I'd like to put forth Weylyn Dell for consideration.
He is a street urchin with dreams of granduer. He started out stealing and fast-talking to get by, and, out of necessity, became pretty good at it.
Though he hides it under a practiced smile and mounds of rationalization, he is always ashamed of what he's become and longs for something more.
Fluff of the crunch:
Weylyn is a rogue or bard, may be archetyped, may not be. He focuses on not being caught and talking his way out more than a fight (at least at first).
Low level goal - Find a "family" or somewhere to belong where he doesn't have to worry about where his next meal comes from.
Mid level goal - Find a way to use his skills to help the people of his new community (Treasure hunter for cultural preservation: Indiana Jones, or maybe he runs the local thieves guild to keep the piece and shares a good chunk of the profits with the poor and orphaned children, something like that)
High level - Become a legendary, devil-may-care philanthropist with a knack for adventure and an eye for the ladies