Here's an idea to run by you folks (full write up pending basic approval of the concept):
I really like the idea of clones being sometimes thought of as property, so I wanted to come up with a clone concept. How about a co-pilot/WSO (weapon systems operator) who's a slightly genetically engineered clone, built to be fast, smart, durable and small. Not gideon levels, of course, just a little edge over a pure human, the idea being that her clone line was meant to be fighter pilots. They were given superior reflexes and hand-eye coordination, plus built tough in order to withstand the extreme stresses and g-forces of fighter combat. Small size is good for cramped cockpits, and with her tailored genes being attractive was pretty much a byproduct. Of course, being a pretty, petite clone, sentients do tend to think you were built for something other than combat flying, and being tough enough to take some abuse doesn't help your case...
In order to not step on Jovi's (orderNchaos) pilots toes, I'll keep very young. Whatever would be appropriate for only a year or two out of the cloning vats, so inexperienced. Focus would have been on small ships as well, not this cutter/corvette or whatever it is we're flying, so I wouldn't be a good candidate for pilot yet anyways, but I'd make for an excellent co-pilot and gunner.