Guide to Character Alignments


A lawful good character typically acts with compassion and always with honor and a sense of duty. Such characters include knights, paladins, and dwarves. Lawful good creatures include the noble golden dragons. Examples include: Superman, Yoda, Mr. Spock, Obi Wan Kenobi, Gandalf, Sam Gamgee.

A neutral good character typically acts altruistically, without regard for or against lawful precepts such as rules or tradition. A neutral good character has no problems with cooperating with lawful officials, but does not feel beholden to them. In the event that doing the right thing requires the bending or breaking of rules, they do not suffer the same inner conflict that a lawful good character would. Examples include: Spiderman, Luke Skywalker, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Captain Kirk, Aragorn, Frodo

A chaotic good character does what is necessary to bring about change for the better, disdains bureaucratic organizations that get in the way of social improvement, and places a high value on personal freedom, not only for oneself, but for others as well. Chaotic good characters usually intend to do the right thing, but their methods are generally disorganized and often out of sync with the rest of society. Examples include: Robin Hood, Batman, Han Solo, Zorro, Indiana Jones


A lawful neutral character typically believes strongly in lawful concepts such as loyalty, honor, order, rules, and tradition, and often follows a personal code. Examples of lawful neutral characters include a soldier who always follows orders, a judge or enforcer that adheres mercilessly to the word of the law, and a disciplined monk. Examples include: Judge Dredd, Punisher, Wolverine, The Godfather

A neutral character is neutral on both axes and tends not to feel strongly towards any alignment, or actively seeks their balance. Druids frequently follow this dedication to balance. A druid might fight against a band of marauding gnolls, only to switch sides to save the gnolls’ clan from being totally exterminated. Most animals are true neutral. Examples include: Boba Fett, James Bond, Tyrion Lannister.

A chaotic neutral character is an individualist who follows their own heart and generally shirks rules and traditions. Although chaotic neutral characters promote the ideals of freedom, it is their own freedom that comes first; good and evil come second to their need to be free. Examples include: Conan, The Q, Gollum, Captain Jack Sparrow, Deadpool.


A lawful evil character sees a well-ordered system as being easier to exploit and shows a combination of desirable and undesirable traits. Examples of this alignment include tyrants, devils, and undiscriminating mercenary types who have a strict code of conduct. Examples include: Lex Luthor, Darth Vader, Saruman, Cersei Lannister, Emperor Palpatine, The Bride

A neutral evil character is typically selfish and has no qualms about turning on its allies-of-the-moment, and usually makes allies primarily to further their own goals. A neutral evil character has no compunctions about harming others to get what they want, but neither will they go out of their way to cause carnage or mayhem when they see no direct benefit for themselves. Examples include: Dr Doom, Two-Face, The Alien, Smaug, Hannibal Lechter, Sauron

A chaotic evil character tends to have no respect for rules, other people’s lives, or anything but their own desires, which are typically selfish and cruel. They set a high value on personal freedom, but do not have much regard for the lives or freedom of other people. Chaotic evil characters do not work well in groups because they resent being given orders and do not usually behave themselves unless there is no alternative. Examples include: The Joker, Freddy Kreuger, Chucky, Carnage.

Guide to Character Alignments

Campaign V - The Game of Divinity - 2016 TimApplesauce