I'm sure that has been debated ad nauseum, but I was too lazy to go through all the threads and I was wondering why Maxwell Lord's execution at WW's hands was more justifiable in the heads of readers than that of other villains, including some pretty terrible mass murderers (like Darkseid, Two-Face, Circe, etc.).
Is part of it that, since you know DC can't and won't kill off important brand names like Joker or Cheetah, Maxwell Lord becomes a "stand-in" for all those villains that, by rights, should have been executed years ago for their crimes?
Since some of you think villains should be killed for their heinous crimes, but also know DC can't really kill of its lead villains for brand purposes, do you think DC should have a stable of ready-made characters available for such events (most lesser known characters are, ultimately)?
It's been asked before, but would you like to see more Maxwell Lord-style executions in Wonder Woman, or in other comics? Should Diana be snapping the necks of Cheetah, Doctor Psycho, etc? If not, what makes them less heinous than Maxwell Lord? Was Max truly the most villainous villain of all, even worse than Psycho or, say, Brainiac?
What makes a villain so evil that their necks are worthy of snapping by an Amazon princess?