Represent verb – To point out the chief quality or qualities of an individual or group. Paint is a synonym for represent in depict topic. You can use "Paint" instead a verb "Represent", if it concerns topics such as draw, picture, representation.
For example, one player may represent the WWII 10th Mountain Division and another may represent a US Ranger Battalion by using the same miniatures and rule set, but simply paint the 10th in snow and the Rangers in drab greens.
Paint (the girl/the Seedrian), Jewel (the hyena, thus connected to a vicious, colonizing race), Maxwell (the gay guy), and Star (the Eggman robot) all represent stigmatized or minority groups, although females and homosexuals are not shown to experience any discrimination in the story.