Okay, I gave a holler to moderator ccoa regarding Coldman, so essentially its back on track.
Okay, first off, Well-Intentioned Extremist
s are not on the Complete Monster
list for a good reason: They have altruistic qualities. Coldman has neither. Saying that trying to reduce the planet to cinders in order to get rid of nuclear weapons is a well intentioned extremist view is just like saying that Dr. Weil was a Well-Intentioned Extremist
simply because he genuinely thought that the world would be a better place if Reploids had their free will taken away. Last time I checked, Weil not only is referred to as a Complete Monster
, there was absolutely nothing altruistic about his motives.
And BTW, his view on MAD wasn't a view on Well-Intentioned Extremist
. If it were, he would have supplied the code to deactivate Peace Walker just in case, however unlikely in his mind, his view was wrong (Since his last words imply that he does at least suspect the possibility that MAD might work on a human level). Instead, he was strongly implied to have deliberately died before divulging the abort code in order to ensure that no one could stop it. That, in itself, proves that he is not a Well-Intentioned Extremist
. Besides, the fact that he orchestrated the event that nearly resulted in America going into a nuclear war a second time around (IE, the aftermath of the Virtuous Mission, which was strongly implied to be part of his plan to kill off The Boss) pretty much already demonstrated that he wouldn't have actually cared about MAD either way. He also hd absolutely no regret in planning to have her killed, also, the planning of which was apparently as far back as the Virtuous Mission, going by statements made by the characters, which likewise meant that he himself had absolutely no qualms with instigating a nuclear war.
And doing what's best for his country? Tell me, then. If he believed he was doing what's best for his country, then please explain why he deliberately, knowingly had his group continue the KGB's drug trade route when it was under their control, a decision that would cause a lot of junkies in America (something that Amanda actually expressed horror at)? And no, being afraid of a Communist Central America is not an excuse for this. They could have done other options besides continuing the drug trade route that has the benefit of keeping Central America from becoming Communist in addition to not poisoning American youth. For one thing, he would have supplied the plants to people he would know for certain would not be either drug cartel members, or affiliated with Communist groups. Or, he could have just destroyed the compound while telling the people nearby with honesty that it was the result of a drug cartel backed by a Socialist group and the Soviets. The fact that he was working with the KGB of all people, and pretty much sold out the American base to the KGB, all for equipment and technology, also pretty much showcased that he wasn't above betraying American interests for his goals.
Besides, he was already acknowledged as a Complete Monster
in-universe by several characters in the game, so he still qualifies in either case, there's no other explanation for it, so he is to be added back in.
edited 10th May '12 7:15:58 AM by EJO1