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9th Dec '17 4:33:58 AM ClintEastwood
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%%* Satsuki Kiryuin from ''Manga/KillLaKill'' was initially this alignment, however [[spoiler: it was all a ruse to betray her mother Ragyo,]] eventually turning Lawful Good instead.
%%** Rei Hououmaru replaced Satsuki in this alignment which was made more apparent during the OVA episode.

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%%* * Satsuki Kiryuin from ''Manga/KillLaKill'' was initially this alignment, however [[spoiler: it was all a ruse to betray her mother Ragyo,]] eventually turning Lawful Good instead.
%%** ** Rei Hououmaru replaced Satsuki in this alignment which was made more apparent during the OVA episode.



%%* When he's thinking straight, Franchise/SpiderMan archnemesis and overall Franchise/MarvelUniverse BigBad ComicBook/NormanOsborn under the name of Iron Patriot is LE in true ManipulativeBastard fashion. When the [[ChaoticEvil Green Goblin comes out to play...]]
%%** And while on the subject of the ComicBook/DarkAvengers, Moonstone fits the LE alignment as well.

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%%* * When he's thinking straight, Franchise/SpiderMan archnemesis and overall Franchise/MarvelUniverse BigBad ComicBook/NormanOsborn under the name of Iron Patriot is LE in true ManipulativeBastard fashion. When the [[ChaoticEvil Green Goblin comes out to play...]]
%%** ** And while on the subject of the ComicBook/DarkAvengers, Moonstone fits the LE alignment as well.



%%* Auto from ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' was programmed to take full control of the Axiom in an attempt to preserve the Human race.

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%%* * Auto from ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' was programmed to take full control of the Axiom in an attempt to preserve the Human race.



%%** The First Order from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' continues the trend and increases the Nazi imagery. Captain Phasma and General Hux define The First Order's ethics the most, being both tyrannical and committed.

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%%** ** The First Order from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' continues the trend and increases the Nazi imagery. Captain Phasma and General Hux define The First Order's ethics the most, being both tyrannical and committed.



%%* Captain Vidal from ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', as is typical of Fascist-type villains. He's a good example of how an evil character who's lawful can be every bit as despicable as one who doesn't follow the rules.

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%%* * Captain Vidal from ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', as is typical of Fascist-type villains. He's a good example of how an evil character who's lawful can be every bit as despicable as one who doesn't follow the rules.



%%* Ivan Drago seems like this for most of ''Film/RockyIV''. After Rocky defeats him, though, he says he wants to box for himself instead of Russia.

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%%* * Ivan Drago seems like this for most of ''Film/RockyIV''. After Rocky defeats him, though, he says he wants to box for himself instead of Russia.



%%* ''Film/HomeAlone'' gives you Buzz, the older [=McAllister=] brother, who is cruel to Kevin, but uses his status as the older sibling to get himself out of trouble.

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%%* * ''Film/HomeAlone'' gives you Buzz, the older [=McAllister=] brother, who is cruel to Kevin, but uses his status as the older sibling to get himself out of trouble.



* Memnon, the villain from ''TheScorpionKing'', summarizes it nicely.

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* Memnon, the villain from ''TheScorpionKing'', ''Film/TheScorpionKing'', summarizes it nicely.
2nd Dec '17 5:35:17 AM Dragon101
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** Tivon Askari, a TortureTechnician who served as J.J.s ArchEnemy and ended up torturing her for information. He formerly assisted the United States in Iraq as a "specialist" but turned out to be corrupt and in league with an American marine who was more of a NeutralEvil money-grubbing traitor. What makes him more Lawful is that the profile the team devises for him states that torturers like him like to see themselves as a PunchClockVillain and develop rituals, routines and [[JerkJustifications moralistic excuses]] to dissociate themselves from the horrible pain they inflict on others, which is indeed shown to be the case.
2nd Dec '17 5:22:21 AM Dragon101
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** Karl Arnold, "The Fox", is a Family Annihilator, a serial mass-murderer of families, with deranged power fantasies and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. A [[PsychoPsychologist child psychologist]], his wife and children left him due to him being a ControlFreak, and he turned his rage on the families who [[BadSamaritan came to him for help]], taking detailed notes of their routines, invading their homes at vulnerable hours and taking them all hostage for days and forcing them to treat him as the head of the household, then murder them all one by one- saving the husband / father for last to show him he was "weak" for [[VictimBlaming letting this happen to his family]]; in a later episode it's also revealed that he [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped the daughters as well]].
** Charles Holcombe is a "House Cleaner" - he [[KillThePoor targets the homeless]] in order to "clean up" the streets of his city, and he proves to be so successful that the officer assigned to the district he operates in [[ComplimentBackfire gets the credit for crimes and homeless rates going down]], something that irritates Holcombe. A wealthy but extremely narcissistic loner and ControlFreak, he bullies a dim-witted accomplice into kidnapping unsuspecting victims and taking them to an abandoned meat factory he owns that he has converted into a house of death traps, promising them they can live if they survive to the end, [[ILied then killing them anyway if they make it]].
2nd Dec '17 4:46:58 AM Dragon101
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** The Daleks show some of the problems in a Law/Chaos dichotomy. They are Lawful within their own culture, with a rigid hierarchy, a powerful desire for consensus, a complicated legal system and, later, even some form of parliamentary democracy. However, they are Chaotic in their behaviour towards other cultures, believing that they are a Master Race who are entitled to kill everyone else on sight, and having no problem with wanton torture and murder just for enjoyment.

