Lawful - Lawful characters tell the truth, keep their word, respect authority, honor tradition, and judge those who fall short of their duties.
Chaotic - Chaotic characters follow their consciences, resent being told what to do, favor new ideas over tradition, and do what they promise if they feel like it. They also fall under the category of “sporatic.”
Unstable - Unstable characters have no control over their judgement or actions due to outside influences such as a mental disease or emotional distress.
Good - Good characters and creatures protect innocent life.
Neutral - A neutral character does what seems to be a good idea at the time and are generally passive. They are usually independent and can either be submissive or headstrong depending on the circumstances.
Evil - Evil characters and creatures debase or destroy innocent life, whether for fun or profit. They have a twisted sense of morality and have little regard for whoever they hurt.
Lawful-Good - These characters, in a basic sense, strive for justice and the protection of all life. They are selfless and are willing to sacrifice themself for the good of people they care about.
Neutral-Good - These characters do the best they can without getting in the way. These are the characters that are more likely to be submissive than other characters. They may do their best to help others and remain lawful, but, either have a weakened sense of judgement or simply have to sacrifice some lawfulness in order to live life peacefully.
Chaotic-Good - These characters act on their own will and do not pay very much mind to what is expected of them. They believe in goodness and justice, but do not make it their duty to follow laws and regulations. They follow their own moral code that, although good, may not be what society agrees with. All-in-all, they do not wish to do wrong, but may not be able to help themself due to circumstances they were born, or forced into and they’ve grown to accept it. These characters tend to be far more headstrong than others.
Unstable-Good - Instability can cause a major disruption in the life of an unstable-good character. These characters are the most likely to suffer from an intense and inevitable internal struggle that may eventually destroy them for any number of reasons. They do not wish to do harm, but, due to elements that are completely out of their control, end up doing so anyway. They often times feel an intense sense of regret for the actions they’ve done while under the influence of whatever is causing their instability, which may either tip them further out of balance, or force them to try to rehabilitate their lives for the benefit of themself and others. They are generally able to keep their condition under control, due to sheer willpower to protect those they care about, but are also a victim of their own mind. So long as they have a will to change for the better, they are considered “good.”
Lawful-Neutral - Lawful-neutral characters favor organization and efficiency over proactive enforcement of justice. They are very serious in nature, and follow the rules they feel to be most important to them. They will act in the way their personal beliefs direct them and strive for compromise. They are not as strict in etiquette as Lawful-Good characters.
True Neutral - A truly neutral character will choose compromise over personal beliefs, and are not committed to any specific area or group. They will alter themself to adapt to situations and are generally very passive. They strive for peace and balance, and seek non-aggressive forms of lawful convictions.
Chaotic-Neutral - These characters follow their whim and strive for freedom, but do not strive to protect anyone else’s freedom but theirselves’. These characters are most likely to be sporadic and unpredictable, as well as the most unreliable and more likely to abandon a “side” for their own benefit. They are free from society’s restrictions, but are not generally a threat.
Unstable-Neutral - These characters are usually those suffering from depression. They are apathetic and have a very aloof demeanor. They’ve lost touch with reality and are zombie-like in response and appearance. They have bouts of benevolent behavior, but also bouts of extreme loathing within themself or society and may even appear aggressive and act in a manner that is considered to be domineering or contentious, even if they do not seem to mean what they do or say and often times regret their actions later on. These characters are likely pessimistic, and are more likely to spend their lives living alone and wallowing in their own self-pity. They are typically older, unsuccessful characters with a very low self-image and an equally low view of those around them.
Lawful-Evil - These characters care about tradition, loyalty, and order, but not about freedom. They are often times very powerful and suppress others, while keeping their own government and code of conduct. These characters may be wicked, but with some sense of morality in the sense that they strive for a corrupted reason that they actually truly believe to be lawful. They may commit themselves to evil with a zeal like that of a crusader committed to justice.
Neutral-Evil - These characters are looking out for themself and only themself, and do whatever it takes to survive. They are uncaring as to who gets hurt along the way, so long as they can go about their life in their own comfort. They usually do not do evil out of whim or entertainment, and are simply “evil” because they feel like they have no other choice, or, society owes them. They feel like they are better than what society can provide them and so they separate themself form it without caring about the well-being of anyone else as they protect their own state of life.
Chaotic-Evil - These characters are more likely the spawn of revenge, greed, and pride. They are truly vicious, ruthless, and brutal. They are also unpredictable in the sense that makes them incredibly dangerous. They have no sense of morality, or it has been lost. They feel as though they need to teach society a lesson, or they feel that they deserve better than what they have. They are typically very controlling and aggressive, and dominate by fear.
Unstable-Evil - An unstable evil character is very likely a character that had once been considered “good”, but has been turned to evil due to a wrong that has been committed to their life. They may be a victim of an unforgivable crime, or a close relative/friend of the same. They, like chaotic-evil characters, are unpredictable to the point of danger, but these bouts are considerably more sporadic. They may suffer from extreme delusions and paranoia, acting on the belief that someone is going to take something away from them if they do not continuously fight for what they have or strive to achieve. These characters are typically those that are trying to escape the inevitable laws of reality, particularly mortality. They become so determined to bend unbreakable laws of existence that they eventually lose the ability to discern reality from fantasy. They may be evil because they simply cannot tell who or what they are themself any longer, or they may have, very simply, snapped. They are likely to feel intense remorse for their actions, which only feeds into the vicious cycle of their instability. They fall deeper and deeper into the downward spiral until they are eventually broken. These characters are also most subject to character degeneration, or the gradual declination of mental stability. They may start out as a very able and successful antagonist, but, as time goes on they find themselves unable to cope with the monsters they’ve created within their own mind.
Passive Neutrality is when the character fits criteria from both categories but is far too docile to be either or. They will act a certain way that could lead one to believe it is one way or the other in a very contradicting manner, but, their intentions or reasoning causes these actions to become either “justifiable” or “unjustifiable” depending on the circumstance. They may be indecisive in order to try to keep both parties complacent, and thus may maneuver between the two in order to remain trusted by both ends but really wants what’s best for themself and society. These characters usually act on cowardice rather than for spiritual reasons.
Impartial Neutrality is when the character chooses to stay away from both sides due to impartial or unbiased judgement. Unlike passive neutrality which possesses qualities of both good and evil, impartial neutrality possesses neither quality and these characters are more likely to be apathetic, stronger-willed, and stubborn. They also tend to be more spiritual, philosophical, or otherwise enlightened. They do not always have these traits but they are key in keeping their position in the middle grounds and away from conflict. These characters are more likely to act in order to promote balance between both sides, rather than for personal reasons.
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