Tuvok in 2374
Tuvok grew up in the early days of the Terran Empire, when it ruled with an iron fist over those races it had conquered. The Vulcan race was especially feared due to their ruthlessness. However, at the age of nine, Tuvok began adhering to the old-Surakian ideals of logic rather than the Terran principles of violence and ruthlessness.
Tuvok due to his excellent record in science and tactics was forced into imperial service and service aboard imperial warship ISS Enterprise-B under the sadistic command of Captain Hikaru Sulu.
In 2371 Tuvok was assigned to Voyager by Captain Kathryn Janeway as the tactical officer. Voyager was assigned to track down and eliminate all rebel Maquis activity inside the Badlands and in order to begin Imperial expansion and subjugation of the Delta Quadrant. Shortly after entering the Badlands, Voyager was pulled 75,000 light years across space into the Delta Quadrant by an entity known as the Caretaker. Eventually it was revealed that the Caretaker had pulled Voyager across the galaxy in the hopes of finding a people who could care for the nearby Ocampa. Despite his benevolent approach, Captain Janeway saw the opportunity to use his technology to enable the Terran Empire to conquer the galaxy, and she put the Caretaker to death after her crew learned of how his technology functioned.
In early 2377, Lieutenant Commander Typhuss James Halliwell was discovered by the Maquis as a spy for the Terran Empire. Voyager went to rescue Typhuss from the Maquis. Three hours later Voyager rescued Typhuss from the Maquis. Voyager was ordered to return to the Delta Quadrant by Empress Hoshi Sato III. In 2377, Empress Hoshi Sato III came on board the ISS Voyager for while and then Hoshi told the crew that Lieutenant Commander Typhuss James Halliwell was her consort. By 2379, Voyager had participated in the defeat of many Delta Quadrant species including the Kazon, the Talaxians, the Vidiians and the Haakonians as well as alliances with the Borg and Hirogen a hunter/warrior species similar to the Empire.