Monoko Kurokawa

E.A.V. Registry
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Name Monoko "Mono" Kurokawa Aliases
Branch Navy Rank Lt. Commander
Gender Female Race/Eth. Japanese
Birthdate 10/20/2098 Age 24
Height 5'1 Build 106
Eyes Brown Hair Brown
Residence Seattle, WA
Position Chief of Engineering
Parents Itsuo and Yukiko Kurokawa Siblings Meshiro (older brother)
Marital Status Single Children None
First Seen Last Seen
Service Record Born a year after the Third World War ended, Kurokawa is one of the many Japanese Americans to be born in America after the nation of Japan was destroyed by flooding in the late 21st century and the survivors were taken in by the United States as refugees. She entered the Academy at 16, having graduated high school early as well as completed a degree in engineering at UCLA. She was something of a child prodigy and became one of the brightest young stars of the Academy's engineering program, picking up astrophysics, computer programming, and advanced mathematics along with her aerospace engineering course work. Her ability to take apart and rebuild just about any type of propulsion system was only outdone by her ability to get herself in trouble with her vulgar, abrasive language and notoriously short temper. It was only after one of her professors lobbied on her behalf she was allowed to graduate the academy instead of being kicked out at the age of 20 in 2018. That professor arranged to have her brought in on the team that was assembling the EAV Genesis, making Kurokawa one of the engineers that actually built the ship and giving her a better understanding of its engineering than most others in the Earth Alliance. During its construction, she was suspended or placed on leave at least three times for disciplinary reasons, but her value to the project kept her from being busted out of the service. When she applied to serve as its chief of engineering upon completion of its construction, her request was met with mixed reactions: her skills made her an invaluable asset to the EA Navy, but her discipline problems made her difficult to work with at the best of times. In the end, it was decided that she would be promoted Lieutenant Commander and assigned to her requested post as the chief of engineering on the EAV Genesis, the youngest chief of engineering in the entire fleet.
Monoko Kurokawa

portrayed by
Chiaki Kuriyama

Appendices

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  • Monoko has a 4 foot tall stuffed monkey plushie in her office that she calls Mr. Moto (pictured at top right) and insists is her personal assistant.

Relationships

Image Rank Name Position Description
casting.jpg Commander Victoria Eisley Executive Officer (XO) Uptight and formal. Aren't all XO's?
casting.jpg 1st Lieutenant Dominic L'Anse Security Chief A little slow on the uptake, but he IS a Marine. His trigger finger isn't slow, though. He's not a bad guy, and at least TRIES to get to know me.

Logs

Title OOC Date IC Date Quick Description
*Recruitment March 24, 2011 May 1, 2122 Various members of the cast meet with Secretary Mansfield and are formally assigned to the EAV Genesis.
*Prelude: Not With A Bang April 3, 2011 November 18, 2122 The launch of the EAV Genesis is being filmed live by a WNN film crew and is attended by the Secretary of the Navy, Richard Mansfield. Nothing ever goes as planned, however…
*Episode 1-1: Revelation April 4, 2011 January 9, 2128 Six years into a presumed 10 year voyage, critical members of the Genesis crew are awakened to respond to a discovery made by the ship's scanners.
24 Hour Follow-Up: Kurokawa April 7, 2011 January 10, 2128 Commander Eisley meets with Lieutenant Commander Kurokawa to discuss her immediate plan of action following the Givers' revelation.
Battle of the Stubborn April 8, 2011 January 12, 2128 First Lieutenant L'Anse is called to take care of a situation in the Fabrication Bay.
Fresh Out of the Freezer April 9, 2011 January 13, 2128 Illyanna and Michael are taken out of stasis, getting the full 60 minute treatment before being given the bad news.
Disciplinary Action: Kurokawa April 10, 2011 January 14, 2128 Commander Eisley speaks to Lieutenant Commander Kurokawa about the incident in the Fabrication Bay.
*Episode 1-2: Portable Holes April 11, 2011 January 15, 2128 Genesis sensors pick up a distress beacon originating from an unknown alien spacecraft that matches none of the ship's few records. A team is sent over to investigate.
Black Hole Theory April 20, 2011 January 31, 2128 The Chief Engineer briefs Commander Eisley about the portable black hole, proposing her best theory about its purpose as a long-range communication device. A test of its capabilities is planned.
*Episode 1-3: To Infinity & Beyond April 23, 2011 February 6, 2128 Testing of the black hole communications relay commences, giving the crew of the EAV Genesis its first look at what lies beyond the wormhole. The ship follows, crossing over 500 billion light years in the blink of an eye. There, on the far side of the Corona Borealis Supercluster, the ship finds itself on the heels of a 5 ship fleet of Devourers caught in a mortal engagement with a pair of Parasite ships.
Breakthrough April 25, 2011 February 6, 2128 The alien database retrieved from the derelict Parasite ship is finally cracked. Commander Eisley goes to Engineering to review some of its contents, and discusses what is learned with Monoko and Illyanna.
*Episode 2-1: An Ounce Of Planning July 24, 2011 February 24, 2128 Captain Ramesh calls a meeting of the senior officers to discuss humanity's next move.
*Episode 2-4: What To Do About Roctopodes August 14, 2011 March 31, 2128 Several members of the landing party gather for a teleconference with personnel still aboard the Genesis. Various findings and theories about the tentacle things living in the cave are discussed.

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