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B'Elanna Torres
Character image.
B'Elanna Torres in 2382
Full name: B'Elanna Torres
Species: Human/Klingon hybrid (ex-Borg)
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Kessik IV
Born: 2349
Affiliation: Federation; Starfleet
Mother: Miral Torres
Father: John Torres
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): Tom Paris
(husband; m. 2377)
Children: Miral Paris
(daughter; b. 2377)
Michael Owen Paris
(son; b. 2382)
Eugene Owen Paris
Other relatives: L'Naan
(maternal grandmother)
(maternal great-grandmother)
Carl Torres
Elizabeth Torres
Dean Torres
Michael Torres
Owen Paris
Julia Paris
Moira Paris
Kathleen Paris
Occupation: Engineer
Starfleet officer
Previous Assignment: Chief engineer,
USS Voyager
Chief engineer
USS Intrepid
First officer,
USS Intrepid-A
(2391, briefly)
Assignment: Chief engineer,
USS Intrepid-A
(2378-2381, 2384-2391, 2391),
Fleet chief engineer,
Project Full Circle
Rank: Commander
Insignia: Uniform badge insignia.
Uniform insignia.
Character image.
B'Elanna in 2358

B'Elanna Torres is a female half-Klingon, half-Human Starfleet officer in the 24th century. Torres was a former Starfleet Academy dropout-turned-Maquis, who, after being stranded in the Delta Quadrant in 2371, served for seven years as the chief engineer aboard the Federation starship USS Voyager under Captain Kathryn Janeway.

B'Elanna served on the Galaxy-class starship USS Intrepid and the Sovereign-class starship USS Intrepid-A as chief engineer after coming back to the Alpha Quadrant.

B'Elanna is the good friend of Typhuss James Kira, Sarah Mackenzie, Harry Kim, Chakotay, Seven of Nine, Kathryn Janeway and Tuvok.


Early life and career[]

B'Elanna Torres was born in 2349 to John Torres, a Human, and Miral, a Klingon, on the Federation colony Kessik IV, where she spent much of her early life. Because hostilities existed between the Klingon Empire and the Federation at that time, Torres and her mother were the only Klingons on Kessik IV, which caused some friction between Miral and John. (VOY episodes: "Faces", "Barge of the Dead", "Lineage", "Author, Author")

In the novel Pathways B'Elanna's mother is named Prabsa and her homeworld is called Nessik. However, canon sources later specified them as "Miral" and "Kessik IV", so those are used here.'

Although none of the other colonists voiced any negative opinions of Torres, she perceived that she and her mother were different, a feeling that she did not enjoy. (VOY episode: "Faces")

While Torres was still young and living on Qo'noS, her mother took her to visit the Sea of Gatan, where she almost drowned. After her mother resuscitated her, she told Torres about the Klingon beliefs of the afterlife, Sto-vo-kor, and Gre'thor. (VOY episode: "Barge of the Dead")

In 2354, when she was five years old, B'Elanna saved the life of Erva Konal in a fire-chute cavern on Kessik. Shortly after, John Torres left the colony for Earth leaving B'Elanna and her mother behind. Young B'Elanna was traumatized when her father left and spent years blaming the abandonment on her Klingon anger and attempted to make herself more human. (VOY novel: Pathways; VOY episode: "Barge of the Dead")

Torres and her mother, Miral, found it hard to cope. After her parents' marriage ended, her mother pulled Torres out of the Federation school she was attending and took her to a Klingon monastery in order to teach her honor and discipline. (VOY episode: "Barge of the Dead")

At age 18 (in 2363), B'Elanna entered Starfleet Academy. B'Elanna soon found it that she was not prepared for the rigid structure and rules of Academy life and left the Academy in her second year. While at the Academy, she briefly dated one of her few friends there, Maxwell Burke, who also contemplated leaving. (VOY episode & novelization: Equinox)

The Maquis[]

Torres later joined the Maquis after leaving Starfleet, and they would become the closest thing to family she had. Torres would work under the leadership of Chakotay. (VOY episode & novelization: Caretaker)

B'Elanna aboard the Val Jean in 2371

Chakotay once taught her to speak to her "animal guide". However, she decided to stop trying to speak with it when she tried to kill it. (VOY episode: "The Cloud")

In 2371, when their ship, the Val Jean, was being chased into the Badlands by Gul Aman Evek's flagship, the Vetar, it was mysteriously transported to the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker-entity. After the crew was subjected to a painful examination, the crews of Voyager and the Maquis vessel were returned to their ships, with the exception of B'Elanna and Harry Kim, who were sent by the Caretaker to an Ocampa settlement beneath the surface of a planet, where they were told that they were dying and needed medical care. Torres refused to cooperate and attempted to escape. Both were rescued by the crews of Voyager and the Maquis. The Val Jean would be later destroyed and its crew, including Torres, joined the Federation starship, USS Voyager. (VOY episode & novelization: Caretaker)

