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|Ensign Lon Suder|
|Biography||--- Crewman Lon Suder:
Crew member on the Starship Voyager, found guilty of murder in 2372. Suder had committed violent crimes years before, and attempts at treatment and rehabilitation had been unsuccessful. Suder had been a member of the Maquis, and had served with fellow Voyager crew members Chakotay and B'Elanna Torres during several skirmishes with Cardassian forces before coming onboard the Voyager in 2371, accepting an assignment as engineer. In 2372, Suder murdered fellow Voyager engineer Frank Darwin. Although Betazoid, Suder felt no remorse for his crime and could not embody the emotions of others. Voyager Security Officer Tuvok, learning that Suder had committed violent crimes in the past, performed a mind-meld with Suder in the hopes of finding reason for Suder's madness. Unfortunately, the only result was that Tuvok experienced a temporary, violent loss of emotional self-control. Suder was subsequently ordered to spend the rest of Voyager's journey imprisoned in his quarters (See "Meld").
--- Ensign Lon Suder:
While incarcerated, Suder became proficient at floriculture, an interest he gained from his mind-meld with Tuvok. Suder even named a new hybrid orchid after Tuvok.
Suder escaped imprisonment in late 2372 when Kazon-Nistrim forces captured the Voyager, and was the only organic Voyager crew member remaining on board after the ship's crew was put off at planet Hanon IV.
Suder was instrumental in helping to retake the ship from the Nistrim, but he was killed by a Kazon soldier while doing so (See "Basics I" and "Basics II").
|Actor||Brad Dourif / Brad Dourif|