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->''"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."''
-->-- '''Frederick Douglass'''

The CharacterAlignment of sweetness and light. A Neutral Good character will usually comply with laws if doing so benefits the greater good, but rebel against those they consider unjust or which conflict with the greater good.

There are different kinds of Neutral Goodness:

* '''Passively Good''' -- they have fairly normal lives and ambitions, but will do good as the situation arises. They will help anyone they come across who needs it, then get back to their normal routine. They are most likely to be good towards family, friends, and those within their social circle (if they are a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, to the extent allowed), though they have no issue with helping strangers. They may even do volunteer work or other do-gooding that they find personally satisfying. At the same time, they do not view Good as the concept that defines their lives -- for them, Goodness is an obligation, or even just their nature. They will do what Good they like or what needs to be done, and then they will go home and carry on as normal.

* '''Actively Good''' -- for them, Goodness is an Ideal as well as (or less likely, instead of) an obligation. They devote themselves to a life of Goodness and doing Good is the most important thing in their lives, or one of at least. They believe in doing what is Right and may sacrifice personal happiness, perhaps even in advance, in pursuit of that. If they are not an IdealHero, they admire and seek to imitate them. This type ''wants'' to do good, to go out and have adventures and to right wrongs and fight evil, but might be unprepared for the harsh realities they have to face, though they will probably have strong enough principles and beliefs that this will not stun them for long. Alternatively, ComesGreatResponsibility is in play and they feel that doing good is their ''duty'' -- this does not make them LawfulGood, but means that they will do good regardless of whether Lawfulness is in play.

Neutral Good can be the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. Neutral Good characters value freedom and will protect others' freedom as long as it's not used to do harm.

A Neutral Good character is not too caught up in OrderVersusChaos; they are concerned with moral goodness, but often not willing to enforce it in others. Something of a 'classic' hero or adventurer alignment as seen in many [=RPG=]s and [=JRPG=]s, as well as many anime series, particularly {{Shonen}} or more idealistic Seinen works.

A Neutral Good character is sometimes a FriendToAllLivingThings and/or a TechnicalPacifist, but they don't necessarily have to be either. Just think "basically good person" and you've probably got it. If they do decide to take up arms, they may have a particular affinity with kneecap and other non-lethal shots.

Neutral Good states may be [[{{Utopia}} really nice places to live]], but depending on how [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism idealistic]] the setting is, they may be [[CrapsaccharineWorld deluding themselves]]. Neutral Good characters tend to suffer more personal conflicts in GreyAndGreyMorality settings with OrderVersusChaos themes.

However, before you all run up to this alignment expecting it to hand out unconditional love and [[TheCakeIsALie free cake]], a small word of [[BewareTheNiceOnes caution]]: if this alignment is combined with [[GoodIsNotSoft Good Is Not]] ''[[GoodIsNotSoft Soft]]'', things can get [[VigilanteMan interesting]]. That is to say, someone who will always, always do what ''they believe'' is right, and wonít let either [[LawfulGood laws]] or [[ChaoticGood personal freedoms]] get in their way. If played properly alongside [[GoodIsNotNice Good Is Not]] ''[[GoodIsNotNice Nice]]'', this alignment can be downright scary.

Like ChaoticGood, characters/people of Neutral Good are driven by an internal, rather than external, code of morality, known as their conscience. The difference between Chaotic and Neutral here is that Neutral Good is more pragmatic and usually (although not always) more moderate. Neutral Good's internal definition of Goodness is what directs them, irrespective of the presence or absence of an externally enforced legal code. If abiding by the law is the most expedient means of accomplishing a goal which is internally defined as Good, then that is what Neutral Good will do. If, on the other hand, they live in an environment with laws that they consider unjust, or which impede them in doing what they internally define as Good, then they will quite happily (although usually a bit more hesitantly and carefully than Chaotic) break said laws.

Neutral Good is primarily dangerous because the alignment is primarily concerned with Good ''results'', whereas the means employed to achieve those ends are [[IDidWhatIHadToDo usually considered irrelevant]]. A fanatical Neutral Good can therefore be just as dangerous as ChaoticGood, if their internal heuristics get screwed up.

'''See Also''': LawfulGood, ChaoticGood, LawfulNeutral, TrueNeutral, ChaoticNeutral, LawfulEvil, NeutralEvil, ChaoticEvil.

If you have a difficulty deciding which alignment a good-aligned character belongs to, the main difference between LawfulGood, Neutral Good, and ChaoticGood 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, LawfulGood 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. [[ToBeLawfulOrGood 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. LawfulGood characters have to be very good at [[TakeAThirdOption Taking A Third Option]].
* Neutral Good characters are indifferent to OrderVersusChaos, 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 ChaoticGood 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 ChaoticGood character or others, believing these people to be restricting their freedom and the freedom of others; however, most ChaoticGood characters will respect the right of others to impose strong codes of conduct on themselves. ChaoticGood characters often focus very strongly on individual rights and freedoms, and will strongly resist any form of oppression of themselves or anyone else.


Neutral Good character types include:
* TheAntiNihilist (if not ChaoticGood),
* The BadassPacifist,
* The CowboyCop, since he will either follow or break the law depending on which accomplishes the most good,
* Anyone who invokes ForHappiness,
* The GreatWhiteHunter,
* Many [[GuileHero Guile Heroes]],
* TheHeart,
* The HumbleHero,
* Most [[KnightErrant Knight Errants]],
* The KnightInSourArmor usually adopts this alignment.
* {{Mentors}} of all kind tend to gravitate toward this alignment... except when they're [[EvilMentor evil]], of course.
* The NiceGuy.
* The GenkiGirl (When not Chaotic Good).
* The OnlySaneMan, especially if the ChaoticGood character(s) are too crazy or weird to figure out what's going on.
* TheParagon (if not LawfulGood),
* Many [[PrincessClassic Classic Princesses]], if they're not LawfulGood. [[RebelliousPrincess Rebellious Princesses]] tend to be ChaoticGood.
* TheEgo of a good-aligned FreudianTrio.
* Many {{Shonen}} protagonists, if they're not ChaoticGood or LawfulGood.
* {{Superhero}}es who have to deal with an UntrustingCommunity.
* More Heroic [[VigilanteMan Vigilante Men]].
* The TeamMom[=/=]TeamDad (if not LawfulGood).

Others, such as the IdealHero, AllLovingHero, SmallStepsHero, and FriendToAllLivingThings, can vary between LawfulGood, Neutral Good, and ChaoticGood.

'''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 RealLife examples under any circumstances; it just invites an Administrivia/EditWar. 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 [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease no Real Life examples, ever]].''' [[noreallife]]