Aboard the USS Voyager[]

The first year[]

B'Elanna in 2371

Since the two crews were stranded together in the Delta Quadrant, they were forced to work together as a single crew. Torres was initially assigned the provisional rank of lieutenant junior grade. Torres had difficulty getting along with the temporary chief engineer, Joseph Carey. She was recommended as a replacement chief engineer by Chakotay. However, Kathryn Janeway opposed this decision. After Voyager became trapped in a quantum singularity, Torres proved her skills to Janeway and earned her respect. Janeway then gave Torres the provisional rank of full lieutenant (giving her rank parity with Carey) and made her chief engineer over Carey. (VOY episode: "Parallax")

While exploring a nebula, Torres discovered that it was actually a living creature and that by entering the cloud-like being, Voyager had wounded it. Torres and Janeway, using a shuttle, were able to heal the wounded creature. Each gained a new respect for the other. (VOY episode: "The Cloud")

Later that same year, Torres was captured by Vidiians, who experimented on her. A Vidiian named Sulan, who had learned that Klingon DNA was resistant to the Phage, separated Torres's Klingon DNA from her. This left Torres fully human, while creating another Torres that was pure Klingon. The Klingon Torres gave her life to save the Human Torres and, once aboard Voyager, the Doctor was able to use the remains to recombine the Klingon elements back into Torres's DNA. (VOY episode: "Faces")

While visiting the Sikarians, she learned that they possessed the ability to fold space and travel great distances. This would have greatly reduced the length of Voyager's journey, but the aliens refused to share their technology because of their own Prime Directive. She wanted to steal the technology or make an illegal trade for it, but Janeway ordered her not to do so. She ignored Janeway's order and arranged a meeting with one of the aliens. She was shocked when Tuvok assisted her, but the technology was not compatible with Voyager. (VOY episode: "Prime Factors")


B'Elanna in 2372

The following year she was imprisoned by the Mokra Order while trying to secure tellerium, and was later rescued by Janeway. (VOY episode: "Resistance")

She was also kidnapped by automated personnel units created by an extinct race to fight their wars. The units wanted Torres to help create new units. They had been unable to stabilize their power units. Torres was able to create a prototype from which they could create more units. She found out that their former creators had called off the war, but the units refused to stop and killed their creators. As different units arrived from the other side of the war, a battle ensued. The new prototype that Torres had created would have allowed the Pralor robots to win their war against the Cravic robots. Torres destroyed the prototype, and was beamed aboard Voyager, while the units continued their war. (VOY episode: "Prototype")

Later, Voyager encountered an automated missile that had been reprogrammed by Torres while she was still in the Maquis. They found that it had been brought into the Delta Quadrant and was heading toward an inhabited planet. Torres was able to beam aboard it and, with some difficulty, deactivate it. (VOY episode: "Dreadnought")

At first she refused to let The Doctor harvest some of her brain tissue to find a cure for the Phage when Denara Pel, a Vidiian scientist for whom The Doctor had romantic feelings, was beamed aboard Voyager (Klingon DNA is resistant to the Phage). She later consented and it helped The Doctor retard the Phage in Pel. (VOY episode: "Lifesigns")

Torres and Kim had their consciousnesses captured in a Kohl hibernation status control by an evil entity known as The Clown. She was released to inform Janeway that if they tried to disable the program the Clown would kill the Kohl and Kim. (VOY episode: "The Thaw")

She was stranded on a hostile planet when the Kazon took over Voyager. She helped rescue Neelix and Kes from a primitive tribe on the planet. (VOY episode: "Basics")


B'Elanna in 2373

While Voyager was transporting a group of Enarans, Torres began having dreams of genocide against members of their race known as "the regressives". In her dreams, Torres was reliving the experiences of an Enaran named Jora Mirell. The real Mirell was transmitting her memories to Torres. After Mirell died, Torres confronted the Enarans who denied any knowledge of the event; they left, but not before Torres was able to transfer the memories to another Enaran. (VOY episode: "Remember")

In another encounter, Torres and Tom Paris were attacked by unknown aliens. She was able to recover and get Paris back to Voyager for medical care. (VOY episode: "The Swarm")

Later that year, Torres was affected by the pon farr when Vorik, a Vulcan crewmate, tried to mate with her. This spurred her Klingon mating instincts which caused many problems. This also led to the first obvious hints of a relationship with Tom Paris. While under the influence of the pon farr, Torres and Paris shared a passionate kiss and intimate revelations about their feelings toward each other. But after fighting with Vorik in the ritual challenge which purged her of the fever, she only vaguely acknowledged what happened. (VOY episode: "Blood Fever")

Torres reprogrammed the Doctor's perfect holo-family into a more realistic example of family life, which caused him distress but ultimately gave him a better understanding of family life and its problems. She helped end the crew's imprisonment by the Nyrians when the crew was imprisoned on a bio-sphere ship. Torres reconfigured The Doctor's optical sensors so that he could detect passages that led to different biospheres. This enabled them to access a translocation system that allowed the crew to escape. (VOY episode: "Real Life")

She also took part in a holoprogram about a mutiny on Voyager that Tuvok had programed as a training exercise for his security detail. The program turned deadly after being tampered with by Seska when she had been on the ship two years earlier. (VOY episode: "Worst Case Scenario")

The Borg[]

During Voyager's first contact with the Borg, she helped to engineer nanoprobes that were used as weapons against Species 8472, who had become a threat not only to Voyager, but to the Borg as well. When Seven of Nine, on board Voyager, attempted to assimilate the vessel after the Species 8472 threat had been eliminated, Torres created a power surge through Seven that disabled her. This severed Seven's link to the Borg Collective. (VOY episodes: "Scorpion", "Scorpion, Part II")

She took part in the attempt to steal a Borg transwarp coil that would shorten Voyager's journey home. When Seven had been lured back to the collective in the heist, Torres manned the weapons systems allowing the Delta Flyer to rescue Seven. (VOY episode: "Dark Frontier")

During the last year of Voyager's trip home, Torres helped to bring a crippling blow to the Borg. She, along with Janeway, and Tuvok, allowed themselves to be assimilated by the Borg. But the assimilation was only of her body. She utilized an inoculation administered by the Doctor before the mission that kept her mind from being assimilated, and thus kept her from becoming a Borg drone. She implanted a pathogen into the collective which slowly brought various Borg drones out of the collective consciousness. This led to a Borg civil war. (VOY episode: "Unimatrix Zero")


B'Elanna in 2374

Torres had difficulty controlling her anger. She verbally attacked Seven finding it hard to believe she had no 'sense of guilt' for her past as a Borg. While trying to modify the warp core it became critical and had to be dumped. Paris and Torres left in a shuttle to retrieve it. Upon finding it they discovered a Caatati trying to salvage it and after a brief fight the shuttle was destroyed with the two left in space in their spacesuits. As their air dwindled, Torres was forced to confront her true feelings and told Paris she loved him, just as Voyager, which retrieved the core from the Caatati, arrived to rescue them. (VOY episode & novelization: Day of Honor)

She accompanied The Doctor on an away mission to save a another sentient hologram stranded on a disabled ship. Torres discovered that the hologram had killed the organics on the ship, and had gone mad. She was able to deactivate him before he killed her. (VOY episode: "Revulsion")

Torres was used as a pawn in an illegal trade of violent thoughts on the planet Mari. She was imprisoned for transferring violent thought to the citizens, but Tuvok proved her innocence. (VOY episode: "Random Thoughts")

During the Hirogen takeover of Voyager, when they used the crew in various hunting scenarios, she was a pregnant resistance fighter carrying the baby of one of the German Officers who had taken advantage of her. (VOY episodes: "The Killing Game", "The Killing Game, Part II")

An alien switched bodies with Paris and claimed his life aboard Voyager. For a time he even fooled Torres. (VOY episode: "Vis à Vis")

After examining a substance she had discovered on a toxic planet, Torres found that the substance was sentient and could duplicate life forms. She was one of the crew who allowed her DNA to be duplicated by the aliens so that they could experience consciousness. (VOY episode: "Demon")

In late 2374, after Voyager's encounter with Arturis, B'Elanna and Seven of Nine crash-landed on the planet Monorha. In order to keep B'Elanna alive after sustaining injuries in the crash, Seven was forced to assimilate her -- and soon the two women formed a mini-Collective. (VOY novel: String Theory #1: Cohesion)

Alien race encounters[]

B'Elanna in 2375

In 2375, Torres was attacked by a cytoplasmic lifeform that attached itself to her and used her organs to stay alive. The Doctor saved her using a hologram of a Cardassian doctor named Crell Moset. Torres refused to allow Moset to operate on her because he was Cardassian (albeit a holographic one). Moset was in fact a war criminal who had experimented on Bajoran prisoners. When Torres' condition became critical, Captain Janeway decided to let Moset operate on her, despite Torres' wishes. (VOY episode: "Nothing Human")

The previous year she had allowed her DNA to be duplicated by the bio-mimetic beings on the Demon planet. In 2375 her counterpart married the Paris duplicate, and later died from subspace radiation with the rest of the duplicated crew. (VOY episode: "Course: Oblivion")

Torres encountered the Malon again when she was part of an away team that entered a Malon vessel to shut it down before it exploded and contaminated space with theta radiation. She discovered that the rupture was made by a Malon named Dremk who wished to show the danger of transporting theta radiation. When he refused to let her seal the ruptured tanks, he attacked her and she killed him to save herself and Voyager. (VOY episode: "Juggernaut")

The next year she met up with an old flame from Starfleet Academy, Maxwell Burke, who was stranded in the Delta Quadrant on the USS Equinox. The two ships came in conflict when it was discovered that the Equinox was killing sentient creatures for an energy source. (VOY novelization: Equinox)

