m (2373)
m (robot Removing: sv:Tuvok)
Line 313: Line 313:

Revision as of 10:36, July 25, 2007

For the mirror universe counterpart, please see Tuvok (mirror).
Lt. Commander Tuvok (2377)
Gender: Male
Species: Vulcan
Born: 2264
Mother: T'Meni
Spouse: T'Pel
Children: Three sons (one named Sek) and one daughter (named Asil).
Grandchildren: T'Meni, daughter of Sek
Actor: Tim Russ
Lieutenant Tuvok (2371)

Tuvok was the tactical officer aboard USS Voyager. He served in this post for the seven years that Voyager was stranded in the Delta Quadrant.

Early life

Young Tuvok, Flashback

Young Tuvok

Tuvok, son of T'Meni, was born in 2264 on stardate 38774 on the Vulcanis Lunar Colony. (VOY: "Flashback", "Hunters", "Unimatrix Zero, Part II") As a teenager, he rebelled against the Vulcan ideal of logic and reasoning when he fell in love with the daughter of an ambassador to Vulcan. He was sent to study with a Vulcan master, where he learned to subdue his emotions. (VOY: "Gravity") He had to survive in the Vulcan desert for four months with a ritual blade as his only possession, as part of the tal'oth ritual. (VOY: "Displaced")

The text commentary for "Yesteryear" on the TAS DVDs, by Michael and Denise Okuda, claims that Tuvok had a pet sehlat.

Starfleet Academy

Young Tuvok

Tuvok as a teenager

Tuvok entered Starfleet Academy at the age of 25 but found it difficult to fit in. He found the egocentric nature of humans difficult to deal with but endured it because it was the wish of his parents to enter Starfleet and he felt obligated to fulfill their expectations. His experiences at the Academy would stay with him until his first assignment, after which he resigned his Starfleet commission. (VOY: "Flashback")

Early Starfleet career


After Tuvok graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2293 he was assigned to the USS Excelsior under the command of Captain Hikaru Sulu and was present during the Excelsior's attempt to rescue James T. Kirk and Leonard McCoy from the Klingon penal colony Rura Penthe. This was despite a direct order from Starfleet that no rescue attempt must be tried. Tuvok protested to Captain Sulu about his breach of orders, but to no avail.

In the subsequent battle in the Azure Nebula with a Klingon battle cruiser, crewmember Dmitri Valtane died in Tuvok's arms and an alien virus that Valtane was carrying transferred itself to Tuvok, and then disguised itself as a repressed memory engram. This virus would later manifest itself in 2373 when Tuvok served aboard Voyager, before being destroyed by the Doctor. (VOY: "Flashback")

Details of this incident should be taken with a grain of salt, however, considering the neurological maladies suffered by Tuvok in his later years – not least of all a memory virus infecting this area of his brain.

Tuvok, was also among those who spoke out against Spock's proposed alliance between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. (VOY: "Alliances")

After the Excelsior's mission ended Tuvok resigned his commission on account of his dealings with Humans. At this point in his life, primarily because Tuvok joined Starfleet under pressure from his parents (it was their wish that he go to Starfleet Academy and he felt obligated to fulfill it), his "experiences at the Academy and on the Excelsior were not pleasant". Tuvok "had already decided to resign his commission once" the Excelsior's "mission [was] complete", primarily because of his distaste at that time for "the egocentric nature of Humanity". Tuvok even said that Humans "believe that everyone in the galaxy should be like you – that we should all share your sense of humor and your Human values." His "perceptions of Humanity, and of Starfleet, were undoubtedly colored by the fact that [he] did not want to be [t]here in the first place". (VOY: "Flashback")

After resigning from Starfleet following the Excelsior's three-year mission in the Beta Quadrant, Tuvok returned to Vulcan, where he taught archery science for several years at the Vulcan Institute of Defensive Arts. (VOY: "Basics, Part II") He then spent several years in seclusion by immersing himself in the Kolinahr. After his marriage to T'Pel he decided to return to Starfleet because raising his own children made Tuvok realize what his parents had gone through and that he had not always made the right decisions when he was young.

