( To go along with Regina, if this works out.
A rather aloof pirate by necessity, who has survived this far by making nigh-impossible calculations at just the right times.
Miki is highly skilled at mathematics, up to quantum-scale probability. While she does not process numbers with the speed of onboard computers, she is around twice as fast as the average trained engineer. She doesn’t usually need a display for the calculations, and she can do intermediate-level formulas normally handled by a computer in her head. (Things like where to stop a moving vessel in a busy sector for relative advantage, which direction is best to approach a field disturbance from, what are the odds at the rate a small battle is now progressing, what will a few machines working together likely produce, etc.). Somewhat more advanced formulae can be done as well as most engineers. All of this is only as good as the information she has about the situation in question, but assuming it is reasonably useful…
Her output is not totally accurate unless she concentrates and slows down to a “good” engineer time. Yet, in around 4/5 of cases, the fast work is “good enough” for the scale of the problem. Miki doesn’t actually understand how she does it, and she can’t seem to teach anyone else how she comes up with the answers as passably as she does. She chalks it up to playing endless games of chance when she was little (and still enjoys winning many of those). Some suspect that she has been implanted with a chip that does the work, and every so often someone has actually tried to knock her out and search for one. Perhaps fortunately for herself, she doesn’t show any evidence of actually having such a valuable implant inside.
Miki and some friends amassed a small fortune from gambling chips before the Houses realized she was behind the scheme. At that point, they sought to make an example of her. She and the few others who escaped tossed most of what money they could convert into a leap into space. It has been a couple years in deeper space now. She has lost a couple friends to the dangers, and drifted into new companions and better craft. She typically blusters or flaunts her way in, impresses people in a silly bet or two, then makes a place for herself as navigator, engineering help, and occasional advisor.
Miki is often a mix of fire (reckless, bold, hysterical at times) and ice (quiet, calculating in empty tones, sometimes distant, even fatalistic). She tends to stay aloof. She is hard enough to read that it’s easy for others to shrug off when her words might otherwise disturb them. She occasionally surprises people who challenge her by flirting or teasing audaciously, and sometimes by dishing out threats in creepy tones. Her advantage is that sometimes, she doesn’t seem to care at all what happens. Most people don’t want to risk finding out if that’s for real. She has picked up some basic martial arts and weapons ability during her time in space. But usually, the strong card is her predictions on the odds or simply her attitude.