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Full Name: Charles Anthony "Trip" Tucker III
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Born: 2117
Died: Unknown - (Recorded as 2161)
Affiliation: United Earth
Section 31
United Federation of Planets
Parents: Father: Charles Tucker Jr.
Mother:Elaine Tucker
Sibling(s): Sister: Elizabeth Tucker (deceased)
Brother: Albert Tucker
Marital Status: Single
Children: Elizabeth T'Les Tucker
Occupation: Engineer
Previous Assignment: Chief Engineer
& Second Officer, Enterprise (NX-01)
Assignment: Operative, Section 31
Rank: Commander
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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Charles Tucker III (mirror).

Charles Anthony "Trip" Tucker III was a noted Starfleet officer and Chief engineer aboard the Enterprise (NX-01) from 2151 to 2155, excluding a brief stint on the Columbia (NX-02) in 2154.


Early Life

He was born in 2117 to Charles and Elaine Tucker and grew up in Panama City, Florida.

He had a younger sister, Elizabeth, who was killed in the Xindi attack of 2153 and a brother, Albert.

When Trip was a teenager, he and his friends had often dared each other to open a hatch door on a grain silo. Trip was the one who eventually accepted the dare and opened the hatch, only to have the contents spill out. When the contents of the silo threatened to bury Trip alive, his brother Albert and a friend dug Trip out. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do)

Early Career

In 2140, Trip served on the Daedalus project under Doctor Victor Brodesser. The Daedalus project was an attempt at creating a Warp-5 engine using a cascading ion drive. On the eve of Daedalus's* launch, Trip discovered a flaw in the engine design that he feared would result in a fatal overload. He confronted the doctor about his concerns, but Brodesser calmed Trip's fears and the ship launched on schedule. In the mission control room, Trip could only watch in horror as his worst fears were realized and the ship exploded in an ion-cascading reaction with all hands lost. (ENT novel: Daedalus)

* This was not the Daedalus-class vessel of the same name.

Tucker met Jonathan Archer in the year 2143 and the two quickly became friends. When Archer was given command of the first Warp-5 vessel, the Enterprise (NX-01), he requested that Trip be assigned as his engineer.


Tucker served as Enterprise's chief engineer for most of the vessels early active duty days from her launch in 2151 until March of 2155, with a brief stint as chief engineer of the Columbia (NX-02) under Captain Erika Hernandez in 2154. He also was briefly the vessel's first officer

In 2152, Tucker and Ensign Hoshi Sato were the only two Enterprise crew members to escape imprisonment when the vessel was taken by the Denari of an alternate universe.

Tucker allied himself with the Miners Guild and the alternate universe's version of Victor Brodesser to combat the forces of Denari General Sadir and to liberate the Enterprise's crew from the Rava One prison colony, re-take Enterprise, and return safely to their own dimension. (ENT novel: Daedalus's Children)

In 2153, he became romantically involved with Commander T'Pol. (ENT episode: "The Expanse" et al.)

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For reasons that remained classified for (approximately) 250 years, Tucker was forced to fake his own death in 2155, days before the foundation of the Coalition of Planets, precursor to the United Federation of Planets.

In files de-classified in the early 25th century, it was revealed that Tucker had been recruited by the rogue spy agency known to some as Section 31 to infiltrate the space of the Romulan Star Empire and sabotage the Romulans research into developing a Warp-7 stardrive.

In order to facilitate this, Tucker underwent re-constructive surgery on Adigeon Prime, a world whose natives were familiar with Romulan appearance, in order to fit in behind enemy lines. Tucker and Section 31 agent Tinh Hoc Phuong were the first humans to see the true appearance of the Romulan people and realize their kinship to the Vulcans. Section 31 kept this information under wraps fearing that if link between the Vulcan and Romulan people were to be discovered, it would shatter the still-fragile Coalition.

Tucker returned to Romulan space shortly after the formation of the Coalition of Planets in order to gather intelligence on the Romulans before the inevitable war with the Empire broke out. Tucker's specific activities during this period remain unknown, but at some point the historical record was altered, changing the date of Tucker's "death" from 2155 to 2161. The reasons for this remain a mystery. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do)

Later Life

As far as history was concerned, Trip Tucker died in 2161, but he lived until at least August of the year 2238, when he visted the Starfleet War Memorial, although the silent reflection he had hoped for was made impossible by young Sam and Jimmy Kirk. Tucker survived under an assumed name, and had several cosmetic alterations done to his face to ensure his anonymity. Tucker apparently played a role in the raising of the daughter of MACO's Nelson Kemper and Selma Guitierrez. Partly for not being an integral part of his "other" children's lives. (In an alternate timeline), his son Lorian, and an unnamed Xyrillian infant he served as surrogate for. (ENT novel: Last Full Measure, ENT episode: " Unexpected", ENT episode )


Tucker was the namesake of the Tucker Memorial Building on the grounds of Starfleet Headquarters, which housed the offices of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers Command Liaison in the 24th century. His picture was displayed prominently in the building's lobby. (SCE eBook: The Future Begins)

The USS Tucker, a Federation Starfleet vessel assigned to the S.C.E. in the late 23rd century, was also presumably named after Tucker. (SCE eBook: Foundations, Book Three)

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Charles Tucker III, known affectionately as Trip, was an officer in the Earth Starfleet during the mid-22nd century. As a Commander in the 2150s, he held the position of chief engineer aboard Earth's first warp five-capable starship, Enterprise (NX-01). For several months in 2154, he served a brief stint in that capacity aboard the Columbia (NX-02). He was reported killed in 2161. (ENT: "Broken Bow", "Affliction", "These Are the Voyages...", et. al)

In files known only to Section 31, it was revealed that Tucker had not been killed in that instance in 2161, and instead was recruited by the rogue spy agency to infiltrate the Romulan Star Empire. His mission was to sabotage research into developing a faster warp drive. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "These Aren't the Voyages...", ENT novel: The Good That Men Do)

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