A series of words that people use to describe Chakotay:
An Empty Suit
A Poor man's Riker
Native American Stereotype
Janeway's Yes Man
Lucky SOB (for hooking up with 7 of 9)
A list of other names that escape me at the moment. Chakotay as a character is remarkably boring. His shining moment was "Scorpion". He had some Ok moments in "Work Force" and "Shattered" during the tail end of the show, but that's not enough to salvage his wasted potential. Hell, Neelix had more of an arc than Chakotay.