Re: Should Chakotay have been more of a "bad ass"
Then why did they bother dividing the crew between Starfleet/Maquis at all then? If you're going to include a plot device in your premise, use it. One of Voyager's best and most powerful moments was the conflict between Janeway and Chakotay in Scorpion.
"I was never a Star Trek fan." J.J. Abrams