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4th Feb '17 8:01:38 PM VVK
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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. Instead, a chaotic neutral player would choose to trick someone else into jumping in to the river or push them in and then moonwalk across on the handrail while singing MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This".

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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. Instead, a chaotic neutral player would choose to trick someone else into jumping in to the river or push them in and then moonwalk across on the handrail while singing MC Hammer's "Can't Touch This".
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13th Jan '17 4:29:04 PM oforiousmic
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* Riley, Ed, and Rummy from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. While all three aim to be Chaotic Evil (given that they want to either be thieves or drug dealers depending on the episode), their complete incompetence pushes them towards Chaotic Neutral.

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* Riley, Ed, and Rummy from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''. While all three aim to be Chaotic Evil (given that they want to either be thieves thieves, hitmen or drug dealers depending on the episode), their complete incompetence pushes them towards Chaotic Neutral.
29th Dec '16 1:10:46 PM Nat567
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* Ripper Roo from ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' pretty much sums up this alignment, just a general freak of a creature that is too insane to comprehend good or evil. Instead he literally plays with Crash deadly games, mostly for a sick thrill of some kind.
27th Dec '16 2:02:06 PM ading
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* [[MsFanservice Michiko Malandro]] from ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin''. A wanted prison escapee, she's incredibly brash and overly-aggressive, and lives lightly enough that her reckless ways can easily put anyone around her in mortal danger, too. And she'll go as far as she has to in order to reach the desired end of her MythArc.
* [[MsFanservice Margery Daw]] from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
** Yuji becomes this towards the end of the series. He originally began as NeutralGood, and with an idealistic desire to build a new world where denizens can live without consuming humans to survive, he may be considered ChaoticGood. However, [[JadeColoredGlasses his ruthless pragmatism]] he implements in his plans place him into this alignment. He probably hangs between Chaotic Neutral and ChaoticGood.
* Lina Inverse from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' can be considered one of the best examples of this trope in a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' sense, being motivated almost entirely by self-interest and whim. While she has morals that do prevent her from going too far to the dark side, and to come off as ChaoticGood once in a while, she is extremely selfish, greedy, bad-tempered, self-centered and impulsive, and comes off as petty on occasions, as she often refuses to give any attention, never mind assistance, to people who don't offer her a reward of some kind. Notable stunts include refusing to a fight a dragon (which A: she set loose and B: happens to be tearing down the village she's in) unless the Village Headman agrees to pay her, only agreeing to help a girl whose village has been enslaved in one of the movies after recalling that said village is built near Elven ruins, saving a girl from a rampaging {{Golem}} in another movie and then harassing her for a reward, and demanding a new companion of his surrender a family heirloom of his to her after finding out it's a powerful magical weapon.

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* [[MsFanservice Michiko Malandro]] Malandro from ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin''. A wanted prison escapee, she's incredibly brash and overly-aggressive, overly aggressive, and lives lightly enough that her reckless ways can easily put anyone around her in mortal danger, too. And she'll go as far as she has to in order to reach the desired end of her MythArc.
* [[MsFanservice ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'':
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Margery Daw]] from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
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** Yuji becomes this towards the end of the series. He originally began as NeutralGood, and with an idealistic desire to build a new world where denizens can live without consuming humans to survive, he may be considered ChaoticGood. However, [[JadeColoredGlasses his the ruthless pragmatism]] he implements in his plans place him into this alignment. He probably hangs between Chaotic Neutral and ChaoticGood.
* Lina Inverse from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' can be considered one of the best examples of this trope in a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' sense, being motivated almost entirely by self-interest and whim. While she has morals that do prevent her from going too far to the dark side, and to come comes off as ChaoticGood once in a while, she is extremely selfish, greedy, bad-tempered, self-centered and impulsive, and comes off as petty on occasions, as she often refuses to give any attention, never mind assistance, to people who don't offer her a reward of some kind. Notable stunts include refusing to a fight a dragon (which A: she set loose and B: happens to be tearing down the village she's in) unless the Village Headman agrees to pay her, only agreeing to help a girl whose village has been enslaved in one of the movies after recalling that said village is built near Elven ruins, saving a girl from a rampaging {{Golem}} in another movie and then harassing her for a reward, and demanding a new companion of his surrender a family heirloom of his to her after finding out it's a powerful magical weapon.



* While he is generally TrueNeutral, Switzerland from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' occasionally fits this trope, even shooting at anyone who enter his territory

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* While he is generally TrueNeutral, Switzerland from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' occasionally fits this trope, even shooting at anyone who enter enters his territoryterritory.



* ''Manhwa/{{Laon}}'' only cares about finding it's missing tails… [[BigEater and stuffing itself.]]

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* ''Manhwa/{{Laon}}'' only cares about finding it's its missing tails… tails [[BigEater and stuffing itself.]]



** Probably also Lord Il Palazzo and Dr. Kabapu, in the manga at least, even though both insist otherwise. And indeed, probably majority of the main cast in general.

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** %%** Probably also Lord Il Palazzo and Dr. Kabapu, in the manga at least, even though both insist otherwise. And indeed, probably the majority of the main cast in general.



* [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]]. Challenges anybody and everybody, regardless of what side they're on (though he seems [[FoeYay inordinately obsessed with battling Yugi]]) and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screws the rules, because he has money...and lots of it]].
* Lelouch of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fits this to a T.
* Oka Hachirou from ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''
* The titular LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya. She ''might'' help you out if you've got some problems which might be super natural in nature and got a couple of subtle PetTheDog moments plus CharacterDevelopment in the "nicer" direction; on the other hand...
** And so is Asakura Ryoko. She's ''definitely'' chaotic ever since she said "Fuck you" to the Entity, or at least their conservative faction. In [[spoiler:the 10th novel]], she says that she only plans on acting according to her ''own'' will. And while she did try to [[spoiler:kill Kyon ''twice'']], she isn't outright evil and can be genuinely nice when she ''isn't'' trying to stab you. Mainly, she doesn't really care about humans, can't really grasp her head around that concept of "life" and "death" regarding organic lifeforms, so ''pray'' that her objectives somehow coincide with your own. Then she'll be a great ally.

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* [[Anime/YuGiOh ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Seto Kaiba]]. Challenges Kaiba challenges anybody and everybody, regardless of what side they're on (though he seems [[FoeYay inordinately obsessed with battling Yugi]]) and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney screws the rules, because he has money...and lots of it]].
* %%* Lelouch of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fits this to a T.
* %%* Oka Hachirou from ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''
* The titular LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya. ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. She ''might'' help you out if you've got some problems which might be super natural in nature nature, and got gets a couple of subtle PetTheDog moments plus CharacterDevelopment in the "nicer" direction; on the other hand...
** And so So is Asakura Ryoko. She's ''definitely'' chaotic ever since she said "Fuck you" to the Entity, or at least their conservative faction. In [[spoiler:the 10th novel]], she says that she only plans on acting according to her ''own'' will. And while she did try to [[spoiler:kill Kyon ''twice'']], she isn't outright evil and can be genuinely nice when she ''isn't'' trying to stab you. Mainly, she doesn't really care about humans, can't really grasp her head around that concept of "life" and "death" regarding organic lifeforms, so ''pray'' that her objectives somehow coincide with your own. Then she'll be a great ally.



** Much of Squad 11 counts as Chaotic Neutral. The characters tend to [[BoisterousBruiser like fighting]], and put it above all else (even their orders. [[spoiler:in the final battle, Ikkaku gets defeated and lets a pillar be destroyed rather than use his ''bankai'' and risk being forced to become a captain. Yumichika tells Charlotte Cuulhorne that if not for the convenient Rosa Blanca smokescreen, he would not have used the true form of his zanpakuto no matter what]]).

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** Much of Squad 11 counts as Chaotic Neutral. The characters tend to [[BoisterousBruiser like fighting]], and put it above all else (even their orders. [[spoiler:in [[spoiler:In the final battle, Ikkaku gets defeated and lets a pillar be destroyed rather than use his ''bankai'' and risk being forced to become a captain. Yumichika tells Charlotte Cuulhorne that if not for the convenient Rosa Blanca smokescreen, he would not have used the true form of his zanpakuto no matter what]]).



* The Straw Hat Pirates of ''Manga/OnePiece'': Being [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything 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 loosened many rapists and murderers 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 hangover habitants 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.

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* The Straw Hat Pirates of ''Manga/OnePiece'': Being [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything pirates]], 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 loosened 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.
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times. An interesting example happens during the Skypea arc, the arc. The Titular pirates defeated a self-proclaimed god so they could steal the gold he had stolen first, this 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 hangover habitants hungover inhabitants so they could sneak away with as much gold as they could carry, the 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.
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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.



* Oh, [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Claire Stanfield]]. Only you can massacre dozens of not-very innocent people for both money and a bizarre interpretation of train etiquette, only to go completely (well, ''[[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique almost]]'') straight by sunrise. Granted, his real alignment is probably "HOLY SHIT" but this is the closest the D&D system can get.
** Also a fitting example is Graham, who is chaos incarnate, often doing a 180 on his opinions and is similarly inclined to go from threatening violence against someone to being creepily friendly in a NoSenseOfPersonalSpace kind of way.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': Oh, [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Claire Stanfield]].Stanfield. Only you can massacre dozens of not-very innocent people for both money and a bizarre interpretation of train etiquette, only to go completely (well, ''[[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique almost]]'') straight by sunrise. Granted, his real alignment is probably "HOLY SHIT" but this is the closest the D&D system can get.
** Also a fitting example is Graham, who is chaos incarnate, often doing a 180 on his opinions opinions, and is similarly inclined to go from threatening violence against someone to being creepily friendly in a NoSenseOfPersonalSpace kind of way.



** Killerbee, who disregards his brother -- the Raikage's -- repeated reminders not to [[spoiler: transform into his full Tailed Beast form]] and [[spoiler:fakes being captured in order to leave the village and write music]]. He hardly cares about anything apart from what he wants to do at the moment, but doesn't do anything particularly bad in order to fulfill those desires.
** Team Hebi (not [[CharacterDevelopment Taka]]) can be classified as this: Jugo averages out between his ChaoticEvil and NeutralGood sides, Suigetsu has a bit of a cruel streak, but has some noble tendencies and Karin [[{{Yandere}} cares only about Sasuke]].
*** Sasuke Uchiha seems to change alliances as often as he changes his wardrobe (the two actually seem to be somewhat connected anyway, [[spoiler: as in the case of the Akatsuki robes]]) But it's more the result of this trope, which drives him to work with anyone as long as it furthers his own goals (and, by extension, betray them if simply leaving isn't an option), which means he's on his own side and no one else's.
** [[spoiler: The Ten-Tailed Beast]] is portrayed as an enormous, infinitely-powerful EldritchAbomination that lacks emotions and thus is incapable of evil; however, during its reign, it routinely swallowed and spit out oceans, split the land, and destroyed entire regions out of instinct. And then its true nature is revealed;[[spoiler: The Ten-Tails is in reality Otsutsuki Kaguya, a dimension hopping godlike alien woman driven insane by her own power who thinks all beings that use Chakra stole it from her and wants to devour everyone to get it back, even her own sons. The mythology surrounding the Ten-Tails is a fabrication by her servant, Black Zetsu, intended to obfuscate the truth of her existence and to manipulated her descendants into reviving her.]]
* [[NobleDemon Evangeline]] of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' swears she is AlwaysChaoticEvil, and [[OffstageVillainy has the reputation to back it up.]] However, she helps out Sayo, friendly neighborhood ghost, out of sympathy/boredom, is a sort of ally to Negi and willing to help him and others out if she considers them a [[strike:friend]] [[strike:nakama]] [[SubordinateExcuse useful pawn.]] She doesn't care about anything else, though, either. What she does or wants is anyone's guess. Except wanting to get out of that school. Who wouldn't?
** Haruna is another example of Chaotic Neutral.
* Hiei follows this alignment after his HeelFaceTurn in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''; while he tends to help the protagonists, he usually does it because he's forced to, or because there's something he wants. He tends to spare his opponents, but usually because he doesn't feel like killing them, or believes he is under no obligation to finish them off. [[BadassGrandpa Raizen]] and [[BrokenBird Mukuro]] also qualify.
* Although arguably ChaoticEvil in the first season, [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suigintou]] becomes this in Träumend with her devotion to her sick medium Megu, which changes her motivation to participate in the Alice Game from meeting her father to curing Megu. She also seems to value her sisters somewhat more (albeit she would deny it), as she herself starts believing nobody is junk.

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** Killerbee, who disregards his brother -- the Raikage's -- repeated reminders not to [[spoiler: transform [[spoiler:transform into his full Tailed Beast form]] and [[spoiler:fakes being captured in order to leave the village and write music]]. He hardly cares about anything apart from what he wants to do at the moment, but doesn't do anything particularly bad in order to fulfill those desires.
** Team Hebi (not [[CharacterDevelopment Taka]]) Taka) can be classified as this: Jugo averages out between his ChaoticEvil and NeutralGood sides, Suigetsu has a bit of a cruel streak, but has some noble tendencies and Karin [[{{Yandere}} cares only about Sasuke]].
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Sasuke]]. Sasuke Uchiha seems to change alliances as often as he changes his wardrobe (the two actually seem to be somewhat connected anyway, [[spoiler: as in the case of the Akatsuki robes]]) But but it's more the result of this trope, which drives him to work with anyone as long as it furthers his own goals (and, by extension, betray them if simply leaving isn't an option), which means he's on his own side and no one else's.
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Ten-Tailed Beast]] is portrayed as an enormous, infinitely-powerful EldritchAbomination that lacks emotions and thus is incapable of evil; however, during its reign, it routinely swallowed and spit out oceans, split the land, and destroyed entire regions out of instinct. And then its true nature is revealed;[[spoiler: The Ten-Tails is in reality Otsutsuki Kaguya, a dimension hopping godlike alien woman driven insane by her own power who thinks all beings that use Chakra stole it from her and wants to devour everyone to get it back, even her own sons. The mythology surrounding the Ten-Tails is a fabrication by her servant, Black Zetsu, intended to obfuscate the truth of her existence and to manipulated manipulate her descendants into reviving her.]]
* [[NobleDemon Evangeline]] Evangeline of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' swears she is AlwaysChaoticEvil, ChaoticEvil, and [[OffstageVillainy has the reputation to back it up.]] However, she helps out Sayo, friendly neighborhood ghost, out of sympathy/boredom, is a sort of ally to Negi and willing to help him and others out if she considers them a [[strike:friend]] [[strike:nakama]] [[SubordinateExcuse useful pawn.]] She doesn't care about anything else, though, either. What she does or wants is anyone's guess. Except wanting to get out of that school. Who wouldn't?
** %%** Haruna is another example of Chaotic Neutral.
* Hiei follows this alignment after his HeelFaceTurn in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''; while he tends to help the protagonists, he usually does it because he's forced to, or because there's something he wants. He tends to spare his opponents, but usually because he doesn't feel like killing them, or believes he is under no obligation to finish them off. [[BadassGrandpa Raizen]] off.
%%** Raizen
and [[BrokenBird Mukuro]] Mukuro also qualify.
* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'': Although arguably ChaoticEvil in the first season, [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suigintou]] Suigintou becomes this in Träumend with her devotion to her sick medium Megu, which changes her motivation to participate in the Alice Game from meeting her father to curing Megu. She also seems to value her sisters somewhat more (albeit she would deny it), as she herself starts believing nobody is junk.



* Greed in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' rebelled against his creator, the BigBad, to pursue his own desires (especially immortality). While he is quite selfish, he cares for his friends (albeit because they are in a sense, his possessions).
* Lust in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. [[ObliviouslyEvil Gluttony]], too.

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* Greed in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' rebelled against his creator, the BigBad, to pursue his own desires (especially immortality). While he is quite selfish, he cares for his friends (albeit because they are are, in a sense, his possessions).
* %%* Lust in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. [[ObliviouslyEvil Gluttony]], Gluttony, too.



* Bart from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' starts out as a Chaotic Neutral, but as he journeys with Kenshiro, he gradually develops good in his heart and eventually becomes a Chaotic Good leader of the La Resistance fighters in ''Fist Of The North Star 2''.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':
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Bart from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' starts out as a Chaotic Neutral, but as he journeys with Kenshiro, he gradually develops good in his heart and eventually becomes a Chaotic Good leader of the La Resistance fighters in ''Fist Of The North Star 2''.



* Franchise/{{Gundam}}
** Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', although he changed to a LawfulGood person during ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''.
** Similarly, Kai Shiden, who is admittedly as cowardly as he could be. He gets better toward the end of the show and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'''s respectable heroes Kamille Vidan, Juddau Ashta and Dommon Kashuu are initially this before changing to ChaoticGood.
** Kou Uraki from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]''.
** [[spoiler:Quatre Rebarba Winner]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' slightly became this after [[spoiler:the death of his father]]. [[NeutralGood He got better]].
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Shinn Asuka]] .
** Graham "Mr. Bushido" Aker, Michael and Nena Trinity from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''.

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* Franchise/{{Gundam}}
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Franchise/{{Gundam}}:
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Amuro Ray in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', although he changed to a LawfulGood person during ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''.
** %%** Similarly, Kai Shiden, who is admittedly as cowardly as he could be. He gets better toward the end of the show and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''.
** %%** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'''s respectable heroes Kamille Vidan, Juddau Ashta and Dommon Kashuu are initially this before changing to ChaoticGood.
** %%** Kou Uraki from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]''.
** %%** [[spoiler:Quatre Rebarba Winner]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' slightly became this after [[spoiler:the death of his father]]. [[NeutralGood He got better]].
** %%** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Shinn Asuka]] .
** %%** Graham "Mr. Bushido" Aker, Michael and Nena Trinity from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''.



* Souryuu Asuka Langley from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' could be considered as this as she is a LawfulSelfish character; very often her actions exceed the authority's expectation just to be recognized as the best pilot on Earth. Her ''Anime/{{Rebuild|OfEvangelion}}'' counterpart leans more towards ChaoticGood.

