Portrait of a Character – Seppa
Seppa is one of my favorite Daranaeans.
As a part of showing the oppression of Daranaean women, during Take Back the Night, I added insult to injury and included a child who was being kept illiterate due to her caste.
As with most Daranaeans, no one is really cast to ‘play’ Seppa.
This picture is a photoshopped image of a white German Shepherd dog with caramel-tipped ears.
Friendly and approachable, she is another homebody female Daranaean character.
This was not always the case. As a young child, Seppa is shown as being shy and scared, likely a function of being the absolute lowest on the totem pole while Arnis was still free. In Some Assembly Required, she is terrified that everyone will become angry with her, despite the fact that she has done absolutely nothing wrong. But after seeing Mistra falsely accused, that makes sense to a preschooler, that there would be guilt by proximity and association.
For most if not all third caste Daranaean women, there can be only one husband, even if he dies young. Fortunately for Seppa, Brantus is a good guy and he loves her dearly.
There are no real impediments to Seppa existing in the Mirror Universe.
I see Mirror Daranaeans as being more vicious, somewhat more like wolves than dogs.
With power would come more confidence and assertiveness. I doubt she would just be what is essentially the equivalent of a stay at home mom.
“Vidam made sure I was sold to the man who would treat me the best. And you are, most assuredly, that man. But let us not speak of euthanasia. Instead, let us talk about our visit. Jonathan has never met you before! My own father is as good as gone. And I have known Jonathan Archer for a good fifteen years.”
It was wonderful to be able to raise this character up from what would have been rather depressing depths. She has powerful friends, and deserves them.
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