|William T. Riker|
William Thomas Riker was a noted Starfleet officer, perhaps best known for his long assignment as first officer under Captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the USS Enterprise-D, and later the USS Enterprise-E. In 2379, he finally accepted a promotion as captain of the USS Titan.
In 2361, a transporter accident resulted in two Rikers, with each one being identical to the other, as well as genetically indistinguishable. Their personality and memories were the same up to the point of the duplication. The other Riker eventually decided to use his middle name and became known as Thomas Riker.
- 1893 Arrives in past from year 2368 in San Francisco.
- 2063 Arrives in past from year 2373. Participates in the historic flight of the Phoenix as a crewmember of Zefram Cochrane although history does not record this until 2373.
- 2335 Born in Alaska on Earth.
- 2337 Will's mother, Betty, dies.
- 2350 Fifteen-year old Will is abandoned by his father Kyle Riker.
- 2357 Riker graduates from Starfleet Academy. Seven months later, he is assigned to the USS Pegasus under Erik Pressman.
- 2357 Participates in a countermutiny after the Pegasus senior staff rebel against Pressman and his use of an illegal phasing cloaking device. Is one of a few survivors after the loss of the ship.
- Sometime between 2357 and 2361 Stationed on Betazed. Meets Deanna Troi and begins a serious romantic relationship.
- 2361 While aboard the USS Potemkin, a transporter accident on Nervala IV creates a duplicate of Riker, later known as Thomas Riker. Riker is promoted to lieutenant commander for his exceptional valor during the incident. Assumes the executive officer's position on the USS Hood. Eventually loses contact with Deanna Troi. They do not see each other until three years later.
- 2364 Turns down command of USS Drake to become the first officer of the new USS Enterprise-D.
- 2365 Reconciles with Kyle Riker after offered captaincy of USS Aries. Later turns down that command.
- 2366 Riker turns down another command, the USS Melbourne, shortly before the ship is destroyed at Wolf 359.
- 2367 Riker is temporarily promoted to Captain and briefly assumes command of the Enterprise-D until Captain Picard is rescued from the Borg.
- 2369 The transporter duplicate of Riker is rescued from Nervala IV. He assumes the name Thomas Riker.
- 2370 Events surrounding the disappearance of the Pegasus are revealed by Riker when the ship is found in the Devolin system. Riker faces legal trouble but remains posted to the Enterprise.
- 2371 Enterprise-D is destroyed.
- 2372 Transfers to the USS Enterprise-E.
- 2375 Resumes relationship with Deanna Troi.
- 2379 Marries Deanna Troi. Assumes command of the USS Titan.