Kara "Starbuck" Thrace is a female Viperpilot posted aboard the Galactica. She is an exceptionally gifted fighter pilot now with a reputation for being "troublesome" to command.
Sometimes it seems like she only values the opinion of Commander Adama, coming from an existing and profound respect for him. The two have an almost father-daughter relationship. Thrace is in a funk, though capable of getting along with people and getting things done she has no real end she's living to. "The war" begins to redress some of her personality issues- but just as likely the challenge keeps her occupied.