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* Souryuu Asuka Langley from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' could be considered as this as she is a LawfulSelfish character; very often her actions exceed the authority's expectation just to be recognized as the best pilot on Earth. Her ''Anime/{{Rebuild|OfEvangelion}}'' counterpart leans more towards ChaoticGood.



* Revy, of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' becomes this as part of her CharacterDevelopment.
* Accelerator from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' becomes this as part of his CharacterDevelopment.
* Bando, after his CharacterDevelopment, from ''Manga/ElfenLied''.
* The Ongyou (Mataichi, Ogin and Nagamimi) from ''Literature/RequiemFromTheDarkness''.
* Dr. Stein of ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* Chirico Cuvie in ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'', though he does shift to TrueNeutral later on.

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* %%* Revy, of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' becomes this as part of her CharacterDevelopment.
* %%* Accelerator from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' becomes this as part of his CharacterDevelopment.
* %%* Bando, after his CharacterDevelopment, from ''Manga/ElfenLied''.
* %%* The Ongyou (Mataichi, Ogin and Nagamimi) from ''Literature/RequiemFromTheDarkness''.
* %%* Dr. Stein of ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* %%* Chirico Cuvie in ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'', though he does shift to TrueNeutral later on.



* Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Initially, he was a NeutralEvil character, but after meeting with [[TheRival Near]], he mellows out.
* The Main Cast of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' when they act as a whole is usually this. Gon and Killua are definitely Chaotic Neutral, though they sway more towards Good. Kurapika is Lawful Neutral and Leorio is plain old Chaotic Good.
* [[spoiler:Post-contract]] Homura, of ''Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', is a type 4. She doesn't care for societal laws (or people in general), and her methods of [[spoiler:protecting Madoka]] are based on utility, not philosophy.
** She doesn't do cruel things because she enjoys it, but doesn't have much reluctance about doing them either (see [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans third movie]]). Notably, Homura is not mentally healthy, so this may not be her true alignment.
* Nagai Kei from ''Ajin''.

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* %%* Mello from ''Manga/DeathNote''. Initially, he was a NeutralEvil character, but after meeting with [[TheRival Near]], Near, he mellows out.
* %%* The Main Cast of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' when they act as a whole is are usually this. Gon and Killua are definitely Chaotic Neutral, though they sway more towards Good. Kurapika is Lawful Neutral and Leorio is plain old Chaotic Good.
* [[spoiler:Post-contract]] Homura, of ''Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', is a type 4. She doesn't care for societal laws (or people in general), and her methods of [[spoiler:protecting Madoka]] are based on utility, not philosophy.
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philosophy. She doesn't do cruel things because she enjoys it, but doesn't have much reluctance about doing them either (see [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans third movie]]). Notably, Homura is not mentally healthy, so this may not be her true alignment.
* %%* Nagai Kei from ''Ajin''.



* One would expect that ComicBook/{{Lucifer}} would be evil, but though he is selfish and indifferent to the fates of lesser beings, he comes across as a good guy compared to ChaoticEvil {{omnicidal maniac}}s such as Sandalphon and Fenris. His own creation is portrayed as a much nicer place compared to our own, where Lucifer bans people from worshiping him out of his desire for freedom.

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* One would expect that ComicBook/{{Lucifer}} would be evil, but though he is selfish and indifferent to the fates of lesser beings, he comes across as a good guy compared to ChaoticEvil {{omnicidal maniac}}s such as Sandalphon and Fenris. His own creation is portrayed as a much nicer place compared to our own, where Lucifer bans people from worshiping worshipping him out of his desire for freedom.



* ComicBook/TheCreeper.
* Delirium of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' exemplifies Chaotic Neutral, of TheLoonie variety. Destruction also becomes Chaotic Neutral in abandoning his duties to become a dabbling wanderer. For similar reasons.
* Several Creator/{{Disney}} characters (WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}, Fethry Duck) fall under this alignment, although Disney/MickeyMouse is undeniably LawfulGood and [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] can [[DependingOnTheWriter alternate dramatically]] between TrueNeutral, LawfulNeutral, LawfulEvil, ChaoticGood and, yes, Chaotic Neutral.

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* %%* ComicBook/TheCreeper.
* %%* Delirium of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' exemplifies Chaotic Neutral, of TheLoonie variety. Destruction also becomes Chaotic Neutral in abandoning his duties to become a dabbling wanderer. For similar reasons.
* Several Creator/{{Disney}} characters (WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}, Fethry Duck) fall under this alignment, although Disney/MickeyMouse is undeniably LawfulGood NeutralGood and [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] can [[DependingOnTheWriter alternate dramatically]] between TrueNeutral, LawfulNeutral, LawfulEvil, ChaoticGood and, yes, Chaotic Neutral.



** Scrooge [=McDuck=] acts Chaotic Neutral when he goes running off on bizarre treasure-seeking and other adventures based on crazy random whims that he imagines to be good money-making ideas (and that never are) and, usually, bullies his relatives to go with him, later probably holding them responsible for his failure and possibly trying to shoot them. This happens a '''lot''' in Italian comics, especially ones in which ''everything'' is kind of chaotic and weird anyway. Of course, plenty of other comics about Scrooge have similar themes, but they're not usually as bonkers about it. For example, in Creator/DonRosa's comics, the thrill of looking for treasures is basically what he really lives for.\\
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Some examples of the crazy sort include:
*** Donald [[LampshadeHanging remarks]] that Scrooge might well go hunting after coins of the Cyclops next. Scrooge gets interested and does some research that reveals such things do in fact exist. He builds a vehicle shaped like a robotic Cyclops and recruits his relatives to go looking for the coins. When it all goes wrong, he holds Donald responsible.
*** Scrooge gets inspired by his butler's reading some kind of book that has something to do with time. He does some research and it turns out that he can improve his business immensely by finding the Key to Time, whatever that is. After fetching the Key from the centre of the Earth, naturally kidnapping his relatives to go along (bursting from the ground in front of their house in a vehicle made for boring into the ground), he starts making money with it somehow. When it turns out he can't actually do that but Donald can somehow[[note]]You can perhaps notice a certain theme of "nothing is explained or makes sense" in this story[[/note]] keep winning the lottery with something that he was given by the same people, Scrooge attacks Donald with a cannon out of envy.

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** Scrooge [=McDuck=] acts Chaotic Neutral when he goes running off on bizarre treasure-seeking and other adventures based on crazy random whims that he imagines to be good money-making ideas (and that never are) and, usually, bullies his relatives to go with him, later probably holding them responsible for his failure and possibly trying to shoot them. This happens a '''lot''' in Italian comics, especially ones in which ''everything'' is kind of chaotic and weird anyway. Of course, plenty of other comics about Scrooge have similar themes, but they're not usually as bonkers about it. For example, in Creator/DonRosa's comics, the thrill of looking for treasures is basically what he really lives for.\\
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Some examples of the crazy sort include:
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include: Donald [[LampshadeHanging remarks]] that Scrooge might well go hunting after coins of the Cyclops next. Scrooge gets interested and does some research that reveals such things do in fact exist. He builds a vehicle shaped like a robotic Cyclops and recruits his relatives to go looking for the coins. When it all goes wrong, he holds Donald responsible.
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responsible. Another time, Scrooge gets inspired by his butler's reading some kind of book that has something to do with time. He does some research and it turns out that he can improve his business immensely by finding the Key to Time, whatever that is. After fetching the Key from the centre of the Earth, naturally kidnapping his relatives to go along (bursting from the ground in front of their house in a vehicle made for boring into the ground), he starts making money with it somehow. When it turns out he can't actually do that but Donald can somehow[[note]]You can perhaps notice a certain theme of "nothing is explained or makes sense" in this story[[/note]] keep winning the lottery with something that he was given by the same people, Scrooge attacks Donald with a cannon out of envy.



* DependingOnTheWriter, Franchise/{{Batman}} villain, ComicBook/TwoFace would fit here too, since he can do good or evil depending on how a coin flip goes.

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* DependingOnTheWriter, Franchise/{{Batman}} villain, villain ComicBook/TwoFace would fit here too, here, since he can do good or evil depending on how a coin flip goes.



* [[Comicbook/{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]], dedicated to the Truth, no matter what, and perfectly willing to shoot the President of the United States with a gun that makes you shit yourself. He hovers on the edge of, and occasionally slips completely into, ChaoticGood.

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* [[Comicbook/{{Transmetropolitan}} ''Comicbook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider Jerusalem]], Jerusalem, dedicated to the Truth, no matter what, and perfectly willing to shoot the President of the United States with a gun that makes you shit yourself. He hovers on the edge of, and occasionally slips completely into, ChaoticGood.



* Kid!Loki was this by design. The regular NeutralEvil Loki realized that because he was evil and bound by his own neuroses and anger with Thor (that he alluded to being irrational), he could not be a true God of Mischief since he was so darn predictable (try to kill Thor/impress Odin while doing something evil at the same time, fail, rinse, repeat) So he got himself killed and made it so if Thor reincarnated him he'd come back as a boy without all the mental baggage that kept making him evil/predictable. Kid!Loki's only out to save Thor and himself and try not to be the monster he sees his older self as quite possibly having been. He even admitted that he'd rather have stayed dead (if Thor had not reincarnated him) than stay as he was. Later Lokis (with the exception of King Loki from the future who is back to NeutralEvil) generally average around this alignment too. Teen!Loki (the weapon that killed the Kid) was more of the cynical type with self-destructive tendencies, while the next one, Loki - The God(dess) of Stories,... let's just say for them ''turning their best friend into magical jewellery'' [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime seemed like a good idea at the time]]. Apparently Loki decided that slipping back into evil is best avoided by periodically destroying and remaking themself to [[NeverGrewUp never get that old]].

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* Kid!Loki was this by design. The regular NeutralEvil Loki realized that because he was evil and bound by his own neuroses and anger with Thor (that he alluded to being irrational), he could not be a true God of Mischief since he was so darn predictable (try to kill Thor/impress Odin while doing something evil at the same time, fail, rinse, repeat) So he got himself killed and made it so if Thor reincarnated him he'd come back as a boy without all the mental baggage that kept making him evil/predictable. Kid!Loki's only out to save Thor and himself and try not to be the monster he sees his older self as quite possibly having been. He even admitted that he'd rather have stayed dead (if Thor had not reincarnated him) than stay as he was. Later Lokis (with the exception of King Loki from the future who is back to NeutralEvil) generally average around this alignment too. Teen!Loki (the weapon that killed the Kid) was more of the cynical type with self-destructive tendencies, while the next one, Loki - The God(dess) of Stories,... let's just say for them ''turning their best friend into magical jewellery'' [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime seemed like a good idea at the time]]. Apparently Loki decided that slipping back into evil is best avoided by periodically destroying and remaking themself himself to [[NeverGrewUp never get that old]].



* [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Socr]][[ThePrankster ates]] from ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''; his pranks are mostly the only thing he cares about.

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* [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Socr]][[ThePrankster ates]] Socrates from ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''; his ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''. His pranks are mostly the only thing he cares about.



* ''Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'': Marisa, Rumia, and Rin. Marisa is a Mad Witch and a bit of a {{Jerkass}}, but even she has quite a few standards she wouldn't resort to, even going so far as to defy her own master for the sake of protecting her loved ones. Rumia is blatantly called out to be this since she's a man eating youkai and a prankster, but even she's terrified of the main antagonist in the story, [[spoiler: her dark side Ex-Rumia, otherwise known as the Shadow Youkai, Rumia of the Darkness]]. Finally, there's Rin, which despite being convinced to help her and is regarded as "just a kid", Reimu doesn't believe she's not exactly a good person at all. [[spoiler: This is probably because she failed a negotiation with her and quite willingly attacked her shrine to get away from her after a failed attempt at getting information from the shrine and learning about the Shadow Youkai's past or so. This may or not be an unsolved PlotHole.]]

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* ''Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'': Marisa, Rumia, and Rin. Marisa is a Mad Witch and a bit of a {{Jerkass}}, but even she has quite a few standards she wouldn't resort to, even going so far as to defy her own master for the sake of protecting her loved ones. Rumia is blatantly called out to be this since she's a man eating youkai and a prankster, but even she's terrified of the main antagonist in the story, [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her dark side Ex-Rumia, otherwise known as the Shadow Youkai, Rumia of the Darkness]]. Finally, there's Rin, which who despite being convinced to help her and is being regarded as "just a kid", Reimu doesn't believe she's not exactly a good person at all. [[spoiler: This is probably because she failed a negotiation with her and quite willingly attacked her shrine to get away from her after a failed attempt at getting information from the shrine and learning about the Shadow Youkai's past or so. This may or not be an unsolved PlotHole.]]



* Captain Jack Sparrow ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''; a free-spirited {{Pirate}} who [[ObfuscatingStupidity may or may not]] be out of his gourd. May be AffablyEvil, may be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold - probably close enough to call him Neutral, and ''definitely'' Chaotic. He becomes a little more benevolent in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second]] and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third movie]], when he returns to the Black Pearl to save his crew after running away from the kraken, and [[spoiler: sacrificing a chance for immortality in stabbing Davy Jones' heart to save Will's life]], leaning towards ChaoticGood, but still Chaotic Neutral.
** The best proof has to be in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth film]], when he wants eternal life from the Fountain of Youth... until he finds out someone else has to die for him to get the gift. This makes it, as he put it "a much less enticing prospect." He values freedom above all else, and tries to avoid impairing the freedom of others unless they absolutely will ''not'' get out of his way. Sacrificing an innocent life for no good reason doesn't fit with that.
%%* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This applies to both Han Solo and Lando Calrissian in their initial appearances. They later moved toward ChaoticGood and NeutralGood in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
* Torgo from ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate''. He's an insane, sexually-deprived CrustyCaretaker satyr of marginal loyalty to the LawfulEvil Master.
* Tyler Durden, the [[TheUnfettered unfettered]] [[TheUbermensch Ubermensch]] anarchist of ''Film/FightClub''. Looking for a better world by destroying society as we know it. But not actually ChaoticEvil, considering that he constantly takes steps to avoid actually killing anyone. It takes a fair bit of planning for him to destroy several skyscrapers without putting any lives at risk.
** In ''Planescape'', he would be classified as an evil-tending Chaotic Neutral, landing him squarely in Pandemonium.

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* Captain Jack Sparrow ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''; from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', a free-spirited {{Pirate}} who [[ObfuscatingStupidity may or may not]] be out of his gourd. May be AffablyEvil, may be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold - probably close enough to call him Neutral, and ''definitely'' Chaotic. He becomes a little more benevolent in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second]] and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third movie]], when he returns to the Black Pearl to save his crew after running away from the kraken, and [[spoiler: sacrificing [[spoiler:sacrificing a chance for immortality in stabbing Davy Jones' heart to save Will's life]], leaning towards ChaoticGood, but still Chaotic Neutral.
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Neutral. The best proof has to be in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth film]], when he wants eternal life from the Fountain of Youth... until he finds out someone else has to die for him to get the gift. This makes it, as he put it "a much less enticing prospect." He values freedom above all else, and tries to avoid impairing the freedom of others unless they absolutely will ''not'' get out of his way. Sacrificing an innocent life for no good reason doesn't fit with that.
%%* * ''Franchise/StarWars'': This applies to both Han Solo and Lando Calrissian in their initial appearances.appearances, criminals only out for themselves but not malicious enough to be evil. They later moved toward ChaoticGood and NeutralGood in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
* Torgo from ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate''. He's ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' is an insane, sexually-deprived CrustyCaretaker satyr of marginal loyalty to the LawfulEvil Master.
* Tyler Durden, the [[TheUnfettered unfettered]] [[TheUbermensch Ubermensch]] anarchist of ''Film/FightClub''. Looking for a better world by destroying society as we know it. But not actually ChaoticEvil, considering that he constantly takes steps to avoid actually killing anyone. It takes a fair bit of planning for him to destroy several skyscrapers without putting any lives at risk.
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risk. In ''Planescape'', he would be classified as an evil-tending Chaotic Neutral, landing him squarely in Pandemonium.



* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank N Furter]]. Due to his [[TheHedonist hedonistic nature]], he tends to do whatever he pleases without any second thought of the consequences.
** Since those actions include murder and cannibalism, he's arguably ChaoticEvil.

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* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': Dr. Frank N Furter]]. Furter. Due to his [[TheHedonist hedonistic nature]], he tends to do whatever he pleases without any second thought of the consequences.
** Since
consequences. Then again, since those actions include murder and cannibalism, he's arguably ChaoticEvil.



** Any Tarantino protagonist is going to be this or TrueNeutral. Other examples include, The Bride of ''Film/KillBill'', Seth Gecko of ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'', and Dr. Schultz of ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
* Film/{{Beetlejuice}} himself falls under this trope. He's dangerously unpredictable, and, though he's willing to help others...his idea of "helping" often involves endangering the lives of others, or conning them in some way.

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** %%** Any Tarantino protagonist is going to be this or TrueNeutral. Other examples include, The Bride of ''Film/KillBill'', Seth Gecko of ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'', and Dr. Schultz of ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.
* Film/{{Beetlejuice}} ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' himself falls under this trope. He's dangerously unpredictable, and, and though he's willing to help others...others, his idea of "helping" often involves endangering the lives of others, or conning them in some way.



-->With these powers I could be... a superhero! I'd fight crime, protect the innocent, work for world peace. But first... (goes to the mechanics [[DisproportionateRetribution who price gouged Stanley's car]] for [[AssShove revenge]])
* Si and Am from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''. Though many people view them NeutralEvil or even ChaoticEvil (because they're viewed as the villains in the movie), in reality, they're more mischievous and curious than evil. So, this fits for them.
* [[Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Riddick]] is a guy who does good things in a horrendously evil manner, and all because he wants to fulfill a deal so that people will just ''leave him the fuck alone.''
* Snake Plissken, protagonist of ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. He's a career criminal who doesn't care about the rest of the world, and only goes to rescue the President because he's coerced. An example: at one point he comes across two punks passing an obviously drugged girl between them... and doesn't step in to rescue her or defend her, but just keeps on walking.

