COMMAND CREW

       

Lieutenant Tuvok

 

 

 

Gender:

 

Male

 

 

 

Species:

 

Vulcan

 

 

 

Height:

 

182 cm (as of 2377)

 

 

 

Affiliation:

 

Federation Starfleet

 

 

 

Rank:

 

Lieutenant Commander

 

 

 

Status:

 

Active (2378)

 

 

 

Born:

 

2264

 

 

 

Mother:

 

T'Meni

 

 

 

Marital Status:

 

Married

 

 

 

Spouse(s):

 

T'Pel

 

 

 

Children:

 

Three sons (one named Sek) and one daughter (Asil)

 

 

 

Played by:

 

Tim Russ (adult)

LeRoy D. Brazile (teenager)

Demetris Lawson (child)

 

 

 

Tuvok in 2371Tuvok in 2371

 

For the mirror universe counterpart, please see Tuvok (mirror).

Tuvok was a 24th century Vulcan Starfleet officer. He served as Captain Kathryn

Janeway's tactical and security officer as well as second officer during USS

Voyager's seven year journey through the Delta Quadrant.

 

 

 

 

 

  Contents

   [show]  1 Early life

     2 Starfleet Academy

     3 Early Starfleet career 3.1 The Excelsior

       3.2 Resignation and return to Vulcan

       3.3 Return to Starfleet

      

    4 USS Voyager 4.1 The first year

       4.2 The second year

       4.3 The third year

       4.4 The fourth year

       4.5 The fifth and sixth years

       4.6 The seventh year

       4.7 The return home

      

    5 Personal interests

     6 Personal relationships 6.1 Kathryn Janeway

       6.2 Neelix

       6.3 Kes

       6.4 Chakotay

       6.5 Family

       6.6 Romance

      

    7 Mental health

     8 Holograms

     9 Alternate timelines

     10 Chronology

     11 Quotes

     12 Appendices 12.1 Background

       12.2 Apocrypha

       12.3 External links

       

   

 

Early lifeEdit

 Young Tuvok

Tuvok, son of T'Meni, was born on stardate 38774 in 2264, on the Vulcanis Lunar

Colony. (VOY: "Flashback", "Hunters", "Unimatrix Zero, Part II")

Tuvok as a teenager

As a teenager, he rebelled against the Vulcan ideal of logic and reasoning when

he fell in love with a Terrelian girl named Jara, the daughter of an ambassador

to Vulcan. Tuvok was willing to violate every tenet of Vulcan philosophy simply

to be near her; unfortunately, Jara did not return Tuvok's feelings, and Tuvok

chose to leave her. He later spent several months in isolation studying with a

Vulcan master, where he learned to subdue his emotions. (VOY: "Gravity")

 

He had to survive in the Vulcan desert for four months with a ritual blade as

his only possession, as part of the tal'oth ritual. (VOY: "Displaced")

 

The text commentary for "Yesteryear" on the TAS DVDs, by Michael and Denise

Okuda, claims that Tuvok had a pet sehlat.

 

Starfleet AcademyEdit

 

Tuvok entered Starfleet Academy at the age of 25 but found it difficult to fit

in. He found the egocentric nature of Humans difficult to deal with but endured

it because it was the wish of his parents to enter Starfleet and he felt

obligated to fulfill their expectations. His experiences at the Academy would

stay with him until his first assignment, after which he resigned his Starfleet

commission. (VOY: "Flashback")

 

Early Starfleet careerEdit

 

The ExcelsiorEdit

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width="180" height="183" class="thumbimage" />Ensign Tuvok (2293)

After Tuvok graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2293, he was assigned to the USS

Excelsior under the command of Captain Hikaru Sulu as a junior science officer.

He was present during the Excelsior's attempt to rescue James T. Kirk and

Leonard McCoy from the Klingon penal colony Rura Penthe. This was despite a

direct order from Starfleet that no rescue attempt must be tried. Tuvok

protested to Captain Sulu about his breach of orders, but to no avail.

 

In the subsequent battle in the Azure Nebula with a Klingon battle cruiser,

crewmember Dmitri Valtane died in Tuvok's arms. An alien virus that Valtane was

carrying transferred itself to Tuvok, and then disguised itself as a repressed

memory engram. This virus later manifested itself in 2373, when Tuvok served

aboard the Voyager, before being destroyed by The Doctor. (Star Trek VI: The

Undiscovered Country; VOY: "Flashback")

 

Tuvok was also among those who spoke out against Spock's proposed alliance

between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. (VOY: "Alliances")

 

Resignation and return to VulcanEdit

 

After the Excelsior's three-year mission in the Beta Quadrant ended, Tuvok

resigned his commission, on account of his dealings with Humans. His experiences

on the Excelsior were not pleasant. Humans, in Tuvok's view, believed that

everyone in the galaxy should be like them; that all should share their sense of

humor and their Human values. His perceptions of Humanity, and of Starfleet,

were undoubtedly colored by the fact that he did not want to be there in the

first place. (VOY: "Flashback")

 

