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Vorik was a Vulcan male who served as an engineer in Starfleet in the late 24th century. Most notably, Vorik served as a junior engineer aboard the USS Voyager during the seven years that the ship was lost in the Delta Quadrant. Following the ship's return to the Alpha Quadrant, Vorik was made chief engineer.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Vorik, the son of T'Sara and Tybik, was born along with his twin brother, Taurik, in the city of Raal on Vulcan in the year 2350. (ST video game: Starship Creator)

As a child, Vorik spent several summers exploring the Osana caverns on Vulcan, and spent some time engaged in some advanced rock climbing. Like most young Vulcans, Vorik had a young Vulcan girl, Selmar, who was chosen to be his future wife when the two came of age. (VOY episode: "Blood Fever"; VOY - Distant Shores short story: "Letting Go")

Starfleet careerEdit

Starfleet AcademyEdit

Vorik later entered Starfleet Academy in the late 2360s. Prior to his graduation, he served as a midshipman aboard the USS Independence, during which time he introduced new dilithium crystal matrix protocols that improved the power conversion efficiency by 6%. He finally graduated in 2370 in the 6th percentile. (ST video game: Starship Creator)

The USS VoyagerEdit

In the Delta QuadrantEdit

In 2371, Ensign Vorik was assigned to the Intrepid-class USS Voyager as a junior engineer. Shortly after, Voyager was pulled into the Delta Quadrant by an alien being known as "the Caretaker", where the entire crew were subjected to testing, before being returned to the ship unharmed. (VOY episode & novelization: Caretaker)

Following the death of Voyager's chief engineer during the transit to the Delta Quadrant, former Maquis engineer, B'Elanna Torres, was appointed as the new chief. Over the next two years, Vorik assisted Torres on a number of separate occasions. (VOY episodes: "Fair Trade", "Alter Ego")

Vorik

Vorik in 2373

In mid-2373, Vorik entered the initial stages of pon farr and with his chosen mate, Selmar, over 70,000 light years away, Vorik actively began searching for a new mate amongst Voyager's crew. He soon decided that Torres was his chosen mate, and started out by surprising her with a table for two at Neelix's luau with a lakeside view. (VOY episodes: "Alter Ego", "Blood Fever")

By stardate 50537.2, pon farr had completely consumed Vorik and he openly declared the koon-ut-so'lik, the desire to mate, with Torres. During a brief physical contact between them, Vorik accidentally initiated the Vulcan telepathic mating bond, which caused Torres to undergo the same neurological imbalance that Vorik was undergoing. Vorik's pon farr was eventually ended when he and Torres fought in the Kal-if-fee ritual. (VOY episode: "Blood Fever"; VOY - Distant Shores short story: "Letting Go")

In 2374, Tuvok's psionic abilities were amplified greatly due to his infection by a parasite. Vorik was in engineering calculating the event horizon of the singularity which remained after Voyager attempted to destroy a white dwarf star, when Tuvok was able to mentally contact him from sickbay. After collapsing in pain, Vorik was taken to sickbay were Tuvok was able to mentally connect with him. Along with experiencing a sense of peace and certainty, Vorik was able to see the solutions to how to defeat Tuvok in a game of kal-toh which they had been playing for days. Vorik then mind-melded with Tuvok and Tuvok gave him two messages to transmit - 1) he wanted to be left alone to let the parasite continue transforming them both into a new kind of symbiotic being and 2) he wanted to talk to the Monorhan Assylia. (VOY - String Theory novel: Fusion)

In 2377, Vorik helped drive aliens out of Voyager's main engineering. (VOY short story: "Redux")

Chief engineerEdit

Following Voyager's safe return to the Alpha Quadrant in late 2377, Starfleet Command made special allowances for the crew in promoting all Starfleet officers two steps in rank if they remained in the service, thus Vorik was promoted two steps up to a full lieutenant. Following, Torres departure from the ship, Vorik was also appointed as chief engineer, under the command of newly promoted Captain Chakotay. (VOY - Spirit Walk novel: Old Wounds)

The USS HawkingEdit

Vorik proudly served as the chief engineer throughout the incident with the Klingons, the "Plague of the Gods," and the rescue of Miral Paris and Torres. However, the lieutenant requested an assignment change to the USS Hawking for Project Full Circle and the fleet returning to the Delta Quadrant in 2381. (VOY novel: Full Circle)

Utopia PlanitiaEdit

Fallowing the loss of the Hawking in the Omega Continuum, Vorik was reassigned to Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards to assist in the reconstruction of the USS Vesta. After works on the Vesta were completed, Captain Regina Farkas and Admiral Janeway wanted Vorik to serve as the ship's chief engineer, however he was resentful of Starfleet recless actions by sending a fleet to the Delta Quadrant unprepared which cost the lives of more then a thousend Starfleet officers. So, he choose to request a reassignment which Captain Farkas granted, and joined the engineering crew of the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. (VOY novel: Protectors)

He later spoke on the behalf of Tom Paris at the hearing regarding the custody of Miral Paris. (VOY novel: Acts of Contrition)

Alternate timelineEdit

In an alternate timeline, Vorik was killed during an attack on Voyager by Species 8472 in January 2374. (VOY - Myriad Universes novel: Places of Exile)

Starfleet service recordEdit

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
USS Voyager junior engineer 2371-2377 ensign Starfleet 2370s insignia Yel Ens 2371
chief engineer 2378-2381 lieutenant Yel Lt 2373
USS Hawking 2381
Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards engineer 2381 onward

AppendicesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Preceded by:
B'Elanna Torres
Chief engineer of the USS Voyager
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Succeeded by:
Nancy Conlon
USS Voyager engineering personnel
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see also: medical personneloperations personnelpilots & flight control personnelsecurity & tactical personnelsciences personnelsenior staffmiscellaneous
USS Hawking personnel
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AppearancesEdit

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