Kar "Mantis" Rogers
Lieutenant JG Kar Rogers
Takeshi Kaneshiro
Takeshi Kaneshiro as Kar Rogers
Alias: Mantis
Age: 25
Features: Dark Brown (Black) hair; Dark Brown Eyes
Colony: Picon
Rank: Lieutenant JG
Department: Air-Wing, VF-213 VF-154 "Black Knights"
Position: Viper Pilot

"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech."

— Martin Fraquhar Tupper

You get the noisy ones, you get the smart ones, you get the quiet ones, you get the not-so-smart ones. Kar is one of them quiet and smart ones that make up this world.

Coming from a long line of naval officers, his future was pretty much set even before he was born. It was only after his birth and through his growing up that it became evident of where exactly his future lie.

In the box office of a Viper.

He used to be with the Mighty Lions, now he's been transferred to the Black Knights. He might not talk much, and seem to keep to himself, but out there in a fight, he'll watch your back.


"He who has a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how'."

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Born in May 2017 to parents Quentin and Tia Rogers of Picon, Kar was to be their one and only child, though not from lack of trying. Coming from a family of Military Officers, he was set from an early age to follow the footsteps of his ancestors.

Even though he came from a rather wealthy family, Kar’s parents brought him up to be an honest and modest child thanks to they themselves being very down-to-earth people. His mother was a piano teacher at a local high school, whilst his father was, at that time, a Colonel in the Colonial Fleet.

At the age of 17, Kar enrolled into the Colonial Fleet Academy. Despite being smaller in stature than most of the boys his age, he passed the physical tests and was listed as having an “above average level of both fitness and reaction skills”. Both of which would carve his future path into Flight School.

And that it did. After graduating from the Academy with a Degree in Physics with a Major in Astronomy, he went straight on to Flight School. With his instructors realizing his high levels of reaction and his good fitness levels, it was clear that Kar was set to the Viper pipeline. His passing marks in the PFT sealed the deal. He graduated in 18 months with the callsign “Mouse”.

Kar was assigned to the Battlestar Hyperion and it was there he served for the remainder of the Hyperion’s service. When the Hyperion was retired in 2041, Kar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade, got transferred to and joined the Mighty Lions Squadron of the newly commissioned Cerberus. It was there his callsign was changed to "Mantis" thanks to his silent bearing, yet ferocious strike when it came to his piloting (also because there was already a Mouse at that time, god bless her soul).

Being a quiet person and keeping to himself quite a lot, Kar has only just recently come into the light as a new transfer into the Black Knights. And this is the chapter of his life we start in.

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Service Jacket

Period Position Station Notes
2034 Midshipman Colonial Fleet Academy Enrolls in Academy
2037 Ensign Colonial Fleet Academy Graduates with Degree in Physics, Majoring in Astronomy
2038 Ensign Colonial Flight School Enrolls in Flight School - Viper Pipeline
2039 Ensign Colonial Flight School Graduates with Adv. Cert in Vipers Mk VII
2039 - 2041 Ensign Battlestar Hyperion Rookie Viper Pilot
2041 - current Lt JG Battlestar Cerberus Viper Pilot

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."

— Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower


"A narcissist is someone better looking than you are."

— Gore Vidal

Physical Features

At 5 feet 7 inches, Kar isn't exactly the tallest male officer you’d see walking around. Despite his small stature though, it’s obvious that he keeps in shape. Kar’s hair is a very dark brown (easily mistaken for black) in colour and kept to a respectable length with sideburns that run level with the bottom of his ears. His dark brown eyes seem quite gentle yet alert to his surroundings.

He stays clean-shaven for the most part, though the very light shadow of his shave tends to define his smooth jawline. Most would say he keeps a rather serious expression on his face, though that’s probably just the way it is. Of course on rare occasions one might see a little smile touch the corner of his lips.


On the Grid

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Known Associates

Malone_icon.jpg LTJG Thomas "Splash" Malone One of the first few pilots of the Knights I met after I got transferred into the Squad. Seems like a decent guy. Look forward to flying with him
Khloe_icon.jpg CPT Khloe "Poppy" Vakos Absolute hard-ass of a Squadron Leader. As she should be. Not sure if we started off on the right foot. Though apparently everyone starts on her shit side anyway…
Cidra_icon.jpg LT COL Cidra "Toast" Hahn The CAG. Never really had the chance to have a fully decent conversation with her before. Never really felt the need to. She liked to fly Raptor with the Lions, and I remember those times. She's a good CAG. Approachable for sure.

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."

— Sherlock Holmes (by Arthur Conan Doyle)


  • Always known to be the silent achiever type
  • Good Viper pilot, at the very least good enough to have survived until now. Got a few kills on his tally too…just a few.
  • Has an interest in Piano playing - reminds him of his mother
  • Used to be known as Mouse from Flight School and during his time on the Hyperion

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."

— Isaac Asimov

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