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29th Dec '16 6:11:09 PM ChrisX
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** The expansion pack also includes the undead version of [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/LAWFULNEUTRAL-1.jpg Sylvanas Windrunner]], who seems to hop between the line of neutral and evil, but is definitely neutral. Whether she merely wants revenge for what she has become and is using the Forsaken to accomplish that or feels a kinship with them because they share her fate is unclear, but she has certainly moved away from the "obvious traitor" spot now that she got her own back stabbed and owes her life to Thrall. Unfortunately, once her revenge was done and Thrall stepped away from rulership, she starts JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope into either [[LawfulEvil Lawful]] or NeutralEvil.

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** The expansion pack also includes the undead version of [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/LAWFULNEUTRAL-1.jpg Sylvanas Windrunner]], who seems to hop between the line of neutral and evil, but is definitely neutral. Whether she merely wants revenge for what she has become and is using the Forsaken to accomplish that or feels a kinship with them because they share her fate is unclear, but she has certainly moved away from the "obvious traitor" spot now that she got her own back stabbed and owes her life to Thrall. Unfortunately, once her revenge was done and Thrall stepped away from rulership, she starts started JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope into either [[LawfulEvil Lawful]] or NeutralEvil.
29th Dec '16 6:10:51 PM ChrisX
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** The expansion pack also includes the undead version of [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/LAWFULNEUTRAL-1.jpg Sylvanas Windrunner]], who seems to hop between the line of neutral and evil, but is definitely neutral. Whether she merely wants revenge for what she has become and is using the Forsaken to accomplish that or feels a kinship with them because they share her fate is unclear, but she has certainly moved away from the "obvious traitor" spot now that she got her own back stabbed and owes her life to Thrall.

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** The expansion pack also includes the undead version of [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/LAWFULNEUTRAL-1.jpg Sylvanas Windrunner]], who seems to hop between the line of neutral and evil, but is definitely neutral. Whether she merely wants revenge for what she has become and is using the Forsaken to accomplish that or feels a kinship with them because they share her fate is unclear, but she has certainly moved away from the "obvious traitor" spot now that she got her own back stabbed and owes her life to Thrall. Unfortunately, once her revenge was done and Thrall stepped away from rulership, she starts JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope into either [[LawfulEvil Lawful]] or NeutralEvil.
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* Byakuya Kuchiki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', though he shifts a little towards Lawful Good later on.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'',:
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Byakuya Kuchiki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', though he shifts a little towards Lawful Good later on.



* L from ''Manga/DeathNote''. His pursuit of Kira is more about "winning" than stopping him because it's the right thing to do. At the same time, he also goes to extreme lengths to secure solid evidence that Light is Kira, despite everything that his intuition is (correctly) telling him, and he doesn't go outside the law and stays firmly on the line.

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* L from ''Manga/DeathNote''. His pursuit of Kira is more about "winning" than stopping him because it's the right thing to do. At the same time, he also goes to extreme lengths to secure solid evidence that Light is Kira, despite everything that his intuition is (correctly) telling him, and him; he doesn't go outside the law and stays firmly on the line.



** Yagami Light himself might be this at best before he receives his Death Note, given that he hates all criminals in the world who may or may not be villains in nature.

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** Light Yagami Light himself might be this at best before he receives his Death Note, given that he hates all criminals in the world who may or may not be villains in nature.



* Ritsuko Akagi from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** Rei Ayanami, a quiet, emotionless pilot. She later subverts this by revealing herself to be more NeutralGood, when she rebels against Gendo's plan at the end.
** Gendo Ikari as well. This is particularly up to debate, because he's really morally ambiguous, and half the fanbase sees him as a general asshole, while the other half sees him as a WellIntentionedExtremist, especially when contrasted with SEELE.
* TheLancer Yu Kanda from ''Manga/DGrayMan''.
* WellIntentionedExtremist Mistuo Yamaki of ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. He later shifts to a NeutralGood persona.
** From the same series, Zuqhuiaomon.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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Ritsuko Akagi from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
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Rei Ayanami, a quiet, emotionless pilot. She later subverts this by revealing herself to be more NeutralGood, when she rebels against Gendo's plan at the end.
** Gendo Ikari as well. This is particularly up to for debate, because he's really morally ambiguous, and half the fanbase sees him as a general asshole, while the other half sees him as a WellIntentionedExtremist, especially when contrasted with SEELE.
* %%* TheLancer Yu Kanda from ''Manga/DGrayMan''.
* %%* WellIntentionedExtremist Mistuo Yamaki of ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. He later shifts to a NeutralGood persona.
** %%** From the same series, Zuqhuiaomon.



** Johan Trinity of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', as his concern seems to be more about 'bring about the change to the world' and cares little about everything else. He does have to keep check on his ChaoticNeutral siblings, Michael and Nena.
** Tieria Erde, also from ''00'', is this at first. He obeys everything Veda told him and is willing to kill his fellow Meisters if they break the rules or become a liability to the group (e.g. [[ChaoticGood Setsuna]] and [[NeutralGood Allelujah]]). But after [[spoiler:Veda ditches him]], and his interactions with [[TrueNeutral Lockon]], he became NeutralGood in season 2.

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** Johan Trinity of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', as his concern seems to be more about 'bring "bringing about the change to the world' world" and he cares little about everything else. He does have has to keep check on his ChaoticNeutral siblings, Michael and Nena.
** Tieria Erde, also from ''00'', is this at first. He obeys everything Veda told tells him and is willing to kill his fellow Meisters if they break the rules or become a liability to the group (e.g. [[ChaoticGood Setsuna]] and [[NeutralGood Allelujah]]). group. But after [[spoiler:Veda ditches him]], and his interactions with [[TrueNeutral Lockon]], TrueNeutral Lockon, he became NeutralGood in season 2.



* TheStoic Kurama of ''Manga/ElfenLied''.

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* %%* TheStoic Kurama of ''Manga/ElfenLied''.



** The Wolkenritter start out as this, presumably obeying their masters' orders in order to increase their power. In contrast to [[LawfulGood Signum]], [[NeutralGood Shamal]], and [[NeutralGood Vita]], Zafira retains this alignment after coming into Hayate's service, stating that as a guardian beast, he does what is best for his master regardless of whether it is right or wrong.
* Nina Wang of ''Anime/MaiOtome'', as a perfect foil for [[NeutralGood Arika]]. Disciplined, never questions orders -- even though she might not ''like'' them -- and respectful of Garderobe's rules. While she's definitely not a bad person, [[spoiler:she is utterly unable to take a decision that is unbiased by her [[IncestIsRelative love for her adoptive father Sergei]], and because of this she is easily manipulated by [[BigBad Nagi]] into doing his bidding when he mortally injures Sergei]].
** Maria Graceburt has some Lawful Neutral tendencies, as she believes that Otome must obey their masters even if doing so results in them fighting against their friends, but later on, questions some of those beliefs as a result of what [[NeutralGood Arika]] said on that matter.
* Bartholomew Kuma of ''Manga/OnePiece''. He is the most obedient member of the Shichibukai (Considering the rest of group members, that's admittedly not saying much) to [[TheGovernment The World Government]], and is usually bad news for the Straw Hat Pirates, but isn't a KnightTemplar and is observant about the way the world is starting to play out. When ordered to obliterate the Straw Hats, he opted to spare them, with the exception of one, and later, when they were about to be defeated by Kizaru and Sentoumaru, [[spoiler:he teleported them to different locations, not only saving their lives, but apparently giving Luffy an opportunity to save his brother Ace, and stop the impending war between the World Government and the Whitebeard Pirates.]]

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** The Wolkenritter start out as this, presumably obeying their masters' orders in order to increase their power. In contrast to [[LawfulGood Signum]], [[NeutralGood Shamal]], LawfulGood Signum and [[NeutralGood Vita]], NeutralGood Shamal and Vita, Zafira retains this alignment after coming into Hayate's service, stating that as a guardian beast, he does what is best for his master regardless of whether it is right or wrong.
* Nina Wang of ''Anime/MaiOtome'', as a perfect foil for [[NeutralGood Arika]].NeutralGood Arika. Disciplined, never questions orders -- even though she might not ''like'' them -- and respectful of Garderobe's rules. While she's definitely not a bad person, [[spoiler:she is utterly unable to take a decision that is unbiased by her [[IncestIsRelative love for her adoptive father Sergei]], and because of this she is easily manipulated by [[BigBad Nagi]] BigBad Nagi into doing his bidding when he mortally injures Sergei]].
** Maria Graceburt has some Lawful Neutral tendencies, as she believes that Otome must obey their masters even if doing so results in them fighting against their friends, but later on, questions some of those beliefs as a result of what [[NeutralGood Arika]] Arika said on that matter.
* Bartholomew Kuma of ''Manga/OnePiece''. He is the most obedient member of the Shichibukai (Considering the rest of group members, that's admittedly not saying much) to [[TheGovernment The World Government]], Government, and is usually bad news for the Straw Hat Pirates, but isn't a KnightTemplar and is observant about the way the world is starting to play out. When ordered to obliterate the Straw Hats, he opted to spare them, with the exception of one, and later, when they were about to be defeated by Kizaru and Sentoumaru, [[spoiler:he teleported them to different locations, not only saving their lives, but apparently giving Luffy an opportunity to save his brother Ace, and stop the impending war between the World Government and the Whitebeard Pirates.]]



* Ogami Itto from ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub''. Not a nice guy (he was perfectly willing to kill his 1-year-old son if the baby hadn't "chosen" to come along on his mission of revenge), but not really evil either, just devoted to an ultra-inflexible code of honor. Daigoro is probably still LawfulGood, but sinking fast toward Lawful Neutral.

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* Ogami Itto from ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub''. Not a nice guy (he was perfectly willing to kill his 1-year-old son if the baby hadn't "chosen" to come along on his mission of revenge), but not really evil either, just devoted to an ultra-inflexible code of honor. honor.
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Daigoro is probably still LawfulGood, but sinking fast toward Lawful Neutral.



* Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. She may seem like a LawfulGood because did she cared about her [[TrueCompanions The Band of Hawk]] but, she will follow [[LawfulEvil Griffith's]] follow without question and she will even kill her own comrades if they disobeyed them. Even after she falls in love with Guts, she still chooses to be loyal to Griffith. That is Until [[FromBadToWorse the Eclipse]], ever since then it is unknown what alignment she is in now.
* Detective Lunge of ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. He has almost no concern either way for the well being of others, willingly and remorselessly driving away even his own family if it brings him a step closer to catching a criminal.

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* Casca from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. She may might seem like a LawfulGood because did she cared cares about her [[TrueCompanions The Band of Hawk]] but, Hawk, but she will follow [[LawfulEvil Griffith's]] follow LawfulEvil Griffith's orders without question and she will even seven kill her own comrades if they disobeyed them. Even after she falls in love with Guts, she still chooses to be loyal to Griffith. That is Until [[FromBadToWorse until the Eclipse]], Eclipse; ever since then it is unknown what her alignment she is in now.
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* Detective Lunge of ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. He ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' has almost no concern either way for the well being of others, willingly and remorselessly driving away even his own family if it brings him a step closer to catching a criminal.



** Cornelia, as of season 2. Her knight, Guilford, is a far better example of Lawful Neutral, since he's following his loyalty to her.
*** Jeremiah Gottwald also qualifies, following his HeelFaceTurn to Lelouch's side once he learns he's Zero.

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** %%** Cornelia, as of season 2. Her knight, Guilford, 2.
** Cornelia's knight Guilford
is a far better good example of Lawful Neutral, since he's following his loyalty to her.
*** %%** Jeremiah Gottwald also qualifies, following his HeelFaceTurn to Lelouch's side once he learns he's Zero.



* Major Matoko Kusanagi and Section 9 in general from the ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' franchise. Their jobs as police officers is to uphold the law for the betterment of society. This means busting criminals by normal means, but also going to lengths such as torturing criminals, hacking the information right out of their brain, using viruses or political influence to prevent the media from obtaining information on an event happening, causing "accidents" to corrupt politicians, district attorneys, and corporate executives, or even uprooting the government's own ruling administration. Nobody is exempt, but they fight to maintain peace for the betterment of Japan. They aren't breaking the law themselves though, due to loopholes that allow them to exist outside of public knowledge.

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* Major Matoko Kusanagi and Section 9 in general from the ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' franchise. Their jobs job as police officers is to uphold the law for the betterment of society. This means busting criminals by normal means, but also going to lengths such as torturing criminals, hacking the information right out of their brain, using viruses or political influence to prevent the media from obtaining information on an event happening, causing "accidents" to corrupt politicians, district attorneys, and corporate executives, or even uprooting the government's own ruling administration. Nobody is exempt, but they fight to maintain peace for the betterment of Japan. They aren't breaking the law themselves though, due to loopholes that allow them to exist outside of public knowledge.



** Jellal Fernandes (After his release from possession).
** Crime Sorciere (with the exception of True Neutral, Ultear).
* Austria and Germany from ''[[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]''. Both object strongly to their bosses's orders at some point, but no matter what they think of them, they follow said instructions in the end. They also offer nice contrasts to the characters around them: NeutralGood North Italy, ChaoticGood Hungary, and ChaoticNeutral Prussia.

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** %%** Jellal Fernandes (After his release from possession).
** %%** Crime Sorciere (with the exception of True Neutral, Ultear).
* Austria and Germany from ''[[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]''.''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Both object strongly to their bosses's orders at some point, but no matter what they think of them, they follow said instructions in the end. They also offer nice contrasts to the characters around them: NeutralGood North Italy, ChaoticGood Hungary, and ChaoticNeutral Prussia.



* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', the JerkassFacade of the StudentCouncilPresident is meant to invoke this. The nameless President uses whatever power he has to eliminate the SOS-Brigade (an unauthorized club riding the coattails of the existing Literature Club), because of its unsanctioned presence within the school, but allows the members to work with whatever bare minimum requirements exist to keep it afloat. Of course, as it turns out, the councilman is more TrueNeutral than anything else, and the entire bit is just a plot cooked up by [[TheChessmaster Koizumi]] to appease Haruhi with a temporary antagonist, whom she certainly ''believes'' is a LawfulEvil InspectorJavert.
* [[TheDragon Ira]] [[CombatSadomasochist Gamagoori]] from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' believes in Equality Under the Law, as evidenced by his willingness to serve Satsuki but also aid Ryuko when she needs it. He constantly says that he only does the latter because it is required of him by the rules of his post as the head of the Student Disciplinary Committee, but never displays much outward animosity when doing so.

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* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', the JerkassFacade of the StudentCouncilPresident is meant to invoke this. The nameless President uses whatever power he has to eliminate the SOS-Brigade (an unauthorized club riding the coattails of the existing Literature Club), because of its unsanctioned presence within the school, but allows the members to work with whatever bare minimum requirements exist to keep it afloat. Of course, as it turns out, the councilman is more TrueNeutral than anything else, and the entire bit is just a plot cooked up by [[TheChessmaster Koizumi]] Koizumi to appease Haruhi with a temporary antagonist, whom she certainly ''believes'' is a LawfulEvil InspectorJavert.
* [[TheDragon Ira]] [[CombatSadomasochist Gamagoori]] Ira Gamagoori from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' believes in Equality Under the Law, as evidenced by his willingness to serve Satsuki but also aid Ryuko when she needs it. He constantly says that he only does the latter because it is required of him by the rules of his post as the head of the Student Disciplinary Committee, but never displays much outward animosity when doing so.



* ThePunisher. His vision of an orderly society involves shooting every single mobster, terrorist, serial killer, and miscellaneous scumbag he can find. Good characters who interfere with his plans are treated better than his usual targets, but are still subject to nasty injuries if he deems it necessary. However, he'll never intentionally kill them or any civilians.

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* ThePunisher.ComicBook/ThePunisher. His vision of an orderly society involves shooting every single mobster, terrorist, serial killer, and miscellaneous scumbag he can find. Good characters who interfere with his plans are treated better than his usual targets, but are still subject to nasty injuries if he deems it necessary. However, he'll never intentionally kill them or any civilians.



* The Guardians of the Universe in the GreenLantern comics.

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* %%* The Guardians of the Universe in the GreenLantern ''ComicBookGreenLantern'' comics.



* [[Comicbook/TwoFace Harvey Dent.]] [[ChaoticNeutral Two-Face, on the other hand...]]

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* %%* [[Comicbook/TwoFace Harvey Dent.]] [[ChaoticNeutral Two-Face, on the other hand...]]



* The majority of the angels in ComicBook/{{Lucifer}} go along with whatever God orders regardless of personal feelings on the matter or any thought to it. Michael and Duma are the only ones that live up to their LawfulGood reputation.

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* The majority of the angels in ComicBook/{{Lucifer}} ''ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'' go along with whatever God orders regardless of personal feelings on the matter or any thought to it. Michael and Duma are the only ones that live up to their LawfulGood reputation.



* Moses, the watchdog of McKenzie Farm from ComicBook/LupoAlberto. He is determined and severe to keep the protagonist out of the farm and to make his inhabitants work with order and discipline. He may also appear as LawfulEvil when he enjoys giving Alberto a brutal beating.
** It should be noted he is much more affable when off-duty.
* ComicBook/TheSandman: Destiny and Dream are Lawful Neutral.
* ComicBook/IronMan may come as close as allowed for a non-deconstructionist superhero. When a leader, he's hardass and impersonal. He's been known to outright dismiss magic, or have a distaste for it when it shows up. And his superheroic antics often feel like they're more upholding a status quo than improving lives. Hell, after ComicBook/CivilWar, some might peg him as downright LawfulStupid, but we can meet him halfway on this -- it certainly showed that for him, goodness came second to law and order.
** However, most adaptations, following on from the characterisation of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse version place him squarely in ChaoticGood territory.
* ComicBook/TheSpectre, especially in recent years, has tended toward this alignment. Note that his civilian identities have all, aside from [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], been policemen. His concern is with punishing evil and keeping the world of magic honest. For the Spirit of Vengeance to actually go out of his way to help people, he often has to be persuaded by his human side and/or other heroes.
** Well, Hal is a cop, he's just a [[SpaceCop "Space" cop]]

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* Moses, the watchdog of McKenzie Farm from ComicBook/LupoAlberto. He is determined and severe to keep the protagonist out of the farm and to make his inhabitants work with order and discipline. He may also appear as LawfulEvil when he enjoys giving Alberto a brutal beating.
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beating. It should be noted he is much more affable when off-duty.
* ComicBook/TheSandman: %%* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'': Destiny and Dream are Lawful Neutral.
* ComicBook/IronMan may come as close as allowed for a non-deconstructionist superhero. When a leader, he's hardass and impersonal. He's been known to outright dismiss magic, or have a distaste for it when it shows up. And his superheroic antics often feel like they're more upholding a status quo than improving lives. Hell, after ComicBook/CivilWar, some might peg him as downright LawfulStupid, but we can meet him halfway on this -- it certainly showed that for him, goodness came second to law and order.
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order. However, most adaptations, following on from the characterisation of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse version place him squarely in ChaoticGood territory.
* ComicBook/TheSpectre, especially in recent years, has tended toward this alignment. Note that his civilian identities have all, aside from [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], been policemen.policemen (Well, Hal is a cop, he's just a [[SpaceCop Space cop]]). His concern is with punishing evil and keeping the world of magic honest. For the Spirit of Vengeance to actually go out of his way to help people, he often has to be persuaded by his human side and/or other heroes.
** Well, Hal is a cop, he's just a [[SpaceCop "Space" cop]]
heroes.



** Rorschach believes life has no intrinsic morality to it and crafted a moral code for himself that he sticks to unfailingly and judges everyone else by -- the core of it being that if you do anything he judges 'evil', you are fair game to have anything happen to you (and in a classical case of MoralMyopia, the actions Rorschach and other vigilantes undertake in the pursuit of criminals never bother him). [[spoiler:In the end this causes him to reject the BigBad's plan to save the world because he'll rather see the world burn than betray his principles and let evil go unpunished.]]
** Ozymandias is a complicated case, but probably fits best here. While his actions-depopulating New York, [[spoiler:giving a dozen innocent people cancer to discredit Dr. Manhattan, cold-bloodedly murdering his absolutely loyal refugee servants to prevent them being a loose end, and pulling a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness on his loving pet Bubastis in an attempt to kill Dr. Manhattan, which turns out not to work]]-certainly seem like the actions of an evil character, he was only trying to avert a nuclear war that could potentially wipe out all life on Earth.
* [[SuicideSquad Amanda Waller]]. She is ruthless and amoral, and will do anything to achieve her country's goals.

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** Rorschach believes life has no intrinsic morality to it and crafted a moral code for himself that he sticks to unfailingly and judges everyone else by -- the core of it being that if you do anything he judges 'evil', "evil", you are fair game to have anything happen to you (and in a classical classic case of MoralMyopia, the actions Rorschach and other vigilantes undertake in the pursuit of criminals never bother him). [[spoiler:In the end this causes him to reject the BigBad's plan to save the world because he'll rather see the world burn than betray his principles and let evil go unpunished.]]
** Ozymandias is a complicated case, but probably fits best here. While his actions-depopulating New York, [[spoiler:giving a dozen innocent people cancer to discredit Dr. Manhattan, cold-bloodedly murdering his absolutely loyal refugee servants to prevent them being a loose end, and pulling a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness on his loving pet Bubastis in an attempt to kill Dr. Manhattan, which turns out not to work]]-certainly seem like the actions of an evil character, he was only trying to avert a nuclear war that could potentially wipe out all life on Earth.
* [[SuicideSquad ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'': Amanda Waller]]. She Waller is ruthless and amoral, and will do anything to achieve her country's goals.



* [[CowardlyLion Hobbes]] in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' merely goes along with Calvin, though he's ''very'' willing to bail at the slightest sign of danger.
** [[BunglingInventor Sher]][[TVGenius man]] also doesn't really care much for good or evil, like his TrueNeutral owner Andy. Unlike him, though, he has some set of rules that he doesn't really like getting crossed.

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* [[CowardlyLion Hobbes]] Hobbes in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' merely goes along with Calvin, though he's ''very'' willing to bail at the slightest sign of danger.
** [[BunglingInventor Sher]][[TVGenius man]] Sherman also doesn't really care much for good or evil, like his TrueNeutral owner Andy. Unlike him, though, he has some set of rules that he doesn't really like getting crossed.



* ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'': Big Chris just does the job he is paid to do by Hatchet Harry, which happens to involve violent retrieval of money. He is fair to the protagonists, and even informs them of the true value of their guns. He is also not a sadist, and only loses his cool when the AlwaysChaoticEvil LondonGangster Dog pushes his BerserkButton by threatening Little Chris.

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* ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'': Big Chris just does the job he is paid to do by Hatchet Harry, which happens to involve violent retrieval of money. He is fair to the protagonists, and even informs them of the true value of their guns. He is also not a sadist, and only loses his cool when the AlwaysChaoticEvil ChaoticEvil LondonGangster Dog pushes his BerserkButton by threatening Little Chris.



* While TheGovernment itself is more Evil, individual Grammaton Clerics in ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' are most likely Lawful Neutral.

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* %%* While TheGovernment itself is more Evil, individual Grammaton Clerics in ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' are most likely Lawful Neutral.



* Most Jedi in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels, particularly those on the Council.

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*** The Clone Troopers practically embody this trope. They go from fighting alongside the Jedi to murdering them the moment Palpatine utters the words, "Execute Order 66." WordOfGod says Order 66 wasn't subconsciously programmed into them, so they're not BrainwashedAndCrazy, either.
*** Actually, the Order 66 arc of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' contradicts this by revealing [[spoiler: the clones did have chips in their brains so that they could carry out the order.]]
*** It's also helpful to remember that the Jedi ''did'' try to kill Palpatine; if you didn't know the context (and maybe even if you did), it would be easy to interpret them as the bad guys.

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*** The Clone Troopers practically embody this trope. They go from fighting alongside the Jedi to murdering them the moment Palpatine utters the words, "Execute Order 66." WordOfGod says Order 66 wasn't subconsciously programmed into them, so they're not BrainwashedAndCrazy, either.
*** Actually,
either. However, the Order 66 arc of ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' contradicts this by revealing [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the clones did have chips in their brains so that they could carry out the order.]]
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]] It's also helpful to remember that the Jedi ''did'' try to kill Palpatine; if you didn't know the context (and maybe even if you did), it would be easy to interpret them as the bad guys.



* One of the soon to be female bank robbers ('Frankie') from the film ''Set It Off'' sees Detective Waller as this. Mostly because Waller is a fellow black woman whom seems very unsympathetic to her plight of being fired from her job as a bank teller because she got scared and didn't follow proper procedure during a bank robbery. Frankie felt she was being scapegoated because she had a passing association with the robber. Upon her firing, and being grilled by Detective Strode on how to follow procedure, she looks at Waller and sarcastically says ''Thanks for your help sista.''

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* One of the soon to be female bank robbers ('Frankie') from the film ''Set It Off'' sees Detective Waller as this. Mostly because Waller is a fellow black woman whom who seems very unsympathetic to her plight of being fired from her job as a bank teller because she got scared and didn't follow proper procedure during a bank robbery. Frankie felt she was being scapegoated because she had a passing association with the robber. Upon her firing, and being grilled by Detective Strode on how to follow procedure, she looks at Waller and sarcastically says ''Thanks for your help sista.''



** Captain Teague, who simply wants to uphold the Pirate Code

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** Captain Teague, who simply wants to uphold the Pirate CodeCode.



* The Captain in ''Film/DasBoot''.

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* Franchise/RoboCop, prior to regaining his humanity.

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* %%* Franchise/RoboCop, prior to regaining his humanity.



* Gerd Wiesler from ''Film/TheLivesOfOthers'' starts out as this, teaching his students matter of factly about interrogation techniques in East Germany and disregarding one student's protest that sleep deprivation is "inhuman" (even marking him in a way that implies his career will ''not'' be moving forward). Ironically, it is his Lawful Neutral nature that eventually pushes him into becoming LawfulGood, as it becomes obvious that his superior, [[CorruptBureaucrat Lt. Colonel Grubitz]], is not so interested in following the law as pleasing his own superiors -- hence the (at first) unjustified investigation into playwright Dreymann's life, in order to free up his girlfriend for the lecherous [[VillainousGlutton Minister Hempf]]. By the time [[spoiler:Dreymann really ''is'' up to something (albeit something rather harmless), Wiesler is so disgusted by his superiors and so sympathetic to the playwright that he deliberately disobeys orders [[MysteriousProtector and protects Dreymann]], at the cost of his own career.]]

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* Gerd Wiesler from ''Film/TheLivesOfOthers'' starts out as this, teaching his students matter of factly about interrogation techniques in East Germany and disregarding one student's protest that sleep deprivation is "inhuman" (even marking him in a way that implies his career will ''not'' be moving forward). Ironically, it is his Lawful Neutral nature that eventually pushes him into becoming LawfulGood, as it becomes obvious that his superior, [[CorruptBureaucrat Lt. Colonel Grubitz]], Grubitz, is not so as interested in following the law as pleasing his own superiors -- hence the (at first) unjustified investigation into playwright Dreymann's life, in order to free up his girlfriend for the lecherous [[VillainousGlutton Minister Hempf]].Hempf. By the time [[spoiler:Dreymann really ''is'' up to something (albeit something rather harmless), Wiesler is so disgusted by his superiors and so sympathetic to the playwright that he deliberately disobeys orders [[MysteriousProtector and protects Dreymann]], at the cost of his own career.]]



* Mr. Strickland in the first two ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' movies is as tough towards [[HighSchoolHustler Marty McFly]] and his father [[ExtremeDoormat George]] as he is towards [[JerkAss Biff]] [[JerkJock Tannen]].

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* Mr. Strickland in the first two ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' movies is as tough towards [[HighSchoolHustler Marty McFly]] McFly and his father [[ExtremeDoormat George]] George as he is towards [[JerkAss Biff]] [[JerkJock Tannen]].Biff Tannen.



* Jim Malone (Connery) in ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987) "Because I swore to uphold the law. . .".

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* Jim Malone (Connery) in ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987) ''Film/TheUntouchables''. "Because I swore to uphold the law. . .".



* Film/JamesBond is usually this. He has no qualms about abruptly killing somebody if he feels the person in question is jeopardizing the British justice system. And, while he rarely acts out of pure malice, he also rarely acts out of true moral benevolence. Usually preferring to simply keep order and do as the mission tells him to.
** Sometimes Daniel Craig's rendition falls more under ChaoticNeutral, such as in the opening scene of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.

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* Film/JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' is usually this. He has no qualms about abruptly killing somebody if he feels the person in question is jeopardizing the British justice system. And, while While he rarely acts out of pure malice, he also rarely acts out of true moral benevolence. Usually benevolence, usually preferring to simply keep order and do as the mission tells him to.
**
to. Sometimes Daniel Craig's rendition falls more under ChaoticNeutral, such as in the opening scene of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.



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* [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Death]] in many myths is this. If you're on the list, you go with him. If you aren't, you don't. There is in fact a Swedish Tale where a man lets TheGrimReaper be his son's godfather after he refuted a demon and a Angel the honor because he "comes to all, low and high, with the same resolve and with the same kindness". He doesn't kill you; he just ends your life.
** He also popularly accepts the outcome of [[ChessWithDeath a fair game]] as a bargain.
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** Interestingly, he is no less harsh on himself as he is on others. Once he realises that Jean Valjean is a good man, he realises that his pursuit of him has been unjust. Since that makes *him* an unjust man and a criminal, the only solution is suicide.

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** Interestingly, he is no less harsh on himself as he is on others. Once he realises that Jean Valjean is a good man, he realises that his pursuit of him has been unjust. Since that makes *him* ''him'' an unjust man and a criminal, the only solution is suicide.



** Dios, the high priest of Djelibeybi in ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}''. An extreme example. His only interest is in maintaining the status quo and the ancient traditions of the country, and he basically runs the country on behalf of the sovereign, keeping it in a state of stagnation. He is rather like a less [[LawfulEvil evil]] version of [[Discworld/SmallGods Vorbis the exquisitor (chief inquisitor) of Omnia]].

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** Dios, the high priest of Djelibeybi in ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}''. An extreme example. His only interest is in maintaining the status quo and the ancient traditions of the country, and he basically runs the country on behalf of the sovereign, keeping it in a state of stagnation. He is rather like a less [[LawfulEvil evil]] evil version of [[Discworld/SmallGods Vorbis the exquisitor (chief inquisitor) of Omnia]].



** In addition, [[Series/GameOfThrones the show]] makes Brienne far more Lawful Neutral than the naive LawfulGood she was in the books.
** Combine this trope with MyCountryRightOrWrong, and you have the intended (or at least expected) function of the Kingsguard.
** Varys seems to be this as well. He seems to help all sides of conflict with the [[KnowledgeBroker information he provides]], but it's mostly done to uphold order and stability of the kingdom (at least he claims).
*** ''A Dance With Dragons'' tears down this impression of Varys; the whole time he's really been working to bring everyone down to install his HiddenBackupPrince.

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** %%** In addition, [[Series/GameOfThrones the show]] makes Brienne far more Lawful Neutral than the naive LawfulGood she was in the books.
** %%** Combine this trope with MyCountryRightOrWrong, and you have the intended (or at least expected) function of the Kingsguard.
** Varys seems to be this as well. He seems to help all sides of conflict with the [[KnowledgeBroker information he provides]], but it's mostly done to uphold order and stability of the kingdom (at least he claims). \n*** ''A Dance With Dragons'' tears down this impression of Varys; the whole time he's really been working to bring everyone down to install his HiddenBackupPrince.



* Creator/CharlesDickens seems to have hated this alignment, and commonly assigns it to villains with high social status. They ''think'' they're LawfulGood, though, and anyone who happens to interfere with them is rationalized to be NeutralEvil so they won't feel guilty about interfering right back.
* With the exception of the con men who claim to be royals, all the morally grey characters in ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn'' fit this alignment. As with Dickens, they think they're LawfulGood and call the ChaoticGood Huckleberry NeutralEvil.
** Creator/MarkTwain was known for his rather biting criticisms of the moral hypocrisy that underpinned a lot of 19th Century values.

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* %%* Creator/CharlesDickens seems to have hated this alignment, and commonly assigns it to villains with high social status. They ''think'' they're LawfulGood, though, and anyone who happens to interfere with them is rationalized to be NeutralEvil so they won't feel guilty about interfering right back.
* %%* With the exception of the con men who claim to be royals, all the morally grey characters in ''Literature/HuckleberryFinn'' fit this alignment. As with Dickens, they think they're LawfulGood and call the ChaoticGood Huckleberry NeutralEvil.
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NeutralEvil. Creator/MarkTwain was known for his rather biting criticisms of the moral hypocrisy that underpinned a lot of 19th Century values.



* Galad Damodred in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. He plays everything strictly by the rules, even if it means getting someone else hurt or in trouble. According to his half-sister, he instantly reported any misbehavior she committed without fail, without any degree of spite. Unsurprisingly, Galad eventually joins the [[KnightTemplar Whitecloaks]]. Though he becomes more and more of LawfulGood as series progresses.
** His half-brother, Gawyn Trakand, also shows signs of this alignment.
** Elaida is a particularly unpleasant interpretation of this alignment, at least for a while. Eventually it's hard to argue she wanders into LawfulEvil territory, but exactly when is debatable.

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* Galad Damodred in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. He plays everything strictly by the rules, even if it means getting someone else hurt or in trouble. According to his half-sister, he instantly reported any misbehavior she committed without fail, without any degree of spite. Unsurprisingly, Galad eventually joins the [[KnightTemplar Whitecloaks]]. Though KnightTemplar Whitecloaks, though he becomes more and more of LawfulGood as series progresses.
** %%** His half-brother, Gawyn Trakand, also shows signs of this alignment.
** %%** Elaida is a particularly unpleasant interpretation of this alignment, at least for a while. Eventually it's hard to argue she wanders into LawfulEvil territory, but exactly when is debatable.



* Ed (shortened from [[OverlyLongName Ed'rashtekaresket]]) the Master Shark in the second of the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' books is, as his title implies, a giant shark who is essentially their lord and master. He likes his job, which is killing and eating things that are in distress, too slow, or not smart enough to escape him. However, he sees this as his assigned job, and is not nearly as cold as he seems. [[spoiler:He even performs a heroic sacrifice.]]
* [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil The Inquisition]] in ''Literature/NightWatch'' is explicitly this trope; in the second book, Witieszlav tells Anton that while he personally is sympathetic to the Dark and thinks the Light is deluded, this makes no difference to how he goes about his duty, as he knows the true danger of what would happen if [[EnforcedColdWar The Treaty]] were to collapse.
* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', Elijah Baley questions how R. (for "robot") Daneel Olivaw could possibly understand the concept of "justice". R. Daneel explains that he defines "justice" as "that which exists when all the laws are enforced". Asked about unjust laws, he insists that "an unjust law in a contradiction in terms. [[spoiler:He shows a more flexible view at the end of the novel.]]

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* Ed (shortened from [[OverlyLongName Ed'rashtekaresket]]) the Master Shark in the second of the ''Literature/YoungWizards'' books is, as his title implies, a giant shark who is essentially their lord and master. He likes his job, which is killing and eating things that are in distress, too slow, or not smart enough to escape him. However, he sees this as his assigned job, and is not nearly as cold as he seems. [[spoiler:He even performs a heroic sacrifice.]]
* [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil The Inquisition]] Inquisition in ''Literature/NightWatch'' is explicitly this trope; in the second book, Witieszlav tells Anton that while he personally is sympathetic to the Dark and thinks the Light is deluded, this makes no difference to how he goes about his duty, as he knows the true danger of what would happen if [[EnforcedColdWar The Treaty]] were to collapse.
* In ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', Elijah Baley questions how R. (for "robot") Daneel Olivaw could possibly understand the concept of "justice". R. Daneel explains that he defines "justice" as "that which exists when all the laws are enforced". Asked about unjust laws, he insists that "an unjust law in is a contradiction in terms.terms". [[spoiler:He shows a more flexible view at the end of the novel.]]



* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Mandos, the [[PhysicalGod Vala]] of destiny and death, is presented in this manner (and probably the only Vala apart from [[ChaoticEvil Morgoth]] to not be some form of good). Mandos is characterized as being merciless, but also without malice -- he's an old style death-god who exists solely to perform his duty of housing souls (if they're elves) or passing them on (if they're men) and to dispense prophecy as required. He ''was'' moved to mercy ''once'' in his entire existence, and that was the CrowningMomentOfAwesome (among many awesome moments) for the character who moved him.

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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Mandos, the [[PhysicalGod Vala]] Vala of destiny and death, is presented in this manner (and probably the only Vala apart from [[ChaoticEvil Morgoth]] ChaoticEvil Morgoth to not be some form of good). Mandos is characterized as being merciless, but also without malice -- he's an old style death-god who exists solely to perform his duty of housing souls (if they're elves) or passing them on (if they're men) and to dispense prophecy as required. He ''was'' moved to mercy ''once'' in his entire existence, and that was the CrowningMomentOfAwesome (among many awesome moments) for the character who moved him.



* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Boba Fett doesn't much care about good or evil, but supports the Empire because they're the legitimate government.



* [[{{Humphrey}} Sir Humphrey Appleby]] of ''Series/YesMinister'' was mostly concerned with not making changes unless absolutely necessary and reducing the damage by frivolous politicians, and was utterly unconcerned by things that fell outside his remit. He was also taking advantage of the system to his own ends, to keep his comfortable position at the expense of others, in a way that would make a LawfulEvil character proud, and when Hacker called him a "moral vacuum," he seemed delighted.\\

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* [[{{Humphrey}} Sir Humphrey Appleby]] Appleby of ''Series/YesMinister'' was mostly concerned with not making changes unless absolutely necessary and reducing the damage done by frivolous politicians, and was utterly unconcerned by things that fell outside his remit. He was also taking advantage of the system to his own ends, to keep his comfortable position at the expense of others, in a way that would make a LawfulEvil character proud, and when Hacker called him a "moral vacuum," he seemed delighted.\\



* The changelings of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' are fantically obsessed with order and often bordering heavily on LawfulEvil. Odo is [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch unusual for his species]] in that he has been around "solid" species for almost his entire life, and he understands their needs and struggles and is more understanding about their faults. When dealing with other people, he replaces his sense for order with justice, making him bordering on LawfulGood. When no harm is done or laws were broken out of desperation, he can be somewhat lenient and let people off easy, but when it comes to real criminals, he is utterly and completely without mercy and does not show any preferential treatment to anyone. This makes him the perfect head of law enforcement on a space station that would most probably be a WretchedHive without him. He had the same job when the station was a slave labor camp, as the prisoners knew he would not abuse suspects or threaten innocents and was more willing to talk, while the overseers had complete trust that he would never allow any commited crime to go unpunished. He also gets massively annoyed when someone gets into his office or quarters and touches or moves anything even just a little bit.

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* The changelings of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' are fantically fanatically obsessed with order and often bordering heavily on LawfulEvil. Odo is [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch unusual for his species]] in that he has been around "solid" species for almost his entire life, and he understands their needs and struggles and is more understanding about their faults. When dealing with other people, he replaces his sense for of order with justice, making him bordering on LawfulGood. When no harm is done or laws were broken out of desperation, he can be somewhat lenient and let people off easy, but when it comes to real criminals, he is utterly and completely without mercy and does not show any preferential treatment to anyone. This makes him the perfect head of law enforcement on a space station that would most probably be a WretchedHive without him. He had the same job when the station was a slave labor camp, as the prisoners knew he would not abuse suspects or threaten innocents and was more willing to talk, while the overseers had complete trust that he would never allow any commited crime to go unpunished. He also gets massively annoyed when someone gets into his office or quarters and touches or moves anything even just a little bit.



** Arguably Julius Vaesar himself is this, albeit one whi imposes his own version of order upon the Republic.
* Sheldon Cooper of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' oscillates between Lawful Neutral and TrueNeutral for plot convenience. His strictly regimented lifestyle, SuperOCD and tendency towards complex legal documents point towards lawful alignment, but he'll often RulesLawyer his own agreements, or flat out disregard them if it serves him, or [[RuleOfFunny if it's funny]].

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** %%** Arguably Julius Vaesar himself is this, albeit one whi who imposes his own version of order upon the Republic.
* Sheldon Cooper of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' oscillates between Lawful Neutral and TrueNeutral for plot convenience. His strictly regimented lifestyle, SuperOCD and tendency towards complex legal documents point towards lawful alignment, but he'll often RulesLawyer his own agreements, or flat out disregard them if it serves him, or [[RuleOfFunny if it's funny]]. In general, his laws boil down to "everyone has to do whatever I want at all times", making him more TrueNeutral masquerading as LawfulNeutral.



* The Alliance of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' comes off as this, mixed in with some LawfulStupid. Goes double in TheMovie.
** Interestingly, Zoe also tends toward this alignment. She just never stopped being a Browncoat.
* [[TheHero Bill Compton]] and [[MagnificentBastard Eric Northman]] from ''Series/TrueBlood''.
* Chloe from ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' seems to fall into this character alignment.
* Both Monica and Ross Geller from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' seem to end up as this usually mixed with some Lawful Good moments and True Neutral thrown in. Chandler Bing manages to reach it in the later seasons as well.

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* %%* The Alliance of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' comes off as this, mixed in with some LawfulStupid. Goes double in TheMovie.
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TheMovie. Interestingly, Zoe also tends toward this alignment. She just never stopped being a Browncoat.
* [[TheHero %%* Bill Compton]] Compton and [[MagnificentBastard Eric Northman]] Northman from ''Series/TrueBlood''.
* %%* Chloe from ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' seems to fall into this character alignment.
* %%* Both Monica and Ross Geller from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' seem to end up as this usually mixed with some Lawful Good moments and True Neutral thrown in. Chandler Bing manages to reach it in the later seasons as well.



* Abbie Carmichael from ''Series/LawAndOrder'' is a dark cynical take on this.
* The Judoon in ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. Especially in ''The Sarah Jane Adventures'' story ''Prisoner of the Judoon'', where a RunningGag is that while they don't worry very much about executing humans for getting the way in the pursuit of their duty, they won't run a red light, park illegally, or open a door marked "Authorised Personnel Only". On the opposing side, when shit is about to get real for all of reality in the ''Doctor Who'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens]]", [[spoiler:they're all too willing to work alongside a LegionOfDoom (which is obviously evil) consisting of '''[[OmnicidalManiac Daleks]], [[MechanisticAlienCulture Cybermen]], and [[BloodKnight Sontarans]]''' (among others) in a failing attempt to prevent a crack-induced universal collapse courtesy of an exploding TARDIS]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Time Lords]].

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* %%* Abbie Carmichael from ''Series/LawAndOrder'' is a dark cynical take on this.
* The Judoon in ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. Especially in ''The Sarah Jane Adventures'' story ''Prisoner of the Judoon'', where a RunningGag is that while they don't worry very much about executing humans for getting the way in the pursuit of their duty, they won't run a red light, park illegally, or open a door marked "Authorised Personnel Only". On the opposing side, when shit is about to get real for all of reality in the ''Doctor Who'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens The Pandorica Opens]]", [[spoiler:they're all too willing to work alongside a LegionOfDoom (which is obviously evil) consisting of '''[[OmnicidalManiac Daleks]], [[MechanisticAlienCulture Cybermen]], '''Daleks, Cybermen, and [[BloodKnight Sontarans]]''' Sontarans''' (among others) in a failing attempt to prevent a crack-induced universal collapse courtesy of an exploding TARDIS]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Time Lords]].Lords.



* Bree from ''Series/DesperateHousewives''.
* Even if [[ChaoticGood Dr. Cox]] insists that he is LawfulEvil, [[DrJerk Dr. Kelso]] in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', when given some CharacterDevelopment, appears as someone who just tries to keep the hospital working, even if this implies enforcing unpopular policies.

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* %%* Bree from ''Series/DesperateHousewives''.
* Even if [[ChaoticGood Dr. Cox]] Cox insists that he is LawfulEvil, [[DrJerk Dr. Kelso]] Kelso in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', when given some CharacterDevelopment, appears as someone who just tries to keep the hospital working, even if this implies means enforcing unpopular policies.



* Vice Principal Krubbs from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.
* Dean Rivers from Zoey 101.
* Varys of Game of Thrones

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* %%* Vice Principal Krubbs from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.
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''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.
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Dean Rivers from Zoey 101.
* Varys of Game of Thrones
''Series/Zoey101''.



** Nemesis, as the Goddess of ''Retribution'', is one. Commit good deeds and she'll reward you, no matter what. Sin, and [[MortonsFork the only way to escape her punishment is to anger another god in the process and receive]] ''[[MortonsFork their]]'' [[MortonsFork punishment]].
* Within Judaism ''Main/{{Satan}}'' is presented as an angel of God who tempts God's children to test them, rather than an evil being. Indeed, his name "ha-Satan" means "the accuser"- one who accuses people so that they may defend their righteousness before God.

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** Nemesis, as the Goddess of ''Retribution'', Retribution, is one. Commit good deeds and she'll reward you, no matter what. Sin, and [[MortonsFork the only way to escape her punishment is to anger another god in the process and receive]] ''[[MortonsFork their]]'' [[MortonsFork punishment]].
* Within Judaism ''Main/{{Satan}}'' , Main/{{Satan}} is presented as an angel of God who tempts God's children to test them, rather than an evil being. Indeed, his name "ha-Satan" means "the accuser"- one who accuses people so that they may defend their righteousness before God.



** Likewise in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', TheEmpire, and the [[LizardFolk Lizardmen]].

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** %%** Likewise in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', TheEmpire, and the [[LizardFolk Lizardmen]].



*** Inevitables, extraplanar robots who exist solely to enforce The Rules. Their purposes vary from killing anyone who tries to cheat death (adventurers who are raised once or twice are probably safe, liches and necromancers are screwed) to forcing people to abide by contracts. One Dragon Magazine article on the kolyaruts (the contract ones) stated outright that their reaction to mitigating circumstances is "The circumstances are indeed mitigating, but they are not part of the contract. You are therefore in breach". An entirely acceptable Kolyarut plot would to have one interrupt the standard "rescue the princess" plot by explaining to the [[LawfulGood paladin]] that the princess was ''contractually obligated'' to remain in the villain's clutches.
*** A more terrifying example would be the case of the Kolyarut, Obligatum. After a group of wizards summoned a powerful entity and then bound it to perform a specific task, they later stopped it and sealed it away. Obligatum was then despatched to free said Entity because the wizards got cold feet and broke the covenant they had made with the entity. The fact that the Entity is Pandorym and is a psionic superentity tasked solely with annihilating all the gods (and possibly the whole world in the process) is utterly irrelevant to Obligatum. You don't break contracts. And there are more to replace him if he fails.

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*** Inevitables, extraplanar robots who exist solely to enforce The Rules. Their purposes vary from killing anyone who tries to cheat death (adventurers who are raised once or twice are probably safe, liches and necromancers are screwed) to forcing people to abide by contracts. One Dragon Magazine article on the kolyaruts (the contract ones) stated outright that their reaction to mitigating circumstances is "The circumstances are indeed mitigating, but they are not part of the contract. You are therefore in breach". An entirely acceptable Kolyarut plot would to have one interrupt the standard "rescue the princess" plot by explaining to the [[LawfulGood paladin]] paladin that the princess was ''contractually obligated'' to remain in the villain's clutches.
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clutches. A more terrifying example would be the case of the Kolyarut, Obligatum. After a group of wizards summoned a powerful entity and then bound it to perform a specific task, they later stopped it and sealed it away. Obligatum was then despatched dispatched to free said Entity because the wizards got cold feet and broke the covenant they had made with the entity. The fact that the Entity is Pandorym and is a psionic superentity tasked solely with annihilating all the gods (and possibly the whole world in the process) is utterly irrelevant to Obligatum. You don't break contracts. And there are more to replace him if he fails.



* ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'': This is pretty much a requirement for Rokugani citizenship. Even the {{Yakuza}} have a Lawful Neutral mindset! (Lawful as in being loyal to their parent clan, that is.)
* The Third Imperium in {{Traveller}}. It governs the trade lanes between its member worlds. However, the member worlds are generally allowed to govern themselves as long as they do not violate Imperial standards of conduct too ostentatiously. They are even allowed to fight wars with each other as long as they don't make too much of a mess. And above all, they must never interfere with intersteller trade.
* The Azorius Senate from MagicTheGathering formed a massive, impenetrable, useless bureaucracy largely for the sake of having more laws.
** In their return during the ''Return to Ravnica'' block, they have degenerated solidly into LawfulEvil territory, as demonstrated in ''The Shadows of Prahv'', where they are even going so far as to attempt to exterminate the Golgari, [[DarkIsNotEvil the guild in charge of Ravnican agriculture]]. While there certainly are individual examples who count as Lawful Neutral still, the vast majority of the guild have fallen far from this spot.
** To be fair, the Azorius were already bordering on LawfulEvil before (Augustin IV was the main antagonist of ''Dissenssion'', after all. A guild that did degenerate into LawfulEvil are the Boros; their current leader, Aurelia, is a KnightTemplar ManipulativeBitch at best.
*** The Boros are a bit of a mixed bag in alignment terms themselves, which does keep the entire guild out of the territory, and while their leader Aurelia certainly counts in LawfulEvil territory, there is something to be said that Gideon Jura, one of the most moral planeswalkers in the story, has joined up with the guild. In other words, most of the members of the guild are still Lawful Neutral, with some good and bad eggs here and there.
* The [[LawEnforcementInc Lone Star organization]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' is this for most of the time. Since most of the cities in the United Canadian and American States have had their local police departments dissolved, the organization acts mostly as their country's national police force; they hold about 62% of all of the security contracts in the country. However, Lone Star isn't always [[DirtyCop scrupulous]] and/or [[BadCopIncompetentCop competent]] in its dealings and [[LawfulEvil some of their officers take it to levels that would oppress the citizens]].

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* %%* ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'': This is pretty much a requirement for Rokugani citizenship. Even the {{Yakuza}} have a Lawful Neutral mindset! (Lawful as in being loyal to their parent clan, that is.)
* The Third Imperium in {{Traveller}}.''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. It governs the trade lanes between its member worlds. However, the member worlds are generally allowed to govern themselves as long as they do not violate Imperial standards of conduct too ostentatiously. They are even allowed to fight wars with each other as long as they don't make too much of a mess. And above all, they must never interfere with intersteller trade.
* The Azorius Senate from MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' formed a massive, impenetrable, useless bureaucracy largely for the sake of having more laws.
**
laws. In their return during the ''Return to Ravnica'' block, they have degenerated solidly into LawfulEvil territory, as demonstrated in ''The Shadows of Prahv'', where they are even going go so far as to attempt to exterminate the Golgari, [[DarkIsNotEvil the guild in charge of Ravnican agriculture]]. agriculture. While there certainly are still individual examples who count as Lawful Neutral still, Neutral, the vast majority of the guild have fallen far from this spot.
**
spot. To be fair, the Azorius were already bordering on LawfulEvil before (Augustin IV was the main antagonist of ''Dissenssion'', after all. all.
**
A guild that did degenerate into LawfulEvil are the Boros; their current leader, Aurelia, is a KnightTemplar ManipulativeBitch at best.
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best. The Boros are a bit of a mixed bag in alignment terms themselves, which does keep the entire guild out of the territory, and while their leader Aurelia certainly counts in LawfulEvil territory, there is something to be said that Gideon Jura, one of the most moral planeswalkers in the story, has joined up with the guild. In other words, most of the members of the guild are still Lawful Neutral, with some good and bad eggs here and there.
* The [[LawEnforcementInc Lone Star organization]] organization from ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' is this for most of the time. Since most of the cities in the United Canadian and American States have had their local police departments dissolved, the organization acts mostly as their country's national police force; they hold about 62% of all of the security contracts in the country. However, Lone Star isn't always [[DirtyCop scrupulous]] and/or [[BadCopIncompetentCop competent]] in its dealings and [[LawfulEvil some of their officers take it to levels that would oppress the citizens]].
citizens]].



* Tear in ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'' is adamant that Recette honor her family's debt to the Terme Finance Corporation, and she does not show any deviance from attaining this goal and is very businesslike about how to run hers and Recette's shop. As the game progresses, she does pick up some NeutralGood tendencies, but otherwise, especially in regards to all matters concerning making money and running Recettear, she remains this alignment without deviance, barring an exception or two made as a result of her NeutralGood tendencies.
* Keisuke in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is deliberately ''Lawful Neutral'' in contrast to Midori's magical-girl-inspired ''LawfulGood''. He even [[spoiler:summons a demon to serve as a judge of evildoers]] so that his emotions will not affect his judgment, and strongly believes that people who do evil deserve to die for the good of humanity.

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* Tear in ''VideoGame/RecettearAnItemShopsTale'' is adamant that Recette honor her family's debt to the Terme Finance Corporation, and she does not show any deviance from attaining this goal goal, and is very businesslike about how to run hers her and Recette's shop. As the game progresses, she does pick up some NeutralGood tendencies, but otherwise, especially in regards to all matters concerning making money and running Recettear, she remains this alignment without deviance, barring an exception or two made as a result of her NeutralGood tendencies.
* Keisuke in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' is deliberately ''Lawful Neutral'' this in contrast to Midori's magical-girl-inspired ''LawfulGood''.LawfulGood. He even [[spoiler:summons a demon to serve as a judge of evildoers]] so that his emotions will not affect his judgment, and strongly believes that people who do evil deserve to die for the good of humanity.



* ''Every named character'' in ''VideoGame/AssaultSuitsValken'' / ''Cybernator''.
* CEO Nwabudike Morgan's, of ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', only real concern is money and expanding his economic empire. But he will not (openly) break the law... he'll instead work to change it, using all his power and influence to do so through perfectly legal channels.

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* %%* ''Every named character'' in ''VideoGame/AssaultSuitsValken'' / ''Cybernator''.
* CEO Nwabudike Morgan's, Morgan of ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''. His only real concern is money and expanding his economic empire. But empire, but he will not won't (openly) break the law... law; he'll instead work to change it, using all his power and influence to do so through perfectly legal channels.



* For much of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'', [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/LAWFULNEUTRAL.jpg Tyrande Whisperwind]] is pretty much a single-minded Lawful Neutral ActionGirl. The oath she took to protect Ashenvale is her only priority and until the last moment, she seems outright unwilling to compromise about anything, which almost leads to the [[LegionsOfHell Burning Legion's]] victory. After some CharacterDevelopment, she moves a bit on the axis, and in the expansion set, she's arguably NeutralGood. Her mantle of Lawful Neutral is then passed down to Maiev Shadowsong, who herself goes absolutely nuts by the end of the expansion pack night elf campaign and turns into some kind of hybrid between all the existing alignments.

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* For much of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'', [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/LAWFULNEUTRAL.jpg Tyrande Whisperwind]] is pretty much a single-minded Lawful Neutral ActionGirl. The oath she took to protect Ashenvale is her only priority and until the last moment, she seems outright unwilling to compromise about anything, which almost leads to the [[LegionsOfHell Burning Legion's]] Legion's victory. After some CharacterDevelopment, she moves a bit on the axis, and in the expansion set, she's arguably NeutralGood. Her mantle of Lawful Neutral is then passed down to Maiev Shadowsong, who herself goes absolutely nuts by the end of the expansion pack night elf campaign and turns into some kind of hybrid between all the existing alignments.



** The Titans in the backstory seem to fit the ball too. They travel the cosmos, ordering worlds. Even though we've hardly seen them in action, we've seen a lot of their servants and constructs, and they don't really seem to care that much for goodness, just the avoidance of chaos. This is best seen in characters like Algalon the Observer, an entity whose job it is to alert the Titans when Azeroth has fallen to the Old Gods' corruption. If this is found to be the case, their solution then is to completely wipe out all life on Azeroth and start from scratch. Essentially, if things don't go exactly as the Titans want them to, it's completely wrong and must be destroyed.

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** The Titans in the backstory seem to fit the ball bill too. They travel the cosmos, ordering worlds. Even though we've hardly seen them in action, we've seen a lot of their servants and constructs, and they don't really seem to care that much for goodness, just the avoidance of chaos. This is best seen in characters like Algalon the Observer, an entity whose job it is to alert the Titans when Azeroth has fallen to the Old Gods' corruption. If this is found to be the case, their solution then is to completely wipe out all life on Azeroth and start from scratch. Essentially, if things don't go exactly as the Titans want them to, it's completely wrong and must be destroyed.



* ''Franchise/BaldursGate''
** Anomen in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' starts out as a particularly JerkAss version (and this isn't FanWank; since it's a [=DnD=] game, we actually ''know'' his alignment). He even begrudges the coins ''you'' (i.e. not him) give to beggars on the street, since it's encouraging them to avoid working for a living. CharacterDevelopment ''can'' send him to LawfulGood later, though.

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* ''Franchise/BaldursGate''
''Franchise/BaldursGate'':
** Anomen in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' starts out as a particularly JerkAss version (and this isn't FanWank; since it's a [=DnD=] game, we actually ''know'' his alignment). version. He even begrudges the coins ''you'' (i.e. not him) give to beggars on the street, since it's encouraging them to avoid working for a living. CharacterDevelopment ''can'' send him to LawfulGood later, though.



* The two {{Lancer}}s in the ''Fate'' series, [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Cu Chulainn]] and [[LightNovel/FateZero Diarmuid Ua Duibhne]] are of Lawful Neutral alignment. Being that they have some... moral conflicts with their Masters, but choose to serve them with full loyalty and honor as Knights. And despite being the antagonistic force, they managed to be [[FriendlyEnemy friendly]] with the protagonists.

