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28th May '16 7:59:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Negi Springfield from ''MahouSenseiNegima'', a cute ten-year-old ChickMagnet and descendant of an exceptionally powerful wizard who's devoted to protecting all of his 31 students (who all happen to be cute in their own special way). While he generally tries to act a proper [[strike:English]] Welsh gentleman, he consistently defies orders even if given direct orders to stop one of his students' {{plan}}s, much less uphold the {{Masquerade}} of keeping magic secret, he will instantly and without hesitation break every rule if it so much as gets in the way of his students having fun, nevermind when they are in actual danger. It's especially evident when he chooses to [[spoiler:learn [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden]] BlackMagic]], if only to protect those around him.

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* Negi Springfield from ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', a cute ten-year-old ChickMagnet and descendant of an exceptionally powerful wizard who's devoted to protecting all of his 31 students (who all happen to be cute in their own special way). While he generally tries to act a proper [[strike:English]] Welsh gentleman, he consistently defies orders even if given direct orders to stop one of his students' {{plan}}s, much less uphold the {{Masquerade}} of keeping magic secret, he will instantly and without hesitation break every rule if it so much as gets in the way of his students having fun, nevermind when they are in actual danger. It's especially evident when he chooses to [[spoiler:learn [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden]] BlackMagic]], if only to protect those around him.
21st Apr '16 10:45:46 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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** The same applies to seemingly all of [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar their]] [[Anime/YesPrecure5 successors]]. In fact, it seems to be part of the job description -- [[StudentCouncilPresident K]][[LonelyRichKid a]][[LadyOfWar r]][[TheSmartGuy e]][[TheLancer n]] is the one who could most reasonably be called anything different (being more Lawful-ish than is typical), and she had some difficulty answering the CallToAdventure. Coincidence, or cause and effect?

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** The same applies to seemingly all of [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar their]] [[Anime/YesPrecure5 [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 successors]]. In fact, it seems to be part of the job description -- [[StudentCouncilPresident K]][[LonelyRichKid a]][[LadyOfWar r]][[TheSmartGuy e]][[TheLancer n]] is the one who could most reasonably be called anything different (being more Lawful-ish than is typical), and she had some difficulty answering the CallToAdventure. Coincidence, or cause and effect?
31st Mar '16 5:26:38 AM ading
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' are very much the Passively Good variety. They are generally friendly, rule-abiding kids, but they do (or at least Phineas does) have a rebellious side, as evidenced by Phineas' building a machine that defies the law of gravity because "a universal law without hope of appeal" is "despotism", among other things. Beyond this, they have no inclination for blind obedience to authority, even if the authority in question is someone that they admire and respect - as their relationship with Candace shows. Their second dimensions counterparts had, but this was used as contrast and dropped after their exit from their house.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' are very much the Passively Good variety. They are generally friendly, rule-abiding kids, but they do (or at least Phineas does) have a rebellious side, as evidenced by Phineas' building a machine that defies the law of gravity because "a universal law without hope of appeal" is "despotism", among other things. Beyond this, they have no inclination for blind obedience to authority, even if the authority in question is someone that they admire and respect - as their relationship with Candace shows. Their second dimensions counterparts had, but this was used as contrast and dropped after their exit from their house. They nevertheless bother to do things like get building permits and obey zoning laws, albeit often with LoopholeAbuse.
17th Mar '16 9:11:53 AM Gamermaster
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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Nanoha probably fits best here. She prefers to work within the system when possible, but she will [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight disobey orders that she thinks are morally objectionable]].

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Nanoha probably fits best here. She prefers to work within the system when possible, but she will [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight disobey orders that she thinks are morally objectionable]].objectionable]].
** Lindy as well, especially when compared to [[LawfulGood her children]].
16th Mar '16 9:44:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Justin in ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', although meant to be a by-the-book character, is a example of this.

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* Justin in ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', although meant to be a by-the-book character, is a example of this.



* Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin of ''TheWire''. He generally follows the rules, but as is shown in the "Hamsterdam" arc is willing to break them when he thinks they are counterproductive to the goal of helping the people he serves and making Baltimore a better place.

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* Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin of ''TheWire''.''Series/TheWire''. He generally follows the rules, but as is shown in the "Hamsterdam" arc is willing to break them when he thinks they are counterproductive to the goal of helping the people he serves and making Baltimore a better place.



* Merlin from BBC's ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' could classify as this type of character alignment. He is known to be a genuine, kind, heroic and selfless individual. However, Merlin does become a bit of a darker character later on in the series. He could also be more of the ChaoticGood alignment.

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* Merlin from BBC's ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' could classify as this type of character alignment. He is known to be a genuine, kind, heroic and selfless individual. However, Merlin does become a bit of a darker character later on in the series. He could also be more of the ChaoticGood alignment.



