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Full Name: Leonard James Akaar
Species: Capellan
Gender: male
Eye color: hazel
Hair color: gray
Birthplace: Capella IV
Born: 2267
Affiliation: Federation
Mother: Eleen
Father: Akaar
Sibling(s): Raal
Other relatives: Maab (uncle)
Occupation: officer
Previous Assignment: Federation Starfleet Liaison to the Office of the President
Assignment: Commander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleet
Rank: fleet admiral
Insignia: Starfleet badge image.
Collar rank insignia.

Leonard James Akaar (b. 2267) was a Capellan male and one of the most influential admirals in the Federation Starfleet in the late 24th century.


Early Life

Akaar was the hereditary leader, or Teer, of the Ten Tribes of Cappella. Akaar was born in 2267 and was named after Starfleet officers Leonard McCoy and James T. Kirk, who saved his life and the life of his mother Eleen after his father's assassination. (TOS episode: "Friday's Child")

The infant Leonard James Akaar in 2267.

When Akaar was five, a coup on Capella IV staged by a man named Keel forced the young ruler into exile in the United Federation of Planets. (TLE novel: The Sundered)

In 2287, Akaar testified at the so-called "trial" of James T. Kirk on Kirk's behalf when both the Klingon Empire and the Salla of the Nasgul demanded Kirk's head for perceived offenses. (TOS comic: "The Trial of James T. Kirk")


He served under Hikaru Sulu, who was partially responsible for getting the hot-tempered youth admitted into Starfleet Academy, as chief of security on the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000). He was onboard the Excelsior during a difficult assignment dealing with the Tholian Assembly and the Neyel in 2298. (TLE novel: The Sundered)

Leonard James Akaar in 2287.

In the year 2349, Akaar was given command of the USS Wyoming, where he had previously served as first officer, following the sudden death of the previous captain, Karl Broadnax.

Soon after his promotion, Akaar and Ensign Tuvok, with whom Akaar had served with on the Excelsior forty years prior, were stranded on a barren rock known as Plantoid 437.

After nearly two weeks, Akaar decided that the best way to preserve their supplies so that at least one of them would survive was to commit suicide through an ancient Capellan ritual called the w'lash'nogot. Tuvok refused to let his captain die, and saved his life. Akaar saw this disruption of the ancient ritual as a betrayal by his old friend, and the two did not speak as friends again until the year 2380. (TTN novel: The Red King)

Admiral Akaar

By the year 2364 Akaar had been promoted to Admiral. Akaar was one of the Admirals who sentenced Ensign Ro Laren to the stockade on Jaros II following the disastrous incident on Garon II. (DS9 novel: Twilight)

By May of 2376 , Akaar had been promoted to Fleet admiral. He spent some time aboard Deep Space 9 that year to observe Bajor's handling of Europani refugees after the Gateways Crisis, and as part of a diplomatic effort working out the final details of Bajor's admittance into the United Federation of Planets. Akaar was a signatory at Bajor's admittance ceremony on September 29, 2376. (DS9 novels: Twilight, This Gray Spirit, Cathedral, Lesser Evil, Unity)

In late 2379, Akaar and Admiral William Ross assigned the USS Titan, under the command of Captain William T. Riker, to lead a diplomatic and humanitarian convoy bound for Romulus, in response to Praetor Tal'Aura's request for a dialogue to be opened between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire following the coup staged by, and death of, Reman Praetor Shinzon. (TTN novel: Taking Wing)

Akaar accompanied Titan on her mission, which resulted in deal being brokered by Captain Riker and Ambassador Spock between the Klingon Empire, the Remans, and the Romulan Star Empire, and he was onboard when the vessel was inadvertently transported to Smaller Magellanic Cloud. It was then that Akaar was reunited with Tuvok.

