So I have a bit of an issue with getting my book moving, and that's regarding my main character and his newfound superpower which is kiiiiiinda morally dubious to be playing around with, and my efforts to construct a personality for him that would make him likable and sympathetic without making him difficult to write an interesting story around. Essentially my main character, an 18 year old boy named Keaton Reed, has full access to the live sensory input of any of the last three people he's touched. At any time and from any distance, as long as somebody is one of the three people he's most recently made physical contact with, he can flip a switch in his mind and suddenly see, hear, touch, taste and smell absolutely everything that person is seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling. He can also do the reverse, and allow other people to experience all of his sensory input as well, and he can do both at once, but not with two different people. In both cases, this doesn't override the subject's natural sensory input; they have access to both at once and can choose which one they focus on (or attempt, generally with decent success, to focus on both), though they can't completely ignore either one as long as it's active. Basically he can use anyone he touches as a human full-sensory spycam. Which is, obviously, a massive, massive invasion of privacy, to the point that, as one character points out, merely having this power would probably make him a social pariah if word ever got out. Which means actually using the power outside of emergencies, just using it for fun, is pretty damn shady and, as I currently see it, pushing the boundaries of acceptable character flaws for a hero. Essentially, the use of this power, for any purpose no matter how simple or benign, is a violation of someone's rights in some shape or form, unless it's for an emergency or in the name of something really important. But I'm finding that I'm having to jump through a lot of hoops and basically having him spend a lot of the beginning of the story being a victim of blackmail in order to justify circumstances for having him use it, and obviously having moral issues with using his power would make it difficult to justify screwing around with it to figure out the actual details of how it works. So I'm wondering if maybe I'm being too strict with my protagonist's moral code out of fear of crossing a line with this sketchy power and writing an unsympathetic character. So I was wondering if I could get some feedback about your personal opinions on when this character has a moral right to use this power, and how much abuse of it you'd personally be willing to either brush off as harmless, or forgive if he later grows out of it into a more responsible person. I'd rather not color your thoughts by elaborating on my current perception to this thread, but if anyone feels that might be helpful, I might reconsider.