Personal issues[]

In 2374, Voyager using a Hirogen communication system, made contact with Starfleet. Torres became extremely depressed when she learned that most of her Maquis friends had been killed by the Dominion. Months later, she began taking unnecessary risks, such as using the holodeck with its safety protocols turned off. Along with Paris, Halliwell and Kim, she launched a new shuttle called the Delta Flyer in which they encountered the Malon species. During a battle with them, she devised a way to contain a gas leak and save the crew and the shuttle. This made Torres feel needed again, and her depression subsided. (VOY episodes: "Hunters", "Extreme Risk")

Klingon issues[]

Torres was in an accident and when in a coma she found herself in Klingon Hell, Gre'thor. There she met her mother, Miral, who told her that Torres' rejection of Klingon ways had doomed them both. When Torres woke up, she asked to be put into a coma again so she could save her mother. The doctor did as she asked. Her mother was saved not by Torres dying for her or by performing Klingon rituals, but rather by Torres living a good life and being true to herself. (VOY episode: "Barge of the Dead")

She again confronted her Klingon side when she became pregnant. She was afraid to have a baby because she thought that the baby would suffer as she had during her childhood. She found out that the child had a deformed spine that the doctor could correct genetically in the womb. When she saw a projection of the child and discovered it had Klingon ridges, she questioned whether she wanted the child. She asked the doctor to make further genetic changes so that the child would not have Klingon features. She falsely altered a diagnostic test that convinced the doctor that the changes were necessary.

Paris found out about the false report and stopped the doctor from performing the procedure. He discovered that she blamed herself for her father having left her because she was Klingon. Paris convinced her that he would never do that and wanted a child just like her. She believed him and accepted the pregnancy as is. (VOY episode: "Lineage")

Voyager encountered a Klingon generational ship. They were on a quest to find the savior of the Klingon race, the kuvah'magh. The captain of the Klingon ship, Kohlar, believed her child to be the kuvah'magh. They initiated the self-destruct sequence which in turn caused a warp core breach and Janeway transported their entire crew on board to save them. Kohlar wanted B'Elanna to help him convince his crew that her child really was their savior. When she was insulted by a Klingon warrior, Tom accepted a challenge from him to defend her honor. The warrior collapsed in the battle and the Doctor discovered the Nehret, a fatal disease, caused the collapse. Because the Nehret is only contagious to Klingons, she and the baby became infected. Because of this Kohlar's group no longer believed the child could be their savior and they tried to take over Voyager, but failed. The Doctor discovered a cure to the Nehret using the baby's immune system. The Klingons finally came to believe that the baby was their savior and Janeway dropped them off on an uninhabited M-Class planet. Torres and Paris considered the name Kuvah'Magh for their baby. (VOY episode: "Prophecy")


B'Elanna in 2376

Torres battled an alien space craft with a bio-neural interface in order to save Paris. "Alice" attempted to kill Torres by sealing a hatch in the shuttle and shutting off life support systems. Paris saved her. (VOY episode: "Alice")

She fought the Vaadwaur, who, after reviving from stasis, tried to capture Voyager. Torres crashed on a planet where, in exchange for parts to repair the shuttle, she told Kelis, a poet, stories he later used to amuse the head of his planet. (VOY episode: "Muse")


B'Elanna in 2377

Icheb became infatuated with Torres after he thought she was giving him signals that she was interested in him. (VOY episode: "Nightingale")

She wed Paris after an interstellar starship race that Irina, one of the participants, tried to sabotage and thereby destroy the peace in the area. She had joined Paris in the race because she wished to share his interests. A bomb was planted on their ship, but they were able to eject it in time. They married after the race. (VOY episode: "Drive")

After holograms used by the Hirogen became self-aware, they rebelled and killed many Hirogen. The holograms were led by Iden, who believed that all organics should be destroyed. After their holoprograms became unstable during a battle with the Hirogen and Voyager, Torres, an expert on holo-emitters, was kidnapped. At first believing that they only wanted to be left alone, Torres helped enhance their technology. Once she realized that Iden was bent on destroying organics, she stopped him with the aid of the Doctor. Torres asked Janeway to let the other holograms go and Janeway agreed. (VOY episode: "Flesh and Blood")

Torres built a polaron modulator that helped Voyager escape a void in space that trapped ships. (VOY episode: "The Void")

During the final battle with the Borg which led to Voyager's return home, Torres gave birth to her daughter, Miral Paris, named for B'Elanna's mother. (VOY episode: "Endgame")

Life after Voyager[]

Torres served on the Galaxy-class starship USS Intrepid and the Sovereign-class starship USS Intrepid-A as chief engineer after coming back to the Alpha Quadrant. (Star Trek: Intrepid)

