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5th Apr '18 11:12:37 PM Twiddler
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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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* The cartoonist has identified the titular WebComic/KevinAndKell, 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.group.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The exiles in general are this. They either were or aspire to be public servants.
** PM believes in the mail system as a force for good.
** WV wants to rebuild society from the wastelands.
** AR was a law enforcement officer who gave up his chance of escaping a crashing meteor to save a civilian.
3rd Apr '18 12:34:51 PM ANTMuddle
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* '''Balance Seekers:''' They face the dilemma of ToBeLawfulOrGood often, and must consider the circumstances anew every time it comes up. How many civilians are there? What are the consequences of the BigBad escaping? Can they find a happy balance? What kind of sacrifice must they make to do both? Is it better to do one or the other? When it comes to the crunch, the BigBad may get away, but he's lost TheDragon, who can lead us back to him; not every civilian was saved, but all the women and children made it.

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* '''Balance Seekers:''' They face the dilemma of ToBeLawfulOrGood often, and must consider the circumstances anew every time it comes up.
At times, they will have to work with ChaoticGood types, who are just as committed to the cause of right but won't hesitate to break the rules if no other option comes up.
How many civilians are there? What are the consequences of the BigBad escaping? Can they find a happy balance? What kind of sacrifice must they make to do both? Is it better to do one or the other? other? When it comes to the crunch, the BigBad may get away, but he's probably lost TheDragon, who can lead us back to him; not every civilian was saved, but almost all the women and children made it.
25th Mar '18 12:24:21 AM darkemyst
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* Chris Adams of ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is a NiceGuy [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] who doesn't take all that much convincing to help out an improverished Mexican village with their bandit problem. Even when the going gets tough, he never once considers abandoning them, despite the fact that the pay for the job is rather poor (twenty dollars plus room and board) and he makes it clear that, when he promised to protect those farmers, [[IGaveMyWord he]] ''[[IGaveMyWord meant]]'' [[IGaveMyWord it.]]

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* Chris Adams of ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' is a NiceGuy [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] who doesn't take all that much convincing to help out an improverished Mexican village with their bandit problem. Even when the going gets tough, he never once considers abandoning them, despite the fact that the pay for the job is rather poor (twenty dollars plus room and board) and he makes it clear that, when he promised to protect those farmers, [[IGaveMyWord he]] ''[[IGaveMyWord meant]]'' [[IGaveMyWord it.]]
27th Feb '18 10:16:12 PM infernape612
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* Garnet from "WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse" is a silent, stoic badass, very organised, controlled and patient. Though quick to jump into a fight her combat style tends to be very mechanical and precise, and she often seems pretty machine-like in general. It becomes clear over time however that she’s also the one most in tune with saving the world because it's the ''right thing to do'', and her lack of open emotion conceals the fact that she’s the most empathetic and kind hearted of the three.

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* Garnet from "WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse" ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a silent, stoic badass, very organised, controlled and patient. Though quick to jump into a fight her combat style tends to be very mechanical and precise, and she often seems pretty machine-like in general. It becomes clear over time however that she’s also the one most in tune with saving the world because it's the ''right thing to do'', and her lack of open emotion conceals the fact that she’s the most empathetic and kind hearted of the three.
27th Feb '18 10:14:31 PM infernape612
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** Valvatorez deserves credit for being the first Lawful Good Demon in the series. He has a habit of making poorly considered promises that lead to him taking on the most powerful forces in the Netherworld rather than break them, and though he's a little GoodIsNotNice he's still endlessly supportive and loyal to his minions. Some of the other characters seem to consider this some sort of mental illness, even Valvatorez himself at times.



** Valvatorez deserves credit for being the first Lawful Good Demon in the series. He has a habit of making poorly considered promises that lead to him taking on the most powerful forces in the Netherworld rather than break them, and though he's a little GoodIsNotNice he's still endlessly supportive and loyal to his minions. Some of the other characters seem to consider this some sort of mental illness, even Valvatorez himself at times.



%%** Also, Alistair is a KnightInSourArmor version of this.

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%%** ** Also, Alistair is a KnightInSourArmor version of this.this. No matter how much he personally disapproves of the Grey Warden's actions, he will follow you to the ends of the earth because you need to work together to save the world from the Blight. The only thing that will make him desert you is [[spoiler:sparing Loghain Mac Tir at the Landsmeet]].



* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'', we have Eliwood starting as this, then settling slowly but surely into NeutralGood.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', we have Percival and Douglas, high-ranked military leaders of Etruria with lots of responsibility who are very loyal to a king who's a good person, but [[spoiler: has his will overridden by treacherous advisors after falling into despair due to the death of his son and heir.]] They're balanced by their fellow leader Cecilia and the high-ranked sniper Klein, who fall more into NeutralGood.
* In the prequel ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'',
we have Eliwood starting as this, then settling slowly but surely into NeutralGood.



* In the "sequel", ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'', aside of Marcus we have Percival and Douglas, high-ranked military leaders of Etruria with lots of responsibility and very loyal to a king who's a good person, but [[spoiler: has his will overriden by treacherous advisors after falling in despair by the death of his son and heir.]] They're balanced by their fellow leader Cecilia and the high-ranked sniper Klein, who fall more into NeutralGood.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' (that is Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn), the following fall into this alignment: Sigrun, Tanith, Geoffery, Bastian, Lucia, Kieran, Oscar, Titania, Lethe, Mordecai, Kyza, Janaff, and Ulki, who gain this status by being loyal, upright servants of solidly good authority figures. The healers and characters with the "Spirit of Order," qualify as well; Rhys, Laura, Mist, Sanaki, and the three Herons.

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* In the "sequel", ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'', aside of Marcus we have Percival ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and Douglas, high-ranked military leaders of Etruria with lots of responsibility and very loyal to a king who's a good person, but [[spoiler: has his will overriden by treacherous advisors after falling in despair by the death of his son and heir.]] They're balanced by their fellow leader Cecilia and the high-ranked sniper Klein, who fall more into NeutralGood.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' (that is Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn),
''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'', the following fall into this alignment: Sigrun, Tanith, Geoffery, Bastian, Lucia, Kieran, Oscar, Titania, Lethe, Mordecai, Kyza, Janaff, and Ulki, who gain this status by being loyal, upright servants of solidly good authority figures. The healers and characters with the "Spirit of Order," qualify as well; Rhys, Laura, Mist, Sanaki, and the three Herons.



** [[PlayerCharacter Corrin/The Avatar]] is LawfulGood by default, strongly valuing ideals such as peace, justice and compassion. Interestingly for a LawfulGood protagonist, [[ToBeLawfulOrGood what part of the alignment he prioritizes more depends on which route he takes]]; in ''Birthright,'' he's more Good than Lawful, deciding to rebel against a tyrannical king. In ''Conquest,'' he's more Lawful than Good, choosing to attempt to reform Nohr than destroy it. In ''Revelations,'' he balances both of these alignments rather nicely.
** Xander and Ryoma also qualify. Both are just, honorable leaders of their country who value peace and justice hand-in-hand, though similar to the Avatar, Xander is more Lawful than Good, while Ryoma is more Good than Lawful.
** Arthur is also ''definitely'' this. Being a self-styled [[ForGreatJustice "hero of justice,"]] Arthur is an exceptionally kind and heroic young man, valuing peace and happiness above all else. Unlike most examples of ThePaladin, however, he is ''not'' LawfulStupid; [[spoiler:he averts it enough that he lies to a bunch of Nohrian knights so that Azura as a child doesn't have to be punished, taking the consequences instead.]]

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** [[PlayerCharacter Corrin/The Avatar]] is LawfulGood by default, strongly valuing ideals such as peace, justice and compassion. Interestingly for a LawfulGood protagonist, [[ToBeLawfulOrGood what part of the alignment he s/he prioritizes more depends on which route he s/he takes]]; in ''Birthright,'' he's s/he's more Good than Lawful, deciding to rebel against a tyrannical king. In ''Conquest,'' he's s/he's more Lawful than Good, choosing to attempt to reform Nohr than destroy it. In ''Revelations,'' he s/he balances both of these alignments rather nicely.
** Xander and Ryoma also qualify. Both are just, honorable leaders of their country who value peace and justice hand-in-hand, though similar similarly to the Avatar, Xander is more Lawful than Good, while Ryoma is more Good than Lawful.
** Arthur is also ''definitely'' this. Being a self-styled [[ForGreatJustice "hero of justice,"]] justice"]], Arthur is an exceptionally kind and heroic young man, valuing peace and happiness above all else. Unlike most examples of ThePaladin, however, he is ''not'' LawfulStupid; [[spoiler:he averts it enough that he lies to a bunch of Nohrian knights so that Azura as a child doesn't have to be punished, taking the consequences instead.]]



