I guess that makes sense, though it might be a good idea to make that a bit more clear on the first post. For now, I'll just have to put my idea of an ex-Jedi to the side and possibly come back to it later. That would give me more time to think about it anyway.
So I guess I'd be going with the idea of the Imperial Officer. Fair enough. I'll just need to come up with some details about her before I can submit an official profile.
Edit: Okay, I don't have much going on today, so I thought I'd give it a shot and see if I could come up with a profile. I'm a bit out of practice when it comes to finding Star Wars names, but fortunately I had one or two earlier sources to turn to.
Name: Mia Arkada
Appearance: Tall, thin. Long straight hair usually tied back into a neat bun. She ordinarily wears a gray imperial uniform.
Skills: As a soldier, Mia is already trained to hold her own in a fight. Her unusually caring nature also gives her a talent for offering advice and boosting morale.
Personality: On duty, Mia is calm and professional, especially with matters related to rebels, though she is not without ethics. Off-duty, she is often a very nice and loving person. She often refrains from formality unless required; she would address a stormtrooper the same way she would speak to a fellow officer, and freely ignores the divide between officer and enlisted.
History: Mia graduated from the Imperial Academy just before the Battle of Yavin. When she learned of the lives lost on the Death Star, which included her best friend, Mia began to develop an extreme dislike towards the rebellion, seeing them as terrorists. Over the following years, Mia worked a variety of Imperial ships where she developed a reputation for her ability to work with others. She later served aboard a Star Destroyer during the Battle of Endor, during which she witnessed further losses. Mia's latest assignment has been to manage a small Imperial outpost on Taris.
Also, just for fun, here's an amusing fan theory I've come up with. What I've realized is that, if you do the math, it is actually 100% possible that there were female stormtroopers as early as A New Hope. Basically, it relates to a few details within the movies themselves that leads me to a reasonable deduction that makes it entirely reasonable.
- We never see a stormtrooper out of uniform. The only exceptions to this rule are in A New Hope (where Luke and Han disguise themselves) and The Force Awakens (in which the stormtrooper who does so later defects). Every other instance where a stormtrooper has appeared, they are wearing full body armor, which is admittedly very androgynous in design.
- Every time a stormtrooper is heard speaking, it is always on a radio even when they are literally standing in front of the person they mean to address.
- The stormtroopers are not even referred to by name. They are only given a number.
Based on the evidence within the films, it would appear that the empire wants stormtroopers to look the same. It makes sense from a militaristic perspective; makes them seem less human and more intimidating. Aside from being explicitly referred to in The Force Awakens, there is another interesting piece of evidence. You ever notice how whenever a Stormtrooper speaks, it is almost always in the more or less the same voice? The logical explanation for that would also explain why they always use the radio; they are not only mean to look the same, but their armor also includes equipment to alter their voice so that they sound the same.
So, to make a long story short, how would you tell a male and female stormtrooper apart? They are wearing more or less the same body armor, with radios that give them the same basic voice, with the obvious intention of making them appear more or less the same. In other words, if you look at the math, a female stormtrooper would logically be indistinguishable from one of her male comrades. This means it is entirely possible that there have been female stormtroopers this whole time, but it's not easy to say exactly where because they look and sound just like the men.