My personal opinion would be that I would rather have a question or a quiz that recognizes a person who has in some way contributed to the world in a positive way -even though they may have been through more hardship in their life, they have chosen to respond in a manner which enhances not only their own existence but that of others - instead of exhibiting an attitude that the world must owe them, they have chosen to overcome extreme pain through positive action.
They truly empower themselves without harming others.
Negating any need to show any statement of affirmation to someone who has chosen to construct a life that involves injuring and/or depriving others of the right to choose an existence of non-harm. Serial killers deserve nothing more than morbid fascination for the brainless existence of their wasted lives.
Those that choose to kill over and over may seem to come from a position of power but in burning their bridges to humanity they are weak and alone.
As are the people who have chosen to ignore their conditioning. Serial killers are unimportant - their contribution is negative and uninteresting they show such extremes of weak will that knowledge of them advances no positive knowledge. Strength does not express itself in having the ability and/or the means to kill some one or others strength is having this ability and choosing not to use these opportunities.
Shallow and in-sightless people who choose to kill other people are boring.
The people we choose to study or emulate are people who have mastered themselves - contributors e.g. Shakespeare, Chopin, Salk, Pasteur, Mandela, Gandhi all of these had the capacity to see the foibles of humanity and to sometimes experience the worst treatment but they chose to build, to enhance, to employ, to engage in goodness non-harm and emancipation of the true spirit of the advancement of the human race insofar as each was able.
I haven't finished yet........