He claimed he had.Quote: "Don't forget, he has a sexual relationship with Molag Bal. How good could you possibly be when you have a sexual relationship with Molag Bal?"
A monster.. I always ask those Tribunal haters and especially Vivec haters several questions. Ok, let's say he's a monster, a false god, whatever. You want him dead, banished, stripped off his godhood or something? In which period of time you want him cast out - before he became a god or after it, before he murdered Nerevar, before the fall of Baar Dau or maybe some other time? If he's dead who's going to fight off Dagoth Ur who became a god irrespectively of Vivec's actions (I remind those Foul murder and Azura's curse events started after Nerevar stroke Voryn down)? Who's going to build the Ghostfence to contain those land stalking blight spreading ash monsters? Who's going to instruct the Nerevarine on what Dagoth Ur is, how exactly to destroy him, how exactly to use Kagrenac's Tools, where to find those Tools and in fact to tell they actually exist?
Without Vivec Dagoth Ur wakes up in 2E 882 and starts (do you remember his plans on Tamriel?) to ravage Morrowind and the entire Tamriel with Blight, hordes of ash monsters and a machine of an unstoppable conquest (Akulakhan of his own construction or Numidium which seemingly was kept safe all its post Dwemer history by Vivec until he traded it to Tiber Septim) fueled by the most powerful energy source on Nirn - the Heart of Lorkhan. How do you see the history of Tamriel without such an essential link in a chain as Vivec? Do you see those battles between Dagoth Ur's mindless monsters versus Mehrunes Dagon, Alduin and others without sentient people alive? I think it would be irrelevant of who wins the deathmatch. Vivec's history isn't uncertain, it has already been written, we know the overarching goal of his more than 3 500 year existence, thus we know he must stay powerful at any cost.
Police state, Baar Dau, foul murder, ancient treachery, whatever - every his sin redeems at the moment he sends off the Nerevarine to kill the Sharmat. Do whatever you like to him after that if your hand still lifts against him. Sometimes it is too little to have a Hero for an Event to happen. All I read and hear are those "He's a false god!", "He's a murderer and a tyrant!" accusations but not a single acknowledgemet of a former wrongness regarding the views on that great NPC ever created in the Elder Scrolls universe.
Though I don't feel like they deserve to be killed, I do personally believe they should be killed in the 3rd era after they have accomplished what they needed to and then became a huge danger to everyone.
I think you're kind of missing my point though. He was only essential because of the issues that arose from the Tribunal's initial mistakes. If they hadn't messed up and been so greedy, a lot of bad things that they had to try to handle wouldn't have even happened. The fact that he posed as a god allowed the people to put too much faith in him when they could have been putting faith in someone more deserving.