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** The Daleks show some of the problems in a Law/Chaos dichotomy. They are an example of an entire race of Lawful within Evil {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s. Culturally and genetically bred to be super-intelligent, these cybernetic mutants live in pressurised pepper pot tanks out of a paranoid fear of contamination from other forms of life, deciding the only long-term solution is Extermination for everything non-Dalek. They operate in a highly rigid command structure and are loyal-unto-death to the cause of Dalek racial purity, are absolutely obedient to their own culture, with a rigid hierarchy, a powerful desire superiors so long as neither deviates from this cause, and in spite of their extraordinary intellects they utterly lack imagination and are largely incapable of thinking for consensus, a complicated legal system and, later, even themselves unless some form sort of parliamentary democracy. However, outside influence rewrites their social or biological programming. Nonetheless, they are Chaotic also ruthlessly efficient and over the course of the series grow from a closed-off Fascist society on a barren world to THE dominant threat to all life in the entire multiverse, such is their behaviour towards other cultures, believing that they are a Master Race who are entitled to kill everyone else on sight, and having no problem with wanton torture and murder just for enjoyment.single minded fanatical determination.
29th Nov '17 4:20:43 PM Dragon101
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* Moebius from ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' truly believes in fate and that free will is an illusion, and is the loyal servant of a GodOfEvil. He has organized not one, not two, but three KnightTemplar crusades to exterminate vampires, and willingly sacrifices countless lives in pursuit of this goal. A ManipulativeBastard that borders on and occasionally crosses the line into {{magnificen|tBastard}}ce, Moebius toys with people's destinies for his own amusement, not by ignoring, breaking, or working outside of the rules-- but by playing and abusing the rules of the system to his own advantage.

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* Moebius from ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' truly believes in fate and that free will is an illusion, and is the loyal servant of a GodOfEvil. To be fair, he ''thought'' he was serving a GoodIsNotNice Creator God, while he was ''actually'' serving a parasitic EldritchAbomination; nonetheless, he clearly takes cruel and sadistic delight in carrying out the commands of his "god" and has zero problem with killing innocents or treating people like pawns. He has organized not one, not two, but three KnightTemplar crusades to exterminate vampires, and willingly sacrifices countless lives in pursuit of this goal. A ManipulativeBastard that borders on and occasionally crosses the line into {{magnificen|tBastard}}ce, Moebius toys with people's destinies for his own amusement, not by ignoring, breaking, or working outside of the rules-- but by playing and abusing the rules of the system to his own advantage.
29th Nov '17 4:14:20 PM Dragon101
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** Agent 47, the AntiHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist of the series, especially in the last two games. He is a cold-blooded and ruthless assassin, but has a strict, self-imposed policy of not killing innocents, except if they are directly threatening the success of his mission, or if it's explicitly ordered by his contract agency. In the LighterAndSofter first two games, he is more LawfulNeutral[=/=]TrueNeutral.

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** Agent 47, the AntiHero[=/=]VillainProtagonist of the series, especially in the last two later games. He is a cold-blooded and ruthless assassin, but has a strict, self-imposed policy of not killing innocents, except if they are directly threatening the success of his mission, or if it's explicitly ordered by his contract agency. In the LighterAndSofter first two games, he is more LawfulNeutral[=/=]TrueNeutral.



** Daimyo Kubota, a corrupt aristocrat of Azure City, can be considered Lawful Evil, exploiting every legal loophole he could find in his schemes to assassinate Hinjo and seize power. It takes [[ShootTheDog a bit of chaotic action]] to bring him down.
29th Nov '17 3:56:47 PM Dragon101
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* '''Type 2: Evil Over Lawful''' - This type uses Lawful means to achieve Evil ends. A monster with a strict code of honour, or a CardCarryingVillain with SuperOCD. This is the kind of villain who follows an orderly way of living because they think that this is the best way to achieve their evil desires or goals- ForTheEvulz with rules. While this type tends to be selfish, vengeful, cruel, power-hungry and outright sadistic, they are prefer to do so in an orderly manner or with some sort of excuse. They differ from NeutralEvil in that the latter might obey some rules out of convenience or pragmatism, while this type does so out of genuine if self-centred commitment. Most LawfulEvil characters in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' are this type including ''Hextor'', the iconic god of Lawful Evil. ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is the classic example of this sort of villain and demonstrates just why it is the worst of the Lawful Evil types.