Tuvok returned to Vulcan, where he taught archery science for several years at

the Vulcan Institute for Defensive Arts. (VOY: "Basics, Part II") He then spent

several years in seclusion by immersing himself in the Kolinahr. After his

marriage to T'Pel, in 2304, and the birth of his children, Tuvok decided to

return to Starfleet following a fifty year absence. Raising his own children

made Tuvok realize what his parents had gone through and that he had not always

made the right decisions when he was young. (VOY: "Ex Post Facto", "Alice",

"Flashback")

 

Return to StarfleetEdit

 

Recognizing that there was much he could learn from other races such as humans,

Tuvok entered Starfleet again in 2349 and served as an ensign on the USS

Wyoming. (VOY: "Flashback") Tuvok was an instructor at Starfleet Academy for

sixteen years, a role he resumed aboard Voyager in order to instruct Maquis

crewmen in Starfleet protocols. (VOY: "Learning Curve") He also served as

instructor to Icheb in his pursuits to join Starfleet. (VOY: "Child's Play")

 

Tuvok first met Kathryn Janeway in 2356. Tuvok dressed Janeway down in front of

three Starfleet admirals for failing to observe proper tactical procedures

during her first command. Although this encounter bruised Janeway's "Human ego",

nevertheless Tuvok was right, and from 2365 onward, Janeway came to rely on

Tuvok's "insightful and unfailingly logical advice". (VOY: "Fury", "Revulsion")

 

In "Revulsion", set in 2374, Janeway stated that she had come to rely on Tuvok's

advice for the past nine years. In "Fury", however, Tuvok states that he and

Janeway had known each other for "approximately twenty years."

 

During the mid-2360s, Tuvok was temporarily assigned to Jupiter Station where he

often wrote to Captain Janeway. (VOY: "Tuvix")

 

This presumably occurred prior to 2367, which was the beginning date of the

"past four years" Tuvok noted in "Phage", which he described as the amount of

time he had been making "psychological observations" about her.

 

USS VoyagerEdit

 

Lieutenant Tuvok was serving as Captain Kathryn Janeway's security officer when,

in 2371, he was ordered to infiltrate the crew of the Maquis raider the Val Jean

commanded by a former Starfleet officer, Chakotay. While hiding from a

Cardassian ship in the Badlands, the raider was hit by an energy wave which

transported it over 70,000 light years to the other side of the galaxy, the

Delta Quadrant. While looking for the missing raider, Voyager itself was hit by

the energy wave and transported to the Delta Quadrant, reuniting Tuvok with his

ship and Captain much to Chakotay's dismay who had to face the fact that Tuvok

had been a Federation spy all along. When their situation required that the

crews of both the Val Jean and Voyager merge for their long journey back home,

he became Captain Janeway's security- and second officer. (VOY: "Caretaker")

 

His security override code was Tuvok-pi-alpha. (VOY: "Repression")

 

The first yearEdit

 

Tuvok proved Tom Paris innocent of murdering a Banean scientist whose wife Paris

was caught with, despite the fact that the victim's memories showed Paris

killing him. Tuvok was able to prove that the Banean doctor, who was an agent of

the Banean's enemies, had perpetrated the crime, thanks to his mind-meld with

Paris showing that the murderer was actually shorter than Paris. (VOY: "Ex Post

Facto")

 

Tuvok set a trap for the crewmember who was giving the Kazon Voyager technology.

The guilty party turned out to be Seska, a Cardassian who had served on

Chakotay's ship and had been altered through cosmetic surgery to look Bajoran.

She escaped before Tuvok could arrest her. (VOY: "State of Flux")

 

Later that year, Tuvok attempted a rescue of Harry Kim who had disappeared in a

"Beowulf" holoprogram. An energy being had been trapped in the program and had

turned Kim into pure energy. The same fate befell Tuvok, but both were released

by the being after the crew freed it from the holodeck. (VOY: "Heroes and

Demons")

 

An alien entity known as the Komar assaulted the shuttlecraft manned by Tuvok

and Chakotay, leaving Tuvok injured and Chakotay apparently brain-dead. The

alien had the ability to enter into the minds of others and control them. It

seized control of Tuvok, who took over command of the ship and ordered it into

the nebula. The crew was able to drive the lifeform from Tuvok's body and leave

the nebula. (VOY: "Cathexis")

 

He also tried to train the former Maquis crewmembers to Starfleet standards. The

four former Maquis had a great disdain for Tuvok, and he was very strict with

them. They found a new respect for each other after they banded together to save

each other after a systems failure. (VOY: "Learning Curve")

 

The second yearEdit

 

During contact with the Botha, Tuvok saw visions of his wife, T'Pel. He was

arrested by Mokra soldiers while seeking tellerium, along with Torres, and was

tortured for 'information' about the resistance, despite the fact that Voyager

was in contact with the colony leader. He was subsequently rescued by Janeway,

the resistance, and an away team. (VOY: "Persistence of Vision", "Resistance")

 

While visiting the Sikarians, it was learned that they possessed the means to

fold space and travel great distances in a short time. However, they could not

give the technology to Voyager due to their equivalent of Starfleet's

non-interference order, or prime directive. Defying the orders of Captain

Janeway, Tuvok attempted to obtain the technology in a trade. However, it was

found that the technology was incompatible with Voyager, and Tuvok was

reprimanded by Janeway. (VOY: "Prime Factors")

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width="180" height="138" class="thumbimage" />Tuvok after destroying his

quarters in a violent outburst in 2372.

