Second Officer – U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
Data, being the fifth android with a positronic brain after his brother Lore, was built by Dr. Noonien Soong and his wife Dr. Julianna Tainer. The couple built Data sometime around 2336. However, he was not awarded lifeform status with the Federation until years later. Since Data is incapable of having emotions, he had to learn how to emulate human behavior first. Despite his difficulty in understanding human behavior, Data eventually installed a Soong-devised emotion chip, which presented many challenges but enhanced his ability to pursue his quest for humanity.