Pretty much yes and even he was better than Doukas.Constantine VIII has entered the chat.
Especially the timing was wrong. Personally however I would blame him more for how he turned the imperial palace into the Doukas' own business. It is only natural for a new dynasty to try to do that, but almost all of them were so bad that they basically crippled the empire ability to do anything and even thwarted anyone capable to do so (poor Romanos IV).Oh no I don't doubt that, but they were so ridiculously short-sighted its almost comical.
Considering Gaul was Aetius' own powerbase, that leaves Italy or Illyricum available to Majorian (or a joke-command like Spain). I am not sure Aetius would be happy with Majorian in Italy and considering how the rivalry between Aetius and Bonifacius unfolded in the past, it's better to just get rid permanently of one of themHonestly if I were Valentinian I would have tried to play both Majorian and Aetius against each other by perhaps granting Majorian a posting further away from Aetius, or at least not directly under his command.
John VI > V, it's just plain and simple maths!Laughter in Kantekuzenoi intensifies