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25th Jul '17 1:58:18 AM LondonKdS
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%%* Chiana from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' embodies Chaotic Neutral.
%%** Rygel would likely qualify as well.

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%%* * Chiana from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' embodies Chaotic Neutral.
%%** Rygel would likely qualify as well.
Neutral, being a MsFanservice LovableRogue who ran away from her oppressive LawfulEvil society so that she could steal stuff, sleep around, and do drugs.
27th Jun '17 5:29:52 PM sangbum60090
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* The Straw Hat Pirates of ''Manga/OnePiece'': Being pirates, they're criminals and lawbreakers by default, have no compunctions about stealing available loot (but except for Nami, so far only from people who were glad to pay them for the help anyway), and some of the cast members (Zoro, Nico Robin) are very willing to kill even decent law officers that confront them, whereas Luffy was unconcerned (or [[IdiotHero more likely]] didn't think that far) about creating a prison riot that set many rapists and murderers loose on the populace in his effort to free his brother, but they also tend to help people they like, at times. An interesting example happens during the Skypea arc. The Titular pirates defeated a self-proclaimed god so they could steal the gold he had stolen first. This goes to the point that after saving the island from sure destruction Luffy personally woke up his crew carefully enough to not wake up the hungover inhabitants so they could sneak away with as much gold as they could carry. The habitants wanted to let them have it for saving them anyway, but other than Nico Robin none of the Straw Hats know that. Also, they usually spend all their money on parties. Though Luffy also picked up a second motivation: to ring a giant golden bell to let a character he'd befriended earlier in the arc know that the giant floating island the Straw Hats were on, and that said character had devoted his life to finding, really did exist.
** Dr. Kureha tends to act like this, coming in whenever she wants and treating the patients for certain fees she requests. Unlike Hiruluk, she does not have any great desire to save Drum Kingdom.
** Luffy has even flat-out stated that he doesn't care about saving the world or anything like that, just protecting his friends. Fortunately, he makes friends ''very'' easily, who are always antagonized by just the right people for Luffy to end up saving the day anyway.
18th Jun '17 5:18:23 PM ectostar
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In TabletopGames, Chaotic Neutral is often the choice of players who want to do bad things when the GM forbids playing evil characters, perhaps breaking up the party and killing {{Player Character}}s for the hell of it. (Protip: Killing someone or generally causing dissent "for the hell of it" is ChaoticEvil). The "chaotic" part of their personality is less about being "LOLsorandom!" and more about a strong dislike for tradition, order, routine, and laws.

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In TabletopGames, Chaotic Neutral is often the choice of players who want to do bad things when the GM forbids playing evil characters, perhaps breaking up the party and killing {{Player Character}}s for the hell of it. (Protip: Killing someone or generally causing dissent "for the hell of it" is ChaoticEvil). The "chaotic" part of their personality is less about being "LOLsorandom!" "LOL so random!" and more about a strong dislike for tradition, order, routine, and laws.
18th Jun '17 5:05:59 PM ectostar
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* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny was, in his early years, the all-time heavyweight champion of [[KarmicTrickster self-interested]] screwball mayhem, and pop culture's ultimate [[TheTrickster Trickster Archetype]]. In his later cartoons (from about 1955 onward), however, he often veered more towards TrueNeutral - typically playing the straight man to a wacky crew of co-stars. While Friz Freleng's version of Bugs sometimes fell more under ChaoticGood, especially when he was paired with Yosemite Sam. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', he starts to slide towards NeutralGood.

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* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny was, in his early years, the all-time heavyweight champion of [[KarmicTrickster self-interested]] screwball mayhem, and pop culture's ultimate [[TheTrickster Trickster Archetype]].TricksterArchetype. In his later cartoons (from about 1955 onward), however, he often veered more towards TrueNeutral - typically playing the straight man to a wacky crew of co-stars. While Friz Freleng's version of Bugs sometimes fell more under ChaoticGood, especially when he was paired with Yosemite Sam. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', he starts to slide towards NeutralGood.
30th May '17 10:26:31 PM Philweasel
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** Trixie is far too gleeful in her {{Jerkass}} behavior to be considered good, but bar misadventures with evil amulets is never openly malicious. She is also capable of real empathy, kindness and sacrifice, even if it's only to those she considers friends. Her chaotic behavior on the other hand is pretty clear, constantly slipping back towards moral ambiguity no matter how many times she's been redeemed, pathological lying, a total lack of forethought and a nomadic lifestyle all constant aspects of her character.
30th May '17 4:03:04 PM infernape612
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->'''Ash''': Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.
-->-- ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''

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->'''Ash''': Good? ->''"Good? Bad? I'm the guy with the gun.
gun."''
-->-- '''Ash Williams''', ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''
21st May '17 10:52:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Billy Bob Thornton's character in ''Film/BadSanta'', JerkAss, thief, drunkard and slob. By the end of the movie he's still a mess, but he achieves the JerkWithAHeartOfGold status. Kind of.

