neutral-evil

anonymous asked:

Everyone in the party has a huge crush on Ari. This confuses him since people usually aren't very nice to him. Neutral quiet Ari.

The ultimate shipfic gone wrong. Hohoho. This will be fun.

It started off as a normal day for Ari; the boy had been sent into Tenel on an errand by his mother. It was when he was on his way back that things started to get…weird.

“Hey. Slave.”

Ari turned his head, only to come face to face with Stan. Startled, he nearly dropped the loaf of bread he was carrying. “…?”

Stan grinned, eyes lidded just a bit. “I was looking for you. I have a new evil plan today, slave…come with me, and we can take care of it. Hm~?”

“…..” Ari’s face slowly went red. He took an uncertain step back. Stan blinked, then leaned in a bit, grin widening. 

“What’s wrong? Cat got your tongue? ….how about we find out~?”

That did it. The teenager turned around and ran as fast as he could in the direction of his house, eyes wide. Behind him, Stan came charging after him, unperturbed by his slave fleeing. 

Ari slammed open the door, chest heaving. Rosalyn blinked and looked at him. “Ari? What’s wrong?”

Before he could answer, Stan burst in after him, eyes gleaming. Immediately Rosalyn intercepted him before he could reach Ari, and the boy felt a surge of relief. But relief turned into horror as she proceeded to pull him into her arms. 

“No you don’t! I won’t let you corrupt him anymore!” she shouted at the Evil King before hugging Ari close to her. “Are you okay, Ari? Did he hurt you?”

Ari just gaped, unable to process quite what was going on here. What was this? They weren’t acting like they usually did…

“Hey, back off, blubber butt! He’s MY slave, not yours!”

“No!” Rosalyn squished Ari to her chest, expression defiant. “Don’t worry, Ari. I’ll set you free, I promise you!” Ari struggled before shoving himself free of Rosalyn, wheezing for breath. 

“Hey, Cub! You in here?” Big Bull poked his head in, looking around. “I just wanted to know if you wanted to hang out. Bro to bro, you know? Heh!”

“No, he was going to come study with me! Isn’t that right, lad?” Kisling pushed Big Bull out of the way, looking in with a grin. 

They all shared the same gleam in their eyes. 

Feeling a shiver run down his spine, he went running past all of them, not daring to look behind him as he went. He could hear them running and shouting after him, though…why was this happening?? He remembered wanting a little more attention than he was getting, but this was ridiculous.

Soon the circus tent was in sight, and hope welled up within the unfortunate boy. Epros would know what to do, right? He flew past the tent flaps, about ready to double over. Linda looked over at him, in the middle of preparing for her show. Normally she would be screaming for him to get the hell out, but she just smiled a cute little smile and waved. 

“Oh, hi Ari!” she gushed. “This is actually really great timing! Listen, I’ve been wanting to talk to you for awhile about something…um…do you have a minute?”

Ari shook his head, eye twitching. Linda’s eyes widened, and she seemed to droop. “Oh…okay. Well, how about later, then?” Now she was back to smiling like he hadn’t said anything. Before Ari could open his mouth, the tent flaps fluttered, and Epros floated in.

“Hm? What now? What’s this? What could I possibly have missed?” Ari looked to him and was just about to try and explain the situation, when Epros’ hand shot out and caught his face. 

The magician stroked it, almost thoughtfully, before getting a soft smile. “Why, Ari…what a surprise. I’ve never really noticed your eyes…”

The boy went numb. Those around him say that what happened next was the loudest anyone had ever heard Ari before.

“I NEED AN ADULT!” he screamed. 

In the distance, Beiloune watched Ari chased around the area by his friends, and smiled. It was always fun to play Kick the Deviant. Especially after they’d been ruining your plans.

Behind him, Marlene raised an eyebrow. “What are you doing?”

“Oh, nothing.”

characters with ‘no morals’ aren’t automatically going to be evil, that just means they don’t have a strict personal code. if they got the urge to do a good thing, they probably wouldn’t complain, and would do it. the only really solid thing is that they’re probably going to be pretty self serving. ‘no morals’ characters are more seen as pure evil leaning because evil actions stand out more, even when mixed with good, and neutrality is dangerous.

but a lot of times people say a character is a person with no morals when they actually mean they’re neutral or evil leaning, but probably still do have a personal code of some sort. no morals? that’s a LOT more freedom. no morals is not giving a fuck one way or the other. hell, a character with no morals could even be pretty good leaning in terms of actions, but again, just be that way because they feel like it/are good at it/etc, not because they care about helping others or how they’re seen

i just see the term ~no morals~ thrown around a lot for characters who aren’t like that as i just explained, and i’m like….. nah

A Hex Guide to Moral Alignment: Neutral Evil

Neutral Evil characters stick by their own morals, and can partner up with any other evil characters as long as they benefit from it or else share a common interest and/or goal.

Traits

  • amoral or immoral
  • selfish
  • obnoxious
  • revengeful
  • sadistic
  • egotistical
  • malevolent
  • elitist
  • smug
  • indifferent

Positives

  • Focused on themselves
  • Usually independent
  • Can work in the law
  • Will help others for rewards/payment

Negatives

  • Disregards others
  • Usually pure evil
  • Dishonorable
  • Will not keep their word
  • Prone to cheating and lying
  • Will harm, attack and kill who they want
  • Has no loyalty to friend.

