Chaotic Good

"Hoo-Boy! Now I've heard it all! And there was Genghis Khan. And Nero. Throughout history cheap punks have tried to make themselves leaders. But in spite of their titles, they were still cheap punks!"

-Green Arrow

A sort of "Heroic Rebel", these are characters who do believe in doing good and set out to do the right thing, but also believe that the law gets in the way of doing the right thing and as such deliberately operate outside of authority and are usually either contemptuous of or distrustful of authority. Chaotic Good characters will only work with authority figures if absolutely necessary and are much more comfortable working outside of it and fighting evil on their own terms. Basically they're more "screw the rules" as opposed to Neutral Good characters, who don't care if they happen to break the rules but also don't set out to do so. It's also worth mentioning that Chaotic Good characters tend to be just a bit more prone to ruthless behavior than other Good characters.

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  • Source of the page quote and one of the absolute best examples of this around. Fitting given who he's based off of...

  • On that note we come to another text-book example of this. Robin Hood is the heroic outlaw who in most versions of his story continues to operate as an outlaw even after the rightful king returns precisely because Robin Hood believes that he does the most good when he's not being tied down by any kind of authority.

  • Like his fellow archers Robin Hood and Green Arrow Hawkeye's got little to no respect for authority, even when serving on either SHIELD or the Avengers. He's a loudmouth who doesn't like taking orders from others, and frequently butts heads with his peers and challenges Captain America and Iron Man's leadership.

  • Another excellent example of this, being a man who almost never plays by anyone's rules and usually grumbles a lot whenever he does. Definitely a loose cannon, but one who nevertheless desires to do good.

  • Well given that she's a member of the Chaotic Good organization X-Force AND Wolverine's clone, it's perhaps inevitable that she comes out being this alignment.

  • During her punk mohawk-wearing b***-on-wheels phase where she became a lot more resistant to authority but was nevertheless still technically a hero.

  • The merciless vampire hunter who is pretty much forced to operate outside of society just by virtue of being who he is. Besides that he does not take orders well and is difficult to work with in a team environment.

  • Somewhere in-between this and Neutral Good I'd say. As the Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange deals with magical and supernautral threats to the planet, and due to the nature of both his powers and the foes he fights he is often forced to operate outside of society. In fact in the character's early years the general public didn't even know Doctor Strange existed!

  • Like Blade he's a tireless crusader against supernatural forces and as such is pretty much forced to operate outside of society. He's also never depicted as being particularly considerate of rules and authority and is also an Anti-Hero, so...

  • Cocky, immature, reckless, and hot-headed. Needless to say given all of those things it's no surprise that he also sometimes has authority issues. But despite all of that he is also still one of Marvel's most major heroes, so he fits this.

  • Whenever the raging green monster is definitively good, he tends to default to this alignment. But then again, could you really picture this guy with a sheriff's badge?

  • A street-level hero who is particularly contemptuous of authority, especially with the more recent depictions of the character.

  • The Spider-Woman version of the character seems to be either this or Neutral Good.

  • As the new Scarlet Spider where he's still a bit rough around the edges but is also now unambiguously heroic despite his best efforts to convince us all otherwise. He doesn't even kill anymore.

  • Has even less respect for authority than his predecessor sometimes does, also being a pseudo-freedom fighter against the corrupt mega-corporations and other authoritative powers of his dystopian future, in particular Alchemax. And speaking of his predecessor...

  • In the Amazing Spider-Man films, where he's particularly contemptuous of authority, particularly his line of "I think he's doing something that maybe the police CAN'T". I could also make an argument for his being this in the Spectacular Spider-Man show, at least in the earlier episodes. The version of him seen in Spider-Man Noir is also this.

  • The movie version, who makes it abundantly clear many times than he has absolutely no respect for authority and goes out of his way to operate outside of it as much as he possibly can. Kind of ironic given how his 616 counterpart tends to act.

  • Actually not as often as people think, but he has still been Chaotic Good from time to time, particularly in Batman: Year One and the Elseworlds story "The Dark Knight Returns".

  • At his most heroic, which isn't often, but still.

  • When a hero, as she remains just a bit morally ambiguous and continues to operate completely outside of authority, also never having any real respect for it. But she has also at her best protected Gotham City, particularly it's East End and is ultimately way more altruistic and caring about others than she'd ever want to admit.

  • Sometimes, particularly when written by Gail Simone where as Oracle she has no problem committing unauthorized hacks and taking information that does not belong to her, but only ever in service to the greater good.

  • Also sometimes, though she does become more Lawful whenever she's with the Justice League.

  • Huntress on the other hand, is ALWAYS this.

  • As the second Question. And speaking of which...

  • A very paranoid and cynical superhero and conspiracy theorist who doesn't have much reason to trust the government and authority, much less work within it. Not to mention that he was the inspiration for Rorschach, another Chaotic-aligned character, so...

