"An unjust law is no law at all."
— St. Augustine of Hippo
Chaotic Good characters are rebels and free spirits who believe in doing good, by their own standards. Some don't have a problem with greater systems such as laws as long as they leave them
alone; others are anarchists who believe that too much "order" is bad for everybody, and the betterment of all can only be achieved by actively rejecting any higher instances of power. Likely to take a intuitive approach to The Golden Rule
, caring about other people's feelings and needs without having to calcify it into specific rules.
A Badass Grandpa
who was CG in his youth may mellow somewhat to Neutral Good
in his old age.
Some flavours of Chaotic Good include:
- Type 1 are those who are more Chaotic than Good. They value freedom, and feel that they and others should be free to pursue their own desires — it just so happens that what they desire is to do good. They do not see doing good as a "duty" and may actively resent any attempts to compel them to do good even if the stakes are high, but will probably end up doing them anyway, justifying their actions by saying that this is what they want to do. They are also the Type most likely to get annoyed by being called "The Hero" or something similar. This is also the type most likely to be a Loveable Rogue who commits crimes for their own gain, but balance it out with Never Hurt an Innocent and doing lots of good elsewhere in their lives.
- Type 2 are those who are more Good than Chaotic. They desire to do good, but also feel that they have a responsibility to do good, and view freedom as a secondary (but still important) concern — essentially, they feel that being good is the price of being free, and they are more likely than Type 1 to use the law to achieve a good end. They are not opposed to the Lawful system and may even accept it as necessary or even good, but they will rarely, if ever, let it get in the way of doing what they feel is right, sometimes making them a heroic example of The Unfettered. However, this means they risk trampling on the rights and freedom of others and may push them into Well-Intentioned Extremist territory if they are not careful.
- Type 3 are those devoted to a Chaotic Good cause — Freedom Fighters, benevolent anarchists, and anyone who feels that Freedom generally leads to Good, and vice versa. They usually believe Rousseau Was Right, and try to promote a society with as little government as possible, or overthrow a corrupt oppressive regime without getting drawn into the politics behind replacing it with something better. They do not believe in The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized; the very concept is often their worst nightmare, and they will do everything to oppose or at least minimize any such trend (so long as they can be convinced that such is actually occurring, of course). For this type, the danger is being blind to the risk that their cause may be corrupted, or has little chance of achieving its end, and if they are not careful they may end up unintentionally creating something even worse than what they fought.
- Type 4 is a fair balance between Types 1 and 2. They believe in doing good and in their freedom to do good, but have a grudging or even healthy respect for Lawful Good methods or types who pursue goodness by other means. Essentially, they believe that they should be allowed to be free and good as they see fit, but recognize that the rest of the world is more complicated and that whether the time is for freedom or goodness is down to a case by case basis, and will try and seek the middle ground. They try to be vigilant against the Chaotic Good danger of being judgmental on matters Lawful as best they can, though they are not immune to it.
Unfortunately, characters of this alignment are the most likely good characters to be opposed by the Hero Antagonist
An important aspect of Chaotic Good freedom fighters is that they excel in toppling corrupt regimes, but are often pretty terrible with power and responsibility themselves
(as some of the examples show). A Chaotic Good character faces a tightrope walk even more narrow than most Lawful Good
characters face because of their competing interests in being a free spirit that wants to do good in the world, and their general disdain for the authority and control over people's lives that they would be wielding to try to do that good. Generally, one of several things happens because of this:
- Riding into the Sunset - They just abandon authority altogether.
- Delegate their power to a friend or chancellor of some kind. This isn't always the best idea.
- They decide that the best thing to do with power is just sit on it, and keep it out of more dangerous hands. Doing so winds up making for fairly poor terms in office.
- Shift in Alignment - They just fail to reconcile their philosophy and their practical reality, try to reach too far with one campaign or another, and slide in alignment, either admitting the use of law and order, and sliding to Neutral Good, or Jumping Off the Slippery Slope to Chaotic Neutral or Chaotic Evil.
Chaotic Good can be considered the best alignment because it combines a good heart with a free spirit. Chaotic Good can be considered a dangerous alignment because it can disrupt the order of society and punishes those who feel the need for a social framework around themselves.
: Lawful Good
, Neutral Good
, Lawful Neutral
, True Neutral
, Chaotic Neutral
, Lawful Evil
, Neutral Evil
, Chaotic Evil
If you have a difficulty deciding which alignment a good-aligned character belongs to, the main difference between Lawful Good
, Neutral Good
, and Chaotic Good is not their devotion to good, but the methods they believe are best to promote it:
- Even though there are some situations where they can't always use this method, Lawful Good characters believe the best way is to have a specific, strict code of conduct, whether self-imposed or codified as a law. Their first impulse when making a moral decision is to refer back to this code; those with externally imposed systems (codes of laws, hierarchies, etc.) will try to work within the system when those systems go wrong. Depending on whether they are more Lawful or more Good, they will either refuse to break the code even though it would hurt someone, or else break it only very reluctantly, and only when it would hurt someone if they kept their code. Lawful Good characters have to be very good when deciding to Take a Third Option.
- Neutral Good characters are indifferent to Order Versus Chaos, and their only interest is in doing good. They will use whatever means will promote the most good, whether that means tearing down a code of laws, following a code of laws, creating an orderly society, causing the breakdown of harmful kinds of order, or staying away from society altogether. Their only goal is to do good, full stop.
- Most Chaotic Good characters don't constantly break the law, but they cannot see much value in laws (or, for weaker-CCGs, do not see the value in laws that do not function solely to punish evil). They believe that their own consciences are their best guides, and that tying themselves to any given code of conduct would be limiting their own ability to do good. They do not get along with anyone who tries to instill any kind of order over the Chaotic Good character or others, believing these people to be restricting their freedom and the freedom of others; however, most Chaotic Good characters will respect the right of others to impose strong codes of conduct on themselves. Chaotic Good characters often focus very strongly on individual rights and freedoms, and will strongly resist any form of oppression of themselves or anyone else.
Chaotic Good character types typically include:
- Many Antiheros.
- Some Antivillains.
- Cloud Cuckoolander - Those who aren't outright Chaotic Neutral
- La Résistance (Unless they resist to enforce a new set of rules to replace the existing rule, in which case they are Lawful Good.)
