Ensign Cordell Forgrave


Name Cordell Forgrave

Position Counselor's Aide

Rank Ensign


Last Post

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 21

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0"
Weight 160 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Green
Physical Description Cord typically wears his hair down and loose, since it usually hangs down halfway to his shoulders. There are sometimes, whether for practicality or comfort, that he will tie it up. He has a more scrawny build, with a little bit of bulk hidden in between.

Family

Father Thomas Forgrave, PhD
Mother Melissa Hyden, PhD
Brother(s) James Forgrave, PhD
Thomas Forgrave Jr., PhD
Eric Forgrave, PhD

Personality & Traits

General Overview Cord tends to be apprehensive of physical interactions, due to his abusive childhood. He also has a tendency to put himself down about a lot, including his intelligence, and his abilities within Starfleet.
Strengths & Weaknesses Cord is a very organized individual, being able to keep track of several lists at the same time. He also is good with names, and he can easily keep track of who is supposed to be where.

Cord tends to keep to himself, avoiding physical contact whenever possible, and he is adamant about avoiding conflict, including fighting. He often puts himself down about his abilities, even though his eldest brother calls him brilliant.
Hobbies & Interests In his free time, Cord prefers to read a holonovel while relaxing with a cup of (unsynthesized) hot chocolate.

Personal History Cordell was born as the fourth and youngest child to Thomas and Melissa Forgrave, Cordell seemed like his brothers at first. Unlike his brothers, however, his talents we not in academics, he tested too low for the gifted program in primary school--something all of his brothers got into. That's where things with his seemingly perfect family turned horrible.

His parents became abusive not long after he entered school at age 5, and the more he failed to achieve to their standards, the worse it got. He would wind up in the hospital 14 times before he was 11, and while people suspected things, they didn't want to cause conflict--or a loss of educational funding provided by the family.

He chose Starfleet at age 10, calling the stars his escape from a nightmare, and began trying to get in. Seven years later, after finally being removed from his situation, he got not only his chance in Starfleet, but the counseling and mental help he needed.
Service Record Medical Profile

"The Forgrave family brought Cordell, their youngest, in with reports of a broken arm. Bruises on both forearms present suspicions of abuse. Recommend authorities check into the family." Chief of Medicine, Wayne Co. Hospital, Corydon Ia, 2370

"Cordell Forgrave presented again at hospital after having reportedly fallen down the stairs in the family home. Injuries do not seem consistent with a fall, recommend psychological evaluation. "Chief of Medicine, Wayne Co. Hospital, Corydon Ia, 2374

"Cadet Forgrave presented in medical with reports of insomnia, he was given medication to help him sleep and he was asked to return in a week's time." Chief of Medicine, Starfleet Medical, Starfleet academy, San Francisco, CA.

No other notable injuries/medical conditions.


Psychological Profile

Cordell can best be described as traumatized, due to his childhood. He is a near-constant insomniac, which ends up with him usually in sickbay from falling asleep in weird places, followed by a visit to the counselor for the same reason.

Its difficult navigating his memories of twisted abuse and neglect, yet one wonders how he continues to go on with things as he remembers what happened to him.

He originally resisted any form of physical contact, but the help of a friend and mentor he found while at the academy helped him progress beyond that, to where he can tolerate contact but conflict isn't his forte.