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As I explained in a discussion with my Bestie about why I consider myself Lawful Good, as opposed to Chaotic Good... Okay, first of all, I have to explain that Lawful Good does not necessarily mean following society's or the powers in charge's laws. It means following a specific set of rules explicitly, with very little room for change. I used to be a lot more chaotic when I was younger, but around 30 especially, my own personal laws of morality set in. Most were always there at the core, but my behaviour was chaotic for many reasons. Now it is not. I am still open to change, technically, but I have become quite set in my ways and much more sure of myself and my beliefs, now that I am older. I am still extremely passionate about my personal laws of morality, which I believe sets me firmly in Lawful Good.

Obviously none of the D&D alignment chart can be taken as real absolutes, because it's just a damn game and you could argue the definitions of morality into forever, but as I have a bit more of a Batman streak than most people even know, it's Lawful Good for me.

I'm sure my parents would think they are Lawful Good, but I see them as Lawful or even Chaotic Evil. Every villain thinks he's the hero of the story, right?

(I would probably take out alignment penalties as a DM (dungeon master/story teller/rule keeper/god), but still expect people to play their characters as they are supposed to be, as opposed to doing something outside of their character's nature to get ahead in the game. Even so, people do change, so if it was believable, I'd allow alignment changes after a couple of acts better defined by another alignment.)

Lawful Good = Following a set code of morals, generally thought of as good, devoutly. This could be a personal, religious or legal code. The point is that it is firmly set and followed, and generally considered to be for the sake of good.
Example: Batman never kills (not even very bad people who keep escaping & further harming people) because it is against his personal moral code.
Chaotic Good = Erratic behaviour done for the purpose of being what is generally thought of as good
Example: Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly/Serenity spoilers) harbouring fugitives to protect them from a corrupt government & pushing people into the ship's engine for not negotiating with him.
Neutral Good = Generally a good person, who feels you must remain neutral for the good of everyone
Example: This is what I believe most people are. (e.i, "Don't rock the boat.")
Lawful Neutral = Believes that you must always remain neutral, no matter what, to keep the world in order
Example: Some forms of Buddhism & similar belief systems
True Neutral / Neutral Neutral = ¯\_(°_°)_/¯
Example: Video 1 & video 2
(Seriously though, the only reason someone would act like that was if they had some sort of brain damage, like a lobotomy or something, or were perhaps a very alien creature.)
Chaotic Neutral = Chaotically does stuff without regard to morality one way or another
Example: Perhaps a small child who has not formed an understanding of morality yet. They chaotically experiment to learn.
Neutral Evil = Generally a bad person, who remains neutral for the purpose of letting bad stuff happen
Example: People who really piss me off on Twitter, and also everywhere.
Lawful Evil = Following a set code of rules, generally thought of as evil.
Example: Cults/religions based around abuse. The less said about that, the better.
Chaotic Evil = Erratic behaviour, generally based around being selfish and hurting people
Example: Isn't this the way most very shitty people behave?

Good = Helping people
Neutral = Meh
Evil = Hurting people

It's all a rather simplistic view of it all, but it is only part of a game.


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