Originally Posted by CarScar
Kind of sounds like Challus Mercer from Dead Space.
Yes, with a few important differences. There's no way to deny Mercer was anything other than a flat-out lunatic. The player has absolutely no qualms about blowing him away when the opportunity presents itself.
But unlike Mercer, Matheson doesn't hold the monsters of the game up on a golden pedestal. The fact that he's actually delivered
on some of his promises to cure (or at least pacify) the walker plague, instead of merely being a pompous butcher, would also make any choices about how to deal with him difficult on the player's part.
But I do agree a character like him would probably work best as a central villain for two episodes at most, perhaps as the climactic "bad guy" at the end of season 2.