This page details Saru in the primary universe; for the Saru in the mirror universe see Saru (mirror).
"It is well known that my species has the ability to sense the coming of death. I do not sense it today. I may not have all the answers; however, I do know that I am surrounded by a team I trust. The finest a captain could ever hope to command. Lorca abused our idealism. And make no mistake, Discovery is no longer Lorca's; she is ours. And today will be her maiden voyage. We have a duty to perform and we will not accept a no-win scenario. You have your orders. On your way."
Saru to the crew of the USS Discovery, 2257[src]

Saru was a male Kelpien Starfleet officer who lived in the 23rd century. In the 2250s decade, he served as a lieutenant commander and chief science officer aboard the USS Shenzhou, under Captain Philippa Georgiou in 2256. (DSC episodes: "The Vulcan Hello", "Battle at the Binary Stars")

Biography[edit | edit source]

In his youth, Saru lived in a agrarian village on Kelpien homeworld of Kaminar with his father Aradar and sister Siranna. During this time, Saru questioned his people's role as prey for the Ba'ul. Using debris from a Ba'ul ship, Saru was able to build a primitive communicator and was able to contact Starfleet officer, Lieutenant Philippa Georgiou of the USS Archimedes who agreed to rescue Saru from Kaminar.(DSC novel: Desperate Hours; Short Treks episode: "The Brightest Star"; DSC episode: "The Sounds of Thunder")

Saru was taken to Starbase 7 as a refugee, where he decided to become the first Kelpien to join Starfleet. He was also a first contact specialist and learned 94 Federation languages.(DSC episodes: "The Vulcan Hello", "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum", "New Eden", "An Obol for Charon")

USS Shenzhou[edit | edit source]

Prior to 2249, Saru was a lieutenant and science officer aboard the USS Shenzhou under Captain Philippa Georgiou.(DSC episode: "Battle at the Binary Stars")

USS Discovery[edit | edit source]

Six months after the Battle of the Binary Stars, Saru was promoted to first officer aboard the USS Discovery under Captain Gabriel Lorca. (DSC episode: "Context Is For Kings") After Lorca's death, Saru became the acting captain of Discovery. Following the end of the War, Saru was then given Starfleet Medal of Honor, becoming the first Kelpien to receive it. (DSC episodes: "What's Past Is Prologue", "Will You Take My Hand?")

Under Pike[edit | edit source]

En route to Vulcan, the Discovery received a distress call from the USS Enterprise under Captain Christopher Pike. Under orders from Starfleet and regulation 19, Section 3, Saru agreed to serve under Pike as his XO aboard the Discovery to investigate a series of seven Red bursts.(DSC episode: "Brother")

Captain of the Discovery[edit | edit source]

After entering into a wormhole, Saru, Discovery's crew, and the ship were sent into the future into the year 3189.(DSC episode: "Far From Home")

Service record[edit | edit source]

Location Assignment Dates Rank or Rate Assignment/Rank Insignia
USS Shenzhou Chief Science officer c.2249-2255 Lieutenant
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Chief Science officer/Second officer 2255-2256 Lieutenant commander
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USS Discovery XO (Later acting CO) 2256-3189 Commander
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Commanding officer 3189- Captain
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Appendices[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

USS Shenzhou (NCC-1227) personnel
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets BurnhamConnorDetmerFanGantGarcíaGeorgiouJanuzziJoharNambueNarwaniOliveiraSaruSpyropoulosch'ThelohTrokeWeeton Seal of the Federation Starfleet
Discovery personnel
United Earth, Earth Starfleet Discovery (NX-class) BrentCarpenterCurtisT. MayweatherSheaR. Tallarico Earth emblem. Starfleet emblem.
Federation Starfleet USS Discovery (Crossfield-class) AiriamR.A. BryceM. BurnhamChiefowitzCollinsP. GeorgiouH. CulberDeckerK. DetmerGotthelfHarringtonKowskiE. LandryLoganG. LorcaMagnusMolinaJ. OwosekunC. PikeT. PollardRauseG. RhysM. RichterSaruP. StametsS. TillyA. TylerWebbWellsWilson UFP emblem image. Starfleet emblem.
USS Discovery (Nebula-class) M. DayritGraznaA. Portikos

Appearances[edit | edit source]

External link[edit | edit source]

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