This is really more a reflection on Black Mages in general. Most of the time they're depicted as evil so everyone just distrusts a Black Mage. Claude isn't a bad chap (girl, whatever), but her actions don't exactly help matters here.

 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.