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Doctor Attis was a 32nd century Barzan whose family served as caretakers of the Federation seed vault on the USS Tikhov. He had a wife and two daughters, Amma and Tolpra.

In 3189, the Tikhov was struck by a coronal mass ejection and Attis' family was killed. Attis himself, mid-transport at the time of impact, was left partially out of phase as a result. Believing his family could still be saved, Attis placed them in cryo-stasis chambers and removed numerous plants from the vault, growing them within the ship in the hopes of finding a cure.

Six weeks later, the USS Discovery was tasked with retrieving samples of unmutated plants from Urna so as to cure a prion infection threatening Kili refugees. They found the Tikhov adrift and apparently abandoned in an ion storm. After pulling it free with a tractor beam, an away team learned what had happened to the vessel and managed to bring Attis back in phase.

Commander Michael Burnham helped Attis face the reality that his family was lost, and with his access code, obtained the needed Urna samples. When Attis still refused to leave the ship for treatment, Commander Nhan volunteered to stay aboard and complete the Barzan watch over the Tikhov before returning to Barzan II to give Attis' family a proper burial. (DIS: "Die Trying")

Dr. Attis was played by Jake Epstein.

In Greek mythology, Attis is the Phrygian god of vegetation.

Attis is the first and currently only male Barzan to appear on-screen.

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