Yeah, except we never did know much about Garland in Final Fantasy. One theory I've made that I'm probably going to use in a story is that he was never truly evil, that he was only being used as a vessel for Chaos, chosen by the four archfiends.
Dude #1: Hey look at this guy, I finally knew someone would turn 25! Dude #2: From the FF series?! Dude #1: YEAH MAN! Dude #2: No Way [A big figure comes from behind them] Dude #1: Um.....dude.. Dude #2: Uh.... Garland: I, Garland, Will knock you all down!!!!!!!!!!!!