I am really looking forward to the AI’s journey. We are dealing with an entity that is not human, living in a world dominated by us. Man has created life and science has done something that has not been done before. Not to pull a Jurassic Park but by the end of this series, we will wonder if it’s a good idea that our MC was made. For an action story, we’re going to get deep sometimes.
Lynx has not been given a chance to really shine as a rounded character yet and that is on purpose. She is a relatively young commander of a merc team. She has placed a lot of pressure on herself and hasn’t been able to show the person beneath the rank. It is up to the MC if they want to peel back the layers or not.
Dove and our unnamed sixth character are a toss up. I like a playful character who also has some introverted tendencies. Dove can be an amalgamation of the traits of my sisters. So, I can never say she’ll be my favorite RO. Unnamed sixth will have some of the traits of my wife and her story arc will contain some things that I love about her. In a high tech, noisy world, you might be able to find some respite with her. (I’m still working out whether I can really do a male version of the character justice as I’m already writing “myself” in as Control, though I guess I can play up different aspects of my personality in the characters.)
Some of the other characters are based off people I’ve worked with (like Grizzly and Peregrine). I think I’m still playing with their characters until I find what I like sooooo, revisions may happen in the future
I’m also taking in feedback from readers to help me round these folks out.