When I first created her back in mid/late 2015 (the Outpost Bar era), Sydney Jones had no particular inspiration or vision beyond just being a generic, blank-slate human. Her name was randomly generated by Starbound itself and she wore only starter clothing for the most part. Her most distinctive traits, like her goggles and bastardized British/Australian accent, kind of just happened on a whim as far as I can remember. Even her backstory was (and remains) bare-bones as hell -- the child of Earthfall refugees who grew up on a backwater dustbowl planet -- and it was probably invented on the spot the moment someone asked about it. The main reason for this is that Sydney was simply intended to be an alt to an older character -- a means to sneak away and do stuff without getting badgered by my friends of the time, who were fairly tight-knit and preferred to congregate separately from the rest of the server's population. After that circle of friends collectively left Galaxy Citizen entirely to pursue other roleplaying stuff, Sydney became my main GC character. She didn't mature into her most recognizable form until the late-2016 Roji period, where she first picked up her more familiar traits of hot temper and idealism and started getting into verbal confrontations. I remember it was a very impulsive and abrupt character shift, born from my dissatisfaction with the server's grim and apathetic tone around that time. Characters like Syed al-Quresh, while they earned my respect later, ran fairly roughshod over the rest of the community and I had gotten kind of weary of the way everybody else kind of just sat around and watched whenever bullshit happened, so I threw Sydney in to make a nonviolent fuss and draw some attention to it. While it led to some great RP moments and made Sydney a Person of Interest to the server at large, it also led to a lot of stress and numerous bad decisions down the line -- I've honestly been trying to dial back that part of Sydney's character, since returning to the community. Now... how about the inspirations behind Diana Cilvay, @that_cabbage?