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Reuben Gray

Human (Former Borg) Cisgender Man


Character Information

Rank & Address

Commander Gray


Starfleet Corps of Engineers Unit Leader
USS Odyssey


Reuben Ashton Gray

4th May 2321

Archer IV


Reuben Ashton Gray is a Starfleet officer assigned as the lead for the Starfleet Corps of Engineers Unit assigned to the Odyssey Squadron. A former Borg drone, he was assimilated when his vessel, USS Herschel, was captured by the Borg in 2362. Rescued by the crew of the USS Odyssey, Fleet Captain McCallister restored his rank and got approval from Starfleet to allow him to lead the SCE unit.

Gray’s former Borg designation was Three of Eleven, Primary Processor of Unimatrix Two.


Rueben Gray is a handsome individual. He stands at 5′ 10″ and has captivating brown eyes and short dark brown hair. His facial hair consists of charming stubble around his cheeks and chin. Although he is a former Borg drone with a Borg implant above his left eye, he remains a quiet and calm individual. His striking physical features are further enhanced by the implant, which covers his left eyebrow.

  • Height: 5′ 10″ (1.84 m)
  • Weight: 156 lbs
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Brown


Gray is known for his reserved demeanour, yet when he does speak, it is always with a tone of kindness and respect. He possesses an innate ability to go above and beyond in assisting others without any expectation of reciprocation. His empathetic nature and willingness to listen make him a valued confidant to his colleagues. Not one to seek attention or accolades, Gray prefers to be by himself in most social situations. His humble and gentle nature earns the respect and admiration of all those who have the pleasure of crossing his path. 

Strengths & Weaknesses

After experiencing the traumatic event of being assimilated, Gray was left feeling broken and hopeless after he started to become an individual again. Like most exBs rediscovering their lost individuality, Gray has become insular as he tries to understand who he is as a person. He continues to seek out professional help and support from his shipmates. With the guidance of his therapists and the unwavering support from those closest to him, Gray has slowly begun to heal. Although the trauma still lingers, Gray has started to find a way to move forward and not let it define him. Throwing himself back into his work with Starfleet has been a big help.


When he joined Starfleet Academy, Gray had always wanted to be an engineer, so he achieved his life-long dream early, but going through the ranks to become a chief engineer was a huge thing for him. Returning to his old roots in engineering has helped a lot with his recovery, and heading a team of miracle thinkers to solve technical problems in the field has been a good step for him to regain who he is. Eventually, he would like to return to the role of being a chief engineer.


Political Information

  • Affiliation: Starfleet, United Federation of Planets


  • Mother: Joanne Gray (deceased)
  • Father: Taylor Gray (deceased)
  • Wife: Lieutenant Commander Tanya Gray (deceased/assimilated)


Early Life

Born to school teachers Joanne and Taylor Gray on May 4th, 2301, Reuben Gray would live a stable life on Archer IV. Reuben Gray had a normal childhood living on Archer IV. His parents provided a safe, comfortable home where he could learn and grow. Reuben was a curious child, always asking questions and eager to learn. He spent most of his time exploring the beautiful landscapes of Archer IV and playing with his friends. Reuben also loved music and enjoyed playing the piano in his free time, an interest he shared with his mother. Reuben’s childhood was filled with joy, love, and a thirst for knowledge.

Reuben’s high school life was largely uneventful. He did well in all subjects and was considered an exemplary student. However, his love for science, especially physics, stood out. He enjoyed learning about the laws of motion and the mysteries of the universe. Reuben always found himself engrossed in his science lessons and was often praised by his teachers for his enthusiasm and curiosity. Despite no significant events during high school, Reuben’s passion for science continued to grow, paving the way for his eventual career in Starfleet.

Starfleet Career

Starfleet Academy

Reuben’s journey through Starfleet Academy was filled with both triumphs and tribulations. From day one, he was determined to pursue his passion for science and engineering and spared no effort in achieving that goal. He immersed himself in his studies, tackling each course with a fierce determination to succeed. Reuben’s professors soon took notice of his exceptional work ethic, praising him for his dedication and perseverance. His thirst for knowledge, which he had learnt from his childhood, continued. He would find himself questioning almost everything he learned from his professors. 

His knack for engineering became self-evident by the end of his second year. Showing a natural trait for problem-solving and having a technical grasp over most things, Reuben would find this aspect of his training the easiest to deal with. He struggled with the other elements, like survival or EVA training. He overcame his sense of claustrophobia during an exercise on how to survive while stuck inside a cave. 

But Reuben’s talents weren’t confined to the classroom. He was also a natural leader with a gift for inspiring and motivating others. He frequently took charge of group projects, deftly guiding his fellow cadets to success. His colleagues admired his ability to bring out the best in people, and his professors recognised him as a true asset to the Academy. 

