Recurring secondary characters whose main function is to provide expository dialog.

Traditionally cute members of the appropriate sex for the writers and/or audience. Bridge bunnies tend to attract a disproportionately intense fan following.

The term originally described the trio of female officers (Vanessa, Kim, and Sammie) who served on the bridge of the SDF-1 from Macross/Robotech alongside Capt. Gloval, (Lisa Hayes/Misa Hayase), and Claudia (Grant/LaSalle).

Other examples include Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov from Star Trek:TOS, Maya Ibuki, Makoto Hyuuga, and Shigeru Aoba from Evangelion, as well as Lt. Corwin and various other "Tech #1"s from Babylon 5.

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