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* [[Manga/ShamanKing Yoh]] Asakura is definitely one, more concerned about saving people who were trying to kill him than killing them, and his neutral outlook on things infuriate the [[LightIsNotGood X Laws]], who believe themselves to be LawfulGood.
* Belldandy of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' is entrusted with greater power than her sisters because she is this.
* Jim Hawkings of ''Manga/OutlawStar''. Despite his age, he's the most mature and responsible member of the group, being the one who handles all of the cash, finds jobs for them, pays the bills, and otherwise devotes himself to the exasperating task of organizing and caring for ChaoticNeutral slacker Gene Starwind. What keeps him from being LawfulGood is the fact that he's a ChildProdigy hacker who often uses his code-breaking skills in less than legal ways.
%%** Melfina is probably also an example of this.
%%* Nagisa Misumi and Honoka Yukishiro from ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', despite their vastly different personalities, quite probably share this alignment. Thus proving that alignment is only a ''part'' of characterization, not characterization itself.
%%** The same applies to seemingly all of [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar their]] [[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?
* Mai Tokiha and Arika Yumemiya, main characters of, respectively, ''Anime/MaiHime'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome''. Both girls are not above breaking their respective school's (Fuuka Gakuen and Garderobe) rules if it's necessary to do the right thing. The latter especially fits this alignment, considering she's a FriendToAllLivingThings.
* Of course, Franchise/{{Gundam}} has characters in this alignment.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Shiro Amada]] is perfectly willing to violate the common sense of war and the military rules to save the lives of everyone, even including his ''enemies'' (or at least, some of them, depending on the actions that define their nature), from death in battlefields.
%%** Rain Mikamura and George D'Sand from ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', although both started as LawfulGood.
%%** Post-CharacterDevelopment Quatre Rebarba Winner from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''.
** Kira Yamato from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'', particularly after he becomes a saintly MartialPacifist. In the same series, Murrue Ramius. She recognizes the value of the law and tries to abide by it as much as she can, but follows her own conscience first even if it means breaking laws or military regulations in the name of the greater good.
%%*** Also, Lacus Clyne.
%%** Allelujah Haptism from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''. Most of his teammates in the formerly NecessarilyEvil organization Celestial Being shifted to this alignment in season 2.
** From ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]'', Grodek Ainoa, the captain of the battleship Diva, surprisingly falls into this alignment rather than LawfulGood. His [[ToBeLawfulOrGood going against the incompetent federal authority]] in rescuing the civilians from a fallen colony [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope immediately strips him of the lawful status]]. [[spoiler:However, he descends into a TrueNeutral in Episode 15.]]
%%*** And of course, Flit Asuno [[spoiler:-- [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope or...]] [[TrueNeutral at least, this is what he starts as...]]]]
%%*** Kio Asuno, after a trip in the enemy territory that changes his initially TrueNeutral ways.
* Hime Utsumiya, the messianic, redheaded {{Tsundere}} from ''Anime/BrainPowerd''. She respects the orders of her superiors and has no problem with authority, unlike ChaoticGood Yuu. Still, her main concern is saving the world and protecting people, and would much rather talk with the Reclaimers than fight them. Actually, most people from Novice Noah fit this alignment.
* Sailor Moon and the inner Sailor Senshi from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' are pretty much the definition of this trope. They fight to protect everyone in the name of love and justice and also try to redeem the villains they battle whenever they get the chance. The [[LawfulNeutral Outer Senshi]], not so much.
* Touta Matsuda from ''Manga/DeathNote'' arguably falls into this category when he's not being StupidGood. He's not driven to catch Kira because of the law, and at one point, it is no longer his job to do so; he intends to catch Kira because he wants to make his LawfulGood [[CoolOldGuy mentor]] Soichiro Yagami proud of him. [[spoiler:He does also have a serious affinity for non-fatal shots, as mentioned in the description.]]
* 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.]]
* Jushiro Ukitake and Shunsui Kyoraku of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. While they are willing to detain the intruders who are trying to save Rukia (but not kill them), Ukitake tries to appeal to stop Rukia's execution, and when that fails, he and Kyoraku destroy the Sokyoku. The two of them believe that occasionally, people have to carry out justice on their own.
** Retsu Unohana as well, going by her willingness to heal any injured people she and her lieutenant come across, including those technically on the other side, and exiles from Soul Society, the Visored. ''Somehow'', the first three mentioned here all had KnightTemplar Yamamoto as their mentor. [[spoiler:However, when it comes to her old past as Yachiru Unohana, she becomes at best ChaoticNeutral, at worst ChaoticEvil, being a bloodthirsty criminal who still is the worst criminal of Soul Society, even surpassing Aizen. It's still a mystery why she decided to turn a new leaf and become more Neutral Good when things are all sunny.]]
%%** Yoruichi is also of this alignment, though she used to be LawfulGood in the backstory.
** You could also probably argue that many of the human characters fall here. Orihime and Chad certainly do, considering the overarching motivation of both is helping people.
%%** Ichigo vacillates between this and ChaoticGood, as does Tatsuki and maybe Karin. Ishida tries to be LawfulNeutral, but isn't very good at it; he goes between LawfulGood and Neutral Good as well, [[spoiler:but he might have gone full-blown LawfulNeutral (at best) or even ''LawfulEvil'' (at worst) after his FaceHeelTurn.]]
* Negi Springfield from ''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 like a proper 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, never mind 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.
* This alignment applies to Dr. Tenma of ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. His entire philosophy is that no life has any more inherent value than any other, and he attempts to save as many as possible.
* The main character from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. Not only is he suicidally devoted to anybody who happens to need his help, he also took care of his [[AbusiveParents deadbeat parents]] as a child instead of running away like a sensible person. He tries to be LawfulGood, but his use of chaotic and pragmatic means to do goodness places him here, like how Maria gives Hayate one million yen to go live outside the mansion for three days after Nagi kicked him out for embarrassing him. Instead of doing that, he uses that money to help people in need, leaving him broke. He's also concerned about his own freedom, which is the main reason why he hired himself as Nagi's BattleButler so he could [[WorkOffTheDebt pay off his debt]] and be free of it. He's not battling injustice or upholding the law; he's doing the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing.
* Kakashi in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' believes that breaking rules is bad, but not helping those close to you is worse, and tests all his potential students to see if they will disobey orders in order to help each other. He puts this into practice when, rather than immediately going off to his next mission as Tsunade orders, he goes to find Sasuke. In Kakashi Gaiden, it's noted that he started off as more LawfulNeutral, as a result of his father being ostracized for failing a mission, to save his friends -- even by '''said friends''' -- and committing suicide, but the Neutral Good Obito changed that.
** A good portion of the rising generation of ninjas is like this, as they typically abide by the rules, but are willing to disobey orders in order to accomplish what they consider important or help those they care about.
** Naruto is between this and a ChaoticGood. Because even though he breaks the rules, he still respects the shinobi way of learning, and when he does break the rules, it's either helping a friend or doing what's morally right.
* Rushuna, of ''Anime/{{Grenadier}}'', a massive TechnicalPacifist who primarily uses the tactic of either [[ThePowerOfLove smiling sweetly]] or BlastingItOutOfTheirHands.
* Kurogane of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle ''. He'd be LawfulGood were it not for his fiercely individualistic streak and [[BloodKnight bucking the curse placed on him to not fight]], but would be ChaoticGood were it not for his devotion to the well-being of his liege Princess Tomoyo and native country.
** Syaoran also belongs here [[spoiler:or at least whichever one is active in the party at any point during the series]], as demonstrated by actions like dropping out of an important race in order to save a fellow competitor in danger of getting killed. His more questionable deeds can be blamed on [[spoiler:losing his "heart" and reverting to his basic programming]] or being trapped in a no-win situation made worse by [[LoveMakesYouCrazy his feelings for Sakura]].
%%** All of the main characters end up in this neighborhood in the latter portion of the series, even if early chapters seemed to indicate otherwise, but Kurogane gets bonus points for keeping the most basic aspects of his personality unchanged from the beginning.
* Jiro "Roji" Kusano of ''Manga/MuhyoandRoji'' tends to often object to some of the LawfulGood Muhyo's harsher decisions that stem more from his Lawful side (like sending Nana's father to the Styx), until he realizes the motives behind them, and occasionally acts on his own.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Goku, full stop, at least as an adult, what with being the nicest guy in the universe and all. This almost summarized in the Episode 130 od ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', when he confronts Jiren (and after Jiren almost kills his teammates):
-->'''Goku:''' ''[after flying to the stands and deflecting the attack, [[RageBreakingPoint barely even keeping his rage in check]]]'' [[TranquilFury I don't think I'm a hero of justice or anything.]] [[BerserkButton But those who'd hurt my friends...]] '''''[[UnstoppableRage I won't]] [[ThisIsUnforgivable forgive!!]]'''''
** His first son, Gohan, takes after him, becoming the single kindest character in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ([[BewareTheNiceOnes unless he gets VERY angry]]).
%%** Krillin also seems to be quite a bit influenced by Goku's kindness.
* [[Manga/HajimeNoIppo Ippo]] is so polite, nice, and well-meaning that it almost hurts sometimes, feeling sympathy to almost all of his opponents. That said, his devotion to winning even during the toughest of odds leaves him to do whatever it takes, but he still is extremely polite to his opponents even after they lose.
* ''Manga/LiarGame'': Nao Kanzaki is about as Neutral Good as it gets -- yes, she'll trick people, but only if they don't trust her enough to believe that she's really looking out for them. And she is -- she pays off all her opponents' debts after beating them, even though this will almost certainly leave her with an unpayable (in the 'billions of yen' range) debt at the [[DarkTournament Liar Game Tournament's]] end.
* Alphonse Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is definitely Neutral Good, conscience-driven and kind. His brother Edward is ChaoticGood.
%%** Winry is also Neutral Good.
* Gintoki from ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' fits in this alignment. Usually, he is a useless lazy bum who is happy to go along with rules. However, he won't hesitate to break all rules and throw himself in fire when it comes to protecting those he cares about, whether it is his TrueCompanions in danger or a child Gintoki promised to reunite with his mother.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''
** Xing-ke is the rare straight shooter [[BlackAndGreyMorality in a world inhabited by characters]] of conflicted alignments and intentions. His priorities are saving China from the tyrannical Eunuchs and protect his lady of liege, Empress Tianzi, at all costs.
** Suzaku Kururugi is the AntiVillain example. Although he has carried out through LawfulNeutral methods to the point where detractors perceive him as LawfulStupid, he also has consistently been willing to defy evil commands and give questionable orders personally for the sake of others.
* This describes Onizuka-sensei of ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'' under D&D rules. He may be stupid, selfish, greedy, a and '''the furthest thing''' from being a mature, responsible teacher, but he'd do anything for his students. He sits here because he isn't particularly Chaotic or Lawful.
%%* Kinomoto Sakura from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''
%%* Pip Bernadette of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''.
%%* Misato Katsuragi of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.''
* AntiVillain example in Folken Fanel from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''. Even when on the villainous side, he wants what's best for the people of Gaia.
%%* Miroku, Kagome and Shippo of Manga/{{Inuyasha}}.
* ''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]].
%%** Lindy as well, especially when compared to [[LawfulGood her children]].
* China and Taiwan from ''[[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Hetalia]]''. China tends to be kind-hearted and rather nice unless either [[MoneyDearBoy he wants to make money]] or [[BewareTheNiceOnes is pressed too far]], Taiwan is mostly TheCutie and acts cheery and cute to everyone.
** Also Vietnam and Thailand. Viet is the CoolBigSis of the Asians, while Thailand is very much a NiceGuy but it seems he may not be above tricking people to get what he wants and needs.
** Lithuania, Canada, and Finland, too. They all seem to be among [[NiceGuy the most genuinely nice]] members of the cast -- again, [[BewareTheNiceOnes until pressed too far]].
%%** Iceland starts as TrueNeutral, but after the Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2010, he shifts towards this alignment.
%%** North Italy and Spain gear towards this alignment too, contrasting with LawfulNeutral Germany and ChaoticGood Romano.
%%** Belgium, as the CoolBigSis of the Benelux, fits here too and offers contrast with Romano and her ChaoticNeutral brother, the Netherlands.
%%** Monaco seems to be LawfulGood as it befits a NonRoyalPrincess, but her love of gambling may put her here.
* While most of her guildmates in ''Manga/FairyTail'' are ChaoticGood, Lucy is mostly likely Neutral Good. While she is as motivated by compassion and friendship as everyone else, she lacks the rowdy and anti-authoritarian spirit that is characteristic of chaotic alignments, thus she is also often her guild's OnlySaneMan.
* Haruka Kotoura of ''Manga/KotouraSan'' is an excellent example of a NG character facing an UntrustingCommunity. In her [[DownerBeginning rather depressing]] [[HowWeGotHere backstory]], she was born with [[PowerIncontinence always-on]] {{Telepathy}} making her an InnocentlyInsensitive LivingLieDetector in a CrapsaccharineWorld where [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae Tatemae]] is a dominant concept, which she is [[MindOverManners unable to use herself]] since speech and thought are essentially the same to her. Her classmates soon figured out she has {{Telepathy}}, so [[KidsAreCruel they]] [[NoSympathy unsympathetically]] [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer outcasted her]] for being a "[[TheCassandra compulsive liar]]" and a "[[YouMonster monster]]". As a result, she soon develops a JerkassFacade that is the epitome of TrueNeutral as an [[NeverBeHurtAgain emotional defense]]. Fortunately, Haruka [[CharacterDevelopment develops]] back into a Neutral Good over the course of the story because [[HiddenDepths deep down]], she is a classic {{Moe}} sweetheart who wants to do no wrong unto others.
%%* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', 6 of the 15 protagonists with completed story arcs fall under this category: Red, Yellow, Crystal, Diamond, Platinum, and White.
* From the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, AllLovingHero Ash Ketchum. He'll go out of his way to help anybody who's in trouble, even if they're villains. (But if they cross him, he'll still kick their asses.)
* Demetrio and the [[LaResistance Ignauts]] are very much Neutral Good, despite being a revolutionary army. It's lampshaded that, although they are clearly an unlawful force, they are not the [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood-esque]] heroic bandits the protagonist assumes, but rather steadily building a militia that they hope to never seriously use (but will, if they have to). Their goal is to use their numbers to peacefully negotiate with the king to step down in order to protect society from being disrupted by violent conflict, since they all have personal experience with being the "little guy."
* [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Yugi Muto]] from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is one of the most kindhearted characters ever, and is willing to forgive anyone who's genuinely remorseful for whatever they did.
* [[EmotionlessGirl Mikasa Ackerman]] from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' would go out of her own way to protect ChaoticGood Eren. No matter how grim things got, she always had hope for Eren even if it meant risking her own life. In such an apocalyptic world, Mikasa never loses her belief in the greater good, which in turn makes her one of the best Titan killers around.
** [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold Krista Lenz]] also belongs here, as the TokenMiniMoe and WideEyedIdealist of the story. Practically everyone adores her, well when she ain't around Ymir that is.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/WonderWoman is arguably this, as she tends to be able to break rules (her own and those of society) when the situation calls for it, but also doesn't needlessly break them (she is an ambassador to Man's World, after all).
* ''Comicbook/CivilWar'' more or less locked 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, [[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.
* Franchise/SpiderMan alternates between this and ChaoticGood. What sets him most into this area is his motivation: he's a good guy because his Uncle Ben would have wanted him to be a good guy. He's not battling injustice or upholding the law; he's doing the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing. He's willing to work with the authorities when they're willing to work with him, but his perpetual status as a HeroWithBadPublicity means that he's on the wrong side of the law as often as the other.
* The [[Characters/GLBlueLanternCorps Blue Lantern Corps]] is composed of hopeful individuals who are equally concerned with helping everyone, whether evil or good, chaotic or lawful. They are the BadassPacifist corps, if there ever was one.
* While often portrayed as LawfulGood, {{Superman}} can sometimes be this. While he tries to maintain good relations with the Law, he isn't above going against the letter of the law if he feels it is the right thing to do. (The storyline "Last Son" comes to mind, where he rescues a Kryptonian boy... by smashing up an armoured government transport. He knew where the boy was by attacking a secure government location and ''making'' them tell him. See? Neutral Good). However, Superman was much more visibly Neutral Good back when he was first [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks created]]. At the time, he was a borderline vigilante who often dealt with [[LawfulEvil societal problems]] that the regular authorities could not or [[LawfulStupid would not]] touch. Also, take into account that Superman is basically an illegal immigrant whose foster parents falsely claim him as their biological son. Superman's very presence on Earth is an infraction against the law, [[FridgeBrilliance so his boy-scout demeanor might just be compensation for this]].
* [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] initially came off as this when he became the third Comicbook/{{Robin}}. Although he had lost his mother to a criminal (who also severely injured his father), revenge and punishment has never been his motivation. He became Robin because Franchise/{{Batman}} ''needed'' a Robin to save him from his own darkness. Jason Todd had been dead for several years now, Dick Grayson was firmly established as ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}, and he was the only one with the skills and motivation to fill the void. Tim is one of the few people who Batman feels will eventually surpass his teachings and actually improve on his crimefighting methods. The other is Dick Grayson himself, who also falls into this alignment.
%%* Comicbook/{{Empowered}} from [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Empowered]]. [[SamaritanSyndrome Especially with her motivation for being a superhero]].
* Boy Blue from ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}''. He generally lived by Fabletown's laws, but when he found out his lost love might be alive, he stole the most powerful magical artifacts in town and went off after her.
* This seems to be the default alignment for members of the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat-Family]]. Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, and Tim Drake all potentially qualify, motivated most by a desire to help people. Some, though, tend to veer off elsewhere, as with LawfulGood Cassandra Cain, ChaoticGood Stephanie Brown, ChaoticNeutral post-FaceHeelTurn Jason Todd, and TrueNeutral / ChaoticNeutral Damien Wayne, and these ones tend to be noticeably more arms-length (and, coincidentally, are all the offspring of villains). Bats himself swings all over the Alignment scale (DependingOnTheWriter), but is generally considered either LawfulGood or ChaoticGood.
* 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.
* ComicBook/TheFlash family covers the whole "Good" alignment axis, with Wally West holding down the Neutral Good fort. Wally's got one of the least complicated origin stories of his generation of superheroes -- he got superpowers, and decided he'd use them to help people. While he set out to work within the framework of law and order set by his mentor, Barry Allen, and is generally respectful of the laws of the land, he wasn't opposed to stepping outside of that framework when circumstances supported it and has worked with his baddies to achieve a common goal, befriended a (not particularly evil) super villain or two, and joined a Black Ops group when he thought it would serve the greater good.
%%* 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}}''.
* Matt Murdock/ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} would fit into this. During the day, he's a crusading attorney, using the law to bring justice for those who need it the most. By night, he's a vigilante who, while [[ThouShaltNotKill he doesn't kill]], doesn't have qualms about [[Series/{{Daredevil 2015}} putting a guy in a body-cast]] if he [[ParentalIncest really deserves it]].

