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Full Name: Marta Batanides
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Assignment: Starfleet Intelligence
Rank: Admiral
Insignia: Starfleet insignia.
Image:Red Adm 2373.png

Admiral Marta Batanides was a female human serving in Starfleet in the 24th century. Batanides had a special fondness for Andeluvian chocolate and "splitter" music, a style popular on 22nd century Earth. (TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue)

Early Career

Batanides attended Starfleet Academy from 2324 to 2327, in the same class with Jean-Luc Picard. While at the Academy, she was briefly romantically involved with a Barangarian until his premature death. The relationship left her pregnant, and she soon fell into an irreversible coma due to due Fetal Incompatibility Syndrome. Picard and fellow class-mate Cortin Zweller risked their careers to bring Marta to the black-market genetic labs on Yrskatdon, where she was cured by an illegal genetic procedure. Marta didn't learn of Picard and Zweller's actions until years later. (TNG episode: "Tapestry"; TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue; SA comic: "Judgment")

Shortly after graduation in 2327, while at Starbase Earhart awaiting her first assignment, Batanides met and befriended then-Commander Rachel Garrett.

Starfleet Intelligence

By 2336, Batanides had risen to the rank of Commander, and had been assigned to Starfleet Intelligence. One of Batanides' concerns at this time was the criminal cartel Asfar Qatala. One of her operatives, Lieutenant Laura Burke, was captured and killed by a Qatala operative, allowing the assassin to falsify orders in Batanides' name to remove an officer from the USS Enterprise-C. Eventually the real Batanides was able to contact Enterprise Captain Garrett and foil the criminal plot. (TLE novel: Well of Souls)

Batanides was promoted to the rank of Admiral in late 2370, shortly after the recovery of the USS Pegasus. In 2373, Batanides was one of the Admirals on the tribunal that sat in judgment of Omega Squad after their unauthorized journey to the forbidden world of Talos IV. (SA comic: "Judgment")

In her Starfleet Academy appearance, Batanides was using the married name of "Marta Keith". This is inconsistent with other appearances of Batanides in the novels.

Later that year, she was part of the Federation team sent to Chiaros IV to calm hostilities between the government and rebel factions, and to oversee a vote on whether the planet would join the Federation or the Romulan Star Empire. During that mission, her fiancee, Ambassador Aubin Tabor, was killed, and also revealed as an agent of Section 31. With confirmation of this shadow group's existence, Batanides vowed to bring it down. (TNG - Section 31 novel: Rogue)

Batanides was a friend of Benjamin Sisko's, and was one of the officials, along with Admiral William Ross, to whom he admitted his culpability in the death of Romulan Senator Vreenak in 2374. (DS9 novel: Hollow Men)

During the Borg Invasion of 2381, Batanides was summoned to the Palais de la Concorde by Federation President Nanietta Bacco and Admiral Leonard James Akaar, where she reviewed reports on the progress of the Borg attack fleets. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

Several days later, Batanides was among the flag officers who attended a briefing by Captain Jean-Luc Picard regarding the absorption of the Borg Collective into the Caeliar gestalt. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)

External Links

Marta Batanides article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.


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