|“||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")
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.
Biography[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Background and trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "Stop the Signal" (First appearance)
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "The Kuvah'Magh"
- Star Trek: Federation Legacy – "War Is Good for Business" (Mentioned only; not by name)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
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|v - e - ?||USS Leviathan (NCC-93151)|
|Command crew||Masc Taggart^ • Jason Fredricks • Ernie Hauser • Jhael Onika† • Vance L'eher • Lucas Wells • Henry Fuller† • Marvin Pierce† • Koja Nara† • Mars Lionel† • Mercedes McMary† • Travis Murray† • Julia Cromwell • Charlie Morgan • Tala Jones • Phil Schrader† • Elisa Flores • Dylyp Azeli • Lenerea Mendel • Jarek Davis^ • Th'vol Olethla|
|Duty officers||Hannah Freeman • Kevin Briggs • Jim O'Donnell† • Leo Anderson • Nathan • Laarkan† • Will Darrow • Thom Leiden† • Don Leffler† • Walter Bozeman • John Palmer† • Délia Molnár† • Rendek† • Jessik Zaji • Jonah Willis • Weller • T'mar • Jessik Cameo|
|Specialists||Blaise Moreau^ • Vincent Petráš^|
|Civilians/Pets||Crusoe • Hercules|
|Other personnel||Unnamed personnel|
|Rooms||Transporter Room 1 • Guest Cabin 5 • Science Lab 6|
|v - e - ?||Starfleet|
|Leadership||Kathryn Janeway • Owen Paris • Jorel Quinn • T'nae|
|Officers||Reginald Barclay • Vana Aleksandrov^ • Alcott* • Rhet Dioni† • Crista Vlædos† • Gregory Yates† • Stefan Marz • T'Vana • Thiral* • Jack Mendel† • Ezri Dax|
USS Enterprise-E • USS Leviathan
|Utopia Planitia personnel||Thomas Fredricks • Sofia's mother|
|Unnamed personnel||Earth Spacedock • Starfleet Academy|
|Agencies||Starfleet Intelligence • Starfleet Command • Section 31*|
|Facilities||Starfleet Academy • Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards|