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I hope they did an exemplary job of fleshing out the female character. I have gotten sick of female characters in video games and movies for the sole reason of have a female character. This is even more true today when people like Joss Whedon have shown us female characters that aren't just rescue plot points or male characters with vaginas.
The developer diary showed that they felt they needed a female character for the sake of having a female rescue character and then added on powers, plot points, etc. Hopefully she'll be more Kaylee and less Vicky Vale.