His back story, once fully explained, added more elements to the entirety of Dark Magic in all of the Fire Emblem universe. It wasn't only coherent, but once unfolded in depth, more tragic than other's. I'd have no trouble saying he was more tragic than Lyon.
Maybe this is because I never ended up playing the Kishuna Chapters. See, I never had the patience to overuse Nils to get him to level seven in Lyn's story, so I never played any of the Kishuna chapters. Am I to guess that alot of Negal's story is explained in these chapters?
And I seem to recall someone saying that he loved a dragon. Is that true?