It would be very nice if this comic could eventually get a reputation for featuring resourceful female characters. I don’t have a whole lot of desire to write about characters that are just glorified McGuffins or that only exist to develop our lead. An argument could be made that EVERY secondary character serves this purpose, but I don’t think so. Most of my characters have, at least in my mind, clearly defined goals with obstacles to overcome. Jusadva is a very different sort of bad-ass than Maliya Pel was, in any event.