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     Anime and Manga 

I'm a bitch who doesn't give a fuck. You and your half-dead face can preach about hymens and demons and other weird words that supposedly mean shit, but that doesn't change the fact that if any of you fuckers get in my way, I'm gonna kick some twisted-ass ass. You hear me, dick? I'm a hot bitch angel named Panty. And no matter what anyone says, I DO WHAT I FUCKING WANT!

"I'll tell you one thing... I'm not a pawn of the Powers That Be. I'm neither an ally of the warlocks nor of the witches. I am who I am. I'm not a puppet of authority like you."
Sigma, Tweeny Witches

     Comic Books 

Chaotic Neutral! My favorite! I get to do whatever I think is best.

"My world is all just shades of grey, Batman. That's why you'll never really understand me."
-—Catwoman, Catwoman Vol. 3 #1


     Fan Fiction 

Even Loki cannot fully predict Loki's plans, sister.

You know how I so revel in chaos.

     Film - Live-Action 

It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Rocket: So we're saving the galaxy again?
Peter Quill: Yep.
Rocket: Awesome! We're really gonna be able to jack up our price if we're two-time galaxy savers!

There is no right or wrong. There is only fun and boring.
The Plague, Hackers

Me, I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly, it's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're gonna do something incredibly... stupid.

Elizabeth: Whose side is Jack on?
Will: At the moment?

We are the best
So screw the rest
We do as we damn well please
Until the end
St. Trinians,
Defenders of anarchy
St. Trinian's (2007) theme song

Finn, let me learn you something big; It's all a machine, partner. Live free. Don't join.

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life . . . But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?
Renton, Trainspotting

"Look, Your Worshipfulness, let's get one thing straight. I take orders from just one person: me."
Han Solo, A New Hope


I am not what you call a civilized man! I have done with society entirely, for reasons which I alone have the right of appreciating. I do not, therefore, obey its laws, and I desire you never to allude to them before me again!

Darlajane B. tells Alex that he is this figure, the wise Fool, the vagabond who lives on the edge of society, despised, believed mad yet the genius who carries the spark that will change that society. He is the pure impulse that is neither evil nor good, open to all the wonders of the world and heedless of its dangers; but he is also the Joker, who continually seeks extravagant amusements, heedless of the chaos his search causes because he is lost in the joy of the moment.
Fairyland, by Paul J McAuley

Where's there's strife and where there's trouble, call on Peevsie, he'll make double!
Peeves the Poltergeist, Harry Potter

Some people felt you were a bit of a jerk. It's because you took very seriously your dream that you shouldn't take anything seriously even though the contradiction implied a passion that was relentlessly opposed to frivolity.
Glinda, describing the problem with spreading chaos, Chasing the Dragon


Out for my own, out to be free
One with my mind, they just can't see
No need to hear things that they say
Life is for my own to live my own way
Metallica, "Escape"

You take what you get, you get what you please, better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
Midnight Oil, "The Power and the Passion"

Fuck 'em and their law!
The Prodigy, "Their Law"

Word is born
Fight the war, fuck the norm
Now I got no patience
So sick of complacence
With the D the E the F the I the A the N the C the E
Mind of a revolutionary
So clear the lane
The finger to the land of the chains
What? The land of the free?
Whoever told you that is your enemy!
Now something must be done
About vengeance, a badge and a gun
Cause I'll rip the mic, rip the stage, rip the system
I was born to rage against 'em
Now action must be taken
We don't need the key
We'll break in
Rage Against the Machine, "Know Your Enemy"

Mama's torn, hands cover her sunken face. We're hungry but their belly's full. The structure is set you never change it with a ballot poll.
Rage Against the Machine, "Down Rodeo"

     Tabletop Games 

A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn't strive to protect others' freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy; to do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from him suffer). A chaotic neutral may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. [...] Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal.
Dungeons & Dragons: Player's Handbook, 3.5th Edition

A rolling stone gathers no moss. There is only today. Be like the wind and be taken wherever fate sees fit. He who fights fate courts folly. You only live once. Power to those who do not wish for power. Avoid anything in a uniform. Challenge the old orders.
— Introduction to Chaotic Neutral, Ultimate Campaign

Trust not in their appearance, for the Eldar are as utterly alien to good, honest men as the vile Tyranids and savage Orks. They are capricious and fickle, attacking without cause or warning. There is no understanding them for there is nothing to understand - they are a random force in the universe.
Commander Abriel Hume, Warhammer 40,000


     Video Games 

I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil. I JUST FIGHT!
Augus, Asura's Wrath

I can do anything!