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* Billy Bob Thornton's character Willie Stokes in ''Film/BadSanta'', JerkAss, thief, drunkard and slob. By the end of the movie he's still a mess, but he achieves the JerkWithAHeartOfGold status. Kind of.
18th May '17 8:57:36 AM LuciaMoore
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Chaotic Neutral is both an easy and difficult alignment to play as. Easy, because its chaos and neutrality allows a player to do what they please, and hard because you really have to be careful about [[ChaoticStupid not annoying people]] when you can do whatever you want. Many players of Chaotic Neutral also have a tendency to end up in Good groups, playing ChaoticGood characters and doing things that are generally good, not just selfish -- maybe feeling the need to KickTheDog occasionally (even arbitrarily) for the purposes of a CharacterCheck, to "neutralise" their KarmaMeter. Many poor players also confuse Chaotic Neutral with "[[TheLoonie batshit crazy]]": a Chaotic Neutral character is ''not'' equally likely to jump off a bridge as he is to cross it, that would rather be ChaoticStupid, and a competent Chaotic Neutral generally tries to avert being just that -- although a player choosing to jump off a bridge is probably not all that interested in participating, anyway.

In TabletopGames, Chaotic Neutral is often the choice of players who want to do bad things when the GM forbids playing evil characters, perhaps breaking up the party and killing {{Player Character}}s for the hell of it. (Protip: Killing someone or generally causing dissent "for the hell of it" is ChaoticEvil).

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Chaotic Neutral is both an easy and difficult alignment to play as. Easy, because its chaos and neutrality allows a player to do what they please, and hard because you really have to be careful about [[ChaoticStupid not annoying people]] when you can do whatever you want. Many players of Chaotic Neutral also have a tendency to end up in Good groups, playing ChaoticGood characters and doing things that are generally good, not just selfish -- maybe feeling the need to KickTheDog occasionally (even arbitrarily) for the purposes of a CharacterCheck, to "neutralise" their KarmaMeter. Many poor players also confuse Chaotic Neutral with "[[TheLoonie batshit crazy]]": a Chaotic Neutral character is ''not'' equally likely to jump off a bridge as he is to cross it, that would rather be ChaoticStupid, and a competent Chaotic Neutral generally tries to avert being just that -- although a player choosing to jump off a bridge is probably not all that interested in participating, anyway.

anyway. Likewise, Chaotic Neutral characters typically won't stick their necks out for strangers or business partners unless the risk carries a suitable reward, but they might still fight and even die to defend close friends or loved ones.

In TabletopGames, Chaotic Neutral is often the choice of players who want to do bad things when the GM forbids playing evil characters, perhaps breaking up the party and killing {{Player Character}}s for the hell of it. (Protip: Killing someone or generally causing dissent "for the hell of it" is ChaoticEvil).
ChaoticEvil). The "chaotic" part of their personality is less about being "LOLsorandom!" and more about a strong dislike for tradition, order, routine, and laws.
11th May '17 7:08:01 AM Yozzy
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* From TabletopGame/VampireTheMaquerade, the Anarchs are a faction of vampires that, most sympathetically, believe in freedom and the right to self-determinate. They also feel that TheMasquerade can be upheld by common sense and occasionally smacking down those who step too far out of line. They ''hate'' [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the Camarilla]] and their formalized and highly-punitive legal system which can be readilly abused as a means of control by the aristocrats and power brokers.
1st May '17 4:22:52 PM ading
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* Rick Sanchez in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has an open disdain for government, authority, rules, and order. While extremely reckless and amoral, he has ''just'' enough PetTheDog moments to not ''quite'' qualify for ChaoticEvil.

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* Rick Sanchez in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has an open disdain for government, authority, rules, and order. While extremely reckless and amoral, he has ''just'' enough PetTheDog moments to not ''quite'' qualify for ChaoticEvil. Morty [[DiscussedTrope all but outright names this alignment]] when talking to Summer about Rick in the Season 3 premiere, describing Rick as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality neither a hero nor a villain, but "more like a super fucked-up god".]]
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