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-->With these powers I could be... a superhero! I'd fight crime, protect the innocent, work for world peace. But first... (goes to the mechanics [[DisproportionateRetribution who price gouged Stanley's car]] car for [[AssShove revenge]])
* Si and Am from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''. Though many people view them as NeutralEvil or even ChaoticEvil (because they're viewed as the villains in the movie), in reality, reality they're more mischievous and curious than evil. So, this fits for them.
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* [[Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Riddick]] ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': Riddick is a guy who does good things in a horrendously evil manner, and all manner because he wants to fulfill a deal so that people will just ''leave him the fuck alone.''
* Snake Plissken, protagonist of ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. He's a career criminal who doesn't care about the rest of the world, and only goes to rescue the President because he's coerced. An example: at At one point he comes across two punks passing an obviously drugged girl between them... and doesn't step in to rescue her or defend her, but just keeps on walking.



%%* The Japanese ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' by default.

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%%* The Japanese * ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' by default.tends to be shown as this when not ChaoticEvil; he's the epitome of an [[PersonOfMassDestruction Animal of Mass Destruction]], but he's not intelligent enough to truly be evil.



* Most of the characters in ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' qualify as Chaotic Neutral, but Lana fits the mold especially well.
* Luster in ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'' claims to be Chaotic Neutral, but a trail of incinerated peasants says otherwise.

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* %%* Most of the characters in ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' qualify as Chaotic Neutral, but Lana fits the mold especially well.
* %%* Luster in ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'' claims to be Chaotic Neutral, but a trail of incinerated peasants says otherwise.



* Fagin from {{Theatre/Oliver}} technically qualifies, though he works for NeutralEvil Bill Sykes his role as a leader of thieves is mostly to steal for survival. Actor Ron Moody arguably portrays Fagin's conniving ways most famously.

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* Fagin from {{Theatre/Oliver}} ''{{Theatre/Oliver}}'' technically qualifies, though qualifies. Though he works for NeutralEvil Bill Sykes Sykes, his role as a leader of thieves is mostly to steal for survival. Actor Ron Moody arguably portrays Fagin's conniving ways most famously.



* ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' could be the poster child for this trope. He's a thief, a reaver, a slayer... and everything else you can think of where there's an opportunity for violence, wenches and loot. Including piracy, assassination, mercenary work and becoming warrior-king of the richest country on the continent, the only thing that separates him of being ChaoticEvil is that he never kills anyone who does not deserve it or not trying to kill him, and never resorts to force or coercion when bedding a woman. Later in his life and after becoming king, he prides himself in having lowered the taxes and reining in on the Aquilonian nobles' excesses, making his kingdom probably the best place to live in the Hyborian Age, and stalwartly refuses to abdicate even under threat of death (and with the promise of gold if he does) because he doesn't want to legitimize the claim of his evildoing adversaries, therefore making him more a case of being ChaoticGood.

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* ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' could be the poster child for this trope. He's a thief, a reaver, a slayer... slayer, and everything else you can think of where there's an opportunity for violence, wenches and loot. Including loot, including piracy, assassination, mercenary work and becoming warrior-king of the richest country on the continent, the continent. The only thing that separates him of from being ChaoticEvil is that he never kills anyone who does not deserve it or and is not trying to kill him, and never resorts to force or coercion when bedding a woman. Later in his life and after becoming king, he prides himself in on having lowered the taxes and reining reined in on the Aquilonian nobles' excesses, making his kingdom probably the best place to live in the Hyborian Age, and Hyborean Age. He stalwartly refuses to abdicate even under threat of death (and with the promise of gold if he does) because he doesn't want to legitimize the claim of his evildoing adversaries, therefore making him more a case of being ChaoticGood.



** On the topic of Creator/MichaelCrichton's work, the nanobots from ''Literature/{{Prey}}'' probably fit this trope too, at least to begin with, because the harm they cause isn't intentional. As events progress and they become more intelligent, however, they inevitably go from this to ChaoticEvil.

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** * On the topic of Creator/MichaelCrichton's work, the nanobots from ''Literature/{{Prey}}'' probably fit this trope too, at least to begin with, because the harm they cause isn't intentional. As events progress and they become more intelligent, however, they inevitably go from this to ChaoticEvil.



** Mab's daughter, Maeve, probably fits here too, [[spoiler:until she falls to [[TheCorruption Nemesis]] and becomes TheUnfettered and ChaoticEvil.]]
** Thomas Raith, in a LovableRogue kind of way. His willpower and MoralityPet[=s=] Justine and Harry help keep him from really falling into the ways of his [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]].
* [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Jarlaxle]] [[spoiler:Baenre]]. The drow who is not actively malevolent, but is a great opportunist. He dresses like a pimp. He'll stab you in the back on a whim (and patch you up if he decides he made a mistake). He tries to [[HeelFaceDoorSlam reform assassins]] and [[CorruptTheCutie corrupt knights]]. He is, or at least was, [[spoiler:the male favored one of a female misandrist goddess, from birth]], not that he reciprocated. He thrives in the midst of chaos, a [[EyepatchOfPower calm, smirking eye]] in the raging storm. He is Chaotic Neutral on legs.
** Liriel Baenre, before she turned NeutralGood, though some of the attitude stuck well. Never appreciated typical drow viciousness, but just as competitive and scheming as her peers. Has a lot of fun with social engagements anyway, using high social status, arcane talents inherited from the city's Archmage and penchant for pranks. Was quite happy in such an environment, then had to leave in hurry, tasted the surface life and decided it's more fun. Found side-adventures for fun and profit even in the [[DeathWorld Underdark]]. Was priestess to Lolth whom she abandoned when had to choose between goddess and lover, then tried Eilistraee for some time (she's really into dance, after all), this didn't worked out well, so she converted again and serve Mystra (for such a dedicated mage it's a natural choice).
* The Meddler of the ''Literature/{{Firekeeper|Saga}}'' novels is generally in this area. Besides he does with the main characters, the stories that exist of him, as told in the fifth book, describe how he earns his name by getting involved in situations with seemingly good intentions but without ever considering the consequences. Most telling is a tale in which he persuaded a boy to run away with a girl his father was loudly opposed to his marrying, only to learn after the fact that the two were in fact half-siblings. While she was ignorant of the fact, the boy [[BrotherSisterIncest fully understood who she was to him.]]
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' Elves, the local version of TheFairFolk, are essentially Chaos personified. They don't have enough of a concept of morality to be actively evil, but you really want them to stay far, far away from you. They have been compared to {{cats|AreMean}}.

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** %%** Mab's daughter, Maeve, probably fits here too, [[spoiler:until she falls to [[TheCorruption Nemesis]] and becomes TheUnfettered and ChaoticEvil.]]
** Thomas Raith, in a LovableRogue kind of way. His willpower and MoralityPet[=s=] Justine and Harry help keep him from really falling into the ways of his [[BigScrewedUpFamily family]].
BigScrewedUpFamily.
* [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Jarlaxle]] ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'': Jarlaxle [[spoiler:Baenre]]. The drow who is not actively malevolent, but is a great opportunist. He dresses like a pimp. He'll stab you in the back on a whim (and patch you up if he decides he made a mistake). He tries to [[HeelFaceDoorSlam reform assassins]] and [[CorruptTheCutie corrupt knights]]. He is, or at least was, [[spoiler:the male favored one of a female misandrist goddess, from birth]], not that he reciprocated. He thrives in the midst of chaos, a [[EyepatchOfPower calm, smirking eye]] in the raging storm. He is Chaotic Neutral on legs.
** Liriel Baenre, before she turned NeutralGood, though some of the attitude stuck well. Never appreciated typical drow viciousness, but just as competitive and scheming as her peers. Has a lot of fun with social engagements anyway, using high social status, arcane talents inherited from the city's Archmage and penchant for pranks. Was quite happy in such an environment, then had to leave in hurry, tasted the surface life and decided it's more fun. Found side-adventures for fun and profit even in the [[DeathWorld Underdark]]. DeathWorld of the Underdark. Was priestess to Lolth Lolth, whom she abandoned when she had to choose between goddess and lover, then tried Eilistraee for some time (she's really into dance, after all), this all). This didn't worked work out well, so she converted again and serve served Mystra (for such a dedicated mage it's a natural choice).
* The Meddler of the ''Literature/{{Firekeeper|Saga}}'' novels is generally in this area. Besides what he does with the main characters, the stories that exist of him, as told in the fifth book, describe how he earns his name by getting involved in situations with seemingly good intentions but without ever considering the consequences. Most telling is a tale in which he persuaded a boy to run away with a girl his father was loudly opposed to his marrying, only to learn after the fact that the two were in fact half-siblings. While she was ignorant of the fact, the boy [[BrotherSisterIncest fully understood who she was to him.]]
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Elves, the local version of TheFairFolk, are essentially Chaos personified. They don't have enough of a concept of morality to be actively evil, but you really want them to stay far, far away from you. They have been compared to {{cats|AreMean}}.



** The Melnibonean hover between Type 1 of Chaotic Neutral and Type 2 of Lawful Neutral, their actions are said to be based mostly on a search for pleasure but also by rigid adherence to traditions.

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** The Melnibonean Melniboneans hover between Type 1 of Chaotic Neutral and Type 2 of Lawful Neutral, their Neutral. Their actions are said to be based mostly on a search for pleasure but also by rigid adherence to traditions.



* Yossarian, the protagonist of ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'', is positively dedicated to Chaotic Neutrality.
* Simkin, a side character in [[MargaretWeis Weis]] and Hickman's ''Darksword'' trilogy, sums up the Chaotic Neutral life philosophy (and his own) with the declaration that, "The game is nothing, the playing of it everything."
* Archie, the gang leader in ''Literature/TheChocolateWar'' and ''Beyond the Chocolate War'', is either this or TrueNeutral. When [[TheDragon Obie]] remarks that "You really hate this school," he responds "I don't hate anyone or anything." Obie is somewhat disturbed by this, wondering if he loves anyone or just walks through life in a fog.

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* Yossarian, the protagonist of ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'', is positively dedicated to Chaotic Neutrality.
* Simkin, a side character in [[MargaretWeis [[Creator/MargaretWeis Weis]] and Hickman's ''Darksword'' trilogy, sums up the Chaotic Neutral life philosophy (and his own) with the declaration that, "The game is nothing, the playing of it everything."
* Archie, the gang leader in ''Literature/TheChocolateWar'' and ''Beyond the Chocolate War'', is either this or TrueNeutral. When [[TheDragon Obie]] Obie remarks that "You really hate this school," he responds "I don't hate anyone or anything." Obie is somewhat disturbed by this, wondering if he loves anyone or just walks through life in a fog.



* Vezon, from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' although he teeters toward both ChaoticGood and ChaoticEvil from time to time. Well, it helps that he's completely insane.
* The philosophy of the Dark Others in the ''Literature/NightWatch'' series fits this- praising individualism with an attitude to the effect that everyone should look out for their own desires and not infringe on those of anyone else. In practice, they tend to forget the last part making them more ChaoticEvil, although some of their members might qualify. The best example would be the VillainProtagonist witch Alice. Within the first several hours of her story she drains her mana reserves staving off her mother's incipient heart attack, then replenishes them by infuriating a random guy who gave her a lift, rescues a mouse from some jerks who were torturing it and then demonstrates total consent with the prospect of child sacrifice in order to win a minor brawl with the Light Ones.

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* %%* Vezon, from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' although he teeters toward both ChaoticGood and ChaoticEvil from time to time. Well, it It helps that he's completely insane.
* The philosophy of the Dark Others in the ''Literature/NightWatch'' series fits this- this, praising individualism with an attitude to the effect that everyone should look out for their own desires and not infringe on those of anyone else. In practice, they tend to forget the last part part, making them more ChaoticEvil, although some of their members might qualify. The best example would be the VillainProtagonist witch Alice. Within the first several hours of her story she drains her mana reserves reserves, staving off her mother's incipient heart attack, then replenishes them by infuriating a random guy who gave her a lift, rescues a mouse from some jerks who were torturing it and then demonstrates total consent with the prospect of child sacrifice in order to win a minor brawl with the Light Ones.



* From ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'': The Weaver. Proof that chaotic neutral is far more terrifying than LawfulEvil.

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* %%* From ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'': The Weaver. Proof that chaotic neutral is far more terrifying than LawfulEvil.Weaver.



* Luke Rhinehart, the protagonist of ''Literature/TheDiceMan'', epitomizes this trope.
* The Gawtrybe in ''[[Literature/{{Redwall}} Martin the Warrior]]'' are a tribe of PsychopathicManchild squirrels whose morality operates solely on the basis of what makes a "good game". When the heroes first meet them, they want to play "chase" ... up a cliff, and if they catch the heroes, they get to throw them off. During the climactic battle, however, they are persuaded to help the good guys on the basis that slaughtering vermin makes an equally good "game".
* In Naomi Novik's ''Temeraire'' series any feral dragon is likely to be this. Iskierka [[TurnedUpToEleven turns this up almost to ChaoticStupid levels]]
* Ethan Nakamura from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' works as this. As the son of Nemisis, his primary motivation for flipping sides multiple times is revenge, almost to the point of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, though I guess this could count as LawfulNeutral.
* [[ByronicHero Lestat De Lioncourt]] from ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles''. True, he's no [[MagnificentBastard saint]], but, he generally tries to do the [[JerkWithaHeartofGold right thing]]....[[TheTrickster most of the time]].
** Lestat is the epitome of Chaotic Neutral. He often does things just to see what happens, and is especially delighted to buck tradition just for the sake of doing so. He actually does a number of evil things, but he tends to abhor other evil creatures, especially ones who are systematically and purposefully evil like Akasha.
* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[JerkassWoobie Sandor "The Hound" Clegane]] definitely fits this alignment, having no real loyalty but to himself... but he's still nowhere near as unpleasant as [[ChaoticEvil his brother Gregor]].

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* %%* Luke Rhinehart, the protagonist of ''Literature/TheDiceMan'', epitomizes this trope.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}: The Gawtrybe in ''[[Literature/{{Redwall}} Martin ''Martin the Warrior]]'' Warrior'' are a tribe of PsychopathicManchild squirrels whose morality operates solely on the basis of what makes a "good game". When the heroes first meet them, they want to play "chase" ... up a cliff, and if they catch the heroes, they get to throw them off. During the climactic battle, however, they are persuaded to help the good guys on the basis that slaughtering vermin makes an equally good "game".
* In Naomi Novik's ''Temeraire'' series any feral dragon is likely to be this. Iskierka [[TurnedUpToEleven [[UpToEleven turns this up up]] almost to ChaoticStupid levels]]
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* Ethan Nakamura from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' works as this. As the son of Nemisis, Nemesis, his primary motivation for flipping sides multiple times is revenge, almost to the point of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, though I guess this could count as LawfulNeutral.
ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
* [[ByronicHero Lestat De Lioncourt]] Lioncourt from ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles''. True, he's no [[MagnificentBastard saint]], but, he generally tries to do the [[JerkWithaHeartofGold right thing]]....thing]]... [[TheTrickster most of the time]].
** Lestat is the epitome of Chaotic Neutral.
time]]. He often does things just to see what happens, and is especially delighted to buck tradition just for the sake of doing so. He actually does a number of evil things, but he tends to abhor other evil creatures, especially ones who are systematically and purposefully evil like Akasha.
* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', [[JerkassWoobie Sandor "The Hound" Clegane]] definitely fits this alignment, having no real loyalty but to himself... but he's still nowhere near as unpleasant as [[ChaoticEvil his ChaoticEvil brother Gregor]].Gregor.



* Literature/{{Eloise}} could definitely be considered Chaotic Neutral. While her actions in the underwhelming adaptations of the series tend to veer towards ChaoticGood, her actions in the original books often harmed both good and evil entities, and she clearly couldn't be bothered to give a damn about it.
* Su Wukong aka Monkey King from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' starts out this way. He is not quite malicious enough to be evil (barely) yet he uses his powers to bully anyone and everyone he comes across to get what he wants, when he feels insulted, has no respect for authority, and does what he wants because he can. It takes being trapped under a mountain for 500 years and going on the pilgrimage to India to slowly mature him into ChaoticGood.
* Michael Swanwick's pair of con artist adventurers Darger and Surplus don't go out of their way to harm people (outside of their cons), but they also have a habit of [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally causing catastrophic damage]]- like burning future London to the ground and unleashing a plague of {{golem}}s on future Prague- and they really don't care. In the story "Tawny Petticoats'', while they do a good deed in freeing people turned into [[VoodooZombie zombie slaves]] in future New Orleans (likely because Surplus was briefly a victim), they do so in a way that will undoubtedly result in a bloody SlaveRevolt leaving the city in ruins- but they skip town before they or the audience can see the consequences of their actions.

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* Literature/{{Eloise}} ''Literature/{{Eloise}}'' could definitely be considered Chaotic Neutral. While her actions in the underwhelming adaptations of the series tend to veer towards ChaoticGood, her actions in the original books often harmed both good and evil entities, and she clearly couldn't be bothered to give a damn about it.
* Su Wukong aka Monkey King from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' starts out this way. He is not quite malicious enough to be evil (barely) yet he uses his powers to bully anyone and everyone he comes across to get what he wants, when he feels insulted, has no respect for authority, and does what he wants because he can. It takes being trapped under a mountain for 500 years and going on the pilgrimage to India to slowly mature him into ChaoticGood.
* Michael Swanwick's pair of con artist adventurers Darger and Surplus don't go out of their way to harm people (outside of their cons), but they also have a habit of [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds accidentally causing catastrophic damage]]- like damage]]-like burning future London to the ground and unleashing a plague of {{golem}}s on future Prague- and Prague-and they really don't care. In the story "Tawny Petticoats'', while they do a good deed in freeing people turned into [[VoodooZombie zombie slaves]] in future New Orleans (likely because Surplus was briefly a victim), they do so in a way that will undoubtedly result in a bloody SlaveRevolt leaving the city in ruins- but they skip town before they or the audience can see the consequences of their actions.



* [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon society's]] outward face seems to be Lawful Neutral, but its internal politics walk the line between Chaotic Neutral and Neutral Evil.

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* [[Franchise/StarTrek ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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Klingon society's]] society's outward face seems to be Lawful Neutral, but its internal politics walk the line between Chaotic Neutral and Neutral Evil.



* The Nietzscheans from ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' - they work on the principle of "enlightened self-interest", which means they can do anything the writers want.
** Lampshaded at one point in an Alternate Timeline episode where one of the Nietzcheans responsible for the uprising that destroyed the original Commonwealth finds himself completely disgusted by the current conduct of his people. They were supposed to be a race of {{Warrior Poet}}s but forgot about the poetry and the "enlightened" aspect of enlightened self-interest.
* [[Series/{{House}} Dr. Gregory House]], sometimes. Definitely on the side of [[OrderVersusChaos Chaos]], as he chafes under authority - be it legal, professional, or religious. He rebels at every opportunity, and his rigorous problem-solving method seems holistic, piecemeal, and free-associating (complete with [[EurekaMoment 'Eureka!' moments]]) rather than strictly logical and linear. House doesn't [[HiddenHeartOfGold seem to care]] enough about his patients as people to be ChaoticGood, but is too dedicated to saving them to be ChaoticEvil. On a good day, or during Season 6 and most of Season 7, he uses his abilities for good to the point of being more ChaoticGood.

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* The Nietzscheans from ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' - they work on the principle of "enlightened self-interest", which means they can do anything the writers want.
**
want. Lampshaded at one point in an Alternate Timeline episode where one of the Nietzcheans responsible for the uprising that destroyed the original Commonwealth finds himself completely disgusted by the current conduct of his people. They were supposed to be a race of {{Warrior Poet}}s but forgot about the poetry and the "enlightened" aspect of enlightened self-interest.
* [[Series/{{House}} ''Series/{{House}}'': Dr. Gregory House]], House, sometimes. Definitely on the side of [[OrderVersusChaos Chaos]], as he chafes under authority - be it legal, professional, or religious. He rebels at every opportunity, and his rigorous problem-solving method seems holistic, piecemeal, and free-associating (complete with [[EurekaMoment 'Eureka!' moments]]) rather than strictly logical and linear. House doesn't [[HiddenHeartOfGold seem to care]] care enough about his patients as people to be ChaoticGood, but is too dedicated to saving them to be ChaoticEvil. On a good day, or during Season 6 and most of Season 7, he uses his abilities for good to the point of being more ChaoticGood.



** Fiona's is other example of Chaotic Neutral. She's impulsive, violent, enjoys beating on people, as is as likely to be unwilling to help the needy as she is likely to want to help them. She's not above using others to further her own ends especially towards toying with Michael.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Sam Puckett. Without Carly, who acts as her MoralityChain, she'd likely end up as ChaoticEvil.
* ''The Suite Life'' series: Zack Martin in both ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', London Tipton could arguably fall under this as she just does whatever makes her happy while being a jerk about it but does have a hidden heart of gold like Zack Martin.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Shawn Hunter is of this alignment, always defying authority, doing whatever he wants while dragging Cory along. Despite this he is extremely loyal to Cory.
** [[CloudCuckoolander Spencer]] started like this, and stayed that way.
* Jayne from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fits here, according to some interpretations.

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** Fiona's Fiona is other another example of Chaotic Neutral. She's impulsive, violent, enjoys beating on people, as is and as likely to be unwilling to help the needy as she is likely to want to help them. She's not above using others to further her own ends ends, especially towards toying with Michael.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Sam Puckett.Puckett is a violently temperamental bully with no respect for authority, but she has enough PetTheDog moments to keep from being ChaoticEvil. Without Carly, who acts as her MoralityChain, she'd likely end up as ChaoticEvil.
* ''The Suite Life'' series: Zack Martin and London Tipton in both ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' and ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'', London Tipton could arguably fall under this as she Both just does do whatever makes her them happy while being a jerk about it it, but does they do have a hidden heart of gold like Zack Martin.
[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold nice sides deep down]].
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Shawn Hunter is of this alignment, always defying authority, doing whatever he wants while dragging Cory along. Despite this he is extremely loyal to Cory.
** [[CloudCuckoolander Spencer]] %%** Spencer started like this, thi and stayed that way.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
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Jayne from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fits here, according to some interpretations.



* Chiana from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' embodies Chaotic Neutral.
** Rygel would likely qualify as well.
* Faith from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' began as Chaotic Neutral, slipped into Neutral Evil and eventually ended up as Chaotic Good.

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* %%* Chiana from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' embodies Chaotic Neutral.
** %%** Rygel would likely qualify as well.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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Faith from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' began as Chaotic Neutral, slipped into Neutral Evil and eventually ended up as Chaotic Good.



** Anya exemplified this trope, particularly in her early appearances.
* [[Film/TheInvisibleMan Claude]] [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Rains]], the EnsembleDarkHorse TricksterMentor from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. He's lived as an [[{{Invisibility}} Invisible Hobo]] for seven years, pickpocketing and following random people around because he can. He's a callous pessimist who puts Peter Petrelli through TrainingFromHell (which includes ''pushing him off a building''). But we learn that his misanthropy is justifiable (his best friend betrayed and shot him), and that he lives as an invisible, homeless pickpocket to stay off the Company's radar. And he [[PetTheDog loves his pigeons]].
** Elle Bishop and Sylar develop into this in season 3.
* [[GodModeSue Merritt Rook]] from ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', episode "Authority." He convinces people to do utterly vile things that never ''quite'' cross the MoralEventHorizon (although his first act, strip-searching a teenage girl, came close), his only concern being to [[CynicismCatalyst subvert the power structures he blames for the death of his wife]].

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** %%** Anya exemplified this trope, particularly in her early appearances.
* [[Film/TheInvisibleMan Claude]] [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Rains]], ''Film/TheInvisibleMan'': Claude Rains, the EnsembleDarkHorse TricksterMentor from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. He's lived as an [[{{Invisibility}} Invisible Hobo]] for seven years, pickpocketing and following random people around because he can. He's a callous pessimist who puts Peter Petrelli through TrainingFromHell (which includes ''pushing him off a building''). But we learn that his misanthropy is justifiable (his best friend betrayed and shot him), and that he lives as an invisible, homeless pickpocket to stay off the Company's radar. And he [[PetTheDog loves his pigeons]].
** %%** Elle Bishop and Sylar develop into this in season 3.
* [[GodModeSue Merritt Rook]] Rook from ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', the ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Authority." He convinces people to do utterly vile things that never ''quite'' cross the MoralEventHorizon (although his first act, strip-searching a teenage girl, came close), his only concern being to [[CynicismCatalyst subvert the power structures he blames for the death of his wife]].



* While the rest of the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' crew start out as this and work their way during the first season to ChaoticGood Parker stays Chaotic Neutral.
* A couple characters on ''Series/{{Lost}}'', but [[GoMadFromTheIsolation Danielle Rousseau]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Miles Straume]] are the most pronounced.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' - Lister and Cat. While Lister edges up to ChaoticGood through CharacterDevelopment, The Cat is the truest case, as he really does not care, so long as you don't mess with his clothes or his food.

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* %%* While the rest of the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' crew start out as this and work their way during the first season to ChaoticGood Parker stays Chaotic Neutral.
* %%* A couple characters on ''Series/{{Lost}}'', but [[GoMadFromTheIsolation Danielle Rousseau]] Rousseau and [[DeadpanSnarker Miles Straume]] Straume are the most pronounced.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' - ''Series/RedDwarf'':
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Lister and Cat. While Lister starts off as this but edges up to ChaoticGood through CharacterDevelopment, CharacterDevelopment.
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The Cat is the truest case, as he really does not care, so long as you don't mess with his clothes or his food.



* Rayanne from ''Series/MySoCalledLife''. She's a total free-spirit. Constantly partying, drinking and having sex with little to no sense of guilt over how she's affecting Angela or any of her other friends.
* HeroicComedicSociopath Charlie Kelly from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.
* The AlmightyJanitor from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' truly exemplifies Chaotic Neutral.
* Blake, Avon, Cally, Vila and the rest of the seven from ''Series/BlakesSeven''.

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* Rayanne from ''Series/MySoCalledLife''. She's ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' is a total free-spirit. Constantly free-spirit, constantly partying, drinking and having sex with little to no sense of guilt over how she's affecting Angela or any of her other friends.
* %%* HeroicComedicSociopath Charlie Kelly from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.
* %%* The AlmightyJanitor from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' truly exemplifies Chaotic Neutral.
* %%* Blake, Avon, Cally, Vila and the rest of the seven from ''Series/BlakesSeven''.



* Chandler Bing of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is mostly this during the first few seasons with some ChaoticGood tendencies thrown in but gradually shifts towards LawfulNeutral later in the series. Phoebe Buffay fits this to a T especially later on in the series; early on she's more ChaoticGood with Chaotic Neutral moments.
* All the main characters on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', except for Jerry (who falls more under TrueNeutral). George Costanza arguably veers into NeutralEvil at times.

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* %%* Chandler Bing of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is mostly this during the first few seasons with some ChaoticGood tendencies thrown in but gradually shifts towards LawfulNeutral later in the series. Phoebe Buffay fits this to a T especially later on in the series; early on she's more ChaoticGood with Chaotic Neutral moments.
* %%* All the main characters on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', except for Jerry (who falls more under TrueNeutral). George Costanza arguably veers into NeutralEvil at times.



* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': Bulk and Skull are this in the early seasons, although they veer more towards ChaoticGood later on.

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* %%* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': Bulk and Skull are this in the early seasons, although they veer more towards ChaoticGood later on.



* Most incarnations of PeterPan probably match this alignment best.
* '''Everyone''' on ''Radio/TheGoonShow'', except perhaps Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne (both NeutralEvil, most of the time). Only when Creator/SpikeMilligan is involved is the CloudCuckoolander the ''least'' crazy.
* Traditional RobinHood (i.e. before storytellers added the "rob from the rich, give to the poor" schtick) was Chaotic Neutral: he was just as likely to go out looking for a random fight as he was to look for a rich person to rob.

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* %%* Most incarnations of PeterPan probably match this alignment best.
* %%* '''Everyone''' on ''Radio/TheGoonShow'', except perhaps Moriarty and Grytpype-Thynne (both NeutralEvil, most of the time). Only when Creator/SpikeMilligan is involved is the CloudCuckoolander the ''least'' crazy.
* Traditional RobinHood Myth/RobinHood (i.e. before storytellers added the "rob from the rich, give to the poor" schtick) was Chaotic Neutral: he was just as likely to go out looking for a random fight as he was to look for a rich person to rob.



* Type 5 in "Nuclear Man" by Angry Johnny And The Killbillies.
* The song "Renegade" by Eminem and Jay-Z
* Most songs by Ludacris.
* Quite a few songs by Music/TheBeatles, many of which [[TheWalrusWasPaul were written to make as little sense as possible]]. Songs like "I Am The Walrus," "Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds," "Strawberry Fields," and "Glass Onion" are perfect examples of [[WordSaladLyrics songs of pure, refined chaos in lyrical form]].



* ComicStrip/{{Calvin|AndHobbes}} is a definite example, being extremely unpredictable, as well as hating all kinds of rules and limitations. He's frequently at odds with authority figures, especially school and his parents, makes up his own rules to games -- or makes up [[CalvinBall new games altogether]] -- and has the kind of imagination that'd almost suggest he has a problem with ''reality itself''. He's selfish and egoistic, and usually doesn't help other people unless he might profit out of it. His SuperHero alter ego Stupendous Man fights "tyranny", meaning any authority figure telling him to do something he doesn't want to -- or might just drop a big snowball on Susie's head. His general thoughts about the state of the world and mankind, as well as his fondness for animals, would suggest an alignment change to ChaoticGood later in his life, though.

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* ComicStrip/{{Calvin|AndHobbes}} ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Calvin is a definite example, being extremely unpredictable, as well as hating all kinds of rules and limitations. He's frequently at odds with authority figures, especially school and his parents, makes up his own rules to games -- or makes up [[CalvinBall new games altogether]] -- and has the kind of imagination that'd almost suggest he has a problem with ''reality itself''. He's selfish and egoistic, egotistical, and usually doesn't help other people unless he might profit out of it. His SuperHero alter ego Stupendous Man fights "tyranny", meaning any authority figure telling him to do something he doesn't want to -- or might just drop a big snowball on Susie's head. His general thoughts about the state of the world and mankind, as well as his fondness for animals, would suggest an alignment change to ChaoticGood later in his life, though.



* Snoopy from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' and (on a good day) Lucy van Pelt.

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* %%* Snoopy from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' and (on a good day) Lucy van Pelt.



** Fenrir's only reason for killing Odin during Ragnarok was that he was pissed that [[JerkAss Odin]] [[TooDumbToLive chained him up and kept him by his throne]], [[SelfFulfillingProphecy because the Allfather had a vision that Fenrir would kill him during Ragnarok]].
* Likewise, [[TheTrickster Coyote]] in many Myth/{{native American mythology}}s is this.

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** Fenrir's only reason for killing Odin during Ragnarok was that he was pissed that [[JerkAss Odin]] Odin [[TooDumbToLive chained him up and kept him by his throne]], [[SelfFulfillingProphecy because the Allfather had a vision that Fenrir would kill him during Ragnarok]].
* %%* Likewise, [[TheTrickster Coyote]] Coyote in many Myth/{{native American mythology}}s is this.



* A modern example of this trope would be Wrestling/CMPunk. His character absolutely despises authority, and will go out of his way to mock or provoke anybody who attempts to get him to change his mind. Punk will also take every opportunity he can to get ahead, even if it means cashing in on a weakened opponent, be they [[TheHero a babyface]] or [[JerkAss a heel]]. Punk is straight-edge (both in {{Kayfabe}} and RealLife), and that means he's "better than you" and not afraid to tell you so.

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* A modern example of this trope would be Wrestling/CMPunk. His character absolutely despises authority, and will go out of his way to mock or provoke anybody who attempts to get him to change his mind. Punk will also take every opportunity he can to get ahead, even if it means cashing in on a weakened opponent, be they [[TheHero a babyface]] babyface or [[JerkAss a heel]].heel. Punk is straight-edge (both in {{Kayfabe}} and RealLife), and that means he's "better than you" and not afraid to tell you so.



* Wrestling/{{Kane}} is another good example. He's been a face for a good portion of his career, but he's clearly not a case of DarkIsNotEvil. What makes him so popular with the crowds is simply because he's such an effective badass - that, and also the fact that he has often been bullied and tormented by even more evil wrestlers (not to speak of his near-death by burning at the hands of his "brother," Wrestling/TheUndertaker), resulting in him becoming a most unusual version of TheWoobie. (Most notably, it was hard not to sympathize with Kane during his feud with Evolution in 2003, during which Wrestling/TripleH dressed up as him and....well, if you've been to the wrestling section of the horrible thread, you know the rest). While Kane is undeniably a sadist and a monster, he only attacks people who actually deserve to have their ass kicked. He finally turned heel again in the summer of 2008 when he tortured Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr and stole his mask, although he seems to get cheered by the fans even now.

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* Wrestling/{{Kane}} is another good example. He's been a face for a good portion of his career, but he's clearly not a case of DarkIsNotEvil. What makes him so popular with the crowds is simply because he's such an effective badass - that, and also the fact that he has often been bullied and tormented by even more evil wrestlers (not to speak of his near-death by burning at the hands of his "brother," Wrestling/TheUndertaker), resulting in him becoming a most unusual version of TheWoobie. (Most notably, it was hard not to sympathize with Kane during his feud with Evolution in 2003, during which Wrestling/TripleH dressed up as him and....and... well, if you've been to the wrestling section of the horrible thread, you know the rest). While Kane is undeniably a sadist and a monster, he only attacks people who actually deserve to have their ass kicked. He finally turned heel again in the summer of 2008 when he tortured Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr and stole his mask, although he seems to get cheered by the fans even now.



* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Orks.]] They are a terrifying horde of [[MoreDakka gun-crazed]] marauders...who were basically engineered as living weapons, and have no ability to understand that there might be people who ''aren't'' [[BloodKnight motivated solely by war]]. An Ork thinks that by besieging your fortress they're doing you a ''favour'', because why would you build a fortress if you didn't want someone to come along and fight you? Throw in their social structure being built on a robust basis of fist-fights, and you have some pretty solidly Chaotic traits, without the deliberate malice it requires to qualify as Evil.
** While [[OurElvesAreBetter the Eldar]] commonly fight against threats to Order and Good like the [[RobotWar Necrons]], [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] and [[TheCorruption Chaos]], above all they are concerned only with their survival, the deaths of innumerous members of the "lesser races" insignificant in comparison. Members of the Imperium describe them as a capricious, fickle force of the universe like the aforementioned Orks and Tyranids, yet realise that allying with them is often the difference between victory and defeat.
* If you stretch it, some of the Chaos Gods in both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' might barely count as Chaotic Neutral. Nurgle might be the best example, since he does love you. A lot. Then we have Necoho and Malal, while not any of the greater chaos gods, act more benevolent than the other gods, in Malal's case, he practically only focuses on other chaos gods, since he represents chaos turned against itself, and Necoho is the [[FlatEarthAtheist god of atheism]], which means he practically only targets religious cults of any kind, in addition to the other chaos gods.
** In the earliest fluff, all of the Chaos Gods ''were'' Chaotic Neutral, being neither good nor evil, but simply embodiments of a particular set of emotions and related concepts. Though many Chaos worshippers did end up sliding into extremism and becoming evil, it was perfectly valid to have a relatively "good" Chaos worshipper, who applied the teachings of their patron in a manner that was at least not actively dangerous to most, and maybe even sometimes beneficial -- a Khorne Champion who would never harm the weak, instead seeking to fight and kill only the strong and deadly in order to prove themselves worthy of Khorne's ideals, for example. Subsequent editions have played up the ChaoticEvil aspect of the Dark Gods, however.
*** The Chaos Gods are still Chaotic Neutral. They aren't really concerned about anything but themselves, and rarely even pay attention to the mortals, unless they perceive something as a threat to them (in fact, most of the horribly evil things champions of Chaos do is to attract the attention of the Gods for even a split second so that they could be elevated to daemonhood). The Gods themselves don't really actively strive to do evil things, they just want to increase their own power. The Daemons and mortal followers of Chaos tend to be ChaoticEvil, however.
*** Indeed, because of this, the Chaos gods are treated as evil in the same way as Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}} is treated as evil, since they technically have a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality moral system that is beyond human comprehension]]. As to this, they technically ''are'' Chaotic Neutral, but due to human lack of understanding to the morals of the chaos gods, they appear ChaoticEvil in human moral terms.