When a crewman was found dead, and Lon Suder, a former Maquis was revealed as

the murderer, Tuvok tried a mind meld on Suder in order to understand his

motives. The meld had a reverse effect, and Tuvok exhibited violent tendencies

inherited from Suder. After a period of rehabilitation, Tuvok was able to

control these tendencies, and sought to help Suder. After Suder redeemed himself

during a Kazon attack and was killed, Tuvok offered a Vulcan prayer for him,

hoping that, in death, Suder found the peace that had eluded him in life. (VOY:

"Meld", "Basics, Part II")

 

On stardate 49301.2, Tuvok represented Quinn, a Q who wished to die, as counsel

in his request for asylum, since Vulcans practice euthanasia for the infirm and

elderly. This was a role he would reprise to defend The Doctor's rights as a

sentient being when it was discovered that he officially had no legal rights.

(VOY: "Death Wish", "Author, Author")

 

While Janeway was making first contact with the Drayan, a shuttle piloted by

Tuvok crashed on a Drayan moon. Tuvok found three frightened children who told

Tuvok that the Drayans sent them to the moon to die, and asked him to help them

hide. The next day Tuvok discovered that two of the children had vanished. In a

nearby cave, he found their clothes, but not the children. When the Drayans

landed on the planet, Tuvok tried to protect the last child, named Tressa. The

Drayans explained that Tressa was 96 years old. The Drayan aging process is

reversed, and Tressa wasn't brought there to be killed, but to die a natural

death. Tuvok stayed with Tressa to comfort her in her final moments. (VOY:

"Innocence")

 

Later that year, a transporter accident caused Tuvok to be combined with

crewmate Neelix (and a plant) at a molecular level, forming a new individual,

Tuvix. Tuvix possessed the memories of both men, and had a mixture of their

personalities. It took The Doctor over a month to find a method to restore Tuvok

and Neelix to their original state. (VOY: "Tuvix")

 

When Janeway and Chakotay were infected by an alien disease, they were forced to

be left behind on an alien planet, leaving Tuvok in command of an uneasy crew.

At the insistence of the crew, who were uncomfortable with abandoning their

captain and first officer, he sought a remedy from the Vidiian physician, Denara

Pel, who had become romantically involved with The Doctor when Voyager treated

her for a severe case of the phage. (VOY: "Resolutions")

 

Tuvok helped the crew survive on a primitive planet where they were stranded

after the Kazon captured Voyager. (VOY: "Basics, Part II")

 

The third yearEdit

 

In 2373, Tuvok had a mental collapse due to a suppressed memory. In order to

cure himself he had to perform a mind meld with Janeway. Together, the two

relived the time Tuvok spent aboard the USS Excelsior, commanded by Hikaru Sulu.

They discovered that an alien virus had invaded his brain and had lain dormant

for years. Tuvok was saved when The Doctor drove the virus out by bursts of

radiation. (VOY: "Flashback")

 

When faced with the merger of a Starfleet and Maquis crew, Tuvok wrote a drill

simulation called "Insurrection Alpha", in the event of a Maquis mutiny on

Voyager. However, when he realized that the crews were getting along better than

he expected, he deleted the program, fearing that it would spark off the very

mutiny he wanted to prevent. During a routine maintenance of holodeck programs,

B'Elanna Torres accidentally discovered this simulation, mistaking it for a

holonovel. Many people on board the ship began using the program while playing

out the various scenarios. When Tuvok was encouraged to finish it, he and Tom

Paris discovered that Seska, a traitor who had escaped almost a year previously,

had altered the program to kill anyone who accessed the narrative parameters

file. Fortunately, they were able to stay alive with the assistance of Captain

Janeway from outside the holodeck. In a final confrontation with Seska, Tuvok

reconfigured a phaser rifle to overload before handing it over to her. By

killing the holographic Seska, the program ended, and Paris and Tuvok were

freed. (VOY: "Worst Case Scenario")

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width="180" height="138" class="thumbimage" />Tuvok, disguised to hide his

Vulcan characteristics in 1996 Los Angeles.

Tuvok was part of an away team that returned to Earth in 1996. Voyager was

trying to stop a temporal explosion that would obliterate Earth's solar system

in the 29th century, caused by Henry Starling, who came upon a 29th century

starship that was thrown back in time. Tuvok and Paris would contact Rain

Robinson, an astronomer who picked up Voyager's signal and worked for Starling.

They saved her when Starling ordered her killed. They told her that they were

spies. He also rescued Chakotay and Torres who were taken hostage by a

paramilitary group. Tuvok and the crew were able to stop Starling and return the

timeline. (VOY: "Future's End", "Future's End, Part II")

 

Tuvok attempted to rescue Kes who had her mind and body taken over by Tieran, an

ancient warlord who used her to retake control of his planet. Although the

attempt failed, he was able to contact her with a mind meld and tell her to

continue to fight. Tuvok led another rescue attempt that was successful. Kes was

rescued with the use of a synaptic stimulator that removed Tieran's neural

pattern. (VOY: "Warlord")

 

In an alien encounter, he and Chakotay met the Sakari who believed Voyager would

harm them. Their ancestors were driven underground by attacks from another alien

race, who Tuvok and Chakotay discovered were the Borg. (VOY: "Blood Fever")

 

