|DAMN, she's fine!!!|
See in: Wing Commander (1999)
Portrayed by: Ginny Holder
Role: Bad-ass pilot, trash-talking soldier, love interest, obligatory red shirt.
Verdict: Fail; her character's nickname is "Sister Sassy", she's never listed among the starring cast, she gets pretty much no recognition, and oh yeah...she dies.
I hadn't watched Wing Commander in years before I did this today, but looking back now, I'm going to give this character a little more credit than before.
First of all, a beautiful dark chocolate woman was cast. I cannot stress how much a filmmaker cannot go wrong with that. In addition, she's respected/deferred to, and within moments Matthew Lillard's* character is smitten. They actually do have a beautiful relationship; he tells her she makes "it all worth it", leaving everything behind to go to war with an alien race. The two actually have a few really good scenes together, and I suspect it has to do with the fact Wing Commander wasn't entirely an American production.
...But she dies. And because her death was a result of her lover's own (unintentional) carelessness, he is almost executed on the spot. *sigh* At least they show him grieving.
*Always did like this dude.