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* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Orks.]] ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Orks.
They are a terrifying horde of [[MoreDakka gun-crazed]] marauders...who were basically engineered as living weapons, and have no ability to understand that there might be people who ''aren't'' [[BloodKnight motivated solely by war]]. An Ork thinks that by besieging your fortress they're doing you a ''favour'', because why would you build a fortress if you didn't want someone to come along and fight you? Throw in their social structure being built on a robust basis of fist-fights, and you have some pretty solidly Chaotic traits, without the deliberate malice it requires to qualify as Evil.
** While [[OurElvesAreBetter the Eldar]] Eldar commonly fight against threats to Order and Good like the [[RobotWar Necrons]], [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] Necrons, Tyranids and [[TheCorruption Chaos]], Chaos, above all they are concerned only with their survival, the deaths of innumerous members of the "lesser races" insignificant in comparison. Members of the Imperium describe them as a capricious, fickle force of the universe like the aforementioned Orks and Tyranids, yet realise that allying with them is often the difference between victory and defeat.
* If you stretch it, some of the Chaos Gods in both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' might barely count as Chaotic Neutral. Nurgle might be the best example, since he does love you. A lot. Then we have Necoho and Malal, while not any of the greater chaos gods, act more benevolent than the other gods, in Malal's case, he practically only focuses on other chaos gods, since he represents chaos turned against itself, and Necoho is the [[FlatEarthAtheist god of atheism]], which means he practically only targets religious cults of any kind, in addition to the other chaos gods.
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gods. In the earliest fluff, all of the Chaos Gods ''were'' Chaotic Neutral, being neither good nor evil, but simply embodiments of a particular set of emotions and related concepts. Though many Chaos worshippers did end up sliding into extremism and becoming evil, it was perfectly valid to have a relatively "good" Chaos worshipper, who applied the teachings of their patron in a manner that was at least not actively dangerous to most, and maybe even sometimes beneficial -- a Khorne Champion who would never harm the weak, instead seeking to fight and kill only the strong and deadly in order to prove themselves worthy of Khorne's ideals, for example. Subsequent editions have played up the ChaoticEvil aspect of the Dark Gods, however.
*** The
however. FromACertainPointOfView, the Chaos Gods are still Chaotic Neutral. They aren't really concerned about anything but themselves, and rarely even pay attention to the mortals, unless they perceive something as a threat to them (in fact, most of the horribly evil things champions of Chaos do is to attract the attention of the Gods for even a split second so that they could be elevated to daemonhood). The Gods themselves don't really actively strive to do evil things, they just want to increase their own power. The Daemons and mortal followers of Chaos tend to be ChaoticEvil, however.
*** Indeed, because of this, the
however. The Chaos gods are treated as evil in the same way as Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}} is treated as evil, since they technically have a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality moral system that is beyond human comprehension]]. As to this, they technically ''are'' Chaotic Neutral, but due to human lack of understanding to the morals of the chaos gods, they appear ChaoticEvil in human moral terms.



** In ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the slaadi are replaced as Chaotic Neutral's exemplars by the serpentine proteans, the living embodiments of raw creative and destructive potential (as opposed to the slaadi, who represented rampant self-indulgence, another aspect of Chaotic Neutral). [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps not incidentally]], the primordial gods of Egyptian myth, the Ogdoad, were depicted as frogs and snakes.

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** In ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', the slaadi are replaced as Chaotic Neutral's exemplars by the serpentine proteans, the living embodiments of raw creative and destructive potential (as opposed to the slaadi, who represented rampant self-indulgence, another aspect of Chaotic Neutral). [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps not incidentally]], incidentally, the primordial gods of Egyptian myth, the Ogdoad, were depicted as frogs and snakes.



** Black in its most benevolent form is generally this or TrueNeutral.
*** As an extension, more sympathetic examples of Black/Red characters are this, with black providing the selfishness of a typical AntiHero and red providing the empathy and love to provide PetTheDog moments and sympathetic streak that keeps the character from being evil. It's rare, but it certainly happens occasionally.
* ''Everyone'' in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. Except Friend Computer. Friend Computer is [[LawfulStupid Lawful Good]]. [[DissonantSerenity Have a pleasant daycycle.]] TheComputerIsYourFriend.
* The Destroyers factions in ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' who go on destructive rampages out of pure instinct alone. The [[BigEater Planet Eaters]] mostly consume anything they can get their claws on. While the [[BigCreepyCrawlies Savage Swarm]] smash anything that has bright and shiny lights.

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** Black in its most benevolent form is generally this or TrueNeutral.
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TrueNeutral. As an extension, more sympathetic examples of Black/Red characters are this, with black providing the selfishness of a typical AntiHero and red providing the empathy and love to provide PetTheDog moments and sympathetic streak that keeps the character from being evil. It's rare, but it certainly happens occasionally.
* %%* ''Everyone'' in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. Except Friend Computer. Friend Computer is [[LawfulStupid Lawful Good]]. [[DissonantSerenity Have a pleasant daycycle.]] TheComputerIsYourFriend.
* The Destroyers factions in ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', who go on destructive rampages out of pure instinct alone. The [[BigEater Planet Eaters]] mostly consume anything they can get their claws on. While the [[BigCreepyCrawlies Savage Swarm]] smash anything that has bright and shiny lights.



* [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Puck]] from ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' does what he/she wants, when he's not being kept in line by Oberon.

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* [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Puck]] Puck from ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' does what he/she wants, when he's not being kept in line by Oberon.



* Joel from ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''. [[spoiler:He fights and kills people strictly to survive, but there's one other thing; He sacrifices all of humanity to save one girl; Ellie. That shows that he is selfish, and didn't even give Ellie a choice on whether she wanted to not be used for a cure.]]

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* Joel from ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''. [[spoiler:He fights and kills people strictly to survive, but there's one other thing; thing. He sacrifices all of humanity to save one girl; Ellie. That shows that he is selfish, and didn't even give Ellie a choice on whether she wanted to not be used for a cure.]]



* Lilica Felchenerow from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''. Her main goal is to just have fun and play harmless pranks, ''actively'' tries to break the rules, and doesn't care much for the dimensional disturbance.

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* Lilica Felchenerow from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''. Her main goal is to just have fun and play harmless pranks, she ''actively'' tries to break the rules, and she doesn't care much for the dimensional disturbance.



* Arcueid Brunestud of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is quite a complex case. She is whimsical, naive, somewhat self-centered, and definitely Chaotic... but, while she isn't too concerned with morality, she can be very kind when she wants (especially with Shiki...) and refuses to give in to her vampiric urges, not wanting to become a blood-sucking monster. She, too, is probably hanging between Chaotic Neutral and ChaoticGood.
* The Vault Hunters from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' since their only goal is to get to The Vault. They eventually mature, and by the end of the third DLC, having driven the Atlas Corporation away from Pandora, they can probably be considered ChaoticGood.
* The Vault Hunters from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' with the exception of [[NeutralGood Maya]]. Most notably is Krieg, who for the most part is so insane that basic communication is difficult for him, but does have a (deeply suppressed) conscience and tries to prevent himself from killing innocent people.
* Eiji Shinjo, the brash main character of ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', probably started out with this alignment, never mind his more heroic anime incarnation. He used to only care about himself, his only objective being to surpass his brother [[AloofBigBrother Sho]] in fighting skill. He eventually matures, and by the end of the third game, he can probably be considered ChaoticGood. That is, prior to his FaceHeelTurn in the fourth game, which quite a few fans [[FanonDiscontinuity refuse to consider canon]]...

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* Arcueid Brunestud of ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' is quite a complex case. She is whimsical, naive, somewhat self-centered, and definitely Chaotic... but, while she isn't too concerned with morality, she can be very kind when she wants (especially with Shiki...) and refuses to give in to her vampiric urges, not wanting to become a blood-sucking monster. She, too, She is probably hanging between Chaotic Neutral and ChaoticGood.
* %%* The Vault Hunters from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' since their only goal is to get to The Vault. They eventually mature, and by the end of the third DLC, having driven the Atlas Corporation away from Pandora, they can probably be considered ChaoticGood.
* The Vault Hunters from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' with the exception of [[NeutralGood Maya]]. NeutralGood Maya. Most notably notable is Krieg, who for the most part is so insane that basic communication is difficult for him, but does have a (deeply suppressed) conscience and tries to prevent himself from killing innocent people.
* Eiji Shinjo, the brash main character of ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', probably started out with this alignment, never mind his more heroic anime incarnation. He used to only care about himself, his only objective being to surpass his brother [[AloofBigBrother Sho]] Sho in fighting skill. He eventually matures, and by the end of the third game, he can probably be considered ChaoticGood. That is, prior to his FaceHeelTurn in the fourth game, which quite a few fans [[FanonDiscontinuity refuse to consider canon]]...



* In his days as Dr. Baldhead, [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Faust]] was ChaoticEvil. After coming to terms with [[MyGreatestFailure the death of one of his patients]], he seeks redemption and acts much like Tezuka's Black Jack. However, he still takes some pleasure in bloodshed - [[WhatTheHellHero as pointed]] [[NotSoDifferent out]] by I-No. Insisting on "curing" Chipp with an oversized scalpel and risking his own life to protect Venom, both due to to his interpretation of the Hippocratic oath, he might not be eligible for the ChaoticGood badge just yet.
* Manga/BlackJack himself likes to cultivate this reputation, though his PetTheDog moments lean him a bit towards ChaoticGood. However, he's very much a mercenary of medicine and will heal criminals if the price is right, and feel completely justified in refusing treatment to those who can't pay (though he does end up doing much more charity work than his reputation would suggest.)

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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': In his days as Dr. Baldhead, [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Faust]] Faust was ChaoticEvil. After coming to terms with [[MyGreatestFailure the death of one of his patients]], he seeks redemption and acts much like Tezuka's Black Jack. However, he still takes some pleasure in bloodshed - [[WhatTheHellHero as pointed]] [[NotSoDifferent out]] by I-No. Insisting on "curing" Chipp with an oversized scalpel and risking his own life to protect Venom, both due to to his interpretation of the Hippocratic oath, he might not be eligible for the ChaoticGood badge just yet.
* Manga/BlackJack ''Manga/BlackJack'' himself likes to cultivate this reputation, though his PetTheDog moments lean him a bit towards ChaoticGood. However, he's very much a mercenary of medicine and will heal criminals if the price is right, and feel feels completely justified in refusing treatment to those who can't pay (though he does end up doing much more charity work than his reputation would suggest.)



** Most of the Team Fortress 2 characters can be considered this, the soldier, if not transitioning between ChaoticEvil or LawfulStupid is an outright type 5 headcase. Depending on interpretation, the Scout and Pyro are also arguably of this alignment

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** Most of the Team Fortress 2 characters can be considered this, the this. The soldier, if not transitioning between ChaoticEvil or LawfulStupid is an outright type 5 headcase. headcase.
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Depending on interpretation, the Scout and Pyro are also arguably of this alignmentalignment.



* [[LovableRogue Annah]], the fiercely passionate, mercurial young tiefling from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', is a thief, a guttersnipe, and a corpse-seller--but while she has a sharp tongue she doesn't have a genuinely mean bone in her body. The {{pyromaniac}} mage [[AxCrazy Ignus]] wants to burn down TheMultiverse, but his mind has been scrambled too much to have a concept of "morality" and "malice" and is unaware why setting fire to everything is something other people would have a problem with. (They set him permanently on fire as a punishment, and he likes it.) And [[RobotBuddy Nordom]] is Chaotic Neutral because he was split from the HiveMind and values his own newfound individuality more than anything even if he covers it up in RoboSpeak and generally behaving like a [[LawfulNeutral regular Modron]].

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* [[LovableRogue Annah]], Annah, the fiercely passionate, mercurial young tiefling from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', is a thief, a guttersnipe, and a corpse-seller--but while she has a sharp tongue she doesn't have a genuinely mean bone in her body. body.
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The {{pyromaniac}} mage [[AxCrazy Ignus]] Ignus wants to burn down TheMultiverse, but his mind has been scrambled too much to have a concept of "morality" and "malice" and is unaware of why setting fire to everything is something other people would have a problem with. (They set him permanently on fire as a punishment, and he likes it.) And [[RobotBuddy Nordom]] )
** Nordom
is Chaotic Neutral because he was split from the HiveMind and values his own newfound individuality more than anything even if he covers it up in RoboSpeak and generally behaving like a [[LawfulNeutral LawfulNeutral regular Modron]].Modron.



** Then there's Qara who is listed as this alignment, but is ChaoticStupid - being quite selfish and tends to want to set things on fire just because she ''can'', regardless of what the object is or the safety of anyone else around. One can make the interpretation that Qara is merely too pampered and immature to understand the concept of control however and she will risk her life for a true friend, though [[spoiler:in the end, her hatred of Sand proves much stronger than any bond of friendship she feels towards the Knight-Captain]].
** Gannayev-of-Dreams from ''Mask of the Betrayer'' is an example of a CN character who actually acts like it. He's type 1.
* Everyone in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series is Chaotic Neutral, seeking only their personal profit; owing allegiance to nobody. Although the fact they kill people should count as Evil, you also have to consider that all the protagonists in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' live in a world of crime where killing is like an everyday commute. The probable exceptions would be Victor Vance from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'' who does what he does entirely out of necessity to help his sick brother, and though he absolutely hates what he's doing and tries not to hurt people, he also doesn't attempt to help them. And then there's Niko from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', whose aspiration is to live the American dream and retire from the life of crime he made in Liberty City, which would make them more TrueNeutral. Antonio Cipriani from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' could be argued to be LawfulEvil, since he operates within a hierarchy and has absolute loyalty to his crime family and is willing to do anything, up to and including leveling the entire Little Italy neighborhood to weaken a rival syndicate, to further his gang's goals. He even ground up a man who refused to pay protection money to prove to his own mother that he was as tough as his father, and then gave the man's remains to the man's own store to be sold as meat to customers.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'' Renegade Shepard's goal is fundamentally sound (stop Saren in the first game, stop Harbinger and the Reapers in the second and third games), and, if all Loyalty missions are completed [[spoiler:and if s/he saves everyone from the Collectors]], [[AFatherToHisMen s/he does seem to genuinely care]] about his/her crewmembers, willing to risk his/her own life many times over in the name of helping them. But it seems that those are honestly the only two things s/he cares about, as his/her methods can be a little... [[WellIntentionedExtremist extreme]]. S/he seems perfectly fine with punching out reporters, workers, scared survivors, and generally anyone who pisses him/her off, s/he will also happily [[spoiler:allow a factory full of workers to burn alive in Zaeed's loyalty mission]], will force Jack to [[spoiler:kill someone else so as to embrace her killer's instinct]], and generally just acts like a total [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] to everyone around him/her. During [[WarriorMonk Samara's]] loyalty mission, [[spoiler:he/she can choose to kill and replace her with her daughter.]]
** As for Shepard's companions, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wrex]] fits this trope fairly well for most of the first game, but evolves into ChaoticGood in the second [[spoiler:if he survived and subsequently became the Krogan Warlord.]] You can also nudge [[MemeticBadass Garrus]] down this path in ''Mass Effect 1'' and ''2'' if you encourage him to embrace the Jack Bauer approach to handling crime, and [[SociopathicHero Jack]] slowly starts to become this if you [[spoiler:explore her romance path and convince her not to kill Aresh on Pragia.]] Grunt also typifies this in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', seeking to determine who is the strongest by fighting everyone, regardless of clan or alignment. It could be argued he turned more toward ChaoticGood after his loyalty mission, though.

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** Then there's Qara Qara, who is listed as this alignment, but is ChaoticStupid - being she's quite selfish and tends to want to set things on fire just because she ''can'', can, regardless of what the object is or the safety of anyone else around. One can make the interpretation that Qara is merely too pampered and immature to understand the concept of control however control, however, and she will risk her life for a true friend, though [[spoiler:in the end, her hatred of Sand proves much stronger than any bond of friendship she feels towards the Knight-Captain]].
** %%** Gannayev-of-Dreams from ''Mask of the Betrayer'' is an example of a CN character who actually acts like it. He's type 1.
* Everyone in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series is Chaotic Neutral, seeking only their personal profit; owing allegiance to nobody. Although the fact they kill people should count as Evil, you also have to consider that all the protagonists in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' live in a world of crime where killing is like an everyday commute. The probable exceptions would be Victor Vance from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories'' who does what he does entirely out of necessity to help his sick brother, and though he absolutely hates what he's doing and tries not to hurt people, he also doesn't attempt to help them. And then there's Niko from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', whose aspiration is to live the American dream and retire from the life of crime he made in Liberty City, which would make them him more TrueNeutral. Antonio Cipriani from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' could be argued to be LawfulEvil, since he operates within a hierarchy and has absolute loyalty to his crime family and is willing to do anything, up to and including leveling the entire Little Italy neighborhood to weaken a rival syndicate, to further his gang's goals. He even ground up a man who refused to pay protection money to prove to his own mother that he was as tough as his father, and then gave the man's remains to the man's own store to be sold as meat to customers.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'' Renegade Shepard's goal is fundamentally sound (stop Saren in the first game, stop Harbinger and the Reapers in the second and third games), and, if all Loyalty missions are completed [[spoiler:and if s/he saves everyone from the Collectors]], [[AFatherToHisMen s/he does seem to genuinely care]] about his/her crewmembers, willing to risk his/her own life many times over in the name of helping them. But it seems that those are honestly the only two things s/he cares about, as his/her methods can be a little... [[WellIntentionedExtremist extreme]]. S/he seems perfectly fine with punching out reporters, workers, scared survivors, and generally anyone who pisses him/her off, s/he will also happily [[spoiler:allow a factory full of workers to burn alive in Zaeed's loyalty mission]], will force Jack to [[spoiler:kill someone else so as to embrace her killer's instinct]], and generally just acts like a total [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] {{Jerkass}} to everyone around him/her. During [[WarriorMonk Samara's]] Samara's loyalty mission, [[spoiler:he/she can choose to kill and replace her with her daughter.]]
** %%** As for Shepard's companions, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wrex]] Wrex fits this trope fairly well for most of the first game, but evolves into ChaoticGood in the second [[spoiler:if he survived and subsequently became the Krogan Warlord.]] You can also nudge [[MemeticBadass Garrus]] Garrus down this path in ''Mass Effect 1'' and ''2'' if you encourage him to embrace the Jack Bauer approach to handling crime, and [[SociopathicHero Jack]] Jack slowly starts to become this if you [[spoiler:explore her romance path and convince her not to kill Aresh on Pragia.]] ]]
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Grunt also typifies this in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', seeking to determine who is the strongest by fighting everyone, regardless of clan or alignment. It could be argued he turned more toward ChaoticGood after his loyalty mission, though.



