History Main / NeutralEvil

23rd Sep '17 3:30:07 PM dungbootle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Char's original alignment is still debated. Being evil without question, his balance of being a proud soldier but killing friends and superiors to revenge his father would put him in NE alignment.

to:

** Char's original alignment is still debated. Being evil without question, his balance of being a proud soldier but killing friends and superiors to revenge avenge his father would put him in NE alignment.
11th Sep '17 2:50:12 PM DesignatedNPC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Relius Clover is this, of the Type 1 variety: While [[FauxAffablyEvil cordial and level-headed]], he's [[TheSociopath a complete sociopath]] who regards everything and everyone as "test subjects" or "specimens" and thinks that anything and everything is fair game when it's ForScience, including [[spoiler:turning family members into [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Nox Nyctores]], [[AbusiveParents traumatizing and abandoning his young son]], and performing ColdBloodedTorture alongside copious MindRape to advance his goals and satisfy his [[MadScientist scientific curiosity]]]].

to:

** Relius Clover is this, of the Type 1 variety: While [[FauxAffablyEvil [[AffablyEvil cordial and level-headed]], he's [[TheSociopath a complete sociopath]] who regards everything and everyone as "test subjects" or "specimens" and thinks that anything and everything is fair game when it's ForScience, including [[spoiler:turning family members into [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Nox Nyctores]], [[AbusiveParents traumatizing and abandoning his young son]], and performing ColdBloodedTorture alongside copious MindRape to advance his goals and satisfy his [[MadScientist scientific curiosity]]]].
30th Aug '17 7:34:21 PM hiddenelastic
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* EvilColonialist (If not LawfulEvil)
25th Aug '17 12:36:57 AM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message
18th Aug '17 12:35:28 PM SunGuyThe3rd
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Despite being considered the second-greatest hero in Japan, Endeavor is a self-obsessed glory hound who abused his family so he could one day claim that his son surpassed his longtime rival All Might. Even his heroics seem motivated less by a desire to do good or enforce the law and more the possibility of bolstering his reputation.
15th Aug '17 6:22:34 PM BrooklynGuy27
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Emperor Zurg from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' would be a classic example. Compared to his LawfulGood arch-nemesis Buzz Lightyear, Zurg revels in evilness and has a comedic mean streak that is best to be respected. His acting as foil to Buzz is mainly due to his sarcastic cruelty clashing with the heroes' serious natur
* Eric Cartman from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is definitely Neutral Evil. His goals may require chaos, or they may require everybody to follow the same pattern. Alternately his goal may require exploitation of a legal loophole, which he is fine with taking to the extreme. He will use almost any method to get his way. He idolises other manipulators, including UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, and has no preference for law or chaos as long as he can use either to his advantage. He usually uses people's fears to manipulate them into doing anything he says. More so from S4 onward. During the first three seasons, he's mostly a TrueNeutral character who, though a BrattyHalfPint, is mostly harmless and even shows occasional empathy from time to time. His manipulative tendencies (barring his mother, who he's able to manipulate right from the show's beginning) don't really develop until around the beginning of S4, at which he gradually becomes more of a Neutral Evil character. "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Scott Tenorman Must Die]]" is probably the episode that solidified this development.

to:

* Emperor Zurg from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' would be a classic example. Compared to his LawfulGood arch-nemesis Buzz Lightyear, Zurg revels in evilness and has a comedic mean streak that is best to be respected. His acting as foil to Buzz is mainly due to his sarcastic cruelty clashing with the heroes' serious natur
* Eric Cartman from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is definitely Neutral Evil. His goals may require chaos, or they may require everybody to follow the same pattern. Alternately his goal may require exploitation of a legal loophole, which he is fine with taking to the extreme. He will use almost any method to get his way. He idolises other manipulators, including UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, and has no preference for law or chaos as long as he can use either to his advantage. He usually uses people's fears to manipulate them into doing anything he says. More so from S4 onward. During the first three seasons, he's mostly a TrueNeutral character who, though a BrattyHalfPint, is mostly harmless and even shows occasional empathy from time to time. His manipulative tendencies (barring his mother, who he's able to manipulate right from the show's beginning) don't really develop until around the beginning of S4, at which he gradually becomes more of a Neutral Evil character. "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E4ScottTenormanMustDie Scott Tenorman Must Die]]" is probably the episode that solidified this development.
nature.
8th Aug '17 12:30:15 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[/folder]]^

to:

[[/folder]]^
[[/folder]]



