Biography for Captain Vanyssa Winters, a Female Betazoid aged 34
who is assigned to the Starbase Geneva
updated this biography on 2017-08-27 13:03:21
Character Physical Description

Vanyssa Winters

Eyes : Blue Weight : 155 IBS
Hair : Red Skin :


Height : 6 foot 2 Blood : Red
She is on the average- tall end for a Betazoid female. She has long red hair that reaches down to her knees that she normally wears pinned back in a braid. Her eyes are the most startling feature about her, they are a blue so dark and piercing that they seem to see through you. She has a disdain for the starfleet uniform and can generally be found while counseling and off-duty in long flowing simply cut dresses that do little to hide her figure. She is a little embarrassed about the excess pounds around her middle that have come to stay after the birth of her daughter.
History, Education and Skills
Family and Background :

Both her mother and father are dead, her mother ina n attack on betazed and her father while serving aboard ship. Her Grandmother Kera Moriani lives on Betazed. Vanyssa is married to Marine Commander David Dark, and has two daughters - Jennah Winters Dark, her adopted 13 year old daughter and Katharine Winters-Dark, her 12 month year old baby.



Doctoral Degree in Psyc/Xeno-Psych

Pre-Starfleet History


Born and Raised on the USS Newman, where her mother was the resident diplomatic expert and her father the Counselor, she stayed there until she was 7. Her mother was transferred to Betazed, and her father elected to remain on board the starship. Vanyssa was given the option of either parent, and returned home to Betazed with her mother. Her mother was killed in an attack on the planet by invaders, and Vanyssa, at the age of 12, had to return to the starship. She grew older and more physically fit, and at the age of 15 was often found making the rounds with her father, learning the craft of counseling from one of the Federation`s best. Her best friend aboard the Newman was Ensign Devan Sash, and the two got into incredible amounts of mischief together, including spiking the punch of an ambassadorial function; getting insulted by various Ambassadors and having her honor defended by Sash; and well, ask her and she'll tell you some of the things the two did together! She was a hellion :-) She entered the Starfleet Academy at the age of 18, and at the age of 23, was selected to attend the Meredium Undersea Academy in the hopes that she would be officer material. While in the Academy she recieved her doctoral degree in psychology.

Starfleet History


Vanyssa has had a troubled starfleet history. She served aboard the USS Vanguard, eventually adopting Jennah, then was transferred to the Nimitz, taking her daughter, Jennah with her. Vanyssa finds it hard to make friends easily, which is suprising fr a counsellor. While aboard the Nimitz, she gave birth to her second daughter.

Medical History


Vanyssa has neural damage caused by being such a strong telepath, and she refuses to slow down so that it can heal up totally. Prolonged use of her telepathic abilities tend to make her faint. She is also prone to over work, and under-rest, like most of Starfleet.



Vanyssa is exceedingly good with children, and prefers working with them, over adults. She also has enough medical training to make her good in a crises, but by preferance, chooses not to use it. David has been teaching her phaser and hand to hand combat after the romulan invasion of the Nimitz at Vanyssa's insistance.

Other Information
Hobbies :

Vanyssa loves to read. She also plays the flute and enjoys spending time with her family. Family is terribly important to her, and her family is what she lives for.

General Notes


It`s very hard for her to trust people, because time has taught her that the people that she loves will eventually leave her alone. There`s also some mystery as to why she has sapphire blue eyes. Medical has determined that she is a full betazoid, but no one really knows where they came from. Her father is very mysterious and won`t elaborate upon this subject, although she senses that there is some shame in his past that he won`t tell her about. . . She has become very motherly since the birth of her daughter, and very protective of her children. She relies on her bond with David to keep her sane and leans heavily upon him when times are tough. She is questioning whether or not staying aboard a starship is what she really wants to do with her life. Her best friend is the school-teacher aboard the Nimitz, Katie Troi, and Katie can often be found watching over Vanyssa's daughters since she can not.

Awards :

Awarded Cross of Fire:

Awarded Squadron Commanders Commendation: For grace under pressure during the Romulan Invasion of the Nimitz.

Admiral Bell threw her arms around the Ensign, "You don't have to be scared anymore, you don't have to be guilty anymore, you are not responsible for what that madman did to you.", she said to her quietly and for a moment longer, releasing her from the embrace. "It's going to take time, its going to be a toll... I will be right here, and I am not going anywhere."

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