Sing is a raging germaphobe who wears a filter mask and gloves – constantly – and maintains a spotless galley, the only really clean place on the ship. He carries cleaning supplies on a belt, and avoids physical contact with everyone. He also avoids the ship’s “head” no matter what, but what he does instead is open to conjecture. Hop Sing is a self-imposed nickname that he borrowed from an old television show, and his past is shadowed. His reason for being aboard is not known, but ship’s scuttlebutt is that he was a sous chef who may have had a “problem” with the Chef’s teenage daughter. He’s of average height and build, and he’s a terrific cook, when he has something worth cooking. He is also the Chekov’s Quartermaster, and is trained as a backup Grabber.