* Sunset Shimmer, from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', counts as this as well, at least pre-HeelFaceTurn at the end. After all, all she cared about was power, and, as seen during her time at [[HighSchoolAU Canterlot High]], all she ever used what power she had for was terrorizing and manipulating people. In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks sequel]], however, she counts as NeutralGood instead due to the aforementioned HeelFaceTurn being in full effect.

to:

* Sunset Shimmer, from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', counts as was this as well, at least pre-HeelFaceTurn until her HeelFaceTurn at the end. After all, all All she cared about was power, and, as seen during her time at [[HighSchoolAU Canterlot High]], all she ever used what power she had for was terrorizing and manipulating people. In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks sequel]], however, she counts as NeutralGood instead due to the aforementioned HeelFaceTurn being in full effect.
29th Jul '17 2:13:18 PM MagBas
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Scar's an underhanded schemer willing to have a child killed in order to become king. Yet when he gains said power, he abuses it and is more interested in keeping himself well-fed, entertained, and feared than in keeping any kind of law or order, but only lets the Pride Lands slide into desolation and chaos because of negligence rather than any ChaoticEvil ideals.
27th Jul '17 5:26:13 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:350:[[Creator/CarlBarks http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/54033a013340a11a9e24d953572e5034.jpg]]]]

to:

[[quoteright:350:[[Creator/CarlBarks [[quoteright:350:[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/54033a013340a11a9e24d953572e5034.jpg]]]]



One of the nine alignments from the best-known CharacterAlignment system. Sometimes known as the "Asshole Alignment" or "True Evil". Characters of this alignment fit neither end of the Law--Chaos axis, hence "Neutral", but they land at the morally worse end of the other, Good--Evil axis. Their methods vary; just as the NeutralGood character will ally with anybody to do what's right and nobody to do what's wrong, the Neutral Evil character will ally with anybody as long as it advances their own interests -- and it is ''all'' about their own interests. These characters do not respect other people as people like themselves with feelings and needs; rather they are tools or obstacles inferior to the Neutral Evil, to be used for their advancement. Neutral Evil characters are intrinsically selfish people, regardless of whose side they are on, and as a TokenEvilTeammate, they may sell out to the bad guy if it makes achieving their goals significantly easier.

Some of the world-shaking ones may seek to tear down an old order, good or bad, to set up their own order - not because their way is better, or for the pleasure of tearing it down, but because they want to be in charge. They will do it using any means at their disposal. To a Neutral Evil character, honour, standards and keeping your word is all well and good, ''so long as it doesn't get in the way.'' If their opponent is honourable and decent, that's great ''because they can exploit it.'' They are very prone to saying, "ILied".

to:

One of the nine alignments from the best-known CharacterAlignment system. Sometimes known as the "Asshole Alignment" or "True Evil". Characters of this alignment fit neither end of the Law--Chaos Law–Chaos axis, hence "Neutral", but they land at the morally worse end of the other, Good--Evil Good–Evil axis. Their methods vary; just as the NeutralGood character will ally with anybody to do what's right and nobody to do what's wrong, the Neutral Evil character will ally with anybody as long as it advances their own interests -- and it is ''all'' about their own interests. These characters do not respect other people as people like themselves with feelings and needs; rather they are tools or obstacles inferior to the Neutral Evil, to be used for their advancement. Neutral Evil characters are intrinsically selfish people, regardless of whose side they are on, and as a TokenEvilTeammate, they may sell out to the bad guy if it makes achieving their goals significantly easier.

Some of the world-shaking ones may seek to tear down an old order, good or bad, to set up their own order - -- not because their way is better, or for the pleasure of tearing it down, but because they want to be in charge. They will do it using any means at their disposal. To a Neutral Evil character, honour, honor, standards and keeping your word is all well and good, ''so long as it doesn't get in the way.'' If their opponent is honourable honorable and decent, that's great ''because they can exploit it.'' They are very prone to saying, "ILied".



* Type 2 characters, in contrast, are [[CardCarryingVillain immoral and deliberately evil]]. Egotistical, selfish, malevolent and sadistic, they recognize the difference between right and wrong (at least superficially) and wilfully and gleefully choose wrong. But this does not make them ChaoticEvil, since they get the same amusement from using orderly ''or'' chaotic techniques. They are likely to do bad things just ForTheEvulz. Some are made of JerkJustifications and try to justify their actions with insincere WhatIsEvil or AboveGoodAndEvil arguments; many others are {{Card Carrying Villain}}s who revel being the bad guy and will boast about all the horrible things they have done or plan to do.

to:

* Type 2 characters, in contrast, are [[CardCarryingVillain immoral and deliberately evil]]. Egotistical, selfish, malevolent and sadistic, they recognize the difference between right and wrong (at least superficially) and wilfully willfully and gleefully choose wrong. But this does not make them ChaoticEvil, since they get the same amusement from using orderly ''or'' chaotic techniques. They are likely to do bad things just ForTheEvulz. Some are made of JerkJustifications and try to justify their actions with insincere WhatIsEvil or AboveGoodAndEvil arguments; many others are {{Card Carrying Villain}}s who revel being the bad guy and will boast about all the horrible things they have done or plan to do.



!!Examples

to:

!!Examples
!!Examples:



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

to:

[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]



* Most characters in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' are of this alignment - living in a world as violent as theirs, both a tolerance and an occasional willingness to do evil to come out on top is practically a necessity. Mr. Chang, Shenhua and Sawyer the Cleaner are the most prominent Neutral Evil characters.

to:

* Most characters in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' are of this alignment - -- living in a world as violent as theirs, both a tolerance and an occasional willingness to do evil to come out on top is practically a necessity. Mr. Chang, Shenhua and Sawyer the Cleaner are the most prominent Neutral Evil characters.



[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' enforces a Neutral Evil type of character for a chance at winning. Per the game's mechanics, you're able to benefit from forging (and betraying) alliances, helping (and backstabbing) your buddies, trading (and stealing) treasure, employing (and sacrificing) hirelings... Winning is all about selfish, flexible play.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Fanfiction]]

to:

[[folder:Fanfiction]][[folder:Comic Strips]]
* One of the enemies of ComicStrip/ThePhantom is a worldwide criminal organisation called the Vultures that keeps an eye on catastrophes and the like and shows up to rob the helpless victims. It doesn't even pretend to have a motivation or justification beyond easy gain at the expense of the weak.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': Dogbert can never seem to decide whether he wants to take over the world or become the richest being in it. [[MagnificentBastard So he's done both several times.]]
* The King from ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId''. "He who has the gold, makes the rules" - the rules being do what he says, and don't make him mad. His dungeons are full of the wise and sensible people who tried to give him honest advice and frank opinions. And [[TheNapoleon don't joke about his height]].
[[/folder]]^

[[folder:Fan Works]]



[[folder:Film]]

to:

[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Creator/{{Disney}} villains usually fall under this alignment.
** ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'': Cruella de Vil. She'll gladly break the law if it gets her a fashionable fur coat.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ursula likes giving [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian Deals]] to people while lying to their face and actively tries to hinder them from paying the toll.
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Gaston turns into this alignment through the course of the movie, starting off as a {{jerkass}} who is a little too used to getting what he wants, and slowly turns into a villain willing to blackmail his love interest into marriage and try to MurderTheHypotenuse to get to her, despite her not even ''wanting'' him!
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Scar's an underhanded schemer willing to have a child killed in order to become king. Yet when he gains said power, he abuses it and is more interested in keeping himself well-fed, entertained, and feared than in keeping any kind of law or order, but only lets the Pride Lands slide into desolation and chaos because of negligence rather than any ChaoticEvil ideals.
* Sunset Shimmer, from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', counts as this as well, at least pre-HeelFaceTurn at the end. After all, all she cared about was power, and, as seen during her time at [[HighSchoolAU Canterlot High]], all she ever used what power she had for was terrorizing and manipulating people. In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks sequel]], however, she counts as NeutralGood instead due to the aforementioned HeelFaceTurn being in full effect.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



** Supreme Leader Snoke soon takes over Emperor Palpatine's role. Granted he is considerably more calm and mysterious, than his cackling predecessor. Snoke serves as a Mediator between the LawfulEvil General Hux and ChaoticEvil Kylo Ren. Which arguably makes him far more threatening than both men.

to:

** Supreme Leader Snoke soon takes over Emperor Palpatine's role. Granted Granted, he is considerably more calm and mysterious, mysterious than his cackling predecessor. Snoke serves as a Mediator between the LawfulEvil General Hux and ChaoticEvil Kylo Ren. Which arguably makes him far more threatening than both men.



* Tony Montana from ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' is arguably the purest example of Neutral Evil ever set to film. His philosophy can be summed up by any number of his iconic lines but possibly the most succinct is, "I kill a communist for fun, but for a green card... I'm gonna carve him up real nice."

to:

* Tony Montana from ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' ''Film/Scarface1983'' is arguably the purest example of Neutral Evil ever set to film. His philosophy can be summed up by any number of his iconic lines but possibly the most succinct is, "I kill a communist for fun, but for a green card... I'm gonna carve him up real nice."



