Captain Kathryn Janeway

 

Daughter of a Starfleet Admiral, Janeway was born in Indiana and lived in Bloomington.

When the USS Voyager NCC 74656 is stranded in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Kathryn Janeway must re-evaluate everything she learned at Starfleet Academy and has experienced on the job. Suddenly, Janeway is not on solid footing as a captain; half her crew are former Maquis enemies, her new pilot, Tom Paris, is on parole from prison.

At first Janeway’s worries centre on keeping Chakotay and his Maquis crew in line and her ship in one piece. In 2372 Janeway and Chakotay are still at odds and it is not until they become sick and believe they will have to live together on a Delta Quadrant planet for the rest of their lives that their relationship changes and a bond develops. They are eventually cured and remain a team when they return to Voyager.

As life settles down on Voyager, Janeway realizes she will be more alone than the others and begins to rely on holo-romance novels and conversations with a holographic Leonardo DaVinci as an outlet. In 2376 Janeway meets a holodeck character called Michael Sullivan and concludes she is ready for a romance after receiving a communication from her now ex-fiancée Mark, is now married.

As Voyager reach ever closer to home, Janeway defends many Starfleet values to both the former Maquis and Starfleet crews who see the rules as impediments to their progress getting home.

Janeway’s military achievements include avoiding Borg assimilation several times, surviving Species 8472, the Kazon, Vaadwaur, Quarran, and many more. She has made a home for the ex-Borg Seven of Nine, giving the EMH room to grow, opening dialogue with Species 8472, making friends with the Talaxians, saving the ‘Night’ beings from Malon toxic waste, and being able to report to Admiral Paris that his son Tom Paris is alive and a valued crew member.