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Lieutenant Commander Gen Rhys was a male Starfleet officer who was presumed dead by 2258, but continued to live in the late 32nd century.

When Rhys was five years old, his town was wiped out by a hurricane. He owed his rescue to a Starfleet crew that got him out. (DIS: "The Examples")

Starfleet career

Rhys attended Starfleet Academy in San Francisco, and had fond memories of visiting a particular tree. (DIS: "People of Earth")

USS Discovery

In 2256, soon after the death of Commander Ellen Landry, Rhys was appointed chief tactical officer aboard the USS Discovery. (DIS: "Choose Your Pain"). Although capable at his job, he was unable to prevent the destruction of the USS Gagarin amidst overwhelming Klingon forces. (DIS: "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum") In 2257, in recognition for his role in ending the Federation-Klingon War, Rhys was awarded the Starfleet Medal of Honor. (DIS: "Will You Take My Hand?")

Just before Discovery encountered the sphere lifeform, Rhys took part in a staff meeting of senior officers in Captain Christopher Pike's ready room to discuss the Red Angel phenomenon (DIS: "An Obol for Charon")

Rhys disabled a shuttle believed to be piloted by Spock using a class-five torpedo detonated 100 meters before impact. The shuttle was brought in by tractor beam. (DIS: "Saints of Imperfection")

Rhys rescued Christopher Pike and Ash Tyler from a temporal rift by detecting deuterium trace burns from his tactical station. (DIS: "Light and Shadows")

Lieutenant Rhys was among the crewmembers who volunteered to stay on Discovery, accompanying the ship and Michael Burnham into the 32nd century, to elude Control with no chance of return. He was afterwards presumed dead by Starfleet, based on the testimonies of the USS Enterprise senior officers. (DIS: "Such Sweet Sorrow", "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2")

32nd century

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Rhys adopting the 32nd century Starfleet uniform, welcoming Burnham to the bridge

By 3190, Rhys had been promoted to lieutenant commander, and had the bridge while Captain Michael Burnham was on Alshain IV. Upon returning to Federation Headquarters, Rhys was among the other Discovery officers that witnessed the re-opening ceremony of Starfleet Academy, and was later thanked by Federation President Laira Rillak. (DIS: "Kobayashi Maru")

During the evacuation efforts on Radvek V, Rhys was quick to volunteer to lead the efforts to rescue the remaining colonists on the surface, noting to Captain Burnham that a Starfleet crew had once saved his own life when his town was wiped out by a hurricane when he was five. (DIS: "The Examples")

Personal relationships

In his personal life, Rhys showed romantic interest towards Sylvia Tilly during a party on Discovery, but his advances were quickly rebuked as Tilly was currently in a "musician phase" and wasn't interested in men who didn't fit that profile. (DIS: "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad")

Rhys was seen sparring with Commander Airiam through her POV-memory storage. Although he had been struck in the chest by Airiam's front kick, Rhys showcased his martial arts skills by counter-attacking with a hammer kick. (DIS: "Project Daedalus") He later attended Airiam's funeral. (DIS: "The Red Angel")



Background information

Gen Rhys was played by Patrick Kwok-Choon.

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