I am assuming you finished the season. So to answer your question about
"What redeeming qualities did Montgomery show?"
He did seemed to care about that boy he hooked up with. Although he violently beat him up that was more of a defense mechanism out of fear of being outed, and he apologized about it later. Plus, his father's abuse is shown fully onscreen and is played too sympathetically for me to be comfortable with him staying. The way he hurtfully said "Atleast it isn't my father bearing me to shit" sounded like a deeply traumatized young man.
Good question. I guess I just found him a bit more complicated than presented in the second season what with the story of his abusive parent. Most had believed that he only protected Walker for his own gain, though he seemed genuinely hurt when Walker ended their friendship. I was curious to see how he would react to that (other than what he did to Tyler since that was primarily unrelated).
Then in the third season they are friends again with little to no explanation why, which was confusing. Although I wish they had written his character better in the third season, at least it was not a complete U-turn like Bryce Walker's.
Whether or not I will remove him from my list depends on what I think of him after season 4, since I strongly believe he will appear in one or two flashbacks.
Hi. I was wondering if you could reserve the Pure Evil discussion for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World once it's March 8. However, we'll have to wait because How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World releases in theaters in the USA at February 22, and March 8 would be two weeks later; we can't make an effortpost for a character from a work unless it's already been released for at least two weeks because it's part of the rules now.
I'm asking you because I noticed that you didn't make any successful effortposts so far, but I want to give you a chance. Yes, I did reserve the discussion for the movie, but that was only because I wanted to propose another villain that may be accepted as Pure Evil, and didn't think about giving you a chance for a successful effortpost. Now, I'm giving you that chance because I want you to be able to succeed. Honestly, I think Grimmel the Grisly, the main antagonist of said movie, may be upvoted because there are many users on here who believe Grimmel counts, but we'll have to wait until that day because, like I said, it's not March 8 yet. What do you think?
I appreciate the offer, but it would be better if I declined. I probably will not see the movie until it is released on DVD, not to mention I have very little experience with filing proposals (If you saw the proposal I made for Mother Gothel, you would see what I mean. In fact, I asked for it to be deleted. It was THAT bad).
I understand, but I believe you will be able to make a successful effortpost one of these days. Also, here's how to make a PE effortpost:
(Does the character have a define personality? Or is it a one-dimensional character such as a mindless destroying beast?)
(Does the character commit acts that are extremely heinous and unforgivable? Does the character stand out from the rest of the villains featured in the story they are part of?)
Note: This includes the Baseline Standard (both the General Standard and In-Story Standard) and the System Standard. The latter only applies if the villain is from an evil system/organization.
MORAL EVENT HORIZON
(Has the villain crossed the Moral Event Horizon?)
(Does the villain use every resource they have at their disposal to cause a maximum of evil?)
(Does the villain have an agency over their actions, and can distinguish right from wrong?)
NO REDEEMING QUALITIES
(Is the villain completely devoid of any altruistic quality?)
(Is the villain completely unsympathetic and unforgivable with no Freudian excuse?)
(Are the villains' worst acts on-screen?)
(Is the villain the worst, or at least one of the worst characters in the story?)
(Is the story "normal", or purposefully over-the-top appalling? In which case, the Heinous Standards would be so high that it would be almost impossible to have a Purely Evil villain in the story.)
Also, here's something to give you more experience in the PE category and here's the discussion dates for the work said villain is from.
FYI, the Mute category and the Affably Evil/Faux Affably Evil category can still overlap if despite being mute, the villain "silently" behaves politely (such as using affable body language and facial expressions). An example of this is Art the Clown from All Hallows' Eve. While he has no spoken lines, he frequently pulls stuff like handing people flowers before kidnapping them, sitting politely, etc.
Also, on your list of categories that cannot overlap, you should include the One-Man Army category vis-à-vis the Cowards, Weaklings, and Non-Action categories, as these categories all imply weakness/cowardice, while a One-Man Army is capable of single-handedly defeating entire armies.
Wow someone actually looked at my profile... yeah I guess you make a fair point about Mute and Politeness, though I do believe that cowards and Non-Action might be applicable to One-Man Army in specal cases (though not weakling, obviously).
Well, whether we needed to or not, I got removed the Outlaws category from the Western Villains (with a bit of help from Valkerone). The last few on the list require someone with your permissions to edit.