So I have just concluded by second run of BG:EE, transitioning swiftly into BG2:EE. Despite my playthroughs of BG in the past, which no doubt exceed being counted on both hands, I find there are still companions in BG1 that I have yet to play with. Acknowledging this, I took both Xan and Skie with me on my most recent run.
I don't know about you, but don't you find that even if on paper your characters don't seem the best, sometimes they just really outperform themselves? Although she arrived in my party significantly later than my other primary companions, Skie racked up a ton of kills with her shortbow by the end of the game. She's probably the least convenient of all the NPCs in the game to recruit, and I doubt I will ever use her again, but she gets a good review from me!
I can't help but feel she has a very sad story. A naive, fairly dumb girl, yes, but at times between her complaints that she hasn't had a hot meal in ages or that she has a headace, occasionally she will quietly state "I want to go home." And the way the voice actress does it genuinely makes you feel a little bad for taking her along! Her lines are probably annoying to most people, but so acclimatised to the command dialogues of most party members I am that I just found it a good change of pace to acquaint myself with a new voice. My one regret is that when her father is killed at the end of the game, she seemingly has nothing to say on the matter. Admittedly she is such an unlikely companion to the protagonist as they attempt to overcome Sarevok that the developers might not even have thought of it, but it still seems a pity.
Have any of you ever played with Skie? What do you think of her? While we're at it, it might be interesting to compile a list of companions that you have never brought with you into the final battle (regardless of which playthrough you are on).
Here is mine: