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16th Feb '17 2:23:31 PM AlexHoskins
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** Plus, [[ActionGirl Chun Li]] from ''StreetFighter''. She works hard to bring [[BigBad M. Bison]] and Shadaloo to justice, [[ActionMom adopted several children]], and [[ApologeticAttacker hates inflicting harm on her opponents]].

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** Plus, [[ActionGirl Chun Li]] from ''StreetFighter''.Chun-Li]] also deserves credit for being the most foremost example in the ''StreetFighter'' franchise. She works hard to bring [[BigBad M. Bison]] and Shadaloo to justice, [[ActionMom adopted several children]], and [[ApologeticAttacker hates inflicting harm on her opponents]].
11th Feb '17 11:53:56 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Judy Hopps is undoubtedly a good person, and she wants nothing more than to make the world a better place. She also knows the laws of Zootopia like the back of her hand, but in a unusual twist on this trope, she cares little for the letter of the law, actively looking for loopholes and exploits that allow her to further her case and do what she feels is right. For example, she cites health codes to the owner of the ice cream parlor and agrees to look the other way if he sells Nick a jumbo pop. She tricks Nick into admitting he has [[spoiler:committed felony tax fraud,]] allowing her to [[BoxedCrook conscript him into helping]]. She tricks Nick into illegally trespassing into the limo parking lot, allowing her to claim she has probable cause to enter.
1st Feb '17 4:39:35 PM ading
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* Archamgel Gabriel from ''Literature/{{Samaria}}'' is known to be the most compassionate and honorable of all angels, with a [[BlackAndWhiteMorality firm sense of right and wrong]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil hatred of the institution of slavery that the Archangel Raphael imposed on Samaria]], and [[RealMenLoveJesus unshakable faith in the god Jovah and his decrees]]. He's willing to tolerate the existence of slavery only because the corrupt Raphael is the Archangel, and that for only twenty years; he knows that once it's his turn in the hot seat, he ''will'' be able to make some changes and enforce them by [[WeatherManipulation flood, wind and drought]]. He's [[GoodIsNotNice not very nice]] about it, however, and doesn't really take anyone else's opinion into account - a trait which Jovah attempts to correct by [[ArrangedMarriage arranging his marriage]] to [[PluckyGirl Rachel]].

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* Archamgel Archangel Gabriel from ''Literature/{{Samaria}}'' is known to be the most compassionate and honorable of all angels, with a [[BlackAndWhiteMorality firm sense of right and wrong]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil hatred of the institution of slavery that the Archangel Raphael imposed on Samaria]], and [[RealMenLoveJesus unshakable faith in the god Jovah and his decrees]]. He's willing to tolerate the existence of slavery only because the corrupt Raphael is the Archangel, and that for only twenty years; he knows that once it's his turn in the hot seat, he ''will'' be able to make some changes and enforce them by [[WeatherManipulation flood, wind and drought]]. He's [[GoodIsNotNice not very nice]] about it, however, and doesn't really take anyone else's opinion into account - a trait which Jovah attempts to correct by [[ArrangedMarriage arranging his marriage]] to [[PluckyGirl Rachel]].Rachel]].
* ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' is a classic example of a Lawful Good character, a noble king whose honour and commitment to punishing evil is matched only by his devotion to God.
30th Jan '17 2:53:13 PM Eievie
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Lawful Good characters believe that laws exist to further the public good, and that fairness and equality before the law are necessary for good to truly exist. Order is a vital part of good, not for its own end, but because when people act arbitrarily, they will often harm each other, intentionally or unintentionally. Justice is a very important concept to lawful good characters in every sense of the word - that people are treated justly, be it justly rewarded for their services or justly punished for their ill deeds. To a lawful good character, no one is above the rules, not even themselves.

A Lawful Good character believes in [[RousseauWasRight the goodness inherent in all beings]], in a code of conduct -- be it a [[HonorBeforeReason personal]] one or a set of laws --, and that an ideal world comes from promoting this dualism of structure and benevolence. Differing interpretations of 'good' may lead a Lawful Good character to become LawfulStupid. In most {{RPG}}s, it is compulsory for ThePaladin to be Lawful Good. If they stop being Lawful Good, they run the risk of losing their powers (depending on how far they stray). Likely to take a theoretical approach to TheGoldenRule, with lots of complex rules built around it to clarify how it is to be applied. {{Utopia}}s tend to be composed entirely of good, honest Lawful Good citizens.

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Lawful Good characters believe that laws exist to further the public good, and that fairness and equality before the law are necessary for good to truly exist. Order is a vital part of good, not for its own end, but because when people act arbitrarily, they will often harm each other, intentionally or unintentionally. Justice is a very important concept to lawful good characters in every sense of the word - that word--that people are treated justly, be it justly rewarded for their services or justly punished for their ill deeds. To a lawful good character, no one is above the rules, not even themselves.