%%* From ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', we have Ryotaro (honest cop) and Nanako Dojima. Chie even decides to become a cop to protect people. And towards the end, Naoto starts leaning strongly towards Lawful Good as well.

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%%* * From ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', we have Ryotaro (honest cop) and Nanako Dojima. Chie even decides to become a He's an honest cop to protect people. And towards working the end, Naoto starts leaning strongly towards beat in Inaba, and he manages to prove his Lawful Good as well.cred when he sits down and realizes there are inconsistencies with the possibility of [[spoiler:Taro Namatame]] being the killer despite having every reason by this point to go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge after [[spoiler:Nanako is abducted and temporarily killed]]. After learning the killer's identity, he even gives medical assistance to [[spoiler:Tohru Adachi and remains friends with him after he is imprisoned]].



* Despite his GoodIsNotNice attitude, Knuckles the Echidna from '''SonicTheHedgehog'' is unerringly, thick-headedly Lawful Good, his absolute devotion to his duty of guarding the Master Emerald often clashing with his desire to fight evil. It's also one of the reasons he clashes so often with the far more free-spirited ChaoticGood Sonic.

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* Despite his GoodIsNotNice attitude, Knuckles the Echidna from '''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is unerringly, thick-headedly Lawful Good, his absolute devotion to his duty of guarding the Master Emerald often clashing with his desire to fight evil. It's also one of the reasons he clashes so often with the far more free-spirited ChaoticGood Sonic.



** In the MMO ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' you have several examples as well. Grand Master Satele Shan (yes, descended from the above) is the one giving players their missions and marching orders, especially on the Jedi classes. Aric Jorgan (Trooper Companion) is a bit tightly-wound, but when it seems like the Republic military is crawling with DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs, LawfulStupid, [[TheMole traitors]], and the kind of asshats who would torture a civilian just for being ''related'' to a Imperial sympathizer? Well, he responds favorably when your Trooper refuses to play into any of that.

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** * In the MMO ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' you have several examples as well. Grand Master Satele Shan (yes, descended from the above) is the one giving players their missions and marching orders, especially on the Jedi classes. Aric Jorgan (Trooper Companion) is a bit tightly-wound, but when it seems like the Republic military is crawling with DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs, LawfulStupid, [[TheMole traitors]], and the kind of asshats who would torture a civilian just for being ''related'' to a Imperial sympathizer? Well, he responds favorably when your Trooper refuses to play into any of that.



---> '''Dorne:''' Sir! I have excellent news! I've secured permission to use form 859-RA for our after action reports, instead of the older 859-R.
---> '''Trooper:''' How's is the new one different?
---> '''Dorne:''' The form has been significantly streamlined for ease of completion. A full one-sixth shorter! This should result in a cumulative time savings of more than ninety minutes within four weeks. It should be quite pleasant!

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---> '''Dorne:''' --->'''Dorne:''' Sir! I have excellent news! I've secured permission to use form 859-RA for our after action reports, instead of the older 859-R.
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859-R.\\
'''Trooper:''' How's is the new one different?
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different?\\
'''Dorne:''' The form has been significantly streamlined for ease of completion. A full one-sixth shorter! This should result in a cumulative time savings of more than ninety minutes within four weeks. It should be quite pleasant!



** Despite his flaws and the {{Irony}} associated with a [[LaResistance rebellious]] Law Hero, [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2 Ronaldo Kuriki]] is firmly in this camp. He's fighting against Yamato Hotsuin for very noble reasons (i.e., he absolutely ''refuses'' to accept a world of meritocracy, and genuinely wants everybody to 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?