Later that year, he was able to persuade a lonely alien who appeared to him in

the holodeck to let Voyager leave a nebula it was caught in. She wanted him to

stay with him. He, along with Neelix, helped the Nezu fend off an attack by

their enemies, and exposed a Nezu traitor. The incident also brought him and

Neelix closer together. (VOY: "Alter Ego", "Rise")

 

The fourth yearEdit

 

In 2374, Tuvok was promoted to the rank of lieutenant commander by Captain

Janeway. (VOY: "Revulsion")

 

Also in 2374, during a temporary alliance with the Borg, Tuvok accompanied

Janeway aboard the Borg ship to help develop a weapon against Species 8472. The

Borg tried to install temporary neuro-transceivers on them, but they insisted

they be assigned a Borg representative to communicate with verbally instead. It

was this incident that brought Seven of Nine aboard Voyager. Shortly after,

Tuvok tried to help Kes stabilize her telepathic abilities with a mind meld. He

was unable to help and Kes transformed into energy and left the ship. Tuvok

subsequently lit a candle in memory of his lost student. (VOY: "Scorpion",

"Scorpion, Part II", "The Gift")

 

Tuvok would also rescue Chakotay from the Vori who had brainwashed him into

serving in their army and participating in a war. Despite appearing as one of

the enemy who Chakotay had been conditioned to hate, he was able to get through

to his commander, reminding Chakotay that he was a scientist, not a soldier.

(VOY: "Nemesis")

 

When Seven's nanoprobes reactivated and she tried to return to Borg space, Tuvok

worked with Janeway to try to bring her back. After tracking her, Tuvok beamed

over to her shuttle, but was overpowered by her. He accompanied her to a planet

that contained the wreckage of the Raven, her parents' ship. There he found the

Borg machine that had activated her nanoprobes and he disabled them, ending the

crisis. (VOY: "The Raven")

 

He defended and proved Torres innocent of projecting violent thought on a planet

of telepaths, simultaneously uncovering a 'black market' of violent thought.

Tuvok and Seven of Nine were captured by the Hirogen. They were going to be

skinned alive and their bones used as trophies. Voyager was able to beam them to

safely after causing a black hole to destroy the Hirogen ships. He also found

proof that Kovin, an Entharan trader, had not assaulted Seven in order to

harvest her nanoprobes like Seven believed. A burst from Kovin's disrupter that

was fired accidentally caused the nanoprobes to regenerate, and triggered a

suppressed memory in Seven of assimilation. (VOY: "Random Thoughts", "Hunters",

"Retrospect")

 

During the Hirogen takeover of Voyager, when they used the crew as part of a

holodeck hunting game, Tuvok played a resistance fighter during a Nazi scenario.

He was concerned that Seven was a Nazi spy and told Janeway that if so, they

should kill her. (VOY: "The Killing Game", "The Killing Game, Part II")

 

The fifth and sixth yearsEdit

 

Tuvok later developed multiphasic shielding, which went into Voyager's

multispatial probe and was later adapted for use in designing the Delta Flyer.

(VOY: "Extreme Risk")

 

He crash-landed on a planet beset by an ion storm in the Delta Flyer along with

Ensign Samantha Wildman and Paris. They were rescued just as their oxygen ran

out, but in the process, Tuvok was able to console Wildman about her fears for

her daughter, Naomi. His own young daughter had now been without him for over

four years, and yet he was confident that she would be safe with his remaining

family. On another away mission they again crashed on a planet were they met

Noss, who helped them survive the hostile planet. Noss became infatuated with

Tuvok, who could not return the affection. (VOY: "Once Upon a Time", "Gravity")

 

By 2376, Tuvok had received seventeen commendations for valor. That year, while

returning from a diplomatic mission, he was attacked by an invisible being,

later found out to be a member of the Ba'neth species. He suffered neuroleptic

shock which caused brain damage. As he recovered from the shock, his brain

functions were very simple and he showed great emotion. Neelix nursed him back

to health and cared for him until The Doctor was able to reverse the effects of

the shock. (VOY: "Riddles")

 

Tuvok and Seven were captured by an alien named Penk. He secured players for a

violent fight game named Tsunkatse. Seven at first refused to participate, but

was forced to, because Tuvok was wounded and Penk refused to give him medical

treatment unless she did so. They were eventually rescued by Voyager. He helped

track down a gang of grifters who were posing as Janeway and him in order to

steal goods. He confronted an elder Kes when she returned to try to destroy

Voyager, blaming Janeway for her lost youth; his past self also had occasional

'flashes' to the future due to tachyon instability caused by Kes's future self

traveling back in time, which allowed the past Janeway to realize what was

happening. (VOY: "Tsunkatse", "Live Fast and Prosper", "Fury")

 

When Torres and Kim were stranded on an L-class planet, Tuvok stayed awake for

over two straight weeks during Voyager's search for them. Tom Paris took

pleasure in waking Tuvok up when he started snoring in the captain's chair.

