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This page details Gabriel Lorca in the primary universe; for the Gabriel Lorca in the mirror universe see Gabriel Lorca (mirror).

Gabriel Lorca was a male Human serving as an officer in the Federation Starfleet in the 23rd century. (DSC novel: Drastic Measures, DSC episode: "Choose Your Pain")


From 2243 to 2246, Lieutenant Lorca served on board the USS Helios.

Later in 2246, Lorca - now a lieutenant commander - was stationed at a monitoring outpost near Tarsus IV. He became involved in the search for Kodos, working with Commander Philippa Georgiou. (DSC novel: Drastic Measures)

In 2256, Captain Lorca commanded the USS Buran. (DSC episode: "Choose Your Pain")

At some point in 2256, Lorca was replaced by his mirror universe counterpart, who was beaming up from Priors World to the ISS Buran. Due to an ion storm striking the Buran, Mirror-Lorca found himself in the prime universe instead. He impersonated Lorca Prime, and achieved command of the USS Discovery. (DSC episode: "The Wolf Inside")

Lorca Prime, in turn, found himself in the mirror universe. While Admiral Katrina Cornwell, assuming no one could survive alone in the mirror universe, believed Lorca to be dead (DSC episode: "The War Without, The War Within"), Lorca did in fact survive, and is currently being held prisoner. (DSC novel: Drastic Measures)

Starfleet service record

location assignment dates rank or rate assignment/rank insignia
unnamed starship unnamed assignment c. 2239-2243 lieutenant or lower Insignia badge.
another unnamed starship unnamed assignment c. 2239-2243 lieutenant or lower Insignia badge.
USS Helios security chief c. 2243-2246 lieutenant Insignia badge.
Outpost Tarsus IV commanding officer 2246 lieutenant commander Insignia badge.
USS Buran commanding officer until 2256 captain Insignia badge.



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