Tuvok entered Starfleet again in 2343 and served as an Ensign on the USS Wyoming. (VOY: "Flashback") Tuvok was an instructor at Starfleet Academy for sixteen years, a role he resumed aboard Voyager in order to instruct Maquis crewmen in Starfleet protocols. (VOY: "Learning Curve") He also served as as instructor to Icheb in his pursuits to join Starfleet. (VOY: "Child's Play")

Tuvok first met Kathryn Janeway in 2356. Tuvok dressed Janeway down in front of three Starfleet admirals for failing to observe proper tactical procedures during her first command. Although this encounter bruised Janeway's "Human ego", nevertheless Tuvok was right, and from 2365 onward, Janeway came to rely on Tuvok's "insightful and unfailingly logical advice". (VOY: "Fury", "Revulsion")

In "Revulsion", set in 2374, Janeway stated that she had come to rely on Tuvok's advice for the past nine years. In "Fury", however, Tuvok states that he and Janeway had known each other for "approximately twenty years."

During the mid-2360s, Tuvok was temporarily assigned to Jupiter Station where he often wrote to Captain Janeway. (VOY: "Tuvix")

This presumably occurred prior to 2367, which was the beginning date of the "past four years" Tuvok noted in "Phage", which he described the as the amount of time he had been making "psychological observations" about her.

Aboard USS Voyager

Tuvok was assigned to Voyager as a lieutenant under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway. He was serving as security officer when, in 2371, he infiltrated the crew of the Maquis raider commanded by the former Starfleet officer, Chakotay. While hiding from a Cardassian ship in the Badlands, the Raider was hit by an energy wave which transported it over 70,000 light years to the Delta Quadrant. While looking for the missing Raider, Voyager itself was also hit by the energy wave and transported to the Delta Quadrant, reuniting Tuvok with his ship – much to Chakotay's dismay. (VOY: "Caretaker")

When faced with the merger of Starfleet and Maquis crews Tuvok wrote a drill simulation, "Insurrection Alpha", in the event of crew mutiny on Voyager. However, when he realized that the crews were getting along better than he could have expected, he deleted the program, fearing that it would spark off the very mutiny he wanted to prevent. The crew accidentally discovered this simulation a few years later, mistaking it for a holonovel, and, when Tuvok was encouraged to finish it, he and Tom Paris discovered that Seska, a traitor who had died almost a year ago, had altered the program to kill Tuvok after he accessed the narrative parameters file. Fortunately, they were able to stay alive long enough for Janeway to write an ending for the 'novel' that killed the holographic Seska. (VOY: "Worst Case Scenario")

Tuvok proved Tom Paris innocent of murdering a Banean scientist whose wife Paris was caught with, despite the fact that the victim's memories showed Paris killing him. Tuvok was able to prove that the Banean doctor, who was an agent of the Banean's enemies, had perpetrated the crime, thanks to his mind-meld with Paris showing that the murderer was actually shorter than Paris. (VOY: "Ex Post Facto")

Tuvok set a trap for the crewmember who was giving the Kazon Voyager technology. The guilty party turned out to be Seska, a Cardassian who served on Chakotay's ship and who was cosmetically-altered to look like a Bajoran. She escaped before Tuvok could arrest her. (VOY: "State of Flux")

Later that year Tuvok attempted a rescue of Harry Kim who had disappeared in a "Beowulf" holoprogram. An energy being had been trapped in the program and had turned Kim into pure energy. The same fate befell Tuvok, but both were released by the being after the crew freed it from the holodeck. (VOY: "Heroes and Demons")

An alien entity known as the Komar assaulted the shuttlecraft manned by Tuvok and Chakotay, leaving Tuvok injured and Chakotay apparently brain-dead. The alien had the ability to enter into the minds of other and control them. It seized control of Tuvok, who took over command of the ship and ordered it into the nebula. The crew was able to drive the lifeform from Tuvok's body and leave the nebula. (VOY: "Cathexis")

He also tried to train the former Maquis crewmembers to Starfleet standards. The four former Maquis had a great disdain for Tuvok, and he was very strict with them. They found a new respect for each other after they banded together to save each other after a systems failure. (VOY: "Learning Curve")

The Second Year

During contact with the Botha, Tuvok saw visions of his wife, T'Pel. He was arrested by Mokra soldiers while seeking tellerium, along with Torres, and was tortured for 'information' about the resistance, despite the fact that Voyager was in contact with the colony leader. He was subsequently rescued by Janeway, the resistance, and an away team. (VOY: "Persistence of Vision", "Resistance")

