I actually appreciate the fact that Negan’s so-called tragic backstory is just that he was a piece of shit before the apocalypse too.
I don’t think we’re supposed to feel for him, or agree with him, or side with him, or sympathize with him at all. Ever.
He’s an ass. His whole “I killed them but I didn’t get them killed” spiel is such shit because: 1) sorry accountability is a thing, and 2) killing people in order to keep other people in line is a disgusting and unnecessary choice to make, and 3) actually his own actions of subjugation, enslavement, thievery, killing, etc. is what got Rick and co. to come after the Saviors in the first place so using his own damned logic it all comes back to him anyway.
And his whole thing about how things would be worse without him? That’s coming from his own narcissistic manipulative gross mouth so. Probably without him, a lot of these groups were doing worse things, but they were probably also a lot less organized, and therefore a lot easier to defeat versus taking over and dominating everything in their wake.
Also, omg, I can’t deal with everyone continually saying “well if we’d been with them from the beginning, they’d be the good guys…” Nope. Not until Rick starts forcing people to work for him against their wills or Maggie coerces people with sick relatives to have sex with her for medicine or Michonne begins just straight up beating innocent people to death in order to control their loves ones. Sorry. Not buying it. Not the same. Never.
Stop the woobification of evil characters 2k17.