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Summary: An incredibly lazy, dead pilot.

Jason Tanaka

Gender: Male

Age: 37

Group: Navigation Dept & Pilots

Species

Deceased Human/Hologram

Job

Pilot.

Physical Appearance

Jason is a relatively unassuming Asian male with short dark hair and a kind face. He stands at 5'9'' and is usually seen wearing a neat shirt and slacks. Like most holograms he has the telltale "H" emblazoned on his forehead.

Personality and Interests

Jason is laid back and friendly with a dry sense of humor. He is also a super-underachiever and slacker. The kind of man who will do seemingly more difficult things just to avoid doing what he's supposed to. Which is how he ended up being a pilot in spite of having a complete disinterest in flying. However, don't assume that makes him a lousy pilot. He can land a starbug on the head of a pin, he just hates doing it.

He typically enjoys spending time listening to audiobooks of cheap thriller novels you can only find in airports. He avoids actual books (because you have to turn the pages).

History

Jason was born on Io to Ned and Rinko Tanaka. For most of his early life he was interested in journalism, becoming the head editor of his high school and university newsletters. He never had an interest in flying until he and a group of friends took a puddle jumper on a spur-of-the-moment jaunt. None of them knew how to pilot it, but Jason gave it a whirl and found that he was rather good for someone who didn't know what they were doing. Even then, he didn't consider making it a career until a year after graduating from Io University. In his mind, becoming a pilot in the Space Corps seemed easier than being a part-time salesperson at a droid depot.

He found himself breezing through flight school with little effort, becoming a certified pilot. He then spent the next decade flying shuttles on various JMC vessels.

At the age of 37 he died on board the JMC vessel Normandy. It was ruled as an industrial accident. However, that was the official story. In reality, the Normandy was a Space Corps. research vessel focused on creating Faster-Than-Light fighter ships, vessels capable of pulling off near impossible maneuvers for new ship-on-ship combat tactics. And in spite of the obvious implications, Jason insists that he didn't die in a failed test flight. He continues to be tight-lipped about the particulars of his demise.

Jason spent the first years of his death as a soft-light hologram and became a flight instructor at the Space Corps flight academy on Titan. After saving up enough to purchase a hard-light drive he quit and spent his days hopping from one ship to the other until finding himself on an unassuming blue mining vessel...

Favourite Sayings

"I promise you, I did not die in a shuttle crash." (Whenever someone questions why a hologram is flying the ship.)
"Sorry, my hard-light drive is on the fritz." (His typical excuse to get out of doing any work.)
"I should've stayed in my bunk..."

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