Gonna just call this a bad take, to be honest. Like, Lin is pretty mediocre thus far, but Solaris/ZEL/Taka are all interesting, Corey is good, Sigmund is good. Sirius/Blake/Fern are comically large assholes, but that's fine! Some people are comically large assholes. I actually would actively oppose giving, say, Blake a more active role earlier on because I like the idea that the player character isn't a part of every single thing that goes on with every single character. Makes the world feel more alive.