Elementary weapon safety class, Future Forces, 22nd century: Always point your weapon away from friendlies.but her gun is pointing in the other direction
C'mon; you folk are getting much too soft. You want the Radical Thorn to think he has mastered the art and has nothing more to learn? Get with it, people! Certainly, the lighting and coloring are good; certainly the young lady could be considered attractive - what I have decided to describe as comfortable; certainly the composition works. It's them damned details, again. Ask him why the tabs on her shoulders stick up? Substandard velcro? And isn't that helmet the cutest, most non-functional thing you've ever seen? This humongous chin strap to hold in place this teensie little skull cap that flexes around the ears presumably to allow her to hear the sweet nothings/arguments the Dazzler supposes.
Then there is that really cool mesh - suspect it is an ebon version of mithral - covering over her body armor; probably designed to protect against spear-tossing trolls or mosquito bites on the space station but it does allow the 'breast bowls"* to stand out from the rest of the under armour.
And finally, there are the war gloves designed to protect the index finger if nothing else. This is probably a cultural thing where women's index fingers are bound into positions where they cannot be pointed in accustation at any defenseless male who might pass by.
* No way breast plates could ever do the job.