James T Kirk wrote:
Does it really seem that reasonable though that a complete psychopath like this would become a Starfleet Admiral?
I don't see where all admirals have always been corrupt or evil. Admiral Hanson from Best of Both Worlds seemed alright. And the blonde admiral from TNG seemed normal enough.
This guy is just a bit over the top imo.
We don't know when Marcus snapped. When stacked against the likes of Cartwright, Pressman, and Leyton, Marcus is the average.