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Nathan J. Cross
   

Born

 

Birthplace

 

Race

Human

Sex

Male

Height

6 ft. 2 in.

Build

Broad shouldered, excellent physical condition

Skin

Caucasian

Eyes

 

Hair

Brown, cut very short

Physical Description

Broad shouldered and classic good looks.

Personality

Nathan J. Cross is in many ways very much the stereotypical Starfleet starship captain. He is a decisive man of action with great concern for the safety of his crew, a surety regarding the rightness of the Prime Directive, and the drive to go where no man has gone before. He can also sometimes be driven by guilt stemming from the destruction of his previous command. He blames himself for the destruction of the USS Elsinore and the grievous injuries many of his crew suffered. This can sometimes make him place himself in danger needlessly rather than risk his crew.

Family

Older brother Matthew, deceased. Unmarried.

History and Experiences Which Have Affected Character Greatly

Spoilers!

Nathan Cross' command previous to the USS Eternity was the USS Elsinore, a Norway class science vessel. While on a routine mission, the Elsinore was attacked by two Breen warships. Captain Cross managed to destroy both enemy ships, but at the cost of the Elsinore itself. There were no fatalities among his crew, but there were many severe injuries, including his first officer. Cross blamed himself. Starfleet found no fault with his actions, and offered him another command, the USS Eternity, assigned to explore the trans-Briar Patch sectors recently opened up to peaceful exploration after the conclusion of the Mulluran Wars.