T'Pol (8-ball) Hunter
Image courtesy Christina Ricci
Quebec, Canada, Earth
5' 3"
Federation Standard, a little Vulcan
Pool, Poker, Chess, Drinking Games
Academy Graduate
2379: Academy Graduate
2381: Battle of Havras
2383: Combat Readiness
2384: Combat Action
Battle of Deep Space Five - Copyright Robert Snow, 2008
2384: Battle for Deep Space Five
8-ball received a reprimand for starting a brawl in the mess hall when a male classmate commented on the size of her breasts. The brawl quickly escalated into a guys versus girls match before it was stopped. The girls won.
8-ball received a reprimand for mouthing off to a astrophysics professor, mostly because she just didn't like him.
8-ball received a reprimand for getting into a fight with another Vulcan classmate who disapproved of her 'illogical ways'.
2375: Starfleet Academy, San Francisco, Earth, First Year Cadet
2376: Starfleet Academy, San Francisco, Earth, Second Year Cadet
2377: Starfleet Academy, San Francisco, Earth, Third Year Cadet
2378: Starfleet Academy, San Francisco, Earth, Fourth Year Cadet
2380: Assigned, Ensign, Science Officer - USS Galaxy
2382: Promoted, Lieutenant JG, Chief Science Officer - USS Galaxy
2383, August: Promoted, Lieutenant, Chief Science Officer - USS Galaxy
2385: Reassigned, Lieutenant, Assistant Chief Science Officer - USS Galaxy

8-ball was born in Quebec to her Vulcan mother, T'Pol, and her human father, Thomas. Thomas and T'Pol's marriage only lasted two years, and T'Pol returned to her homeworld, leaving Thomas with 8-ball. Thomas was bitter about the divorce and taught 8-ball to be self-expressive and not repress any emotions at all like a normal Vulcan. This is one of the reasons 8-ball got into so many fights when she was younger. She refused to be called by her mother's name, and instead her dad nicknamed her 'Kahless', the way some fathers might nickname a dainty daughter 'Princess'. 8-ball was also very intelligent for a child, and easily picked up sciences and math without even trying. She really didn't try, because school was never particularly important to her.

8-ball's father died in a shuttle accident when she was 12. 8-ball was fairly devastated since her relationship with her father had been fairly close. Her mother brought 8-ball back to live with her on the Vulcan homeworld, and 8-ball, brought up to hate anything Vulcan, obviously detested it there. Finally, by the age of 14, 8-ball had had enough, and she ran away back to Earth.

8-ball came to live and work at a bar in New York under the owner and bartender Robert, more commonly known as Big Man. 8-ball grew close to Big Man and loved living at the bar. She played drinking games and poker with many of the regulars, but she soon excelled at pool and billiards, gaining the nickname 8-ball. She also improved on her fighting skills, and can defend herself with apparent ease, knowing how to use almost any normally harmless object as a weapon for defense.

When 8-ball was 17, a huge barfight escalated into a right and seven customers were killed. Big Man himself was also killed, and 8-ball, with no where to go, wandered around from place to place for a year. Finally, when she was 18, 8-ball decided that she might as well find somewhere at least semi-permanent to live, if just for the knowledge of dinner and a bed waiting for her. In the end, 8-ball decided to join the Academy because she really didn't have anything better to do. Working on the Galaxy is the same thing.

8-ball is highly emotional because she never learned to control her feelings, nor does she want to. She doesn't like being reminded that she's part Vulcan, and certainly doesn't appreciate anyone telling her that she should act more Vulcan. 8-ball is actually very logically oriented, but tell her that and she's apt to break your nose for you. She's rebellious and doesn't like authority too much; she'll do the opposite of whatever anyone says she should do. Most times she can follow orders; it's people telling her how to behave and what to feel she has a problem with.
8-ball has a scar on her upper right arm and one on near her collarbone from the bar fight that killed Big Man. She has a tattoo of an 8-ball on the same arm, and another tattoo that is hidden and secret. She'll answer to Lt. Hunter and prefers 8-ball, but adamantly will not answer to T'Pol under any circumstances unless there is a phaser to her forehead.
T'Pol (8-ball) Hunter