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* '''Type 2: Evil Over Lawful''' - This type uses Lawful means to achieve Evil ends. A monster with a strict code of honour, or a CardCarryingVillain with SuperOCD. This is the kind of villain who follows an orderly way of living because they think that this is the best way to achieve their evil desires or goals- ForTheEvulz with rules. While this type tends to be Some are merely selfish, while others are vengeful, cruel, power-hungry and or outright sadistic, with Lawful variants of DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans often falling into this type, but they are all prefer to do so go about their villainy in an orderly manner or with some sort of excuse. They differ from NeutralEvil in that the latter might obey some rules out of convenience or pragmatism, while this type does so out of genuine if self-centred commitment. Most LawfulEvil characters in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' are this type including ''Hextor'', the iconic god of Lawful Evil. ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is the classic example of this sort of villain and demonstrates just why it is the worst of the Lawful Evil types.
29th Nov '17 2:05:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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%%* The demonic lord Azazel from ''{{Comicbook/X-Men}}''. His film version counts too.

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%%* The demonic lord Azazel from ''{{Comicbook/X-Men}}''.''Comicbook/XMen''. His film version counts too.
28th Nov '17 12:27:56 PM BurgerLord
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* '''Type 1: Lawful over Evil'''- This type uses Evil means to achieve Lawful ends. Essentially, any villain who considers themselves to be LawfulNeutral or LawfulGood, but who is in practice too ruthless or extreme to qualify. They may honestly believe that an orderly society or way of living is better for everyone or is just the way the prefer things to be, but are ruthless or cruel enough to take an "ends justify the means" approach to enforcing this; alternatively, they are devoted to a code of honour that either allows or encourages them to commit evil acts, with little remorse for doing so. This type can be found in- and sometimes even be sincerely loyal to- any kind of society, including Neutral and Good aligned ones; the problem is, they are prepared to commit evil actions for it, and are prone to invoke MoralMyopia to excuse their deeds. The more Lawful examples of the PrinciplesZealot, KnightTemplar, WellIntentionedExtremist and TotalitarianUtilitarian tend to fall under this category.

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* '''Type 1: Lawful over Evil'''- This type uses Evil means to achieve Lawful ends. Essentially, any villain who considers themselves to be LawfulNeutral or LawfulGood, but who is in practice too ruthless or extreme to qualify. They may honestly believe that an orderly society or way of living is better for everyone or is just the way the prefer things to be, but are ruthless or cruel enough to take an "ends justify the means" approach to enforcing this; alternatively, they are devoted to a code of honour that either allows or encourages them to commit evil acts, with little remorse for doing so. This type can be found in- and sometimes even be sincerely loyal to- any kind of society, including Neutral and Good aligned ones; the problem is, they are prepared to commit evil actions for it, and are prone to invoke MoralMyopia to excuse their deeds. The more Lawful examples of the PrinciplesZealot, KnightTemplar, WellIntentionedExtremist WellIntentionedExtremist, DarkMessiah and TotalitarianUtilitarian tend to fall under this category.
28th Nov '17 12:24:56 PM Dragon101
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* Lennart Bedrager from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is this due to his fanatical belief in a [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans perfect world]]. While his plans require chaos, it's so he can set up a new society. Subverted later on when it's revealed he's [[spoiler:trying to troll the whole world]].

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* Lennart Bedrager from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is this due to his fanatical belief in a [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans perfect world]]. While his plans require chaos, it's so he can set up a new society. Subverted later on when it's revealed he's [[spoiler:trying secretly [[spoiler: a ChaoticEvil asshole trying to troll the whole world]].



* PC Principal is definitely this alignment. A strict Headmaster and leader of the ambitious PC Delta, PC Principal takes crap from nobody even little brats like Cartman suffer his wrath. Aggressive and militaristic, running the school with an iron fist is easy for him. PC ousts people (and students) out for debating sensitive subjects, from which he often issues ridiculous or unfair punishments to wrong-doers.

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* ** PC Principal is definitely this alignment. A strict Headmaster and leader of the ambitious PC Delta, PC Principal takes crap from nobody even little brats like Cartman suffer his wrath.wrath (i.e. he brutally assaults Cartman, a little kid, for using slurs). Aggressive and militaristic, running the school with an iron fist is easy for him. PC ousts people (and students) out for debating sensitive subjects, from which he often issues ridiculous or unfair punishments to wrong-doers. He mellows out into LawfulNeutral later on though, which is closer to how he actually saw himself.
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