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The Federation and Klingons can never be allies. B'vat knows that better than most. I-I refuse to live in a galaxy where we are united... the war can't end. Not now – not... ever...
Thom Leiden
2409 ("The Kuvah'Magh")

Thomas Leiden was a male Human who lived during the 25th century. He served in Starfleet as a security officer on the USS Leviathan and held the rank of ensign until his death in 2409.

During the Federation-Klingon War, he began suffering from the traumas of war and started to sympathize with B'vat's cause, wishing for the war to continue indefinitely. This led him to murder a fellow crewman and brought about his own death.

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As of 15 February 2409 (83209.6), Thom was a security officer stationed in the brig on the USS Leviathan. He was tasked with guarding Remus Wells after Wells was suspected of selling weapons to the Klingon Empire. He was subsequently knocked unconscious by Lucas Wells, who then proceeded to free his uncle.[1]

The war eventually began to take its toll on him, and even drove him to turn on his crewmates. On 7 March (83259.8), he murdered fellow crewman Don Leffler and attempted to murder Miral Paris as well. His last words were, "The war can't end. Not now – not... ever," revealing his mental and emotional state was not as it should be. He was shot and killed by Jason Fredricks before he could harm anyone else.[2]

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  • Thom was originally created for "Stop the Signal". He was given no distinctive character traits, but his character was expanded in "The Kuvah'Magh" to that of a distraught crewman who would stoop to murder in order to prolong the war with the Klingons.
  • His surname was changed from Lædon to Leiden during a 2019 revision of "The Kuvah'Magh" to better fit with the pronunciation of his name.
  • His name is pronounced as TOM LIE-don.

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