Chakotay is a fictional male Human in the Star Trek - Voyager series. The character was portrayed on screen by Robert Beltran. His allegiance / loyalty is to the USS Voyager. Chakotay was the captain of the Maquis ship that disappeared when it entered the Badlands. The Maquis are a group of races that are opposed to the peace deal signed by the United Federation and the Cardassians. Amongst the crew of the Maquis is Tuvok, a Vulcan who was working undercover for the Federation.
After both crews of Voyager and the Maquis ship are released, Captain Kathryn Janeway offers Chakotay and the rest of the Maquis crew a commission onboard the Voyager to get home. The crew of the Maquis agree to the terms and rules of the Federation. When one of the Maquis disagrees with working with the Federation, Chakotay employs a little of his Maquis methods to get the person back on side, i.e. hitting him.
When Tom Paris saves Chakotays life in Caretaker, Tom announces that Chakotay's life is now his and is Chakotay must return the debt. Chakotay tells Paris that he got the wrong tribe but later acknowledges his life does belong to Paris.
In Resolutions, both Chakotay and Janeway are left to suvive on an hospitable planet as they are both infected with a virus. Voyager is left in the command of Tuvok to take the rest of the crew back to Earth. Chakotay and Janeway return to USS Voyager when the crew disregard their officers instructions and turn to the Vidiian for help.