I made this background for fun during the time of the OGL madness, because I really didn’t think WotC would walk back their position. I am happy to have been proven wrong :)
The Failed Revolutionary background represents a character they were imprisoned for their beliefs, or simply faced setbacks in their quest for justice – or at least their idea of justice.
This background is for players who want to bring about the fall of the current regime, or perhaps simply fight for a fairer world, or perhaps even a world where they are the one in power.
I’d say that all D&D characters fight for what they believe in, it’s probably especially true if you pick this background.
Evan | MonkeyDM
P.S: An additional quirk you could have is that you spend your time reading from a tiny red book.
(Dungeons and Dragons 5e Background)