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: The Broken Sword
Magnificent Bastard: Odin. He's ruthless, selfish and quite creepy, but he's still the king of the gods, and he always gets what he wants. The "magnificent" part is also partly there because he often tricks or defeats people or entities that are (in the moralistic sense) even worse than he is.
Jerkass Woobie: Poor damned soulless Valgard. He may be a kinslayer, murderer and traitor, but the society he grew up in didn't really give him a chance. And he was, practically from his birth, manipulated by higher powers.