Does saving a civilization from destruction and working almost tirelessly to keep it limping along give one any right to sabotage it's defences for personal gain and basically take back their prior heroic society saving actions.
I have to ask, why should they have a right to sabotage?Does saving a civilization from destruction and working almost tirelessly to keep it limping along give one any right to sabotage it's defences for personal gain and basically take back their prior heroic society saving actions.
Since he is actively taking part in the harm, yes. That is an act of malfeasance, an act that puts persons in a worse position than if that person had done nothing. Now, if he had just left to find his father without taking the extra step of taking away their only means of protection, their god, then that wouldn't be what was described above. That act to manipulate the god for selfish purposes is wrong.I'm not talking about killing people directly, but rather manipulating their god to search the world looking for someone for him. Meaning there's basically no defence against invasion by an opposing god.
His logic is because there wouldn't be any of this without him, and he hasn't asked for anything in return, then he's entitled to be selfish for once and find his father. And if they can't defend themselves, that's their problem. Aka they're not entitled to protection.
You think he's entirely in the wrong?
Well, that would be a passive act, and not an active one. I suppose I would have to question the God if the God was not wise enough to see the far reaching aims, and would allow itself to be duped. Throwing up ones hands and saying fend for yourselves in not an evil act. Leaving it in the hands of God would not be either.
Though, I do suppose there would be instances where one might be somewhat obligated to take an action and in not doing so would still be in the wrong.
It could just be his folly. He acts impulsively to save his sister by commanding the god to save her, and then is unexpectedly attacked. That is not the same as deliberately allowing them to be slaughtered, he would not know his actions would cause such a bad fate to befall. He would likely be vilified anyway, but he could be more a fool than just evil.
or a long ponytail and a katana. IMHO
Can my MC still be likeable as a hero if he has a moment of weakness and does this?"