A Lawful Good character believes in [[RousseauWasRight the goodness inherent in all beings]], in a code of conduct -- be conduct--be it a [[HonorBeforeReason personal]] one or a set of laws --, and laws--and that an ideal world comes from promoting this dualism of structure and benevolence. Differing interpretations of 'good' "good" may lead a Lawful Good character to become LawfulStupid. In most {{RPG}}s, it is compulsory for ThePaladin to be Lawful Good. If they stop being Lawful Good, they run the risk of losing their powers (depending on how far they stray). Likely to take a theoretical approach to TheGoldenRule, with lots of complex rules built around it to clarify how it is to be applied. {{Utopia}}s tend to be composed entirely of good, honest Lawful Good citizens.
22nd Jan '17 7:31:37 PM Nat567
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** [[Main/SantaClaus Santa Claus]] in his many depictions is this. After all he only rewards good people with presents once a year, while bad folk recieve coal. He does his job often with the aid of a list, which has the names of every good or evil human on the planet. He maybe a kids story, but damn can he be inspiring to do the right thing.

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** * [[Main/SantaClaus Santa Claus]] in his many depictions is this. After all he only rewards good people with presents once a year, while bad folk recieve coal. He does his job often with the aid of a list, which has the names of every good or evil human on the planet. He maybe a kids story, but damn can he be inspiring to do the right thing.
22nd Jan '17 7:28:25 PM Nat567
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** [[Main/SantaClaus Santa Claus]] in his many depictions is this. After all he only rewards good people with presents once a year, while bad folk recieve coal. He does his job often with the aid of a list, which has the names of every good or evil human on the planet. He maybe a kids story, but damn can he be inspiring to do the right thing.
22nd Jan '17 6:57:49 PM Gryffilion
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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'':
** Chief Deputy Art Mullen. He is loyal and devoted to his fellow Marshals, and while he tolerates Raylan's many indiscretions, it's clear that they chafe at him. He is also willing to [[spoiler:take a bullet to protect an innocent under his protection, which he does during Season 5.]]
** An unlikely example exists in the person of Constable Bob Sweeney. In a county full of drug addicts, small-time crooks, petty swindlers, and otherwise deceitful folk, Bob is darn near incorruptible. He goes above and beyond to assist and protect his fellow law enforcement officers. While he may seem bumbling and ineffectual, his help often proves invaluable.
---> '''Bob:''' (during the course of an arrest) Ava, get on your knees! ...Sorry if that sounded untoward.
21st Jan '17 1:06:21 PM StarSword
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%%** The series has a couple you can argue about (most notably Commander Sinclair and Delenn), but the only truly and obviously Lawful Good character is poor ol' Marcus Cole.



%%** The series has a couple you can argue about (most notably Commander Sinclair and Delenn), but the only truly and obviously Lawful Good character is poor ol' Marcus Cole.
** Captain Sheridan repeatedly does what's right regardless of the personal consequences. Some major plot-centric examples: [[spoiler: seceding the station from Earth, leading the war against the Shadows (and later the Vorlons too), and leading a civil war to remove the President from power for his illegal actions]].

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%%** The series has a couple you can argue about (most notably Commander Sinclair and Delenn), but the only truly and obviously Lawful Good character is poor ol' Marcus Cole.
** Captain Sheridan repeatedly does what's right regardless of the personal consequences. Some major plot-centric examples: [[spoiler: seceding the station from Earth, leading the war against the Shadows (and later the Vorlons too), and leading a civil war to remove the President from power for his illegal actions]]. He's also fond of using the Law to ''uphold'' the Good, mainly using LoopholeAbuse to legally justify doing the right thing (see providing sanctuary to an escaped Narn ship against the Centauri on grounds that he is required to respond to distress signals, arresting the [[BlackShirt Nightwatch]] members of his crew based on a chain-of-command irregularity when they try to seize control of the station, and justifying his breaking of the blockade of Proxima III at the start of his war with Clark due to [[JustFollowingOrders the illegality of Clark's orders]]).
8th Jan '17 2:48:56 PM nombretomado
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** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, though after the Marvel Comicbook/CivilWar some would argue differently. Cap's the flavor of this alignment where far more weight is put on Good than Lawful, and is one of the few major characters in the Marvel Universe to dedicate himself to Good first above anything else, having gone so far to once even giving up the "America" part of his name, rather than having to unquestionably follow the government's word no matter what. His UltimateMarvel incarnation, however, puts a little more emphasis on the Lawful part over the Good part than his main universe counterpart.

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** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, though after the Marvel Comicbook/CivilWar some would argue differently. Cap's the flavor of this alignment where far more weight is put on Good than Lawful, and is one of the few major characters in the Marvel Universe to dedicate himself to Good first above anything else, having gone so far to once even giving up the "America" part of his name, rather than having to unquestionably follow the government's word no matter what. His UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel incarnation, however, puts a little more emphasis on the Lawful part over the Good part than his main universe counterpart.
7th Jan '17 10:56:27 PM Ramidel
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* Archamgel Gabriel from ''Literature/{{Samaria}}'' is known to be the most compassionate and honorable of all angels, with a [[BlackAndWhiteMorality firm sense of right and wrong]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil hatred of the institution of slavery that the Archangel Raphael imposed on Samaria]], and [[RealMenLoveJesus unshakable faith in the god Jovah and his decrees]]. He's willing to tolerate the existence of slavery only because the corrupt Raphael is the Archangel, and that for only twenty years; he knows that once it's his turn in the hot seat, he ''will'' be able to make some changes and enforce them by [[WeatherManipulation flood, wind and drought]]. He's [[GoodIsNotNice not very nice]] about it, however, and doesn't really take anyone else's opinion into account - a trait which Jovah attempts to correct by [[ArrangedMarriage arranging his marriage]] to [[PluckyGirl Rachel]].
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