The PCs were a team of "occult detectives" in Chicago, 2011.
My character was an ex-Californian surfer, pacifistic and following the doctrines of Tibetan Buddhism. That included a specific kind of yoga, and Tantra, which made him popular with some of his female students. One of those provided an alibi for his friend when he desperately needed it. Most importantly, he could sometimes see your aura, if it pertained to some kind of suffering.
For the whole game, he never hurt anyone, except he sprayed a guy with CS spray. Of course, he apologised immediately, and I think brought him water to clean up his eyes
He also repeatedly foiled the plans of everyone else, by trying to negotiate with people that were obsessive about getting all they wanted. And the guy wanted control over the whole of the occult underworld in Chicago. Not much room for a compromise there, everybody else was free to get lost, or get in jail. Hard to oppose a mystical Adept that can manipulate reality to take away anything you posses!
He made up for it by being the "face" man with the authorities, the drug dealers and the local occult underground. He knew quite a few people there, as his skills attested.
That is, it was hard, until his partner shot the Adept down. He used his powers to make him shoot himself in the foot, and drop his gun. He stumbled along and took out his other gun to finish the job.
My character just waited behind the wheel of the get-away car, having a crisis of consciousness, which he luckily passed. He knew he could either let them do this, or let the Plutomancer ruin people's lives, sell drugs that often killed the user, and basically, drive his friends to suicide.
He still felt dirty for it, though. At least, their other friends weren't any use in a straight fight, but covered their tracks with Magick, so no problems with the law!