Upon return to the Alpha Quadrant, Torres was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. She then went to the planet Boreth to find her mother, Miral. She eventually found her, and the two began rapprochement, when Miral was mortally wounded by a wild animal. This animal was the mother of a younger animal B'Elanna had hunted for food. The mother had stalked B'Elanna for some time until it eventually attacked the two women. After killing the animal, Miral then asked her daughter to perform the hegh'bat. Knowing that the only other outcome was her mother suffering a slow, painful death, a heartbroken B'Elanna carried out her wishes. After reuniting with her husband and daughter, the family moved to Boreth to pursue prophecies about the infant. At last report, B'Elanna had made what she considered a significant discovery in the scrolls and received a warning of a threat against Miral's life. (VOY novels: Homecoming, The Farther Shore, Old Wounds, Enemy of My Enemy)

Miral was eventually kidnapped by a Klingon religious group that considered her to be the eventual savior of the Klingon people and believed that only they could protect her until it was time to fulfill her destiny. B'Elanna convinced this group that she could protect her daughter, but Miral was still at risk from another Klingon group that wanted her dead. To escape them, Torres and Paris developed a plan where the two would pretend to separate and B'Elanna and Miral would fake their deaths. (VOY novel: Full Circle)

As a result, in 2381, Torres and Miral Paris' names were appended to a casualty list sent to Starfleet Command in Sector 22093 of those confirmed dead as a result of the Borg attacks in the Alpha Quadrant. (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)

In reality B'Elanna and Miral journeyed into the Delta Quadrant where they rendezvoused with the Project Full Circle fleet. Shortly after new fleet commander, Afsarah Eden, offered B'Elanna a chance to return to active duty, creating for her the position of Fleet Chief Engineer, which she accepted. (VOY novel: Unworthy)

Fleet chief engineer Torres in 2381

When helping various refugee children from the former Borg Cooperative, Miral spent some time playing with the other children, later giving them her old toys as she wanted them to have toys that had already known love, rather than simply replicating new ones. As one of his last acts, Q arranged for the deaths of the religious group who had driven them away, wanting to spare Miral the burden of being her people's messiah after experiencing it himself. It was subsequently revealed that B'Elanna was pregnant again, subsequent tests revealing that she was going to have a son. (VOY novels: The Eternal Tide, Protectors)

In June 2382, B'Elanna and Tom welcomed their second child, Michael Owen Paris. (VOY novel: A Pocket Full of Lies)

In September 2382, as Voyager prepared for a new expedition far beyond the Federation, B'Elanna and Tom reluctantly transferred off the ship for the sake of their family, promising each other that if they didn't like their new assignments, they'd request a transfer back to Voyager once the ship returned to Federation space. ('VOY novel: To Lose the Earth)

In 2384, Torres served on the USS Intrepid-A after coming back to the Alpha Quadrant after the mission in the Delta Quadrant. (Star Trek: Intrepid)

In 2399, Torres was promoted to Commander. (Star Trek: TNG movie: "Operation Save Bajor")

Personal relationships[]


B'Elanna was an only child of mixed heritage. Her father John Torres was Human, and her mother Miral was a Klingon, which has caused many trials and tribulations in her life.

Her grandmother on her mother's side, L'Naan, died when she was young, so she was taught to say the prayer of remembrance for her, and her great-grandmother (mother of L'Naan) Krelik. (VOY episodes: "Eye of the Needle", "Prophecy")

On her father's side was her father's mother, her grandmother, who could always put a smile on her face, even when she was very depressed, by cooking banana pancakes. (VOY episode: "Extreme Risk")

Also on her father's side was her father's brother, her Uncle Carl. On a few occasions when she was young, her Uncle Carl took her and her father, and his children (her three cousins: Elizabeth, Dean, and Michael) to go camping and fishing. It was twelve days after the last of these camping trips that her father left her and her mother. (VOY episode: "Lineage")


B'Elanna and Miral on the Barge of the Dead

Miral and B'Elanna had a large fight in early 2366, and this was the last time she spoke with her mother until a decade later.

In 2376, while trapped in the Delta Quadrant, on the ten-year anniversary of their not speaking, B'Elanna was in a shuttle accident, putting her into a coma. While in the coma, she was sent to the Barge of the Dead, where she found out that her mother had died in the Alpha Quadrant and was being sent to Gre'thor. After discovering this, her crewmates were able to resuscitate her. She read several ancient Klingon texts, including the Eleventh Tome of Klavek from the paq'batlh, and concluded that she had to go back, as it was her fault her mother was being sent to the Klingon hell, for her not following Klingon traditions as her mother was supposed to teach her to do.

After working hard to persuade Captain Janeway to allow her to, and telling Tom that she would, she returned to the Barge by simulating her death. She asked to perform the transference ritual, so that her mother would go to Sto-vo-kor, for the honored dead, and B'Elanna would go to Gre'thor for her. When she found out that once in Gre'thor, even her crewmates couldn't bring her back from death, and despite the fact that her mother forbade it, she decided to do so.

