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Robin Lefler is a Human female Starfleet officer in the 24th century. As of 2385, she was assigned as one of the four Assistant Chief Engineers of the Invincible-class fleet carrier-heavy battleship prototype USS Invincible.
Robin Lefler was born in 2345, and was the only child of two Starfleet plasma specialists who were very involved with their work. She traveled a great deal as a child and made few friends her own age. She would later recall thinking of her tricorder as her first friend. Growing up a Starfleet brat, Robin never questioned that one day she too would wear the uniform.
In 2354, while living on the planet Rimbor, Robin's mother Morgan "disappeared" for the first time. This was the beginning of a trend in which Morgan would leave her family for extended periods of time. Robin's father told Robin that her mother had been kidnapped, and that she would escape from her captors.
Morgan and Charles's marriage suffered in the years that followed as Morgan disappearances became longer and more frequent. In 2363, Morgan was apparently killed in a shuttle accident. Charles Lefler died soon after.
Starfleet Academy LifeEdit
Robin entered the Academy in 2363 with very high entrance scores. She excelled in engineering, especially advanced warp field dynamics and plasma containment theory. Always scoring high marks, Robin found her real challenge at the Academy was learning to interact with others on a social level. She was well liked, but had no close friends, instead choosing to concentrate on her studies. She graduated from the Academy in 2367 in the top 2% of her class and as such she was entitled to her choice of starship assignments. From her studies in Starfleet history, that choice was easy: the USS Enterprise-D.
The USS Enterprise-DEdit
She immediately reported aboard the Galaxy-class USS Enterprise-D as a junior member of the engineering staff. In 2368 she helped Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge modify the transporter system while Captain Picard was trapped on the surface of planet El-Adrel IV. Ensign Lefler was promoted to mission specialist a few months later and worked on optimizing sensor usage for a survey of the previously uncharted Phoenix Cluster. Lefler befriended Wesley Crusher, who visited the Enterprise-D during that mission, and the two became best friends. There was even some romance between the two. Crusher and Lefler were instrumental in helping the crew repel an attempted takeover of the ship by Ktarian operative Etana Jol.
In 2370, Lefler was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and shortly thereafter transferred from the Enterprise to the Jupiter Station Research and Development Center in orbit around the fifth planet in Earth's solar system.
The USS ExcaliburEdit
Lefler enjoyed her stint at Starfleet R & D, but in mid 2371 she put a request in for transfer back to space duty because in her words, "that was where the real challenges are." Her transfer came through and Robin reported aboard the USS Excalibur under the command of Captain Morgan Korsmo as warp plasma specialist.
In 2372 Lefler was promoted to full Lieutenant. She enjoyed working with the Excalibur’s Assistant Chief Engineer Lieutenant Burgoyne 172, because as far as people skills went she and Burgoyne were opposites. Even though Lefler learned much about interpersonal skills by observing the gregarious Burgoyne, she still remained quite ill-at-ease in social settings.
In late 2373, the USS Excalibur was recalled to Earth after reports indicated that a Borg vessel was heading towards Sector 001. The Excalibur joined Admiral Hayes' task force which engaged the Borg vessel at Earth. In the encounter several Starfleet ships were destroyed or seriously damaged. In a series of maneuvers designed to lure the Borg ship away from Earth, the Excalibur was caught and severely damaged by a Borg cutting beam. The Sovereign-class USS Enterprise-E, commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, arrived and led the remains of the fleet to victory, but not before several members of the USS Excalibur crew was killed. Among those dead was Captain Korsmo.
Operations Officer of The ExcaliburEdit
After the battle with the Borg at Earth, the USS Excalibur was sent to drydock for repairs, and most of the crew were reassigned. Lieutenant Robin Lefler was recommended for a commendation by Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne, and she was subsequently assigned to the post of Operations Officer, replacing Ensign Daniel Byrd who was killed in the Borg encounter. Although the Ops position posed new challenges, Lefler would have preferred to stay in Engineering, at least a little while longer, before having to serve on the very visible bridge.
In early 2374, the Excalibur discovered Robin's mother, now using the name "Morgan Primus", alive and imprisoned on the planet Ahmista.
Apparently, Morgan was immortal, born with the ability to heal any wound. She faked her death rather than deal with the questions that would arise, and fearing the prospect of watching her family grow old and die. Rather than lose Robin, again, Morgan decided to stay on the Excalibur serving as she could.
Lefler married Ci Cwan, former Prince of the Thallonian Empire and new ruler of the New Thallonian Protectorate, in 2377. When the New Thallonian Protectorate was formed, in (approximately) 2377, under the leadership of Ci Cwan and the Nelkarite, Fhermus, Robin relocated to New Thallon with her husband and was assigned as Starfleet Liason to the New Thallonian Protectorate. Along with her new assignment came a promotion to Lieutenant Commander.
In 2379, when civil war threatened to break out in the Protectorate, Ci Cwan sent Robin off-planet for her own protection. Robin strenuously objected to being sent away, but Cwan gave her no choice in the matter.
Off-planet, Robin began to hear reports of a coup led by Fhermus on New Thallon. Lefler soon returned to New Thallon with Captain Katerina Mueller of the USS Trident, where Fhermus boasted of killing Si Cwan and to prove his boast, paraded Cwan's lifeless head to Lefler.
Lefler then startled Fhermus by attacking him an a fit of rage. Lefler was unable to end Fhermus' life, but Captain Mueller had no such problems, stabbing Fhermus through the heart.
Lefler assumed leadership of the New Thallonian Protectorate and commanded a rescue fleet to the planet Priatia, where Ci Cwan's sister, Princess Kalinda was being held against her will.
New Thallonian ProtectorateEdit
Leadership of the New Thallonian Protectorate had subsequently fallen on Kalinda and Lefler, as Ci Cwan's only living family. That same year, Lefler learned that she was pregnant with Ci Cwan's child.
The USS Enterprise-EEdit
In 2380, Lefler relinquished leadership of the New Thallonian Protectorate to Kalinda and returned to Starfleet field duty. She was transferred to USS Enterprise-E as Chief Operations Officer under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
In 2385, Fleet Admiral Maximus Hunter of the Vanguard Command, gave Rear Admiral (l.g.) Jean-Luc Picard blanket authority to pick and choose who will constitute the major positions onboard the new Invincible-class USS Invincible. Lefler was one of them. She happily accepted a downgrade in designation back to Assistant Chief Engineer, but she retained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Starfleet Performance EvaluationEdit
Robin Lefler is among the most imaginative, intelligent, professional and optimistic of Starfleet officers. She is not very adept at dealing with people, but she is always very well liked. She is exceptionally good at her job and frequently puts in many extra hours. Despite her superb performance, Lefler often downplays her own contribution and never seeks recognition for the extra effort she always provides. She has a very keen sense of humor and often peppers her remarks with wry comments that are not always welcomed by those around her. Years ago she began keeping a collection of colloquialisms that she called Lefler's Laws, which were her way of remembering essential information. By 2373 she had come up with 125 such nuggets.