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* 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.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Emmet in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''. [[LawfulEvil The antagonist wants law and order]], [[ChaoticGood 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.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Luke Skywalker. What else can you say about a guy who was [[TykeBomb effectively turned into a weapon aimed at the Empire]]... who then [[ThePowerOfLove won the crucial battle with love?]]
** From the prequel movies, Qui-Gon Jinn. His first and last priority is the greater good, and he will follow the rules or break them as he sees fit. Given what happened later, the Jedi Council [[IgnoredExpert probably should have listened to him a bit more]].
** Anakin viewed himself as this, willing to do good even if it put him in conflict with the rest of the Jedi. However, his self-perception and his reality may have been very different, as he had strong aspects of ChaoticGood. This was particularly evident in his tendency to question Obi-Wan's decisions, to say nothing of the Jedi Council's, as well as ignoring the rules of the order much of the time. Palpatine's [[MirrorMoralityMachine offer of the secret to preventing death]] resulted in Anakin doing whatever it took to get it. [[LawfulEvil And we all know how]] ''[[LawfulEvil that]]'' [[LawfulEvil turned out...]]
** Although there will always be some question about whether he was Neutral Good or LawfulGood, it's implied in ''Revenge of the Sith'' that Obi-Wan Kenobi withheld knowledge of Anakin's relationship from the Jedi Council, and even explicitly states his disagreement with the Council's assignment for Skywalker in the waning days of the Clone Wars. This would imply that, like his old master, Kenobi generally played by the rules but was willing to break them. Of course, it's possible that Kenobi was the only truly LawfulGood member of the Council, and that the rest were LawfulNeutral, which was the reason Palpatine chose to wait until Kenobi was away before making TheReveal to Skywalker. It could also be reasonably argued that the Council had drifted so far into LawfulStupid that they did Palpatine's work for him. Mace Windu's unrelenting hostility towards Anakin in particular tended to only increase the latter's rebelliousness. Anakin might have actually been closer to Neutral Good were his relationship with the Council not quite so adversarial.
** Padme started out in the prequel trilogy as LawfulGood but as the Clone Wars went on, she became critical of how the Republic was becoming more authoritarian and became Neutral Good in opposition to this development.
* The Dude from ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', whenever he gets the motivation to do anything. He's way too laid back to want to enforce or tear down society's laws.
* Axel Foley from ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''. A policeman, but one who often does not go by the book, and even [[InsistentTerminology fractures the occasional law]] in the interests of what's right in the long run.
* Will Turner from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. He really would like to be LawfulGood, and he does his best at it, but... well, piracy is InTheBlood.
* The eponymous heroine of ''Film/{{Amelie}}'', who pretty much makes being altruistic and bringing happiness to people around her the point of her daily life -- within the rules if possible, but (mildly) breaking them if need be.
* Mr. Miyagi from ''Film/TheKarateKid'' is the utterly perfect CoolOldGuy example. He is an incredibly skilled martial artist, and a kind teacher, but he wouldn't harm a fly (figuratively speaking) [[MartialPacifist other than in the sake of defense of himself or another.]]
%%* ''Film/TheGoonies'': The eponymous Goonies are mostly this alignment if not ChaoticGood.
* In the ''Film/{{Tron}}'' universe, Lora Baines-Bradley, Roy Kleinberg, and their digital counterparts Yori and Ram, seem to fall here. They do have respect for order and law, but more respect for what's right.
%%** Lora is the one convincing [[LawfulGood Alan]] that they should warn [[ChaoticGood Flynn]] about Dillinger.
** Roy is a quiet, unassuming guy who ends up being the primary motivator behind "Flynn Lives." He'll exhaust the legal and proper methods, and then get into the computer hacking.
** In a deleted scene, Yori pulls off a highly-illegal power transfer just to give her "husband" a properly sexy welcome home, but otherwise is [[TheEngineer a simulation debugger]].
** Ram's not as driven to destroy Master Control, as he just wants to get back to his job calculating insurance rates. [[spoiler:Even when he's de-rezzing]], he's more focused on ThePowerOfFriendship than anything else.
** Quorra in ''Film/TronLegacy'' also fits here. Her youth and "more aggressive strategy" is a bit at odds with the elder Flynn's approach, but she is also much more reverent and orderly than ChaoticGood Sam.
** In the AlternateContinuity of [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]], Jet also qualifies. He's been in some trouble with the law over [[PlayfulHacker unauthorized computer access]], but cleaned up his act, enjoying his job building games. He's fairly laid back and easy-going, (''"Life's short, Pop, I plan to enjoy it"''), but will step up to heroic measures if pushed into it by circumstance.
** The newest hero in the franchise, Beck in ''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.
* RobinHood in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' qualifies; while openly at war with the Normans, especially Prince John, he will aid Norman and Saxon equally as need be. When Robin gives Marian a tour of a makeshift hospice he had set up for those victimized by Norman soldiers and tax-gatherers, Marian observes that one of the people he has sheltered was a Norman. Robin answers, "What of it? It's injustice I hate, not the Normans."
* Jason Bourne from ''Film/TheBourneSeries''. Originally a NeutralEvil black-ops agent, he got amnesia and upon discovering his ruthless past, spends his life on the run from the CIA, though still standing up to their more scrupulous, under-the-table dealings.

