Nurse (Lieutenant) Annal (an͜nəl) is the Senior Nurse of the USS Enterme. He is a jodansei* (ω-male) o'Imerotes (oh-ee-me-roh-teez)—also known as Homos (hoh-mohz)—from the planet o'Imeros (Sigma Erotes III). He has a medium-tan complexion, blonde hair, and brown eyes
It is known Homos are not native to o'Imeros, with archaeological evidence showing it was only terraformed and made habitable roughly 100,000 Imerosian years ago. Mitochondrial DNA analysis shows some genetic manipulation in and around that time, but otherwise, they remain the least modified of all known sentient species in the galaxy. [See “Voyeur Hypothesis”.]
*Homos are known to suffer Malogenic Gender Disorder (MGD) or Merlyn’s Syndrome which results in an extra chromosome being attached to a person’s DNA resulting in a 47-karyotype rather than the typical 46. MGD occurs in 1-in-1,000 Homos births.
An omega (ω-) male (女男性 jodansei) is typically below-average in size, strength, and endurance. They have the outward appearance of an effeminate male (美少年 bishōnen), including male pseudo-genitalia.
ω-males, however, have functional female rather than male reproductive organs. Access to their uterus is via a rectal-cloacal canal rather than a true vaginal canal. They are otherwise species-normal.
Homos have fluid social structures which allow them to create, sever, or rebuild interpersonal bonds seemingly at will. The benefits of this permit them great flexibility, an insatiable curiosity, and a desire for innovation and exploration. To their detriment, however, this makes them unreliable, disorganized, and hypocritical.