Genocide wrote:In my opinion, the "evilest" characters in Gundam would have to be Rau, Gym, Ulube, Lacus, the Frosts, Ginias, Iron Mask, Crux Dogatie and Katejina.
Opinions of Lacus' views aside, I still wouldn't put her on the same list as those people. That'd be like putting Laura Bush or Hillary Clinton on the same line as Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin, it just doesn't compare (although I'm sure there are people on this board that think so).
I think people like Scirocco, Gihren and Treize are a bit iffy, since they are more ambitious than evil. People like Master Asia, Char, Haman and Zechs could also fall under this category.
Well, the first three wanted to take over the world and subject it to what their views of humanity should be force (especially Gihren). That's a pretty fair description of "evil", and it's been used on many a dictator. Asia, Char and Zechs on the other hand wanted to destroy the world and kill many innocent people, which again also falls under the general description of "evil", and again it's been used to describe the various purges made by people like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Hussein, etc. Yes, I know Asia had a noble cause in mind, but it doesn't excuse the fact he tried to wipe out humanity.
Also, I can't see what's so evil about Yazan. He's a soldier, and therefore he kills because he has to. Him enjoying it is just a little extra for himself and makes his role easier. For all we know, he could have been one of the random Jegan pilots trying to push Axis away at the end of CCA... >_>
I agree Yazan isn't really an "evil" guy, not the same as the people above anyway. However, he's definitely not a "good" guy either; he's along the lines of a berserker if anything.
Although I know we've seen plenty of times mass genocide attempted, most of the results (such as the massive colony drop in AW) seem more tragic than evil. Many times they also serve a purpose, somewhat like political terrorism and an attempt at ending a war (not that the methods are right). With the Devil Gundam however, well, the name says it all. Ulube basically did what he did for his own personal and selfish desires.
And you think Gihren, Jamitov, Bask, Char and the members of the Crossbone Vanguard and Zanscare Empire were killing people for something other
than their personal and selfish desires? All of them were again dictating how they
thought humanity should be and shouldn't be, as if they themselves were on some higher level than the rest; to me, you can't get anymore arrogant or selfish than that. I'd say the same for Zechs, but at least he redeemed himself in the end.
And although I know Katejina stabbing Uso wasn't exactly the end of the human race or anything, it did show just how cruel she was and did it in a way that even killing millions of innocent people with a WMD couldn't reflect.
That I'll agree with as well. It shows there are ways of making a proper villain/villainess without having to turn him/her into a mass murderer.