Somebody has tried to add Gundam SEED
's Patrick Zala to the Gundam
subpage. I've removed the example and asked them to come here to explain themselves. That being said, Patrick is not an example of this trope. He's a bad, bad guy, a General Ripper
bent on genocide, but at the same time, he's just human enough to miss this trope. For one thing, his counterpart on the other side of the war, Muruta Azrael, is infinitely worse. Patrick's also acting out of the belief that the other side wants all of his people dead (which they do) and on grief caused by the death of his wife, who was one of 250 000 people killed when Azrael opened the war with a nuclear assault on a civillian colony. His death scene is played for a level of pathos, his son Athrun is clearly sad to see him go, and once again, he's not the worst person in the show.
EDIT: Will be cutting Obadiah Hakeswill. Research indicates that while he meets the heinous standard, he has one redeeming quality, namely his regard for mothers and mother figures. He even protects a hostage who tells him she came to the church to pray for her mother.
EDIT: Kjartan the Cruel loves his son and is a generous boss to boot. He goes.
EDIT: Cut the 120 Days of Sodom entry for being badly written, giving no context, and being a group. Three strikes and it's out.
Will be adding a new entry for Whale Talk
's Rich Marshall, extrapolating on what I wrote earlier. Will try to keep it brief but informative.
edited 4th Oct '12 7:38:59 PM by AmbarSonofDeshar