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17th Jan '18 7:24:45 PM Gamermaster
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** Vegeta is a very... ''unique'' case. For the majority of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it was damn near impossible for anyone to know exactly ''who'' he was truly fighting for, as his motivations would seemingly change at the drop of a hat. It got to the point where his alignment was questioned and even lampshaded by several characters InUniverse, especially Z-Fighters, considering that they were usually the ones that would end up having to clean up all the messes he creates. As far as how the show depicts him and how he develops, this is how he aligned himself throughout the show: Saiyan Arc - ChaoticEvil, Namek Arc - NeutralEvil, Freeza Arc - NeutralEvil/LawfulEvil/True Neutral, Android Arc - True Neutral, Cell Arc - True Neutral[=/=]ChaoticNeutral[=/=]ChaoticGood and Majin Buu Arc - ChaoticGood/[[spoiler:ChaoticEvil]][=/=]NeutralGood[=/=]LawfulGood. Yeah, Vegeta was a ''very'' complicated and conflicted character.

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** Vegeta is a very... ''unique'' case. For the majority of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', it was damn near impossible for anyone to know exactly ''who'' he was truly fighting for, as his motivations would seemingly change at the drop of a hat. It got to the point where his alignment was questioned and even lampshaded by several characters InUniverse, especially Z-Fighters, considering that they were usually the ones that would end up having to clean up all the messes he creates. As far as how the show depicts him and how he develops, this is how he aligned himself throughout the show: Saiyan Arc - ChaoticEvil, Namek Arc - NeutralEvil, Freeza Arc - NeutralEvil/LawfulEvil/True NeutralEvil[=/=]LawfulEvil/True Neutral, Android Arc - True Neutral, Cell Arc - True Neutral[=/=]ChaoticNeutral[=/=]ChaoticGood and Majin Buu Arc - ChaoticGood/[[spoiler:ChaoticEvil]][=/=]NeutralGood[=/=]LawfulGood. Yeah, Vegeta was a ''very'' complicated and conflicted character.
17th Jan '18 7:16:24 PM Gamermaster
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* Lucoa from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', while formerly LawfulGood, [[AllPowerfulBystander tends to distance herself]] from the OrderVersusChaos conflict among other dragons in the present. Most of the other dragons also start leaning this way the longer they stay on Earth.
14th Jan '18 12:26:45 AM WhiteCrane
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Raven is of this alignment. Somewhat antagonistic to the heroes and formerly a Huntress herself, [[RefusedTheCall she wants no part]] of the politics or the wars in Remnant, and her only concern is the survival of her tribe.
4th Jan '18 1:14:46 AM AdamC
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* Lapis Lazuli from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' stands in the middle in every sense, chafing at the idea that the needs of other species should be considered before her own, yet clearly and strongly disagreeing with the EvilEmpire her race has become. Shes willing to hurt others to fulfil her own goals but does her best to accomplish them bloodlessly if she can. Unfortunately this has made her an enemy of pretty much every faction, who all find themselves unable to trust someone who will not commit to their cause.

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* Lapis Lazuli from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' stands in the middle in every sense, chafing at the idea that the needs of other species should be considered before her own, yet clearly and strongly disagreeing with the EvilEmpire her race has become. Shes willing to hurt others to fulfil her own goals but does her best to accomplish them bloodlessly if she can. Unfortunately this has made her an enemy of pretty much every faction, who all find themselves unable to trust someone who will not commit to their cause. While she does put down roots on Earth, she's still not allied with the Crystal Gems or their rebellion, only sticking around because she enjoys the company of Steven and Peridot. [[spoiler: When she discovers Earth might once again get caught in the crossfire of a war with Homeworld, she (regretfully) decides its best to abandon the planet and flee into deep space rather than select a side.]]
3rd Jan '18 11:51:47 AM infernape612
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** Captain Teague (aka Jack's father) may be a respectful character, but not to the point of being lawful. Unlike Jack he isn't crazy enough to be qualified as chaotic and is barely good or evil.



** Captain Teague (aka Jack's father) may be a respectful character, but not to the point of being lawful. Unlike Jack he isn't crazy enough to be qualified as chaotic and is barely good or evil.



* The Dude from ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' is a perfect example of TheSlacker-type true neutral. He is only loyal to his own petty interests (going bowling and replacing a damaged rug). While he does show some moral scruples, such as reining in the volatile Walter or mourning Bunny when he thinks she's been killed, he will rarely take a stand for any principle on his own and seeks to coast through life with as little effort as possible.



* The Ghost of Christmas yet to come from ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' makes a meaningful point here. Perhaps the most morally impacting spirit of the three, in truth all of us die someday. Yet for Scrooge being a villain, his death was seen as a celebration or opportunistic for the in-laws he so coldly brushed off. His destiny wasn't sugar-coated this time, which was one of the reasons he feared this spirit most. Not only by it's appearance, but perhaps the grim truth that the future isn't soo kind to the mean and greedy.

