So it was time to roll up a new character, but I threw my GM another curveball. I created a Ryn bounty hunter who was out to collect the bounty on the party. So, I infiltrated the group for a couple of sessions, but last night things exploded in my face. Through sheer luck, the party discovered that the friendly treasure hunter who just arrived in the party was actually a low-profile bounty hunter. They tried running (I mean, really, it's not like the 4 other characters couldn't have taken me down! sheesh), but I partially completed my mission. The party is now scattered to the four winds: the noble is stranded on Alderaan, forced to flee with refugees when his ship was destroyed by my employers; the slicer managed to limp back to the world we had been based on in his Y-Wing, only to find that me and the Empire had already been there and left by several days; the Jedi Padawan is fleeing the Star Destroyer Interrogator, which carries my bounty hunter and a certain High Inquisitor (props if anyone can guess who); the pilot and her Hoojib companion are with the Jedi. The noble and the slicer have no idea where anyone else is; they're essentially on their own. The Jedi, the pilot, the Hoojib, and an NPC Antarian Ranger named Rolrrothrra (Wookiee) are fleeing into unknown parts, with an Imperial Inquisitor in hot pursuit. I did my job well.
I'm going to continue playing the bounty hunter character, but working against the party with the Empire. The other players are cool with it; heck, they really think it's neat and are enjoying trying to outsmart me. Has anyone else had any similar experiences?