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits
- For Happiness
- Blithe Spirit, who loosens up excessively straitlaced communities
- Heroes of a Rage Against the Heavens plot
- Just Like Robin Hood
- Ethical Slut, and her friends Good Bad Girl and Manic Pixie Dream Girl
- Chivalrous Pervert and his buddy the Handsome Lech.
- Naughty Is Good
- New-Age Retro Hippie
- Destructive Saviour: Sure, he'll blow up your town, probably (inadvertently) breaking most of your laws, but he means good, honest! He's also destroyed the threat, but along with the threatened place.
- A Barbarian Hero is perhaps one of the oldest embodiments of this trope.
- Rebellious Spirit
- More heroic versions of the Byronic Hero.
- Gentleman Thief and Classy Cat-Burglar, if they aren't Chaotic Neutral.
- Shonen protagonists, if they're not Neutral Good.
- The red oni of a good-aligned Red Oni, Blue Oni pair will often qualify, for the same reasons.
- Almost any Hot-Blooded Hero. As if rules could constrain this burning passion!
- If they are the protagonist, a Cowboy Cop or a Military Maverick. Otherwise, they might be Chaotic Neutral.
- Conspiracy Theorist, when they're a hero.
- Most Rebellious Princesses. You know why.
- Most good Boisterous Bruisers.
- Most heroic Unfettered
- Loveable Rogue: if they are not Chaotic Neutral
- The id character in a heroic Freudian Trio
- By obvious reasons, heroic Tricksters
- Soap Box Sadie
- The Last DJ
- Karmic Tricksters can be this.
- Many heroic berserkers.
- Most Rebel Leaders
- More sympathetic versions of the Vigilante Man.
- The Miles Gloriosus (if not Chaotic Neutral).
- The Leeroy Jenkins.
Others, such as All-Loving Hero
, Ideal Hero
, Small Steps Hero
, and Friend to All Living Things
, can vary between Lawful Good
, Neutral Good
, and Chaotic Good.
Chaotic Good does not mean Jerkass Good. While there are several Chaotic Good Anti-Heroes, one does not have to be one to be Chaotic Good, and both Lawful and Neutral Good have Anti-Hero examples as well.
When dealing with the examples of specific characters, remember that assigning an alignment to a character who doesn't come with one is pretty subjective. If you've got a problem with a character being listed here, it probably belongs on the discussion page. There will be no real life examples under any circumstances; it just invites an Edit War. Plus, real people are far too complex and multi-dimensional to really be classified by such a straightforward alignment system.
On works pages: Character Alignment is only to be used in works where it is canonical, and only for characters who have alignments in-story. There is to be no arguing over canonical alignments, and no Real Life examples, ever.
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- The definitive Chaotic Good hero of The DCU is Oliver "Ollie" Queen, aka Green Arrow. He is Just Like Robin Hood — a former Millionaire Playboy who gave up his fortune (or lost it to corrupt business partners, depending on which version of the background you go by) to devote himself to protecting the less fortunate from crooked politicians, Dirty Cops, Corrupt Corporate Executives, and any Lawful Evil person who says Screw the Rules, I Have Money!.
- Green Arrow's sidekicks, the past and present Speedies, also fit this trope.
- The second Green Arrow, Connor Hawke, started out Lawful Good. He may have slipped down to Neutral Good, though. Connor is still more or less the voice of reason at Chez Arrow, though.
- Ambush Bug, from DC Comics, most certainly counts. He is completely batshit insane, and most of the time doesn't even seem to be aware of what is going on, doing wild chaotic things that hardly make sense to anyone but himself, but is firmly on the side of good.
- Depending on the Writer, if he isn't Lawful Good, Batman is usually Chaotic Good. Rejects authority, not a team player, deals out his own justice, etc.
- The New 52 Superman (and the Golden Age version) definitely fits this alignment: physically intimidating corrupt businessmen and politicians, wanted by the police, and focused on helping everyone (especially the poor) regardless of what the laws are.
- The Incredible Hulk practically embodies this trope; he is a force for good at almost all times, but is almost completely unpredictable and wants to be left alone. (Depending on the Writer, though, he sometimes enters Chaotic Neutral territory.)
- The New Gods of New Genesis, who represent the freedom and joy of doing the right thing uncompelled, in contrast to the Lawful Evil Darkseid who seeks to eliminate free will.
- Prince Charming and Rose Red from Fables. The former is a rake, a lecher, and a rogue, but deep down harbors both conscience and courage he'd never admit to. The latter is a wild child who genuinely cares about her family and community, even if she doesn't like their rules. Reynard the Fox also fits here.
- Harold "Hal" Jordan of Green Lantern tends to end up here often. Though he can often head to Lawful Good, most notably when with Green Arrow, he bends the rules, argues with the Guardians, and willingly goes against authority to do what he thinks is right, and is something of a Cowboy Cop IN SPACE. Guy Gardner is a more straight example, especially when he becomes a Boisterous Bruiser.
- Marvel Comics' living cartoon, Slapstick. A Fun Personified Cloudcuckoolander with an indestructible cartoon body, an oversized mallet, and too many bad jokes and pranks to count.
- The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Their existence and modus operandi are chaotic, their behaviour is also often chaotic, but they themselves are consistently fighting on the side of good. Many of their enemies are also Lawful Evil.
- Spider Jerusalem, dedicated to the Truth, no matter what, and perfectly willing to shoot the President of the United States with a gun that makes you shit yourself. He hovers on the edge of, and occasionally slips completely into, Chaotic Neutral.
- Barbarian Hero Green Scar in Planet Hulk.
- Any and all heroes in Sin City due to the violent nature of the Crapsack World around them. Typically, they only get involved when something affects them or their loved ones. John Hartigan is probably the closest thing to a Lawful Good character, and he is willing to disobey orders. Granted, the Sin City police force is filled with corruption, but his actions convey a man who is willing to do what it takes to see justice served.
- Spider-Man can be this sometimes. Like in Civil War.
- The Creeper walks the line between Chaotic Good and Chaotic Neutral in most of his incarnations, but he considers himself one of the good guys.
Batman: Good or bad?
- Wolverine of all spades is often portrayed this way, often defying authority to do what is good (in a not nice way). During the Civil War, he even spoke out against the Superhuman Registration Act despite the X-Men officially staying out of the conflict.
- His fellow member, Remy, (a.k.a. Gambit), fits into this bill. Justified, he's a Loveable Rogue after all.