While visiting the Sikarians, it was learned that they possessed the means to fold space and travel great distances in a short time. However, they could not give the technology to Voyager due to their equivalent of Starfleet's non-interference order, or prime directive. Defying the orders of Captain Janeway, Tuvok attempted to obtain the technology in a trade. However, it was found that the technology was incompatible with Voyager, and Tuvok was reprimanded by Janeway. (VOY: "Prime Factors")


Tuvok after destroying his quarters in a violent outburst in 2372

When a crewman was found dead, and Lon Suder, a former Maquis was revealed as the murderer, Tuvok tried a mind meld on Suder in order to understand his motives. The meld had a reverse effect, and Tuvok exhibited violent tendencies inherited from Suder. After a period of rehabilitation, Tuvok was able to control these tendencies, and sought to help Suder. After Suder redeemed himself during a Kazon attack and was killed, Tuvok offered a Vulcan prayer for him, hoping that, in death, Suder found the peace that had eluded him in life. (VOY: "Meld", "Basics, Part II").

On stardate 49301.2, Tuvok represented Quinn, a Q who wished to die, as counsel in his request for asylum, since Vulcans practice euthanasia for the infirm and elderly. This was a role he would reprise to defend the Doctor's rights as a sentient being when it was discovered that he officially had no legal rights. (VOY: "Death Wish", "Author, Author")

While Janeway was making first contact with the Drayan, a shuttle piloted by Tuvok crashed on a Drayan moon. Tuvok found three frightened children who told Tuvok that the Drayans sent them to the moon to die, and asked him to help them hide. The next day Tuvok discovered that two of the children had vanished. In a nearby cave, he found their clothes, but not the children. When the Drayans landed on the planet, Tuvok tried to protect the last child, named Tressa. The Drayans explained that Tressa was 96 years old. The Drayan aging process is reversed, and Tressa wasn't brought there to be killed, but to die a natural death. Tuvok stayed with Tressa to comfort her in her final moments. (VOY: "Innocence")

Later that year, a transporter accident caused Tuvok to be combined with crewmate Neelix at a molecular level, forming a new individual, Tuvix. Tuvix possessed the memories of both men, and had a mixture of their personalities. It took the Doctor over a month to find a method to restore Tuvok and Neelix to their original state. (VOY: "Tuvix")

When Janeway and Chakotay were infected by an alien disease, they were forced to be left behind on an alien planet, leaving Tuvok in command of an uneasy crew. At the insistence of the crew, who were uncomfortable with abandoning their captain and first officer, he sought a remedy from the Vidiian physician, Denara Pel, who had become romantically involved with the Doctor when Voyager treated her for a severe case of the phage. (VOY: "Resolutions")

Tuvok helped the crew survive on a primitive planet where they were stranded after the Kazon captured Voyager. (VOY: "Basics, Part II")


In 2373, Tuvok had a mental collapse due to a suppressed memory. In order to cure himself he had to perform a mind meld with Janeway. They traveled back to the time he served aboard the USS Excelsior, commanded by Hikaru Sulu. They discovered that an alien virus had invaded his brain, and lain dormant for years. Tuvok was saved when the doctor drove the virus out by bursts of radiation. (VOY: "Flashback").

Tuvok was part of an away team that returned to Earth in 1996. Voyager was trying to stop a temporal explosion that would obliterate Earth's solar system in the 29th century, caused by Henry Starling, who came upon a 29th century starship that was thrown back in time. Tuvok and Paris would contact Rain Robinson, an astronomer who picked up Voyager's signal and worked for Starling. They saved her when Starling ordered her killed. They told her that they were spies. He also rescued Chakotay and Torres who were taken hostage by a paramilitary group. Tuvok and the crew were able to stop Starling and return the timeline. (VOY: "Future's End", "Future's End, Part II")

Tuvok attempted to rescue Kes who had her mind and body taken over by Tieran, an ancient warlord who used her to retake control of his planet. Although the attempt failed, he was able to contact her with a mind meld and tell her to continue to fight. Tuvok led another rescue attempt that was successful. Kes was rescued with the use of a synaptic stimulator that removed Tieran's neural pattern. (VOY: "Warlord")

In an alien encounter, Tuvok and Paris were fired upon by aliens who did not tolerate anyone violating their space. He and Chakotay met the Sakari who were attacking Voyager with space storms because they believed Voyager would harm them. Their ancestors were driven underground by attacks from another alien race, who Tuvok and Chakotay discovered were the Borg. (VOY: "The Swarm", "Blood Fever")

Later that year, he was able to persuade a lonely alien who appeared to him in the holodeck to let Voyager leave a nebula it was caught in. She wanted him to stay with him. He, along with Neelix, helped the Nezu fend off an attack by their enemies, and exposed a Nezu traitor. The incident also brought him and Neelix closer together. (VOY: "Alter Ego", "Rise")


In 2374, Tuvok was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander by Captain Janeway. (VOY: "Revulsion")

Also in 2374, during a temporary alliance with the Borg, Tuvok accompanied Janeway aboard the Borg ship to help develop a weapon against Species 8472. The Borg tried to install temporary neuro-transceivers on them, but they insisted they be assigned a Borg representative to communicate with verbally instead. It was this incident that brought Seven of Nine aboard Voyager. Shortly after, Tuvok tried to help Kes stabilize her telepathic abilities with a mind meld. He was unable to help and Kes transformed into energy and left the ship. Tuvok subsequently lit a candle in memory of his lost student. (VOY: "Scorpion", "Scorpion, Part II", "The Gift")

Tuvok would also rescue Chakotay from the Vori who had brainwashed him into serving in their army and participating in a war. Despite appearing as one of the enemy who Chakotay had been conditioned to hate, he was able to get through to his commander, reminding Chakotay that he was a scientist, not a soldier. (VOY: "Nemesis")

When Seven's nanoprobes reactivated and she tried to return to Borg space, Tuvok worked with Janeway to try to bring her back. After tracking her, Tuvok beamed over to her shuttle, but was overpowered by her. He accompanied her to a planet that contained the wreckage of the Raven, her parents' ship. There he found the Borg machine that had activated her nanoprobes and he disabled them, ending the crisis. (VOY: "The Raven")

He defended and proved Torres innocent of projecting violent thought on a planet of telepaths, simultaneously uncovering a 'black market' of violent thought. Tuvok and Seven of Nine were captured by the Hirogen. They were going to be skinned alive and their bones used as trophies. Voyager was able to beam them to safely after causing a black hole to destroy the Hirogen ships. He also found proof that Kovin, an Entharan trader, had not assaulted Seven in order to harvest her nanoprobes like Seven believed. A burst from Kovin's disrupter that was fired accidentally caused the nanoprobes to regenerate, and triggered a suppressed memory in Seven of assimilation. (VOY: "Random Thoughts", "Hunters", "Retrospect")

When the Krenim attacked Voyager with a temporal weapon that changed the timeline, Tuvok found an active warhead lodged in the hull. Tuvok was sure it would explode in minutes, but Seven wanted to learn its temporal variance so they could perfect shielding against it. She made a determination just before the torpedo blew up, but the explosion blinded Tuvok. His sight was returned when the Krenim ship was destroyed and the timeline restored. (VOY: "Year of Hell")

During the Hirogen takeover of Voyager, when they used the crew as part of a holodeck hunting game, Tuvok played a resistance fighter during a Nazi scenario. He was concerned that Seven was a Nazi spy and told Janeway that if so, they should kill her. (VOY: "The Killing Game", "The Killing Game, Part II")


Tuvok later developed multiphasic shielding, which went into Voyager's multispatial probe and was later adapted for use in designing the Delta Flyer. (VOY: "Extreme Risk")

He crash-landed on a planet beset by an ion storm in the Delta Flyer along with Ensign Samantha Wildman and Paris. They were rescued just as their oxygen ran out, but in the process, Tuvok was able to console Wildman about her fears for her daughter, Naomi. His own young daughter had now been without him for over four years, and yet he was confident that she would be safe with his remaining family. On another away mission they again crashed on a planet were they met Noss, who helped them survive the hostile planet. Noss became infatuated with Tuvok, who could not return the affection. (VOY: "Once Upon a Time", "Gravity")

