|“||I don't think I caught your name, sir.
Here on the Leviathan they call me Lucas Wells the Magnificent or Lucas for short.
|— Tala Jones and Lucas Wells|
2409 ("Line in the Sand")
Lucas Alexander Wells was a Human Starfleet officer who served as science officer on the USS Leviathan. He was well known by his colleagues for his sarcastic, nonchalant nature. This tendency sometimes led him to get into trouble with his superiors.
Early life Edit
Academy years Edit
Lucas attended the Class of 2408 graduation ceremony at Starfleet Academy on stardate 82513.9, achieving several honors in chemistry and astrophysics. He was subsequently assigned to the USS ShiKahr on stardate 82533.4.
Starfleet career Edit
For roughly eight months, he served aboard the ShiKahr as a junior science officer. He found it incredibly boring, claiming that his crewmates "found a way to smother all the fun out of [science]."
The USS Leviathan Edit
On stardate 83164.0, following his tour on the ShiKahr, he was reassigned to the USS Leviathan, and was made the ship's chief science officer. He maintained his position following the deaths of Captain Masc Taggart and Commander Henry Fuller. Lucas was less than enthused about his first assignment aboard the Leviathan, which would take place in the Imaga system, telling Jason that it was one of the systems he had explored while on the ShiKahr.
The Leviathan never made it to Imaga, however, as the bridge crew intercepted a distress call from the SS Break Even and proceeded to assist the vessel; unfortunately, it turned out to be a trap set by the Klingons, who were eager to ensnare a Federation ship. They sent boarding parties onto the Leviathan, and Captain Taggart sent Jason to engineering to take care of the Klingons there. Lucas joined him, and the two met up with Jhael Onika and Vance L'eher just outside the engine room. The group then engaged the Klingons there, managing to stun most of them. The remaining Klingons retreated to their ship, eliciting a laugh from Vance, who commented, "And they call themselves warriors."
Vance and Jhael stayed in engineering, but Taggart told Jason and Lucas he needed them back on the bridge. Soon after they entered the bridge, a Klingon transported behind Taggart, stabbing Commander Fuller and transporting away with Taggart. Fuller, struggling to live, put Jason in command. Jason devised a plan to get the attention of the Klingons, hoping that there was still time to save Taggart. The captain of the IKS Chot, the vessel that had attacked them, opened a channel to them. Jason attempted to bargain for Taggart's life, but Taggart told him that "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." Jason knew that he had to sacrifice his captain to save the rest of the crew.
The USS Renown came to their assistance, however, driving away the Klingons. The Renown then received another distress call, from the USS Khitomer, which was in the Pollux system. Upon reaching the Khitomer, Vo'Lok told Jason that they would assist the Khitomer while the Leviathan scanned the strange subspace rifts that were forming in the system. Jason tasked Lucas with this, but he was unable to determine a reason for their being there. A few moments later, a Borg vessel emerged from one of the rifts, and Lucas exclaimed, "My God, it's an invasion!"
The future of his career in Starfleet came into question later that year, when he disobeyed direct orders from his commanding officer, Jason, in order to stop an Undine agent hiding aboard the Leviathan.
Personality and appearance Edit
Lucas had a bit of a "smart-ass" attitude, and was known for joking around, regardless if he was trying to be funny or not. His best friend, Jason Fredricks, once told him to "[l]ose the lip before it gets you into trouble." Lucas, striking back with his smart-aleck attitude, retorted, "My lips have served me quite well in the past, and I intend to go on using them."
Lucas had short, unkempt black hair and dark brown eyes. He had a fairly lean build, standing at 178 cm tall with a mass of 70 kg.
Lucas had a seemingly good relationship with his uncle, Remus, though Lucas disliked when he called him by his middle name, "Alex". Remus had still not gotten over his wife leaving him, and sometimes recreated Risa, the place they had met, on the holodeck. Lucas tried to comfort him, but Remus told him that "regrets only hold us back."
Jason Fredricks Edit
Jorel Quinn compared Lucas to Jason, saying they both "often [took] matters into their own hands" when they believed no one else was up to the task at hand.
Tala Jones Edit
Dylyp Azeli Edit
Jarek Davis Edit
Commander Jarek Davis considered Lucas to be a "troublemaker," wondering how he managed to graduate Starfleet Academy. He wished to relieve him of duty if he "continue[d] to defy [him]," but knew that Lucas was popular amongst the crew, and thus planned to deal with him at a later time.
Davis was forced to admit, though, that Wells was very "dedicated to his duty," and had an impressive knowledge of astrophysics.
Background and trivia Edit
- Lucas was first conceived by CaptFredricks as a friend for Jason Fredricks during the graduation scene in "Khitomer Crisis" (now "The Price of Liberty"). Capt liked his character so much that he made him one of the main protagonists in the story.
- Capt made a Star Trek Online character named Lucas Wells (pictured right), which was based on the character from the story. Capt later renamed the STO character Remus Wells, after Lucas' uncle, and named one of Jason Fredricks' bridge officers Lucas.
- Capt believes that he and Lucas share the most similar personality traits out of the Federation Legacy characters.
- Lucas is one of only four characters to appear in every chapter of Federation Legacy so far (the others being Jason Fredricks, Tala Jones and Ernie Hauser). This includes the two chapters in Volume 0.
Notes and references Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Personnel Files (No. 2)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Stop the Signal"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Price of Liberty"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Line in the Sand"
- ↑ Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Price of Liberty" (Act One)
|v - e - t||USS Leviathan personnel|
|Command crew|| Jason Fredricks • Tala Jones • Dylyp Azeli • Ernie Hauser • Th'vol Olethla • Lucas Wells • Vance L'eher • Lenerea Mendel • Julia Cromwell|
Masc Taggart^? • Jarek Davis^ • Jules Vanden^ • Henry Fuller† • Jhael Onika† • Phil Schrader† • Koja Nara† • Marvolo Piers† • Mars Lionel† • Travis Murray†
|Duty officers|| Elisa Flores • Charlie Morgan • Hannah Freeman • Kevin Briggs • Walter Bozeman • Will Darrow • Leo Anderson • Andre Leeman • Jonah Willis • Nathan • Weller|
Jim O'Donnell† • Thom Lædon† • Don Leffler† • Rhez Keaeling† • John Palmer† • Liza Fré†
|Command crew||Masc Taggart† • Mercedes McMary†|
|v - e - t||Starfleet Academy, Class of 2408|
|Others|| Tala Jones • Dylyp Azeli • Ernie Hauser • Lucas Wells • Elisa Flores • Lenerea Mendel • Vance L'eher • Charlie Morgan • Hannah Freeman • Daniel Harvey • Sofia Wenner • Leo Anderson • Raltha Trebor • Jeff Philips • Serov • T'Vrell • Norrg'k • Zarva|