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: Vanguard Bandits
Complete Monster: Faulkner has no redeeming qualities. Madoc, though not as actively malevolent, deserves some consideration as well - he built an ATAC, the Sharking, designed to kill the enemy ATAC's pilot... without anyone asking him to do so.
The Emperor in fact found the Sharking so monstrous he immediately ordered all of them destroyed! Madoc hid them away and lies instead. He then relishes the opportunity Faulkner gives him to build an ARMY of them.
Crowning Moment of Awesome: The final battle between Bastion and Faulkner, hands down. Theme Music Power-Up, dramatic dialogue, a demonstration of every move the characters can use... just epic. Working Designs noted the awesomeness of the sequence and actually added voice overs in it (the Japanese version only had text) to up its anime-like feel.