By 2376, Tuvok had received seventeen commendations for valor. That year, while returning from a diplomatic mission, he was attacked by an invisible being. He suffered neuroleptic shock which caused brain damage. As he recovered from the shock, his brain functions were very simple and he showed great emotion. Neelix nursed him back to health and cared for him until The Doctor was able to reverse the effects of the shock. (VOY: "Riddles")

Tuvok and Seven were captured by an alien named Penk. He secured players for a violent fight game named Tsunkatse. Seven at first refused to participate, but was forced to, because Tuvok was wounded and Penk refused to give him medical treatment unless she did so. They were eventually rescued by Voyager. He helped track down a gang of grifters who were posing as Janeway and him in order to steal goods. He confronted an elder Kes when she returned to try to destroy Voyager, blaming Janeway for her lost youth; his past self also had occasional 'flashes' to the future due to tachyon instability caused by Kes's future self traveling back in time, which allowed the past Janeway to realize what was happening. (VOY: "Tsunkatse", "Live Fast and Prosper", "Fury")

When Torres and Kim were stranded on an L-class planet, Tuvok stayed awake for over two straight weeks during Voyager's search for them. Tom Paris took pleasure in waking Tuvok up when he started snoring in the captain's chair. (VOY: "Muse")

He helped track down a group of con artist who were pretending to be Janeway and him in order to steal goods from various races. (VOY: "Live Fast and Prosper")

The Final Year


An assimilated Tuvok infiltrating a Borg tactical cube in 2377

The last year of Voyager's trip home brought many adventures to Tuvok. Tuvok, Janeway, and Torres allowed themselves to be assimilated by the Borg, carrying a pathogen to help the drones of Unimatrix Zero resist the Borg Queen. (VOY: "Unimatrix Zero, Part II")

Tuvok attempted to salvage a cortical node to replace Seven's node that was malfunctioning. He represented The Doctor in obtaining the right to a holonovel that The Doctor had written, called Photons Be Free. The Doctor had forwarded a text of the novel to Starfleet when communications became possible between them and Voyager, but he was subsequently forbidden from making changes. Although the trial did not result in The Doctor gaining full legal rights as a sentient being, he was accorded the status of 'artist', due in no small part to Tuvok pointing out that The Doctor had created an original work, something that a purely artificial being could not do. (VOY: "Imperfection", "Author, Author")

In 2377, Tuvok had received a message from his son Sek over a datastream aboard Voyager regarding his studies of music. Unbeknownst to either of them, Bajoran radical Teero Anaydis hid a subliminal message set to Vulcan brainwaves in the message, so that when Tuvok watched the message, it activated a mind control program in his psyche that Teero had implanted years earlier; he was eventually able to throw it off. (VOY: "Repression")

Tuvok gave Paris tips on being a father when Torres became pregnant. During the capture of the crew by the Quarrens who used them as laborers and had wiped out their memories of Voyager, Tuvok began to have flashbacks of his previous existence. He had to be given additional treatments of mind control. (VOY: "Lineage", "Workforce, Part II")

In an alternate future timeline, Voyager had returned home after a fifteen-year journey. On the tenth anniversary of its return, Admiral Janeway decided to travel back into the past to in order to try to get Voyager back home sooner. One of the reasons was that Tuvok's neural peptides had been deteriorating for years, unknown to anyone but The Doctor. His declining mental state could only be treated in the Alpha Quadrant by means of a Fal-tor-voh with a compatible Vulcan, i.e. a blood relative. Unfortunately, he returned home with Voyager too late, and suffered severe mental damage and lived in a mental hospital.

Admiral Janeway traveled back in time to convince her counterpart Captain Janeway to use Borg conduits to get home, and history was changed, and Tuvok was cured.(VOY: "Endgame")

Personal interests

Tuvok was a prize-winning orchid breeder. (VOY: "Tattoo", "Tuvix")

Tuvok's main pastime was the Vulcan game kal-toh, which he frequently played with Ensign Harry Kim.