--->"There is no right or wrong. There's only fun and boring. Now, a twenty-year prison sentence sounds a trifle dull to me."
* Emperor Zurg from ''Film/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' would be a classic example. Compared to his LawfulGood arch-nemesis Buzz Lightyear, Zurg revels in evilness and has a comedic mean streak that is best to be respected. His acting as foil to Buzz is mainly due to his sarcastic cruelty clashing with the heroes' serious nature.

to:

--->"There -->'''The Plague:''' There is no right or wrong. There's only fun and boring. Now, a twenty-year prison sentence sounds a trifle dull to me."
* Emperor Zurg from ''Film/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' would be a classic example. Compared to his LawfulGood arch-nemesis Buzz Lightyear, Zurg revels in evilness and has a comedic mean streak that is best to be respected. His acting as foil to Buzz is mainly due to his sarcastic cruelty clashing with the heroes' serious nature.
me.
e.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]

to:

[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]



** The Master from ''Series/DoctorWho'', particularly in the new series, whose motives seem to be an odd blend of revenge against the Doctor, and just because he can and it's a bit of a laugh. This would explain why he dances to pop music while his minions slaughter over half a billion people - Evil is Fun.

to:

** The Master from ''Series/DoctorWho'', particularly in the new series, whose motives seem to be an odd blend of revenge against the Doctor, and just because he can and it's a bit of a laugh. This would explain why he dances to pop music while his minions slaughter over half a billion people - -- Evil is Fun.



--> "You're so self-obsessed you thought I'd ''want'' to blow up your stupid city, when I could be experiencing seventeen simultaneous pleasures in the Lotus Nebula!"

to:

--> "You're -->'''John Hart:''' You're so self-obsessed you thought I'd ''want'' to blow up your stupid city, when I could be experiencing seventeen simultaneous pleasures in the Lotus Nebula!"Nebula!



* Jubal Early of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' tries to paint himself as LawfulEvil, but River deconstructs his facade to reveal that deep down, he's just a sadistic bastard who took his job because he enjoys being paid to hurt people.

to:

* Jubal Early of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' tries to paint himself as LawfulEvil, but River deconstructs his facade façade to reveal that deep down, he's just a sadistic bastard who took his job because he enjoys being paid to hurt people.



** Scorpius is prepared to do anything to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge take revenge against the Scarrans]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist ensure the survival of the Sebacean people]]- in that order. This means that his numerous acts of murder, torture and psychological warfare are balanced neatly by his tendency to PetTheDog or [[EnemyMine assist his enemies]], should it serve his purpose.

to:

** Scorpius is prepared to do anything to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge take revenge against the Scarrans]] and [[WellIntentionedExtremist ensure the survival of the Sebacean people]]- people]] -- in that order. This means that his numerous acts of murder, torture and psychological warfare are balanced neatly by his tendency to PetTheDog or [[EnemyMine assist his enemies]], should it serve his purpose.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* One of the enemies of ComicStrip/ThePhantom is a worldwide criminal organisation called the Vultures that keeps an eye on catastrophes and the like and shows up to rob the helpless victims. It doesn't even pretend to have a motivation or justification beyond easy gain at the expense of the weak.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': Dogbert can never seem to decide whether he wants to take over the world or become the richest being in it. [[MagnificentBastard So he's done both several times.]]
* The King from ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId''. "He who has the gold, makes the rules" - the rules being do what he says, and don't make him mad. His dungeons are full of the wise and sensible people who tried to give him honest advice and frank opinions. And [[TheNapoleon don't joke about his height]].

to:

