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Lt. jg Daniel Kwan

Lt. jg Daniel Kwan
Gender: Male
Species: Human/Napean Hybrid
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Occupation: Specialist
Serial number: SK-105-223
Status: Deceased (2370)
Born: Stardate 22804.3
Died: 2370
Father: Ronald Kwan
Mother: Emiraa Kwan
Played by: Tim Lounibos
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Kwan's personnel file

Kwan's personnel file

Daniel L. Kwan was a Starfleet lieutenant junior grade (serial number: SK-105-223). He was promoted to this rank on stardate 46922.6. He was a specialist (grade 5) in warp field dynamics. He had an average efficiency/coind rating of 8.4.

According to medical file UT-772-1, he was born on stardate 22804.3 on Psi Upsilon IV. His parents were Ronald and Emiraa Kwan. He was half-Human and half-Napean.

He graduated from Starfleet Academy (Psi Epsilon III) on stardate 40751.5. He was awarded the Jalhal Award for warp field studies, Tezber Award for engineering studies, and D Garza Engineering Scholarship. He was assigned to the USS Pueblo on stardate 44987.6, USS Seaview on stardate 45983.6, and USS Enterprise-D on stardate 46922.6.

Six months after stardate 40987.2, he was serving at the Utopia Planitia Shipyards, Sol system. He was second assistant team leader for the warp engine emergency control systems on stardate 41403.2. He was, also, an assistant team leader on plasma venting and control systems/local installation.

In 2368, he became romantically involved with Ensign Maddy Calloway.

He committed suicide by jumping into a plasma stream on stardate 47622.1. The motivation for Kwan's suicide was initially a mystery to the rest of the crew, as it was not consistent with his personality.

It was later learned that the partially telepathic Kwan had come in contact with a telepathic imprint left since the Enterprise was under construction in 2362, by Lieutenant Walter Pierce, who had caught his lover Marla E. Finn with another man, William Hodges, then killed them both, before committing suicide by jumping into the plasma stream. The imprint caused Kwan to experience a hallucination similar to Pierce's final days, in which Kwan believed he had killed someone (most likely Ensign Calloway), compelling him to take his own life in the same manner that Pierce had.

While investigating Kwan's death, Counselor Deanna Troi was affected by the telepathic imprint as well, and nearly suffered the same fate, before being stopped from jumping by Lieutenant Worf. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder")

Kwan was played by actor Tim Lounibos.
The character was named after a friend of Brannon Braga's. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)
An okudagram readout of Kwan's personnel file was displayed on a viewscreen that Deanna Troi was studying. Some of the facts could be called into question since she was involved in a very detailed hallucination when the data was shown. This could explain why he was assigned to three different starships on the same date, and why he was born on a stardate that might indicate he was only seven years old. On the other hand, background graphics are usually inside jokes and other made-up information, so it is probably best not to take them too seriously.

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