Tuvok also spent his spare time meditating, and instructed various members of the crew in this pursuit over the years. (VOY: "Alter Ego", "Juggernaut") He was an avid student and observer of many Alpha Quadrant martial arts, including Earth sumo wrestling. (VOY: "Latent Image")

Personal relationships



T'Pel, Tuvok's wife

File:Sek comm.JPG

Tuvok was a devoted parent and husband. Tuvok married T'Pel in 2304, and later had four children, three sons and a daughter. In 2374, he learned that his eldest son Sek had a child, named T'Meni after his mother, making him a grandfather. (VOY: "Hunters", "Repression")

His youngest child, Asil, was born in the city of T'Paal. Tuvok's friend Kathryn Janeway attended Asil's kolinahr. (VOY: "Fury", "Unimatrix Zero, Part II")

According to the officially-licensed Star Trek: The Magazine, his other sons names were Varith and Elieth. It also noted that his parents names were T'Meni and Sunak. Of these names, his mother was the only one who was ever canonically referenced. Although never named on screen, Tuvok's father was mentioned in the episode "Flashback" as being aboard the USS Yorktown; as such he was presumably a member of Starfleet.
An early draft for "Repression" had Tuvok working with Asil, who was a police detective on Vulcan. The two of them caught up on the life she'd created while he was in the Delta Quadrant, while they worked together to solve a series of murders on Vulcan.


Kathryn Janeway

His closest friend aboard Voyager was Captain Janeway herself, who trusted him completely, and whom he considered the closest thing to family aboard Voyager. (VOY: "Caretaker", "Flashback")

He was one of her most trusted advisers. She discussed all command decisions with him. When he disobeyed her orders concerning the Sakari technology that could fold space by trying to trade for it on the black market, she felt betrayed by his disobedience. He explained that logic dictated his actions. (VOY: "Prime Factors")

Tuvok's friendship with her saved his existence. He and Neelix were merged due to a malfunction in the transporter into one being called Tuvix. Her personal relationship with him was the determining factor in her decision to terminate Tuvix in a procedure that separated him back to Neelix and Tuvok. (VOY: "Tuvix")


  • Neelix and Tuvok were the proverbial "odd couple" of Voyager. Although Neelix was very fond of the Vulcan, his feelings were not reciprocated, until an incident when Tuvok lost his memory after an attack by mysterious aliens, called the Ba'neth. Neelix helped Tuvok to recover, strengthening their friendship. It was during this time that he gained an appreciation for pastry baking and jazz music. (VOY: "Riddles")
  • When Kes went through her elogium, Neelix went to Tuvok for advice on fatherhood. Tuvok, despite his natural lack of emotion, was able to assure Neelix that fatherhood brought great rewards, and informed Neelix that it did not matter whether the child was a son or daughter, as in both cases a father was able to play an important role. (VOY: "Elogium")
  • Tuvok encouraged Neelix to assist an imperiled Talaxian settlement, and be reunited with his people. As a going-away gift Tuvok danced a brief step, to the delight of Neelix, who had previously mentioned that he would convince Tuvok to dance before Voyager returned home. (VOY: "Homestead")
  • When Neelix first came on board Voyager, he referred to Tuvok as "Mister Vulcan", and would continue to do so from time to time in the following years. (VOY: "Caretaker", et al.)


  • Despite Tuvok being married, he did become very close to a young woman, Noss, while stranded on an inhospitable planet for a number of months. However, after he was rescued, he explained to her that they could only be friends, although he did form a mind meld with her to show her his feelings. (VOY: "Gravity")
  • Before that, he became strangely attracted to Marayna, one of the holodeck characters, because of her fresh thoughts, pure logic, and intelligence. Tuvok and B'Elanna Torres discovered that Marayna was actually a projection of a lonely alien outside of the ship. Tuvok convinced her to return home to spend some time with her people. (VOY: "Alter Ego")
  • He also became very close to the Mari Chief Examiner Nimira. She was one of the last constabulary officers in this virtually crime-free society. She and Tuvok bonded and became friends bordering on romance. Both respected the way their respective societies eliminated violence. They spent time together during his shore leave on the Mari homeworld and he asked her to visit Voyager, which she accepted. (VOY: "Random Thoughts")

Mental Health

  • Towards the end of Voyager's journey it was established that Tuvok's neural peptides were deteriorating. (VOY: "Endgame") In an alternate future, his declining mental state could not be treated due to his returning home with Voyager too late for him to receive proper treatment which would require a blood-relative. In this parallel future he suffered severe mental damage and lived in a mental hospital. However, due to the intervention of Admiral Janeway from this same parallel future, Tuvok arrived back in the Alpha Quadrant with the rest of the Voyager crew in time to receive his treatment. (VOY: "Endgame")
This article or section needs attention This page or section has been identified as needing attention. Please visit the article's talk page to see what needs fixing and feel free to edit this page to assist with this task.



