Unlike the crew of rogues in this story, where I plan to introduce them in a more gradual way, with the pilots, I opted for the big character dump of everyone at once. It’s not my favorite way to introduce new characters, but it worked here for the scene. But to help the characters stick, I tried to use their names as much as possible so readers could start to associate names with faces.

Even though they appear briefly, I still wanted to make each distinct and try to at least give some of them fun and/or memorable personalities.