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Raffaela Musiker
Raffi Musiker image
Commander Raffi Musiker in 2402
Full name: Raffaela Musiker
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Height: 1.75 meters
Weight: 54.4 Kilograms
Homeworld: Earth
Birthplace: Earth
Born: April 9, 2353
Affiliation: Federation, Starfleet
Starfleet Intelligence
Family
Marital Status: Divorced
Spouse(s): Jae Hwang
(ex-husband)
Children: Gabriel Hwang (son)
Other relatives: Pel (daughter-in-law)
Raffi's granddaughter
Career
Occupation: Starfleet officer
Intelligence officer
Serial number: CG-1256-8345
Previous Assignment: XO, USS Verity
Operations manager,
USS Excelsior
Assignment: First officer,
USS Enterprise-G
Rank: Commander
Insignia: Uniform rank insignia.
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Raffi Musiker in 2385
"My whole life for the last fourteen years has been one long slide into humiliation and rage. Also a fair amount of snakeleaf-induced paranoia, so some things never change."
— Raffi Musiker, 2399

Raffaela "Raffi" E. Musiker is a 24th century Human woman who was a member of Starfleet in the 2380s decade. She served in Starfleet under Admiral Jean-Luc Picard until the end of the Romulan Rescue, and years later joined him on an unsanctioned mission to seek out Soji Asha and Bruce Maddox. After playing a crucial role in discovering the plot that lead to the Attack on Mars, Musiker rejoined Starfleet and once again found herself at Picard's side when Q pulled the Admiral into a dystopian alternate reality.

Biography[]

Starfleet career[]

As a lieutenant commander, Musiker helped Picard formulate a new plan to evacuate Romulans from the Romulan supernova after the 2385 Attack on Mars destroyed the Romulan rescue armada. She gathered information for a proposal to use mothballed ships and reserve duty personnel to carry out the operation instead. However, Starfleet rejected the proposal and accepted Picard's protest resignation. Musiker was distraught, as she knew she would be dismissed from Starfleet as well. She also suspected Tal Shiar involvement in these events, but admitted that she could not discern a plausible motive.

Musiker was Admiral Jean-Luc Picard's first officer aboard the Federation starship USS Verity in the year 2385, during their ongoing mission to relocate Romulans from planets that were threatened by the Hobus supernova. Musiker, with the rank of lieutenant commander, was Starfleet's leading analyst specializing in the affairs of the Romulan Star Empire. During the course of the long mission, she had taken to calling Picard by his initials, "J.L.", dismissing the formality of calling him by his rank.

The Verity traveled to the Romulan colony at Yuyat Beta, in preparation for relocating the 10,000 colonists. Musiker and Picard were asked by Major-Domus Athus to beam to the planet to visit the colony leaders alone. Picard and Musiker were shocked to learn there was a native population of humanoids, 4 to 5 million strong. When Picard protested evacuating just the Romulans, Governor Shiana had Picard and Musiker imprisoned, cutting them off from the Verity in orbit. (PIC - Countdown comic: "Issue 1")

After Admiral Picard's resignation in 2385, Raffi began a long decline, eventually losing her security clearance and position in Starfleet. By 2399, she was estranged from her husband and son, and living in a small home at Vasquez Rocks. She had become acquainted with Cristobal Rios well before then, having said they had known each other for years. (PIC episodes: "Maps and Legends", "Stardust City Rag", "The Impossible Box")

After career[]

Raffi Musiker, 2399

Raffi Musiker in 2399

Musiker described her life after Starfleet as "one long slide into humiliation and rage". By 2399, she lived alone in a small house at Vasquez Rocks. That year, after meeting Dahj Asha, Picard reached out to Musiker to enlist her support for a mission to seek out Bruce Maddox. She was reluctant to speak to Picard until he revealed that Romulan assassins were operating secretly on Earth. (PIC episodes: "Maps and Legends", "The End is the Beginning")

Return to Starfleet[]

Raffi Musiker, 2401

Commander Musiker in 2401

By 2401, Musiker returned to Starfleet with the rank of Commander and was assigned to the USS Excelsior as its operations officer. She also watched over Cadet Elnor who was assigned to the ship. (PIC episode: "The Star Gazer")