USS T’Klaas (NCC-22593)

Reuben served as the Assistant Chief Engineer on the USS T’Klaas, a brand-new Miranda-class starship. He was hand-picked by the ship’s chief engineer, who became a close friend and mentor of Rebuen’s. 

He was responsible for helping with overseeing the engineering department’s day-to-day operations, ensuring that all systems were functioning optimally and that repairs were carried out promptly. Reuben’s exceptional problem-solving skills and technical knowledge made him an invaluable asset to the ship’s crew. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, whether to his colleagues in the engineering department or to members of other departments who required his assistance. Reuben’s calm and composed demeanour under pressure was greatly appreciated during emergencies, where he could think independently and develop innovative solutions to complex problems. His dedication to his work and colleagues earned him the respect and admiration of all those who served with him on the USS T’Klaas. When a new chief engineer had to be selected, his commanding officer had no issue in appointing Reuben to this role.

Though the ship dealt with most mundane errands within Federation space and the odd border patrol assignment, Reuben found his job thoroughly rewarding. Along with being the ship’s chief engineer, he was able to undertake engineering projects. One of his most significant accomplishments came in 2351 when the ship was leading the construction of a research outpost. During the project, Reuben discovered a new silicon lifeform on the planet they were building, and the outpost’s construction was harming their breeding grounds. Reuben found a way to reverse the damage done, spearhead the outpost’s relocation elsewhere and complete the project on schedule.

USS Brighton (NCC-26147)

Reuben, now an experienced engineer, submitted his application to become the chief engineer of the USS Brighton. This new Ambassador-class starship was launched from the renowned Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. This opportunity arose after a successful nine-year tenure on the T’Klaas.

While on the Brighton, the ship conducted several exploratory missions in the Alpha Quadrant. They also narrowly avoided engaging with a Tholian task group and assisted in patrolling along the Cardassian border (rescuing many Bajoran refugees). In 2357, the ship responded to the border skirmish with the Talarian Republic. The ship engaged two of their ships before arriving at Galen IV. Before arriving, Gray had modified the ship’s deflector dish to emit false warp signatures, making a Talarian task group divert from the Galen system long enough for Federation reinforcements to arrive and secure the system. 

While on the Brighton, Reuben became romantically involved with the ship’s chief flight control officer, Lieutenant Tanya Jones. The two would eventually become serious and get married.

USS Herschel (NCC-61044)

In 2360, he was approached by his former mentor and chief engineer from the T’Klaas, who was now a captain and in command of a Nebula-class starship. He wanted Reuben to join him as his chief engineer and second officer. A chance to enter the command track did interest Reuben at the time, so he accepted. With Tanya by his side, he left the Brighton to join the Herschel while it was docked at Starbase 234.

Two years and while patrolling the furthest edges of the Beta Quadrant, the Herschel was attacked by the Borg and the entire crew was assimilated. Starfleet declared the ship missing in action and declared every crewmember dead. 

USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)

In 2401, the USS Odyssey, USS Themis, USS Bellerophon and USS Triton surveyed a system on the far edges of the Gradin Belt in the Delta Quadrant, near The Void. While there, they detected the remains of a crashed Borg Tactical Cube. When they started to scan the debris, they were hailed by a Borg drone who declared their designation as Three of Eleven. This drone attempted to negotiate for the squadron’s help in providing them with a power source to keep them and the ninety-two other drones on the planet. Fleet Captain James Preston McCallister met with Three of Eleven but beforehand discovered that this drone was, in fact human and was Reuben Gray. Eventually, the doctors within the squadron would help every former drone become fully liberated from most of their implants. Reuben’s memories about his former life started to resurface, and with help from counsellors, he began to accept his new individuality. While as a drone, he revealed to McCallister that he was one of the leaders within the Unimatrix Zero resistance movement.

After reclaiming his life again, Reuben asked McCallister if he could return to Starfleet. Using his authority as squadron commander, McCallister agreed to Reuben’s request and offered him a role in leading the squadron’s new Starfleet Corps of Engineers unit. He gracefully accepted.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2339 - 2340 Cadet First Year Starfleet Academy
2340 - 2341 Cadet Second Year Starfleet Academy
2341 - 2342 Cadet Third Year Starfleet Academy
2342 - 2343 Cadet Fourth Year Starfleet Academy
2343 - 2347 Assistant Chief Engineer USS T'Klaas
2347 - 2352 Chief Engineer USS T'Klaas
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2352 - 2360 Chief Engineer USS Brighton
2360 - 2362 Chief Engineer
Second Officer
USS Herschel
Lieutenant Commander
2401 Starfleet Corps of Engineers Unit Leader USS Odyssey
Lieutenant Commander
2401 - Present Starfleet Corps of Engineers Unit Leader USS Odyssey