Once in Gre'thor, which was a representation of Voyager, she argued with her former crew as well as her mother, demanding to know what they want from her. After begging and pleading, they finally made her understand that they didn't want anything from her – just her. She would be sent back to Voyager as "it wasn't her time." Her mother said goodbye, and that she'd see her again, whether it be in Sto-vo-kor, or when she came home, in the Alpha Quadrant. (VOY episode: "Barge of the Dead")

John Torres[]

John Torres contacts B'Elanna (2377)

When B'Elanna was young, she was very close to her father. She said she "worshipped him", and their family was very close, if fragile, for a time. But after a couple years, B'Elanna's mother's Klingon attitude was wearing him down. When he began to be unable to take it, he scheduled a camping trip with his brother, and brought B'Elanna along.

On the camping trip, he confessed that it was getting harder and harder to live with Miral, and that his mother never thought he had what it took to love a Klingon woman, "and now he [had] two." When B'Elanna overheard this in her tent, she got angry, and later yelled at him for saying such things about her mother. But what she also said, which would haunt her for more than twenty years, was "If you can't handle it anymore, why don't you just leave!" Twelve days later, that was exactly what he did, abandoning his family. For years, she believed she had planted the seed in his mind to divorce, and blamed herself, when in actuality it was a combination of multiple factors, which is often reason for the dissolution of many relationships. (VOY episode: "Lineage")

Years later in 2377, when Starfleet Command was able to establish consistent contact with Voyager using the MIDAS array, John sent a message to B'Elanna asking to speak with her. Although they would only have three minutes, he wanted to re-establish their relationship. During their brief conversation, they were able to catch up on her new family, and she was able to tell her father about her marriage to Tom and the fact that she was pregnant. (VOY episode: "Author, Author")

Relationships on board Voyager[]


Chakotay was always a true mentor to Torres and was perhaps the only person on the ship who truly understood her nature. (VOY episodes: "Parallax", "Dreadnought", "Remember", "Extreme Risk", "Barge of the Dead")

In 2370, Chakotay saved B'Elanna's life, and she later joined the Maquis in its early stages. Chakotay soon realized B'Elanna's exceptional engineering abilities and the two became close friends. He even once tried to help her find her animal guide to help her deal with her emotional difficulties, but was shocked when she became the only person he knew ever to try to kill it. (VOY episodes: "Dreadnought", "The Cloud")

When Chakotay's Maquis crew became stranded in the Delta Quadrant, Chakotay backed Torres for the position of chief engineer, knowing her abilities would make her perfect for the position. (VOY episode: "Parallax")

Although she never acted on her feelings, she was initially attracted to Chakotay. When the Botha came aboard Voyager and affected everybody's senses, she hallucinated about him, although B'Elanna was more 'attracted' to Chakotay as a mentor figure and the hallucination just combined that desire with her Human desire for affection and love. (VOY episode: "Persistence of Vision")

In 2374, Chakotay was forced to tell his Maquis crew, including Torres, that the Maquis had been wiped out by the Dominion. A year later, he would find out Torres had been suffering from a deep depression because of the loss and made Torres finally face her demons, helping her cope with her inner conflicts and emotions. (VOY episodes: "Hunters", "Extreme Risk")

In 2377, Chakotay jokingly asked Torres if she had checked the warp core for cracks, as he noticed she had a certain "glow" about her, after finding out about her pregnancy. Later, Chakotay helped to bring Torres and her husband, Tom Paris, back together after they argued vociferously over their unborn daughter's Klingon heritage. (VOY episode: "Lineage")

Kathryn Janeway[]

B'Elanna with Captain Janeway

At first, she and Janeway did not see eye to eye. Torres thought Janeway was too stiff and set in her ways, while Janeway believed Torres to be a loose cannon. In the beginning, Torres felt like Janeway had set her up to fail and had no intention of making her chief engineer. (VOY episode: "Parallax")

But later, Torres realized she couldn't have been more wrong. Deep down Janeway reminded Torres of her mother; she was as dedicated to Starfleet principles as her mother was to Klingon traditions. Janeway even, in a dream, employed B'Elanna's mother's pet name for her, "Lanna", suggesting she subconsciously regarded Janeway as a maternal figure. Despite their differences, Torres always remained loyal to Janeway. Eventually they would earn each other's respect and trust. (VOY episode: "Barge of the Dead")

The Doctor[]

Although their doctor/patient relationship could be difficult at times, such as when The Doctor attempted to remove a cytoplasmic lifeform from B'Elanna using knowledge acquired from the hologram of Crell Moset, a Cardassian doctor who had committed various war crimes, The Doctor and B'Elanna went on to develop a surprising friendship and working relationship, such as when the two brainstormed possible solutions to help reactivate Automated Unit 3947 when he was recovered and his power was running out. B'Elanna also helped The Doctor gain a better understanding of his new mobile emitter after he acquired it, clearly expressing her fascination with the new technology. Although B'Elanna's feelings were hurt when The Doctor dismissed her musical opinions while preparing to give a concert for the Qomar, she later convinced him not to reprogram himself to reach the high notes achievable by the Qomar's new hologram because he would be sacrificing his identity for others if he tried to reprogram himself in that manner. Their relationship became so close that, when B'Elanna learned that she was pregnant, she asked The Doctor to be the child's godfather, to the point that, even when faced with the possibility that she could give birth to the child on Earth in Starfleet Medical, she made it clear that she wanted The Doctor to be the supervising physician rather than some stranger. (VOY episodes: "Prototype", "Future's End, Part II", "Nothing Human", "Virtuoso", "Lineage", "Endgame")

