Reliant121 wrote:I have no issue with t idea of the character and the idea of the Maquis, but Eddington (or the actor who played him) was portrayed as a downright creepy, sycophantic, almost sadistic little asshole who spent most of his time trying to fly his high and mighty ideals with the nation formed on high and mighty ideals; usually not doing a very good job of it. He was just...unpleasant or grating to me.
That's what I was fumbling for
Eddington would have worked better if he'd have been charismatic and handsome....the audience was built up to believe he was just one of the guys and then he is revealed to be Maquis and you, the viewer, then have a dilemma as to whether you can like him anymore. Even though you feel sorry for him and may agree with what he's fighting for, you're tempered by the fact that he's now technically a bad guy.
I think he could have been a much better character had he been cast differently...