Inspired by the most hateful villains thread, I was just wondering…who are the villains in fiction who best embody that almost intangible quality of “honor”?
Maybe it’s how they fight, or don’t fight. Maybe it’s how they conduct themselves, as civilized people. Maybe it’s “class.” Or maybe, deep down, they’re just a “hero working for the other side.”
Anyway, who would YOU say qualifies?
•Destro from G.I. Joe
Terrorist, arms-dealer, and would-be world conquerer. But loyal to friends and family, and has the ability to love, which sure puts him a leg up on many of his associates.
•“The Operative” from Serenity
As he says himself, “I’m a monster. What I do is evil, I’ve no illusions about that. But it must be done.” Indeed, by his actions he’s pretty evil. But he’s not doing it for personal gain, or for the hell of it—he was serving a cause he thought was “right,” without quite being a fanatic. Still evil, but there’s something oddly noble about it.
So…anyone else want to add to?