Everyone has a past. Everyone is as much part of history as it is part of them. The past shapes the present which influences the future, at every conceivable level of existence, and so there is no decision that is made objectively.
At the same time, there are no two people who would make the same decision in every situation. Despite the influences of the world, and past lives, the individual still exerts their power.
That’s what the boss believes in. He is a liar and a killer who has cheated his way into a position of power over a city’s criminal underworld. Mercilessly.
Despite knowing all of that, Nino Naokiren is unflinchingly loyal to him. He follows this Japanese young man since before he could even communicate properly in Brazil’s mother tongue, and well after finding out how he was, for all intents and purposes, a literal monster.
These are journal entries from the protagonist of the comic book Aegis Omega. If you’re not familiar, I invite you to change that and read up on it: