Alignments that subvert the expected format.
Former tags: (Up for Grabs, Needs a Better Description, Needs More Examples, possibly Needs a Better Name) Because Dungeons & Dragons is the Trope Codifier and Ur Example of so many Tabletop Game tropes, the two-axis alignment system (Order vs. Chaos and Good vs. Evil) is considered the default, even when it wouldn't make sense. We have The Great Character Alignment Debate that deals with using the system in places where it doesn't work or matter. Some systems/works, however, subvert our expectations of the alignment system by replacing or adding new scales (and not just the same scale by a different name). Perhaps the system cares about how sane a character is, or how famous they are. Another way to subvert the expectations is to replace one or both scales with a single word. We use the word "stupid", usually, based on how other characters have behaved in stories and Real Life. See Lawful Stupid, Chaotic Stupid. Unique alignments can add both nuance and often humor to what would otherwise be a dry description of which predefined box someone sits in. Subtrope of Character Alignment.