- Wolverine's distaff clone counterpart, X-23, also fits into this. Though being said, she started out as True Neutral/Chaotic Neutral territory when she first debuted, and an argument could be made for being Neutral Good.
- Johnny Storm, a.k.a. the Human Torch, fits the bill. During his early years, he tended to be very reckless, charging in without thinking it over. But he's still a good person at heart. Overtime though, he slowly lost some of his chaotic tendencies and matured. Still, some of those traits pop up again from time to time, especially during the Civil War.
- Catwoman falls somewhere between this and Chaotic Neutral, never fully fitting either alignment but never being evil either. She steals not of out greed but for the thrill of the chase and usually steals only from high profile scumbags. Her intentions are also often at least somewhat altruistic.
- Calvin has softened into this in Calvin and Hobbes: The Series: thanks to the fic presenting a more black and white moral system than the original strip, he's more likely to do the right thing... though he's still plenty mischievous.
- Also, the MTM fits: he'll do most of what Calvin wants him too, though he usually doesn't jump to it.
- Harry Potter in The Wizard in the Shadows. Usually operates as a Destructive Saviour free agent with Kill It with Fire There Is No Kill Like Overkill tendencies. Has absolutely no problem with killing people - provided they deserve it, or using his to status as The Dreaded and his raw power to intimidate everyone from lowly soldiers to heads of state to get what he wants and just about the only people he reliably takes orders from are Aragorn, Gandalf and Boromir. If it wasn't for the fact that his motives are unambiguously good and that he only kills orcs, trolls and people who have crossed the Moral Event Horizon, he might be a Chaotic Neutral.
- Emrys fits into this category as well, taking an Exact Words approach to any order given.
- Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality: Harry believes that if it serves the cause of good, it should be done, even if it's illegal and sounds insane. He has participated in school fights, a jailbreak, and everything in between. Oh, and sacrificing an evil god to summon a virgin. There's a reason he calls his faction the Chaos Legion.
- Star Wars
- R2-D2 will break any rule he thinks gets in the way of his core duty: service to his owner. This sometimes includes ignoring his owner's commands.
- Likewise, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian are all of this alignment, or at least become it during the course of the movies, in Han's case. Chewbacca is justified in that his whole race can be considered of this alignment.
- Anakin Skywalker (before becoming Darth Vader) also seems to be this alignment, although he considered himself Neutral Good. However, over the course of the prequels, he grows tired of constant conflict and desires order, beginning his shift to Lawful Evil (aside from the whole Padme dying thing).
- The Monkey King from The Forbidden Kingdom virtually embodies Chaotic Good. He's playful but benign, even causing a scene during the appearance of a divine Emperor who only appears once every five hundred years. Hilarity Ensues. This is true of most versions of Journey to the West. There's nothing EVIL about Monkey. He's Arrogant even by god standards (though whether he counts as a god just because he's Immortal, has magic powers, and the other gods can't control him, is debatable.) Buddha him/herself had to put a gold headband on his head (which shrinks whenever Tripitaka, or presumably anyone really, chants the "Headache Sutra") and crush him under a mountain just so he'd be a LITTLE BIT controllable. But it's not like he doesn't want to help Trippitaka. If it were up to Monkey, he'd cloud-fly Trippitaka straight to India and be back before lunch. He actually had to be restrained from going too fast.
- Flik from A Bug's Life has some serious problems fitting in with the other lawful-leaning ants, is quite spontaneous, and doesn't accord special respect to authority, landing him squarely in Chaotic Good territory.
- V in V For Vendetta is a tough call in the original comic, but is more concretely Chaotic Good in the movie.
- The lighter portrayals of James Bond, such as in the Roger Moore era, fall here. Grittier interpretations lean more towards Chaotic Neutral.
- Indiana Jones cares about his friends and family deeply, and will fight for any of them, even if it means sacrificing the MacGuffin to do so. But he sure won't care about any rules that get in his way.
- Franchise/Rambo: John Rambo is a Shell-Shocked Veteran Anti-Hero whi hates to be pushed around, but will avoid killing lawmen, save imprisoned veterans, rescue his Colonel Badass mentor and protect his Morality Pet missionary from being raped.
- Mary Poppins, in the film of the same name, is a benevolent force of chaos in her charges' too-ordered lives.
- Joe Hallenbeck, the Anti-Hero protagonist of The Last Boy Scout.
- Bud White in the movie adaptation of L.A. Confidential is, overall, a Chaotic Good cop who has his own brand of justice. His rivalry with Ed Exley exemplifies the difference between Chaotic Good (White) and Lawful Good (Exley, at least until the ending, when he kills the villain in cold blood). What's interesting is that the movie casts many shades of grey on both individuals, with the first often coming across as a vigilante thug and the second as a self-satisfied, holier-than-thou jerk (in the book, both were even less sympathetic).
- Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek film, in contrast to Spock's Lawful Good nature and McCoy's Neutral Good. He saves the galaxy after cheating in the Kobayashi Maru test for a reason.
- Despite being either Lawful Good or Lawful Neutral in the comics, the film version of Iron Man fits here. He flies into a combat zone without telling anyone (almost getting himself killed by the US military in the process), deliberately goes against SHIELD's advice and reveals he is Iron Man, and, in the second film, refuses to give the government access to his technology.
- The Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and the March Hare are all this in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
- Jake and Elwood Blues of The Blues Brothers manage to level a Chicago mall, a gas station, the front of Daley Plaza, and several police cars in their quest to save the orphanage they were raised in. They also offer to steal the money first before getting the Mission from God.
- Yang Tianchun from Iron Monkey — he's a Chinese Robin Hood. By day, he's a doctor who makes rich people pay through the teeth while giving free service to poor people (he's the only doctor in town, so he can get away with it too). By night, he's an expert martial artist who steals from greedy government officials and beats up corrupt Shaolin Monks 4 to 1.
- In Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Batman is clearly Chaotic Good, to the extent that drug dealers end up calling the police on HIM.
- The members of the Batmen Militia from The Dark Knight are even more so; though they're clearly good guys and are "only trying to help [him]", they're perfectly willing to use guns against the bad guys, and it doesn't help their case; it's shown early on that Batman regularly arrests its members any time he catches them out in the wild.
- Buddy Rydell's therapy techniques to help Dave and Teach Him Anger include such shady activities as paying a transvestite prostitute, stopping the car in the middle of traffic, and making him confront a Buddhist.
- Rush Hour has Detective Carter, who works for the FBI, but has no partner (which he is criticized for), is loud/obnoxious, and does things his way. He is told off by the chief for what he did but he just ended up justifying his actions by saying no one got hurt and the job got done. He ends up helping people enough to keep him from being Chaotic Neutral.
- Dirty Harry is clearly this, despite being a police officer. He frequently breaks laws, and is remarkably blunt in his criticism of them.
Rothko: This rifle might make a nice souvenir. But it's inadmissible as evidence.
Callahan: Who says that?
Rothko: It's the law.
Callahan: Well, then, the law is crazy.
- Kevin Flynn in TRON acts like an overgrown teenager, and cheerfully uses his hacking not only to try and prove Dillinger's theft, but to make his traffic tickets and phone bills vanish. What prevents him from going completely Chaotic Neutral is that he genuinely cares for the people he allies himself with. He seems to have clawed his way into Neutral Good by the sequel.
- His son, Sam, proves the apple really didn't fall far from the tree, checking in with his dad's company for an annual practical joke (to try and shame them into doing the right thing) and being on a first-name basis with the police officers working the impound lot.
- John McClane. Some cops use pepper spray. John fills an elevator full of C-4 and uses it to clear out a floor of terrorists. If he didn't care so much about protecting civilians, this man would be considered a psychopath.
- The Three Stooges tend to be this, as the chaos they wreak is almost never intentional on their part and they are almost always the good guys. Though there are many occasions where they are more Chaotic Neutral and two occasions where they are clearly Chaotic Evil. Most of their films that don't have them just looking out for themselves to evade an enemy have them come across someone in need and forget their own interests in order to help. They are usually pure of heart... and dim of wit.
- Billy Jack. When his best friend is raped by the sheriff's son (mainly out of spite), she keeps it from Billy, knowing what he'll do. Billy finds out anyway, and kills him in one of the greatest examples of Tranquil Fury ever put to celluloid.
- Demolition Man: Edgar Friendly is a slovenly man who flouts the saccharine tighly-controlled society of 2032 because he believes strongly in people being allowed to make their own choices. Unfortunately this puts him at odds with the Lawful Evil extremist leader who unfreezes a psychotic criminal to kill him.
— Edgar Friendly
: (To Spartan)
You see, according to *Cocteau's* plan. *I'm* the enemy. Because I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, freedom of choice. I'm the kind if guy who would sit in the greasy spoon and think "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the big rack of barbecued spare ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I *want* high cholesterol. I want to eat bacon, butter and buckets of cheese alright? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinatti in a non-smoking section. I wanna run around naked with green jell-o all over my body reading a Playboy magazine. Why? Because maybe I feel the need to okay pal? I've *seen* the future, you know what it is. It's made by a 47 year-old virgin in gray pajamas soaking in a bubble bath, drinking a broccoli milkshake and thinking "I'm an Oscar-Meyer Wiener". You wanna live on top, you gotta live Cocteau's way. What he wants, when he wants, how he wants.
Your other option: come down here, maybe starve to death.
- Robin Hood, at least in many of the newer stories. Sometimes more Neutral Good or even Lawful Good, depending on how much emphasis is put on his support for King Richard. Some of the older ballads (where King Richard does not appear at all) paint him as more of a Chaotic Neutral outlaw and trickster, however.
- Likewise, Br'er Rabbit is usually portrayed as a lovable, happy-go-lucky trickster.
- This is probably the best way to describe Nanabozho (aka Nanabush or Wiskadjek) from Ojibway and Cree myths. A shapeshifter and a trickster, sometimes he is a hero who defeats winter with his cunning and sometimes he's a goofball who loses his eyes. While some of it is the result of him evolving over time, the changes also reflect that Nanabozho is learning, much like the children hearing his stories.
- The title character of The Cat in the Hat.
- Eris, goddess of Chaos and Discord, especially as portrayed in the Illuminatus! Trilogy. As the goddess of Chaos and Discord, she tops the list, mostly because we fear her wrath if she isn't placed there.
- I wonder how long it will be before she notices that she's been topped by the Cat in the Hat? I'm pretty sure that was deliberate, but it made me laugh, so I won't change it. Just be warned, whoever put the cat there: Eris is coming for you, and she will hunt you down like a homing pigeon.
- There's no conflict here; The Feline One is clearly an avatar of Eris. As are most of the characters mentioned on this page.
- Hagbard and nearly all of the Discordian characters in the Illuminatus! Trilogy fit this alignment; the only exception being The Dealy Lama, who is True Neutral.
- From Greek mythology, Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humanity. The Greek Robin Hood.
- Drizzt Do'Urden, the original renegade drow, is canonically Chaotic Good, in that he has his own code but never forces it on anyone — as long as they keep to themselves. If they try to enforce their own code on unwilling people, though...
- Conan the Barbarian was this later in life when he became king. He retained a disdain for obstructive tradition and courtly manners, but refused to abandon his people to less noble nobles and prided himself on lowering taxes and stopping the abuses of power by the nobles upon the peasants. Earlier in life, he was Chaotic Neutral and boarderline Chaotic Evil. He was a pirate, thief and assassin who tended to kill people who annoyed him, but did not engage in certain acts of villainy like rape that prevented him from being evil.
- Firekeeper, eponymous heroine of the Firekeeper novels, is a girl who was raised by wolves. This leaves her with a very wolf-like loyalty to any she considers part of her "pack." The combination of her wolf mindset and human body, however, leave her with a chaotic nature such that she renders attempts by trained seers to divine the future wherever she is concerned nigh impossible.
- Jane Austen's heroines are usually Lawful Good. But Emma Woodhouse is chaotic, rule-defying, and assertive to a fault.
- Many protagonists from Dean Koontz's stories: they are often gun-owners, Properly Paranoid, live in small groups or families, and are distrustful of big government and government institutions, seeing them as fascistic and corrupt. This often contrasts with the often Lawful Evil villains that they often battle, who are obsessed with order.
- Bilbo Baggins, the main hero of The Hobbit is, at least at the end of his adventure, a Chaotic Good burglar. The moment he converts to this from Neutral Good is probably when he stops feeling guilty about stealing the Elf-King's food to survive.
- Harry Potter
- The Weasley twins have some shades of Chaotic Neutral, in that they exist primarily as comic relief with their pranking and disdain for authority (other than Dumbledore) — however, the later books reveal them to be clearly Chaotic Good, as they join the fight against Voldemort with Fred giving his life for the cause.