%%* Fat Charlie from ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' by Creator/NeilGaiman probably counts as this. He tries to be at least.
* Gandalf from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', seeing as they all but say his name when they describe Neutral Good in one of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Player's Handbooks as "Serving kings and magistrates but not being beholden to them".
** Frodo Baggins also counts. What makes him neutral is that he wants to destroy the ring and go back to Hobbiton to live a peaceful life. What also makes him good is that he wants no one to carry his burden, and doesn't want them to be corrupted by the ring.
* Geralt of Rivia from ''Literature/TheWitcher'', usually slides into an ''extremely'' cynical example, though he will swear up and down to being {{True Neutral}}. Most Witchers are {{True Neutral}}, following a loose code that can be summed up with: kill monsters, get paid, don't involve yourself. Geralt admits to a few that he often makes up new aspects of the code whenever he's offered a job he's not comfortable with as a way to get out of doing it. He refuses to hunt sentient life without an ''extremely'' good reason, often goes out of his way to intervene when innocent lives are in danger, and has even professed to feeling bad about killing elven terrorists because their species is going extinct. He rarely associates with causes, because almost all causes in the [[GreyAndGreyMorality ambiguously principled world]] he lives in tend to come with large loss of life, often innocent.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Harry Potter possesses a great capacity for love and faith in his friends. He willingly consults authority figures for help and advice, but isn't afraid to subvert them to do what he believes is the right thing (which may or may not be because different authority figures are wrongly persecuting him half the time).
** Dumbledore also exhibits this alignment as well. He maintains firm discipline at Hogwarts and insists on certain behaviors from students. For example, when he needs Harry to do something while Harry is scheduled for detention, Dumbledore reschedules the detention instead of simply canceling it. At the same time, Dumbledore does subvert -- or outright ignores -- the rules (especially those of the Ministry of Magic) if they get in the way of defeating Voldemort. Dumbledore is revealed to be ChaoticGood later in the series when details of his past are revealed and his motives come to light. Due to his great age, wisdom and intelligence however, his form of Chaotic Good is much more cerebral than usual depictions.
** Hermione Granger, while she has great respect for rules and authority and starts off the series as a LawfulGood, is willing to bend the rules to do the right thing and save lives -- though she doesn't feel good about going against rules.
* Lu-Tze of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' hangs someplace between this and ChaoticGood. He also takes the NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught philosophy to its logical extreme -- he tells his apprentice that yes, rules are sometimes obstructive and must be broken to get anything done, but that's why they're there; so that you ''think'' before you break them.
* In ''Literature/TheMalloreon'', Belgarion walks the fine line between LawfulGood and Neutral Good. While he tries to keep things fair in Riva through the law, he scraps a rule about noblemen not having to pay a specific tax the very second his 'ear to the ground' lets him know it exists. Absolute legal power is fun like that.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Daenerys Targaryen is concerned with being a good monarch and with her followers' well-being, whether that entails sticking to a moral code or leading a slave revolt. Though her methods are rather bloody, she has noble intentions and is clearly good by the standards of the [[CrapsackWorld setting]]. Daenerys is more clearly a Neutral Good in the [[Series/GameOfThrones HBO adaptation]].
** Jon Snow counts as one as well. He wants to be LawfulGood like his [[spoiler:now deceased]] father and ''is'' [[LikeFatherLikeSon a lot like him]], but will bend rules and traditions (though he doesn't like it) when necessary to do the right thing. Like Daenerys, Jon is very [[https://youtu.be/yarEbKyk8PU?t=146 heroic]], moral, and noble-hearted and his main concern is protecting the innocent and saving lives while trying to retain his honor and uphold his duty. Jon is also a Neutral Good in the [[Series/GameOfThrones HBO adaptation]] as well.
%%** [[spoiler:Jaime Lannister]] may end up being this alignment if [[spoiler:his CharacterDevelopment]] continues in this direction.
* Somewhere between "Literature" and "Comics", there are the protagonists of the Literature/XWingSeries. Wedge Antilles might seem LawfulGood, but will disobey orders, frequently [[FakeStatic faking interference]], if he sees the need. He's a [[MildlyMilitary Mildly]] MilitaryMaverick who gets enough success that the New Republic loves him. He also leaves the New Republic when he finds that the Rogues can't get back at a traitor due to diplomatic immunity, and all of his subordinates follow.
-->'''Antilles''': "I joined this Rebellion to fight the Empire's tyranny. Just because we have Coruscant doesn't mean it's ended. The New Republic might not be able to strike at Thyferra, but there are Rebels around who can. I quit."
-->'''[[SmugSnake Fey'lya]]''': "It would appear, Captain Celchu, that Rogue Squadron is now your command."
-->'''Celchu''': "I don't think so. It's been a long time since I've been a civilian. I'm out as well."
* The ''Literature/SoulDrinkers'' Space Marines, who following a GambitPileup, became [[DefectorFromDecadence fed up to the back teeth with the Imperium]] and ended up declared Excommunicate Traitoris. They're mostly good guys, unusually compassionate for Space Marines (one of them notes that he feels more regret over killing a [[RedShirt Guardsman]] now that he's holding the gun himself instead of using them as meat-shields) and are having trouble balancing their opposition to Imperial tyranny and its role in protecting people against Chaos.
* Rand al'Thor of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the hero capable of utilizing [[OrderVersusChaos order or chaos]] to advance the side of right. He is ultimately devoted to "the Light" and spearheads the battle against the forces of the "Dark One." His overarching task through most of the series is to unite the various nations of the world under a single banner -- his. He often acts as (and is seen as) a chaotic force, overthrowing established traditions and rules, being a usurper. However, when he gains control over a nation, be it by force or trickery, he quickly consolidates his power and brings the nation back under a lawful regime. His more lawful side is best demonstrated in ''Lord of Chaos'', when he [[spoiler:stresses to the Aiel not to loot the newly conquered kingdom of Caemlyn, saying he wants to avoid anarchy and keep everything nice and lawful until he can put a ruler of his choice on the throne to govern for him.]]
** The Big Three (male) heroes all seem to be linked to one of the goods, although there's a good deal of ambiguity. Perrin, despite his "simple blacksmith" protests, seems very fond of an ordered society, which dovetails in nicely with the pack mentality of his wold friends. Matt, of course, as the LoveableRogue, would be the representative of chaos in the group, although this gets tempered quite a bit as the series goes on.
%%* BadassBookworm Mikael Blomkvist from ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy''.
* The three protagonists of the Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy. Raamo finds many of the laws and rituals baffling and illogical, and supports something only if it's in the greater interest of peace and joy.
%%** Neric eventually lands here once Raamo's aid helps him ditch some of his cynicism. Genaa claws her way up to here from LawfulNeutral once Raamo and Neric open her eyes to the truth [[spoiler:and she discovers her father is alive]].
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Sanya, the Russian Knight Of The Cross, appears to be more ambivalent about following laws and order, and is more devoted to the simple act of rescuing innocents and fighting evil.
* Literature/SherlockHolmes (interestingly enough, [[GoodIsNotNice given]] [[InsufferableGenius his]] [[GentlemanSnarker personality]]) fits this trope to a T: while he dedicates most of his life to upholding law and order, he cheerfully and enthusiastically breaks it when it gets in the way of doing what he thinks is right.
-->'''Holmes:''' I had rather play tricks with the law of England than with my own conscience.
* Literature/{{Poirot}} is quite proud and often annoying, but is dedicated to solving crime and bringing murderers to justice. The law doesn't really factor in his actions: he can let murderers go free in the case of an AssholeVictim.
* Katniss Everdeen from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' is a more cynical Passive Good. Her main goal is to help her family, and during the actual games, she's more focused on helping her friends than killing her opponents - only resorting to slaughter when somebody she loves is in serious danger, and there's absolutely no other option to save the person. However, she also shows a clear distrust for other people and willingly avoids things like political conflict and revolution, instead choosing to concern herself more with the well being of her friends and family.
* Tavi, the protagonist from Literature/CodexAlera uses whatever tools given to him to do what's right, from becoming a Cursor, AKA. secret police spy, loyal only to the ruler of the land, to breaking a dangerous political prisoner out to end a war.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Firestar, the protagonist of the first series. He takes the Warrior Code seriously and believes it is essential for any Clan cat to know it and follow it, but he's ultimately willing to skirt around it if he feels it's getting in the way of doing the most morally correct thing. He's often called out by other characters for only following the Code when it suits him as a result; however, one of the points the books' authors are trying to make is that the Warrior Code isn't always right. The protagonists of the following series, most of which are descendants of Firestar, tend to follow in his pawsteps.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Captain Kirk of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' has just enough respect for the Federation to not violate its laws unless he has a ''damn'' good reason, as he understands it's probably the best government out there.
%%** In his later days (perhaps in the movies), Spock tends to flow a bit in to this as well, actually allowing emotion in order to quell his internal conflicts.
* Commander (later Captain) Sisko in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is much more flexible with the rulebook than his immediate predecessor, [[LawfulGood Captain]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]]. When the rules align with his sense of right and wrong, he'll dig in his heels to defend them, but when they become an obstacle to doing what's right, he seems to take a slightly perverse glee in [[LoopholeAbuse stretching them to the breaking point]] or just tossing away the rulebook when necessary.
** From the same series, Doctor Bashir will use his medical knowledge to help anyone who needs it, because it a Federation ally or enemy.
* Karl ("Helo") Agathon from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'', probably the most purely ''good'' character on the show. A strong case might be made for his being LawfulGood, but his willingness to go beyond or disobey orders puts him more in the Neutral Good category.
* Shepherd Book and Simon Tam from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Both seem to have a decent amount of respect for law and order, but have no problems breaking any law which endangers their friends or family.
** Also, Kaylee and Wash from the same show, though they may have chaotic good leanings. They are just generally good, happy (for the most part) people who always try to do what they believe is right. They are also the two least violent people in the show, making them TechnicalPacifist.
* [[Series/TheAvengers The Avengers]] work with the government, but don't particularly care for the law and will simply do what is best.
%%* Hercules, as depicted in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'', as the lead in a series rife with CharacterDevelopment, naturally varies in his alignment, but his default "ensouled" alignment once he gets his own show seems to be Neutral Good: helping others and protecting those who can't do it themselves, no matter the personal cost.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy herself fits this category. She accepts (somewhat reluctantly) her destiny and then proceeds to fulfill it in her own way. She accepts her {{Mentor}} while rejecting his organization. In the end, the only thing certain about her is her devotion to good. Most of her TrueCompanions end up in this category.
* Some of [[Series/TwentyFour Jack's]] closer friends at CTU, like Chloe and Tony, tend to be Neutral Good in that they more often follow orders and the law than he does, but tend to put themselves at risk to help him.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Carly started off as a Neutral Good person, but shifted towards ChaoticGood in season 3.
%%** Freddie started more like LawfulGood, only to shift towards Neutral Good as well, although since he's more than willing to tag along with Carly and even Sam's schemes, in practice he acts ChaoticGood as well.
%%* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Jack Shephard is probably Neutral Good. Hurley also fits the "basically nice person" description. Ben Linus becomes this at the end of the series.
* Sam Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' started out as this in season one, being the naive, idealistic and hopeful individual who craves safety and normalcy away from his family's abnormal and dangerous lifestyle of hunting. As the series progresses, Sam goes from being Neutral Good to ChaoticGood throughout seasons two and three and he eventually becomes ChaoticNeutral in seasons four and five.
* Both JD and Turk from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' are this in contrast to the rebellious natures of Dr. Cox and the Janitor and the more traditionalist beliefs of Carla and strictness of Kelso. Turk even speaks out to Carla at one point that tradition is not as important to him as to her.
* Most of the characters on ''Series/{{ER}}'' are of this alignment. In fact the show seems to go out of its way to praise those on the front lines who are willing to bend or break the rules when required in order to get a decent outcome, while portraying the more Lawful administrators as pigheaded {{Jerkass}}es. Conversely, more Chaotic characters, such as Doug Ross or Dave Malucci, tend to see their behaviour rebound catastrophically on themselves or, worse, others.
%%* Justin in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', although meant to be a by-the-book character, is an example of this.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Chuck. Placed in a very difficult situation, he works with the NSA and CIA in order to stop bad guys (he leans toward Lawful), but is completely devoted to his friends and family, and is willing to buck authority in order to do the right thing. Think of all the times he didn't stay in the car.
* Eiji Hino, aka ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', helps anyone he comes across and has no plans for the future. At the same time, he accepts long-term contracts with enthusiasm if they will help him help others.
* Shane Mccutcheon, {{Bifauxnen}} of ''Series/TheLWord''. Although a good person who's loyal to her friends, she has a reputation as being a [[LadykillerInLove heartbreaker]] since she doesn't allow herself to get too close to her ([[ReallyGetsAround many, many]]) romantic interests.
* Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin of ''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.
* Harold Finch of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' holds no contempt for the law, in fact has great respect for it used properly, but he breaks it without a second thought if it means saving or protecting someone.
* Dr. John Watson of BBC's ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', as a contrast to his so-called "high-functioning sociopath" friend, is kind and caring, but occasionally willing to step outside the boundaries of the law to achieve what is right, i.e., [[spoiler:shooting a SerialKiller to save his friend.]]
* Merlin from BBC's ''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.
* Most of the main protagonists of ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Emma Swan is the town sheriff but is perfectly willing to do unlawful things like breaking and entering to do what she thinks is right. Her mother Snow White is a princess and ruler but also spent time as a Robin Hood-like bandit while on the run from the Evil Queen. Her father Prince Charming fights for his "father" King George but later starts a rebellion against him. The three of them are willing to ally with anyone (even the show's villains) in order to do good.
%%* Sam and Lindsay from ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' are, for the most part, this. Although the latter character veers a bit more towards "Chaotic Good" at end of the series.
* ''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. By contrast, while he will break the law if he feels the need, his most deeply held personal convictions - against guns and killing, in particular - are "rules" he will absolutely never break, come hell or high water.
* Felicity Smoak in ''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 whatsoever with breaking rules or people dying as long as it's for the greater good of Starling City.