  • Just like his mentor.

  • The Young Justice version (and yes, the character was different in the comics. Much different actually.)

  • Modern depictions of the character tend to have him as being somewhere in-between this and Neutral Good as a rather rebellious space-cop who frequently disobeys his superior's orders when he feels they get in the way.

  • As the GL whose been reprimanded more times than pretty much any other and being even more rebellious than Hal at his worst, Guy fits this alignment to a T.

  • Yes, believe it or not the big blue boyscout has sometimes been this, more specifically during the early Golden Age and in the relaunched Action Comics by Grant Morrison.

  • After making the full transition to hero/anti-hero.

  • By far the most rebellious member of the Gaang with a regularly voiced contempt for authority. She's also much more prone to rouge-like behavior, such as scamming people.

  • In stark contrast to most other Avatars Korra is VERY Chaotic Good. And I quote: "I'm the Avatar! You gotta DEAL with it!"

  • They don't feel remotely obligated to bend knee to the Guardian's humorless restrictions and pursue their goal of spreading love to the rest of the universe on their own terms.

  • At least the second person to bear that name anyway...

  • The dashing swashbuckler who nevertheless operates as a Western-era vigilante. That he was also an inspiration for the sometimes Chaotic Good Batman is probably not a coincidence...

  • At his absolute most heroic, but that in itself is not a common sight. More often Godzilla is Chaotic Neutral or at his worst, Chaotic Evil.

  • The Guardian of the Universe and more specifically the Earth. However his status as protector does not necessarily extend to humanity, and he has no real loyal to any formal authority or institutions, instead being most concerned with preserving the existence of the Earth and keeping it safe from all kinds of threats.

  • Pretty goofy and mercurial in temperament, but also a fairly benevolent individual. As such I kind of see Mikey as being this alignment.

  • By far the darkest of the turtles and one who does not take orders well, frequently butting heads with the others and in particular challenging Leonardo's leadership.

  • The crazy hockey-mask wearing vigilante, who also happens to be good friends with another Chaotic Good character, Raphael.

  • In the 2012 cartoon after becoming good, though unfortunately for her it's also around then that she gets mutated into a snake monster.

  • She is a Jedi, but it's worth noting that not only is she just a tad rebellious, she also clearly values the Jedi's existence more than the Republic and ultimately does not seem all that loyal to the Republic. She even entertains the idea of the Jedi taking over in full.

  • A Gray Jedi who does not agree with the Jedi Council's draconian and puritanical views and instead prefers to do good and be good on his own terms, also leaving the Jedi Order outright. Make no mistake though: he's still very much dedicated to battling against the forces of the Dark Side and in fact is one of the loudest critics of a Dark Side-aligned player.

  • As a hero of the Rebellion and again as in the aptly named "Jedi Outcast". As a dedicated member of the New Republic and then high-ranking member of Luke's Jedi Order, he becomes Lawful Good.

  • Heroic rebels after all. Not to mention the fact that they're also technically terrorists, but still heroes in spite of it.

  • Post Character Development when he starts to embrace his role in the Rebellion more and becomes a text-book heroic rebel instead of a selfish scoundrel.

  • Personally I see him as more True Neutral but a case could be made for his being Chaotic Good, or at the very least becoming Chaotic Good after going through some character development.

  • Another heroic scoundrel from Star Wars, although this particular one only becomes so if turned to the Light Side in full and made a Jedi.

  • And here's another one, this one from the exact same game.

  • Aaaand another one! Not from the same game as the above two, but she IS from the same series.

  • Given that she's a descendant of Mission Vao, I suppose it's only fitting that they end up having the same alignment.

  • Star Wars sure does love it's heroic scoundrels doesn't it? This one happens to share a game with the above example and is along with Torian Cadera the main voice of reason and morality in the Bounty Hunter's party.

  • While I feel I could easily argue his being the other two good alignments also when Light Side, he does still seem to slip into this one a lot, particularly during the Mandalorian Wars.

  • As Anakin he tended to be this prior to his fall to the Dark Side, being well-meaning but also incredibly rebellious and resistant to authority, even his own master's.

  • The "Paragade" version, being a Shepard who is still well-meaning and largely heroic but also more rebellious and resistant to authority than a pure Paragon, not to mention more prone to ruthless behavior.

  • In the first Mass Effect game only. Post ME 1 Ashley is Lawful Neutral and extremely annoying to boot.

  • BIG TIME in Mass Effect 2 given that he now despises the, as he puts it "bureaucratic crap on the Citadel", operates as a righteous vigilante, and is also far more brutal than many of Shepard's other squadmates.

  • Like Garrus, she becomes a lot more brutal and ruthless in Mass Effect 2, and as an information broker (and then future Shadow Broker) she operates pretty comfortably outside of any established authority or system of government.

