To all those who have directors cut, I implore you to watch the pre-release footage of how Maya’s funeral was handled in game. It was handled infinitely better in the concept art and it completely baffles me as to how this didn’t make it into the final game.
I hate Ava just as much if not more than anyone else, but seriously, the pre-release funeral pretty much fixes Ava and her biggest problems. Shes given much needed depth, she admits her hand in Maya’s death and takes responsibility afterwards , her and Lilith have a genuine heart-to-heart moment talking about their grief, and it gives some justification as to why she gets to be the leader of Sanctuary at the end of the game.
It really fixes a lot of the problems with not only Ava’s entire character, but is a truly proper send-off to such a beloved character.