* The Daedra from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', despite being technically beyond good or evil, often come across as Chaotic Neutral. Only problem is, their divine shenanigans can destroy entire worlds...
** It's more like some of them do deeds that are disagreeable to the inhabitants of Tameriel that earn them the "evil" status.

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* The Daedra from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', despite being technically beyond good or evil, often come across as Chaotic Neutral. Only problem is, their divine shenanigans can destroy entire worlds...
** It's more like some
worlds... Some of them do deeds that are disagreeable to the inhabitants of Tameriel that earn them the "evil" status.



* Atton Rand from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' is mildly insane, largely out for himself, and it's rather tricky to predict exactly how he'll respond to anything. More specifically, Atton ''starts out'' neutral. How the [[PlayerCharacter Exile]] behaves toward him can guide his CharacterDevelopment to either good or evil - but he remains chaotic regardless, and the fact that the Exile can gain influence with Atton through either kindness or ''total gore-spattered psychopathy'' says a great deal.
* Depending on [[NiceJobBreakingItHero how forgiving you're willing to be]], Franchise/{{Kirby}} is either Chaotic Neutral or ChaoticGood. He mostly seems to follow his instincts while saving the world almost on accident. King Dedede probably also qualifies.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Axel. While ostensibly a member of the bad guys, he does what he wants, when he wants, through the entire series. In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', his duty seems to be that of TheMole, but he really only does his job because he wants to, not out of any sense of loyalty to the Organization. Indeed, at one point he muses that "all the players are in place," and that he's looking forward to "one hell of a show." In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'', he actively plays both sides, alternating between helping and hindering Sora as he feels like it. He follows his orders to bring Roxas back, but only because he himself has an interest in seeing him again. He kidnaps Kairi, but only because he knew it would bring Sora to their door that much quicker. At one point, he shows up and all but spells out the Organization's plot to Sora's face.
** He returns as complete-being Lea in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'', unambiguously on the hero's side, so he may be closer to Chaotic Good now. He still loves screwing up other people's complicated schemes.
* [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Alma]] isn't really evil, just a very insane and ''very'' [[UnstoppableRage angry]] eight-year-old girl in a twenty-year-old's body. All she wants is to be [[AndIMustScream free]], [[MamaBear to hold her children]], and to [[StalkerWithACrush be with a man she loves]]. And to get payback on [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Armacham]], but [[SchoolForScheming considering]] [[PlayingWithSyringes what]] [[FreudianExcuse they]] [[MindRape did]] [[MoralEventHorizon to her]], its [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds almost justified.]]

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* Atton Rand from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' is mildly insane, largely out for himself, and it's rather tricky to predict exactly how he'll respond to anything. More specifically, Atton ''starts out'' neutral. How the [[PlayerCharacter Exile]] Exile behaves toward him can guide his CharacterDevelopment to either good or evil - but he remains chaotic regardless, and the fact that the Exile can gain influence with Atton through either kindness or ''total gore-spattered psychopathy'' says a great deal.
* Depending on [[NiceJobBreakingItHero how forgiving you're willing to be]], be, Franchise/{{Kirby}} is either Chaotic Neutral or ChaoticGood. He mostly seems to follow his instincts while saving the world almost on accident. accident.
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King Dedede probably also qualifies.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Axel. While ostensibly a member of the bad guys, he does what he wants, when he wants, through the entire series. In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', his duty seems to be that of TheMole, but he really only does his job because he wants to, not out of any sense of loyalty to the Organization. Indeed, at one point he muses that "all the players are in place," and that he's looking forward to "one hell of a show." In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'', he actively plays both sides, alternating between helping and hindering Sora as he feels like it. He follows his orders to bring Roxas back, but only because he himself has an interest in seeing him again. He kidnaps Kairi, but only because he knew it would bring Sora to their door that much quicker. At one point, he shows up and all but spells out the Organization's plot to Sora's face.
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face. He returns as complete-being Lea in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'', unambiguously on the hero's side, so he may be closer to Chaotic Good now. He still loves screwing up other people's complicated schemes.
* [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon Alma]] ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'': Alma isn't really evil, just a very insane and ''very'' [[UnstoppableRage angry]] eight-year-old girl in a twenty-year-old's body. All she wants is to be [[AndIMustScream free]], [[MamaBear free to hold her children]], and to [[StalkerWithACrush be with a man she loves]]. And to get payback on [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Armacham]], Armacham, but [[SchoolForScheming considering]] [[PlayingWithSyringes what]] [[FreudianExcuse they]] [[MindRape did]] [[MoralEventHorizon to her]], its it's [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds almost justified.]]



* Boomerang from ''VideoGame/WildArms1'' has one goal in life: to fight the strongest opponent he can find. He is most definitely not a good person, but he isn't truly malicious either. Lucied, his wolf companion, is also of this alignment.

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* Boomerang from ''VideoGame/WildArms1'' has one goal in life: to fight the strongest opponent he can find. He is most definitely not a good person, but he isn't truly malicious either. either.
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Lucied, his wolf companion, is also of this alignment.



* Very definitely ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'''s [[SociopathicHero Meria]]. Some of her actions (rescuing you, her TakingTheBullet scene) lean a little towards ChaoticGood and others (her power fixation) towards ChaoticEvil, but she defiantly (and repeatedly) states that she's really only fighting for her own freedom.
* [[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland Guybrush Threepwood]] is almost a human personification of chaos. While destroying the evil [=LeChuck=] is a good thing, he mostly does it out of trying to get into Elaine's pants (nevermind his [[BagOfHolding Pant of Holding]] is big enough to put her in.... er, let's not go there). He lies, steals, and openly cheats to get what he wants - proper for a [[{{Pirate}} MIGHTY pirate]] but hardly ethical, but he doesn't do it out of malice (well except for [[HonestJohnsDealership nailing Stan]] into a previously-used coffin, but that's Stan). In fact, he seems highly unaware of the consequences of his actions, and tend to refuse to take responsibility for his failures when it does blow up in his face. (Isn't this a textbook example of a psychopath?)

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* Very definitely ''VideoGame/KnightsInTheNightmare'''s [[SociopathicHero Meria]].Meria. Some of her actions (rescuing you, her TakingTheBullet scene) lean a little towards ChaoticGood and others (her power fixation) towards ChaoticEvil, but she defiantly (and repeatedly) states that she's really only fighting for her own freedom.
* [[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'': Guybrush Threepwood]] Threepwood is almost a human personification of chaos. While destroying the evil [=LeChuck=] is a good thing, he mostly does it out of trying to get into Elaine's pants (nevermind his [[BagOfHolding Pant of Holding]] is big enough to put her in.... er, let's not go there). He lies, steals, and openly cheats to get what he wants - proper for a [[{{Pirate}} MIGHTY pirate]] {{pirate}}, but hardly ethical, but ethical; however, he doesn't do it out of malice (well (well, except for [[HonestJohnsDealership nailing Stan]] Stan into a previously-used coffin, but that's Stan). In fact, he seems highly unaware of the consequences of his actions, and tend tends to refuse to take responsibility for his failures when it does blow up in his face. (Isn't this a textbook example of a psychopath?)face.



** Kokonoe, whose singleminded devotion to bringing down Yuuki Terumi causes her to use any means whatsoever towards destroying him, up to and including [[spoiler:nuclear warheads.]]. That said, despite being a [[{{Jerkass}} bitch]], she isn't an actively malicious or evil person, and is shown to have genuine care towards her subordinates, particularly Tager.
** There is also [[AntiHero Ragna]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Bloodedge]], but he is only part-time Chaotic Neutral. Most of the time he is ChaoticGood on account of the GoodIsNotNice trope... The occasional neutrality is due to him waging a [[OneManArmy one-man war]] against [[TheEmpire the oppressive NOL]], indiscriminately slaughtering every {{Mook|s}} and PunchClockVillain he is able to find in its branch institutions. He isn't waging this war for altruistic purposes, like wanting to free the people from oppression or bringing peace and stability, either. No, he simply wants revenge on the NOL and Terumi for fucking up his life.
** [[AnIcePerson Jin]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky Kisa]][[SociopathicHero ragi]] may also be this. Yeah, [[{{Jerkass}} he's a dick]], but he's got his PetTheDog moments, and he doesn't go the extra step into becoming truly evil. He flies straight into AxCrazy ChaoticEvil territory whenever he bumps into [[BerserkButton Ragna or Noel]], but [[spoiler:he's cured of his insanity in the ending of the second game, after [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]]]].
* [[AntiHero Raziel]] from ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''. He's belligerent, defiant, and rebellious against most everyone he meets. He expresses no remorse at cutting down the mooks that get in his way, even though they are completely incapable of killing him, nor does he bat an eye at draining the souls of helpless victims chained to walls, though he's not as sadistic about it as Kain is. He rarely thinks his actions through, making choices that cause great harm only because they benefit, or could potentially benefit him in the short term. Though he claims to be trying to restore balance to the world, his true motivation is selfish revenge and later, escaping a FateWorseThanDeath, regardless of the consequences. [[spoiler:Up until his HeroicSacrifice, that is.]]

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** Kokonoe, whose singleminded devotion to bringing down Yuuki Terumi causes her to use any means whatsoever towards destroying him, up to and including [[spoiler:nuclear warheads.]]. That said, despite being a [[{{Jerkass}} bitch]], {{Jerkass}}, she isn't an actively malicious or evil person, and is shown to have genuine care towards her subordinates, particularly Tager.
** There is also [[AntiHero Ragna]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ragna the Bloodedge]], Bloodedge, but he is only part-time Chaotic Neutral. Most of the time he is ChaoticGood on account of the GoodIsNotNice trope... trope. The occasional neutrality is due to him waging a [[OneManArmy one-man war]] against [[TheEmpire the oppressive NOL]], NOL, indiscriminately slaughtering every {{Mook|s}} and PunchClockVillain he is able to find in its branch institutions. He isn't waging this war for altruistic purposes, like wanting to free the people from oppression or bringing peace and stability, either. No, he simply wants revenge on the NOL and Terumi for fucking up his life.
** [[AnIcePerson Jin]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky Kisa]][[SociopathicHero ragi]] Jin Kisaragi]] may also be this. Yeah, [[{{Jerkass}} he's a dick]], but he's got his PetTheDog moments, and he doesn't go the extra step into becoming truly evil. He flies straight into AxCrazy ChaoticEvil territory whenever he bumps into [[BerserkButton Ragna or Noel]], but [[spoiler:he's cured of his insanity in the ending of the second game, after [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]]]].
* [[AntiHero Raziel]] Raziel from ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''. He's belligerent, defiant, and rebellious against most everyone he meets. He expresses no remorse at cutting down the mooks that get in his way, even though they are completely incapable of killing him, nor does he bat an eye at draining the souls of helpless victims chained to walls, though he's not as sadistic about it as Kain is. He rarely thinks his actions through, making choices that cause great harm only because they benefit, or could potentially benefit him in the short term. Though he claims to be trying to restore balance to the world, his true motivation is selfish revenge and later, escaping a FateWorseThanDeath, regardless of the consequences. [[spoiler:Up until his HeroicSacrifice, that is.]]



* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Wario]] did a brief stint with Chaotic Evil in his premiere game, ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Land 2|SixGoldenCoins}}'', but quickly and permanently settled here afterward. He has little interest in fighting for (or against) good or evil, only treasure.
* Kimmy Eckman of ''VideoGame/BackyardSports''. [[TrademarkFavoriteFood She likes candy]] and hurts pinatas and dolls just to see if candy is in them (or for batting practice).
* [=NiGHTS=] from ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams''- first game only, though, as s/he develops more into ChaoticGood in the next one.
* Depending on who you ask, Morrigan in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' may be of this alignment. She is consistent about the fact that she ''will not'' be controlled or restrained by laws and rules, but what pushes ''slightly'' closer to this then outright [[ChaoticEvil pure bitch evil]] is that several times in her backstory she mentions avoiding fights rather then just killing people that get in her way, though she is easily capable of doing so. However her vanity and blatant statements that power is the best method of personal freedom, and at ''least'' one VERY morally questionable action causes her to skirt Evil quite frequently.
** That said, Morrigan tends to be more ChaoticStupid when with the Warden, making suggestions that would impede the party simply because they're more evil than the other choices.
** Oghren is a Chaotic Neutral; and so is Zevran if you manage to win his loyalty. Morrigan could more accurately be classified as an evil-tending Chaotic Neutral.
** Anders in [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]] is a nice guy, but basically Chaotic Neutral at heart, as his goals are personal freedom for himself, but he otherwise finds it too much work to worry about the rest of the mages in Thedas. Once merged with Justice however.....

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* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Wario]] ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Wario did a brief stint with Chaotic Evil in his premiere game, ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Land 2|SixGoldenCoins}}'', but quickly and permanently settled here afterward. He has little interest in fighting for (or against) good or evil, only treasure.
* %%* Kimmy Eckman of ''VideoGame/BackyardSports''. [[TrademarkFavoriteFood She likes candy]] and hurts pinatas and dolls just to see if candy is in them (or for batting practice).
* %%* [=NiGHTS=] from ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams''- first game only, though, as s/he develops more into ChaoticGood in the next one.
* Depending on who you ask, Morrigan in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' may be of this alignment. She is consistent about the fact that she ''will not'' be controlled or restrained by laws and rules, but what pushes ''slightly'' closer to this then outright [[ChaoticEvil pure bitch evil]] ChaoticEvil is that several times in her backstory she mentions avoiding fights rather then than just killing people that get in her way, though she is easily capable of doing so. However However, her vanity and blatant statements that power is the best method of getting personal freedom, and at ''least'' one VERY morally questionable action causes her to skirt Evil quite frequently.
**
frequently. That said, Morrigan tends to be more ChaoticStupid when with the Warden, making suggestions that would impede the party simply because they're more evil than the other choices.
** %%** Oghren is a Chaotic Neutral; Neutral, and so is Zevran if you manage to win his loyalty. Morrigan could more accurately be classified as an evil-tending Chaotic Neutral.
** Anders in [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]] is a nice guy, but basically Chaotic Neutral at heart, as his goals are personal freedom for himself, but he otherwise finds it too much work to worry about the rest of the mages in Thedas. Once merged with Justice however.....however...



* Alex Mercer of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. He holds very little concern for individual human lives and kills often, out of necessity (unless you decide [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential otherwise]]), or when bystanders get in his way (which is sadly [[PersonOfMassDestruction very easy for them to do]]). On the other hand, he genuinely cares for his sister and his ultimate goals are downright heroic. In the war between TheVirus and the [[ArmiesAreEvil Black]][[StateSec watch]], Alex is a side all by himself and such a pure force of destruction that it's impossible to classify him as good, but his alien and fragmentary mind and good intentions, even fueled by rage, exclude him from evil. Either way, funny little things like ''laws'' don't even slow him down.
* Surprisingly enough, Gabriel from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', in becoming Dracula after fate screws him over, does not turn into ChaoticEvil in spite of his desire and actions to get revenge on the world that has wronged him. Instead, he falls into the Type 4 Chaotic Neutral category, battling a threat even worse than he himself all the while dealing with cruel fate and his unforgiving offsprings that want him dead. [[spoiler: Post Lords of Shadow 2, he could arguably be considered ChaoticGood.]]

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* Alex Mercer of ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. He holds very little concern for individual human lives and kills often, out of necessity (unless you decide [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential otherwise]]), or when bystanders get in his way (which is sadly [[PersonOfMassDestruction very easy for them to do]]). On the other hand, he genuinely cares for his sister and his ultimate goals are downright heroic. In the war between TheVirus and the [[ArmiesAreEvil Black]][[StateSec watch]], Blackwatch]], Alex is a side all by himself and such a pure force of destruction that it's impossible to classify him as good, but his alien and fragmentary mind and good intentions, even fueled by rage, exclude him from evil. Either way, funny little things like ''laws'' don't even slow him down.
* Surprisingly enough, Gabriel from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', in becoming Dracula after fate screws him over, does not turn into ChaoticEvil in spite of his desire and actions to get revenge on the world that has wronged him. Instead, he falls into the Type 4 Chaotic Neutral category, battling a threat even worse than he himself all the while dealing with cruel fate and his unforgiving offsprings that want him dead. [[spoiler: Post [[spoiler:Post Lords of Shadow 2, he could arguably be considered ChaoticGood.]]