[[folder: Music]]
* Laugh Maker from Bump of Chicken. His only goal in life is to make people laugh and the video is all about him trying to help a depressed {{Hikikomori}} learn how to smile again.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Needless to say, as the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' offers plentiful examples.
** This is the most common alignment for [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnomes]]. They are usually kindhearted and live in close-knit communities, but generally blanch at restrictive rules. They live in harmony with nature, which usually precludes a lawful or chaotic bias.
** Guardinals are a "race" of Neutral Good angelic beings who exemplify that alignment. They represent the nurturing, protective aspect of nature (hence the name) and appear as [[PettingZooPeople humanoid animals]]. In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', they are renamed as "agathions" and represent a "peaceable kingdom" where everything fits into its natural place, taking animal forms based on the role they serve, and help the souls of the dead reach inner peace.
** Also in ''[=Pathfinder=]'', Neutral Good is the default alignment for [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]], due to their commitment to the ideal of Good at all costs (though there are large minorities of LawfulGood and ChaoticGood angels as well).
** Pelor, the sun god in the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' campaign setting, has a dual role as the protector of the meek and a crusader against evil without preference for order or chaos. Garl Glittergold, the god of the gnomes, is a watchful protector with a playful sense of humor.
** Saranrae, ''[=Pathfinder=]'''s sun goddess, fills a similar niche to Pelor's. Shelyn, the other major Neutral Good deity, is the goddess of beauty, love, art, and music.
** The ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' features Lathander: a Greater Deity who's portfolio encompasses athletes, birth, optimism, renewal, self-perfection, vitality and the sun.
* It's hard to believe that anyone in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' could qualify as Neutral Good, but Captain Kayvaan Shrike of the Raven Guard Chapter does. He takes Raven Guards he has trained, known as Shrike's Wing, and goes on campaigns of mercy to rescue civilians that other Imperial commanders have given up on.
** Certain elements of [[StateSec the Inquisition]], believe it or not, [[GoodIsNotNice although they're not exactly shy about it]]. In particular, the stereotype of the Ordo Xenos, as opposed to [[KnightTemplar the Ordos Hereticus and Malleus]], is very much focused on the safety of the Imperium first, ideological disputes a very distant second. (It helps that, while Hereticus Inquisitors can fall to [[TheCorruption Chaos]] and Malleus Inquisitors sometimes [[DealWithTheDevil are tempted by demons]], it's very rare for Xenos Inquisitors to be corrupted by aliens.) The Amaltheans are also dedicated to a process of gradual improvement, keeping Imperial tradition and structure where is works and correcting it when it fails, rather than the strictures of [[LawfulNeutral Puritan]] or [[ChaoticNeutral Radical]] thought.

