You could accuse Alpha Protocol's hero Michael Thornton of being bland. After all, he's a spectacularly generic caucasian 20-something with short hair - the 'go to' character design for every action game in the world. But this is entirely intentional, because Michael Thornton is you. He's been specifically designed as a blank canvas; a host for your own personality and playing style.
And you can be anything in Alpha Protocol. A by-the-book professional, a ruthless assassin, an aggressive psychopath, a smooth-talking ladykiller. How you approach situations is entirely up to you, which means Thornton is as interesting as you make him. You can even get rid of the crew-cut and give him a giant, unkempt tramp's beard.