Robotnik: Snooping as usual I see! *Talks faster* Snooping as usual *Slows down* I see!
There are many different types of cars for many different types of people. Observe.
Man: *Driving a black A6 at 80 miles an hora down the highway* Get out of the fucking way!!! *Pushes a Cadillac off the road* Woman: *Crashes into a tree* Maniac! Man: *Tailgating a Jaguar that is actually going the speed of 55* Come on, don't tu know what the speed is?! *Honks the horn* Let's go!! *Honks again* I don't have time for this!! *Bumps into the Jaguar, and makes it crash...
I think that there are a number of componants to considere when talking about what makes a character truly evil. For me it's about awareness and how the person is raised. As well as empathy and age.
By awareness I mean; a truly evil character is in full control (no mental instabilities). They know completely how wrong the action is and do it anyhow. In other words motivation is a huge component too; a character that firmly believes that he o she is doing the right thing isn't truly pure evil. Because this person really thinks that he/she is in the right....