During the evacuation of the Neyel people from the expansion of the proto-galaxy known to the Titan's crew as the Red King, Akaar finally realized that Tuvok's action all those years ago were not in defiance of Akaar, but out of respect for him. Akaar apologized to Tuvok for the way he treated him and for all of the years of friendship lost between them. (TTN novel: The Red King)

In 2380, Admiral Akaar had been appointed as Starfleet liaison to the Federation President and, as such, briefed Nanietta Bacco several times on various matters. Among the issues discussed with President Bacco was the state of the agreement brokered by Captain Riker and Spock, a shipload of Reman refugees who sought sanctuary in the Federation, and a Tzenkethi noble who defied his government to get medical treatment for his son in the Federation. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

By 2381, Akaar had been promoted to Fleet admiral. During the invasion of the Borg Collective that year, Akaar briefed the President several times on the status of the fleet's actions; after he reported the loss of three starbases on the tri-border between the Federation, Klingons, and Romulans, the President inquired what Starfleet was doing to prepare for the next attack. He reported that the Enterprise was following a lead to the Azure Nebula, and reported that should the Borg overcome the defenses at Regulus, the core worlds would be completely vulnerable. (ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night)

As the invasion pushed deeper into allied territory, Akaar continued making regular reports at the Palais de la Concorde, something that President Bacco began to dislike due to the usually negative news. After reporting attacks on Yridia, Hyralan, and Celes, Akaar continued on to list the likely next targets - Regulus, Deneva, and Qo'noS all within five hours, and major internal worlds by the next morning. Akaar estimated that within ten days, the entire Federation would collapse, and all major powers in the local space would be defeated within a month. Esperanza Piñiero insisted they evacuate those worlds, but Akaar pointed out they no longer had the resources to move tens of billions of people in a matter of hours. President Bacco asked for an estimate of the total number of deaths up until this point, and Akaar stated that including non-Federation worlds, the losses were close to thirty billion. The sole point of good news was that contact had been reestablished with the Enterprise and Aventine; Akaar agreed to pass along a message that Captain Picard was granted the authority to do whatever it took to stop the Borg by the office of the President. Hours later, when the Borg were closing in on Qo'noS, Admiral Edward Jellico diverted the USS Tempest and its battle group to support, but Akaar could not guarantee they would arrive in time to make a difference.

It was not long afterwards that Admirals Akaar and Marta Batanides reported that the Borg had adapted to the transphasic torpedo, leaving Starfleet without a defense against the invading forces. Scant hours afterward, Akaar and Batanides reported the surprising development that the Borg had ceased their assaults momentarily, allowing the fleets at Vulcan, Andor, Coridan, Beta Rigel, and Qo'noS to be defeated, only to shortly reverse the news to indicate that all remaining attack fleets had resumed their previous courses, including the group heading for Earth. They later made their midnight briefing to the President, where she commented that Akaar always managed to look well rested and crisp; Akaar suggested it was good genes. Akaar reported the Romulan warbird IRW Verithrax loyal to Imperial Romulan State Empress Donatra sacrificed itself to halt the attack at Ardana; Bacco suggested they send an immediate expression of gratitude. Akaar also repeated rumors of a credible but not entirely corroborated report that Troyius was spared by the Starfleet Corps of Engineers vessel USS da Vinci which made it disappear. The Borg were an hour and a half from Earth at this point; Akaar stated that there was no way Starfleet could halt their advance, and so Bacco had him order them to break off and disperse to not waste the lives and ships, redeploying to protect evacuation vessels.

Akaar returned to brief Bacco in the Monet Room as the Borg entered the Sol system, reporting as they passed Jupiter. Even as their enemy approached, President Bacco spent time considering the painting hanging in the room - Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies. Seven of Nine thought it obvious - the muted palette and soft details helping as a point of focus when attempting to concentrate. Akaar, however, having served under Min Zife knew exactly why it was there - Zife had loved the painting and wanted it displayed in this room as a reminder to himself and others that at stake was art, history, beauty, and their legacy if they should ever fail; their job might be to decide how to fight their enemies, but the painting served as a reminder so that no one would forget why they fought. The attacking Borg fleet split into two smaller groups - one for Earth and one for Mars. However, before the assault could begin, all Borg vessels they were tracking halted, and then reversed course back to the Azure Nebula. Akaar and the others remained to watch the situation monitors, and received word from the nebula that the Borg had been dealt with. Captain Picard later confirmed the all clear signal, something that he relayed through Akaar would be fully explained in his report, assuring it was a long story. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

After Fleet Admiral Edward Jellico's resignation following the Borg Invasion, Fleet Admiral Akaar was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleet. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)

Note on pronunciation: in Capellan names and words, a double vowel often denotes a division between syllables. For example, "Teer" has two syllables and is pronounced as "TEE-ur", not one syllable like the English words "tear" or "tier".

