My favorite misunderstood character is my own Travis Abercrombie. Travis tried to blackmail the mayor while he was running Abercrombie Construction because he was tired of standing in Buck's shadow and wanted Buck to see him as a worthwhile partner both in the construction company and as a brother.
Travis's scheme backfires, and he soon repents of what he's done, but nobody believes him. It takes him eighteen months to climb back out of the hole he dug for himself, and even then things aren't great for him. It takes the love of a good woman to put Travis on the straight and narrow for good.