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23rd Jul '17 11:50:25 PM Piterpicher
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%%* {{Benevolent|Boss}} [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure authority figures]] such as Linda Mcmahon & Teddy Long often serve as a foil to LawfulEvil counterparts such as VinceMcMahon.

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%%* {{Benevolent|Boss}} [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure authority figures]] such as Linda Mcmahon & Teddy Long often serve as a foil to LawfulEvil counterparts such as VinceMcMahon.Wrestling/VinceMcMahon.
18th Jul '17 5:34:59 AM Iceaura39
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* Azrael of '' Story/AesirCrossWars'': He may be fatally [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]], but he tends not to break rules and attempts to forgive people, even the antagonists. Ultimately subverted, however, as he is so heavily on the Good First side, he becomes almost NeutralGood, since he fights for what he calls the natural order, and will go to Chaos to defend it.
** Forseti, the God of Justice, and Uriel, his Guardian Angel, are this by default.
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29th Jun '17 5:16:25 AM CalamityRaven26
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* The Law faction as a whole is headed by a {{Jerkass}} [[GodIsEvil variation of God]] with the angels being [[LightIsNotGood hardly better]], so'd you'd ''think'' they would be a textbook example of [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]] LawfulEvil. [[GreyAndGrayMorality But given the moral ambiguity of the series]], there's more than a fair share of heroic Law-aligned characters.

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* [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei The Law faction faction]] as a whole is headed by a {{Jerkass}} [[GodIsEvil variation of God]] with the angels being [[LightIsNotGood hardly better]], so'd you'd ''think'' they would be a textbook example of [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]] LawfulEvil. [[GreyAndGrayMorality But given the moral ambiguity of the series]], there's more than a fair share of heroic Law-aligned characters.
29th Jun '17 5:15:12 AM CalamityRaven26
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** Similarly, Jonathan from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' is this, and is unique amongst classical Law Heroes in the sense that he's still heroic even after choosing to side with Law. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Despite being a blue-blood by birth in a kingdom set in the apocalyptic 21st century,]] he firmly believes in equality and respect regardless of class, and despite hating demons with a passion, it isn't entirely unjustified given what they do. It's telling that he's the only Law Hero from a mainline SMT game to [[spoiler:question the ethical nature of sacrificing himself to effectively annihilate Tokyo, and goes along with it less out of blind devotion,[[HeroicSacrifice but because he wants a future of peace for all he cares about,]] effectively making him NotSoDifferent from Neutral Flynn.]]

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** Similarly, Jonathan from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' is this, and is unique amongst classical Law Heroes in the sense that he's still heroic even after choosing to side with Law. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Despite being a blue-blood by birth in a kingdom set in the apocalyptic 21st century,]] he firmly believes in equality and respect regardless of class, and despite hating demons with a passion, it isn't entirely unjustified given what they do. It's telling that he's the only Law Hero from a mainline SMT game to [[spoiler:question the ethical nature of sacrificing himself to effectively annihilate Tokyo, and goes along with it less out of blind devotion,[[HeroicSacrifice devotion, [[HeroicSacrifice but because he wants a future of peace for all he cares about,]] effectively making him NotSoDifferent from Neutral Flynn.]]]]
** Really, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation it's possible to interpret any Lawful protagonist as this.]] Given the GreyAndGrayMorality of the games and the fact that there's a good reason to side with any of the factions, it isn't an entirely outlandish concept to see a Lawful protagonist as a WellIntentionedExtremist.
29th Jun '17 5:11:55 AM CalamityRaven26
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* While Law tends to be very much LawfulEvil in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise, in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', Amane Kuzuryu and Remiel both fit into this alignment. Remiel is the one angel who is [[AllLovingHero fighting to save all of humanity]], not just the ones who obey God, and while his objective is to convince the Main Character to become God's agent and judge in the world, he'll work with him on any route that doesn't involve outright rebellion or blatantly immoral actions. Meanwhile, Amane is Remiel's WillingChanneler, and the main ally in the Law ending (which is a good ending in ''Overclocked'', and a somewhat more ambiguous one in the original game), but her ''only'' goal is to make the best possible world for humanity, and like Remiel, she'll willingly work with you even if you don't follow the Lawful script. In fact, [[spoiler: if you take the ChaoticGood path, rebelling against God to protect humanity, [[ToBeLawfulOrGood she'll eventually side with you against Him to help you protect humanity from destruction or domination]].]]
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' adds [[spoiler:Mastema]] to the list of few Lawful Good characters in the franchise. [[spoiler:Despite being purely LawfulEvil in the previous game, he turns over a new leaf in this one and will accept any outcome, even Chaos, as beneficial to mankind. He also is revealed in DLC to be one of the {{Big Good}}s of the backstory, helping set up Mikado with far different intentions than what the Archangels intended]]. He ends up being so good that his own faction, which is evil as usual, ends up wanting him dead.
%%* Joe Musashi from ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}''.

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* While The Law tends to be very much LawfulEvil in faction as a whole is headed by a {{Jerkass}} [[GodIsEvil variation of God]] with the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise, in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', angels being [[LightIsNotGood hardly better]], so'd you'd ''think'' they would be a textbook example of [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]] LawfulEvil. [[GreyAndGrayMorality But given the moral ambiguity of the series]], there's more than a fair share of heroic Law-aligned characters.
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Amane Kuzuryu and Remiel from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is a pretty blatant example of this. Despite aligning with YHVH, both fit into this alignment. Remiel is the one angel who is [[AllLovingHero fighting to save all of humanity]], not just the ones who obey God, and while his objective is to convince the Main Character to become God's agent and judge in the world, he'll work with him on any route that doesn't involve outright rebellion or blatantly immoral actions. Meanwhile, Amane is Remiel's WillingChanneler, and the main ally in the Law ending (which is a good ending in ''Overclocked'', and a somewhat more ambiguous one in the original game), but her ''only'' goal is to make the best possible world them genuinely care for humanity, and like Remiel, she'll willingly work really do want to create world of peace and justice for all. And if the player so desires, they have the honor of partaking in the first umabiguously heroic Law Ending in the ''series.''
** Despite his flaws and the {{Irony}} associated
with you even if you don't follow the Lawful script. In fact, [[spoiler: if you take the ChaoticGood path, rebelling a [[LaResistance rebellious]] Law Hero, [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2 Ronaldo Kuriki]] is firmly in this camp. He's fighting against God Yamato Hotsuin for very noble reasons (i.e., he absolutely ''refuses'' to protect humanity, [[ToBeLawfulOrGood she'll eventually side with you against Him accept a world of meritocracy, and genuinely wants everybody to help you protect humanity have an equal chance) and is overall a pretty NiceGuy. That said, [[SoreLoser he doesn't exactly take losing to the Chaos faction all too well,]] but given [[MightMakesRight what they advocate for]], is it really unjustified?
** Similarly, Jonathan
from destruction or domination]].]]
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''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' adds [[spoiler:Mastema]] to the list of few Lawful Good characters is this, and is unique amongst classical Law Heroes in the franchise. [[spoiler:Despite sense that he's still heroic even after choosing to side with Law. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Despite being purely LawfulEvil a blue-blood by birth in a kingdom set in the previous game, apocalyptic 21st century,]] he turns over a new leaf firmly believes in this one equality and will accept any outcome, even Chaos, as beneficial to mankind. He also is revealed in DLC to be one respect regardless of the {{Big Good}}s of the backstory, helping set up Mikado class, and despite hating demons with far different intentions than a passion, it isn't entirely unjustified given what the Archangels intended]]. He ends up being so good they do. It's telling that his own faction, which is evil as usual, ends up wanting him dead.
%%* Joe Musashi
he's the only Law Hero from ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}''.a mainline SMT game to [[spoiler:question the ethical nature of sacrificing himself to effectively annihilate Tokyo, and goes along with it less out of blind devotion,[[HeroicSacrifice but because he wants a future of peace for all he cares about,]] effectively making him NotSoDifferent from Neutral Flynn.]]
4th Jun '17 11:31:41 AM FlashRebel
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* Jonathan Joestar in ''JojosBizarreAdventure : Phantom Blood''. Educated to be a gentleman and a nice man by nature, his discipline helps him in learning and mastering the Ripple in an incredibly short time and he selflessly helps innocent people threatened by his arch-nemesis Dio Brando. Although [[CombatPragmatist pragmatic]], he doesn't use underhanded tactics in combat and considers fighting evil his duty.
30th May '17 10:16:51 PM Philweasel
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** Starlight Glimmer straddles the line between this and LawfulNeutral after her HeelFaceTurn. She tries her best and always has good intentions, but still retains a dislike for TheEvilsOfFreeWill that can occasionally push her into far more ambiguous territory.
29th May '17 12:12:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''WhiteCollar's'' Peter Burke is a straitlaced FBI agent who will not break the law in pursuit of his goals no matter what.

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* ''WhiteCollar's'' ''Series/WhiteCollar's'' Peter Burke is a straitlaced FBI agent who will not break the law in pursuit of his goals no matter what.
28th May '17 10:24:15 PM gilda4ever
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* Karl Mordo of ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is a very firm believer in respecting the natural order of things and that they shouldn't be tampered with. This leads to a BrokenPedestal moment and a flirt with LawfulStupid when [[spoiler:he learns the Ancient One used the powers of the Dark Dimension to extend her lifespan and Dr. Strange using the Eye of Agamotto to stop Dormammu by violating the rules about time manipulation. He ends up leaving the order as he can't accept the idea of compromising the rules for the greater good. This ends up setting him on the path to LawfulEvil by deciding the best way to stop sorcerers from messing with the laws of the universe is to get rid of the sorcerers.]]

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* ''Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse''
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Karl Mordo of ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' is a very firm believer in respecting the natural order of things and that they shouldn't be tampered with. This leads to a BrokenPedestal moment and a flirt with LawfulStupid when [[spoiler:he learns the Ancient One used the powers of the Dark Dimension to extend her lifespan and Dr. Strange using the Eye of Agamotto to stop Dormammu by violating the rules about time manipulation. He ends up leaving the order as he can't accept the idea of compromising the rules for the greater good. This ends up setting him on the path to LawfulEvil by deciding the best way to stop sorcerers from messing with the laws of the universe is to get rid of the sorcerers.]]]]
** [[Film/IronMan War Machine]] is a mostly clear-cut example, being an Air Force Colonel-turned-superhero. He often is responsible for trying to reign in Iron Man's more ChaoticGood approach, and [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar later on]] is one of the strongest supporters for the [[SuperRegistrationAct Sokovia Accords]].
23rd May '17 1:35:56 PM kazokuhouou
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* The cartoonist has identified the titular WebComic/KevinAndKell, as well as their daughter Coney, as Lawful Good: they're genuinely nice people who don't let society's prejudices get to them. Kevin and Kell both are {{Honest Corporate Executive}}s to their respective companies, especially compared to Herd Thinners, and Coney is the peacemaker in her peer group.
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