"I'm afraid you both lack sufficient data to reach a logical conclusion"
"C'mon, Tuvok, tell us."
"I see no reason to enlighten you."
"Don't tell me Vulcans are embarrassed about their age."
"On the contrary, we value the wisdom that comes with advancing years."
"In that case, how wise are you?"
"Wise enough to end this inquiry."

- Tuvok, Tom Paris, and Harry Kim

"It appears that we've lost our sex appeal, Captain."

- Tuvok to Janeway

"Sitting here, attempting to meditate, I have counted the number of ways I know of killing someone using just a finger, a hand, a foot. I had reached 94 when you entered."

- Tuvok

"That is a most illogical line of reasoning."
"You better believe it."

- Ensign Tuvok and Captain Sulu

"One day your intuition will fail and you will finally understand that logic is primary above all else. 'Instinct' is merely another term for 'serendipity'."
"One day, Mr. Vulcan, I'll get you to trust your gut."
"That is doubtful."
"We'll see."
"Your attempts have yet to succeed."
"You always have to get in that last word, don't ya?"
"I am simply responding to your erroneous statement."
"Something tells me you just hate to lose an argument."
"Losing is irrelevant."
"See what I mean?"
"No, I do not."

- Tuvok and Neelix

"Do you have a better idea?"
"We are Borg"
"I'll take that as a 'yes'."

- Tuvok and Seven of Nine

"Had I known this commendation entailed ritual humiliation, I might have declined."

- Tuvok

"I don't suppose I should ask why you were undressed."
"I would prefer that you didn't."

- Janeway and Tuvok

"My designation is 3 of 12"

- Tuvok, to Captain Janeway after succumbing to the Borg Queen


Background Information

Tuvok was played by actor Tim Russ. Russ also played the mirror universe Tuvok in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Through the Looking Glass".

The young Tuvok seen in "Flashback" was played by actor Demetris Lawson.

The young Tuvok seen in "Gravity" was played by actor LeRoy D. Brazile.

In VOY: "Caretaker" and the first half of season one, Tuvok wore the rank insignia of lieutenant commander, but he was referred to as lieutenant. This costume gaffe was corrected as of VOY: "Cathexis".

A Tuvok action figure by Playmates Toys was the favorite toy of Little Donny in the Upright Citizen's Brigade episode "Little Donny Foundation". Little Donny also drew pictures of Tuvok exclaiming that "Tuvok is never getting home!"

He was the first Vulcan main cast member to appear on a Star Trek series since Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series and the first fully-Vulcan main cast member ever (Spock was half-Human).


Titan The Red King-cover

Tuvok in modern commander uniform (cover of The Red King)

In the Voyager relaunch series of novels, Tuvok was cured of his illness by his son, and was promoted to Commander. He then began teaching at Starfleet Academy with Admiral Janeway.

In the Star Trek: Titan book series, Tuvok was tapped as a Starfleet Intelligence officer while teaching at the academy. He was sent undercover to Romulus to make contact with Ambassador Spock. Coincidentally, Shinzon assassinates the Romulan Senate simultaneously and in the ensuing chaos, Tuvok is jailed before being rescued by the crew of USS Titan. He provisionally joins the crew as tactical officer after the ship's regular tactical officer, Lt. Commander Ranul Keru, becomes comatose as a result of battle damage; he reasoned that his experiences in the Delta Quadrant would be an asset to Titan and its mission. In the end of the second book of the series, entitled The Red King, Tuvok decides to stay aboard the Titan as second officer & primary tactical officer. He is also given permission to bring T'Pel aboard to live with him on the ship.

According to the Michael Jan Friedman novel The First Virtue (from Pocket TNG's Double Helix series), Tuvok worked with Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of Stargazer around the time of his rejoining Starfleet in the 2350s.

Community content is available under CC-BY-NC unless otherwise noted.