(VOY: "Muse")

 

The seventh yearEdit

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The last year of Voyager's trip home brought many adventures to Tuvok. Tuvok,

Janeway, and Torres allowed themselves to be assimilated by the Borg, carrying a

pathogen to help the Borg drones of Unimatrix Zero resist the Borg Queen. The

assimilation was supposed to have been only of the body; The Doctor had

administered an inoculation to the three of them to prevent their minds from

being assimilated, and thus keep them from becoming drones. However, Tuvok's

inoculation wore off prematurely, and his mind was assimilated. Thus he became

an actual drone. However, the mission succeeded and the drone, designated Three

of Twelve, was taken back to Voyager with Janeway and Torres. The implants were

removed and the drone once again became Tuvok. It took him some time to fully

recover from the experience. (VOY: "Unimatrix Zero, Part II")

 

Tuvok attempted to salvage a cortical node to replace Seven's node that was

malfunctioning. He represented The Doctor in obtaining the right to a holonovel

that The Doctor had written, called Photons Be Free. The Doctor had forwarded a

text of the novel to Starfleet when communications became possible between them

and Voyager, but he was subsequently forbidden from making changes. Although the

trial did not result in The Doctor gaining full legal rights as a sentient

being, he was accorded the status of 'artist', due in no small part to Tuvok

pointing out that The Doctor had created an original work, something that a

purely artificial being could not do. (VOY: "Imperfection", "Author, Author")

 

In 2377, Tuvok had received a message from his son Sek over a datastream aboard

Voyager regarding his studies of music. Unbeknownst to either of them, Bajoran

radical Teero Anaydis hid a subliminal message set to Vulcan brainwaves in the

message, so that when Tuvok watched the message, it activated a mind control

program in his psyche that Teero had implanted years earlier; he was eventually

able to throw it off. (VOY: "Repression")

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width="180" height="228" class="thumbimage" />Tuvok in 2378.

Tuvok gave Paris tips on being a father when Torres became pregnant. During the

capture of the crew by the Quarrens who used them as laborers and had wiped out

their memories of Voyager, Tuvok began to have flashbacks of his previous

existence. Tuvok served the workforce as an expert in thermionic conversion, but

was replaced by Chakotay after he was taken by Quarren guards. He had to be

given additional treatments of mind control. (VOY: "Lineage", "Workforce",

"Workforce, Part II")

 

The return homeEdit

 

In an alternate future timeline, Voyager had returned home after a twenty-three

year journey. On the tenth anniversary of its return, Admiral Janeway decided to

travel back into the past to in order to try to get Voyager back home sooner.

One of the reasons was that Tuvok's neural peptides had been deteriorating for

years, unknown to anyone but The Doctor. His declining mental state could only

be treated in the Alpha Quadrant by means of a Fal-tor-voh with a compatible

Vulcan, i.e. a blood relative. Unfortunately, he returned home with Voyager too

late, and suffered severe mental damage and lived in a mental hospital.

 

Admiral Janeway traveled back in time to convince her counterpart Captain

Janeway to use Borg conduits to get home, and history was changed, and Tuvok was

cured. (VOY: "Endgame")

 

Personal interestsEdit

 

Tuvok was a prize-winning orchid breeder. (VOY: "Tattoo", "Tuvix") He used

grafting techniques on flowers from both Earth and Vulcan. (VOY: "Alliances")

 

Tuvok's main pastime was the Vulcan game kal-toh, which he frequently played

with Ensign Harry Kim. (VOY: "Alter Ego", "The Omega Directive") As of 2378,

Ensign Kim had never beaten Tuvok at the game. (VOY: "Endgame")

 

Tuvok also spent his spare time meditating, and instructed various members of

the crew in this pursuit over the years. (VOY: "Alter Ego", "Juggernaut") He was

an avid student and observer of many Alpha Quadrant martial arts, including

Earth sumo wrestling. (VOY: "Tsunkatse", "Latent Image")

 

Personal relationshipsEdit

 

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Kathryn JanewayEdit

 

His closest friend aboard Voyager was Captain Janeway herself, who trusted him

completely, and whom he considered the closest thing to family aboard Voyager.

(VOY: "Caretaker", "Flashback")

 

He was one of her most trusted advisers. She discussed all command decisions

with him. When he disobeyed her orders concerning the Sakari technology that

could fold space by trying to trade for it on the black market, she felt

betrayed by his disobedience. He explained that logic dictated his actions.

(VOY: "Prime Factors")

 

NeelixEdit

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width="180" height="186" class="thumbimage" />Tuvok and Neelix in 2371.

When Neelix first came on board Voyager, he referred to Tuvok as "Mister

Vulcan", and would continue to do so from time to time in the following years.

However, Neelix and Tuvok were the proverbial "odd couple" of Voyager and polar

opposites. Neelix's cheerful disposition and bubbly attitude were irritating to

Tuvok who had a very stoic and disciplined mind and rarely interested in

engaging in the kind of conversations and what he believed to be frivolous

activities that Neelix enjoyed. Tuvok was also not very fond of Neelix's cooking

abilities, as Neelix had the tendency to add odd spices to dishes which often

became not very palatable. He once took one of Tuvok's native dishes from Vulcan

and added some Talaxian ingredients to "spice things up"; needless to say, Tuvok

did not feel at home at all. Although Neelix was very fond of the Vulcan, his

feelings were not reciprocated, until an incident when Tuvok lost his memory and

his emotion-suppressing abilities after an attack by mysterious aliens, called

the Ba'neth: Neelix helped Tuvok recover and Tuvok opened up to Neelix, telling

him how much he enjoyed his company; this incidence strengthened their

friendship, even though Tuvok did go back to his old self when The Doctor was

able to devise a method by which Tuvok would gain his memory and logic back. It

was also during this time Tuvok gained an appreciation for pastry baking and

jazz music. (VOY: "Caretaker", "Riddles")