* MacGyver. He works for the government during the first season and for a government contractor for the other six, will work with the authorities and follows the law whenever possible (whether he's on assignment or just helping out people on his own time), would much rather see criminals locked up and tried than take any drastic measures, and unlike the A-Team or some other heroes from the same era, takes no particular pleasure in sticking it to the man. But he's been around long enough to know that the authorities are no more immune to corruption and abuse of power than anyone else, and he'll absolutely break the rules if he doesn't see another way of getting a just result. The most egregious case came in the season 5 finale, when he broke out of jury lockdown to personally investigate a case which had become so politicized, controversial, and mishandled that there was no other way for him to get a clear picture of what was happening.

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* MacGyver.Series/MacGyver. He works for the government during the first season and for a government contractor for the other six, will work with the authorities and follows the law whenever possible (whether he's on assignment or just helping out people on his own time), would much rather see criminals locked up and tried than take any drastic measures, and unlike the A-Team or some other heroes from the same era, takes no particular pleasure in sticking it to the man. But he's been around long enough to know that the authorities are no more immune to corruption and abuse of power than anyone else, and he'll absolutely break the rules if he doesn't see another way of getting a just result. The most egregious case came in the season 5 finale, when he broke out of jury lockdown to personally investigate a case which had become so politicized, controversial, and mishandled that there was no other way for him to get a clear picture of what was happening.



* Felicity Smoak in Arrow. She breaks government rules, steals FBI software, and hacks into government computer systems to help Oliver Queen in his crusade. She has no problems what so ever with breaking rules or people dying as long as it's for the greater good of Starling City.

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* Felicity Smoak in Arrow.''Series/{{Arrow}}''. She breaks government rules, steals FBI software, and hacks into government computer systems to help Oliver Queen in his crusade. She has no problems what so ever with breaking rules or people dying as long as it's for the greater good of Starling City.
13th Mar '16 4:10:59 PM Gamermaster
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': Nanoha probably fits best here. She prefers to work within the system when possible, but she will [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight disobey orders that she thinks are morally objectionable]].

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'': ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Nanoha probably fits best here. She prefers to work within the system when possible, but she will [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight disobey orders that she thinks are morally objectionable]].
12th Mar '16 10:54:00 PM AlexHoskins
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* Kirk Caxstone from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Yes. ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. One of the few characters in there you can get sympathetic with. Sure, he would [[PunchClockHero gladly take any order]] for his [[EagleLand country]], but he's a [[TheCaptain rather good, inspiring leader]], and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment he would never, never harm innocents or let innocents (especially children) get screwed up]] and is ready to take any consequences for that. [[spoiler:And he's willing enough to trust a gun to a vengeful child whose father he had killed in the line of duty.]]

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* Kirk Caxstone Shane Caxton from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Yes. ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. One of the few characters in there you can get sympathetic with. Sure, he would [[PunchClockHero gladly take any order]] for his [[EagleLand country]], but he's a [[TheCaptain rather good, inspiring leader]], and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment he would never, never harm innocents or let innocents (especially children) get screwed up]] and is ready to take any consequences for that. [[spoiler:And he's willing enough to trust a gun to a vengeful child whose father he had killed in the line of duty.]]
11th Mar '16 1:26:08 PM StFan
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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange is this with shadings of LawfulGood. He wants to preserve what is good in the world, and he will work for (or against) ''anyone'' to achieve this goal.

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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange ComicBook/DoctorStrange is this with shadings of LawfulGood. He wants to preserve what is good in the world, and he will work for (or against) ''anyone'' to achieve this goal.



* ThePhantom is a strong proponent of order, law and justice in his jungle and country, holding positions of authority and making sure criminals get not only caught but tried properly whenever possible. However, when he's out fighting bad guys by himself, he takes a rather straightforward approach to things and habitually uses his ninja-esque skills to evade, disable, or bypass guards and officers of the law, who tend to find him suspicious for understandable reasons. He also makes a habit of intimidating his way past "no dogs allowed" restrictions, pointing out that it's a wolf, not a dog.
* Comicbook/{{X 23}} tends to fall under either this or ChaoticGood since joining the X-Men, though leaned more towards {{True|Neutral}}/ChaoticNeutral in her origin books and ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}''.

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* ThePhantom is a strong proponent of order, law and justice in his jungle and country, holding positions of authority and making sure criminals get not only caught but tried properly whenever possible. However, when he's out fighting bad guys by himself, he takes a rather straightforward approach to things and habitually uses his ninja-esque skills to evade, disable, or bypass guards and officers of the law, who tend to find him suspicious for understandable reasons. He also makes a habit of intimidating his way past "no dogs allowed" restrictions, pointing out that it's a wolf, not a dog.
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ComicBook/{{X 23}} tends to fall under either this or ChaoticGood since joining the X-Men, though leaned more towards {{True|Neutral}}/ChaoticNeutral in her origin books and ''Comicbook/{{NYX}}''.



