Aadya "Mockingbird" Mehra is a Ronin mechwarrior in Battletech.
Some people say the spores of the fungal planet Regis Roost instill the inhabitants with a less than serious outlook on life. If so, that isn't apparent in Aadya Mehra. For Aadya, life is stern and life is earnest. She worked very hard on Regis Roost, learning everything she was taught, taking it all seriously. She thought deeply about everything around her; she even read poetry, and, as a result, ran into walls a lot.
They put her in a 'Mech early as a result. It started as one of those Regis Roost jokes. But the child had a gift, and it did mean she got fewer bruises from running into things. Of course when she grew up, she looked for work as a mercenary. The regular military would have probably kicked her out the first week (or so said her uncles), so it had to be mercenaries if she wanted to get off Regis Roost. And she really, really did. There were other planets with things like trees out there!
Now that she has some experience as a mercenary, 'Mockingbird' tries her best to set an example for rookie pilots, and to emulate the more mature ones\u2026 sometimes to her own embarrassment.
The very model of a defensive scout. While it may be tempting to add one rank in Guts to get Coolent Vent, Mockingbird really shines with the investment towards Master Tactician, allowing her to use heavier mechs at a higher initiative pass. To get the best use out of her durabilty, avoid lighter mechs, and put her in an armored design with high speed and jump jets. A Shadowhawk, Wolverine, or Dragon would be suitable.