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Amanda Cole was a Human female who served as a Military Assault Command Operations soldier during the mid-22nd century. In the year 2153, Cole was assigned to the NX class starship Enterprise for its Delphic Expanse mission, the Xindi incident.
Cole was a native of the Florida region on Earth, growing up in the same area as Commander Charles Tucker III; she went to a high school rivaling Tucker's own, and even visited the same movie theaters as him. Her hometown was destroyed in the Xindi attack on Earth but, fortunately, her family had moved north a few years beforehand. She held the team record for sharpshooting.
Aboard Enterprise, Cole expressed a romantic interest in Tucker, though the situation was complicated by his interest in T'Pol. He had been giving Cole Vulcan neuro-pressure sessions, which he had learned from T'Pol. T'Pol was jealous of the interest Tucker and Cole displayed in each other and mildly injured Cole during a neuropressure session performed to correct some damage that Tucker had inflicted. (ENT: "Harbinger")
Cole was played by Noa Tishby.
In the final draft script of "Harbinger", Cole was described as "a striking MACO in her mid-twenties."
In retrospect, Noa Tishby once recalled that, at the time she had informed her friends of the upcoming part, it was "when I booked the role." Tishby extremely enjoyed portraying Cole. "It was a great part," she remarked. "First of, I loved the opportunity to play a romantic role of sorts, getting to stir up things on the ship. Also, everything that had to do with the martial arts and the whole physicality of the role was great. I'm also extremely attracted to anything to do with astronomy, physics and science fiction."(Star Trek: Communicator issue 151, p. 45)
Amanda Cole was the only MACO character whose full first name was given.