Almost through the first draft of a multi-POV story, and I am quickly realizing that my female character is boring and cliched. I'm also afraid I've fallen into the sexist trap of making her pretty much just a weak, helpless token female along for the ride with a group of superhuman mercenaries. The biggest problem (and what I'd like some ideas on) is her character arc. Specifically the beginning, because I know where she needs to transition. At the end of the story, I need her to be in a place where she is willing to become the guardian of a six year old girl. So, what is the furthest thing from being an adoptive parent that you can think of? You have to use the following constraints though: the character is the youngest female child of a minor king and queen, she is 24 years of age, and she has a medical degree (and one she obtained from a highly expensive private tutor). BTW the story is flintlock fantasy, if that helps at all.