Edit. Added a poll but didn't vote myself I am seriously that torn. Hence the topic. So, I have these two characters and I am lost in terms on wondering which is more evil. So I am curious what you guys think. This is meant to be a bit more light and fluffy, I mean who is more evil between these two different characters that never even see each other. But that doesn't mean it won't be fun to debate or discuss. For the record before someone asks. By evil, I don't mean exclusively immoral but not excluding it. Jerk, unlikeable unreasonable immoral. These all work for my purposes. Or rather. Who do you think is more of an asshole? 1. Donte. A soldier that had nearly unrivaled power. He could bring an entire nation to its knees. Yet, I bring up that he is a soldier first for a reason. He was always thinking of the nation first. He'd gladly die for the sake of a worthy cause. But, this mission before self mentality turned against him. He faced a monster that could do more than bring nations down but rip planets apart(literally.) The encounter left him with PTSD. Through luck he managed to defeat the monster, or so he thought but PTSD would not let him enjoy it. As nightmares convinced him the beast survived and that it had to die. Because if he couldn't kill it. Who could? As a result, he became bitter and would do anything for his cause. He will and has stabed his own friends in the back because he felt they may try and stop him. He would watch a entire planet burn if he felt them a threat. Though he takes no enjoyment from it. He wants to protect life but he understands he has to play the long game. He'd torture a timid mother and kill her child in front of her if he thought that this could in any way help him with his mission. There is no line. If he belives that it can help him kill the beast. He will do it. Power, fear and determination. A scary combonation. I suppose the real trick to me on this one is. Well, his motivation feels valid to me. While he may invoke the most disgusting or distasteful deads. He does it in the name of good. Which, perhaps makes him worse. Though I find his situation so tragic. 2. Samuel. The immortal. Almost litterally. Samuel was in most senses of the world normal. Not powerful or skilled or even smart. But he discovered the fountain of youth. He cannot die by age now. So, he hid, learned, practiced. He bacame the best at almost everything. The type of person that would push his physical limit for no other reason that to see it. Someone who wants to see every planet just for his eyes to intake it. Someone who wants to become, a god. For no other reason than, why not? As he may say it. "Who wouldn't want to become a god? Who wouldn't want to see everything, taste everything expierence everything. I will not stop ever." Which may beg the question. Where is the evil? Well, it stems from a practical sense. He left his home world. Became amazing and then returned to burn it to the ground. Killed every life form native his planet. Why? Because, they shared DNA. Perhaps one day they might have been used against him. Yet he would be polite, never torture you. Never insult you. He'd even say please and thank you. But reveal a purpose for him to murder you and you'd be dead before you could blink. He is a diamond and the universe is junk by his standard. Junk that exist only for him to use as a stepping stone for him to reach what he thinks as rightfully his. Godhood. And beyond. Never stopping is literal in that regard. He thinks the universe has no true final peak and he wants to make it to the peaks no one else has yet. He would enjoy it all. The only thing he doesn't enjoy is what he considers stupid waste. His underlings may be trash but he doesn't want even trash to be lost without purpose. Thus burning a planet down with a purpose he would consider a delightful afternoon most of the time. He'd be more insulted at being called a liar then a planet destroying maniac. So what do you guys think? Who is more of an evil asshole? Why? Thank you for the discussion.