How bad was he compared to Tuco and Blondie? How does he stack up against other Leone villians? Let's take a look...
Angel Eyes only kill 3 people in the entire film.
"When I'm paid, I always follow my job through"
First of all, Angel Eyes kills Stevens and Baker, because he was paid to (see quote above!). So really he was just doing his job, right? His third kill, the teenager with a rifle? Self defense!
Now what of the so called "Good" and "Ugly"...
Now let's take a look at the other Leone villians
Kills 29. TWENTY NINE!
Most of these were the Rio Bravo massacure or the murder of the Baxters. This guy was seriously bad!
This seems like a suprisingly low number, but one should also consider all the deaths he was responsible for in which he did not pull the trigger (Mortimer's sister's suicide, the farmer's wife and infant son).
Henry Fonda shoots a little boy after murdering his entire family. Let's also not forget his sadistic way of killing Harmonica's brother!
Am I defending Angel Eyes? Well not really... just offering some "Bad" perspective!
Oh and one last Leone kill statistic...
Mortimer kills 6, double that of Angel Eyes!