Hey, WhyNot69. It's been ages. How are you these days?
Remember our discussion about Shere Khan being pure evil? So a man must admit when he's wrong. And i was wrong. He's actually an extremist. Being a bloodthirsty tiger, also symbolize a crooked racist mayor who want to kill a law student for not getting in jail, doesn't contradict his role as the guardian of the jungle. A bad guardian who violate the rules whenever it suits him, but still a guardian. It dawned at me after seeing this video:
Spoiler alert: Shere Khan might appear in an upcoming rap battle series of mine. "Villains Rap Battles". It's the villains season of "Heroes Rap Battles", which have 4 episodes. Care to take a look and vote?
Yes, Shere Khan is no doubt a CM, he may have gotten a scar on his eye, but that was because he tried to kill a human and that human was only trying to defend himself, and Shere Khan would have killed Mowgli as a baby had he noticed him. He also killed Akela without remorse.
He hates humans because they nearly killed him, he also is a predator and does what would come naturally anyway, and yes, Dag is a predator who definitely needs food, and still is pure evil, but he works because he acts like a serial killer and loves torturing and seeing the pain in his victims. While Shere Khan is a natural predator.
Your opinion is as good as mine, but it's a little darker than that:
1. Many of Shere Khan's kills was merely for pleasure/donination.
2. The part where people almost killed him? He brought that on himself. He basically hate Mowgly's father for protecting his son.
3. You can claim he didnt killed the wolves cubs in the cave scene, but it was out of intention to threaten the mother, not out of mercy.
4. Jungle book is a fable about the british reign in india. Mowgly is a young indian law prestige (very likely to be Mahatma Gandy), Bageera is a lawyer, the wolves are the security forces... And Shere Khan is an english officer who kill indian children both out of racism and out of desire to stay in power (the fire in this story represents education. English officers like Shere Khan was terrified from the option that someone like Gandy will be educated enough to challenge them). So yeah... You can say Shere Khan is more human-like than many people realize.
5. He could leave Mowgly to rest as soon as the child was out of sight. Instead, he chose to assassinate Akeela, force the wolves pack to do his bidding and chase Mowgly's blood throughout the whole jungle long after the child lost any interest in the fight.
Also, as the showrunners of this wiki dont see things eye to eye with me on this topic, i've gone foward to other topics. Anyway, your opinion is always welcome.