OK, so basically, there's this character in my sci-fi that I keep mulling about in my head. She is a radio operator aboard a spaceship (not Helen's ship, another ship), and she can be seen by other characters to be borderline, "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! ARE I NOT COOL AND SOOOO AMAZING!?" But I'm afraid she's turning into this super-perfect character, and half the time, she's trying to make it so the whole plot actually revolves around her, and not Helen, when she's just one of the secondary characters at best. She's just too self-centered for my tastes, she reminds me of a female Wesley from Star Trek: The Next Generation, where everyone seems to like her, and she always has these brilliant ideas that saves the day. Absolutely no one but one admiral dislikes her, which is...a bit unrealistic, and to be honest, I think I created her only because I thought it'd be cool if a teenager went around kicking alien butt with Helen and co. I'm considering removing her from the sci-fi story all together, but I'm wondering, does she seem like a character that just needs to be shelved until I can come up with a story that actually fits her, and makes sense for her and presents a good character arc for her? Or should she be considered a 'tossed' character, never again to appear in any future story? Thoughts?