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  • Awesome Ego: Spears may be a narcissistic sociopathic asshole, but his sheer delusion and the strength of his belief in it, along with him apparently being a on a quest to personally tick as many Villain Tropes as possible, makes him a very entertaining bad guy. This is a man who honestly believes every combatsit he's involved in must be recorded, as it will be invaluable to future military historians who will be teaching and studying his tactics and strategy for the next hundred years and more. That's some Doctor Doom-level ego there.
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  • Evil Is Cool: As horrible a person he may be, Spears is an excellent high-effectiveness villain with a personal charisma that shines through the written page. He also managed to make the Xenomorphs follow his orders (as long as it suited them) and even taught them to shoot guns (albeit very, very poorly). It might be wonderfully satisfying to watch him finally lose badly, but it's also easy to want to watch him win.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Wilks feeling a kinship with Doc Holliday. Wilks is a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for Hicks, played by Michael Biehn, who played Johnny Ringo in Tombstone, who was killed by. . . Doc Holliday.
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