ChocolateElemental on Nov 28th 2018 at 12:14:09 AM
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ChocolateElemental on Dec 10th 2018 at 1:55:01 PM
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Neutral characters that have positive personality traits can be polite, fair, forgiving, optimistic and even peaceful in nature, even though they are still neutral in terms of morality. They do, however, have certain other neutral traits besides positive ones, but the positive traits usually overshadow the neutral personality traits.
In comparison to neutral characters who have a serious personality set, they are introduced on a positive note, whereas serious neutral characters are the direct opposite, or just average. But like any other neutral character, they prefer not to take any side during conflicts. Instead, they'll try to peacefully end them, or else they will become more threatening to everything else.
Sometimes however, neutral characters of this trope tend to not take provocation lightly at all, as they will indeed turn against those that do. Still, they maintain holding positive personalities in one hand, while holding any one of the neutral alignments in the other. Lastly, this trope can also fit with neutral characters that have multiple personalities (namely having a rude side and a kind-hearted side) can tend towards this, especially neutral characters that Took a Level in Kindness for whatever reason.
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- In Bleach we have Kisuke Urahara. In terms of personality he has an optimistic and kind-hearted persona which he can use as not only his charisma, but to also use it for good customer service. The Elephant in the room however, is that his alignment is technically Chaotic Neutral. At the time he was trying to help Rukia, he is truly responsible for causing the Soul Society conflict to begin whenever he had decided to insert the Hogyoku inside of her, due to the fact on how potentially dangerous it is, thus getting himself exiled from Soul Society. Despite his past questionable actions, he's still a valuable ally to Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki.
- Zeno from Dragon Ball Super qualifies as this. He is depicted as being kind-hearted, happy, playful and cute in nature, though he's actually responsible for erasing universes, despite having various good reasons for doing so, even though he isn't a proclaimed fighter.
- In Fullmetal Alchemist, Truth is a monotheistic deity of the entire omniversal realm, and also predates all of creation. While it was responsible for creating and ruling absolutely all kinds of realities as a whole, it punishes both good and evil individuals once they violate the laws of alchemy and/or the universal laws. However, it is known to be fair and infinitely kind-hearted as well. This was proven when Edward Elric successfully "defeats" Truth by simply letting up alchemy as he does have friends, which Truth is happy about, guides Edward to the exit, and politely leaves Edward forever.
- We have the most iconic character from Elfen Lied, named Lucy. To summarize her traits, she has multiple personalities, such as her cold side, but the most dominant one is her optimistic personality. While she is an anti-heroine and also a psychotic combatant, she still remains neutral due to the fact her split personalities have separate codes of morality.
- From Forgotten Realms, the Luminous Being/Dungeon Master can also be an example of this trope, as he is a monotheistic deity who is not just only all-cold, but he's also all-forgiving, and all-kind-hearted at the same time, which is quite unusual for a personality trait. Even though he's a monotheistic god, he's responsible for enforcing laws upon all of creation in the omniverse, which makes him a neutral character.
- Fate Strange Fake has Flat Escardos, a cheery magus who happens to be the Master of Jack the Ripper. He tries to keep civilians out of the crossfire, holds his teacher in the highest esteem, and wants to make friends with every Servant of the Holy Grail War. His Idiot Savant tendencies combined with his unusually nice demeanor are so unnerving to the magus community that his own parents tried to murder him for it. At the same time, his neutrality and ambivalence towards concepts of "good" and "evil" are considered disconcertingly alien. The only reason why he hasn't done something amoral is because of his adherence to the values instilled in him by Lord El-Melloi II.
- In Winx Club we have Sibylla, a purely neutral Fairy who doesn't take sides in matters of morality. At the same time, however, she's actually the most polite of all of the Fairies and is a really fair individual. The reason why she's neutral is the fact that she is the embodiment of justice, meaning she wouldn't technically join the side of good or evil at any time.
- In My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, we have Chancellor Neighsay. Ever since the beginning of the eighth season of MLP: FIM, he was portrayed with a racist personality towards non-pony races, but as of episode twenty six, he had Took a Level in Kindness after proven how wrong he was about non-pony races being dangerous threats to Equestria if they ever use friendship against it as he had stated at one point. He genuinely apologizes to Twilight's students, also explaining that non-pony individuals are capable of learning about friendship, even if the process is slow in terms of their understanding.
Indexes: Morality Tropes
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