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* One Izanami-no-Mikoto from Myth/JapaneseMythology sadly fell into this alignment. As the legend foretold, Izanami and Izanagi were once quite the happy and satisfied couple. That is until one day, Izanami died and was sent to Yomi (the netherworld or Hell in some depictions). Upset, Izanagi drew all his might to rescue his beloved wife but, he was too late. Exposed to food of the enemies of ComicStrip/ThePhantom is realm, Izanami wasn't his beautiful wife anymore, she became a worldwide criminal organisation called the Vultures monster which disgusted Izanagi. In that keeps an eye on catastrophes moment both were torn apart, Izanagi promising to create more humans to replace the many Izanami would kill out of revenge and spite.
* Judas Iscariot from ''Literature/TheBible'' placed himself into this alignment. It is written that, Judas was among Jesus's twelve original disciples. However he betrayed Jesus to
the like and shows up to rob Romans, yet had the helpless victims. It doesn't even pretend decency to have a motivation or justification beyond easy gain at the expense of the weak.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': Dogbert can never seem to decide whether he wants to take over the world or become the richest being in it. [[MagnificentBastard So
hang himself after. Though it's clear he's done both several times.]]
* The King from ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId''. "He who has the gold, makes the rules" - the rules being do
a villain, some believe (such as Gnosticism) what he says, and don't make him mad. His dungeons are full of the wise and sensible people who tried to give him honest advice and frank opinions. And [[TheNapoleon don't joke did brought about his height]].humanity's salvation.



[[folder:OralTradition/Mythology&Folklore]]
* Izanami-no-Mikoto from [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Japanese Mythology]] sadly fell into this alignment. As the legend foretold, Izanami and Izanagi were once quite the happy and satisfied couple. That is until one day, Izanami died and was sent to Yomi (the netherworld or Hell in some depictions). Upset, Izanagi drew all his might to rescue his beloved wife but, he was too late. Exposed to food of the realm, Izanami wasn't his beautiful wife anymore, she became a monster which disgusted Izanagi. In that moment both were torn apart, Izanagi promising to create more humans to replace the many Izanami would kill out of revenge and spite.
* Judas Iscariot from ''Literature/TheBible'' placed himself into this alignment. It is written that, Judas was among Jesus's twelve original disciples. However he betrayed Jesus to the Romans, yet had the decency to hang himself after. Though it's clear he's a villain, some believe (such as Gnosticism) what he did brought about humanity's salvation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

to:

[[folder:OralTradition/Mythology&Folklore]]
* Izanami-no-Mikoto from [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Japanese Mythology]] sadly fell into this alignment. As the legend foretold, Izanami and Izanagi were once quite the happy and satisfied couple. That is until one day, Izanami died and was sent to Yomi (the netherworld or Hell in some depictions). Upset, Izanagi drew all his might to rescue his beloved wife but, he was too late. Exposed to food of the realm, Izanami wasn't his beautiful wife anymore, she became a monster which disgusted Izanagi. In that moment both were torn apart, Izanagi promising to create more humans to replace the many Izanami would kill out of revenge and spite.
* Judas Iscariot from ''Literature/TheBible'' placed himself into this alignment. It is written that, Judas was among Jesus's twelve original disciples. However he betrayed Jesus to the Romans, yet had the decency to hang himself after. Though it's clear he's a villain, some believe (such as Gnosticism) what he did brought about humanity's salvation.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



** Daemons, also known as Yugoloths, are the Neutral Evil answer to the LawfulEvil devils and ChaoticEvil demons. They mostly work either as mercenaries in the war between the demons and devils (they don't care whom they slaughter) or as guardians for mortal summoners--for the right price. The more powerful Yugoloths see themselves as TheChessmaster and view mercenary work as a ploy to make every side dependent on them, and they believe that they can end the war and conquer the world on their own terms when they deem it fit. The distinction between the three groups of fiends is that devils want to own you, demons want to destroy you, and daemons only care about what they can gain from you. One sourcebook (''Evil'') that contains rules for summoning and bargaining with fiends naturally stresses how incredibly dangerous it is to deal with either demons or devils, as well as giving advice on how to do it -- but about daemons it just says that if there are Neutral Evil fiends, there's no point in even trying to make deals with them, as there's no kind of hold you could gain of such creatures, no way to make them do anything but backstab you.
--> "While you can trust ChaoticEvil to rampage, and LawfulEvil to tyrannize, you can't really trust Neutral Evil to do ''anything''."

to:

** Daemons, also known as Yugoloths, are the Neutral Evil answer to the LawfulEvil devils and ChaoticEvil demons. They mostly work either as mercenaries in the war between the demons and devils (they don't care whom they slaughter) or as guardians for mortal summoners--for summoners -- for the right price. The more powerful Yugoloths see themselves as TheChessmaster and view mercenary work as a ploy to make every side dependent on them, and they believe that they can end the war and conquer the world on their own terms when they deem it fit. The distinction between the three groups of fiends is that devils want to own you, demons want to destroy you, and daemons only care about what they can gain from you. One sourcebook (''Evil'') that contains rules for summoning and bargaining with fiends naturally stresses how incredibly dangerous it is to deal with either demons or devils, as well as giving advice on how to do it -- but about daemons it just says that if there are Neutral Evil fiends, there's no point in even trying to make deals with them, as there's no kind of hold you could gain of such creatures, no way to make them do anything but backstab you.
--> "While --->"While you can trust ChaoticEvil to rampage, and LawfulEvil to tyrannize, you can't really trust Neutral Evil to do ''anything''."



