Pure Evil Removal: Acnologia
So I recently finished reading Fairy Tail a few days ago. Disappointing arc but satisfying ending. Anyways, Acnologia, the endgame antagonist has been under this category for awhile and honestly...I don't buy it.
Acnologia...cool looking villain and all, but lord, this guy has the most generic and rushed motive. He wants nothing but destruction. Why? Apparently, the dragons killed his family and stuff, so he got mad and now he wants to destroy everything. It's so shoehorned that it's hard to tell if he even has a proper moral agency. And for a bonus, he's given some kind of like honorable send away where he declares Natsu as the king of dragons, claiming him to be worthy...?
You have villains like Zeref, Mard Geer, Jellal, Faust and Irene. All of which had more fleshed out motives and have done more heinous acts, but none of them are considered pure evil. Acnologia really doesn't stand out, he's like the rest of them. Hell, Madara was a much more threatening villain and yet he's not even pure evil either.
What are your thoughts?