So basically, I want to see Arthur, cannon or Au, being the inteligent, merciful and kind person he ought to be. Make him as prideful as you please, it was after all hubris that ended his reign, but he was really loyal to people and it gets to me, seeing him cheating here, mistrusting Merlin there, and all the rest. We see Arthur being trusting all the time even on the show! And he stands up for his people to Uther all the time too! And we already know he'll break the rules for sorcerers, he did it for Mordred and was prepared to do it for Gwen when he thought she'd cured her father.
I'm not broken