficult for Rupesh and Angela to comprehend as they began developing a deep bond with both boys. Roburn had called them their High Guardians, a name of a character from one of the myths their parents had told them as they grew up. Eventually Ben-Ami decided to leave the issue of what to do with the boys for the moment. Instead she ordered for the crew to care for the boys and return them to good health before dealing with keeping them or trying to find their home. Angela continued to help Rupesh with looking after the boys and eventually the two of them formed a good friendship. They both discovered they were both avid readers and enjoyed playing the guitar. 

Eventually surveillance carried out by the stranded crew of the local area reported that a Carreon vessel had crash landed and destroyed a settlement that met the characteristics of Roburn and Edro’s settlement. As the threat of being detected by the aliens increased, Kefira decided not to expose their position any further by the crew exploring the local area. She gave the order to fortify their position as best as they could. Major Yu stepped up the crew’s training in hand to hand combat, something that Angela enjoyed doing. Rupesh took it upon himself to create some bow and arrows and taught the boys as well as Angela some rudimental tricks in archery. Soon after other missing crew appeared (Ensign Conrad, Ensign Metaxas, Second Lieutenant Trommler and Corporal Jenkins) and informed the others about the Ardanans, the species that inhabited the world they had crashed on. The species’ government did not wish to engage in any contact with “off-worlders” in fear that it would change their society. As such the knowledge of alien existence was kept a secret from the general public and only a small number of senior government officials were aware of alien lifeforms from other worlds. Doctor Ben-Ami preserved her choice of keeping a low profile on the planet and to avoid any communication with the Ardanans. They soon found out that the Ardanans were quite technologically advanced due to their cloud cities that they had constructed. Nevertheless they also learnt that only the wealthy and privileged could live on these floating palaces. Those that were less fortunate lived in smaller settlements, with many of these being mining communities. This was the case for Roburn and Edro. Sadly one of the small drone probes that the crew sent out found the boys’ village destroyed. A Carreon vessel (which the crew postulated had been sent after them) crash landed on the planet and wiped out the mining village the boys had come from. Rupesh and Angela had been with the boys when they were told the news. They stayed with them as they mourned over the loss of their loved ones. Ultimately the entire crew were rescued when Captain Burton and the others entered orbit of Ardana. They came with help with the Andorians and with a few days of hard work the entire crew were returned to Challenger. Roburn and Edro, with the support of Rupesh and Angela, requested an asylum with Captain Burton as they did not want to return to the mines of their world. Captain Burton agreed after explaining to the boys they would not be returning to Ardana in the near future. The boys did not mind this and returned to Challenger with their new family. Angela was given limited duty, just like Rupesh, so she could supervise the boys on the ship. She was moved out of her shared quarters and into the guest quarters which were more suited for the boys at the time. 

Service Record

RankPositionAssignmentDuration
CivilianN/A2129-2148
CadetRoyal Air Force College Cranwell2148
Flight LieutenantRoyal Air Force2148-2152
First Year CadetStarfleet Training Command2152
Second Year CadetStarfleet Training Command2152-2153
Third Year CadetStarfleet Training Command2153
Fourth Year CadetStarfleet Training Command2153-2154
Second Helm OfficerChallenger (NX-03)2154

Other information

Appearance

Angela has a slim frame and normally had kept her hair either in a ponytail or neatly behind her ears, she had it cropped in 2155 and prefers her shorter look

Personality & Traits

Angela is adventurous (sometimes reckless) and has a dry wit. She is passionate about her career and enjoys making new friends. Because of past romances failing, she keeps those who could potentially be a love interest at arm’s length.

Strengths & Weaknesses

Angela is extremely close to her family and highly protective and was an almost maternal figure for her younger brothers while they grew up. She is highly proud of her Scottish heritage and of the work of her father as Scotland’s First Minister. 

Ambitions

Angela would like to rise up through the ranks and one day eventually command her own starship. 

Languages

  • Earth language of English
  • Earth language of French

Hobbies & Interests

  • Reading
  • Music – playing guitar
  • Archery
  • Poker