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Harry Kim
Lieutenant Harry Kim in 2378.
Harry Kim in 2378
Full name: Harry S.L. Kim
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Homeworld: Earth
Birthplace: Monterey, South Carolina, Earth
Born: 2349
Affiliation: Federation, Starfleet
Mother: Mary Kim aka Shin Ok Kim
Father: John Kima ka Han Myong Kim
Marital Status: unmarried
Other relatives: Jack
(distant uncle),
Dennis Kim
(first cousin)
Occupation: Starfleet officer
Previous Assignment: ops manager,
USS Voyager
Assignment: security chief,
/tactical officer,
USS Voyager
Rank: lieutenant commander
Insignia: Badge image. Uniform insignia.
Ensign Harry Kim in 2377.
Harry Kim in 2377

Harry S.L. Kim is a Human male Starfleet officer who served aboard the Intrepid-class starship, USS Voyager, for her seven-year voyage in the Delta Quadrant as operations officer. Upon Voyager's return to the Alpha Quadrant, Kim took over the role of chief of security and tactical officer.

Early life[]

Kim was born in the year 2349 in Monterey, South Carolina on Earth to John Kim and Mary Kim. As a child, Harry Kim was exposed to Rigellian fever while playing with Orion children from an Orion diplomat's entourage. He was placed in quarantine for three days, but never developed symptoms.

Kim's best friend as a child was Alex. Kim and Alex would stay in contact with each other through communicators and discuss musicians such as Georges Bizet and Niccolò Paganini. Alex later moved to Singapore, far out of range of their communicators. The pair solved the problem by using a communication satellite to boost the signal.

In 2370, during his last year at Starfleet Academy, Kim wrote an article for the Academy newspaper on the Maquis.

Aboard Voyager[]

Harry Kim in 2371

In 2371, Kim was assigned as operations officer aboard Voyager. He was very nervous about his first assignment, to the extent that he did not know how to address Captain Kathryn Janeway. Tom Paris, who was the polar opposite of Kim, befriended him. Typhuss James Halliwell also became Kim's friend.

Kim with Ayala at the start of Voyager's return trip to the Alpha Quadrant

During Voyager's maiden voyage, the ship was transported to the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker's array, along with a Maquis ship. After both crews were subjected to various medical tests, they were returned to their respective ships. However, Harry Kim and B'Elanna Torres, a Maquis, were not. They were transferred to an underground Ocampan medical facility by the Caretaker. It was at this time that Torres would refer to Kim as "Starfleet," a nickname she would frequently use during their Voyager commissions. Kim and Torres persuaded an Ocampan nurse to show them a route that could lead to the surface. They were eventually rescued by Voyager.

In late December 2373, Voyager unfortunately entered Borg space. However, the crew's fears were slightly assuaged when they discovered an area of space, dubbed the "Northwest Passage", which was devoid of Borg activity. After Voyager had been passed by a fleet of fifteen Borg cubes, which had ignored the Federation starship, Harry determined that the fleet had been destroyed. Deciding to investigate, Captain Kathryn Janeway ordered Harry, Commander Chakotay, Lieutenant Halliwell and Lieutenant Tuvok to transport over the wreckage of a cube and investigate. Shortly after beaming over, Harry was attacked by a member of Species 8472 and wounded, his body infected by alien cells which were destroying his own. Beamed back to Voyager for emergency treatment by the Doctor and Kes, he was eventually cured after the Doctor developed a method of modifying Borg nanoprobes to attack the alien cells.

Return to the Federation[]

Harry Kim in 2377

Harry finally returned to Earth at the end of 2377 when Voyager traveled inside a Borg sphere through a transwarp conduit into the Alpha Quadrant. When he returned to Earth in 2378, he was met by his parents and Libby Webber. He was also promoted to Lieutenant. Harry and Libby rekindled their old romantic relationship, but Harry was unaware that Libby was now working for Starfleet Intelligence as a deep cover agent. Harry soon aided Admiral Kathryn Janeway in breaking Seven of Nine, Icheb, and The Doctor out of Starfleet holding cells. The Voyager crew then retook their ship and was able to stop the attempted Borg assimilation of Earth. Harry was repeatedly helped by receiving secret messages from "Peregrine" whom he never discovered was actually Libby.

Return to Voyager[]

Harry has assumed the role of security chief and tactical officer aboard Voyager. Harry still served aboard the Voyager in 2381 when the Borg Collective launched their invasion of the Federation. He was the bridge watch officer when Tom Paris received a prerecorded message from his father Admiral Owen Paris; Harry had to report that Starbase 234 had been destroyed by the Borg, killing Owen. The Voyager was part of the allied task force that assembled at the Azure Nebula while the USS Aventine and the USS Enterprise-E scouted subspace tunnels. Kim monitored the bridge in the absence of Chakotay and Tom Paris, but called them back to the bridge when one of the tunnels unexpectedly opened. He armed weapons and shields as over seven thousand Borg cubes poured from the tunnel, but they were quickly overrun.

In 2379, Kim revealed to Tom Paris that himself and Libby had officially broken up due to her refusing his marriage proposal twice. By 2381, she was now engaged to her superior, Aidan Fletcher at Starfleet Intelligence.

