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Personal Quiz: Mirror Universe Phlox

Mirror Universe


Lineage ID? As a valued member of the Empire, I have been rewarded with the designation, Phlox, of the first house of Phlox.

Current name? Phlox

Aliases? I've been called "Dr. Doolittle" because of my affinity for animals. Everyone is always intrigued by my menagerie. It saddens me when it gets depleted. But fortunately I know how to restock it!

Rank? Doctor, of course.

Current primary enemy? I'm a loyal servant of the Empire, dedicated to our Emperor. Why would I have enemies?

Current secondary enemy? N/A

Number of years you've survived? 135 human years

Number of battles won? I'm a fortunate man -- all my captains have been successful, and therefore all our battles won.

Pets? Oh, the choice! Bats, I'll say bats.

Height? 1.72728m, or "knee-high to a srothrar," as my fifth grandmother used to say.

Eye color? Blue-white

Hair color? Dark brown

Piercings? I've experimented a bit, so I have had various piercings on and off.

Tattoos? I've tried a few. Some I didn't like and I have become very efficient at removing those that are not successful.

Scars? May I show you?! First, here is... not now? Well, then, I'll show you later. And I have tales to tell for each!

Any major body parts missing or supplemented with a prosthetic? Later -- I'll give you all the delicious details when I show you my scars.

How much do you love the Empire? I have a comfortable existence as a doctor in the Empire -- the Emperor has a fondness for Denobulans and we are treated well. And I do envy the Denobulans who have pleased the Emperor and therefore have acquired a few concubines as thanks. Someday, someday!

Current ship? Enterprise and the Defiant

How many people did you have remove to get there? None. My excellent work speaks for itself. I'm sought after -- I don't conspire!

Next ship? Wherever I may best serve the Empire and her Emperor (or Empress, if it comes to that).


Very tight pants or miniskirts? Neither is very practical for a doctor. Black leather is better at repelling and concealing blood.

Leather, Kevlar, or armor? I love the feel of buttery soft leather -- there's something about the flesh from a living organism which no synthetic can duplicate.

Whisky or ale? I love a party! Whatever is being served!

Rare wines and exotic delicacies captured from passing vessels in the name of the Empire, or haunch of targ with rotgut from the still in Engineering? Oh, my, it is all too good! All of it!

Coffee or Jolt? Both are delightful. Add some chocolate-covered espresso beans and you've got yourself a two-day buzz -- perfect for a long surgery.

Food or sex? You humans and your need to choose! Denobulan women are masters at combining both.

Do you enjoy devising your own interrogations or do you savor watching someone else do the tough extractions? Oh, my own, my own. Interrogations are both an art and a science.

Knife blade: serrated, hook, or poisoned? Please, stop limiting yourself! Open yourself up to using more than one implement.

Gold or silver? {shakes head} Both!

Bridges or tunnels? Both hold many wonders.

Growl, shout, or hiss? I have these and many more in my repertoire, including sounds human ears can't even detect. I can fit an appropriate response to any situation!

Coliseum or torture chamber? Another impossible choice. The battle of two equal yet dissimilar combatants or the wonders of seeing how much a member of a species can resist pain. Both, fortunately, are marvelous to dissect! But, alas, I cannot choose.

Vulcans: mostly useful minions or servants who are too intelligent for their own good? They are a bit stodgy -- even more so than humans -- but worthy allies. They are fascinating anatomically, I must say. Those ears are... well, they provide a lot of insight into that species.

Ion storms: Cool or scary? Exhilarating!

Vlad the Impaler or Niccoló Machiavelli? Oh, Vlad, Vlad! A man who savored life, and didn't mentally dissect it!

Lucrezia Borgia or Countess Bathory? Bathory!

Colonel Green or Khan? Both are worthy models.

Sauron or Voldemort? I believe these are figures from children's literature? Not something I've had time to explore, unfortunately.

Beatles or Stones? Who can resist Keith Richards, the walking corpse?

Daggers or swords? I don't fight -- I'm a doctor, not a soldier!

Mac, PC, or Unix? Variety makes all systems useful.


Pizza topping? the works.

Dessert? Whatever is the special of the day.

Energy weapon? I don't use weapons.

Training film? Dissection Styles in 571 Worlds -- Best Practices

Monitoring device? I love to chat with everyone -- you can learn a lot if you listen.

Method of keeping your underlings in line? I have no underlings.

Place to be kissed? Everywhere!

Imperial holiday? The Right of Fertility Day

Book? The Hitchhiker's Guide to Alien Anatomy. What a journey that volume takes one on!

James Bond villain? Goldfinger and his laser

Quote? Of course it is "Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes!" (Let us improve life through science and art.)

Word or phrase? Optimism!

Website? The Imperial Medical Exchange has some restricted-access bulletin boards where I can usually find what I'm looking for if I'm truly stumped.

Least favorite thing? When I deplete my menagerie. Dissection requires constant practice to stay at top form.


How many weapons do you carry on your person, approximately? None. Scalpels don't count, do they?

How old were you when you committed your first assassination? Doctors do not assassinate. Each death is carefully documented and analyzed. We aren't barbarians, you know.

How many times has someone attempted to assassinate you? None! Who would want to? I'm a doctor.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Oh, much, much more knowledgeable about the anatomy of various species.

What do you look for in a partner? Someone who appreciates good sex, good food, and lots of variety.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor.

What characteristics do you despise? Squeamishness.

How do you express anger? I don't get angry.

Would you rather die or become a bureaucrat? Everyone is a bureaucrat on some level. It's part of life.

What was your most satisfying revenge? I don't seek revenge. I've outlived everyone who's objected to my methodologies so far.

Last person you went to dinner with? Pleasure or business? Culminated in sex or death? I don't mix business and pleasure. A dinner of pleasure ends in sex, and a business dinner ends in death. It's so simple.

Last crony whom you rewarded for a nasty job well-done? Please!

Ever been a "Captain's Woman" or "Captain's Man"? Never!


Had the drink Calypso Breeze? Ah, the delights of human culture! Yes!

Any superstitions? I don't clean my tongue until the eighth day after passing within 10 light years of a black hole.

First thing you think of when you wake up? Another glorious day!

What's on your mouse pad? A smiley face. Yes, I know, very late-20th-century-Terra, but it is an icon worth preserving!

What's under your bed? Oh, so many treasures!

How many people did you have to bribe to get into Imperial service? None. I'm a valued doctor!

What Academy subject is completely useless? Nothing is useless.

What was the last book you read? Let me think...ah! It was either the deliciously erotic prose of Gloria Steinem, or the frankly bawdy, lusty tales of Ann Coulter. Both are well represented in my personal library!

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Not only my nose, but also my eyes, ears, and nape! The Denobulan tongue is very versatile.

Can you roll your tongue? Like a carpet.

Hobbies? Many! Everything interests me. Body parts, internal organs, secretions, droppings, fluids...

Should supervillains have capes? Actually, everyone should have a cape. What a fashion statement! We have become too staid in our sartorial choices.

Which single store would you choose to extort tribute from? I think I'm just going to load up the instruments from Defiant's sickbay if I'm transferred elsewhere.

Greatest pet peeve? The somewhat inadequate medical equipment on Enterprise. However, I will admit, until I was on the Defiant, I was in blissful ignorance. Now, having sampled those superior facilities, I don't know that I can go back!

Best thing in the world? The universe!

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? This Denobulan doctor, for one!

Photo: Star Trek: Enterprise Screencaps
Co-writer: myst123