If he wasn't going to get what he wanted, who would've done it for him?
No one, but his goals, and the way be went about achieving them were still completely self centered and shitty. Why are you so bent on a completely irredeemable asshole being admirable? Are you an ethical egoist or something?
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Originally Posted by Taftvalue
is he successful though? :P
He was until he let his own ambition get the better or him (like it does so many evil characters in both fiction and RL). "Oh hey! I know we're only like a few months away from total victory here, but I just heard about this sweet staff that will making me way more powerful, so I am just going to go ahead and take half the army with me without telling anyone and leave the rest to get shit on Kthanxbye!"