EXACTLY!! Jackson seemed content with making him a faceless enemy but if he had hints of his old form like when he tried to corrupt people, coming into their mind looking beautiful and wise and whispering things that sounded very fair but where evil to the core like himself.
I meant in their minds not in physical form. I know he lost the ability to appear beautiful but he would have still been cunning and manipulative and have some power. If he could project an image of something fair into someone's mind it may have made them easier to manipulate than just being all fire and rage. That's just how I see it anyway!