I am an avid connoisseur of the plentiful and expendable underling of villainy. I much prefer this archetype to be female. I create my own in art and fiction. The Concubine of the Great Seen Unseen, the Concubine Sentinel specifically, is my favorite and most successful. Her one-piece "swimsuit" uniform, even that she serves barefoot, is from my oldest daydreaming fantasies. The red of her uniform is an intentional homage to the immortally mortal Red Shirt of Star Trek: the Original Series. Her stoic yet fanatical professionalism was inspired by the Imperial Stormtrooper of Star Wars. The cover of the Rifts RPG handbook caught my attention back in '07 and inspired the Silent Woman from whom the Concubine evolved.
The Concubine Sentinel is a selfless, loyal and obedient foot soldier. She is plentiful, expendable and hapless. She screams, grunts, winces and groans. Her body is tossed onto a pile or simply left to rot. Though armed and uniformed as a soldier she readily proves a helpless victim.
The Concubine Sentinel is a sacrificial pawn. Her life is cheap and her death unceremonious. She is not, however, an impersonal automaton. She values her life and loves her sisters. She is fearful when she screams. She feels the pain when she grunts, winces and groans. She is horrified when she happens upon the body of a sister.
A Concubine Sentinel follows her orders without question. She will not abandon her post nor flee from combat. She is selfless, loyal and obedient but not mindless. Her devotion is her belief that she serves a purpose beyond herself. She is faithful to a wisdom she believes beyond her own. Accepting that she is mortal and only human she resigns her fate to an immortal and inhuman Unheard Whisper. She lives and dies doing what she believes to be right.