Absolutely agree that while players need to understand their characters, it is not necessary for the listeners/readers to do so. If their character is not apparent from their actions, they're playing it badly. I am vehemently against the idea of, "Well, it's all explained in supplementary material" (eg. Star Wars)
I think Lancelot's flaws became greater the more Nifyx interacted with him. But certainly, they were similar types (particularly as Nifyx came to the end of the Season).
Chris did research? Kick him off the campaign at once!
So going forward, conduits are a pathway to the Divine?