And another Wizard, though one more roguish in demeanour.
I'd like to submit Radovan Masolanic, Wizard extraordinaire and conman. He's a very atypical Wizard in that he would also be able to function as a party face.
As he grew older things got more complicated. Others of his age became proper thugs, moving from picking pockets to robbery and worse. Radovan couldn't stomach those kinds of things and besides, he lacked the brawn. He also was convinced he wouldn't last in any prison setting so he made sure to avoid getting roped into the nastier kinds of criminal activity. Instead he became a conman, pulling of card tricks and other games to fleece people. It was the victim of one such cons that changed his life forever.
This woman was one of the teacher's at Korvosa's prestigious Acadamae. Recognising both cunning and raw talent in Radovan she made him a proposition: either enrol in the Acadamae with her backing or be turned in to the guards. The choice was an easy one.
The years at the Acadamae weren't easy. While he survived the first few years of drudgery without much issue, mostly because he was used to hardship from his old life, the years after weren't that kind. Eventually he dropped out half a year before his final exams, not because he was afraid he'd fail but because he was sick of the cutthroat politics of the place.
Since then he has picked up his old life as a conman once more. Aided by his magical skill he tricks people out of their money all across southern Varisia and yet he always is a welcome sight.