Lieutenant Maria McMahon
Name Maria McMahon
Position Chief Operations Officer
|Hair Color||Short Brown Hair|
|Physical Description||She is half-human/Half Betazoid and is coming to terms with her empathy as she has been struggling with it since she was 13years old.
|Father||Rodin Beisal (Betazoid)|
|Mother||Anne Marie McMahon|
|Other Family||Melana McMahon (Grandmother)
Monni Beisal ( Betazoid Grand Mother)
Charles McMahon (Stepfather)
Personality & Traits
|Strengths & Weaknesses||STRENGTHS
one of her main strengths is that she learnt how to tell when someone is untruthful or lying and being a good listener she also can Plan events at short notice when called upon
Her main weakness is that she feels guilty about using her gifts, hates being Lied to by those close to her.
|Hobbies & Interests||Archery & Swimming|
|Personal History||Maria was born to Charles and Anne Marie McMahon in the east end of London in the borough of Popular in 2366, her father owned one of the Contracted ships that were used by Starfleet R&D to transport Secret stuff all over the galaxy. Whilst he was away delivering goods, her mother worked as an aide to one of the Betazoid delegates on Earth. It had become a joyous day for her Parents when Maria had arrived, after all her Mom had slept with one of the delegates called Rodin Beisal and had told her husband who had forgiven her transgression, and not knowing if Maria had gained any of the betazoid traits.
When Maria turned 5 years old, She attended Kingswood Primary School, where for some reason she felt that she was somehow different from those in her class. Some of her new classmates' families felt that she would be praying on their children's thoughts until her own mother explained that they were unsure what side of her family she took after word had gotten out about her mother's past.
For the next 5 years, Maria relaxed and started to get good grades without hindrance from those around her, she then started to make friends at the school which made her feel more at home at the school which pleased her Mom. Maria started to smile and have fun with her new friends and hoped that they would be with her when she moved up to the next school. Whilst at school Maria took up swimming to get her out of the house and mix with others and to help keep herself fit, she also took up Archery to help her with her maths as she found it helpful with her addition and social skills.
It was during her teenage years that Maria started to sense the emotions of her friends and had decided to confide in her mom, asking Questions about how she had gained this ability, it was only then that she had learned the truth that the man she had called father was not even her true father, It was her Mom who had told her that she had a one night stand with a Betazoid Named Rodain Beisal which had resulted in her birth. Now she was having come to terms with learning how to control it.
It was during that time that she blossomed and a beautiful young woman took a job in a local restaurant learning how to run the stock, but she wanted to learn more and do other things, as she continued to learn and gain a bit more of an understanding.
In 2384, Marai’s grades in school good enough for her to apply to Starfleet academy although she was still learning how to control her gifts without letting on she had them as she did not want anyone to know of her mother's failings, so she kept them hidden even in the part-time job she hadn't told anyone about them, even after her first year it had been a struggle but had managed it with a few slip-ups along the way.
It amazes her how long that no one had cottoned onto her gifts and with the few slip-ups that she had even questioned her even in her psych evaluation even some of her friends hadn't picked up on it, as all they had seen was a happy go, lucky girl, until the Christmas of 2387 when her Mom and stepfather showed up and she found that her stepfather had been drinking and in a drunken rage blurted out to her friends and teachers that she could feel others emotions.
This had embarrassed her mom as questions now were being asked about her heritage and had come to light about her Betazoid father whom she had never known or had even met as she then turned on Maria’s Stepfather whilst in front of the academy commandant who agreed that Maria could continue At the academy on the stipulation that another Betazoid started to teach the girl to control of her gifts.
Now with her secret out in the open, and with those she had once called friends had now deserted her in their anger that she might have cheated by using her gifts in lessons, Maria had felt alone and abandoned until that was when a Betazoid woman turned up at the academy claiming to be her grandmother called Monni Beisal. It had been a shock to her that Starfleet had contacted the Betazoid government and had given her DNA so they could trace her Father. In 2394 Maria returned to Starfleet a different person a more confident Person where once a rebellious person was now a woman with confidence in using her gifts as she took up her new assignment upon the Uss Tomcat with her new Rank of Lieutenant Jg
After surviving Hell, Maria wanted a fresh start and asked for a transfer and she found her new assignment as the USS Leto's Chief Operations Officer with the rank of full Lieutenant after the recommendation from Colonel Somers.
|Service Record||2384-2385-Cadet Years 1 Basic training
2385-2386 Cadet Years 2 Engineering training
2386-2387 Cadet Year 3 warp core theory training
2387-2388 Cadet Year 4 advanced warp Core training
2388-2388 Cadet Cruise: USS Palmer
Starfleet Service record:
2388-2388 Cadet Cruise USS Palmer
2388-2389 Ensign- Engineering Officer-USS Pallett
2389- 2390 returned to Betazoid for training
2394- 2394- Lieutenant Jg Engineering Officer USS Tomcat
2394-Present Lieutenant -Chief Ops- Uss Leto