These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Agent Pendergast
Complete Monster: Job, in Still Life with Crows, who thinks he's really playing with toys instead of horrifically murdering people. The resolution involves his mother wondering where it all went wrong, and Pendergast points out that he didn't know because he never experienced morality for himself.
Job'sfundamentalist grandfather is this for being the reason he turned out like that. He forced Job's mother to keep him underground and out of sight to hide the shame of her Teenage pregnancy.
Carol Mason in The Wheel of Darkness. After her inhibitions are removed she murders several passengers on the cruise ship Brittania in gruesome fashion in order to create a massive panic and unrest aboard the remaining ones as well as the crew. This is all with the goal of leading the crew to mutiny against the Commodore and personally commandeer the ship, under the pretense that she's taking over in order to divert course to the nearest port to evacuate and save all survivors. In truth, Mason actually does this as a massive "screw you" to the Commodore, feeling that she should have been given command of the Brittania instead, and plans capping her revenge off by crashing the ship into some rocks, not even giving a damn that doing so will also kill all the remaining passengers on board.
Fan Preferred Couple - Pendergast/Corrie, Pendergast/Diogenes, Pendergast/D'Agosta, Pendergast/Constance...
God Mode Sue - Pendergast is so competent it gets a bit ridiculous at times.
Though this gets subverted from Fever Dream onwards.
Homage: Pendergast is basically a much more sociable - and not to mention, American - version of Sherlock Holmes. For example, he talks to D'Agosta in a 'My dear Vincent' fashion, uses the 'elementary' comment, and of course employs Sherlock Scans.
Ho Yay - Pendergast and D'Agosta have made more than one reader wonder.