Lorca, Gabriel (Mirror)

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Myriad Universes: Gabriel Lorca
Gabriel Lorca
Gabriel Lorca (DSC 03)

Gabriel Lorca (DSC 03)
Species Terran
Sex Male
Portrayed by Jason Isaacs
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Gabriel Lorca was a Captain in the Terran Imperial Starfleet in the mid-23rd Century. In 2256, he was the commander of the I.S.S. Buran NCC-1422; the ship was being pursued by the I.S.S. Charon, as Lorca had been planning to assassinate Emperor Philippa Georgiou and take her place on the throne. While attempting to transport to another ship during an ion storm, Lorca inadvertently found himself transposed with his counterpart from another reality.[1]

Finding himself aboard the U.S.S. Buran NCC-1422 Lorca initiated the ship's self-destruct system, destroying the ship[2] and killing any witnesses aboard who could have identified him as an impostor rather than the Lorca of that reality. The fact that his eyes could no longer adapt as quickly to changes in light as was normal for Humans — a normal trait for Terrans[1] — was explained as a permanent result of his injuries in escaping from the Buran.[3]

Lorca, taking his counterpart's place, was given command of the Crossfield class U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031, and the only remaining Buran survivor, Commander Ellen Landry, joined him as the ship's chief of security.[3]

Lorca's deception remained unknown until he implemented his plan to return to his own universe. Manipulating the Discovery's spore drive in order to cause the ship to jump between realities,[4] Lorca continued to manipulate the crew to put himself back into position to attempt to seize the throne.[5] His attempt on the Emperor's life ultimately failed, however, and he was killed.[6]

Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fuller, Bryan & Roddenberry, Eugene & Roth, Trevor & Goldsman, Akiva & Kadin, Heather & Berg, Gretchen J. & Harberts, Aaron & Kurtzman, Alex (Executive Producers). "Vaulting Ambition." Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 12. Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper. Written by Jordon Nardino. CBS Entertainment, 21 January 2018.
  2. Fuller, Bryan & Roddenberry, Eugene & Roth, Trevor & Goldsman, Akiva & Kadin, Heather & Berg, Gretchen J. & Harberts, Aaron & Kurtzman, Alex (Executive Producers). "Choose Your Pain." Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 5. Directed by Lee Rose. Story by Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts & Kemp Powers. Teleplay by Kemp Powers. CBS Entertainment, 15 October 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fuller, Bryan & Roddenberry, Eugene & Roth, Trevor & Goldsman, Akiva & Kadin, Heather & Berg, Gretchen J. & Harberts, Aaron & Kurtzman, Alex (Executive Producers). "Context is for Kings." Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 3. Directed by Akiva Goldsman. Story by Bryan Fuller & Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts. Teleplay by Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts & Craig Sweeny. CBS Entertainment, 1 October 2017.
  4. Fuller, Bryan & Roddenberry, Eugene & Roth, Trevor & Goldsman, Akiva & Kadin, Heather & Berg, Gretchen J. & Harberts, Aaron & Kurtzman, Alex (Executive Producers). "Despite Yourself." Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 10. Directed by Jonathan Frakes. Written by Sean Cochran. CBS Entertainment, 7 January 2018.
  5. Fuller, Bryan & Roddenberry, Eugene & Roth, Trevor & Goldsman, Akiva & Kadin, Heather & Berg, Gretchen J. & Harberts, Aaron & Kurtzman, Alex (Executive Producers). "The Wolf Inside." Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 11. Directed by T.J. Scott. Written by Lisa Randolph. CBS Entertainment, 14 January 2018.
  6. Fuller, Bryan & Roddenberry, Eugene & Roth, Trevor & Goldsman, Akiva & Kadin, Heather & Berg, Gretchen J. & Harberts, Aaron & Kurtzman, Alex (Executive Producers). "What's Past is Prologue." Star Trek: Discovery, Episode 13. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. Written by Ted Sullivan. CBS Entertainment, 28 January 2018.