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* The two {{Lancer}}s in the ''Fate'' series, [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Cu Chulainn]] and [[LightNovel/FateZero Diarmuid Ua Duibhne]] are of Lawful Neutral alignment. Being that they Duibhne]]. They have some... moral conflicts with their Masters, but choose to serve them with full loyalty and honor as Knights. And despite Despite being the antagonistic force, they managed manage to be [[FriendlyEnemy friendly]] with the protagonists.



* Sypha Belnades during the course of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' has this alignment. You know you're in this territory when you attack a [[DarkIsNotEvil good hearted werewolf]], just because he IS a werewolf, and thus must equal evil, and wastes no time to listen to reasons (that might be good). To be fair on her, it looks like she softens to something of a NeutralGood or LawfulGood during ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''.
* The United Earth Federation and Aeon Illuminate in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'', plus possibly the Seraphim, clock in here -- all three want to impose their beliefs on the galaxy in a new galactic era of peace and tranquility. Individual characters may lean good or evil, but all three, as whole factions, are very much neutral.
* [[Franchise/AceAttorney Miles Edgeworth]] was like this before shifting to LawfulGood.
** Franziska is also Lawful Neutral most of the time. Not as merciful as Edgeworth, but not as evil as her father Manfred.
** Also Godot, of a more WellIntentionedExtremist kind. He merely dislikes Phoenix because [[spoiler:he feels that he is responsible for Mia Fey's death]].
* [[StarCraft Judicator Aldaris]] considered following the rules of the Conclave significantly more important than ''survival'' until well after the spit had hit the fan at supersonic speeds.

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* Sypha Belnades during the course of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' has this alignment. You know you're in this territory when you attack a [[DarkIsNotEvil good hearted werewolf]], just because he IS a werewolf, and thus must equal evil, and wastes waste no time to listen to reasons (that might be good). To be fair on her, it looks like she reason. She softens to something of a NeutralGood or LawfulGood during ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse''.
* The United Earth Federation and Aeon Illuminate in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'', plus and possibly the Seraphim, clock in here -- all three want to impose their beliefs on the galaxy in a new galactic era of peace and tranquility. Individual characters may lean good or evil, but all three, as whole factions, are very much neutral.
* [[Franchise/AceAttorney %%* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Miles Edgeworth]] Edgeworth was like this before shifting to LawfulGood.
** %%** Franziska is also Lawful Neutral most of the time. Not as merciful as Edgeworth, but not as evil as her father Manfred.
** %%** Also Godot, of a more WellIntentionedExtremist kind. He merely dislikes Phoenix because [[spoiler:he feels that he is responsible for Mia Fey's death]].
* [[StarCraft ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Judicator Aldaris]] Aldaris considered following the rules of the Conclave significantly more important than ''survival'' until well after the spit had hit the fan at supersonic speeds.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games don't have enough dialogue to say for sure, but Meta Knight is definitely Lawful and probably Neutral -- quite unusual for [[SugarBowl the setting]].

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* %%* The ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games don't have enough dialogue to say for sure, but Meta Knight is definitely Lawful and probably Neutral -- quite unusual for [[SugarBowl the setting]].



* Admiral Akkaraju in ''VideoGame/ShogoMobileArmorDivision'' has elements of this, as he's willing to fire the Kato Cannon at Avernus to destroy the Fallen, despite the fact that it would also kill [[spoiler:Sanjuro's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] brother Toshiro and their mutual friend [[TheDragon Baku]],]] as well as potentially affect Maritropa and Constantine. Then again, he is going against High Command to do so.

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* Admiral Akkaraju in ''VideoGame/ShogoMobileArmorDivision'' has elements of this, as he's willing to fire the Kato Cannon at Avernus to destroy the Fallen, despite the fact that it would also kill [[spoiler:Sanjuro's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] BrainwashedAndCrazy brother Toshiro and their mutual friend [[TheDragon Baku]],]] Baku,]] as well as potentially affect Maritropa and Constantine. Then again, he is going against High Command to do so.



* Naoto in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', straying quite strongly towards LawfulGood.
* Sally Dobbs of ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' is definitely Lawful Neutral.

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* %%* Naoto in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', straying quite strongly towards LawfulGood.
* %%* Sally Dobbs of ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' is definitely Lawful Neutral.



* Samara of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is a justicar, a vigilante WarriorMonk who has sworn their life to obeying a code of conduct. The justicar's code binds her to kill those who harm innocents and save said innocents; although Samara will save a baby from a burning building and put her own life at risk, she does it because her Code demands such action and not because she wants to. Even though the code practically encourages KnightTemplar behaviour at times, Samara has been a justicar for a very long time and is surprisingly non-self-righteous in how she views both the code and her forced adherence to it, and also knows how to use loopholes.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', Youmu is a strong follower of the [[{{Samurai}} Bushido code]] and one of her most defining traits is for good or ill, [[MyMasterRightOrWrong her intense loyalty to her mistress Yuyuko]]. A less prominent example is Momiji.
** ''Lots'' of characters in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are Lawful Neutral, usually by the virtue of being a BattleButler: Sakuya to Remillia (though she's been warned before that she lies dangerously close to teetering off into LawfulEvil), the aforementioned Youmu to Yuyuko, Eirin to Kaguya, Toramaru to Byakuren (borderline LawfulGood).

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* Samara of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is a justicar, a vigilante WarriorMonk who has sworn their her life to obeying a code of conduct. The justicar's code binds her to kill those who harm innocents and save said innocents; although Samara will save a baby from a burning building and put her own life at risk, she does it because her Code demands such action and not because she wants to. Even though the code practically encourages KnightTemplar behaviour at times, Samara has been a justicar for a very long time and is surprisingly non-self-righteous in how she views both the code and her forced adherence to it, and also knows how to use loopholes.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', Youmu is a strong follower of the [[{{Samurai}} Bushido code]] and one of her most defining traits is traits, for good or ill, is [[MyMasterRightOrWrong her intense loyalty to her mistress Yuyuko]]. A less prominent example is Momiji.
** ''Lots'' of characters in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are Lawful Neutral, usually by the virtue of being a BattleButler: Sakuya to Remillia (though she's been warned before that she lies dangerously close to teetering off into LawfulEvil), the aforementioned Youmu to Yuyuko, Eirin to Kaguya, Toramaru to Byakuren (borderline LawfulGood).



** Depending on your view, [[BarrierMaiden Reimu]] can be either LawfulGood or Lawful Neutral.

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** %%** Depending on your view, [[BarrierMaiden Reimu]] Reimu can be either LawfulGood or Lawful Neutral.



* The Qunari in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are, as a whole, a highly Lawful Neutral society. Every person in the society has a role that is decided by the government based on their skills to best accommodate them. People ''do not'' deviate from their roles in qunari society. In many cases, a qunari's name will literally consist of their role and rank in their society, such as the case with Sten. This causes a lot of consternation for Sten himself when he enters Ferelden, where, in his own words, "no one knows their place." If the Warden is female, Sten will be confused as to whether she is a woman or a soldier, as qunari women are ''not'' soldiers.
** The Lawful Neutral way of the Qun gets deconstructed in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', where the Arishok and his men are trapped in Kirkwall because the Qun's rigid restrictions on the roles of each member of their society makes it difficult for him to function in the middle of a city as mired in greed and violence as Kirkwall, especially as the Qun demands he respond to such "filth". Eventually this pushes him to [[spoiler:assault Kirkwall with his army, viewing that as the only way to resolve the demands of the Qun, even if his assault is doomed to failure.]]

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* The Qunari in ''Franchise/DragonAge'' are, as a whole, a highly Lawful Neutral society. Every person in the society has a role that is decided by the government based on their skills to best accommodate them. People ''do not'' deviate from their roles in qunari society. In many cases, a qunari's name will literally consist of their role and rank in their society, such as the case with Sten. This causes a lot of consternation for Sten himself when he enters Ferelden, where, in his own words, "no one knows their place." If the Warden is female, Sten will be confused as to whether she is a woman or a soldier, as qunari women are ''not'' soldiers.
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soldiers. The Lawful Neutral way of the Qun gets deconstructed in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', where the Arishok and his men are trapped in Kirkwall because the Qun's rigid restrictions on the roles of each member of their society makes it difficult for him to function in the middle of a city as mired in greed and violence as Kirkwall, especially as the Qun demands he respond to such "filth". Eventually this pushes him to [[spoiler:assault Kirkwall with his army, viewing that as the only way to resolve the demands of the Qun, even if his assault is doomed to failure.]]



** The Templars also. Though the ones in Kirkwall were pretty corrupted.

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** %%** The Templars also. Though the ones in Kirkwall were pretty corrupted.



* The Chinese faction from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals''.
* Cait Sith/Reeve Tuesti is one of these in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', at least before CharacterDevelopment shifts him to LawfulGood.
* G.U.N. from SonicTheHedgehog started out as this, as they were willing to do almost anything to preserve world order, including imprisoning or "[[NeverSayDie silencing]]" everyone involved in a failed experiment, including children. After the events of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', though, they've started to drift towards LawfulGood.

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* %%* The Chinese faction from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals''.
* %%* Cait Sith/Reeve Tuesti is one of these in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', at least before CharacterDevelopment shifts him to LawfulGood.
* G.U.N. from SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' started out as this, as they were willing to do almost anything to preserve world order, including imprisoning or "[[NeverSayDie silencing]]" everyone involved in a failed experiment, including children. After the events of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', though, they've started to drift towards LawfulGood.



* Babus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', who enforces the will of the Queen and the Prince upon the people because he believes whatever rules they make are always the right ones and that anyone who dares defy them is an enemy. It isn't until Marche manages to finally convince Babus about Prince Mewt's well being isn't healthy in Ivalice that Babus starts to lean on the side of good.
* Gauldoth Half-Dead of ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic IV'' is this. Basically a necromancer who leads a kingdom of both living and undead, and goes through great trouble maintaining the balance between the two sides. He has a strict policy never to harm the living. The only two living people he ever turned into undead were a sadistic officer who wanted to burn him for being half undead, and an old man whose village and entire family were compensated for his sacrifice. Both would later become his loyal underlings. Gauldoth's enemy is a ChaoticEvil EldritchAbomination who wants to destroy the world because he's evil, but he also disapproves of people fanatically obsessed with the power of good, and [[DeathByIrony won't hold back when proving them wrong]].
* A lot of the races of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] Covenant could be described as Lawful Neutral. The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sangheili/Elites]] are very dedicated to their [[HonorBeforeReason honor codes]]; the [[WormThatWalks Mgalekgolo/Hunters]] as well (though not so extreme); the [[BeePeople Yanme'e/Drones]] don't seem to have much individual initiative outside of their queens, and the [[KillerSpaceMonkey Jiralhanae/Brutes]] know that questioning orders [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority will result in a very bad day]].
* The Elder Gods from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. They refuse to do anything about the evil figures overrunning the realms or come to Earth's aid during Shao Kahn's invasion based on a minor technicality of the Mortal Kombat rules. They only intervene either when they are directly threatened or someone breaks the rules. By the time they do, it is usually nearly too late for even them able to do anything, making them seem LawfulStupid.
** Kotal Kahn from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', while initially thought to be LawfulEvil, fits this alignment. Differently from his predecessors, his rule of Outworld is iron-fisted but fair and overall equal towards different species. His aim is to keep stability. He has the big defect of falling into LawfulStupid territory when upset.
* In the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, while Shadow the Hedgehog fights for good, it seems that he fights more against chaos and destruction, battling ''anybody'' who gets in his way. Eggman as a ruler would most certainly cause chaos, which is the main reason he fights him.
** In the Archie arc "25 Years Later", he became king of Mobius, mercilessly stamping out any rebellion in his desire to maintain order. Not so much because he selfishly wanted power, but in the belief that order - ''his'' order - would bring peace. Sonic even comments that Shadow may have been strict, but he sure kept the warlords in line.
** In the Sonic Universe arc "Treasure Team Tango", Shadow (along with Rouge and Omega) fights Team Rose for a Sol Emerald on GUN orders, even though they belong to Blaze's world, and even though he owes Blaze a favour. He lets her have it when he learns her world will be destroyed without them.

