He served a function; a role the story required. A credible threat to our heroes. It wasn't Star Saber's story, he was but an obstacle for the main characters to overcome. There just wasn't the space to give everyone a decent amount of characterisation to make them a three-dimensional character. He is but an end of stage boss character in a videogame - you defeat him and move on. Sure I would have liked to have seen him get more pages to explore who he is in more depth, but for the story, he didn't need to be anything more than he was. I imagine that the role of Star Saber was written before the identity of Star Saber was assigned to that role. But you know, you can say what you want. Nobody is saying MTMTE was perfect, because it wasn't. What it did do was to be more entertaining, enjoyable than Barber and Ruckley's comics with more likeable characters. They weren't perfect characters. Many were intentionally written to be obnoxious, flawed and dysfunctional - which was the whole theme of MTMTE's cast. But they were more likeable. I don't feel anything for the characters in IDW2 or Barber's IDW1 comics that I did for Robert's writing with only Furman and Roche being on the same level.