 

Tuvok and Neelix were once merged into one lifeform during a transporter

malfunction. The hybrid of Neelix and Tuvok was named Tuvix and he possessed the

qualities of both Tuvok and Neelix in just the right combination. He even became

a better chef. Tuvix quickly became a much-loved and well-respected member of

the crew and when The Doctor finally found a way to separate them again into

their individual selves, he resisted, asking that he not be sacrificed. After

much deliberation Captain Janeway decided that it would be unfair to Neelix and

Tuvok if Tuvix remained and so decided to continue with the procedure. When

Tuvok and Neelix finally returned as their old selves, everyone was glad to see

them, even though Janeway couldn't help but wonder about Tuvix and whether she

had done the right thing.(VOY: "Tuvix")

 

When Kes went through her elogium, Neelix went to Tuvok for advice on

fatherhood. Tuvok, despite his natural lack of emotion, was able to assure

Neelix that fatherhood brought great rewards, and informed Neelix that it did

not matter whether the child was a son or daughter, as in both cases a father

was able to play an important role. (VOY: "Elogium")

 

Tuvok once had to share his quarters with Neelix when a shipload of Klingons in

the Delta Quadrant came aboard, much to Tuvok's chagrin. (VOY: "Prophecy")

 

Even though Tuvok appeared disinterested in Neelix and was not very comfortable

around him, he nonetheless had a great deal of respect for him because he saw

him as a courageous and hard-working individual with integrity. Tuvok encouraged

Neelix to assist an imperiled Talaxian settlement, and be reunited with his

people. As a going-away gift he danced a brief step, to the delight of Neelix,

who had previously mentioned that he would convince Tuvok to dance before

Voyager returned home. (VOY: "Homestead")

 

KesEdit

 

ChakotayEdit

 

Tuvok went undercover and infiltrated Chakotay's Maquis cell in 2371, in order

to turn his entire crew over to the Federation. However, Tuvok, Chakotay and his

entire cell were transported to the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker. After

Voyager as brought over similarily, Chakotay discovered that Tuvok was Captain

Janeway's chief of security. This angered Chakotay and changed his attitude

towards Tuvok. (VOY: "Caretaker") There was still some hostility between the two

shortly after they were stranded in the Delta Quadrant, over the issue of

Strafleet and Maquis crewmembers serving together on Voyager. (VOY: "Parallax")

Later on in 2371, Chakotay, having discovered Seska to be a Cardassian spy,

still felt feelings of betrayal from Tuvok and asked him, as "someone who pulled

the wool over my eyes", if he had suspected that Seska was a double agent while

they worked together in the Maquis. Tuvok told Chakotay that Seska had

successfully pulled the wool over his eyes as well. (VOY: "State of Flux")

 

Near the end of first year of Voyager's journey through the Delta Quadrant,

Chakotay began to respect Tuvok and his position as chief of security, even

punching Crewman Kenneth Dalby in the jaw after he, Mariah Henley, Gerron and

Chell rudely left Tuvok's lesson in Starfleet protocols in Voyager's cargo bay.

(VOY: "Learning Curve")

 

There was a lingering tension between the two, as Tuvok was disappointed that

Janeway had chosen Chakotay over him to be her first officer on Voyager, which

they discussed while the ship was trapped in a distortion ring. Tuvok eventually

came to accept Chakotay as the true first officer of Voyager. (VOY: "Twisted",

"Resolutions")

 

In 2373, Chakotay was concerned about Tuvok's well-being after he was struck

with what appeared to be a severe panic attack. Tuvok initially brushed off

Chakotay's concerns, which took him aback, but Tuvok later apologized. (VOY:

"Flashback")

 

FamilyEdit

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width="180" height="163" class="thumbimage" />Sek, Tuvok's son

Tuvok was a devoted parent and husband. Tuvok married T'Pel in 2304, and later

had four children, three sons and a daughter. In 2374, he learned that his

eldest son Sek had a child, named T'Meni after his mother, making him a

grandfather. (VOY: "Hunters", "Repression")

 

His youngest child, Asil, was born in the city of T'Paal. Tuvok's friend Kathryn

Janeway attended Asil's kolinahr. (VOY: "Fury", "Unimatrix Zero, Part II")

 

According to the officially-licensed Star Trek: The Magazine, his other sons'

names were Varith and Elieth. It also noted that his parents names were T'Meni

and Sunak. Of these names, his mother was the only one who was ever canonically

referenced. Although never named on-screen, Tuvok's father was mentioned in the

episode "Flashback" as being aboard the USS Yorktown; as such he was presumably

a member of Starfleet, although it is just as likely that Tuvok's father was an

ambassador being ferried by the Yorktown.

An early draft for "Repression" had Tuvok working with Asil, who was a police

detective on Vulcan. The two of them caught up on the life she'd created while

he was in the Delta Quadrant, while they worked together to solve a series of

murders on Vulcan.

