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: Outlaw Star
Complete Monster - Hazankois is high ranking member of the Kei Pirates, right behind their two supreme rulers in terms of power and authority. Not satisfied, Hazanko schemes to overthrow his masters and rule over the Galaxy. Hazanko governs the assassin squad, the Anten Seven and routinely uses them to slaughter whoever he deems a potential threat with little care to collateral damage. When he encounters the heroes, Hazanko gruesomely kills Harry Mac Dougal, one of the rivals of the Outlaw Star crew and proceeds to mentally torture The Hero Gene Starwind and his Artificial Human beloved Melfina. After an initial defeat, Hazako merges with his own ship, gaining power by devouring his crew and becomes an incredibly powerful being with Omnicidal Maniac inclinations, planning to aim far further than just his erstwhile masters in who he intends to slaughter and conquer.
Cult Classic: Despite the Sequel Hook and its lack of popularity in Japan, Outlaw Star is deemed one of Toonami's classics and one of the greatest anime in the early 21st century, before you know Naruto revolutionized the subject.
Escapist Character: The whole crew in general, but Gene must be the golden god of this trope. Just hang back in your sofa and dream about living his life.
Subverted in that Reality Ensues, and he's in a lot of debt for the equipment on his ship as well as repairs, having to take odd jobs to pay it back and in jail more than once for the crazy stuff he did
The second time was Reality Ensues, first was to find someone with coordinates for the Leyline.
As you can see here though, the network seems to recognize this and made a lot of edits. Notable examples included toning down the violence, the sexual references (including banning a Hot Springs Episode that was wall-to-wall female fanservice — and yet, not much about Fred Luo's homosexual attraction to Gene was cut. Toned down, yes, but even the most naive viewer can put 2 and 2 together) and bad language, as well as changing guns into blasters.