I’m currently working on a piece where the main character is a top mercenary employed by a guild. My problem is I tend to slip into the cliches when it comes to the female, hired-killer. She’s strikingly gorgeous, strong, sassy and smug as all get out. The best characters have flaws (or just character elements to prevent them from being too perfect) and I’m still trying to develope hers. I’ve let the story develop in a fairly organic fashion but I find myself falling back on an easy-to-write precedent. Any suggestions for making her more real? I want her to be a strong, relatable lead even if she moves from true neutral to chaotic good over the course of the story.