Alternate Versions

When Elias Vaughn underwent his second orb experience, he took on the persona of Eli Underwood, a patient in the same insane asylum as Benny Russell. Another man in the asylum was Leo, Akaar's representation in that reality, who, to account for Akaar's Capellan physiology, was perceived as a giant in the 1950s human world. (DS9 novel: Unity)

Starfleet service record

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
USS Excelsior Chief of security by 2298 ? Assignment badge. ?
USS Wyoming Commanding officer 2349 - ? Captain Shoulder strap rank insignia.
Assignment badge. Collar rank.
Unestablished Unestablished 2376 Fleet Admiral Assignment badge. Collar rank.
Palais de la Concorde Federation Starfleet Liaison to the Office of the President 2380 - 2381
Starfleet Command Commander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleet 2381 - Present
Federation Starfleet Liaisons to the Office of the President
Seal of the Federation Starfleet William RossLeonard James Akaar Seal of the President of the United Federation of Planets.
Commanders-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleet
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets Jonathan Archer • Marcus van Diemen • Bull Buchinsky • Heihachiro NoguraDai MehkanHarold MorrowLance CartwrightRobert BennettJohn "Blackjack" HarrimanWilliam SmillieAndrovar DrakeMargaret Sinclair-Alexander(Chekov) • Huang • Edward JellicoLeonard James Akaar Seal of the Federation Starfleet

Preceded by:
William Ross
Starfleet Liaison to the Federation President
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Edward Jellico
Commander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleet
Succeeded by:


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Leonard James Akaar was a male Capellan, born in 2267, son of the late Teer Akaar and his wife Eleen, and the hereditary leader of the Ten Tribes of Capella IV. The infant Akaar was named for Leonard McCoy and James Kirk, who protected him and his mother from assassination. (TOS: "Friday's Child")

When Akaar was seven years old, another uprising took place on Capella IV, and he and his mother were forced to flee. Eleen later returned to Capella to work for peace between the Ten Tribes, and build her son's "tomb."

Growing up an exile from his homeworld, Akaar joined Starfleet, where he was nicknamed "LJ" by his friends. By 2298, he had reached the rank of lieutenant and was posted as security chief aboard the USS Excelsior, where he befriended Tuvok.

During the course of his career, Akaar also befriended Elias Vaughn. In 2349, Akaar was Captain of the USS Wyoming, and by the 2370s, he was a highly-influential admiral. After the Dominion War, Admiral Akaar became heavily involved in the affairs of Deep Space 9. (DS9 novel: Mission Gamma: Twilight, Star Trek: The Lost Era novel: The Sundered, Star Trek: Titan novel: Orion's Hounds, et. al)



Star Trek: Pendragon

Admiral Akaar was a member of Starfleet Command during the reconstruction period following the Federation Civil War, and opposed Admiral Alynna Nechayev's isolationist policies. In 2379, he was present at the commissioning ceremony for the new Deep Space 9 and subsequently assigned Elias Vaughn to the station. (PDN: "Restoration")

Star Trek: Phoenix-X

In 2382, Akaar was aboard the Titan when Captain Riker discovered the top-secret nature of the Phoenix-X. Akaar ensured the issue wasn't looked into any further. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "The Deterioration")

This may imply he is part of the cover-up in some way.

Background information

  • Akaar's appearance in Star Trek: Phoenix-X was purely as a cameo.

External links

This article uses material from the "Leonard James Akaar" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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