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Zefram Cochrane
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Zefram Cochrane in 2063
Full name: Zefram Cochrane
Species: Terran
Gender: Male
Homeworld: Earth
Birthplace: Earth
Affiliation: Terran Empire
Occupation: scientist
Rank: Doctor

In the alternate mirror universe, Zefram Cochrane was a male Terran scientist who lived during the 21st century. He was the designer of the Phoenix, the first Terran vessel to travel at warp speed. Cochrane is one of the founding fathers of the Empire, the father and inventor of warp drive. Cochrane is considered a hero to the Empire and Earth.


During the later half of the 21st century, Cochrane worked on the development of the new warp drive in a hidden base off the coast of Hawaii. With his revolutionary engine, Cochrane planned to colonize the Solar system, and then return to master Earth. However, he was discovered by Colonel Phillip Green and Lee Kuan, the two leaders of the reborn Terran Empire, before he could finish his experiments.

Left with no other choice, Cochrane offered up his research in return for his life. With the backing of the Terran Empire, Cochrane's ship, the Phoenix, broke the light speed barrier on April 5, 2063.

On that day, the Vulcan survey ship T'Plana-Hath was passing through the Sol system when it discovered a Terran warp signature. Following procedure, its captain Solkar had the T'Plana-Hath proceed to Earth to investigate the warp signature, and landed at the settlement in Bozeman, Montana from where the Phoenix had been launched. Solkar was the first to exit the T'Plana-Hath and meet Cochrane.

After Solkar gave the traditional Vulcan salute, Cochrane pulled out a shotgun and killed him. He then rallied the rest of the townspeople to board the vessel, appropriate any item of value and kill the rest of the crew. This action resulted in the early expansion of the Terran Empire, allowing Terrans to drastically increase their technological capability and begin a campaign of warfare and conquest.