Some readers of Unsounded see Sette and Murkoph as this. Both are pretty morally bankrupt (though the latter far more than the former), and some saw the narrative as expecting the viewers to forgive them for it and love them anyway. Interestingly, however, the author has addressed this directly, revealing that this is not the case at all:
"If you come into Unsounded thinking I want you to forgive Sette her foibles because she's so cute and because I've stuck her in the lead, you got the wrong idea. But it's my fault if they get the wrong idea 'cause I'm the one givin' out ideas! Some people just can't enjoy a heroine with the issues that Sette has. And I absolutely get that. Funnily enough people have short memories and when Murk was introduced it's like they thought here's another morally reprehensible character that Glass fatuously expects us to adore. But no, dorks, he's just a morally reprehensible character."