Just some background: I'm writing a story centered around a boy who is not special. As in, there is nothing too defining about him physically. The thing is, he isn't in a realistic setting. He is trapped in something of a hellhole, but it's highly unlikely he will survive on his own. He has to make a lot of deals, take plenty of gambles and trust those he wouldn't trust. There are no other 'normal' people around, per see.
However, whilst creating the plot, world, and characters, I noticed that my character could come across as somebody to sympathize with. Not because of the situation, but because everything else put inside this abomination seems to be creatures of sorts that couldn't be met to the average human eye, yet he's here as well.
I don't want people to get the theme that 'normal people can do things too'. That's not what I'm going for at the slightest. However, the more I'm writing about this world, the more I'm thinking his character is coming across this way.
How do I refrain from making people sympathize with this character mainly because he doesn't have any physical abilities as other beasts do in the story, and instead with his other traits?