I'm sure it has nothing to do with how in less than two minutes of screen time, she made more of an impression than the leading female character...
Maybe she was supposed to which made you care about her death. That's right, her death
Is your insistence on talking about her death supposed to make us angry or something ?
Out of curiosity I'd like to see you evidence about this death since it's never mentioned on what ship she was on.
Anyway, as far as I'm concerned on the matter, I have no obsession with the character.
I just happen to find Rachel Nichols beautiful in green skin and red hair and wouldn't mind seeing her again like that. If they give her more to do too it will be a plus. If they keep her out of the sequel that's fine too. Life will go on.