Based on the Alignment system from 'Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms', I decide to give all my characters an alignment. Now, what is an alignment? To put it simple, it is kind of a position of agreement or alliance to individuels. In total, there are 9 forms of alignments. Sources are from the Forgotten Realms wikia
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1. Lawful Good
- A lawful good
character upholds society and its laws, believing that these laws are created to work for the good and prosperity of all. He is both honest and benevolent. He will work within the established system to change it for the better, and strives to bring order to goodness that other good-aligned characters might pool their resources to better the world. A lawful good character combines a commitment to oppose evil with discipline. Most lawful good characters live by a strict code of honor, or by the rules of conduct set down by their deity. They will generally selflessly act by these codes even at the cost of their own life.
An incorruptible enforcer, a ruler or politician who acts for the good of his people, and a heroic soldier who strictly obeys the laws of battle are all examples of lawful good characters.
2. Neutral Good
- Neutral good
characters desire good without bias for or against order. A neutral good character does good for goodness' sake, not because she or he is directed to by law or by whim. Such characters will obey the law or break it when they see that it will serve a greater good. They aren't bound strongly to a social system or order. Their need to help others and reduce suffering may take precedence over all else.
A doctor who treats both sides in a fight and somebody who feeds the starving in a war zone are both examples of neutral good characters.
3. Chaotic Good
- Chaotic good
combines a good heart with a free spirit. A chaotic good character acts as his or her conscience directs with little regard for what others expect. Such characters are kind and benevolent, strong individualists hostile to the claims of rules, regulations, and social order. They hate it when people try to intimidate others and tell them what to do. They will actively work to bring down unjust rulers and organizations and to liberate the oppressed. They find lawful societies distasteful and will avoid them, often living as nomads or hermits.
Noble rebel leaders fighting corrupt or venal regimes, vigilantes acting for what they see as the greater good, mercenaries who only work for the "good guys" and anyone who "robs from the rich to give to the poor" are all examples of chaotic good characters.
4. Lawful Neutral
- A lawful neutral
character is directed by law, logic, tradition, or a personal code. Order and organization are paramount to him. He may believe in personal order and live by a code or standard, or he may believe in order for all and favor a strong, organized government.
A functionary, soldier, or employee who follows orders without question regardless of the result, an arms dealer who sells his wares to the highest bidder, whatever that bidder may do with them, and an impartial jurist who sticks rigidly to the rule book are all examples of lawful neutral characters.
5. True Neutral
- A true neutral
character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn't feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or order vs. chaos. He thinks of good as better than evil--after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he isn't personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way.
This is the most common alignment of sentient creatures and the alignment of almost all animals and other creatures of very low intelligence.
6. Chaotic Neutral
- Chaotic neutral
is freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal. A chaotic neutral character follows their whims. They are an individualist first and last. They value their own liberty but does not strive to protect the freedom of others. They avoid authority, resents restrictions, and challenge traditions. A chaotic neutral character doesn't intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, they would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or by evil (and a desire to make others suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but their behaviour is not totally random. They are not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it.
A wandering rogue who lives both by work for hire and petty theft is an example of a chaotic neutral character.
7. Lawful Evil
- Lawful evil
is the methodical, intentional, and frequently successful devotion to a cruel organized system. A lawful evil character methodically takes what he wants within the limits of his personal code of conduct without regard for whom it hurts. He cares about tradition, loyalty, and order but not about freedom, dignity, or life. He plays by the rules but without mercy or compassion. He's comfortable in a hierarchy and would like to rule, but is willing to serve. He is loath to break promises, and he is therefore very cautious about giving his word unless a bargain is clearly in his favour. Many lawful evil characters use society and its laws for selfish advantages, exploiting the letter of the law over its spirit whenever it best suits their interests.
A tyrannical ruler who drafts the rules to suit himself, a corrupt lawyer or judge who uses the law to mask his own misdeeds, and the ruthless bosses and minions of organized crime are all examples of lawful evil characters.
8. Neutral Evil
- Neutral evil
is pure pragmatism without honor and without variation—survival of the ruthless. A neutral evil character does whatever he can get away with. He is out for himself, pure and simple. He shows no remorse for those he kills, whether for profit, sport or convenience, and he has no love of order and holds no illusion that following laws, traditions, or codes would make him any better or more noble. On the other hand, he does not have the restless nature or love of conflict that a chaotic evil villain has.
Career criminals, particularly those who harm others for money, such as hitmen, are the most obvious example of neutral evil.
9. Chaotic Evil
- Chaotic evil
is power without control - selfishness unfettered by any law. A chaotic evil character does whatever his greed, hatred, and lust for destruction drive him to do. If he is simply out for whatever he can get, he is ruthless and brutal. If he is committed to the spread of evil and chaos, he is even worse. His plans are haphazard and any groups he joins or forms are poorly organized. Typically, chaotic evil people can be made to work together only by force, and their leader lasts only as long as he can thwart attempts to topple or assassinate him.
Many serial killers would fit this description, as would indeed most of the more violent and reckless criminals found in the worst sorts of places.
Below is my character list with the alignments I think is suitable for them.Main protagonist:
Bors Stone-Axe (dwarf) Lawful GoodBors' companions:
Dillie Swipes (gnome) Chaotic Neutral
Diess the Fearless (dwarf) Neutral Good
Robert Fitch (human) Neutral Good
Jahrim (azrac) Chaotic Good
Thari Oakenflower(elf) Chaotic GoodBors' relatives:
Borfur Stone-Axe (dad) Lawful Neutral
Boreas Stone-Axe (grandpa) Lawful Good
Bran Stone-Axe (uncle) Chaotic Neutral
Hugas Hammerhead (uncle) Lawful Neutral
Dido Stone-Axe Hammerhead (aunt) Lawful Good
Hugo Hammerhead (older cousin) Lawful Good
Celdi Hammerhead ( female cousin) Lawful Neutral
Fero Hammerhead (younger cousin) Neutral GoodDillie's relatives:
Garni Swipes (dad) Lawful Evil
Frelia Chestnut (Stepmother) Lawful Neutral
Lely Chestnut (Stepsister) Chaotic Good
Augus Swipes (grandpa) Chaotic NeutralThe Do-Gooders:
Tol Keenwind (gnome wizard) Neutral Good
Elissa Blackmane (elf) Chaotic Good
Finnian Drakestone (human) Chaotic Good
Adelbert Whinehouse (human) Lawful Good
Zalton Goldtooth (dwarf) Lawful Good
Goran Bronzehammer (dwarf) Lawful Good
Daina the Scout (uldra) Chaotic Good
Olaf (human) Neutral Good
Erik (human) Neutral Good
Snorri (human) Chaotic Neutral
Iggy Notmakesense (goblin) Lawful Evil
Snertsus the bandit (human) Chaotic Evil
Pighead the banditleader (human) Lawful Evil
Biographies are located here
And like my Character list, this will be subject to change if needed.