Although a vampire, Kain exhibits a sense of honor and nobility not expressed in the human denizens of Nosgoth. Many would argue against this, seeing as Kain kills human warriors and even peasants, but what Kain does is not out of some amoral disgust or hatred, it is survival of the fittest, a type of nature at its work. The weak humans are prey to manipulation by fanatical organizations, some religious, others not, and thus they themselves become zealot warriors, fully trapped in their insane ideology. These warriors then go about and prey on the very class they once came from. There are few if any true humans that are strong and display the same nobility and honor that Kain has. The only one that comes to mind is King Ottmar and he died in battle, his last words were: “The Nemesis and his Horde fall upon us, my friend. I fear I can defend Nosgoth no longer. The Nemesis must be destroyed. For my daughter, Kain... For the world...”. The fledging Kain did as the king requested, something of which no other in Nosgoth would have done, he killed the young King William the Just before he became the evil despot known as the Nemesis and stopped him from ravaging Nosgoth and killing countless human lives with his Legions. This had the effect of creating a new hatred for Kain and all vampires, the humans that worshipped King William the Just, became the pawns to Moebius the Time Streamer, like sheep to their master, listening to his every word, trusting him completely with their lives. Thus they did as their master commanded, killing off all vampires, until Kain stopped their madness and beheaded their cruel leader. Kain was through with humanity; he could never go back, he could never again tirade while trying to be like them. He wasn’t like them, he had never been like them, he was unique in that his nobility and honor were true, to that end he realized that he was better than they are. More than this his powers and strengths were of his own body, his own will, his mind his own faculty not that of any society, his actions would decide the fate of all. Kain choose to save the vampires because he had found within them a type of natural superiority to the humans. While the humans dawdled on with their pretty conflicts against one another, the vampires fought against the true evils that plagued Nosgoth. Time and time again, Kain saved humanity from those evils. Did he enslave humanity? Yes. Did he and his vampiric armies kill humans? Yes, but when Kain and his vampiric race had the choice to destroy humanity once and for all, they said a resounding, “No”! This is what separates Kain from the humans; humanity with their insane ideological hatred would have wiped out the vampires entirely, but for whatever reason Kain did not stoop to their level. This displays that Kain does not have the bigotry for humans that most humans have for vampires. Those humans that have helped Kain, he has treated with respect. Those humans, vampires, and others, that have stood in his way, attempting to destroy him, he has finished. Who, when faced with the threat of death, would not do the same. Betrayal against Kain was not acceptable, it was dishonor and the price was death. Is this a harsh punishment, yes, but it is also a part of Kain’s own code of honor. How is it any worse, than locking up criminals in a prison for their deeds, as had been done in the Eternal Prison, when Kain gave mercy to those that had suffered there for an eternity? Throughout all of this, Kain has always told the truth, but never did he need to justify his actions to humans. Compared to the powerful vampires, humanity is cattle. Since humans do not justify their actions by discussing it with cattle, nor poultry, nor any type of animals, and they themselves enslave such creatures to their own will. Why should Kain not do the same with humans, if he is more intelligent, stronger, and more powerful than they are. It is the inevitable course that plays out, the drama of history. In such regard there is no difference, the difference lies in how Kain treats those cattle that serve him, and even at times those that do not serve him.
Kain does not discriminate as humans do; all are food for his hunger, humans are cattle and nothing more, yet even cattle deserve a type of respect if they are worthy of it and this is where the difference lies.