The Elder King said:
I read your "Politic of TW2", and you top 10 antagonist list so far, and I'd say I really enjoy your blogs. ›››
No one did. No one thought that Call of Duty could produce a story that was such high quality, which touched upon the very core of the problems facing the world today. The destructive policies of the US, poverty, the wealth gap between rich and poor, the usage of drones as they become the main arm of the US military, the rise of social media and it's importance in politics, anti-americans, the 1% vs the 99%. All of this is encompassed by Menedez.
To Knight he's his 9th best Antagonist, to me he's number 3 for how he deeply he touched me. Here was a man who had lost everything he had ever loved due to the poor imperialistic politics of the USA, who at first sought mere revenge and yet realized that billions had shared his suffering, men and women, children and elderly. People who had lost everything for a destructive global power that did not care even for it's own people and he sought not only to gain revenge but also to save them, to tell them that there is still hope in a world where so many have accepted the fate they are given, unable to see any glimmer of it in the clouded sky.
In this Menedez is not a mere antangonist, but a hero of the highest degree. A man who gave up everything for the world. As Salazar puts it: After this it will better, for all of us.