Following the revelation that B'Elanna and Miral were still alive Harry refused to speak to Tom and was deeply hurt by what Tom had done. It took a holodeck session with Hugh Cambridge in a Captain Proton program to help them heal their friendship.

In 2381 after the successful decryption of a distress call that Voyager had received while still stranded in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Chakotay awarded Kim a commendation for his work. He also entered into a romantic relationship with Nancy Conlon. After Tom Paris was ordered to return to Earth in 2382 to attend a hearing with his mother over the custody of his daughter, Harry was made temporary first officer.

In 2382 Harry was present during negotiations with Confederacy of the World of the First Quadrant and was assigned to General Mattings' ship during an officer exchange. During the battle between Voyager and the Devore Imperium, he protested to Captain Chakotay regarding Admiral Janeway's decision to surrender herself to them.

In 2388, Starfleet Command lost contact with Regula I after the USS Columbia was destroyed by a Elachi starship, Admiral Kathryn Janeway sent the Intrepid and a small fleet to Regula I in the Mutara sector. Voyager was part of the fleet. Admiral Janeway came with the fleet aboard Voyager. The fleet got a distress call from the USS Stargazer, it was under attack by Elachi ships. The fleet sets a course for Regula I using their quantum slipstream drives. Twelve hours later the fleet arrived at Regula I, the fleet engaged the Elachi ships and forced the vessels to retreat from Regula I, and reported the encounter to Starfleet Command.

After drving off the Elachi ships from Regula I, Captain Kira lead a away team to the station with Colonel Sarah Mackenzie along with Captain Chakotay, Lieutenant Commander Tom Paris and Lieutenant Kim. Soon the away team came under attack by a Human woman armed with a Klingon disruptor pistol. Captain Kira ordered Colonel Mackenzie to use a stun grenade to stun the Human. It was found that the Human woman was Cheryl Anderson, Typhuss's ex-wife and the second woman was a clone of Xena. The Voyager officers returned to Voyager, Captain Kira ordered Mackenzie back to the ship with the two women and take them to sickbay. Mackenzie beamed back to the ship and later Captain Kira beamed back to the ship.

In 2389, Voyager was at Deep Space 9 during the peace treaty with the Xindi.

25th century[]

Holding the rank of commander, Kim was made head of security at Starbase 11 alongside improving Neutral Zone-adjacent starbase defenses in 2400.

Harry Kim in 2410

By the year 2410, Harry Kim had been promoted to Captain and given command of the USS Rhode Island. He joined his fellow Voyager crewmates in efforts to explore the Delta Quadrant that had become accessible via a series of Iconian Gateways leading through the Solanae and Jenolan Dyson spheres.

He was primarily stationed in and around Kobali Prime. During his time there, he attempted to contact Jhet'leya, but she refused to answer. During his time there, he discovered that the Kobali had been secretly hiding stasis-held Vaadwaur and using the ones who died to replenish their numbers while the Vaadwaur sought to regain control of their races. Kim was determined to put a stop to this practice towards the Vaadwaur, but was stopped due to the Prime Directive. A compromise was later reached to allow the Vaadwaur to have the bodies returned to them.

Sometime after the Vaadwaur civil war, an AQA admiral and Harry was called back to Kobali Prime to protect the temple again. After securing the temple, the admiral and Harry investigated the temple and discovered something shocking - the Kobali had possession of the Harry Kim that was sucked out into space. Not only that, but he was alive and causing trouble in the temple. The two discovered Jhet'leya as well, who revealed that she and other Kobali found his body and set about turning him into Kobali. However, as his mind was stuck at the time of his jettisoning, he was seeking to return to Voyager, accidentally setting off signals to the Vaadwaur, making them think more of their brethren were awoken. The trio raced to stop the other Harry Kim from contacting Voyager,  lest it causes the destruction of the ship and a reignition of a war, chasing him to a Hirogen satellite after he stole the Kobali's flagship. The three are able to get this Harry to finally stand down, with Captain Harry Kim vowing to make the Kobali change their ways, that the gift of revival should be a choice.

Alternate timelines[]

In an alternate timeline in which the Cardassian Union did not withdraw from Bajor in 2369, Kim was the operations manager of a version of Voyager which was not stranded in the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker in 2371.

He was killed in 2373 when Voyager was fired upon in the Dorvan sector by a fleet of Cardassian Galor-class warships armed with phased polaron beam weapons, which they had procured from their newfound Gamma Quadrant allies, the Dominion. Although Voyager had lost many of its crewmembers in recent months, Captain Janeway was very upset by his death as he had shone as the operations manager. Only the previous day, she had received news from Starfleet Command that his promotion to lieutenant junior grade had been approved. Voyager itself was destroyed by the Cardassians only minutes after Kim's death.

Lieutenant Harry Kim

In another timeline, Kim married Linnis Paris, the daughter of Tom Paris and Kes. The couple had a son named Andrew.

In another alternate timeline, Kim miscalculated vital information for the quantum slipstream drive. As a result, Voyager crashed on an ice world and the crew was killed on impact. Kim, Halliwell and Chakotay made it back to the Alpha Quadrant on the Delta Flyer. He then spent many years attempting to correct his error.

In an alternate timeline in which the USS Voyager was forced to turn back from its journey home to Earth, Kim was promoted to Lieutenant by 2374 and assigned to the Vostigye Union patrol craft Ryemaran.