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* Babus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', who ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' enforces the will of the Queen and the Prince upon the people because he believes whatever rules they make are always the right ones and that anyone who dares defy them is an enemy. It isn't until Marche manages to finally convince Babus about Prince Mewt's well being isn't healthy in Ivalice that Babus starts to lean on the side of good.
* Gauldoth Half-Dead of ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic IV'' is this. Basically a necromancer who leads a kingdom of both living and undead, and goes through great trouble maintaining the balance between the two sides. He has a strict policy never to harm the living. The only two living people he ever turned into undead were a sadistic officer who wanted to burn him for being half undead, undead and an old man whose village and entire family were compensated for his sacrifice. Both would later become his loyal underlings. Gauldoth's enemy is a ChaoticEvil EldritchAbomination who wants to destroy the world because he's evil, but he also disapproves of people fanatically obsessed with the power of good, and [[DeathByIrony won't hold back when proving them wrong]].
* A lot of the races of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] Covenant could be described as Lawful Neutral. The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sangheili/Elites]] Sangheili/Elites are very dedicated to their [[HonorBeforeReason honor codes]]; the [[WormThatWalks Mgalekgolo/Hunters]] Mgalekgolo/Hunters as well (though not so extreme); the [[BeePeople Yanme'e/Drones]] Yanme'e/Drones don't seem to have much individual initiative outside of their queens, and the [[KillerSpaceMonkey Jiralhanae/Brutes]] Jiralhanae/Brutes know that questioning orders [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority will result in a very bad day]].
* The Elder Gods from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''. They refuse to do anything about the evil figures overrunning the realms or come to Earth's aid during Shao Kahn's invasion based on a minor technicality of the Mortal Kombat rules. They only intervene either when they are directly threatened or someone breaks the rules. By the time they do, it is usually nearly too late for them to even them be able to do anything, making them seem LawfulStupid.
** Kotal Kahn from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', while initially thought to be LawfulEvil, fits this alignment. Differently from Unlike his predecessors, his rule of Outworld is iron-fisted but fair and overall equal towards different species. His aim is to keep stability. He has the big defect of falling into LawfulStupid territory when upset.
* In the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, while Shadow the Hedgehog fights for good, it seems that he fights more against chaos and destruction, battling ''anybody'' who gets in his way. Eggman as a ruler would most certainly cause chaos, which is the main reason he fights him.
**
him. In the Archie arc "25 Years Later", he became king of Mobius, mercilessly stamping out any rebellion in his desire to maintain order. Not order, not so much because he selfishly wanted power, but in the belief that order - ''his'' order - would bring peace. Sonic even comments that Shadow may have been strict, but he sure kept the warlords in line.
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line. In the Sonic Universe arc "Treasure Team Tango", Shadow (along with Rouge and Omega) fights Team Rose for a Sol Emerald on GUN orders, even though they belong to Blaze's world, and even though he owes Blaze a favour. He lets her have it when he learns her world will be destroyed without them.



* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', there's [[HollywoodCyborg Ir]][[NiceGuy on]] [[GeniusBruiser Tag]][[MightyGlacier er]] and [[CoolOldGuy Valke]][[BattleButler nhayn]] [[MysteriousMiddleInitial R.]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Hell]][[DarkIsNotEvil sing]]. Both of these characters have UndyingLoyalty to a character ([[MadScientist Kokonoe]] to Tager, and [[ElegantGothicLolita Rachel]] to Valkenhayn) and will follow their word for good or ill. Even though Kokonoe is a crazy revenge-driven SociopathicHero who's willing to [[NukeEm nuke]] Kagutsuchi and kill everyone there just to get at [[BigBad Hazama]], and Rachel is an aloof [[GuileHero Guile]] AntiHero who generally acts like a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] [[JerkAss bitch]], they follow their every word. They ''are'', however, both on the side of good ([[BlackAndGrayMorality it's that kind of universe]]).
** Tsubaki also used to be this alignment. [[spoiler:Keyword: ''[[FaceHeelTurn used]]'' ''[[LawfulEvil to]]'']].
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' gives us Sand. ''Mask of the Betrayer'' has Okku. ''Storm of Zehir'' adds Septimund.
** ''Storm of Zehir'' also has an atypical example in Ribsmasher, an AxCrazy monk who is listed as lawful neutral mainly due to GameplayAndStorySegregation: he only seems to be lawful because monks are required to be by game mechanics. He's neutral the same way [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Sheogorath]] is: he's too insane to be anything else.
* From ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Kiritsugu Emiya.

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', there's [[HollywoodCyborg Ir]][[NiceGuy on]] [[GeniusBruiser Tag]][[MightyGlacier Iron Tag er]] and [[CoolOldGuy Valke]][[BattleButler nhayn]] [[MysteriousMiddleInitial R.]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Hell]][[DarkIsNotEvil sing]]. Valkenhayn R. Hellsing. Both of these characters have UndyingLoyalty to a character ([[MadScientist Kokonoe]] (Kokonoe to Tager, and [[ElegantGothicLolita Rachel]] Rachel to Valkenhayn) and will follow their word for good or ill. Even though Kokonoe is a crazy revenge-driven SociopathicHero who's willing to [[NukeEm nuke]] Kagutsuchi and kill everyone there just to get at [[BigBad Hazama]], BigBad Hazama, and Rachel is an aloof [[GuileHero Guile]] AntiHero who generally acts like a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] [[JerkAss bitch]], they follow their every word. They ''are'', however, both on the side of good ([[BlackAndGrayMorality it's that kind of universe]]).
** %%** Tsubaki also used to be this alignment. [[spoiler:Keyword: ''[[FaceHeelTurn used]]'' ''[[LawfulEvil to]]'']].
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'':
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''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' gives us Sand. ''Mask of the Betrayer'' has Okku. ''Storm of Zehir'' adds Septimund.
** ''Storm of Zehir'' also has an atypical example in Ribsmasher, an AxCrazy monk who is listed as lawful neutral mainly due to GameplayAndStorySegregation: he only seems to be lawful because monks are required to be by game mechanics. He's neutral the same way [[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Sheogorath]] is: he's too insane to be anything else.
* %%* From ''LightNovel/FateZero'', Kiritsugu Emiya.



* Baron Klaus Wulfenbach of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.

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* %%* Baron Klaus Wulfenbach of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.



* Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick's Miko Miyazaki: Although she starts out as a somewhat over-zealous LawfulGood, over the course of the series, she devolves into an insanely zealous (read: LawfulStupid) KnightTemplar whose devotion to order is unmatched. It's arguable as to when the shift to Lawful Neutral occurs, but it definitely happens by the time she [[spoiler:murders a unarmed old man because she ''suspected'' him of conspiring against the Sapphire Guard.]]
** Also, [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Lawyers]].

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* Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick's ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Miko Miyazaki: Miyazaki. Although she starts out as a somewhat over-zealous LawfulGood, over the course of the series, she devolves into an insanely zealous (read: LawfulStupid) LawfulStupid KnightTemplar whose devotion to order is unmatched. It's arguable as to when the shift to Lawful Neutral occurs, but it definitely happens by the time she [[spoiler:murders a an unarmed old man because she ''suspected'' him of conspiring against the Sapphire Guard.]]
** %%** Also, [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Lawyers]].



* Lee Free Jr. in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' straddles this and LawfulGood, which sometimes leads to friction with his NeutralGood dad.

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* %%* Lee Free Jr. in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' straddles this and LawfulGood, which sometimes leads to friction with his NeutralGood dad.



* [[TheChessmaster Mackenzie]] [[AlphaBitch Zales]] from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', at her very best.

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* [[TheChessmaster Mackenzie]] [[AlphaBitch Zales]] %%* Mackenzie Zales from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', at her very best.



* Vork from ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' is Lawful Neutral to the extreme. Though he's only willing to follow the letter of the law, he doesn't particularly care what the intent is.
** He follows his own code and the rules of The Game to the letter: the actual law he's less committed to: continuing to draw his dead grandfather's social security, stealing his neighbour's electricity, helping himself to whatever he like's in Codex's kitchen or the hotel room.

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* Vork from ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' is Lawful Neutral to the extreme. Though he's only willing to follow the letter of the law, he doesn't particularly care what the intent is.
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is. He follows his own code and the rules of The Game to the letter: letter; the actual law he's less committed to: to, continuing to draw his dead grandfather's social security, stealing his neighbour's electricity, helping himself to whatever he like's in Codex's kitchen or the hotel room.room, etc.



* Wiki/SCPFoundation: Said foundation is this, since they're [[ShootTheDog required and willing to do horrendous things]] [[NecessaryEvil to protect humanity from destruction, extinction]], ''[[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]]''. Most evident in their [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/ethics-committee-orientation Ethics Committee]], who's entire functions is to ensure that their evil is minimized by only approving what cruelty is necessary.

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* Wiki/SCPFoundation: Said foundation The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is this, since they're [[ShootTheDog required and willing to do horrendous things]] [[NecessaryEvil to protect humanity from destruction, extinction]], ''[[FateWorseThanDeath [[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]]''.worse]]. Most evident in their [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/ethics-committee-orientation Ethics Committee]], who's whose entire functions function is to ensure that their evil is minimized by only approving what cruelty is necessary.



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has Hank Hill, who is as painfully straitlaced as a person can get without crossing the line into LawfulStupid territory. He would be LawfulGood if he were more compassionate, but he has no patience for those who don't fit into his mold.
** He does break the law in a episode when Tran-Fats was banned in Arlen. He stopped afterward, realizing breaking the law is not the right way to change the laws. He later managed to blackmail the politicians into lifting the ban.
** Actually it was quite clear that they were ready to vote for lifting the ban, but the evidence of them breaking the law just helped confirm it.
* [[spoiler:Zuko during the first half of season three]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' has Hank Hill, who is as painfully straitlaced as a person can get without crossing the line into LawfulStupid territory. He would be LawfulGood if he were more compassionate, but he has no patience for those who don't fit into his mold.
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mold. He does break the law in a one episode when Tran-Fats was Trans-Fats are banned in Arlen. He stopped afterward, realizing breaking the law is not the right way to change the laws. He later managed to blackmail the politicians into lifting the ban.
** Actually it
ban. It was quite clear that they were ready to vote for lifting the ban, but the evidence of them breaking the law just helped confirm it.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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[[spoiler:Zuko during the first half of season three]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.three]]



** The rank-and-file of the Dai Li seem to be this as well, though [[TheChessmaster their leader]] is more of a strong LawfulEvil.
* Desna and Eska from season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' represents this in a unique way. While Desna purely remained this alignment, Eska temporarily slipped into [[ChaoticNeutral Chaotic Neutral]] behaviour when Bolin broke up with her. However by the end of the season she reverted back to this alignment.
* The titular penguins in ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' are this to varying degrees, because although they are willing to keep peace and order in the zoo, they will not hesitate to beat up ''anybody'' who pisses them off.
** Skipper tends towards LawfulStupid.
** Kowalski remains firmly Lawful, despite his experiments going wrong (he doesn't ''mean'' them to).
** Rico tends towards ChaoticNeutral, but usually obeys orders.
** Private tends towards LawfulGood, but sometimes obeys orders of dubious morality because they are orders.

