He was willing to kill thousands of people for the sake of his inferiority complex. He intended to cause suffering on countless innocents for his wn selfish reasons. How the eff does that not make him a villain?
Except he didn't kill thousands of people, demons did. He didn't intend to cause suffering on innocents, that was just collateral from wanting to open the hell gate at the top of the Temen-ni-gru to go get his father's sword. That's how he's not a villain.
Also, prince_nagash posted...
Factors like intentions, or collateral damage can contribute to whether or not we view someone as a villain. I would say motivation and purpose would be the ultimate way to determine someone's alignment. It's not easy, because I could easily say I have good intentions, but my actions to keep spending money selfishly or recklessly or supporting companies that damage the world or take advantage of people could place me in the villain category. Or how I don't spend my time and money on ways to help and save people, for the greater good. That could push me into the villain category could it not?
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