150 lbs (with prostheses)Height:
At age fifteen, Jacob Yin was the victim of a violent engine malfunction aboard the spacecraft Santa Maria
, an exploratory vessel crewed by a diverse staff of men, women and non-applicables from across the galaxy, on a five year mission to map out the stars. It was more boring than it sounded, most of what they found were rocks and exciting new forms of radiation. His parents were aboard on the ship's medical staff and chose to take their son along rather than leave him with relatives for a significant portion of his childhood. It was the fifth year of the Santa Maria's
voyage and they were on the return trip when one of the warp cores kind of exploded a little, killing 56 crew members and injuring 72 more. Jacob was among the injured, losing both arms and a leg and suffering severe burns to the face and neck. Luckily the rest of the ship remained undamaged and was able to send out a distress call. A medical ship arrived shortly and patched up the survivors as best they could (they don't have the technology to clone limbs).
Jacob's arms and leg don't really do much that their meat-counterparts couldn't do. They don't fatigue as easily and are slightly steadier, but that's about it. Probably the most interesting thing about his condition is his face, which is actually a holographic projection from his helmet that responds to his nerve impulses with simulated facial muscles and skin. It's virtually impossible to tell it's fake, unless you can see out of the regular light spectrum or if it's on the fritz, which happens sometimes. Due to the severe burns on his face, his remaining skin is highly susceptible to infection and he needs to wear that helmet at all times to live. He can take off the rest of the suit and wear normal clothes though, which he does sometimes. He also can't eat normally since he doesn't really have a mouth anymore and basically has to inject himself with nutrients.
Jacob isn't particularly talkative, more out of a preference for listening than shyness. He's generally cheerful despite his condition and will even joke about it if prompted, though he does tend to get a bit irritable when people touch his arms or leg, as they don't have full sensation and it weirds him out when stuff brushes up against them. He's studying to be a doctor like his parents and is currently on some field exercise program aboard the Core of War as a nurse.EDIT:
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