alignment-charts

atomicpowered  asked:

Dobson is a more chaotic evil while Buckley is a more neutral evil I believe

I’m not really sure if Dobson fits on an alignment chart. Buckley, sure. Neutral evil. He exploits pop culture trends for attention and profit and does it the cheapest way possible and acts smug about it. Definitely. 

Dobson though, jesus christ. I don’t know what Dobson even IS. He’s racist, sexist, pretends to be a feminist because he thinks it’ll get him closer to women so he can creep on them, makes no effort to hide the fact that his support for gay rights is 100% because he fetishizes lesbians, and is completely socially tone-deaf. He told Zelda Williams to “calm her tits” when she expressed grief for her father’s death online. 

I don’t know. Is that chaotic evil? It seems more like an indescribable eldritch abomination whose motivations are impossible to discern and whose moral alignment exists outside of a human’s binary understanding of “good vs. evil.” He’s not so much evil as he is just “wrong.” 

A brief summary of D&D alignments for the uninformed.

Lawful Good: Laws are good if they are just and fair.

Lawful Neutral: Laws are good because they are laws.

Lawful Evil: Laws are good, but only if they benefit me.

Neutral Good: Let’s do the Right Thing(™)

True Neutral: Please leave me alone.

Neutral Evil: What’s in it for me?

Chaotic Good: Personal freedom is the most important thing in the world, and I would die for others freedom.

Chaotic Neutral: Personal freedom is the most important thing in the world, and I would die for mine.

Chaotic Evil: Personal freedom is the most important thing in the world. Mine more than yours. 

Fox Alignment Chart

Lawful Good: Nick Wilde

Originally posted by disney-yensid

Neutral Good: Mozilla Firefox

Originally posted by thunpratan

Chaotic Good: Disney’s Robin Hood

Originally posted by celebratingmagic

Lawful Neutral: Fox Mulder

Originally posted by alcesangelus


True Neutral: A fox

Originally posted by gifsboom

Chaotic Neutral: Starfox

Originally posted by ghoulsnghosts


Lawful Evil: “What does the fox say" 

Originally posted by laurste


Neutral Evil: Swiper

Originally posted by gingerfish666


Chaotic Evil: Fox News

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

Alignment, the short version:

Morality:

  • Good - Willing to sacrifice personal gain for the greater good
  • Neutral - Personal sacrifice only for personal gain
  • Evil - Willing (and usually eager) to sacrifice others for personal gain

Legality:

  • Lawful - Hold yourself to an externally-defined code of behavior
  • Neutral - Unconcerned by externally-defined codes of behavior
  • Chaotic - Attempts to breakdown externally-defined social mores.

These are definitions of player motivations, not actions.  While all of this is up to GM interpretation for how it works (or doesn’t) in their games, to me alignment is about guiding Role Play, not predetermining it.  A character doesn’t “break” alignment for choosing door A instead of door B.  Alignment changes are a result of that character no longer viewing the world through the above lens