A compelling and disturbing psycho who cut to the heart of the matter, usually with a blade.
"A philosopher once said "When faced with untenable alternatives you should consider your imperative.""
This phrase often comes to my mind, I've found it personally useful to apply to life. Her conclusion that "War is our imperative" was the sad reality of what was left of humanity.
Yes doing great things may outweigh the bad when the great things in some way save your people. However the great things shouldn't be allowed to wash away the bad or there's no learning process, only fairy tales and hero worship.