* [[{{Ninja}} Shadow]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is actually an interesting case on how a character can have this alignment without being a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} raving loony.]] He's [[TheStoic withdrawn and silent]], but has little patience for any sort of laws or binding contracts. In the game itself, he'll show up as a GuestStarPartyMember, and has a random chance of leaving the party after a random enemy encounter. According to his character introduction:
--> ''"He owes allegiance to no one, and will do anything for money. He comes and goes like the wind..."''
** About halfway through the game he starts leaning towards ChaoticGood or possibly even NeutralGood, but when [[spoiler:the World of Balance is destroyed]] his character development stops, hits the ResetButton, and when you recruit him again, all of his character development from then on is flashbacks ending with [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]

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* [[{{Ninja}} Shadow]] Shadow from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is actually an interesting case on of how a character can have this alignment without being a [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} raving loony.]] He's [[TheStoic withdrawn and silent]], but has little patience for any sort of laws or binding contracts. In the game itself, he'll show up as a GuestStarPartyMember, and has a random chance of leaving the party after a random enemy encounter. About halfway through the game he starts leaning towards ChaoticGood or possibly even NeutralGood, but when [[spoiler:the World of Balance is destroyed]] his character development stops, hits the ResetButton, and when you recruit him again, all of his character development from then on is flashbacks ending with [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath.]] According to his character introduction:
--> ''"He owes allegiance to no one, and will do anything for money. He comes and goes like the wind..."''
** About halfway through the game he starts leaning towards ChaoticGood or possibly even NeutralGood, but when [[spoiler:the World of Balance is destroyed]] his character development stops, hits the ResetButton, and when you recruit him again, all of his character development from then on is flashbacks ending with [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
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* [[AntiVillain N]] of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', [[spoiler:if not ChaoticGood]].
* Dryst from ''VideoGame/{{Brigandine}}''. He's got a Kingdom, but didn't bother to rule it and instead uses his authority just to party all day and have fun with fighting and wars. Anyone who wants to join in the fun is allowed to the party, people in Iscalio suffers but he didn't care. What separated him from ChaoticEvil is that aside of some PetTheDog, his fun doesn't exactly refer to 'directly making others suffer' like Bulnoil. There's a reason why he's called "[[RedBaron The Mad Monarch]]".
* [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} Aperture Science]] founder [[MadScientist Cave Johnson]], who... well, we'll let the man himself speak:

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* [[AntiVillain N]] %%* N of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', [[spoiler:if not ChaoticGood]].
* Dryst from ''VideoGame/{{Brigandine}}''. He's got a Kingdom, but didn't bother to rule it and instead uses his authority just to party all day and have fun with fighting and wars. Anyone who wants to join in the fun is allowed to join the party, people in Iscalio suffers suffer but he didn't doesn't care. What separated separates him from ChaoticEvil is that aside of from some PetTheDog, PetTheDog moments, his idea of fun doesn't exactly refer to 'directly require directly making others suffer' suffer like Bulnoil. There's a reason why he's called "[[RedBaron The Mad Monarch]]".
* [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': Aperture Science]] Science founder [[MadScientist Cave Johnson]], Johnson, who... well, we'll let the man himself speak:



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Fang, whose primary motivation is find Vanille, ensure she's safe and hitch a ride back home to Gran Pulse, whether that means helping the Calvary (LawfulGood), the party (ChaoticGood/NeutralGood - members vary), or neither. It's actually used against her, when she contemplates completing their Focus (i.e. do the opposite of your party's goal and destroy Cocooon) because it means Vanille won't become a Cie'th. It's best summarized in this line:

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Fang, whose primary motivation is to find Vanille, ensure she's safe and hitch a ride back home to Gran Pulse, whether that means helping the Calvary (LawfulGood), the party (ChaoticGood/NeutralGood - members vary), or neither. It's actually used against her, when she contemplates completing their Focus (i.e. do the opposite of your party's goal and destroy Cocooon) because it means Vanille won't become a Cie'th. It's best summarized in this line:



* The Outsider from ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' is a scary example. He is basically a very powerful and nigh-omniscient HumanoidAbomination who seems to live in AnotherDimension and only interacts with the world by appearing to people he judges "interesting", providing them with discussion, secrets and supernatural powers. What or who exactly he finds "interesting" is difficult to grasp, but what is extremely clear is that:
** He couldn't care less for good and evil, morality and depravation; he acknowledges they are powerful human emotional drives but appears completely unconcerned with them himself. Most of the people he touches have at least a bit darkness in their soul, but it's arguably more because as a rule "happy people have no stories" than because he specifically enjoys evil, pain or sorrow.
** He has no grand plan or big agenda. In fact he looks rather pleased with himself and it doesn't seem he wants to ''achieve'' anything at all. That's why he does not expect or asks those he touches to do anything specific with their gifts; he is mildly surprised if you use them in an unexpected way, but never judgemental. On the other hand, the very choice of the persons he bestows his gifts upon almost invariably leads to more chaos. It seems he just enjoys engineering "interesting" situations and letting them play out.
* The ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, being [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]] based, has alignment as an explicit attribute.

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* The Outsider from ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' is a scary example. He is basically a very powerful and nigh-omniscient HumanoidAbomination who seems to live in AnotherDimension and only interacts with the world by appearing to people he judges "interesting", providing them with discussion, secrets and supernatural powers. What or who exactly he finds "interesting" is difficult to grasp, but what is extremely clear is that:
** He
that he couldn't care less for good and evil, morality morality, and depravation; depravity; he acknowledges they are powerful human emotional drives but appears completely unconcerned with them himself. Most of the people he touches have at least a bit of darkness in their soul, but it's arguably more because as a rule "happy people have no stories" than because he specifically enjoys evil, pain or sorrow.
**
sorrow. He has no grand plan or big agenda. In fact he looks rather pleased with himself and it doesn't seem he wants to ''achieve'' anything at all. That's why he does not expect or asks those he touches to do anything specific with their gifts; he is mildly surprised if you use them in an unexpected way, but never judgemental. On the other hand, the very choice of the persons people he bestows his gifts upon almost invariably leads to more chaos. It seems he just enjoys engineering "interesting" situations and letting them play out.
* The ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, being [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]] based, has alignment as an explicit attribute.attribute:



* Queen in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ series'' is type 4. Sumeragi wonders what Queen's angle is by helping Z-BLUE, and Queen replies that as she intimated already, she doesn't give a damn about Chrono's creed. In fact, ideally she'd like to see both Chrono factions wipe each other out because the both sides would like to see the status quo maintained.

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* Queen in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ series'' is type 4. Sumeragi wonders what Queen's angle is by helping Z-BLUE, and Queen replies that as she intimated already, she doesn't give a damn about Chrono's creed. In fact, ideally she'd like to see both Chrono factions wipe each other out because the both sides would like to see the status quo maintained.



* Rocky Rickaby of ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}''. He isn't a WildCard; he has a strong loyalty to the Lackadaisy crew. But in a series with [[GreyAndGrayMorality no "good guys" or "bad guys"]], where all the protagonists are criminals, Rocky falls squarely into [[LovableRogue Neutral]] territory. As for the Chaotic...
** After [[CrazyAwesome burning down]] the house and barn of some guys [[PayEvilUntoEvil who tried to kill him]]: "I know it wasn't lawful, per se. But I find the scope of the law can be rather limiting. What's lawful doesn't always coincide with what's right, Freckle. And ''[[http://tracyjb.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=96#/djl7ha that]]'' was very right."

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* Rocky Rickaby of ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}''. He isn't a WildCard; he has a strong loyalty to the Lackadaisy crew. But in a series with [[GreyAndGrayMorality no "good guys" or "bad guys"]], where all the protagonists are criminals, Rocky falls squarely into [[LovableRogue Neutral]] territory. As for the Chaotic...
** After [[CrazyAwesome
Chaotic, after burning down]] down the house and barn of some guys [[PayEvilUntoEvil who tried to kill him]]: "I know it wasn't lawful, per se. But I find the scope of the law can be rather limiting. What's lawful doesn't always coincide with what's right, Freckle. And ''[[http://tracyjb.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=96#/djl7ha that]]'' was very right."



* Nitrine and Zintiel from ''Webcomic/FlakyPastry''. Especially Zintiel, who, when [[FourthWallMailSlot a fan]] asked her when she became ChaoticEvil, denied being ''evil''...and then began [[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=100 rapping about chaos alignment]].
* This applies to the Jägers of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ''most'' of the time. The main exceptions are when they are directly obeying or protecting a Heterodyne, in accordance with their centuries-old oath (bar Vole, who was kicked out of the Jaegers and now obeys Baron Wulfenbach).
** [[MadScientist Sparks]], even ones as decent as Agatha, tend to get this way when visiting TheMadnessPlace.
* [[Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella Wonderella]] is about 80% Chaotic Neutral, 20% ChaoticEvil, and 100% ChaoticStupid.
* Pintsize from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''. He's certainly chaotic, but he's not really good, considering the amount of gleeful havoc he spreads. But he's not really evil, since he never really causes any lasting damage. Having said that, there's a reason why Faye and Marten were required to put down another $500 for the security deposit on their apartment.
* [[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel Ethan MacManus]].
* [[Webcomic/{{Sinfest}} Fuschia]] has gone from ChaoticEvil to Chaotic Neutral over the past two years.

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* %%* Nitrine and Zintiel from ''Webcomic/FlakyPastry''. Especially Zintiel, who, when [[FourthWallMailSlot a fan]] asked her when she became ChaoticEvil, denied being ''evil''...and then began [[http://flakypastry.runningwithpencils.com/comic.php?strip_id=100 rapping about chaos alignment]].
* %%* This applies to the Jägers of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ''most'' of the time. The main exceptions are when they are directly obeying or protecting a Heterodyne, in accordance with their centuries-old oath (bar Vole, who was kicked out of the Jaegers and now obeys Baron Wulfenbach).
** [[MadScientist Sparks]], %%** Sparks, even ones as decent as Agatha, tend to get this way when visiting TheMadnessPlace.
* [[Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella Wonderella]] %%* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'': Wonderella is about 80% Chaotic Neutral, 20% ChaoticEvil, and 100% ChaoticStupid.
* Pintsize from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''. He's certainly chaotic, but he's not really good, considering the amount of gleeful havoc he spreads. But he's not really evil, since he never really causes any lasting damage. Having said that, there's a reason why Faye and Marten were required to put down another $500 for the security deposit on their apartment.
* [[Webcomic/CtrlAltDel %%* ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'': Ethan MacManus]].
* [[Webcomic/{{Sinfest}} Fuschia]]
MacManus.
%%* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'': Fuschia
has gone from ChaoticEvil to Chaotic Neutral over the past two years.



* [[PhysicalGod Coyote]] of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', in keeping with his nature as TheTrickster. He is quite mischievous, and seems to have an agenda that is opposed to the Court, but he is not actively malicious, shows a great fondness for [[TheDragon Ysengrim]] and Reynardine (the latter of which he regards as a cousin), as well as towards Antimony and her dead mother (even going so far as to hug Antimony after seeing her sadness while he reminisces about Surma). [[CunningLikeAFox Reynardine]] himself probably fell into this category before the time of the comic, although his current alignment is more ambiguous.

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* [[PhysicalGod Coyote]] Coyote of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', in keeping with his nature as TheTrickster. He is quite mischievous, and seems to have an agenda that is opposed to the Court, but he is not actively malicious, shows a great fondness for [[TheDragon Ysengrim]] Ysengrim and Reynardine (the latter of which he regards as a cousin), as well as towards Antimony and her dead mother (even going so far as to hug Antimony after seeing her sadness while he reminisces about Surma). [[CunningLikeAFox Reynardine]] Surma).
%%** Reynardine
himself probably fell into this category before the time of the comic, although his current alignment is more ambiguous.



* Lord Sykos from ''Webcomic/TheWotch''.
* The titular character from ''Webcomic/BladeOfToshubi'' constantly straddles the line between this and ChaoticGood.

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* %%* Lord Sykos from ''Webcomic/TheWotch''.
* %%* The titular character from ''Webcomic/BladeOfToshubi'' constantly straddles the line between this and ChaoticGood.



* Chaotic Neutrality, thy name is Webcomic/{{minus}}!
* Angelika from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''.
* Larisa from ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' is a classic example for this alignment. At the same time as her friend Cloud suggests to be quiet to not draw unnecessary attention to the group, she draws unnecessary attention to the group by [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/12/17/0121-miss-larisas-feeling-for-chaos/ pushing a cupboard out of a window]] (which is smaller than the cupboard itself!). Woo, like most raccoons, is also a Chaotic Neutral character.

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* %%* Chaotic Neutrality, thy name is Webcomic/{{minus}}!
* %%* Angelika from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''.
* Larisa from ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' is a classic example for of this alignment. At the same time as her friend Cloud suggests to be quiet to not draw unnecessary attention to the group, she draws unnecessary attention to the group by [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/12/17/0121-miss-larisas-feeling-for-chaos/ pushing a cupboard out of a window]] (which is smaller than the cupboard itself!). itself!).
%%**
Woo, like most raccoons, is also a Chaotic Neutral character.



* Webcomic/AxeCop, being "written" by a child as he is. He's a good guy and the hero, of course, but to a fairly large extent, when he's not fighting bad guys, he just follows whatever whim strikes him. His idea of something funny to do was to travel back in time to prank random people in ways that killed them; he went berserk when his birthday cake didn't have a candle of him on top; and when he and Dinosaur Soldier were asked to act as babysitters, they ended up creating cyborg versions of themselves to punch the baby whenever she cried while they traveled to Magic World.
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': King Radical. Short version: all he cares about is the RuleOfCool. Longer version: He comes from the Radical Lands, where absolutely everything runs on the RuleOfCool, and said rule seems to be [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the only moral compass he has]]. Though he's a villain and a criminal mob leader, he's often not terribly evil, making efforts to improve the town he settles in (Cumberland, Maryland) that make it both a better place and more radical. In an alternative future, he even became the BigGood in [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext humanity's resistance against space dinosaurs]]. On the other hand, he cares little about people unless they're radical, and has no scruples against crime or just being a jerk. He's quite impulsive and selfish, and the more insane a stunt is, the more he likes it.\\
\\
Later on, Radical slides more into the villain role and seems much more Evil without any clear transition or distinct change.

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* Webcomic/AxeCop, being "written" by a child as he is. He's a good guy and the hero, of course, but to a fairly large extent, when he's not fighting bad guys, he just follows whatever whim strikes him. His idea of something funny to do was to travel back in time to prank random people in ways that killed them; them, he went berserk when his birthday cake didn't have a candle of him on top; top, and when he and Dinosaur Soldier were asked to act as babysitters, they ended up creating cyborg versions of themselves to punch the baby whenever she cried while they traveled to Magic World.
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': King Radical. Short version: all he cares about is the RuleOfCool. Longer version: He comes from the Radical Lands, where absolutely everything runs on the RuleOfCool, and said rule seems to be [[BlueAndOrangeMorality the only moral compass he has]]. Though he's a villain and a criminal mob leader, he's often not terribly evil, making efforts to improve the town he settles in (Cumberland, Maryland) that make it both a better place and more radical. In an alternative future, he even became the BigGood in [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext humanity's resistance against space dinosaurs]]. On the other hand, he cares little about people unless they're radical, and has no scruples against crime or just being a jerk. He's quite impulsive and selfish, and the more insane a stunt is, the more he likes it.\\
\\
Later on, Radical slides more into the villain role and seems much more Evil without any clear transition or distinct change.



* Sid and Stephen of ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'' would probably be NeutralGood if [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} they came out of their own little world for a bit]]. As is, they're both good examples of The Nutter; all they really care about is [[SeriousBusiness not buying groceries]], and they're willing to do anything from summoning a demon to giving their friends electric shocks if their minds can somehow come up with a way to connect it to that goal. Still, they're not malicious enough to be evil.



* [[HairTriggerTemper Brittnay]] [[BetaBitch Matthews]] from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool''.
* The titular character of ''Literature/InterviewingLeather''.
* [[TheBrute Troll King]] of the ''Blog/{{Bronyism}}'' blog series invokes himself as this as he remarks on how ridiculous he believes the opposing sides are.
* Nutty from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.

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* [[HairTriggerTemper Brittnay]] [[BetaBitch Matthews]] %%* Brittnay Matthews from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool''.
* %%* The titular character of ''Literature/InterviewingLeather''.
* [[TheBrute %%* Troll King]] King of the ''Blog/{{Bronyism}}'' blog series invokes himself as this as he remarks on how ridiculous he believes the opposing sides are.
* %%* Nutty from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.



* For all his attempts to join the Evil League of [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Evil]], [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]] really comes of as this rather than ChaoticEvil [[WellIntentionedExtremist while he has good intentions]] most of his disrupting of the status quo benefits him.
* Dad of ''DadsHome'' fame (as well as ''Dad's at Work'' and ''Dadgame''.) He may have a knack for destruction, the attention span of a retarded goldfish, a healthy disregard for the laws of physics and a [[SlasherSmile permanent insane grin]], but he doesn't seem to lean towards good or evil in particular.
* Most everyone in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', although [[JerkWithaHeartOfGold Church]] has his NeutralGood moments.
* Gordon Freeman's AlternativeCharacterInterpretation in Freeman's Mind. He spends most of the time trying to escape from Black Mesa, and while he does occasionally help others along the way when it is convenient, he will never take huge risks to rescue other scientists. The lack of true harm from his actions and the fact that he has a fairly sympathetic goal keeps him from he evil side of the scale, but the fact that he mostly just cares for himself (making him an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist) keeps him from becoming ChaoticGood (although he does have SociopathicHero tendencies). The chaotic part, on the other hand, is really clear, even before he started killing off hostile soldiers (if his dialogue about his past is to be believed). In fact, most "Mind Series" protagonists fall under here, with the possible exception of Adrian Sheperd, who, as you'd expect from a marine, seems to be LawfulNeutral.