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* The Ghost of Christmas yet to come from ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' makes a meaningful point here. Perhaps the most morally impacting spirit of the three, in truth all of us die someday. Yet for Scrooge being a villain, his death was seen as a celebration or opportunistic for the in-laws he so coldly brushed off. His destiny wasn't sugar-coated this time, which was one of the reasons he feared this spirit most. Not only by it's appearance, but perhaps the grim truth that the future isn't soo so kind to the mean and greedy.
10th Dec '17 5:03:47 PM Yqatuba
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%%* Music/DepecheMode's "Get the Balance Right" reads like an instruction book for how to be True Neutral.

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%%* Music/DepecheMode's "Get the Balance Right" reads like an instruction book for how to be True Neutral.
20th Nov '17 1:55:47 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* [[TheGrimReaper Death]] from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. As a result of being awakened by Lucifer, the Winchesters are convinced he's evil before they even meet him. As it turns out, he's been bound to Lucifer instead, whom he considers to be a bratty child throwing a tantrum, and willingly gives up his ring to Sam and Dean in order to send Lucifer back to the Cage. Subsequent appearances reinforce this alignment, as his main interest is shown to be preserving the natural order, though he does aid the Winchesters on occasion. Overall, Death's not evil nor is he good. He's just rather grumpy.
17th Nov '17 8:53:12 AM infernape612
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* The Kaminoans from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels seem to not care about the rest of the galaxy. [[PlanetOfHats They just want to clone, and research new ways to clone, and raise their clones, and...]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Luke Skywalker, as with many other young heroes in fictions, also starts as True Neutral - a typical youngster serving his family at home until he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi.
** Anakin Skywalker. He just as easily makes friends with the NeutralEvil Chancellor as the NeutralGood Obi-Wan. While he dislikes restrictions and laws, he still follows orders because it's all he's known. The only people he cares about are his immediate friends, and his goals are related only to solving an immediate problem (saving Padmé, avenging his mother, becoming the most powerful man in the galaxy). He skirts between good and evil, law and chaos, before finally settling on LawfulEvil.
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The Kaminoans from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels prequel trilogy seem to not care about the rest of the galaxy. [[PlanetOfHats They just want to clone, and research new ways to clone, and raise their clones, and...]]]]
** Like previous protagonists before him, Finn from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' starts off here. While his MookFaceTurn is brought about by an onset of EveryoneHasStandards, he is not initially interested in making a moral stand against the First Order and simply wants to find some peaceful corner of the galaxy to hide in.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Luke Skywalker, as with many other young heroes in fictions, also starts as True Neutral - a typical youngster serving his family at home until he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi.
** Anakin Skywalker. He just as easily makes friends with the NeutralEvil Chancellor as the NeutralGood Obi-Wan. While he dislikes restrictions and laws, he still follows orders because it's all he's known. The only people he cares about are his immediate friends, and his goals are related only to solving an immediate problem (saving Padmé, avenging his mother, becoming the most powerful man in the galaxy). He skirts between good and evil, law and chaos, before finally settling on LawfulEvil.
16th Nov '17 1:29:15 AM Cryoclaste
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* Wolf O'Donnell in ''StarFox''. He's clearly out to gun down Fox in Starfox 64 like a rivalry, but Assault and beyond show he's not interested in Fox or any other side, but the preservation of himself, his team mates, and his bandits. He truly doesn't really hate or like the Starfox team, and only dislikes the villains because they're a direct threat to himself and his team.

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* Wolf O'Donnell in ''StarFox''. ''VideoGame/StarFox''. He's clearly out to gun down Fox in Starfox 64 ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' like a rivalry, but Assault and beyond show he's not interested in Fox or any other side, but the preservation of himself, his team mates, and his bandits. He truly doesn't really hate or like the Starfox Star Fox team, and only dislikes the villains because they're a direct threat to himself and his team.
26th Oct '17 1:50:18 PM Drope
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* Conker from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' is [[OnlyInItForTheMoney mostly driven by self-interest]], but he never really goes out of his way to get rewarded, instead, people just approach him and take advantage of his materialism, with Conker not really opposing doing the hard work they need as long as he gets paid. He's also neither particularly good nor evil, reacting like any grumpy OnlySaneMan would to all the {{Jerkass}}es and {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s he ends up meeting. The ending also points out that [[spoiler:being king and filthy rich doesn't satisfy Conker as much as his (dead) beloved one would]].

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* Conker from ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' is [[OnlyInItForTheMoney mostly driven by self-interest]], but he never really goes out of his way to get rewarded, instead, people just approach him and take advantage of his materialism, materialism (if not outright forcing him to), with Conker not really opposing doing the hard dirty work they need as long as he gets paid.paid (and sometimes, characters just force him to do stuff, under his protest). He's also neither particularly good nor evil, reacting like any grumpy OnlySaneMan would to all the {{Jerkass}}es and {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s he ends up meeting. The ending also points out that [[spoiler:being king and filthy rich doesn't satisfy Conker as much as his (dead) beloved one would]].
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