are we talking about a deity in this universe or an entirely new universe?
in this universe I’d prefer a God who is benevolent and full of love but mostly powerless. the question of evil can’t be resolved with a God who is both loving and powerful, God has to fail at least one of these based on the conditions of our universe. with the universe as it is with its pain, decay, death and bad luck I’d prefer God be a creature of pure love who is powerless to do anything about it and who watches helplessly as sentient creatures suffer. I find that vastly superior to an all powerful evil God.
For a novel universe? God should be a mix of pro social agendas (love, kindness, mercy, etc) as well as all knowing and all powerful. it should create universes where suffering and ignorance are literally impossible and all sentient creatures enjoy existence for eternity.