** The drow elves live in a society that's practically built on backstabbing and actively encourages it. They were categorised as ChaoticEvil in the 2nd edition, but in the 3rd edition, they became Neutral Evil worshipping a Chaotic Evil goddess -- who at one point actually tells them to tone it down before they backstab themselves to extinction.

to:

** The drow elves live in a society that's practically built on backstabbing and actively encourages it. They were categorised categorized as ChaoticEvil in the 2nd edition, but in the 3rd edition, they became Neutral Evil worshipping worshiping a Chaotic Evil goddess -- who at one point actually tells them to tone it down before they backstab themselves to extinction.



** The Greenskins - that is, Orcs and Goblins. They are not similarly law-bound and disciplined like Dark Elves. They are simply a ravening horde living off robbing and plundering but not intending to wanton destruction for its own sake. Their society is based on the stronger bullying the weaker and the unscrupulous the gullible. They have two gods, Gork who is brutally cunning, and Mork, who is cunningly brutal
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has a few candidates:

to:

** The Greenskins - -- that is, Orcs and Goblins. They are not similarly law-bound and disciplined like Dark Elves. They are simply a ravening horde living off robbing and plundering but not intending to wanton destruction for its own sake. Their society is based on the stronger bullying the weaker and the unscrupulous the gullible. They have two gods, Gork who is brutally cunning, and Mork, who is cunningly brutal
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has a few candidates:



* The Thousand Sons Chaos Space Marines, who follow Tzeentch, could also qualify. Three things drive them: (1) the desire to acquire more knowledge and arcane power for themselves, (2) the lust for vengeance against the Imperium for the destruction of their home-world of Prospero (particularly the Space Wolves), and (3) the need to justify themselves that they were loyal to the Emperor until the Emperor betrayed them. All arguably selfish desires, but still makes them one of the more nobler seeming of the Chaos Space Marines.

to:

* ** The Thousand Sons Chaos Space Marines, who follow Tzeentch, could also qualify. Three things drive them: (1) the desire to acquire more knowledge and arcane power for themselves, (2) the lust for vengeance against the Imperium for the destruction of their home-world of Prospero (particularly the Space Wolves), and (3) the need to justify themselves that they were loyal to the Emperor until the Emperor betrayed them. All arguably selfish desires, but still makes them one of the more nobler seeming of the Chaos Space Marines.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}}'' enforces a Neutral Evil type of character for a chance at winning. Per the game's mechanics, you're able to benefit from forging (and betraying) alliances, helping (and backstabbing) your buddies, trading (and stealing) treasure, employing (and sacrificing) hirelings... Winning is all about selfish, flexible play.




[[folder:Theatre]]

to:

\n[[folder:Theatre]][[folder:Theater]]




to:

%%



* ''Characters/SfDebrisStarTrekVoyager'': Parody!Captain Janeway is a former MadScientist, current [[CaptainCrash reckless Starfleet captain]] and aspiring EvilOverlord / GalacticConqueror. Her portrayal as a PrinciplesZealot would make her seem LawfulEvil. However, she [[ForTheEvulz routinely murders her own crew for shits and giggles]] and steals from other civilizations because [[ItAmusedMe she gets bored easily.]] The trick to figuring out whether or not Janeway's going to follow Starfleet protocols is whether or not it would benefit her at that moment. Planet's about to die because of some disaster Voyager can solve? Sorry, Prime Directive. Rebel group has technology she could get more easily from them than the planet's government? Well, guess we have to fund that rebellion!
-->Janeway: [[FallenHero Ransom]], I want you to know one thing. I am ''disgusted'' with you, you did the worst possible thing for a Starfleet captain to do! [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught You got caught.]]

to:

* ''Characters/SfDebrisStarTrekVoyager'': Parody!Captain Parody Captain Janeway is a former MadScientist, current [[CaptainCrash reckless Starfleet captain]] and aspiring EvilOverlord / GalacticConqueror. Her portrayal as a PrinciplesZealot would make her seem LawfulEvil. However, she [[ForTheEvulz routinely murders her own crew for shits and giggles]] and steals from other civilizations because [[ItAmusedMe she gets bored easily.]] The trick to figuring out whether or not Janeway's going to follow Starfleet protocols is whether or not it would benefit her at that moment. Planet's about to die because of some disaster Voyager can solve? Sorry, Prime Directive. Rebel group has technology she could get more easily from them than the planet's government? Well, guess we have to fund that rebellion!
-->Janeway: -->'''Janeway:''' [[FallenHero Ransom]], I want you to know one thing. I am ''disgusted'' with you, you did the worst possible thing for a Starfleet captain to do! [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught You got caught.]]