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** The rank-and-file of the Dai Li seem to be this as well, though [[TheChessmaster their leader]] leader is more of a strong LawfulEvil.
* %%* Desna and Eska from season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' represents this in a unique way. While Desna purely remained this alignment, Eska temporarily slipped into [[ChaoticNeutral Chaotic Neutral]] ChaoticNeutral behaviour when Bolin broke up with her. However However, by the end of the season she reverted back to this alignment.
* The titular penguins in ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' are this to varying degrees, because although they are willing to keep peace and order in the zoo, they will not hesitate to beat up ''anybody'' who pisses them off.
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off. Skipper tends towards LawfulStupid.
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LawfulStupid. Kowalski remains firmly Lawful, despite his experiments going wrong (he doesn't ''mean'' ''mean'' for them to).
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to). Rico tends towards ChaoticNeutral, but usually obeys orders.
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orders. Private tends towards LawfulGood, but sometimes obeys orders of dubious morality because they are orders.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Mr. Krabs (pre-{{Flanderization}}), and possibly Sandy.
* Principal Skinner, while also leaning towards LawfulEvil, is this in that one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Bart testifies in favor of Mayor Quimby's nephew's innocence even though it means confessing to having skipped school:

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Mr. Krabs (pre-{{Flanderization}}), and possibly Sandy.
* Principal Skinner, while also leaning towards LawfulEvil, is this in that one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where Bart testifies in favor of Mayor Quimby's nephew's innocence even though it means confessing to having skipped school:



** Lisa Simpson believes in honesty above anything else. In the end, she will always be honest, even when cheating or concealing the truth is to everyone's advantage.
*** Not quite always. On at least one occasion, regarding the truth behind Jebediah Springfield's famous quote, she kept shtum.
* Twilight Sparkle from ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic My Little Pony: Frienship is Magic]]'' is arguably of this alignment at the very start of the series. Indeed it could be argued that the plot thread for the show's first three seasons was shifting her alignment from Lawful Neutral to LawfulGood.
* Shane Gooseman of the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]''. Being the youngest of a SuperSoldier project, [[RaisedByOrcs trained from decant]] [[TrainingFromHell to be a living weapon]] didn't allow for much of a moral compass. He still developed a semi-functional one, and was questioning his purpose before things went to hell at Wolf Den. With the help of his TrueCompanions and BenevolentBoss [[spoiler:said boss also being, secretly, his genetic father]], he seems to have clawed his way up to Chaotic or Neutral Good.

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** Lisa Simpson believes in honesty above anything else. In the end, she will always be honest, even when cheating or concealing the truth is to everyone's advantage.
*** Not
advantage. Well, not quite always. On at least one occasion, regarding the truth behind Jebediah Springfield's famous quote, she kept shtum.
* Twilight Sparkle from ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic My Little Pony: Frienship is Magic]]'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic'' is arguably of this alignment at the very start of the series. Indeed it could be argued that the plot thread for the show's first three seasons was shifting her alignment from Lawful Neutral to LawfulGood.
* Shane Gooseman of the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]''. Being the youngest of a SuperSoldier project, [[RaisedByOrcs trained from decant]] [[TrainingFromHell to be a living weapon]] didn't allow for much of a moral compass. He still developed a semi-functional one, and was questioning his purpose before things went to hell at Wolf Den. With the help of his TrueCompanions and BenevolentBoss BenevolentBoss, [[spoiler:said boss also being, secretly, his genetic father]], he seems to have clawed his way up to Chaotic or Neutral Good.



* [[ByTheBookCop Commander Feral]] from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''. He ''tries'' to be LawfulGood, but he's simply too pigheaded and arrogant; he won't work with the SWAT Kats even when the Enforcers are clearly unable to deal with the villain of the week, and he's more concerned about ''being'' right than ''doing'' right. What clinches him as Lawful rather than True Neutral, however, is when he refuses to bargain with the criminal Metallikats even when they try to reveal the Swat Kats' identity in exchange for their freedom; if nothing else, he takes "not working with criminals" seriously.

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* [[ByTheBookCop ByTheBookCop Commander Feral]] Feral from ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''. He ''tries'' to be LawfulGood, but he's simply too pigheaded and arrogant; he won't work with the SWAT Kats even when the Enforcers are clearly unable to deal with the villain of the week, and he's more concerned about ''being'' right than ''doing'' right. What clinches him as Lawful rather than True Neutral, however, is when he refuses to bargain with the criminal Metallikats even when they try to reveal the Swat Kats' identity in exchange for their freedom; if nothing else, he takes "not working with criminals" seriously.



** Buzz Light year who probably seems Lawful Good at first but is in fact Lawful Neutral due to his only priority in the first movie being getting back to Star Command, also he sticks to the laws of his home planet until Woody knocks him out the window than he proceeds to get back at him.
** The Aliens from the Claw Machine who are friendly but are dedicated to serving the Claw
** Mister Potato Head and most of the other Toys fall under this with the exceptions being Woody who is True Neutral bordering on Neutral Good, Bo is Neutral Good, and Rex is hanging between Neutral Good and True Neutral.*
* Pearl from "WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse" is definitely Lawful, being literal minded to a fault and obsessed with rules, cleanliness and proper behaviour. She does her best to add ‘good’ to the end as well, but is all too frequently tripped up by her inability to take criticism, an occasional lack of integrity and her (pretty open) contempt for humans. She outright admits in one episode that she only joined the rebellion because [[SubordinateExcuse Rose Quartz asked her to]]. She tries her best though, and generally floats towards the higher end of the neutral spectrum with the occasional nudge from Steven and Garnet.
** Peridot has slowly started moving into this, and indeed may have been this alignment all along considering how LawfulEvil her society's ideals are, and how she had no frame of reference to question them. Socializing with the crystal gems has proven she's very loath to abandon those ideals, yet has proven willing to chance her mind when those ideals are shown to be illogical or false.

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** Buzz Light year Lightyear, who probably seems Lawful Good LawfulGood at first first. but is in fact Lawful Neutral due to his only priority in the first movie being getting back to Star Command, also Command. Also, he sticks to the laws of his home planet until Woody knocks him out the window than window; then, he proceeds to get back at him.
** The Aliens from the Claw Machine Machine, who are friendly but are dedicated to serving the Claw
**
Claw.
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Mister Potato Head and most of the other Toys fall under this with the exceptions being Woody who is True Neutral bordering on Neutral Good, Bo who is Neutral Good, and Rex who is hanging between Neutral Good and True Neutral.*
Neutral.
* Pearl from "WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse" ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is definitely Lawful, being literal minded to a fault and obsessed with rules, cleanliness and proper behaviour. She does her best to add ‘good’ "good" to the end as well, but is all too frequently tripped up by her inability to take criticism, an occasional lack of integrity and her (pretty open) contempt for humans. She outright admits in one episode that she only joined the rebellion because [[SubordinateExcuse Rose Quartz asked her to]]. She tries her best though, and generally floats towards the higher end of the neutral spectrum with the occasional nudge from Steven and Garnet.
** Peridot has slowly started moving into this, and indeed may have been this alignment all along considering how LawfulEvil her society's ideals are, and how she had no frame of reference to question them. Socializing with the crystal gems has proven she's very loath to abandon those ideals, yet has proven willing to chance change her mind when those ideals are shown to be illogical or false.
8th Dec '16 12:30:06 PM SOLIDSNAKE99
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* AbusiveParents (if not LawfulEvil).
3rd Dec '16 3:52:16 PM Nat567
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* Desna and Eska from season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' represents this in a unique way. While Desna purely remained this alignment, Eska temporarily slipped into [[ChaoticNeutral Chaotic Neutral]] behaviour when Bolin broke up with her. However by the end of the season she reverted back to this alignment.
19th Nov '16 9:43:19 PM LB7979
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* ''Film/{{Lock,Stock,andTwoSmokingBarrels}}'': Big Chris just does the job he is paid to do by Hatchet Harry, which happens to involve violent retrieval of money. He is fair to the protagonists, and even informs them of the true value of their guns. He is also not a sadist, and only loses his cool when the AlwaysChaoticEvil LondonGangster Dog pushes his BerserkButton by threatening Little Chris.

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* ''Film/{{Lock,Stock,andTwoSmokingBarrels}}'': ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'': Big Chris just does the job he is paid to do by Hatchet Harry, which happens to involve violent retrieval of money. He is fair to the protagonists, and even informs them of the true value of their guns. He is also not a sadist, and only loses his cool when the AlwaysChaoticEvil LondonGangster Dog pushes his BerserkButton by threatening Little Chris.
29th Oct '16 12:42:36 PM nombretomado
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* Vork from TheGuild is Lawful Neutral to the extreme. Though he's only willing to follow the letter of the law, he doesn't particularly care what the intent is.

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* Vork from TheGuild ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' is Lawful Neutral to the extreme. Though he's only willing to follow the letter of the law, he doesn't particularly care what the intent is.
23rd Oct '16 2:28:20 PM Michael
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* Henry Crabbe from ''Series/PieInTheSky'' is proud to be this. Among other examples, when his own cook comes to him for help with a former friend trying to lure him back into crime, Henry suggests that a suitably connected ex-policeman might be able to catch the friend and scare them away from trying it again. When the time comes, he points out that he never actually agreed to anything. The cook sighs and accepts that Henry has the right to turn his friend into the law, to which Henry replies "Thank you, and don't think I wouldn't do the same for you."
19th Oct '16 2:59:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Severian, the protagonist of ''BookOfTheNewSun'', is an excellent example of Lawful Neutral as a philosophical outlook. Raised by the Torturer's Guild, the ideology he learned from them, and espouses himself, is that guilt or innocence of the accused isn't of great importance; the only important factor is to carry out the appropriate sentence, neither lessening nor exceeding the cruelty demanded. Notably, when he complains about the problems with his Guild and society in general, it is to the effect that it is inefficient, rather than that people are being punished in a way that far exceeds their level of wrong-doing.

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* Severian, the protagonist of ''BookOfTheNewSun'', ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'', is an excellent example of Lawful Neutral as a philosophical outlook. Raised by the Torturer's Guild, the ideology he learned from them, and espouses himself, is that guilt or innocence of the accused isn't of great importance; the only important factor is to carry out the appropriate sentence, neither lessening nor exceeding the cruelty demanded. Notably, when he complains about the problems with his Guild and society in general, it is to the effect that it is inefficient, rather than that people are being punished in a way that far exceeds their level of wrong-doing.



* Ed (shortened from [[OverlyLongName Ed'rashtekaresket]]) the Master Shark in the second of the ''YoungWizards'' books is, as his title implies, a giant shark who is essentially their lord and master. He likes his job, which is killing and eating things that are in distress, too slow, or not smart enough to escape him. However, he sees this as his assigned job, and is not nearly as cold as he seems. [[spoiler:He even performs a heroic sacrifice.]]

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* Ed (shortened from [[OverlyLongName Ed'rashtekaresket]]) the Master Shark in the second of the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' books is, as his title implies, a giant shark who is essentially their lord and master. He likes his job, which is killing and eating things that are in distress, too slow, or not smart enough to escape him. However, he sees this as his assigned job, and is not nearly as cold as he seems. [[spoiler:He even performs a heroic sacrifice.]]



* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Boba Fett doesn't much care about good or evil, but supports the Empire because they're the legitimate government.

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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Boba Fett doesn't much care about good or evil, but supports the Empire because they're the legitimate government.
9th Oct '16 6:14:51 AM erforce
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* Captain Teague in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
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Captain Teague in ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.Teague, who simply wants to uphold the Pirate Code



* [[Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai Ghost Dog]] is utterly devoted to his samurai code. He can go seamlessly from mob hitman to nice neighborhood guy, balancing out to neutral territory.

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* [[Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai In ''Film/GhostDogTheWayOfTheSamurai'', Ghost Dog]] Dog is utterly devoted to his samurai code. He can go seamlessly from mob hitman to nice neighborhood guy, balancing out to neutral territory.
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