^ Mmmm, controversy, controversy! That's exactly what such a thread needs!
"One man's hero is another man's villain".
This is starting to look just like real-life political discussions...
BTW I just did a google search "Hero or villain?" and the phrase above out of curiosity, and so far I got a bunch of pages about people as diverse as Oliver Cromwell, Christopher Columbus, Jesse James, Stalin, Bill Clinton, John Brown, Nelson Mandela (!) and even Gandhi.
(Not to mention a few fictional characters such as Magneto, as well as sports figures like David Beckham and Roy Keane.