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* ComicStrip/ThePhantom is a strong proponent of order, law and justice in his jungle and country, holding positions of authority and making sure criminals get not only caught but tried properly whenever possible. However, when he's out fighting bad guys by himself, he takes a rather straightforward approach to things and habitually uses his ninja-esque skills to evade, disable, or bypass guards and officers of the law, who tend to find him suspicious for understandable reasons. He also makes a habit of intimidating his way past "no dogs allowed" restrictions, pointing out that it's a wolf, not a dog.
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* Emmet in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''. The antagonist wants law and order, the other heroes are freedom fighters, but Emmet is just some everyman. He enjoys living in an orderly world, but is ready to trade it in when he realises the sinister machinations behind his neat and tidy existence. His alignment is also helpful in the scene where the Master Builders are trying to build a submarine, but because they come from different sets, are unable to work together. Emmet's by-the-book attitude is what ultimately saves them.
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* The eponymous [[Film/TheGoonies Goonies]] are mostly this alignment if not ChaoticGood.

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* ''Film/TheGoonies'': The eponymous [[Film/TheGoonies Goonies]] Goonies are mostly this alignment if not ChaoticGood.



** The newest hero in the franchise, Beck in ''TronUprising'', is also this alignment. What he's doing isn't lawful in the slightest, and he's ripping off his hero's identity to fight Tessler, but he's also the kind of guy who will spare the life of a defeated opponent and tries very hard to minimize casualties -- enemy, ally, or civilian.

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** The newest hero in the franchise, Beck in ''TronUprising'', ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'', is also this alignment. What he's doing isn't lawful in the slightest, and he's ripping off his hero's identity to fight Tessler, but he's also the kind of guy who will spare the life of a defeated opponent and tries very hard to minimize casualties -- enemy, ally, or civilian.



* Emmet in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''. The antagonist wants law and order, the other heroes are freedom fighters, but Emmet is just some everyman. He enjoys living in an orderly world, but is ready to trade it in when he realises the sinister machinations behind his neat and tidy existence. His alignment is also helpful in the scene where the Master Builders are trying to build a submarine, but because they come from different sets, are unable to work together. Emmet's by-the-book attitude is what ultimately saves them.



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* [[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]] from ''TransformersAnimated''. Early in life he badly wanted to train for the Elite Guard, a Lawful organisation. He was kicked out, but now he is still consistently good. While he has commited [[LeeroyJenkins rash actions]] as a result of his disobedience, he has never disobeyed orders to do bad things, nor has he had any desire to do bad things.

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* [[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]] from ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee.
Early in life he badly wanted to train for the Elite Guard, a Lawful organisation. He was kicked out, but now he is still consistently good. While he has commited [[LeeroyJenkins rash actions]] as a result of his disobedience, he has never disobeyed orders to do bad things, nor has he had any desire to do bad things.



* [[TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]] seems to fit here pretty well, due to her moral standards and her status as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane]] [[strike:[[OnlySaneMan Man]]]] [[OnlySaneMan Woman]]. She tries to, and usually succeeds at following laws and rules that exist, but she is more than willing to break said rules when she believes it's the right thing to do. She's lacks the laid-back and the outright rebellious nature of Bart, but she is a bit too willing to break norms and traditions to be LawfulGood.

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* [[TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson]] Simpson seems to fit here pretty well, due to her moral standards and her status as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane]] [[strike:[[OnlySaneMan Man]]]] [[OnlySaneMan Woman]]. She tries to, and usually succeeds at following laws and rules that exist, but she is more than willing to break said rules when she believes it's the right thing to do. She's lacks the laid-back and the outright rebellious nature of Bart, but she is a bit too willing to break norms and traditions to be LawfulGood.



* Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ''tries'' to be LawfulGood, but his willingness to use chaotic and occasionally morally ambigious means if he feels the situation demands it probably shifts him more to here particularly when Slade is involved. Starfire (who is very lawful in some respects and very chaotic in others) and Raven may also fit here.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
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Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ''tries'' to be LawfulGood, but his willingness to use chaotic and occasionally morally ambigious means if he feels the situation demands it probably shifts him more to here particularly when Slade is involved. Starfire (who is very lawful in some respects and very chaotic in others) and Raven may also fit here.



