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"Side? I am on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side, little orc."
Treebeard, The Lord of the Rings

This index is neither good nor evil and it is willing to never choose any side but its own (maybe it will, maybe it won't). Here's an index about neutrality.

Contrast Goodness Tropes and Evil Tropes.


  • Above Good and Evil: Character does their own thing without regard for good or evil.
  • Adopt the Dog: Morally ambiguous character performs a good deed.
  • Apathetic Citizens: The townspeople refuse to get involved in affairs that don't concern them.
  • Apathetic Clerk: Doesn't care about who they sell they products to, even if they might use them for nefarious purposes.
  • Awakening the Sleeping Giant: Neutrality doesn't prevent this character from lashing out at those who antagonize them.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Type of morality that lacks a grasp of good and evil.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Character refusing to get involved in a crisis that doesn't concern him.
  • Chaotic Neutral: Character who is not only neutral but also rebellious and quite selfish depending on their personality.
  • Choosing Neutrality: A good or evil character chooses the side of neutrality.
  • Default to Good: A neutral character decides to side with the good guys when it comes down to it.
  • God Is Neutral: The supreme deity is neither good nor evil.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: Nobody in this conflict is completely good or completely evil.
    • Grey-and-Gray Insanity: Believing that everyone in a conflict is just as bad as one another, when it's far from the case.
  • Hazy-Feel Turn: A morally ambiguous character switches sides to another morally ambiguous faction.
  • Heroic Neutral: They want to be left alone, and only get involved in the conflict when they are threatened by the villains.
  • Impartial Purpose-Driven Faction: A faction, group, or organization that ignores taking sides in favor of pursuing their own non-political agenda.
  • Lawful Neutral: Character who is not only neutral but more focused on their own version of law and order than the greater good.
  • Morality Kitchen Sink: A work with various facets of morality.
  • Neutral in Name Only: A group professes neutrality but in practice is heavily aligned to one side.
  • Neutral No Longer: A neutral character chooses a side either good or evil.
  • The Neutral Zone: A place owned by neither side of a conflict between waring factions. It's fair game what happens here.
  • Neutrality Backlash: A character refusing to choose a side rallies both sides against them.
  • Neutrality Sue: Because they're neutral, they can do whatever they want.
  • No Points for Neutrality: Neutral character receives nothing due to being on nobody's side.
  • Not Always Evil: The mooks are revealed to not be inherently evil by nature.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: They fight the fight, but for their own reasons.
  • Omnicidal Neutral: Neutrality allows a character to kill everyone.
  • Playing Both Sides: One organization or person plays two sides against one another.
  • Running Both Sides: Both sides of a conflict are secretly being run by the same organization or person.
  • Stupid Neutral: When neutrality makes a character do stupid things.
  • Team Switzerland: A third party refuses to take any side.
  • True Neutral: The character is neither good, evil, lawful, or chaotic. They're simply the ultimate alignment of neutrality.
  • √úbermensch: A character who lives by a personal code rather than a societal or divine moral code.
  • Wild Card: Character who is inconsistent with their moral alignment.
  • With Us or Against Us: Treating neutrality as at least as bad as choosing evil.