She's tall and heavily muscular, and has had a tough life because of it. She kills a mercenary who attempts to assault her, an act which is witnessed by a figure(not sure if will be male or female yet), who pretends to be a parental figure to exploit her skill.
As it's a one-on-one fighter, she's not the only protagonist, nor the only female.
While she's not cacklingly evil, she is no saint either. In some way, I want her to typify the kind of person who harsh life has led them to violence, it's a choice she made, to indulge that.
I'm worried she might get an overly negative response, bur I really like the idea. I think if she was male, the broken gladiator being exploited angle would be ok, but I don't want to gender-swap her. I think we need more female characters, and that doesn't necessarily mean sex-bombs or chaste virgin ideals.
Could I get some feedback on this idea? Is it ok, or am I wading into trouble?