Son of the late Teer Akaar and his widow, Eleen, on planet Capella IV. Born 2267 shortly after his father was killed in a Klingon-induced power struggle, he was named after James Kirk and Leonard McCoy, who helped to resolve the local conflict. Leonard James Akaar inherited the title of "teer," or chief, of the Ten Tribes of Capella IV. His mother, Eleen, served as regent until the boy came of age to rule.