You keep saying that ‘even if he is trying to end the curse the way he’s going about it is evil.’ Can you explain that more? What exactly is “the way he’s going about it” and how is it evil? I haven’t seen him do anything in Storybrooke that’s really evil. Setting that fire was criminal though.
But I guess you CAN say that Rumple IS evil. If you strictly go by the definition of it. Evil, to me, has such a strong meaning though, that doesn’t fit him. (Hitler was evil. Regina is evil too. They both attacked entire countries… they’re both worse than Rumple)
BUT… Rumple is evil by the definition. Also, one definition of “wicked” is “playfully malicious or mischievous” and I think that fits him QUITE well. He is playful and he is malicious because he does mean harm to other people sometimes. Like Gepettos parents with that potion that killed them…
So if I’m going to call him wicked, malicious, mischievous, a murderer, immoral, criminal, and bad… I better call him evil too.