Brooklyn is probably the most stereotypical character, being the “comic” relief. You may love her or hate her, depending on your personality. Heck, you might even cringe at some of her dialogue… but then don’t we all know someone who says a lot of cringe-worthy things? I do. Heck, I am probably one of them. But I do love her character because she’s brash, brazen, and strong.
Editor’s note: Read at your own risk, there may be spoilers.
Brooke Lin Newark
Who she is: Computer hacker and programmer extraordinaire. Instrumental in the final tweaks that helps open the wormhole.
How others see her: Young. Brainiac. Takes nothing seriously except her desire to be the best at what she does.
How she sees herself: Hacker genius. Loves what she does and does what she loves. Her job is just a giant playground to show off her skill set.
What she wants: To enjoy the ride and not miss a minute, no matter where it leads. She secretly has a crush on GoPro and wants him to be impressed him with her skills, even though she would never admit it.
Character Path: Steadfast
Three problems she faces:
- External: Brooklyn’s skills are put to the ultimate test as she becomes instrumental in saving the human race. While it has always been easy for her to impress others with her skills, they are now put to the ultimate test, as she comes face to face with the limits of her abilities. It’s not enough for her to talk big, she must always be able to walk the talk.
- Internal: As a young woman among the worlds brightest, Brooklyn believes that she has to prove her value every day. And not just to her bosses, but to the man that she secretly has a crush on. Having a mom come from a traditional background where women stayed in their place, and a dad that used humor to mask emotion, Brooklyn grew up believing vulnerability is a sign of weakness. As she tries to impress with her skills, she’s really just masking her need for validation. The lack of vulnerability does more to push men away as they see her not as a love interest but as friendly competition.
- Philosophical: In a world where woman are looking for value within their accomplishments, can a woman find her value outside of what she does? Can she be both personally strong and vulnerable at the same time?
- Psychological Issues: Her American Dad had quite a sense of humor, that rubbed off on her.
- Sociological Issues: Can make light of anything, no matter how serious. Sometimes this can grate on others, other times, it’s a welcome distraction.
- Physiological Issues: Ally Maki, early 20’s. Half Chinese, half American.