mo0onballz replied to your post “to everyone who realizes that assigning alignments to extremely…”
holy fuck, i’m so sorry people are doing that to you kid ): yeah its just really hard to tell with tlou characters because..well, no one’s really lawful.
eh, thanks :) it’s pretty much done now, though.
But yeah, I was using the term “lawful” pretty loosely. Riley and Marlene are lawful simply because they follow the firefly charter (which has it’s own codes and regulations) and Riley was “good” because she genuinely wanted to do good and save humanity, but she also wanted to stay with Ellie (lawful good characters often struggle between doing what they want and doing what’s right)
Marlene was lawful neutral because she has her own personal vision of order and law. She was also trying to save not only humanity, but society. (the fireflies were trying to reinstate the government) She struggled with the fact that Ellie would have to be killed in order to extract a cure, but still gave the go ahead because of the code of conduct that she followed (personal morals come second to lawful neutral characters)
Tess was lawful evil (which some people are obviously struggling with) not because she was particularly lawful OR evil, but because of the things that she did and why she did them. She’s lawful because she follows her own moral code (it’s a dog eat dog world, but she still trades and smuggles, and from what we know, she doesn’t steal or cheat. She agrees to smuggle Ellie to get the guns back when she could’ve easily killed Marlene) while still maintaining close, trustworthy allies (Bill and Joel). She’s “evil” because she constantly breaks FEDRA laws and does generally “bad” things (again, the term is used loosely). I mean everyone murders people in this game, but in the beginning, Tess literally shoots someone in the head simply because they wouldn’t let her through. That’s not a good thing.
but it’s all relative and people like to complain, so it’s not a huge deal.