Why was the Man in Black “evil”?
I don’t think that they ever really explain this. Before he became a smoke monster, he just wanted to leave that damn island, but his Mother wouldn’t let him. She buries his wheel that’s supposed to get him off the island and kills his people, so MIB kills her (she was a crazy b*tch and deserved it!). Then Jacob kills MIB for killing their crazy mother, and MIB turns into a smoke monster when he floats into the cave.
This does not explain at all why he’s considered to be “evil”. Why wouldn’t his fake mom just let him leave the island? And what exactly is supposed to happen to the world if he leaves in his current form as the smoke monster?
It seams to me that Jacob and his fake mother were just insane, and MIB was the sane one who just wanted to get the hell off the damn island as far away from his crazy family as he could get.
And this makes him evil?