Seven of Nine[]

Torres and Seven discuss "race fever"

Although their initial confrontation didn't end well, and the two often agitated each other over the four years they were together on Voyager, they did respect each other's technical skills and had high standards and respect for each other when it mattered most. (VOY episode: "Imperfection")

Early in Seven's brushes with the rules on Voyager, Torres shared some lessons on teamwork and procedure with Seven that Captain Janeway had imparted on her years earlier. (VOY episode: "Scientific Method")

Despite their prickly working relationship, Torres occasionally found Seven's perspective valuable on personal as well as technical matters, such as discussing the crew's Antarian Trans-stellar Rally "race fever" and shared interests with Tom Paris. (VOY episode: "Drive")

When Seven was dying because her cortical node was malfunctioning, to get away from The Doctor, she hid in main engineering. When Torres found her, she related that she also hid from The Doctor in engineering, hating to be cooped up in sickbay. The Doctor then came in and found her, and said "I should've known she'd be the one to harbor a fugitive." Torres responded with "We 'difficult' patients need to stick together." The two also discussed the concept of the afterlife, Seven stating the Borg had no such concept but that the memories of deactivated drones remained within the collective consciousness. She expressed that having been severed from this, nothing of her accomplishments would remain if she were to die. Torres replied that she was more memorable than she was giving herself credit for and that she had made an impact on every one of Voyager's crew. (VOY episode: "Imperfection")

Harry Kim[]

Torres shortly after meeting Harry Kim on Ocampa in 2371

B'Elanna developed a special friendship with Harry Kim. She referred to him as "Starfleet" upon their first meeting and had continued to do so off and on over the seven-year journey. (VOY episode: "Caretaker")

The two would often work together on projects and often socialized together when off duty. (VOY episodes: "Prototype", "Future's End, Part II", "Nothing Human", "Lineage", "Endgame")

B'Elanna was also keen to give Kim a letter from his parents and waited somewhat anxiously for the letter to be extracted from an alien transmission array. She comforted Harry when he thought he would not be receiving one. When a letter for Harry did arrive, she took personal charge of delivering it to him. (VOY episode: "Hunters")

Typhuss James Halliwell[]

B'Elanna developed a friendship with Typhuss James Halliwell and the two often agitated each other over the seven years they were together on Voyager, they did respect each other's technical skills and had high standards and respect for each other when it mattered most. The two would often work together on projects and often socialized together when off duty. Despite their difficult working relationship, Torres occasionally found Typhuss's perspective valuable on personal as well as technical matters, such as discussing his personal problems and marital problems. Typhuss's friendship with B'Elanna is one long-standing friendship that has lasted for over twenty eight years and continues to this day. They have been on a first name basis since their time on Voyager while lost in the Delta Qudrant, even after Typhuss was promoted to Captain and Vice Admiral. (Star Trek: Voyager; Star Trek: Intrepid)


Maxwell Burke[]

While at Starfleet Academy she dated Maxwell Burke, who referred to her affectionately as "BLT" and loaned her a blue sweater that she never returned. B'Elanna used to call him petaQ occasionally and their relationship broke off with Maxwell's intention to leave Starfleet being the last B'Elanna heard of him. (VOY episode: "Equinox")

Tom Paris[]

Tom and B'Elanna toast to their marriage

Torres had her first romantic flirtation with Tom Paris in 2373 during an away mission on a shuttlecraft. Paris asked her out on a date in the holodeck once he found out that she was not interested in the advances of Ensign Freddy Bristow. B'Elanna, aware of Tom's reputation as a ladies' man, turned him down flat. (VOY episode: "The Swarm")

When Ensign Vorik, struck with the pon farr, asked Torres to become his mate, she turned him down. Vorik took her face in his hands and unintentionally initiated a telepathic mating bond, giving her the "blood fever", inducing something similar to the pon farr in her. On the subsequent away mission and overcome by the intense urges accompanying the pon farr, she wanted to have sex with Paris, but he resisted her, because he realized that she was not in control of her actions. Tuvok rescued them and told Tom that unless he had sex with B'Elanna, she would die from the symptoms of the blood fever. When Vorik arrived and challenged Tom, B'Elanna took over and fought Vorik to end the pon farr. Later on the ship, Paris told her that he had seen her scary Klingon side, but was still interested and wouldn't mind seeing it again. Her last words as she left the turbolift were that he should be careful what he wishes for. (VOY episode: "Blood Fever")

She admitted her love for Paris when they both faced death during the incident with the Caatati. (VOY episode: "Day of Honor")

Tom and B'Elanna kissing in B'Elanna's private workstation

Torres and Paris often changed shifts so they could be close to each other. Their relationship was passionate, but they were not sure if their relationship would have a future. When it was discovered that a race known as the Srivani were performing experiments on the crew, Torres thought that their feelings for each other might have been caused by the experiments. Despite this, she responded playfully to Paris's suggestion that they should perhaps just call off the relationship and did not resist when Paris kissed her and stated that he was curious to see how the aliens' experiment turned out. (VOY episode: "Scientific Method")

In 2377, Torres married Tom Paris. She initially thought he proposed because the Delta Flyer was about to blow up, but he replied that he was "still alive and still asking." Soon thereafter, they had their first child, Miral, as they arrived in the Alpha Quadrant in 2377. (VOY episodes: "Drive", "Endgame")


While never physical, Torres and Kelis developed a strong, near-romantic relationship while Torres was stranded on his planet for two weeks after an away mission went wrong. Their relationship was somewhat unequal: Kelis, a poet, was from a pre-industrial civilization (similar to Earth's ancient Greece) and believed Torries to be an Eternal, a demigod of some sort - and he had also restrained her in the wreckage of the Delta Flyer to prevent her from escaping because she was his muse, inspiring him to write plays. The two began to trust each other out of necessity, and helped each other: Torres helping Kelis with his stories, and Kelis procured things for Torres so she should try to fix the Flyer and contact Voyager. Their closeness made an actress in Kelis' troupe jealous because she thought Kelis' relationship with Torres was threatening her romance with him. Torres was very moved by Kelis' regard for her as his inspiration, and their parting words were filled with emotion. (VOY episode: "Muse")

Alternate realities and timelines[]

In an alternate timeline encountered by the crew of Deep Space 9 in 2374, Torres, along with Voyager and her crew, returned to the Alpha Quadrant at an unspecified time. As in the proper timeline, she married Tom Paris. Sometime after returning to the Alpha Quadrant, Torres and Paris were both assigned to the USS Enterprise-F under Captain William T. Riker. However, Torres was killed along with the rest of the Enterprise's crew when she was lost with all hands during the destruction of Earth. (DS9 novel: The War of the Prophets)

In an alternate timeline created when Kes traveled back in time from 2376 to 2371, Torres was killed by an energy beam from the warp core. (VOY episode: "Fury")

Janeway and Torres killed in the Krenim attack

In an alternate timeline experienced by Kes, Torres was killed alongside Captain Janeway during the first Voyager and Krenim encounter in 2373. Tom Paris was devastated by her death but he managed to cope with it thanks to Kes, whom he later married. (VOY episode: "Before and After")

In 2374, after suffering devastating attacks from the Krenim, she stayed on board Voyager as part of a skeleton crew. (VOY episode: "Year of Hell")

In 2375, Torres was killed when Voyager crash landed on an Class L planet in an attempt to get home via slipstream. Events in this timeline were changed, however, when Harry Kim and Chakotay stopped the slipstream mid flight. (VOY episode: "Timeless")

When an anomaly shattered Voyager into different time frames, Torres discovered from a Chakotay seven years in her future that she would become part of the Voyager crew–something she found "pretty hard to believe." (VOY episode: "Shattered")

B'Elanna Torres in an alternate 25th century timeline

In an alternate 25th century timeline, after Voyager's return to the Alpha Quadrant in 2394, Torres became Federation Liaison to the Klingon Empire and was responsible for arranging Admiral Janeway's meeting with Korath. (VOY episode: "Endgame")

Starfleet service record[]

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
Starfleet Academy student officer 2366-2368 cadet Assignment badge. Collar insignia. Collar insignia.
Resigned, joins the Maquis 2368-2371 Rank and position revoked
USS Voyager engineer 2371 crewman Assignment badge. Collar insignia.
chief engineer 2371-2377 lieutenant junior grade Collar insignia.
2378 lieutenant commander Collar insignia.
Extended leave of absence 2378-2381
Project Full Circle fleet chief engineer 2381-September 2382
USS Intrepid chief engineer 2377-2378 lieutenant commander Assignment badge. Yel Lt Cmdr 2373.png
USS Intrepid chief engineer 2378-2381 lieutenant commander Assignment badge. Yel Lt Cmdr 2373.png
USS Intrepid chief engineer 2384-2391 lieutenant commander Assignment badge. Yel Lt Cmdr 2373.png
USS Intrepid first officer (briefly) 2391 lieutenant commander Assignment badge. Yel Lcdr 2400s.png
USS Intrepid chief engineer 2391-2399 lieutenant commander Assignment badge. Yel Lcdr 2400s.png
USS Intrepid chief engineer 2399 commander Assignment badge. Alt future ops cmdr.png