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** Despite his flaws and the {{Irony}} associated with a [[LaResistance rebellious]] Law Hero, [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2 Ronaldo Kuriki]] is firmly in this camp. He's fighting against Yamato Hotsuin for very noble reasons (i.e., he absolutely ''refuses'' to accept a world of meritocracy, and genuinely wants everybody to 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,]] well]], but given [[MightMakesRight what they advocate for]], is it really unjustified?


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*** From the same game, this incarnation of Mastema also counts. He follows a far more moderate and benevolent interpretation of God's will than the Archangels, and even sees the Chaos route as a way to learn more about the Lord by straying from His path.
16th Jan '18 10:51:38 AM caffeinedelusions
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* ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'': Optimus Prime is Lawful Good in every incarnation, all the way from [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Optimus Prime]] [[Anime/TransformersArmada the Mighty Leader]] [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries of the Autobots]], to [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Optimus Primal the Gorilla]], to [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Optimus Prime the Elite Guard Washout]], to [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Optimus Prime the last Prime]]. Except, rather obviously, in the ''[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'' MirrorUniverse; there, Megatron fills the role generally played by Optimus and vice-versa.

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* ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}'': Optimus Prime is Lawful Good in every incarnation, all the way from [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Optimus Prime]] [[Anime/TransformersArmada the Mighty Leader]] [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries of the Autobots]], to [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Optimus Primal the Gorilla]], to [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Optimus Prime the Elite Guard Washout]], to [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Optimus Prime the last Prime]]. Except, rather obviously, in the ''[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'' MirrorUniverse; there, Megatron fills the role generally played by Optimus and vice-versa.
9th Jan '18 9:43:31 AM Carliro
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** In [[https://media.wizards.com/2018/downloads/magic/plane-shift_ixalan.pdf Ixalan's Planeshift Guide]] it is stated that this is the stereotypical alignment for Red-White, which fans otherwise have long assumed to be ChaoticGood (due to Red's emphasis on freedom). Emphasis on "stereotypical", of course; canon examples of Red-White characters include the Nobilis of War, [[https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/seers-parables-2008-08-05 which is]] ChaoticEvil, and the Boros Legion, [[http://romanoffblitzer.tumblr.com/post/86555818599/boros-alignment-chart-v20 which can be constructed as anything]]. Ixalan's own Red-White faction, the Sun Empire, vacilates somewhere between LawfulGood and LawfulEvil, with the dinosaurs that it controls being mindless.
1st Jan '18 7:28:00 PM nombretomado
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* Not too surprisingly given his nickname, Paladin from ''HaveGunWillTravel'' is a quite good example of this alignment. A major purpose of his BountyHunter role is to avoid unneeded violence, which includes a hatred of vigilantism and an unwillingness to kill in any situation except absolute necessity. He's more of the good-over-law type of this, since in most situations, he will follow through with what he was hired for/keep any promise he makes. In some instances, his employer turned out to be the villain, and he therefore changed allegiance to their victim.

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* Not too surprisingly given his nickname, Paladin from ''HaveGunWillTravel'' ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'' is a quite good example of this alignment. A major purpose of his BountyHunter role is to avoid unneeded violence, which includes a hatred of vigilantism and an unwillingness to kill in any situation except absolute necessity. He's more of the good-over-law type of this, since in most situations, he will follow through with what he was hired for/keep any promise he makes. In some instances, his employer turned out to be the villain, and he therefore changed allegiance to their victim.
28th Dec '17 3:05:09 PM nombretomado
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* Christopher Foyle from ''FoylesWar'' is a Lawful Good detective doing his best to uphold the law in a time when both individuals and institutions were prone to bending the rules if not outright breaking them.

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* Christopher Foyle from ''FoylesWar'' ''Series/FoylesWar'' is a Lawful Good detective doing his best to uphold the law in a time when both individuals and institutions were prone to bending the rules if not outright breaking them.
1st Dec '17 10:52:47 PM Ramidel
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** Amane and Remiel from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is a pretty blatant example of this. Despite aligning with YHVH, both of them genuinely care for humanity, and 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.''

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** Amane and Remiel from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is a pretty blatant example of this. Despite aligning with YHVH, both of them genuinely care for humanity, and really do want to create world of peace and justice for all. And in the remake, if the player so desires, they have the honor of partaking in the first umabiguously heroic Law Ending in the ''series.''
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