Strip 139 - Alignment Tutorial - Part 5 (NeutralGood)

24th Feb 2015, 12:00 AM in Corvus Village
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Bitzer 24th Feb 2015, 1:18 AM edit delete reply

"Meteor Knight"
Phaedrus does have a point. There is such a thing as too much good. A well made character will have conflict, which means a well made character needs vices.
Raxon 24th Feb 2015, 5:41 AM edit delete reply
Inability to tolerate any kind of deceipt, evil, or vice counts as a vice, and a source of conflict, though that might be because this tends to make them humorless dicks.
Kyosuke Nambu 25th Feb 2015, 12:36 AM edit delete reply

Well, not necessarily vices, (At least, in my humble opinion) but flaws, certainly. What makes a character (Or a person, for that matter) a hero or a villain is not so much the lack/presence of flaws, but what they do about them.
Rooker 24th Feb 2015, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
I'm with Raxon. I think the "Heroic Crusade" is more dangerous than any addiction I've seen. As Adam Goldberg playing Private Mellish from Saving Private Ryan so eloquently put it;
"Yeah, how does it go: 'If God's on our side, who the fuck could be on theirs'?"

When God has a direct line to your mind and certain edicts that you are required to follow, it can get pretty tough. And that's just for the people who actually hear and speak to their god. Also, I find it ironic that Neutral Good is being described as far more "goody-goody" than Lawful Good when I always hear that LG is the highlight of unexciting, run-of-the-mill hero boys and girls of the world. This is why I like DT's Alignment comics right now. It's giving me a lot of helpful perspective on how it all works or should look.
Kyosuke Nambu 25th Feb 2015, 12:38 AM edit delete reply

I agree. "Heroic Crusade" is the quickest path possible on the road from lawful good to lawful evil. Good always has to be sure it knows if what it is doing is actually "Good" or not.
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