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* Amaterasu from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', who will even take time from saving the world to feed poor, hungry kittens and help an old lady dry her laundry. She has shades of LawfulGood -- her main opponent is the ChaoticEvil [[EldritchAbomination Yami]] -- but her quest is more about restoring peace and beauty than order.
* ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'':
%%** LoveFreak Fionne.
** Artina from the 4th game, being the "medic that treats all" type. [[spoiler: As "Vulcanus, Thieving Angel" though, her actual alignment can be hard to get a bead on, as while she's still her old self underneath it all, she now charges money to demons for her services and steals, er, "repossesses" money from the Netherworld in the name of Celestia. However, it's mostly an act, as it was a Black Ops mission with the net objective of saving all three realms.]]
* ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 1 and 2]]'' give most of the senior Jedi this alignment. While it frees them to do as they think best, it can also leave them wondering what to do in a situation.
** Carth Onasi explains the difference between a warrior and a soldier: "Warriors attack and conquer, they prey on the weak. Soldiers defend and protect the innocent -- usually from warriors." Carth is LawfulGood, but this spells out a Neutral Good philosophy just as well.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'':
** [[SergeantRock Aric Jorgan]], the first companion for a Republic Trooper PlayerCharacter. He dislikes bravado/greedy behavior, and KnightTemplar/ JustFollowingOrders mindsets, equally. Considering that most everyone in The Republic is repeatedly [[ShootTheDog Shooting The Dog]], corrupt, or [[FaceHeelTurn secretly working for]] TheEmpire, [[OnlySaneMan this says a lot about his character]].
** Consular companions Felix Iresso and Nadia Grell also fall here. Felix is a laid-back grunt just glad to be where he can be useful, and straddles the line between Neutral and Chaotic Good (it's revealed that he was a bit too lax with hierarchy and orders for Jorgan's taste). Nadia straddles the line between Neutral and Lawful Good, as she's a politician's daughter and nice. While she believes the law is right most of the time, she is just as quick to start an argument when she believes a law (such as the Jedi ban on attachment) is wrong.
* Klonoa is pretty much the embodiement of Neutral Good. It would be nigh impossible to exceed him in being a FriendToAllLivingThings and IncorruptiblePurePureness.
%%* Marona from ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''. This ''should'' be especially hard for her to maintain since [[UntrustingCommunity everyone she meets]] [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer tends to hate her by default]], but she manages to [[{{Pollyanna}} keep up a happy face...somehow]].
* Most of the protagonists in ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' are probably neutral good, helping people for their own sake and wanting to save the world for the good of all... Barring [[TokenEvilTeammate Gig]], of course, who'd rather [[ChaoticEvil burn what's left down to the ground and do a funny little dance on the ashes]].
* Auron from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' is like this after rethinking his worldview after his pilgrimage with Braska [[spoiler:and his death]], being willing to help protect Yuna regardless of what that requires. "We will protect Yuna from ''anyone'', even a Maester".
* Ramza from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' is perhaps the purest example of this trope in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', even more so because he lives in a WorldHalfEmpty where almost nobody else believes in honesty or honor. Even when he ''knows'' that NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished, he's still going to save his sister, stop the world from being destroyed...and do it without making any sacrifices or compromising himself.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'':
%%** [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/[=NEUTRALGOOD=].jpg Malfurion Stormrage]] In the vanilla Night Elf campaign, one of the main conflicts is between his Neutral Good and his wife's LawfulNeutral. She eventually bends and CharacterDevelopment slides her to being Neutral Good as well.
** [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/[=NEUTRALGOOD=]-1.jpg Khadgar]] from the ExpandedUniverse, seems to have a very strong air of "I respect your order and ceremony, but can't be bothered for it myself" about himself. In the novel ''Literature/TidesOfDarkness'', he arrives to the meeting of the leaders of TheMagocracy, cutting short their mysteriousness to get to the point and deliver the news that they're in danger and need to prepare. Even after he becomes a member of the very same council, he just mostly hangs on the other side of the world, building defences against the orcs.
** Also Jaina Proudmore, probably the only human leader who is interested in peace (or perhaps even alliance) between The Alliance and The Horde post-''Warcraft III''. Unfortunately, she lost this trait after Theramore was bombed and was more into ChaoticNeutral, basically giving up that the Horde and Alliance can be at peace and for Azeroth to have peace, the Horde must be destroyed, and overall being a shadow of her former self.
** The ultimate example is probably Tirion Fordring, who went against his own masters to rescue an orc from execution. Later on he is paired with ChaoticNeutral (or perhaps ChaoticGood) Darion Mograine and his army of Death Knights.
** [[ShellShockedVeteran Farseer]] [[IronWoobie Nobundo]] was willing to upset draenic society to some degree by introducing shamanism... but only with Prophet Velen's okay. He's also a former vindicator, and no less honorable for the "former" part.
%%** Of all the races in the game, the Tauren are the only ones who can fit this description.
%%** The Earthen Ring and Argent Crusade, each group consist of members from both the Horde and Alliance, and both are dedicated in fighting the Old Gods and the Scourge respectively.
* Sanger Zonvolt and Ratsel Feinschmeker from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''. They are not part of the Earth Federation Army officially, but will occasionally show up and help them. When they do, they do it with obedience to the rules, and much badassery.
** Masaki Andoh and the rest of the Elemental Lords (Yang Long, Tytti and Mio) also fit the bill. Technically, they abide by the laws of La Gias, but they are given the special permission to break the law if they see the law straying from its path. Masaki only uses it once and that's not out of whim and dislike towards law. In the Original Generation series, Masaki does follow the rules nicely, though he's not part of the official EFA (he tends to[[NoSenseOfDirection get lost]] and be found nearby... and then tags along).
* Though he started off as arguably LawfulGood or LawfulNeutral in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, by the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Snake has more or less given the entire U.S. Military and the world governments the bird in order to work on a personal mission he and Otacon share: The eradication of [[UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes Metal]] [[HumongousMecha Gears]] and anti-nuclear proliferation, even if said activities would label him as a Terrorist. But if given the option, Snake would probably had used 'legal' means if they existed, so that puts him in the Neutral Good turf.
* Maya from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', being the TokenGoodTeammate, and given her outright refusal to murder civilians on her homeworld, it would make her LawfulGood, but she's clearly not above partaking in the [[PayEvilUntoEvil targeted]] ComedicSociopathy the Vault Hunters are offered a chance to participate in from time to time, placing her into this alignment.
%%** Also Lilith when she takes control of the Crimson Raiders in the end of the game.
* In the prequel novel to ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''LightNovel/FateZero'', the Neutral Good character is Rider (Alexander the Great). His BoisterousBruiser qualities fit him as a Neutral Good character, having much of a wild life and bravado, but he adheres well to the rule of Holy Grail War when it comes to battle.
* Nowe, the "dragon-boy" from ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard 2}}'' and a more traditional hero in contrast with the ChaoticEvil SociopathicHero Caim, has helping out his fellow men as his top priority. This view leads to him questioning whether the methods used by the Knights of the Seal are truly righteous after seeing the suffering of the Empire survivors... and finally, to him leaving the order and seeking a less extreme way of bettering the world.
* Balancing out the ChaoticGood [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] and LawfulGood Knuckles, Miles "Tails" Prower seems to embody Neutral Good the best among the PowerTrio. He is noticeably more responsible than Sonic. He encourages most of the ideals of freedom Sonic lives for (unlike Knuckles, who frowns on Sonic's 'irresponsible' behaviour), and usually adheres to them, but will take the time to slow down.
** Despite his extremely JerkAss nature, Shadow is Neutral Good. In the Archie comics he explains to E-102 Gamma that he joined GUN because it makes his mission of protecting the world so much easier, but will defy them if he feels it's the right thing. He is brutal in the achievement of his goals, but his methods are never actually ''evil,'' and his goals are always ''good.'' While he is more conflicted than Sonic regarding the choice between Good and Evil, he ultimately does the right thing and will make Rouge do the right thing too.
%%* Most of the party from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is this alignment with exception to Kanji (goes from ChaoticNeutral to ChaoticGood), Naoto (LawfulNeutral) and Chie (LawfulGood).
%%** Namatame, though [[spoiler:[[UnwittingPawn he was played]] into being the most foolishly possible version of this trope.]]
%%* Jak from the ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' games seems to start out like this. Then ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Renegade]]'' [[PhlebotinumRebel happens]], pushing him temporarily to ChaoticNeutral... but thanks to the twin miracles of CharacterDevelopment and ThePowerOfFriendship, he eventually swings back to a more mature version of Neutral Good.
* Most ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' characters fall into the Trifecta of Good Alignments, but Thomas from ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' is without a doubt an excellent example of Neutral Good. He's a sweet-hearted guy who stands up for another person without even asking what's going on, and is primarily focused on creating a place where everyone can get along. The poor kid tends to lean towards StupidGood at times.
* Being a LegacyCharacter, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] often finds himself shifting alingments through the series, but can be generally put into this territory by default, mostly due to him being a KleptomaniacHero in pretty much every incarnation.
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi]] of the Mario series aren't characterized enough to be considered Lawful or Chaotic, but they're undoubtedly heroes.
* Kathryn Akkaraju in ''Videogame/ShogoMobileArmorDivision'' typically follows orders, but later helps Sanjuro-even while disobeying orders and getting confined to quarters for it-in order to help uncover the truth about Gabriel and Shogo's motives.
* Kasumi, from ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive.'' Despite her need for revenge in the first game, which caused her to be forced into exile, [[TechnicalPacifist she never tries to kill the ninjas that are sent after her]]. She's also one of the [[NiceGuy nicest characters in the game]].
%%* [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank Ratchet]] is borderline Neutral Good, but he veers more into a ChaoticGood territory - he breaks stuff [[RewardingVandalism for fun and profit]], after all. Clank, on the other hand, is the epitome of Neutral Good.
* Annie Frazier of ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'', being a "friend to animals" and a GranolaGirl, fits this trope.
%%** Ricky Johnson from the same series does too.
* JC Denton could be considered this alignment in the original ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' based on his dialogue, unless the player decides to make him go around killing people. He's intelligent enough to question many of the orders that he's been given [[spoiler:and eventually defect from the UNATCO]], but only does so after it's clear that he has no other choice, and otherwise is supportive of the idea of democratic government. Nicely summed up in the following quote.
-->'''JC Denton''': I never had time to take the Oath of Service to the Coalition. How about this one? I swear not to rest until UNATCO is free of you and the other crooked bureaucrats who have perverted its mission.
* Mordin Solus of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has the distinction of being a Neutral Good WellIntentionedExtremist. Compassionate individual. Believes in helping all those in need. Also willing to ShootTheDog if necessary, and has done so by [[spoiler:upgrading [[DepopulationBomb Genophage]]]]. Believes action necessary. Feels immense guilt. Became doctor in [[WretchedHive Omega]] as result.
** To a lesser extent (and with more pronouns and articles) Commander Shepard, especially on the Paragon path. S/he routinely rejects laws that s/he finds to be immoral or unjust, while upholding those s/he views as necessary.
%%** Several of your other party members, such as Tali, Jacob, and Liara could fit this alignment as well.
