Honestly, a lot of Sabine’s backstory stuff from Heroes of Mandalore makes more sense when you remember she was probably like thirteen when she was at the Imperial Academy. Thirteen year olds come up with some twisted stuff.
“Hey, wouldn’t it be super cool if we could make a weapon that just peeled people’s skin off? Ooh! Or fried them in their armor! I used to have nightmares about that when I was a kid.”
“You said this is totally theoretical, right?”
“I’m going to name it after a noted pacifist leader, you know, to be ironic. After all, no one would pick a fight if this was real. Right?”
“I want to paint stripes of blood and fire on it.”
She was a dumb super-smart kid taken away from her parents and used. It’s really unfortunate that it happened while she was going through her 2 Edgy phase. Please stop blaming her for things.