Before, Elnor's training could begin, he and Raffi found themselves in an alternate timeline where the Federation was replaced by a militaristic Confederation of Earth, whose mission was to root out all other life in the galaxy. Fortunately, Raffi was able to keep Elnor from being executed and found herself reunited with Picard, Rios, Agnes and Seven, who'd all been deposited into that timeline by Q. Elnor was shot by the husband of the alternate Seven of Nine and ultimately died of his wounds. (PIC episodes: "Penance", "Assimilation")

Elnor's death hit Musiker particularly hard, since she blamed herself for encouraging him to pursue a career in Starfleet. (PIC episode: "Penance")

Aboard the CSS La Sirena, the group, used a captive Borg Queen that was scheduled for public execution to travel to the 21st century to correct the timeline. (PIC episode: "Assimilation")

Paired with Seven, Musiker traveled to Los Angeles to seek out the mysterious "Watcher" mentioned by the Queen during their journey. Along the way, they were forced to rescue Rios, who was injured and later arrested by immigration authorities. (PIC episodes: "Watcher", "Fly Me to the Moon")

It was soon discovered that Agnes had been possessed by the Borg Queen and was loose in Los Angeles. Teamed with Dr. Adam Soong, an ambitious geneticist, the Jurati-Queen intended to seize La Sirena with mercenaries Soong provided her to act as improvised Borg drones. (PIC episodes: "Monsters", "Mercy")

Raffi and Seven fought to defend the ship, but Seven was impaled through the stomach by one of the Queen's tentacles. The mind of Dr. Jurati, fighting for control of her body, eventually convinced the Queen to save her life with nanoprobes, returning Seven's Borg implants. (PIC episode: "Hide and Seek")

After Q returned them to their own time, Musiker was thrilled to see Elnor alive and well in the corrected timeline. In addition, Picard used his authority to give their leading authority on the Borg, Seven, a provisional field commission of captain and command of the Stargazer to replace Rios, who had remained in the 21st century. Following the reveal that the Borg Queen attacking the ship was in fact Jurati trying to get their help to deal with a threatening galactic event, Starfleet and Jurati's Collective made common cause to stop the destructive wave. (PIC episode: "Farewell")

Starfleet Intelligence[]

Raffaela Musiker, 2401 excursion jacket

Commander Musiker, Starfleet Intelligence

Later that year, Musiker was on an undercover assignment on M'talas Prime for Starfleet Intelligence. She worked on a case involving experimental weapons technology taken from Daystrom Station, an offsite location of the Daystrom Institute. Using information from an Orion drug dealer, Musiker was able to identify the "Red Lady" mentioned by the thieves as a statue of Captain Rachel Garrett at the Starfleet Recruitment center in District Seven. However, she was too late to stop the attack and watched as the recruitment center was destroyed.(PIC episode: "The Next Generation")

Raffi went to M'talas Prime to talk to Sneed but the Ferengi double-crossed her and drugged her just before showing her the head of Lurak T'Luco. Worf arrived and killed Sneed's guards before decapitating Sneed with his Kur'leth. As they left, Worf rebuked Raffi and told her, "I told you do not engage". (PIC episodes: , "Disengage")

First officer of the USS Enterprise-G[]

USS Enterprise-G command crew

Commander Raffi Musiker was assigned to the USS Enterprise-G as Captain Seven's first officer

In 2402, Musiker was assigned to newly rechristened USS Enterprise-G as Captain Seven's First officer. She was present when Ensign Jack Crusher reported for duty aboard the Enterprise and remarked that Starfleet saw fit to give a thief, a pirate and a spy their own ship. The Enterprise later embarked on their shakedown cruise. (PIC episode: "The Last Generation")


Personal life[]

When Musiker served under Picard, they had a close relationship; she regularly addressed him by the nickname "JL". (PIC episode: "The End is the Beginning")

Musiker was fond of Saurian brandy and Chateau Picard, in particular the '86 vintage. She had a habit of inhaling snakeleaf, which caused her the side effect of paranoia. (PIC episodes: "Maps and Legends", "The End is the Beginning")

Background information[]

Raffi Musiker was played by Michelle Hurd.

According to the PIC Season 1 press kit, Musiker was a veteran Starfleet Intelligence agent specializing in Romulan affairs and a "formidable tactician".

Apocrypha[]

Before her first on-screen appearance, Raffi Musiker was featured in the Star Trek: Picard - Countdown prequel comic book. According to the comic, she was Picard's first officer on the USS Verity in 2385, during the mission to relocate Romulans threatened by the supernova, and was noted as "Starfleet's foremost analyst on Romulan affairs."

Trivia[]

"Musiker" is German for "musician".

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