** Possibly one of the best examples of this alignment would be Ashley. She's ultimately on the side of good, but also somewhat HotBlooded and isn't adversed to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shooting first]] in order to end problems. This is best shown in how she will gun down Wrex if you don't talk him down on Virmire and when she pulls a gun on ''Shepard'' in the third when [[spoiler:Udina]] claims that Shepard has come to assassinate the Council, before Shepard explains that they are trying to ''stop'' an assassin sent by [[spoiler:Udina]] ''himself'' as part of a coup.
* The Paladins in ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory''. Bluntly, the KarmaMeter notion of Honor in the game is related to how much of a NiceGuy the hero is, and how in tune he is with the world's goodness. The way of the Paladin also explicitely states to break laws for the greater good. As Rakeesh puts it : "The way of the Paladin is to seek to know that which truly is. The Paladin strives to learn his own inner nature and that of others. The Paladin does whatever needs to be done to bring light to the world. Not for glory, not for gain, the Paladin Becomes a Paladin because it is his Will."
* ''Franchise/BaldursGate'':
** Imoen, the PlayerCharacter's cheerful, playful, good-hearted friend and surrogate little sister. Above all else she joins the party to help her friend and sticks by them no matter what path they take, but always encourages them that GoodFeelsGood and they shouldn't let the outside world or their Bhaalspawn heritage get in the way of being a good person.
** Jaheira, at least in the second game. The game labels her as TrueNeutral because that's the only alignment 2nd edition Druids were allowed to have, but in practice she is a member of the Harpers (a BigGood organization in [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms the setting]]) and always encourages the player to make positive changes to the world over negative ones.
** Valygar Corthala. Although he complains about how often people come to you expecting you to fix all their problems, he'll pitch in and do the right thing as readily as any Good-aligned party member -- sometimes while still complaining about the problems everyone wants you to fix.
%%* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has Lucas, Flint, all the citizens of Tazmilly Village before they were corrupted by greed, Salsa and Samba, and all the animals. However, Kumatora is more like a ChaoticGood RebelliousSpirit.
%%** Paula Polestar in VideoGame/{{Mother 2}}; Ness and Jeff probably qualify as well.
* Daniel Vinyard, main protagonist of ''VideoGame/ExitFate'', is a good example since he in many cases directly disobeys his leaders (although he still respects them) when he thinks that their actions are against his moral principles [[spoiler:most notably and awesomely at the end of Chapter 5, when he goes between his superior's and the enemy army in order to end the way]]. This is because [[spoiler:he has had a spirit, the Hand of Fate, summoned into him since before his birth to shape him into a leader to unite the various fragmented countries and end their petty infighting.]]
* Dawn Star In ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' - She is kind, shy, and VERY high up on the Open Palm side of the KarmaMeter. She is first to cheer when your character does something selfless. She respects the law of nature, but the Empire? Not so much. [[spoiler: Yes, you CAN corrupt her when you play Closed Fist.]]
** From the same game, Henpecked Hou. Generally nice guy, doesn't much care one way or another about the forces of Order and Chaos, but finds Closed Fist actions pretty questionable.
* Recette Lemongrass from ''VideoGame/{{Recettear}}'' can easily be seen as this. She is generally well-liked by the local citizens of Pensee, and is easily one of the nicest people in the town. However, she is often rather irresponsible and doesn't even fill her own accountings (and really doesn't even [[CloudCuckoolander understand why they are nessecary]]), which Tear comments angrily upon at the end of the game when she finds out that all the pages in the book are blank. She's nowhere near responsible enough to be LawfulGood, but is still far from reckless enough to be ChaoticGood.
* Gabriel Belmont from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', though a nuanced ByronicHero motivated by a [[NotInThisForYourRevolution self-centered]] desire, is still an incredibly pious and kindhearted man, prepared to combat the darkness no matter the odds. Nonetheless, while carrying out the duty as a warrior of the [[ChurchMilitant Brotherhood of Light]], he does not waver when it comes to stepping outside the standard of the Brotherhood, such as upgrading his chain whip with spikes in order to continue on his journey. And in spite of [[BreakingSpeech the villains constantly denouncing him as]] NotSoDifferent from themselves, and sometimes even [[EvenEvilHasStandards proposing that he's worse than them]], the only creatures he opposes are inherently evil by nature.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'''s [[ChineseGirl Litchi Faye-Ling]] is squarely on this alignment, as her concern is doing good and protecting and saving people, especially her lover Lotte Carmine. She's kind and motherly, with a strong distaste for shadiness and evil. [[spoiler:And despite pulling a FaceHeelTurn and joining NOL, she still retains her kindness and goodness as shown with her comforting on Carl (and calling out Relius), and [[AntiVillain is apparently not particularly enjoying her position, as she feels that she really has no other choice and wouldn't have joined if there was any other alternative to save herself and Lotte in such a short time]].]]
** There's also [[CatGirl Tao]][[TheDitz kaka]], who has a genuinely kind heart and is equally willing to follow or break rules, although some of her actions and beliefs make her fall into StupidGood territory sometimes.
** Makoto is definitely of this alignment. Like Litchi, she's kind, friendly, and doesn't have a genuinely malicious bone in her body. However, if you make the mistake of [[TrueCompanions threatening or harming her friends]], she has [[GoodIsNotSoft no qualms about beating you into a mushy pulp]]. Also, [[spoiler:she works as a mole in the NOL for Sector Seven, although this more out of loyalty to her friends than anything else]].
** Finally, there's [[PettingZooPeople Ju bei]], one of the legendary Six Heroes, Ragna's mentor and the strongest living thing on earth. However, unlike the previous entries, [[GoodIsNotNice Jubei is a foul-mouthed and ill-tempered old]] TricksterMentor, but he [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold genuinely means well]]. Still the closest you can get for BigGood who knows what's at stake, though.
** [[ColonelBadass Colonel Kagura Mutsuki]] of ''Blazblue: Chronophantasma'', absolutely. As the leader of the largest, highest-ranked and the only Duodecim family that aren't a bunch of {{Upper Class Twit}}s or rigid {{Knight Templar}}s, he's plotting a coup that would put [[spoiler:Lord Tenjou's son]] as the Imperator, to make the world government less oppressive and more fair and noble. He's also a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and all-round NiceGuy... [[ChivalrousPervert even if he is a bit of a skirt-chaser]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has 2 characters that exemplifies Neutral Goodness: Keine Kamishirasawa and Byakuren Hijiri. The former isn't afraid to fight Reimu to protect her people, and Reimu is the de-facto pillar of order in Gensokyo. The latter is the MessianicArchetype for the {{Youkai}} in Gensokyo, despite being a human. Both of them ([[SealedGoodInACan especially Byakuren]]) pay dearly for their ideals.
* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'': Samus Aran probably falls here overall, as she has worked closely and obediently with the Galactic Federation in Prime 3 and most of Other M, but she's a Bounty Hunter so that she can be free to tell the Federation to sod off when they get evil, as was the case in the finales of Fusion or Other M.
* Leliana In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' will often dance between this and ChaoticGood. She's a born again follower of the of the Maker, and the Chantry. She believes in doing good as it is the Makers will, but she can't quite shake her roguish ChaoticGood or even ChaoticNeutral past. Whether she stays on the Neutral Good or goes back to her roguish lifestyle depends on the player's actions and what is said to her through the course of the game, AKA whether or not she is hardened.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Aveline's early CharacterDevelopment transforms her into this. She continues to uphold the law and is still very much by the book... it just skews a little when her friends are involved. She still berates them to no end, though.
* The world of ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' may have taken a dive in DarkerAndEdgier turn, but King II remains true to his personality as an orphanage owner, FriendToAllChildren and is still a generally positive NiceGuy who doesn't tolerate evil (in Scenario Campaigns, he clearly does not approve both Jin and Kazuya for their World War III attempts), and can be genuinely forgiving, even if you committed a very [[ItsPersonal personal crime]] to him (as Marduk can attest). Julia Chang can also count with her [[NatureHero dedication to save nature]] and still a pretty decent girl overall.
* Despite most of his lines and values leaning towards LawfulGood, Cole Phelps of ''VideoGame/LANoire'' can be nudged towards this alignment depending on the player's choices. These include letting an acomplice to a minor crime get off scot free and convicting a pedophile who's clearly planning to harm kids despite most of the evidence leaning towards another suspect.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' gives us Elanee, a druid who, despite being a protector of the balance of life, also firmly believes in helping others. ''Mask of the Betrayer'' adds Kaelyn the Dove, a half-celestial who rebelled against a LawfulNeutral god because she believed his code was unjust.
%%** ''Storm of Zehir'' gives us Umoja, another NG druid.
* The Princess' Guard in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is the covenant of Gwynevere, Princess of Sunlight. Those who are a part of this covenant are guardians who will stop at nothing to protect Gwynevere, believed to be one of the last remaining Deities in Anor Londo. They also seek to aid one another and are specialists in healing.
%%* Christopher "Maverick" Blair in ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' series. Hell, think about why he is called Maverick!
* Sora from ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' definitely fits into this alignment. His first concern is doing good and stopping Xehanort. He will work with the authorities of whatever world he finds himself in toward those goals if he can, but if that authority is either too incompetent to do anything, obstructive, or the source of the evil and darkness in the first place, Sora will ignore any laws and/or rules of said world and smash straight through that authority without a second thought. Sora also cares nothing for the [[AlienNonInterferenceClause rules of world non-interference]] if people are in trouble, but he won't reveal the fact that he's from another world if he doesn't have to either.
* Amane Kuzuryu from ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor: Overclocked'' is the one character in the game who always, in every case, fights for what she believes to be the best future for humanity. At first, she supports her father and the Shomonkai, then when his duplicity is revealed, she allies herself with Remiel and the Angels and tries to bring peace to humanity. [[spoiler:However, in Naoya's Good 8th Day, she gives her allegiance to Abel even though the latter is fighting against God, because God and his angels have turned against humanity, and here she states that her ''only'' concern is the good of humankind.]] In the original game, she is implied to be LawfulGood instead, since the 8th Day scenarios were only added in ''Overclocked''.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Lightning and Sazh both have someone they want to save and reunite with (Serah and Dajh, respectively), and they'll do whatever they have to in order to bring that about. Vanille just wants to do good by the people she has (inadvertently) wronged, and unconditionally tries to help them save Cocoon. Hope just wants to survive and (in later parts of the game) help everyone else save Cocoon, without [[TheLoad being a burden]]. Snow and Fang lean more into ChaoticGood and ChaoticNeutral, respectively.
* ''You'' become this in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', if you choose to pursue the Neutral path. [[spoiler:Unlike other games with a Law/Neutral/Chaos system, which relegate you to OmnicidalNeutral if you reject Law and Chaos, ''Strange Journey'' has you dismissing the forces of both Law and Chaos not to kill everything and become the new ruler, but to liberate humanity from the Schwarzwelt. In fact, ''not'' going Neutral causes you to enable the mass brainwashing of humanity, either into eternal worshippers or beastly savages, actions that are pretty insane by the series' standards. Taking Neutral means you restore the Earth and, more importantly, spread the lessons you learned in the Schwarzwelt to ensure humanity doesn't trigger another such calamity.]]
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' likewise sends you straight into this by choosing the Neutral Path, as you then are tasked with restoring Tokyo's hope; it's things as little as playing delivery boy or taking a couple of photos to remind an old woman of her past, or as big as stopping major demon summonings or saving the Fairy race from extinction. The end result has you become TheParagon for the entire city and an almost literal beacon of hope along with hidden allies Fujiwara and Skins.
%%* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': While Terra logically starts off as "True Neutral" (albeit not so much out of choice as just out of confusion), she veers towards "Neutral Good" pretty early in the game and settles on it by the time [[spoiler:you reach the World Of Ruin]].
* The Minutemen faction from ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' definitely fits this trope as they are pretty much the only faction who actively helps the common people in the Commonwealth, namely wastelanders of all walks of life, and are not affiliated with a particular faction. They ascribe to rebuilding the Commonwealth in the ways of pre-Great War America instead of the dreary aftermath that befell it. By the time the player character first meets the Minutemen, they are essentially on the brink of extinction due to being pinned down by raiders in a largely destroyed town. If the player character helps the Minutemen get back to prominence, he/she will eventually become the BigGood of the faction.

