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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).
Later in 2246 Lorca was promoted to lieutenant commander and named the commanding officer of the Starfleet Outpost on Tarsus IV. During his time on Tarsus IV he became romantically involved with a colonist named Balayna Ferasini. Balayna became one of the 4,000 colonists murdered by former Governor Kodos and his people. Working with Commander Philippa Georgiou, Lorca was involved with the efforts to hunt down Kodos and bring him to justice. (DSC novel: Drastic Measures)
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|
|another unnamed starship||unnamed assignment||c. 2239-2243||lieutenant or lower|
|USS Helios||security chief||c. 2243-2246||lieutenant|
|Outpost Tarsus IV||commanding officer||2246||lieutenant commander|
|USS Buran||commanding officer||until 2256||captain|