Madara Uchiha - a small analysis
To start out, I want to say I really think Madara is one of the most misunderstood/misinterpreted villain characters ever in manga history, and most of his fans (or rather the ones that post and worship him prominently on this board) like him for the wrong reason. Similarly, his haters dislike him for the wrong reason.
Yes, Madara is a frightening powerful shinobi. Yes, he has abilities that can easily tear the landscape apart. Yes, he can "solo" nearly every other character with ease. And make no mistake, that is pretty darn cool.
Many of his fans, especially the inevitable bandwagoners, like him for this alone.
But there is much more to Madara than just his battle prowess.
His awesome power hides the fact that he is a pretty interesting character. Now, there is a group of people that like him better than Obito, claiming that the later was "friendzoned" and wanted to create the Mugen Tsukuyomi just for Rin, while Madara is pure evil and wants complete control over everything just because.
While this view is also false concerning Obito, it's even more wrong about Madara. Madara truly believes in the Mugen Tsukuyomi and its promise of eternal peace. Even if to us as readers it would mean a fake peace without individual progress, he believes in it.
To understand Madara, you have to understand how he grew up. From his earliest childhood, he did only know fighting for survival. The shinobi world back when was much harsher than the current one in which Naruto grew up. There were no villages, no schools, no normal everyday life, but only constant battle. He lost all his siblings, four of them in total, to the endless fighting, with the death of the last one, Izuna, having the most impact on him. But, despite of all the hatred between the different clans, he befriended Hashirama Senju and, through his optimistic view on the world and the future, started to believe in the idea of the shinobi villages and the potential peace it would bring.
Then he learned of the history the Uchiha tablet contains. He learned of he story of Kaguya and the sage, who tried to bring peace, but ultimately failed despite his efforts. This made Madara come to the conclusion that true peace can not be achieved through people working together on their own free will, but only through a force that ends all conflict at once. Robbing people of their individuality is necessary since individual ambitions only lead to more conflict. So, he developed the Tsuki no me plan to bring eternal peace.
However, Madara's desire for peace is seemingly contradicted by him enjoying his battles and talking pleasure in fighting, giving support to the „He is so evil“ claims. But you have to view this with his past childhood in mind as well. He was socialized in a time and way where fighting was an essential part of his life. It's pretty natural he learned to dwell in it and become battle addicted, despite longing for peace.
So, thank you for reading