  • Post character development, where he sets himself up as leader of his people and fights tooth and nail to preserve them, but is also suspicious and distrustful of most outsiders and isn't all that interested in the authority of the Council or the races that comprise it.

  • Most people would say he's Lawful Good, but the fact is, Jacob is VERY cynical regarding authority and has just as little faith in the Alliance and the Council as Garrus does. Ergo, he's Chaotic Good.

  • As a heroic and charming thief, she's somewhere in-between this and Chaotic Neutral. I personally see her as being more the latter, but an argument can be made in favor of her being this. Largely having to do with her being frankly one of the nicest and LEAST brutal of all your different party members.

  • An independent kunoichi (female ninja) who operates completely outside of authority and working from the shadows. Also of note is that she rejects the power of Soul Calibur just as much as she does Soul Edge, even though the former represents "order".

  • A very quirky and eccentric Samurai who seems to have a very Robin Hood-esque methodology, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, which he also does in his SCIII ending. His mercurial and free-spirited nature also goes a long way towards showing him to be Chaotic, and he is also benevolent and fighting against the forces of evil, so...

  • Another character who comes off as a free spirit with no use for the rules and laws of frankly anyone.

  • While fighting to save her sister from Soul Edge's evil influence, she still has a clear rebellious and sassy streak to her, and definitely doesn't seem like the kind of person to just let someone else tell her what to do.

  • Admittedly I don't know that much about the character, as my knowledge of Street Fighter is practically nil, but what little I do know suggests she is a fairly good character, and she doesn't seem terribly Lawful, so she's either this or Neutral Good.

  • Again, I confess to not know as much here as I would like, but once again his described personality seems to fit this alignment relatively well, so...

  • A serious showboat, but nevertheless one who is consistently on the side of good.

  • A freedom fighter with a rebellious streak as well as an addiction to action and stimulation. He does not like being cooped up.

  • A member of Sonic's freedom fighters, and also an aggressive "berserker" type hero, which suggests this alignment to me.

  • As a member of Sonic the Hedgehog's freedom fighters (IE: Heroic rebels) I'd assume him to be this.

  • As more or less a heroic mercenary I figured he'd be either this or Neutral Good.

  • As a whole, though at their worst and most ruthless they tend to inch more into Chaotic Neutral territory. That said they're still usually this due to being anarchists who operate outside of authority but also being well-meaning crusaders against evil.

  • After becoming a member of the Assassins following her falling out with the Templar Order.

  • Major Assassin from Medieval times

  • Major Assassin from Renaissance times

  • Another major Assassin from the time of the Renaissance and also Ezio's uncle and mentor.

  • As you can see, it runs in the family.

  • The Assassins Creed version, as he is a member of the Assassins there. Rather ironic seeing as how the Templar Order have a very Machiavellian world-view.

  • Not exactly a member of the Assassins, but he is one of their chief allies of the time and also a thief, so he still fits this.

  • In an Assassin's Creed story of mine after joining the Assassin's Brotherhood.

  • Major Assassin from the Colonial Era.

  • Upon becoming a member of the Assassins in full, where he fights mostly to free slaves from their masters. So he's definitely standing against the law there.

  • Well, given that in Assassin's Creed she's both a pirate AND an Assassin I would assume her to be either this or Chaotic Neutral in that game.

  • Not a member of the Assassins, but she still fits this alignment all the same.

  • Another major Assassin from the Colonial era, one who might actually be more Neutral Good.

  • Major Assassin from the time of the French Revolution

  • After embracing his Assassin roots.

  • Modern day member of the Assassins Guild.

  • Another modern day member of the Assassin's Guild.

  • Before becoming corrupted, which makes sense given how much of an Anakin rip-off he is.

  • The Disney version (and yes, Mulan was a character who existed before the Disney film). As the Emperor himself put it: she stole her father's armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived her commanding officer, destroyed his palace, and...saved the day. Rebellious but good tends to point in only one direction, and that's this one.

  • The ultimate Slayer whose had a rebellious streak and resistance to following orders from the very beginning.

  • In at least one High Fantasy setting but probably more, they are listed as being of Chaotic Good alignment. Me personally I always figured Elves could be any good alignment and might even prefer order and thus be Lawful, but...

  • And these would be the Elves that I would probably associate more with Chaotic Good due to their living off the land and being of the Ranger archetype, which is usually considered Chaotic Good.

  • Well, he is both an Elf and a Ranger, two archetypes typically associated with Chaotic Good. He also seeks vengeance outside the law but is also benevolent, so...

  • A free spirit, but also a very benevolent and good-natured one who also goes out of her way to make evil characters more happy and less malevolent.

  • Another noble "free spirit" type character from the same game.

  • The beloved poster-boy of the Baldur's Gate franchise and a rare example of a heroic berserker.