I just realized that Nell reminds me of Celes
Chere from Final Fantasy VI!
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It's funny because both characters are young, blonde, attractive, wildly inappropriately dressed generals in the most powerful armies of their respective games' worlds. There's no way anybody could become a top leader in a military at their ages. Most generals have been officers longer than either of them have been alive (Celes is only 18). And neither of them act anything like professional soldiers. Since when do generals go by their first names and not wear uniforms? They even kind of look alike!
What an actual United States Army General looks like: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_E._Dunwoody
Evidence that Orange Star is really supposed to be based on the United States military: http://advancewars.wikia.com/wiki/Orange_Star