 

RomanceEdit

 

Despite being a married man, Tuvok once did become close to a young woman, Noss,

while he and Tom Paris were stranded on an inhospitable planet for a number of

months. However, after he was rescued, he explained to her that they could only

be friends, although he did form a mind meld with her to show her his feelings

for her. (VOY: "Gravity")

 

In 2373 Harry Kim fell in love with a computer subroutine on the holodeck named

Marayna. Knowing that his attraction to a hologram was nonsensical and would

lead to nowhere, Harry sought the guidance of Tuvok in order to suppress his

feelings for her. Tuvok began giving Harry advice on how to detach from those

uncomfortable feelings when he himself, upon meeting Marayna, became strangely

attracted to her. Marayna's fresh thoughts, pure logic, and intelligence were

appealing to Tuvok who began to understand Kim's attraction to her. Much to

Kim's dismay, Tuvok spent hours on the holodeck talking to Marayna about

anything from hydro sailing to logic. It was soon discovered that Marayna was

actually a projection of a lonely alien in a nearby nebula. She became obsessed

with Tuvok and wanted him to join her or else she would destroy the ship. After

talking to her, Tuvok convinced her to return home and surround herself with the

people in her life as obviously her need to project herself like that into

others' lives was evidence of a greater need for companionship. (VOY: "Alter

Ego")

 

Mental healthEdit

 

On many occasions Tuvok, and the crew of Voyager, were subjected to brain trauma

and tampering. (VOY: "Waking Moments", "Persistence of Vision", "The Killing

Game", "Scientific Method", "Workforce", "Workforce, Part II", "Bliss",

"Unforgettable", "Repression", et al).

 

Towards the end of Voyager's journey it was established that Tuvok's neural

peptides were deteriorating.

 

In an alternate timeline, his declining mental state could not be treated due to

his returning home with Voyager too late for him to receive proper treatment

which would require a blood-relative. In this alternate timeline he suffered

severe mental damage and lived in a mental hospital. However, due to the

intervention of Admiral Janeway from this same alternate timeline, Tuvok arrived

back in the Alpha Quadrant with the rest of the Voyager crew in time to receive

his treatment. (VOY: "Endgame")

 

HologramsEdit

 

Tuvok has been holographically duplicated on a number of occasions.

Recreations of crew members from Voyager and the Jupiter Station

  Holoprogramming Center were seen by The Doctor during a holographic

  malfunction in 2371. This simulation, or daydream, included Tuvok. (VOY:

  "Projections")

  The entire crew of Voyager was recreated by Tuvok for his Insurrection Alpha

  program, including himself. (VOY: "Worst Case Scenario")

  The Kyrian Museum of Heritage in the 31st century used the program The Voyager

  Encounter to detail their encounter with the warship Voyager, as an aid to a

  history lesson. (VOY: "Living Witness")

  Lt. Barclay recreated most of the crew of USS Voyager at the Communications

  Research Center on Earth for the Pathfinder Project in 2376. (VOY:

  "Pathfinder")

  In 2378, Seven recreated the crew of Voyager, including Tuvok, to improve her

  social skills. (VOY: "Human Error")

  The Doctor's holonovel Photons Be Free was set aboard the USS Vortex and

  crewed by characters based on the crew of USS Voyager, albeit the names were

  change to protect the innocent. The character of Tulak was based on Tuvok.

  (VOY: "Author, Author")

 

Alternate timelinesEdit

 

In the mirror universe, Tuvok was part of Sisko's crew of rebels. (DS9: "Through

the Looking Glass")

 

During the Year of Hell, when the Krenim attacked Voyager with temporal weapons,

Tuvok found an active warhead lodged in the hull. Tuvok was sure it would

explode in minutes, but Seven wanted to learn its temporal variance so they

could perfect shielding against it. She made a determination just before the

torpedo blew up, but the explosion blinded Tuvok for the rest of the year. This

timeline was undone when the Krenim weapon ship was destroyed and the timeline

restored. (VOY: "Year of Hell")

 

In the original test of the quantum slipstream drive, Tuvok and the rest of the

crew with the exceptions of Chakotay, Harry Kim, and (technically) The Doctor

were killed when Voyager crash-landed into an ice planet. (VOY: "Timeless")

 

In Admiral Janeway's timeline, Tuvok's degenerative neurological condition

became incurable before they could reach the Alpha Quadrant, with the result

that he was confined to a psychiatric facility, his memory erratic as he

constantly scribbled down various writings. (VOY: "Endgame")

 

ChronologyEdit

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width="180" height="136" class="thumbimage" />Tuvok's personnel file 2264:

  Born on the Vulcanis Lunar Colony on Stardate 38774. (VOY: "Flashback",

  "Unimatrix Zero, Part II")

  2289: Enters Starfleet Academy at his parents' insistence. (VOY: "Flashback")

  2293: Graduates Starfleet Academy; serves as a junior science officer aboard

  the USS Excelsior. (VOY: "Flashback")

  2298: Resigns from Starfleet and returns to Vulcan, where he spends several

  years immersing himself in the Kolinahr. (VOY: "Flashback")

  2304: Marries T'Pel. (VOY: "Ex Post Facto", "Flashback")

  2349: Returns to Starfleet; serves aboard the USS Wyoming. (VOY: "Flashback")

  2350s-2360s: Serves as an instructor at Starfleet Academy for a period of

  sixteen years. (VOY: "Learning Curve")

  2356: First meets Kathryn Janeway. (VOY: "Fury")

  Mid-2360s: Temporarily assigned to Jupiter Station. (VOY: "Tuvix")

  2371: Assigned as Chief Tactical Officer of the USS Voyager. (VOY:

  "Caretaker")

  2371: Infiltrates a Maquis ship; transported to the Delta Quadrant. (VOY:

  "Caretaker")

  2372: For two weeks, Tuvok ceases to exist while Tuvix lives. (VOY: "Tuvix")

  2374: Promoted to Lieutenant Commander; granddaughter T'Meni, daughter of Sek

  is born. (VOY: "Revulsion", "Hunters")

  2377: Assimilated by the Borg. (VOY: "Unimatrix Zero, Part II")

  2378: Returns to the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY: "Endgame")

 

QuotesEdit

 

"Without the darkness how would we recognize the light? ... Do not fear your

negative thoughts. They are part of you. They are a part of every living being.

To pretend it does not exist is to create an opportunity for it to escape."

- Tuvok to Kes

 

"On the contrary, the demands on a Vulcan's character are extraordinarily

difficult. Do not mistake composure for ease. How may I be honest with you

today?"

- Tuvok to Chakotay

 

"It appears that we've lost our sex appeal, captain."

- Tuvok to Janeway

 

"I prefer to read, rather than engage in... what do Humans call it? Short talk?"

 - Tuvok, to Tom Paris

 

"Sitting here, attempting to meditate, I have counted the number of ways I know

of killing someone using just a finger, a hand, a foot. I had reached 94 when

you entered."

- Tuvok

 

"That is a most illogical line of reasoning."

 "You better believe it."

- Ensign Tuvok and Captain Sulu

 

"One day your intuition will fail and you will finally understand that logic is

primary above all else. 'Instinct' is merely another term for 'serendipity'."

 

- Tuvok to Neelix

"Had I known this commendation entailed ritual humiliation, I might have

declined."

- Tuvok

 

"I don't suppose I should ask why you were undressed."

 "I would prefer that you didn't."

- Janeway and Tuvok

 

"Where are you going? You don't even know what you're looking for."

 "I am looking for Mr. Neelix's instinct. Perhaps it is marked."

 

- Lillias and Tuvok, as Tuvok exits the elevator in Rise

 

 

 

Appendices Edit

 

Background Edit

 

Tuvok was played by actor Tim Russ. Russ played the mirror universe Tuvok in the

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Through the Looking Glass", as well as

several other roles in Star Trek.

 

The young Tuvok seen in "Flashback" was played by actor Demetris Lawson and the

young one seen in "Gravity" by actor LeRoy D. Brazile.

 

According to the VOY Season 2 DVD trivia text version of "The 37's" an early

production name for Tuvok was Vicon.

 

In VOY: "Caretaker" and the first half of season one, Tuvok wore the rank

insignia of lieutenant commander, but he was referred to as lieutenant. This

costume gaffe was corrected as of VOY: "Cathexis".

 

A Tuvok action figure by Playmates Toys was the favorite toy of Little Donny in

the Upright Citizen's Brigade episode "Little Donny Foundation". Little Donny

also drew pictures of Tuvok exclaiming that "Tuvok is never getting home!"

 

He was the first Vulcan main cast member to appear on a Star Trek series since

Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series and the first fully-Vulcan main cast

member ever (Spock was half-Human).

 

Apocrypha Edit

 

In the Voyager relaunch series of novels, Tuvok was cured of his illness by his

son, and was promoted to Commander. He then began teaching at Starfleet Academy

with Admiral Janeway.

 

In the Star Trek: Titan book series, Tuvok was tapped as a Starfleet

Intelligence officer while teaching at the academy. He was sent undercover to

Romulus to make contact with Ambassador Spock. Coincidentally, Shinzon

assassinates the Romulan Senate simultaneously and in the ensuing chaos, Tuvok

is jailed before being rescued by the crew of USS Titan. He provisionally joins

the crew as tactical officer after the ship's regular tactical officer, Lt.

Commander Ranul Keru, becomes comatose as a result of battle damage; he reasoned

that his experiences in the Delta Quadrant would be an asset to Titan and its

mission. In the end of the second book of the series, entitled The Red King,

Tuvok decides to stay aboard the Titan as second officer & primary tactical

officer. He is also given permission to bring T'Pel aboard to live with him on

the ship.

 

In the novel series Star Trek: Destiny, Tuvok's son Elieth is one of billions

killed during a Borg invasion of the Alpha Quadrant.

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width="180" height="120" class="thumbimage" />Tuvok as Second Officer of the USS

Titan

Tuvok was shown aboard the Titan in a short film for Star Trek The Exhibition.

 

According to the Michael Jan Friedman novel The First Virtue (from Pocket TNG's

Double Helix series), Tuvok worked with Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of

Stargazer around the time of his rejoining Starfleet in the 2350s.

 

In the background story for Star Trek Online, Tuvok has resigned his commission

from Starfleet by the year 2401 when he joins Admirals Janeway and Chakotay in

objecting to Starfleet's inaction in the face of proven Alpha Quadrant

infiltration by Species 8472.