Miss Chicken wrote:
Surprised no one has mentioned Seven of Nine yet.
Wasn't she meant to be a main character from the moment they first introduced her?
No more than Paris, B'Elanna, Chakotay and Kim, I think.
But she firmly stepped into the footsteps of Spock, Data and The Holodoc.
It could be argued it was pushed by the producers after she was introduced, though, and not simply because of fan reactions.