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Miral Paris was a Human/Klingon hybrid female who lived in the 24th and 25th centuries, the daughter of two Starfleet officers: half-Klingon, half-Human B'Elanna Torres and Human Tom Paris and a member of the Paris family. Prior to Miral's birth, she was made subject of the Klingon prophecy of the kuvah'magh. She was born in late 2377 aboard the USS Voyager, at the exact moment that vessel returned to the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY episode: "Prophecy"; VOY episode & novelization: Endgame)
Following Voyager's return to Earth, Miral's mother abruptly left for Boreth in a quest to find her own mother and Miral was left to be cared for by her father and Voyager's holographic Doctor. (VOY novels: Homecoming, The Farther Shore)
In early 2378, Miral and Tom left for Boreth themselves so that B'Elanna and Tom could study the ancient scrolls for more prophecies of the kuvah'magh. At last report, B'Elanna had made what she considered a significant discovery in the scrolls and received a warning of a threat against Miral's life. (VOY novel: Spirit Walk)
Miral was eventually kidnapped by a Klingon religious group that considered her to be the eventual savior of the Klingon people and believed that only they could protect her until it was time to fulfill her destiny. B'Elanna convinced this group that she could protect her daughter, but Miral was still at risk from another Klingon group that wanted her dead. To escape them, Torres and Paris developed a plan where the two would pretend to separate and B'Elanna and Miral would fake their deaths. (VOY novel: Full Circle)
As a result, in 2381, Torres and Miral Paris' names were appended to a casualty list sent to Starfleet Command in Sector 22093 of those confirmed dead as a result of the Borg attacks in the Alpha Quadrant. (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)
When helping various refugee children from the former Borg Cooperative, Miral spent some time playing with the other children, later giving them her old toys as she wanted them to have toys that had already known love, rather than simply replicating new ones. As one of his last acts, Q arranged for the deaths of the religious group who had driven them away, wanting to spare Miral the burden of being her people's messiah after experiencing it himself. It was subsequently revealed that B'Elanna was pregnant again. (VOY novel: The Eternal Tide)
Miral enrolled in Starfleet Academy in 2398. For her senior cadet cruise four years later she was assigned to the USS Pike. During the cruise the ship came under attack by a Klingon faction that sent a false distress signal. Security teams contained the raiders with no injuries and spokesperson Marie Durant believed it was an isolated incident with no impact on her career. (STO website: The Path to 2409)
By the year 2409, Miral had been promoted to lieutenant and was the Kirk's chief of security. At this point, many Klingons, now at war with the Federation, were divided between believing her to be the kuvah'magh or a "false prophet". Miral attended a peace conference on Regulus IV however this was interrupted to by an attack by Ambassador B'Vat, who was determined to keep hostilities ongoing between the two sides. (STO - "Klingon War" mission: "The Kuvah'Magh")
A short time later the Kirk was attacked and boarded in the JFS 47 system by a Klingon squadron commanded by B'Vat. Miral was kidnapped and taken to the Gateway system and traveled through the Guardian of Forever to the year 2270 as part of an attempt by B'Vat to alter history. She remained there in custody for several weeks before being rescued by a Starfleet crew, who also traveled back through time to repair the damage caused by the time travel. In her time spent there, her unique DNA was used to cure the Klingon civilization from the effects of the Qu'Vat virus. This made her prophesied role a predestination paradox. (STO - "Klingon War" missions: "City on the Edge of Never", "Past Imperfect")
By 2410, Miral had been promoted to lieutenant commander. After the Kirk was heavily damaged battling the Iconians over Lae'nas III, Miral was temporarily reassigned to Delta Flight, a task force led by her father Captain Tom Paris. She was instrumental in stopping a powerful gateway that would allow the Solanae from being able to exist outside subspace. (STO - "The Iconian War" mission: "Delta Flight")
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