Quote Originally Posted by Seerow View Post
I'd say his revenge scheme with the opera chick is good enough reason to keep him around. You never know when you might need a scheming evil bastard to take care of your dirty work.
A scheming bastard might be useful to keep around, but not as the leader of the group.

Quote Originally Posted by Lord Raziere View Post

…..I wouldn't call a guy who gets his party killed a leader….
That might also be a result of luck since the encounters were random.

However, consider this:
Aradon had to physically pull two corpses (one of them was already decapitated) while a dragon was right in the next room, set everything up in, and all that just for a scheme to boost his own ego.
This is no longer bad luck, that's a "WOW he's not a leader" badge...