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* For all his attempts to join the Evil League of [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Evil]], [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]] really comes of off as this rather than ChaoticEvil ChaoticEvil. [[WellIntentionedExtremist while While he has good intentions]] intentions]], most of his disrupting of the status quo benefits him.
* Dad of ''DadsHome'' fame (as well as ''Dad's at Work'' and ''Dadgame''.) the ''VideoGame/DadSeries'' fame. He may have a knack for destruction, the attention span of a retarded goldfish, a healthy disregard for the laws of physics and a [[SlasherSmile permanent insane grin]], but he doesn't seem to lean towards good or evil in particular.
* %%* Most everyone in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', although [[JerkWithaHeartOfGold Church]] Church has his NeutralGood moments.
* Gordon Freeman's AlternativeCharacterInterpretation in Freeman's Mind.''Machinima/FreemansMind''. He spends most of the time trying to escape from Black Mesa, and while he does occasionally help others along the way when it is convenient, he will never take huge risks to rescue other scientists. The lack of true harm from his actions and the fact that he has a fairly sympathetic goal keeps him from he the evil side of the scale, but the fact that he mostly just cares for himself (making him an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist) keeps him from becoming ChaoticGood (although he does have SociopathicHero tendencies). The chaotic part, on the other hand, is really clear, even before he started killing off hostile soldiers (if his dialogue about his past is to be believed). In fact, most "Mind Series" protagonists fall under here, with the possible exception of Adrian Sheperd, who, as you'd expect from a marine, seems to be LawfulNeutral.



** Really, everyone on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses counts. They love their brawls, ComedicSociopathy runs rampant; [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] a self-admitted rapist, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick gleefully abuses her best friend and pays her for to put up with it, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] just nuts... and so on, but the majority of them have [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold hearts of gold]] and will point out evil bastards in whatever they review.
** Debatable. Linkara's persona seems to lean more towards LawfulGood, especially since he not only went out of his way to bring Spoony back from the dead but even showed sufficient mercy to grant his split personalities (one of whom being his arch enemy) lives of their own. Plus Benzaie was willing to risk exposing himself to an obviously homicidal Nostalgia Critic to save Spoony in Kickassia.
* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'': Sophie, after the potion incident that drove all the Neovians crazy against her family, escaped into the Haunted Woods and became an embim

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** Really, everyone on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses counts. They love their brawls, ComedicSociopathy runs rampant; [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] a self-admitted rapist, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick gleefully abuses her best friend and pays her for to put up with it, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] just nuts... and so on, but the majority of them have [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold hearts of gold]] and will point out evil bastards in whatever they review.
** Debatable.
review. On the other hand, Linkara's persona seems to lean more towards LawfulGood, especially since he not only went out of his way to bring Spoony back from the dead but even showed sufficient mercy to grant his split personalities (one of whom being is his arch enemy) lives of their own. Plus Benzaie was willing to risk exposing himself to an obviously homicidal Nostalgia Critic to save Spoony in Kickassia.
* %%* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'': Sophie, after the potion incident that drove all the Neovians crazy against her family, escaped into the Haunted Woods and became an embimembim.



* While her teammates are all in the Good range, [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Generator]] is decidedly ChaoticNeutral, especially after Firecat's [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third option]] speech - though her love of pranks sometimes pushes her into ChaoticStupid territory. The nature of her powers, and the things she's experienced both before and after manifesting, has left her quite unstable mentally, though she manages to keep a fingernail's grip on reality most of the time, and much of her 'wackiness' is deliberate.
* [[ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG Mr. Welch.]]

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': While her teammates are all in the Good range, [[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Generator]] Generator is decidedly ChaoticNeutral, especially after Firecat's [[TakeAThirdOption taking a third option]] speech - though her love of pranks sometimes pushes her into ChaoticStupid territory. The nature of her powers, and the things she's experienced both before and after manifesting, has left her quite unstable mentally, though she manages to keep a fingernail's grip on reality most of the time, and much of her 'wackiness' is deliberate.
* [[ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG: Mr. Welch.]]Welch's philosophy can be summed up with this quote:
-->''If given a choice of options, always take the crazy one. Nobody ever plans for crazy.''



* 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.
* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck is a very close second -- he's equally as Chaotic Neutral as Bugs, he's just not as good at it. Though some of his cartoons with Speedy Gonzales, such as "Assault and Peppered" and "Chili Corn Corny," depict him more as a NeutralEvil character.
* Yakko, Wakko and Dot from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Similar to Bugs in that they only strike back when provoked. However, their definition of "provoked", in this case, is ''far'' looser.

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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.
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Sam. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', he starts to slide towards NeutralGood.
* ** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck is a very close second -- he's equally as Chaotic Neutral as Bugs, he's just not as good at it. Though some of his cartoons with Speedy Gonzales, such as "Assault and Peppered" and "Chili Corn Corny," depict him more as a NeutralEvil character.
* Yakko, Wakko and Dot from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. Similar to Bugs in that they're screwballs who [[RealityWarper treat physics as a plaything]], but they only strike back when provoked. However, their definition of "provoked", in this case, is ''far'' looser.



* Duncan, Eva, and Ezekiel from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''.
* Toph of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' borders the line between ChaoticGood and Chaotic Neutral. She shows affection through mild violence.
** Zuko goes through every neutral alignment. Most of season 2 has him in Chaotic Neutral, though.
** As do the pirates. Pay 'em, and they don't care what country you're working for.
* Jet starts out as a Chaotic Neutral WellIntentionedExtremist rebel leader but eventually gravitates toward a more ChaoticGood standpoint.

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* %%* Duncan, Eva, and Ezekiel from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Toph of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' borders the line between ChaoticGood and Chaotic Neutral. She shows affection through mild violence.
** %%** Zuko goes through every neutral alignment. Most of season 2 has him in Chaotic Neutral, though.
** As do the The pirates. Pay 'em, and they don't care what country you're working for.
* ** Jet starts out as a Chaotic Neutral WellIntentionedExtremist rebel leader but eventually gravitates toward a more ChaoticGood standpoint.



* Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. He's a big mischief maker.

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* Bloo from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. He's ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' is a big mischief maker.maker. He's never malicious enough to be evil, but is far, far too selfish to be good.



* Kenny is often this in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. While he does right by his friends most of the time and will save the world if pressed to do so, he is nothing short of a [[TheHedonist hedonist]], has no problem shooting animals on sight, would much rather play video games, doesn't care about saving the whales, gets it on with the school slut while still in 4th grade (and dies of an STD). He'll even go along with some of Cartman's schemes in the earlier seasons.
** It is notable that his superhero persona, Mysterion is ChaoticGood of the vigilante variant.
** Cartman himself can fit in this alignment when he's not a villain.
* Roger on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', mostly due to his [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention span]]. He probably leans [[ChaoticEvil evil]], though, or at least selfish.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. They tend to goof off, listen to heavy metal, piss off people, and generally do what they want whenever they feel like to starve off boredom, which may unintentionally harm some people. They are also too dumb to even be aware what's going on. This is very clear in their movie. Beavis and Butthead were in a terrorist plot involving a biological weapon that can detonate in Washington D.C., what do they think about at this time, "scoring" with a chick.

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* Kenny is often this in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. While he does right by his friends most of the time and will save the world if pressed to do so, he is nothing short of a [[TheHedonist hedonist]], TheHedonist, has no problem shooting animals on sight, would much rather play video games, doesn't care about saving the whales, and gets it on with the school slut while still in 4th grade (and dies of an STD). He'll even go along with some of Cartman's schemes in the earlier seasons.
**
seasons. It is notable that his superhero persona, Mysterion is ChaoticGood of the vigilante variant.
** %%** Cartman himself can fit in this alignment when he's not a villain.
* %%* Roger on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', mostly due to his [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention span]]. He probably leans [[ChaoticEvil evil]], though, or at least selfish.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead''. They tend to goof off, listen to heavy metal, piss off people, and generally do what they want whenever they feel like want to starve stave off boredom, which may unintentionally harm some people. They are also too dumb to even be aware what's going on. This is very clear in their movie. Beavis and Butthead were in a terrorist plot involving a biological weapon that can detonate in Washington D.C., what What do they think about at this time, "scoring" time? "Scoring" with a chick.



* HarleyQuinn usually averages out here; at least as she's depicted in the DC Animated Universe. She's not strictly evil, and shifts sides at the slightest prompting, but almost always falls back under the sway of the ChaoticEvil [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]. Her portrayal in the comics is more in line with her puddin', however.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.

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* HarleyQuinn ComicBook/HarleyQuinn usually averages out here; at least as she's depicted in the DC Animated Universe. She's not strictly evil, and shifts sides at the slightest prompting, but almost always falls back under the sway of the ChaoticEvil [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]. Her portrayal in the comics is more in line with her puddin', however.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':



** Robin slips into this from time to time, primarily when it involves capturing Slade.

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** %%** Robin slips into this from time to time, primarily when it involves capturing Slade.



* Chaotic Neutral is the best way to describe Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. When Finn and Jake first meet her, she forcibly evicts them from what used to be ''her'' treehouse. The second time, Finn spares an old man's life to become her henchman, but [[spoiler: all along, Marceline wanted Finn to kill a dangerous plant.]] Every appearance since indicates that Marceline is one of Finn's friends, and he's recently stated in song that she's one of [[TrueCompanions "(his) best friends in the world"]].

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* Chaotic Neutral is the best way to describe Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. When Finn and Jake first meet her, she forcibly evicts them from what used to be ''her'' treehouse. The second time, Finn spares an old man's life to become her henchman, but [[spoiler: all [[spoiler:all along, Marceline wanted Finn to kill a dangerous plant.]] Every appearance since indicates that Marceline is one of Finn's friends, and he's recently stated in song that she's one of [[TrueCompanions "(his) best friends in the world"]].



* King Julien in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' and all {{spinoff}}s he's in (such as ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''). He is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, a complete {{Jerkass}}, incredibly selfish and egotistical. But he also has done many good things, and while he often causes trouble, has never intentionally done anything particularly antagonistic.
* Despite her official [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Game]] status as LawfulEvil (indeed, as a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Devil]]), Tiamat in the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' cartoon tended to display this temperament.

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* King Julien in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' and all {{spinoff}}s he's in (such as ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''). He is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, a complete {{Jerkass}}, and incredibly selfish and egotistical. But egotistical, but he also has done many good things, and while he often causes trouble, he has never intentionally done anything particularly antagonistic.
* %%* Despite her official [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Game]] status as LawfulEvil (indeed, as a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Devil]]), Tiamat in the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' cartoon tended to display this temperament.



* WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} is just, well, Chaotic. Period. He's technically on the side of the law, but he drives the villains so insane you can't help but almost feel sorry for them. He does what he wants when he feels like it, and his ADHD tends to just lean towards doing good. At least his handlers try to steer him that way.
* Kaos, the god/personification of Chaos from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. He's not evil, he just sees order as stagnation and boredom so he sees it his duty to stir up people.
* WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}, although he has moments of NeutralGood.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' is just, well, Chaotic. Period. He's technically on the side of the law, but he drives the villains so insane you can't help but almost feel sorry for them. He does what he wants when he feels like it, and his ADHD tends to just lean towards doing good. At least his handlers try to steer him that way.
* Kaos, the god/personification of Chaos from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. He's not evil, he just sees order as stagnation and boredom boredom, so he sees it as his duty to stir up people.
* WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}},
people up.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}'',
although he has moments of NeutralGood.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** When the ChaoticGood CloudCuckooLander GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie uses the Mirror Pond to make copies of herself, they turn out to be more extreme versions of herself, that are not very intelligent and endlessly poing around happily looking for fun -- heedless of the mess, bother and inconvenience they cause to others.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** When the ChaoticGood CloudCuckooLander GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie uses the Mirror Pond to make copies of herself, they turn out to be more extreme versions of herself, that herself. They are not very intelligent and endlessly poing around happily looking for fun -- heedless of the mess, bother and inconvenience they cause to others.



* Bart Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is definitely of this alignment. All he cares about is doing his own thing, and doesn't follow any rules.

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* Bart Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is definitely of this alignment. All he cares about is doing his own thing, and he doesn't follow any rules.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter Griffin probably fits this alignment best, at-least pre-Flanderization. Although his actions often cause large-scale destruction, he is rarely genuinely malevolent rather he is just stupid and impulsive. He is a lunatic with the [[AttentionDeficitOOHSHINY attention-span of a goldfish]] and performs the most random acts for his [[ItAmusedMe personal amusement]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter Griffin probably fits this alignment best, at-least pre-Flanderization. Although his actions often cause large-scale destruction, he is rarely genuinely malevolent rather malevolent; rather, he is just stupid and impulsive. He is a lunatic with the [[AttentionDeficitOOHSHINY attention-span of a goldfish]] and performs the most random acts for his [[ItAmusedMe personal amusement]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': Sterling Archer is the world's most dangerous spy... [[ExactWords and he's equally dangerous whether you're with him or against him]]. How moral Archer is fluctuates wildly depending on his mood. When he's angry, he'll let innocent people die without a second thought; however, he's also capable of being shockingly kind, and not just towards those close to him. For example, in "Placebo Effect", he's less concerned with the fact that he was given fake [[spoiler:cancer]] medication than that the same thing had happened to Ruth, a woman whom he had met earlier that day. Notably, he's much more consistently kind towards animals than humans: in one episode, Cheryl's ocelot Babou tears a hole in his suit, which is ordinarily one of his biggest {{Berserk Button}}s, but instead he's more concerned that Babou is lonely in his room. Archer similarly sympathizes with a tiger that gets shot in "El Contador". In "Honeypot", Archer helps a distraught Dominican man bury his prized rooster in the Everglades after it was killed in a chicken fight for no personal gain, despite other episodes establishing that alligators are his biggest fear.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':
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Sterling Archer is the world's most dangerous spy... [[ExactWords and he's equally dangerous whether you're with him or against him]]. How moral Archer is fluctuates wildly depending on his mood. When he's angry, he'll let innocent people die without a second thought; however, he's also capable of being shockingly kind, and not just towards those close to him. For example, in "Placebo Effect", he's less concerned with the fact that he was given fake [[spoiler:cancer]] medication than that the same thing had happened to Ruth, a woman whom he had met earlier that day. Notably, he's much more consistently kind towards animals than humans: in one episode, Cheryl's ocelot Babou tears a hole in his suit, which is ordinarily one of his biggest {{Berserk Button}}s, but instead he's more concerned that Babou is lonely in his room. Archer similarly sympathizes with a tiger that gets shot in "El Contador". In "Honeypot", Archer helps a distraught Dominican man bury his prized rooster in the Everglades after it was killed in a chicken fight for no personal gain, despite other episodes establishing that alligators are his biggest fear.fear.
** Most of the characters are on the border between this and ChaoticEvil, but special mention goes to Algernop Krieger. He's a rampant MadScientist who routinely experiments on people without their consent, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial insists that he isn't a ''serial'' killer]], and freely sells ISIS weapons to gangs and criminals to fund his lab operations. However, [[PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes he's also the only ISIS employee who could legitimately be described as friendly and the only one who actually gets along with any of his coworkers]], and is always willing to help other people with their problems, for better or worse.
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*** Any Tarantino protagonist is going to be this or TrueNeutral. Other examples include, The Bride of ''Film/KillBill'', Seth Gecko of ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'', and Dr. Schultz of ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.

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*** ** Any Tarantino protagonist is going to be this or TrueNeutral. Other examples include, The Bride of ''Film/KillBill'', Seth Gecko of ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'', and Dr. Schultz of ''Film/DjangoUnchained''.



* The Japanese ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' by default.

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* %%* The Japanese ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' by default.
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* Fagin from ''Theatre/Oliver!'' technically qualifies, though he works for NeutralEvil Bill Sykes his role as a leader of thieves is mostly to steal for survival. Actor Ron Moody arguably portrays Fagin's conniving ways most famously.

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* Fagin from ''Theatre/Oliver!'' {{Theatre/Oliver}} technically qualifies, though he works for NeutralEvil Bill Sykes his role as a leader of thieves is mostly to steal for survival. Actor Ron Moody arguably portrays Fagin's conniving ways most famously.
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* Fagin from ''Theatre/Oliver!'' technically qualifies, though he works for NeutralEvil Bill Sykes his role as a leader of thieves is mostly to steal for survival. Actor Ron Moody arguably portrays Fagin's conniving ways most famously.
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** [[spoiler: The Ten-Tailed Beast]] is portrayed as an enormous, infinitely-powerful EldritchAbomination that lacks emotions and thus is incapable of evil; however, during its reign, it routinely swallowed and spit out oceans, split the land, and destroyed entire regions out of instinct. And then its true nature is revealed;[[spoiler: The Ten-Tails is in reality Otsutsuki Kaguya, a dimension hopping godlike alien woman driven insane by her own power who thinks all beings that use Chakra stole it from her and wants to devour everyone to get it back, even her own sons. The mythology surrounding the Ten-Tails is a fabrication by her servant, Black Zetsu, intended to obfuscate the truth of her existence.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Ten-Tailed Beast]] is portrayed as an enormous, infinitely-powerful EldritchAbomination that lacks emotions and thus is incapable of evil; however, during its reign, it routinely swallowed and spit out oceans, split the land, and destroyed entire regions out of instinct. And then its true nature is revealed;[[spoiler: The Ten-Tails is in reality Otsutsuki Kaguya, a dimension hopping godlike alien woman driven insane by her own power who thinks all beings that use Chakra stole it from her and wants to devour everyone to get it back, even her own sons. The mythology surrounding the Ten-Tails is a fabrication by her servant, Black Zetsu, intended to obfuscate the truth of her existence.existence and to manipulated her descendants into reviving her.]]
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** [[spoiler: The Ten-Tailed Beast]] is an enormous, infinitely-powerful EldritchAbomination that lacks emotions and thus is incapable of evil; however, during its reign, it routinely swallowed and spit out oceans, split the land, and destroyed entire regions out of instinct.

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** [[spoiler: The Ten-Tailed Beast]] is portrayed as an enormous, infinitely-powerful EldritchAbomination that lacks emotions and thus is incapable of evil; however, during its reign, it routinely swallowed and spit out oceans, split the land, and destroyed entire regions out of instinct.instinct. And then its true nature is revealed;[[spoiler: The Ten-Tails is in reality Otsutsuki Kaguya, a dimension hopping godlike alien woman driven insane by her own power who thinks all beings that use Chakra stole it from her and wants to devour everyone to get it back, even her own sons. The mythology surrounding the Ten-Tails is a fabrication by her servant, Black Zetsu, intended to obfuscate the truth of her existence.]]
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