Pronunciation of their name (phonetically): Talo Kent
Names/Nicknames they like being called: Kent, mostly.
Names/Nicknames they hate being called: He's got a lot.
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him
Sexual Orientation: Does it have a pulse
Personal Quote: "There's always a way through."
General Personality Description: Talo Kent is an optimist who is deeply, deeply affected by the wall of negativity for a lot of things he had presented growing up. Everything he does is shaped by what was said couldn't, or shouldn't, be done. This did not bend him in an evil way, of course, but it more spurred him on to be the best that he could be. In all things that he could put his hands on, he is at least somewhat competent, or has at least given himself the ability to navigate it. Jack of all Trades, Master of None (is better than a Master of One) as they say, and he edicates all his time to Starfleet and their main goal. This being said, he is also a light-hearted man, with a tense stubborn Kent streak. This dichotomy is part of why his nicknames always seem to revolve around him having two very distinct parts, one half of which is deeply less trustworthy than the other.
Alignment (from D&D): Chaotic Good
Specific song or type of music that deeply fits them and why? Anything powerful, typically in an either striving bass, or in a driving beat. Rap music, and accelerating drum tracks are best suited for him, as that drive, that thump in your heart when you hear it, the confidence and need to do something is what has driven him his whole life.
If they could describe themselves as any color, what would it be and why? Red. It's bold, it's there, it's flashy, it's the color of action.
Their 5 favorite anythings: Casual sex, new ideas, having problems brought to his attention, exercise, W O R K
Their 5 least favorite anythings: Being idle, having nothing to do, having his authority challenged, needless and petty arguments, sour things.
List 1 surprising thing about them: DEEPLY afraid of heights.
What inspires them? Definitely being in the middle of a problem he thinks he needs to solve.
Favorite Holovision Show: There's an 'Indie' Tavnian show that is pretty hard to get ahold of, but each time he does, he cherishes each new installment. It's about Tavnian archaeologists and their trouble (it's a mostly staged reality show)
Favorite Movie: He likes movies about righteous heroes who usually follow the 'wrong moves for the right reasons' code. Ones that don't necessarily follow the rules but get things done, probably for very obvious reasons. One of his favorites is a common classic called Irivia, a hardened woman who used to be a security officer, but was fed up with all the regulations.
List 1 surprising thing about them: He's a real beast at space checkers.
What is their favorite aspect of their own culture? Humans, in general, have a lot of cute things that they do (like saying 'ow' before even knowing whether or not they've been hurt), but as for the culture he came from, he can't say that he misses a thing.
What is the one thing they never tell anyone about themselves: Any of his regrets, or that he has any.
How would they spend a perfect day? It would be chock full of things to do, first of all. People to do, too, really. He was never much one for relaxing, anyway. Not until the very very end of the day, anyway.
If they had to lose one sense, what would it be? Taste.
If not taken, are they looking for love or single and loving it? Single and loving it
Fight or Flight? Tough choice. He says it depends on the situation, but fight.
Romance or Action? Action
Sunshine or rain? Rain
Sweet or savory? Sweet
Healthy food or junk food? Healthy...kinda
Fancy clothes or casual? Fancy
Parents: Peter and Valentine Kent
Siblings: Ender and Nikolai Kent (Both younger)
Children: None (that he knows of, anyway)
Closest Friend: None
Significant Other: None!
Birthplace: Vega Colony
Where were they raised? Vega Colony
What was their home life like? Being the eldest, Talo was supposed to do a lot of things that he didn't end up eventually doing. He was expected to do his family proud, to become the leader of the household and the name (when he was old enough), and to basically be a paragon of the community along with the others. When he was a child, this pressure was put on him in the form of social activities, religious activites, and sports. As he grew older, they became more of a social-political area, and when he finally got old enough to realize that any of his opinions, if they differed from the 'norm' would be chastised, he began to rebel. That's when things got very messy.
Any close bonds with friends/siblings/peers? Not so much. It wasn't necessarily by choosing, but it also wasn't necessarily not his own choosing.
Favorite thing about their childhood? The endurance that he built up over ages of over-achieving.
Least favorite thing about their childhood? Definitely the pressure, at a young age. Looking back on it now, he can most certainly say that there were probably some very important child-things he should have been doing.
One thing they would do differently as a parent than their parents/guardian did: A difficult question to be sure - while he can't really say that his parents made a monster, he can say without a doubt that he would let his kids be kids and let them figure out what they would do when they got older, rather than trying to steer them down a path. Clearly the steering only works so far until the bull figures out how to get the reins.
Describe their childhood memory that had the most impact on them? When he was six, one of his friends moved away, completely off planet. It was the first notion that something out there did exist, but that was merely a background thought. The thing that really weighed on his mind was that people could leave, and he would never see them again.
Describe their late teen/adult memory that had the most impact on them? There were many of them, but the one that had to have the most impact on him were the last few arguments with his parents, that escalated to before-unheard of aggression. Nothing beaten and nothing broken, but words were said that could never be taken back.
Where are they living? Talo lives in Starfleet property. That's about all he can say - he doesn't have his own permanent place of residence yet because he hasn't had time for something as ridiculous as looking for a 'home' to retire at for vacations when he barely takes any time off anyway, and he prefers to be out doing things rather than paying money for a place he would rarely stay in. So he stays in VIP places, guest housing, and other such accommodations, until he moves to the next area.
What is their place like? Whatever the place looks like when he moves in is the way it stays. He has a few bags of his own things, which he cleans, presses, and neatly folds away in those bags once again, and takes out to wear when he goes places. He has things for every occasion, and on the off-chance that he does not, the replicator is handy for most anything he might need, pattern wise. He does not 'nest' or really 'move in' anywhere. Waste of time.
Current Occupation: Admiral - Administration Overseeing - of Starfleet
Current closest friend: Talo doesn't really have 'friends.'
Current relationship with their family: Hoo boy. That one's a lot to unpack. Nikolai was a baby when he left, so he doesn't know him, Ender he knew better, but he was still very young. He knows both of them are in Starfleet, and he knows they're both on a ship together, and knows the ship's name. He stays fully out of their affairs for a lot of reasons. He hasn't actually talked to any of his family in decades, though, and he doesn't even know what his parents are up to, nor the extended family.
What, if anything, are they currently working toward? Bettering himself, bettering Starfleet
What, if anything, are they currently working ON? Same as above. Any and all projects are fluid and ongoing.
What is their ultimate goal in life? Honestly? To be the best. The best at what, you may ask. Generally, everything.
What is their ideal career? The career he has right now.
Where do they see themselves in 10 years? Probably doing about the thing he is right now, unless dead, or somehow magically retired. Ugh. Retirement. Sounds dreadfully boring. He'll drop down to working only 4 days a week and then - nope, even the thought of it makes him yawn.