This segment of the First Draft Wing Commander Prophecy script is part one in a three update series charting the development of the Maestro character!
2ND LIEUTENANT MAX TRACY (CALLSIGN: MAESTRO)
Wingman. Early twenties. Bright, winning, immediately likeable. Dane's closest friend since their first day at the Academy.
Though not quite as capable as Dane, Maestro is a precise, calculating pilot -- hence his callsign. But first and foremost, Maestro is Dane's friend. Secondly, he's still one of the best pilots Confed has on its roster. And thirdly, Maestro is a happily married man. It should be no surprise that Dane was the best man at his wedding. Maestro is quick to flash holos of loved ones; in his case his very pregnant wife. His only fear is that he won't be anywhere near Earth when she gives birth in a month or so. And, considering the current campaign, his fears are justified.
Maestro worries me. The way he is written in this rough is that he is very up. Initially, when this character was first thought up, he was supposed to be dark..Very dark. And, frankly, a little twitchy. This was suppsoed to be the thing that attracts the aliens to him in the room. He is, in effect grabbed, because he is different, not because he is there alone--or by mere chance. There needs to be something in his make up that will make the image of the DEATHROOM make a serious impression on him and make him worth capturing. I know that youa rere tryinh(sic) to make this character light and their (His and Danes) relationship warm so that it can all change later, but.....maybe we can work out a better blend of the two.