* Creator/{{Disney}} villains usually fall under this alignment.
** ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'': Cruella de Vil. She'll gladly break the law if it gets her a fashionable fur coat.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ursula likes giving [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian Deals]] to people while lying to their face and actively tries to hinder them from paying the toll.
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Gaston turns into this alignment through the course of the movie, starting off as a {{jerkass}} who is a little too used to getting what he wants, and slowly turns into a villain willing to blackmail his love interest into marriage and try to MurderTheHypotenuse to get to her, despite her not even ''wanting'' him!
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Scar's an underhanded schemer willing to have a child killed in order to become king. Yet when he gains said power, he abuses it and is more interested in keeping himself well-fed, entertained, and feared than in keeping any kind of law or order, but only lets the Pride Lands slide into desolation and chaos because of negligence rather than any ChaoticEvil ideals.
** Mozenrath from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. He betrayed his master, the EvilSorcerer Destane, and took his place as the most powerful sorcerer alive at the time and the ruler of The Land of the Black Sand and its undead population. Throughout the series he has shown himself willing to harm, step on, or betray anyone and everyone to get what he wants. Being the most powerful sorcerer alive isn't good enough for him; he wants to go on to rule Agrabah and the rest of the Seven Deserts.

to:

* Creator/{{Disney}} villains usually fall under this alignment.
** ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'': Cruella de Vil. She'll gladly break the law if it gets her a fashionable fur coat.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ursula likes giving [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian Deals]] to people while lying to their face and actively tries to hinder them from paying the toll.
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': Gaston turns into this alignment through the course of the movie, starting off as a {{jerkass}} who is a little too used to getting what he wants, and slowly turns into a villain willing to blackmail his love interest into marriage and try to MurderTheHypotenuse to get to her, despite her not even ''wanting'' him!
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Scar's an underhanded schemer willing to have a child killed in order to become king. Yet when he gains said power, he abuses it and is more interested in keeping himself well-fed, entertained, and feared than in keeping any kind of law or order, but only lets the Pride Lands slide into desolation and chaos because of negligence rather than any ChaoticEvil ideals.
**
Mozenrath from ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. He betrayed his master, the EvilSorcerer Destane, and took his place as the most powerful sorcerer alive at the time and the ruler of The Land of the Black Sand and its undead population. Throughout the series he has shown himself willing to harm, step on, or betray anyone and everyone to get what he wants. Being the most powerful sorcerer alive isn't good enough for him; he wants to go on to rule Agrabah and the rest of the Seven Deserts.



* Starscream from Franchise/{{Transformers}} in all his forms. He's not the TropeNamer for TheStarscream for nothing. Ironically, whenever ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]]'' or ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'' Starscream did honestly bring up some issue of honor or rules, LawfulEvil Megatron berated him for even daring to respect Cybertron law.
--> '''Starscream:''' I was '''just''' raising a ''legal issue''.

to:

* Starscream from Franchise/{{Transformers}} ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' in all his forms. He's not the TropeNamer for TheStarscream for nothing. Ironically, whenever ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1]]'' or ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]'' Starscream did honestly bring up some issue of honor or rules, LawfulEvil Megatron berated him for even daring to respect Cybertron law.
--> '''Starscream:''' -->'''Starscream:''' I was '''just''' raising a ''legal issue''.



* Emperor Zurg from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' would be a classic example. Compared to his LawfulGood arch-nemesis Buzz Lightyear, Zurg revels in evilness and has a comedic mean streak that is best to be respected. His acting as foil to Buzz is mainly due to his sarcastic cruelty clashing with the heroes' serious natur



* Mr. Krabs from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' [[{{Flanderization}} developed into this]], as he has no qualms breaking the law to make a quick buck.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
**
Mr. Krabs from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' from [[{{Flanderization}} developed into this]], as he has no qualms breaking the law to make a quick buck.



