My favourite AD&D character is the Paladin.
Because the Paladin has a double-O licence to kill issued by the Almighty himself. No sin, no blame! Plus you get a free pass on collateral damage if your heart is pure.
Because if you’ve structured your deal right, every soul harvested by your sword is sent straight to your God’s welcoming arms.
Plus you get to sing psalms, win every theological/philosophical argument with your sword arm and smile joyously as you round up heathens for mass convert-or-die ceremonies.
And you get to say with complete truth and conviction that you’re smiting for love!