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* Sir James Eglamore from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. He alternates between enforcing the Court's rules, and [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught encouraging Antimony to be smarter about breaking them]]. He's also willing and able to use lethal force to protect his students.
* Agatha Heterodyne from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' (except when she is [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder working on something]] in which case she is ChaoticNeutral) is a generally nice person who wants to reclaim her birthright and goes out of her way to help people. She does not actively oppose TheEmpire, they just happen to think she is the most dangerous person on the planet, [[spoiler:and they may be right]].
* Fighter of ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'' is only concerned with helping others, especially his [[VitriolicBestBuds "best friend"]] Black Mage. Unfortunately, he's stupider than a sack of hair and seemingly incapable of realizing that his teammates are the most destructive and murderous people in the comic (which is quite a feat in the CrapsackWorld).
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Bob runs into almost constant trouble with the government in the form of [[Film/MenInBlack Agent Ben and Agent Jerry,]] to the point that Jerry has called him an [[AnarchyIsChaos anarchist.]] That said, Bob has far too great a love of boring stability to be called an anarchist by anyone ''but'' [[LawfulStupid Jerry.]] Mostly, he just tries to be decent to people, and help them out of jams... and occasionally prevent horrible world-shattering catastrophes if it seems like nobody else is going to do it. When Jean [[WhatTheHellHero calls him on]] basically [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20130409.html stealing a bunch of sentient alien jewels to free them,]] Bob invokes the Constitution:
-->Bob: Jean, they're alive (sort of), and they can talk. [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman So they're people!]] And you can't own people! They put [[BuffySpeak a... thing]] in the Constitution, remember? [[{{Film/Lincoln}} Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for it.]]
* Julie, the protagonist of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' webcomic ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', though in book 1 her own group members found her to be a bit too [[LawfulGood uptight and a keener.]] In book 2, she seems to be [[CharacterDevelopment loosening up]] a bit, fitting into this alignment better.
%%** Lenny has switched alignments from TrueNeutral to Neutral Good as of [[RPGMechanicsVerse attaining level 7.]]
* Ruby of ''Webcomic/RubysWorld'' is this almost to an extreme, willing to risk her life for the test animal that caused her mutation. Her friends vary between this and ChaoticGood, since none of them are exactly nice in demeanor.
* Sandra from ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/01/05/0022-the-next-big-thing/ cares for the environment]], [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/11/30/0116-jesus-of-nazareth/ admires Jesus for his teachings about ethics and forgiveness]] and - above all - always tries to be nice to [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/10/15/0103-the-new-toy/ Woo]],[[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/06/22/0070-that-boy-needs-therapy/ her father]] and [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/02/02/0030-naypyidaw-sector-1/ her friends]]. However, she is also a remarkably [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/12/10/0119-the-departure/ good liar]] and somewhat [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/04/30/0055-youve-got-mail/ resentful]].
* Lee Free Sr. in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' balances out here. His motivation, defense of the little guy against the system is Chaotic Good but as a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer he uses the law to his advantage.
* Criminy in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. Jesus being here should be a no brainer. Fuschia started as ChaoticEvil but eventually moved to Neutral Good by 2010.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', according to fans who responded to Dan's request to weigh in on the alignment of Grace, the most common response was that she would be Neutral Good as opposed to Chaotic Good as Dan had initially guessed. Dan said that at the time he was still reading the responses and would need to think on it, but he liked the sound of that.
* Zoë from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' just tries to get by in the comic's crazy world, but whenever it really comes down to it, she's basically very decent and occasionally heroic. She was perhaps LawfulGood when younger due to being even more "nice" and rule-obeying (leading to everyone walking all over her).
* The cartoonist of ''WebComic/KevinAndKell'' has identified Lindesfarne as Neutral Good. She's always looking to do the right thing, but will take either the lawful or chaotic means to do so, depending on which would get her the results she needs.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Penny of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', the crush of Dr. Horrible due to the fact that she's the only one who proves to him that [[HumansAreBastards Humans Aren't All Bastards]] with her efforts of helping the homeless, as well as being the idealist to Billy's cynic. Caring little for the conflicts of heroes and villains, she chooses to help the helpless and offer a caring hand to those who need it. [[spoiler:Her death completes Billy's StartOfDarkness as Dr. Horrible]].
%%* [[TheMedic Codex]] and [[GenkiGirl Clara]] from ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' both seem to fit into this, or at least balance out Vork's LawfulGood, Zaboo's ChaoticGood, and the NeutralEvil of Tink and Tordek.
%%* [[MoralityPet Trisha]] [[GoodIsDumb Cappelletti]] from ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Aang, complete with FriendToAllLivingThings and AllLovingHero, not to mention going against the evil government. Avatars in general seem to be Neutral Good by default.
** Iroh is clearly Neutral Good with his concern for balance and justice.
** After going through [[TrueNeutral all]] [[ChaoticNeutral neutral]] [[LawfulNeutral alignments]] ([[NeutralEvil except for one]]) during the series first, [[spoiler:Zuko]] finally ends up here, deciding that nothing else matters other than putting down Ozai and redeeming the Fire Nation. However, as the sequel book "The Promise" shows, he still struggles with working out what, exactly, counts as "good".
%%* Ren, from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', although he sometimes leans towards LawfulGood or even [[StupidGood just too damn nice for his own good]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' incarnation of the Flash. Apart from generally trying to help ''everyone'', whether they appreciate it or not, he has also managed to talk [[GoodIsNotNice Batman]] out of using the JackBauerInterrogationTechnique and got all the information they needed by having a friendly chat with the villain (and even got him to turn himself in!).
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
** 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. Most other Hot Rod/Hot Shots fall under this or ChaoticGood.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson seems to fit here pretty well, due to her moral standards and her status as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane 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 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.
* Mystery Inc., from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''. Afflicted with a nasty case of ChronicHeroSyndrome, they'll pry and move their way into every whodunnit, even if other external factors may turn them away. This helps to contrast them with their respective villains, who fit [[NeutralEvil just two alignments lower]].
%%* [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Bobby Hill]] fits this alignment fairly well. Much of the comedy of the series comes from the tensions between him and his LawfulNeutral father Hank.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' has several contestants who embody this alignment:
** Gwen is the mild AntiHero version. She displays an antisocial attitude towards the others and prefers to be by herself. Despite her cold, harsh attitude, Gwen is a good person, but is rather suspicious and cautious about whom she lets into her life. Eventually, she manages to open up and make friends with the others, thanks to the efforts of those who truly care about her.
** Owen fits this quite well. Due to his AllLovingHero traits, he manages to befriend nearly every contestant he has competed with, due to his friendliness and lack of unlikable characteristics. He is optimistic towards everyone he encounters, even those deemed unsociable, and struck good terms with them.
** Mike is one of the altruistic contestants to the the point where he actually deeply cares for his alters despite finding them troublesome, often unpredictable behavior, as well as his crush Zoey. His biography implies that he may volunteer to help other people, and develops positive relationships with them.
** This alignment applies to Zoey as well, being an optimistic, kind-hearted girl who is easy to get along with. She is extremely protective of her friends and her boyfriend Mike, whom she falls in love with even with the knowledge of his multiple personalities.
** [[DorkKnight Cameron]] also fits. As a very good-natured contestant, he cares deeply for others to the point where in the finale of ''Revenge of the Island'', he cannot bring himself to watch his friends getting attacked by mutants and tries to help them, while having to fend off attacks from Lightning.
** Shawn started off as ChaoticNeutral, as his fear is so intense that he will become nervous the very moment one seems to be around, sometimes retreat without investigating fully, and even neglect to think about his own feelings, or those of others. In fact, he would abandon them in favor of protecting himself. However, he walks to the Neutral Good path as the show progresses, after his cowardice costs him his relationship with Jasmine, which lets him learn that there is more to life than ensuring his own survival against the zombie apocalypse. Following this incident, he becomes more selfless and will be more willing to protect others from danger in addition to himself.
* Timmy Turner of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Especially during the 4th and 5th seasons, Timmy would at least try to do the right things even if they were occasionally against the rules. One example is the TV movie "Abra Castastrophe" where he reveals Cosmo's and Wanda's existence to his parents and Mr. Crocker. Revealing them is is against the rules, but it freed them from Crocker's clutches. Another example is the "Wishology Trilogy" where he bribes Vicky, his evil babysitter and one of his enemies, to save the lives of his family, friends and indeed the universe.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** Robin ''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.
** Perhaps the truest representation in the main Titans Team is Beast Boy. Sometimes he can come off as ChaoticGood, but that has more to do with his status as the team's WackyGuy. When you get right down to his motivations he does what he does because it is ''right.''
%%* [[OnlySaneMan Stan]] [[TheEveryman Marsh]] from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. While Kyle's ChaoticGood, Cartman's NeutralEvil, and Kenny's TrueNeutral. Later seasons shift this a bit with Kyle actually being more of the Neutral Good role (except in moments when Cartman pushes him into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory) and Stan veering much more into TrueNeutral or ChaoticNeutral territory.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' - Niko falls here. She's a little more willing to bend regulations and keep something quiet if speaking openly is going to harm someone, essentially splitting the difference between LawfulGood Zachary and Doc.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', more so before the first movie, the rest of the time, including pre movie he is ChaoticNeutral.
* Clockwork from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. He alternates between breaking the rules and following them--the constant is that whatever course of action he takes is the one that is best for the time stream. However, he may come across as TrueNeutral or even LawfulNeutral, since his best interests (for the time stream) do not always coincide with the protagonists' best interests (for themselves and the people around them).
* 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).
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Fluttershy [[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.
--->'''Fluttershy:''' Um, I'm just wondering if it's OK if I hold you down against your will for a little bit?
** [[BigGood Princess Celestia]] is somewhat less characterized, being the TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask. Still the fact that she makes the rules and governs the kingdom, yet has shown a sly disrespect for both said rules and the ruling class probably counts her like this. She boasts massive patience and wishes all her enemies redeemed, yet responds decisively to evil and selfishness.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': In a general sense, The Team seems to be the overall balance between LawfulGood(The Justice League) and ChaoticGood(Heroes like Red Arrow). They're willing to listen to their elders, and admit they have much to learn. But they're also willing to do what they see fit, even if it involves disobeying the League.
* Both Dipper and Mabel Pines, the main protagonists of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' are largely of this alignment, though Mabel veers more towards ChaoticGood and Dipper veers more towards LawfulGood. While always ready to help their friends, atone for their mistakes, or attempt to convert enemies, they don't have very clear codes of ethics and often break their word when it suits them.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': The crew of the Ghost are, sure enough, outlaws, do things that could count as acts of 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 heinous acts with government sanctioning, plus the Rebels will take their time to help people who are oppressed by the Imperials.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', alongside their friends Isabella, Baljeet and Buford are very much the Passively Good variety. They are generally friendly, rule-abiding kids, but they do 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.