Associated Tropes

Associated Archetypes

  • The Assassin
  • The Villain
  • The Assassin
  • The Mercenary
  • The Con Man
  • The Scientist
  • The Innovator
  • The Engineer
  • The Soldier
  • The Bully
  • The Leader
neutral evil

Neutral Evil is called the “Malefactor” alignment. Characters of this alignment are typically selfish and have no qualms about turning on their allies-of-the-moment. They have no compunctions about harming others to get what they want, but neither will they go out of their way to cause carnage or mayhem when they see no direct benefit to it. They abide by laws for only as long as it is convenient for them. A villain of this alignment can be more dangerous than either Lawful or Chaotic Evil characters, since he is neither bound by any sort of honour or tradition nor disorganised and pointlessly violent. Examples are an assassin who has little regard for formal laws but does not needlessly kill, a henchman who plots behind his superior’s back, or a mercenary who switches sides if made a better offer. Neutral evil beings consider their alignment to be the best because they can advance themselves without regard for others. Neutral evil is the most dangerous alignment because it represents pure evil without honour and without variation.

TRAIT STRUCTURE

  • unfeeling. 
  • uncaring. 
  • insensitive. 
  • unkind. 
  • uncooperative. 
  • self-reliant. 
  • cruel. 
  • depraved. 
  • corrupt. 
  • immoral. 
  • vicious. 
  • destructive.
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favorite characters + character alignments ► neutral evil ► katherine pierce/katerina petrova

Neutral evil is the best alignment you can be because you can advance yourself without regard for others. However, neutral evil can be a dangerous alignment because it represents pure evil without honor and without variation.

“We both know I could rip you to shreds and do my nails at the same time.”

The Neutral Evil Code

The personal code of a neutral evil character may look like this:

1. You shall lie to advance yourself.

2. You shall harm the innocent to advance yourself.

3. You shall kill to advance yourself.

4. You shall not aid the weak.

5. You shall honor those who are stronger.

6. You shall follow the law only to advance yourself.

7. You shall betray friends, family, community, and nation to advance yourself.

8. You shall not aid those who protect the weak.

9. You shall not show mercy to enemies.

10. You shall seek unlimited power over others.

Ten Neutral Evil Signs of Weakness

Likewise, a neutral evil character may consider the following as signs of weakness. A sign of weakness indicates that the character is straying from the cruel tenets of the neutral evil philosophy. This list is given in the order of least severe infraction to most severe.

1. Failing to show malice or inflict pain upon an innocent when it would be pleasurable to do so.

2. Not challenging a clearly weak leader for leadership.

3. Keeping your word when doing so would interfere with personal gain.

4. Refusing to commit cruel act that would harm your enemy or rival when appropriate.

5. Making a sacrifice to help another when not important to your survival.

6. Failing to commit cruel acts that are in your best interest.

7. Refusing to kill for personal gain or wealth.

8. Turning down a chance to gain power or wealth.

9. Showing mercy to one who is opposed to you or your cause.

10. Aiding the servants of Goodness.

Neutral Evil

Neutral Evil is called the “Malefactor” alignment. Characters of this alignment are typically selfish and have no qualms about turning on their allies-of-the-moment. They have no compunctions about harming others to get what they want, but neither will they go out of their way to cause carnage or mayhem when they see no direct benefit to it. They abide by laws for only as long as it is convenient for them. A villain of this alignment can be more dangerous than either Lawful or Chaotic Evil characters, since he is neither bound by any sort of honour or tradition nor disorganised and pointlessly violent. Examples are an assassin who has little regard for formal laws but does not needlessly kill, a henchman who plots behind his superior’s back, or a mercenary who switches sides if made a better offer. Neutral evil beings consider their alignment to be the best because they can advance themselves without regard for others. Neutral evil is the most dangerous alignment because it represents pure evil without honour and without variation.

TRAIT STRUCTURE

  • unfeeling. 
  • uncaring. 
  • insensitive. 
  • unkind. 
  • uncooperative. 
  • self-reliant. 
  • cruel. 
  • depraved. 
  • corrupt. 
  • immoral. 
  • vicious. 
  • destructive.
Neutral Evil vs. Lawful Evil

Conflicts between lawful evil and neutral evil characters will deal with the question of loyalty. The neutral evil character’s loyalty is to himself and those who aid him currently. He will not go out of his way to help another, unless he needs that individual’s help in the future. The lawful evil character recognizes the need for comrades and will help those that he considers allies, even at some personal risk and cost. Whoever a lawful evil character calls an ally can expect loyalty and aid, unless he fails to support the aims of the group or organization. Woe to the person who betrays the group! The lawful evil character will not be forgiving and will seek to cause injury or kill the offender, whatever is appropriate for their crime. The neutral evil character will also make an example of those who cross him, there is no question. The difference between the neutral evil character and lawful evil character is that the neutral evil character will betray an ally for gain when the ally has done him no wrong, whereas the lawful evil character will only betray a former ally who has proven himself unworthy or if that ally betrays the group.