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9/03/2023 8:36 am  #1


Real Name: Data (No known last name)
Aliases: Mr. Data, Second Officer Data
Identity: Public
Occupation: Starfleet Officer, Second Officer of the USS Enterprise-D (formerly), Android Scientist, Pianist, Painter
Citizenship: None (Android)
Place of Birth: Omicron Theta (Unknown, as he was constructed there)
Known Relatives: Dr. Noonien Soong (Creator/Father), B-4 (Android Brother)
Group Affiliation: Starfleet
Education: Self-learned and continuously learning
First Appearance: Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series, 1987)
History: Data, often referred to as Mr. Data, is a prominent android character in the Star Trek franchise, specifically in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was created by the brilliant cyberneticist Dr. Noonien Soong on the planet Omicron Theta. Data's primary purpose was to advance the field of cybernetics and artificial intelligence.

Data serves as the Second Officer aboard the USS Enterprise-D, under Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Throughout the series, Data's character explores the theme of humanity and his quest to understand and emulate human behavior. Although an android with superior physical and intellectual capabilities, Data grapples with the concept of emotion, humor, and ethical decision-making, often attempting to adopt these qualities in his quest to become more human.

Data's journey includes various adventures with the crew of the Enterprise, where he often proves invaluable due to his logical thinking, vast knowledge, and physical prowess. His pursuits include playing the violin, painting, and continuously enhancing his knowledge.

Height: Approximately 5'11" (Variable, as he can adjust his height)
Weight: Variable (Constructed with materials lighter than human weight)
Eyes: Gold
Hair: No hair (Android)
Abilities: Data possesses an extensive array of abilities, including superhuman strength, speed, and durability due to his android construction. He has an advanced positronic brain that processes information at incredible speeds. Data is multilingual and has encyclopedic knowledge. Additionally, he has the ability to interface with computer systems directly through a neural connection. He is also skilled in hand-to-hand combat and various forms of martial arts.

Accessories: Data typically wears the standard Starfleet uniform, which includes a communicator badge, a tricorder, and a phaser. He also has a violin, which he plays with precision and skill. His uniform often bears the rank insignia of a Lieutenant Commander.

Notable Appearances:

    Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) - TV Series
    Star Trek: Generations (1994) - Film
    Star Trek: First Contact (1996) - Film
    Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) - Film

Data's character in Star Trek: The Next Generation is celebrated for his exploration of the human condition from the perspective of an android. His pursuit of understanding emotions and his continuous growth as an individual are central to his character arc, making him one of the most beloved and iconic figures in the Star Trek universe.

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9/03/2023 8:38 am  #2

Re: Data

I would argue that Data at least has simulated black hair. It's amusing that while the other TNG movies are list, the profile leaves out Nemesis as if even ChatGPT doesn't want to think about Data in that movie.

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