* Being a show for little girls, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is constrained in its depictions of evil, with most villainous characters revealed to be either bland forces of nature or simply in need of a good hug. Not so Diamond Tiara, school bully and spoiled brat extraordinaire, who, after hovering between this alignment and TrueNeutral for years, finally crossed over in "Flight to the Finish", when she, calculatedly and in cold blood, psychologically destroyed a handicapped person to better her chances of winning a competition.
** On a somewhat larger-scale note, Queen Chrysalis seems to qualify as this as well- all she cares about is taking over Equestria so her and her minions can [[EmotionEater feed off]] [[ThePowerOfLove their love]]. To that end, she was willing to be a complete, unprincipled ManipulativeBastard.
** Sunset Shimmer, from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', counts as this as well, at least pre-HeelFaceTurn at the end. After all, all she cared about was power, and, as seen during her time at [[HighSchoolAU Canterlot High]], all she ever used what power she had for was terrorizing and manipulating people. In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks sequel]], however, she counts as NeutralGood instead due to the aforementioned HeelFaceTurn being in full effect.

to:

* Being a show for little girls, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is constrained in its depictions of evil, with most villainous characters revealed to be either bland forces of nature or simply in need of a good hug. hug.
**
Not so Diamond Tiara, school bully and spoiled brat extraordinaire, who, after hovering between this alignment and TrueNeutral for years, finally crossed over in "Flight to the Finish", when she, calculatedly and in cold blood, psychologically destroyed a handicapped person to better her chances of winning a competition.
** On a somewhat larger-scale note, Queen Chrysalis seems to qualify as this as well- well -- all she cares about is taking over Equestria so her and her minions can [[EmotionEater feed off]] [[ThePowerOfLove their love]]. To that end, she was willing to be a complete, unprincipled ManipulativeBastard.
** Sunset Shimmer, from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', counts as this as well, at least pre-HeelFaceTurn at the end. After all, all she cared about was power, and, as seen during her time at [[HighSchoolAU Canterlot High]], all she ever used what power she had for was terrorizing and manipulating people. In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks sequel]], however, she counts as NeutralGood instead due to the aforementioned HeelFaceTurn being in full effect.
ManipulativeBastard.



* Oddly, the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil whole Celestialsapien species]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' is this or the Selfish Neutral alignment, especially as of "Universe vs Tennyson". While in previous episodes, you could argue them to be of the TrueNeutral alignment, this one shows them [[{{Hypocrite}} accusing Ben of a crime they regularly commit]] ([[RealityWarper changing]] [[CosmicRetcon the universe]]), and get off scot free. This, along with some of their previous members' behavior, like Bellicus and Serena arguing about saving the universe or not and later recreating it like it was something meaningless, a mother Celestiasapien being undecided to even try to save her own child, makes them a pretty scary example of the uncaring aspect of Neutral Evil, and a disturbing example of a more realistic (although possibly unintentional) approach on the AlwaysChaoticEvil trope.

to:

* Oddly, the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil whole Celestialsapien species]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' is this or the Selfish Neutral alignment, especially as of "Universe vs Tennyson". While in previous episodes, you could argue them to be of the TrueNeutral alignment, this one shows them [[{{Hypocrite}} accusing Ben of a crime they regularly commit]] ([[RealityWarper changing]] [[CosmicRetcon the universe]]), and get off scot free.scot-free. This, along with some of their previous members' behavior, like Bellicus and Serena arguing about saving the universe or not and later recreating it like it was something meaningless, a mother Celestiasapien being undecided to even try to save her own child, makes them a pretty scary example of the uncaring aspect of Neutral Evil, and a disturbing example of a more realistic (although possibly unintentional) approach on the AlwaysChaoticEvil trope.



23rd Jul '17 11:07:12 AM ThursdaysGregor
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[spoiler: Zamasu and Goku Black]] from Dragon Ball Super embody the third type of neutral evil character. Ostensibly eradicating planets full of sentient life for the sake of the justice, it's clear that they slaughter mortals because they have a bruised ego and feel, as [[spoilers:gods]], that they are entitled to be the pinnacle of morality and power.

to:

** [[spoiler: Zamasu and Goku Black]] from Dragon Ball Super embody the third type of neutral evil character. Ostensibly eradicating planets full of sentient life for the sake of the justice, it's clear that they slaughter mortals because they have a bruised ego and feel, as [[spoilers:gods]], [[spoiler:gods]], that they are entitled to be the pinnacle of morality and power.
This list shows the last 10 events of 1030. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.NeutralEvil