I do what I want! You have problem?
Quina Quen, Final Fantasy IX

Pulse and Cocoon can rot for all I care. [...] I'll tear down the sky, if it'll save her.

What is chaos in theory? It's a thousand coins flung into the air. Each one wavering in the course of it's rise and fall between justice and greed, tenderness and blood, calamity and boredom.
Who are the Dragon? We are not the face of a coin, praying for fate to favor our side. We are the hand that makes the toss. We are the trajectory. We are the violence in the wind. Countless conditions determine every outcome, and we strive to know and manipulate them all. A thousand coins tumble down and we formulate the equations and models to predict where each and every one will fall. And when they fall? We will adjust accordingly, and fling them back into the air.
For we are the Dragon, and we take chaos far beyond theory.
—Faction trailer for The Dragon, The Secret World

I am Shadow the Hedgehog! I and only I know what is best! No one can tell me what to do! This is who I am!
Shadow the Hedgehog, the Semi-Dark: Hero path

With chaos, you never know what'll happen next, which is AWESOME!
Pearl, Splatoon 2


There shall be no Law on New Hong Kong.
— Hacked insert in the Law Machines' programming, Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire

Classify it as "I don't give a rat's ass" AKA Chaotic Neutral.

[Computer], you're not looking at the big picture here. The biggest threat to an advanced species is complacency. They become so comfortable that they lose their ability to adapt. A big change comes along and they go extinct. By selflessly providing a constant source of chaos, I keep that from happening. True, it's bad in the short run. But in the long run, people like me are vital to the survival of the human race.
(scene cut)
Great news! The computer doesn't want to kill me anymore. Now it just wants a big bottle of aspirin!
Sam, Freefall page 288note 

Glon: Oh, I'm just going to put into motion a chain of events that will rock the very foundations of the seats of power from here to the outer edges of the North Realm.
Mrs. Bloodhand: Is this fueled by any aspirations for your own advancement or are you doing it for the good of the many?
Glon: Oh neither. I'm enjoying the sheer beauty of chaos. But if any doors happen to open my way...

    Web Animation 
Why does anyone do anything? Sheer, absolute boredom!
Alastor, Hazbin Hotel

     Web Original 

A Chaotic Neutral character could very well burn down the orphanage, I would be like "Why did you do that?!" and they would be like "Eh." (shrugs) I can't argue with that!

     Western Animation 

I'm not mean, I'm a thousand years old and I just lost track of my moral code.
Marceline, Adventure Time

Yeah, let's break some rules!
Toph, shortly before blowing out the side of a building for no reason, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Make sense? Oh, what fun is there in making sense?

[Rick]'s not a villain, Summer, but he shouldn't be your hero. He's more like a demon or a super fucked-up God.
Morty, Rick and Morty

Life is short. If you don't stop and look around... and do whatever you want all the time... then you could miss it.
Cartman, South Park

Gizmo: Whose side are you on, barf-brain?!
Red X: Mine!

"Sometimes I'm bad for money. Sometimes I'm good for money. As long as I'm having fun with said money, I make my own rules!"


     Real Life 

"Do what thou wilt" shall be the whole of the law.

I have a secret love of chaos. There should be more of it. Do not believe — and I am dead serious when I say this — do not assume that order and stability are always good, in a society or in a universe. The old, the ossified, must always give way to new life and the birth of new things. Before the new things can be born the old must perish.

Reason is the enemy of all greatness.
Giacomo Leopardi

I probably took more than anybody could survive... I was bangin' seven-gram rocks and finishing them because that's how I roll... I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man... Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs.

I don't suffer from insanity, I love every minute of it
Unknown, but possibly the comedian Edward Hastings Ford


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