I've been on the receiving end of a little (friendly) guff lately from my local game group. See, they caught on to the fact that I like playing heroic characters and generally follow a do-good path through most RPGs I play. In general, this interest in all things "hero" is made manifest across all the game genres I enjoy: fantasy, superhero, dark sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, steampunk and more.
But my guys aren't cutting me any slack for our upcoming Wild Talents game; they're urging me to get away from my roots and play a good, old-fashioned "morally gray" PC. As it stands now, I'm going to go along with it and play a warrior-statesman modeled on none other Grand Admiral Thrawn. (Ours is a sci-fi setting in the far future, so it works.)
I'm going to stop this post before it becomes a "Here is my character/Let me show him to you" entry. But count on more thoughts and reactions from me as I take my first baby steps into the wide world of morally gray play.