Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
My favorite 5e character of mine is a halfling bard. Jillian Briarfoot - "now, I know I have a girl's name and we can share a laugh over that, but it's my grandmother's name and she's the best cook in three counties so don't disrespect it."If the only adventurer option are Rebellious Punk, Disaster Survivors, and Street Urchins... is that race complete as an adventurer option.
Can you even play a halfling adventurer straight?
Fearless glamour bard. Would only retreat to come at something from a different angle. Sure, he'd occasionally step in front of our barbarian to protect him, but that barbarian was also a king. You do those things. Even with the lowest HPs and AC in the party. Jillian was a courtier, and in the party he found a king worth serving looking for his lost kingdom. We eventually found it, and Jillian is now the First Herald of Pal.
Played a several year campaign to it's conclusion, went through the land of the dead and overcame his tests and came back. Not "punk" or "disaster survivor" or "urchin" - he was never damaged or lost. But one fiercely loyal to the family he found.