- Dumbledore would fall here. Initially he comes off as Neutral Good, but when he is revealed to be The Chessmaster in Deathly Hallows, it becomes clear that he lies outside the normal system. Even before that, there are hints of The Last DJ tendencies, such as his general aversion to the Ministry of Magic even when they're on the good side, and the Ministry's equal distrust of him.
- The Marauders were this before James and Remus graduated to Neutral Good, and Peter Pettigrew graduated to Neutral Evil. Sirius remained in Chaotic Good territory.
- Luna Lovegood is very much this. She acts because it's the right thing to do, and genuinely doesn't give a damn about what people think of her.
- Belgerath. This is, after all, someone who rewards your attempts to prevent him entering a church by teleporting you about a mile downriver, and he takes a rather relaxed approach to such things as wenching, booze, and other people's property.
- From the same author, Aphrael the Child Goddess.
- Silk, master thief, assassin, unscrupulously brilliant man of commerce, and spy.
- Jonathan Strange, for the most part, to contrast the more conservative and less sympathetic Gilbert Norrell (who's probably True Neutral).
- Most Robert A. Heinlein protagonists. He seemed to have a fondness for Chaotic Good.
- Patrick McLanahan and the old-timers among his Dreamland/HAWC/Sky Masters coworkers from the works of Dale Brown. They're willing to use their Cool Planes and other equipment to protect the world and America as a nation, even if they have to disobey the Joint Chiefs and the President in doing so. His mentor, Brad Elliott, was even more contemptuous of authority. This is contrasted with the more lawful newcomers and superior officers he has to testily deal with.
- Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson's Hokas. They do not so much disobey the rules as never manage to notice them; imaginative to the point of autohypnosis, if you give them a story, they will grab characters out of them and start role-playing as if they were those characters. They will drive you batty. But they're definitely good. Hoka Pirates were deeply offended at being told they had to give back their loot after they sacked a city; did you take them for thieves?
- Kestrel from The Wind Singer is a Chaotic Good character. Naturally, she lives in a Lawful Evil dictatorship. Her twin brother, Bowman, verges on Chaotic Good, but he's mostly following his sister.
- In The Dresden Files, the eponymous wizard Harry Dresden falls into this trope. As of now, he is currently on the bad side of the supposedly Lawful Neutral council of wizards (who've tried to have him killed and/or framed a few times), is under a hit from most of the Chaotic Evil court of vampires and a group of fallen angels, probably would be arrested on sight if he were ever to walk into a police station — simply for having the gall to walk into a police station, and is trying to discover a super evil secret society of bad wizards that have infiltrated the aforementioned council. All after he's saved the world at least twice. Just because he finds the idea of flouting city regulations to be "aesthetically pleasing."
- Ghengiz Cohen of Discworld, whose Code is more-or-less by definition the same as Conan's.
- It's debatable where the Witches stand on the alignment spectrum, but they tend toward this. Nanny Ogg is almost certainly Chaotic Good, and Granny Weatherwax also has a rather anti-authoritarian streak, while at the same time definitely being good (though she'll complain about it). Agnes may not be chaotic, but her Split Personality Perdita clearly is. Magrat is probably Neutral Good, but her "channeling" of Queen Ynci (there's no such person, it was her all along) suggests a slight chaotic bent as well. Witches are fine with rules, but make it absolutely clear that they do not apply to them.
- As it happens, Witches do have rules they're supposed to follow. But, as Nanny herself once said, if you're gonna break a rule, break it good and hard.
- The Clan MacKenzie, a somewhat New Agish/Wiccan version of a Scottish clan in SM Stirling's Emberverse.
- Poul Anderson's Caitlín Mulryan.
- Holly Short in Artemis Fowl. She frequently disobeys the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police) whenever they give her an order, but she never does this out of personal gain, and so she frequently saves people's lives as a result.
- In The Wheel of Time, Mat Cauthon embodies chaotic good for much of the series, although he has started to gravitate more towards Neutral Good as he is forced to become responsible. Many Aes Sedai in the Green Ajah also seem to gravitate towards this alignment, notably Alanna, Myrelle, and post-Healing Leane. A few others are more debatable, such as Faile and her cousin Tenobia.
- The title character of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, about a semi-competent bounty-hunter.
- Temeraire, who often conflicts with the British government and his own Lawful Good captain because of his insistence on equal rights for dragons.
- All the habitues of Spider Robinson's
Callahan's Place Jake's Place.
- Winston and Julia from 1984 are a textbook example, rebelling against the Lawful Evil Party.
- Huck Finn, the titular hero of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He hates following rules and is viewed as an antisocial menace by many of the people around him, but he's willing to go to hell to do what his conscience tells him is right.
- Simon Templar, The Saint, walks the fine line between here and Chaotic Neutral. His campaign against gangsters, drug dealers, and so forth is based partially on justice for their victims and partially on it being fun and profitable. As for the Chaotic part, well, at one point the books comment that in Simon's opinion, the law is only really justified in existing by the funny noises it makes when he breaks it (and because it provides him with a seemingly endless string of police officers to annoy).
- Shrews and most berserker heroes in Redwall. The shrews are a squabbling bunch that ultimately do the right thing (with a few exceptions), whereas Bloodwrath badgers get punched out of Lawful Good by their condition.
- In The Moomins, the general attitude of the Moomin family is a sort of laid-back, "do whatever seems fun and be nice to everyone who's not terribly annoying" kind of Chaotic Good. People can just wander into their house and stay there indefinitely without anyone minding, and they themselves might go on all sorts of escapades at a whim (though with careful packing). Many of their friends are similar as well.
- Moomintroll is in many ways still a child, and he's typically motivated simply by a search for excitement and adventure, as well as being a Heroic Wannabe.
- Moominmamma is a champion-class caring mother archetype — but one who usually feels that if it's fun, it's good for you, so she does little to stop the general Chaotic bent of the family and rather significantly contributes to it.
- Moominpappa is a restless sort-of authority figure in the family who occasionally gets midlife or other crises that lead him to run off or take everyone else with him on a random adventure.
- Of the family's friends, Snufkin is a born wanderer who doesn't ask anything else of life than the freedom to walk alone and play his harmonica. He's psychologically unable to stay in one place or with other people too long, so after moving in with the Moomins, he still periodically leaves them to go Walking the Earth alone for an extended time. He also all but has an allergic reaction to strict rules.
- Little My is a miniature Fiery Redhead who does her own thing and doesn't give a damn what anyone else thinks.
- In A Song of Ice and Fire, the Brotherhood Without Banners start out Just Like Robin Hood, roaming the countryside protecting the peasants and offering summary justice to war criminals. However, mission creep and the reality of war gradually drags them out of "good" territory, and once they start working for "Lady Stoneheart" they're more like Neutral Evil.
- Arya Stark similarly slips out of this alignment, hovering around Chaotic Neutral.
- Sharpe is Chaotic Good with Neutral tendency. A great example of Good Is Not Nice, he relies on guile, wits and raw fighting ability to win; but always sides against evil characters.
- The famous/infamous Monkey King from Journey to the West starts out Chaotic Neutral at best. It is only after he is trapped under a mountain for 500 years and he much character development as he goes on the pilgrimage that he becomes Chaotic Good.
Live Action TV
- Angel spent most of his time here, as long as Darla wasn't around, in which case all bets were off. Angel's colleagues were virtually all people who came from exceptionally troubled and morally dubious backgrounds, and were generally seeking redemption in one form or another, as was, of course, the title character. As a result, while their overall intentions were generally positive, (except when Darla was present as mentioned, in which case Angel would lose control) there was often collateral damage.
- Merlin is fundamentally a good guy, albeit one who has an unfortunate habit of killing people who are trying to kill his friends, but he is a warlock in a kingdom where magic is banned and the crown prince's servant/protector/friend. Aside from breaking the law just by existing, if given a choice between doing what he's told or doing what he believes is right, he consistently chooses the latter.
- Also from the same series, Gwaine.
- Dr Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, from M*A*S*H. He was always eager to skirt the rules, especially when it meant doing the right thing. Also, he exhibited the same CG behaviors in the original book and the 1970 film version as well.
- Dr. Leonard McCoy from the original Star Trek has very little patience for rules and regulations, and people (especially Spock) telling him what to do, but he has a strong moral compass and devotes his life to helping others.
- Jadzia Dax, of Deep Space Nine, does what she thinks is best, and will hang most rules, excepting only the most important Federation laws — and sometimes even then...
- In the later seasons, Garak eventually became Chaotic Good Type 1 (although he began more as Chaotic Neutral when we first see him, and there are implications that well before the series began, in his worst Obsidian Order days, he may have even been Chaotic Evil). He would break any rule at any time, even killing people (as in the masterpiece "In The Pale Moonlight"), but in the later seasons. it was always for the benefit of the Alpha Quadrant against the Lawful Evil Dominion that he hated.
- Kira Nerys, most likely; as a former rebel and terrorist, she has difficulty adjusting to life as someone in actual authority, and in the earliest series, she is struggling with Sisko's orders. The conflicts between her former life and her current position are played out over a number of episodes, but demanding Sisko let her rescue Li Nalas and her subsequent attitude towards Jaro replacing her with Li make her at least Chaotic Good by intention.
- Mal from Firefly. Because Firefly is the Tea Party IN SPACE, one of Mal's core beliefs is in personal freedom. He's also fiercely loyal to people who he's responsible for (his squad, his crew, etc) and to humanity, and won't let anything, even laws, stand in the way of securing their well-being.
- River might fit this. It's hard to tell through the crazy. She's definitely good, but having such a hazy grasp on what goes on in her head, she might well be following some set of rules known only to her.
Teacher: So, with so many social and medical advancements we can bring to the Independents, why would they fight so hard against us?
River: We meddle. People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think. Don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.
- Jayne Cobb definitely isn't this, but the community of Higgin's Moon in "Jaynestown" thinks he is, provoking major confusion on the part of the crew.
- Carly Shay from iCarly started off as Neutral Good, but over the course of the 3rd season, very much shifted to the Chaotic Good side of things.
- Dr. Cox from Scrubs screws the rules for the sake of doing good. It got him into trouble often enough.
- Jack Bauer from 24. Notable in that he works for a Lawful Neutral organization, but he's seen breaking CTU's rules far more often than following them.
- Most incarnations of the Doctor on Doctor Who fit here quite well, though there have been exceptions.
- Phoebe Buffay from Friends is pretty much this throughout the entire series, although her Jerkass behavioral tendencies during the later seasons tend to downplay it. Chandler Bing and Joey Tribbiani probably fall into this category as well when not appearing Chaotic Neutral or True Neutral.
- Peter Petrelli probably started out Neutral Good, but struggles with his Awful Lawful family over three Series have seemingly pushed him firmly into the Chaotic Good category. Both alternate future versions of Peter also seem to have been Chaotic Good, to the point of being willing to blow up buildings or shoot his own brother in order to save lives.
- Claire as well. She's one of the handful of characters to remain consistently good throughout the show (barring the evil version in one alternate future) - she doesn't tend to seek out wrongs to right like Peter or Hiro, but she won't stand on the sidelines. The Chaotic part just comes from being a teenager, and not having any consistently reliable authority figures in her life.
- Most of the sympathetic police of The Wire are portrayed as Chaotic Good for their willingness to occasionally bend or break rules to do proper police work and protect the people. The show's overall message is that "the system" is fundamentally flawed and corrupt. However, even the sympathetic characters are shown to occasionally take things too far.
- Michael Westen and his crew from Burn Notice. Ex-spies gone freelance with voluminous rapsheets and hearts of gold.
- The A-Team, anyone?
- Doug Ross of ER is a possible subversion or deconstruction. He does whatever is best for his patients and will freely break rules to do so. But this tends to destroy not only his own life and career, but his friends', too.
- Sam and Dean Winchester from Supernatural, especially in the first three seasons. Their objective is their job ("saving people, hunting things — family business"), and they'll go to any lengths to save people, no matter how many laws they break. In Season 4, both brothers (but especially Sam) plunge into Chaotic Neutral territory.
- Michael Scofield in Prison Break. His brother's on death row, so what does he do? He robs a bank so he'll get sent to the same prison, where he can break his brother (and several other convicts) out. By the fifth season, he's broken out of two prisons and into a secure facility, and the feds are starting to get Genre Savvy. He does all this because he has a psychological condition that makes him focus on everyone else's problems and want to help them.
- Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in Battlestar Galactica. Talk about understatement.
- Felix Gaeta moves towards this in his final appearances, though this is largely due to major disillusionment and bitterness over the loss of his leg and the alliance with the dissident Cylons. His attempt to do the right thing in his mind eventually leads to disaster and his death by firing-squad.
- The original Starbuck from the original 1970's Galactica.
- Shawn Spencer from Psych. He's willing to work with the police to catch murderers, but has less than no respect for procedure or laws against lesser crimes, once even deciding to sabotage an investigation when he realized it was a consensual insurance scam.
- In earlier seasons of House, this is Dr. Gregory House on a good day, and more uniformly later on, especially throughout Season 6 and most of Season 7, possibly reverting to his previous vacillation between Chaotic Good and Chaotic Neutral after Cuddy broke up with him and brought back his lack of faith in humanity.
- Most of the crew of Leverage, except Parker, who is Chaotic Neutral. She moves more towards Chaotic Good in later seasons with character development, though.
- Veronica Mars only uses her skills for good, but aside from the particular season's arc, she usually only does it when she wants to or when she's being paid. Her methods fly in the face of every authority figure in her life, even the ones she respects, like her father, and often involve breaking the law.
- Lister from Red Dwarf.
- In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Faith both starts and ends as this (she has a Face-Heel Turn and Heel-Face Turn in between).
- Fox Mulder of The X-Files. He disregards law in his pursuit of the truth, emphasized during his time under Director Kersh.
- Ditto with his allies, The Lone Gunmen. Frohike and Langley were already here. Byers was dragged down here from Lawful Good. "Yves Harlowe" wants to pretend she's Chaotic Neutral, but keeps throwing her lot in with them too many times to be convincing. Jimmy rides the line between this and Neutral Good, mostly because he's a classic Good Is Dumb.
- The Maverick family from the 1950's tv show of the same name. Always moral, and always willing to help out those in need; they are, however, willing to break most laws if it gets in the way of helping others, and they take great pride in cheating cheaters, and swindling swindlers. Besides, you can't be a roving gambler and be lawful.
- In NCIS, Gibbs is the epitome of this trope. He's a former marine and NCIS agent, but Tony has had to accept every one of the man's formal honors and hide them in a desk drawer just so Gibbs won't throw them away. His own personal code is apparently higher than any authority. Gibbs is a man you want on your side every time.
- Byronic Hero Cal Lightman of Lie to Me.
- Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files did good, but was always on the very edges of society. His troublesome friend Angel was more in Chaotic Neutral territory.
- DG of Tin Man started out here. She was in constant trouble with her boss and the local sheriff back in Kansas, made plans under her robotic parents' noses to escape, and could get plenty mouthy. The Power of Love and The Power of Friendship are her biggest drivers, though.
- Angela from My So-Called Life is generally this. She's more than a little pissed at all the rules and regulations her parents try to impose on her and will often (reluctantly) break them if it means loosening up and having a good time. However, she generally strives to do the right thing and genuinely loves both her family and friends.
- Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld is The Slacker and Cloudcuckoolander to boot, while being the Token Good Teammate of the main cast.
- Sherlock Holmes, as portrayed in Elementary. He's eccentric, willful, chafes under regulations, has little regard for authority figures or social convention, and, especially pre-Character Development, can be a brat at times. But he does care about victims of crimes as well as the puzzles, and he often shows sympathy to unfortunate or marginalized people.
- Babylon 5: One of the few alignments not strongly represented among the major characters, although Lyta Alexander comes close. Also, Lorien implies the Shadows were originally this, thousands or millions of years ago, before they got too interested in proving themselves right rather than working in secret concert with the Vorlons to help the Younger Races find a balance between Order and Chaos.
- Apollo in Battlestar Galactica. Goes one step further and even holds his superiors to the letter of the law.
- Midnight Oil had a few songs to this effect.
- As did Bon Jovi.
- Rage Against the Machine could be considered this as well.
- Joe in Act II: Father of Death by The Protomen. He's the only man in the entire city whose desire for freedom and change is stronger than his fear of the machines controlling the city, and uses this drive to escape the city to return later on to liberate it along with Dr. Light. He simply refuses to bow down to the machines, and his Hot-Blooded resolve to save the city burns strong even until his death.
- Kord and Corellon in the core Dungeons & Dragons setting.
- King Boranel of Breland in Eberron. Courageous leader. Champion of warforged rights. Former treasure hunter. Boisterous Bruiser. Cool Old Guy. Even his enemies like him because of his desire to make the world a better place.
- Traditionally, this is the default alignment of most elves. Elves have a society that looks out for everyone, encourages freewheeling art and leisure activities, and fights for the freedom of others. (When they stray into the "snooty arrogant pricks" stereotype, though, they seem more True Neutral.)
- The eladrins in 2nd and 3rd edition D&D are elf-like angels who exist to spread the ideals of Chaotic Good (in 4E, they're just another name for high elves). For example, firre eladrins promote artistic expression, shiradi eladrins free the oppressed, courre eladrins spread joy, etc. They survive as the azatas in Pathfinder.
- Way back in the days of Mystara, there was a race from the Plane of Dreams who had this as their most common racial alignment, followed by Chaotic Neutral and Neutral Good, with a very, very tiny minority of Chaotic Evil. This race, known as the Diaboli, were unfairly treated because they looked like purple variants of your iconic devil.
- The Free Council in Mage: The Awakening like to see themselves as this.
- This is what most Anarchs in Vampire: The Masquerade try to be, opposing the status quo of the Camarilla, claiming that power should be redistributed from the elders to all vampires equally. They are often not very good at practicing what they preach: day-to-day fighting usually leads to loss of Humanity until they become Chaotic Evil, with only a few examples pretty solidly remaining in any remotely good waters.
- Although it's mildly surprising to find any kind of good alignment in Warhammer 40,000, Logan Grimnar of the Space Wolves has to qualify. He's the only one to call out the Imperial authorities on genociding the people of Armageddon after Angron invaded, and has sworn never to let anyone do that kind of crap again if he can prevent them.
- The Space Wolf Chapter itself is Chaotic Good incarnate. They wouldn't open the Codex Astartes if their lives depended on it, and tell the Inquisition to piss off after what happened on Armageddon.
- Pre-heresy Night Haunter aka Konrad Curze might have been a borderline case of this, having spent most of his youth being an illegal vigilante on his homeworld before the arrival of the emperor, hunting down and killing corrupt officials and criminals alike. He seems to have been fully aware of his Face-Heel Turn beforehand, and it is highly suggested he let himself get assassinated because of that afterwards.
