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For the mirror universe counterpart, please see Gen Rhys (mirror).

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

Early Life[]

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 crew members 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[]

Gen Rhys, 3189

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

In 3189, Rhys was present on the bridge when the USS Discovery crash landed, preventing a fatal crash of the ship by firing a graviton beam into the ice of the planet. He was given command of the bridge while Saru and Tilly surveyed the ship and went to find rubindium. (DIS: "Far From Home")

Rhys greeted Burnham upon her return to Discovery, joining several other members of the crew. He was present during Burnham's briefing about the Burn to the crew of the Discovery. Rhys, along with other crew members visited Earth on shore leave, visiting the site of Starfleet Academy's grounds. (DIS: "People of Earth") He attended a dinner set up by Saru along with other members of the crew. (DIS: "Forget Me Not")

Rhys was on the bridge of the USS Discovery when it arrived at Federation HQ for the first time, later being part of the group in the ship's shuttlebay for a briefing and then questioning. During the ship's mission to assist the USS Tikhov, informing Burnham that tractor beams were not suitable for usage during the ion storm.

When Lt. Willa briefed the crew on the new technology present on the bridge and in combadges, Rhys was present. After this, he experimented with the programmable matter at the tactical station. (DIS: "Scavengers")

When Osyraa hailed the Discovery during the crew's mission to Kwejian, Rhys suggested that the ship should go to yellow alert. After Detmer returned from piloting Book's ship, he ate in the mess hall with her, Owosekun, and Bryce. (DIS: "The Sanctuary") At a later time, Rhys was in the mess hall with Detmer, Owosekun, Nilsson, and Bryce while Tilly and Georgiou talked. (DIS: "Terra Firma, Part 1")

Along with other members of the crew, Rhys was at Georgiou's memorial service, socializing with Culber and Owosekun. He was on the bridge while Saru, Burnham, and Culber went to the Verubin Nebula, providing tactical assistance while Osyraa attacked the Discovery. (DIS: "Su'Kal") Rhys was taken hostage by Osyraa's crew as they boarded the Discovery. Rhys and Bryce, while being held in the ready room, distracted the guards so they could escape by using morse code. When it was revealed what they were saying with morse code, Rhys said he told Bryce to "keep tapping." The planned with Ryn and Booker to escape the ready room. (DIS: "There Is A Tide...") He, along with several other members of the bridge crew, was assisted by the computer in the form of a DOT-23 as they tried to take back the ship. When the crew of the Discovery, under Burnham, tried to get back to the nebula, Rhys manned the tactical station. After, he was among the crew greeting the newly promoted Captain Burnham to the bridge. (DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 2")

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")

Following Booker and Dr. Ruon Tarka's acquisition of Isolynium, Rhys accompanied Saru, Culber and Bryce to board Booker's ship. Unfortunately, Tarka updated Booker's security systems and the shuttle was almost destroyed. Luckily beamed back to Discovery by Owesekun. Ryhs then developed a tactical program but Captain Burnha wanted to use it as last resort. However, Burnham told him to use it if Commander D. Nhan ordered him to.(DIS: "Rubicon")

Following the appearance of a new faster DMA, Rhys and the crew were sent to make first contact with Species 10-C in the Galactic barrier. He hoped he would have a chance to hike the Pacific Crest Trail on Earth. Rhys and the crew were surprised there were so few stars after getting through the barrier. Rhys asked Burnham if he should raise the shield as they approached hyperfield. When they were taken inside the field, Rhys said they had basic life support and were being scanned.(DIS: "The Galactic Barrier", "Species Ten-C")

In 3191, Rhys briefly served as acting captain of Discovery while both Burnham and Commander Rayner were onboard the Eternal Gallery and Archive. (DIS: "Labyrinths")

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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