Been mulling over one of my characters as a Sci-Fi high ranking soldier, that is basically built from conflict. He is somewhat conflicted in his course of action with the overall campaign he is waging. On the one hand he does go into battles fueled by the rage he has for the overall faction in opposition. Mercilessly and systematically killing off the enemy soldiers, sometimes in very nasty ways. The flip side that contrasts the openly contemptuous nature of him. He does stop on occasion to show a form of compassion to the dying. Though it is brief, he shares little moments with them as they are enemies in ideologies. For instance after going on a rampage in an enemy installation, and setting with a dying soldier and seeing the grief in their eyes as they lay dying. Or offering silent reverence to another dying combatant while putting them out of their misery. He knows that the enemy military is not his real enemy, but more of an obstacle to get around to get to those he has set his sights on. So I was wondering if this inner conflict he has as he continues his campaign acceptable despite his highly aggressive nature? Or am I just over analyzing the notion?