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.
Canon Sue: Every third character is said to be this.
Cult Classic: Opinions abound that it will never reach mainstream success circa A Song of Ice and Fire because the depth and complexity that makes it great is alienating to casual readers, and cannot be translated to other mediums.
Crazy Awesome: Karsa Orlong, Iskaral Pust, Tehol & Bugg, Second Seguleh, Bauchelain and Korbal Broach, propably all sapers...
Rhulad Sengar. Yeah, he's technically an Evil Overlord and has done some inarguably bad things- but just look at the rest of this list. You've got to feel sorry for the poor guy. He needs a hug. And possibly, a therapist.
A particularly obvious example, Sirryn Kanar in Reaper's Gale seems to exist solely to cross it repeatedly.
Mallick Rel convincing High Fist Pomquarl to abandon Fist Coltaine to die outside the walls of Aren. Particularly vile since Coltaine was less than five hundred metres away, the garrison was more than strong enough to rescue him and Coltaine had just spent the last few months leading 30,000 Malazan refugees across a desert to safety.
If that's not bad enough, Rel crosses it again only a few pages later when he betrays Aren to the Army of the Apocalypse, resulting in 10,000 soldiers being crucified and left to die.
And the absolute worst part? He's a Karma Houdini, and when his plan fails he convinces everyone that he was the hero who defended Aren and that Coltaine and the Wickans were the true enemy. After Laseen's death he becomes Emperor of the entire Malazan Empire.