- The Soul Drinkers chapter of the Space Marines. They fight for the good of the people of the Imperium, but are no longer bound by loyalty to the Imperium, convinced that the Imperium as it is couldn't be what the Emperor wanted.
- The Harlequins could also be considered Chaotic Good, given their completely enigmatic nature, willingness to help Craftworld, Exodite, and Dark Eldar, dedication to the destruction of Slaanesh, and the fact that they follow a Chaotic Good trickster god, the Laughing God.
- Radical Inquisitors often shoot for this, seeing their descent into Chaos/pacts with demons/use of forbidden xeno technology (case depending) as a way to improve the security of the Imperium or its citizens' lot in life (dreaming of destroying Chaos using armies of psykers is especially common). Results... vary.
- Figment from Journey Into Imagination at Disney Theme Parks, where his free thinking contrasts Channing's more Lawful outlook on imagination.
- In The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, Dr. McNinja is prone to bizarre outbursts and is wildly inconsistent in his Technical Pacifism. Rather than holding the Doctor to the law, the authorities changed the law to accommodate him. Even though he's been driven loopy by his dual compulsions to kill and to heal, he hasn't lost sight of his goal of helping those who need it.
- There's a lot of unthinking, unsystematic goodness in Sluggy Freelance.
- Torg is a nice guy, occasionally heroic, usually scatterbrained and unthinking of the consequences of his actions. But never intentionally malicious — his shoulder devil is shown to be too hyper and derangedly Obviously Evil to affect him. (The angel is very simple goodness personified.)
- Riff would undoubtedly be in jail by now if his exploits weren't too bizarre for the authorities to believe. Even if you ignore the mass destruction of property he's been directly or indirectly responsible for, there's no way he has a license for the various guns, explosives, nuclear reactors, and reality altering equipment he tinkers around with. He's even caused (or almost caused) the end of the world more than once. Yet, when vampires, demons, or aliens start threatening the Sluggyverse, he's usually there on the front lines with a laser cannon, a bag full of grenades, and giant killer robots to fight them off.
- Kiki the ferret just wants to be everyone's friend, but she's also too freaking hyper to even remember what's going on.
- Aylee, a space alien from another dimension whose body occasionally changes form to adapt to the environment, starts out as Chaotic Neutral in a "Oops, wasn't I supposed to eat him?" kind of way; child-like, clueless, driven by biological impulses. In chapter 52, she goes through some Character Development and comes to an existentialist realisation that she can't just drift along and has to make a choice to do what is right and to avoid what is wrong. Having matured that much but much the same as before otherwise, she could be considered Chaotic Good after this.
- The Order of the Stick:
- Haley Starshine ("Chaotic Good-ish"): An Action Girl with a lot of personal complexes who, despite her greed, cares about people and wants to do the right thing.
- Elan... Well, he's too good-hearted and with too thin a grasp on reality to be anything else.
- Belkar speculates that Lord Shojo was of this alignment, and he's probably right. For the good of Azure City, he faked senility, broke any laws and oaths that got in his way, and lied about it all to an order of paladins under his command, including his nephew and heir.
- Haley must have gotten it from her father, who was run out of Greysky by the Guild because of his Robin Hood thievery. He's less effective than Haley, but he's far more ambitious, and is trying to topple an Evil Empire by resistance from within. As a gladiator/prisoner at that!
- It is said that Elan's mother may be of this alignment and that alignment differences between her and her Lawful Evil husband was the grounds for their divorce.
- Agatha Clay, Girl Genius, her mentor Zeetha of Skifander, Gil Wulfenbach, Othar Tryggvassen (Gentleman Adventurer!) and probably most of the rest of the protagonists. Maybe living in a world of Mad Science! will do that...
- Even Baron Klaus von Wulfenbach probably counts. He created a continent of order, but he did it his way, and everyone has to play by his rules. Or else.
- Eddie from Emergency Exit is the Cloudcuckoolander variety.
- Molly in The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! is sweet and nice and wouldn't dream of hurting a fly... but she steals cars when she gets upset, and she tends to build giant potentially destructive robots.
- In this El Goonish Shive filler strip, Grace claims to be Chaotic Good.
- Cuddles from Happy Tree Friends, although he can be a very rebellious rabbit, he's also very concerned of others at the same time.
- Most of the protagonists in Breeniverse series, such as lonelygirl15 and KateModern, are this to some degree. Since they're fighting against an evil conspiracy called "the Order" which has agents in governments and police forces worldwide, they frequently commit crimes ranging from breaking and entering to kidnapping without hesitation. This becomes a major plot point in LG 15 The Resistance, when Jonas is classified as a terrorist as the result of his actions.
- Tom of Ruby Quest only wants freedom for him and his friend Ruby, but while she has some clear limitations of what she is willing to do to achieve this, putting her in a Lawful Good territory, he is willing to go into any lengths to get them away, including physical violence, and sacrificing himself in order to ensure her freedom.
- Red arguably started here, as well. He quite certainly cared for his patients, and was willing to try unorthodox and potentially dangerous methods in order to cure them. But by the time we meet him, he has degenerated into Chaotic Neutral.
- Keith Jackson from Survival of the Fittest version three, who looks out for his friends as best he can, but at the same time isn't some kind of paragon of virtue. He threatens violence at least once to get people he doesn't like the look of to leave, and didn't hesitate to start shooting when his group was threatened.
- Definitely the Monkey King in the Whateley Universe. Probably the Lamplighter too, since for a superhero he sure is in trouble a lot with the Boston police.
- And Beltane. If you're being a big jerk, she may use her powers to do something wacky to you.
- Of Team Kimba (the notional main protagonists), Chaka definitely qualifies on attitude alone.
- Despite his status as a supervillain, The Brigand is a classic Robin-Hood / Byronic Hero figure, avenging his father's disgrace by taking down Corrupt Corporate Executive types through media exposure.
- Originally a Chaotic Neutral in his videos and a broken, desperate-for-more-power selfish in Kickassia, The Nostalgia Critic seems to have settled on this after Suburban Knights. Despite being an occasional asshole to his team, he gives up his plans for profit after it turns out the MacGuffin's powers are real, bravely stands up to an all-powerful evil sorcerer, and is genuinely grief stricken by Ma-Ti's death. As for being Chaotic, he still decides to take the Gauntlet from its clearly inept current protectors.