* [[OnlySaneMan Stan]] [[TheEveryman Marsh]] from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. While [[TheSmartGuy Kyle's]] ChaoticGood , [[FatBastard Cartman's]] NeutralEvil (or ChaoticNeutral / ChaoticEvil) and [[TheQuietOne Kenny's]] TrueNeutral.
** Later season shift this a bit with Kyle actually being more of the Neutral Good role (except in moments when Cartman pushes him into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory) with Stan veering much more into TrueNeutral or ChaoticNeutral territory.

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* [[OnlySaneMan Stan]] [[TheEveryman Marsh]] from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. While [[TheSmartGuy Kyle's]] ChaoticGood , [[FatBastard Cartman's]] NeutralEvil (or ChaoticNeutral / ChaoticEvil) and [[TheQuietOne Kenny's]] TrueNeutral.
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TrueNeutral. Later season shift this a bit with Kyle actually being more of the Neutral Good role (except in moments when Cartman pushes him into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory) with Stan veering much more into TrueNeutral or ChaoticNeutral territory.



* WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants, more so before the first movie, the rest of the time, including pre movie he is ChaoticNeutral.

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* WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants, WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants, more so before the first movie, the rest of the time, including pre movie he is ChaoticNeutral.



* Most of the kids from WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons fit this alignment (confirmed by their 2nd Edition stat sheets). The exceptions are Hank (LawfulGood), Eric, and Bobby (ChaoticGood).

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* Most of the kids from WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' fit this alignment (confirmed by their 2nd Edition stat sheets). The exceptions are Hank (LawfulGood), Eric, and Bobby (ChaoticGood).



* Fluttershy from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof has shown]] that she isn't afraid of breaking rules if it is for the greater good, but doesn't rock the boat unless she has to and is polite and generally respectful of the existing social order. Occasionally veers into StupidGood.
-->"Um, I'm just wondering if it's OK if I hold you down against your will for a little bit?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Fluttershy from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof has shown]] that she isn't afraid of breaking rules if it is for the greater good, but doesn't rock the boat unless she has to and is polite and generally respectful of the existing social order. Occasionally veers into StupidGood.
-->"Um, --->'''Fluttershy:''' Um, I'm just wondering if it's OK if I hold you down against your will for a little bit?"bit?



* WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels: The crew of the Ghost are, sure enough, outlaws, do things that could count as acts of terrorisim, and make deals with other criminal organizations. But the government they're up against is the Sith-ruled Empire, who deliberately do '''much''' more henious acts with government sanctioning, plus the Rebels will take their time to help people who are oppressed by the Imperials.

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* WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels: ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': The crew of the Ghost are, sure enough, outlaws, do things that could count as acts of terrorisim, terrorism, and make deals with other criminal organizations. But the government they're up against is the Sith-ruled Empire, who deliberately do '''much''' more henious heinous acts with government sanctioning, plus the Rebels will take their time to help people who are oppressed by the Imperials.



5th Mar '16 4:04:22 PM nombretomado
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* In manga/PokemonSpecial, 6 of the 15 protagonists with completed story arcs fall under this category: Red, Yellow, Crystal, Diamond, Platinum, and White.

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* In manga/PokemonSpecial, ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', 6 of the 15 protagonists with completed story arcs fall under this category: Red, Yellow, Crystal, Diamond, Platinum, and White.



* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' more or less locked CaptainAmerica into Neutral Good, though some would still argue he's LawfulGood. Considering that he has twice given up his name because he disagreed with the actions of the American government, there's definitely an argument that he's been Neutral Good for a long time. Simultaneously, [[IronMan Tony Stark]], who had long been more of a MillionairePlayboy hero that did what he felt was right, became LawfulGood / LawfulStupid at the same time.

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* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' more or less locked CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica into Neutral Good, though some would still argue he's LawfulGood. Considering that he has twice given up his name because he disagreed with the actions of the American government, there's definitely an argument that he's been Neutral Good for a long time. Simultaneously, [[IronMan [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], who had long been more of a MillionairePlayboy hero that did what he felt was right, became LawfulGood / LawfulStupid at the same time.
28th Feb '16 2:58:02 PM MagBas
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' are very much the Passively Good variety. They are generally friendly, rule-abiding kids, but they do (or at least Phineas does) have a rebellious side, as evidenced by Phineas' building a machine that defies the law of gravity because "a universal law without hope of appeal" is "despotism", among other things.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' are very much the Passively Good variety. They are generally friendly, rule-abiding kids, but they do (or at least Phineas does) have a rebellious side, as evidenced by Phineas' building a machine that defies the law of gravity because "a universal law without hope of appeal" is "despotism", among other things. Beyond this, they have no inclination for blind obedience to authority, even if the authority in question is someone that they admire and respect - as their relationship with Candace shows. Their second dimensions counterparts had, but this was used as contrast and dropped after their exit from their house.
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