I answered the gender thing here . The whole point of being a clone is that you are identical to the hero. And when Vera unveils you to the world everyone would be horrified because no one has ever made a perfect clone of the hero like this before. I do understand why you would want to have a gender different than the hero, it wouldn’t be the first time in a story that that happens, but in this story the intention is being an exact replica of the hero. It also wouldn’t make much sense in story as Vera would have dumped the Clone if they turned out to be a different gender.
The rest however, I can actually do. Adding it to the list. There are times you can challenge Vera already it’s just that she has you at a disadvantage.
The part of wanting to be normal is something already commented here and I plan to add it later in the story. Once the Clone learns how the world works and stuff, you’ll be able to make up your mind about what you want to be. I even have an ending planned for that one, so don’t worry, I’ll have that as one of the goals.
In the meantime I’ll see if I add more introspective choices for the beginning here and see if I can expand the training sessions. I’ll admit I kinda rushed through those ones.
Edit: and thanks for the suggestions. I’ve played both of those but I’ll see if I play them again to see what you mean.